Nikon Malaysia Announced D7500 DSLR Camera

Nikon announced D7500 model back in April 2017, but only till now Nikon Malaysia has officially announced the pricing and releasing the camera to dealers nationwide.

There will be two variants: Body only, Body + 18-140mm kit set

  • D7500 Body = SRP RM6,348.00 (incl. GST)
  • D7500 Kit with AF-S DX 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G VR = SRP RM7,498.00 (incl. GST)

Of course, street price should be much lower, which you can find at

Original Press Release by Nikon on 12th April 2017:


Exceptional Speed, Precision and Low-Light Ability Has Never Been as Attainable; The New D7500 Uses the Same Powerful Imaging Sensor and Includes Many Features from Nikon’s DX-Format D500 Flagship

MELVILLE, NY (April 12, 2017 at 12:01 A.M. EDT) — Enthusiasts are a distinct type of photographer, who go to great lengths in the relentless pursuit of the perfect capture. It is for this user that Nikon Inc. announced the D7500 today, an advanced-level DX-format DSLR that provides a robust yet lightweight camera with powerful performance and premium features. Using the same 20.9-megapixel image sensor, processor and wide ISO range as the D500, Nikon’s flagship DX-format DSLR, the D7500 incorporates an exceptional combination of stunning image quality, impressive speed, astounding low-light ability and 4K UHD video capture, yet remains within reach for a diverse array of image makers and creators.

“The Nikon D7500 was engineered to be as versatile as the photographer using it, and excels whether shooting fast-action sports, stunning low-light landscapes, distant wildlife, glamorous portraits or multimedia content,” said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “This is a camera for the photographers who are serious about their passion, infatuated with the next frame and above all else, want speed, small size and an excellent value.”

Balance Image Quality and Low-Light Performance
The new D7500 features Nikon’s latest 20.9-megapixel DX-format imaging sensor and EXPEED 5 processing engine, the same high-performance heart of the Nikon D500. Designed to excel in a wide array of shooting conditions, the D7500 eliminates the optical low-pass filter (OLPF) for maximum sharpness and clarity, with the class-leading dynamic range flexibility that is a hallmark of Nikon DSLRs. The compact DX-format form factor also gives photographers extended focal length reach that is an advantage for sports and wildlife photography, especially when coupled with the vast selection of available NIKKOR lenses.

Whether shooting a landscape at dawn or sports under indoor lights, the D7500 affords the latitude of low-light capability to consistently nail the shot, time and time again. Even in the most challenging light, users can capture images with minimal noise, thanks to a native ISO range that spans from 100-51,200, and an expanded ISO range up to an astonishing 1.64 million equivalent. Those same stellar image quality and low noise virtues also apply to those shooting video, whether it’s a 4K UHD production or a mesmerizing astro time-lapse of the night sky.

Focus with Precision, Capture with Confidence
The Nikon D7500 DSLR gives photographers many new premium features and advanced Nikon technologies to help create incredible images and video:

  • The D7500 is fast enough to keep pace with the quickest athletes or animals; capable of shooting at up to 8 frames-per-second (fps) with full AF/AE, with an expanded buffer of up to 50 RAW/NEF (14-bit lossless compressed) or 100 JPEG images.
  • Nikon’s proven 51-point AF system covers a large portion of the frame. A Group-Area AF function has been added, which is a preferred focus mode for those shooting fast action.
  • The slim, tilting 3.2” 922K-dot touchscreen LCD can be used to easily control, compose and play back, even while mounted to a tripod. The menus can also be easily navigated using the touchscreen function.
  • Like the Nikon D5 and D500, the 180K RGB Metering system is used with the Advanced Scene Recognition System to help ensure balanced exposures and fantastic color rendition in nearly any shooting situation.
  • Lightweight DX form factor allows for an agile, comfortable body with deep grip and comprehensive weather sealing. The monocoque body is durable and approximately 5% lighter than the D7200 and 16% lighter than the D500.
  • Shoot all day and well into the night with up to approximately 950 shots per charge (CIPA standard).
  • Like the D500 and D5, the Auto AF Fine Tune feature when in Live View allows users to automatically calibrate autofocus with specific lenses if needed.
  • Through the Retouch menu, users can access an in-camera Batch Process RAW Converter that can handle multiple images to optimize workflow.
  • The camera’s pop-up flash can act as a Commander for remote Speedlights, while the camera is also optimized to function with line-of-sight using SB-500, SB-700 and SB-5000. It can even support the radio frequency control system of the SB-5000 when using the optional WR-R10 accessory.
  • New Auto Picture Control function analyzes the picture scene and automatically generates a tone curve within the camera.
  • Images can automatically be downloaded to a compatible smartphone, and the camera can also be triggered remotely using Built-in Bluetooth1 and Wi-Fi2

