Since I have a D40 body and I bought a non-VR lens, I need to get used to doing manual focus. Auto focus is much of a big help but the pros lived without it before XD Many don’t like this lens and reviews say, it’s better to buy the auto focus one (with VR) but I got it for a really cheap bargain that’s why I bought it and it still serves my main purpose of taking great pictures. Â Or, you might find me buying a new body after 2 years XD.
Why telephoto zoom… I need it for my surfing and Formula 1 Photography. I don’t know if the f/4 – f/5.6G would suffice my need to take sharp pictures but we’ll see! Follow my blog and I will upload surfing pictures about last week of the month since I have a scheduled surfing trip baby.
Tsim Sha Tsui – Hong Kong gadget shopping
What I bought: Brand New 70-300mm G Nikkor Lens
Made in: China
Price: Â 1000 HKD (actual PHP 6,000 at 6.00 PHP/HKD Forex Rate)
Where: Â Suntek Electronics at Haiphong Road,Â Tsim Sha Tsui
Be really very careful in shopping around this area because there are many scammers. Â Suntek shop was suggested to me by my friends and this is where I bought my lens. Â and OH! Â I am so planning to go back…
They were selling fisheye with macro fliter thingy that can make your lens wide-angle summore… and assist in better macro-ing as well! Â Daym I regret not buying it coz if converted, it only costs PHP600!
Without the fish-eye filterÂ Â
With the fish-eye filter
See the difference? I didn’t move when I put in/removed the filter… see those ipod nanos at the sides as guides.
The night race in Singapore.
I am worried that my lens can’t capture the race since it is at night! This lens definitely can’t take indoor or night photos much. If taking night pictures I must use a tripod and a remote shutter trigger. But, then again, I have been to the night race before and there are spotlights everywhere so I don’t think I will have to worry about light source next time.
I can use this lens for portrait.
I was supposed to buy another lens – the prime 55mm f/1.4, or they say I won’t need an f/1.4 that would be much expensive than the f/1.8. They said the f/1.8 would suffice. My friend said that I won’t need a portrait lens coz my 70-300 could do that.
70-300mm G Nikkor Sample Shots