Saturday, May 31, 2008

Resident Beaten By FRU - Mahkota Cheras Grand Saga Scandal

Taken from http://photosglong.blogspot.com/2008/05/residents-beaten-by-fru-on-11pm.html

Grand Saga has been alledged hiring thugs to fend of residents from destroying the barrier...










The gangsta..


TUDM Open Day 1 June. (Royal Malaysia Airforce)

1 June RMAF Open Day...Come and see the air show in TUDM Subang...My dad is one of the pioneer who settle in this air base...and i have stayed there 15 years ago..so it is a place i would never forget and cherish for the rest of my life..

Jadual Pertunjukan Udara (Schedule for Events)
Sempena Sambutan Jubli Emas TUDM 1 Jun 2008 (Royal Malaysia Airforce 50 Aniversary)
PAGI: 9.00 – 10.00 Pagi


9.00 - Hawk/CN235/ Terjun Bebas PASKAU
9.04 - Hawk Strike
9.08 - Nuri SK61 – SPIE Rig Oleh PASKAU
9.15 - Super Hornet F/A-18D –Aerobatik
9.22 - Mig 29N – Penerbangan Taktikal
9.32 - PC7 – Aerobatik
9.41 - Sukhoi SU 30MKM – Aerobatik


PETANG : 2.00 – 3.00 Petang


2.00 - Hawk/CN235/ Terjun Bebas PASKAU
2.04 - Hawk Strike
2.08 - Nuri SK61 – SPIE Rig Oleh PASKAU
2.15 - Super Hornet F/A-18D –Aerobatik
2.22 - Mig 29N – Penerbangan Taktikal
2.32 - PC7 – Aerobatik
2.41 - Sukhoi SU 30MKM – Aerobatik


Pameran Statik Pesawat
Single Pioneer
Tebuan
Sabre
A4 Skyhawk
F5E Northrop
MB339 Aermacchi
Hawk
F/A18D Hornet
MiG-29N
SU-30MKM
Alloutte MkII
SK61A4 Sikorsky (Nuri)
Pilatus PC-7 MkII
C130H Hercules
CN235
B200T Beechcraft
402B Cessna
Lear Jet
Malaysia Sport Aviation Federation
Pameran Peralatan
No 1 Skn
No 11 Skn
No 12 Skn
No 15 Skn
No 16 Skn
No 17 Skn
No 18 Skn
No 20 Skn
Institut Latihan Tentera Udara
Pusat Latihan Terbang
Muzium
Bahagian Sumber Manusia
STRIDE
PUSPEKA
Institut Perubatan Penerbangan
Skn 310
Institut Teknologi Senjata dan Bahan Letupan
Institiu Teknologi Aerospace
AIROD
ZETRO
ATSC
SAPURA
SATANG
CTRM
IKRAMATIK
SAS

Friday, May 30, 2008

HTC Touch Diamond ...a dissapointment..

The newly launch HTC Touch Diamond is a total dissapointment. First of all even the upcoming Nokia N96 spot a minimum of 5 megapixel camera..well HTC diamond only have 3.2 megapixel. The storage capacity is also a let down..with iphone making 16GB a standard and nokia n96 following their foot step..HTC diamond only have 4GB!! and worst still it does not have the support for external memory card!!

I would say potential buyer will either wait for the new Apple iphone with 3g function or get the new Nokia N96..

Highlights

-2.8-inch touch screen, with four times the pixels of most phones.
-Vibrant TouchFLO 3D user interface, responding perfectly to your finger gestures when scrolling through contacts, browsing the web, and launching media… all vividly displayed as photos and artwork powered by the 3D graphics processor.
-HTC Weather - providing a constant view of weather at home and abroad.
-Surf and download at broadband speed with HSDPA internet connectivity.
-3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera for quality stills and video.
-4GB of internal storage to preserve more photos, music, files and exchanged data than ever before.
-Integrated GPS for use with maps software for a full turn-by-turn satellite navigation experience.

Is Olympus SLR not pro enough?

Today there is a heated discussion within the Olympus community. One of the guys wanted to sell off all his Olympus gear to switch camp to Nikon. Among the reasons are the more superior noise control in Nikon D300 compare to Olympus E-3 and autofocus issue and the list goes on..

Well is the switching of camp is due to peer pressure or is it really necessarily?

This makes me wonder should i join in the bandwagon and switch camp to the dark side. Well before i make any decision i decided to look back at my wedding photo taken by the so call professional photographer. I analyze the EXIF data of all the photo and try to figure out what ISO they use for both indoor / outdoor and even outdoor sunset shooting..

