Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Olympus recall the 12-60 SWD lens

ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-60mm F2.8-4.0SWD

Dear Valued Customers of Olympus Products.

It has come to our attention that the auto-focus function in the DSLR models becomes destabilized when using the Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 SWD.

On this note, Olympus is offering detailed inspection and whatever necessary repair, at no charges, for lenses bearing serial numbers between 230008789 ~ 230008796, and 230008801 ~ 230008812 marked on the lens as shown on the diagram below.

If you find your lens requires immediate attention, please forward it to our Olympus Service Centre. Our address is as below:

Olympus (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Suite D-10-P1, Level 10, Plaza Mont' Kiara,
2, Jalan Kiara , Mont' Kiara ,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: (603) 6203 3882
Fax: (603) 6203 3885

Olympus (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd - Penang
Suite 3A.6, Level 3A, Wisma Great Eastern,
25, Lebuh Light, 10200 Penang.
Tel: (604) 262 2832
Fax: (604) 262 5832

Olympus (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd - Kuching
Level 6-5A, 6th Floor Menara MAA,
Lot 86, Section 53,
Jalan Central Timur,
93300 Kuching, Sarawak.
Tel: (082) 253 885
Fax: (082) 256 885

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your utmost understanding on this matter.

When capturing the subject, the auto-focus function becomes unstable, or sometimes may not work at all. However, when using the Manual focus, the focus function works properly.

Possible Cause
There could be a fault related to the manufacturing process of the auto-focusing drive.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Karaoke session in Neway Puchong

Went to Neway Karaoke in Neway Puchong, although there are no strippers..but it is still quite entertaining.. :P

Syok sendiri

The gang minus me...sad case..

Romeo and Juliet

Dong Zen Temple

Originally uploaded by Hellfire8888

This is one of the 18 Monk statue in Dong Zen located in Bt Jenjarum

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Another moon shot

Double Click on this mini moon to see the big big moon!!!!

Taken using sigma 135-400mm + Olympus E-3

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Edison Chen and Maggie Q Latest pics

Here is one of the aledge leak photo of the famous import from Asia Maggie Q holding Edison Chen lookalike T shirts..

I guess every one is very anticipated for the pics of Jolin Chai and Edison Chen. But all we can do is wait for "Kira". Kira is the invisible netizen who claim to have full set of these 1300 photos of Edison Chen nude/sex pics collection. He even challenge the authority to stop him..What a guy..

Anyway i will just post this photo up cause it does not contain nudity.

Following this event, Gillian Chung from TWINS has made a public appearance and claim those photos are real and she was naive back then.

So far there are no other press statements made by other victim such as Cecillia and Maggi Q

World Fasted Autofocus SLR the E-3

The advertisement above really get my attention. ...bravo olympians..

Birding with E3 and Sigma 135-400 APO DG

Try out the lens during an outdoor shooting..not bad

Monday, February 4, 2008

Sigma 135-400mm f4.5-5.6 APO DG Review

Just bought the Sigma 135-400mm f4.5-5.6 APO DG

Maker: Sigma
Focal length: 135-400mm
F stop: 4.5-5.6
F stop min: 22
Construction: 13 elements in 11 groups
Filter Size: 77mm
Weight: 1280g
Size(LxW): 189 x 84 mm

I have chosen this lens cause i need a telephoto to shoot far object..and i dont have a tele lens..

lens built: At 1.2 kg it does feel a bit like a mini dumb bell but with E-3 the weight distribution feel balanced.

sharpness: the lens is definitely an outdoor lens. I notice it can be used indoor too but flash is a must. I tested shooting indoor with fl-36 and E-3 and get good results as shown in the cactus pics below. However at wide open is not as sharp as f8so have to stop down a bit to get more sharpness.

Autofocus: Maybe it is because of the E-3. I dont have issue with autofocus. Even in low light i can focus considerably well but it the room is too dim u need the autofocus assist for the fl-36 or use the built in one.

Mounting: The tripod mount is a blessing. I manage to mount it steadily on my Manfrotto tripod firmly without any issue. I use the 190xpro + 804rc2

Well once i have shoot more pics i will come back with more finding..:) stay tune.

Test shot using sigma 135-400.. they are shot usign various focal length from 135mm, 200mm, 300mm and 400mm u go figure out which is which..

Ok the comparison shot below is taken at iso 100 f4.5 and f8 1/250sec
I notice at 135mm wide open is quite soft. need to step down to f8 to have a sharper pics..maybe due to dof..i dont know need to experiment more.

(pls double click on image for larger file)
f4.5 135mm 1/250sec

f8 135mm 1/250sec