vbd70

vbd70

Lives in Italy San Ginesio, Italy
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://vieribottazzini.com
Joined on Dec 13, 2004
About me:

In 2005, after a long career as a classical musician, I decided to turn my long love story with photography and with the Earth into my business. A BIPP Qualified Licentiate Landscape photographer, I love to travel our wonderful planet to portray it and share its beauty shooting Landscapes for my Fine Art Prints collection. I have been shooting in the American South-West, Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man, UK, Italy, France and Turkey and my work has been exhibited and published internationally. A teacher for 20 years, I always have been passionate about sharing knowledge: teaching Workshop is the best way for me to share my enthusiasm for photography and for the Earth with like-minded people. When I am not in the field, I enjoy working on assignment, shooting mostly architecture and people.

vbd70's recent activity

  • Created discussions Exec portrait with the 645z
    Around Christmas last year I took the 645z out for a spin to do an executive portrait: Lens used is the 45-85 FA, while light was provided by two Elinchrom Quadra flashes. I am enjoying the 645z ...
  • Thank you Philip, much appreciated. Best, Vieri
  • We'll see, time will tell. My reasoning is that on the one hand, technically 36 Mp is still a very good number for resolution on today's market, equal or better than anything out there short of ...
  • All very good, but the last one is definitely my fav. Best, Vieri
  • Very nice Philip! Looking forward to seeing more, thanks for sharing. A question, how do you find the weight / balance of this combination? Thanks! Best, Vieri
  • Replied in Nr. 1 and 3
    are my clear favourites. Thanks for sharing, Vieri
  • Definitely 36 Mp. I don't think Pentax will undermine the 645z giving their FF camera more than 36 Mp, but since the Mp magic number still has meaning for most buyers, I also don't think they ...
  • 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 ...
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