FUJIFILM Learning Center, FREE workshop (Penang), 16/07/2017 (Sunday)

FUJIFILM Learning Center

Our FREE Workshop returns to Penang! It is happening in 2 sessions on Sunday, 16th July 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!

Date
16/07/2017 (Sunday)

Venue
Fujifilm Penang Office
26-Q, Jalan Mesjid Negeri, 11600 Penang

Workshop 1
Basic Photography
For X-A3, X-A2, X-A1, X-A10, X-M1 Users

9.30am – 12.30pm (3 hours)
Register Here

Workshop 2
Basic Photography
For X-T1, X-T2, X-T10, X-T20, X-Pro1, X-Pro2, X100 Series Users

2pm – 5pm (3 hours)
Register Here

Canon Malaysia Power Up Offer (3rd July – 30th September 2017)

Canon Malaysia Power Up Promotion from 3rd July – 30 September 2017.

CONSUMER PROMOTION: POWER UP

Promotion Period: 03/07/2017 – 30/09/2017

PROMO
EOS 1300D · Battery Pack LP-E10 (YLWC) · 16GB SD Card · Camera Bag
EOS 750D · Battery Pack LP-E17 (YLWC) · 16GB SD Card · Camera Bag
EOS 80D · Battery Pack LP-E6N (YLWC) · 16GB SD Card · Camera Bag
EOS M10 · Battery Pack LP-E12 (YLWC) · Camera Face Jacket (YLWC) · 16GB SD Card · Camera Bag
EOS M5 EOS M6 · Battery Pack LP-E17 (YLWC) · Mount Adapter EF-EOS M (without tripod collar) (YLWC)

Terms & Conditions:

  • This program is valid from 3rd July until 30th September 2017 or while stocks last.
  • 16GB SD CARD & CAMERA BAG must be given upfront to consumer upon purchase.
  • BATTERY PACKS, EOS M10 CAMERA FACE JACKET & MOUNT ADAPTER EF-EOS M (without tripod collar) must be redeemed online through YLWC (www.ylwc.canon.com.my) with proof of purchase.
  • Any other matters pertaining to this campaign but not covered in the Rules and Regulations stated above, shall be determined by the management of Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. No correspondence will be entertained and decision made by the management of Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. would be final.

Nikon Malaysia Announced Fisheye 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED Lens Pricing

Originally announced on 31st May 2017, Nikon Malaysia has finally gotten the lens available and announced the pricing of the lens in Malaysia.

Recommended Selling Price incl. 6% GST = RM6,488.00

Street price in Malaysia is much lower as usual, and you can check out the actual pricing at ShaShinKi.com website:

Features

  • Widest NIKKOR fisheye lens yet and the first with zoom capability
  • Capture epic 180° circular images and traditional frame-filling fisheye images
  • Close focusing up to 0.5 feet from your subject for macro-style fisheye images
  • Weather-sealed design and Nikon’s protective Fluorine Coat for use in harsh conditions
  • Equally suited for still photography and video work

Original Press Release in May 2017

NIKON ANNOUNCES THREE NEW WIDE-ANGLE NIKKOR LENSES

  • AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR – Compact Ultra-Wide-Angle Perspective DX-format Zoom Lens
  • AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED -Circular Fisheye Zoom for the Ultimate in Versatility and a Unique Perspective
  • AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED – Outstanding Definition and High Resolution Wide-Angle Prime Lens

MELVILLE, NY (May 31, 2017 at 12:01 A.M. EDT) — Today, Nikon announced three exciting new wide-angle NIKKOR lenses to give a diverse array of users brilliant image quality and maximum versatility whether shooting vast landscapes, architecture, interiors, events and many other wide-angle applications. The new ultra-wide zoom and lightweight DX-format AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR is an excellent value for budding shutterbugs and novice shooters looking to explore a wide-angle point of view, while the new AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED is an FX-format circular fisheye zoom lens for photographers and content creators who desire a truly unique perspective. Lastly, the new AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED is a superior prime lens that provides professional and advanced photographers the ultimate in wide-angle image quality. Both the AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED and AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED are the latest additions to the Gold Ring Series of NIKKOR lenses, a mark identifying Nikon’s premium lens offerings.

“Nikon continues to push the limits of optical excellence, while making new perspectives more attainable than ever before with our latest wide-angle NIKKOR offerings,” said Kosuke Kawaura, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. “Whether a photographer is a novice learning the art of landscapes, an enthusiastic video creator or a working professional shooter, Nikon now makes the wide-angle perspective achievable for everyone.”

The AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR – Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens That’s Compact and Portable

The new NIKKOR 10-20mm is an ultra-wide-angle DX-format zoom lens that opens new perspectives and possibilities for those new to photography, and is ideal for shooting travel and scenery, real estate, large group portraits or vlogging. This new lens combines superior image quality and an attainable price to give consumers wide-angle versatility with a lens that’s remarkably compact and lightweight.

Like all NIKKOR lenses, the new AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR provides advanced optical technologies for stellar image quality in any light, whether shooting a sun-drenched coastal vista, tight spaces or the night sky. The lens features the equivalent of 3.5 stops1 of Vibration Reduction (VR) performance, to help capture sharp images while handheld or in challenging light. Additionally, it utilizes Nikon’s Pulse Motor technology for super-fast and whisper quiet AF operation- which is especially useful when recording video. The optical formula contains three aspherical elements for excellent image quality with minimal distortion even at the widest focal length.

This is a versatile lens that not only excels at shooting expansive horizons, but also offers a remarkably close working distance that’s useful for images or showing up-close details when making product-related videos or how-to content. To get closer to capture small objects with big details, the lens has a close minimum focusing distance of only 8.6 inches (0.22 meters), bringing small objects to life in glorious size.

AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED – Circular Fisheye for Photographers and Content Creators

Nikon’s first fisheye zoom gives photographers and filmmakers an FX-format lens with the look and feel of a circular fisheye and the versatility of a full-frame fisheye, all in one lens. The new lens design provides a creative circular 180-degree vertical / horizontal angle of view on full frame cameras, and zooms to a non-circular fisheye view (180-degree diagonal angle of view) on the long end of the focal range. The lens can also be used on DX-format cameras for a distinctive point-of-view and extreme wide-angle applications. When looking to push creative boundaries, the intriguing perspective from a fisheye lens should be considered to provide a distinct look to your photos and videos, such as a dramatic emphasis on a subject or an extremely wide interior point of view.

The AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED is also the latest in Nikon’s Gold Ring Series of premier lenses and features a next-generation design for high-resolution Nikon DSLR cameras. Made for advanced photographers and creators, this durable lens is constructed of lightweight magnesium alloy, and employs internal focusing (IF) to retain its compact size, even while focusing. It is also Nikon’s latest lens to use an electromagnetic diaphragm for consistent exposure during high speed shooting, or smooth exposure control while capturing video.

The optical formula of the Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm consists of three ED elements to reduce chromatic aberration, while two aspherical lens elements minimize coma even at the widest aperture, and enable a more compact lens size. Additionally, the front lens element is coated with Nikon’s non-stick Fluorine coat to help resist dirt, fingerprints and smudges, while Nikon’s exclusive Nano Crystal Coat helps reduce ghost and flare.

AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED – The Latest in The Gold Ring Series of f/1.4 Primes in the NIKKOR Line

The new AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED is Gold Ring glass that provides maximum versatility for outstanding definition and sharpness regardless of shooting scenario. With a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture and nine blade rounded diaphragm, it affords a shallow depth of field with gorgeous bokeh and stellar low light performance, making it a great choice for shooting low light landscapes, interiors and events.

The superbly balanced and solid body is composed of lightweight magnesium alloy, and features dust and water drop resistant sealing to withstand the elements, combined with a fluorine coating to resist dirt and smudges. The optical construction of the lens is engineered for the best possible wide-angle image quality. It consists of 14 elements in 11 groups, with three aspherical elements that virtually eliminate coma, aberration and distortion, with two ED glass elements that minimize chromatic aberration. The lens also uses Nikon’s Nano Crystal coat to reduce instances of ghosting and flare.

The new AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED is a welcome addition to Nikon’s stable of impressive f/1.4 primes that give professional photographers and creators the highest levels of image quality and performance, which also include; The AF-S 24mm f/1.4G ED, AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G, AF-S NIKKOR 58mm f/1.4G, AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G and AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED.

Price and Availability

The Nikon AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED will be available immediately for a suggested retail price (SRP)* of $1249.95. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR and AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED will be available in late June for a suggested retail price (SRP)*, $309.95 and $1999.95, respectively. For more information on these NIKKOR lenses as well as the latest Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

1: Based on CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when DX-format compatible lenses are attached to a DX-format digital SLR camera and zoom lenses are set at the maximum telephoto position.