Multimedia Capabilities for Creators
The Nikon D7500 adds in a diverse array of advanced features for multimedia content creators, including 4K UHD (3840 × 2160/30p) video capture and the ability to produce awe-inspiring 4K UHD time-lapse movies in-camera. Video files can be stored as either MOV files or as MP4 files, for greater flexibility and easier playback on a wide range of devices. Like the D500, the D7500 offers 3-axis built-in e-VR image stabilization when shooting 1080p Full HD video, and can be easily focused using the rear touchscreen function.

For the advanced videographer, the D7500 offers simultaneous 4K UHD output to card and uncompressed via HDMI, as well as a headphone and microphone jack for pro-level audio recording and monitoring. To allow for smooth exposure adjustments, the camera also supports power aperture for smooth and step-less depth-of-field transitions while users can also keep highlights in-check using visible zebra stripes in live-view mode.

Price and Availability

The Nikon D7500 will be available in Summer 2017 for a suggested retail price (SRP)* of US$1,249.95 for the body only configuration, or with a AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens for US$1,749.95 SRP*. For more information on the Nikon D7500 as well as the latest Nikon products, please visit

1.The camera’s built-in Bluetooth® capability can only be used to connect the camera to a compatible smart device running the SnapBridge app, and to take advantage of SnapBridge features.

2 This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.

  • Using the SnapBridge App System Requirements:
  • Android 5.0 or later or 6.0.1 or later
  • A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.

The SnapBridge app is available for compatible iPhone®, iPad® and/or iPod touch®, and for smart devices running the AndroidTM operating system. The app can be downloaded free of charge from Apple’s App Store® and GooglePlayTM. SnapBridge can be used only with compatible cameras.

*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.

Nikon D7500 specifications

MSRP $1299 (body only), $1749 with 18-140 VR kit lens
Body type
Body type Mid-size SLR
Max resolution 5568 x 3712
Other resolutions 4176 x 2784, 2784 x 1856
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 21 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 22 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Expeed 5
ISO ISO 100 – 51200 (expandable to 50 – 1640000)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50
Boosted ISO (maximum) 1640000
White balance presets 12
Custom white balance Yes (5)
Image stabilization Digital only
Image stabilization notes 3-axis Electronic for Full HD and below
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal, Basic
File format
  • JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine, normal, or basic compression (Size priority); Optimal quality compression available
  • NEF (RAW): Lossless compressed, compressed 12 or 14 bit
  • NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single Photograph Recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG Formats
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 51
Lens mount Nikon F
Focal length multiplier 1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 922,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.94×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Aperture Priority
  • Auto
  • Auto (flash off)
  • Manual (M)
  • Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
  • Scene Modes
  • Shutter-Priority
  • User
Scene modes
  • Autumn Colors
  • Beach / Snow
  • Blossom
  • Candlelight
  • Child
  • Close-up
  • Dusk / Dawn
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Night Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party / Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Special Effects Mode
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus sync connector)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Flash X sync speed 1/250 sec
Drive modes
  • Single-frame
  • Self-timer
  • Quiet continuous
  • Quiet shutter
  • Mirror-up
  • Continuous high
  • Continuous low
Continuous drive 8.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in 1-stop increments)
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Videography notes Supports MOV and MP4 packages
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 48 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 48 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 12 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 12 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 12 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 60p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 60p / 12 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 50p / 24 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 50p / 12 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port Yes
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes Wi-Fi with low energy Bluetooth
Remote control Yes (Wired, wireless, smartphone)
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description EN-EL15a lithium-ion rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 950
Weight (inc. batteries) 640 g (1.41 lb / 22.58 oz)
Dimensions 136 x 104 x 73 mm (5.35 x 4.09 x 2.87)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (4K output)
GPS Optional
GPS notes GP-1A

