Sunday, August 27, 2006

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Hong Kong Star Ferry

Nikon AF 70-300 4.5-5.6G
Surprising results from a cheap Nikon lens.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Lens comparsion: Nikkor 18-55, 18-70, 70-300, 50mm.

(1) Nikkor 50mm F1.8, at F14.

(2) Nikkor 70-300mm, F4-5.6G, at 200mm F22.

(3) Nikkor 18-70 F3.5-4.5G DX, at 70mm F20.

(4) Nikkor 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G DX, at 55mm F20.

I conducted this test because I wanted to find out which lens will give me 'stars' when taking night time shots. As it turned out, both of my DX lens (i.e. 18-55 and 18-70) couldn't do it.
From the four images above, Nikkor 50mm and 70-300 gave better 'star' performance. Whereas both Nikkor 18-55 and 18-70 performed poorly.

Nikkor 50mm F1.8 produced the kind of 'star' that I wanted exactly.

Manfred Lai

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Full Moon on 14th July.

Nikkor 450mm, 1/160s, F7.1, ISO200.
100% crop from original.

Fire! Help! Fire!

Nikkor 18-70 / F3.5-4.5G, 70mm, 1/50, ISO200.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Sony Cybershot F88 (Red Color)

Contax G2 Top View

Nikkor 50/1.8

Nikkor DX 18-70mm

Image above taken with Nikkor 50/1.8.

Contax G2 with Planar 45mm F2

Who's the boss?

Not mine! She's not mine!