Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My Sister's Keeper



Couldn't control my tears when watching. A real 5 stars movie.

USB Windows 7

USE UltraISO 9 !!!

1. Simply insert your USB pen.
2. Open any win XP, Vista or Windows 7 ISO in UtraISO,
3. Select “Bootable” and “Write Disk Image”.

REMEMBER to double check the drive letter ;-)

Thats it !!
And it also works on USB disks etc.
Windows 7 installs in 7 minutes.


An other way to create a bootable USB drive to install W7 from is:
Format the drive from a Vista/W7 machine:
CMD
FORMAT F: /FS NTFS (where F: is of course your USB drive)

Activate the first partition on tht drive:
Start DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK x (where x is the drivenumber shown from the previous command)
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
EXIT

Mount your newly downloaded ISO from Microsoft with Daemon tools or other mount-tool
Place a W7 bootsector on the drive:
Z: (where Z: is your cdrom drive where the ISO is mounted)
CD \BOOT
BOOTSECT /NT60 F:

Now copy all of the files of the mounted cdrom to the USB drive
XCOPY Z:\ F:\ /S/E

Now boot from the USB drive to install W7!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Healthy live

Exercise is an essential component of healthy living. It not only increases the level of HDL (“good”) cholesterol in the blood, but also reduces the level of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. In addition, it helps us to maintain our weight within a healthy range, lower our blood sugar levels, and improve our overall cardiovascular fitness. A physically active person is approximately 1.5 times less likely to develop heart disease and 30-50% less likely to be hypertensive. Conversely, lack of exercise may leave a person more vulnerable to developing diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. Fortunately, exercise need not be overly strenuous before we are able to derive health benefits from it. Just 20 minutes of physical activity (for instance, brisk walking, aerobic dancing, swimming) at least three times a week can substantially reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

What is BMI?

BMI stands for Body Mass Index. It is used a measure of body fat in adults and help assess whether you are at risk for weight-related health problems. A healthy BMI for adults is between 18.5 and 22.9.

You measure your BMI as shown:

BMI =
______Your Weight (kg)_______
Height (metres) x Height (metres)

BMI (kg/m2) (for adults)

Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

27.5 and above

High Risk

23.0 – 27.4

Moderate Risk

18.5 – 22.9

Low Risk (healthy range)

Less than 18.5

Risk of nutritional deficiency diseases and osteoporosis

HDL cholesterol (the good stuff) and more LDL and triglycerides (both bad)

Desirable Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol in mmol/L (mg/dl)

Average Adult
(without known coronary risk factors)

Adult with heart disease / diabetes / other coronary risk factors

LDL Cholesterol

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HDL Cholesterol

≥ 1.0 (40)

≥ 1.0 (40)

Total Cholesterol

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The American Heart Association has set guidelines for triglyceride levels:

Level mg/dL

Level mmol/L

Interpretation

<150

<1.69

Normal range, low risk

150-199

1.70-2.25

Borderline high

200-499

2.26-5.65

High

>500

>5.65

Very high: high risk


The International Diabetes Federation and American College of Endocrinology recommend HbA1c values below 6.5%, while American Diabetes Association recommends that the HbA1c be below 7.0% for most patients. A high HbA1c represents poor glucose control. Persistent elevations in blood sugar (and therefore HbA1c) increase the risk for the long-term vascular complications of diabetes such as coronary disease, heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney failure, blindness, erectile dysfunction, neuropathy (loss of sensation, especially in the feet), gangrene, and gastroparesis (slowed emptying of the stomach). Poor blood glucose control also increases the risk of short-term complications of surgery such as poor wound healing.

The approximate mapping between HbA1c values and average blood glucose measurements over the previous 4-12 weeks is shown in the table.

HbA1c
(%)

Avg. Blood Sugar

(mmol/L)

(mg/dL)

4

3.3

60

5

5.0

90

6

6.7

120

7

8.3

150

8

10.0

180

9

11.7

210

10

13.3

240

11

15.0

270

12

16.7

300

13

18.3

330

14

20.0

360



Typical values for a resting, healthy adult human are approximately 120 mmHg systolic and 80 mmHg diastolic (written as 120/80 mmHg, and spoken as "one twenty over eighty")

Classification of blood pressure for adults

Category

systolic, mmHg

diastolic, mmHg

Hypotension*

<90

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Normal

90–119

and 60–79

Prehypertension

120–139

or 80–89

Stage 1 Hypertension

140–159

or 90–99

Stage 2 Hypertension

≥160

or ≥100

* Hypotension is a medical concern only if it causes signs or symptoms, such as dizziness, fainting, or in extreme cases, shock.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rangefinder: Equipment, History, Techniques

Finding history.

Link

My Gear - Domke F6

Domke F-6 LITTLE BIT SMALLER BAG/BLACK Canvas with Crumpler Shoulder Pad.

Material: Canvas
Exterior Dimensions: 11.5"W x 7"D x 7.5"H
Interior Dimensions: 11.25"W x 5.5"D x 7"H
Warranty: 2 years
Weight: 1lb. 13oz.


Facts and Figures:
  • Nine compartments and pockets include two full-length zippered pockets
  • Adjustable non-slip Gripper Strap
  • 3 pockets
  • Includes 1 padded 4-compartment "short" insert
  • Additional inserts available
  • YKK zippers
  • Steel snap hooks

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

抽烟身体好
赌博练头脑

Monday, August 17, 2009

Failures keep Me Humble, Success keeps Me Glowing, but Only GOD keeps Me Going!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Shoot the Moon BY KATHLEEN DAVIS

Who doesn’t want to capture the beauty of the evening moon, whether it’s moody and full or just
an enigmatic crescent? But getting your exposure right can prove challenging. Here are three ways to include the moon in your scene without losing any of its mystery.

  1. When the moon is full, follow the Sunny 16 rule. Because a full moon on a clear night reflects sunlight just like the earth on a clear day, avoid getting an overexposed ball or an underexposed foreground by setting your aperture to f/16. Determine your shutter speed using the formula 1/ISO. For example, if you’re shooting at ISO 200, the shutter speed should be 1/200 sec.
  2. In other phases, open up the aperture. As the moon waxes and wanes, its brightness stays the same, but there is less light overall, so adjust by 2.5 stops in the fi rst or third phases, and 10 or more stops when it has a thin crescent shape to get a good foreground exposure.
  3. Get it early and late. The best time to capture the moon is 10 to 20 minutes before sunrise or after sunset. The moon is distinct then, but there is still enough light to capture detail in the foreground—a rising or setting full moon is best. Look for it directly opposite the sun in the sky (in the east at dusk and the west at dawn).

Monday, June 22, 2009

Light

The light that can be seen by the human eye is electromagnetic radiation with a wave ranging from 390 to 750 nm (some people can differentiate the color of a bit bigger range, like 380 to 780 nm).



Phrase

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

flickriver

Found a nice flickr api website flickriver to stream photo.
My flickriver link

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Marina Bridge

Visited Marina Bridge today...
Built across the mouth of the Marina Channel, the Marina Barrage creates Singapore’s 15th reservoir, and the first in the heart of the city. With a catchment area of 10,000 hectares, or one-sixth the size of Singapore, the Marina catchment is the island’s largest and most urbanised catchment. Together with two other new reservoirs, the Marina Reservoir will boost Singapore’s water catchment from half to two-third’s of the country’s land area.

