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Oct
4
comment Which software can batch-process RAW photos on Linux?
Bibble was bought by Corel and is now being sold as AfterShot Pro.
Oct
4
comment How to automatically identify bracketed image sets among 100s of images?
Webhdrtools has a program that will do that, but it's based on having a minimum time separation between the bracketed set and the pictures that preceded or followed. This means that in a mixed bag of bracketed and continuous shooting, the latter will end up being treated as bracketed and stuffed into a directory (which might be useful).
Oct
2
comment What are some reasons to not display EXIF data when sharing photos online?
Don't assume it's always a purposeful omission. Sometimes the images are processed with software that doesn't carry the EXIF information. It also doesn't make sense for composites that include more than one image.
Sep
30
comment Why is my Nikon D90 viewfinder shaking?
@StanRogers: All I'm saying is that if the body is on a solid surface, there's nothing in the camera that could force that kind of movement. The mechanical AF system can only rotate the drive screw around its axis and is completely disabled when there's a non-AF (i.e., MF or AF-S) lens mounted. The spring is just there to make sure the flat part of the screw pops into the slot on the lens the first time the AF is actuated. I've watched the video a few more times and am leaning toward VR misbehaving.
Sep
30
comment Why is my Nikon D90 viewfinder shaking?
I see in the comments you tried it with an 18-200. What was the other lens you tried? Have you tried cleaning the contacts in the body and on the lenses?
Sep
29
revised Why is my Nikon D90 viewfinder shaking?
Not so sure it is what I think it is.
Sep
29
comment Why is my Nikon D90 viewfinder shaking?
@StanRogers: The spring behind the AF drive screw maintains pretty light tension. Given its position on the lower half of the lens mount, the sheer weight of an 18-200 would be more than enough to overcome the spring tension even if the mount were loose.
Sep
27
awarded  Necromancer
Sep
26
answered Why is my Nikon D90 viewfinder shaking?
Sep
25
comment Questions to ask when using a professional printing service
@DarkcatStudios: I have my printing done at White House Custom Color. They have a Durst Theta 76 that can print any size up to 30x144". WHCC's closest non-custom size is 24x36".
Sep
25
comment Questions to ask when using a professional printing service
Consider checking out one of the many pro labs that make actual photographic prints and not inkjet prints.
Sep
24
comment Are cropped images from a full-frame sensor equal quality to full APS-C images despite the lower resolution?
@RussellMcMahon: Standards are wonderful because there are so many to choose from. I find it's better to make the best of whatever you're shooting with and not worry so much about what's on the spec sheets.
Sep
24
comment Opening Unsupported RAW Files
@Omne: You use software that just edits the EXIF and doesn't care what's in it. I did mine on the command line using ExifTool.
Sep
23
comment Are cropped images from a full-frame sensor equal quality to full APS-C images despite the lower resolution?
How do you measure "quality?"
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
21
comment Cameras that can be used in the rain?
You should consult the manuals for whatever you're buying. Weather sealed or not, I'd still make sure it was covered, because operating the controls is a lot easier when they're not sopping wet.
Sep
21
comment Cameras that can be used in the rain?
There are some truly excellent rain covers out there for DSLRs that are worth their weight and minimize the amount of drying you have to do after you've come back in from the weather. Is there a reason accessories are off the table?
Sep
20
comment If landscape photography is my focus, does it make sense to use Nikon over Canon?
You might find that investing in some ND and gradient ND filters can help solve a lot of the dynamic range problems that landscapes pose.
Sep
19
answered Is there an adaptor/app that can connect an iPhone to a Canon DSLR as an external monitor?
Sep
19
comment Why are high-end compacts still shipping without GPS?
@jrista: The expense isn't just in the cost of the GPS hardware, it's in the non-recurring engineering it takes to add it to the camera. The hardware in any camera you're going to want to carry is so tightly integrated that plopping an additional component into the design is a major effort. GPS is happening on some new cameras because it's become available pre-integrated on new versions of the processor being used by the manufacturer.