Ted Kahn

Ted Kahn

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Joined on Jun 26, 2005

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  • There isn't really a "macro mode" with an interchangeable lens camera (that's a mode found on some point and shoot cameras), but you can restrict the lens to a focusing distance range of 0.19 to ...
  • Sorry if this is a stupid question, but is it possible you had the viewfinder set to display highlight and shadow clipping warnings? This will cause overexposed areas to appear orange.
  • I don't think you're objecting to EVFs per se, but only to the current state of the technology. EVFs are still relatively new, and they're improving rapidly. When SLR OVFs were new they also had a ...
  • There's a company called ViewfinderMasks.  I don't know anything about them, but on their website they claim to be able to make custom masks for DSLR viewfinders.
  • What about putting strips of transparent tape across the top and bottom of the LCD, carefully measuring the spacing between the tape so the aspect ratio will be exactly what you will crop to ...
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    That's what I've been doing for some time now.  It's a bit of a pain to have to convert my raw files, but I'm willing to keep doing that until there's a new stand alone version of LR that has new ...
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    As I see it there are 4 choices: 1. Pay for the CC version.  I don't do this because I don't want Photoshop, and because I don't like paying in advance for new features without knowing what those ...
  • You can get the free DNG Converter from Adobe's website. It will convert raw files from recent camera models to the DNG format, which can be read by older versions of Lightroom.
  • It's only the width of the picture that you needed to crop, right?  You need to leave enough space to the left and right of the people so that you can crop away that area without losing any ...
  • Right, that's why I said "you might call it higher magnification". It really isn't, but it seems like it is because you're usually comparing images at the same final size.
  • The confusion comes from the fact that DX and FX mean somewhat different things depending on whether you're talking about a camera or a lens. When it comes to a camera, DX and FX refer to the size ...
  • If you're using Lightroom you can see exactly what you're going to get by using the Print module. Use page setup to set the paper dimensions, and then set the Cell Size to whatever you want. ...
  • When most people talk about "Photoshopping" an image they're referring to adding or subtracting elements in order to trick the viewer.  For instance, they're talking about adding a person who ...
  • A 10x8 piece of paper has an aspect ratio of 1.25 (10 divided by 8).  If your image has a greater aspect ratio than the paper, for instance 1.5, which is typical of DSLRs, you have two choices.  ...
  • The CC version gets installed on your computer just like the standalone version.  Your image files also remain on your computer.  The only time you need an internet connection is something like ...
  • Since you have a zoom lens that covers both of those focal lengths, I suggest that you try them both and see what you think.  Put the lens at 35 mm and force yourself to leave it there for a few ...
  • If he's interested in nature photography, John Shaw's books are good.  Most of them date from the film era but they still have a lot of useful information.  There's also Ansel Adams' "Examples:  ...
  • That's true. Macro lenses are designed to give high image quality at high magnifications. My point was simply that macro lenses do in fact have extension tubes built into them. That makes them a ...
  • At a given magnification, such as 1:1, the depth of field will be the same with any focal length (at a given aperture). A macro lens is essentially a lens with a built in variable extension tube. ...
  • It's great that they fixed the mistakes quickly, but it's a bit disturbing that every time they renew your subscription they make a mistake (even if the mistake is sometimes in your favor). I ...
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