DSC_5392

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Compare Nikon FE, FE-2, FM, FM-2, FM-2n and FM-3a


FM FE FM2 FE-2 FM-2n FM-3A FA
Innards

mechanical

electronic mechanical electronic mechanical both electronic
Exposure M M, A M M, A M M, A M, A, S, P
Meter* CW CW CW CW CW CW Matrix, CW
Speeds 1-1,000 8s-1,000*** 1-4,000 8s-4,000*** 1-4,000

1-4,000 manual

8s-4000 Auto****

1-4,000***
Sync 1/125 1/125 1/250 1/250 1/250 1/250 1/250
Lenses***** all AF & MF since 1958 all AF & MF since 1958 All AF & MF since 1977 All AF & MF since 1977 All AF & MF since 1977 All AF & MF since 1977 All AF & MF since 1977
Made 1977-1982 1978-1983 1982-1984 1983-1987 1984-2001 new in 2001 1983-1987

Monday, May 11, 2009

Typical recommendations of superb optics, now Nikkor classics

° 24mm f/2 AI-S Some buy the f/2.8 due to its lower price
° 35mm f/1.4 AI-S Some get the f/2 for the same price reason
° 50mm f/1.2 AI-S The f/1.4 and f/1.8 are more popular due to cost and the 55mm f/2.8 Micro for its specific macro use
° 85mm f/1.4 AI-S Same thing here -cost- for the f/1.8
° 105mm f/2.5 AI-S I like the 105mm f/1.8 slightly better but it is more difficult to find in EX+ condition or above and more expensive
° 135mm f/2.8 AI-S Same comment as above about the 135mm f/2.0, which I like better
° 180mm f/2.8 ED IF AI-S Darn good, slightly better than the AI version
° 200mm f/2 ED IF AI-S Others prefer the 200mm f/4 Micro and the AI versions
° 300mm f/2.8 ED IF AI-S Excellent, slightly better than the AI
° 400mm f/2.8 ED IF AI-S Here you may opt for the 400mm f/3.5 P

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Does Leica still make MP and M7?

L-Camera TV #1 - Does Leica still make MP and M7? from Andreas Jürgensen on Vimeo.



Leica M series History (brief)

* M3 (1954 - 1966)
* MP (1956 - 1957)
* M2 (1958 - 1967)
* M1 (1959 - 1964)
* M4 (1967 - 1975)
* M5 (1971 - 1975)
* CL (1973 - 1976)
* M4-2 (1977 - 1980)
* M4-P (1980 - 1986)
* M6 (1984 - 1998)
* M6J (1994)
* M6 TTL (1998 - 2002)
* M7 (2002 - )
* MP (2003 - )
* M8 (2006 - 2008)
* M8.2 (2008 - 2009)
* M9 (2009 - )

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My gear - Tripod Monopod Ballhead

Ballhead
486RC2 COMPACT BALL HEAD W/RC2 R.C.SY.
height 10.0 cm
weight 0.46 kg
load capacity 6.00 kg
panoramic rotation 360 °
color black
material aluminum
independent pan lock no
lateral tilt -90° / +90°
quick release yes
secondary safety system yes
plate type 200PL-14
attachment (bottom) 3/8" female thread
attachment 1/4'' screw

488RC4 MIDI BALL HEAD W/RC4 R.C.SYST.
height 11.5 cm
weight 0.80 kg
load capacity 8.00 kg
panoramic rotation 360 °
color black
material aluminum
independent pan lock yes
lateral tilt -90° / +90°
quick release yes
secondary safety system yes
bubble spirit level (no) 2
plate type 410PL
attachment (bottom) 3/8" female thread
attachment 1/4'' screw


Tripod
190XPROB PRO ALU TRIPOD BLK, W/O HEAD
closed length 57.0 cm
minimum height 8.5 cm
maximum height 146.0 cm
maximum height (with center column down) 122.0 cm
weight 1.80 kg
load capacity 5.00 kg
color black
patent patented
material aluminum
leg cross section round
column cross section three-faceted
leg sections 3
bubble spirit level (no) 1
leg angles 25°,46°,66°,88°
centre column rapid
section centre column 1
column tube diameter 25mm
attachment 3/8'' screw
legs tube diameter 25, 20, 16 mm
suggested dolly 127, 127VS


Monopod
681B HD PRO MONOPOD (3-SCTN) BLK
closed length 65.0 cm
minimum height 65.0 cm
maximum height 161.0 cm
weight 0.80 kg
load capacity 12.00 kg
color black
material aluminum
leg cross section round
leg sections 3
attachment 1/4" and retractable 3/8" screw
legs tube diameter 35,4 , 29,5 , 25 mm

