I was down with diarrhea for the past two days, and that was a really setback to my work progress. I only feel slightly better today. Nonetheless, I have gotta picked myself up and continue with work now.
I’m featuring yet another fake macro shots, taken with my Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 lens. That lens has a wonderful, and impressive close minimum focusing distance at 0.2m! That’s a very close-up range, if compared to many other non-macro lens. A typical prime 50mm, e.g. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, has minimum focusing distance of 0.45m. So, in a way, my Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 is somewhat a semi-macro lens to me.
Without a doubt, macro photography can be a very interesting subject. However, as I have repeated myself many times, macro lens will be at the bottom of my hunting list. I would not jump into Macro photography anytime soon.
Since my lens isn’t a true macro lens. I had to crop it to get the larger magnification factor on the image. I’m posting both the original shot (before crop), and the one after crop.
Christmas is around the corner, and new year is coming soon. Have you thought about your new year resolution? How was your last year’s? It’s year end, and I’m getting bit tied up recently, partly, I’m making plans for year 2010. Hopefully 2010 is much better than this year (2009).
Here’s one shot I took recently, with the Ultra Wide Angle (Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6). Wide Angle is poisonous isn’t it? I would love to own one myself, someday.
It’s already third day of March already. I haven’t been able to post any update for the past two days, as I’ve been working around my rather tight schedule. I’ve been feeling somewhat lethargic lately. I sure need a recharge. Here’s a picture of the day, which was taken at my friend’s wedding back in December last year.
She’s adorable, isn’t she?
On other note, I wouldn’t be able to make it to my KL trip from 5-16 March due to some reasons. My apologies to all my friends over there, who are expecting my arrival this weekend. A thousands apology. I hope to see you guys in the following month, as I try to arrange another trip over.
To all shutterbugs out there, you guys should take note of this. Digital Camera Magazine and Velocity Media are working together to present us their very first photo trade expo, which is known as Digital Camera, Imaging and Media Show 2009! Venue is set at Hall 2, Mid Valley Exhibition Center (MVEC), and the expo runs from 27 – 29 March.
It is said to be equivalent expo as the Photokina World Imaging Fair at Germany, as well as PMA show at the States. Here is one spot where you can see what the latest offering that manufacturers can offer in year 2009.
The other highlight of the event is the Velocity Angel Search 2009, which is set to take place in this expo as well. You can read about the Velocity Angel Search here, while the official site for the expo is here at www.dcimshow.com.
I wish I can be there. If I had known about this event much earlier, I would have marked my calender and make a trip across the South China Sea to be there!