Velocite Millennium & Nikon 135mm F/2 Defocus Lens

Loving my compact crank

The 135mm F/2 Defocus lens is a hard animal to tame. It does take great pictures, but focus is a struggle. I’ve found that it’s best to operate this lens manually, as the autofocus is slow and unprecise. However, it does lead some great photos, like this one of my compact SRAM Red crank.

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Polaroid Is Back!

It looks like Polaroid instant film and cameras are coming back! Polaroid film was discontinued last year. This created quite the uproar. For many people, Polaroid film was reminiscent of a simpler form of instant photography. Polaroid film and cameras will return midway in 2010.

Heck, this makes me want to get a Polaroid camera! There are some really cool Polaroid photo projects. What’s really great with Polaroids is it’s instant! You can get the photos right away. Almost like a precursor of what it would be to have digital photography. Speaking of which, the new Nikon D3S was announced. It costs $5,200 and can do up to 102,400 ISO. Sounds incredible. Personally, I’m fine with my D200. I’ll upgrade in 2010 or 2011 and keep the D200 as a backup camera. (via pica+pixel)

The Light In The Dancer

Shot in RAW with a Nikon D200 and a 18-200mm VR lens. Part of the Last Minute 2008 Series.

Shutter speed: 6.0sec
RAW size: 15.3MB
Focal length: 18mm
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO 100

The photo was shot in RAW and post processed in Photoshop CS2.

Rob Solo @ Hips

For my wife’s birthday in June 2007, I took her out to see Rob Solo at a Latin bar called Hips in Taipei. Rob Solo is an Ottawa DJ we both know. He moved to Kaoshiung a few years ago. I was surprised to find him here.


All photos taken on the 7th of June 2007 with a Nikon D200 and a 18-200VR lens. I used a tripod and a SB800 speedlight for some shots.


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Przwalski’s Horse At Taipei City Zoo

A Przwalski’s Horse at the Taipei City Zoo.

I took this back in the beginning of November on a field trip with the kids at the Taipei City Zoo. Just like clockwork, at 12:00 I left the kids to their own devices with their Taiwanese teachers. I speed walked through the rest of the zoo, snapping a few pictures here and there.

Reflection Of Sogo In Hsinchu In Car Window

Sogo Co., Ltd. (Japanese: 株式会社そごう; Traditional Chinese: 崇光百貨有限公司) is a department store chain that operates an extensive network of branches in Japan. It once owned stores in locations as diverse as Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Singapore, London, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok, but most of these international branches are now operated by independent franchises.

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