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Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 13

Calculating lens focal length

So I was comparing my 17-50mm Tamron with the Nikon 50mm F/1.8 to see the differences in bokeh and colour rendition with my not-so-proper test scene below and I stumbled onto the fact that at 50mm, the Tamron produces an image that is shorter than the 50mm Nikon. I got similar results with the 18-70mm …

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Apr 09

Tips on buying a used lens

I had been looking around for a second hand Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 lens for a while now. So when a seemingly too good to resist offer came up, I jumped upon it. However, I let my excitement get the better of me and almost ended up with a paperweight that looked like a lens. It’s not …

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Apr 06

Nikon D5100 announced

The rumoured Nikon D5100 upper-entry-level DSLR has finally been announced. So far, features that stand out to me include: Identical 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor as the D7000’s 1080p video recording at 24 or 30 fps Swivel 921k dot LCD Ability to merge HDR images in-camera Sensitivity of up to 102,400 ISO Hit the Phoblographer link …

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Apr 05

Snapshots: Out in the garden

The garden is always a great place to get macros.. with lots of colour. I had originally set out to snap some of the mushrooms (HDR image after the jump) that grew out of a dead tree stump, but most of the mushrooms have already wilted, so I decided to make do with other things …

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Apr 04

Nikon Malaysia 10th Anniversary Contest: Let Images Speak

Deadline: 30 September 2011 Up for grabs: 3 x Top prizes: Nikon D7000 kit set, SB900 Speedlight, RM2,000 cash, a trophy, a certificate and a 10th Anniversary Photo Awards catalogue. 5 x Consolation prizes: Nikon D3100 kit set, SB700 Speedlight, RM500 cash, a trophy, a certificate and a 10th Anniversary Photo Awards catalogue. Theme: Let Images Speak …

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