NCV

NCV

Lives in Italy Reggio Emilia, Italy
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Feb 22, 2013

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  • The slightly arrogant tone of the quotation that I posted raises for me only questions of  wealth distribution and politics. Sure one spends ones money as one wishes, that is obvious and a basic ...
  • In fact that quotation of Hogan's blog post raises a lot of questions if one stops and thinks about what he said. It certainly did for me. There is that  certain arrogance of the wealthy in the ...
  • Replied in My old Nikon
    My D300 seemed to be a magnet for dust and I always kept the sensor swabs handy. The sensor cleaner in my EM5 that I have had for three years has kept it remarkably clean up to now.
  • This is were I see the difference between the American view of the world and life and the European view. Generalising I know and neither view is right or wrong. The way it came over is that for ...
  • Replied in A loaf of bread
    Hogan gives the impression that dropping $10,000 on a camera is like buying a loaf of bread for some. Those ( there are lots of them) who live on minimum pensions here in Italy do not even get ...
  • Replied in Absent friends
    Or as a big stick to cane any smaller format.
  • Replied in Absent friends
    I have not seen any comments from the equivalence crowd on this thread. Are they too busy doing a rewrite of the theorem.
  • It is depressingly all too visible to all I fear. Yes I know it is quite normal and I am told healthy and right that a person can spend more on a camera body to have fun with in their free ...
  • For the brief time I engaged in paid photography I quickly learnt that "gear" is an unpleasent drain on profits and the less spent on it the better. Much used gear is hardly used and I took ...
  • Replied in Cheap Hobbies
    I like hiking in our Apennine mountains. A good pair of hiking boots cost me less than €200 and they will last me some years. I spend €20 in diesel to get up into the mountains. Walking costs nothing.
  • Replied in Monte Carlo?
    I got it you live in Monte Carlo with the 1%ers.
  • I think they are used to people in this valley I was just a couple of hundred meters from a busy bar. They just let you get to a safe distance before they vanish into the woods.
  • Replied in Cost per hour
    The article was hinting at 10,000 a year which is a bit different to a dollar per hour.
  • I think I spend more on holidays and trips out and about than I do on photographic gear If I include the costs of all my local trips. I spent quite a bit on M43 gear a couple of years ago when I ...
  • Artistic licence. Still 3.5 is still pathetic.
  • When I went to Cogne in the Valle d'Aosta I did not expect to see any Camosci/Chamois down in the valley in summer. So I left the 100-300 in the hotel. So I had to creep up on this chap with the ...
  • Replied in A silver lining
    At least we now can bait the FF "equivalentists" that come here to tell us that our 2.8 lenses are really pathetic F5.6 lenses that now their FF 2.8 lenses are actually slow wimpy F5.6 lenses and ...
  • Created discussion thread What we spend on photography
    This quote from Tom Hogan's site stopped me in my tracks. "Still, the excitement surrounding the medium format re-emergence—particularly Fujifilm’s upcoming offering—reminds us that there’s a small ...
  • The 35-100 is stabilized. For serious work get a lens that is dedicated to the camera. Adapted lenses are for fun.
  • Replied in GF8 vs GM5
    I had a GF3 which was a super little camera. But it lacked an EVF which is very useful in strong sunlight or if you need reading glasses. LCD panels cannot be read in strong sunlight so you are ...
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