Tamron Introduces Ultra Telephoto Zoom 18-400mm


Dramatic extended range achieved by combining cutting-edge optical design and other new breakthrough technologies including a redesigned cam structure

18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028)

June 23, 2017, Commack, NY – Tamron, a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of the new 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028), the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras, which covers a focal length range of 18-400mm. Since the 1992 launch of its AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 Aspherical (Model 71D), Tamron has dominated the all-in-one zoom category and has produced many lenses that cover wide-angle to telephoto zoom ranges. Tamron has now developed an ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom that extends to 400mm (35mm equivalent of 620mm) and a 22.2x zoom ratio. Packed in a light, compact body (4.8in./24.9oz.)2 is Tamron’s accumulated knowledge and experience for all-in-one zoom lenses, including the most advanced optical and mechanical designs, an HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive) for the AF system and the Vibration Compensation system. Photographers can now enjoy wide-angle to ultra-telephoto photography using one lens, which is ideal for travel photography and eliminates the need to carry extra lenses. The new Model B028 lens enables photographing a wide variety of ultra-telephoto images including everyday casual scenes. The 18-400mm will be available in the U.S. at the end of July at US$649 (Around RM2730).


  1. The world’s first3 ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens to achieve 400mm telephoto

The new Model B028 is the world’s first lens for APS-C DSLR cameras that covers a focal length range of 18-400mm and achieves a zoom ratio of 22.2x. The focal length of 400mm on the telephoto end enables the capturing of ultra-telephoto pictures with the 35mm equivalent of 620mm angle of view. Now, with just this one lens, a photographer can readily enjoy the power of ultra-telephoto to bring distant subjects closer as well as the perspective-flattening effects that only extreme telephoto settings can achieve. This all-in-one zoom lens is ideal for travel and everyday shooting. It allows a photographer to switch from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto without changing lenses, making it faster and easier to capture a much wider range of subjects including travel scenes, wildlife, action sports, landscapes, cityscapes, portraits and food.

  1. Excellent image quality across the entire zoom range, from wide-angle to ultra-telephoto and macro

The optical construction of the B028 consists of 16 lens elements in 11 groups. The use of specialized glass elements such as LD (Low Dispersion) and aspherical lens elements effectively minimizes wide-ranging aberrations, including chromatic aberrations and distortion, thereby assuring outstanding image quality. Optimum power distribution among the individual lens element groups achieves both the optical performance and the compact size necessary for an ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens that boasts 400mm focal length. Also, it enables tele-macro photography with a maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9.

  1. Lightweight and compact design exhibits Tamron’s basic philosophy for all-in-one zoom lenses

Despite being an all-in-one zoom lens that achieves 400mm ultra-telephoto, Model B028 is light and compact with a total length of 4.8in. and a weight of 24.9oz.4 A new lens barrel design utilizing three-step extensions was developed to enable the necessary elongation to produce a 22.2x zoom ratio. Compared to the conventional approach, the division into a larger number of cams ensures comfortable operation and stability while zooming. Tamron’s philosophy for all-in-one zoom lenses is to allow each photographer to casually capture everyday photos with a lens of a practical size, and Model B028 fulfills this philosophy.

  1. HLD motor provides high-precision AF and enables compact lens construction

The AF drive system for Model B028 uses Tamron’s exclusive HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive) motor. The power-saving HLD motor produces outstanding driving torque, and adjusts motor rotation from low to high speed to enable accurate and quiet focusing. The HLD motor takes up less space thanks to its small size and circular arc shape that allows the size of the lens to be reduced.

  1. Equipped with the Vibration Compensation system necessary for ultra-telephotography at 400mm

Despite its compact size, Model B028 is equipped with Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) system, which effectively curbs camera shake under low light conditions (such as a dimly lit room or at dusk) and while taking ultra-telephoto pictures. This greatly expands opportunities for casual handheld shooting. The jitter-free stability of the viewfinder image allows for easier framing and enables the photographer to compose the subject quickly and comfortably.

