Thursday, December 18, 2008

Canon VIXIA HF-100 & 1.5TB Seagate Desktop Drive

They arrived :D

I just wanted a video camera. I'm not in to motion picture as much as to still pictures. So I just wanted some thing to record video. So bought some thing which I felt is decent enough for me. The VIXIA HF-100 records full HD video in to SDHC memory cards. Bought a 16GB card and a extra high capacity battery while I was at it. The battery is still charging, so I wouldn't know how good the camera is.

My 500GB external hard disk drive is filling up fast - with RAW format photos and stolen (through torrents) movies (BTW I watched "Machan" - thanks to Jinath - It is awesome!!). And I thought with HD video coming in, it would fill up faster. So bought a 1.5TB Seagate external hard disk drive. 2 gigs should take me at least couple of years.

I wasn't taking much photos for the past few weeks... :(

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Nokia E66

I bought a Nokia E66! And am composing and posting this entry (which also happens to be my 400th post!) using that! So far I love all the features. I'd have liked it to be a litte bit faster though.
GPS works great with google maps. And the productivity tools are nice as well. I remember the time I bought phones for their cameras..
I was eyeing the E71 with the qwerty key pad. But decided for the slider at the last moment.
I'll be uploading some mobile photographs in days to come.. So stay tuned..

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D AF

I knew this is going to be sharp,

And has great low light performance,

I'm impressed after trying it out.

It's the latest addition to my lens collection.. :D

Thursday, July 31, 2008

AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED

I had a Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4.5 DC Macro HSM as my "mostly on" lens. It was a sharp and wonderfully build lens which could do macro as well. I loved it. But I wanted more range. I was looking at the 18-200mm Nikkor even as my first lens, but decided against it as I felt it's too expensive.

But now, since I feel I have some money to spare on my hobby, I decided to go for a 18-200mm Nikkor. But didn't want to keep the 17-70 too as it has only a subset of the range of 18-200.. So I put it for sale in Craigslist and gave it away to Steve.

Yesterday, I received the 18-200mm. Needless to say, I'm really excited about it and am loving it.

But one small problem! It does not have serious macro capability like the 17-70 sigma!!

Now you all know that I like macro... So this means only one thing. I'm going to need a dedicated macro lens as well. :D

BTW, did I write that I also intend to buy the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 prime?

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Off-focus fireworks

Without my specs, I thought this was in perfect focus. I shot 114 photos here, all terribly out of focus :(