thegammaray

thegammaray

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Joined on Mar 10, 2013

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  • Sorry, my previous response might not have been helpful. Every lens will have a magnification ratio; for most macro lenses it's 1:1. That means the lens will form an image that's the same size as ...
  • http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/macro-extension-tubes-closeup.htm http://photography.tutsplus.com/articles/a-poor-mans-guide-to-budget-macro-photography--photo-2857
  • Are you trying to focus too close? I've never used that lens, but a quick Google suggests that its minimum focusing distance is 29cm.
  • Can you explain what you mean by "sensor diffraction"? Lens diffraction is the only kind of diffraction I was referring to. As I understand it, the quality of the lens has little to do with the ...
  • The question is tricky because the optimal aperture for sharpness will change depending on the sensor. Rules of thumb: assuming equal resolution, bigger sensors will allow you to use smaller ...
  • You'll get vignetting using a Cokin P on a 16mm lens on a full-frame camera. Cokin makes a wide-angle P holder which is basically a shortened standard holder, but even that won't work that wide. ...
  • I don't follow the logic of the previous responders. The 256GB & 512GB XP941 drives you listed will dominate (m)SATA SSDs. Whether this performance gain is worth the price is a subjective ...
  • LR/Enfuse is definitely easier to use, but it doesn't have nearly the flexibility of proper HDR software, especially Nik HEP2 with its control points. I'm not sure what sort of learning curve the ...
  • Your ND & CPL filters definitely give you flexibility that can't be reproduced in software. I agree with you: hang on to those. I also agree that HDR is a better option than grad filters. However, ...
  • Some rangefinder lenses and/or very wide native lenses will yield a color cast when used on the NEX-7. AFAIK, the SEL16F28 will not (with or without adapters), but the SEL1018 will on the wider ...
  • Since a used a6000 sells for only about $80 more than a used NEX-7 (in the US; YMMV, obviously), it really depends on what you want the camera to do. I have a NEX-7, and I absolutely love how ...
  • I don't know of any laptops with 17" IPS screens. Sorry. :( Keep in mind that the size of the screen doesn't determine what will fit on the screen. The resolution determines that.
  • It's not really what you're looking for. The ZBooks are workstation laptops that come with Quadro cards. You don't need to spend that much for a decent laptop with a decent IPS screen. I would not ...
  • IPS panels are better for photo editing because they can be very color accurate. Calibration & profiling are necessary even on a good screen, but a bad (i.e. non-accurate) display cannot be fixed ...
  • Microsoft provides OOTB drivers so that things will work OOTB. Windows 7 uses Microsoft USB 2.0 drivers. Since USB 3.0 products only became available after Windows 7 was released, third-party ...
  • But it's not . Your frustration with the Windows Update mechanism applies to Windows 7 as well; the UI issues are changes you don't happen to like, but that doesn't make them bugs; the USB 3.0 ...
  • Again, does anything in this post contradict anything in mine? I agree with this statement. I haven't seen anybody disagree with it. But it doesn't constitute a reason the OP should only use ...
  • You suggest the OP avoid Windows 8(.1) unless there's a financial incentive to adopt it. Aside from that, does anything in your post contradict anything in my post? I'm confused as to why all that ...
  • I don't think anybody's disputing that. (EDIT: I shouldn't make statements about what people are/aren't disputing.) The question is whether the Win8-specific problems are numerous enough that the ...
  • Replied in Apparently not
    Look, if all we're doing is spouting anecdotal evidence about Windows Update malfunctions, then I'll add mine: mine has been malfunctioning recently on my Windows 7 box. Am I going to recommend ...
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