Bag
MBAG70 TRIPOD BAG UNPADDED 70CM
weight 0.3000 kg
diameter 150 mm
base diameter 130 mm
color black
material ballistic nylon
length 70.0 cm

How To Use The Monopod & The Multi-Purpose Tripod

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

SETI@Home Cert




New Cert for me...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Chinese

太公分豬肉,人人有份。
倚老卖老

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Resolve network issue

on a DOS prompt...enter in the following commands...

netsh winsock reset catalog

netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

netsh int ip delete arpcache

All these require a restart before taking effect.

netsh diag gui

Friday, April 17, 2009

Cook Tip - Ngoh Hiang 五香肉卷

Ngoh Hiang 五香肉卷

Makes: 32 rolls and 30 nuggets

Ingredients食材:
2 Beancurd Sheet 豆腐皮
1kg Turnips (Bang Kwang)
Peeled, shredded and squeeze out the juice
1kg Pork Belly 三层肉 (Cut small pieces and chopped roughly)
750g Fresh Prawns 鲜虾 (shelled, de-veined and cut into small pieces)
250g Dried Shrimps 虾米
6 Eggs 鸡蛋
750g Plain Flour 面粉
100g Chopped Chinese Celery 芹菜
100g Chopped Spring Onions 青葱
2 tbsp Five Spice Powder 五香粉
1 tbsp Pepper 胡椒粉
3 tbsp Sugar 糖
170ml Light Soy Sauce大华酱青
6 cups Cooking Oil for frying油

Method:
Clean the bean curd sheet and cut into 4 portions.
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
Put about 4 to 5 tablespoons of the mixture on each wrapper.
Roll to form sausage roll.
Pre-heat 6 cups oil over high heat.
Deep-fry the Ngoh Hiang using medium heat till golden and crispy.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My gear - Speedlight SB-600

Speedlight SB-600

Specifications
Flash exposure control
i-TTL, D-TTL, TTL (film based), Balanced Fill-Flash, Manual

Guide number (at 35mm zoom-head position)
30/98 (ISO 100, m/ft), 42/138 (ISO 200, m/ft)

Flash coverage
Auto 24-85mm extendable to 14mm with built-in wide-flash adapter, Manual

Flash shooting distance range (in TTL auto flash mode)
0.6m to 20m (2 to 65.6 ft.) (varies depending on the ISO sensitivity, zoom-head position and lens aperture in use)

Power SW
OFF/STBY ON

Recycling time
Approx. 3.5 sec. with alkaline batteries

Number of flashes
Approx. 200 times with alkaline batteries

Creative lighting system
A variety of flash operations are available with cameras compatible with CLS: i-TTL mode, Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV Lock flash, Flash color information communication, Auto FP High-Speed sync, and Wide-area AF-Assist Illuminator

Display LCD
Segment type

LCD back light
LED type

Shoe-lock
One action lock

Power source
Four 1.5V LR6 (AA-size alkaline), 1.2V KR-AA (AA-size NiCd), 1.5V R6/AA-size Nickel, 1.2V R6/AA-size Ni-MH or 1.5V FR6/AA-size lithium batteries

Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 68 x 123.5 x 90mm (2.7 x 4.9 x 3.5 in.)

Weight (without batteries)
Approx. 300g (10.6 oz.)

Included accessories
Speedlight stand (AS-19), Soft case (SS-600)

Optional accessories
TTL Remote Cord SC-29, TTL Remote Cord SC-28, Color Filter Set (SJ-1)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The most successful....




Arguing in the internet


Love it when I saw this...

Friday, April 3, 2009

My Wedding Photo

Married since 1993.
Coming 16 years of Marriage this year 2009.

SETI@Home

Start compute again after more than 2 years of rest. Link to my account.
For those who are not familiar with them. Link.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

My Family


CHIA Cirila Elec - My Beautiful Wife.....


