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Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 20, 2018, 9:07 PM
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Posted By VTphotog
I am having a bit of a problem understanding why...

I am having a bit of a problem understanding why this is a problem. If you are shooting in manual mode, the the settings remain fixed, do they not? At any rate, the camera setting are embedded with...
Forum: Photo of the Day Contest Oct 13, 2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,813
Posted By VTphotog
I don't think Jim is around anymore, but the...

I don't think Jim is around anymore, but the contest rules are located here: http://www.steves-digicams.com/photo-of-the-day/photo-contest-rules.html
One per month seems to be the limit.
brian
Forum: General Discussion Sep 27, 2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By VTphotog
I have used Open Office in the past, but there...

I have used Open Office in the past, but there was a period of time when it was not supported, and I switched to Libre Office, which was a further development of Open, and had continued support. It...
Forum: General Discussion Sep 26, 2018, 1:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By VTphotog
If you have an office suite, such as MS Office,...

If you have an office suite, such as MS Office, or Libre Office (open source), you generally create the document with it, and convert it to PDF format with another program. (I think this may be built...
Forum: Olympus dSLR Sep 18, 2018, 8:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By VTphotog
The monochrome treatment in the second shot works...

The monochrome treatment in the second shot works for me due to the more defined shapes of the boats, masts and quay against the more organic water, mud and sky, making it more visually interesting....
Forum: People Photos Sep 18, 2018, 3:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By VTphotog
Interesting perspective, if a bit snobbish and...

Interesting perspective, if a bit snobbish and self-congratulatory. The term 'snapshot' comes to us from the shooting sports, where, again, the quick action shot is looked down upon as having less...
Forum: Newbie Help Sep 5, 2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,882
Posted By VTphotog
A number of us don't have FB accounts and can't...

A number of us don't have FB accounts and can't see it.
You can post it directly, if it is not too large.
There is a thread on how to post pictures.
Forum: Olympus Sep 5, 2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By VTphotog
Sometimes it's just the simple things that we...

Sometimes it's just the simple things that we overlook. Can't remember all the times it has happened to me.
Forum: Olympus Sep 4, 2018, 2:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By VTphotog
Are there any selector rings or switches on the...

Are there any selector rings or switches on the lens which could have gotten bumped? Can you try the lens on another camera?

I have had a similar problem on a Pentax with a Tamron lens, where...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Sep 2, 2018, 9:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By VTphotog
I don't really keep up with current prices, or...

I don't really keep up with current prices, or the various brands and models, but it sounds as if you are doing alright. Having access to lenses without paying an arm and a leg is something many of...
Forum: Welcome! Introduce yourself here Sep 2, 2018, 9:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By VTphotog
Welcome to the forums here at Steve's. Most of us...

Welcome to the forums here at Steve's. Most of us welcome questions, and if we have answers, are happy to share them. We also get along a bit better than some other places you might find, so you...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Sep 1, 2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By VTphotog
Your intended use of posting photos online...

Your intended use of posting photos online doesn't place a lot of demands on the camera in the way of resolution, so an older model with fewer megapixels should do very nicely. The lens is the...
Forum: Tips & Tricks Aug 23, 2018, 3:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By VTphotog
If you are attempting to get the very soft...

If you are attempting to get the very soft waterfall effect, you will probably need a s/s of 1 or 2 seconds, so a tripod is a necessity. Not being a fan of the look, I haven't done this, but my...
Forum: Konica Minolta Aug 18, 2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,232
Posted By VTphotog
I still have my D7hi, though my wife mostly uses...

I still have my D7hi, though my wife mostly uses it now for pictures of her spinning, knitting and weaving projects. It had the sensor replacement under warranty, and hasn't had any problems since.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 5, 2018, 3:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By VTphotog
Well, DPReview has a feature selector, which I...

Well, DPReview has a feature selector, which I tried out and come up with the following:...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Aug 4, 2018, 1:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By VTphotog
This sounds like it should be simple, but...

This sounds like it should be simple, but unfortunately, it is a bit more complicated than just finding a camera with an intervalometer feature. (that is the term for it) Shooting that many shots...
Forum: General Discussion Jul 22, 2018, 4:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,670
Posted By VTphotog
I haven't tried that solution myself, so can't...

I haven't tried that solution myself, so can't give any hints. I would think, though, that unless you can turn off the scanner light source, you will end up with a combination from the phone shining...
Forum: General Discussion Jul 21, 2018, 2:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,670
Posted By VTphotog
'Dots per inch' is one of those terms that can...

'Dots per inch' is one of those terms that can mean a lot of different things, so it becomes pretty meaningless unless the parameters are defined.
The pixel size of your photos as listed, is...
Forum: General Discussion Jul 20, 2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,670
Posted By VTphotog
Probably using automatic processor, so if there...

Probably using automatic processor, so if there isn't anything on the negative, it doesn't get processed.
I took a look at the included Exif info on a couple of the shots, and found the following:...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 17, 2018, 2:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By VTphotog
The faster lens is a help in lower light, and for...

The faster lens is a help in lower light, and for getting out-of-focus backgrounds for portraits and other shots where you want to isolate the subject visually, but really doesn't do much for picture...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 11, 2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By VTphotog
I haven't attempted this myself, but recall...

I haven't attempted this myself, but recall talking with a couple people who have.

Unless you are planning on making a regular practice of this, I agree with TCav: find someone who can do it for...
Forum: General Discussion Jul 10, 2018, 5:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By VTphotog
If you open the CD and look at the properties of...

If you open the CD and look at the properties of the images, it should give you the size of the image in pixels. Pixels correspond with dots in printing, so if your prints are 4"x6", at 300 DPI, that...
Forum: General Discussion Jul 10, 2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By VTphotog
300 DPI for prints is good quality for most...

300 DPI for prints is good quality for most photos. It's about the limit most people can resolve with the naked eye, and it's probably what his printer's resolution is. Your negatives will have more...
Forum: News Discussion Jul 9, 2018, 9:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By VTphotog
The mirror lock-up was often used with the bulb...

The mirror lock-up was often used with the bulb setting to prevent camera shake for long exposures, as Phil mentioned. (a feature I remember using only once or twice). My Minolta has a small,...
Forum: Biweekly Shoot Out Jul 9, 2018, 4:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By VTphotog
Yes, for some time now. There had been little to...

Yes, for some time now. There had been little to no activity and the people running it could not find any 'new blood' to pitch in. (to make a long story very, very short)
brian
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