Hong Kong Tech Phooey

a tech junkie from Hong Kong

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.

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

Phooey Pics – My Gears – Hoodman HoodLoupe Professional 3.0

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New article posted up over at Phooey Pics on My Gears – Hoodman HoodLoupe Professional 3.0, check it out here.

February 1, 2009 Posted by | Accessories, Blogroll, My Gears, Phooey Pics, Photography | , , , | 3 Comments

Phooey Pics – Geotagging Available Now With Nikon GP-1 GPS Unit Launch

New article posted up over at Phooey Pics on the Nikon GP-1 GPS Unit, check it out.

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December 9, 2008 Posted by | Accessories, Blogroll, Gadgets n Gizmos, Nikon, Phooey Pics | , , , | Leave a comment

Phooey Pics – 58mm Fish Eye Lens for My Panasonic Lumix LX3

New article posted up over at Phooey Pics on the 58mm Fish Eye Lens for My Panasonic Lumix LX3, check it out.

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November 23, 2008 Posted by | Accessories, Blogroll, Gadgets n Gizmos, My Gears, Phooey Pics, Photography | , , , | 2 Comments

Phooey Pics – Video Review – Canon PowerShot G10

New article posted up over at Phooey Pics on the video review of the Canon PowerShot G10, check it out.

November 12, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Canon, Gadgets n Gizmos, Phooey Pics, Review, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Phooey Pics – Adobe Camera Raw 4.6 & Lightroom 2.1 Released

New article posted up over at Phooey Pics on the new Adobe Camera Raw 4.6 & Lightroom 2.1 release update, link here.

October 14, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Phooey Pics, Software | , , , | Leave a comment

Phooey Pics – Canon EOS 5D Mark II Demo Video

Posted yet another new video on the new Canon EOS 5D MKII over at Phooey Pics. This time it’s a video leak from the video shot by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet who was amongst the first people to get their hands on the Canon’s 5D Mark II, link here.

September 23, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Camera, Canon, DSLR, Gadgets n Gizmos, Phooey Pics, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Phooey Pics – Video Updates

Posted some new videos on the new Nikon D90 and the Canon EOS 5D MKII over at Phooey Pics.  Just ordered myself the new Sony Alpha A900 and will arrive mid-Oct, would be interesting to see how it matches up with the Canon.

September 21, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Camera, Canon, Gadgets n Gizmos, Nikon, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Phooey Pics – Preview – Sony DSLR-A900

New post over at Phooey Pics on the preview of the Sony DSLR-A900. Hop over for the read and check out the demo video, link here.

September 10, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Camera, DSLR, Gadgets n Gizmos, SONY | , , , | Leave a comment

Phooey Pics – My Final Project – 回到美的原點

A while back I took a diploma protrait photography course with one of the local masters, Alain Yip ( 葉青霖), here in Hong Kong and last week I finally finished the course with a bang.  If you’re interested in seeing my final project pics, link here.

September 9, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Phooey Pics, Photography | , , | 1 Comment

Phooey Pics – Canon EOS 50D Coming?

New post over at Phooey Pics on the possible Canon EOS 50D. Hop over for the read, link here.

August 25, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Camera, Canon, DSLR, Gadgets n Gizmos, Phooey Pics, Photography | , , , , | Leave a comment

Lenovo W700 Now Available for Order

10 days ago, I blogged about the upcoming dream notebook for photographers, the Lenovo ThinkPad W700, on my sideblog (full specs and press release posted there), the Phooey Pics. Today, we got news that the Lenovo ThinkPad W700 is now available for order and the delivery date is roughly a month from now.  As for the price tag, well, expect to ditch out at least US$2,978 for the basic configuration which features 17-inch WXGA+ display, T9400 CPU, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA’s 512MB Quadro FX-2700 and a 160GB hard drive.

What makes the ThinkPad W700 so special and so expensive (even more than the 17″ MacBook Pro) is not only the specs but the integrated digitizer which photographers would love while working on their photo editing programs.

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Can’t wait for its local release here in Hong Kong, will update when I hear more.

Source – 32packets via Engadget

August 25, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Gadgets n Gizmos, Lenovo, News Related, Notebooks | , , | Leave a comment

Phooey Pics – Book Recommendation – Photographing People

New post over at Phooey Pics on a great photography lighting technique book, Photographing People. Hop over for the read, link here.

August 24, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Phooey Pics | , | Leave a comment

Phooey Pics – Nikon D700 Video Review

New post over at Phooey Pics on the Nikon D700 video review.  Hop over for the read, link here.

August 21, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Camera, DSLR, Gadgets n Gizmos, Nikon, Phooey Pics, Review, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment