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Aug
26
comment Cheap underwater equipment for d300s
If you're not planning to do this regularly, have you considered renting? Housings for the D300 are easy to find and rent for about US$250/week.
Aug
26
comment Nikon D3200 Android USB control
Can't speak for the D3200, but it works fine on with my D300.
Jul
3
comment Is it possible to add an aperture ring on Nikon G Lenses?
With most of the N80s listed on eBay right now being under $50, the number of lenses you'd gain access to makes that route's almost a no-brainer.
Jun
20
comment Usefulness of a Broken Polarizing Filter
Your best bet would be to ask Hoya if they repair their filters.
Jul
17
comment DIY motion trigger for use in High Speed Photography?
Triggertrap has an Arduino board kit that you can build and program however you like. Alternately, their mobile app and a $30 dongle gets the job done, too.
Jun
28
comment Can a photo app for Android improve image quality?
@mattdm: See my answer to this question.
Jun
26
comment How is the cold resistance of entry level DSLRs?
Have you investigated the operating temperature ranges specified in the manuals for those cameras? You may also find this question informative.
Jun
25
comment How to carry a DSLR on a motorcycle?
For safety's sake, I recommend against carrying equipment attached to you. Anything large and solid (tripod, camera body) between you and an impact surface is going to cause additional injury during a crash.
Jun
10
comment How to protect my D7100 on holiday / at sea?
What @dpollitt said. Bring a few filters. It's quicker to swap them out if they get a little bit of spray on them than it is to stop and clean your front element.
Jun
8
comment What devices transfer photos from one flash media to another?
Also related: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/924
May
30
comment What is lomography?
I'll be more than happy to chuck in the upvote that @dpollitt didn't. Instagram has its merits but, much like Lomography, it isn't about making images that are technically good in all aspects.
May
16
comment How to take a bulb mode shot of a road in day light?
Pretty much, unless you can come up with some way to make the imager in your camera less light-sensitive than it already is.
May
13
comment Do I risk damaging my camera if I use an aftermarket AC adapter?
In the US, 15 USC 2302(c) forbids voiding a warranty based solely on the use of a third-party accessory. Somewhere else in that bit of law is language that says a warranty claim can be denied if it can be proven that the cause of a failure was the third-party accessory.
May
7
comment Have cropped digital sensors reached their peak design limits?
Don't forget the (apocryphal) story of the U.S. Patent Office commissioner who said that everything that could be invented has been invented.
May
6
comment Nikon Lens Warranty explanation
If you paid for the lens with a credit card, check to see if the issuer offers loss/damage coverage for things purchased with it.
May
5
comment Using a battery grip as a back up battery
I bought mine for the vertical shutter release. Being able to run a second camera battery or AAs is gravy.
May
5
comment Using a battery grip as a back up battery
AAs aren't intended as primary batteries. They're for those times when you've exhausted your primary batteries, aren't able to charge them and have to keep shooting. AAs are easy to find and will power your camera right now.
May
1
comment Will it be a significant drawback to use a Nikkor af 70-300mm f/4-5.6G on an Nikon body without an AF motor?
The lighweight/loose nature of the focus mechanism means the motor doesn't have to expend as much energy to move it, which saves battery. You provide the energy to focus manually, so there's no battery consumption at all for focusing.
May
1
comment Will it be a significant drawback to use a Nikkor af 70-300mm f/4-5.6G on an Nikon body without an AF motor?
One thing you'll notice about motor-driven lenses is that the focus mechanism will have a relatively short throw and be fairly loose, which are both done in the interest of making AF work quickly without the motor consuming a lot of battery. This may make attaining and maintaining focus manually a bit trickier because it's harder to make fine adjustments. It's still doable with practice.
Apr
29
comment For blogging about nail art: Should I buy a superzoom bridge camera or a DSLR?
@MichaelClark: Never said they were macro lenses. I own two copies of the Mark I 35-80 and one of the 28-105, and both turn in very serviceable work at close range, especially with the extra magnification of cropped-sensor cameras. I've tried both versions of the 18-55; neither was much to write home about by comparison. They're also DX, which means they won't live through the transition to full-frame.