Kit zoom lenses typically do not get a lot of good press because they usually deliver average performance. But it is a disservice to ourselves to dismiss them totally, as different kit lenses from different manufacturers can produce different results. There is also a good reason why the “kit lens” exists – because it covers an extremely convenient and practically useful focal range that satisfies 80% of what most people need. This real-world review of Nikon’s newest DX kit lens (as of mid-2018) AF-P DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (abbreviated AF-P 18-55VR for the rest of this review) might change your mind about the usefulness of a kit lens. Continue reading
My Guide And Tips For Nikon Snapbridge has been amended. Check out the update if you use Nikon Snapbridge and find it useful!
As of today, Snapbridge is Nikon’s solution for transferring images wirelessly from their cameras to a mobile phone. So far, reactions of users are generally average. Main complaints revolve around unreliable connections, and a somewhat unintuitive workflow as well as insufficient documentation.
Actually, Snapbridge can work well if you understand the underlying technology and the design approach. Continue reading
I have updated my Guide To Working With Nikon Capture NX-D, revising recommendations for the Colour Moire Reduction setting. Check it out!
I shared in my previous post that I no longer own any camera system. So I have been spending a lot of time trying out Fujifilm and Sony ML cameras in their respective showrooms in town. Unfortunately, no matter how many hours I spend in the showrooms, I never experience the “ah-ha I want this!” moment. The respective ML companies want you to believe that their products are perfect. The youtubers and bloggers getting invitations to launch events, launch parties, free accommodations, VIP treatments also want you to spend money on this stuff because they make money when you click on their referrer links and watch their channels. But the fact is that there are still things that bother me about the Fujifilm and Sony systems. In this blog post I will describe them. Note that these observations are current as of April 2018, and may no longer be relevant in the future. Continue reading
I have to start by apologizing. I have been inactive for a long period of time. And that reason is because that I have not owned a camera system for the past two months. That’s right, I have sold off my Nikon FX DSLR system.
A glance at the title of this blog entry might lead a reader to believe that I am switching to a mirrorless (ML) system because I think the time of DSLRs is over. That is not entirely true. To ensure I communicate this clearly, let me emphasize my primary reason in bold: Continue reading
2018 Doha. Crowd Around The Giant Lamp Bear
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Welcome to Qatar Doha, Hamad International Airport. This has become quite an active transit hub for air travel in the Middle East. Of course there is the problem of the recent politically-charged blockade made against it. Nevertheless, Qatar still has a strong physical advantage in the region. There are many people from different regions traveling around the world who still choose to transit here. Continue reading
You would have thought that with a flight that lasts more than 16 hours, I would have gotten more pictures from Sweden. But I was here for work, not leisure. I also needed to leave as early as possible. Suffice to say I had very little leisure time, but did manage to snag one nice little photographic souvenir from this place. Certainly one of my most satisfying image.
DX or FX? APS or full-frame sensor? There are many articles and videos which explain the differences between the two formats. But a simple decision guide for users is missing. No problem, it just happens that I’m too lazy to write and qualify a whole bunch of scientific essays anyway – so I’ll just focus on putting together this simple, straight-forward guide to help users decide between DX and FX. Continue reading
Right, finally I am finishing up on the images I took from the trip months ago. There are still a few images pending in my stock library, but the images in this entry should round up most of what I want to share on this blog. A small collection of street and nature images round up my trip to Melbourne and Victoria. Continue reading