トランスメディア提供アイコン01 カテゴリ:My Photo Gear( 6 )

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 My Contax G2

購買日記在(Post right after I bought this camera):
http://regulus.72pines.com/archives/74


終於把幻燈片拿回來,可以讓大家看看我的G2。
背景那綠的白的是我手造的書桌。

Finally got back my slide. I can now show of my G2. HAHA.
The green and white background is my hand-made desk.


By the way, my phone.


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by windywood | 2008-08-31 16:20 | My Photo Gear

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 Second-Hand CONTAX G2

Since my health is bad, my hand shack even when the shutter is fast. I can't hold any SLR around to take photos now. Therefore, I bought a system of Contax G2 with 3 Zeiss Carl lenses. Now, start selling the SLR stuffs.

First photo with G2:

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by windywood | 2008-07-26 22:14 | My Photo Gear

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 Sample Images from my 4 Tele Lenses

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The above photos were shot with 4 different lenses:
(1)Auto 200mm F/4 Q.C. - A lot of fungi on glass
(2)AI 80-200mm F/4.5 - relaxed focusing ring
(3)AF 70-210mm F/4 - a lot of dust on each piece of glass, scatched
(4)AF-D 70-210mm F/4-5.6 - prefect condition

All of them were set at 200mm. I have already know that Lens (3) and Lens (4) do not give sharp image at 200mm before the test, but I just want to compare.

By the way, I did another test before, @85-135mm, Lens (3) give pretty sharp image.

I shot a small hut away from 80+m.

Setting of D70:
ISO200, MF, M-mode, F8, 1/500s, sunlight, Portrait

Images:
cropped from 100% original files without any adjustment.

RESULTS:

Sample (a) from Lens (1)
Sample (b) from Lens (2)
Sample (k) from Lens (3)
Sample (d) from Lens (4)

CONCLUSTIONS:

Lens (1)
Should I repair this lens by cleaning fungi on it? Color tone is a little bit cool, good for landscape.

Lens (2)
People keep giving bad words at their experience of using this lens. Now it is my turn to celebrate! ;) Color tone is warmer than that of Lens (1)

Lens (3)
Gee! Dusts hurts the lens. I really should take it to remove all dusts after the Easter Holiday. After repairing, test again.

Len (4)
Doesn't look good if stand alone, but if you compare with photos for AFD 24-120 F3.5-5.6, Lens (4) is much sharper than AFD 24-120 lens within the range from 70mm to 135mm.
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by windywood | 2004-04-11 12:03 | My Photo Gear

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 My Pros and Cons about D70 (Chinese)

我是大幅消耗菲林的SLR用家,入D70是為了省回菲林錢和沖印費。

優點:
- 開機及關機的速度快
- 快門滯延可與FSLR相比
- 檔案存取快
- AF/MF switch 設計十分順手
- 光線足夠時,MF能力不錯
- 手柄內側和插卡蓋上的膠貼柔軟加厚,手感很好。
- 動態範圍令人驚喜
- 畫質很好,高ISO實用度高
- 輕便, 工藝以這級的機械來說無話可說。
- 和使用過的其他FSLR比,不是外傳的那麼易入麈
- 操作性佳,工作彈性足夠
- 測光準確,但前題是對TONE CURVE有認識
- 有內閃,方便旅行。不過若許可還是建議帶SB-800一起去旅行
- 條相機帶是粗帶

缺點:
- AF易跑焦,在加上SB-800後有明顯改善
- 景深預視擎容易被托鏡的手阻隔,設計不理想
- 95%frame coverage
- 以前最常用的50/1.8立即變了不夠廣,郁悶
- 電池的消耗量還可以接受
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by windywood | 2004-04-07 02:09 | My Photo Gear

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 My Personal opinions on Nikon D70

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I am so fortunated that I could got my D70 body right before the beginning of spring break. I purchased the body on April 1. (What a great April Fool!)

When I got a new F100 body after using FM2 for years, I was overwhelmed. That's a lot to hassel and learn to take a picture with F100, and the pictures I took with new F100 were not as good as those with FM2. It really took a long time to adapt F100.

