Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sunset Pictures

Just came back from work one day and saw this amazing sunset from Home

Sunset Album
More pictures on my Flickr Account !!!



Thursday, July 8, 2010

Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX

This is my favorite lens. 35mm is the perfect focal length for people, group, and everyday shooting.

This lens instantly replaced 18-55 kit lens when i got it, and i never looked back. For and entire year the 35mm f/1.8 AI-S was the only lens that i used, and never felt like i lost any shot opportunities.

35mm sits at the perfect focal length for DX camera users. (those who are using cameras with a 1.5 form factor compared to full frame 35mm film cameras) because of the 1.5 form factor, the 35mm lens acts roughly like a 50mm lens would on a full frame camera. Roughly resembling the perspective of the human eye.

the 35mm focal length on DX is great because it is not telephoto, yet is not wide angle. Sitting at the perfect focal length for capturing everyday things. It's obviously not great for bird photography, but it excels at capture people in the moment.

When you're at a party, taking a trip somewhere, or even just by yourself. You need to have the freedom of taking group photos, yet take some nice close ups, etc. The 35mm is the perfect prime lens for all these situations.

D3000 Review

Calling this a review is a bit of an overstatement. I just felt like talking about my one year experience with the D3000.

Personally the D3000 is a wonderful starter DSLR

It is great because it's small, light, and really easy to use.
I bought mine back when it first came out for around $600. Looking back on that now, it was a steep price to pay for this camera. But today (2010) the D3000 is going for around 400 which is only slightly more expensive than higher end point-n-shoots.

The main positive for this camera is its size and weight. It doesn't hinder you and allows you to move around and compose your shots. It feels only slightly heavier than a larger point-n-shoot, yet doesn't feel cheap. The body itself was built with a beginner in mind. The Camera takes away all the controls that may confuse a beginner and lets you take shots. If you need to change something, the menus are intuitive and allow quick access to everything you need.