Well to my suprise even they are using Canon EOS-1D Mark II, none of my pics is taken with ISO 400 and above. Mostly is iso 100 to iso 200 and sometimes 400. This lead to my next question..Well if i use E-3 and shoot at iso 100 to iso 400 will i be subject to the so call inferior noise issue? Well just google around and you will find various answer and comparison shot between canon 40d vs nikon d300 and Olympus E-3. At iso 100 to iso 400, it is vitually impossible to distinguish them apart..
So then it lead to my next question? What trigger my friend to have the surden urge to switch to Nikon D300? Well he did mention on wide angle not wide enought due to the 2x crop factor vs 1.5x ..but with a Zuiko 9-18mm or Zuiko 7-14mm lens you can get all the wide you want? so is it really because of the wide angle being not wide enough..? Then i was thinking again..do i really need that wide for all the shots i take? even for a group photo a standard zuiko 9-18mm is more than sufficient to cover a decent large group photo..

So i guess all it leads to in the end..i would say is due to peer pressure..yes, no doubt Nikon D300 or Canon 40D have more advantage at high ISO shooting when you need to shoot at iso 1600 and above..but then again..do you need to use up t ISO 1600 in your so call professional work..well for sure i know my pro wedding photogapher dont need iso1600 above even it can do so flawlessly..


Anyway i wish him all the best and good luck and may him find peace with his new Nikon D300.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Chevrolet Optra 1.6 Vibrates at 80kmh 2000rpm

My Chevrolet optra 1.6 is reaching 2 years old. Recently my optra is behaving strangely. When i cruise from 0 to 80kmh at a near constant 2000 rpm i will experience shake and jerking from the whole car. This issue is not new. It will happen maybe every 20000km or 10000 km..

The culprit? Is the dirty fuel injector..

Solution? Simple go get yourself a fuel injector cleaner and pour it into the fuel tank..drive around for 10 minutes and it should solve your problem. But please take note, i bottle of fuel injector need to be added to the full tank..the ratio is 1 bottle of fuel injector into a full tank..get it?

Ok hope that will help other optra owner..

Olympus vs Canon



Olympus openly challenge Canon ...get it right the first time..!! hhahahaha

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

How to take a better macro photo with E3 + Fl-50R




Camera use : Olympus E-3
Lens: Zuiko Digital 50mm f2.0
Flash: FL-50R

Setting on E-3:

Apperture: f4
Shuuter Speed: 1/100
Iso: 100
Flash mode : RC : FP

Setting on FL-50R

RC mode.


Ussually taking macro especially when the light is not bright enuff then it will be very challenging. Using the direct flash on the body will give u a harsh shadow or underexpose pics. So how?

Well the F:-50R will come in handy. Set the flash to FP mode and place the flash furter away and if you are in the room u can try bouncing the flash towards the ceiling. By doing this you get enough light to take the macro pic and yet to not show serious harsh lights just like the photo of the credit card taken above.

you can try different angle of placing the flash to get your desire lighting effect. In my case using the ZD 50mm f2.0 or even ZD 35mm macro lens..lightning is very crucial cause at 0.5 magnification the minimum focussing distance is very very near..

happy shooting..

Howto Kill Spyware and RootKit

I would recommend this product :-
DarkSpy Anti-Rootkit 1.0.5 Test Version (English)


DarkSpy(Freeware) Anti-Rookit is a powerful tool for rootkit detection. DarkSpy is a multiway-based detection tool . It internally combines many effective detection techniques, including DarkSpy's own handlers and also methods used by other famous tools.

DarkSpy 1.0.5 new features:
Enhanced Process/Driver Module detection.
Fixed some problems working with other security software(Karspersky...etc).
Enhanced process force terminate functionality.
Start to support multi-cpu and hyperthread.
Registry functionality added.
Help document added.

Use it at your own risk.


Please take not that it does not run in Vista..

Download here

Trend Micro OfficeScan 8.0 Antispyware is not usable..

Today i install a fresh copy of Vista Ultimate..Trend Micro Officescan 8.0 and tested it against the spyware which i purposely download using bittorent..

Guess what? It can protect against the spyware and the below entry get created and my machine is basically crawling..as usual this is where other tools and program such as spybot search and destroy comes in handy..even AVG free ediion can catch spyware much better than Trend Micro OfficeScan 8.0

This is really a dissapointment and crappy product from Trend Micro.

Located: HK_CU:Run, cmds
where: S-1-5-21-1574646489-614349435-3882140563-1000...
command: rundll32.exe C:\Users\Lucifer\AppData\Local\Temp\tuvTkKeF.dll,c
file:
size: 0
MD5: D41D8CD98F00B204E9800998ECF8427E
Warning: if the file is actually larger than 0 bytes,
the checksum could not be properly calculated!



