Canon 5D MkII

Posted by yihzy on Sep 17th, 2008
Sep 17

finally, the evolution is unvealed, Canon’s long awaited sucessor to the full frame 5D

The 5D MkII is equipped with
21 MP sensor
3.9 FPS
HD Movie mode (12 minute max at 1080p)
ISO 50-25600

This camera really goes head to head with the Sony A900 and Nikon D700

more here

Nikon D90

Posted by yihzy on Aug 27th, 2008
Aug 27

wow, nikon is pretty smart, they announced their new D80 replacement model just one day after Canon announced the EOS 50D.

The most interested feature of this camera is that it is the first DSLR camera with a movie mode and a 72 thumbnail playback review. With a 12.3MP and ISO up to 6400, 4.5 FPS. It’s bound to give the 450D and 50D a tough fight for the consumer level DSLR.

more here

Canon EOS 50D out already

Posted by yihzy on Aug 26th, 2008
Aug 26

finally after weeks of rumours, it’s launch for the photokina show some major features include

15.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
6.3fps continuous shooting, max. burst 90 JPEGs with UDMA card
DIGIC 4 processor
ISO 100-3200, expandable to 12800
9-point wide area AF
3.0” Clear View VGA LCD with Live View mode & Face Detection Live AF
Magnesium alloy body, with environmental protection
EOS Integrated Cleaning System
HDMI connection for high quality viewing and playback on a High Definition TV

see here for more info

[wts]Canon 70-200 F4L USM Zoom Lens

Posted by yihzy on Aug 18th, 2008
Aug 18

Item Sold to a guy from Kuching. Have fun with your lens.

Selling one of my favourite lens, the 70-200 F4L. The condition of the lens is good and always keep in dry box. No more warranty, asking for RM 1900. COD in KL area. Comes with box, pouch, lens hood and hoya filter.
If interested, email me at

box and pouch

box and pouch

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Negative Clarity in lightroom

Posted by yihzy on Aug 17th, 2008
Aug 17

today while doing some editing work on the adobe lightroom, i discovered a really cool and fast short cut to smoothen skin or to give the picture some creamy effect,

the original function of the clarity in lightroom or adobe camera raw was to increase “Local Contrast Enhancement” . when toying around with it, i discovered that if you perform negative clarity on the photo, it will give a kind of smoothening or creamy effect, sort of like that soft focus filter.

see example below , a ring shot using 50mm
1. Negative clarity -90

2. No clarity adjustment
ring smooth

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Lucky again

Posted by yihzy on Feb 19th, 2008
Feb 19

My lousy picture won me something from the star today.

tnb DB explotion

read more about the story here

New Canon 450D announced

Posted by yihzy on Jan 24th, 2008
Jan 24

450d canon
*photo courtesy of dpreview

well, here are some of the feature highlights from

The EOS 450D features:

  • 12.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • 3.5 frames per second
  • 3.0” LCD with Live View shooting – with both TTL AF and contrast detection AF (a feature first started by nikon)
  • 9-point wide-area AF system with f/2.8 cross-type centre point
  • Spot metering (finally!)
  • Picture Style image processing parameters
  • DIGIC III image processor
  • Compact and Lightweight body
  • Fully compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites
  • well if you’re upgrading from a 350d or a 400d , you’ll need to buy new memory cards and battery grip as the 450D is using SD cards and needs a new battery grip BG-E5.

    read more about it here

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