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  1. italy74

    Home cinema...

    My son #Ashu and a couple of his young friends watching "White Fang" on a laptop in Southern Italy. . In the countryside where they live there are no cinemas nor other attractions; actually it's a quite depressed area, tbh. When I brought them some of the latest cartoon movies they were super...
  2. italy74

    "Ragazzi contro"

    Sorry quite heavy crop and strange format 21:9 My son Ashu (#74) didn't make it, this time. Despite being very fast, the other team was averagely older (Ashu is the oldest in our team, not even 8) and more experienced both in passing and receiving the ball and the receiver had already his foot...
  3. italy74

    Nativity scene

    Hello everyone one of the things that is most typical from Italy in this period, is definitely the tradition of "Presepe" (Nativity scene) dating back to St. Francis once he was coming back from Holy Land, many centuries ago. A few schools became famous in the XVII and XVIII centuries, the one...
  4. italy74

    Three from last shooting

    Thank you everyone - I have a few others (one is nsfw) please pm me if interested
  5. italy74

    Three from last shooting

    The beautiful Polish model Kate Ri happened to be in Milan past week, I was lucky to book the last available slot. Here's a couple - I selected about 20 over the ca 100 photos taken. D4s - 24-70 @ 55mm 1/60s - F/4 @ 200 ISO - natural ambient light - cropped to taste 24-70 @ 45mm 1/60s -...
  6. italy74

    A couple of attempts with Sara and the 85mm

    My Russian friend's Olga handmade paint is still there... if you open it entirely you'll read "hand made by Olga Moskvina for Dino Brusco / Italy74" that's for she knows I love those majestic and wild animals
  7. italy74

    The DSLR will probably die...

    Jim. Probably DSLRs (and everything else, very likely) will die when we'll wear variable optics with our glasses (think of a google glass improved and on steroids) so that everyone will have the (wrong) impression to be able not to need anymore the photographer (more or less what already...
  8. italy74

    The DSLR will probably die...

    Maybe for a certain kind of photography, mirrorless might be more suitable, however DSLRs still have several advantages up their sleeves - if ever I don't think we'll see a real turnover before 10/12 yrs (period in which also mirrorless could change or see another "competitor" not foreseeable now)
  9. italy74

    A couple of attempts with Sara and the 85mm

    Hello everyone I had the opportunity to take a few photos of a wannabe model at a make up studio where they were working on beauty makeup. I want to share a couple, both shot with D4s and Milvus 85 (they are both cropped to my taste, thus littler than default D4s specs)- manually focused, of...
  10. italy74

    Panorama from today

    Val Visdende, northern Italy at the border with Austria; 8 stitched images panorama #Lea (D4S) - Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35mm - 1/250s F/8 - 50 ISO - taken and merged today .
  11. italy74

    Nikon now makes XQD cards

    Did you know? I can't put my hands on fire yet they remind me of the old Lexar 2933x, in look and specs
  12. italy74

    Nikon Z Brochure

    I'm sure you all are waiting for this....
  13. italy74

    Shooting Asya

    Third and last one.
  14. italy74

    Shooting Asya

    Ciao Klaus, I willingly kept the hand because it makes a natural line between the opposite hand and the metal decoration on the bag, forcing your eyes to watch it on this invisible line; besides it's also some kind of image corner, visually wise.
  15. italy74

    Shooting Asya

    Hello everyone I have just started reviewing the images of today shooting of Asya in Milan. I hope you like it even with the light reflection in her sunglasses ! Actually it's both a natural choice for a catchlight in a shadowy area and the fact that removing it would be only a risky mess for...
  16. italy74

    Anathema upon you, Huawei P20 !!! (D4s/D5 involved ad)

    Actually I spotted this ad to the Nikon Italia where the ad was broadcasted.
  17. italy74

    Anathema upon you, Huawei P20 !!! (D4s/D5 involved ad)

    Not sure if it's broadcasted also abroad, but I find this ad that is actually on air over here quite wrong !!! Basically they suggest you can drop a D4s/D5 plus lens for a smartphone. NO WAY !!!
  18. italy74

    CS #597 - Games we play

    Thanks Paul !
  19. italy74

    CS #597 - Games we play

    I also took a few images of sport and from this same moment when the kids were speeding up, yet I liked this one, maybe an unconventional and more relaxed take.. we call them "Automobiline" you see my niece waiting for another coin and my son moving the car to start and the other niece in the...
  20. italy74

    First softball attempt..

