Along with the increasing living cost, most of the family can’t escape from having both parent working to support a modern lifestyle. Do you know what yours kids are doing while you are away?
The high-end pro series of Nikon DSLR has been enjoying WiFi since many years ago, and finally we get to use that in more affordable, mass-market models.
Newer models such as D750, D7200, D5500 & D5300 has the feature built-in & other models including D3200, D3300, D5200, D7100, D600, D610 & Df uses an optional dongle (Wu-1a & Wu-1b).
Unlike the pro-series, the WiFi feature in these camera are officially designed to work with smart devices only. The Nikon apps will only work with Android or iOS devices, does that means you can’t use it with laptop and etc?
First of all, it has been a really long while since I last blogged about anything. I’ve decided to share this, as today is a special day that I would like to share with all of you, the following shot was featured in the ‘Bulletin Mutiara’ Penang, many-many thanks to the editorial for choosing my photo especially Chan Lilian!
A little story behind this; I shot this night Georgetown scene with the awesome Nikon D800 & a 70-200 tele lens from the top of Penang hill. Originally I am up there at Penang Hill to do some time lapse sample, and end up I captured this interesting shots.
Another good news to share is, the same shot in my facebook album now has over 400 likes, and 200 shares on Facebook by known sources. Thanks you to everyone who has supported me, and I am really glad that you all liked it.
The bulletin will be circulating around certain area in Penang, and if you are interested to read a copy, you can always download the digital version at this link.
Last but not least, I am now part of Nikon Malaysia officially and will be taking care of Nikon Club events, to help the northern region NPS members and many more interesting tasks. It is a giant step for me for now, and I will continue to share more from time to time.
Finally I got my hand on a unit of Nikon latest DSLR, the Nikon D7000. Basically the camera is so hot that it was sold out the moment it arrived in the local store; I am not going to write a technical review of this camera as you can easily get a very comprehensive review from the internet such as this and this.
My 1st impression with the camera was very positive. At a low investment like this, you get a very solid camera, with lots of features and fantastic image quality!
In this round, I was invited by G3k Photography to a shooting assignment on 2nd of Jan, 2011 in a Ballet Graduation Concert held in Dewan Sri Pinang, Penang.
Paired with a single 70-200 f/2.8 tele-lense, I set up myself on the platform with about 100m away from the main stage. I had a hard time getting a pin-on exposure as the stage lighting was arranged in a not-photographically friendly way. The spot-lights was badly distributed across the stage sections with a lot of colors.
I’ve have no complain on focusing with the d7000’s new module as the contrast of the subject was reasonably good there, I only used AF-S (single shot) here and no continuous-shoot. The WB was set to Auto in this case as the lighting and color themes changed too fast for me to coup up with. As it is really dimmed in the stage main-lighting, I had to crank up the ISO to 1600 – 2500 ranges to obtain a shutter speed of 1/160s – 1/250s at aperture of f/2.8 – f/4.
I’ve shot in full resolution jpeg in camera, and had selectively cropped to a better composition. Minimum color treatment was done, most of the photos from this series, was basically similar to the out-of-the-camera photos. I also noticed the default Picture Control gave a slightly more saturated colors compare to Nikon D700. So I’ve tuned down a bit in the saturation from the ‘SD’ picture control, and crank up a bit on sharpness as usual.
The performances went on for about 2 hours, I’ve captured about 400 over shots from the series, and have selected some of my favorite to share with you in the following flash album,
As usual, comments are welcomed and please do share with your friends who might be interested to my photographs. The photo below is a closing shot I captured using Nikon D700 & 50mm. As from you can see, the stage was flooded with a warm yellow lights with nothing else, I am really having a hard time shooting the performances.
Months after the short d90 video I do for fun, here I am with a brand new short video, shot entirely with a Nikon D3100 at 1080p24. Geared with lenses like 18-55DX VR, 50mm F1.4D, 70-200 F2.8 and a 24-120VR. Here I present to you, ‘Static . Motion’. Have a look and feel free to comment!
Here’s a small reviews from me after using Nikon D3100 for a short while, the 2nd generation D-movie from D3100 (and D7000 also) is ways better than the old version. The rolling shutter problem is almost non-visible now.
The new expeed engine and sensor also provide a much better low light performances; the most obvious improvement I noticed is got to be the very sharp video so long that you got the right focus compare to the soft, and low detailed video from D90, D5000 and D300s.
Last but not least, I will be having a small talk on ‘video filming using SLR’ at Freezed.asia on 3rd Dec 2010 and if you are interested on the topic, feel free to join and kindly share this page to anyone who might be interested.
Finally I visited Hard Rock Hotel Penang for the 1st time last month! We were asked to cover a small engagement party there at Pizzeria by the pool!