Mark Blauhoefer

Mark Blauhoefer

Joined on Jan 24, 2016

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  • Separate from noise. There's a splodgy effect going on, which has something to do with the size of the photosites. Neither the Nikon P7000 nor S8100 had it, and I assume because 12mpx is the ...
  • There is another thing - those small pixels on the small sensor aren't the purest. The images look good at 100% but zoom in to 200% and there's a distinct degradation (not noise, but overall ...
  • The good news is that CS6 is a ton better. But I suspect it's because old versions compete with modern Elements, not to mention the CC version
  • There are many software programs and plugins (many free) that can be used to enhance photos. Some are a simple preset click, and others have as many different oprions as ways to enhance the image. ...
  • You already have it. All you need ro do is crop and crop and crop until you turn that wide angle image into a 300 mm f1.8 zoom. Easy (and don't start complaining about the crappy resolution - you ...
  • A roll of black synthetic velvet, before which I used a sheet of matt black painted paper (ever editing out white specks). A set of magnifying lens filter things just to try, and on some lenses and ...
  • Captain Contradictory here to tell you that some people really do believe it was a 'lucky shot' and that 'I must have a good camera'. Though I haven't heard those comments on here, they do come. But! ...
  • The day I received my S9700 I had a brief attack of the panics. This thing goes out to 750mm (equivalent)! How the Hell am I ever going to hold it still when I'm out shooting! And the more I ...
  • These words indicate you live too much in the world of photography, trying this, trying that, moving on to different subjects and techniques, and - there's nothing wrong with that at all. To a lay ...
  • Don't worry about it until you've tested it. They need to be the exact same scene/lighting/aperture/shutter speed - everything. Then if the Panasonic isn't up to scratch you can blame it on a bad ...
  • Yes. Prisms are brighter and tend to be on FF and higher end aps-c cameras. The pentamirrors are about a stop darker, though it's not really noticeable during daylight. The other thing is ...
  • The second tends to look mire 'artistic' - not just my opinion. The first shows the power of the water but is more 'journalistic', like what you;d see in a newspaper report of a flood, Both have ...
  • The first thing is the size of the fonts vs the distance. You say you can read some of the text on the globe, but at what absolute dimensions is it relative to the distance from the lens? Same with ...
  • Replied in Macro
    I'm like that with 'contrast ratio', first seen when the various LCD television makers tried to outdo each other (or at least their marketing divisions did). In the space of 3 months televisions ...
  • It's the 'opposite effect'. Did people who dream in black and white do so before black and white television was invented? If the television had been invented first would people be excited by radio ...
  • Bwanbag
  • How many using the cheaper older bodies bought them used? There's still a market for 10+ year old Nikons at almost any price, An 'As Is' D3400 on Ebay recently went for $120, Fully working but with ...
  • This is perhaps true, but I also know professional artists who still take painting and drawing classes. And professional singers who still take singing classes. And professional guitarists who ...
  • Actually I pronged my mouth with a fork just yesterday - hurt like crazy and I couldn't finish my meal There's wisdom in the o.ld ways. If it had been chopsticks it wouldn't have happened
  • Definite;y Art. I don't know why so many camera obsessives refuse to do a short course in photography - the benefits from just a brief amount of feedback and helpful suggestions are worth much more ...
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