Tuesday, 2 June 2015

PhotoStory : Auto Focus Macro Extension Tube & Thing That Kept World Spinning...


Tutorial : #GeoTag Gambar-Gambar Dari dSLR Anda Dengan Menggunakan Telefon Pintar

Kaedah ini tidak terhad pada kamera SLR sahaja malah boleh dilakukan pada kebanyakan kamera yang tidak mempunyai alat GPS.

Jom cuba!

Dengan menggunakan telefon pintar anda. Muat turun aplikasi GPS Logger dengan percuma. Tuan-puan boleh memilih sebarang aplikasi GPX tracker kesukaan tuan dan puan. Berdozen-dozen aplikasi GPX logger terdapat di pasaran android mahupun iOS.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Places : Haad Yai & Krabi Via Bukit Kayu Hitam-Ban Dan Nok Checkpoint

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Thailand, the country you would go to seek release or even enlightment which always sold itself as a spiritual refuge. You think? Well, if not so you might have pictured dirty Golok, Malaysia-Thai border and whatnot. In contrary to that misconception its believe system - Buddhism  has been around for over two and a half thousand years. Most Thai people regard themselves as Buddhist which strictly speaking is NOT a religion, NO god is worshipped. Its nature of being less dogmatic and easier to adapt into modern lifestyle are the main reasons this believe popular among westerners and celebrities.
 
My border-crossing trip this time will take me to Krabi from Hat Yai of Southern Thai, a controversial Southern violence played by international mainstream media, 2005's bombing of Hat Yai International Airport and international franchised hypermarket.
 
I've visited Thailand on many occasions and really never witnessed a spiritual side of the people, if anything I saw is a country on a race of economic growth, in gross consumerism and instant gratifications. Sad but true, this trip won't take me anywhere near to that either.
 

Bus trip from Klang Valley ended up at Bukit Kayu Hitam - Ban Dan Nok crossing approximately 0545hr Malaysia time as I recalled my bus was among the earliest 3 to arrived. Border open at 0600hr, best to get yourself in front row possible as everyone will hurl towards immigration post when the gates opened. Thailand has 30,000 temples so it doesn't take long before one greeted me when I reach Ban Dan Nok town, the first town near to Bukit Kayu Hitam. Journey to Hat Yai will take another 45 minutes.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Places : DKI Jakarta to Bandung

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Some images of Jakarta and Bandung, Indonesia taken in 2012. Situated in south of pacific on the island of Java, it's the capital of Indonesia the third largest city on earth. Jakarta and its surrounding area alone is home to more than 24 million people and considered to be one of the world's megacity.





Indonesia once a Dutch colony in the early 17th century. Japan occupation took place of the island from 1942 to 1945 and after Japan surrender Indonesia declared its independence. Flight was short, about 2 hours from Kuala Lumpur after touched down at Jakarta International Airport T3 immediately took DAMRI Airport bus heading to Stasiun Gambir (Gambir Train Station - a major railway station in Central Jakarta). Here you can find most intercity trains operated across Java Island. This going to be my mode of transport for the next 7 days travelling along route Jakarta Kota - Bogor/Bekasi/Depok.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

2 Sen Aku : Auto Focus Microadjustment and Calibration (A How-To Guide)

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Post kali ini saya tunjuk bagaimana nak calibrate auto focus untuk dapatkan fokus yang tepat (or at least hampir tepat).

Siapa perlu calibrate AF?
Jika tuan puan baru beli lens, samada lens baru atau terpakai.
Jika tuan puan beli body slr, samada baru mahupun terpakai.
Saya recommend prosedur (body dan lens) calibration ini terutamanya pada sesiapa yang memiliki lens pantas (fast lens). Advance atau intermediate photographer cukup faham lens yang mempunyai bukaan aperture luas (shallow DOF) akan menghadapi masalah fokus pada situasi-situasi tertentu.

Sebagai contoh, bila tuan puan melakukan fotografi potret pada jarak dekat (bahagian muka subjek) menggunakan lens 85mm f/1.8 atau 50mm f/1.8 kadang-kadang sukar untuk mendapatkan titik fokus mengikut kehendak tuan puan. Auto focus kamera tuan puan tidak memberikan fokus pada mata subjek tetapi telinga atau hujung hidung yang berada pada jarak focus yang baik. Fenomena ini dipanggil “back/front focusing”.

Lens calibration setup berada pada body slr. Tidak semua model mempunyai fungsi/setting tersebut. Bagi pemilik dslr yang baru mengetahui prosedur ini, saya sarankan tuan puan lihat spesifikasi dan features model kamera masing-masing.

Apa tuan puan perlu?
1. Kamera yang memiliki fungsi/setting AF Microadjustment (Canon), AF fine-tune (Nikon).
2. Auto-focus Calibration Chart.
   (Boleh dibeli dari lama jual beli internet dengan harga serendah RM10, atau download dibawah dengan percuma).
3. Tripod.

Download imej (AF Calibration Chart) di bawah.

AF Calibration Chart