Giovanni_1968

Giovanni_1968

Lives in Italy Capri, Italy
Works as a Personal Concierge - Capri - Italy
Has a website at www.caprileisure.com
Joined on Feb 23, 2002

Giovanni_1968's recent activity

  • Looking to sell my 28-300, all in all is a good lens if you shoot in sufficient light and able to stop down to f8ish, the long end is poor and as such I am looking for a shorter but better IQ ...
  • The stabilizer for me is an unneeded addition, I better not have it, something less prone to break. As far as the missing range compared to my 28-300 I have an 80-200 if  need flexibility and a ...
  • One reason would be a better build of the Sigma and, as far as I read, a little sharper rendering which I know not being the only point to judge a lens but given all the other characteristics ...
  • I seem to recall reading the lens making so the camera's screen not going to save mode and/or to somehow drain battery power; another drawback which for me is less significant is the zoom ...
  • Created discussion thread Sigma 24-105 updates?
    Just wondering if they are going to update this lens which seems to have a few drawbacks and not being so very discussed. I switched to primes but for daytime excursions, either boat or ground, the ...
  • Created discussion thread Reflective panel?
    During the nice season I always take a camera with me on an open boat and I like to take pics of my guest, it's a nice memory for them and a good reminder for my clients about my business, ...
  • Yes, D800 with the 85/1.8G at f2.8 and 1/500th of a second at ISO100 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/giovanniaprea/34449022446/in/dateposted-public/) Another one with the same setup shot at f3.2 ...
  • I have an X-Pro1 collecting dust, I don't give it somebody because I have the 18-55 which comes handy when weight being an issue and then the 35/1.4 which is so damn sharp and the 14/2.8 which ...
  • Being in almost the same boat as you I took a different direction, I like the 50mm focal length and I own the old 50/1.4D which is quite a nice lens, small, nice colors, sharp but not to modern ...
  • Yes, the S-CCD was a great sensor and, to be honest, I so much lusted an X-Trans camera because I wrongly wished they would have brought there some of the Ccd tech which, of course, didn't happen ...
  • It might seriously be, mainly, a monitor issue because when I go and print something at my printing service I can see pictures look different on their monitors since theirs are high quality and ...
  • Created discussion thread Removable camera strap for D-SLR
    Hallo everybody, I am not carrying the camera on my shoulder any longer if not rarely and I would so much like to take the strap off but there are times in which I need it to hang off of my neck ...
  • Totally agree with the above, I ended up getting the 35/1.4 as a first lens then added the 14/2.8 and the 18-55, the zoom is the one which sees little or no use at all, it's a good lens but can't ...
  • Created discussion thread The old good S5Pro - TBT
    So sad Fuji didn't develop the SuperCCD any further, I do really miss the beautiful colors out of that camera, perfect tool for female portraits Fuji S5Pro - Nikkor 300AF-ED - 1/250 - f5.6 - ISO 320
  • I too agree, whilst on elder male faces I like to show "age signs" since, for me, they tell a story of their own, on females gotta be way more cautious and avoid being "too sharp", actually I'd ...
  • Created discussion thread What else do you read?
    My morning routine starts with the national news (just so that if I eventually woke up in a good mood they can ruin it...), then the local ones (who lost the cat, who missed the ferry - yes, I ...
  • Grazie Sabrina81 and Vidau, I agree that it seems a bit over processed but I apply no in camera sharpening, in post I just apply some adjustments to the eyes and some clarity, sharpening within ...
  • Created discussion thread Another one - BW faces
    What I love about the 85 is that I can capture a person's soul without being intrusive. I am astonished at myself how can I still like this hobby since I started, I think it's the only one I keep ...
  • Replied in A touch.....
    I didn't feel offended at all, anzi, appreciated your comments. Grazie ancora
  • Replied in A touch.....
    The shots were taken in a few seconds, didn't have time to dial in anything, regarding shutter speed I learnt that with my hands I need the highest shutter speed to achieve the sharpest out of the ...
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