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"Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
« on: February 05, 2006, 05:51:21 PM »
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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)
WHAT'S IN A NAME


"MINOLTA"
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.


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



"LEICA"
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.



"KONICA"
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.



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



"NIKON"
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".


"CANON"
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
link

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

Cheers!

K

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)
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"Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
« on: February 05, 2006, 05:51:21 PM »

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Re: "Did you know thread"
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2006, 08:22:52 PM »
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...

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Re: "Did you know thread"
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2006, 12:25:11 PM »
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?

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Re: "Did you know thread"
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2006, 08:12:17 PM »
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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Re: "Did you know thread"
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2006, 10:53:23 PM »
"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?! "

Not really.  Macro lenses are optically corrected to resolve better or render better field flatness at close focus.  Ordinary prime lenses are optimised to work at 'normal shooting distances'- that is, from infinity to about a meter.  As they focus any closer, they tend to lose field flatness.  A macro lens is required to render flat fields when working at extremely short distances. 

One test to support this is to use an ordinary "prime" lens for enlarging.  The projected image will tend to distort.  A real macro lens will project flat, just like a real enlarger lens, which BTW, is a true "macro lens".

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Re: "Did you know thread"
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2006, 11:02:37 PM »
...that the former USSR was the world's largest producer of cameras?  They produced more cameras than any other country in the world.    The first models of the Soviet Leica FED and Zorki clones were made in more numbers than all Leica cameras ever produced. The total number  of Leica-inspired Soviet cameras numbered in the millions.  The Soviets tried to improve on the original- and they did succeed in many ways.

...that the first 35mm SLR was made in the Soviet Union?  The GOMZ (later to become "LOMO", the maker of the cult LOMO LKA camera) produced the "Sport" ("Спорт") in 1935, a year before the German Kine-Exakta was released.

...that the Kiev rangefinder camera was probably the camera whose design had the longest production run?  The camera was based on the mid 1930s Contax II and III.  The Soviets captured the Contax works after WWII and shipped its tools and machines as war reparation to the Ukrainian "Arsenal" camera factory where production continued under the "Kiev" badge. The camera hardly departed from the original 1935/36 German design.  The Kiev was discontinued in the middle or late 1980s.  That's an almost 60-year production run.

...that the so-called "Pentax screw mount"- aka M42 screw mount- should be, and more accurately, called as "Contax Screw Mount"?  Contax developed this lens mount and introduced it in their "Contax-S" camera in 1949.  It was the first pentaprism 35mm SLR.  This Contax SLR was the basis of all 35mm SLRs which followed it- Nikon, Canon, Pentax and everyone else included.  Because of political/economic issues, this Contax (made in East Germany) had to be renamed Pentacon (PENTAprism CONtax) to avoid run-ins with West German Carl Zeiss who legally owned the Contax name outside the Eastern Bloc.



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Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2006, 02:42:06 AM »
did you that these aperture and shutter speed combinations
obtain the same exposure

f1,1/60sec = f1.4,1/30sec = f2,1/15sec = f2.8,1/8sec = f4,1/4sec = f5.6,1/2sec  ;)
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Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2006, 04:49:02 PM »
did you know that:


The number one magazine cover of the past 40 years in the USA, was an image taken by Annie Liebowitz for Rolling Stone of a naked John Lennon curled in a foetal position around a clothed Yoko Ono.


This picture, taken in a street in Saigon during the Vietnamese war, shows Genl. Loan shooting a Vietnamese prisoner. The picture is considered to be one of the five greatest pictures of the 20th Century that helped to change history.
It was taken by Eddie Adams (12/06/1933 – 19/09/2004).


This photo, taken by Neil Leifer, is rated as one of the best sports pictures of the previous century. It shows Muhammed Ali standing over a floored Sonny Liston. The shot was taken in Maine, USA on 25th May 1965.

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Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2006, 05:19:38 PM »
sorry but i can't help but give an OT reply.. melvin those are some very interesting facts. this is the first time i saw that john lennon and vietnam photo. thanks.

