antoineb

Lives in Switzerland Geneva, Switzerland
Joined on Oct 2, 2007
About me:

carpe diem
also, but that's less important, one day find a camera that
matches the human eye's 125mp, high ISO performance,
lack of noise, AF speed and continuous tracking, and its
portability! Not to mention self-repair...

antoineb's recent activity

  • Hi Dan, - why the question mark with "Nikon DSLR" ? - why are you bothered by your friend "keeping on posting" his images?  If it is because you find them bad, and if he is a friend, then you ...
  • the answer is: it will vary! ;-) - some cameras will, in their default mode, adjust mostly for the center of the scene in this case the brighter rock and so give you this effect. - other cameras ...
  • Replied in easy!
    hi jbcohen, - CF used to be faster than SD.  Nowadays only CFast is theoretically a good deal faster than the fastest SD - but of course it's not compatible with CF so...  In any case that's why ...
  • The best is for YOU to decide. And this is easy: you just go to the review of one of these cameras, and select the others in the boxes below.  And then you look around the test shots and make up ...
  • Hi Ken, happy to hear that you see a big difference in use, if not in specs, between the D810 and the D810. So this means that your conclusion is that the OP should NOT go for a D800, even if ...
  • Hi brucet, sorry to hear about this. To me it reads like a standard intimidation tactic to try to extract some cash from the naive traveller.  In which case there are two options: - either call the ...
  • Hi waboo, I own a decent DSLR and a couple decent lenses including a beautiful 85mm f1.4. I have seen no compelling reason to "upgrade": - more mp's than my current 16? Makes no real-life ...
  • Hi Robert, your title says "best time to buy a D810", but your conclusion says "worst possible time in the cycle to buy a camera".  So which one is it, for you? ;-) I think we all know the answer ...
  • Hi Glenn, nice tight framing!  But I agree with you: these shots have no "wow" about them. Quick questions/comments: - is this as shot, or did you crop? - the light on most of these shots is quite ...
  • Hi Max, I DO own a DSLR and a couple good lenses including a beautiful 85mm f1.4.  And although that best is 5 or 6 years old now, and I don't see any reason to buy a new one, clearly a portrait ...
  • Well yes.  Nikon made a profit.  Better yet, their debt levels are very low, and they were free cash flow positive. Still there are a few things to keep in mind: - making a profit is not enough per ...
  • Replied in Nothing new!
    Well. Already today 97 percent of all cameras sold are Smartphones.  And Smartphones are getting better all the time.  And pretty soon they'll all come with multiple imaging sensors which will ...
  • Hi tallenvt, in all such discussions I think it is best if people show samples.  Can you please post some? thanks
  • Replied in Exactly right
    Hi sportyaccordy, I think you nailed it! ;-) Indeed in a time where smartphones have become so good at photography, and 97 percent of cameras sold last year were those on smartphones, buying a ...
  • Hi Laslo, not sure what you mean.  The data says you were at 480mm focal length, assuming this is the focal of the lens then that's 720mm full frame equivalent. Now the fox looks tiny on those ...
  • Replied in hmmm
    OK, sorry to read all this. Obviously if you're going to be 3 hours away then that about does it. Couple thoughts though: - staying in Switzerland doesn't have to be expensive.  During my ...
  • Replied in Dynamic Range!
    hi again nopro99, when I don't carry a superzoom compact, I obviously photograph with my iPhone. Actually probably well over half of my mountain photos come from my iPhone nowadays.  Of course this ...
  • Hi nopro99, I spend a LOT of time in the Swiss Alps, doing ski-mountaineering, mountaineering, or simple hiking.  Here are a few thoughts: - how long can your drive there be on those day trips?  I ...
  • Replied in Indeed!
    yup, agree. Interestingly though there are lots of national and cultural variations here! For example in most stores in France, salespeople will tell you about an "APN", for "Appareil Photo ...
  • Replied in Here goes:
    - if you start carrying more gear around, you'll be more tired and it won't do anything for your photography - perhaps on a psychological level it feels good to have all that gear in a bag (it ...
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