    Thanks for the advice ! I will !
  21. italy74

    First softball attempt..

    Hello everyone . After a long and cold winter, today I went out enjoying the sunny day. At a certain point, I stumbled by chance at the baseball field nearby and I discovered that a very long sport marathon was ongoing (from 3 pm to 11 pm) because of the national softball league finals, hosted...
  22. italy74

    Now Nikon (or anyone else) has NO LONGER excuse.... ( 50-1000mm lens)

    Just joking, while surfing I stumbled upon this article... I don't want to hear anymore anyone saying a 21-90 is impossible to do !!!
  23. italy74

    My son (not even 7 y.o.) shot with D4s and 300mm F/4 AFS

    I asked my son if he wanted to try shooting like a pro ( lol, not that I am, yet of course the camera makes you look serious ) at the local opening baseball season. We were about 100 ft away from the player and this is basically a 600mm eq. crop ( 1/4 of the whole image, since he couldn't keep...
  24. italy74

    One from Italian elections

    Italian Elections, 2018. . Luigi Di Maio, 31 y.o., 5 star movement. Next Italian premier ? . Nikon D4s Zeiss 1.4/35 1/100s - F/4.5 - 50 ISO . ( I took this photo because it's the first time we're playing for national government and his young and clean face is definitely a plus for many! I wanted...
  25. italy74

    Waiting for dinner...

    Yes, I'm pretty impressed too, thanks !
  26. italy74

    Nikon D850 new or D4s Mint?

    I know what you mean.. not to talk about noise.. you don't need to resample/resize to get clean images..
  27. italy74

    Nikon D850 new or D4s Mint?

    Wow, truly a great price !!! Over here finding one below 3000 € is nearly impossible..
  28. italy74

    Another one, 50 ISO on D4s

    Yes and I wonder how much the 135 would further improve it
  29. italy74

    Another one, 50 ISO on D4s

    Hello again after so much bragging about high ISO capabilities of D4s, yesterday I wanted to try also the other spectrum of the camera when we were stolling on the seashore. Because of the sun, despite the very low ISO, shooting at F/1.4 (wide open) nearly hit the top limit of the camera, with...
  30. italy74

    Waiting for dinner...

    While (waiting for dinner) at a local restaurant I snapped this one with my father and my son quietly discussing. Nikon D4s, Zeiss Milvus 1.4/35, 5000 ISO, 1/100s - F/3.2 Amazing IQ and NR = OFF on camera. Basic (1 minute or less) brush up with Aperture.
  31. italy74

    First attempt at night photography.. Ligurian riviera

    Hello everyone yesterday evening it happened I was in the right place at the right moment during the blue hour. Even if I hadn't a tripod, I managed to find a solution to hold the camera steady for all the necessary time.From left to right you see on the distance the burg of Portofino (extreme...
  32. italy74

    Aikido practice with D4s and two MF lenses

    Hello everyone . tonight I tried doing something really unusual. My son had his Aikido practice in Parma with his fellows and I tried to work with D4s and the two *manual focus lenses* I had. . After a few attempts I think I managed to achieve focus by placing myself as parallel as I could to...
  33. italy74

    Sigma announces 14-24 F/2.8

    Hello for you UWA shooters.. Sigma officially announces their new 14-24mm f/2.8 Art full frame DSLR lens | Nikon Rumors
  34. italy74

    Here we go !!! Next 400/500/600 F/5.6 PF !!!!

    ps as far as I saw by reading the patent: 400 is actually a 391mm F/5.75, 500 is a 487 F/5.8 and 600 is another 58x-ish again F/5.8
  35. italy74

    Here we go !!! Next 400/500/600 F/5.6 PF !!!!

