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David Franklin

David Franklin

Lives in United States West Bloomfield,, MI, United States
Works as a Photographer, retoucher & sometime designer
Joined on May 23, 2002
About me:

Professional advertising, corporate & editorial photo image-maker for 30 years; digital photography, digital retouching and 3-D pioneer, all since 1996; exclusively using digital capture since early 2002.

David Franklin's recent activity

  • Rishi, I don't have time to respond to all of your counterpoints, as I am in the middle of two different jobs right now, but here are a few things. Last week, I shot 60 different people portraits ...
  • Rishi, I respect your technical expertise very much, but speaking as a long-time professional, who shot people for the most demanding national media for over 20 years with no auto-focus at all, I ...
  • Replied in Great comment
    As to "teying to stop the diaxussion," yes, I am saying that I much prefer this repetitive claim and counter-claim, about a a tangential and nearly irrelevant subject, to be be curtailed, if not ...
  • Replied in Great comment
    Hilarious and telling comment. The endless chest-thumping about whose sensor can best save a photographer's mistaken exposures or plain lack of preparation or failure to apply good technique, is ...
  • Well, folks, this thread seems to prove, from an entirely unlikely source, that Western Civilization may not last more than a couple of more generations. Yes, I know that it's only an internet ...
  • Who are you going to believe, DXO or your lyin' eyes? Never mind their conclusory rating number, compare actual files made with the cameras. Good place to see them, as I already noted, is Imaging ...
  • In my reply that you quoted above, I think I made clear that the image quality of the Canon would be superior. If you wish to view a rough yardstick to measure the difference, check out the Jpeg ...
  • The cameras are actually too dissimilar to properly compare. But, here goes my attempt. For simple static shots requiring only a narrow band of lens focal lengths, the LX100 will do very fine, and ...
  • I haven't shot serious fashion work for quite a few years, but let me be Captain Obvious here. People use Canon's because they either like them, or it's just what they have, and they can't afford ...
  • Replied in Not comparable
    ....or I could take a Canon 5Dsr and a few smaller f/4.0 zoom lenses to do almost the same thing. Way too big you say? That's the point. The ZS 50 is a "pocket camera," and it does, in fact, ...
  • No offence to all you out there who opt to display your family snapshots on the net as examples of your work, but I decline to post my family's informal snapshot pictures. Just my own individual ...
  • Thanks. Happy to be able to contribute. Didn't write a "review", but just thought someone would appreciate it if I shared my experience. Glad you did. Regards, David -- Keep learning; share ...
  • Created discussions Happy with ZS50
    I am a very longtime professional photographer, with a whole lot of pro equipment - now mostly full-frame Canon gear in the camera department, although I've shot Nikon's back to the D1X models, ...
  • I don't yet know either if I would consider buying the XC10 or if it is a good value for its intended market. But, I do think that the majority of posters here are at least very premature in their...

  • Replied in The new 5DSR
    Camera isn't yet available, but from previews on pre-production models, inferences regarding its construction and tech, and old fashioned common sense, here are some good guesses. 1) Some, but not ...
  • I figure ISO on a sliding scale that takes the job and end-use into account. Ordinarily, no higher than ISO 200. When I want near-excellent results with a little more room to maneuver, ISO 800 ...
  • Commented on photo in sample gallery

    The produce stand shot shows some decentering and/or some interesting curvature of field, mostly probably the latter. In the far right corner, a sign is pretty sharply rendered while in the near...

  • Commented on 03 Dan_2505_15mm_f2.8 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery

    The produce stand shot shows some decentering and/or some interesting curvature of field, mostly probably the latter. In the far right corner, a sign is pretty sharply rendered while in the near...

  • Without wanting to bathe the OP in the sarcasm inherent in my subject line, and assuming he is asking an authentic question, rather than merely trying to stir the pot for the second hundredth time ...
  • I too am an "old-timer" higher end professional, steeped in the arcana of photo knowledge that had been required to take excellent pictures. Lighting control, special film development, giant 8x10 ...
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Last review Dec 18, 2012
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Last upload May 26, 2012