謝宾新 Reece Mavrick CHIA Bin Xin


謝智勇 Yorick Kendrick CHIA Zhi Yong


謝智俊 Keagan Xander CHIA Zhi Jun

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Gear List

Gear that I have brought over the years.

Nikon D70
SB400
SB600

AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED (Broken)
AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D

AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5D IF
AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6
Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Nikon 28mm f/2.8 AI-s
Nikkor Ai-S 105mm f/2.5
Nikkor Ai-S 135mm f/2.8

Voigtlander Color-Skopar 20mm/f3.5 SL-II Aspherical
Voigtlander Ultron 2.0 / 40 SL II
Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f1.4 SLII

Voigtlander VC Meter II

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My gear - Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Specifications
Effective pixels : 6.1 million
Image sensor : 23.7 x 15.6 mm RGB CCD; 6.24 million total pixels
Image size : L (3,008 x 2,000) / M (2,240 x 1,488) / S (1,504 x 1,000)
Sensitivity : ISO equivalency 200 to 1600
Storage media : CompactFlash™(CF) Card (Type I/II) and Microdrive™
Color setting : 3 modes available
LCD monitor : 1.8-in., 130,000-dot, low-temp. polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Exposure metering : 3D Color Matrix, Center-Weighted, and Spot
Exposure control : Digital Vari-Program (Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close up, Sports, Night landscape, Night portrait), Programmed Auto (Flexible Program possible) [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A], and Manual [M]
Interface : USB: Mass Storage and PTP selectable
Power requirements : Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3, Quick Charger MH-18, Multi Charger MH-19, AC Adapter EH-5, CR2 Battery Holder MS-D70
Dimensions (W x H x D) : Approx. 140 x 111 x 78mm (5.5 x 4.4 x 3.1 in.)
Weight : Approx. 595g (1 lb. 5 oz.) without battery and storage media

Senor cleaning cost 26.75SGD - 26/03/09

My gear - AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6

AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-210mm f/4-5.6 MK II

Specifications
Lens construction : 12 elements in 9 groups
Number of diaphragm blades : 7
Minimum f/stop : 32
Closest focusing : 1.5m
Maximum reproduction ratio : 1/5.6
Weight (approx.): 590g
Dimensions (approx.) (from the camera’s lens mounting flange) : 73.5×108 mm
Filter attachment size : 62mm
Hood : HN-24 screw-in metal hood, optional

My gear - AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5D IF

AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5D IF

Specifications
Lens construction : 16 elements in 12 groups
Number of diaphragm blades : 7
Minimum f/stop : 22
Closest focusing : 0.27m
Maximum reproduction ratio : 1/9.4
Weight (approx.): 415g
Dimensions (approx.) (from the camera’s lens mounting flange) : 68.5×72.5 mm
Filter attachment size : 52mm
Hood : HB-5, optional

My gear - Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f1.4 SLII


Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f1.4 SLII

Specifications
Lens Construction : 6 groups 7 elements
Smallest Aperture : F16
Picture Angle : 40°
Aperture Blades : 9
Nearest Distance : 0.45m
Diameter x Length : φ64.4mm x 47.5mm
Weight : 320 g
Mount : Ai-S / KA
Filter attachment size : 58mm
Hood : LH-58 screw-in metal hood, optional

My gear - AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D

AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D

Specifications
Lens construction: 6 elements in 6 groups
Picture angle : 28°30' [18°50' with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)]
Number of diaphragm blades : 9 (rounded)
Minimum f/stop : 16
Closest focusing distance : 0.85m
Maximum reproduction ratio : 1/9.2
Weight (approx.): 380g
Dimensions (approx.) (from the camera’s lens mounting flange) : 71.5×58.5 mm
Filter attachment size : 62mm
Hood : HN-23 screw-in metal hood, included

My gear - AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED (3.8x)

AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED (3.8x)

