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Currently a PhD Student in Aviation Fuel Thermal Stability with a BSc in Mathematics. Programming either for my course or just little stuff because I can.

Further I am a hobby photographer - more details are to be found on my website: http://detlevcm.eu

A free basic guide to photography written by me is available at: https://detlevcm.wordpress.com


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comment Where does the price premium of full-frame come from?
Good answer - immediately remembered that as well when I saw the question. It does bring up an obvious question though - why not manufacture different sensor sizes (of the same generation) on one wafer to make the most use of it...
Apr
24
answered Software for gigapixel photo stitching
Mar
31
reviewed Approve How to handle publicly sharing family photos (especially kids) online?
Mar
29
comment Do you carry your photographic equipment wherever you go?
In your case there are 3 options: 1) Always carry the kit. 2) Just remember and enjoy the scene. 3) Buy a compact you can carry every time. -> Now you can rule out 1 as that is the aim of your question. This leaves you with 2 and 3. You either have to accept that there are things you cannot photograph or you get a high end compact (e.g. Canon PowerShot S120 or equivalent) as a crutch to carry all the time. High end compact give you a lot of flexibility with good image quality. Just not as good as an SLR. If capturing the moment is important to you, that is better than nothing.
Mar
29
answered Do you carry your photographic equipment wherever you go?
Mar
29
answered What is the downside of a cheap UV filter that is used solely for the protection of the lens?
Mar
7
comment Why do Daminion photo previews off the local drive take a long time to appear?
You should also mention data topography on the harddrive - specifically the issue of fragmentation. But even fetching complete files from different locations is slower than streaming continuously. (I am assuming data is not stored on a SSD)
Mar
4
comment Is it good to buy Canon 18-135mm lens?
Necessary? No. Why would it be necessary? - Whether it is advisable will depend on what you want to photograph how.
Mar
4
comment Hand painted Coca-Cola logo on old garage
I think you should consult a lawyer with this. The country will be important, also whether it is a "public exhibit", whether it is fins art or stock photography... only a lawyer will know all the local details.
Mar
4
comment Hand painted Coca-Cola logo on old garage
Another question to consider whether it is art prints or stock material - from what I understand they are treated differently in Europe. In addition, if it is art in the public domain it may be perfectly legal to sell photographs of it (to the best of my understanding true in Europe). I would HIGHLY recommend to consult a lawyer as this is very specific to the location.
Feb
27
comment Gather Date taken of photos and make a timeline plot
If you want a cross platform solution then you only have two choices; 1) a script (or small program compiled from source) 2) a cross platform library manager (there are DigiKam and RawTherapee that are open source and cross platform but I am not sure how good their sorting facilities are.)
Feb
26
answered Gather Date taken of photos and make a timeline plot
Feb
26
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Feb
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reviewed Approve What is the difference between Canon's Remote Switch and Remote Control?
Feb
25
comment Does a larger sensor resolution increase the difficulty of shooting hand-held?
@clabacchio he did indeed - plus, being a Nikon it is more around 75mm on full frame and 50mm on a crop. (Nikon s 1.5 crop, Canon is 1.6)
Feb
24
comment canon 6d or 5d II for macro?
Very good and extensive answer - well written too.
Feb
24
comment canon 6d or 5d II for macro?
I think you make the 5D MK II sound worse than it is - it is still a very capable camera when used well. It is often made out as a lot worse than it is. Yes, I own a 5D MK II and I have not used a newer Canon camera BUT some of the samples I have seen of newer cameras (e.g. the D700 from Nikon) have insultingly large noise even at low ISO. Having said that, in general, newer cameras tend to be better than old ones. Also, the 5D MK II has a magnesium body over the polycarbonate of the 6D - plus it is weather sealed, might be interesting for outdoor makro.