December 28, 2007

The lens is mightier than the pen is mightier than the sword.

December 27, 2007

Technique: SSSEFL or 1/fl.
Again, here's a very good read:
Heavy Lenses, Steady Shots! by Joseph LaQuiere

Leverage and Carbohydrates:
means I have to eat more and learn how to wield this beast properly to get good results.
Nothing comes free anymore. I have to do my homework!

December 26, 2007

Bigma - this lens needs TLC
and Carbohydrates!

December 23, 2007

Drove around with Bigma today

It was the winter solstice today at 1409H and I was stuck in the traffic :P

The monkeys showed up at SBMA

Birding fulfilled :P
Lucky shot?

December 21, 2007

Bigma+low light+little luck

FF (w/PP) 100%crop

FF(w/PP) 100%crop

It is heavy
...but it's very promising!

December 20, 2007

Hiro was right.

Images are not borrowed.

December 19, 2007

Image borrowed from the-digital-picture

Hiro: My name is Hiro Nakamura and I have a message for dogears.
Tell him he will meet Bigma tomorrow.

Bigma @

Heavy Lenses, Steady Shots! @ creationview

December 18, 2007

Spiderboy requested me to take a pic of Hercules and I obliged...

December 17, 2007

ConvergenceMinolta Maxxum 7 with Super Takumar 28/3.5
The sky is wonderfully blue on Decembers :)

December 16, 2007

Early morning drizzle... could have been some snow :D

December 15, 2007

Geminids Meteor Shower
It's like a lottery, 127 shots and I only got this very minor consolation prize :D
^just right there.......

December 14, 2007

The Early Morning Venus Show
week50prime 5/7

December 13, 2007

First time for me... two pics in one issue :))
Week50Prime 4/7
DPP 17 Reader's Gallery: Water

December 12, 2007

Decisions... headache... decisions...
Tamron 28-75/2.8
overall ratings: 4,59
sharpness rating: 4,63
color rating: 4,80
build rating: 4,27
distortion rating: 4,60
flare control: 4,67
total: 15 reviews

it was hard to let go of this fast constant aperture FF lens...
but I have to... in chess, it's called a sacrifice...
and you don't get a migraine from a chess sacrifice.
[week50prime 3/7]
what should be gained from this gambit:
CZ 16-80/3.5-4.5DT
overall ratings: 4,68
sharpness rating: 4,90
color rating: 4,97
build rating: 4,26
distortion rating: 4,40
flare control: 4,89
total: 35 reviews

the future should look brighter...

December 11, 2007

Good thing my youngest son woke us up early today :)day2/7

December 10, 2007

Week50Prime is onnoPP|noCrop|drat!:D

December 05, 2007

Helios 44M-5 58mm/f2 Zenit MC
[taken with MinAF24-50(O)]

December 04, 2007

On a recent trip to the local camera gear shops, a guy offered me Helios 44M-5 58/2 for only P500|USD12. After checking the glass, I said to myself - what the heck (yes, in English :D)

Sample|No PP

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