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Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Most Popular Kundasang Photos

I'm glad that some of my photos make among the first suggested references on Google or other search engines. My flickr or this blog receives hits everyday about these references. Here they are:

Desa cattle farm kundasang, Desa Dairy Farm - Mesilau Dairy Farm Milk Farm Sabah
Desa Dairy Farm Mesilau, Kundasang

Dream World Resort, Mesilau Kundasang
Dream World Resort, Kundasang - Info & Photos here.

Olympus OM-D in Malaysia News

News of the launch here.

News in Harian Metro (in Bahasa Malaysia) here.

News in The Star here.

Some presentation slides of OM-D here.

Preorder OM-D (body only) with RM1000 here.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Olympus OM-D Launch in Malaysia Invitation

Source: http://mychiaroscuro.net/forums/showthread.php?t=6740

Date & Location : 18th Feb (Sat) 2012
Venue : Full House, Sunway Giza Kota Damansara
Time : 1st session 10am to 1pm (lunch is served), 2nd session 3-6pm (tea break is served)

Come and be the first to feast your hands on the latest breakthrough that will change the world of photography with the Olympus OM-D.

Seats are limited to 50 pax per session, please RSVP soonest! Kindly email name and mobile number to Ms Jamie Lee at Jamie_lee.oml@olympus.com.my. Kindly contact us at 03-64110000 if you have any enquiry.

Thank you!

Warmest regards,
Marketing Dept

Olympus Malaysia Website updates for OM-D E-M5

Just recently, Olympus Malaysia updates their website for OM-D, but still no estimated pricing published. However, 43rumors.com estimated the price as:
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 body only: $1000 or 1.100 Euro
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 with 14-42mm lens: $1100 (don’t know the price in Euro yet)
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 with 12-50mm lens: $1300 or 1300 Euro
Checkout regularly the retail price at Olympus MY here.

Terada-san said in the interview, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan will be the first countries to receive the OM-D in mid or late March. So, Malaysia should be after that. I thought if it available before Brunei 4x4 Challenge on 16-18 March, I can test the new Olympus OM-D for 4x4 action photography.


8 Feb 2012: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Officially Launched

Yes, officially launched today.


Come on Olympus, get the real water on your OM-D like these:

Olympus E-1 + ZD ED 12-60mm Splashproof
Olympus E-1 + splashproof

Oh.. here it is, great! OM-D shower, just wash your OM-D anytime, but make sure get it dried carefully after that or you won't ended up with fungus on lens. 

And, hands-on preview by Digital Photography Review

Price in Malaysia
No information about pricing of the OM-D at the moment in Malaysia. Though, 43rumor has some info:

  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 body only: $1000 or 1.100 Euro
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 with 14-42mm lens: $1100 (don’t know the price in Euro yet)
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 with 12-50mm lens: $1300 or 1300 Euro

Some specs:
  • Memory card: SD Memory Card (SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible, Eye-Fi Card compatible)
  • Sensor: 4/3 Live MOS Sensor 16.1 million pixels (total pixel 16.9 million pixels)
  • Dust reduction: Supersonic Wave Filter
  • IS system: Built-in (Image sensor shift type for movie & still, 5-axis image stabilization) -> yaw/pitch/vertical shift/horizontal shift/rolling. Effective compensation range maximum 5 EV steps
  • Shutter speed range: 60 – 1/4000 sec. (Not available when Bulb is selected)
  • Electronic viewfinder: Eye-level electronic viewfinder, approx. 1.44M
  • AF system: High-speed imager AF
  • Built-in flash: No

No Built-in flash despite the big hump at the top of the camera, therefore its not for everyone camera, just like the E-1.

Previously in the web:

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Olympus E-3 Slow Shutter 1/20s + manual Flash at f/4

Taken during Borneo Safari 2011 4x4 expedition with the mud shower! The flash is Panasonic FL28 manual flashlight.

Borneo Safari 2011 - Day 5

Borneo Safari 2011 - Day 5

Borneo Safari 2011 - Day 5

The Suzuki SJ410

Olympus E-3+14-42mm with CPL and Cokin Filter

Suzuki SJ410

Get one of those Olympus OM-D collections!

