Category Archives: camera and lens

Where to get lenses and camera tested for focus problems? (Nashville)

Ever since I got 5DRS, I’ve been getting an insanely high proportion of out of focus photos with 70-200/2.8. With 80% of the images of stationary objects looking defocused, I am trying to figure out how to check if the … Continue reading

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Microphone advice needed

I am looking for two microphones for use with Canon XA20 video camera. One would be an on-camera mike (something like Audio-Technica AT8022), the other a remote (something like Sennheiser AVX). Knowing entirely too little about audio recording, I need advice on what’s … Continue reading

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Subcompact camera update

Sony RX100 IV proved a disappointment. Image quality is well below my expectations with poor colors, and the usability for video is poor with focus problems. My eyeglasses push the pop-up viewfinder out of alignment, so that’s only marginally helpful. … Continue reading

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World Steel Challenge photos

I still have several memory sticks given to me at the end of the Ft.Smith event by various people. Most of them are without an associated name or address. If you gave me a memory stick for the photos, please … Continue reading

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Please recommend a subcompact camera

I am looking for a camera small enough to live in a shirt pocket. Protected viewfinder would be helpful but not mandatory, close focus is mandatory. Would be ok with prime, non-zoom lens. The purpose is to provide a more … Continue reading

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Model call update for Pearland, TX (Houston area)

After I received many enthusiastic responses, I found out that the client, Primary Arms, is mainly looking for men ages 21 to 45 or so, their primary target demographic. The photo shoots will be mainly done Monday through Wednesday. If … Continue reading

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Models needed for commercial photo shoot in Houston, October 19-23

I am coming to Houston to work with Primary Arms on advertising and editorial photos. Some of the images will be with people — and I just discovered that most of the expected models will be unavailable to do a … Continue reading

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Skin retouching tutorials?

Please advise on the most clear tutorials for working with skin textures? I’ve read several rather unclear guides on working with specific texture frequencies, would like to find something that’s easier to follow and implement.

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Need contact info for MetaBones

I am using their adapter to run Canon EF lenses on Sony body. The locking between the body and the adapter is slightly loose and leads to loss of electrical contact from time to time. I emailed their support address, … Continue reading

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Drones in Nashville

I’d like to get up to speed on doing photos of and with drones. Is anyone near Nashville willing and able to show me the basics?

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LP-E10 battery for Canon cameras

Who of my Nashville readers has a camera that takes such a battery?

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Magnified LCD hood for Canon T3?

I looked at B&H but could not find a single hood for the 2.7″ LCD. Any suggestions?

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Canon T3 operation question

In live view, the screen seems proportional to the expected exposure. That’s useless in studio with flash.  Any idea how I could switch the LCD to display brighter images rather than the expected picture brightness?

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Rear-curtain synch with radio controlled flash?

Does anyone know of a way to get rear-curtain synch of studio flash with Canon 5D2? I can trigger the lights with on-camera flash which has that option, but optical slaving is very unreliable outdoors. I’d prefer to use radio, … Continue reading

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AF micro adjustment

Would anyone based in Nashville or nearby be willing to show me how to adjust focus on DSLR to verify that the lenses are accurate with my specific bodies? I don’t see any obvious issues that are attributable to mis-calibration, … Continue reading

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For the children? Think further out!

Henry .357 carbine. Revolver ammunition does well in longer barrels.

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Running Sony A7R from a cell phone or a tablet

Where could I find a guide on setting up remote control of that camera? The manual supplied with it isn’t very clear.

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Process over results.

Shooting film is a lot like shooting a flintlock: slow, inefficient and best left to those who enjoy the process more than they value the results. Even if used with modern film, these cameras provide no instant feedback and no … Continue reading

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Adobe Camera RAW 8.7 question

Older versions of Camera Raw had a setting for changing midtone brightness (gamma) during the image import. I don’t see a way to do that now other than with curves — but curves do not work with gradations or paintbrush … Continue reading

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A problem with dust on the camera sensor.

My A7R developed a persistent piece of dust on the sensor that’s resisting dry (with Dust grabber) or wet cleaning (with Eclipse liquid and Pec pads). Short of sending it to Sony for service (slow, expensive, uncertain of the results), … Continue reading

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