Located: HK_CU:Run, MSServer
where: S-1-5-21-1574646489-614349435-3882140563-1000...
command: rundll32.exe C:\Users\Lucifer\AppData\Local\Temp\vtUolmnO.dll,#1
file:
size: 0
MD5: D41D8CD98F00B204E9800998ECF8427E
Warning: if the file is actually larger than 0 bytes,
the checksum could not be properly calculated!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Zarina Ann Julie




Got this from the internet, one of Malaysia hot artis Zarina Ann Julie..star of the
local tv series called "Anak Pontianak" make headline again for this sexy pose in Port Dickson..

Baby Orchid..The new beginning



Took this with E3 and 50mm f2.0 lens..My wife is safe and sound after a major operation..she is back home..and everything have a new beginning just like this orchid which will blossom into a full scale beautiful flower...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Olympus firmware update for Olympus E-3 ver 1.2

The latest firmware updates for Olympus E-3 ver 1.1 does not really have any major improvement.

I really hope that the new firmware would have the following enhancement:-

1. Solve the banding issue in high iso.
2. Improve C-AF mode to enable more accurate focus especially on the 5fps accuracy
3. Improve the menu system for changing the Kelvin setting for White balance
4. Improve the auto focus system to lock on face instead of any nearer objects.
5. Lesser noise in high iso setting. (doubt it can be done)
7. Enable contrast detection in Live View (is it possible?)
8. Enable face detection in Live View

But then again..i doubt it can be done.. :P

Sunday, May 18, 2008

I Love You Kim..

My wife is facing one of those challenging times of her life..i really hope everything will be over asap so that she can be her usual cheerful self again..i love you...kim

Thursday, May 15, 2008

B+W Slim CPL 72mm

Today call Yannick up , got his contact from photomalaysia. Friendly guy. we meet up at ss15 starbuck. He came up with his arsenal of filters and spend time explaining to me..then i end up getting the B+W Slim CPL from him. Very nice guy who is not into fanboyism.

but for other 12-60 SWD owner do take note that when u use the b+W slim CPL u need to take out the UV filter. Otherwise you will have vignetting..

Later i will post more review on this CPL.stay tune..

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Zuiko Digital 9-18 f4-f5.6 is out!!

The long anticipated Zuiko Digital 9-18 f4-f5.6 is out! Ok let put it this way..if i have 2 lens that cover 20x then 9-18 f4-f5.6 and 18-180 f3.5-f5.6 is the perfect lens!!

In 35mm equivalent it cover 18mm up to 360mm!!!

The new lens is about 3 inch long..price in Malaysia in not available yet. as for the optic i can say it would be better than the sigma 10-20 anytime.

Way to go 4/3 SLR owners!! another reason for canikon fanboy to swtich camp..

Olympus E-520 is out!!!

goto http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/olympus/e520-review/index.shtml
for a preview..

According to dcresource :-

What's new on the E-520? Pretty much the same stuff that you'll find on the recently announced E-420. Those items include:

Larger, 2.7" LCD display (versus 2.5")
Contrast detect autofocus (with select lenses) and face detection with live view
Faster continuous shooting speeds (3.5 vs 3.0 fps)
New vertical and horizontal panning IS modes
Shadow Adjustment Technology brightens dark areas of your photos
Perfect Shot Preview lets you see the effects of exposure compensation and white balance settings on your subject before you take a photo
Wireless flash control
As you can see, the E-520 is more of an evolution of the E-510, rather than something radically different. Olympus has dropped the EVOLT moniker from their D-SLRs, as well.


to me the new IS mode is a good new feature..wireless flash control is also a plus point!

Olympus E-520 is coming!




The Olympus E-520 is rumoured to be out somewhere this 2 week.

Among the features in the phrophecy includes:-

1. Wireless TTL flash commander a-la E-3
2. Better DR and lower noise than E-510
3. Contrast Detect AF for full-live view focus
4. 3 I.S. modes

I would say smaller size? Perhaps not..well lets wait n see..

more info here:-

http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/default.asp?newsID=3446&review=olympus+e-520

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Olympus E-410 better than Sony Alpha A200

In Digital Camera Magazine Issue 29 May 2008 there is a full review on Sony Alpha A200. The review is totally not in favor for this entry level SLR Sony A200.

In the review it says "The high ISO/noise performance is dissapointing." Despite sony a200 having a so call larger sensor than a 4/3 system it still fails to deliver..

Noise start to creep in so badly in ISO 800 at at ISO1600 to ISO3200 i would say it might be slighly on par or worst than a 4/3 E series SLR.

And i am surprise at the absent of Live View too. According to DCM it says "Olympus E-410 is smaller than A200, nicer to use. There is LiveView and some sophisticated metering option. with a 90% rating compare to 80% rating given to A200

looks like Sony did a pretty bad job with the entry level SLR A200.

Another thing to worth taking note is the kit lens 18-70mm by Sony is no where near the superb optic of Olympus E-series std kit lens 14-42mm (in dpreview lens review give a high rating for the std kit lens from Olympus E-series)


The plasticky feel on the body also deter potential buyer..and Live View is a std nowadays and i am surprised that they did not include this useful feature!

