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awarded  Notable Question
Jan
18
revised Very dark violet on black - what kind of damage is that?
added 365 characters in body
Jan
18
comment Very dark violet on black - what kind of damage is that?
added details. Not LCD. I checked the settings, everything is either 'auto' or reasonable defaults.
Jan
18
revised Very dark violet on black - what kind of damage is that?
added 603 characters in body
Jan
18
asked Very dark violet on black - what kind of damage is that?
Jan
18
answered How does lens-hoods for pancake lenses work? (Canon EF 40mm with ES-52)
Aug
27
accepted how can I determine the proper exposure for insanely long exposures
Aug
26
revised how can I determine the proper exposure for insanely long exposures
edited title
Aug
26
asked how can I determine the proper exposure for insanely long exposures
Mar
26
awarded  Constituent
Mar
25
awarded  Caucus
Mar
18
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
18
answered How safe is CHDK?
Feb
18
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
18
comment What is the benefit of a dedicated wide angle zoom vs a superzoom?
@mattdm: me bad, you said what I meant to say. Ultra-wide feels more important: with better zoom you just improve quality (sharpness, detail) of image. With ultra-wide you get whole new composition options.
Jan
18
awarded  Yearling
Jan
17
comment What is the benefit of a dedicated wide angle zoom vs a superzoom?
@mattdm: from subjective point of view, maybe. In contemporary hi-res cameras digital zoom in postprocessing really blurs practical differences between 200 and 360, the loss of detail is not all that bad. Meanwhile, on the low end of the range the difference is immense. It's a difference between getting over half of a room in the photo or just one wall of it. Grabbing a river with two mountains or just the river. I went from 18 to 12mm and it's much more important to me than going from 50 to 100mm.
Jan
17
comment Compensating for poor air quality?
Wait for windy days. No smog can oppose some really serious wind.
Jan
17
comment Is there any filter opposite to Polarizing filter, to emphasize reflections?
More precisely: The confusion comes from mixing up the photography sense and the physics sense of the word "circular polarity". A camera circular filter should be correctly named "a bundled pair of polarizing filters: linear and circular" but that's obviously an unwieldy name and since no pure circular polarization is used in photography, the popular bundle hijacked the name, and sows confusion in all with background in physics who come into photography.
Jan
17
comment Is there any filter opposite to Polarizing filter, to emphasize reflections?
Let us take this from a different angle: If you want to objectively INCREASE reflections, you set your camera one stop higher and then you increase ALL of the image, highlights, mattes, shadows, EVERYTHING - including reflections. With a polarizing filter you still have the camera take the photo one step higher(!!!) but then all non-reflections are dimmed. With the filter you first increase the reflections (and everything else) by taking a photo one step higher, then dim everything else than the reflections back down using the filter.