Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

X100 now in stock at Amazon!

I’ve been on the pre-order lists at a couple of different places for 2 months now, I just got a notification from NowInStock, Amazon just got some!! If you want one you should ordered one ASAP before they’re sold out! I have a shoot with a friend this Sat and will be able to test [...]

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

I’ve had the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM for years, it is one of the sharpest lenses out there, and it shoots 1:1 macro. I shoot commercial product photography professionally, so the 100/2.8 macro was the lens with which I made probably more than 80% of my income from photography. I however only used [...]

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM

85/1.2L II vs 24-70/2.8L The top reasons I chose Canon was because of insane L primes, out of all the lenses out there, the one I’d always wanted was the 85L, as it is arguably the best lens for portraits. The price of this lens has gone up over the years, especially after Canon introduced [...]

Panasonic LX3: also returned

I returned the Canon G11 and got the Panasonic LX3. Quick thoughts on the LX3: very small for a highend P&S AF, shutter, and operation lags were better, but still not as quick as my Fuji f50fd as expected, the lens on the LX3 was even better than that of the G11, and it’s also [...]

Canon PowerShot G11 initial impressions

I was pretty excited when Canon announced the Canon PowerShot G11. My SLR rig is too large, and I want a decent walk-around camera. The G11, from the specs, seems to fit the criterias for a DMD (decisive moment digital). You can tell the lens on the G11 is incredible from the samples at the [...]

Pullfolio private beta! Here’s your invite!

If you’re a pro/semi-pro photographer and love Flickr, I think you will love Pullfolio. Pullfolio helps you create professional portfolio sites using photos in your Flickr account by tag(s) or photosets. For example, you can setup your photography site with these portfolios: Wedding – it pulls all photos that are tagged pullfolio and wedding (or [...]

Does your 5d Mark II overexpose when you’re not shooting full manual? Check your focusing screen setting.

I shoot M 95% of the times, gotta use that lightmeter whenever I can, you know. But when I shot Av in the last several months, the images were often bit overexposed. I would usually check the histogram and adjust and didn’t think much of it, but it bothered me that the exposure was a [...]

Rainbow and clouds over San Francisco

I bought a Hoya Pro1 Digital circular polarizer off eBay a while ago, but didn’t get a chance to try it until today. It rained last night and first half of the day, and then the sun came out. I drove up to Twin Peaks with my camera, tripod, and my 24-70/2.8L with the circular [...]

Photography and Snowboarding

Took a hiatus from blogging. I have been busy with photography and snowboarding, I also did some personal works outside of the commercial stuff. I picked up a B+W ND4 filter, and went to Ocean Beach to test it out, my original intention was to slow down the shutter speed so I can have a [...]

Lake Tahoe

Sherry went to Taipei for Lunar New Year so Bear and I spent 2 weeks at our cabin in Tahoe. I snowboarded most days and it was pretty awesome. Riding Sierra on weekdays means pretty much having the slopes to myself, we got huge amount of pow the first weekend and yesterday it started snowing [...]