  1. Electromagnetic diaphragm system now used also for Nikon-mount lenses

The electromagnetic diaphragm system, which has been a standard feature for Canon-mount lenses, is now employed in Nikon-mount lenses5. More precise diaphragm and aperture control is possible because the diaphragm blades are driven and controlled by a motor through electronic pulse signals.

  1. User-friendly features for everyday comfortable use

With an eye toward active outdoor photography, Model B028 features Moisture-Resistant Construction to ensure worry-free shooting as well as confidence while shooting under adverse weather conditions. Also, the Zoom Lock mechanism prevents undesired movement of the lens barrel under its own weight when the camera is angled downward while walking.

  1. Compatible with TAP-in ConsoleTM, an optional accessory product

The optional TAP-in Console provides a USB connection to a personal computer, enabling the user to easily update the lens’s firmware as well as to customize features, including fine adjustments to the AF and VC.

  1. External design placing importance on functionality and ease of use

While inheriting the design that makes use of many organic curves and the delicately polished form down to fine details that characterize the SP lens series, the new Model B028 comes with a highly sophisticated design that also places a lot of importance on the lens’s functionality and ease of use, featuring an overall form that faithfully encompasses the internal structures within, a slim Luminous Gold brand ring and the switch shape design.

[1] Among interchangeable lenses for DSLR cameras (As of May 2017; Tamron)
[2] Length and weight are based on the Nikon-mount lens
[3] Among interchangeable lenses for DSLR cameras (As of May 2017; Tamron)
[4] Length and weight are based on figures for the Nikon-mount lens.
[5] Available only with cameras compatible with the electromagnetic diaphragm (D3100, D3200, D3300, D3400, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D7000, D7100, D7200, D300S, D500) (As of May, 2017; Tamron) 

Tamron 18-400mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD specifications

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 18–400 mm
Image stabilization Yes (Up to 2.5 stops)
Lens mount Canon EF-S, Nikon F (DX)
Maximum aperture F3.5–6.3
Minimum aperture F22–40
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Elements 16
Groups 11
Special elements / coatings Low dispersion, aspherical, hybrid aspherical elements
Minimum focus 0.45 m (17.72)
Maximum magnification 0.34×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Extending front
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 710 g (1.57 lb)
Diameter 79 mm (3.11)
Length 124 mm (4.88)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock Yes
Filter thread 72.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes

Canon Malaysia System Upgrade from 30 June to 4 July 2017

Announcement from Canon Malaysia.

Dear Valued Customers and Business Associates,

Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd will be upgrading its enterprise system to better serve our customers and business partners.

The upgrading period will begin from Thursday 29th June, 5pm to Tuesday, 4th July, 11am.

During this period, Canon Customer Care Centres in our Head Office (UOA Business Park), Low Yat Plaza and Nationwide Branches will be closed. A list of alternative Collection Centres and Authorized Service Providers is available at

However, our on-site operations and field service will continue as normal. We seek your understanding should there be any delay in our service dispatch due to system migration.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your Sales Representative or you may address your enquiries to our Nationwide Customer Careline 1800-88-2000.

We apologize for any inconvenience during this period of time and thank you for your kind understanding.

Yours sincerely,
Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Official letter from Canon Malaysia:

Gitzo 100 Years Anniversary Limited-edition Tripods

If your Gitzo tripod is not special or pricey enough…here’s a chance to boost up the price!

Gitzo is celebrating 100 years since the founding of its brand by Arsène Gitzhoven, and to commemorate the occasion they’ve released two special edition tripods. The 100 Year Anniversary Edition Tripod features a ‘new high-appeal look and feel’ as well as features standard on the Traveler Series tripods: Carbon tubing, 180-degree leg folding and the company’s G-lock mechanism. Only 1917 of them will be sold, but if that’s not exclusive enough for you, there are only 100 Arsène Gitzhoven Traveler Tripods to be had.

The Arsène Gitzhoven Traveler features an all-carbon fiber construction. Each one will be laser engraved with its production number from 1/100 to 100/100 as well as an engraving of its owner’s signature. It’ll set you back US$3000 (RM12900); the 100 Year Anniversary Edition will sell for US$1500 (Around RM6450). Each will be available from ‘select dealers’.


