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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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

Smoke

This is the 3rd time i try to capture smoke, and I think is the most successful one.

#1 - Original before colouring with Photoshop

#2


#3 - Trying something new, a white background, turn out to be quite nice

Some of the equipments required:

  1. Camera
  2. Tripod
  3. Dark Background (in this case i use my diffuser)
  4. External Flash
  5. Jos Stick

This is how the setup look like

The thing you need to becareful is airflow, too much airflow will cause the smoke to be very weak, and too little airflow will make the smoke looks boring, not much movement.

Lowyat.Net Photo Outing

Organised the 3rd LYN outing for photoshoot. First was at Zoo, second bird park, 3rd model shooting. It was a great outing as everyone like the model (phew). Models were great, the photographers were very co-operative. Photogs were changing and trying out other gear like crazy. I tried out the 85mm f1.2L. Superb lens ! Below are some photos from the outing.

 #1 - Canon 400D + 85mm f1.2L

 #2

 #3

 #4 - panning shot