Ask a Photographer, Part 5

Today marks round 5 of “Ask a Photographer,” an open forum for you to ask any questions you might have about photography, camera gear, travel, adventure, or how to avoid the New Zealand sandfly. Leave your questions in the comments below and I’ll be answering them all day long.

Please read these previous “Ask a Photographer” forums to see if your question has already been answered:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

*Update: Sorry for the delay in getting to everyone’s comments; I spent way less time at home today than I thought I would. It was just too damn beautiful in Santa Cruz to stay inside. I’m closing the forum to new questions but I will answer every question that’s already been asked.