roby17269

roby17269

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a IT
Joined on Mar 26, 2007
About me:

Camera:
Canon 1D X

Lenses:
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L mkII USM
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L mkII
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x Macro
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Carl Zeiss 180mm f/2.8 Sonnar T*
Carl Zeiss 85mm f/2.8 Sonnar T*
Carl Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 Distagon T*

Flasguns:
Canon 2 x 580EX II + Stofen diffuser
Canon 580EX + Stofen diffuser
Canon 430EX + Stofen diffuser
Canon MT-24EX + Stofen diffuser
Canon MR-14EX

Accessories:
Sekonic L-758DR Digital Master
Canon 2x mkIII extender
Canon 1.4x mkIII extender
Kenko extension tubes set
Canon cable release
Slik tripod
Macro rail head
Remote flash radio triggers
Stands and umbrellas and softbox and reflector

Storage:
HyperDrive ColourSpace UDMA 500GB
HyperDrive Space 250GB

Software:
Photoshop CC6 + Nik and Topaz plug-ins
LightRoom 5

Previous gear (not owned anymore):
Compact cameras: Sony DSC-F717, Sony T1, Sony DSC-F828
DSLRs: Canon 350D, Canon 20D, Canon 5D mkI, Canon 5D mkII
Lenses: Canon EF-S 18-55mm, Canon EF-S 17-85 IS, Canon EF 28-135mm IS, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS mkII, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS mkI, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 mkII, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS, Sigma DC 10-20mm, Sigma DC 30mm f/1.4, Sigma 80-400mm OS, Sigma 28-300mm, Sigma 12-24mm, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro HSM, Canon 2x mkII extender, Kenko 1.4x + 2x extenders

Comments

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On Fashion photography with the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 article (124 comments in total)
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roby17269: Silly me for having used a 60mp MF digital back at my last shoot.
I could have saved rental money and a lot of sweat by using this phone and I would have lost only 33% of the resolution!
Who would have known?

Not to mention the abysmal battery life of digital backs :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 19:15 UTC
On Fashion photography with the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 article (124 comments in total)
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roby17269: Silly me for having used a 60mp MF digital back at my last shoot.
I could have saved rental money and a lot of sweat by using this phone and I would have lost only 33% of the resolution!
Who would have known?

I'll keep that in mind for the next time :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 14:28 UTC
On Fashion photography with the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 article (124 comments in total)

Silly me for having used a 60mp MF digital back at my last shoot.
I could have saved rental money and a lot of sweat by using this phone and I would have lost only 33% of the resolution!
Who would have known?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 13:34 UTC as 59th comment | 5 replies
On How to find (and keep) models article (2 comments in total)

Since I am doing mostly this kind of shooting nowadays, I thought I'd add:
* if it is an important shoot, consider booking 2 models instead of 1 as an insurance against flakes - but plan also for both showing up... e.g. shoot 1 look with 1 model while the other gets under make up, etc.
* the only issue I've had with escorts so far is that sometimes they ask to be photographed as well :)
* good make up / hair / styling takes time! Be prepared to shoot for as little as 25% of the whole time
* I consider good models as an investment for my portfolio. As are good MUAs and other creative involved. Unless you're great at networking and really talented, insisting in doing everything for free will get you to a certain point but you'll hit a barrier sooner or later. It ultimately depends on your ambition

Roberto

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 12:01 UTC as 2nd comment
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quatpat: Wow, 3.6kg... My Minolta 400/4.5 + 1.4x converter + A77 body weight around 3kg all together. But then of course I shoot at f6.3 instead of f5.6 at 560mm... just didn't know that 1/3 f-stop weights more than half a kilo! Oh, sorry I forgot that I counted mine with the camera... so the 1/3 f-stop weights more something like 1.2 kg. Too much for me.

Quatpat... are you denying that your comparison was invalid?

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 12:54 UTC
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quatpat: Wow, 3.6kg... My Minolta 400/4.5 + 1.4x converter + A77 body weight around 3kg all together. But then of course I shoot at f6.3 instead of f5.6 at 560mm... just didn't know that 1/3 f-stop weights more than half a kilo! Oh, sorry I forgot that I counted mine with the camera... so the 1/3 f-stop weights more something like 1.2 kg. Too much for me.

