David Franklin

Lives in United States West Bloomfield,, MI, United States
Works as a Photographer, retoucher & sometime designer
Joined on May 23, 2002
About me:

Professional advertising, corporate & editorial photo image-maker for 30 years; digital photography, digital retouching and 3-D pioneer, all since 1996; exclusively using digital capture since early 2002.

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  • Replied in QUESTION
    I have a question to any of you folks who might understand this better, the answer to which might be helpful in understanding part of the extra pin puzzle. Here it is, with a preamble. On an SLR, ...
  • First, I doubt that Canon has yet to release real prices to any camera dealer. If they had, they would have gone out to hundreds of dealers and there would been a real consequential leak about it, ...
  • Replied in Three things
    The R5 will not be given away free like the razor you mention; $3500 - $4000 is far from free. Furthermore, at that price range, it is not being sold at a "discount." You can't discount something ...
  • Replied in Three things
    I think that the R5 will be under $4,000.00 U.S., because of 3 things. 1) This is Canon's, excuse the expression, "market penetrator." Sales of the R have not been that great so far, and Canon ...
  • There are several reason pros have and will still buy the 1DX3. 1) The ergos are exactly the same as they're already long used to so that they can get a better camera without relearning their ...
  • Me. I will make sure. This is the camera I have been waiting for, for several years. Plus, it won't cost 5K by itself. It will be around $3,500.00, give or take a few hundred, if their past ...
  • It would be impossible for me to choose just one camera as having changed my photo life and career, but I’ll mention a few very significant ones for me. First my Argus C-33. It was my first 35mm...

  • There are already definitive VESA standards for HDR in monitors. Check out https://displayhdr.org/ to read more about it. Most LED edge lit or back lit IPS monitors have great difficulty in even...

  • From about ISO 160 to 12800, the DR of the 5D4 (and the almost identical EOS R), Nikon Z7, and Sony A7R4 are practically identical. In fact at some points in that scale, the 5D4 is a tiny bit ...
  • Created discussion thread Paean to the lowly Ef 50mm f/2.4 macro
    Through what seems like dozens of iterations of Canon cameras, I have stubbornly held onto my copy of the lowly but lovely EF 50mm f/2.4 macro. This lens is cheap and has always felt kind of like ...
  • I’m still a working professional, so I actually “need” at least 2 bodies to do most every job. If you don’t need two to speed up switching lenses quickly to keep up with an unfolding event, you at ...
  • Created discussion thread Just some small praise for the EOS R
    I just wanted to add some small praise for the EOS R. I bought it just a couple of months after it’s release and started to use it for work slowly and tentatively until just a couple of months ago, ...
  • All these replies, while some are surely very good, miss the most important point. Outside perhaps sports, or some types of breaking news where getting any image at all is the most important ...
  • Here's what I think. The best way to think about the R6, if it is a full frame camera - which I believe it will probably be - is that it will not compete with any other camera from either Nikon or ...
  • As to all the discussion of special optical attributes, those hard-to-define magical charcteristics that some people treasure, I certainly can't say, because I don't have the RF 70-200 and have ...
  • Certainly, the idea that the so-called R5 couldn't have these specs (or something close to them) is belied by where Canon's marketing strategy is going. They literally can no longer "play it safe" ...
  • No, I don't believe that is correct. Canon has not, in the past, tried to go exactly head-to-head with competitors in designing and marketing their cameras, except with the 1 series pro sports ...
  • I usually don’t get in on hardware guessing games and the rumored specs presented here may not prove accurate, but I am so looking forward to this camera that I will give my opinion as to what I ...
  • No. F/1.2 is more than fast enough for any use I can imagine, and Canon already has a superb f/1.2 already.
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