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
Yes, there actually is another Saint Paul’s in Melbourne. Built in the neo-gothic architectural style. You have to make a little donation to take pictures. No problem, since I know it is expensive to keep such historic architecture maintained. Continue reading
It is no surprise to everyone that Nikon’s mirrorless strategy is in a shambles. Although the recently released D850 is getting rave reviews and in high demand, there is no doubt among observers that this camera could well be the DSLR’s last great hurrah. There will definitely continue to be DSLRs after the D850 for users who insist on using them – even Nikon did not kill film cameras immediately when digital cameras usurped film cameras in popularity. But I sense we have reached a turning point. Continue reading
Victoria 2017: Twelve Apostles At The End Of Winter, Beginning Of Spring
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All things considered, a bunch of rocks standing out in the sea near the coast by themselves isn’t actually very interesting. What actually makes this place worth visiting is everything altogether – the rocks, the wind, the sea, the waves the spray, the rain, the clouds, the sky, the weather, the smell of nature, the sound of the waves and the howling wind, everything. Prima donnas have no place here. Everything comes together to deliver an unforgettable experience. No, simply a bunch of rocks out in the sea is not interesting. But the whole orchestra of nature coming together is very interesting. Continue reading
In response to WPC: Serene
On the southern coast of Australia, in the state of Victoria near Melbourne. The beach. The sea. The waves. The wind. The chill. The end of winter. The start of spring. One of those times in life when you just want to slow down, freeze, relax and bask in the wonder of the moment.