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"Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)

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Title: The "Did You Know" Thread
Description: Input some quick tips NO OT REPLY PLS

tekgik - August 15, 2005 03:24 AM (GMT)
This is simple...

Lets flood this one with photography tips & tricks, theoretical or technical & etc..

Lets keep the shutter clickin! ;)

tekgik - August 15, 2005 03:31 AM (GMT)
Did you know that it is much better to use center focus point together with AF one shot!?

wheelee - August 15, 2005 03:42 AM (GMT)
did you know that Auto ISO can be used to compensate for shutter speed

edsel - August 15, 2005 04:35 AM (GMT)
Did you know the Macro lenses are nothing but Prime lenses with built-in Extension Tubes inside?! :D

tekgik - August 16, 2005 05:30 AM (GMT)
did you know that +1 stop means: for shutter speed 1/60s is +1 stop of 1/125s

arbil - August 17, 2005 05:17 AM (GMT)

Formed in 1928 under the name of the Japan-Germany Camera Company by Kazuo Tashima, the name was changed to Molta in 1931 from the German tiltle Mechanismus Optik und Linsen von Tashima. The company name was changed to Minolta in 1962 from the full name of Mechanical INstruments and OpticaL by TAshima.

The name of Fuji is simply taken from the name of the highest mountain in Japan, Mount Fuji.

Ernst Leitz started making lenses for microscopes and telescopes in 1849, and it wasn't until 1911 when Oskar Barnack joined the Leitz firm that it made its first camera. It was going to be called LECA, until someone suggested that LEICA (LEItz CAmera) sounded better. The name stuck.

The firm of Konishiroku Kogaku have been involved in making photographic and lithographic materials for over 200 years. It adopted the name Konica when it started making cameras in the 1940's.

The name was simply taken from the surname of the inventor and designer of the camera, Seiichi Mamiya.

The original name for Nikon was Nippon Kogaku, meaning "Japanese Optical". The company was formed in 1917 and its name was changed to Nikon in 1946 by taking the "Ni" from Nippon and the "Ko" from Kogaku and adding an "n".

The original name for CANON cameras was "Kwanon", the Buddhist god of mercy. The first Kwanon camera was built in a small Tokyo workshop in 1934. The name was changed to CANON in 1935 to avoid offending religious groups.

tekgik - August 22, 2005 03:48 AM (GMT)
Did you know that using High ISO/ASA in digital will result in larger file size

tekgik - September 8, 2005 07:04 AM (GMT)
Did you know that you can use different battery rating on you 300d's battery grip simultaneously?
Ive tested a generic bp 511 1800mah & generic 1400mah simultaneously with no problems.

shuttercat - September 8, 2005 10:32 AM (GMT)
Did you know that the inside of most if not all Lowe Pro camera bags is "18% gray"? Its actually 18% reflectance or 50% middle gray, or Zone 5, thanks to sir joachim for pointing out, though the term 18% gray is widely used.

There is discussion though, that meters actually are calibrated for 12% gray. Newer Kodak 18% gray cards actually suggest opening by 1/2 stop.

nnobleza - October 5, 2005 03:43 PM (GMT)
Did you know that autobracketing increases your chances of getting the correct exposure? (I know it increased my "tsamba" for a good photo. :D)

misterkodaker - October 5, 2005 06:05 PM (GMT)
Did you know that you can control the strenght of the effect of a soft filter or a diffuser depending on your choice of aperture? The larger the opening the stronger the effect and vice versa.

misterkodaker - October 5, 2005 06:07 PM (GMT)
Did you know that turning off your DSLR's in-camera sharpening feature will give you greater leeway later on in Photoshop to sharpen a slightly out of focus image?

misterkodaker - October 5, 2005 06:08 PM (GMT)
Did you know that a the focal length of a camera lens is not its physical length?

Neither is a normal focal length the distance of the retina to the back of the eyeball. :D

nnobleza - October 6, 2005 12:01 AM (GMT)
Did you know that owning a camera increases your popularity/pogi points? B)
(Pahiram naman ng pang-kodak mo may binyagan kasi sa amin eh - di ka man lang ininvite. Yung cam pala yung popular. He he.)

And, if you own one of those SLR's or DSLR's they mistake you for a pro! :blink: (Which is true anyway kasi p'ro na lang pictures and nasa isip mo. :D )

misterkodaker - October 6, 2005 12:13 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (misterkodaker @ Oct 6 2005, 02:08 AM)
Did you know that a the focal length of a camera lens is not its physical length?

Neither is a normal focal length the distance of the retina to the back of the eyeball. :D

You cannot affect the exposure of your subject by adjusting the shutter speed if it is purely lit by a camera or studio strobe.

tekgik - October 6, 2005 12:41 AM (GMT)
Did you know that your 550ex has custom functions? You can enable it by pushing & holding the backlight button

Check out this

misterkodaker - October 6, 2005 05:26 AM (GMT)
A film changing bag is also useful for photographers who use DSLRs. You can use it to change the lenses of your DSLR in a dusty environment to lower the probability of dust getting on your sensor :D



viccapistrano - October 19, 2005 03:30 AM (GMT)
Did you know that sRGB is a narrow gamut color profile (best suited for computer monitors) while AdobeRGB is a wide gamut color profile (generally better for printing)

Adobe photoshop's RGB color is used in editing the actual screen display, while in actual printing CMYK is better to get the actual color display...

This topic has been moved to Anything Under The Sun.


misterkodaker - October 6, 2005 12:13 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (misterkodaker @ Oct 6 2005, 02:08 AM)
Did you know that a the focal length of a camera lens is not its physical length?

Never had the slightest idea that this is the actual case.  ??? newbie talaga ako, haha. so focal length is based on the elements inside or what?

Did you know perspective doesn't change when you change focal length, rather perspective changes when the distance between subject and camera changes. Given you stay in one place, a 50mm and 400mm lens will give the same perspective.

Did you know that early Canon cameras was sold with Nikon lenses.

Did you know that a Nikon D70 (as with Nikon D1 models) will sync with flashes at any speed, though I have noticed image degration past 1/2000. So for me I use it only till 1/2000 with flash.

Did you know that when people refer to a fast lens, that it has nothing to do with its focusing speed, but rather on its maximum aperture.


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