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Jan
11
answered Correct EXIF metadata for Rokinon 8mm fisheye lens
Jan
8
comment Why don't we have Manual flashes with High Speed Sync?
@zeebazu: Eight pluses within 1/250th would be 2,000 pulses per second.
Jan
7
comment Where do rays of light from one point strike the film?
You might find your question best answered by examining the implementation of ray tracing software.
Jan
6
comment Why does Darktable show D5300 RAW (.NEF) in pink in darkroom?
I notice that Base Curve is turned on, which means your copy is automatically applying it for new pictures or you've selected one that applies the offsets to the red and blue channels shown in the histogram.
Jan
5
comment What did pros do when their photos storage getting huge?
@chuqui: If you have a short enough RTO, you should be charging your clients enough that you can afford storage that's reliable and protected enough to avert most disasters and meet that figure for those that happen. The reality is that most of us aren't in that league. 100 GB comes back over a 10 Mbps link in less than a day. Selective restoration of what you need to work on right now will get you back in business even faster, and the rest can be filled in over time or by having the backup service ship you a drive.
Jan
5
comment What did pros do when their photos storage getting huge?
@chuqui: I have multiple TB on CrashPlan, and once everything is backed up, everything is incremental. The kind of storage used by CP and its ilk makes periodic full backups unnecessary. (Unprofitable, too.)
Jan
5
comment Nikon D7000 thinks aperture of non-cpu lens is always 16 and overexposes photos
One more clarification: Do all of the lenses have anything in common like an adapter, or are they a mix of F-mount and others? (Trying not to jump to the conclusion that it's the body.)
Jan
4
comment What did pros do when their photos storage getting huge?
This isn't really a photography-specific problem; pretty much anyone with information they value has it.
Jan
4
comment Nikon D7000 thinks aperture of non-cpu lens is always 16 and overexposes photos
Could you specify the lens you're using? From the description, it sounds like a Helios 44M.
Dec
30
revised How can I fix the overly-bright background in my landscape photo?
added 5 characters in body
Dec
30
answered How can I fix the overly-bright background in my landscape photo?
Dec
29
revised What do all those cryptic number and letter codes in a lens name mean?
Minor cleanup of Nikon E series
Dec
29
comment How are aperture changes implemented on D-series Nikkor lenses?
G lenses use the same mechanical coupling to control the aperture as older lenses. All they lack is a ring outside the barrel. There is no motor in the lens that moves the blades.
Dec
28
comment How can a Gossen Sixtomat light meter work without electricity?
It isn't so much that the cell is sensitive, because early cells weren't particularly efficient. The meter (the mechanical component with the needle) is lightweight, doesn't have a heavy return spring and requires a very tiny amount of current to make it move.
Dec
23
comment Is Nikon D40X still good enough for a beginner?
If you're going to spend your money, spend it on glass. Despite having a whopping 2.3 MP, my old D1 turned in a lot of work that I still admire.
Dec
23
comment Simple comparison of LightRoom 4, Corel AfterShot Pro, DarkTable
ASP still goes fast, but it has become progressively worse. I upgraded to 2.0 a few weeks ago and am very disappointed with what I get out of it, enough that I'm redeveloping my workflow in Darktable. I will miss Perfectly Clear, though.
Dec
19
comment Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VRII - Does Autofocus <5m really work?
@JamesSnell: The limit switch on AF-S lenses is electronic, so in theory the limit is in the firmware. On AF, it's mechanical and adds a physical obstacle to the focus ring. (It's also interesting to note that the Mk I version of the 70-200 limits at 2.5m, which makes it much more useful for portraits.)
Dec
15
comment Giving compact digital camera a Brain
If there are compact cameras that support that kind of external control and someone's written an application to do it, there's no reason why not. The cameras in mobile phones are getting to be good enough that there's not really any reason to carry a separate camera.
Dec
8
answered Which lens cap do I need for an Olympus 14-45 f/3.5-5.6 lens?
Dec
1
comment How should I handle the poor quality of my camera's rear LCD screen?
If your camera supports it, shoot tethered.