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Image from Gizmodo

The rumored Nikon D3x specs leaked over the net this weekend.  Check them out –

• World’s highes-res SLR with Live View
• 51-point MultiCAM3500FX autofocus system
• Scene Recognition System
• Expeed 16-bit processing to handle detail on the 75MB image files
• 3-inch, 922,000-dot LCD
• 35.9mm x 24mm FX format sensor (If you can’t think in metric, that’s 1.4″ x 0.94″)
• Weather-resistant magnesium body
• Designed for medium-format shooting
• ISO range of 100-1600 with a Lo1 (equivalent to ISO 50) with boosts up to ISO 6400
• 24.5-megapixel shooting at up to 5fps; cropped 10-megapixel shooting at up to 7fps
• 12ms start-up time; 41ms shutter-release lag time
• Writes files to dual CF slots at 35MB/s
• USB 2.0, HDMI and AV-out jacks, with 10-pin terminal for GPS and other accessories
• Same lithium-ion battery as D3

Ouch is the only word I can mutter, but still like my Sony A900.

Source – Gizmodo

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Ah Lui @ Eden Cafe - 3 November 2008

Ah Lui @ Eden Cafe - 3 November 2008

Finally have time to come round and work on these pics of Ah Lui.  As usual, very pleasant to work with.  Check it out under Portrait Albums.

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Took some pics of the Changdeokgung Palace 昌德宮 while I was attending the World Professional Bloggers-Journalist Association Convention in Seoul, Korea last week.  The pics are posted under my landscape album, link here.

Changdeokgung (Changdeok Palace, 1405) is a palace set within a large park in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the “Five Grand Palaces” built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty and because of its location east of Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeokgung is also referred to as the East Palace. The literal meaning of Changdeokgung(昌德宮) is “Palace of Prospering Virtue”.

In 1997, UNESCO listed Changdeokgung as a World Heritage, recognizing its excellent state of preservation compared to other Joseon Dynasty palaces in Seoul, and its remarkable layout, which achieves harmony with the surrounding natural environment.

Source – Wikipedia

Venue:

HK Central Library, Causeway Bay 香港中央圖書館 (地下展覽館), 3號展覽館

Opening hour:

29Nov,2008 (Sat) / 12:00pm – 20:00pm
30Nov,2008 (Sun) / 09:00am – 19:00pm

Camera Raw 5.2 is out and it supports the following cameras but only for Adobe CS4.  For Lightroom users, have to wait until version 2.2 release in December. Major bummer for the LX3 users out there.

Important note for Panasonic and Leica D-LUX4 users, according to the Adobe website,

“With the release of Camera Raw 5.2 (and upcoming Lightroom 2.2 release) there is an important exception in our DNG file handling for the Panasonic DMC LX3, Panasonic DMC FX150, Panasonic DMC FZ28, Panasonic DMC-G1 and Leica D-LUX 4. For those choosing to convert these native, proprietary files to the DNG file format, a linear DNG format is the only conversion option available at this time. A linear DNG file has gone through a demosaic process that converts a single mosaic layer of red, green and blue channel information into three distinct layers, one for each channel. The resulting linear DNG file is approximately three times the size of a mosaic DNG file or the original proprietary file format.

This exception is a temporary solution to ensure that Panasonic and Leica’s intended image rendering from their proprietary raw file format is applied to an image when converted DNG files are viewed in third party software titles. The same image rendering process is applied automatically in Camera Raw 5.2 and in Lightroon 2.2 when viewing the original proprietary raw file format.

In a future release Adobe plans to update the DNG specification to include an option to embed metadata-based representations of the lens compensations in the DNG file, allowing a mosaic DNG conversion. In the interim Adobe recommends only converting these files to DNG to allow compatibility with third party raw converters, previous versions of the Camera Raw plug-in or previous versions of Lightroom.”

Check out this Flickr picutre comparison between the two cameras done by davedeluria, link here. Found it pretty informative.

Source – VR-CH @DCHome forum

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Finally have time to make it down to Sham Shui Po to pick up the lens converters and the fish eye lens.  The 52mm ring coverter and the 52mm to 58mm converter eaxh cost HK$48 and the 58mm fish eye lens, HK$580. If you’re interested in getting yourself a set, check out Heng Li Electronic Co. (www.spider-fire.com), G/F, 155 Ap Liu Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon.

Some test pics follows –
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全世界大城市都有着同樣的空氣污染問題,藍天視野清澈的日子實在稀有。

我在北京渡過的日子裏大部分時間都是有着太陽的灰濛天,加上風沙、汽車及工業廢汽排放問題嚴重,整個城市都是灰灰的,灰灰的玻璃幕牆建築是這裏的特式;灰灰的盛裝男女每天都在商業區走來走去;灰灰的豪華房車每天清潔都是白廢。

我還是放棄了想着的清潔城市景觀,試着尋找灰灰的籃天世界好了。

A Pinhole Photo Exhibition by Bobpin

We are facing the problem of air-pollution in the big cities around the world. There are rare days when we can see clear blue sky. .

Most of the time the sky was misty with bright sunshine when I lived in Beijing, the whole city was dusty and air was misty caused by the sand storm coming from the North; exhausted smoke by vehicles and industries. The dusty glass wall buildings was the characteristic of this city; the dusty dress-up people walked around in the commercial area everyday; cleaning the dusty deluxe cars everyday was wasting time and resources.

I had to give up shooting the clean cityscape and try to explore the grayish-blue world instead.

Opening 開幕: 18:00 – 20:00, 21 Nov 2008

Exhibition 展覽: 22/11 – 31/12/2008

Opening hour 開放時間: 11:00 – 19:00 (closed on Monday)

Artist talk 創作分享會: 29/11/2008 (15:00 – 17:00)

地址: 九龍深水埗白田街30號賽馬會創意藝術中心L2-10 光影作坊
Venue:Lumenvisium, L2-10 JCCAC, 30 Pak Tin St, Sham Shui Po, Kln

Source – Leo Tang via AYPA

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Camera Labs ran the latest review on the Canon PowerShot G10.  After reading the review, still think that my Panasonic Lumix LX3 is a bit superior than the G10 and the Nikon P6000 with the HD video recording, 24mm wide angle, F2.0 aperture and fast speed shooting.  Head over here for the full review and see if you agree.

Source – Camera Labs