Monday, November 30, 2009 is dead.!!

Mininova the site which host thousands of torrent seed has finally come to an end when the court order them to remove all non content based distribution.

Javtalk have the same fate too but more drasticly. The entire site is gone!!

Will the world become a better place without these 2 sites? well let wait and see.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Olympus EP-2 Gathering in Malaysia

We are invited to Royal Selangor Pewter in Setapak for the Olympus EP2 Gathering.(more like a prelaunch thingy)

1. Venue 4/5 (too far)
2. Food 5/5 (the cafe food is superb. Hagen Diaz ice cream. rum + raisin is yummy.)
3. Experience 4/5 (they loan us the EP2 to shoot. too bad no babes to shoot)

My view on Ep2

1. The Diorama effect is superb. Good for photoshop noob like me. Any tom dick and harry cna produce a tilt shift lens effect.

2. The viewfinder is incredible. Very large and crispy. however viewfinder + EP2 make the overall look not cool. I still prefer the ala EP1 overall vintage look.

3. The AF is not improve in any way. I still feel that both Ep2 and EP1 AF speed is the same.

4. Price ?? is a turn off.. You are paying extra for the view finder.

5. The color shift effect is cool too. another nice add on to the art filter


I would not dump my EP1 for the EP2

Disclaimer.:- All image taken using Olympus Ep-2 is using a pre production unit and firmware. So the quality might not be that good. My comment on the AF is also based on this pre production unit. Therefore the final unit might have faster AF or better IQ

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Birding with Olympus EP-1

Well i tried out Olympus EP1 + 70-300 for birding. Not too bad actually. The high iso really helps here. Autofocus as usual is slow but you have to anticipate the movement of the bird. But the weight of the EP1 +70-300 is really light.!! it is a very compact setup. Try comparing a D700 + 600mm lens and you will know what i mean. Having say that i does not mean EP1 is better than D700. What i am trying to say is for casual shooter the EP1+70-300 is sufficient. If you are a commercial shooter by all mean get the D700.

Restaurant Key Way in Kota Damansara

Today i try a new restaurant in Kota Damansara. Restaurant Key Way. I order 3 dishes. The "Pai Kuat Wong" is nice. Fish Fillet with Ginger is also ok. But the "famed taufu" sucks...

Food: i rate it 3.4 over 5
Service: 5 over 5 cause it is fast!!
Environment: 2 over 5 (a typical kopitiam restaurant design)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Olympus PEN Gathering in Malaysia

Dear All,

You are invited for yet another PEN gathering on the 21st of November 2009. Kindly log that date into your calendar.
For confirmation, you need to send us your details --
Mobile no,
Model of camera used
Email to