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bio website neocamera.com
location Montreal, Canada
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Freelance travel photographer, photo tour leader and digital camera guru.

Travel has always been my passion and photography lets me share it with everyone.


Apr
16
comment Are Kata bags worth their price?
Indeed! I guess the better question is: should you pay the asking price for item in question? Personally, I usually set my desired price first and then only buy around or below it (deal!).
Apr
16
comment Are equipment reviews from websites like kenrockwell.com and bythom.com reliable?
Good that you know this already! As I happen to be one of the people on the other side of this, I see a lot of people who buy after reading one or two vague and unsubstantiated comments (Ex: Bought model XXX and it's the best!) and then come to me for help when it does not work out. I also happen to know that a great number of people right false statements as if it was completely true. It even happens in this forum! I help when I can.
Apr
16
comment Are Kata bags worth their price?
Voted up for saying is subjective. I happen to have the exact opposite opinions about the bags though. The Katas are too rigid for me (which is annoying against my body) and feel the Lowepro are much higher quality. I own 6 Lowepro bags now and 0 Kata but, since people send me gear in bags often, I get to try Kata bags regularly (2 in the last two weeks).
Apr
16
answered Do all monitors do (or need) calibration?
Apr
16
comment Are equipment reviews from websites like kenrockwell.com and bythom.com reliable?
Someone once told me that it takes a minimum of 100 customer reviews to get any kind of semi-reliable idea. Honestly, as someone who knows cameras and lenses very well, I can say that roughly 90% of customer reviews in this area are wrong. Most people have used too little gear to know the difference between something good and something that is not.
Apr
16
comment How wide can a lens be before it begins to produce distortion?
Great answer. Only I would add something to address the 'fisheye' part of the question: Fisheye lenses are not simply very wide lenses, they use a different construction that turn straight lines into curves when not passing through the center of the frame. A perfect fisheye lens would still do that while a perfect rectilinear would not (although there is no such thing in any case).
Apr
15
answered How do I identify the object of a picture I've taken?
Apr
15
reviewed Approve equipment-recommendation tag wiki
Apr
14
awarded  equipment-recommendation
Apr
14
reviewed Approve Looking for a recommendation for a ultra compact/compact with zoom
Apr
14
answered Looking for a recommendation for a ultra compact/compact with zoom
Apr
13
comment A website that can help me in choice of new lens?
How important is minimum focus distance instead of magnification? And how about number of elements/groups? My site (Neocamera) offers other criteria and many more, as someone already mentioned, but I did not think those were important enough to crowd the interface.
Apr
13
answered Fast telephoto primes for APS-C mounts — would they make any sense?
Apr
13
comment Should I choose Hoya HD CP or Nikon CP II polarization filters?
Never seen a Marumi filter and I don't have the technology to scientifically measure one but I can vouch for the Hoya HD filter. I was already happy the their Super-Multi-Coated but the new HD one is even better. Both show no color-shift (unlike B+W which I got rid of) but the HD is crisper.
Apr
13
comment How do I find the right size of filters for a lens?
@Mattia - Here's my citation 'polarizers reduce light by between 2 and 2 1/2 stops'. I can put it my website to make it official ;) If the meter does not change, your images would come out quite dark. Perhaps if Auto ISO was on, then you did not notice the camera compensating.
Apr
13
answered How do I find the right size of filters for a lens?
Apr
12
answered How does a spherical lens differ from an aspherical lens?
Apr
12
comment Is there a way to search by aspect ratio in Lightroom?
Thanks! Guess it depends on priorities, I really do not mind searching for a specific lens (10756 of my images match 'Unknown lens'), but finding a photo that fits is very important to me! My images are cropped very tightly in-camera (can't work without a 100% coverage viewfinder anymore) so I can rarely simply crop an existing image to fit a requested format.
Apr
12
awarded  Self-Learner
Apr
12
awarded  Revival