Saturday, June 6, 2009


We became parents on May 8, 2009.  That also means I have a new model!

Edmund Julian, two days old.

Edmund, a day older than above.

Our cat, Ben, discovering his new housemate. 

Of course, all the shots above were taken with the D700.  The first two with WB at 2500°K, the third in Auto.  I cannot recall the ISO, but in all of them it wasn't very high (just about 1600). 

He's keeping us busy... especially at nights.  Otherwise, I've continued with my hobbies and soon will post some macrophotography shots, taken around the garden with my Sigma AF 105mm lens.  

Right now, my Nikon AF 80-200 is still in the shop (since early February!).  It was returned shortly before my son's birthday, but the problem (sticky blades) continued, so I sent it back... and haven't heard from the shop ever since.  I'll have to call them soon and find out.

Meanwhile, I've been considering a new lens to replace the Nikon (which is the first version of the 80-200, a push-pull).  The Nikon AF-S VR 70-200 is outrageously expensive, and even more since all the prices went up, so I've been thinking about the Sigma or Tamron f2.8 alternates. 

Ooops... it seems there's a diaper change coming.