    Good news Tamron is patenting exactly 300 F/2.8, 400 F/4 and 500 F/4.. I saw this just around Christmas at Nikon rumors - but I don't think they will use the PF formula...
  36. italy74

    This is me... as seen by my son Ashu, 6.5 yrs old....

    More likely a D5300 I have already seen used around here..
  37. italy74

    This is me... as seen by my son Ashu, 6.5 yrs old....

    Go figure I have been mostly appreciated far from home and never expected so much in Central Asia ! I received three clear "wedding proposals" while I was there and one even from a GUY (!) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan (note that I was the only single male in a group of 5 ppl plus our female guide, so...
  38. italy74

    This is me... as seen by my son Ashu, 6.5 yrs old....

    On a side note these are the three other shots he took, the first two handheld and the third one on the tripod (but he didn't check the angle so the image of my wife came out leaning) 1) Lucappiotto, bounced flash 2) Lucappiotto, straight flash 3) My wife, bounced flash And now this...
  39. italy74

    This is me... as seen by my son Ashu, 6.5 yrs old....

    Sorry but I have to post this. This afternoon, after shooting him for a while, I proposed my son to reverse the role and try to photograph himself whatever he wanted to. At that moment I had the D4s + Zeiss Milvus 1.4/85 and the Metz AF 64 flash on top, a very heavy set for a 6.5 yrs boy. So...
  40. italy74

    Here we go !!! Next 400/500/600 F/5.6 PF !!!!

    Exciting news ! The latest Nikon patents: 400mm, 500mm and 600mm f/5.6 Phase Fresnel (PF) lenses | Nikon Rumors
  41. italy74

    #Lea is here !!!

    A few early images between 3200 and 10000 ISO ( the guy ) - I am really gobsmacked for how clean are such images and how beautiful the skin tones come out straight from camera !!! All taken with Milvus 85
  42. italy74

    Nikon D850 new or D4s Mint?

    Thank you, the D4s "Lea" arrived today. I spent a few minutes settings some basic things up, updating the firmware to the latest one and took a couple of photos - NR OFF My son Ashu (if you check it thoroughsly, you'll notice I misfocused a little but of course I still have to adjust my way of...
  43. italy74

    Question for event shooters

    This is the offer I found OBIETTIVO SIGMA PER NIKON 120-300MM F/2.8 EX DG OS HSM
  44. italy74

    Question for event shooters

    Hello everyone. As some of you may know, I spotted and recently purchased a D4s that will be my photographic companion for a while. This will be delivered tomorrow. You know how "heavy" is or may be this camera, thus take it into account for the subsequent question. I also spotted for a very...
  45. italy74

    Nikon D850 new or D4s Mint?

    Click! The order has been submitted and paid.. the biggest investment I ever made on a camera should be here by the end of the week.
  46. italy74

    Nikon D850 new or D4s Mint?

    Klaus, right today I'll make the money transfer for the D4s. While I like "fine glass" (of wine? lol) I will anyway get AF lenses too and just like someone else in the forum, I have still USB2 ports on my 2012 iMac, choosing the D850 wouldn't be more expensive only per se ( 500 eur more ) but...
  47. italy74

    D3S / D3X / D4 / D4S

    Klaus funny the first one I saw there was this one....
  48. italy74

    D3S / D3X / D4 / D4S

    Thanks, I'm happy to report I feel I've finally found a worthy partner for my old F6, this year it turns 11 y.o.
  49. italy74

    D3S / D3X / D4 / D4S

    6400 iso - I've NEVER seen images as clean as these - blacks are natural and colors not shifted. i'm truly impressed. I think I'll call them tomorrow to close the deal.
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