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Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Yesterday, 8:53 PM
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There's a clear distinction between what a...

There's a clear distinction between what a manufacturer considers a beginner's camera and an intermediate camera, and it isn't always what they say it is.

For me, an intermediate level camera has...
Forum: Nikon dSLR Jun 13, 2018, 6:54 PM
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Posted By TCav
Try Irfanview (https://www.irfanview.com/).

Try Irfanview (https://www.irfanview.com/).
Forum: Canon Lenses Jun 13, 2018, 11:46 AM
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Posted By TCav
Without a doubt, I use my Tokina 100-300/4 more...

Without a doubt, I use my Tokina 100-300/4 more than every other lens. It lives on my Nikon D7200, ready at a moment's notice for any sports/action/wildlife photo op.

But my favorite lens is the...
Forum: Newbie Help Jun 10, 2018, 8:27 AM
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Views: 281
Posted By TCav
Resetting a camera before you use it, new or...

Resetting a camera before you use it, new or used, is always a good idea.

As for the contacts, the simplest and most effective way to do that is to use a pencil eraser, being sure not to allow...
Forum: General Discussion May 30, 2018, 3:26 PM
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Posted By TCav
Nice rings.

Nice rings.
Forum: General Discussion May 30, 2018, 12:41 PM
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Posted By TCav
That's an interesting technique. I've not seen...

That's an interesting technique. I've not seen that before. If you'll be doing a lot of that, I'd suggest a copy stand to ensure that the camera's lens was squarely over the film. Macro lenses have a...
Forum: General Discussion May 30, 2018, 2:02 AM
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Views: 819
Posted By TCav
Define "super duper". Film is transparent...

Define "super duper".

Film is transparent and as such, light must pass through it in order to render an image. Typical scanners can't do that without a special attachment (HP calls it a...
Forum: General Discussion May 30, 2018, 1:34 AM
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Posted By TCav
Certainly, but that's not what professional...

Certainly, but that's not what professional services would use.
Forum: General Discussion May 28, 2018, 5:43 PM
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Posted By TCav
For what you're trying to do in this iteration,...

For what you're trying to do in this iteration, I'd say get the prints. You don't need to dwell on the images you've captured; you're just looking for light leaks.

Film is most often scanned with...
Forum: General Discussion May 25, 2018, 10:36 AM
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Views: 819
Posted By TCav
I was going to say "Adorama sells Fujicolor 200...

I was going to say "Adorama sells Fujicolor 200 film for $2.99 (US) and Kodacolor 200 film for $3.29 (US) (https://www.adorama.com/l/Films-and-Darkroom/Film/Color-Film?sf=Price)", and "Why take a...
Forum: General Discussion May 24, 2018, 6:53 PM
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Posted By TCav
It's the thing the image is focused on,...

It's the thing the image is focused on, previewing the result, so it screens the focus. :)
Forum: General Discussion May 24, 2018, 10:06 AM
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Posted By TCav
dSLRs have them too. That's what you're looking...

dSLRs have them too. That's what you're looking at through the eyepiece. Sony's SLTs (i.e.: A55, A77, A99, etc.) don't have them, but Canon, Nikon, Pentax and Sigma dSLRs do.
Forum: General Discussion May 24, 2018, 9:59 AM
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Posted By TCav
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thu...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a0/SLR_cross_section.svg/720px-SLR_cross_section.svg.png

Lens assembly (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photographic_lens)
Mirror in down...
Forum: General Discussion May 24, 2018, 9:48 AM
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Views: 819
Posted By TCav
Nothing. They are simply the sides of the mirror...

Nothing. They are simply the sides of the mirror box.



That's the bottom of the ground glass focusing screen with a split-image rangefinder in the center. (It's actually translucent, not...
Forum: General Discussion May 23, 2018, 8:22 PM
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Views: 819
Posted By TCav
If you're lucky, they're on the bottom surface of...

If you're lucky, they're on the bottom surface of the focusing screen. If so, you can clean them at the top of the mirror box. While you're at it, you may also want to clean the mirror. That's a...
Forum: General Discussion May 22, 2018, 7:21 PM
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Views: 819
Posted By TCav
No. A TLR has two lenses, while an SLR has one. ...

No. A TLR has two lenses, while an SLR has one.

This is a photo of my Yashica MAT-124 G Twin Lens Reflex camera. It uses 120 or 220 film for creating 2x2 exposures, and has twin 80mm lenses.
...
Forum: General Discussion May 22, 2018, 3:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 819
Posted By TCav
SLR stands for Single Lens Reflex. It...

SLR stands for Single Lens Reflex. It distinguished SLRs from TLRs, or Twin Lens Reflex cameras. Both use a mirror (hence "Reflex") to aim the camera, but a TLR has one lens for composing, and a...
Forum: General Discussion May 19, 2018, 7:49 PM
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Views: 819
Posted By TCav
First, find some film.

First, find some film.
Forum: Nikon dSLR May 15, 2018, 2:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By TCav
Unfortunately, the 18-140 is no prize either, but...

Unfortunately, the 18-140 is no prize either, but since you already have it, I'd say use it if you don't think you'll need the longer focal lengths.
Forum: Nikon dSLR May 15, 2018, 8:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By TCav
The Tamron 18-200 is pretty bad, with loads of...

The Tamron 18-200 is pretty bad, with loads of distortion, vignetting, field curvature and chromatic aberration. The Tamron 18-270 is an improvement. The Nikon 18-200 is about as good a superzoom...
Forum: General Discussion May 9, 2018, 5:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By TCav
See...

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_sensor#CCD_vs_CMOS_technology

There are advantages and disadvantages to both, but on balance, I think CMOS is the better choice.

But I wouldn't pick one...
Forum: General Discussion May 7, 2018, 5:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By TCav
https://www.imaging-resource.com/cameras/olympus/s...

https://www.imaging-resource.com/cameras/olympus/sp-590uz/vs/panasonic/fz150/

The big things for me are that the FZ150 has a higher resolution tiltable screen, can record 1080p video and record...
Forum: Canon EOS dSLR May 4, 2018, 6:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By TCav
Flip a coin(?)

Flip a coin(?)
Forum: Sony Alpha dSLR / Konica Minolta dSLR, Sony SLT Apr 26, 2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By TCav
I also have the Beercan, and love it. At today's...

I also have the Beercan, and love it. At today's prices, having an A-Mount body and NOT having a Beercan doesn't make a lot of sense, though I admit that I hardly use it. I use my Tokina 100-300/4 on...
Forum: General Discussion Apr 25, 2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By TCav
My big concern is what will happen to my group....

My big concern is what will happen to my group. I've moved my photos from one place to another before, so that doesn't worry me, but the Sony Camera Club has almost 22,000 members, almost 1,750...
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