Thursday, 28 June 2012

"Di Buritan Kapal" Flight Experience

So this is me, writing my boredom off in my android after a successful liftoff on board Air Asia's Airbus A330-300 from Incheon en route to Kuala Lumpur. The flight will take about six hours. The flight departed at around 5.45pm and I will encounter sunset and darkness will catch up from behind in flight while flying west.
I am lucky enough to get the window seat this time. So what happened prior to departure? Lets document it.
Last night after posting my previous post I still couldn't sleep. My eyes were heavy but my head kept running like bonkers. Check this check that. I followed. It is a traveller's nightmate to forget an important item during a trip. I was like 'check battery' 'check old passports' and such. So after so much checking I finally dozed off nearly at 5am. Sleeping that late made me wake up late too. Woke up at 11am, a quick shower and some house organizing, I'm all set for the trip.
I will be leaving the house for two months, last night I spread the cockroach trap like crazy and covered important stuff with newspaper as if I wont be back for decades. Old habits die hard. In KL things get so dusty pretty quick.
OMG turbulence. Nearing one hour into flight, outside is bright and sunny. Invisible winds are toying around the airplane. Get off! Mr Captain please find a comfy route!
So in this flight I am not alone. I have three friends with me. Naz, Fikri and Hatta are here in the same flight. Oh this turbulence is shaking crazy. This noon after doing our prayers then we left fpr the airport. We took a taxi from Guro to Gimpo Airport that costs us around 11,000 won. So it was like 3,000 won per person. Then we continued using the AREX or 공항철도 It takes us like 38 minutes or so to get to the Incheon and it costs like a little more than 3,000 won per person using T-Money card.
The moment we got to Incheon, we proceeded to the check in counter at the departure halls. We quickly got into the line at the E counters. And then got some breakfast cum lunch at Lotteria and proceed to the security checkpoints and customs. Next we left for the surau at the Sattelite Terminal (maybe it is called that I'm not sure).
The surau was just an empty room with some sejadah probably someone wakaf them before this. The area was kinda secluded and not many know about it. How did I find it in the first place long ago? I just followed the signboards.
After some more waiting and here we are. On board. Oh thank god the turbulence is wethered off for now. I'm currently waiting for my meal to ne served. There are a group of Chinese aunties, based on their looks probably older than Malaysia. Conversing loudly in chinese in a dialect I am not familliar with. While ordering food they faced some difficulties as they cant speak English well. They could speak in Bahasa Melayu if they wanted to, I catched a glimpse of their Malaysian passport a while ago, but they didn't. If you'd ask some Malaysians on why citizens cant speak thw national language or even English, some would say jokingly, "Welcome to Kepong." KL city dwellers will know that area well and what that means.
Whoa this is a long post. Just writing my boredom off. Congrats you've read so far. Up here there is no connection so lets just continue.
Air Asia. Now everyone can fly. 9gaggers in this situation will probably couldn't stand the amount of Asian culture in this aircraft. Come on, 'this is Asia!'. Some Koreans are sleeping in front. Some are conversing in Chinese loudly. Some are watching movies on their iPads. Some are typing off something in their notebook. My friend Hatta sitting beside me is listening to songs on his phone. Trying to sleep maybe. The blaring sound of the engine is just loud for me to bear.
I have difficulties in sleeping on board. Especially with the loud engine noise and the sitting position. That's why I'm wide awake now and are typing like crazy on my android.
Nearing two and half hours intp flight. The sun is setting. By my side. Based on my compass in my phone we are flying South.Cant wait to get on land again. In my early days as a traveller, I'm always excited spending my time on an airplane. But after experiencing more like TEN long haul flights exceeding 12 hours to various locations, flytime is no longer fun. I am going somewhere soon. I don't know where yet. Oh I hope I wont have to add more flights to the longer than 12 hour long haul flights list.
Four hours after takeoff. Dozed off a few minutes just now. To reduce the effects of jet lag, people recommend that we stay awake in flights from the east to west. For flights to the west from the east, it is recommended to get lots of sleep. But the effects of jet lag will only be severe crossing a lot of time zones. For this flight I'm just crossing one time zone so I won't bitch around jet lagged.
So now Im home after a trip to the mamak last night and followed by a good night sleep. Now I gotta go do stuff, I'm home! Ciao!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Last Night in Seoul

