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

André BARELIER's current gear

Nikon Coolpix P7100
Nikon Coolpix P7800
Nikon 1 V1
Excellent image quality. Superb lens. But poor OVF.
A superb compact. Full of features. Excellent image quality, thanks to an outstanding fast lens. My best travel camera. I love it. A bit slow if you don't use fast cards.
Outstanding AF (in good light), but strange interface, very good image quality, excellent metering, battery life, but no onboard flash, only a dedicated flash with no standart hot shoe, a bit noisy at high iso (and even at low iso). Image review in the EVF cannot be disabled. Could be easily fixed by firmware, but Nikon doesn't care at all about that. But a superb camera for the traveller (I take the 6.7-13 and 30-110, and that's all).
Nikon D3300
Nikon D7100
Nikon 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
Superb sensor. All the basics are here, and easily rechable and adjustable. The AF points are very small, and there are some firmware bugs that Nikon should fix. Edit: firmware bugs fixed now, thanks to a firmware update.
Superb camera, with all the settings reachable very easily, wthout going to the menus. Great image quality, even in jpeg (which I'm starting to use now, thanks to the very good jpeg engine). A superbly designed camera.
Excellent fast lens, very sharp, cheap, and weights nothing.
Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6
Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6
Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 6.7-13mm f/3.5-5.6
A very underrated lens. Mine is excellent
This lens is a gem. Very sharp, VR is impressive, and it's so small and light!
A stellar lens. Could be a bit faster.
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm F1.8G
Very good all purpose lens (27-210 equiv.). Very sharp in the center. Some softness in the corners, but nothing really bad. VR is very effective. Well done Nikon.
Very good kit lens. Small, light, sharp. Could be a bit faster.
This is a very good lens, very light, and cheap. Works fine on the D7100 AF after fine tuning. Doesn't work very well on the V1 + FT1, but I think it's not the lens fault.
Tamron SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di VC USD
Just got this lens. No in depth testing so far. Looks well built. VC seems amazing. I'll comment later on image quality
Other gear:
  • Nikon FT1

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Other gear:
  • A V4/5 with an integrated EVF