Blue Hour Photography in Singapore and Beyond

What I am Doing Now (19 August 2022)

Over the last weekend, I rented Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens from Camera Rental Centre here in Singapore to shoot cityscapes that require a longer focal length than what my Nikon 18-35mm (f/3.5-4.5) lens can cover.

In Singapore, over 90% of cityscape shooting spots can be covered by 18-35mm, but when I come across places that require a longer focal length, I shoot by switching to DX (cropped sensor) mode to give 1.5x reach (covering up to 52.5mm, i.e. 35mm x 1.5). That said, this doesn’t really do any good to image quality, as what I’m doing is same as cropping aggressively. 😅

By the way, it cost me SGD50 to rent 24-70mm lens for a day. The definition of “a day” is e.g. collecting the lens after 4pm on Friday and returning by 1pm on Sunday. So, I was able to shoot twice at evening blue hour (on both Friday and Saturday). Unfortunately, the blue hour sky on Saturday wasn’t clear, so the result wasn’t good, though. 😅

Updated on 19 August 2022 from Singapore.

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