MarshallG

MarshallG

Lives in United States SF Bay Area, CA, United States
Joined on Nov 29, 2004

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  • Replied in Golden Gate
    I woke before dawn on New Year's day to photograph the San Francisco Golden Gate.
  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
    Golden Gate: The San Francisco Golden Gate on New Year's Day
  • Bad tripods are useless. They wobble, and the heads are very difficult to adjust, which makes it difficult to position the camera for the shot. There are two types of tripods which are good: ...
  • For sure, using the Play feature with Zoom is necessary to check your shots for sharpness. But, at the same time, you also need to look at the photos which "look horrible," and figure out why they ...
  • I’m not following you. Canon introduced the FD lens mount in 1971. The Canon EF lens mount replaced the FD mount in 1987.  My camera takes EF lenses. I realize that Canon then introduced EF-S for ...
  • What happens when you go to a movie theater in the middle of the day and then walk outside into sunlight? Where’s your DR then?
  • I think everybody basically understands this, and that we're just going back-and-forth over how we linguistically explain it. Anyone who's lifted shadows in a RAW file probably gets it, but it's ...
  • You have plenty of camera, and there’s probably no need to consider an upgrade unless you dive very deep into this hobby. I suggest you buy no other lens.  Just use your very good system for a ...
  • I thought you paraphrased what I’d said! Guess we’ll have to agree to agree! ***clink!***
  • Honestly, guys? The only prizes DPReview gives out are for taking good pictures. Just forget the arguing and take the picture already.  You guys are probably both right and just misunderstanding ...
  • Yes, those are the four majors.  I’m sure there are other engineering majors which could lead in those directions, but I think those are the four biggest... and I think it’s the three engineering ...
  • Replied in Languages
    I don’t think so.  “The camera industry” doesn’t necessarily mean working for Canon or Nikon.  Lots of cutting-edge visualization and imaging work is being done in the United States.
  • As I said, I’m not into “my camera is better than yours.” And to be honest, I’d rather be a great photographer with a bad camera than a bad photographer with a great camera. In my example, I don’t ...
  • I’ve worked in industry for three decades, and I think your advice is too granular.  Assuming the OP hasn’t begun college, the big decision is just something broad — Will he or she choose to move ...
  • These are four majors which can lead to work in camera design. Few people master all of these fields; it’s really not necessary. Cameras and related systems take teams of engineers to develop. The ...
  • The camera can scan from bright to shadow, but the photograph cannot.  This is why the sensor needs greater dynamic range than the eye.  Our irises continually open and close as we scan across a ...
  • Your eye can scan from a dark shadow to the bright clouds in the sky. Your camera cannot; if it takes a photo with dark shadows and bright clouds, that's all in one exposure. The purpose of high DR ...
  • I’m sure I could make a Nikon do the same as Canon, or at least give the same result, but personally, I would hate it if my EC changes my FEC.  That is it not how I want to work at all. For ...
  • On a Canon DSLR (I don’t know Nikon), you can just dial in FEC -Flash Exposure Compensation. But I don’t understand how simply dialing flash power back one stop will “balance” your exposure if ...
  • Replied in ISO 32,000
    Here's a photo I took of Jefferson Starships' Pete Sears in a very dim bar. ISO was 32,000. Camera was a Canon 5D Mark IV.
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