vbd70

vbd70

Lives in Italy San Ginesio, Italy
Joined on Dec 13, 2004
About me:

In 2005, after a long career as a musician, I decided to turn my love story with photography into my business. Since then, I have been shooting in the American South-West, Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man, UK, Italy, France, Egypt and Turkey and I have been exhibited and published internationally many times. In December 2012, I decided to bring my Fine Art Photography business to the Internet, opening my website http://www.vieribottazzini.com/ to reach an even wider audience.

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  • Hello Jeff, actually, sort of :) You are basically over-complicating the issue a bit: the focal length of a lens is independent from the format of the negative or sensor you attach it to; 75mm is ...
  • Thank you bkpix, your experience sounds very similar to what I do - crappy & wet weather is definitely a familiar issue for me... :D I'll add your vote to the Pentax column then. Best, Vieri
  • robbo, that makes sense. Take good photos, keep wife happy - good equation! :) Best, Vieri
  • PhotoHawk, thank you very much for your suggestion; I gave a quick look at the Tamron, but for the (minor) money difference I thought the Sigma would have been a better proposition. I'll add your ...
  • leggeron, this indeed helps a lot, thank you very much - great to hear that the SDM issue didn't turn out to be such a big tragedy for you after all, and that you enjoyed the lens' optics and AF ...
  • Heie, thank you for sharing all these samples, looks pretty good to me at this size; did you try and print anything large shoot with this lens, by any chance? Best, Vieri
  • Mike, wedding would be one application I need the lens for; reading around, I thought the Pentax could be a good bet, but I'd need it to perform OK WA or thereabouts... why do you feel yours it ...
  • Hey Andy, thank you for sharing your experience, much appreciated. Best, Vieri
  • Dave, this is what I gathered as well, thank you for confirming it. Best, Vieri
  • Hello Soheil, thank you for your recommendation, much appreciated. All the best, Vieri
  • Thank you Rich, I was under the impression that the issue was fixed (for new lenses at least). I'll add your vote to the Sigma column then. Best, Vieri
  • Thank you Daryl - indeed is good to have a choice, but not too easy to decide: this is when forum like this become really useful. Thanks again, best Vieri
  • Thank you very much Doug, this is very helpful indeed. By the way, am I correct in assuming that the SDM issues are history now? I seem to have read somewhere that Pentax got a fix for that a ...
  • Thank you Emir, I'll put one vote down for the Pentax then :) Best, Vieri
  • True, from what I have been seeing not its strongest point - plus, is a bit too short for my intended use.
  • The 18-35 should be a superb lens from what I have been reading and seeing around, and is a lens I considered very seriously; however, in the end I decided against it because of its limited range. ...
  • True, I have been reading good things about it, but I'd rather have the constant f/2.8 aperture vs. the extra reach - optically I think the 17-50 might be a little better, but I haven't tried the ...
  • Thank you robbo, I'll put one vote down for the Sigma then :) best, Vieri
  • Thank you Mike, I already read that (and more or less all the reviews I could find!), what I am interested is first hand impressions / opinions from actual users in the actual real world, and ...
  • Thank you Miles for chiming in - I kinda need the 24-70 range, 20-40 is too limited on both sides of the range for me. 50-135 or 60-250 is the next step, but that's an easier choice (no third ...
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