jrtrent

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Joined on Jul 4, 2005

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  • People are different in how they approach camera use.  Part of the shopping process I enjoy is reading the owners manuals that the manufacturers kindly make available online.  Before I buy the ...
  • Replied in 3:2 at present
    Nobody in the past or present has been "stuck" with 3:2, but a lot of people like shooting with that aspect ratio.  I found 35mm cameras and film to be highly convenient and versatile, but I also ...
  • My hope is that lower resolution displays will continue to be available.  I don't know how long they last in storage, but maybe I need to get one or two more lower resolution displays to keep on ...
  • Replied in 3:2 at present
    When most monitors and televisions were 4:3, I shot 4:3 to fill the screen.  With the advent of wider monitors and televisions, I tried 16:9, but found it more difficult to compose shots with.  ...
  • My take is that it depends on what you want out of your pictures. I take pictures simply as a form of visual diary, so I want my pictures to look, as much as possible, just like what my eyes saw ...
  • Lately, I've stuck to Amazon for my online purchasing, and a big part of that was the fact that they are Washington-based and have always collected sales tax.  I don't like the admittedly minor ...
  • Practicing in the garden is an excellent way to learn how things work. You might also consider books and videos by Bryan Peterson. His Understanding Exposure book has a lot of advice on how ...
  • If you're using ETTR for exposure, how do you get away from having to post-process your shots? Maybe I'm misunderstanding what ETTR is all about, but the article about it here at DPReview ...
  • Replied in simple and light
    There was a time when I used a Domke F6 to carry a couple of bodies, a few lens choices and accessories, plus I often had a Bogen 3021 leg set with Bogen 3047 pan/tilt head over my shoulder.  I ...
  • Tamron suggested that the 35mm equivalent range of 40-60mm provides a fairly natural look to pictures, with focal lengths shorter than that giving an exaggerated near/far effect and focal lengths ...
  • I recently bought an FZ330 non-interchangeable lens camera.  I like its tiny sensor that gives me great depth of field even at its maximum aperture of f/2.8 and its weather proofing for the ...
  • I'm also just a hobbyist, but my preference is for manual mode most of the time. It's just what I'm used to from my early film camera experience, and I still find it the easiest mode to use. When ...
  • That part I got; I just didn't connect reddit with "read it."  I enjoyed my conrad-johnson amplifiers and am aware that conventions don't need to apply to brand names (even if conrad-johnson is ...
  • To some extent it depends on the camera, but I'm usually in manual mode; it just feels more comfortable, possibly because I took pictures for decades before owning a camera with an auto exposure ...
  • No, it wasn't obvious to me.  But then, I had to look it up to see what it was.  Not a site I can recall visiting.
  • That's a good point about noise, and I did like the "What's that Noise?" articles here at DPReview.  However, both before and after reading those articles, I already knew how to control noise with ...
  • Replied in High ISO
    It's an interesting question.  Perhaps a separate thread with appropriate title would garner more responses.  I have no data to offer you as I'm a new FZ330 owner myself, and on the one little ...
  • Thank you for your response. Yes, I'm sure you're right about how exposure is understood technically. I remember The Manual of Photography making the point that exposure is light hitting the film, ...
  • I don't know what books and articles you've been exposed to, but when I peruse the offerings at my local library, "exposure" is usually treated the way Cambridge in Colour treats it, "A ...
  • Yes, everything we can interact with, and I also agree with Mike Johnston of The Luminous Landscape that "the viewfinder is the single most important user interface on any camera." ...
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