There purple flowers are coming out all over the back garden. Hence I decided to pick one to shoot indoors.
Sony does have an interesting lineup of lenses. Some of these lenses have special abilities with no equivalent amongst the other manufacturer’s lens lineup. One of these is the Sony 500mm F8 mirror autofocus lens. This is the most compact and lightweight 500mm autofocus lens available.
I have been an early follower of the Sony E-mount system, having bought and used the NEX-3, NEX-5, NEX-5N, NEX-7, NEX-6 and now the A7R and A6000 – I have noticed a gradual improvement with each new generation of E-mount camera in terms of usability and functionality.
The Sony NEX-3 was the first camera I modded to full-spectrum by removing the internal cut filter (ICF). It proved useful for UV and infrared imaging, as the native lenses retained the ability to infinity focus. Continue reading Sony NEX-3 Infrared
One of my many hobbies is fish keeping. I began seriously keeping fish from 1993. Hence I thought I should post some images of the fish I have kept. In the past, I have kept goldfish, tropical fish such as discus, and koi carp. Continue reading Fish photography
There were these Dahlias of different colours growing in the adjacent flower beds to the Rudbeckias I shot the other day. I could not resist shooting these flowers to see what their UV and IDS patterns looked like.
Previously, I had posted about my collection of 35mm F3.5 lenses. But the Soligor 35mm F3.5 lenses I’ve bought and tested (serial number: 9#####), have some endearing qualities worth mentioning. Continue reading Soligor 35mm F3.5 lens
I really like these 35mm F3.5 enlarger lens. They are compact, fairly sharp wide open and it is a fairly well corrected design with no colour fringing in the out of focus areas and also minimal focus shift from UV to visible light. Hence ideal for adapting for imaging. Continue reading 35mm F3.5 enlarger lens for photography
Have you ever needed different stepping adapter sizes which are not available? Have you ever wanted a female to female thread adapter to join two pieces of camera equipment together? If so, read on. You may be surprised that what you needed before is actually right under your nose; all it takes is a little ingenuity. Continue reading Stepping Rings and its many uses
This is one type of gladiolus growing in my back garden. I was curious to see what this flower looks like in the various light spectra. Continue reading Gladiolus
I have many of these Yellow chamomile flowers growing in my garden. It is interesting that while the flower looks yellow in visible light, yet its petals are very UV-dark i.e. not very UV-reflective. Continue reading Anthemis tinctoria