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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  • Yes, f/18 will never look particularly sharp. Previous suggestions are good. My best advice, if your're shooting table-top sized goods and have difficulty keeping focus where you want it, is to ...
  • Wombat Pete wrote: When you process your raw file in whatever converter you use - DPP, Lightroom, whatever - there are setting for you to choose file parameters of the converted file. One of these ...
  • Abu, Your speculation as to the behavior of these Hasidic Jews is interesting, but hardly dispositive about any merits of any lawsuit ever filed against the owners of B&H, in particular. Furthermor ...
  • Replied in Mostly agree
    Yep, when on a high paying interior job, I carry around big studio strobes and a myriad of tungsten lights as well, plus little detail lighting tricks, cleaning gear, grip gear galore, tons of ...
  • Congratulations on owning a couple of very fine wide angle zoom lenses, especially the amazing 11-24 mm. Your comparison testing results were quite interesting. However, I seemed to have remembered ...
  • Replied in Try to help you
    Your TSE (tilt & shift) lens works like any view camera with a movable front standard. To translate this for a neophyte, let's start with the most basic function of "shifting." In your ...
  • Answer: to infinity and beyond . Sorry. Questions like this cannot really be answered, as changing technology and user needs and expectations change over time. Regards, David
  • Replied in Absurd
    This is about as absurd a thread as I have ever read on DPreviw. What you may like in B&W photos is certainly not directly connected to how the sensors that happened to have made their camera ...
  • I hate to reply to your post as it represents a nearly non-photographic theme, as would my own reply, of necessity, also then be. But, as I mentioned in two other posts here, the reports of ...
  • First, I don't want to hijack this thread into the political realm at all; I like talking about beautiful pictures much more than that, and I like the OP's pics. Second, while I live near Detroit, ...
  • Very nice pictures. I like the B&W conversion also. I shoot on the street in Detroit all the time for, believe it or not, a commercial client. You're right about needing to know about your ...
  • I don't understand your last sentence, but I've often thought my 90 TS-E was a brilliant, under-appreciated lens and could never understand why it wasn't designated an "L" lens by Canon. Couldn't ...
  • Replied in More hijacking
    Well, I guess I'm just another hijacker. My current 24-70 2.8 II does have decentering issues and is the third example I bought, the previous two having been worse and returned. I don't understand ...
  • Replied in Another idea
    This might almost be OT, but, if you are looking for a great walking-around lens, nothing beats Canon's humble 40mm pancake. When I just want to go out with a 5D3, I put on the 40, and it feels ...
  • Replied in Big Question
    Found it myself just now. It is a real Canon announcement. http://www.canon.com/news/2015/sep08e2.html Regards, David
  • Replied in Big Question
    What about the possibility that this is a hoax. Has anyone confirmed this outside of the two Canon rumor sites where it has so far appeared. No skepticism at all? Seems weird that everyone is ...
  • Rishi, I don't have time to respond to all of your counterpoints, as I am in the middle of two different jobs right now, but here are a few things. Last week, I shot 60 different people portraits ...
  • Rishi, I respect your technical expertise very much, but speaking as a long-time professional, who shot people for the most demanding national media for over 20 years with no auto-focus at all, I ...
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