The Sage Knows

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  • Thanks Sam for pointing that out. Sony seems to always look better on paper than in the hands when you need to get the shot fast.

  • Five iterations of Sony and they still haven't put a touch screen in to allow moving the focus point readily.
    Well you can always hope sixth time is the charm.

  • The correct spelling is lens!

  • Fine for architecture but in candid family pics like this, the kids and the ladies outside will need to stop moving while you take multiple exposures (yeah right). And then it would no longer be a ...
  • Panasonic has an interesting implementation (Post Focus and Focus Stacking mode) using 4K and now 6K video to create a series of images from which you select the (jpeg only) one in best focus. http ...
  • I pass by Pike and 1st everyday. Smartphones and various small mirrorless bodies with a zoom is what I notice. Few DSLRs lately except for the odd camera club group that periodically wanders ...
  • Like Twitter's word limit,
    only for video.

  • Replied in Lighting
    Off camera flash, that is, flash or strobe placed well away from the line from subject to lens, will mean that light will come across the shape of the subject, thereby CASTING shadows. The best way ...
  • Here's one way to do it with Lighroom: https://youtu.be/MPNj4WsHGO8?t=34 and here's another using the adjustment brush tool to limit the effec to specific areas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGK ...
  • Commented on article Fujifilm X100F Review

    "switch the auto-iso to a setting with minimal shutter speed of 100th of a second or alike.
    Or you use the shutter dial to set up a speed that works. Quick and easy."
    Either way, see my original...

  • Commented on article Fujifilm X100F Review

    I tend not to shoot moving people or animals. While Mountains at sunset tend to stay pretty still.

  • Commented on article Fujifilm X100F Review

    I would add stabilization. Even at 35mm, when shooting low light, you either need to raise ISO or live with shaky images. Taking a tripod support defeats the purpose of small carry anywhere to an...

  • Replied in Shooting raw
    If you mean on the back of the camera LCD, It could be that you have the jpeg settings configured to include Nikon Active D Lighting (contrast reduction) which will boost shadow detail and make the ...
  • Thanks Allison, nice to get ideas from other successful photographers. Now I'll shamelessly try some extended shutter speeds to blur palm tree branches and clouds in my own work :)

  • Great Bustard recommended it hours ago. He got two likes (one mine)
  • I had a similar case a while back and was informed by another member that using the same puck to verify calibration as was used to establish it doesn't guarantee delta E from the actual standard ...
  • Eclipse are guaranteed safe for all sensors. Currently they list the X-Pro1 only so you'll need to check with them to be sure it will also work with the Pro 2. http://photosol.com/swab-sizes/ How ...
  • No need to guess or bracket since the histogram will give you a good idea of where you're at with the exposure across the range of whites to darks. Pick your desired aperture for depth of field and ...
  • Exactly. Areas that are out of focus, particularly specular highlights that are out of focus, will look different as well. Bokeh is an important consideration when choosing a lens.

  • A few years back, Imaging Resource and Diglloyd ran tests of similar lenses and indeed found discrepancies.
    Among 50mm primes, IR found clear winners and losers although the differences were...

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