Franglais91

Lives in France Paris, France
Works as a Retired IT project manager
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

Franglais91's recent activity

  • I checked the D700 on the Photo Argus calculator here (sorry it's in French) https://www.chassimages.com/index.php/argus-photo-tous-les-prix/ A D700 in exceptional state is worth 660€ - but this is ...
  • Replied in Simplicity again
    Back in the days of film I used to have a Rangefinder for compactness, a SLR for general use and a medium-format camera for high quality. Today I have one DSLR system with loads of accessories that ...
  • I tried out the Z6, Z7 and the D750 this Morning at the Paris Salon de la Photo (=French Photokina). This year I bought the D850 which means that my D800 becomes my second camera for anything risky ...
  • Years ago Olympus invented a mechanism to give the sensor a high-frequency ultrasonic shake every time you turn the camera off. This worked so well that it was adopted by the other manufacturers ...
  • The 4000 Euros you could spend on a DSLR body is not going to take you very far. I've had DSLR's for a long time and I've accumulated a LOT of useful material over the years. About every 6 years I ...
  • Well spotted. The AF illuminator is such an essential feature that it never occured to me that anyone would omit it

  • Replied in Wrong subject
    Being comfortable with your material is all that counts. It seems like with your type of subject and mix of cameras you're not going to see much difference between the formats. Me on the other hand ...
  • Replied in Wrong subject
    I find that the "full frame look" is most obvious when the subject is something rich with subtle tones. Bigger sensor = more tones. Your test subject is garish and ugly. I don't think you're going ...
  • Strangely I find that the RX100 is MORE capable for low light action than my DSLR's. The RX100 tends to set full aperture in low light (f1.8 at the shortest focal length - and it's very sharp). I ...
  • I find that the image quality and overall ability to manipulate RAW on Sony RX100 Mk3 is about the same as the Nikon D300 that I used for years. It's way behind the D7200 but much much better than ...
  • Replied in Better lenses
    Judging by the FTM graphs published by Nikon, the new lens mount may allow for lenses with better performance than those on the F series. Now that is a compelling reason to adopt the new system. Th ...
  • There is absolutely no point in installing ACDSee Ultimate AND ACDSee Professional on the same machine. Ultimate does everything that Professional does plus a few things (layers). Nobody is going ...
  • Replied in Yes but..
    If I was going to have just one package to do everything it would be ACDSee. I've been using it for years to manage my image Library. - I currently have 700,000 objects in my database keeping track ...
  • Our gallery is about 4 metres wide. I usually stand back so that I can take in two pictures at a time then come in closer to examine detail if I've spotted something. However the first thing I look ...
  • Replied in Act slowly
    When I get a new body, it takes me three months to get used to it and really use it well. When I got the D850 I initially got by by setting it up just like my D800 and gradually over time I ...
  • Our photo club does 8 exhibitions a year - and we have an A1 printer. Our members have all sorts of gear. My observations after long hours spent in our gallery waiting for visitors: - A print from ...
  • I shoot stills. I've got a Sandisk 128GB Class 10 microSD card plus adapter which is currently less than 29 Euros on Amazon. I can get more than 2000 RAW images on a single card, enough for almost ...
  • I've been looking at the Western Digital Passport Wifi disks for a while as a non-computer solution for short trips. It's much more than a hard drive. It's a tiny server with integrated WiFi ...
  • I'm waiting till I can take a look in a Z7 viewfinder before deciding if the Z6/Z7 body is interesting. I looked in the Sony A9 viewfinder last year and I hated it. I would be interested in Nikon ...
  • Created user review thread Pushing Surface 3 to the limit
    I really like my Surface 3. I'm using it now in an Airbnb in the north of England while in the background DXO is churning away converting my latest RAWs. But more of that later. I use the Surface 3 ...
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