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KTCY
post May 26 2011, 10:19 PM, updated 7y ago

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V10. Please continue your discussion here.

V1 : http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1642831
V2 : http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1663020
V3 : http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1693310
V4 : http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1728204
V5 : http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1755484
V6 : http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1778171
V7 : http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1797592
V8 : http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1822542
V9 : http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1847728
Please DO NOT POST "CONGRATZ", and etc ! This is NOT kopitiam !

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How to differentiate AP and NIKON MALAYSIA warranty set.

All Nikon Malaysia set comes with warranty card like this
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The wording NIKON MALAYSIA SDN. BHD on the warranty card is the best way to identify whether it's a genuine local set. smile.gif
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post May 26 2011, 10:20 PM

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Upcoming event



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If you are a Nikon user, now you can register for a FREE *membership of the Nikon Club Malaysia by logging on to www.nikonclub.com.my (available from 11 April 2011) to enjoy the photo talks, seminars, workshops, photo trips, posting of images in the gallery, exhibitions, critics to save your shots, contests, products news, members feedbacks and comments, technical information and support, advice on repair service, and much more.

This club is open to all Nikon users including any collectors, photo enthusiasts, hobbyists, serious amateurs, and professionals. Members will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, share their passions of photography among the same users who understands and uses Nikon range of products extensively.

*Subject to the terms and conditions with a Nikon (Malaysia) warranty car
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post May 26 2011, 10:20 PM

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Buying second hand items guidance for noob tongue.gif

QUOTE(ezrasang @ Dec 1 2010, 10:06 AM)
Nobody answer? Nevermind, I will use my experiences and tell you. So if anyone would like to add further details or do some corrections, please do so  laugh.gif

Firstly, check the outlook for both Body and Lens, if you're happy with it, then proceed to the next stepsssss.  cool2.gif

For the Body:
1. check the Shutter Count, the lower the SC, the better it is, just like a car's milage. Google has a clearer explanation.
2. if the Body has motor and top LCD, make sure they both work well, it's sux if the motor doesn't work, it's sux if the top LCD can't light up.
3. test the Body with various memory cards, you don't want to have error while shooting, don't you? (sometimes it's the memory card that give trouble)
4. test Continuous shoot, will the shutter jam?  rclxub.gif
5. basically you'll have to test everything, every single functions and settings of the body, like ISO, pop-up flash, the condition of hot shoe, the buttons etc etc

As for the lens:
1. it's important that the rubber is still firm.
2. make sure it works on more than ONE Bodies.
3. play with aperture, the zoom if it has, play with it like a toy.
4. if the lens got dust and fungus inside, you can send it for cleaning.
5. if the contact points are dirty, gently use eraser to clean it.
6. if the lens is AF-S, make sure the motor inside is silent while auto focusing, no loud squeaky sound.

what else?  hmm.gif  hmm.gif

Remember, these are based on my personal experiences, correct me if I'm wrong  notworthy.gif
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post May 26 2011, 10:21 PM

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Ken Rockwell facts !

Ken Rockwell is the Chuck Norris of photography

Ken Rockwell's camera has similar settings to ours, except his are: P[erfect] Av[Awesome Priority Tv[Totally Awesome Priority] M[ajestic]

Ken Rockwell doesn't color correct. He adjusts your world to match his.

Sure, Ken Rockwell deletes a bad photo or two. Other people call these Pulitzers.

Ken Rockwell doesn't adjust his DOF, he changes space-time.

Circle of confusion? You might be confused. Ken Rockwell never is.

Ken Rockwell doesn't wait for the light when he shoots a landscape - the light waits for him.

Ken Rockwell never flips his camera in portrait position, he flips the earth

Ken Rockwell ordered an L-lens from Nikon, and got one.

Ken Rockwell is the only person to have photographed Jesus; unfortunately he ran out of film and had to use a piece of cloth instead.

When Ken Rockwell brackets a shot, the three versions of the photo win first place in three different categories

Before Nikon or Canon releases a camera they go to Ken and they ask him to test them, the best cameras get a Nikon sticker and the less good get a Canon sticker

Once Ken tested a camera, he said I cant even put Canon on this one,thats how Pentax was born

Rockwellian policy isn't doublethink - Ken doesn't even need to think once

Ken Rockwell doesn't use flash ever since the Nagasaki incident.

Only Ken Rockwell can take pictures of Ken Rockwell; everyone else would just get their film overexposed by the light of his genius

Ken Rockwell wanted something to distract the lesser photographers, and lo, there were ducks.

Ken Rockwell is the only one who can take self-portraits of you

Ken Rockwell's nudes were fully clothed at the time of exposure

Ken Rockwell once designed a zoom lens. You know it as the Hubble SpaceTelescope.

When Ken unpacks his CF card, it already has masterpieces on it.

Rockwell portraits are so lifelike, they have to pay taxes

On Ken Rockwell's desktop, the Trash Icon is really a link to National Geographic Magazine

Ken Rockwell spells point-and-shoot "h-a-s-s-e-l-b-l-a-d"

When Ken Rockwell went digital, National Geographic nearly went out of business because he was no longer phyically discarding photos

For every 10 shots that Ken Rockwell takes, 11 are keepers.

Ken Rockwell's digital files consist of 0's, 1's AND 2's.

Ken Rockwell never focus, everything moves into his DoF

Ken Rockwell's shots are so perfect, Adobe redesigned photoshop for him: all it consists of is a close button.

