Hong Kong Tech Phooey

a tech junkie from Hong Kong

Tilt & Shift All You Want – tiltshiftmaker

sal1635dsal1635d-tiltshiftRemember I posted up the above pic on my earlier post over on my photo blog, First Look Pics from the Sony Carl Zeiss 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM. Well, used it as a testing shot for the awesome application, the tiltshiftmaker and WOW, loving the effect. Give it a try, it’s free.

Link to tiltshiftmaker here.

March 23, 2009 Posted by | Applications, Beyond Geekiness, Blogroll, Phooey Pics, Photography | , , , | Leave a comment

My Gears – Tamron SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro (Sony Mount)

Front view with my Sony A900

Front view with my Sony A900

Side view

Side view

Top view

Top view

Got this lens for two weeks now and been out shooting a bit the past two weekends. Initial feeling towards the lens – great F/2.8 lens at this range, not a fast lens, great for portrait but okay with sports. Tamron Hong Kong now offering firmware upgrade to the lens but they can only do so by sending the lens back to Japan and it will take up to four weeks in doing so. Reviews on the firmware upgrade from the local forums indicated that the lens focus a lot faster and more quiet. Think I’m going to check it out after my two trips next month.

Will post up some pics over at my photo blog, Phooey Pics, later this week. So far I can say, for a third of the money in getting the G lens from Sony, I’m happy with this Tamron.

March 23, 2009 Posted by | Camera, DSLR, Gadgets n Gizmos, My Gears, SONY | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment