Posts Tagged ‘dslr’

Edge 80 Goes Out To Play

Written by • Feb 22nd, 2012 • Category: Digital stuffs
Got an invitation to attend Fujifilm Singapore’s launch of the X-Pro1 camera today but I sneaked outta it when everyone were busy giving a go at the cameras. There were pretty models and cool macro stuffs for us to try the X-Pro1 on but after sneaking out to reply some urgent messages … I decided to get myself a few pints of cold beer and … whip out my DSLR & Lensbaby … with the Edge 80 optic. Yeah … I’ve got serious attitude problem. 😛 Wondering what I feel… >> read more


White Gone, Silver Here

Written by • Mar 26th, 2011 • Category: Toys
The white Pentax K-x finally left me after a year or so. The good thing is since I bought it at a great price in Tokyo … selling it off at a very very minimal loss today didn’t hurt a bit. What originally supposed to be a DSLR body to be used with my Lensbabies … ended up doubling as a camera I photograph Fitzand with. I got tempted by a couple of Pentax’s ‘Limited’ series silver lenses and pairing them with the K-x was fine … but AF speed… >> read more


Creative Aperture : Test 1

Written by • May 31st, 2010 • Category: Digital stuffs
Found a couple of blank aperture discs in my drawer (for the Lensbaby) just the other day and thought it might be cool to try doing some unique ones instead of those made by using craft punchers. It can also try submitting them for the Lensbaby’s ‘Creative Aperture Kit Contest’ and try my luck there. The usual problem of not having time to go out shooting was still bugging me, so I had to try take some test shots from inside my car, at home and while waiting for wifey… >> read more


Rainbow Huh?

Written by • May 13th, 2010 • Category: Others
Ever since Pentax announced that their K-x DSLR will come in a variation of colors, I’ve always respected them for ‘having the balls’ to break away from the norm (black! black! black!). I got tempted with a couple of the color schemes but ended up with an all white one. Pentax Japan just announced a limited edition ‘Rainbow K-x’ and will only be available for sale on Tower Record’s Japan website. It costs 74,800 Yen and is limited to only 1000 pieces. I like the crazy wild color combo but… >> read more


Lensbabies + K-x : A Test

Written by • May 11th, 2010 • Category: Digital stuffs
After a short break from using my Lensbaby, finally I’ve ‘migrated’ the cool lenses to Pentax mount and since the K-x will be almost ‘permanently married’ to the Lensbabies … I had to give it a test run to figure out how the camera will meter with the lenses. Lugged the setup to Malaysia during the weekend … hoping to be able to find time to take some shots and get used to the new combo … time somehow zapped past real fast and I ended up with only a… >> read more


Disneyland Video : Test

Written by • May 3rd, 2010 • Category: Digital stuffs
Since I had the newly acquired K-x with me in Tokyo, I wanted to try shooting some video clips with it. Using the kit lens, I happily switched the cam to video mode but later realised I was struggling to get things right. First was the focusing. I later realised that maybe I should be using it in AF-C mode because focusing was going all crazy with those stuffs in the parade moving in and out. The other thing is the exposure. I ain’t sure how to actually make it… >> read more


Change Of Mount

Written by • May 2nd, 2010 • Category: Digital stuffs
Guess some of you might already know that I picked up a white Pentax K-x while I was in Japan … just to use with my Lensbabies. Unfortunately the Pentax mount that Lensbaby was supposed to send me has not arrive when I left for Japan … so I couldn’t test/use it there. Anyway … it arrived when I was away and I got it installed the day before. I decided to take a couple of snapshots … in case anyone would be interested. Each lens mount is held by… >> read more


Fun, Cold, Poison : Day 1

Written by • Apr 24th, 2010 • Category: Digital stuffs
* This was supposed to be published this morning but in a rush to go grab breakfast … I forgot to click the ‘Publish’ button. Anyway … here it is … Since the two piggies are still sleeping, I’ll take the chance to post up some snapshots taken yesterday … the first day here in Tokyo. I do not have any decent photo editing software with me, so I just had to make do with GIMP (it was hell using it for the 1st time). Well … these were mostly… >> read more


iPhone Camera Upgrade

Written by • Feb 22nd, 2010 • Category: Others
For those who own the iPhone and ever wished that the camera can be better … now there is a solution. You can now mount your DSLR lenses on the iPhone. Cool ain’t it? Imagine having a cool white Canon L lens on your iPhone! Here are some photos of how the setup looks like … Madness ain’t it? 😀 He calls it the ‘Phone-O-Scope’. For more info about this ‘invention’ … check out [this link]. Don’t ask me if I’ll be trying this. I do not own an iPhone.… >> read more


White Is The New Black

Written by • Jan 19th, 2010 • Category: Others
I’ve often heard people saying that big black cameras makes one look more ‘professional’. Hahaha! I always find that funny but then I’m sure it does make a professional look more serious in his/her work. Wannabes love lugging around big black cameras too! Thank God there are camera manufacturers who thinks that white cameras are cool and we’ve seen some cameras out there … clad sexily in white. I recently came across this special white edition of the tiny Minox digital camera. Personally I think it will look cooler if… >> read more