The term tripod was coined after his silhouette

Ken Rockwell never produces awful work, only work too advanced for the viewer

A certain braind of hig-end cameras was named after people noticed the quality was a lot "like a" rockwell

Ken Rockwell isn't the Chuck Norris of photography; Chuck Norris is the Ken Rockwell of martial arts.

Ken Rockwell never starts, he continues
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post May 26 2011, 10:21 PM

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Reserved for LYN-ian gathering / TT !
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post May 26 2011, 10:24 PM

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once u go 1.4 u will never turn back
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Danbo Shot 35mm f/1.4

Still keeping my 1.8g for lulz
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post May 26 2011, 10:24 PM

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Ahh, KTCY spoil the fun sad.gif.

Just posted my pic then new thread, re-post then tongue.gif.

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Cheng Lin by CY Pixels, on Flickr

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post May 26 2011, 10:28 PM

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you all got model,
i use signboard sad.gif

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post May 26 2011, 10:29 PM

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Anyone know what's the current price for D7000 battery grip (MB-D11)? unsure.gif
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post May 26 2011, 10:31 PM

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i got mine for rm450 last time...
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post May 26 2011, 10:33 PM

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And I bring my replies here as well:

QUOTE((Andy214 @ May 25 2011 @ 01:49 AM))
I don't turn the Active D-Lighting on too; Used it before but didn't really pixel peep and compare; But will be nice if I take a picture, it can produce 2 output, one with D-Lighting and another without 
But then, I prefer raw, so these features become pointless.

The diffuser that provided/comes with the flash, it will soften and also spread the flash around the sides (not really sure how to explain) and the output is not what I really looking for. Most people use it and use it the basic way, flash head up 90 degrees or maybe slightly tilt. That's what you see commonly, even indoors with ceiling and walls around; When I use it, I just don't like the output. It's unnatural, and very "basic" or "mediocore" output result, in my personal opinion.
The diffuser is useful for situation without ceiling or wall as well; you often see people use the diffuser just about anywhere..... and I don't really find the light as soft "enough". In many situation, I tried it, took it off and put it back into my bag.
You can check out more on the Demb Flash Diffuser as it provides more flexibility and better results.

Sorry about the gel thingy 
Forgot where I got the term, but there was also color gel which works the same as the filter; not sure which was first tough

Well, it could be done by editing them to add Active D-Lighting, but that's lot of hassle to do it that way. When shooting raw, features such as Active D-Lighting and Noise Reduction will not be applied on the image? I'm not so sure about this but many said these are useless because they shoot RAW. Or by mean they can adjust everything after shooting via editing? Isn't JPEG can also be edited? I'm clueless about this.

I think I gotta practise more on this flash dispersing to see the effect myself, but I'm yet to fire my flash for the first time due to my workload this week. Arghhh!!! The day to shoot is just around the corner and I have done nothing yet.

Andy214, how you usually use your flashgun? Without diffuser? With bounce card most of the time and flashing side wall?

QUOTE((aldosoesilo @ May 25 2011 @ 01:49 AM))
dear vearn27, grats for the purchase
and good luck ahead for the wedding

Thanks aldo smile.gif

QUOTE((seng87 @ May 25 2011 @ 02:30 AM))
Basically, if there is a burst usage on the speedlight, it will heat up fast, so when the speedlight get overheated and when that happen it will have a beeping sound indicating that the flash unit is overheating(there is a graphic thingy showing temperature), therefore it will cut off not allowing you to use it anymore, but u can switch off the cut off so that even if the flash unit still beeping, but u can still shoot. This will allow you to capture the moments and not losing it, but i will say that the sound is kinda annoying. Good luck to you.

Here is the link to off the Thermal Cut Out.
http://www.ehow.com/how_7566056_disable-ni...flash-unit.html

Thanks for the information seng87, this is very useful else I might get panicked knowing what happening. Gotta flip through the manual before this weekend.

QUOTE((celciuz @ May 25 2011 @ 09:02 AM))
Sanyo Eneloop, highly recommended from me. So far it works well and never failed me.

How about Harmolattice 2500mAh by Sanyo also using Eneelop engineering? Would that be recommended too?
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post May 26 2011, 10:33 PM

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Bokeh?

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post May 26 2011, 10:36 PM

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Been some times since I last snap a photo laugh.gif

@celciuz : Sorry tongue.gif Just noticed that thread reach the limit. so tongue.gif
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post May 26 2011, 10:36 PM

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nobody wanna guess which noob lens bokeh?
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post May 26 2011, 10:38 PM

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@general_nic : 2nd photo looks soft / OOF
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post May 26 2011, 10:40 PM

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first pic underexposed and soft imo hmm.gif

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post May 26 2011, 10:43 PM

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well, it's 2 yrs ago photo with auto mode tongue.gif

btw, its 55-200
1st pic 200mm @ f/5.6
2nd pic 55mm @ f/4

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post May 26 2011, 10:59 PM

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QUOTE(C_Sagi @ May 26 2011, 06:38 PM)
I never bring any laptop before in my travels... this will be my first time. So i should take it out from the bag ? I thought they'll still ask u to put it thru the scanning machine ?
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aiya just follow instruction from them can edi if they wan you take out something.

QUOTE(aldosoesilo @ May 26 2011, 06:55 PM)
long time didn't spam le..
let me spam a bit tongue.gif
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nice mid valley brows.gif

QUOTE(gnome @ May 26 2011, 07:11 PM)
Bored so spam a pic

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F4 bokeh not enough to conceal the busy background sad.gif
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manual PP bokeh canot ar? hmm.gif rolleyes.gif

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elainor
post May 26 2011, 11:00 PM

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yea can edit until f/0.0
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wah..new house... v10

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