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Dec
8
comment Extreme Wide-angle / affordable fisheye lens for Canon T2i
@Itai: aperture-priority mode works fine on Canon DSLRs with fully manual lens. I have the Rokinon 8mm referenced above and often shoot with it on a 60D in Av. Before I decided to buy I've asked specifically about this on this question. Maybe you mean that on Nikons Shutter priority can be used with a manual lens?
Oct
3
comment Where can I find detailed camera, sensor and lens specs for cameras in smartphones?
Thanks for your answer. I did reverse engineer some of the specs of the camera in my own smartphone by looking at the EXIF data, but that is not what I'm looking for. I would like to have data for smartphones that I don't own, this is for a software application I'm writing.
Sep
26
comment Hugin image/layer order
Yes, it does take work to get the perfect mask, but with patience you can get hugin to behave properly.
Aug
31
comment What are the risks of using Magic Lantern?
ML is not for videopgraphers alone, it has a lot of photography specific features, like better bracketing, HDR and time lapse intervalometer.
Aug
12
comment Looking for a true 360 degree camera
@Photographer1: if you can live with less than 360x180 degrees, then two, three or four point & shoots on a bracket is a better solution than a security camera, in my opinion. With the help of Hugin and ffmpeg I think you can do it.
Jul
8
comment Can Canon DPP create HDR images from 3 RAW images?
I take a lot of HDR shots handheld. Many times it is simply impossible to align the shots. I obtain the best results using Magic Lantern's bracketing, which takes all pictures back to back after a single shutter click.
Jul
8
comment Can Canon DPP create HDR images from 3 RAW images?
I doubt it. Did you check your version number? You need 3.11.10 or newer. The Canon USA site offers 3.11.31 for the T2i/550D. Go to usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/slr_cameras/… to get it.
Jul
1
comment Manual or Automatic Speedlight?
I guess that depends, but I wouldn't say it is hard. Try to take a good picture in manual mode with your camera alone and see if you find it hard. If that's hard, then manual flashes will be hard too. If you want to get a decent (but maybe not as great as it could be) picture with minimum effort and in short time, then TTL is the way to go. If you want to get more careful about lighting details and have the time and the opportunity to take several pictures until you arrive at the perfect result then manual flash will work great for you. Good luck.
Jun
28
comment How does Super Resolution work?
While the title of the question mentions super-resolution, the question in the body asks about 'stacking copies of the same image'. What I explained is, in fact, one of many ways to increase the resolution of your pictures, and it can be done with any camera.
Jun
12
comment Advantages of TTL over manual mode when using speedlites
No, what I'm saying is that with TTL you can shoot a very decent picture, without having to set anything in the flash or the camera. With manual flash you always have to make some adjustments and in some situations you can't. In any case, I don't need to be convinced of the advantages of manual, I shoot manual most of the time, but I recognize that in some cases TTL can give you a good shot without having to worry about settings.
Jun
9
comment Color Management Books for Programmer
@Libor: By outdated do you mean just that they were written long ago, or that in addition to being written long ago they also have incorrect information that should be updated?
Jun
1
comment Can Canon Rebel XS effectively optically trigger a speedlite flash?
@Mike: the flash did fire sometimes when it was not in direct line of sight, but it was a hit or miss situation, very frustrating for me to work in this way, whereas with the radio triggers this is one less problem I need to worry about.
May
2
comment What type of cameras are best for low-maintenance time-lapse videos?
You can use ffmpeg on Linux. On Windows and OS X as well, actually.
Apr
30
comment How are these “wiggling” 3D images made?
@dpollitt: your search should include "3d" and "wiggle". I didn't do a search on an iOS device, but on Google I've got "ShowMe3D", "3D Camera Studio" and "iCam3Ra Lite" among top results when searching for "3D camera wiggle iOS".
Apr
5
comment How to meter for manual bounce flash?
+1 this is also my method.
Mar
28
comment How do I keep the Quick Control screen from constantly appearing on my Canon 60D's LCD monitor?
No problem, this puzzled me for a long time as well! In my case this mode enabled itself right after I installed Magic Lantern on my 60D, it seems the ML installer enables it.
Mar
3
comment Are there any free or better alternatives to Fisheye-Hemi?
@mattdm: sure, I added some details to my answer.
Feb
21
comment What is the best method to extract a subject from a Greenscreen?
More often than not the problems with greenscreen extraction can be addressed by taking better greenscreen photographs. If the subject and the greenscreen are lit properly extraction becomes much easier. Would you care to describe your setup and maybe show one of your shots and the extraction you made of it?
Feb
21
comment Does aperture priority mode work with a manual aperture lens?
Thanks, for the links, bobatkins.com is a very interesting site that I didn't know.
Feb
21
comment Does aperture priority mode work with a manual aperture lens?
Thanks for your answer. And thanks for making me realize I can test this myself, just by reversing one of my EOS lenses!