If Kuwait had mountains

Post by Mark

Photo by @lolalovepabulum


google plus share facebook share twitter share

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Review and Giveaway

Post by Mark

A few weeks back the local photography store AAB World provided me with the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 full frame lens to try out. My current collection of lenses that I use with my Nikon D800 are the Nikon 24mm f/2.8, the Nikon 50mm f/1.4 and the Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8. So at 35mm, the Sigma fit snugly between the 24mm and 50mm lens. Actually a bit too snugly because I stopped using both those lenses while I had the Sigma with me.

The first thing that caught my attention with the Sigma lens was the build quality. The lens is a lot larger than both my prime lenses and due to its all metal casing it felt more durable and a lot more solid. The reason I love prime lenses is because they’re so bright and with an open aperture of f/1.4, this Sigma lens is really bright.

I used the lens frequently during the period I had it with me and the 35mm range proved to be very versatile. The physical size of the lens didn’t bother me much and I actually found the larger lens easier to grip and balance the camera with while shooting. Nikon also have their own 35mm f/1.4 lens but costs around KD470 on Amazon. The Sigma on the other hand is selling for KD240 locally (cheaper than Amazon). That’s nearly half the price for what is basically a very similar lens. The lens is also available for Canon cameras.

If you own a full frame Canon or Nikon camera then you’re in for a treat because AAB World want to give away one of these lenses to my readers. The only requirement needed to win this lens is for you to own a full frame Nikon or Canon camera. To get a chance to win this lens just post the model of your camera in the comments below and I will randomly choose a winner tomorrow night using random.org.

Rules: Only one entry per person and please make sure you use a working email since the winner will be contacted by email. If winner doesn’t respond within 24 hours another winner will be randomly chosen. When collecting the prize you NEED to have your full frame camera with you.

If your camera isn’t one of the following you don’t qualify
Canon – 6D, 1D X, 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 5D, 1Ds Mk III, 1Ds Mk II, 1Ds
Nikon – D3, D3X, D3S, D4, D600, D700, D800

Update: I’ve closed the post for commenting and will be conducting the random draw this weekend.


google plus share facebook share twitter share

Morning Fog

Post by Mark

Photo taken this morning at 9AM by Mario Pulvida. You can view a larger version [Here]


google plus share facebook share twitter share

My photo on Jalopnik

Post by Mark

Thanks to everyone who emailed me about this. It’s always cool to have a photo or post featured on a popular blog. [Link]


google plus share facebook share twitter share

Kuwaiti photographer featured on 500px

Post by Mark

The photo above taken by Mohammed Alsultan of the tire fire near the scrapyards made it on 500px’s Best of 2012: Journalism list. It’s a pretty fantastic photo. [Link]

Thanks Guru


google plus share facebook share twitter share

Multiple Exposure

Post by Mark

Long time photo blogger BuYousef (real name Mohammad Abdullah) has taken his favorite blog posts about Kuwait and put them all in a photo book format. The posts range in subject like gardening, home life, local events, walks, photography and more. According to BuYousef it really is about nothing and everything with a theme of photography. Best of all it’s free so if you’re interested in checking it out you can download it from the Apple Store [Here]


google plus share facebook share twitter share

Fireworks Show: Behind the scenes

Post by Mark

A guy on Reddit who played a role in the fireworks show has posted some behind the scenes shots. The control room looks insane! [Pictures]

Thanks Ali


google plus share facebook share twitter share

Photos from the fireworks show

Post by Mark

The Daily Mail has a great collection of photos from last nights fireworks show which you can check out [Here]


google plus share facebook share twitter share

Street Cleaning Vehicle on Fire

Post by Mark

A reader was able to take these amazing photos this morning of a street cleaning vehicle on fire near the scientific center.

Photos by Johny Costa


google plus share facebook share twitter share

Event: Mubarakiyah – Scenes from Daily Life

Post by Mark

This should be an interesting photography exhibit.

A group exhibition featuring a series of photographs taken by 15 participants of the CAP photography workshop. Led by two members of the Rawiya Collective, Laura Boushnak & Tamara Abdul Hadi, the workshop took place last May in the Mubarakiyah Souq for a duration of two days. It’s main focus was on the old souq, the vendors, the visitors and the stories that can be found in this local public market.

Date: October 10th to 17th, 2012
Location: CAP (Contemporary Art Platform)


google plus share facebook share twitter share



Contribute

If you have anything you think would be interesting to share on this blog
[Email Me]