Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Back 2 School: Phor Tay 70th Anniversary, Penang

@ 19.12.2010, back to my primary school, celebrating 70th year anniversary.

Back 2 School: Chung Hwa, Penang

It was the time to back to school "想中华,回中华" @ 18.12.2010, Penang.

Peaceful .....

Taken at Lone Pine, Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Friday, October 08, 2010

曇花 (Night-blooming Cereus)

My flower (曇花) finally bloomed yesterday night. I took a series of photos and video as well.
Time to share its beauty to all of you. Most of the photos taken with D3000 + SB600 flash. My son was so excited (of course i am the one who make him get interested to planting and photography).......he took few photos using my D3000. More photos at my FB, click here.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

KQ - Swimming

This is the first time my daughter went to pool to swim. At first she a bit reluctant to enter the water, after few minutes of "warming" up, she refused to get out from the water. See, my son even can "back stroke" now, just require more training... kekeke.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Gabriel & Alison (Choy Mei) Wedding

Gabriel and Choy Mei, both are UPM biotech junior. Furthermore, also relative to me and PL. There is still another part of photos taken in Penang that yet to upload. Too many.

Congratulation to them......

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New SB-700

Aiyoh, bought my SB-600, now come the SB-700. Poison really... USA is selling at USD330, roughly RM1,023.00.
A compact-sized Speedlight offering a wide variety of functions for digital-SLR camera users of any skill level!

Tokyo - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Speedlight SB-700, a compact-sized, easy-to-use Speedlight offering multiple functions.

While the majority of digital-SLR cameras are equipped with a built-in flash, user creativity and expression is strictly limited as these built-in flashes are only able to light a subject from a single side and angle. While external flash units are tools for increasing creativity by maximising lighting possibilities, many users still find them difficult to use and think of it only as a way to capture images of dark or dimly scenes.

To allow users who are inexperienced with the use of external flash units to enjoy the benefits of more creative lighting, Nikon has developed the easy-to-use SB-700. The new SB-700 incorporates functions inherited from the SB-900, which has been extremely well received by professional and advanced amateur digital-SLR camera users. Smaller than the SB-600, the multi-functional SB-700 is much easier to use especially for beginners. As a result, the SB-700 is able to respond to the wide-ranging needs of Nikon digital-SLR camera users, who not only possess a broad range of skills, but also seek to increase their individual power of expression through photographs that truly accentuate light.

more reading from Nikon website.

Nikon D7000

Wow, so fast, another new dSLR coming out from Nikon, this time much better than D3100. Arh, must be not cheap, USA is selling at USD 1200 (~RM3.6k) with kit lens. Really kena poison lah. This D7000 actually better than D90 and some specs even better than D300s, power dude. An upgrade options for D90. hmmm, will i strike 4D tonight?

A compact, elegant body equipped with a new CMOS image sensor and a new image-processing engine, EXPEED 2

Tokyo - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Nikon D7000, a model that introduces Nikon's new line of mid-class Nikon DX-format digital-SLR cameras. The camera is equipped with a new CMOS image sensor and a new image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, which enables capture of high-definition images exhibiting superior image quality. It also offers a number of advanced high-performance features packed into a compact, elegant body.

The following lens kit will also be released:
D7000 and AF-S DX 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

As the D-SLR market expands, D-SLR users are becoming more diverse, There are users who look for the ability to capture images with greater definition and image quality, while others demand more advanced shooting functions. There are also those seeking to record movies with the rich power of expression that is only possible with SLR cameras.

The D7000 is a high-quality mid-class D-SLR that will respond to user demands for a variety of the latest camera technologies and functions, enabling them the high-quality, high-definition shooting that they desire, all in a durable, high-performance, yet compact body. Among its features are a new DX-format CMOS image sensor, Nikon's latest image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, a new 2,016-pixel metering sensor, a new AF system that utilises 39 focus points, and the D-Movie function that enables recording of full HD movies.
more to read from Nikon website.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

SKH jr + SB600 Flash

This is the photo of my son with the help of SB600. Bounce the light to the ceiling using iTTL, manual zoom.

Monday, September 06, 2010

SKH jr & SKQ @ Bukit Jalil (31 Aug 2010)

SKH jr and both of us were having exam on the chinese 读经 <道之宗旨> at Bukit Jalil during the Merdeka Day. The results: he did better than both of us.

How he achieved that?
Every night he will follow what we read and also try to recognize the charecters. After few weeks, not only he able to memorize the <道之宗旨>, he can also read out few other chapters.

The aim is to develope the charecters, improve memory and reading skill.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Still "Full Moon"

Hoping to get either 55 - 300mm or 70 - 300 mm soon.
Anyway, i shot this just now using my old 28 - 210 mm fungus infected lens (during negative era), that is why the photo not so clear. But in dSLR world, i got 305 mm distance in 35mm format. So if i use 300mm then i shall obtain 450mm in 35mm format. hhmmm.....

photo has to crop in order to get "this" BIG

Friday, August 20, 2010

AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR

My next TARGET!!! How much ler?

  • A 5.5x super-telephoto zoom lens with a focal length of 55-300 mm
  • The first interchangeable lens to utilise a high refractive index (HRI) lens element, which allows for a more compact and lightweight size, as well as offering pleasing rendering performance
With a refractive index of 2.0 or higher, the use of a single HRI lens element provides the same benefits as multiple elements made of standard optical glass. In addition, as this single lens element also compensates for focal plane curvature and spherical aberration, the lens itself could be made smaller and lighter yet still offer 5.5x magnification and support for super-telephoto shooting at up to 300 mm. It exhibits excellent contrast and sharp rendering throughout the entire frame even at maximum aperture.
  • Built-in vibration reduction (VR II) offering camera shake compensation equivalent to a shutter speed increase of approximately four steps
The benefits of vibration reduction are best demonstrated with super-telephoto shooting. This feature stabilises the view through the viewfinder for simpler focusing.

