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Monthly Archives: December 2008

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Image from DCFever

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Image from DCFever

Wow, look at this cannon, well, it’s the all new Sigma APO 200-500mm F2.8 EX DG for the Nikon.  Not the usual white but of a military green. According to DPReview, “it’s the

  • The world’s first ultra telephoto zoom lens that offers a fast aperture of F2.8 at the 500mm focal length.
  • The dedicated “Attachment” ensures autofocusing at the 1000mm focal length.
  • SLD and three ELD glass elements provide high image quality from the maximum large aperture
  • Supplied with ø72mm filter holder at the rear

This lens is the world’s first ultra telephoto zoom lens that offers a fast aperture of F2.8 at the 500mm focal length and F5.6 at the 1000mm. It covers widely used focal lengths from 200mm to 500mm and as a large aperture of F2.8 throughout the entire zoom range. This lens can be used to create amazing image expression with various types of photography such as astrophotography, portraits, wildlife, sports. SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass and three ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass elements provide excellent correction for all type of aberrations.

The super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting and provides high image quality from the extremely large aperture. The lens hood, designed exclusively for this lens, blocks out extraneous light. A 72mm filter can be inserted at the rear of the lens, and a circular polarizing filter can be used in situ thanks to the ingenious internal rotation mechanism. The dedicated Li-ion battery BP-21 is used to power the zooming and AF operation. This battery is built in the lens barrel. For the convenience of the photographer, focusing distances and focal lengths can be viewed on the lens`s built-in LCD panel.”

This baby will be launched mid-December at a price tag of US$34,000. This one sure gives me the chill.

Source – DPReview, DCFever

Some greats daily pics from photographer Kimjoowon for the Sony A900 Seoul Seminar.  Too check out more on his work, hop over to his photoblog, link here.

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Source – animalbehaviors

This is a real funny vid, see what Hitler have to say about the new D3x, hilarious.

Source – cndpwr via Terence on AYPA Forum

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  • Geotag (image positioning information of pictures such as latitude, longitude [Geodetic System WGS84]) can be added to the image.
  • Correlation between pictures and maps is supported by GPS function in conjunction with ViewNX version 1.2 software (no-charge download) and my Picturetown.

Acquired data: Latitude, longitude, altitude, time information

Time required for satellite acquisition: Approx. 45 sec. (cold start), approx. 5 sec. (hot start)

Power source: Supplied from camera body

Receiving indicators:

  • Red blinking (GPS data not recorded)
  • Green blinking (GPS data recorded utilizing three satellites)
  • Green solid(Four or more satellites detected, GPS data are more accurate)

Compatible models:D90 (via accessory terminal cable GP1-CA90), D3, D300, D700, D2Xs and D200 (via 10-pin remote terminal cable GP1-CA10).

Source – NikonUSA

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Alan Chui Photos Exhibition – Faith‧hope love 信‧望愛 will be held at Culture Club Gallery from 15 Dec 08 – 10 Jan 09. Details please refers to http://www.cultureclub.com.hk/

Special Opening Reception in Memory of Alan on Dec 18(thu) 630-830pm.

The second exhibition of Alan Chui represents his tenacity and passion for his true love of photography. Despite his illness, Alan Chui has never once surrendered to the illness. He fought the monster head on, with much determination and courage. He once said, ‘Having a terminal illness is not a sad story. What is a sad story is when one loses hope.’
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Was talking to a few new comers about the use of flash and wireless flash the other day and most of them are very interested in learning more about lighting techniques, equipments needed and the basic setup in terms of flash lighting. I told them the best place to look for these days, would be on YouTube as there are now tons of those tutorials on YouTube which covers different types of photography, lighting equipments and techniques, well-known photographer interviewa and even some behind-the-scene videos showing the photographer’s workflow in a shoot.

Well, back to the question on flash and wireless flash, I think the following short video is a good start to get the hang of what it all means, enjoy.

Source – snapify

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SanDisk just slash the price on a lot of their CF cards.  Got the Extreme IV 16 GB for less than HK$1,200 (US$154) this afternoon, sweet.

Source – MegaWhatTV, WhatDigitalCamera