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Photographer, kayaker, web developer, father. Not always in that order.


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comment What are *rails* for?
I'm aware of two kinds of "rails": for precise macro focusing, and for flash positioning (most typically in a studio environment). Are you asking explicitly about macro rails?
Dec
15
comment Why does a small change in focal length of two lenses make a $1000.00 difference in the price?
Based on those prices, I'm guessing one is new and one is used? That seems an unfair comparison in that regard.
Dec
12
comment Need suggetion to decide between two set of camera
possible duplicate of Is there any significant difference between Nikon and Canon?
Dec
5
comment How durable are zoom lenses?
Quick informal survey: who here shoots 1000-2000 photos/month and has yet to wear out a lens? I bet a lot of people will raise their hand.
Dec
1
comment How to prevent a child from accidentally deleting photos during playback?
@szulat: great idea! I'm going to glue a thumb tack to my delete button right now. ... Ack, my eye! I just tried to take a photo and now I'm blind in my left eye!
Dec
1
answered How to prevent a child from accidentally deleting photos during playback?
Nov
22
comment Why are lens apertures usually 1.4, 1.8, 2.8, 4…?
What leads you to believe apertures are only certain sizes? An aperture can be any size. Is it because those values are commonly marked on a lens, or marketed as the largest aperture available? Technically, an aperture can be set to 1.4, 1.53, 1.697, or any other value -- they're normally just rounded to a common/simple value.
Nov
11
comment Nikon D750 or D5300 for YouTube Videos and macro/landscape photography?
possible duplicate of What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR?
Nov
11
comment Nikon D750 or D5300 for YouTube Videos and macro/landscape photography?
I think this question could be worthwhile if it were rewritten as "does a beginner need a full frame camera" or something like that.
Nov
11
answered Nikon D750 or D5300 for YouTube Videos and macro/landscape photography?
Nov
11
comment Nikon D750 or D5300 for YouTube Videos and macro/landscape photography?
D750 + lens will cost far more than twice what a D5300 + lens will cost. At least 3x more, more likely 4x more.
Nov
10
answered Is it better for a beginner to start with black and white photography?
Nov
7
comment What to gain from using a Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G instead of a AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1.8G
Yes, that's correct.
Nov
7
comment What to gain from using a Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G instead of a AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1.8G
To achieve 35, 50, and 85mm focal lengths on a crop camera, you would want to use a 24mm, 35mm, and 60mm lens (or close to those options).
Nov
7
comment What to gain from using a Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G instead of a AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1.8G
The 50-35 debate is regarding to a full-frame sensor. On your crop sensor camera those are actually 75mm and 52.5mm -- very different focal lengths! That means the 85 is like a 127.5mm on your camera. In other words, I think you should reassess based on those focal lengths.
Nov
6
answered Lightroom- How to import into same folder from different day?
Nov
6
comment Lightroom- How to import into same folder from different day?
If you rename the folder to the client name, then why not just import to the client name folder?
Nov
5
comment Nikon D3000 70-300 Nikon lens - How to get lens converter off the lens?
Is the teleconverter attached to the camera? From the wording of your question, I gather not, and so the camera doesn't matter, correct? Teleconverters have a push switch to disengage the lock on the lens, just like the camera does to remove the lens. Can you push the lock and not rotate the lens, or can you not push the lock? More information is needed. Perhaps even a pic.
Nov
5
comment Horrible quality of prints developed from film
You say they look low-res, is the print pixelated and blocky? What speed film?
Oct
30
answered What focal length does Lee Jeffries use for his portraits?