Okay this is it. My last night in Seoul. I will be going home to Malaysia for the summer leave. Yeah school has ended. The semester ended, just okay. My exam results? I'd say I survived the war. What the hell. Lets just have fun in Malaysia for two months.
To most of the kids here, this is their first trip home in one and a half years. But I'm an exception. I went home first time in spring 2011 to visit my mum, she was hospitalized there because of some growth in the uterus, left untreated there is a risk of it becoming cancerous. I spent like 6 days for the trip. Then three months later, like in the summer days I went home again to follow up on her. Spent just a few days home. For autumn I spent it in Korea and in winter, I went home one more time after spending a week with them here in Korea. I went home for a few days. ALL trips are done without me having to skip classes so no worries bro.
To be frank, since primary school I dont remember of spending a full year stuck in one place. Except for the years I took my UPSR, PMR and SPM. I gotta check this one more time when Im home. I was like, whoa this is crazy.
So this flight is the same drill with the ones I've done before. Last three times I took the 651 bus from my old apartment to Gimpo International, before hopping on the fast train to Incheon International. I usually travel light so that I have no problem lifting them to change transport modes. This time my friend has a big luggage so I would just hop on a cab to Gimpo and continue on the fast train to Incheon.
Plans in Malaysia? I am expecting a trip to somewhere I am not told of yet before Ramadhan (perhaps even in Ramadhan like fasting there? whoa that sounds awesome). I would just wait and see. Spending my time in Malaysia, I would meet up with school friends, snap lots of photos with my DSLR and such. And also spend my raya there. The festive season yeah!
This is the beginning, two months of adventure. I will be posting more posts through my blog thru my android, like what I am doing right now so stay tuned.
Forgive me for my grammar mistakes. Too sleepy to proofread. Nights

Friday, 22 June 2012

Bowling!

This time I'd let photos speak for themselves.


Me bowling

Friend with galaxy note

Smilee

This is low light!

Anak Malaysia

Pro Bowler

Boys bowling night

Yeah

U have the balls?

Argh

Erm

Awesome

Bowling alley

Monday, 18 June 2012

Random Photos I Took Around Seoul Last Winter

Just some photos I took randomly around Seoul last winter.

me
Oh 'peace sign' ruins every good shot.

Namdaemun HDR
Namdaemun Market

D-Cube Shopping
Anywhere is a playground for a child, D-Cube Mall.

fish and chips asian edition
‎"생선까스" - Fish Fillets. A popular Korean style lunch.

snowy market
Even on a snowy day, business must be kept running.

snow at house 2
The fresh snow.

snow at house
The fresh snow covers everything making a person like me in awe, although those are normal stuff.

one snowy morning
School is school.

Hyundai Accent M19
A Hyundai car covered in snow.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

DSLR for Videography? Rant

I met a lot of people asking around whether to choose a particular model of stills camera for its video capabilities. I find this rather interesting. I'm not a person of like years of experience but I love to read about these camera stuff.


I own a Canon 600D, one of the best crop sensor camera from Canon for video recording as it comes with a mic input, manual audio level adjustments, manual video exposure settings and much fine details on picture style options. It has the ability to record 1080p full HD at 30fps and 24fps. When you come down to HD or 720p the frame rate can go up to 60fps.


a still image captured in video mode to see the exposure if I'd set for the video is correct. here I did f/11 ISO 400 1/60s. Nice large DOF
If you want you can see the snowboarding video here


I did some mistake in the exposure for the walking scene. And camera shake that can make you vomit blood. LOL.


The DSLR can record good quality videos, the same coatings on the lenses yadada and all those stuff that made stills imaging look so good helped a lot in making motion pictures look good too. But should it be used for motion pictures? Movies like The Avengers and Act of Valor did use a lot of Canon 5D Mark II camera. It has its own benefits such as a small form factor that allows more ridiculous shots to be taken from ridiculous angles and more. 
5D Mark II on location with dedicated motion picture lenses from Panavision and Zeiss.
Although my Canon 600D is great, it still has some problems. First moire or aliasing effect, it is when the sensor cant cope with the fine detail in the scene and forms some kind of waves on it. Then there's the jello effect or the rolling shutter effect where when we pan the camera fast enough the upper part of the frame goes to the pan direction first and the lower part goes later, making straight lines curved and bend. Well, obviously it is caused by the camera scanning info from up to bottom in one frame.


