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Hasselblad H5X with Phase One IQ180
Canon 1D X

Hasselblad HC 2.8/80mm
Hasselblad HC 4/120mm-II Macro
Hasselblad HC 3.5/35mm
Hasselblad HC 3.5/50mm-II
Hasselblad HC 4/210mm
Hasselblad HC 4.5/300mm
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 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Manfrotto Super Professional Tripod Mk2
Manfrotto Studio Geared Head

Flashguns and Strobes:
Broncolor 2x Siros 800 L
ProFoto B1 500 Air
Canon 2x 580EX II + Stofen diffuser
Canon 580EX + Stofen diffuser
Canon 430EX + Stofen diffuser
Canon MT-24EX + Stofen diffuser
Canon MR-14EX
Pocket Wizard 4x III triggers

Sekonic L-758DR Digital Master
Canon 2x mkIII extender
Canon 1.4x mkIII extender
Kenko extension tubes set
Canon cable release
Remote flash radio triggers

Photoshop CC
LightRoom CC
CaptureOne Pro 12

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
MF: Hasselblad H4X with Phase One P65+
Lenses: Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L, Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L, Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1x-5x Macro, 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

roby17269's recent activity

  • I have (still have) the TSE 24mm f/3.5L II :-) I have used it for fashion But my biggest regret was selling the EF 200mm f/2L IS to (partially) fund mt HC lenses shopping spree - I really really ...
  • That's a beautiful image... Dolomiti? I come originally from an area nearby the Alps. I have great pics from my old 5D mkI :-) I have plenty of images I love from the much-maligned 1D X... I do ...
  • Hi Erik, 4+ times actually (80 vs. 18) :-) I was aware of the type of camera the 1D series are, and I do still love handling, robustness, ergonomics, battery, speed of operation, and the ...
  • Well it won't get to retailers until July 30th... patience! :-) For you though? wait! :-D For me switching to Sony would make 0 sense, but for you? the R5 is still an unknown quantity and the ...
  • Well I have pulled the trigger and pre-ordered a R5 yesterday as soon as I could :-) That made sense to me (less to my wallet, no sense at all to the SWMBO) because I am a dual system user like ...
  • Never! Unless the SWMBO discovers the price :-D
  • Well I did it... pre-ordered :-)
  • That is the one! I was going to write a different personal rule but yes, the SWMBO has to at least tolerate what I do :-) Apart from the above, my personal rule is to try something new at every ...
  • Looks like a panorama merge gone awry... That is bad - I did not look at that image in detail... I saw the sky and was completely turned off by that
  • Some great photos but not all of them work IMHO. I absolutely hate excessive haloes in the sky, especially the first image where the sky becomes brownish with specks of blue
  • I'm pretty excited about the R5, like I haven’t been for a long time ... Unless the announcement on July 9th (?) will unveil specs significantly different from the rumored ones, in which case I ...
  • I will preorder (a first in my life) an R5 + memory cards + RF-EF adaptor for a start... I will use my EF lenses until I will bite the bullet and get me some RF glass (the 85 1.2 looks tasty). Stil ...
  • For me it mostly depends on you... if you are comfortable with relating to others and lead them, you'll be able to get a lot out of pretty much anyone if you aren't, it'd be better to start taking ...
  • thank you Greg :-) But I consider myself a non-pro fashion photographer... apart from a couple of beauty shoots that I was coerced into in a friendly way, I only do portraits opportunistically (of ...
  • But I think in this case she is right... I'd say the first image is good but in the others there is too much that distract attention. The only comment I'd disagree with is about the eyes: I do not ...
  • I've always been a single system user (Canon EF) till 2 years ago when I added a different system (Hasselblad MF) to my stable. They both are DSLRs but they operate differently and the interfaces ...
  • That's true with the UK as well :-) I used to live in London and that is not a complete representation of the whole country, as NYC (where I lurk nowadays) is not for the whole of the USA. My 6yo ...
  • I'd love to see new Hasselblads, more as a sign of life of the system rather than as new toys for me to buy (since I wouldn't be likely able to afford them ;-) ). My real worry is about ...
  • I do not usually grieve for tools but one I still regret getting rid of... Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS Amazing lens, loved it regardless of size and weight. I sold it when I acquired a MF rig for ...
  • +1 ! :-) I have a PhaseOne IQ180 and I love it to bits. Sure it is cumbersome (being a glutton for punishment, I use it with a H5X body) and has all the speed / ISO (I really try to use it at ISO ...
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