Three New Nikon Lenses and Updated Waterproof Coolpix W300 Camera

Nikon’s latest announcement, unveiling the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED, AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR, and AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lenses. To make sure you are ready to capture your summer adventures, Nikon has announced an updated tough camera, the COOLPIX W300 point-and-shoot, which sports improved durability and the ability to record 4K video.

Extremely specialized and extremely interesting, Nikon’s latest fisheye, the 8-15mm, offers users the ability to adjust focal length quickly to match certain compositions, as well as deliver both 180° circular images at 8mm or full-frame coverage when zoomed in. It also uses ED glass to minimize chromatic aberrations and reduce color fringing, and it has a Nano Crystal Coat to combat flare and ghosting. On top of this, it has the latest E-type electromagnetic diaphragm for added exposure consistency during continuous shooting.

AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lenses, AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED, and AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR

Next on the list is a high-end fast prime, the 28mm f/1.4. With a versatile and widely appreciated focal length for looking for a fast and wide-but-not-too-wide option for street and general-purpose shooting, this lens will provide outstanding quality and performance. It features ED glass for keeping aberrations controlled, especially when working wide open, and a Nano Crystal Coat for minimal flare and ghosting. Additionally, it sports an E-type diaphragm, for fast, consistent performance.

The last lens announced today will appeal to DX-format shooters who want a compact and wide-angle zoom, the 10-20mm. This lens will provide a 15-30mm equivalent zoom range, matching a common option for full-frame cameras, and it even has Vibration Reduction to help capture sharp images in low light, with longer shutter speeds or during video capture. A variable f/4.5-5.6 helps keep the lens small and lightweight while a pulse stepping motor system provides smooth, silent focusing for stills and video.


Today isn’t just for lenses, however, because Nikon has just lifted the covers on the COOLPIX W300 Digital Camera, a tough point-and-shoot that now shoots 4K video. With waterproofing to 100′ and improved shock-proofing of up to 8′, this pocketable camera will be an excellent companion on all of your expeditions. The camera also features a 5x optical zoom lens for wide-angle to telephoto perspectives for capturing vast landscapes and getting sharp close-ups. A major improvement is the addition of 4K recording for extremely high-res video. And, as with most of Nikon’s latest camera announcements, this camera is equipped with a built-in GPS as well as Snapbridge via the implementation of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Love For My Home, My Town, My Country Photography Contest 2017

Love For My Home, My Town, My Country

Photography Contest 2017

Organised by Malaysian Chinese Culture & Arts Consultative Council

Express your love for your homeland with your most creative photographs!

Open Category 公开组:
First 冠军: Cash 现金 RM2,000 + Canon EOS 800D (EF-S 18-135 IS STM) worth 值
RM5,000 + Certificate 奖状
Second 亚军: Cash 现金 RM1,000 + Canon EOS 750D (EF-S 18-55 IS STM) worth 值
RM3,000 + Certificate 奖状
Third 季军: Cash 现金RM500 + Canon EOS M10 (EFM 15-45) Pokemon worth 值
RM2,000 + Certificate 奖状
10 x Merit 优秀奖: Canon PIXMA E470 worth 值 RM300 + Certificate 奖状
10 x Consolation 安慰奖: Canon PIXMA MG3070S worth 值 RM200 + Certificate 奖状

Student Category 学生组:
First 冠军: Canon EOS 750D (EF-S 18-55 IS STM) worth 值 RM3,000 + Certificate 奖状
Second 亚军: Canon EOS M10 (EFM15-45) Pokemon worth 值 RM2,000 + Certificate 奖状
Third 季军: Canon POWERSHOT SX620HS worth 值 RM1,000 + Certificate 奖状
10 x Merit 优秀奖: Canon PIXMA E470 worth 值 RM300 + Certificate 奖状
10 x Consolation 安慰奖: Canon PIXMA MG3070S worth 值 RM200 + Certificate 奖状