Specifications
Lens construction : 15 elements in 13 groups (3 ED glass elements and 1 aspherical lens)
Picture angle : 76° - 22°50'
Focal-length scale : 18, 24, 35, 50, 70mm
Number of diaphragm blades : 7 (rounded)
Minimum f/stop : 22-29
Closest focusing distance : 0.38m (through the entire focal range)
Maximum reproduction ratio : 1/6.2
Zoom control : Manual, via separate zoom ring
M/A mode : Available
Weight (approx.): 390g
Dimensions (approx.) (from the camera’s lens mounting flange) : 73×75.5 mm
Filter attachment size : 67mm
Hood : HB-32, included

My gear - AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED (2.5x)

AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED (2.5x)

Specifications
Lens construction : 15 elements in 11 groups (2 ED glass elements and 1 molded-glass aspherical lens)
Picture angle : 74° - 34°20' [53° - 22°50' with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)]
Focal-length scale : 28, 35, 50, 70mm
Number of diaphragm blades : 9 (rounded)
Minimum f/stop : 22
Closest focusing distance : 0.7m (0.5m at 70mm focal length and macro setting)
Maximum reproduction ratio : 1/8.6 (1/5.6 at 70mm focal length and macro setting)
Zoom control : Manual, via separate zoom ring
Macro focusing : Available
M/A mode : Available
Weight (approx.): 935g
Dimensions (approx.) (from the camera’s lens mounting flange) : 88.5×121.5 mm
Filter attachment size : 77mm
Hood : HB-19 plastic bayonet, included

Silent motor cost 912SGD - 26/03/09
10-15 working day for replacement.

My gear - Nikkor Ai-S 105mm f/2.5

Nikkor Ai-S 105mm f/2.5

Specifications
Lens construction : 5 elements in 4 groups
Number of diaphragm blades : 7
Minimum f/stop : 22
Closest focusing : 1m/3.5 ft.
Weight (approx.): 435g
Dimensions (approx.) (from the camera’s lens mounting flange) : 64×78 mm
Filter attachment size : 52mm
Hood : Built-in

My gear - Nikkor Ai-S 135mm f/2.8

Nikkor Ai-S 135mm f/2.8

Lens construction : 5 elements in 4 groups
Number of diaphragm blades : 7
Minimum f/stop : 32
Closest focusing : 1.3m/4.5 ft.
Weight (approx.): 435g
Dimensions (approx.) (from the camera’s lens mounting flange) : 64×78 mm
Filter attachment size : 52mm
Hood : Built-in

Friday, March 6, 2009

My gear - Wish List

Bags
Tenba Pro Traveller II
p655 Shoulder Bag

catalog #: 638-403
outside Dimensions: 17.5W x 10.5H x 11D in 44W x 27H x 28D cm
Inside Dimensions: 13.25W x 7H x 7.5D in 34W x 18H x 19D cm
Weight: 3.8 lbs 1.7 kg
capacity: 2 SLR bodies, 4 lenses, flash & accessories


Lens



Voigtlander SL 90mm f/3.5 APO Lanthar

VoigtlanderApo-Lanthar 180mm/f4 SL

Body
 













 D7000



Friday, February 20, 2009

Sole distributor of Hoya filters in Singapore

Go to Seng Cheong Co. Ltd, #04-01, ICB Enterprise Building, 116 Middle Road, Tel: 6336-3244

They are the sole distributor of Hoya filters in Singapore.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Frequently Used Acronyms in Photography Singapore

Buy/Sell:
BNP - Buy Now Price
MWTB - May Want To Buy
MWTS - May Want To Sell
MWTT - May Want To Trade
ONO - Or Nearest Offer
RP - Reserve Price
SB - Starting Bid
WTB - Want To Buy
WTR - Want To Rent
WTS - Want To Sell
WTT - Want To Trade

