Walking Around with 2 Cameras – street photography

I was told to do a review for Tokina SD 16-28mm F/2.8 AT-X PRO IF FX with a Nikon D700, that’s why I was carrying 2 cameras with me the other day. The other camera was my beloved cute little NEX-3 with the pancake 16mm F/2.8 lens.

I will also post the review here once it’s done.

The 1st and 2nd picture was taken with the NEX-3. As for the rest of them were taken with the Nikon D700 and Tokina 16-28mm.

Have a nice day to the all of you. Cheers!

Serpong is a town, and sounds like Sponge.


1st Winner of Festival Bahari Photo Competition

Hi guys,
Thank you all for the prayers. They were answered!

I won again! I won the 1st winner for ‘The Best People” of the Festival Bahari 2011! This is the second time I won the Governor Cup.

The announcement and the ceremonial was held on Pramuka island on 16th July 2011, just a week after we were there for the competition.

The trophy was handed to us by the Governor of DKI Jakarta himself. It was an honor for all of the winners.
The ceremonial scene was way too crowded, and everyone moved in front to take the photos of us handshaking with the governor. So, in the end, no one got a clean and nice shot. Everyone was covered by the other crowd. Even the official press, reporters and cameramen from 4 (or 5) national TV stations were unable to get a clear shot, too, during the trophy hand over. LOL

But, it was still a sweet and memorable experience for me, being there in & with the massive crowd of people.

Link to the photos I took for the competition: https://pphandoko.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/the-festival-bahari-2011-photo-competition/



a photo session of the DKI Jakarta governor with the winners.

a photo session of the DKI Jakarta governor with the winners.

My new cute pancake lens – street photography

Hello everyone,

(Technical stuffs:) Last night I bought this cute little pancake lens for my Sony NEX-3. The lens kit I got was a quite long 18-55mm and it’s definitely not pocketable. Now, I can put the NEX-3 + 16mm F/2.8 lens inside one of my jeans’ front pocket. Yeah, it is really quite small for an APS-C sensored camera (the same sensor size like those used in Nikon D7000, Canon 7D, Pentax K-5, etc). Cool, huh?

This morning, I did a lot of tests on the lens, the sharpness in every Stops, the dynamic range, the distorsion, the vignetting, etc (for my own personal review). That’s exactly what I do everytime I bought a new lens. I just want to get the most out of what my lenses can deliver to me. I think it’s crucial to understand the characters of each of your lenses before you actually go out for a serious photo shoot.

(Shooting part:) In the noon, I went out to the old market in the city of Tangerang, and I took some pictures around there. I’m quite satisfied with the performance of the Sony E 16mm F/2.8 lens (probably because I did a review of the lens earlier in the day, before I went out in the noon). Haha!

The second picture with a guy texting on his Blackberry, there wasn’t enough space for me to squat down to get the shot. Since I was attaching a wide lens, I decided to shoot by resting the NEX-3 to one of my thighs. I think I got a quite decent shot, don’t I?

Happy weekend to all of you. Cheers!

The ‘Festival Bahari 2011’ Photo Competition – street photography

Hi guys,

The other day I was invited to a photo competition held by the local government of Jakarta province, which was also to promote the islands in the north of Jakarta. The whole event was held from the 1st till 3rd of July, 2011. Everything was very well organized, it was fun and happy for everyone.

We scouted around 6 islands (Onrust island, Rambut island, Pramuka island, Kelapa Dua island, Panggang island, & Karya island) in 2 days this year, and we were given only 1 hour on each islands. It was not easy, though.

There were 2 themes this year, Landscape and Human Interest. I managed to get a total of 17 decent shots, 3 for landscape and 14 for human interest.

The winners will be announced on the 16th of July 2011. And, the trophies will be given and handed to the winners by the governor of Jakarta at the Pramuka island.

Here’s some of the photos I took on the 2nd & 3rd July, 2011.


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