Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Apple Watch - A1554 - Series 0

Apple Watch Stainless Steel 42mm (A1554)
Date of order: 30 Apr 2015
Date of delivery: 29 May 2015
Price paid: HK$4,688 (USD599)

Sep 2016 Checkin
40/80 charge rule is observed to maximize cell life.
A single charge up to 80% will usually last until the next afternoon.
It is only until recently after installing WatchOS 3 and latest Nike Running App.
Every run will have heart rate and route information.

Series 0 (A1554) 
Introduced on: 9 March 2015
Removed from Apple Store after 7 Sep 2016 event.
S1 CPU, no GPS, 450 nits OLED, Ram 512MB, Storage 8GB

Series 1 and 2
Introduced on: 7 Sep 2016
Series 1 - Aluminum case - S1P CPU, 450 nits OLED, no GPS.
Series 2 - Stainless steel & Aluminum - S2 CPU with GPS, 1000 nits OLED, WR 50m.
Launch price for Series 2
42mm stainless steel, sports band USD599

Series 3 To add 
Screw back

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Monday, May 09, 2016

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Lion Rock Peak

Sony 16-35mm Vario-Tessar T FE F4 ZA OSS

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Seiko LandMaster セイコープロスペックス SBDB005

セイコープロスペックス SBDB005
スプリングドライブ キャリバーNo.5R66
スーパークリア コーティング
サイズ  縦49.40mm×横46.70mm×厚さ14.20mm
石数 30石

Monday, October 12, 2009

Lantau Peak

I always loved running... it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.

Jesse Owens

Aka: Phoenix Mountain
GPS: N22.249769° E113.921303°
Elevation: 934m
Free map from Lands Department

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Notes on Zeiss Distagon T* 28mm f/2.0 ZF & Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 P

Zeiss Distagon T* 28mm f/2.0 ZF
f/2.8 Center 80% of frame is very sharp.
Slight peripheral softness.

f/4.0 as sharp as any Nikkor can get.

f/8.0 sets the perfect golden standard.

Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 P
60% of the center frame is already rendered quite sharply.
However the extreme left and right frame is soft.
Peripheral softness is visible.

Strangely the four corners are distinctively soft.
Whereas the center of the frame is very sharp.
Acceptable portraits at f/4.0, maybe.
Must position subject in center of the frame.

This lens is almost totally primed.
The entire frame is extremely sharp.
Large improvement on the peripheral sharpness over f/2.8.
Good enough for landscape photography.
Near Zeiss performance.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Friday, January 05, 2007

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Soft Target Test

Lens used: SMC Takumar 135mm
Body: *ist DL2

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Pentax *ist DL2 & 18-55/3.5-5.6

Lens used: smc Pentax DA 18-55/3.5-5.6

Pentax *ist DL2

Friday, December 29, 2006

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

smc Pentax 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL

Lens information:
12 Elements, 9 groups.
Contains one aspherical element.
Smallest Aperture: 22-38
35mm Equivalent: 27.5-84mm
Closest focusing distance: 25mm
Filter Size: 52mm

Monday, December 25, 2006

Voigtander Nokton Classic 40mm F1.4

Images taken with Pentax *ist DL2
Lens used: 18-55/3.5-5.6

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Why use older mechanical cameras?

Photographers are equipment lovers, connoisseurs of mechanical minutiae, aficionados of quality lenses, appreciators of fine design. Some cameras and lenses simply "speak to us": something visceral happens when we hold them and use them.

I personally think this visceral hit occurs more often with older cameras. There is something in the heft and feel of older, mechanical cameras that is missing from many of the newer polycarbonate models. Some of these new cameras are superb instruments, to be sure, and are just what the professional needs, but they don't bring the same aesthetic to the table. Call it "design as art form" or even "form follows function", many older cameras are beautiful machines you can enjoy and savor over and over again. Some are not so beautiful, but have a scruffy personality that makes them endearing. And they still take good pictures. And they're cheap (Leicas being a notable exception). So in addition to being a literal description, "Old Beater" is also a term of affection and endearment. If the term bothers you, you can use the more upscale term "Heritage Camera", but "Old Beater" suits me fine.

So, hats off to the fine cameras of yesteryear! Keep 'em snapping and keep 'em alive! Salut!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Monday, November 20, 2006

Nokton x BMW

VM Nokton 1.4/40

Star Ferry Ride

Voigtlander Super Wide Heliar 4.5/15

Wednesday, November 15, 2006