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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Pocket Camera
« on: February 16, 2013, 09:14:42 AM »
I have been using Fuji X100 for almost 2 years.. It's a great little camera.. I did a review on my site - maybe will help you..

http://www.occhio-photography.com/long-term-review-fuji-x100/


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Lenses / Re: What nd filter density (combinations) do you use?
« on: January 24, 2013, 10:24:02 AM »
Q1) For your need, I'd pick 10-stop ND. Stacking is possible of course, but vignette may be an issue (depending on your focal length).

Q2) I normally use CPL too for the purpose. No drawback in general. However, depending on CPL relative position and source of light, you may have unintended effect.

Q3) No idea on this one. I use Lee Filters, which I've no idea if they're coated or not. So far I've seen no issue with them though.

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Lenses / Re: 17-40 vs 16-35, which one got the mojo ?
« on: January 24, 2013, 10:03:52 AM »
I've owned the 17-40 for 1.5 years, and I think it does the job. I'm not quite sure about mojo in UWA - which, if I had to say, I would assume it to be overall technical excellence (i.e. sharpness across the frame, micro-contrast, colour, distortion, etc.). IMO, unlike fast telephoto, where you can like a lens independently from the technical specs due to its "magic look", UWA is really dependent on technical specs.

Anyway I was considering these two lens back then, but after some testing, the only determinant factors for me were aperture and price. Will you shoot at 2.8 a lot? Perhaps lot of low light work, environmental portrait? How much would you like to spare for UWA?

If you seek for the best quality, then primes (TS lenses especially) are really good.

Now I mainly use it at f8-f14 for landscape and travel with tripod. And so far, I've been satisfied with the lens.

Some samples:


07APR12 - Ruins to the Dom 3 by angox, on Flickr


[EXPLORE 10.11.2012] Venice 2 by angox, on Flickr

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Self-shot to test some lighting idea.. and please let me know whether the lighting works for you..  :) Thanks!!


20JAN13 - Radioactive by angox, on Flickr

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Lighting / Re: Help with choosing a soft box
« on: December 07, 2012, 04:54:35 AM »
I am using Lastolite Ezybox 24 inch, and so far it's been a satisfactory experience with it. I bought it as a kit - the softbox comes with a bracket to attach your flash, stand (manfrotto), swivel head (I think it's also Manfrotto, not sure though), and an extension handle (thought this is rather too short IMO).

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Landscape / Re: Alien Landscapes
« on: October 15, 2012, 04:09:19 PM »
It was in Singapore. A park called Garden by the Bay.  :)

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Landscape / Re: Alien Landscapes
« on: October 14, 2012, 06:11:50 AM »



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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: October 14, 2012, 06:08:33 AM »
Some photos from Cinque Terre, Italy...






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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
« on: October 14, 2012, 05:14:33 AM »




and as a portrait lens...


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Street & City / Re: City Skylines
« on: October 14, 2012, 04:54:22 AM »
Some city scenes from Singapore...






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