September 25, 2010

Canon EOS 1000D + 18-55mm Sold

Finally, I sold my first ever DSLR that I owned in my life. It was a decent camera but the performance could not cope with my requirements anymore. So, time to let go.

Price: RM 1,100
Discount: -
Net: RM 1,100

Total spending to date: RM 14,350.03 - RM1,100
..........................= RM 13,250.03

September 22, 2010

New Gears in the House XXII

After a week of so of waiting, I finally got the colour that I wanted. Alpine Green + Black! Remember when I bought the Lowepro Bottle Bag and B+W filter from yannick? I was planned to purchase a Lowepro Flipside 400 AW that time, but too bad he only has Black at that moment.

, I feel my Green+Black looks nicer than my friend's pure Black Flipside 400.

(with tripod attached)

(Tripod holder is concealed under a zipper)

(The tripod holder)

(The outer compartment)

(SD/CF Compartments)

(Lowepro's patented All-Weather Cover)

(I love the amount of padding on the waist strap)

(Inside the Lowepro Flipside 400 AW)

Price: RM 450.00
Discount: -
Net: RM 450.00

Total spending to date: RM 14,350.03

September 16, 2010

September 12, 2010

Kuantan & Sungai Lembing 03

This is another trip to Kuantan & Sungai Lembing. This is a promised trip which they planned quite early (perhaps 4-5 months ago?).

As usual, our itinerary is almost the same with the previous trip where we'll stop at Teluk Cempedak first. The weather was very bad, it has beenraining whole day and the sky is monotonous.

(It is actually raining, thus, the umbrella...)

(She really enjoyed playing water)

("Are you looking for me?")

(HDR - 3 exposures)

(HDR - 3 exposures)

(Converted B&W retro style)

However, there are still quite a number of people playing in the water. We head to buy some snacks and seafood (dehydrated) at Kuantan town after a brief walk at Teluk Cempedak.

(Dinner time)

The place I stayed this time is different from my previous 2 trips, it is actually a beautiful holiday resort with BBQ pit and recreational areas. Off course, it is more expensive. After having the dinner, I went for a short night macro session alone as I saw quite a number of bugs. However, due to non stop raining whole day, I failed to find any interesting subjects.

(Mayfly with missing legs)

(Shield Bug)

===== Day 2 =====

The sky is still cloudy when we went to bed last night, so we decided to wake up late on the next morning because we do not need to climb the hill before sunrise. This particular weekend is actually Hari Raya, resulted a large number of tourists flocked into this small town. I have never seen so many tourists in the last 2 trips.

While climbing the hill, we used almost 2 hours because there are too many people coming down the hill, making the only path jammed with people. We had to walk slowly and wait for other people to make way for us. Besides, I even saw my secondary school schoolmate when we are climbing the hill.

Result? No sunrise & fog due to the sun is already too hot at that time.

The weather is getting a lot better after 9am, so we decided to have our lunch in Kuantan. We head to Teluk Cempedak again to have our lunch and the weather is stunningly good. Making the sea look so clean and clear. At last we decided to soak ourselves in it. The beach today is so crowded.

(Nice sky)

(Spotted this cute little Japanese-looking kid playing in the water)

(Cute eh?)

A trip to Sungai Lembing will not be completed without trying their famous roasted pork. As expected, today is a public holiday cum weekend, the crowd is expected. I waited 1 hour to get my portion of roasted pork. As delicious as usual =)

We were all exhausted today and went to bed around 10:30pm.

===== Day 3 =====

Due to my friends need to go back to KL early, we actually did not visit any place today. We checkout our room and had some breakfast and head straight back to KL. Luckily there were no jam.

We ended this trip with satisfaction although we did not visit much places and did not managed to see the beautiful sunrise.

September 08, 2010

Lowepro Flipside 300 Sold

Sold my Lowepro Flipside 300 today to a nice gentleman from PhotoMalaysia. Reason is because my gears has outgrown the capacity of the bag. I am planning to purchase a Lowepro Flipside 400 AW though for my future short trip. My Lowepro Vertex 200 AW will be used for long trips instead.

Price: RM 350
Discount: RM50
Net: RM 300

Total spending to date: RM 14,200.03 - RM300
..........................= RM 13,900.03

September 06, 2010

New Gears in the House XXI

2 items from yannick this time.

1) Lowepro Bottle Bag
2) B+W 67mm UV Filter

(The SlipLock system)

(It can hold a 1600ml bottle)

(The coating appears to be green)

Price: RM 30 + RM160
Discount: not sure, but price above is discounted
Net: RM 190

Total spending to date: RM 14,200.03

Edit: After a test of this UV filter in my Kuantan Trip, I found this filter is currently the best filter I had. I experienced very minimum CA and slight vignetting only (well, both the CA & vignetting could be caused by my lens). The best part is, any water droplets on the glass can be blown away using a rocket blower and does not leave any stain like cheap filters. Highly recommended.
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