Usual uninformed rabble from Sony fanbois/trolls.
Try to compare with Sony's equivalent lens... oh wait! They don't have one

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 07:58 UTC
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roby17269: Is this valid for all users or just US ones?

I've bought Silver Efex 2 and Colour Efex Pro (3 and 4) as UK customer less than 5 years ago and I haven't received an email with the link to the free download still.

Cheers
Roberto

Thanks!
I haven't got it but I usually just delete all my spam so I may have deleted it already :(
What can I do if that's the case?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 11:36 UTC

Is this valid for all users or just US ones?

I've bought Silver Efex 2 and Colour Efex Pro (3 and 4) as UK customer less than 5 years ago and I haven't received an email with the link to the free download still.

Cheers
Roberto

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 10:26 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (108 comments in total)

Buon Natale! :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2012 at 11:38 UTC as 70th comment
On Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers article (54 comments in total)

I've just finished reading it and it is excellent as the previous editions.

My only comment is that it is better to have read the previous editions, since not only some chapters have not been repeated (they are available on the web site), but also some interesting techiques to create sharpening and NR actions (mostly around creating masks that reveal or protect edges) and beauty retouching techniques

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2012 at 09:27 UTC as 19th comment
On Glass of beer in the Beer challenge (1 comment in total)

Congrats Alex! :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 08:15 UTC as 1st comment
On Site Updates and New Features article (102 comments in total)

As the site grows more and more complex, you may want to have a "lite" version of it. The new changes do not work well on locked-down browsers in corporate environments.

Apologies if a "lite" version already exists and I've missed it

Roberto

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 08:26 UTC as 25th comment
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OliverGlass: Niiice. I hope they release a Photoshop plug-in of sorts. It could be a nice alternative to the "Edit, Fill" CS5 feature.

Photoshop Extended has had this same function since CS4 for sure, possibly since CS3 or even earlier. But it is disabled in the non-Extended versions

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2012 at 12:28 UTC
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richard cohen: i just stumbled on this, was surprised that sony didn't have a 500mm prior to this. i'm a nikon shooter and have their 500vr, and after having used a few lesser long zooms, all i can say is that you get what you pay for. in reading this as an objective observer i am struck by a couple of things--first, 'made to order' is just crazy. if you aren't going to let dealers have at least a little inventory why bother at all. it's not like a car where there are several options to choose from that could make it difficult for a dealer to pick what to have in inventory--this is just a camera lens. second, i am amazed that they would have the nerve to price this above the already sky high prices that canon and nikon charge for their big glass. even pros aren't totally insensitive to equipment cost, and the two things above are just begging people to keep picking canon and nikon over sony imho.

Check your facts...

There's a new Canon 500mm f/4L IS mkII coming (delayed by the Japan disaster last year) and it will have a similar price than the Sony is not lower. The Nikon version is not that old and it has appeared the same year when Sony announced the first mockup of their 500mm (2007)...

The current Canon 24-70L sells for arounf £1100. The new mkII sells for £2300 and the price will go down.
The Sony/Zeiss is stabilized only with camera bodies with IBIS

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 17:12 UTC
On Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro now available article (94 comments in total)

The VR in the Nikon 105mm doesn't stabilize a lot at macro distances. The IS in the newer Canon 100mm L does but it's rated 2 stops rather than 4 at macro distances. And Canon madea great fuss of saying that the IS system is new and made specifically for macro.

So how does the Sigma OS work at macro distances?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2011 at 08:30 UTC as 27th comment
On Lets take a ride! in the Ultra Wide challenge (5 comments in total)

from the challenge host :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2010 at 13:00 UTC as 4th comment
On The Monk in the One in a Million challenge (1 comment in total)

Wondeful shot (the challenge's host) :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2010 at 19:27 UTC as 1st comment
On Snowy Egret Panorama in the Unusual Panos challenge (2 comments in total)

Great catch!

Roberto

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2010 at 08:06 UTC as 2nd comment
On Seattle Inside and Out in the Unusual Panos challenge (1 comment in total)

Wonderful entry!

Roberto

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2010 at 08:06 UTC as 1st comment
On Northern Saw-whet owl in the Oh, What I had to do for this! challenge (18 comments in total)

Well deserved! :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2010 at 08:08 UTC as 15th comment
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