Articles Published in February, 2017

NiSi Filters: Initial Impressions

Today I picked up my new NiSi filters.  My filter kit now consists of: NiSi 150mm x 170mm Nano IR 1.2 (GND16/four-stop) soft graduated neutral-density filter; NiSi 150mm x 170mm Nano IR 0.9 (GND8/three-stop) reverse graduated neutral-density filter; NiSi 150mm x 150mm Nano IR 3.0 (ND1000/ten-stop) neutral-density filter; and NiSi filter holder for the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM.  I just [ continue reading ]

Milson's Point View

A view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from Milson's Point at twilight.  This year I have decided to make more of an effort to get out and shoot regularly.  For this most recent weeknight shoot (my third of 2017), I decided to re-visit the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which I rarely photograph any more.  The last [ continue reading ]

New NiSi Filters Ordered

Having recently replaced my Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM with a Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM, my Lee 100mm filter system was rendered obsolete.  Unfortunately, 100mm filters are not wide enough to work with the 14mm lens.  What I now need is 150mm filters, and I decided to invest in the NiSi 150mm [ continue reading ]

Farewell, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

Today I sold my Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM lens.  For a month or two, I had been thinking of offloading it, and once or twice previously, I had entertained the thought of selling it.  I was recently put into contact with someone who might be interested in it, and today the buyer collected [ continue reading ]

Australia Day 2017: Mudgee

For the Australia Day weekend, we decided to take a trip to Mudgee for a few days.  Mudgee is a large regional town in the central west of New South Wales, and it is a three-to-four-hour drive from Sydney.  The main purpose of the trip, other than getting away for a few days, was wine [ continue reading ]

My New 'Grab and Go' Rig

Last year I bought a Lowepro Fastpack BP 250 AW II camera backpack for an international trip.  I found it to be an excellent backpack which allows me to carry a good amount of photography gear (including a small tripod) as well as my 17" MacBook Pro.  I was tired of carrying a separate laptop [ continue reading ]