Everything You Own Keeps You Busy: Why I Own Only Two Lenses

For enthusiast photographers, it may be quite rare to own only two lenses like I do. Shooting cityscapes exclusively (or rather “narrow-mindedly”), all I need is Nikon 18-35mm (f/3.5-4.5) that I use more than 90% of the time and Nikon 14mm (f/2.8) that caters for situations where 18mm isn’t quite wide enough. Sometimes my photographers Read more

Going Wider than 18mm – Part 3

Going Beyond 18mm, at Last! After much deliberation, testings seen on Part 1 and Part 2 and sitting on the fence, I’ve finally purchased a lens that goes beyond 18mm. Yay! It’s Nikon 14mm (f/2.8) . With the price tag of USD2000, it has become one of the most expensive stuff I own (probably only Read more

Going Wider than 18mm – Part 2

To further continue my pursuit to shoot wider, I recently rented Nikon 14-24mm (f/2.8) . This is the widest and literally the top lens among Nikon’s wide angle lenses. As a cityscape photographer, this has been my dream lens, and I even felt a bit awe-struck to put it on my Nikon D610 body! Many Read more

Going Wider than 18mm – Part 1

Being an enthusiast cityscape photographer shooting at twilight and dusk (a.k.a. blue hour), I’m a bit obsessed with shooting wider. Going from 27mm (Cropped Sensor DSLR) to 18mm (Full Frame DSLR): A Real Game Changer Firstly, replacing Nikon D7000 (cropped sensor DSLR) with Nikon D610 (full frame DSLR) back in 2014 let me go much Read more

Nikon 16-35mm or 18-35mm

From a kit lens, I upgraded to Nikon 18-200mm (f/3.5-5.6) , but was looking to replace it with a wide angle zoom lens that fits my range better. The beautifully designed Nikon 16-35mm (f/4) had been my first choice, but I changed my mind at the last minute and settled on Nikon 18-35mm (f/3.5-4.5) . Read more


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