Thursday, December 29, 2011

My New Glass:)

Hey folks,
Long time:)...yeah I've been a bit busy lately with work, day to day chores and getting used to 'English' winter and the associated lethargy:P Well...boring details apart, here is an interesting news. I finally got myself a telephoto zoom glass:).
It's a Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 DG OS with SLD and you bet I got a great deal on this one and thats why I chose to give it a try:) Though am more of a Nikkor person, who also believes that an equipment only performs as good as the person using it;)

DG - Made for digital cameras
OS - Optical Stabilizer
SLD - Special Low Dispersion

Here is what it says on the tin:

"Sigma’s 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG OS is a compact telephoto zoom lens. With a range that is useful for candid portraiture, capturing children playing in the backyard, amateur sports or even wildlife at the zoo this lens is usually the lens that photographers reach for first. It’s great on vacation for capturing scenic details or even groups of flowers in a garden. The Sigma 70-300mm offers a 4 to 1 zoom ratio in a compact lens that is easily carried in your camera bag or left on the camera as you travel; and the images are magnificent. It also has a minimum focusing distance of 59 inches & allows macro photography & high close-up capabilities with a maximum magnification of 1:3.9."


I am yet to do a field test of this new equipment, so don't have much to share at this point. But rest assured, more than anybody am looking forward to take this baby out for a spin.

Update: Didn't know it can do Macro:) Cool!! Will try this out soon.

Keep Shootin,
Sid

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Photo walk near Harbour, Bristol

Taking a stroll along the harbour, enjoying the calmness here and light:) My D3000 and a friends D5100, adorned by 35mil 1.8:)

Cheers,
Sid
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Friday, July 8, 2011

Canon Vs Nikon - Financial & Consumer Comparison [INFOGRAPHICS]


Dear Shutter bugs,
Here is another interesting fact sheet published in DPS' newsletter for this week. Most of our cameras belong to either of these brands and we know the purchase of a cam starts by reading thousands(understatement) of articles discussing pros n cons of these two brands. Finally we take the plunge by picking one and closing our eyes to what the other one has to offer as we know once you start shooting your focus should be on the art and not on the equipments. Same goes for me as well. Presently am using my Nikon D3000 and pretty happy with the pictures I am creating. AND I do (/may) consider Canon for any upgrades (if at all) I will go for in the near future:) That's it for now, hope you enjoy these info!

Click Well,
Sid
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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Manual Photography cheat-sheet by Miguel Yatco

Hi,
Though in the first look it appears pretty basic to me, still am posting it here with the hope to help out any new comers to get a visual understanding of the these manual settings:)
Wish you good light,
Sid
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