scorrpio

scorrpio

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  • Even 'pump' lenses typically have a sealed rear element.   The zoom action of a lens may pump dust into the lens, but not into camera.  Usual source of dust in camera is from lens changes in dusty ...
  • It is really very simple.   Most DSLRs are black.    Most of their product shots you will see are against white background.    With the mirror down, you are seeing through the prism, through the ...
  • Canon DSLR, if set to AutoISO, will lock itself to 400ISO when used with a flash, which gives some idea as to what Canon engineers think is the optimal ISO for flash. But, you are not using a ...
  • You might consider this L plate instead: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/859639-REG/Manfrotto_MS050M4_Q2_Q2_L_Bracket.html It comes with two 200PL-14 plates that work with RC2 system.
  • I have it and love it.    I also used to use Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 non-VC - but while that lens never disappointed me optically,  lack of IS and slower focus were often a problem.   I find 17-55 real ...
  • Higher ISO is the way to go.    At least up to 3200 or so.   From there, doesn't really matter.
  • Replied in Look....
    iPhone is an incredibly well designed and marketed merger of hardware and software, and it is real heavy on ease of use.    A card slot is just another 'point of trouble' for most.   Low quality ...
  • Replied in Lenses First
    Practically every system these days offers a standard everyman's set of lenses.   And most of the modern kit lenses are way above 'good enough' for a beginner.   I think that when starting out, ...
  • As others mentioned, perspective - that is apparent size of near vs far objects - is entirely dependent on one's distance from them.   If you place two identically sized objects in a way that one ...
  • Your crop is dirty-ish brown-gold. The colors of the dress image in the photo, if you simply sample them in Photoshop, are kind of a pale lilac and dirty brownish gold.   These are the colors I ...
  • Replied in Do you burst?
    Practically every time shooting action.   At least when shooting Canon, you practically got to burst when using AI Servo, since first frame is shutter, not focus priority.   Sure, you can change ...
  • I dunno, it depends.   I bought a 580EXII used. it apparently got 'bumped' when mounted, and two of the screws holding the foot to the rest of flash were torn out, so the whole thing was quite ...
  • Of course, you need to make sure you use a proper adapter.   I have an old adapter that came with a regular microSD 2GB card.   It does not work with Micro SDHC  (4GB+) cards, but an adapter that ...
  • It should be fine.
  • Any app can steal your stuff.   Check the requested permissions before installing.    A flashlight app should only need camera access permission.
  • A little tip for you. If you do get 430EXII, you may want to go and order this part: http://www.uscamera.com/cy2-1814.htm This is a shoe gasket from 580EXII, but it fits the 430 shoe perfectly as ...
  • From the article: The guy sure knows his cameras, eh? Well, anyone who actually cares to edit and tone the way they want it done, rather than go with a default preset.   Or, if you want a website ...
  • Must have been a VERY long time.   Even my ancient Sony MiniDV camera bought in 2003 allowed focusing via screen touch. The difference, of course, is that camcorders are designed from ground up ...
  • Flashes add light to the scene.  I find them indispensable.   Got a few speedlites, as well as a few studio AC-powered strobes.    With external flashes, you can point them any way you wish, ...
  • Been building my own since '95, built them for friends/family as well.    These days, my advice is: unless you got something real custom in mind, just buy it.  And if you got something custom in ...
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