Friday, September 18, 2009
Having done quite a few high key window light portraits recently, I had the chance to try out during this rainy weather, a more subdued lighting for a more melancholic mood. This time I have only the side walls to bounce light and the dim indoor lightings as a small source of fill light. I did not bring my Nikon 50mm lens outdoors this time, but luckily the Nikon 85mm F1.8 I had was sufficient to do full body shots in the cramp conditions. Auto WB performed surprisingly alright here. Here is a sample shot, more to be added when I have the time. To be continued...
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I bought a 2nd hand 28-105 F3.5-4.5 lens in excellent condition very recently. I took it out for a test run today. It is indeed a great walkaround lens for full frame DSLR, just like a swiss army knife of a lens. It even has a 1:2 macro mode that is very versatile. I did not feel it has any real flaws, other than that I wish it could go a little wider, and perhaps be a constant F2.8 but that is asking too much for such a budget lens! Sharpness and focussing accuracy was quite impressive in real world situations, colours are nice and neutral and this lens has very little distortion that I can detect for a standard zoom lens. The location I went today was at Bollywood Veggies around Lim Chu Kang area.