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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.

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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 β€” 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

Stadhuys Building

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

I went back to Malacca again few weeks ago, took some photos on the Stadhuys Building, enjoy. πŸ™‚

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2 Jul 2009

Tenji at Solaris Mont Kiara

Last weekend, my wife, her friends and I went to Tenji located at Solaris Mont’ Kiara for supper buffet, yeah, supper buffet, have you heard about it before? That was the first impression when my wife told me to have supper buffet at Tenji for only RM39.90++ per person. I heard a lot about Tenji but never expect to have this so called supper buffer because normally restaurant would offer lunch or dinner buffet. πŸ™‚

My wife made a reservation few weeks ago, so I thought we do not need to queue or wait or something like that but hey, I was wrong, even if  you have made a booking, you still need to queue up! By the way, the supper buffet start from 9.30pm to 12.30am, guess what, when we were there, at around 9pm, a lot of people already waiting there for the buffet, mm… something I just wonder why there are so many people out there spending money while the market is complaining. Anyway, since it was my first time there at Solaris Mont Kiara, I took some photos of that place and some shoots on the highway beside Solaris.

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16 Jun 2009

Putrajaya Night Scenery

I went to Putrajaya on Saturday night and took some photos on some buildings, the photos’ angle is quite good (of course from my standard πŸ™‚ ), but unfortunately I used a high ISO (1600) which caused the photos to have some noises. Anyway, this is just a practise session for me, hopefully I can improve more from there. πŸ™‚

Enjoy and photos and feel free to comment.

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8 Jun 2009

Broga Hill

2 weeks ago, my colleague and I went to Broga Hill, somewhere near to Semenyih. We went there around 4am in the morning, yes, you are right, 4am EARLY in the morning. All together there were 11 people, which including some of my collegue’s friend. The reason why we were there so early is because we want to take some photos on sun rise, but unfortunately, there were no sun on that day πŸ™ . It was a tired trip because I have been stopped exercise for very long time and we have to climbed up all the way to the peak to take the photo, imagine, you were carrying your heavy backpack (camera, water, food, etc) and the torch light, everything in the dark, climb from the nowhere to the top.

Here are some tips if you want to climb a hill in the early morning:

– Make sure you sleep before you climb, basically mean make sure you rest properly.

– Don’t eat too much before the trip, otherwise half way you will vomit πŸ™‚

– Bring a good and strong torch light, some chocolates and light food, of course, do not forget your water!!!

As usual, enjoy the photos and feel free to comment.

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3 Jun 2009

The Eye – Malacca

I went back to Malacca last weekend to see my daughter, since the Eye has been installed there and I missed the chance to go there when it was in Kuala Lumpur, I decided to bring my wife and daughter there to take some photos. But unfortunately, I forgot to bring my tripod, so some of the photos may not be as good as it should be. Anyway, I am still learning and still have chance to take the Eye again. πŸ™‚

Enjoy the photos and feel free to comment.

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1 Jun 2009

Wesak Day

This photos were taken last weekend when I went back to Malacca for Mother’s Day. It was taken with my Canon 400D, yeah, the photos might not so good but at least I tried. πŸ™‚ Anyway, let’s rock and roll. By the way, feel free to comment.

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14 May 2009

My DSLR Camera

Finally, I got my DSLR camera few days ago. It is a second hand Canon 400D with 18-55mm kit lens.  Yes, it is second hand, not a new one. Reason? Simple, because I am a beginner without much experience with DSLR camera. So in stead of getting a new camera, I decided to take my friend’s advice to go for a second hand DSLR. Once I have a better skill and $$$, then only I will get myself a new good DSLR camera. So as a starter, second hand Canon 400D is a perfect choice for me.

Below are some photos taken by my Olympus Digital Camera:

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Oh, by the way, you may wonder why I buy another camera since I already have Olympus Digital Camera, right? I think the most important reason is that Digital Camera can’t really take a good quality photo. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying Digital Camera is not good, just that I need a better camera to take better quality photo. Another reason is probably the shutter speed of the camera, my current Digital Camera is very slow in term of the shutter speed, so DSLR is the better one in this area. Third reason, and I think should be the final reason, I like to take landscape and night photo, so DSLR meet my requirement perfectly.

5 May 2009