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

Nikon AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15mm F3.5-4.5E ED specifications

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 8–15 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Nikon F (FX)
Aperture
Maximum aperture F3.5–29
Minimum aperture F4.5–29
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Optics
Elements 15
Groups 13
Special elements / coatings Three ED + two aspherical elements, Nano Crystal and fluorine coatings
Focus
Minimum focus 0.16 m (6.3)
Maximum magnification 0.34×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 485 g (1.07 lb)
Diameter 78 mm (3.07)
Length 83 mm (3.27)
Materials Magnesium alloy
Sealing No
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Zoom lock No
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No

Nikon Malaysia July-August 2017 “I AM CELEBRATION PROMO”, Cash Back Upto RM800!

Nikon Malaysia announce the I AM CELEBRATION PROMO Consumers Campaign.

Model 1+1 Year Extended Warranty Consumers Campaign
D750 Kit & Body Free 1x AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G + 1x Nikon 100th Anniversary T-Shirt

(online redemption only)

D610 Kit & Body Not Applicable
D500 Body Free 1x PROSTAFF 7s 8×42 + Nikon 100th Anniversary T-Shirt
(online redemption only)
D7500 Kit & Body Free 1x AF-S NIKKOR DX 35mm f/1.8G + 1x Nikon 100th Anniversary T-Shirt (online redemption only)
D7200 Kit & Body Free 1x AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D + 1x Nikon 100th Anniversary T-Shirt

(online redemption only)

D5600 18-140mm Kit, 18-55mm Kit & Body Free 1x AF-P DX 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR + Nikon 100th Anniversary T-Shirt (online redemption only)
D5300 18-140mm Kit, 18-55mm Kit & Body Cash Back RM 350
(online redemption only)
D3400 Kit & Body Free 1x SB-300 Speedlight + Nikon 100th Anniversary T-Shirt
(online redemption only)
Nikon 1 J5 Body, 10-30mm PD Kit & Double Zoom Kit Not Applicable

 Lens Cash Back models

NIKKOR Lens Model Cash Back Amount (RM)
AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 800
AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR 500
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR 500
AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR 300
AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED 500
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G 200

Nikon Malaysia Redemption Program (“NMRP”)

Terms & Conditions:

  1. By registering in Nikon Club website (www.nikonclub.com.my), you acknowledge and agree that Nikon Malaysia may use your Account name and password for all valid business purposes it deems appropriate, including, without limitation, to (a) access and update your Account information and records, and/or (b) assist you with applying for extended warranty or redeeming products which is offered by Nikon Malaysia.
  1. Nikon Malaysia reserves the right to amend, modify or cancel the promotion/campaign at any time, with or without notice.
  2. Subsidiaries/Business Partner/Dealers are strictly NOT allowed to participate in NMPR Campaign.
  3. By participating in this promotion, customers are bound by the terms and conditions herein contained.
  4. You are required to submit your product redemption/cash back promotion application online via www.nikonclub.com.my.
  1. The camera purchased must be an original Nikon Malaysia warranty set and it’s NOT valid for grey set.
  2. It is a condition that you are responsible for retaining information relating to the proof of date of purchase (ie. Purchase Receipt/Tax Invoice/Nikon Malaysia Warranty Card), which is required in order for Nikon Malaysia to fulfill the product redemption/cash back.
  3. You are only eligible for product redemption/cash back if the transaction dates in the proof of purchase (ie. Purchase Receipt/Tax Invoice) falls within the said promotion period.
  4. This promotion is valid for Nikon D750/ D610/ D500/ D7500/ D7200/ D5600/ D5300/ D3400/ Nikon 1 J5/ AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED/ AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR/ AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR/ AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR/ AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED/ AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G and their respective body/kit combinations, purchased during the period 1st July 2017 – 31st August 2017 only.
  5. Online redemption of EW and all FOC items to consumers closes on 11:59pm, 7th September 2017. Late registration will not be entertained.
  6. Each serial number is valid for single redemption (free gift and/or cashback) only according to the promotion.
  7. Please retain your proof of purchase (ie. Purchase Receipt/Tax Invoice) to apply for Extended Warranty, Product Redemption or Cash Back.
  1. Product Redemption or/and
    1. Product redemption is applicable for customers in Malaysia only.
  1. The delivery of free gifts is valid for address in Malaysia only and strictly no P.O. Box delivery.
    1. The redemption product(s) will be delivered to you within 7 to 21 working days upon approval. For smoother process, kindly ensure all the required details and documents are complete.
    2. The redeemed free product is non-refundable and non-exchangeable for cash or any other gift/products.
  1. This promotion is subject always to stock availability on a first come first served basis.
  1. Cash Back Promotion
    1. Cash Back promotion is applicable for customers reside in Malaysia only.
    2. Upon approval, Nikon Malaysia will reimburse the cashback to customer’s personal valid bank account number via GIRO transfer ONLY within 30 working days.
    3. This cash back promotion is valid for bank(s) valid in Malaysia only.
No. BANK NAME No. BANK NAME
1 AFFIN BANK 11 CITIBANK
2 AL RAHJI BANK 12 HONG LEONG BANK
3 ALLIANCE BANK 13 HSBC
4 AMBANK 14 MAYBANK
5 BANK ISLAM MALAYSIA 15 OCBC
6 BANK MUAMALAT 16 PUBLIC BANK
7 BANK PERTANIAN MALAYSIA(AGROBANK) 17 RHB BANK
8 BANK RAKYAT 18 STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
9 BANK SIMPANAN NASIONAL 19 UOB BANK
10 CIMB BANK
    1. The cashback is non-exchangeable for any other gift/products.
    2. Nikon Malaysia shall not be liable or responsible for any inaccurate or wrong information provided by the customer.
    3. Nikon Malaysia will not entertain any alternative reimbursement and no cash or cheque payment shall be arranged to customer.
  1. The decision of Nikon (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is final and binding; no appeal shall be entertained for any reason whatsoever.
  2. Nikon Malaysia is committed to maintain the security of your personal information and data in accordance with the requirements of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010. For full privacy policy, please visit https://www.nikonclub.com.my/pages/Terms.aspx

