André BARELIER

André BARELIER

Lives in France Marseille, France
Works as a Retired International Trade Teacher
Joined on Mar 1, 2004
About me:

Minolta A2
Nikon D40
Nikon D90
Nikon V1
Nikon 18-200 VR
Nikon 35/1.8
Sigma 17-50 2.8 OS HSM
Nikon 18-140 AFS VR
Nikon P7100
Nikon P7800
Nikon D7100
Nikon 1 10-30 VR
Nikon 1 30-110 VR
Nikon 1 18.5 1.8
Nikon 1 6.7-13
Nikon FT1

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On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T100 Review (358 comments in total)
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André BARELIER: These TV reviews are boring for non american folks. What do they add to a traditional written review?
It seems that nowadays, if you don't have some videos on your website, you look completely outdated...
DPR is read by a lot of non american people. Even if we're OK to express ourselves in english, since the vast majority of readers here are english speakers, it's very hard to follow a video with a guy speaking "normally" (ie too fast for us to follow).

That said, I know that complaint is useless, and won't change anything. But sometimes you want to tell others what you think...

Thanks GW for the tip. I'll give it a try.
For others, I should have written "for non american speaking people".
Again, apologies...

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2018 at 08:33 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T100 Review (358 comments in total)
In reply to:

André BARELIER: These TV reviews are boring for non american folks. What do they add to a traditional written review?
It seems that nowadays, if you don't have some videos on your website, you look completely outdated...
DPR is read by a lot of non american people. Even if we're OK to express ourselves in english, since the vast majority of readers here are english speakers, it's very hard to follow a video with a guy speaking "normally" (ie too fast for us to follow).

That said, I know that complaint is useless, and won't change anything. But sometimes you want to tell others what you think...

OK guys. I didn't know these videos were a complement to the written usual review. My post is irrelevant. Apologies.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2018 at 01:01 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T100 Review (358 comments in total)

These TV reviews are boring for non american folks. What do they add to a traditional written review?
It seems that nowadays, if you don't have some videos on your website, you look completely outdated...
DPR is read by a lot of non american people. Even if we're OK to express ourselves in english, since the vast majority of readers here are english speakers, it's very hard to follow a video with a guy speaking "normally" (ie too fast for us to follow).

That said, I know that complaint is useless, and won't change anything. But sometimes you want to tell others what you think...

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2018 at 21:15 UTC as 47th comment | 24 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix ZS200 sample gallery updated (46 comments in total)
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André BARELIER: To be honest, these images look good, although I don't like the colors very much. But that's a matter of taste. The sharpness, while not great, looks good, better than the ZS-100.
Given the size of this camera and its range, I must say Panny did a good job.
But I keep on thinking that they made a mistake by enlarging the range of the lens. When travelling, the wider the better, but you don't need such a long tele, unless you're in wildlife.
If you go to Kruger National Park, you bring the right camera and lenses for the job, don't you?
Shorter range (24-200) and faster lens: I hope one of the major manufacturers will bring such a camera to the table.
For the time being, I'll keep my P7800, with its very sharp and fast 28-200 2.0-4.0 VR

icehorse,
I perfectly see your point. I'm not sure such a "wildlife dedicated" camera would appeal to enough people. The longer and the faster the lens, the bulkier the camera. Do you think wildlife amateur photographers are looking for a COMPACT wildlife camera? I don't think so. But well, I might be wrong.

Baron_Kaza,
I see your point too. Personnally, if I want to shoot a concert venue, I'm not interested in taking pictures at 1/30s, iso 6400 with a 1' sensor at 360mm FL. But that's just me. Either photo is allowed with any camera, and then I take pictures like this
https://3.img-dpreview.com/files/p/E~forums/59739825/ec8d4d5eec534b03a8c14570d19c23ab,
Or big cameras are forbidden, and then, I just seat down and listen to the music.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2018 at 07:38 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix ZS200 sample gallery updated (46 comments in total)
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André BARELIER: To be honest, these images look good, although I don't like the colors very much. But that's a matter of taste. The sharpness, while not great, looks good, better than the ZS-100.
Given the size of this camera and its range, I must say Panny did a good job.
But I keep on thinking that they made a mistake by enlarging the range of the lens. When travelling, the wider the better, but you don't need such a long tele, unless you're in wildlife.
If you go to Kruger National Park, you bring the right camera and lenses for the job, don't you?
Shorter range (24-200) and faster lens: I hope one of the major manufacturers will bring such a camera to the table.
For the time being, I'll keep my P7800, with its very sharp and fast 28-200 2.0-4.0 VR

fmaxwell,
OK. Sorry: english is not my native langage. It seems we agree about this camera.
Happy shooting!
André

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 16:24 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix ZS200 sample gallery updated (46 comments in total)
In reply to:

André BARELIER: To be honest, these images look good, although I don't like the colors very much. But that's a matter of taste. The sharpness, while not great, looks good, better than the ZS-100.
Given the size of this camera and its range, I must say Panny did a good job.
But I keep on thinking that they made a mistake by enlarging the range of the lens. When travelling, the wider the better, but you don't need such a long tele, unless you're in wildlife.
If you go to Kruger National Park, you bring the right camera and lenses for the job, don't you?
Shorter range (24-200) and faster lens: I hope one of the major manufacturers will bring such a camera to the table.
For the time being, I'll keep my P7800, with its very sharp and fast 28-200 2.0-4.0 VR

Baron_karza
For concerts, you need a fast lens. The Panny is too slow, unless you intend to use it in bright light.

icehorse
I think that if you want very long FL, then you have to make an ILC. The Nikon1 system was a good idea, with lenses ranging from 18mm to 810mm. But it seems abandoned...

