calson

Lives in United States Elkhorn, United States
Works as a photographer
Joined on Nov 14, 2005

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  • Most troublefree are the ones from Cyber Power but you can check the customer reviews on Amazon and elsewhere to see which ones work well. With the larger units they use a battery that is the size ...
  • Replied in Mac or PC
    I made the switch after Apple stopped providing OS upgrades for my Mac Pro workstation and I need the current OS for the graphic cards. The new Mac Pro workstation was going to cost me $8,000 and ...
  • Not mentioned by the media is that the flooding of the rivers in Germany resulted in the complete destruction of 65 bridges. It will take a very long time to rebuild the bridges and enable people ...
  • You are getting perspective distortion from using too short a focal length lens. If you want the mountains to look like mountains you want to use a 85mm or longer focal length and it there is too ...
  • A speedlight should be used for fill light to illuminate eye sockets and not to illuminate the face. Try at home using an exposure for the ambient light and then adding a touch of flash for fill. B ...
  • It is simpler to take one shot and if a wider field of view is needed then using an ultra wide angle lens makes this a lot easier. But the shorter the focal length the more that the perspective is ...
  • I highly recommend reading the books by Brenda Tharp and Glenn Randall that show what can be accomplished with long exposures and stitched panos which require a good tripod. Brenda Tharp's book ...
  • I still use Outlook as it allows me to use MozBackup to backup my contacts and calendar. I have never used Outlook for email as it is too easily hacked. Not even Microsoft used it for corporate ...
  • Lenov provides excellent customer support and their people are based in the United States and are much easier to understand and work with over the phone. HP is the only other Wintel company that ...
  • There are three computer companies that provide excellent post sale support for customers, Lenovo, HP, and Apple. All of these companies have tech support personnel based in the United States. I ...
  • Replied in Windows 11
    Early adopters of Windows 11 are going to be the guinea pigs and doing the quality control for Microsoft that shut down its testing group in 2017. I have Windows 10 on a laptop and a workstation ...
  • I would add the Nikon 16-80mmf/2.8~4  lens for this camera. The difference with 16mm does not seem like much but the view angle on your camera is 83 degrees as compared to the 76 degree view angle ...
  • I tested the 24-120mm at 24mm and at 50mm and at 70mm against the 24-70mm lens and the images from the 24-120mm were so very soft that I promptly got rid of the 24-120mm lens. This was with a 12MP ...
  • In the first place sharpness is not necessarily a good thing for portraits where the lens shows every pore and blemish in sharp relief. Usually the f/1.4 lens is built for "pro" use and will have ...
  • The current 3-series Gitzo tripods have serious design defects. The last one I bought arrived with pieces broken off and not usable. After that I switched briefly to RRS and finally to Feisol which...

  • Feisol CT-3472 tripod at $600 has 57" height, supports 66 lbs and in 30 seconds add $63 center column kit increasing height to 10+ inches, rock solid with 600mm f/4 lens. $84 and 30 seconds add a...

  • The Home version provides no ability to alter how much access the people at Microsoft (and their corporate clients) have to your computer  and when downloads are installed and possibly new bugs ...
  • It depends in part on if he plans on air travel and does not mind having the tripod in his checked baggage. If photographing animals in trees (cats, birds, reptiles) or high up on a slope (bison, ...
  • I would look for someone selling a used Gura Gear Bataflae 26L or 32L backpack on eBay. Nothing else compares from any company.
  • Try to photograph animals up in a tree or on a hilside with a telephoto lens and you will want to have a taller tripod with a much higher working height. The alternative is to shoot hand held and ...
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