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by Aditya

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Electrical engineering consultant specializing in microcontrollers and the circuitry around them. Master of engineering in EE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1980.

We are certified Microchip design partners, and have been in the top catagory consistantly since around 2000. Various free downloads related to developing PIC firmware and other things are available at http://www.embedinc.com/pic/dload.htm.


Aug
2
comment How can one capture gun bore shots?
@feet: The inside of the barrel is viewed at such a glancing angle that it largely works like a mirror. I don't think you are seeing it illuminated as much as you are seeing reflections of the back of the breach.
Aug
2
comment What is the limiting factor of picture resolution?
No. Numbers of photons isn't the issue usually.
Aug
2
answered How can one capture gun bore shots?
Jul
26
revised Lens/equipment recommendations for cloud photography
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Jul
25
revised Lens/equipment recommendations for cloud photography
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Jul
25
answered Lens/equipment recommendations for cloud photography
Jul
23
comment How can I set a shutter speed slower than 30s on my Nikon D5200?
@Bart: I don't get why everyone is so against giving additional information relevant to the question, even if it may not directly answer the question. This answer is basically, "Don't do that, here's why, so do this instead". That should be a perfectly legitimate style of answer. I can see how it might not get upvoted, but downvoting relevant information makes no sense, unless you think it is incorrect, in which case you really should explain what you think is incorrect.
Jul
23
answered How can I set a shutter speed slower than 30s on my Nikon D5200?
Jul
18
answered If I'm using only one focus point, am I doing it wrong?
Jul
18
answered Where to focus when shooting landscapes?
Jul
8
comment Is this blue tint because of the film or the process?
@dpollitt: It's always tough to argue against religious beliefs, but his reasons are exactly what I'm trying to point out don't make sense. No, the contrast is not higher than that of a good sensor. His other point is about B+W versus color, which again is something you can achieve with a modern sensor. You can convert the 3 color output to B+W and even apply some virtual filtering (like sky filter) in the process. He can do what he want's, but he should at least know that the same thing can be achieved other ways, probably more conveniently.
Jul
4
comment Should I store my 35mm rolls in the fridge?
@dpollitt: I don't know why you keep having a problem with giving side information related to the question. Maybe it is useful to the OP, maybe not. If he'd explained why he is using film, then this might not have been necessary. Without a stated reason, there is the chance he's using it for religious reasons where he believes it can capture more of the scene somehow. If so, that needs to be disspelled. If he'd stated he's doing it just for the fun of it or the retro experience, I would have omitted the last paragraph.
Jul
4
comment Is this blue tint because of the film or the process?
@dpollitt: I don't dislike film at all, but with modern digital sensor technology, there is little it can do that a good digital sensor can't. There are legitimate reasons for using film, including that you want the experience or you simply feel like it. However, anyone doing that should at least be aware that one thing you're NOT getting is things a good digital sensor can't give you. Since the OP hasn't said why he's using film, I think it is both legitimate and useful, in fact irresponsible not to, point this out. Use film if you want, but know what it does and doesn't give you.
Jul
3
answered Is this blue tint because of the film or the process?
Jun
30
answered Optimum ISO? How can I tell?
Jun
23
answered Avoiding washout
Jun
18
answered Should I store my 35mm rolls in the fridge?
Jun
16
comment Websites with RAW conversion contests?
Read the rules on that site and you will see you are only allowed to use their specific software for post-processing. That makes it inapplicable for most of us.
Jun
15
comment Why does flash exposure compensation of 4EV have such an unnoticeable effect?
@Kartick: I answered about color balance here because it seemed relevant and I didn't know about your other question at the time. Higher ISO or larger aperture captures more of the flash light. However, it also captures more of the ambient. The exposure time is how flash versus ambient are balanced. If the exposure time is the X-sync speed of your camera then, it will still capture the same flash light, but much less of the ambient. You will mostly see a dark picture with only near objects illuminated by the flash. Try it.
Jun
15
comment Why does using the flash mess up the white balance?
Except that the answer to this question was also answered in the other question.