Heres my share:

did you know that...

-79 percent of professional photographers use digital cameras, which cost $8,000-$10,000.

-Thomas Wedgewood took the worlds first photograph in 1802   [Source: Uncle Johns Bathroom Reader]

-Princess Di was the most photographed woman in the world.If you took every picture taken of her and put them all together,you'd have a 36 year long movie,and it'd be a smash hit!
     David Lexington from Los Angeles,CA

-[quote frm bloomberg.com] Goldman Sachs Group Inc. gave Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein a $53.4 million bonus for 2006, setting a new high-water mark for Wall Street's top brass less than a week after Morgan Stanley paid John Mack a record $40 million.

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Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2006, 01:21:27 AM »
sorry but i can't help but give an OT reply.. melvin those are some very interesting facts. this is the first time i saw that john lennon and vietnam photo. thanks.

I just got this from a site about photo trivia which I totally forgot.  :)  hehehehe

I think the John Lennon photo is the cover photo of Anne Liebowitz's book. 

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Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2006, 09:09:01 PM »
Did you know that Ernesto "Che" Guevara was also into photography? and he's a Nikon shooter.  ;)

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Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
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Polar bear's hair appear ivory or golden colored because their fur absorbs violet and ultraviolet light (They appear black when photographed in the UV.), and that sometimes algae will grow inside their hollow guard hairs, making them appear green. It is commonly thought - incorrectly - that the hair is transparent, and refracts mainly the white part of the visible spectrum, thus making the hairs appear white. :-*
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Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2007, 09:49:02 AM »
Have you ever wondered what causes those freaky red eyes in your family's photographs? The light from the flash of the camera penetrates the eyeball, bounces off of the retina (the inside back of the eyeball) and is reflected out the front of the eye. Because the retina has a large grouping of arteries, the light reflected back is red.  ::)
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Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2007, 11:06:58 AM »
ok most of you probably know this pero for some who may have missed it:

did you know that you can have a 2-sec timer on your canon 350D/400D? simply turn on the mirror lock up function and set the drive mode to "self-timer". Upon pressing the shutter the mirror locks up-then waits another 2secs (instead of the usual 10secs) before the actually taking the shot. A nice feature when working on a tripod using long exposures. You get the benefit of minimizing camera shake due to pressing the shutter and vibration from the mirror slap. a good alternative if you don't have an ir remote or cable release.

not sure though if this is the same for other models

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Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2007, 11:52:36 AM »
ok most of you probably know this pero for some who may have missed it:

did you know that you can have a 2-sec timer on your canon 350D/400D? simply turn on the mirror lock up function and set the drive mode to "self-timer". Upon pressing the shutter the mirror locks up-then waits another 2secs (instead of the usual 10secs) before the actually taking the shot. A nice feature when working on a tripod using long exposures. You get the benefit of minimizing camera shake due to pressing the shutter and vibration from the mirror slap. a good alternative if you don't have an ir remote or cable release.

not sure though if this is the same for other models

sir can you explain this further? i mean step by step? hindi ko kasi makuha e. hahaha sorry. what a noob.

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Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2007, 04:51:51 PM »
When you activate the self-timer, the shutter release will be delayed by 10 secs when you click the shutter button.

When you activate the mirror lockup function (check Custom Functions), you need to click the shutter button twice (since the first click moves the mirror to the 'up' position).

When you combine both (mirror lockup function + self-timer), you only click once, and the self-timer will activate for 2 seconds.
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Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2007, 05:42:08 PM »
woah that was new! takot lang po ako mag experiment baka masira yung cam ko.

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Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2007, 05:17:57 PM »
Its ok to experiment on your cam,  how else could you learn how to use your gear? :D  just make sure you made your research first. ;)

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Re: "Did you know thread" (A Photography Trivia Thread)
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2007, 06:58:20 PM »
Canon produce the fastest lens with an effective aperture of f 0.95 in 1961. CANON 7, labeled as the monster had a 72 mm filter size.
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