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

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貓,全部都是貓

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貓和人的連繫很奇妙.

在香港上環的「海味街」,你會找到貓店長的蹤影。她們都不是名種貓,更多是街上捨回來的。但就我想見,她們的 “奴才” 都會好好服侍她們, 食的住的不會差, 而且大都真心喜歡她們.

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在我眼裡, 她們一方面愛和人親近, 但另一方面卻又獨立得很.
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小貓最不拘小節, 在藥材鋪內乾脆就在「雞骨草」上大抱頭大睡 Continue reading

忘記花是花@ D850 x 香港花卉展覽2018

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多年來花展都是人山人海……每一年都猶豫應該去跟大隊去擠迫一下還是算吧.

最後都是在擠湧的人群中拍了幾張.

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拍花從來都不是我的專長, 所以拍出來….比平常的爛相更爛 >_<
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我始終覺得自己拍的花很悶, 沒有新意. 但某程度上亦反映自己 “簡單就是好” 的看法 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

Nikon AF 85mm F1.4 D

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有人說新技術一定比舊技術好

的確在過去數十年間,攝影技術每天都在變,相機的設計更加是一日千里。由底片到數碼,由單反到現在的無反相機,相機在設計上進化可謂已經經歷了好幾個年代。

相比之下鏡頭設計上就未如相機般突破。新科技當然有的,例如加大光圈、防手震、防炫光等等都是老鏡所沒有的。但純以光學質素來比較,舊鏡什至老鏡在新鏡面前其實亦不是一面倒的被拋在後面。 Continue reading

D850 入手一星期報告

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新年來到, 收到D850作為自己送給自已的生日禮物真的開心到不得了,哈哈哈!!!

入手前曾經考慮過Sony A7Riii。規格上着實是蠻吸引的;兩部機的感光元件大致相同,而無反在重量上更一定佔優,再加上10fps⋯⋯所以D850在規格上沒有什麼優勢。

可是相機是攝影師的眼睛,人和相機的配搭及互動很大程度上是很主觀、很個人的。在一而再再而三的試用之後,我就再沒有考慮A7Riii了。當然這是我個人的選擇並不是說A7Riii不夠好。 Continue reading