Sunday, April 26, 2009

TC and sports

In the below thread, I bought a TC and obviously the best place to test ANY new camera gear is at the sports field. I didn't want to visit this school that is located opposite my house; about 650meters away...

Emotions definitely run high as suggested by this sequence of shots... :)





And finally, just how DOES this perform? Not too bad...

But it is a bit soft at the far end...but still acceptable. AND where's my yellow girl??? Noooooo... (Yours truly was from the yellow fellow, dirty fellow colour in school!)
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2x TeleConverter

A 2x TeleConverter or TC as it's more commonly known in its acronym is used to give you double reach in your lenses; i.e. a 50mm becomes 100mm but because you place another piece of glass in between your SLR's body and lense, it also looses by the same amount of light getting in...
There are a 1.4x converter...

So one normally uses a TC coupled with a fast lense, i.e. a f1.4 or in this case as below, I used my Tamron 28-75/f2.8 stop'ed down to f8 for a shaper focus...

This is shot WITH the TC at 75mm making it 150mm! Even though it's not recommended, by my, look at the cover of this jaded lampost! It sure has seen better days...

And this is shot without the TC and crop'ed in...
One would only use a TC when one has no choice. Really. And also, you need loads of light to get these babies to work! :)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

BeCome #2

Fancy this chair/couch if you will? :)

Apparently, these 2 folks came from Japan and ssang recycling songs...


Want a tent made out of recycled materials? :)And lastly, my sweetheart decided to play "peek a boo" amongst all of the bottles... :)

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BeCome #1

Well, what with the Earth Day and whatnot, IKANO shopping center celebrated this environment event recently. About 1 week back from this post.

Needless to say, the 3 most famous words were often seen (ReUse, ReCyle...). And this day and age of convenience sake, how much do we think of plastic bottles, bags and styrofoam containers... and even tissue paper!

See the piccies to know...







Saturday, April 18, 2009

Of Mini Star Wars Lego...

Yours truly was in SG recently. Well, mainly for Cats, the musical. But who doesn't go Orchard Road for shopping right? :)

So, I recently came back with a ...

Now, the only Lego fighter I am missing is the A-Wing...

Jungle Gym @ Atria

As during the recent Raya / Eid holidays, and we needing Little One a way to burn off his super high energy, what better way to perform tha...