Frank
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When the batteries are fully discharged, the lens does not get in!
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In all my compact cameras I ever owned (starting from the original Digital IXUS), when the battery was completely empty (in the eyes of the camera) it would automatically switch off and retract the ...

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How do I take photographs of scientific laser products?
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From looking at the picture in your question, I assume the light was post-processed in the shot after it was taken. And maybe that would be the way to go for you as well. I estimate it rather ...

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How can I capture the true colors of my reef aquarium?
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For really good colors you will not get around buyng a color reference card and lighting it with the exact same light as in the aquarium, maybe even submerging the reference. Take the photos in RAW ...

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When using a teleconverter on a Canon DSLR, what happens to EXIF data?
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Indeed the EXIF data records the use of a teleconverter. see the attached picture. Here is a screenshot of the EXIF data of a photo as displayed by Apple Aperture. The labels are in German, but the ...

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Import a couple hundred images and place them side-by side in photoshop
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I don't see photoshop as the right tool for that purpose. pnmcat from the netpbm package will easily produce such a strip, from an arbitrary number of images.

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Does median blending / image stacking result in better or worse results than a long exposure?
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From my early experiments with astro photography (actually using a special webcam) I can tell that it is the usual way to make images there to make a video at 25fps and then stacking the images with ...

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Can someone explain film speeds to me?
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The "faster" films work by having larger grains of photon-collecting chemicals. This has two effects: you get the same exposure with less photons hitting the film compared to "slower" film, and ...

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Upgrading from Canon T2i to Canon 6D
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You can use all lenses with a Canon "EF" mount. You cannot use lenses with a Canon "EF-s" mount; those lenses are for APS-C sensors only. The 6D is full format.

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Is it safe to zoom while taking a photo for the effect?
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I found this technique as a recommendation to try out with a DSLR in a number of books on photography. To my knowledge it is safe for the lens and the body.

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What does the transfer speed of a memory card mean for taking photographs?
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Most cameras have an internal buffer they write the pictures to first. From there, the images are written out to the (much slower) memory card. So, if you take pictures at maximum speed, your buffer ...

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Chromatic abberation or surface effect? (macro of dime)
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The linked image to me looks like what one would see when putting a coin under a microscope and illuminating from a low angle from the side. So, no chromatic aberration in my humble opinion.

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Advantages of single vs multiple Aperture libraries?
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I am using Aperture for all my images in Managed mode. I do have several libraries, one big archive library on my NAS and the current images on the default (around 100G of images) library on the local ...

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DSLR Workflow with ultrabooks
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I would get an external medium sized SSD (512GB) in an USB3 case. This should almost preserve battery life and be reasonably fast to work with. 20k photos may not be enough for you to carry, but then, ...

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When scanning a printed photo, the resulting file is of less quality or resolution than the original?
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I will try to explain using an example from earlier days when music was still recorded using analog technology. Maybe you remember the times when music was recorded using tapes. Even with high-...

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How can I best photograph white powder so I can later cut it out of the background but keep natural shadows?
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Maybe shooting powder on a quite brightly backlit glass and underexposing could help. The background should be completely "burnt out" (i.e. completely white) white the powder itself should be all ...

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