Lives in France Marseille, France
Works as a Retired International Trade Teacher
Joined on Mar 1, 2004
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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 recent activity

  • Hi Tom, Looks  very strange. IMO, the only simple thing you might try is to clean the contacts of the battery housing in the camera, and same thing with the contacts of the SD card (in camera). The ...
  • Jon, These are different images: different SS, different iso. You should post the same NEF file converted with each software. But even doing so, it's difficult to judge, because the white balance ...
  • Tom, Nothing negative: don't worry. I think there might be a problem with your laptop or with your browser. These images are not cropped: they have been resized to 2000px (vertical), which is ...
  • Ah ah! Je suis bien d'accord! :-)
  • Handheld? Impressive! This 2x digital zoom looks quite good. Congrats!
  • Yes, perfectly! :-) I followed your advice. But I kind of disagree: flamenco dancers often use black and red dresses, which are the flamenco "dress code". And I find it adds to the dramatic mood of ...
  • Thanks Marco. Yes, I'm a big fan of VR even if it's useless for moving subjects, and I wish Nikon would have in body VR, like other manufacturers. That would be great, but I doubt it will happen :-(
  • Hi Russell, Yes, they are OK, and much better than what we could get in the film days. Yes, beyond iso 1600, I think V1 pictures are OK in B&W. But I don't like to be "forced" to switch to B&W! :-D
  • Thanks. Yes, I'll stay at iso 1600, even in very low light. Above that, the sensor struggles, and the results are rather poor...
  • Thanks Marti. Cheers
  • Created discussion thread V1 + 18.5 iso 1600
    I posted some pictures some days ago, which I was not very happy with. On monday, I went to a concert with a very good guitarist: Louis Winsberg. I took some pictures with the V1 and 18.5. I didn't ...
  • I decided to stay with APS-C, and just bought 2 Sigma  constant 2.8 lens: the 17-50 OS HSM and the 50-150 OS HSM. I should receive them soon. That will cover 25.5 to 225 mm in FF equivalent, with a ...
  • Very nice pictures. I'm surprised to see how sharp this Sigma seems to be, despite the huge range! Thanks for sharing.
  • Yes, that's what I suspect too. Some people even affirm that DxO, by default, deteriorates the original image on purpose, in order to show how good the program is to "repair" it! I don't think so. ...
  • Marco, I'm an amateur too, just taking pictures while travelling, or for some special events. Yes, I was thinking of buying a full frame DSLR, instead of the D7100 (I was tempted by the D750). But ...
  • Just bought a Tamron 70-300 VC USD used for 180 EUR. Works well on the V1. The lens is sharp, even wide open, and VC works very well. It's a very good lens. But, it's big.  Smaller than the ...
  • Thanks Tom for your useful comments. As you requested, I post below some full size images. For each one, I converted the raw file with ACR, and with DxO. Both softwares were set at default settings ...
  • Thanks Marco, I see you were in the same boat at your daughter's concert. The FZ1000 sensor is better, but the lens is slower than the 18.5. So... We all know we have to accept compromises with ...
  • This one is stunning. I followed your link to see the rest, and I must say that you did an impressive job. Congratulations. You could sell your pictures to Disney.
  • Nice pictures. I'm wondering what is the #6??? Thanks for sharing.
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