1. This contest is open to all Malaysian photography enthusiasts.
2. Photos entered for this contest must be taken between 2015 and 2017. The photos must not have been published or
entered for any other competitions previously.
3. It is the responsibility of the contestant to get the consent of the subject or the owner before photographing, `or to take the
photo as an entry.
4. All entries must be original, without any electronic modifications.
5. We do not tolerate plagiarism and theft of photos (Reminder: Contestants shall solely bear any legal consequences
arising from the submitted entry. ).
6. Entries must be in Colour Print of size 8” x 12”. Contestants are required to submit a CD/DVD with the original images in
JPEG Format (Original Capture JPEG or Original Files Converted from RAW) for all the photos submitted.
7. A contestant may submit any number of entries, but each entry must be submitted together with the entry form.
Photocopies of the entry form are acceptable.
8. The judging criteria will be based on Content, Creativity, Composition, Colour, Contrast and Lighting techniques.
9. The Organising Committee and Panel of Judges reserve the right to disqualify entries which do not comply with the rules
and regulations or theme of this contest.
10. All photos and CDs submitted are non-returnable and shall become the property of the organiser who may use them for promotional,
publishing and exhibition purposes without notification and payment to the contestants.
11. The organiser shall not be held responsible for entries damaged or lost through the post or other delivery systems.
12. The decision of the Panel of Judges is final and any dispute or appeal will not be entertained.
13. The closing date for this photography contest is 21st July 2017 (Friday) at 5.00 pm.
All entries must be sent to: Malaysian Chinese Culture & Arts Consultative Council
Tingkat 12, Wisma MCA, No. 163, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1. 此项比赛公开予爱好摄影的马来西亚国民参加。
2. 参赛作品必须是2015至2017年期间所拍摄,同时未曾在任何刊物刊登,且未参加过其他正式比赛。
3. 参赛者有责任在拍摄前先取得所拍摄的对象或事物主人的同意,方可拍摄或将照片作为参赛用途。
4. 要求原创,恕不接受经过电脑修改(增加或删除某些景物)之作品。
5. 若发生参赛作品出现抄袭、剽窃他人作品或创意,侵犯他人著作权、肖像权、名誉权等违法行为,一切法律
6. 作品的尺寸为8寸x 12寸彩色相片,须转为JPG或RAW格式烧录在光碟(CD/DVD)上。
7. 参赛者可寄上多份作品参赛,每份参赛作品均须填写个别的参赛表格方为有效,表格可自行复印。
8. 评审团将根据作品之内容、构图、创意、色彩、反差及采光等拍摄技巧作为评选标准。
9. 作品如有文不对题或违反比赛规则者,主办机构和评审团有权取消有关作品的参赛资格。
10. 所呈上的作品和数码光碟将归主办机构所有,恕不退还。主办机构有权复制得奖作品作宣传、
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Comparing the Nikon D5 with Sony A9, in Real World?

A Youtube camera gear reviewer, Max Yuryev, and pro sports photographer Paul Nelson, team up to give Nikon D5 and Sony A9 an outdoor and indoor review.

They called this a REAL WORLD Comparison which I do not agree. No, I won’t call this a real world comparison, as obviously the subjects (runner, boxer, etc.) are all staged and instructed by the photographers to do what they want.


Both were impressed by the Sony A9, for its wider AF point coverage and faster frame per second shooting speed.


Both cameras are able to give fast and accurate focus on moving subject, with Sony A9 outperformed the Nikon even more.

My Opinion though…

Comparing a Nikon D5 camera that is over 17 months old with a just announced (still under pre-order stage in Malaysia) Sony A9 camera isn’t fair at all. A faster processor, bigger buffer, and better sensor could have been developed and used in any 17 months newer camera.


One thing I do agree though in the review, that the focus points in Nikon DSLR is quite limited to the centre portion of the camera. At times I do want my subject to be slightly closer to the edge, but couldn’t as there is no focusing point there.


However, comparing 20fps in Sony A9 to 12fps in Nikon D5 for me is meaningless. Having more files in your memory cards mean you have to spent much more time having to go through each photo and more space to store those crappy photos. How about a 1000fps Sony RX100 V? That would be the king of all sports camera?!


Define real world. Eg. Olympic. Where’s Sony? The next Olympic? We will wait and see…


OK, it is still an interesting video to watch, and it just makes me wanted to get my hand on a Nikon D5 more now (am using Nikon D4 still). Yes, you can say that I am a biased Nikon user.

