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Apr
24
comment Circular Polarizing filter in different lenses. Whether to use adapters or buy new filters?
It's also worth pointing out that filters and step-up rings extend the edge of the lens forward and may cause vignetting at shorter focal lengths. I have to buy slim polarizers for my wide-angle lenses, and the additional thickness of a step-up ring will negate any benefit from that.
Mar
30
comment Getting raw data of each frame from DSLR video capture
The closest you'd be able to get is using a body that can supply uncompressed 4:2:2 on the HDMI connector and a recorder to capture it. That's still not raw data from the sensor.
Mar
26
comment Why do pro photographers use huge lenses to take portrait shots?
I wonder if you could elaborate on the definition of a "real pro."
Mar
2
comment Should I be worried about the pixelation in my photo?
Is this a raw image that hasn't been demosaiced and was simply converted to JPEG?
Feb
7
comment Why are SLR mechanisms still prevalent among high-end digital cameras?
@aroth: SLRs are no different; mine all have a predicted shutter life. Photographers needing their gear to be highly-available take steps to make that happen just like people with data: they carry low-frame-count spares, send high-count bodies in to have the mechanical parts replaced or buy new bodies.
Feb
7
comment Why are SLR mechanisms still prevalent among high-end digital cameras?
@aroth: It's funny that you bring up SSDs, because they have a liability similar to the mechanical shutters in SLRs: the storage inside has a more-limited lifetime than magnetic media. Neither SSDs or SLRs are good choices for high-rate, highly-repetitive write/capture applications.
Feb
2
comment Why do camera manufacturers stick with the same awkward control layout imposed by film cameras?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is a rant disguised a a question.
Feb
2
comment Is there a compact camera that offers secure deletion of pictures?
@user1751825: Nobody, as far as I know, has a camera on the market that encrypts its storage. Certainly wasn't the case three years ago.
Feb
1
comment Is it safe to change the lens on my new DSLR?
@J...: True enough. Sometimes it was nice being able to get new sensors in rolls of 24 or 36. :-)
Jan
31
comment Is it safe to change the lens on my new DSLR?
@MathematicalOrchid: For perspective, some Fabergé eggs fetch north of £20,000,000. :-) I've been shooting interchangeable-lens SLRs since the early 1980s and have been known to go through a half-dozen lens changes in an afternoon. I take care of my equipment but don't baby it and not once in all of that time have I damaged a body or lens because of it. The mounts were designed for this purpose and the camera will survive it just fine as long as you don't do your lens changes uncovered in a sandstorm.
Jan
31
comment Is it safe to change the lens on my new DSLR?
+1. It'a a camera, not a Fabergé egg.
Jan
21
comment Hot-swapping batteries in a battery grip
No need to mod anything. One Nikon EP-5A and one EH-5 and you're in business.
Jan
20
comment Hot-swapping batteries in a battery grip
What make and model is your camera? If it's a Nikon or Canon, most (or even all) of their DSLRs can be powered by AC.
Jan
18
comment How to Destroy Slides
@Alfe: Call around; you may be surprised. One of the data destruction companies where I live will shred the contents of a standard sized file box for about $10.
Jan
18
comment Hot-swapping batteries in a battery grip
If you're going to be running a computer for the long haul as well, you're likely near a source of mains power. Why not get an adapter and run the camera that way?
Dec
26
comment How can I change the image counter on my Canon Sx240?
@FabriceNEYRET That's probably it. I use Red Hat, where it's perl-Image-ExifTool. EXIFTool is entirely command-line, but it's not hard to master and you can write short shell scripts to automate the import process. The path and file name can be arranged any way you want; I just happen to file mine by day in directories. This page has a few ideas on it that might help you get started: noseyparka.me.uk/2011/10/05/…
Dec
22
comment Do phone cameras expose to the right?
I've had a chance to examine a copy of the DNG, and it's well-exposed all things considered. I suspect that LR and the in-camera processor are causing the blowouts by applying a base curve that doesn't work well for the scene.
Dec
21
comment Do phone cameras expose to the right?
How are you processing the DNGs into the JPEGs you're posting?
Dec
21
comment Do phone cameras expose to the right?
@KartickVaddadi: The exposure is what the metering algorithm (or you, if you exposed it manually) believes to be correct for the scene. By definition, that's 0 EV of compensation. Don't expect any special insight into your camera's metering system.
Nov
20
comment Simply bad focus or too big aperture?
Depending on the camera, which focus points were used may be buried in the EXIF data, and some have a mode during review that will superimpose them on the picture.