AcerAntec

Lives in France South, France
Works as a Reporting analyst
Joined on Jun 20, 2011

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Interesting too to visualize effects for a pair of stereo pictures.
Some software already exists but not sure you can enjoy a full-size rendition.
Any stereophotographers around there by the way?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2021 at 10:22 UTC as 6th comment

"SCHLO-KLOK !" through my whole skull. 1976 Zenit E.

(Now a comforting "digla-tchi" from my Canon 5D MkII.)

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2020 at 13:54 UTC as 1st comment
On article DPReview TV: Bring back the custom focus limiter! (178 comments in total)
In reply to:

TXforester: Why you are asking for old features to be brought back, how about the Canon DEP mode? Not the useless ADEP mode. With the old DEP mode you set the near and far limits of the depth of field and the camera sets the focus distance and aperture. All done with the shutter button. No more messing with DoF apps on your phone which are clumsy and time consuming. Also you need to get a fairly precise focus distance and be able to set the focus of the lens precisely. Who is carrying a tape measure in their pocket?

I can definiteley remember this DepMode (Elan II e).
Very easy to set.
Why didn't they implement it on the next generations?
Now, the MagicLantern Wizards could do it, I guess. Actually, it might even be available on a fresher version than mine!
At any rate, the (MagicLantern) display lets you know about the DOF.
I bless them each time I use my (5D MkII) camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2019 at 20:11 UTC
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AcerAntec: Knew the guy is nearsighted before I saw him in the following pictures.
Craving for detail? LOVE wide- and ultra wide angulars? Nearsighted for sure! Same for paintings.
The opposite also works: blurred backgrounds? Farsighted.
Not always 100% true in fact, but it's just fun to ask a photographer's relatives and find out you were, uh spot on.

Arf... Got it: you are not nearsighted *yet*!

Just kidding, and glad you only need a minor correction.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2019 at 08:19 UTC
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AcerAntec: Knew the guy is nearsighted before I saw him in the following pictures.
Craving for detail? LOVE wide- and ultra wide angulars? Nearsighted for sure! Same for paintings.
The opposite also works: blurred backgrounds? Farsighted.
Not always 100% true in fact, but it's just fun to ask a photographer's relatives and find out you were, uh spot on.

Oops... Forgot to congratulate him for so painstakingly succeeding at amazing us, and providing scientists with hihghly valuable renditions.
Bravo, Neil.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2019 at 18:47 UTC

Knew the guy is nearsighted before I saw him in the following pictures.
Craving for detail? LOVE wide- and ultra wide angulars? Nearsighted for sure! Same for paintings.
The opposite also works: blurred backgrounds? Farsighted.
Not always 100% true in fact, but it's just fun to ask a photographer's relatives and find out you were, uh spot on.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2019 at 18:41 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies

Nice proposal for a larger strap anyway.
Weight distribution may be a serious concern, considering:
1 - Our average FF body + mid-range zoom means somewhere about 5 pounds. Just attach an UWA zoom and you're good for 6.5 pounds. Your favorite wide-aperture telezoom/Bigma and grip bring you close to 10 pounds.
2 - The regular Canon/Nikon/... strap is hardly 1.5-inch wide, with no padding stuff whatsoever. The kind of nylon it's made of actually makes it kind of abrasive on your skin after a few hours.
3 - Unless you wear a broad hat your neck gets red on sunny days which adds up to points 1 and 2...

My OP/TECH padded strap worked wonders for 8 years before I just replaced it with another same, new one.
Several other brands/models are likely to work as well anyway.
I just wish someone would come up with an even broader strap, preferably featuring a detachable (velcro) cover made from some soft bathroom towel-like material you could wash/replace. The kind of sweat-absorbent stuff, see?

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2018 at 09:24 UTC as 45th comment
On article Photo story of the week: The Purple Hour (117 comments in total)
In reply to:

(unknown member): I wonder what it would look like with a white balance adjustment :)

Btw. I give Erez full credit for being there, that is 99% of the battle!!!

"White balance adjustment:)"
You're right, cgarrard.
I took the time to take pictures from sunset to night-time in Wertheim, Germany.
Seasoned them to taste (HDR & WB) until they were OK for me.
Only to find out there was no blue-hour magic left at all.
Sort of turning a Jaguar (the British ones) into a VW.
I surely need much more work.
Or way more less!