Look at that collection of Olympus lenses and the new Olympus OM-D E-M5! Isn't that beautiful? and costly some more. I read about someone posting why Olympus going backward with that the classics. The answer is simple, when the other camera makers are happy with future design, why not Olympus offers the little bit different design using the legendary OM series? It is not killing anyone (except killing their wallet). The functions are the same, taking photos and sharing the great moments. It is not relevant but, why those car makers revived their old model and making the refreshed new beautiful design while retaining its classic design. You can name all that cars. The same thing with Olympus OM-D, wait for the real OM-D E-M5 and people in every walk of life will get it in no time.  I wonder when will this Olympus OM-D will be in Malaysia. 

Photo Source: 43rumors.com

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Olympus OM-D as E-M5 is already out in the space

Sorry, I mean out in the internet..

Website 43rumors.com already had the portion of the OM-D camera called EM-5. Check out http://www.43rumors.com/ for the interesting days on Olympus camp. 

The OM-D is a groundbreaking, new digital interchangeable lens camera perfect for people who want to "take part", "create", and "share".

Photo: 43rumors.com

Friday, February 03, 2012

Olympus OM-D launch date 8 Feb 2012

Now, I'm following anxiously this recent exciting Olympus classic, the OM series. Although, I have never really used the legendary OM cameras back then (only some nikon, canon and pentax SLR), but the digital OM sounds great. Well done Olympus, that what you should do long time ago. Now, It is understandable why Olympus produced the weather-shield 12-50mm m4/3 previously. I have the strong feeling again as I first purchased the Olympus E-1.

OM-D reported that it has in-body image stabilization, magnesium body, 16MP sensor, and most exciting is up to ISO25,600!. Price wise, could be RM3500++?

Waiting for Olympus OM-D

Film Camera - Olympus OM-1 & Fujicolour SUPERIA Film

Film Camera - Nikon FM2 & Olympus OM-1

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Olympus E-3 + 70-300mm shooting in the rain

The camera body has weather-shield but the lens not. I'm not doing this often though.

Borneo Safari 2011 - Day 7
Taken during Borneo Safari 2011

Panning + Zoom Combo Effect in 4x4 Challenge Photography

Camera: Olympus E-1 + 12-60mm

The technique "panning + zoom combo" is a method to add blurred motion (simultaneously panning and zoom) effect to the action. This method is useful especially when confronting a moving vehicle or subject from the front position of the photographer. It can be done with zoom in or zoom out while panning to the moving subject facing front or slightly to the either side of the subject. 

How to do it:
1. Prefocus to the location of the subject you want to capture
2. Zoom in (or out) the lens and get ready to shoot in burst mode
3. Press the shutter while panning and zoom in (or out) in the same time following the moving subject facing front.

This method is indeed hard to implement and sometime will trash all shoots, but practice makes perfect. Although you can simulate the similar effect in post-photo editing, but doing that on location is more interesting than spending time to edit the similar effect on computer. You have the choice.  

Here are some examples of my experiment on this method. 

KFWDC 4x4 Jamboree 2011 - Ulu Membakut
This is exactly from the front of the vehicle with panning + zoom combo.

TA4XDC New Year Challenge 2012

Borneo Safari 2011 - Day 2

Borneo Safari 2011 - Day 3

4x4 ACKL Club Challenge Trophy 2011

4x4 ACKL Club Challenge Trophy 2011

DAY 2 @ Kaamatan Ranau 4x4 Challenge 2011

DAY 2 @ Kaamatan Ranau 4x4 Challenge 2011

DAY 2 @ Kaamatan Ranau 4x4 Challenge 2011

DAY 2 @ Kaamatan Ranau 4x4 Challenge 2011

KFWDC 4x4 Jamboree 2011 - Ulu Membakut - Novice 4x4 Challenge

KFWDC 4x4 Jamboree 2011 - Ulu Membakut

Ranau Chinese New Year 4x4 Challenge 2011

TA4XDC New Year 4x4 Challenge 2011 - Kampung Bawang, Tamparuli

TA4XDC New Year 4x4 Challenge 2011 - Kampung Bawang, Tamparuli

Jamboree RFWDC 2010 - Kampung Bambangan, Tambunan

Jamboree RFWDC 2010 - Kampung Bambangan, Tambunan

Ranau Kaamatan 4x4 Challenge

Ranau Kaamatan Novice 4x4 Challenge
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