Hello world, Nikon Z7


After waiting for years and years, Nikon finally announces her first mirrorless camera, Nikon Z7. This new mirrorless baby of Nikon goes viral on the net and attracts countless coverage, discussion and hands-on review. Continue reading

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Man Mo Temple@D850, 85mm f/1.4

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The Man Mo Temple is a picturesque tribute to the God of Literature (Man) and the God of War (Mo), both of whom were worshiped by ambitious students looking to succeed in the civil examinations of Imperial China. These involved rigorous systems aimed at finding the best administrative officials for the state. Continue reading

Sony A9 report: is the mirrorless ready for Birding?

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Birding is a big challenge for photographers as well as their camera system. Like other high speed action shooting scenario, e.g. Car racing, it requires an instant AF response and solid tracking capability. However, it will be even more challenging in birding. Considering that the subject (bird) is so small compared to an ordinary subject e.g. ra Continue reading

Review: Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8

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If you know me, you should know I am not a fans of wide angle lens. Most of the time I use telephoto lens, i.e. 85mm or above, to create a tight and themed picture.

After years of shooting, I begin to learn some of the best pictures; landscape, flower and astrophotography, are taken by wide angle lens. I was thinking “Maybe it is time to learn something new?” Continue reading

Accuracy of Live view AF in D850

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One day, I am just curious and use my D850 to shoot a dinosaur figure, one of the collections of my son.

This Dino is around 10 feet away from me and i try to focus on his tiny little eye using the “pinpoint” AF function, a new AF mode introduced in D850.

After several trial, I will say her accuracy is outstanding.
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100% crop
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Not bad, considering it is a taken by an old lens and in Wide open (f/1.4) condition (Nikon AF 85mm f1.4D)

I find the speed of Live view AF has been improved significantly in D850 however it still cannot compare with the snapping AF response when using conventional view finder. If you use the live view AF for snap shot, portraiture, landscape, it will be fine it can certainly do the job. However The same does not hold true in speed photography such as taking sport scene.

Bokeh? I am not fond of that.
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Nikon D850 review (snapshot)

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It seems nowadays DSLR is not a preferred choice for street photography, on the contrary a compact mirrorless camera with retro vintage outlook is more welcomed. Despite the look and “feel”, DSLR is actually a well development system which can serve mostly all purpose of shooting including street photography. Continue reading

Snapshot@Aberdeen Fish Market

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Aberdeen uses to be the central district of southern region of Hong Kong island because Aberdeen fish market is one of the largest fish trading spot in Hong Kong.

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Although it is gradually diminishing in recent decades, you can still find some fishing boats as well as their fishing culture near the market

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SALTED Fish (鹹魚), the signature of Guangdong region!!

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Well, drying takes several weeks and I can tell you the smile is strong !!!

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The most common size of fishing boat “walla-walla”. Now it rarely used for fishing but for tourist.
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The door of a larger fishing boat. In the past, due to immigration policy, the fisherman family can only live on this docked boat before their citizenship are granted.

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I am sure you should see it before from thousands of movie and TV program.

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Fishing has become a hobby not a job

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