Real Life Review: Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED

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Nikon D610, 60mm, f/2.8, 1/1600, ISO 100

There is quite a bit of confusion about the purpose and intended audience of the AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED (Abbreviated 60G in this article). They can be summarized as follow: Continue reading “Real Life Review: Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED”

Long-term User Review: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G

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Nikon D610, 50mm, f/4, 1/125, ISO 1800

To repeat myself in all my long-term review articles: This is not a scientific review with detailed graphs, charts, numbers and corner crops. There are already plenty of these on the internet. I believe those kinds of reviews fulfill a necessary function, but we don’t use our equipment in a laboratory. We use lenses to capture all manners of three-dimensional subjects in a multitude of environments at different distances under myriad lighting conditions. Since I always find myself looking for such actual end-user experience impressions, I decided to do one myself. 🙂

I bought the AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G (abbreviated 50G) together with the AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G ED (reviewed here) at the end of 2013, so I have been using it for more than 2 years prior to this review.
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Photo Album Week 44-2: Two From Singapore’s 50th National Day. And How Good Is The Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G?

Yes, this post is horribly belated. After all national day is on 9 August. I didn’t have a lot of good pictures from national day, since most images look too cliché and the weather was relatively poor – cloudy, hazy with light drizzle. Only two images from SG50!

Tribute To Lee Kuan Yew In SG50 National Day Parade

Remembering Lee Kuan Yew In Singapore National Day SG50 CelebrationsNikon D610, 50mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO 450

The founding leader and first prime minister Continue reading “Photo Album Week 44-2: Two From Singapore’s 50th National Day. And How Good Is The Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G?”

How Many Megapixels Are Enough? A Look At 24 MP

I recall that less than a decade ago, a DSLR with 12 megapixels of resolution was regarded as an object of wonder. Today the highest megapixel resolution on a 35mm body has reached a staggering 50+ megapixels. Like a cult of lemmings, photography gear-geeks are already positioning the new number as the new objective their next camera should attain to, or overcome. Continue reading “How Many Megapixels Are Enough? A Look At 24 MP”