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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.


Jun
28
comment Apple Aperture replacement
@bart - They now claim to be 4X faster (down from 10X two versions ago) but my tests align with this. Now that I just upgraded to LR 5.5 (was stuck on an old version previously due to a bug), I'll run some more benchmarks.
Jun
28
comment Apple Aperture replacement
@dpollitt - The one I use pre-import is PMView Pro. It's blazingly fast and means less time importing in Lightroom, plus no need to catalog images that are destined to be deleted.
Jun
28
answered Apple Aperture replacement
Jun
21
answered Any reason not to use a 72mm CPOL filter with a 62mm step down ring?
Jun
21
answered weather sealing.. and dusty/sandy environments
Jun
19
answered How to focus manually with a Nikkor AF-S DX VR 50-200mm f/4-5.6G zoom lens?
Jun
17
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
15
comment Variable focal length for macro lenses?
Apparently, it's not the same as a zoom. I was not sure, so I asked a question about just that a while ago: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/21457/…
Jun
8
answered What does the AE lock button do that half-pressing the shutter doesn't?
Jun
7
comment What are the pros and cons of the two Sony mounts — E and A?
@KartickVaddadi - Contrast-Detect AF is actually more accurate and most hybrid cameras like the NEX-5R switch off Phase-Detect AF in favor of Contrast-Detect in low-light. This intentionally sacrifices speed of focus in favor of accuracy.
Jun
7
comment What are the pros and cons of the two Sony mounts — E and A?
There is always some chances of missing focus and there is nothing in the mount which makes one more or less likely to do so. The brighter the lens though, the more light the AF system has to work with.
Jun
6
answered What are the pros and cons of the two Sony mounts — E and A?
Jun
6
awarded  sony
May
26
answered What's the difference between colour space and bit depth?
May
26
comment How to reverse command dial for Fujifilm X100s?
No idea if this is possible, not by official functions at least but I know what it's like. Last week I was reviewing the Olympus E-M1 and I kept turning the zoom the wrong direction. Nikon for a long time had the EC indicators and dials reversed, drove people with dual systems crazy!
May
24
awarded  travel
May
23
revised Photo : inverse of miniature effect
added 4 characters in body
May
23
awarded  Nice Answer
May
23
answered Photo : inverse of miniature effect
May
22
awarded  Announcer