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

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  • Modern DSLR's do at least 1000 pictures on a full battery. I always carry a fully charged spare battery. That makes 2000 pictures carried around with me. I usually do 50-100 pictures a day when I'm ...
  • Replied in Buy a new one
    I never take my best camera on Holiday. I need to be able to take risks, feel free to wander about, do pictures that are "good enough". If I find an exceptional subject then I try to come back one ...
  • First thing that I noticed was how quiet it was compared with my D800. If you want Something really quiet then you can use the electronic shutter but that's in Live View only.
  • I've seen it suggested (somewhere on DPReview) that Sony wanted to keep the weight of the sensor as low as possible to make IBIS more effective with a big sensor. Olympus  have IBIS and SWWF but ...
  • Yes I was appalled when I came across it last week. The Sony-Minolta system of giving the sensor a strong jerk is less efficient than an ultrasonic vibration. It also makes cleaning the sensor ...
  • It's explained here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dust_reduction_system With the Olympus SWWF system there is a (very) thin layer of glass over the sensor that is vibrated "ultrasonically" by a ...
  • Replied in Several things
    I have the D800 and the 28-70 f2.8 and the 80-200 f2.8 AF-S lenses. I don't use these lenses very much any more - too big, heavy and no VR. 1. Your image appears to be sharpest at about the level ...
  • The D850 is what I was hoping for - a system that is an improvement on my D800 in every way and that fits seamlessly into my way of working. I follow mirrorless. I shall look at the Nikon + Canon ...
  • Replied in It's essential
    Pictures OOC are what the camera thinks is good but it's not what I saw with my eyes. It's not "my" picture. Depending on the picture I straighten, crop, change light balance, change tonal curve, ...
  • The three events that I mentioned were all in Paris - but spread over a 40 year period. Thinking about it the only place where I have been physically agressed for taking pictures is - the park ...
  • Sorry that's maybe not the English term. This is more or less what I have. Very useful as mostly you just trail it along behind you. Roller (spinner?) suitcase Thinking back there have been three ...
  • Nowadays I usually travel with two photo bags plus a roller suitcase: 1. My regular photo backpack. This is large enough to carry all my photo gear plus computer plus smartphone but is small enough ...
  • In a wedding you have to produce nice pictures of people whatever the light. A cobra flash with a head that you can direct is the way to take control of the light and get the images you need. When ...
  • I'm English. I live in Paris France. I'm currently in Budapest Hungary. My approach is the same everywhere, all the time: - Keep my camera in an inconspicuous bag unless I'm actually using it - Act ...
  • Replied in Education
    I went to evening classes in London given by Gerry Badger who ran the Art Critic part of the British Journal of Photography. Every week we would take a famous photographer (artistic not commercial) ...
  • Could this be why Nikon haven't used on-sensor PDAF in their products except for the Nikon 1 series? My understanding:

    1. Aprina patented the On-sensor PDAF idea
    2. Nikon used it in the Nikon 1...

  • Sony bought the Toshiba sensor factory a few years ago. I remember seeing a reference to an Aptina patent for on sensor PDAF here on DPReview a few months ago, which prompted my remark. A lot of ...
  • The Nikon 1 series is based on a 1 inch sensor: - All the N1 series (except possibly the J5) used sensors made by Aptina who have now withdrawn from the sensor business. I believe that the ...
  • I just wrote this in another thread. I've had a J5 and a Sony RX100 Mk3 and I can't see any difference between them. I suspect there is a Sony sensor in the J5. What you mean is that Nikon should ...
  • The J5 has a bsi 20Mpix sensor. The Sony RX100 Mk3 has a bsi illuminated 20MPix sensor. I've had both. They have very similar performance. I always imagined that the J5 sensor was made by Sony ...
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