Monday, August 31, 2009

Fashion on One 2009

Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

Went flash-less this time just the D700 and the 70-300VR. Auto ISO and minimum shutter of 1/250 mostly.

Hollys Cafe

Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

Quiet cafe in the Cineleisure. Bit the dust recently purportedly due to the economic slowdown. Cute Filipino lass Haidee working there. Wonder where she is now...

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Nikon D700 + Nikkor AF-S 50mm/f1.4G

Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

Awesome combination it seems. But the new 50mm isn't that much faster in focussing despite the AF-S badging. Anyway, I've disposed of the old faithful 50mm/f1.8 and this lens is perhaps deemed a "normal" lens for FX bodies. Will try street shooting with this combo at my next vacation.

Birthday banquet

Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

Colourful event at the company chairman's birthday banquet. Shot with the Nikon D700 and the Nikkor 70-300VR. I wonder if he pictures will be even better with the Nikkor 70-200mm/f2.8. Nikon has just announced the VRII version which is said to have addressed corner softness for FX bodies.

Ceiling lighting

Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

An unusual and unique ceiling lighting at the Sime Darby Convention Centre. Was attending colleague Naralle's wedding dinner. The Panasonic Lumix LX3 is proving to be a capable companion at functions where bringing a behemoth DSLR may be a hassle.

Norita's engagement

Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

Was using the Nikon D90 paired with the Nikkor 16-85mmVR. Perfect for event shots.

Homemade cupcakes

Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

The Nikkor 35mm/f2.0 is an indispensable tool for sharp close-ups.