Archives: February 2010
Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. It is commonly called “Lunar New Year”, because it is based on the lunisolar Chinese calendar. (Source: Wikipedia)
Here are some photos from the festivities in Melbourne.
As a Nikon shooter, it’s really exciting to hear when new camera bodies or lenses are released. Nikon has announced two new lenses. A 16-35mm f4 VR lens and a 24mm f1.4. From reading blogs and forums, these two lenses have been widely anticipated for a while and should be quite popular. I believe the 16-35 is the first f4 zoom Nikon has made (don’t quote me on this) plus it has VR so useful for hand holding and low light situations. The 24 f1.4 will be great on FX cameras for street photography, low light situations and provide nice wide angle bokeh .
A link to the lens on DPReview: http://www.dpreview.com/news/1002/10020902nikon16mm35mm.asp
Also Bob Krist got to preview the lenses in a recent shoot. You can read his thoughts here: