Michael Fryd

Michael Fryd

Lives in United States Miami Beach, FL, United States
Has a website at www.michaelfryd.com
Joined on Jul 28, 2002

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  • Yes, filters can can cause noticeable ghost images on night shots.  Canon talks about this in their Lens Work book on lens design. Here are a few things to keep in mind about filters: (1) Under good ...
  • From the referenced American Cancer Society web site: "In one large study, British researchers compared a group of more than 1,000 families of young children with cancer against a similar group of ...
  • I don't think we need to make this about our personal qualifications. The qualifications that matter are those of the authors of the scientific papers on the issue.
  • As it turns out, I am not an industry representative.  However, I do have a degree in Electrical Engineering. But you are correct in that there are paid shills on both sides of the argument ...
  • Yes. It is very important to discuss technologies that can bring great benefits to a large number of people at a lower cost. Yes. Some schools have banned cell phones. It turns out that they are ...
  • It looks like the cable companies are doing a great job with their FUD campaigns (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt). By stirring up public sentiment against a new technology, that could lower costs for ...
  • Of course, the other perspective is that people shouldn't accept a job if the pay isn't enough to live in that area.   If companies can't get good employees in an area due to how cost of living, ...
  • The monitor brightness should vary with room brightness.  The same brightness can make an image look too dark if the monitor is in a brightly lit room, and too bright if the room is dark. For the ...
  • The ISO setting on a digital camera does a few things. Let's take the easy one first. It tells the camera's meter that you want a particular exposure level. At higher ISO settings, the camera's ...
  • I usually provide two files. A full resolution file labeled "for print", and a lower resolution file labeled "for web or email". That way the client doesn't need to own a Photoshop like program.
  • If you want to make an informed decision, the trick is understanding the situations where they actually help and in which they don’t. If someone said they always wear a surgical mask when they ...
  • When you get Champagne on your filter, you don't throw the filter away, you clean it. If you get Champagne on your front element, you don't need to throw the lens away, you can clean it. The real ...
  • Sorry it came off that way.  That wasn't my intention.
  • Actually, there's quite a lot of science in the study of these evolutionary psychological traits. A common one is the tendency to extrapolating correlation to be the same as cause and effect, If ...
  • As an evolutionary trait, an abundance of caution can be a good thing.  When you can die from a mistake, it's very helpful to be able to learn from observing others. Yes.  There's nothing wrong ...
  • I think you've touched on the root of the strong feelings.  it's human nature to lock onto a solution and stick with it. If the first issue you notice is an IQ problem, it will be " obvious " that ...
  • The problem is that the typical manifestation is a lowering of contrast.  That's very difficult to notice unless you have an image without the loss to compare it to.   I suspect there are images ...
  • I'm not sure what you are trying to say here. Yes, the IQ difference between a filter and no filter is usually minimal. As is the IW difference between a consumer lens and an expensive lens. My ...
  • Yes.  If I send a broken lens in on a Monday, I normally won't have it back until Wednesday. If I needed to shoot with a scratch on the front element, I would use a black Sharpie® to paint out the ...
  • I'm not sure that "vastly lower" is correct. A good filter can easily cost you $85 up front, and then another $85 to replace it when it breaks. That's about $170. A front element replacement on a ...
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