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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  • 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 ...
  • Replied in +1; +2
    I hate to draw this out any longer, but, generally, I agree with your positions, which, not surprisingly, agreed with my original suppositions. Furthermore, some of the posters, have a slightly ...
  • The whole point of that section of my original post was to point out that with the "possible" 52 MP sensor that was being discussed, the resolution loss would be acceptable to most, as opposed to, ...
  • There is a quite simple way that improved lens design can tackle the effects of diffraction. By designing a lens that delivers its highest resolution and contrast, from center out to the corners ...
  • You're right, of course, about "all or nothing" not being the only possible outcome. But, although I haven't checked the auto-focus with the best possible accuracy, I did use that same ...
  • Replied in Amanda
    The skin smoothing on Amanda's face is just slightly too much for my taste, but much of that depends on the use of the image, just how "rough" her skin was to begin with, and Amanda's own ...
  • Thanks for your "guess-timation" reply on the matter. Your experience is interesting and certainly gives me a reason to heed your thinking. However, I'm still not totally convinced that it's ...
  • This past week, I was shooting a busy expo near me for a magazine group, something I do occasionally. Most of my shooting was done handheld, chimping away, with one of my 5D3's with a 600 series ...
  • Replied in DPP4 Question
    Perhaps this is just too simple, and you have, of course tried this, but, have you just clicked on the small "+" sign to the left of the desktop folder icon? If you haven't, that will, of course, ...
  • Commented on BETASAMPLE_ISO400_DSCF0471 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery

    The camera's sensor/software handles the extremely difficult herringbone pattern of the woman's shirt very well. I'm impressed! The high ISO shots are also really nice, and the grain is very...

  • Agreed that this cam is a prince among the many small-sensored frogs. The image quality is about as good as it gets in the small travel cam segment and the lens is surprisingly good as well. When I ...
  • The images you showed were not very attractive representations of people who I assume were close to you, and I can understand your disappointment with the results. However, the camera itself does ...
  • Many years ago, around maybe year 2000 or so, I bought an Imacon 4-step shifting back for my 2x3 view camera. Had to return it, because the native software rendered the very detailed images with a...

  • I know I'm very late to the party at this thread, but at least I finally got here. Thanks very much for the link, and especially the report about trying it .Although I had found the link previously ...
  • I am puzzled by your problem. Try calling Canon Pro Services if you're a member, or Canon's consumer line if you're not. They probably won't have a quick answer, but eventually they will probably ...
  • Thanks so much for the nice things you have said about my work. Of course, I am flattered that it might inspire you to improve your your own. As to the "long lens" issue, unless you are doing some ...
  • Nice first attempt at car shooting. This is an easy type of photography to do, but a very complex and somewhat difficult one to do well. First, in general, there is not enough separation of the ...
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