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 16:24 UTC
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brettmeikle: And he makes an appearance here for the benefit of all citizens who love their freedoms.
https://www.accessfund.org/

THANK YOU SO MUCH BRETTMEIKLE
(Upper case intended.)
I did not know about Land Sale.
As I Googled it, I came across concerns in the US and seemingly in the UK.
(Not to mention any other present or potential such threats.)
I will be digging into the matter.
And a big Thanks to the main subject of the thread.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 11:18 UTC
In reply to:

jshen808: Fantastic discovery! :-)

Well, the clan just decided to validate the anomaly on one individual as valuable, and put the happy one in charge of the offspring.
Or: Adam just gave narwhals their name after they were so created.
Or: somebody just tinkered a little if only to check--or by mistake.
Not an exhaustive set of suggestions.
Not exclusive of each other neither.

Moses should have asked during the Mount Sinai session.
And trade some Ram (the memory, not the sheep) on the Stones for some serious questions: who will kill Kennedy, how come does our Moon always face us, who were these womanizers of Sons of God in Genesis?...

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 11:15 UTC
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Arca45Swiss: Judging by the lack of comments on the last six or eight articles, DPR is sorely missing the mark with this fluff no one cares about

Nice catch-22, Arca45Swiss. Nice Catch-22.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 10:24 UTC

The very long exposure time allowed by these Power ND filters makes for some serious potential IR-related color cast.
Do they include some IR barrier (maybe part assigned to the nano coating treatment?)

Welcome to this new range of filters anyway--although I've only been using my Hoya ND filter for 3-4 shots in the past three years...

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 08:50 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (295 comments in total)

Thanks for this clear introduction to the various types of lenses.
Zooms are good for focal range coverage, until you find your favorite focal lengths--and prime lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 11:18 UTC as 97th comment

A nice, reasonable move, though somewhat expensive.
What about IR-related color cast?
Some manufacturers offer high-ND filters which include an Infra Red "barrier".
I haven't seen this in the presentation.
Any idea, somebody?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 20:21 UTC as 4th comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (759 comments in total)

1976: Zenit E.
No user's manual.
Had no knowledge at all.
No money to even have my pictures printed in BW.
But the old gentleman from the photo shop very kindly made me a 33% rebate for processing my film rolls so I could enjoy screening my negatives.
Veni, vedi and got the T-shirt. Ha!
Glad to be digital today: FF, Magic Lantern, ETTR, UniWB, HDR...
I thank them all.
At times this is really a wonderful world.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 12:04 UTC as 645th comment
On article Petzval 58mm real-world samples (59 comments in total)
In reply to:

kingslayer: This lens shouldn't cost more than $350.

Charity... unless you are a competitor.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 18:38 UTC
On article 6 tips for shooting fall color (109 comments in total)

Thank you, Chris for both your pictures and your indications.

And one big thanks for making me browse through the Internet for "blue bird". More than of a couple of meanings I needed to discover.

Thank you.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 12:43 UTC as 40th comment
On article 6 tips for shooting fall color (109 comments in total)
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Barry Pearson: "Shoot in all types of weather" (page 7) is a good suggestion.

I've shot autumn colours with damp leaves and trunks with a CPL, and the effect of the filter punching through the dampness gave incredibly saturated colours. (So much so that a judge criticised one of my photos for being over-saturated!)

CPL saturating the colors...
I know it's clear (pun intended) for us all: a polarizing filter does not saturate colors per se--it just reduces flare on some surfaces, depending on light and shot angles. As a result, colors are more saturated... than without filter, but definitely not more than if not affected by flare.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 12:38 UTC

"even weight distribution of a backpack"
Backpacks too need to distribute weight evenly on your hip. Not on your shoulders.
That's why Lowepro's Slingshot backpacks can make do with one shoulder strap. If you find it convenient.
Thank you for reminding it, Ross the Fidler and Mosswings.
Actually after using one such Slingshot, I switched to Lowepro's Waistbag (1 main + 2 side pouches), which makes my gear more readily accessible. You can choose from various pouches for, say a flashgun or a long, fat zoom lens. And it does feature one shoulder strap for stability.
Now a 24-600 bridge camera would only need to be tucked under your vest...

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 08:24 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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AcerAntec: I'm longing for an image splitter for DSLR lenses, a la Pentax a few decades ago.
Anybody could tell how big it could be to accomodate say, Canon's 40mm pancake?
Or, using an adaptor ring (52 to 67mm), for a 28-70mm...
I'm aware stereo pictures should be taken within a 35-70 mm focal range to avoid painstaking eye adaptation.

Cha-cha shots are only nice for still scenes...
Stereo enthusiasts please let me know.

Barry5054, the Pentax beam splitter is an excellent approach.
I just wonder what it would take to have an up-to-date item to fit on a mid-range zoom.
A company asks dollars by the hundreds only to provide 4 vacuum surface-coated mirrors.
Then it would take a fine-machining company to carve the housing out of aluminum, and so on.
I'm stuck with my good wishes...

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 11:24 UTC
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