Snappy dresser Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen may have the weight of expectation on his shoulders, but thoughts of Hong Kong's top job seemed to be the last thing on his mind yesterday morning. While his beleaguered boss was in Beijing - possibly for the last time as chief executive - the 61-year-old Knight of the British Realm seemed focused entirely on his hobby of photography. Dressed sharply in a light brown shirt and matching jacket, Mr Tsang arrived for work at the Central Government Offices yesterday morning and, as usual, swept past a waiting posse of reporters. Relaxed and smiling, he marched smartly to the open elevators leading to his office, only to abruptly turn on his heel and begin questioning Sunday Morning Post photographer Martin Chan about his choice of camera. 'At first we didn't even know what he was saying or even realise that he was addressing us,' said Chan, who admitted he was shocked by the chief secretary's interest. It turns out that the man tipped as the next chief executive is an avid photographer and recently traded his trusty Nikon for a Canon. Mr Tsang then engaged the still slightly bewildered photographers in a deep discussion on the merits of cameras from the two manufacturers and the relative prices of flash guns. 'I just bought a new flash gun, it was really expensive,' he told our photographer, motioning with his hands to show the approximate size of his new toy, which would have cost $3,500. Unfortunately, he was not so expansive on his career prospects, declining to answer questions from the Sunday Morning Post about whether he would become the next chief executive.