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Jul
8
comment Why is a DSLR bigger than an SLR?
@kLy: SLRs offload all of the image processing onto the lab where the film is developed, so they can contain almost nothing beyond what's needed to handle and expose the film. DSLRs have to produce a usable image in-camera, and that hardware has to go somewhere. I if you were to spec out a full-frame camera that could only produce raw files, had no post-shot preview and the same primitive metering and controls we had in the 1970s, it would be the size of an OM-1. It also wouldn't sell.
Jul
7
comment Why is a DSLR bigger than an SLR?
Also look at the controls: On the front alone, the D has twice as many controls as the OM, and those require room. Someone shooting the D can flick the focus mode switch from single to continuous by feel and get the shot while the OM shooter has pulled the body away from his face and is making his way through menus.
Jul
1
answered Motorola Razr Maxx compression removal
Jun
18
answered What type of cloth is safe to clean lenses?
Jun
15
comment Is the fake “Old photo look” taking the emotion out of real ones?
The answer is "yeah, probably," because someone will find it arty. If you think about it, we still revere black and white almost two centuries after the first photographs, and the only reason that ever happened was technology's inability to reproduce color. I have no doubt Louis Daguerre would have been delighted if he could have produced color photos right off the bat.
Jun
15
comment Is there a Canon equivalent for Nikon's AF-ON focus system?
AF-ON isn't a feature, it's just a button that tells the camera to refocus. Every autofocus body Nikon makes, even the D40, has a continuous focus mode that will repeatedly focus as long as the shutter button is pressed halfway or the AF-ON button is pressed on bodies that have one. On lower-end bodies, the shutter release does double duty for setting focus and exposure; on higher-end bodies the functions can be split out among the shutter release and the AF-ON and AE-L (auto exposure lock) buttons.
Jun
14
answered Is the fake “Old photo look” taking the emotion out of real ones?
Jun
2
answered How do I remove a broken lens mount ring from a lens?
Jun
2
answered How can I fix Err 01 with a film-era Sigma lens on a Canon DSLR?
May
14
answered How can I visualise in monochrome via an optical viewfinder?
May
12
comment What noise removal tools work best, and why?
In case Bibble's web site disappears, Bibble was bought out by Corel in January, 2012 and is now being sold as AfterShot Pro.
May
12
comment Autofocus performance of different brands at night
Nikon lenses with the AF-S designation in their alphabet soup have the focus motor in the lens, but the AF decisions are made by the body.
Apr
18
comment Is a self-cleaning sensor necessary when using only one lens?
@nwcs: Not all zooms are airtight at the rear.
Apr
16
comment Is a self-cleaning sensor necessary when using only one lens?
+1 for pointing out that zooms inhale dust. Less-expensive, non-internal-focus models tend to be worse than IF models.
Apr
12
answered How can I use an Android smartphone as GPS to geotag my photos?
Mar
29
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Mar
29
comment Lens in salt water - now what?
Dried salt may also cause damage to the mechanical parts if they're moved. This kind of damage isn't covered by warranties.
Mar
27
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Mar
18
comment How to proceed after having developed the negatives?
Yes, I do mean the Langford book. There are several editions, any of which will suffice. I hadn't seen the DeMaio book before; that one looks to be about construction.
Mar
18
answered Why do cell phones have the camera in a corner and not in the middle?