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Aug
25
comment Which raw settings should I stick to or avoid to keep my photo “natural”?
"Natural" is a very subjective term. This is especially true when you consider that everything between the lens and the final product applies its own flavor of distortion to the image.
Aug
22
comment What is the surface area of a roll of 35mm or 120 film (for calculating the amount of fixer to use)?
I used to test the strength of what I had before re-using it by dumping a scrap of exposed film in a glass of the stuff and seeing how long it takes for it to turn transparent. That's the fix time at the current strength. How much it gets depleted varies with how much silver is being removed from the film.
Aug
22
comment What is the surface area of a roll of 35mm or 120 film (for calculating the amount of fixer to use)?
If you're developing in a tank, fixer mixed to the manufacturer's instructions will do fine if you pour in enough to cover the reel.
Aug
16
comment Which of my lenses should I carry with me to Mauritius?
Take all of your lenses. There's plenty to shoot on Mauritius at all kinds of focal lengths.
Jul
27
comment How can I change the ISO value on a Nikon D300S without taking my eye from the viewfinder?
@dev_nut: Not that I know of.
Jul
25
comment How can I change the ISO value on a Nikon D300S without taking my eye from the viewfinder?
@dev_nut: Answer altered accordingly.
Jul
4
comment How can I best utilize a point-and-shoot for concert photography?
For the second paragraph alone, +1. Shooting stage performances is unbelievably challenging but when you get good shots out of it, it's also unbelievably rewarding.
Jul
4
comment What swirly bokeh technique is this and how can I achieve it?
How does this happen on non-Petzval designs?
Jun
29
comment My attention gets repeatedly distracted by the elements needed for the context in this picture. Where am I going wrong?
@TheIndependentAquarius: The lizard question is essentially the same thing: "When the only image I can compose doesn't tell a good story, how do I find a story in it?"
Jun
28
comment Why don't cameras have metering modes that expose RAW files to the right?
Some recent Nikon bodies have a highlight-weighted metering mode that prevents clipping and can be driven to do ETTR with exposure compensation. Nikons tend not do well with ETTR, but the bodies that have HWM have enough dynamic range that you can pull quite a bit out of the underexposed parts.
Jun
27
comment Why does my lens refocus when the f-stop is changed?
@mattdm is correct. F-mount lenses are forced open when first attached to the body and left that way until just before the shutter opens. It was that way before there was AF, but it's a requirement for AF because there's an aperture limit below which AF will not function.
Jun
19
comment When do I have to give credit for the arrangement of photo I took?
If there's a clause like that in the contract, the OP wouldn't be bound by it because he's not party to the contract. If anything, the OP's friend would be required to police the guests, which would be pretty unreasonable given the ubiquity of gadgets that take pictures. (But I do agree that if there was such a clause, the aftermath could be awkward.)
Jun
5
comment How to choose a camera for taking passport photos?
This would depend a great deal on what your local issuer of passports requires in a photo.
Jun
4
comment What replacement batteries does a Lomo LC-A require?
The naming convention for batteries is an IEC standard. LR is a round alkaline battery; SR is round silver-oxide. Either one will work, but the SR will hold a charge longer. The FAQ is wrong about LR and SR being the same.
Jun
2
comment Taking care of first DSLR
+1. It'a a camera, not a Fabergé egg.
May
31
comment How to remove 2 lines about file number RAW mode etc from Nikon D7000 monitor playback display
That may be a quirk of the 7000. There are several bodies where the lines don't go away.
May
27
comment Why do my prints darken too quickly in the developer tray?
Olin's answer inspires another question: Your paper and developer are all negative. Did you get the positive by scanning and inverting it, and when you say the paper turns black too fast, do you mean the areas that are bright in the scene?
May
27
comment Why do my prints darken too quickly in the developer tray?
Well good on you for doing it, because there's nothing like watching a picture materialize on paper before your eyes. That's the one thing I miss about chemical photography. Hope what I put in my answer is useful to you.
May
26
comment Why do my prints darken too quickly in the developer tray?
What kind of paper are you exposing and what are you using to develop it?
May
13
comment Low light action with no flash and 300 lens
There's not really enough detail to answer your question. Determining whether or not you could shoot successfully would depend on available lighting, how fast your lenses are and the sensitivity of your camera body.