Jul 30

After shooting a lot of blurry baby photos using the Nikon D60 kit lens, I finally decided to buy a new lens. I wanted to shoot moving baby photo in low light condition, without using flash. So the choice is quite straight forward. It is a single-focal-length lens with large aperture, the AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G.

I bought it for RM 820 at Mee Too Plaza Angsana, the shop where I previously bought the Nikon D60 camera. Let’s see how it compares to the original D60 kit lens.

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Apr 10

My wife just finished a flower arrangement for a newly opened shop. Everytime she completed a flower arrangement, she would take photo for her future reference.

7 years ago, she used her Olympus C-50 point and shoot digital camera for all her flower shooting. 1 year ago, she used her Panasonic FX36 camera. And now, she used my Nikon D60 SLR camera. How does this 3 different cameras compare? Let’s check out.

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Mar 14

What is ISO? What you should know about ISO setting in order to get good photo with your camera?

In photography, ISO stands for light sensitivity for the camera sensor. Lower ISO means lower light sensitivity. For low ISO, the camera sensor needs more time to receive enough light to frame a picture. At high ISO, the sensor needs a much shorter time. Therefore, lower ISO needs longer exposure time (slower shutter speed). And higher ISO needs shorter exposure time (faster shutter speed).

But if the subject is moving or your hand is not steady, low ISO (longer exposure time) tends to produce blurry photo. So you need to use higher ISO with shorter exposure time. But if higher ISO has the advantage of producing blur free photo, why don’t you just use high ISO all the time? Why bother with lower ISO?

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Mar 01

Recently I realize zooming on baby can make it looks thinner or fatter. Shooting photo using 18 mm focal length makes baby looks thinner while using 55 mm focal length makes baby looks fatter. 35 mm focal length in D60 gives the actual perspective of our eyes.

So if you want to make a person looks thinner, zoom out using wide angle to shoot it. If you want to make a person looks fatter, zoom in using telephoto to shoot it. For baby photo, I always use 35 mm focal length.

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Feb 28
FX36 shooting D60

Nikon D60 unbox - photo taken by FX36

That’s it! I’ve bought the Nikon D60 dSLR yesterday. Thanks to my sister for helping me to get a good price on this. The package includes:

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Feb 27
FX36 - Compact and easy to use

FX36 - Compact and easy to use

A year ago, I bought a Panasonic FX36 point and shoot digital camera for my wife’s birthday present. This replaced her old and sluggish Olympus digital camera.

At first, I was thinking of buying an entry level digital SLR for her. But the operation complexity and bulkiness of dSLR didn’t suit her. So I opted for point and shoot digital camera instead for operation simplicity and compact size.

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