Tech Talk – Voking Macro Light Ring

So I made a few posts recently mentioning that we had purchased a macro light ring, the one we purchased was from Voking for Nikon cameras (LED MACRO RING LITE VK-110), it comes with variously sized adjustment (step up) rings which screw into the lens to hold the actual ring light, they will fit from…

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Hyacinth in Macro

Recently I visited Desley and she still had her gorgeous hyacinth, which she featured recently; but they had opened up – I had to take a few snaps of those. I took my Nikon D7100 and my Tamron 90mm macro with me, they had not had much use of late, but a recent shoot reminded me how…

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Tech Talk – Shooting into the light

One of the most asked about images I take is the backlight ones, regardless of whether its still life or portraits. It can be one of the most difficult ones to master, I know it took me awhile, but follow a few simple tips and I am sure you will find things much easier than…

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Tech Talk – Sony 50mm Prime Lens

So last week I reviewed the Sony 28-70mm Lens (SEL2870) that goes with my  Sony a7ii mirrorless DSLR Camera, which I reviewed the week before. So this week I will post my review of the Sony 50mm prime (SEL50F18F). This is a fabulous lightweight lens, with a wide aperture. At first, I wasn’t over the…

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Tech Talk – Sony 28mm-70mm Lens

This is the kit lens that came with my Sony a7ii mirrorless DSLR Camera, which I reviewed last week. This Sony 28-70mm (Model – SEL280) is a compact, lightweight general purpose zoom for Sony’s full-frame E-mount cameras, like the a7ii and A7Rii. There is a little controversy over it; apart from the metal mount and…

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Tech Review – Sony a7ii Mirrorless Digital Camera

Some of my most popular posts are tech reviews, so I have reviewed my Sony a7ii mirrorless digital camera

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Regular Random – Hot Pink Gerbera

My Daughter recently received these flowers from her work colleagues (She is transferring interstate), how could I not spend five minutes with these lovely flowers. It was also 5 minutes spent practicing with the new camera on manual focus using the Sony a7ii MF Assist and Peak Reading function. Not too bad for an old…

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Monday Musings…

Well, I officially turned 50 on Saturday, no fanfare, no party, I decided that was not what I wanted. I spent the day mostly at home, with family. We did go shopping and bought my new Mirrorless Camera. A new camera? Yes I have just had to have cortisone shots in my shoulder, which I…

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Tech Review – Camfi, Update

OK so a month or so again I wrote a review on the Camfi wi-fi adaptor my kids bought me for Christmas. Now in general I rated it pretty well, but I did note a few Cons against it…. A bit glitchy with my old Samsung Note 1.0 tablet…….possibly due to the older software on…

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Nikkor 16-85mm Lens Review

Another early Christmas present was another new lens………..now I know what you are thinking, really? another new bit of glass? But it was required. Moth got one for his Birthday/Christmas and we were so impressed I kept stealing it for my camera instead of my horrible 18-200mm lens which allows every bit of dust onto…

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