Edmond Dantes

Edmond Dantes

Joined on Oct 31, 2013

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  • Yeah, I just pulled up a bunch of these images on an iPad and I can see what everybody's saying.  I was pushing them a bit in that direction, but it went way further than I wanted.  I need to get ...
  • Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments, Ron!  You really made my day.  I have a pretty good idea of what I need to get home and do (lots of color correction especially).  I did shoot ...
  • You definitely get some salty characters in Italy (and from Switzerland in your case).  Rick Steves can tend to like some of the extreme characters I've noticed, which doesn't necessarily mean ...
  • Thanks Steve!  It's one of the benefits of my day job being a teacher.  You work insane hours for most of the year, but you do get the epic vacations.  I've been saving all my pennies (or kuai ...
  • Thanks for posting these.  The lens definitely has some character, which I like.  I'll have to think about this lens.  I'm guessing the wait for a long prime might be a serious wait and this could ...
  • I just use a protective filter on it.  I have a ND filter that I intended to bring on this trip for some long exposures in Norway, but I'm pretty sure I left it at home.  Thanks for the heads-up ...
  • No, unfortunately you can't really use the hood on it with full frame.  Parts of the hood end up blocking part of the shot.  I do in fact have quite a few shots that I didn't post here with ...
  • Thanks!  You're the second person to mention "too yellow" in this thread.  I think I need to check my colors on my monitor.  Thanks for the heads-up!
  • Thank you!  I seem to like shooting quite wide, especially in the tight spaces of European cities.  My dad, who is a very good photographer, has no use for wide angles.  I guess just a matter of ...
  • First, very nice shot.  Well done.  I think you'll enjoy this lens a lot.  As you can see, I've been having a ball with mine.  I use the Lightroom corrections as well.  It's been nice having some ...
  • Thanks!  I thought about including that shot too.  These shots aren't with an adaptor.  They're with the 10-18 lens made for the NEX crop cameras.  There's too much vignetting at the extremes of ...
  • Thank you!  Some of the more yellow shots, I probably pushed a bit in PP.  We had a few quite yellow days and I just went with it.  Haha  Understand your point though.
  • Thank you!  I personally would never do a tour group.  I'm a pretty avid traveler and don't like being told when to move and when not to.  Very few of these shots could have been obtained on a ...
  • Thank you!  As for the cropping, I hardly ever crop.  What I do is try to keep it at 14mm, where the cropping is generally not necessary.  I noticed some of these crept over a mm or two sometimes, ...
  • Created discussions Italy with A7 and 10-18
    I just finished a couple weeks in Italy and figured I should continue my one man crusade to show the 10-18 can work wonders on the A7 until that wide angle zoom comes along.  I may even hang on to ...
  • Thanks for this!  I picked up the RX100 III to supplement my A7 and with limited use have been very happy with it.  I find it fills in the gaps quite well.  It does great video, macro shots, and ...
  • Yeah, his whole site is made to make money.  It's no better than an infomercial.  The first time I arrived there, he was convincing me that the Nikon 3100 is as good as any digital camera in the ...
  • Replied in Italy 2013
    Cool.  Thanks for the tips.  I'll break out the SWA lens in the cathedral and see what I can do.  Can't wait to get there.
  • Replied in Italy 2013
    I like a lot of your shots, but probably would have punched them up more in post processing.  I believe that to be more a matter of personal taste than any particular value. I'm going to be in ...
  • Congratulations!  These are wonderful shots.  You really do have a great eye  and excellent taste in your post processing.  I don't have much to add to what's been said already.  You have ...
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