Yeah, I know, it's not the most interesting photo.
I'm still playing around with my new Sigma 17-70. I was just checking out the sharpness of my lens. I have no complaints. Is it as sharp as my prime lenses, probably not, but it's close enough that I really can't tell unless the pictures are side by side.
By the way the cantelope was tasty.
Strobist: bare SB800 fired into a white wall to camera right, triggered by Nikon CLS.
Someone asked me where I got the bottles of Sprite....
I got them at the "Costco Business Center" in the city of Industry. They have the cane sugar , made in Mexico, version of Coca Cola, Sprite and orange Fanta. These are fantastic! For single bottles, I see them sometimes at the registers at Home Depot.
So I'm still playing with my new Sigma 17-70. It's great to have macro abilities on this lens. No more changing out lenses to take a macro. This is what Nikon should put on their DSLR cameras as their "kit" lens.
Strobist: sb800 at 1/64 in a 24 inch softbox pointed down from above, triggered by pocket wizard plus II.
There's something about green bottles. Whether it's a bottle of Heineken, soju, Perrier or Sprite, I like the look. Especially when it's starting to sweat.
I just bought a new lens. A Sigma 17-70mm/f2.8-4. So I'm trying it out. I wanted somehing to replace my clunky Nikon 18-200 as my "kit" lens. The Sigma is a stop faster, has macro capabilities and it's much smaller. I'm liking it so far. I'm impressed with the built quality, it's more than I expected, everything fits snug and moves so smoothly.
Strobist: Nikon SB800 at 1/8 power inside a 24 inch softbox above and to the right of camera. Triggered with pocket wizard plus II.
I went to the Natural History Museum the other day to check out the "Spider Pavillion." It runs for one more week so if you live in L.A. go check it out. This thing was BIG, from tip to tip, it was about 3 1/2 inches (9 cm).
After a little Chinese food for lunch, I cracked open my fortune cookie. It said "You discover treasures where others see nothing unusual." I thought to myself, "that's exactly what I hope for whenever I take a picture." So I saved the cookie to take a picture of it.
Strobist: A bare SB80-DX at 1/128 power on a sync cord to my Canon G11 to camera left. A bare SB800 also at 1/128 power slaved in su-4 mode, hand held and fired into the background. Canon G11 at 1/2000 and f8