Tag Archives: D300

Recumbent Review: The Seriously Versatile AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm 3.5-5.6G ED VR

After about 24 hours of being in transit, I took this photo from a moving car just after having been picked up at the airport. The camera and the 18-200 got a fairly good shot in spite of my exhaustion. That's the South Korean Parliament building with the domed roof under a Seoul sunset.

About the Recumbent Reviews

Welcome to the fourth Recumbent Review!

This series of articles examines photographic equipment and accessories from an ordinary user’s point of view. You’ll find none of that snooty “I’m an expert so my opinion is the final word” guff you get from the professional reviewers you’ll find elsewhere on the interwebs. I’m too lazy and inept to go into a detailed technical analysis involving resolution tests, discussions on acutance, or anything else involving experimentation, exacting measurement, or a scholarly comparison with other equipment, but I’ll certainly not hold back on opinion and speculation. Ranting and raving are par for the course!

Hopefully you’ll enjoy yourself while learning all about stuff that will help you take better pictures and cost you money you should be putting toward your children’s college fund or something pink and frilly for your wife (or husband).

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Recumbent Review: The Mighty Reflex-Nikkor C 500mm f/8

WARNING! This post includes photos featuring annular bokeh, which may offend and nauseate some photographers. Viewer discretion is advised.

About the Recumbent Reviews

Welcome to the the third in the series of Recumbent Reviews!

This series of articles will examine photographic equipment and accessories from an ordinary user’s point of view. You’ll find none of that snooty “I’m an expert so my opinion is the final word” guff you get from the professional reviewers you’ll find elsewhere on the interwebs. Here we’ll break new ground by throwing out a lot of opinion seasoned with speculation with a side order of silliness and whimsy. Ranting and raving are all part of the local colour!

Hopefully you’ll enjoy yourself while learning all about stuff that will help you take better pictures while draining your bank account.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset

Buffalo, New York as seen from Fort Erie, Ontario. The setting sun is reflected off a building's windows making the structure seem as though it's made of gold.

Here some shots I took that have something to do with sunsets! Frankly, I don’t have that many floating around because the time of day sunset usually rolls around is a busy time for me. I’m usually shopping, making dinner, or possibly napping. Just wait for the week The Challenge topic is sunrises!
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured

Textile Texture

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Recumbent Review: The Legendary Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AI-S

The Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AI-S. It has been nicknamed "Big Glass" because of the size of the front lens element.

About the Recumbent Reviews

Welcome to the the second in the series of Recumbent Reviews!

This series of articles will examine photographic equipment and accessories from the ordinary user’s point of view. You’ll find none of that snobby “I’m an expert so my opinion is the final word” guff you get from the professional reviewers you’ll find elsewhere on the interwebs. Here we’ll break new ground by throwing out a lot of opinion seasoned with speculation with a side order of silliness and whimsy.

Hopefully you’ll enjoy yourself while learning all about stuff that will help you take better pictures while draining your bank account.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mountains

Looking north across the DMZ into North Korea on a very rainy day.

I’ve been to South Korea twice and the thing that strikes me about the country is the mountains. They’re absolutely everywhere! Often obscured by the smog, they’re always beautiful and are the homes to many of the country’s great temples. The great metropolis of Seoul yields to its many mountains — its many districts are defined by the steep and uninhabitable mountains that provide a natural border between the neighbourhoods. Continue reading


Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

Strafed Korean War Locomotive

The photo above was taken on November 3 of 2009 with my Nikon D300 in Gyeonggi-do, South-Korea.

The locomotive was strafed during the Korean War and remained in place until a few years ago when it was recovered from the DMZ and brought to South Korea. It was de-rusted, preserved, and put on display at the Imjingak War Memorial as a reminder of the horrors of war. Continue reading