Zachary K
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How should I choose time for photographing the moon?
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The moon is a sunlit 11% grey rock that subtends about 1/2 a degree of arc. So even though it is night for you where you are the moon is still in sunlight! The moon also will cross its own diameter ...

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Is it better to scan negatives or prints?
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Assuming that there are no technical issues with the scanners I would go with the negative. Any print will have some level of interpretation in it in terms of how colors map from negative -> print. So ...

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What medium format film camera should an SLR guy look at?
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If you want an first rate camera and are willing to only work with a normal lens try a rolleiflex TLR. They are built like tanks and the optics are first rate.

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Can you fix incorrect exposure during post processing?
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You can, but there is only so much data, at some point you are going to hit the case where the light colors are all the same or the dark colors are all the same. To really understand this go look an ...

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Is it technically possible to build a camera body to correct for lens defects?
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Go look up "Schmidt Camera" which is a type of telescope for photographing wide areas of the sky. The optics create a spherical abberation, so the telescope curves the film to match. A schmidt camera ...

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Why should a digital photographer learn to shoot film?
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Personally I think if you are going to grab a 35mm SLR you are better of with digital. However if you want to have fun with film go grab something like a 4x5 large format or a Rolleiflex 6x6 Medium ...

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Is there any demand for medium or large format film photography?
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A lot of people seem to enjoy working with them. Intrepid just ran a kickstarter for a new 8x10 camera and hit their goal in 12 minutes! As of right now, they are more than 10x the original goal with ...

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What good DIY projects (which involve a digital camera) do you know?
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For an old film camera try star trails, if you have access to a good dark sky site. I have also had some fun taking night landscapes with the moon providing the light. When your exposure time goes ...

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What are the properties of a camera that affect taking pictures in poor lighting?
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For doing low light work the two major things you will want are a fast lens (F2.8 or better, f1.4 would be best) and a heavy tripod. While many digital cameras have some fancy software to reduce image ...

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What research should I do before starting to photograph more?
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There are some good references over on photo.net on the art of photography. But to be honest the best thing going in Ansel Adams' 3 Volume set "the Camera", "The Negative" and "The Print". Distilled ...

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Should I consider a used Tachihara 4x5" Large-Format camera or an equivalent new alternative?
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There are now a number of new 4x5 and even 8x10 cameras on the market. Check out Intrepid Camera and the Proxima Centauri Camera. Both of those companies also make or are going to make an 8x10 camera

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