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Nikon D300s DSLR

Nikon released a new DSLR yesterday and it is the D300s model, it is the upgraded version of D300 model which released almost 2 years ago. In fact, I plan to buy a new DSLR this year with this model in my options kit. Since Nikon released an upgrade version, I will spend some time to study the specification. Oh… not forgetting the price also. Unfortunately, I still couldn’t get any pricing yet from Nikon Malaysia website. If it fits my budget, I think I may go for it.

Those who know me may know that I owned a Canon 400D model, so why the hell do I ‘plan’ to buy Nikon? Eh… it is quite a long story but let me straight to the point. Initially, I was planning to buy Nikon but my colleague advised me that since I was a newbie, why don’t I get a second hand DSLR first and buy a new one later with the brand I want. So I took his advise and this is what happening now.

Anyway, below is the brief introduction of this new Nikon D300S model.

Nikon_D300S_Front

Features:

  • High-speed performance
  • Refined D-Movie
  • AF system with high-density 51-point AF
  • Large, bright viewfinder with approximately 100% frame coverage
  • DX-format CMOS image sensor; 12.3 effective megapixels
  • EXPEED image processing
  • Scene Recognition System makes the most of the 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
  • Dual card slots for CF/SD memory cards
  • Engineered durability
  • Easy-to-access Live View mode
  • Quiet Shutter-release mode for nonintrusive shooting
  • Active D-Lighting for smooth tone reproduction in high-contrast lighting
  • Picture Control: Customize the visual style of your images
  • Built-in flash with 16mm lens coverage
  • Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 (optional)
  • Additional Nikon D300S Features

  • Virtual Horizon that is available in Live View shooting.
  • 3-in., 920-k dot high-resolution LCD monitor.
  • Highly efficient energy-saving design allows as many as 950 images on a single charge of the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e. (CIPA Standards)
  • Nikon’s Integrated Dust Reduction System including Image Sensor Cleaning function that provides effective dust reduction.
  • Versatile in-camera Retouch Menus let you enhance your images without using a computer.
  • Compatible with HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output. Type C connector (mini size) is employed.
  • With the optional GPS Unit GP-1, location information such as latitude, longitude, altitude and time are automatically recorded to each image’s Exif data.
  • Exclusive Nikon Software — Nikon Transfer and ViewNX software packages (supplied) for a range of basic photo browsing and editing operations; Capture NX 2, Camera Control Pro 2, and Image Authentication Software (all optional) enable more advanced operation and image editing.

If you require more information, you can access to Nikon D300s website for more detail.

31 Jul 2009

Workflow System – Getting Things Done (GTD)

I came through this website – Michael Hyatt, which talk about his work flow system by using Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (GTD) system from David Allen. I like the way the work flow system works, look at the chart below, it kinds of simple and nice.

my-current-workflow-system

This chart shows how you perform you task when it comes to you. Basically, once you have the task collected, decide immediately if it requires any action, if yes, do it now if it takes less than 2 minutes, otherwise, you either delegate it or defer to do it later with an action plan. If it does not requires any action, delete the task or file it for reference later.

I found it quite simple and easy to follow for me. I think I will adopt it and test it for few weeks and see how it will help me in my work.

30 Jul 2009

Manchester United vs Malaysia XI Game 2

The game in Indonesia was canceled due to the incident that had happened on 17th July, so Manchester United decided to have another game played in Malaysia again. That was just fantastic for me because it was a life time opportunities for me to watch MU game twice in a week. Without much thinking, I quickly bought the ticket and went for the game again on 20th July.

Since it was a working day, I reached there about 6pm but I was not the early bird, in fact, the stadium has been filled with people sitting at the nice seat already. Too bad for me but I still managed to get some decent seat. Oh, by the way, I got myself a new 55-250mm lens which can zoom in more further to see the detail.

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29 Jul 2009

Manchester United vs Malaysia XI Game 1

Finally, it was the game between my favorite team, Manchester United against Malaysia XI at Bukit Jalil. The crowd was just fantastic, more than 85,000 fans turned up. I had to go there earlier in order to get a nice view.

I reached about 1.30pm in the afternoon and guess what, a lot of people was already there queueing at the entrace, my godness. Look at the photos below, the crowd was just amazing. By the way, there was a booth setup selling Manchester United shirt and souvenir, I bought few T-Shirts f0r myself and my wife. :)

The score for the game was 3-2, tell you what, I couldn’t believe Malaysia team was able to score 2 goals, that’s just surprise for everyone. Whenever some one scored, the fans just shouted like nobody business, yeah, it was really nobody business!!!

Oh, one more thing, when Michael Owen was introduced in the 2nd half, the crowd was even crazier with everyone shouting ‘Owen, Owen, Owen’. Hahaha, can you see how powerful when someone from your competitor joins your team??? :D

Anyway, enjoy my photos here, sorry again for the lousy lens, I just could not zoom into further enough to see the detail.

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29 Jul 2009

Manchester United Training Day

I was at Bukit Jalil Stadium on 17th July to see my favorite team, Manchester United. It was the training day for MU before they played the game on the following day. The crowd on that day was marvelous, more than 50,000 fans were inside the stadium. Even thought it wasn’t full, but the atmosphere was fantastic and everyone there was enjoying themselves very much.

I was late, so I had just managed to get a seat at the corner, but hey, don’t worry, it was not the confirmed seat. Anyone with the ticket can sit anywhere they want, so as long I can see my team and the player, I am ok. :)

Below are the photos I took on that day, but too bad, my 18-55mm lens could not go further to zoom anymore.

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29 Jul 2009

Anything’s Possible, Keep Thinking.

Anything Possible,Keep Thinking

I saw this statement on one of the websites last night and it really blew me up. Yes, what it said is that if you keep thinking about what you want, you will get it eventually. That was the main reason why I was able to finish 3 presentation slides last night alone. Initially, I was having difficulty to come out with an idea, but after I saw this statement, it was kinds of boosting up my energy and confidence level and that carried me until I finished my slides. So, how about you? :)

23 Jul 2009

Stadhuys Building

Ya, it has been very long time since the last post. Damn.. so busy with work and life :D

I went back to Malacca again few weeks ago, took some photos on the Stadhuys Building, enjoy. :)

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2 Jul 2009