Man-Fai Wong

Lives in United States NYC metro area, NY, United States
Works as a Software Engineer; maybe Photog someday
Joined on Jul 30, 2003
About me:

Just another amateur learning to paint w/ 'the light of the world.' (John 8:12)

Just learning and growing in this amateur photog thing. Broad interests in the cinema, music and art in general, and baseball(!) too. Picked up violin (and viola) w/ the kids a decade ago and loving it!

Nikon Z6 + D800 + D5100 + D200 + (now dead?) D70

Nikon Z 24-70 f/4 S + 16-35 f/4 VR + 17-55DX f/2.8 + 18-70DX + 35 f/2 D + 50 f/1.8 D + 55 f/2.8 AIS Micro + 85 f/1.8 D + 105 f/2.8 AIS Micro + 180 f/2.8 D + 70-300 VR + #6T Close-up + Sigma 20 f/1.8 EX + 105 f/2.8 EX OS Macro + 70-200 f/2.8 EX + Tamron 150-600 VC G2 + Lensbaby 2.0

Feisol CT3401 tripod w/ Giottos 3300 ballhead + Manfrotto 535 tripod w/ Nitrotech N8 videohead and Hejnar Arca-Swiss QR converter + Feisol CM1401 monopod w/ Manfrotto 234RC tilt head + (dead) SB800 speedlight + Newton Di100FR2 flash bracket + SC28 TTL flash cord

iPhone 7 for pocket cam -- good for general snaps and Facebook-type stuff :-)

Panny HC-V770K HD cam for easier shooting of HD video when lighting permits (and/or slightly lower quality is fine) or continuous AF and/or handholding is needed

Sennheiser MKE440 (stereo) + Rode VideoMic Pro (mono) for video when shotgun mic is needed. Also use a Tascam DR-2d recorder (w/ my old Utrapod 2) to double as stereo mic for video when shotgun's not needed

Kata LT-315 for primary (sling) bag (replacing old T-214 from my Nikon D200 days) -- pretty good, moderate-size sling bag for DSLR+widezoom+telezoom+another small lens or similar (or even mirrorless cam)

Tenba DNA15 for (moderately slingable) messenger-style bag that can also store 15" laptop

Kata D-3N1-33 for (barely slingable) full-size backpack-style bag that can also store 15" laptop

Previously considered Tokina 11-16 f/2.8, possibly Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR, but probably not anymore. Probably Atomos Ninja V external monitor+recorder and Peak Design Travel Tripod. Maybe Nikon Z 70-200 f/2.8 S. Possibly some more advanced lighting gear like AlienBees plus a new speedlight

Stuff from old Canon G3 kit: 58mm Hoya HMC CPL + WC-DC58N 0.7x WA + TC-DC58N 1.75x tele + Ultrapod 2

PCware: Adobe PSE+PremE 11, Adobe CS Premium (original version), RAWMagick Lite, Nikon Capture 4.x, Nikon ViewNX 2, CyberLink Media Suite 10, Nero 6.6, X-Rite i1DisplayPro

PC: Dell XPS8700: 4th gen Core i7 w/ 32GB RAM and lots of HDD space, including networked DiskStation DS416j RAID unit w/ 4x3TB storage, NEC PA272W for monitor. Dell XPS15 (9550) for laptop

/****** WEB RESOURCES *******

CTF thread to good basic photog resources:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1010&message=3697387

More resources:
* Imaging Resource (for reviews, tips, etc.):
http://www.imaging-resource.com/

* Toomas Tamm's basic photog pages (w/ some Canon info):
http://www.chem.helsinki.fi/~toomas/photo/

* A free, basic photog course:
http://www.bigirishgit.com/photography/courseintro.htm

* An excellent thread of inspiring photogs for all to check out:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1005&message=4968316

* A good site for the aspiring, amateur street photog:
http://www.pinkheadedbug.com/

* Petteri's excellent essay on candid/street photography:
http://194.100.88.243/petteri/pont/Pontification/n_Telephoto_Is_For_Wimps/a_Telephoto_Is_For_Cowards.html

* Photographer's Rights, Laws, etc:
http://www.krages.com/phoright.htm

http://www.photosecrets.com/p14.html

* DoFMaster calculator:
http://dfleming.ameranet.com/dofjs.html

* Bob Atkins' DoF calculator:
http://bobatkins.photo.net/photography/technical/dofcalc.html

* Moose Peterson on White Balance:
http://www.nikondigital.org/articles/white_balance.htm

* Julia Borg's tip on White Balance for max DR:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=17142860

* EPP's Photoshop for Photogs:
http://epaperpress.com/psphoto/

* Russel Brown's Photoshop Tips & Techniques:
http://www.russellbrown.com/tips/photoshop.html

* Petteri's Pontifications on photography (w/ lots of Canon-specific info):
http://194.100.88.243/petteri/pont/Whats_new/a_Recent_changes.html