General:
AD - Actual day photographer (wedding)
AFAIK - As far as I know
BBB – Buy Buy Buy
BG - Background
BRB - Be Right Back
BTW - By The Way
CAM - Camera
CBA - Camera Buying Addiction
CD - Compact disc
CF - Compact Flash (card)
CMI - cannot make it
CS - ClubSNAP
Ctrl - Control
DCMI - die also cannot make it
DOA - Dead on Arrival, mostly associated with buying from overseas, upon delivery equipment or lens faulty.
ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival
FYI - For your information
HD - Hard Disk a.k.a HDD for Hard Disk Drive
HWZ - Hardwarezone
IMHO - In my humble opinion
IMO - In my opinion
IIRC - If I remember correctly
IOW - in other words
IRL - in real life
JK - Just Kidding
KIV - Keep in view
KNS - kena sai
KLKK - Walk here Walk there
LOL - laughing out loud
LBA - Lens Buying Addiction
m(_ _)m - i'm kowtowing to you/i beg u
MO - Mass order
MTL - Mai Tu Liao
MSS - Mai Siao Siao
MUA - Make Up Artist
NN TTL - Nope this is not the latest TTL flash technology ..its 'Neh Neh Tua Tua Liap'
NPNT - No photo no talk
OMG - Oh My God
OSM - Oversea model
OT - Off Topic
PA - Photographer's assistant
PITA - Pain in the Ass
PLBTAC - Problem lies bet table and chair
PLBV - Problem lies behind viewfinder (usually follows after RTFM...)
PSS - photographic society of singapore
RTFM - Read the F$%#ing Manual or Read the FREE Manual
ROFL - Rolling on the floor laughing
ROFLMAO - Rolling on The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
SD - Secure Digital (card)
SDHC - SD High Capacity
STFU - Shut The *uck Up
TBA - To Be Announced
TBC - TO be Confirmed
TCSS - Talk C*ck Sing Song
TFCD - Time For CD ... layman terms, we take images of you....you get a CD
TIA – Thanks in advance
TS - Thread starter
TTYL - Talk To You Later
WLEBBQ - Wah lan eh BBQ
WTF - What The *uck
XMM - Xiao Mei Mei
XDD - Xiao Di Di
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary

Camera Shops:
AP - Alan Photo
CP - Cathay Photo
MS - MS Colour, AMK
TCW - The Camera Workshop
John 3:16 - Nope....not the BIBLE but a shop in Funan Centre, 5th Floor
OP - Orient Photo @ Sim Lim Square

Camera Accessories Shop:
EG - EastGear
PPCP - Perfect Pixel Camera Parts
SSK - ShaSkinKi.com

Photography-related terms:
AE - Auto Exposure
AEL - Auto Exposure Lock
AF - Auto Focus
APAD - A Photo A Day
AS - Anti-Shake (Konica Minolta term)
Av - Aperture Priority (Canon) (A for Nikon)
AWB - Auto White Balance
AWL - Advanced Wireless Lighting (Nikon term)
CA - Chromatic Abberrations
CCD - Charged Coupled Device (Sensor)
CLS - Creative Lighting System (Nikon term)
CMOS - Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (Sensor)
CPL - Circular Polarizer (Filter)
C. Fn. - Custom Function (Canon, not sure of other brands)
DO - Diffractive Optics (lens element) (Canon)
DOF - Depth of Field
DRO - Dynamic Range Optimizer (Sony term)
DSLR - Digital Single Lens Reflex (camera)
ED - Extra-low Dispersion glass (for sharper pictures)
EV - Exposure
FE - Fish-eye (lens)
FF - Full Frame (Camera)
FEL - Flash Exposure Lock (Canon)
FOV -
HDR - High Dynamic Range
HSM - Hyper Sonic Motor (Sigma)
IF - Internal Focusing
IQ - Image Quality
IS - Image Stabilizer (Canon)
LF - Large Format
LR - Adobe LightRoom
LV - Live View
MF - Medium Format OR Manual Focus
ND - Neutral Density (Filters)
OIS - Optical Image Stabilizer (Panasonic term)
OOF - Out of Focus
OS - Optical Stabiliser (Sigma) OR Operating System (Computer term)
PP - Post Process
PS - Photoshop
PS CS - PhotoShop Creative Suite (this is usually joined)
RF - Rangefinder (camera)
SLR - Single Lens Reflex (camera)
SDM - Supersonic Drive Motor (Pentax term)
SSS - Super Steady Shot (Sony term)
SSWF - Supersonic Wave Filter (Olympus term)
SWD - Supersonic Wave Drive (Olympus term)
SWM - Silent Wave Motor (Nikon Term)
Sync - Synchro
TC = Tele-Converter
TFCD - Time For CD
TFP - Time For Prints
TTL – Through the lens (A mode for flash)
Tv - Shutter Priority (Canon) (S for Nikon)
UD - Ultra-low Dispersion (lens element) (Canon)
USM - Ultrasonic Motor (not Unsharp Mask, as originally posted)(Canon term)
UWA - Ultra Wide Angle
VR - Vibration Reduction (Nikon term)
WA - Wide Angle
WB - White Balance

