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Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Today, 1:33 PM
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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, 11:37 AM
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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, 4:40 PM
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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, 9:08 AM
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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, 8:38 PM
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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, 3:56 PM
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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
Forum: News Discussion Jul 9, 2018, 3:52 PM
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Posted By VTphotog
It refers to SLR cameras. The mirror has to move...

It refers to SLR cameras. The mirror has to move out of the way of the film or sensor in order to make an exposure, and that is automatic when you take the picture, but there is a way to manually...
Forum: Kodak Jul 6, 2018, 9:00 AM
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Views: 162
Posted By VTphotog
Apparently, the landscape mode ignores the...

Apparently, the landscape mode ignores the program to focus on foreground objects, and just sets focus to infinity, which makes sense if you aren't using manual focus and want to be sure of having...
Forum: Kodak Jul 5, 2018, 8:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By VTphotog
Infinity isn't a separate mode. What the...

Infinity isn't a separate mode.

What the manual is telling you is that, in wide angle, the camera will focus between 50cm and all the way to infinity, whereas in telephoto, it will focus between...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 29, 2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By VTphotog
It could be from the film, but I would guess that...

It could be from the film, but I would guess that the camera is metering for the highlights. If it is consistent, you can always give it a bit of boost, since you're doing it manually anyway, or wait...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 29, 2018, 4:31 PM
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Posted By VTphotog
I took a look and think you are OK with these....

I took a look and think you are OK with these. The shots are a little dark overall, but the highlights are not washed out, and it is easier to recover detail from dark parts than from light. The auto...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 25, 2018, 2:13 PM
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Posted By VTphotog
I take it you don't want to go the frame and mat...

I take it you don't want to go the frame and mat route, which is my personal preference. There are alternatives, though.
Glass: obviously it's going to be heavier and more fragile, but certainly...
Forum: Photo Critiques Jun 24, 2018, 2:20 PM
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Views: 379
Posted By VTphotog
I like the image. It is really striking. I hope...

I like the image. It is really striking. I hope you had enough black ink! :)

brian
Forum: Nikon dSLR Jun 13, 2018, 8:04 PM
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Posted By VTphotog
Irfanview is good, and pretty easy to use. It...

Irfanview is good, and pretty easy to use. It doesn't have the range of settings, though, to give you very much better results than the camera will produce using jpeg. Unfortunately, raw developing...
Forum: Canon Lenses Jun 13, 2018, 12:02 PM
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Views: 443
Posted By VTphotog
I have a Sigma 24-135/2.8-4.5 which covers about...

I have a Sigma 24-135/2.8-4.5 which covers about 95% of what I shoot. It is seldom off my Pentax K3. Sometimes I wish it were a bit lighter.
Forum: Newbie Help Jun 8, 2018, 4:52 PM
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Views: 879
Posted By VTphotog
Don't know the cameras in question, but can offer...

Don't know the cameras in question, but can offer some generic advice.

First, any digital camera should be switched off before removing or installing a lens. If you take a look at the way the...
Forum: General Discussion May 25, 2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,651
Posted By VTphotog
Film stored sealed in a refrigerator can be kept...

Film stored sealed in a refrigerator can be kept for several years, or possibly more. At room temperature, or in a varying temp environment, a year or two. In a car's glove box in the summer, a few...
Forum: General Discussion May 22, 2018, 9:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,651
Posted By VTphotog
A lot of TLRs were brought back from Europe after...

A lot of TLRs were brought back from Europe after WWII by returning GIs, including a couple of my uncles, who had Rollei ( I think)TLRs. These had interchangeable lenses, and while the camera bodies...
Forum: General Discussion May 22, 2018, 3:22 PM
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Views: 1,651
Posted By VTphotog
Digital SLRs certainly exist. There are quite a...

Digital SLRs certainly exist. There are quite a few forums dedicated to the various brands, right here on Steve's. Not all digital cameras are SLR though, even those with interchangeable lenses. ...
Forum: General Discussion May 21, 2018, 4:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,651
Posted By VTphotog
The '125' is orange to make the setting easy to...

The '125' is orange to make the setting easy to find, because that is your electronic flash sync speed. At that speed,(or slower) your shutter curtains will both be open fully. At higher shutter...
Forum: General Discussion May 21, 2018, 11:11 AM
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Posted By VTphotog
The fine grain pattern is a slight frosting on...

The fine grain pattern is a slight frosting on the view screen of the finder, which aids in focusing. Sometimes, the split prism isn't useful, when there isn't sufficient light, or at times, when...
Forum: General Discussion May 20, 2018, 8:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,651
Posted By VTphotog
According to the page I linked to, the exposure...

According to the page I linked to, the exposure meter is just three LEDs in the viewfinder. I think back then they used green for correct exposure, which would be the middle LED, and the...
Forum: General Discussion May 20, 2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,651
Posted By VTphotog
The viewfinder ring is for manual focus, of the...

The viewfinder ring is for manual focus, of the 'split prism' type. When the subject is in focus, the two halves of the split ring will be in alignment and the split will be difficult to notice.
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Forum: General Discussion May 19, 2018, 9:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,651
Posted By VTphotog
You may have to purchase film online, as not many...

You may have to purchase film online, as not many places stock it anymore.
Ditto for processing. Gone are the days when every corner drugstore had a 1 Hour film processing lab.
If you do this, I...
Forum: People Photos May 14, 2018, 8:49 PM
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Views: 778
Posted By VTphotog
That would be very hard to overlook, IMO.

That would be very hard to overlook, IMO.
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