jrtrent

jrtrent

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Joined on Jul 4, 2005

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  • Replied in I cheated...
    Whatever terminology you want to use, I think you see the distinction between having a completed image on your camera's storage device, ready to be viewed and shared, and having an image file that ...
  • Replied in I cheated...
    As you noted above, there is much variation in result that a person can get by using the JPEG engine's different settings and features.  There may be more options in post-processing, but as long ...
  • Replied in ISO 800
    Mine is an older 6mp DSLR from Samsung.  I'm happy with it at ISO 400, but not the next step up.  This still seems plenty fast for me since I spent many years with slide film in the 25-100 speed ...
  • Replied in blown highlights
    This word encompasses several IQ factors, but what I want is for pictures to look reasonably natural.  Blown highlights, blocked up shadows, over or under exposure, unnatural color (hues or ...
  • Replied in no bag
    Just a camera on a neckstrap or in my shirt pocket.  Typically a DSLR with kit zoom or normal focal length prime lens; sometimes a waterproof, shirt-pocketable compact.  No additional lenses or ...
  • Replied in Psssst...
    I don't know what Moti has in mind, but one opinion that you do not accept is that exposure is primarily about the tonal values of objects in the picture. Throughout the decades, the instructions ...
  • According to the story, the pictures in question were taken after a judge had already told her to stop taking such pictures.  It seems that NBC News is unable or unwilling to provide full details ...
  • When you do a web search, you usually find things that match your search terms. If you search for inconsiderate or rude photographers, you'll also find a number of incidents. People with cameras ...
  • I look for interesting content that is captured naturally.  Interesting to me means content that tells me something about the subject or the photographer.  Favorite themes are typical family ...
  • Replied in I don't think so
    What I said was, "I also find shadow/highlight detail much easier to see with an OVF compared with an EVF; again, this is particularly true on sunny days." This varies with the quality of the EVF, ...
  • Just like with 35mm cameras, the actual focal length of the normal lens fitted could vary a bit. 105mm was common with several manufacturers. Your finding of a 42mm equivalent likely comes from ...
  • Mike Johnston in an article on The Luminous Landscape once wrote, "The viewfinder is the single most important user interface on any camera. Throughout the history of cameras, the method of aiming ...
  • Yes, sorry about that. I caught my error and corrected it before you posted, but you wouldn't have seen that while you were composing your own reply. Well, it looks like an appositive to me, but ...
  • The Wikipedia entry says, " Lens speed refers to the maximum aperture diameter, or minimum f-number, of a photographic lens." As you said, the (i) and (ii) are not in the original.  The phrase "or ...
  • Of course lenses have speeds, just like film and sensors have speeds, and there's nothing more informal about it than any other photographic term--"lens speed" is a well-established concept with a ...
  • Replied in Ridiculous
    Sometimes in a conversation, people will bring other points to bear. Brownie314 had simply said, "Wouldn't it be better to get something like the A7 and an adapter? I mean this is manual focus ...
  • If you mean the link to Joseph S Wisniewski's post, it's an interesting story.  It may be a plausible explanation for how faster 50mm lenses developed, but there is no documentation for many ...
  • Yes, that is an interesting read.  I've linked to that group's work a few times in similar threads over the past year or two.
  • Not silly at all.  If the goal is to press legacy lenses into service, the full-frame option lets you take advantage of one of the best features of the lens depicted by the OP, its detailed depth ...
  • Shutterbud spoke of the definition of what a standard lens is. Andy Westlake of this site once had a blog entry posted about the standard lens. He wrote, "At the simplest level, a standard lens is ...
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