dpollitt

Minneapolis

properspective.com

Age: 30

Photographer, tech head, and extreme sport enthusiast.

I'm an amateur who likes to shoot everything from portraits to landscapes. My favorite venues are half way up a 14k mountain, Ontario in Fall, and the Mediterranean at sunset.

I love talking technology, new equipment, and Canon lenses.

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comment How to determine if a new lens is a subpar copy?
Note that I believe the title should be updated if you want to compare a lens to the spec sheet. And if that is the case this is a duplicate of: What are the standard tests available to quantify lens parameters?. If your question is how to test if a lens is a dud, this is a duplicate of How can I test a new lens to make sure it is operating correctly?
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comment How to determine if a new lens is a subpar copy?
I'm going to take a shot in the dark that the quote you provided is describing a 24-70mm f/2.8 L lens that is notorious for having copy to copy variations, especially in the used market. Most modern lenses from Nikon and Canon have far less issues like that. Complex designs, zooms, and plastic parts all play into how much variation exists. If you are buying a simple 50mm prime I would expect much less variation for example.
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comment Do photographers see ambiguity in the color of the blue/black (gold/white) dress?
I don't see what is fairly obvious about the comparison. Please explain.
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answered How to transfer all my photos from my Canon camera to my iPad mini in wi-fi?
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comment Can I take macro photo with a mirrorless camera as easily as with a compact camera (even without a macro lens)?
Yeah for sure. Every person I know personally who owns the EOS M also owns the adapter though. I'm simply suggesting that this person asking the question too might also be considering that adapter.
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comment Can I take macro photo with a mirrorless camera as easily as with a compact camera (even without a macro lens)?
This is all correct, but it's important to note that an EF mount adapter exists so you can use more then what is just native.
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revised Can I take macro photo with a mirrorless camera as easily as with a compact camera (even without a macro lens)?
I think it's important to note this bs full frame since we are comparing sensor sizes in particular.
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comment How do I cook sticky rice/glutinous rice in my rice cooker?
As I said in my question, my rice cooker also has a steam function. Will that achieve the desired effect?
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revised What should I look for in a wide angle lens?
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comment What should I expect in maintenance costs after shutter failure for a DSLR?
Why are you comparing a camera to a car? That is not the situation. Also, does your car manual tell you the price of a new engine? Of course not.
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comment Is an 18-200mm lens sufficient for an Alaska trip?
Bog-standard? What is that?
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