Now I am having the same problem. Buying a new body means the whole new learning begins. On the last 4 days, I have took about 400 photos with D70. I must say, I am not really able to control the camera well. I always get wrong white balance. I even have not learn how to enter the custom setting menu. However, there are still something can be evaluted in two days. Anyway, here is my personal opinion.

1) Speed (4 ☆s)
The respond speed of D70 is really comparable to film camera. However, D70 is still not as fast as my F100, of course, see how much I invested on F100, hehe ;)

2) Handle (5 ☆s as a woman)
Although I am a woman, D70 can eaily fit into my hand. At those positions where our fingers rest, the rubber is made softer and thicker; the make my right hand feels really comfortable to hold the body.

2) Auto Focus (2 ☆s)
The area of focus sensor is too wide. It adversely affects the acturacy of D70. I have tried to use it with 3 lens to do AF, but no one passed. Even with 50mm/1.8, I still have to use MF frequently to adjust the lens. The AF gets before when SB-800 is used

3) Ease of Manual Focus (3 ☆s)
I give 3 stars as I compare D70 with F100 and FTN. Although D70 would never bit F100 and FTN on MF, it doesn't mean its MF function is very difficult to use. Actually, since the AF is still not reliable enough for me, I used MF most of the time in the last 2 days. It is OK in cloudy day and shadow. MF is more difficult in dim environment. The AF/MF switch is well designed. It is easier to operate the the same switch on F100.

4) Dynamic Range (4 ☆s)
I am very enjoy the wide Dynamic Range of D70. It really gets a lot of detail in high contrast shooting condition. The photo of leave I posted today has image of leaves on the background. That was a very high contrast environment. If I had shot with E100VS, the background would be black and only black.

5) Image Quality (4.5 ☆s)
Well, this is only my personal opinion. See what can I get with ISO1000. Happy!

6) Metering and Tone Curve (5 ☆s)
Metering of D70 is basically accurate. Before I had D70, I have told our people that Nikon's cameras always get 0.3ev underexposure. The feedbacks from users prove that I am always right on this point, but now I found that my argeement was wrong. The underexposure is not because of the preference of Nikon firm cameras prefer oversaturated color, but the tone curve characteristics of ccd in Nikon digital cameras. So when you know how to adjust the curve right on D70 or on your PC at home, you will find the metering is very impressive.

7) Battery (3.5 ☆s)
Can't use AA battery :(

8) The build of D70 is great. (4 ☆s)

9) 95% frame coverage of view finder
It makes me have to crop every photos now, but it is actually not a big deal.

10) DOF Preview Button is at a wrong position.

Overall, this is a very fine camera for me.
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by windywood | 2004-04-06 19:40 | My Photo Gear

トランスメディア提供アイコン01 My Weapons

◆━☆CAMERA☆━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━◆
SLR > Nikon F100 w MB-15 / FM2n w E3 & MD-12 & MR-3
SLR > Nikon FTN
DSLR > NiKON D70
CC > Konica Z-up 120VP
DCC > Olympus C-730uz


◆━☆ NIKKOR ☆━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━◆
Auto -
50mm F1.4 S w HS-1 & Nikon L1A / 200mm F4 Q.C.

Ai -
80mm~200mm F4.5

Ais -
35mm F1.4
35~70mm F3.3~4.5 w HN-2 & Hoya 1B
105mm F2.5

Af -
70mm~210mm F4
105mm F2.8 Marco

D -
18mm~35m F3.3~4.5 IF-ED w HB-23
20mm F2.8 w HB-4 & Nikon L37c
35mm~70mm F2.8 w HB-1 & Hoya HMC Super UV
24mm~120mm F3.5~5.6 IF
50mm F1.8 w HS-9
70mm~210mm F4.5~5.6 Marco


◆━☆ Flash & Accessories ☆━━━━━━━━━━━━━━◆
Flash > SB-80DX / SB-800
Tripod > Slik PRO 830CF / Velbon 343 / Hama G7
Shutter Cord
Nikon SC-17
Nikon MC-30
Some Filters
Olympus B300

☆━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━☆
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by windywood | 2004-04-06 11:33 | Photo Gear