Hannah @ 24-60mm f2.8

The Sigma 24-60mm f2.8 saw a lot of use when Hannah was a year old, but hasn’t been anymore of late since I picked up the 35mm and did micro-AF tuning of the 50mm. I picked up the full-frame lens for a terrific bargain at SGD385 in 2008, and that price only because it was getting replaced by a newer and much more expensive model. The lens initially had some back-focus issues with the old D300, but after calibration at the Sigma Service Center, it has become the sharpest all-rounded lens I’ve got, alongside the 35mm.

Here’s a bunch of pictures taken casually this evening just before Hannah went to bed. I was fooling around with the flash unit’s wireless mode, basically haphazardly tossing it onto our dressing table – and not noticing that the table’s half-height mirror was right beside it, sending light all over the room and casting nasty shadows about.

Lesson learnt of course. Hannah’s poses were, as always, priceless though.=)


9 Comments to Hannah @ 24-60mm f2.8

  1. Matt says:

    Hannah is as cute as ever! You could probably perform some minor lighting adjustments in Lightroom if you wanted, though I don’t think the slight darkness is that big of a deal. What is it that Hannah is doing with her hands in the second photo? It’s cute, whatever it is.

    By the way, last week I too played around with my DSLR’s wireless flash commander mode during some test macro shots. I fastened the SB-600 flash in a corner of my garage and upon triggering it for the first time I managed to seriously piss off a wasp that was hiding out there. I hightailed it out of there before being stung, but only barely!

  2. CY says:

    Heya bud; I think the harsh shadows are more evident in the first two pictures – check out Hannah’s neck region, and you’ll see there are the distinctly different shades of skin tones there, and the transition’s real jarring.

    The wireless mode though is real helpful because I do a lot of switching between portrait and landscape shots when taking Hannah’s pictures, and with the SB600 mounted on the hotshoe, it’s real tedious to keep swiveling the flashhead to bounce light off the ceiling!

    The second picture: I think Ling was trying to get Hannah to do the sign actions for itsy bitsy spider.=)

  3. Ling says:

    Hi Matt,

    I enjoyed reading your little encounter with the startled wasp :P Hee hee. About that 2nd photo, it was Hannah’s way of doing ‘twinkle, twinkle little star’ :)

  4. Matt says:

    You need to get her rendition of that song on video!

  5. Anna says:

    Hi Ling
    What lovely photos (and expressions!) of Hannah!! She is a little beauty. Here’s wishing you and your family a Happy Easter. :)

  6. Ling says:

    We’ve recently captured her ‘twinkle, twinkle little star’ on video, Matt. Waiting for opportunity to load it up. :P

  7. Ling says:

    Thank you, Anna!

    I must also be quick to add that the photographer, i.e. the husband, has got skills. I’m terrible at taking photos.

    Blessed Easter to you and family too! :D

  8. Matt says:

    Great news! Looking forward to checking it out!

  9. CY says:

    It’s up – enjoy! =)