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
The Coastal Optics 60mm F4 Apo Macro lens is a truly amazing optical engineering feat. It is apochromatic from ultraviolet, visible light, through to infrared. This means that the light from all three spectral range will be focused at the same point, so the image remains nice and sharply focused; bear in mind it is supposed to let through a significant amount of the UV, unlike other apochromatic lenses.
It is the only such lens I know of which is still in production with such an apochromatic capability – even the UV Nikkor 105mm F4.5 has no focus shift for UV and visible light (but not infrared). The Coastal Optics is also said to be very sharp from wide open. But it does have its weakness (the hotspot issue), although that can be overcome through various ways – I will talk about this later Continue reading Review: Sony A7R and Coastal Optics 60mm F4 APO Macro
I was in the park today shooting the flowers in UV and Insect-D-sight, but had also brought along my Sony A6000 and FE 70-200/4 OSS lens.
Hence I decided to try a few of the picture effects available through the Picture Effect+ App, which is free to download via the Playmemories App. There are a total of 13 effects: Partial colour, HC B+W, Soft focus, HDR Painting, Rich B+W, Miniature+, Watercolor, Illustration, Toy camera+, Pop colour, Posterization, Retro photo and Soft High-Key+.
I like this lens. Particularly with the Phigment Tech Leica M-E-mount adapter, as it makes the adjustment of manual focus so much easier. This lens is also very sharp wide open, with much less chromatic aberration than other F1.4 lenses I have used (Contax Zeiss 50/1.4, Sony 85/1.4 Zeiss). Continue reading Sony A7R + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH
Earlier this year, I bought a set of Phottix Odin wireless triggers ( one transmitter and two receivers) to use with the Sony A7R, HVL-58AM and HVL-F43AM flash. Continue reading Review: Phottix Odin for Sony