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A.k.a. “The lens which came in from the cold”

Russians have a way with glass. Assuming your sample has not been assembled by a still drunk worker on a Monday morning (or so the legend goes), the quality is often way better than it should, especially when you factor in the price.

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Things don’t always go according to plans. Mount Cocuzzo is a famous location, because from the summit the view spans over a fair bit of the Tyrrhenian coastline.

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Happy 2017!

Buon 2016!

Different

This is an old picture, shot with the 6 (yes: six) megapixels Nikon D70.

At the time the D70 was simply a resolution-monster, the next best thing after sliced bread, and its CCD sensor performed beautifully.

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Sony A7r shutter shock was the one thing that bugged me the most, and if you follow me you know I was this close to selling the camera due that. By the way, I can hear some of you: “Why don’t you just upgrade to the A7r II then?”. Well, first of all because I don’t want to have to spend every year that kind of money (do you?), and secondly because when you buy an expensive camera you have a reasonable expectation that it’ll work as flawlessly as possible, don’t you?

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