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Rajesh Sreenivasan

    Rajesh Sreenivasan
    Seagull Walk, Singapore

    Hello! I have been an avid photographer for many years but I never seem to have the time to truly satisfy my passion. I started down this hobby with my first Canon SLR when I was 18. I've retained my Canon gear for sentimental reasons but have firmly left my film days behind.

    My shooting peaked when my daugher was born in 1999 and shortly after, like many new young families, I moved back into the comfort zone of point & shoot cameras for their size and convenience.

    My interest was revived when my son was born in June 2006 and in particular when I looked back on the real photos taken of my daughter with my SLR when she was born and compared them to the flat photos taken of my newborn son with normal compact cameras. I knew then that I had to get a decent camera again or my son will be up in arms in a few years. After much hands-on trials and comparisons, I chose Nikon over Canon this time because of what I felt was the better feel of the Nikon digital images and the perfect ergonomics of the D200 in my hands. And so the hobby continues again today...

    Work (I'm a Partner and Head of the Technology Media and Telecoms practice at Rajah & Tann LLP, Singapore - http://www.rajahtann.com ) takes up most of my waking hours, but the advantage of being in a specialist area such as ICT policy and regulations is that the work allows me the advantage of travelling to many fascinating countries including Mongolia, Lesotho, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Gibraltar, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago as well as almost all nations in the Asia Pacific region. I have, in between my work schedules, tried to capture the beauty of some of these countries in the photos on this site.

    I am currently in the process of setting up my galleries. Please do visit the galleries if you have the time and please leave comments on the page or to by e-mail at rajeshsreenivasan@mac.com. Thanks and happy viewing!

    My Gear:

    Body
    Nikon D200 (Retired November 2008...)
    Nikon D90 (Retired October 2012)
    Nikon D600 (Wow!)
    Olympus E-P3 (My first foray into the Micro 4/3 realm and liking it)

    Zooms
    Nikkor 12mm-24mm f/4.0 (Nice to have - but my most underutilised lens)
    Nikkor 17mm-55mm f/2.8 (Excellent sharpness, the king of DX wide zooms)
    Nikkor 70mm-200mm VR f/2.8 (Love this lens for telephoto shots to portraits - brutally sharp in some cases for portraits)
    Nikkor 24mm-120mm VR f/4 (The FX workhorse. My stalwart on the D600)
    Nikkor 18mm-200mm VR f/3.5-5.6 (My most used lens on DX - for general shooting and travel - very underrated)
    Sigma 50mm-500mm f/4.0-6.3 (My telephoto - was great for the Singapore F1 Grand Prix)

    Primes - Autofocus
    Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye (Very fun lens - small and mind bending)
    Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 (ultra wide - need to master this lens)
    Sigma 30mm f/1.4 (fantastic bokeh, great for portraits, focusing is a real problem though)
    Nikkor 35mm f/2 (sharp and great depth of field - my favourite prime almost always on the D90)
    Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 (not used much - might sell off soon)
    Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 (wow wow wow ... my magic portraits lens ... priceless family photos taken with this baby)
    Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro (bought but rarely used ... need to get more macro done..if only I can find the time)

    Primes - Manual Focus
    Nippon Kogaku Nikkor-S 50mm 1.4 (magic lens... soft yet sharp...hard to describe, got to see the pics taken with it to understand.)
    Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AIS (the classic portrait lens...not used much as yet)
    Lensbaby 2.0 and macro lenses (fun toy...nuff said)

    Teleconvertors/Tubes
    Nikon TC-17 E II 1.7x Teleconverter (great with the 70-200 for that little more reach. Will bring this combo for the next grand prix)
    NAS Macro Teleplus MC 7
    Uniplus Tube 25 Extension Tube

    Macro Tools
    Nikon 4T 52mm Close-Up Attachment Lens
    Nikon BR-2A Macro Adaptor Ring
    Nikon BR-3 Adaptor Ring
    Nikon BR-5 Adaptor Ring
    Canon 500D 77mm Close Up Lens
    B&W NL-10 52mm 10x Macro Lens

    Flash
    Nikon SB-400 Speedlight (very underrated)
    Nikon SB-800 Speedlight (x2)
    Nikon SU-800 Wireless Commander
    Nikon SJ-1 Gel Filters

    Accessories
    Nikon MB-D80 Vertical Grip
    Nikon MC-36 Remote Cord
    Nikon DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece
    Nikon DR-6 Right-Angle Viewer
    Cokin Filters Neutral Grey G1 P120 & Sunset 2 P198
    Dawn Technology N2 di-GPS mini
    Sony GPS-CS1 GPS Unit
    Hakuba Photobox DSB-30 (Light Tent)

    Support
    Gitzo GT1540 Tripod
    KangRinpoche NB2-A Ballhead
    Gitzo GM2560T Monopod
    Linhof Kugelkopf 01 Ballhead

    Bags
    Lowepro SlingShot 200AW
    Crumpler "6 Million Dollar Home"
    Crumpler "The Whickey and Cox"