Saturday, May 30, 2009

Marina Bridge

Visited Marina Bridge today...
Built across the mouth of the Marina Channel, the Marina Barrage creates Singapore’s 15th reservoir, and the first in the heart of the city. With a catchment area of 10,000 hectares, or one-sixth the size of Singapore, the Marina catchment is the island’s largest and most urbanised catchment. Together with two other new reservoirs, the Marina Reservoir will boost Singapore’s water catchment from half to two-third’s of the country’s land area.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Compare Nikon FE, FE-2, FM, FM-2, FM-2n and FM-3a


FM FE FM2 FE-2 FM-2n FM-3A FA
Innards

mechanical

electronic mechanical electronic mechanical both electronic
Exposure M M, A M M, A M M, A M, A, S, P
Meter* CW CW CW CW CW CW Matrix, CW
Speeds 1-1,000 8s-1,000*** 1-4,000 8s-4,000*** 1-4,000

1-4,000 manual

8s-4000 Auto****

1-4,000***
Sync 1/125 1/125 1/250 1/250 1/250 1/250 1/250
Lenses***** all AF & MF since 1958 all AF & MF since 1958 All AF & MF since 1977 All AF & MF since 1977 All AF & MF since 1977 All AF & MF since 1977 All AF & MF since 1977
Made 1977-1982 1978-1983 1982-1984 1983-1987 1984-2001 new in 2001 1983-1987

Monday, May 11, 2009

Typical recommendations of superb optics, now Nikkor classics

° 24mm f/2 AI-S Some buy the f/2.8 due to its lower price
° 35mm f/1.4 AI-S Some get the f/2 for the same price reason
° 50mm f/1.2 AI-S The f/1.4 and f/1.8 are more popular due to cost and the 55mm f/2.8 Micro for its specific macro use
° 85mm f/1.4 AI-S Same thing here -cost- for the f/1.8
° 105mm f/2.5 AI-S I like the 105mm f/1.8 slightly better but it is more difficult to find in EX+ condition or above and more expensive
° 135mm f/2.8 AI-S Same comment as above about the 135mm f/2.0, which I like better
° 180mm f/2.8 ED IF AI-S Darn good, slightly better than the AI version
° 200mm f/2 ED IF AI-S Others prefer the 200mm f/4 Micro and the AI versions
° 300mm f/2.8 ED IF AI-S Excellent, slightly better than the AI
° 400mm f/2.8 ED IF AI-S Here you may opt for the 400mm f/3.5 P

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Does Leica still make MP and M7?

L-Camera TV #1 - Does Leica still make MP and M7? from Andreas J├╝rgensen on Vimeo.



Leica M series History (brief)

* M3 (1954 - 1966)
* MP (1956 - 1957)
* M2 (1958 - 1967)
* M1 (1959 - 1964)
* M4 (1967 - 1975)
* M5 (1971 - 1975)
* CL (1973 - 1976)
* M4-2 (1977 - 1980)
* M4-P (1980 - 1986)
* M6 (1984 - 1998)
* M6J (1994)
* M6 TTL (1998 - 2002)
* M7 (2002 - )
* MP (2003 - )
* M8 (2006 - 2008)
* M8.2 (2008 - 2009)
* M9 (2009 - )

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My gear - Tripod Monopod Ballhead

Ballhead
486RC2 COMPACT BALL HEAD W/RC2 R.C.SY.
height 10.0 cm
weight 0.46 kg
load capacity 6.00 kg
panoramic rotation 360 °
color black
material aluminum
independent pan lock no
lateral tilt -90° / +90°
quick release yes
secondary safety system yes
plate type 200PL-14
attachment (bottom) 3/8" female thread
attachment 1/4'' screw

488RC4 MIDI BALL HEAD W/RC4 R.C.SYST.
height 11.5 cm
weight 0.80 kg
load capacity 8.00 kg
panoramic rotation 360 °
color black
material aluminum
independent pan lock yes
lateral tilt -90° / +90°
quick release yes
secondary safety system yes
bubble spirit level (no) 2
plate type 410PL
attachment (bottom) 3/8" female thread
attachment 1/4'' screw


Tripod
190XPROB PRO ALU TRIPOD BLK, W/O HEAD
closed length 57.0 cm
minimum height 8.5 cm
maximum height 146.0 cm
maximum height (with center column down) 122.0 cm
weight 1.80 kg
load capacity 5.00 kg
color black
patent patented
material aluminum
leg cross section round
column cross section three-faceted
leg sections 3
bubble spirit level (no) 1
leg angles 25°,46°,66°,88°
centre column rapid
section centre column 1
column tube diameter 25mm
attachment 3/8'' screw
legs tube diameter 25, 20, 16 mm
suggested dolly 127, 127VS


Monopod
681B HD PRO MONOPOD (3-SCTN) BLK
closed length 65.0 cm
minimum height 65.0 cm
maximum height 161.0 cm
weight 0.80 kg
load capacity 12.00 kg
color black
material aluminum
leg cross section round
leg sections 3
attachment 1/4" and retractable 3/8" screw
legs tube diameter 35,4 , 29,5 , 25 mm

Bag
MBAG70 TRIPOD BAG UNPADDED 70CM
weight 0.3000 kg
diameter 150 mm
base diameter 130 mm
color black
material ballistic nylon
length 70.0 cm

How To Use The Monopod & The Multi-Purpose Tripod