jrtrent

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  • I believe the part in bold above is the question the OP was asking.  Do you need full frame to get that image , which I took to mean the image you had in mind when pressing the shutter release.  ...
  • I can't think of a time when I ever needed food of any kind to make it to the next day. I've never been anywhere close to starvation. The OP's question is nothing like that. He said: "there are ...
  • People can define need in many different ways. The Free Dictionary lists 30 definitions of the word need. The one most applicable to the OP's question is that a need is something required in order ...
  • Replied in No
    I haven't done any street shooting, let alone street shooting under lamp light, but I've experienced a similar thing just with typical scenic vacation snapshots taken with a normal focal length ...
  • Loved my SP1000!
  • Around that same time, a DPR review of the Nikon D50 convinced me that this was the model I needed to help out with my duties as "church historian" for the events we held. It didn't hurt that a ...
  • Replied in probably not
    Thirteen years ago I bought a crop sensor DSLR with an 18-55 kit zoom.  I would have purchased it body only and added a 35mm prime lens, but that model (Samsung GX-1S) was only available in kit ...
  • An interesting statement, and I don't disagree, but I guess I keep assuming that, at least here, most people have already shot full frame in the form of a 35mm SLR. Or do you mean specifically a ...
  • The term "full frame" simply means there is no crop factor--the size of the area you are exposing on a full frame camera is fully the same as the area you used to expose on film--so the angle of ...
  • You're probably right, but I don't see how to separate them. The alternate processing means I need to expose the film at ISO 800 instead of ISO 400; I'll set my light meter to ISO 800 instead of ...
  • Thanks, that does make more sense, now.  As far as DPR's ISO testing goes, my assumption is that they were just looking at the out-of-camera JPEG's without any shadow lifting or other ...
  • I'm not sure I'm following you.  Are you saying the ISO setting is like push-processing film?  In a very dim setting, I have shot Tri-X at ISO 800 instead of 400, telling the lab to process ...
  • The distinction between visible noise and actual noise is not at all clear to me. DPR said, "At higher sensitivities the total range becomes limited by the amount of noise at the darker end of the ...
  • Brightening in post is not where I, anyway, want to go. My goal is to have my pictures look the way I want them to straight from the camera, with little to no post-processing required. From my ...
  • I understand the distinction. An article here at DPR makes that quite clear, saying, "a lot of the noise you see isn't coming from your sensor or your camera: it's inherent in the randomness of ...
  • I've seen it explained dozens of times at this site, either directly to me or just reading other posts on the topic, and I still can't get my head around ISO being anything other than sensitivity. ...
  • When I read books or articles on various forms of photography, such as travel, portraiture, wildlife, sports, macro, or landscape, those books and articles give focal length recommendations for ...
  • Replied in I think so.
    They've helped me. It's great entertainment value just reading some of the threads; it's a form of interaction, of reading, thinking, responding, that I'm told is good for the mental health of a ...
  • When DPR still did dynamic range tests that meant something to me (that is, by using JPEG files and distinguishing between highlight and shadow dynamic range), they explained the number of stops ...
  • I appreciate the replies.  I guess pouches are a niche product since Apple doesn't even have one listed in their accessories page, nor have I seen any in the electronics section of a few stores ...
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