Friday, September 5, 2008

new toys...

Been trying out my new gadgets recently - a 10-20 mm wide angle and an 18-200 mm Sigma lens for my Nikon Camera which I got from Hongkong and so far have been really enjoyning how improved my photos were especially for the wide angle ones.



This is a shoot I did yesterday for a client - the Pacific Hotel.


These have been shot in very close range but the wide angle lens captured them from end to end. Normally, with my old Nikkor lenses, I had to do a composite of 2 to 3 photos and merge them together to create a good panoramic photo from close range, but the wide angle solves everything!

With these two lenses on hand, I don't have to bundle myself with too much variations of lenses for shoots and for photographic journeys.
Here I come, planet earth!

10 comments:

Kiks said...

beautiful!

the pictures and the camera's color.

is it really grey?

now i am having a dilemma between a sewing machine and a camera.

Siem Reap has its bad spell on me.

RONeiluke, RN said...

wooooow! being a photographer is really cool... and those were amazing shots! whew! ganyan ang mga nakikita ko sa mga magazines. do you happen to take pictures for magazine companies??? astig. keep posting!

the spool artist said...

Hey kiks! If it were Don, of course, he'd push for a sewing machine, but take it from me... a camera is waaaayy better! hehehe... sige na, have a holiday here in siem reap... kami ang bahala!

@roneiluke: thanks! i've contributed some photos on glossies, but not on a regular basis. my photography is primarily for my artworks but i do take on commercial work to "bring food on the table"...

Dakilang Islander said...

astig! thanks sa pagbisita ng blog ko, meron na naman akong kilalang blogger na mahilig sa photography..beginner pa lang kasi ako eh

pwd nga pala kita i-add sa blogroll ko? or maybe xlink

Gibo said...

OMG, i love the second picture! perfect!

Rofel John said...

winnerdom! haaay, more rakets naman ni. which could mean more foods na gd on the table ! ( or tables ! )

the spool artist said...

@dakilang islander: looking at your pics, i don't think you're a beginner! keep up posting great blogs about Bermuda and the irresistible island life! i've added you on my blogroll too!

@gibo: hey gibo! don told me all the fun stories you had in Laos! Pasensya ka na sa camera ko na dinala ni don... di kami nag-abot sa airport so di ko nabigay yung nikon... i'm enjoying your blog!

@rofel: when are you coming over to cambodia so i can treat you sa cheeseburger? hehehe

salingPUSA said...

Nice gadgets kuya Joven. Must be expensive. The pictures are more crisp and the angles are really better. Syempre, its just a gadget. It will still depend on the skill of the one who is manipulating it. You got that skill syempre. Gud investment, gud investment....

the spool artist said...

Anton, they are not that expensive... I got them second hand from a photographer friend in HK!

Tasida said...

Interesting to know.