Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Milky Way at Cameron Highland


A little bit late post due to some reason. Nevertheless, it is my first experience shooting Milky Way. Thanks for the PJ Photography Club organizing this and the invite from Robin. I always wonder how we able to see the stars with naked eye. Well I know must away from city light pollution but where? So yea Cameron Highland is one of the spot given the right time and date to spot on the Milky Way. If you guys curious how to shoot Milky Way, here I did a video on it.

As video mentioned, the gears I used are Olympus EM5 Mark II with 7-14mm f2.8 PRO lens. Thanks to the live view boost II from the EM5 II, I still able to see the star on the LCD despite it is dark. Composition a Milky Way is very challenging as I dunno what's look good and the result is not instant. Have to waste minutes to minutes just to get one or two perfect shot. Ok la for me la since I noob. Then I came into realization it is useless no matter how I compose. I am missing an important foreground for the Milky Way. LEL


Nevertheless, still a good experience. Milky Way season is ending soon and I guess the next one gonna be next year. Hope I able to come more well equipped next round! Before the post end, here some vlog style video of our Cameron Highland journey ft YSquareC, Robin Wong, TianChad, Carmen Hong and Alexander Rudra.

of Allianz Foodie Hunt, Team Beanbag and my Birthday

Team Beanbag assemble! Ok this time around Brian wasn't around with us but Carolyn is on board! We are going to join Allianz treasure hunt again this year where the main theme is about foods! Talk about foods, Malaysian must be one of the best place to have awesome foods around. As for us, Team Beanbag, nothing beat our beloved coffee and waffles from Standing Theory, SS2.


Nothing beat the moment of having a cup of good coffee with great companions around. Of course, the waffles is awesome too! Oh not to mentioned it was my birthday during the meeting last weekend Teeheee



Alright Allianz Foodie Hunt 2015! We gonna do our best to win :D Go Team Beanbag!


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Macro with Olympus STYLUS TG-4 Tough




Early of the year, I used Olympus STYLUS TG-3 Tough for a macro shooting and once again, today I am using the TG-4 for macro. How time flies so fast and also a sign how little update my blog had every month now. Oh well...




If you had read my TG3 review before, you already had better idea how well the macro mode work on this tough series. The TG4 is an improvement version from the predecessor and this time around, it came with RAW format in the camera! Without hesitate, I turned on the RAW and begin shooting. YES all photos in this post was taken by RAW and going through post processing which usually I don't. I intend to see how much pics taken by TG4 can be push further too.




Once again, I am happy with the TG4 performance in macro shooting. Is pretty much no brainer and just aim, spam the shutter until get a satisfactory result. Of course, everything will be perfect if I have a pair of steady hand or tripod to shoot. I felt my photos this time is pretty much worst than the 1 I did for TG3. Sigh, guess I need practice more on macro to back into the track.




Overall, the TG-4 macro is no doubt again, something usually a normal compact camera can't do in this world. I guess I should really bring the tough series to underwater and start shooting something different. In future hopefully.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Olympus OM-D E-M 10 Mark II Hands On Review

As you all know, Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II just recently launched to the world and stock already available in our local shore. Whacking RM 3399 (with 14-42mm EZ lens) and RM 2699 (body only) retails price, this beast is something shouldn't been overlook by fans of small but powerful system camera. Here my hands on review video of the camera.

I am still trying my best to run my Dygadget channel, so please support more ok? Any constructive comment to improve our video in future are always welcomed :)

Notice I did not mentioned anything about image quality on the camera? For me I felt Olympus image quality is no longer questionable. Plus, a tonnes of review and comparison are available out there. Our Dygadget channel aim for simple review that even layman would understand what does it mean. But of course you're always welcome to asked me more about the camera by commenting the video :)

Sadly I only have a short terms moment with the OM-D EM-10 II. There are stuff I wish to used more to proof is it relevant to use such as the S-OVF and also AF TArgetting Pad.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Fun with Olympus M.Zuiko 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO Lens


If you ask me to pick between fisheye and wide angle lens, I will always got for wide angle lens anytime. But I do aware the fisheye do have it own place and unique. Feeling to challenge myself, I loaned an unit from Olympus and intended to use the one and only lens I had at birthday dinner with my colleagues.