And let's go to CMOS sensor heating. On DSLRs it is large, and heats up quite good. My 600D can record up to 12 minutes before it locks down because of the sensor heating up. Sure, you won't be able to record the whole football match like you used to do in camcorder times. Plus with the inability to autofocus, although not true for some DSLRs, it is true for my 600D. Focusing are done manually. Which is a hassle if I'm dealing with shallow depth of field.


These are some of the famous limiting factors in DSLR videography. Well I'd say, don't choose a DSLR on a feature that it 'can do'. Choose a DSLR because it is meant to do, stills. Then for video? Using DSLRs for those short shots is fine but try to get hold of some video dedicated cameras for much more cooler features and less gear limitations for video. Look how in professional hands in this case, Phillip Bloom can get on a professional grade video camera. Just mundane everyday things, he made it look so cool.






Well, you just can't beat the expert on the field it excels in. A DSLR will always be a stills camera, although it can record video, but it won't exceed a video dedicated camera. Wait till you see how 4K resolution camera works. While full HD is 1920 x 1080 resolution, movie grade camera records three times bigger on 4K, or 4096 x 3072 resolution. There you have it. Want ultimate video? Buy a video camera.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Grass is not necessarily greener on the other side...

grass looks greener on the other side they said... it will be better there they said...
But I also complained that the weather was horrible in Malaysia until :
I went to Italy and burnt myself in its 40 deg C summer.
I went to England and slipped and fell on its icy pavement.
I went to Bangladesh and the torrential rain lasted 3 whole days.
I went to Nepal and froze my butt in the harsh Himalayan ice.
I went to Egypt and parched my throat in the dryness of the desert.


I complained that the houses in Malaysia were expensive until :
I went to Japan and learnt that a tiny home costs over RM 3 milllion.
I went to Pakistan where banks do not give loans to buy houses.
I went to Bangladesh and there were no houses to buy.
I went to Brunei and they won’t let me buy a house.
I went to France and the cheapest house in central Paris was 1 million Euros.


I complained that our civil service was slow and inefficient until :
I went to Myanmar and was told that every appointment would cost me a bottle of whiskey.
I went to Bangladesh and learnt that locals bow to the civil servants.
I went to Italy and saw how impolite government officers were.
I went to Philippines and nothing moves without a dollop of grease.
I went to Sudan and learnt that the civil service doesn’t do any work


I complained that my salary was low until :
I went to Indonesia and 30 million people live on < RM120 a month.
I went to UK and saw people begging in the streets.
I went to Netherlands and also saw people begging in the streets.
I went to Bangladesh where government officers earn RM100 a month.
I went to Cambodia and the locals thought I was a millionaire.


I complained about crime in Malaysia until :
I went to South Africa where people are shot dead every day.
I went to USA and learnt about the horrors of street-gang battles.
I went to Brazil where the murder rate is 10x higher than in Malaysia.
I went to Thailand and learnt about the trading of women and children.
I went to Singapore and could not buy chewing gum


I complained that the flash floods muddied my car porch until :
I went to Myanmar and witnessed the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis.
I went to USA and saw the massive destruction caused by a tornado.
I went to Indonesia and saw the damages the tsunami caused.
I went to Japan and lived through a nerve-wrecking earthquake.
I went to Philippines and saw the damage that a volcano can cause


I complained about how inefficient KLIA was until :
I went to UK and saw how bad facilities at London’s Heathrow were.
I went to USA and horrified by how difficult it was to clear security.
I went to Nepal and suffered the conditions at the Katmandu airport.
I went to Italy and had to put up with perpetual delays.
I went to Brunei and the efficiency was lembab nak mampus


I complained of unequal ethnic treatment in Malaysia until :
I went to Saudi Arab and saw locals treating foreigners like shit.
I went to India and saw the discrimination against the lower-castes.
I went to UK and many locals stayed away because of my skin color.
I went to Indonesia (in the 80’s and 90’s) and learnt that Chinese literature was banned.
I went to Australia and saw the Aborigine people treated like dirt.


I complained of how bad our traffic jams were until :
I went to Bangladesh and got caught in Dhaka’s chokablock.
I went to Indonesia and was stuck in Jakarta award-winning macets.
I went to India and suffered Mumbai’s horrendous peak-hour traffic.
I went to Thailand and my taxi was stuck for 3 hrs in Bangkok.
I went to Philippines and the locals praised how nice KL traffic was


I complained that the standard of English in Malaysia was poor until :
I went to Italy and learnt that a lot of people cannot speak English.
I went to France and the locals refuse to speak English.
I went to Thailand and cringed when the locals spoke English.
I went to USA and many in the west coast cannot speak English.
I went to Singapore and Singaporeans speak English like *$*#.


