Darrell Spreen

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Joined on Feb 13, 2000

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  • Replied in Studio shot
    Very attractive model with excellent lighting. I appreciate seeing examples of careful studio lighting....since this is a lighting techniques forum. (Too many posts about buying equipment). :-(
  • Replied in Without crowds
    Just a few pigeons..... And a few gondoliers.....
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  • First, don't clean a lens routinely. While the top coating on multi-coated lenses is very hard, it can be scratched and paper towels are very abrasive. "Microscopic" scratches will affect the ...
  • Many people on these forums have pointed out that subtle colors are too variable across the many different viewing devices. With many people using tablets or phones these days which can't be ...
  • I've always shot jpegs with all my cameras.  I guess I trust the manufacturers to get the jpeg output right since that's the way most people will be judging their cameras.  No different, IMO, than ...
  • Replied in A personal view
    Never liked HDR / tone-mapping.  Don't even like most photos made to "pop".  I guess I'm being left behind, but I don't mind.
  • I've looked at your samples several times, not only for the differences in the lighting with various sources, but also because I enjoy still life photography. I have used a number of different ...
  • I've seen references to a number of things such as less clinical sharpness compared to digital images (which are sometimes over-sharpened, of course). The motion picture industry may be more ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Books with a past
    Placed 2nd in the challenge.
  • I measured my adapter tube (installed) and it measured just slightly longer than 1.5".  The LX7 lens does not quite reach the end of the tube, so I don't think the lens can touch the filter.  I ...
  • Of course noise will be different. Small sensor cameras (10MP in the case of the LX7) can't be "pushed" as far, but that's up to the photographer. The more recent small-sensor cameras look very ...
  • Light intensity determines exposure, lumens/square inch.  The crop factor does not matter.  I'm very sure, in the sample I posted, that the same camera settings on a larger-sensor camera would ...
  • You may also want to check out the Bower adapter, which is the one I bought. It is a bayonet mount and is very secure.  You remove the bezel on the camera and it just snaps into place. https://www. ...
  • I also have a 52mm lens tube and a 1.4x telephoto attachment for a bit of extra reach when I need it. I am not a fan of either the iZoom feature or digital zoom, though iZoom is really quite ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry BOO!
    Placed 22nd in the challenge.
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