The Sage Knows

Lives in United States Seattle, United States
Joined on Dec 28, 2010

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  • If the light changes but the subject doesn't, then an auto or semi auto priority mode with exposure compensation EC will require less work and I will use it. In the vast majority of scenes I shoot, ...
  • That's one way. The LR adjustment brush can be set to increase or decrease many of the same parameters in the main Develop module but with more targeted precision. You can for example increase ...
  • Instead, you actually benefit from not raising ISO and selectively brightening the shadows leaving highlights intact. Often some three additional stops of dynamic range can be obtained using this ...
  • Here's a link to an article by DPReview if you haven't seen it already. On ISO invariant cameras (Sony, Panasonic, Nikon are examples), purposely using a low ISO like 400, and getting a very dark ...
  • In case you're ever in Scotland, you may be interested...

  • Unless you're after the OOC jpeg, that setting has no effect on the raw file. When you export from LR, you will get the opportunity to pick a color space for the jpeg or tiff. Check your website's ...
  • Would be great if Maui Jim would sell flat plates that I could slip into a Lee filter holder.
    I have their prescription polarizers (the rose (they look brown) colored ones that are especially good...

  • Replied in crop factor
    You will get the same field of view that a 500mm on a full frame (like D810) would give after you crop off the edges. Some full frame Nikons will show the DX crop within the viewfinder and save the ...
  • I prefer the second one (for the colors mostly) but cropped to remove the boring airplane contrail like clouds in the upper third which kept pulling my attention away from the castle. Here I used a ...
  • Commented on photo Wyoming Night Sky in The Sage Knows's photo gallery

    Orion hopping over the highway.
    See Pleiades (Subaru emblem) near the top.

  • I've assigned the fn1 button to AF-On as it sits right under the joint of my thumb. A slight squeeze on the body is all it takes to activate focus. I find this preferable to extending my thumb pad ...
  • There's your problem. SIngle shot Focus ( tap the AF-ON button) and recompose only when the subject is stationary. Continuous focus (keep the AF-ON button pressed in AF-C) to track the moving ...
  • Replied in Use a LensPen
    With traditional cleaning methods, (lens cleaning tissue, lens fluid, those flat little lens cloths) yes And roughly most of the replies here have said the same thing. Some posters appear to think ...
  • Commented on article Domke F-803 and F-5XB review

    @Ergo: Unfortunately not.
    @El Jeffe: Camera and lens both Made in Japan. And I don't have a problem with that.

  • Commented on article Domke F-803 and F-5XB review

    Yes. There's often an ethical reason to avoid buying items produced in slave labor like conditions by companies that want to avoid paying good wages to domestic (in this case, American) workers.

  • Commented on article Domke F-803 and F-5XB review

    There's sometimes an ethical reason to not purchase products made by slave like labor in third world countries. Made in USA often means better wages for workers.

  • Yes there is. And when the world is ready, When I am ready, I will share that formula. ;-) I know of a couple of "big name" strobe photographers that have put forth lessons that basically show us ...
  • It is 1200mm equivalent. You are correct. The camera spec  also says it is 12MP at 1/2.3" https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/cameras/point-and-shoot/long-zoom-camera ...
  • You don't have to wait until Monday morning since B&H actually starts their work week on Sunday.
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