I complained about the inefficiency of our police force until :
I went to China and was horrified by the ineptness of the local police.
I went to Cambodia where you had to bribe even to lodge a report.
I went to Myanmar and (well, I better don’t say anything).
I went to Italy and learnt it was really susah to get the police do anything.
I went to India and (well, I better don’t say anything here too)


I complained that the standard of our schools was bad until :
I went to USA and learnt of the crimes that happen in the school grounds.
I went to (oil-rich) Brunei and saw how daft the student were.
I went to UK and saw how rude the students were to their teachers.
I went to Vietnam and noted the terrible condition of the classrooms.
I went to India and saw how 70 kids squeezed into a single classroom

Folks, Malaysia has its fair share of problems. The constant racial and religious bickering, unfair policies, existence of large number of stupid people especially in the political sphere, bad drivers, corruption, imbecilic media, filthy toilets, religious freaks, cows living in condos, politicians with terrible hairstyles, snatch thieves, etc..

But the grass is not necessarily greener on the other side. You folks who constantly complain, bitch and bicker about Malaysia, I suggest you do a bit of travelling. Visit other countries and see how people live (don’t do the tour packages in which you learn nothing). Learn how it is like to be a citizen of another country.

Malaysia, despite its warts and all, is still my home. This is the country that I will always live, retire and eventually die in. My entire social genetic make-up is a result of my living in this country. I cannot and will not move anywhere else. And I will do what I can to make this country better.

“Hujan emas di negeri orang, hutan batu di negeri kita, baik lagi negeri kita”

credits to Monyets

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Kari Ayam vs Kurma Ayam

Since I got my android I have the freedom to post anything in this blog without any hassle of needing to turn on my laptop. Gonna do this always. Perhaps one day while I'm travelling too I can post things.
The final exam for this semester will start in like three days from the day I am typing this. Then in about three weeks later is my flight back home. I'm quite happy for the beginning of summer break is coming but nervous at the same time for the finals.
So today while I was studying I thought about doing my laundry. Then a thought struck me to clean the detergent input which is covered with a layer of detergent crystal. The culprit is simple. Those powder detergent. Then I started to scrub the outer part of the washing machine, covered with a layer of grease and dust, accumulated in the years it served.
Then after the washing machine is sparkling clean I started to clean the stove. The stove is directly above the washing machine. It is the cooking oil from the stove that jumps out and marinate the washing machine. It took me a good hour cleaning it. Oh at least my muscles were moving right?
Then when all was sparkling clean I cooked some Malaysian style Kurma Ayam. Pretty simple stuff. Earlier today I found something that I picked up from my mum. That is the condition of the sink after cooking. I noticed that after cooking my friends would leave the apparatus used in the sink. Making cleaning another chore itself later after cooking.
But mum always multitasks. She did all the cleaning during cooking so after cooking the kitchen is clean. Everything looked so simple that way. As if the dish appeared without any hassle. I didn't know I actually followed her method without knowing it. Subconciously. Wow life is scary.
To some boys who fear to cook, that fear is baseless. Cooking is so simple when you know the method. Especially Kari Ayam and Kurma ayam. Much simpler than calculus I can guarantee you that. I wish calculus is easy as making Kari Ayam. Haiz.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Badass Street Photography kit. Nikon D3200

This post is written using an android smartphone. Testing my Samsung SII.
Guess what. I don't usually talk about Nikons much. But this time I will. When people ask me what camera should they take for capturing those fast, still life shots of real people in streets. Most say any camera would do. That's true. But you can appreciate the compactness and the fast response. Result is simply that moment, captured.
I will say the Nikon D3200 with a Nikkor 35mm 1.8G. Why? It is a badass performer. That big DX format sensor with a compact body, is a recipe for some big WIN. Im saying this as a fact true for the older D3000 and D3100 bodies too. You just gotta fix it with the right lenses. That 35mm with a large aperture can produce nicely blurred backgrounds and fast shutter speeds even in low light capabilities.
Nice eh? Plus that 1.5x cropped DX format sensor will make the 35mm looks like a 50mm in the days of film. Although there will be some distortion due to the lens focal length, but still who would really notice it?
The Nikon D3200 cost $700 with the kit lens and the 35mm costs around $200. In total it costs around $900 or RM2800 with a zoom lens to play around with. Get that camera with that 35mm and go hunting!

