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.

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  • Answer: to infinity and beyond . Sorry. Questions like this cannot really be answered, as changing technology and user needs and expectations change over time. Regards, David
  • Replied in Absurd
    This is about as absurd a thread as I have ever read on DPreviw. What you may like in B&W photos is certainly not directly connected to how the sensors that happened to have made their camera ...
  • I hate to reply to your post as it represents a nearly non-photographic theme, as would my own reply, of necessity, also then be. But, as I mentioned in two other posts here, the reports of ...
  • First, I don't want to hijack this thread into the political realm at all; I like talking about beautiful pictures much more than that, and I like the OP's pics. Second, while I live near Detroit, ...
  • Very nice pictures. I like the B&W conversion also. I shoot on the street in Detroit all the time for, believe it or not, a commercial client. You're right about needing to know about your ...
  • I don't understand your last sentence, but I've often thought my 90 TS-E was a brilliant, under-appreciated lens and could never understand why it wasn't designated an "L" lens by Canon. Couldn't ...
  • Replied in More hijacking
    Well, I guess I'm just another hijacker. My current 24-70 2.8 II does have decentering issues and is the third example I bought, the previous two having been worse and returned. I don't understand ...
  • Replied in Another idea
    This might almost be OT, but, if you are looking for a great walking-around lens, nothing beats Canon's humble 40mm pancake. When I just want to go out with a 5D3, I put on the 40, and it feels ...
  • Replied in Big Question
    Found it myself just now. It is a real Canon announcement. http://www.canon.com/news/2015/sep08e2.html Regards, David
  • Replied in Big Question
    What about the possibility that this is a hoax. Has anyone confirmed this outside of the two Canon rumor sites where it has so far appeared. No skepticism at all? Seems weird that everyone is ...
  • 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, ...
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