Flimzy
  • Member for 10 years, 7 months
  • Last seen more than 1 year ago
Are UV filters required for shooting film?
Accepted answer
15 votes

"Required" is probably a bit of an overstatement, but they are certainly more useful for film shooting. The exact effects that UV have on your film photographs will depend largely on what film you're ...

View answer
Are refurbished digital SLR cameras okay to buy (and worth the small savings)?
Accepted answer
10 votes

I bought my Canon XSi/450D refurbished from B&H about 3 years ago, and was very happy with it. I did eventually notice a bright red pixel on all of my pictures (although typically only visible in ...

View answer
How to best view test shots on camera LCD in bright, outdoor photo shoot
Accepted answer
9 votes

Don't just look at the photo, but look at the histogram, too! Often when looking at just the photo on an LCD, you can't get a good feel for under- or over-exposure, or even color balance, but if you ...

View answer
What are most important accessories for indoor portraiture?
Accepted answer
8 votes

Some suggestions and comments, in no particular order of importance. Lenses For indoor shooting, a 55-300mm lens will do you close to no good, unless you have an amazingly large indoor area. You'll ...

View answer
Why do cameras put photos in multiple folders on a memory card?
7 votes

On most (all?) cameras I have seen, the directories are numbered starting at 100, and the files are numbered 0000-9999 in each folder for up to 10,000 images in each folder. One logical reason I can ...

View answer
Is a 50mm f/1.8 or 50mm f/1.4 a good lens for portraits in low light?
6 votes

As a former owner of the Canon 50mm/f1.8 lens, and a current owner of the Canon 50mm/f1.4 lens, I can say the most noticeable difference between the two is build quality. I was very pleased with the ...

View answer
To get a really good photo, editing is necessary?
4 votes

Whether you edit your photo, and how much, depends on what you're going for. One definition of art I like, is: The accurate expression of the artist's imagination. Therefore, you edit until the ...

View answer
How can I approximate 'soft focus' digitally?
4 votes

One strategy I have used is to make a layer over the original, do a Gaussian blur, and set it to 50-70% opacity. I usually do this after cutting out the eyes and lips (when photographing people--the ...

View answer
How do you store raw and jpg files separately
3 votes

I've never heard of a camera that does that. If there is one, it should be mentioned in your camera manual. The simplest alternative is probably to click the Type heading at the top of Windows ...

View answer
How do I eliminate lens flare in my pictures?
3 votes

Another thing to do to help reduce (but usually not eliminate completely) lens flare is to remove any filters you have on your lens. Each piece of glass between your subject and your camera sensor ...

View answer
What licences allow commercial use but not distribution?
2 votes

I am not a lawyer. Put your images on your own web site, with a notice that says exactly that: Non-transferable license is granted to you, the downloader of this image, to use this image in any ...

View answer
Is there free software which can correct smudges etc caused by dust inside the camera?
2 votes

The DustCleaner GIMP plugin may do what you want. I've never tried it. There is also a much older dust removal plugin, but it looks like it's more intended for scanned photos than digital photography....

View answer
How limiting are the line-of-sight requirements of Canon's optical wireless flash system?
2 votes

I have a T3i, which has the same wireless trigger mechanism used by the 7D. It's not strictly line-of-sight... but more "within flash range." The wireless trigger works by emitting a flash from the ...

View answer
What does a beginner need to shoot sky or nature on budget?
1 votes

If you intend to get heavily involved in photography, and spend more money later, then for that price range, I would probably recommend buying a used DSLR with a kit zoom lens. This will be enough to ...

View answer
Will the "Pixel Knight TR-332" radio flash trigger work with a Canon 350D?
Accepted answer
1 votes

The PDF review mentioned on the same site (http://www.alphapics.co.nz/Pages/Pixel%20Knight%20TR-332.pdf) lists the 350 on the Compatible list. Sorry I can't answer your question more directly (I'd ...

View answer
How do I navigate the particular camera model number structure of manufacturers?
0 votes

There's no way to say, across the board, how any two model numbers compare. For Canon DSLRs, the trend is generally that 1-digit models are their pro line, 2-digit numbers are their prosumer line, ...

View answer