Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pre-wedding Syazeri & Syidah

While I was in Ipoh, there a couple who are getting married in May this year. I was told that they have just done a pre-wedding shoot earlier last week.

Since I know the couple I told them why don't I do another shoot for them as an additional images for them. Here are couple of  images for all viewing.

IPoh trip

I went back to my home town last Sunday to visit my parents who are staying with my brother's house at the moment. I take the opportunity on this trip to find some new ideas of what to shoot.

On the first day I took a bike and scout the surrounding areas to find subjects that are interesting enough. I do find a few locations of interest, however I was consumed totally on a corn field and as a result I didn't manage to go to the other locations.

Here ore some of the images captured from my Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 atx pro dx II.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sunrise at Old House

Having an ultra wide angle lens, just make me eager and excited with the new perspective which I could produce with my DSLR. I just take out my camera and Tripod on a bike early in the morning and drove off. So enjoy these images as I enjoyed it.

Tree awaits sunshine

House by the sea

Play ground by the sea

Separating wall

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX II

Been busy the couple of days with editing photos from a job done last year upon request of the client. Luckily I still keep the backup copies which I can produce to the client although I have lost countless editing hours which I spent on right after the event.

Nevertheless, I just manage to get a BIG job schedule just after this CNY which requires a wide angle lens which I didn't acquired yet. A group of  400+ people is my subject and I had to engaged a friend of mine to assist me going through this project.

After searching lens reviews from multiple sources, the only best option I have for my Nikon D7000 is the

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX II which was launched some where last year. I never had any plans actually to buy a wide lens, my original plan is to upgrade to FX body first since I had couple of FX lenses on hand.

Here are some of the general test shots taken from my Nikon  D7000 having 

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX II  .

Generally I am satisfied the performance of this lens , color, distortions,, vignetting and chromatic abberations are quite manageable. you can judge by the above pictures yourself. 

Coming from a person who never experience with ultra wide angle lens, I would say that I would need to learn more things about this type of lens. There are many things to consider before taking a shot, what the lens can and cannot do, and etc. below are more sample shots taken a day after the above images.

All these shot are taken with no photoshop editing. It was only processed in camera software from RAW files. The editing done was only D-lighting effects to enhance the darker area since it was on the early morning.