Posted by: hyacinthus | September 15, 2007

S$1,280 Splurge on a Piece of Glass

I’ve been deliberating over it for a long time – since 2005. Then, I had started with Nikon D70 cos the digital photography course instructor – Steven Yee was using Nikon D70 to teach.

I decided to splurge on it today.

It costs almost as much as a 18-200mm VR lens which I’ve been using since last year when Nikon D80 was purchased.

105mm VR lens with D80 – Taken with Fujifilm F31fd

Closeup on the lens

No regrets on getting this piece of glass. The quality of pictures taken were satisfying and worthwhile the money spent!

Macro shot of the calculator taken in the shop at Cathay Photo.

Outdoor shot

Original picture – Settings ISO800 f/7.1 and No Photoshop adjustments

Cropped Picture at 100% – No Photoshop adjustments

Closeup on some small black crabs

Closeup on some toys

I had fun trying the lens and liked the results very much!

My next lens should be a Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8! 🙂



  1. Jaw droppingly stunning photos! Awesome. I love the photo of the crabs. Very sharp. I guess they’re sold as pets? 😀

  2. last picture rocks. the DOF is great!
    get a prime lens next! 😀

    or you already own one? 🙂

  3. @jyi1693
    Thank you! You had nice pictures of your car collection too 🙂

    I think so. Cos the stall sells other aquatic pets like terapins and guppies too.

    well… technically speaking 105mm f/2.8 VR is also a prime lens 🙂

    yes. I have 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye and 50mm f/1.8 prime which are used for different purpose.

  4. well yeah, true 😀

  5. Oh my gosh..the glass is so dear. But it is indeed value-for-money from the photos you have taken! Well done! 🙂



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