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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  • The RX100 has a tiny sensor with a short focal length lens (9mm) that has much more depth of field than a full-frame camera. Autofocus is easier. The Z5 can do continuous-focussing but it's best on ...
  • Nowadays I use a zoom lens in daytime when I have good light. If I go out at night I just go out with a Prime lens and that's all I use. I know that I'm going to be shooting a different type of ...
  • I've been a professional Wintel expert for decades but now I'm retired I can just buy a Mac Mini box that does what I need it to do. Apple have produced an architecture for photographers and...

  • Lightroom has a lens profile for the 100-400 (comes from the camera?). Switching it on or off I can see there is some light falloff in the corners. But I prefer the overall look of images I get...

  • Created user review thread I really like this lens
    I had the 24-120G f4 (F-mount) which covered 90% of my focal length needs. I just regretted having to close it down to f6.3 to avoid light falloff in the corners and sharpen it up a bit, which ...
  • I still have the following F lenses for use on Z cameras: - 18-35 f3.5-4.5. I only use it once a year for architecture. I know I should use it more for landscapes - 60mm G f2.8 macro with the ES-2 ...
  • "View all in continuous mode" is set to "On". Thanks for that. I have successfully used Subject Tracking on the Z5 with people running towards me in a predictable way. I think it should also work ...
  • This afternoon I'm selling almost all my DSLR gear in exchange for the 100-400 Z. This is taking a risk in assuming that my Z5 can handle dragsters and fighter jets but my recent experience ...
  • When I added my dragster picture I noticed it was done at 290mm and not 500mm as I thought. My Z5 with the 100-400 would be able to handle it. Might be about to change my mind..
  • Thanks for the tip. I never tried that. I still have a sore elbow from photographing Drag Racing with a hand-held 200-500 back in August.
  • I noticed a few years ago that all my lenses had become "good", even the ones that I considered in the past to be "not so good". Finally I thought it must be the use of RAW development software ...
  • I'm delighted with my Z lenses that I can use even at full aperture and get good results. This was not the case with most of my F lenses which I had to close down at least by one stop. I'm also ...
  • I often do black and white for Art Nudes. Strong colours with deep blacks are delicate to use with femake models but sometimes it works. I did an exhibition recently with a group of other ...
  • When I open a RAW file in DXO for the first time it comes out in colour. Usually I do major corrections (exposure, framing) in colour then create a Variant and apply the standard DXO black and ...
  • Replied in Different
    When I set out to do an image the first thing I decide is if it's going to be in black-and-white or in colour because that changes my concept: Black and white = contrast, lighting effects, ...
  • The 24-200 is a no-brainer for travel: - Small and light enough to go in my little travel bag mounted on the camera ready to whip out at a moment's notice abd put away again - Just enough range for ...
  • The 26mm focal length is close to the "standard focal length view" on Smartphones.

    I have the 40mm which I mostly use in the Street at night. It allows me to stand at a certain distance in the...

  • I'm sitting on my PC in the bedroom connected to a 500 Mbit/s Fiber optic connection in the hallway via TPlink Powerline plugs. I'm getting 200 Mbit/s download and 190/s upload to Ethernet i.e. I ...
  • When I got my Z5 two years ago I set it up like my D850 with Continuous focussing and Eye detect and did a model shooting in fairly low light on the 24-200 Z lens. The result was that about a ...
  • The D850 does everything right, especially autofocus, all the time, with no complicated modes. It had high pixel density, useful for things like birds and aircraft where i have to crop a lot. It ...
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