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bio website stevenvh.net/steven.php
location Flanders, Belgium
age 54
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seen Jul 6 at 10:27

That's "Steven" (with the "n" at the end)


"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." — Bertrand Russell


Product designer, consumer electronics: audio (with Philips), home automation.
Done computer science in a previous life too.


Belbin team roles: Plant and Resource Investigator


Personal values: respect, honesty, pride, modesty, fairness


I yell because I care


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Jul
6
comment What is considered high quality bokeh?
@MichaelNielsen - IMO the "shape" refers to the contours, caused by the diaphragm blades, while the donut is caused by unequal distribution of light over the highlights. It's an extreme case, but there are other cases of bokeh where the center is slightly brighter, for instance.
Jul
5
answered What is considered high quality bokeh?
Jun
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comment Can I use Minolta Maxxum lenses with Sony Alpha cameras?
Are you implying that lenses for Minolta by for instance Sigma or Tamron won't work?
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Oct
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comment What Windows software can I use to make a large photo collage?
I don't think you need 300 dpi if you're going for sizes like A1; 180 dpi will do nicely.
Sep
20
comment With all other things equal, in a DSLR, will a larger sensor produce a sharper image?
@Matt: couldn't it be that less noise is perceived as being sharper? After all, if the number of pixels remains the same corresponding pixels in both sensors see the same color.
Sep
20
comment With all other things equal, in a DSLR, will a larger sensor produce a sharper image?
@Rowland: sharpness and noise are two different things. You van have a noisier and less noisy picture while both being as sharp as the other. Noise causes deviation from the real color in individual pixels.
Sep
19
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Sep
19
comment What are non-destructive edits and do they exist?
nondestructive and reversible are not the same thing!
Sep
19
revised With all other things equal, in a DSLR, will a larger sensor produce a sharper image?
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Sep
19
answered With all other things equal, in a DSLR, will a larger sensor produce a sharper image?
Sep
19
comment With all other things equal, in a DSLR, will a larger sensor produce a sharper image?
Could you next time create 2 posts if you have 2 questions? Please?
Sep
19
comment What does the f-stop printed on the lens refer to?
@Matt: yes, the scale is only approximate, but this should be clear from the distance scale: from 5m to 10m is only a few mm, and it's no coincidence that this scale doesn't have markers. Also, DOF isn't an exact measure in itself, since it depends on how large you define your circle of confusion.
Sep
18
comment What does f-stop mean?
Excellent explanation!