jrtrent

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  • I don't print, but Imaging Resource tells me that if I wanted to, my 1/2.3" sensor bridge camera (FZ300) will make good prints at a larger size (16 X 20 inches) than my 4/3 sensor Olympus (13 X 19 ...
  • I agree with the most popular answer to a Dpreview poll that the easiest to understand and, for me, the most useful way to describe sensor size is to simply tell its dimensions. I don't mind ...
  • Words can and do change in meaning, but at least at present the term mirrorless includes the idea that it is an interchangeable lens camera. A Google search comes up with definitions like "A ...
  • Just curious to know if you've had a chance to do any experimenting yet. I ran across Graham Houghton's video about extended optical zoom for the FZ200. How similar that is to your cameras or mine ...
  • You could always run a test and see, but for 4 X 6 inch prints, a resolution of 1200 X 1800 is considered sufficient for "best quality." Even the smallest (S2) setting of your camera exceeds this, ...
  • I came to digital from manual focusing film cameras with pretty good distance and depth of field scales (Contax/Zeiss), and it was Merklinger's focus techniques that made it possible for me, ...
  • That's too rich for me, too.  One nice thing, though, is that the cost of an entry-level DSLR and lens is about what it was when I bought my first one.  A Nikon D50 with kit zoom was $650 in 2006, ...
  • For extended depth of field, one rule of thumb when focal lengths are in the normal to wide angle range (and your shot at 23mm, 63mm equivalent is still kinda normal) is to choose an aperture ...
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    I think that's a legitimate way to feel about it, and if that applies to you, then buy new and be happy. My personal preference, whenever possible, is to buy new from a local specialist shop. I ...
  • Owning the E-450, which has no image stabilization, I was going to suggest just enjoying the camera as is; however, I noticed that page 65 also says: "If the internal temperature of the camera ...
  • Replied in for me, neither
    I would argue that shooting decent pictures has been pretty easy for decades.  People like my mom who used low-cost automatic cameras loaded with print film had not only the camera's features ...
  • How about his third reason, "It uses computational photography to get the best picture quality possible from it's hardware."
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    My preference is to have everything in the frame reasonably sharp. When shooting Fuji Astia slide film on medium format and 35mm, getting the deep depth of field I prefer was something I needed be ...
  • What experience taught me is that one lens and no additional accessories (assuming the body includes battery charger and neck strap) is plenty for me, and that I can be happy with either a ...
  • Commented on photo University theatre in the Your best ever challenge

    Loved this picture even without knowing what production it came from!

  • Commented on photo DSC_0653 in the Your best ever challenge

    Nice shot! It was one of my favorites in this challenge.

  • Commented on photo Lift off! in the Your best ever challenge

    I really enjoyed this picture. Thanks for entering it!

  • Commented on photo End Of The Line in the Your best ever challenge

    Thank you for entering this nice picture and associated details. It was nice being able to look up further information and historical images of it.

  • Thanks for the link; very enjoyable video to watch. I can relate to this guy's preference in that we both use 50mm (equivalent in my case) about 95% of the time.  He often goes to a 28mm for those ...
  • The OP of this thread wasn't interested in shooting JPEG's, but seeing how much dynamic range might be lost when converting a raw file to a JPEG: "I'm asking about a high quality JPEG image file ...
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