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by Vian Esterhuizen

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bio website chuqui.com
location California
age 56
visits member for 4 years, 6 months
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Jan
22
reviewed Close what do you recommend and why, A7s or A7 II?
Jan
20
comment Is it safe to use a third-party replacement battery charger?
@dpolitt yes, definitely. If a deal seems too good to be true, it likely is.
Jan
20
reviewed Leave Open Is it safe to use a third-party replacement battery charger?
Jan
20
answered Is it safe to use a third-party replacement battery charger?
Jan
20
reviewed No Action Needed How can I trigger an off-camera flash with a Polaroid SX 70 or a Yashica-Mat?
Jan
20
comment Can someone recommend online courses for learning how to print images?
Oh, the blog post I wrote about the printing class I took is here: chuqui.com/2013/04/three-days-in-a-darkish-room -- the group I took it from isn't offering it any more.
Jan
20
comment Can someone recommend online courses for learning how to print images?
agree on @moorej about the Steinmueller book.
Jan
20
reviewed Leave Closed How does content aware retouch work?
Jan
20
reviewed Close Can I get a better results with my Canon 50d?
Jan
19
reviewed Close Does the right calibration temperature for my monitor depend on season?
Jan
19
reviewed Close Why don't smartphones default to 4x6?
Jan
19
reviewed Close Professional Hard Back Photo Book Printing
Jan
18
reviewed Close What does f/4.5-5.6G stand for on a Nikon Lens?
Jan
18
answered Copyright of a product
Jan
18
reviewed No Action Needed How to do DIY repair of rubber grips on Nikon cameras?
Jan
18
comment Can someone recommend online courses for learning how to print images?
having taken a printing course, I'd suggest doing one in person. There are subtleties to printing that don't show up well online. A good place to start, though, is Martin Bailey; check his site and his craft and vision book.
Jan
18
reviewed Close Can someone recommend online courses for learning how to print images?
Jan
18
comment Black spot in image of Panasonic Lumix ZX3
I'm a big fan of taking the gear in for professional cleaning at times, but I also believe you need to learn how to do it yourself. One way is to have that pro show you how if they will -- ask. some good web sites teach this as well. If you're in the field and you get a spot on the sensor 200 miles from anyone else, knowing how to deal with it is a project saver. It can be scary to start, but a bit of care and it isn't difficult.
Jan
18
comment Tamron 18-200 mm vs Nikkor 18-200 mm lens
true, thanks for pointing that out, but my experience and from talking to others is they still aren't up to a Nikon build quality, FWIW.
Jan
18
comment Black spot in image of Panasonic Lumix ZX3
no, it wouldn't. but also check for dirt on the glass on the inside of the lens where it connects to the camera.