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Programming since punched cards


Apr
27
comment What do you take on a hike as a landscape photographer?
Not 100%, but often 98% or more. Of course, if the goal is a particular shot from a place that requires a hike, take what you want. Or rent a helicopter. I read the @OP as taking a hike and wanting to record the great views.
Apr
27
comment Is there any downside to using a knock-off lens hood?
From @D34F's post, I was thinking printing on a Makerbot or other 3D printer. Had to follow the link to see its using paper. I bet a Makerbot could print one fairly cheaply and with next to no material costs.
Apr
27
answered What do you take on a hike as a landscape photographer?
Apr
20
comment What to do when all the display elements are stuck on on my Canon XT LCD and viewfinder displays?
I prefer a local camera store, as you can test it right there in the store. Check keh.com for prices.
Apr
19
comment When focusing at max zoom, focus is lost after zooming out. Is that normal?
is 100% correct. Interesting story on lensrental about a 70-200 lens that is Parfocal, its only $20K lensrentals.com/blog/2013/04/…
Apr
19
comment What is the best way to photograph a marathon?
You can practice on any road race, a local 5K or 10K, etc.
Apr
19
comment How do you replace a tripod leveling ball's tension bar?
The key is to hold the locking handle from turning. The ViseGrip will bite into the threads of the stud for grip. It will destroy the threads, but you won't use them, that's what the replacement part is for.
Apr
18
answered How do you replace a tripod leveling ball's tension bar?
Apr
17
comment Could the Nikon V1 be a good camera for sports photography?
"Good enough at all" is subjective and relative. I can't read the OP's mind. But I can say that for basketball and volleyball, they are played in dingy gyms and you need every bit of speed from your lenses and sensor that you can get. Part of the problem is that folks often are not serious hobbyests, as they shoot their kids or relatives in high school. These gyms are terrible. Same with high school football fields.
Apr
16
comment Are Manfrotto tripod bases for video compatible with the photo line of heads?
Said 1/4 to 3/8 adaptors are also very inexpensive. Well under $10, maybe even under $2.
Apr
16
answered What are the legalities of accepting payments as a freelance photographer?
Apr
15
comment Does the Canon M have actual, significant deficiencies vs. the competition?
my opinion is that both Canon and Nikon have carefully positioned their mirrorless cameras down to avoid eating their low end DSLR lines. Fuji and Olympus don't have any significant low end DSLR models to protect. Only my analysis.
Apr
15
comment Will my SB-600 work off camera with any camera?
"all cameras" is very hard to say, but "most" will be fine. Some Minolta bodes have a strange hotshoe, and you need either a special flash, or an adaptor. Since Sony bought Minolta, some of their models use the strage, Minolta-style shoe.
Apr
15
comment What to do when all the display elements are stuck on on my Canon XT LCD and viewfinder displays?
Good luck. While the XT was a great camera, its unlikely to be worth fixing. If it stays broken, and your budget is low, look at used T3i bodies.
Apr
14
answered How to remember to change settings when I pick up my camera?
Apr
14
comment What are the most important features to look for in a low budget hotshoe flash and why?
Right, it must be able to be manually controlled. The OP needs to decide if he needs TTL
Apr
13
answered What are the most important features to look for in a low budget hotshoe flash and why?
Apr
13
answered What camera settings esp. shutter speeds to use while driving?
Apr
12
answered Do paid online photography classes have advantages over free online tutorials for a beginner?
Apr
12
comment Is there a feasible workaround for Leica M Monochrom DNG files with Apple aperture?
No interest in starting a LR vs Aper discussion. I too prefer the Aperture workflow. I just prefer the LR features a tiny bit more. Lens correction is a great ability -- maybe not as important with Leica lenses.