Friday, November 26, 2010

Flowers & insect...


Monday, November 22, 2010

My photography journey....

While waiting for the lovely Mrs to return home for her birthday, I decided to write about the digital cameras that I have over the past few years,

My first digital camera was a gift from a friend, it was a HP Photosmart 215, a mere 1.3 megapixel camera. Now this little baby eats AA batteries for lunch! Even the highest powered lithium battery was consumed in less than 100 shots. I soon ditched it for my first pocketable digital camera - the SONY DSC-U10. This little baby was cool, but soon I outgrew it and ditched it for the SONY DSC-P2. The DSC-P2 was a 2.0 Megapixel camera and that served me well for 1 month when I decided to upgrade to the Fuji S304Z, my first SLR-like digital camera. My appetite got bigger and soon th Fuji made way for another Fuji, the S602Z. Now the S602Z was a solid performer and it kept me occupied for a long while. And during the course of having the S602Z, I learnt a lot more about digital photography and consider quite good at it.

It was then that I hunger for the superior image quality of a DSLR. I did a bit of research and decided at that time , the Olympus 4/3 system was what I wanted, and I've not looked back since... the photo quality of the E-300 was absolutely amazing. And soon, I find myself getting the entire series, E-420, E-520 and the E-620. I finally took the plunge and gotten the then flagship camera, the E-3. In between, I upgraded the lenses that I have and now with the recent purchase of the E-5, my setup is complete.

So after 8 years and $$$, I am happy with my current setup, and can safely say that I can take on a variety of subjects with certain confidence - may not be the best, but definitely something that I can be proud of...

So what next? Nothing... just continue with the journey.... :)

Nature Walk

Equipment List Update

Latest acquisition in blue

Olympus E-5 DSLR (2010: S$2,298)
Olympus E-P1 (2009: HK$7,199)
Zuiko 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 SWD (2007: S$1,337)
Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 SWD (2009:HK$7,580)
Zuiko 50mm f/2 Macro (2006:S$729)
Zuiko EC-14 Teleconverter (2006:S$625)
Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 Pancake lens (2009: S$580)
Olympus FL-14 Flash (2009: HK$1,200)
Olympus FL-20 FLash (2009: S$190)
Olympus FL-50R Flash (2008: S$680)
Olympus RM-CB1 Cable Release (2005:US$59)
Feisol CT-3441 Carbon Fibre Tripod with CB-30C Ballhead (2007: US$399)
Mamiya Carbon Fibre Monopod (2007:S$185)
Expodisc 72mm White Balance Portrait (2008: US$99)
B+W 72mm MRC Circular Polariser (2008: US$99)
B+W 72mm 2-stop Graduated Neutral Density Filter (2008: US$75)
B+W 72mm 3-stop Neutral Density Filter (2008:US$95)
Digi-Cabi 30l Dry Cabinet (2010: S$115)
BlackRapid R-Strap R-7 (2010: US$59)
Shootsac w/Cowboy cover (2009: US$209)
Case Logic SLRC-205 Sling bag (2009: US$75)