Franglais91

Lives in France Paris, France
Works as a Retired IT project manager
Has a website at http://franglais91.book.fr
Joined on Nov 27, 2011
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If I don't answer your post then I'm probably ignoring you. Nothing personal. Don't take it too hard

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  • I'm going to move to Z series - at some stage in the future, progressively, still using my F series bodies for a long while. The existing Z series lenses are the best on the market. However the Z ...
  • Usually I take a picture of something because I want to seize something of it before it is gone. I try to put my feeling of the moment into it and make it more than just an image.
  • Have you seen this video by Tony Northrup? The story about the guy who sends back several copies of his 24-70 f2.8 because it wasn't any sharper on his crop body than the kit lens that came with ...
  • When the 16-80 came out I was first in the queue to have one for my D7200. I really like the versatility of the 24-120 f4 on my D800 and the 16-80 looked like the same thing with wider aperture. In ...
  • Replied in Only 4Mpix?
    I just finished scanning thousands of my 6x6 colour slides, black-and-white negatives and - ugh - colour negatives using a DSLR and a macro lens. A few years ago I did a few thousand more on an ...
  • My D800 has a 6009xxx serial number. For several years the focussing was fine then it started to slip and for some lenses went beyond the lens calibration maximum. I took it in to Nikon, got it ...
  • I notice that you only list the RX100 mk3 in your camera gear which means that you're doing everything with it. This is not the same as my situation. I have two FF DSLR's and a mountain of gear ...
  • Thanks I'll look into that. I've been transforming some colour negative images into - black and white. This actually comes out very well. I have a lot of Fuji Reala which is very sharp and has ...
  • I've been scanning my films on a D850 for months: - 24x36 generally looks quite disappointing. It's not very sharp. My best results have been with coarse-grained black and white negative film ...
  • Every time I've tried calibration tools it has just not turned out right. I never got to the bottom of it. I gave up maybe five years ago. I had my iPad which was great then two generations of ...
  • I tried monitor calibration and I never mananged to get it right. Nowadays I have a very simple approach where I consider that the Smartphone/Tablet has the "right" colour/brightness and I adjust ...
  • This is what I hear all the time. People just don't understand why the pictures they do with their expensive dedicated camera don't look as pleasing as the ones they get with their smartphone. Well ...
  • The Nikon D850 allows you to choose the image area that you want to record: - FX (36x24) - 1.2x (30x20) - DX (24x16) - 5:4 (30x24) - 1:1 (24x24) - I use this quite a bit You can choose to mask out ...
  • When the eye sees a scene it only sees a tiny part of it in detail (detected by the Fovea). The eye is actually darting around the scene in order to give the brain the whole picture. As it goes ...
  • Usually I use the 28-300 with my D800 as walk-about lens and the 24-120 with my D850 but sometimes it's the other way round. I have no problem in using the 28-300 with either of these bodies. It's ...
  • Every time I use the D850 I am impressed by how good a tool it is. It is very versatile. I keep on discovering new things that it does very well (I'm currently using it to "scan" my collection of ...
  • My oldest current body is rated by the manufacturer as having a shutter that will do more than 200,000 shots. In 8 years I've done only 100,000 shots so I'll probably pass on to something else ...
  • I don't take "Holidays" any more. All of my Travels are opportunities to do photos. I research the trip and try to imagine what pictures I'm going to take, what time I have to arrive at a certain ...
  • I sometimes say to myself that I'm Lucky to have lived my life without going through a War. And now this happens. Probably one of the major events of the Century. The Reporter in me says that I ...
  • All my life I have been frugal. I only buy things after careful thought. Early in my photography career I made a few poor choices, changed systems several times. Nowadays I resist rocket ...
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