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Al D

Al D

Joined on Jul 7, 2009

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  • Thank you for this detailed reply and thank you for sparing me the formulae, never been good with formulae. I still fail to see what all the fuss is about in practical terms. Digital sensors mimic ...
  • Lol! Good one! I bet your 4 year old doesn't 't drink beer, does he? :-D
  • Nobody needs a Porsche but... This is why it's called a free market. If only drivers who have the capability to fully exploit the performance of a Porsche 911 were to be allowed to buy one, the ...
  • Interesting demonstration. You are entirely correct, Nikon offers a better selection of FF lenses for less. This being said, I would not have ever considered a FF had it not been for the smaller, ...
  • While comparing a mirrorless M4/3 camera to a FF DSLR. Would've been interesting to compare the D610 with... say the D7100 just to stay in the same family and generation (and a slightly bigger ...
  • Interesting. So, what's the answer? Okay... and? So, then, don't keep us hanging. Share the knowledge. In your modest opinion, why do "we" ETTR on digital cameras?
  • Interesting approach. Let's see how it works for me... Sony A7 + 28-70 3.5-5.6 + 55 1.8 + 35 2.8 = 187 Dxo points for $3098. My mirrorless FF beats the cr** out of your dslr FF. When are you ...
  • It's a guy thing you see. Typical six year-old boy school yard behavior. - My daddy is stronger than your daddy. - Yeah? Well my brother is bigger than your brother! - I bet I can pee further than you.
  • I don't bother with in camera histograms to be honest, I come from a time when my only tools were the light meter, my eyes and my brain. I'm pretty sure Ansel Adams didn't use histograms much ...
  • Replied in Silly.
    Nice photo. Where is your 18% gray area in this frame? In this case exposing even for the bright snow results in underexposure. You in fact increased exposure to compensate, the sun be darned as ...
  • Replied in No….
    You may be right be you do come out a little harsh.
  • Replied in Silly.
    If you're exposing to "preserve clipping the highlights" and point directly at the sun, and expose for this area you will be effectively underexposing the rest of the scene, this is what ...
  • So what is your suggestion for your example above? Point to the cloud and what? Expose for the cloud? Then you loose all details in the rest of your scene. No, of course not. You point to an area ...
  • Because it's not better all of the time? I wrote "better", I didn't write "always better". I would gladly go medium or large but carrying all this gear up mountains and down valleys isn't ...
  • Dual clutch is in fact automatic. You can change gears manually, usually with a paddle shift but the gearbox itself is automatic.
  • For sure there will be a Nikon mirrorless eventually but will it work with the current glass? My wife has Nikon gear. She was jealous of my new a7 so I replaced her old trusty but heavy old D80 ...
  • Replied in High ISO
    Wonder what the heck the old masters of portrait were doing moving forwards and backwards with their giant 8x10 Deardorffs and fixed focals. No, I wouldn't stick a 20mm lens in someone's face. This ...
  • Replied in DOF
    Pointless discussion IMO. Ran out f-stops at the wide end and want shallower dof? I can just get off my butt and move closer to the subject. You can do this whether you're using a crop sensor or a ...
  • Good points. ETR, in the end, I had my m4/3 cameras almost permanently set on +1ev. Since switching to a FF I find just going with what the meter says or underexposing gets me more latitude in post. ...
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