Friday, 8 June 2012

Canon Rebel T4i/650D is out!


From Canonrumors

The New EOS Rebel T4i DSLR Camera Puts the power and creativity of DSLR Stills and Video at your fingertipsSilent and Continuous Autofocus in Video, The EOS Rebel T4i Lets People Re-Live Magic Moments Through Stunningly Crisp Video and Incredible Stereo Sound
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 8, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced a new flagship model in its most popular EOS Rebel line, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Camera. The new EOS Rebel T4i features incredible image quality with an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor that helps capture all the action with high-speed continuous shooting of up to five frames per second (fps) and an extended ISO range of 100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) that gives photographers the opportunities to take the EOS Rebel T4i into more shooting situations than ever before.
The camera includes a revolutionary new autofocus (AF) system to help achieve fast, sharp focus and smooth HD video. The new AF system includes a nine-point all cross-type sensor array, and new Hybrid CMOS AF which achieves fast focus when shooting stills or video in Live View mode. Much to the pleasure of aspiring student filmmakers and parents everywhere, the Rebel T4i features Canon’s new Movie Servo AF providing a quiet, continuous AF during HD video recording when using one of Canon’s newly introduced Stepping Motor (STM) lenses. The silent continuous autofocus when shooting HD video helps ensure the camera only captures the sounds of the scene being recorded. When combined with the camera’s new Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II and intuitive “fingertip” controls, touch-menu and advanced still and video capabilities, the EOS Rebel T4i stands as Canon’s most “consumer-friendly” DSLR to date.
“Our Rebel line of cameras bridges the gap between the casual photographer and someone looking to advance their photography and capture moments in new and creative ways. The EOS Rebel T4i boasts full HD video with AF and touch-screen navigation, inspiring even more photographers and videographers to explore the creative options made possible with DSLR cameras and lenses,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.

New AF Capabilities
One of the most significant upgrades to the EOS Rebel T4i is a dramatically upgraded AF system including a nine-point all cross-type AF array, with a high-precision dual-cross f/2.8 point at center. The EOS Rebel T4i is the first Canon camera to feature the new Hybrid CMOS AF system which increases AF speed by reducing the camera’s need to “hunt” for focus. The result is fast continuous AF when shooting photos and movies in Live View. Because the camera’s cross-type AF points have two-dimensional contrast detection, the EOS Rebel T4i provides highly accurate focus regardless of your shot composition and ensures great focus no matter where the subject is located in the frame. The addition of the dual-cross point in the center allows for much faster and precise focusing for photographers using high-speed f/2.8 lenses.
Using the touch panel, parents can select their child on the LCD screen and the camera will remain focused on that child while they stay in-frame, ensuring sharp focus in crowds and group shots. The new AF system enables Touch Focus for shooting photos and movies in Live View. To make capturing photos even easier, a Touch Shutter function can also be enabled, whereby selecting a subject on the LCD screen, the camera will instantly take a photo, once focus is locked.
Continuous AF during HD Video Recording
For the first time in a Canon EOS DSLR, the EOS Rebel T4i includes Canon’s new Movie Servo AF for recording video. When used with Canon’s new EF and EF-S STM lenses, the camera can provide smooth and quiet continuous AF while recording video. This technological breakthrough enables the new EOS Rebel T4i to achieve AF while still retaining a DSLR camera’s signature background blur and image quality, producing stunning videos of parties, events, summer vacations or graduations.
When shooting video with Canon’s STM lenses, AF also remains silent, helping ensure you only capture the sound of the scene being recorded. The EOS Rebel T4i features a built-in stereo microphone, a first for the Rebel line, that includes an attenuator function to reduce audio distortion in extra loud situations.
Canon’s First Touch-Screen DSLR
Another Canon first, the EOS Rebel T4i includes a best-in-class Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II featuring 1.04 million dot resolution for unparalleled, clear viewing. The electro-static touch-panel screen is the most advanced that Canon has released to date with multi-touch capabilities allowing photographers to use familiar gestures such as “pinch-to-zoom” and “swiping” to scroll between pictures. Camera operation has been simplified through this feature allowing for Touch Focus or Touch Shutter controls via the vari-angle touch-screen. The vari-angle touch-screen flips out to the left and rotates 180 degrees forward and 90 degrees backward, making tough above-the-head and low-to-the-ground shots easy, and allowing improved views during photo or video capture. That means the overhead shot taken in a crowd or at a graduation march just got a little easier to shoot.

