Sunday, August 21, 2011

Ground Zero Revisited

I last visited New York city two months ago in June.  That was not my first time in New York, but was the first time that I actually visited with free some free time.  I went back last week for a few days for some more training sessions.  Stayed at the same hotel which has part of the view of Ground Zero.  As before, construction was going on feverishly from 6AM until 11PM each day.  They are trying to finish the 911 Memorial in time for the 10th anniversary of the 911 attack.

Looking at the construction site, it's hard to imagine the horror and destruction of the towers, unless you have seen what it was like.  Peace is not without its prices.

Construction -- NEX-5 & 18-55mm kit lens. Click for larger.

Construction II -- NEX-5 & Canon FD 55mm f1.2 SSC.


  1. i use Lumix G1 and Canon FD 50mm F1.4. i found it quite difficult to do manual focus, what method are you using to do focusing in the NEX-5

  2. The G1 is actually much easier to focus than the NEX-5 when you use the view finder. The viewfinder on the G1 is one of the best, that is, until the 3 megapixel OLED finder on the A77 and NEX-7. To focus precisely, I use the magnify function. On the NEX-5, the peeking feature makes focusing much easier, but for critical focus, I still use the magnify feature.