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 21:04 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix ZS200 sample gallery updated (46 comments in total)
In reply to:

André BARELIER: To be honest, these images look good, although I don't like the colors very much. But that's a matter of taste. The sharpness, while not great, looks good, better than the ZS-100.
Given the size of this camera and its range, I must say Panny did a good job.
But I keep on thinking that they made a mistake by enlarging the range of the lens. When travelling, the wider the better, but you don't need such a long tele, unless you're in wildlife.
If you go to Kruger National Park, you bring the right camera and lenses for the job, don't you?
Shorter range (24-200) and faster lens: I hope one of the major manufacturers will bring such a camera to the table.
For the time being, I'll keep my P7800, with its very sharp and fast 28-200 2.0-4.0 VR

We're all different, and that's fine. I'm not telling that the Panny is a bad camera, or that it could not appeal to a lot of users. You're perfectly entitled to be one of them, and nobody is allowed to tell you you're wrong.
I'm just telling that my needs are different, and I think I'm far from being alone. That's all.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 16:35 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix ZS200 sample gallery updated (46 comments in total)
In reply to:

André BARELIER: To be honest, these images look good, although I don't like the colors very much. But that's a matter of taste. The sharpness, while not great, looks good, better than the ZS-100.
Given the size of this camera and its range, I must say Panny did a good job.
But I keep on thinking that they made a mistake by enlarging the range of the lens. When travelling, the wider the better, but you don't need such a long tele, unless you're in wildlife.
If you go to Kruger National Park, you bring the right camera and lenses for the job, don't you?
Shorter range (24-200) and faster lens: I hope one of the major manufacturers will bring such a camera to the table.
For the time being, I'll keep my P7800, with its very sharp and fast 28-200 2.0-4.0 VR

I agree that 24 vs 28 makes a big difference.
About "bulkiness", like strawbale says: compared to what? To the ZS200? The P7800 is bulkier, but not that much. Not enough to prevent me from having always it with me when I'm travelling.
see : http://j.mp/2qeaPTc

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 09:28 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix ZS200 sample gallery updated (46 comments in total)

To be honest, these images look good, although I don't like the colors very much. But that's a matter of taste. The sharpness, while not great, looks good, better than the ZS-100.
Given the size of this camera and its range, I must say Panny did a good job.
But I keep on thinking that they made a mistake by enlarging the range of the lens. When travelling, the wider the better, but you don't need such a long tele, unless you're in wildlife.
If you go to Kruger National Park, you bring the right camera and lenses for the job, don't you?
Shorter range (24-200) and faster lens: I hope one of the major manufacturers will bring such a camera to the table.
For the time being, I'll keep my P7800, with its very sharp and fast 28-200 2.0-4.0 VR

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 08:28 UTC as 8th comment | 16 replies
On photo Selfridges, Birmingham in the Light Trails challenge (2 comments in total)

Beautiful. Congratulations!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 15:10 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Criss Crossing Alice Tully Hall in the Light Trails challenge (8 comments in total)

Wow! Superb! Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 15:08 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On photo Blue and yellow in water in the Ink and water challenge (12 comments in total)

Amazing. I've read your post with the explanations.
This kind of picture needs some work, but the result is magic.
Congratulations!
André

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 08:26 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Thank you Jeff. I used to read all your reviews, since I bought my first digicam in 2004 (a Minolta A2). You've done a fairly good job.
Nice article. Thanks again.
André BARELIER

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 21:10 UTC as 60th comment
On photo A Summer's Day in the Your City - Longing for summer challenge (2 comments in total)

Very nice, but...where is it? Looks like Netherlands but might be Denmark or Belgium, or....

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 18:03 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Dune in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 4, D challenge (2 comments in total)

Beautiful. Congrats!

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 14:32 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Dockside in the Dark in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 4, D challenge (12 comments in total)

Beautiful! Congratulations! Superb image. I love it.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 14:32 UTC as 8th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (177 comments in total)

It was a very good camera. My first DSLR. I loved it, and took a bunch of great pictures with it.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 11:11 UTC as 96th comment
On photo Nightfall in the - Mirror in the Water II (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (2 comments in total)

Superb!

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 08:04 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Night in the - Mirror in the Water II (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a wonderful architecture, and a wonderful picture. Congrats!

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 08:03 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:3529176 (4 comments in total)
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André BARELIER: Wow, congratulations! VERY nice picture.
Why don't you post this kind of picture on the Coolpix forum?

I agree that the Coolpix forum has become a P900 forum. But I'm sorry you gave up. I travel a lot, and probably missed your images, because I always comment about P7xxx pictures. I think these cameras are the most cleverly designed high quality compacts to date, with great image quality. And their owners always post much more interesting pictures. than moons or birds shot with a P900...
Have a nice day.
André

Posted on Oct 17, 2016 at 12:46 UTC
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