Improved Imaging Performance Features
The EOS Rebel T4i helps novice photographers capture great images and video, even in low-light with a range of new and upgraded modes
• Handheld Night Scene
• HDR Backlight Control
• Multi-Shot Noise Reduction
• Video Snapshot
• Scene Intelligent Auto
Canon’s new shooting modes (Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control and Multi-Shot Noise Reduction), take multiple pictures, an d combine them – in camera – to help capture a wider dynamic range, minimize the image grain or noise, and produce more vivid colors so landscapes and city scenes are as breathtaking as when seen in person.
Families have enjoyed coming home from a vacation or outing with a fun, short Video Snapshot highlight reel shot on their Canon camera to share the full story of their adventure. Now with the EOS Rebel T4i users will also have the option to delete, cut or re-order the clips before exporting the Snapshot album to post or share.
Canon’s Scene Intelligent Auto mode – the “green” mode on the dial – analyzes the scene being shot, taking into account faces, colors, brightness, movement and contrast, to select appropriate camera settings and help produce the best possible image. This mode has been enhanced to deliver the best possible exposure, particularly when shooting in low-light.
New STM Lenses and Accessories
To leverage the unique, new shooting functions of the EOS Rebel T4i, such as EOS Full HD Movie with continuous AF, Canon is introducing two new unique lenses, the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens. Both new STM lenses includes Canon’s new Stepping Motor technology, which allows the lenses to smoothly and silently focus, and when used in combination with Canon’s new EOS Rebel T4i Movie Servo AF feature, achieve continuous AF while recording video. The new stepping motor technology in both lenses quietly focuses allowing the EOS Rebel T4i’s stereo microphone to only record the sounds of the scene being shot.
The versatile EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens offers the right combination of size, weight, image stabilization and focal length, allowing photographers to capture wide-angle or telephoto photographs and video. This lens is a great option for photographers who may only want to carry one lens with them for both wide landscapes, and close-ups. Appearing for the first time in a Canon EF lens is Dynamic IS (Movie Shooting Mode only) that uses a wide image stabilization correction range to help ensure steady video even when shooting while walking.
The new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens offers an ultra-slim, lightweight design that helps photographers avoid overwhelming their subjects with a large lens and to remain discreet in sensitive shooting situations without compromising performance. The “pancake-style” lens boasts an aperture of f/2.8 making it an ideal lens for capturing portrait stills or stunning video. The lens is under an inch thick when attached, making it easy to carry and fit conveniently into a purse or pocket.
The EOS Rebel T4i is also compatible with Canon’s previously introduced GP-E2 GPS Receiver that can be mounted to the camera’s accessory shoe. The GPS unit was created to serve outdoor photographers; it records shooting locations including latitude, longitude and altitude, as well as camera direction. A Logging function can tell how far a photographer has traveled as well.

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Availability
The EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR camera will be available at the end of June for an estimated retail price of $849.99 for the body alone; $949.99 bundled with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens kit and a Movie Kit bundle for $1199.00 with the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.
The new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens and the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM will also be available separately at the end of June at an estimated retail price of $199.99 and $549.99 respectively.

ME:
To be honest I am not really interested with this release. The lenses is fine too. However, I am much more excited on waiting for the 70D and the 7D Mark II. I would love to upgrade to the 70D soon, maybe stocked with this FTM lens, that might be okay. See ya.

Monday, 4 June 2012

7 Inspiring Photos from Facebook

Aiman Ashari | Canon 600D with Sigma 18-50 

Nurliyana SK | Canon Powershot A3200 IS

Jean Chin | Olympus PEN EP-2 with 14-42mm

Adila Lieow | Nikon D3000 with kit lens

Hediamire 

Haris AlphaShooterz | Sony a550 with Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Di Macro 

Aizat Ryan Cooper | Sony Alpha A55 with Sony 50mm f/1.8 

Saturday, 2 June 2012

The Road Not Taken - What I am feeling right now!


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;


Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
The road in this yellow wood has lead me this far,
the road might be tough
but I need to push through...
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