Vincent Pang Photography

Freelance Photographer in Malaysia for Wedding, Portrait, Events, Products, Fine Art and any photography related services

Canon - Destined Evolution unveiled ! Canon EOS 5D MKII

Ya it is finally out, the long a wait Canon 5D Mark II

Key Specifications:
-New 21.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with improved EOS Integrated Cleaning System (E.I.C.S.)
-New Full HD 1080 resolution movie recording
-3.9 frames per second continuous shooting
-High performance DiG!C 4 processor providing superb image quality
-Maximum 310 large JPEG images in a single burst with a UDMA card
-3.0” VGA (920k dots) Clear View LCD
-ISO 100-6400 (expansion from 50 up to 25,600)
-9 AF points + 6 Assist AF points

Pricing & Availability:
-The EOS 5D Mark II (body only) is available from end of November 2008 priced at £2299.99 / €2999.99 RRP inc. VAT.
-The EOS 5D Mark II, EF 24-105mm f4.0L IS USM kit is available from end of November 2008 priced at £3049.99 / €3999.99 RRP inc. VAT.

Quoted from Canon

Please click here to view sample photos taken with the new Canon 5D MK II

How to clean fungus inside a lens

Fungus can grow inside a lens if it has moisture being left there for a long time. However, fungus can easily be killed if they got expose to sunlight. That said, you should use your lens regularly (every week) and rest assure you shouldn't have fungus. Shoot an object a day, keep the fungus away ! hahaha

Unluckily, one of the lens my brother own has fungus in it and I have decided to give it a try to remove it.

I shall warn you DO NOT FOLLOW WHAT I WILL SHOW YOU BELOW. DO NOT ! DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK !

The problem.
This is how fungus looks like on my brother's Konica Minolta 75-300mm f4.5-5.6

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Transfer to Photoshop on Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP) does not work !

I got panic for a while when I cannot transfer to photoshop the photo i wanted to edit using the short cut Alt + P in DPP. I thought I pressed the wrong short cut, and thus i decided to do it the manual way by clicking on Tools -> Transfer to Photoshop. Deng it still fail !

I have been into this situation before, what I did was to make sure Photoshop is my default application to open *.TIF. After that it's all back to normal again. So I decided to blog it and so I'll had it permanently.

Back to basic in Photography - Shutter speed

Something i read sometime ago which is very useful for people who just got into photography. The one most common question is why my shots are blur? wat shutter speed to use?

It's pretty simple, basic rules is 1/x shutter speed, in which x = focal length.

Example:

u using a 18-55mm lens, when shooting at 55mm you will need 1/55 s. However, due to the crop factor in digital body, we need to multiply with the crop factor. so instead of 1/55 s it becomes 1/88 s which is around 1/80s.

A simple chart for you all

Focal Length (mm) Effective Focal length  (mm) Shutter  (s)
 18  28.8  1/30
 24  38.4  1/40
 28  44.8  1/50
 50  80  1/80
 55  88  1/80
 70  112  1/120
 90  144  1/160
 100  160  1/160
 200  320  1/320
 300  480  1/500

Vincent Pang's Gal

Yup I'm a proud father. My wife gave birth to a baby girl on 19th June 08. It is seriously another chapter in my life. I was with my wife but not in the room not because i'm afraid of blood, but I cannot bear the pain she is having. I just have to leave the room and stay outside or I think i'll whack the Dr. and nurses.

Well I do trust that they can do a good job as such i left. The actual pain lasted around 1.5 hour and I was outside hearing her complaining of pain. I left the hospital at 3.30am, and I went home, and i can tell you I can't sleep because I really felt the pain she was having. OUCH !

Less talking more photos

This is when she just born, about 1 hour old, the first thing I notice was her lips, so like her mother.

Day 1 - at home

Day 2 - sleeping most of her time

 

Day 3 - She opens her eyes, and peep at us

Day 4 - My mom feeding her

4GB RAM on 32-bit Windows XP/2003

I recently purchased 2x HP DL360 with dual Quad core and 4GB of ram. For some reason it only shows 3.24 GB

After some google, i found that it's the limitation on 32-bit processor. By adding the /PAE to the C:\boot.ini (hidden) solve the problem.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003, Standard" /noexecute=optout /fastdetect /PAE