File types / Images terms:
BMP - BIT MAP
DNG - Adobe Digital Negative
GIF - Graphics Interchange Format
JPEG/JPG - Joint Photographic Experts Group
NEF - Nikon Electronic Format (Nikon's RAW format)
ORF - Olympus RAW format
PEF - Pentax RAW format
PNG - Portable Network Graphics
PSD - Photoshop file
TIFF - Tagged Image File Format

"Nicknames" or alternative names:
Bokeh - Blur background
PRATA - Reflector
Strobes - usually artificial light ....e.g. studio lights
Tupperware - Lightsphere
upz - To bring up your/someone's thread to the top of the page.

Special Terms(Nikonians' idols):
KRW - The Venerable Ken Rockwell
GF - Gary Fong (inventor of the LightSphere, The LightSphere II, The LightSphere Photojournalist II)
GFLS - Gary Fong LightSphere/II/PJII
RG - Rob Galbraith

Places:
SLS - Sim Lim Square
JBP - Jurong Bird Park
SBG (or BG) - Singapore Botanical Gardens
MOG - Mandai Orchid Garden
SB - Sungei Buloh
AH - Alexandra Hospital
CTC - Cha Tu Chak Market in Bangkok

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Exposure Value Chart

Exposure Value Chart

EV

TYPE OF LIGHTING SITUATION

-6

Night, away from city lights, subject under starlight only.

-5

Night, away from city lights, subject under crescent moon.

-4

Night, away from city lights, subject under half moon. Meteors (during showers, with time exposure).

-3

Night, away from city lights, subject under full moon.

-2

Night, away from city lights, snowscape under full moon.

-1

Subjects lit by dim ambient artificial light.

0

Subjects lit by dim ambient artificial light.

1

Distant view of lighted skyline.

2

Lightning (with time exposure). Total eclipse of moon.

3

Fireworks (with time exposure).

4

Candle lit close-ups. Christmas lights, floodlit buildings, fountains, and monuments. Subjects under bright street lamps.

5

Night home interiors, average light. School or church auditoriums. Subjects lit by campfires or bonfires.

6

Brightly lit home interiors at night. Fairs, amusement parks.

7

Bottom of rainforest canopy. Brightly lighted nighttime streets. Indoor sports. Stage shows, circuses.

8

Las Vegas or Times Square at night. Store windows. Campfires, bonfires, burning buildings. Ice shows, football, baseball etc. at night. Interiors with bright florescent lights.

9

Landscapes, city skylines 10 minutes after sunset. Neon lights, spotlighted subjects.

10

Landscapes and skylines immediately after sunset. Crescent moon (long lens).

11

Sunsets. Subjects in open shade.

12

Half moon (long lens). Subject in heavy overcast.

13

Gibbous moon (long lens). Subjects in cloudy-bright light (no shadows).

14

Full moon (long lens). Subjects in weak, hazy sun.

15

Subjects in bright or hazy sun (Sunny f/16 rule).

16

Subjects in bright daylight on sand or snow.

17

Rarely encountered in nature. Some man made lighting.

18

Rarely encountered in nature. Some man made lighting.

19

Rarely encountered in nature. Some man made lighting.

20

Rarely encountered in nature. Some man made lighting.

21

Rarely encountered in nature. Some man made lighting.

22

Extremely bright. Rarely encountered in nature.

23

Extremely bright. Rarely encountered in nature.