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by Bart Arondson

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Aug
27
comment Why do camera manufacturers use different lens mounts?
The Four Thirds systems are maintained by a consortium of seven manufacturers of which Olympus and Panasonic are two. Other than Sigma, manufacturers that currently have proprietary lens mounts are notably absent from the consortium's roster.
Aug
27
comment How do I get the high contrast sharpness seen in this B&W portrait?
...And since there's going to be post, shoot in color and do the conversion there. The camera gives you exactly one choice about how the conversion is done, and if you don't like it, you're stuck with trying to adjust it. Shooting raw wouldn't hurt, either.
Aug
26
comment Do professionals use auto mode?
Automatic anything is just another tool in the tool box. Someone who's good at what they do (as opposed to someone who does it for a living) knows when to use which tools.
Aug
24
revised What are hidden-gem “bang for the buck” lenses for Nikon?
Typo
Aug
24
revised What are hidden-gem “bang for the buck” lenses for Nikon?
added 142 characters in body
Aug
23
answered What are hidden-gem “bang for the buck” lenses for Nikon?
Aug
21
comment What advantages does 35mm film have over high-end digital?
Film underwent constant improvement during its lifetime, too, but you got the improvements each time you bought your first roll of the new film. The economics still favor a new digital body every couple of years: A Nikon D800 at $3,000 costs the equivalent of 300 36-exposure rolls of C-41 film and processing (without prints) at a decent lab. That's a total of 10,800 frames, which I shoot easily in two years. Downgrade to a D300 ($1,700, 170 rolls, 6,120 frames) or a D5100 ($850, 85 rolls 3,060 frames) and it still becomes pretty easy to justify a new body even if you don't shoot as much.
Aug
21
comment How to take good pictures when you are at the right place at the wrong time?
This isn't really a great question, and "a good photographer will find things to shoot where and when he is" isn't really a great answer.
Aug
19
answered How are Nikon model numbers classified?
Aug
18
revised Motorola Razr Maxx compression removal
Oh no it wasn't. Feh.
Aug
18
revised Motorola Razr Maxx compression removal
Added ICS note and note about saving original file.
Aug
16
revised How can I backup my RAW photos while travelling without Internet access?
Fixed resolution mistake.
Jul
30
comment Why would a photographer do focus stacking?
Think of it as HDR where you combine the areas that have the focus you want instead of those with adequate exposure.
Jul
29
awarded  Organizer
Jul
29
revised Digital Camera Screen Is All White - Pictures Taken Are Also All White
edited tags
Jul
28
revised How can I backup my RAW photos while travelling without Internet access?
Fixed grammar
Jul
27
comment How to protect photographs on camera from being viewed/copied?
Removing the storage device is the only way to do this. To paraphrase an old saw from the information security business, if someone gains physical access to your camera, it's no longer your camera.
Jul
27
answered How can I backup my RAW photos while travelling without Internet access?
Jul
25
answered Does the meter in the Canon AE-1 work well?
Jul
25
awarded  Enthusiast