Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Nikon Z5 Touch and Try in Papan, Pusing, Perak.

A photo of me with Carmen Ng, one of the models arranged by Nikon for the event.
Click on the photos for a clearer picture.

It had been awhile since I have last joined Nikon Malaysia in their promotional events. I had sold all my Nikon camera lenses and jumped completely to Sony fullframe mirrorless sometime in 2018/19. I was quite active back then when I had my Nikon d90, d7000 and d800e. 

Nikon Z5 Try it Feel it Experience it promotional event

Nikon had missed the fullframe mirrorless boat back in 2014 when they launched their Nikon df dslr instead of a mirrorless model. Now they are playing catch-up now with their Nikon Z series and I think they are getting closer to Sony with every new model being launched.

Screenshot of the Nikon Z5 from nikon.com.my

The Nikon Z5 comes with dual sdcard slots (instead of the expensive XQD cards in Z6), face/eye-detection, in-body image stabilisation (Nikon calls it VR or vibration reduction) and many other features to keep up with the competition. Other than being lightweight which is great, one other good thing that I noticed is that we can still use the old batteries used in older dslrs like d800, making transition more convenient to existing Nikon dslr users.

Here are some of the photos taken at the event in an old town in Perak called Papan. I got the chance to borrow the Z5 and the 24-70 f2.8 S lens for less than an hour. Some photos are subsequently taken with the Nikon Z50, which is a smaller, lighter camera I feel useful for travelling.

Taken with Nikon Z5 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm f.2.8 lens. Edited with Capture One and Photoscape X Pro for the watermark and final touch.

Istana Raja Billah, a national heritage building

Mr. Foo Kok Kin taking a photo at the historical building

Carved year 1896 on top of the entrance.

One of the many abandoned buildings facing the main road in Papan



One of the attractions in Papan, you can see fish "swimming" by the houses in "Mid-lane" or 中港.

Another thing you may notice are houses occupied by trees, with their roots covering the house.

Thank you for visiting! What do you think?

Monday, December 2, 2019

Sigma Bootcamp 2.0 with Steve Chong and Wesley Wong

Had a fun time with Steve Chong and Wesley Wong at Tin Alley, Ipoh, last Sunday. Steve shared his amazing travel photos while Wesley shared the interesting features of the new Sigma fp (fortissimo pianissimo) camera. June Lim was a wonderful model and we had a great time. Thanks, Sigma Malaysia!

I didn't have the chance to use the Sigma fp though, as they only had 2 units. But I had the chance to be poisoned by the Sigma 105mm. Here are some of the photos taken. Some are taken with my Sony a7R3 with Sony 16-35mm and Sony 85mm.

June Lim in Qing dynasty costume

Mr. Foo Kok Kin holding the Sigma fp in his hand.

What do you think?