  • Two ED lens elements used for superior chromatic aberration compensation 
  • Equipped with a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing

New Nikon dSLR - D3100

1) A new DX-format CMOS image sensor and image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, both developed by Nikon enable capture of high-definition images with superior image quality

The D3100 is equipped with a new Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor and a new image-processing engine, EXPEED 2, both developed by Nikon. The CMOS image sensor offers an effective pixel count of 14.2-million pixels (D3000: CCD image sensor with 10.2-million effective pixels) and enables capture of high-definition images exhibiting superior image quality with extremely detailed rendering and rich tones. The camera also makes the most of its standard sensitivity settings up to ISO 3200 (D3000: ISO 100–1600) and additional increases up to Hi 2 (ISO 12800 equivalent), with shooting under dim lighting, such as in the evening or indoors, as well as with sports scenes of rapidly moving subjects.

EXPEED 2 is Nikon's new image-processing engine, developed by refining the concepts, know-how and technologies regarding digital images that Nikon has spent years cultivating. It maximises the performance of the CMOS image sensor to suppress noise in still images and movies and produces images that faithfully reproduce vivid colors.

2) A refined Guide mode that is even easier to useGuide mode has been refined to make most camera operations even easier, from shooting to image playback and editing to the application of camera settings, regardless of the user's skill level.

Assist images

The D3100 displays "assist images" that show the effect of various camera settings, giving users an idea of the results they can expect with specified settings. For example, when "Soften backgrounds" is selected and an aperture value is specified, the assist image displayed in the monitor changes to show the effect that aperture setting will have on images. This allows users to confirm that images will appear as they intended prior to shooting and reduces the number of unsuccessful shots.

Other new functions built into Guide mode:

Selection from 3 shooting techniques: "Use the viewfinder," "Use live view," "Shoot movies"

"Bring more into focus" and "Show water flowing" options have been added to the "Advanced operation" menu for shooting

"Movie settings," "HDMI," "Flicker reduction" and "Eye-Fi upload"* options have been added to the "Set Up" menu for applying basic camera settings

* Only available when compatible Eye-Fi memory card is inserted

3) Live view mode that allows users to use the camera monitor to easily frame still image or movies

By simply rotating the live view switch, the view through the lens is displayed in the monitor, enabling immediate live view recording. This makes shooting feel more like shooting with a compact digital camera, easing the transition to digital-SLR for beginners. In addition, various information such as the shooting mode, time remaining (movie mode) and battery indicator, can be shown in the live view display.

4) D-Movie for recording and editing full-HD movies and AF-F (full-time servo AF) focus mode for movie recording

The D3100 is equipped with the D-Movie function that enables recording of high-definition movies (with monaural sound) by simply pressing the movie-record button. Movies can be recorded with the same aperture and other settings applied in Guide mode, and movies that take full advantage of the characteristics of individual interchangeable lenses, whether wide-angle, telephoto or fisheye, can be recorded for movies that are only possible with a digital-SLR camera. In addition, the camera also offers an AF-F (full-time servo AF) focus mode for movie recording. When AF-F mode is enabled, the camera focuses continuously during movie recording without the need for holding the shutter-release button down halfway. The D3100 also offers in-camera movie editing functions that allow users to save a single frame as a still image or delete unnecessary portions from the beginning or end of movie files.

5) Scene auto selector built in

The D3100 is equipped with the scene auto selector function. When live view mode is enabled in Auto or Auto (flash off) mode, the camera automatically analyses the scene and selects the appropriate shooting mode from Portrait, Landscape, Close up or Night portrait*. This function allows users achieve the intended images while leaving all settings up to the camera.

* Scene auto selector is disabled with manual focusing.

Other functions and features new to the D3100

Equipped with a face detection function capable of detecting up to 35 human faces (D3000: up to 5 faces)

Operation has been improved with the addition of an independent movie-record button and release-mode selector. In addition, the rubber grip provides a better fit.

Equipped with a Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) bus that enables remote control playback of images and movies recorded with the camera when the camera is connected to a high-definition TV

Equipped with a new exposure compensation algorithm for greater flexibility and performance with NEF (RAW) processing

The new ViewNX 2 software is bundled with the D3100

杨顺兴:培才小学通过审核 校舍图测料月内批准

二零一零年八月二十日 凌晨十二时二十七分



他说,该校图测是处于“反对阶段”(Peringkat bantahan),该组也在昨日进行听证会,聆听反对代表所提出的意见。“培才学校校地旁的地主提及,希望培才小学在完成建校工程后提供完整的道路,方便当地居民进出。”






Friday, August 13, 2010

Sushi King & Sunflower Rice Mill - Visit

Followed my son to Sushi King to learn making sushi and then to Sunflower rice mill to see how the rice we cook at home is prepared.

The rice use for making sushi is KOME-Chan, round and short type of rice. Khang Henn and his friend were taught to make Nigiri and Gunkan type of sushi. And for parent and teachers were taught to make Temaki (and i won the best looking Temaki, worth RM10 voucher).

 See some photos from Sushi King:

Then they went to playground and they played like mad. Scary.

Finally, we went to Sunflower rice mill, by that time, all were tired and hungry plus sleepy. We were briefed how the rice is harvest, process, polish until packing. A mini machines to demo made the children understand easily. Then parent like me and teachers started to shopping, buying varieties of rice, from Taiwan, India and locals.