Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tiny spring flowers

You notice the follicles? I know...they're laden with allergens.

Monday, May 4, 2009

My Review of Nikon ML-L3 IR Remote Control Transmitter for many Nikon Digital Cameras.


Nikon ML-L3 IR Remote Control Transmitter for many Nikon Digital Cameras.

Just what I wanted

OliveTheNewbie NYC, NY 5/4/2009


5 5

Pros: Reliable, Lightweight, Durable, Easy To Use

Best Uses: Home, Macro Photography, Landscape Photography, Studio, Everyday use, Traveling, Portraits

Describe Yourself: Hobbyist/Enthusiast

At first I was worried that it did not work. I put on the batteries and started pressing on the button but it did not work! I thought of going back to Adorama and ask for assistance. Then i thought of checking online on how to make the remote control and figured how to do it! Oh yeah, I never checked the manual of my camera just like everybody else. It's there, you have to press MENU, select on shooting mode and choose remote control---that's how to make it work!

It's tiny but I attached it to my keychain so I don't worry about losing it. But yeah, if one is not careful, it's easy to lose.

Works well and is worth the price for all those handsfree moment. Great for taking photos of yourself with your family. No more missing shots without us whose holding the camera!


My Review of Nikon 55mm - 200mm f/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR (Vibration Reduction) Autofocus Zoom Lens - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A.


Nikon 55mm - 200mm f/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR (Vibration Reduction) Autofocus Zoom Lens - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A.

Hardworking Lens

OliveTheNewbie NYC, NY 5/4/2009


4 5

Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Durable, Strong Construction, Quick Focus, Rugged

Cons: Blurry Focus

Best Uses: Wildlife

Describe Yourself: Getting started

I have a Nikon D40 with a 18-55mm kit lens. I wanted a zoom lens that wasn't too expensive. I 'studied' the different onlines which one to get with consideration to what I want and the price I was willing to shell out.I like the way Rockwell gave reviews of the different lenses. This lens fit the bill. I tried looking for this in other stores and learned that it's sold for $250. I decided to check out Adorama. When I was there in the NYC store at 18th Street, I was given lots of options by Larry. I ended up buying a Nikon refurbished 55-200 lens for a lesser price.

I honestly was worried at the beginning but the lens worked just like brand-new. In fact, it is a very hardworking lens. While holding it to shoot the subjects I want, it searches for the correct focus. I am able to choose whether I would want the nearest subject or the background subject in focus.

There were times that I was disappointed when using this lens though. I can't use it with subjects within 3 feet, it will come out blurred. It also does not respond properly with poor lighting unlike the 18-55mm. I also had blurry outputs. I wonder if it's me or the lens. Either way, this lens comes with good things and the not so good things. It's another hardworking lens at an affordable price.

Spring flowers at about 5ft away, AF


: Using Product

Hardworking lens giv u option w/c 2focus


: Made with Product


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Full spring bloom!

The flowers at the beginning of the week.

Full bloom by the middle of the week.
This is exactly from the same tree outside our window which I have been photographing since winter. Check out the rest of the photos here in my blog!
The different stages of the bud took a more than a month to develop...
while the last bud stage lasted for a week. The flowers started opening on Monday and by Thursday all of it were in full bloom! Within a week, the petals will start falling off. The beauty is only for a week so I wasted no time taking photos of it.
Just beautiful!