Overall i would say..there are better SLR out ther and Olympus E-410 which is few years old is defnitely kicking Sony A200 ass..

And to SoulFly from Lowyat.net for even comparing A200 to Olympus E-3 i would say stop being a fanboy and grow up..Sony A200 can;t even get a better rating than E-410 in DCM..

Good article of 4/3 sensor

I would like to share a good article on 4/3 sensor

goto
http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/43/sensor-size.html


Interesting pics taken from www.wrotniak.net



(Viewfinder Size Difference)


(Sensor Size)

Interesting summary by wrotniak on the sensor:-
---------

To sum things up, size-wise at least:

1.All three most common types of DSLR sensors (APS-C, Foveon/Sigma, Four Thirds) have practically the same size; therefore any discussions of differences between them due to the size are groundless and just demonstrate that someone did not bother to check the numbers.

2.The full-frame 35-mm (or 135-type, using the old film terminology) sensors are roughly twice that size (linear) or four times (area).

3.The smaller (2/3") sensors are approximately half that size (linear), or 1/4 of the area (the difference between those and 1/1.7" or 1/1.8" is, again, insignificant).

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Lowyat.net discriminate Olympus user part 2

I notice a lot of people ask me what lowyat.net did ? how they discriminate Olympus user..? to be fair it is not lowyat.net problem..it is some of the forummers inside lowyat.net which is the problem here..

I am a happy lowyat member cause lowyat provide the best market place for gadgets..but then i found a new hobby which is photography..and so happen i am a minority there cause i bought an Olympus. i have always refrain myself from fanboyism by not posting any article that shows the superiority of having a 4/3 system over canon or nikon nor do i go and oppose the superiority of some of the makes like the full frame in canon or nikon. But i have notice a certain people like TheVoip and Empire23 which always threat themselves as GURUS and make fun of other camere brand like 4/3 by putting words like "its gonna fail" not good enough for this and that.

I have try explaining to them but no use..words get twisted and end up i gave up and i vow never to post in the photography thread again..and yes before i left i insulted them. And golfries ban me which is what i have expected.

I would say that the photography forum should post a warning by saying that it is only for canon and nikon user only. No point allowing other makers to post there later to be insulted by hard core canon n nikon fans.

well if i dont goto lowyat.net where else is the Olympus community..?? hehehe plenty.. like

http://forums.mychiaroscuro.net (the self funded Olympus group)
www.photomalaysia.com (well at least the user here is a little bit mature here and dont go for open bashing on the Olympus except for a few case but still manageable)

hopes this clear matters up...

Photomalaysia.com web site is down!!!




Oh no photomalaysia.com web site is down on 12:59 am May 11 2008

when you try to access photomalaysia site it will give you the error "This Account Has Been Suspended"


a check at 8:30 am May 11 2008 still shows the web site is down..

a check at 12:08 am May 12 2008 ..still down...

Sigma 135-400 Autofocus accuracy test




This test shows that at least my lens Sigma 135-400 autofocus is working fine..:)
As for the sharpness i guess it will never outperform the zuiko digital series..i should set my expectation lower :P

Friday, May 9, 2008

Lowyat.net discriminate Olympus user

Haha after few days of war it finally ended..those lowyat.net administrator so call ban me..i am ok. but i will not give up to those canon and nikon fanboy who always say their slr is the best..One word of advice for Olympus user in Malaysia stay away from the photography forum in lowyat.net..u will end up getting bash by those so call pros..

life goes on ...

Thursday, May 8, 2008

My F1 pics is published in Digital Camera Magazine May issue.!!


Double click to enlarge..

Blu my Olympus kaki just told me that one of my photo is published in Digital Camera Magazine..i am so happy..yeah yeah i know it is not a competition nor i get any money out of it..but it is the feeling of people acknowleging my work..

:)

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Church in Melaka


P2095877
Originally uploaded by Hellfire8888

One of the church pics taken in Melaka.

Sigma lens is by default soft...

i just send my lens to sigma disti in malaysia and they inform me that my lens is ok,..they mention that it is the lens std output for producing soft image ...

so guy if u all think of getting a sigma lens please stay away from it...for olympus user stick back to zuiko lens will do...dont waste your money on sigma lens unless u r rich like me..(just kidding)

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Macau Bus route..



Here is the Macau bus route..if u are in the airport and wanna go to take the ferry to hk..just take this bus..AP1

AIM 2008 award for best chinese album

Today i was watching the AIM 2008 . The best chinese album award goto a singer name Andrew!! Who is he? never heard of him and suddenly emerged as winner! More capable singer like Daniel, Suki and Danny sure feel piss off with the results.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

UPM Chinese Students Being Bully

i come accross this video in youtube and really sad with what happenning with our local university..where is national unity here?

You tube link here