Close-Up Macro Photography

February 26, 2012 0

Macro photography intrigues me, because I can capture images beyond the naked eye’s perspective. But you can’t do it unless you have specialty lenses or if you stack 2 lenses together. The below is one of my earliest macro photo, shot in 2006 on a…

The annual Harper’s Bazaar and ION Orchard photography awards is back for the third year. During the first year, I shot Melissa Jane. Then on the second year, I assembled a team and went to shoot at ION Sky. I have posted the photobook excerpts…

While I was comparing the various Nikon-mount lenses on my new 85mm f1.8D with my D300, I thought: how about comparing with a “consumer” mirrorless camera system like Samsung NX200 fitted with the 60mm f2.8 MACRO SSA lens? And so again, here is a non-scientific…

Nikkor 85mm f1.8D

February 20, 2012 1

I can’t remember the last time I bought a Nikon-mount lens, but last week I just bought one. It’s a lens that photographers who needed one would have already bought one. Yes, it’s the Nikkor 85mm f1.8D lens. I did not buy this lens for…

Last week, I visited a friend who just gave birth to twins, to pass her an old pen tablet so that she could use it for freehand graphic design. I brought my Samsung NX200 with me and asked if I could take some photos of…

Last month, Logitech passed me 2 Logitech products for review. I think they also make perfect gifts for home owners, provided it’s within your spending budget. Logitech Harmony 1100 Advanced Universal Remote (S$599) Before you impress your guests with this touch remote, you need to…

Remember the home networking survey I asked you to participate back in November 2011? The results are out. Right-click to save the infographic to your device Does the survey result reflect your perception on home networking? In a nutshell, it is rather easy to improve…

Olympus OM-D Launch: E-M5

February 8, 2012 1

After months of rumours and leaked images, Olympus finally announced the OM-D officially at the National Geographic Store, VivoCity Singapore on 8 Feb 2012, 11am. OM-D is the branding of the digital line of Olympus OM, which had a history since 1972, just like how…

In 2008, I wrote a blog post about the launch of D700, followed by a hands-on review which I wrote for T3 Singapore. Three and a half years later, Nikon has officially announced the D800 to replace the D700 and the D3X. Monstrous specs: 36.3…

Jabra brand is synonymous with premium handsfree solution for mobile devices. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Jabra is offering the HALO2 at a special price of S$125 (usual $148) till 14 Feb 2012. I received a review unit last week, which allows me to try the…

Panasonic launched the first mirrorless digital camera, the Lumix G1, in 2008. It later creates 2 more product lines, the GH-series, the GF-series. Now, Panasonic introduces another GX-series to fill in the segment gap between the high-end GH and the low-end GF. Meanwhile, the G-series…