* Rob Galbraith's DPI site:
http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/index.asp

* Dry Creek Photo for printer profiles:
http://drycreekphoto.com/

* Battery University:
http://www.batteryuniversity.com/

Nikon-specific resources:
* Thom Hogan's Nikon DSLR resource site:
http://www.bythom.com/index.htm

* Fotogenetic's Nikon DSLR landscape photography site:
http://fotogenetic.dearingfilm.com/index.html

* David Chin's large collection of useful Nikon links:
http://www.pbase.com/dlcmh/nikonlinks

* Some simple PP fixes for D200 blooming induced streaking (ie. short banding):
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=17067223

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=17390213

* DigitalDarrell's pointers on D200's MultiCAM 1000 AF system:
http://www.nikonians.org/nikon/d200_multi-cam_af/

Canon-specific resources:
* Canon G-series/Pro90 FAQ:
http://www.botzilla.com/photo/g1faq.html

* Flash photog w/ Canon cameras:
http://photonotes.org/articles/eos-flash/

* Kazutoku's G3 tele/wide lens comparisons:
http://kazutoku.cside.com/G3CON_eng.htm

* Marc Jutras G3 hyperfocal settings:
http://www.marcjutras.com/ehyperfocal.html

* My G3 settings for point-and-shooting 1/2 height adults, full height little kids:
f3.2, manual focus to ~15ft (usable throughout zoom range w/ better background exposure)

* Canon's G3 support page:
http://www.powershot.com/ciw/ppg/PowershotG3.html

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Atomos Ninja V - Fan noise? Digital Video Talk 5 months ago
DPR's best threads ever... Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk Jul 24, 2008
Which to own: 18-135 plus 70-300 or 18-200? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 23, 2008
Who says the Nikon 18-200.... Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 20, 2008
16-85 zoom lens Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 19, 2008
DX lens on FX body question Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 18, 2008
Finding the right bag for Nikon D200 (for walking around) Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk Jul 15, 2008
First shots using a 70-300VR - C&C pls Nikon SLR Lens Talk May 19, 2008
Who still uses d200. Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk May 17, 2008
buying 70-300VR while already having 70-200VR? Nikon SLR Lens Talk May 16, 2008
Nikon 18-200 insted of 18-70 & 70-300 - worth? Nikon SLR Lens Talk May 9, 2008
First Ever Engagement Session Samples and Galleries Mar 11, 2008
Wedding. Already with autumn shades Samples and Galleries Nov 28, 2007
D200 vs. D300 @ ISO 1600 Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk Nov 13, 2007
D200 vs D300. High iso Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk Nov 12, 2007
Noise Noise Noise is that all ? Can we talk about something else? :-) Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk Nov 10, 2007
The first sub $2000 full-frame D series Nikon announced... Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk Nov 8, 2007
D200 still works (5 pics) Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk Nov 7, 2007
D200/D300 Buzz Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk Nov 7, 2007
D3 Believer...but not a purchaser. Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk Nov 5, 2007
I shot the d300 yesterday Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk Nov 4, 2007
D3 is like an Harley Davidson to me Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk Oct 17, 2007
Nikon 70-210 f4 af Nikon SLR Lens Talk Sep 15, 2007
Nikon Poll Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk Aug 23, 2007
70-300mm VR or 80-400mm APO OS Nikon SLR Lens Talk Aug 1, 2007
what would you like to see in the new D300? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk Jul 31, 2007
What is your forgotten about lens? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 30, 2007
Birding on the cheap - my solution Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 27, 2007
Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 Ai-S MF sample. Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 27, 2007
Is AFS / HSM a must for sports? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 16, 2007
D equivalent to 50mm in film? (And 50 1.4 or 1.8?) Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 16, 2007
Nikon 28mm f2.8 or 35mm f2 Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 16, 2007
Husband needs convincing... Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7500) Talk Jul 14, 2007
Will a lens upgrade help me? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 14, 2007
70-300vr zoom/focus Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 14, 2007
which close up filter kit? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 14, 2007
Sigma 70-200mm experience Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 13, 2007
if 300mm is needed, then Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 13, 2007
Noise & Image Quality (D200). . . Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk Jul 13, 2007
Nikon expands DSLR production Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 13, 2007
Wow , I hope Nikon kicks it up a notch . Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 13, 2007
Would I miss alot between 50 and 1xx? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 13, 2007
Do I even take the 70-200VR Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 12, 2007
Do these shots have any potential? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7500) Talk Jul 12, 2007
Nikon going to replace 70-200/2.8 VR this summer? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 11, 2007
OT: I've joined another toys forum Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D5, D600-D850) Talk Jul 11, 2007
180mm D or no D? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 11, 2007
70-200 razor-sharp? Nikon SLR Lens Talk Jul 11, 2007
some random shots Samples and Galleries Jul 10, 2007
D200 discontinued . Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk Jul 10, 2007