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Mar
24
comment What kind of lenses will work with my new Nikon DSLR?
FWIW, every Nikon DSLR since the D1 has had a section in the manual that describes what lenses are compatible (sometimes down to ranges of serial numbers) and what camera features will be available with each type of lens.
Mar
23
comment Does the size of blower matter to clean the sensor of the camera?
Once again, there's no need to be insulting.
Mar
23
comment DSLR with bar/qr code scanner untethered!
You might be better off simply snapping a shot of the barcode when you'd scan it, using software to read it and applying the information to every image up to the next one containing a barcode. All of that happens after the fact and will work with any camera you're using.
Mar
21
comment Does the size of blower matter to clean the sensor of the camera?
To that I should add that good blowers are made of silicone, which doesn't rot.
Mar
21
comment Does the size of blower matter to clean the sensor of the camera?
DO NOT use canned air on sensors or lenses. There is no actual air in the can, just a fluoroethane propellant that vaporizes and blows out the nozzle at very high speed, often carrying droplets of very cold liquid along with it. That stuff is more difficult to remove than dust and can cause coated surfaces to crack. There are plenty of blowers on the market that are manufactured cleanly; the ones that blow powder are cheap garbage.
Mar
8
comment Is B&W paper optimized for colour negatives available today?
@Noah: What you would need is pancrhomatic paper, which wasn't exactly common 20 years ago and is probably impossible to find now. You'd also need to do a lot of filtering to counter the orange tint of the negatives because most B&W papers are blind to reds, and even then I doubt the results would be very good.
Mar
5
comment How to verify\calibrate a light meter?
@SailorCire: Digital meters could be calibrated by embedding a table that says when the sensor reads x, the corrected value is y. Analog meters are at the mercy the electrical properties of the parts inside.
Feb
27
comment Is it possible to modify a camera by changing cmos sensor?
...plus the skills to reverse-engineer the hardware between the sensor and the firmware and make whatever changes will be needed to accommodate the new sensor.
Feb
25
comment How do I identify the lens mount used for an old Soligor lens?
KEH has a pretty extensive identification guide, too.
Feb
23
comment How can I edit the capture date in Nikon raw file
@RFlack: It's very rare that a manufacturer doesn't follow the standard, especially for the basics. EXIF also includes escape hatches for vendor-specific data, some of which ExifTool understands.
Feb
23
comment How can I edit the capture date in Nikon raw file
ExifTool doesn't support cameras, it supports file formats that contain EXIF data. I've been using it for over a decade and haven't known it to not work with anything it claims to support. If you run exiftool filename.nrw, it will dump out the tags in the file. You can use that to figure out what tags your camera sets and see the effects of changes. You'll want to tinker with copies of a few files while you get it figured out. It's a very powerful tool, and like powerful tools, it has a learning curve. You'll get there.
Feb
17
comment Camera for high volume automated shooting of product pictures
Is there some reason a DSLR in live view mode (mirror raised, shutter open) won't do the job?
Feb
13
comment External power for compact camera?
@Szabolcs: I updated the answer with more details.
Feb
13
comment External power for compact camera?
@Szabolcs: Oops. Meant to say look under the "Accessories" tab on the page for your camera on Nikon's website.
Feb
13
comment External power for compact camera?
@Szabolcs: Some light Google-fu. Look under the "Accessories" tab. I have similar kit for a couple of my cameras.
Feb
13
comment What am I photographing INSIDE my camera?
@ColeJohnson: Part 15's must-accept-interference requirement is for interference from other Part 15 devices. Last I checked, the FCC had no jurisdiction over Mother Nature and basic physics. :-)
Feb
6
comment How to disassemble a lens assembly?
There's a post here that might be of help: forum.mflenses.com/zuiko-50mm-f1-8-strip-t19498.html
Feb
5
comment Is a 70-300 lens something you would get in addition to a 85 mm lens?
@DanWolfgang: I just upgraded to my first full-frame body (D750; had a D1 and D300 previously) in December and haven't had a lot of time to shoot with it yet. I found your email address through your profile and will drop you a line when I've done some shooting with the D750 and the D810.
Feb
5
comment Is a 70-300 lens something you would get in addition to a 85 mm lens?
@DanWolfgang: Could you describe what "rather disappointing" means? I've only shot a little with the VR II but didn't didn't find it better than the VR. That wasn't in 36 MP territory, so if it doesn't work well on the 810, Nikon has nothing to offer 810 owners in that range. I should have a chance to shoot an 810 sometime in the next couple of months, so I'll see if I can duplicate your results. At any rate, there isn't much glass you can buy on a $1,000 budget that's going to yield Otus-quality results.
Feb
3
comment Nikon D60: Autofocus of two AF-S lenses not working anymore after using another lens
After you used the 50, did you set the camera back to AF, or is it still set for manual?