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Trying to learn more about photography


Nov
11
comment Are certain type of tripod heads safer than others? Does the price makes a difference?
Interestingly at this particularly time, I did look at camera plate with flash light and it was properly secured and I always tight the screw. May be I forgot to screw it tighter this because I was more concerned at that time that the camera is in its right place. I am now researching this type of head, and how it can fail.
Nov
11
comment Are certain type of tripod heads safer than others? Does the price makes a difference?
The tripod that I saw the other day has this time of head 'RC4' but the frame itself was china made and not that sturdy. My revilli is otherwise very sturdy. It does have the Arca-Swiss type mechanism. While it does 'click in its place', you have to apply friction to hold the camera. From your answer, looks like the friction perhaps failed since I was using a bigger lens. I will have to investigate in it more.
Nov
11
comment Are certain type of tripod heads safer than others? Does the price makes a difference?
+1 for a lot of good info. My camera slipped from the head. The tripod itself was sturdy. This tripod looks pretty sturdy.heavy to me.
Nov
10
comment Are certain type of tripod heads safer than others? Does the price makes a difference?
Actually the one I looked at today is also cheap (it is made in china) but at least the head is different. I have lost confidence in my tripod and thinking of going for different head which might be more secure. The one I look at today has clip (not slide in) to lock the camera.
Oct
19
comment Does long exposure cause hot pixels in photos?
I had the exact same problem with Nikon D5100. I thought I found a red giant?
Nov
19
comment Technically, why is the out of focus area blurred more when using a bigger aperture?
@mattdm likely edited. I checked the history. The answer has a post date of Sept 15, 2011 7:30 pm, that is 2 hours after my comment.Unfortunately there is no older version that I can see.
Sep
23
comment Which cameras have built-in HDR?
@camflan Nikon D5100 also has HDR. It is build in HDR mode but it also has bracketed mode.
Sep
14
comment Does the Nikon D5100 have true auto bracketing and how do I use it?
On Nikon D5100, you have to to take 3 different pics for each bracketed pic. This can create alignment issue and takes 3x time than just one pic. No sure if other cameras does the same thing.
Sep
10
comment Can the camera select wrong exposure just because of color?
Isn't the histogram based on this picture and not on the actual lighting/condition itself? So if I took this picture severely under exposed, the histogram would show all black even though the actual lighting would be much better.
Sep
9
comment Can the camera select wrong exposure just because of color?
Lighting was exactly the same in the above two cases (they were side by side). I took other pictures also using different frame and same result.
Sep
9
comment Can the camera select wrong exposure just because of color?
Btw I made similar experiment with other plants and came across the same issue with non white plants. The portrait mode over exposed the flower color (well the color was lighter than what it should have been for a lightly violet flower), I fixed that in manual mode but then the surrounding was a little darker than it actually was.
May
26
comment Could you recommend an under-$30 tripod for a DSLR?
I bought the revelli (first option in my question) and man it is rock solid. I have never used a tripod before though but I absolutely had no problem with it in terms of stability. Downside it it is not quickest to adjust but then this is a new baby.
Dec
26
comment What software can I use to process RAW images?
Actually I don't think any software came with my Nikon ( I would expect it personally). I tried to download it online since I am registered user (with my camera code) but I am not able to download anything free. It would be good if someone can point me to one online from Nikon.
Dec
26
comment What software can I use to process RAW images?
@mattdm a) is what I am asking for. b) would be an ideal response
Dec
25
comment Should I use RAW or JPEG for wedding photography?
One of the difference that I noted between RAW and JPEG on my camera is JPEG has vivid colors. RAW is very light colored. I know this could be a camera setting but I don't know what really make it have stronger colors. I am using auto setting with no flash. BTW I have no knowledge of how to fix a RAW (which software do I use?).
Dec
24
comment Should I use RAW or JPEG for wedding photography?
This answer explains the business decision very well. Although I disagree with a few things. 1) My Nikon-D5100 shoots equally fast in RAW as in JPEG (I believe). 2) I do not really need high speed photography for this event. I just need good shots. I will stick with RAW for brides Photoshoot and JPEG for the rest of event and guests. I mainly use google picassa for editing and I Probably be able to adjust a few things in Picassa even with JPEG.
Dec
12
comment If I'm happy with the speed, do I really need a faster class 10 or 30MB/s card for my DSLR?
@Gapton, I know. That's why I tagged this question with nikon-d5100 that I am using
Dec
12
comment If I'm happy with the speed, do I really need a faster class 10 or 30MB/s card for my DSLR?
I took 9 shots in quick successsion at 2.2 f/sec and I could go on. My main concern is, will my images be compromised/damaged if the write speed is too slow. It looks like even if it is class 2, if you dont feel any delay in camera functions, looks like everything will be fine. So you do not really need a class 10 or ever higher 30 MB/sec rate.
Dec
11
comment If I'm happy with the speed, do I really need a faster class 10 or 30MB/s card for my DSLR?
The camera writes about 50MB/sec in one sec. Class 2 is capable of only 4MB/sec. May be a good quality card matters. In this case my class 2 came from samsung is probably a better card than a cheap class 2.
Dec
11
comment If I'm happy with the speed, do I really need a faster class 10 or 30MB/s card for my DSLR?
That question is similar but not exact duplicate. What I am trying to stress here, am I missing anything for my class 2 card which otherwise is working fine and I am happy with speed.