Canon Announced EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 29, 2017 – In celebration of the innovation behind today’s generation of high-quality digital SLR cameras on National Camera Day, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the new EOS 6D Mark II and EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR cameras designed for advanced-amateur and entry-level photographers, respectively. The EOS 6D Mark II camera is ideal for budding photographers looking to take their creative DSLR photography skills to the next level by shooting with a Full-frame CMOS sensor DSLR camera to capture beautiful high-quality portraits and striking landscapes, even in low-light situations. The EOS Rebel SL2 is a small, light, and compact camera with high-performance capability that allows users to get creative when capturing their special family moments or travel experiences.

“It seems fitting that today, a day set aside to commemorate the invention of a tool that forever changed how we view the world, we introduce two new DSLR cameras to the Canon family,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. “In an industry where choices are abundant, providing consumers with the photographic tools that match their developing skill levels as they continue to embrace their passion for photography is a long-standing goal of Canon and stands at the core of our research and development. The new EOS 6D Mark II and EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR cameras are the result of Canon’s dedication to providing a wide range of camera choices for photographers of all skill levels, whether it’s someone taking their first picture or video with a DSLR camera or those looking to make the jump to a Full-Frame sensor camera.”

“After just one day in Yellowstone National Park with the EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera, it was clear that the camera is greatly improved over its predecessor,” said acclaimed nature photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Adam Jones. “ Landscape and nature photographers will be very happy. The new and improved autofocus is way ahead of the previous generation and performed extremely well, even in very low-light situations.”

EOS 6D Mark II DSLR Camera

Designed with enthusiast photographers in mind, Canon’s popular and versatile EOS 6D DSLR camera historically served to bridge the gap between Canon’s higher-end APS-C DLSRs and Full-Frame DSLR cameras. The EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera features several enhancements over its predecessor model, and its benefits include:

  • 26.2 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor
  • Optical Viewfinder with a 45-point All Cross-type AF System1
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Phase-detection & Full HD 60p
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100-40000
  • Vari-angle Touch Screen, 3.0-inch LCD
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®2, NFC3, Bluetooth®4 and GPS technology
  • High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 6.5 fps
  • Dust- & Water-resistant

EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera

Stepping up from a smartphone or point-and-shoot camera for photography can be intimidating. With the introduction of the new EOS Rebel SL2, a powerful, small, and lightweight DSLR camera, Canon hopes to alleviate some of those concerns for first-time DSLR users.

This small yet powerful camera features the world’s fastest AF speed* at 0.03 seconds, allowing for quick focusing on subjects in the frame. When designing the new EOS Rebel SL2 camera, Canon took into consideration feedback from entry-level photographers who expressed interest in learning how to go beyond a camera’s program mode. The result was the creation of a convenient new user interface called Feature Assistant. With the EOS Rebel SL2 camera, users will be able to see on the camera’s Vari-angle Touch Screen how switching modes on the mode dial or tweaking camera settings like aperture and exposure compensation can alter the image they are about to capture, thus guiding photographers on their way to capturing more compelling images, such as ones with a shallow depth-of-field or being able to give moving subjects a frozen or flowing look.

The EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR camera features several other enhancements over its predecessor model, the EOS Rebel SL1, including:

  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 3.0-inch Vari-Angle LCD Touch-Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®2, NFC3 and Bluetooth®4 Technology
  • Full HD 60p & External Microphone Input
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor, ISO 100-25600
  • Optical Viewfinder with a 9-point AF System
  • Feature Assistant
  • Small and Lightweight Body

Pricing and Availability

The EOS 6D Mark II DSLR camera is scheduled to be available in late July 2017 for an estimated retail price of US$1,999.00 (RM8600) for body only, US$3,099.00 (RM13325) with the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM II lens and US$2,599.00 (RM11176) with the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 STM lens**. In addition the EOS Rebel SL2 is scheduled to be available in late July 2017 for a retail price of $549.99 for body only and $699.99 with the Canon EF-S 18-55m f/4-5.6 IS STM lens**. For more information please visit usa.canon.com.

1 The number of AF points, cross-type AF points and Dual cross-type AF points vary depending on the lens used.

2 Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® version 4.0 or later and the Camera Connect App Ver. 2.0.40. This application is not guaranteed to operate on all listed devices, even if minimum requirements are met.

3 Compatible with iOS® versions 8.4/9.3/10.2, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app.

4 Compatible with Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1.

* Among all the interchangeable lens digital cameras incorporating the APS-C size equivalent image sensors with phase-difference detection AF on the image plane.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II specifications

Price
MSRP US$1999 (body only), US$2599 (with 24-105mm 3.5-5.6 IS STM lens), US$3099 (with 24-105 F4L II lens)
Body type
Body type Mid-size SLR
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution 6240 x 4160
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 26 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 27 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor DIGIC 7
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
ISO Auto, 100-40000 (expands to 50-102400)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50
Boosted ISO (maximum) 102400
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (14-bit Canon CR2)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 45
Lens mount Canon EF
Focal length multiplier 1×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 104,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 98%
Viewfinder magnification 0.71×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Group photo
  • Landscape
  • Sports
  • Kids
  • Panning
  • Close-up
  • Food
  • Candlelight
  • Night portrait
  • Handheld night scene
  • HDR backlight control
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Flash X sync speed 1/180 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • High-speed continuous
  • Low-speed continuous
  • Silent single
  • Silent continuous
  • Self-timer (10 sec/remote control)
  • Self-timer (2 sec/remote control)
  • Self-timer (continuous shooting)
Continuous drive 6.5 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Modes
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 12 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 60p / 26 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 4 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (Mini-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth
Remote control Yes (wired, wireless or smartphone)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description LP-E6N lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 1200
Weight (inc. batteries) 765 g (1.69 lb / 26.98 oz)
Dimensions 144 x 111 x 75 mm (5.67 x 4.37 x 2.95)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS Built-in

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 ShaShinKi.com

Original Press Release by Nikon on 12th April 2017:

THE NEW NIKON D7500: SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE THAT DRIVES THE DESIRE TO CREATE

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 www.nikonusa.com.

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

Price
MSRP $1299 (body only), $1749 with 18-140 VR kit lens
Body type
Body type Mid-size SLR
Sensor
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
Image
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
Autofocus
  • 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
Modes
  • 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
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
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)
Physical
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

INTRODUCING THE WORLD’S FIRST ULTRA-TELEPHOTO ALL-IN-ONE ZOOM LENS WITH AN EXTENDED RANGE THAT COVERS 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).

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  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)
Aperture
Maximum aperture F3.5–6.3
Minimum aperture F22–40
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Optics
Elements 16
Groups 11
Special elements / coatings Low dispersion, aspherical, hybrid aspherical elements
Focus
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
Physical
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 www.canon.com.my

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.

COOLPIX W300

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!

Prizes
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

CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS
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.

比赛规则
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
责任由参赛者自负。
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、
出版书集或展览用途。
11. 参赛作品的邮寄证明不得视为收件证明,若出现邮寄遗失或损坏,主办机构概不负责。
12. 评审团的决定为最后决定,任何询问或投诉恕不受理。
13. 所有作品必须于截止日期2017年7月21日(星期五)下午五时前寄/交至:
“爱家,爱乡,爱国” 摄影比赛
马来西亚华社文化艺术咨询委员会
Tingkat 12, Wisma MCA, No. 163, Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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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…https://www.photomalaysia.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=196&action=edit

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

Date
18/06/2017 (Sunday)

Venue
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
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Optics
Elements 19
Groups 14
Special elements / coatings Three HLD and four aspherical elements
Focus
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
Physical
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