FUJIFILM Learning Center, FREE Workshop (Petaling Jaya)

FUJIFILM Learning Center

Our FREE Workshop returns to Petaling Jaya! It is happening in 2 sessions on Sunday, 18th June 2017 between 9.30am to 5pm. This workshop is open to both FUJIFILM owners and non-FUJIFILM owners. Join us and elevate your mastery in photography!

Event Details

18/06/2017 (Sunday)

Fujifilm Office
Ground Floor, Menara Axis, PJ

Workshop 1
Basic Photography
9.30am – 12.30pm (3 hours)
Register Here

Workshop 2
Optimising The JPEGs Straight Out Of Your X-Series
2pm – 5pm (3 hours)
Register Here

GoPro Malaysia RAYA Promotion! RM230 OFF!

Funsportz, the official GoPro distributor in Malaysia has just announced their RAYA promotions for the HERO 5 Black edition! A big slash of RM230 of GoPro HERO 5 from the original SRP of RM1979! Price after discount = RM1749.00

You may purchase GoPro HERO 5 Black online at ShaShinKi:

GoPro HERO5 Black (GoPro Malaysia 1 to 1 Exchange Warranty) (RAYA Promo 14th June 2017 - 28th June 2017)
 GoPro HERO5 Black (GoPro Malaysia 1 to 1 Exchange Warranty) (RAYA Promo 14th June 2017 – 28th June 2017)  RM1,979.00 (incl. GST)  RM1,749.00 (incl. GST) Buy Now


Pre-Order Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens

Announced 4 months ago, Sigma Malaysia is now taking pre-order of the Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art lens till 30th June 2017.

SRP from Sigma Malaysia is RM6,338. Street price should be lower. Pre-order customer will be able to get a free Sigma Wrapping Cloth (while stock last).

The Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art is a fast standard zoom lens for full-frame Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts. It has three special-low-dispersion and four aspherical elements, optical image stabilization, nine rounded aperture blades and an ultrasonic (HSM) focus motor. The lens is sealed against dust and moisture and supports 82mm filters.

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 24–70 mm
Image stabilization Yes
Lens mount Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sigma SA Bayonet
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Elements 19
Groups 14
Special elements / coatings Three HLD and four aspherical elements
Minimum focus 0.37 m (14.57)
Maximum magnification 0.21×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Diameter 88 mm (3.46)
Length 108 mm (4.24)
Materials Metal
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock No
Filter thread 82.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code LH876-04
Tripod collar No

Does Gear Matters? Pro Photographers with Amateur Gear VS an Amateur with Pro Gear

Does gear matters? Or is it the person behind the camera?

The photographers at Mango Street made an interesting video having two photographers with different gears (beginner set vs professional set) shooting the same model.

The two professional photographers each used a discontinued = RM2k Canon Rebel T3i (EOS 600D) and low-end lenses (a kit 18-55mm and a 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens), and they invited their friend who isn’t a photographer (but who possesses a basic understanding of photography) to shoot the same model at the same location using a high-end RM13k Canon 5D Mark IV with a RM8k Canon 35mm f/1.4L II lens.

Below are some of the photos taken by them:

Daniel (Pro with Amateur Gear)

Rachel (Pro with Amateur Gear)

Justin (Amateur with Pro Gear)

My thought…

Which sets of photographs you think is the best? We can’t judge sharpness and resolutions from the photos shown in Youtube, but composition wise, Daniel and Rachel definitely show some more interesting shots here. From the video, it can be seen that the Pro Photographers are able to direct the model more confidently, into the position / angle that they wanted.

Sony A9 Firmware Update V1.01 – addressing overheating issue

Sony has just released a new firmware update v1.01 addressing the overheating issue of their latest professional A9 camera that goes upto 20fps shooting speed.

Photographer Danny Eusebio, known as that1cameraguy online, posted the 9.5-minute video above about a recent experience he had with the camera. After taking the a9 to a pool for a swim meet, Eusebio noticed that the overheating warning icon showed up on the screen after less than 20 minutes of use in 81°F.

Sony A9 is still in pre-order stage in Malaysia. Not hitting any physical stores yet. If you are getting one or already in the pre-order list, do have the new firmware ready in your computer and update the firmware when you have the camera in hand.

Download the firmware at:

Firmware Updates for Sony a7II, a7RII, a7SII, a6300, & a6500

Sony has released a new firmware update for its A7II, A7RII, A7SII, A6300 and A6500 mirrorless cameras.

