Category: Wide-Angle

“Wish you were here”
The sheer beauty and size of South Africa’s massive 1,000 km (620 mi) SW to NE mountain range, The Drakensberg, is stunning. Here are images I took recently on a tour of the area. The river flows from the uKhahalamba Nature Reserve near Underberg (Southern Drakensberg) and proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000. S29 22 59.988 E29 32 26.016

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Post Sunset looking toward uKhahalamba Nature Reserve, Southern Drakensberg. KZN, South Africa. © Harvey Grohmann

 

Curiosity Rover discovers water on Mars! uKhahalamba Nature Reserve, Southern Drakensberg. KZN, South Africa. © Harvey Grohmann

 

View of uKhahalamba Nature Reserve, Drakensberg Gardens, Southern Drakensberg, KZN, South Africa. © Harvey Grohmann

 

The Dragon Hunter © Harvey Grohmann

The Drakensberg on Wikipedia

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Gear I use: Bodies: Nikon D-SLR’s / Lenses: Nikon, Sigma, Tokina, Vivitar
Filters: Hoya UV & Polarizing / Flash: Nikon Speed-lights / Bag: Lowe Pro
Tripods & Heads: Manfrotto / Grips, Triggers, Timers, Batteries: Phottix
Editing Plug-in: Topaz Labs Noise Reduction, HDR, B&W Conversion & more!

Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 EX DG

Today I became the proud owner of a Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG for Nikon AF-D.
Sigma MSRP $1100 US
Initial Street Price $499 US
Final Street Price $349 US (December 2009)
The full frame (Sigma’s DG Technology) lens that is effectively a 42-105mm f/2.8 on the D90’s DX sensor. Ideal for daily and portrait work. Sigma have for years made outstanding lenses. This one is no exception. This lens has sadly been discontinued and replaced by the slightly wider 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG with MACRO. (MSRP $1400 US! Initial Street Price $569 US December 2009)
Here are it’s technical specs from Sigma’s own website recorded for posterity before they take it down: A review will be posted here in due course. (more…)