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My Lineup

Posted: February 11, 2009 in Hobby

Since I grew obsession into photography, I have gotten myself quite a number of lenses.

Camera: Sony A900 (primary), A350 (backup)


  • AF DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6
  • AF DT 18-250mm F3.5-6.3
  • AF 50mm F1.4
  • AF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM
  • AF 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM

Carl Zeiss

  • Planar T* 85mm F1.4
  • Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM


  • 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro
  • 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO Macro


  • AF 80-200mm F2.8 APO HS
  • AF 17-35 F2.8-4 D
  • AF 135mm F2.8
  • AF Reflex 500mm F8


  • SP AF 17-50 F2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical

Tamron 200-400mm F5.6
Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM
10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC
Minolta 16mm Fisheye F2.8
Minolta AF 80-200mm F2.8 APO non-HS
Minolta AF 100-400 F4.5-5.7 APO

1. Upgraded to A900 and sold a few APS-C lenses.

I think, I need to cut back spending on lenses.


Happy New Year

Posted: January 1, 2009 in Hobby

dsc04653, originally uploaded by lenrek.

Happy New Year to everyone. Hope the new year would be a great year for all.

Please take a picture of me

Posted: December 31, 2008 in Hobby

dsc03860, originally uploaded by lenrek.

Took this picture while I was visiting botanic garden. My main objective was flowers, but somehow, I encountered this little turtle while walking around a pond.

The fun part of this was, it seems willing to pose for me. 🙂

I want to take the best shot

Posted: December 28, 2008 in Hobby
dsc03490_crop, originally uploaded by lenrek.

I did a bunch of street photography on Christmas day. his one leaves the most impression to me, a little girl was taking a photo. I am not sure what was she aiming at, but her expression has of seriousness yet at the same time innocent, is something I find it hard to forget.

Maybe she aspire to be a photographer, or maybe one day, she would be a great photographer.

Fireworks at Vivo City

Posted: November 30, 2008 in Hobby

I got news from a friend about fireworks would be held later (the same day I took the Sunset photos at Keppel Bay) at Vivo City. Reading through the A350 camera manual, I manage to read the steps on how to take fireworks. Below are the ones that I like the most.

All pictures taken with a tripod.




These are my first attempt for taking fireworks photo.

Sunset at Keppel Bay

Posted: November 30, 2008 in Hobby


Yesterday was a great day for photo-shoot. I decided to go Keppel Bay for taking photo of sunset (a friend told me the view is quite nice).


Above is my favorite. A boat passed by while the sun was setting.

Below is another one…


I took quite a number of pictures that I really like, Sony DSLR A350 is really a great camera for newbie like me.

However, I was asked to stop photographing by the security guard. Apparently, the bay is open for public, but it is a private/commercial property. So, no photographing is allow (by the facility owner, unless granted permission, which I did not apply).

However, as I was leaving, I saw the notice of “Rules & Regulations”: Keppel Bay Rules & Regulations. It only stated not allowing commercial photographing, I doubt that would apply to me. I think the security guard overreacted.

Though disappointed, I managed to get what I came here for.

I was told by a friend to visit Labrador Park to take sunset picture. It is a public park, so admission is free. Maybe would visit the park, next time I want to take sunset photos.

Singapore Anime Exhibition Part 2

Posted: November 25, 2008 in Hobby

dsc00369, originally uploaded by lenrek.

My 2nd set of pictures taken in the Anime Exhibition.