The firmware version 4.0 for Sony A7II and A7RII includes several improvements and fixes. Sony A7SII upgraded to version 3.0.

Sony released firmware updates with lots of new functions including FE 100-400mm GM OSS support, better overheating control, improved Flexible Spot AF function, improves release time lag when wireless flash is used, adds “Live View Display” custom button assignable support and visible light LED assist with external flash for AF (HVL-F45RM) on a7II, a7RII, a7SII,and wait for it….a “star-eater” fix for a7RII.

  • Sony FE 100-400mm GM OSS support (a7II, a7RII, a7SII, a6300, a6500)
  • Better overheating control (a7II, a7RII, a7SII, a6300)
  • Improved Flexible Spot AF function (a7II, a7RII, a7SII)
  • Improved release time lag when wireless flash is used (a7II, a7RII, a7SII)
  • Adds “Live View Display” custom button assignable support (a7II, a7RII, a7SII)
  • Adds Visible light LED assist with external flash for AF with HVL-F45RM (a7II, a7RII, a7SII)
  • “Star-eater” Long Exposure NR fix for (a7RII)

List of Improvements:

Sony a7RII and a7SII

Adds “Auto Pwr OFF Temp.” function(*)

  • (*)If the same part of your skin touches the camera for a long period of time while using the camera, even if the camera does not feel hot to you, it may cause symptoms of a low-temperature burn such as redness or blistering.
    Pay special attention in the following situations and use a tripod, etc.

    • When using the camera in a high-temperature environment
    • When someone with poor circulation or impaired skin sensation uses the camera
    • When using the camera with the [Auto Pwr OFF Temp.] set to [High]
  • Improves operability of the camera:
    1. Improves operability when AF area is set to flexible spot
      Refer to here for details.
    2. Adds “Live View Display” into custom button assignation
    3. Adds “Set File Name” function
  • Supports visible light LED in external flash for AF (HVL-F45RM)
  • Improves release time lag when wireless flash is used
  • Optimizes exposure algorithm during focusing when [Live View Display] is [Setting Effect OFF]
  • Improves image quality when Long Exposure NR setting is OFF
  • Improves overall stability of the camera

Sony a7II

  • Improves operability of the camera:
    1. Improves operability when AF area is set to flexible spot
      Refer to here for details.
    2. Adds “Live View Display” into custom button assignation
    3. Adds “Set File Name” function
  • Supports visible light LED in external flash for AF (HVL-F45RM)
  • Improves release time lag when wireless flash is used
  • Improves overall stability of the camera

Sony a6500

  • Supports new lens “SEL100400GM”
  • Optimizes image stabilization performance in movie mode

Sony a6300

  • Adds “Auto Pwr OFF Temp.” function(*)
    (*)If the same part of your skin touches the camera for a long period of time while using the camera, even if the camera does not feel hot to you, it may cause symptoms of a low-temperature burn such as redness or blistering.
    Pay special attention in the following situations and use a tripod, etc.

    • When using the camera in a high-temperature environment
    • When someone with poor circulation or impaired skin sensation uses the camera
    • When using the camera with the [Auto Pwr OFF Temp.] set to [High]
  • Supports new lens “SEL100400GM”
  • Modifies aspect of guide frame display in LCD (2.35:1 mode)
  • Improves overall stability of the camera

Download Links:

Sony a7II FW 4.00: MAC | WIN
Sony a7RII FW 4.00: MAC | WIN
Sony a7SII FW 3.00: MAC | WIN
Sony a6500 FW 1.03: MAC | WIN
Sony a6300 FW 2.00: MAC | WIN


CIPA Shows Digital Camera Sales Statistics

A picture worths a thousand words. Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) has published the sales figure of digital camera sales worldwide.

Camera sales has been dropping from years to years since 2011/2012,  by a huge margin. No thanks to the popularity of mobile phone. However, recent sales data published by CIPA shows some good news, that the sales of digital camera in Year 2017 seems to be steadying as compare to Year 2016.

Are we already looking at the bottom of camera sales figure now? Let’s hope so that sales will bounce and climb in the coming months or years.

Visit the statistic page at: