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by Lars Kotthoff

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bio website pfarrell.com
location outside Washington DC
age 63
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seen Jun 30 at 2:57

Programming since punched cards


Apr
11
comment Is there a feasible workaround for Leica M Monochrom DNG files with Apple aperture?
Have you considered switching to Lightroom? It sells for only about $80. Scott Borne has a set of postings about switching, moving your library, etc. I followed them with good luck. I liked Aperture's workflow better, but got tired of Apple's slow release schedule.
Apr
9
comment Canon Lens EF 50mm 1:1.8 II or EFS 18-55mm IS II for EOS 650D
My daughter has the 50mm F1.4 and the 40mm F2.8 on her T4i. She much prefers the 40mm for indoor shots. As others have said, the 50mm on a APS-C is too long for many indoor shots. While its two stops slower than the 50mm F1.4, that is not as big an issue as we expected (we because I bought both lenses).
Apr
8
comment Incorporating haze into landscapes
The easiest, and cheapest, way to improve landscapes is to follow the "different times of day" advice. Shoot near dawn or dusk. It will make a huge difference.
Apr
1
comment Lightroom Tethering and EOS Utility: How to get LR to accept sub-folders in auto-import?
Not only is LR's own tether inflexible, its slow. I've found that it does some processing (don't know what) after 4 or so shots, and it then blocks further shots. DPP lets you shoot as fast as you like.
Mar
31
answered What is the best Canon Telephoto Zoom Lens for $600-650?
Mar
30
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Mar
30
comment Can't connect Canon 6D to my computer via USB cable
Right, a Canon DSLR is not a disk drive to either Mac or Windows computers. Don't know why Canon decided to do it that way. The solution is to use DPP (the EOS utility)
Mar
30
comment Why isn't my camera's internal light meter adjusting for my external flash?
Specifically, its the nature of the particular brand and model of flash that Chuck bought.
Mar
29
answered How do I best use a pop-up flash for indoor birthday parties?
Mar
29
answered Should I invest in E Mount lenses?
Mar
29
comment Should I invest in E Mount lenses?
Nit: while Nikon has not changed the F lens, many old F-mount lenses (specifically the pre-AI ones) will not physically mount on many modern Nikon bodies. The coupling prong will not clear the pentaprism.
Mar
28
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Mar
28
awarded  Constituent
Mar
28
comment What is a reasonable formula for depreciation of photography equipment?
Zack Arias has a nice video on starting your professional photo business. He says first, get an accountant. youtube.com/watch?v=9l00Ey3n37E The depreciation rules are set by the IRS, and don't have much to do with real world.
Mar
27
comment How do I best use a pop-up flash for indoor birthday parties?
They are fairly high, but light travels fast. With a high ceiling, you have a longer throw, so you'll need to keep the power up.
Mar
26
comment Is it worth to buy Canon 650D with 18-55 IS?
@ital, the one box rule is no longer true. I bought a Canon T4i and it was cheaper with the kit 18-55 than body-only. It came in two boxes. I sold the 18-55 unopened, new in box.
Mar
24
answered What features should I be looking for a budget (under $300) camera for real estate?
Mar
24
comment Zoom ring clicks after dropping my Canon 18-55mm IS II kit lens; what to do?
Wow, one of the few things cheaper in AU than here. $95 is the standard price on the east coast in the US. However the fundamental point holds, $50 for a quote is without doing any work. Since the lens sells for roughly $100 new, they are unrepairable. Just like a toaster.
Mar
23
comment Zoom ring clicks after dropping my Canon 18-55mm IS II kit lens; what to do?
Any lens repair will start at about $95 just to have the technician look at it. You are already at the replacement price. Any parts and labor to fix it are above that. Its simply not worth considering fixing it. You might also look at the 40mm F2.8 STM, its a nice all around lens for an APS-C camera
Mar
23
answered Zoom ring clicks after dropping my Canon 18-55mm IS II kit lens; what to do?