Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri 1432 H

To all my friends and readers of my blog who celebrate, Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri 1432 H. Mohon maaf lahir dan batin.

This time of the year during my school days, my friends and I would dress up and went around on MORE +

Olympus Pen E-P3 Review – Part 4

This is the fourth installment of my Olympus PEN E-P3 review, the latest Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus. If you miss the first three, check them out here, here and here. I shot the images here using the two kit lenses 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 and 40-150mm f/4-5.6. All photos here are the JPEG straight out of the camera with no post-processing. I just re-sized them for web viewing.MORE +

Olympus PEN E-P3 Review – Part 3

Another review of the new Olympus PEN E-P3. I took the camera out to Little India last weekend with its Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 12mm f/2 lens. What a great lens for street photography it is. Very sharp and nice wide angle coverage. All these images are the JPEG straight out of the camera. No post-processing at all. I only resized them for web viewing. Once Adobe Lightroom has updated its RAW engine to be able to read E-P3 RAW file, I will be interested to see what its RAW files can offer. So, stay tuned.

Like I mentioned in part 1 of my testing, this review is not a technical review, MORE +

A Phototrail with Catherine Karnow

I was invited to join the phototrail organized by National Geographic Channel and CapitaLand on Saturday, 6th August 2011. Led by National Geographic photographer, Catherine Karnow, the phototrail was one of the prizes for the winners of the 2011 National Geographic Channel / CapitaLand Photography Competition. I was one of the two bloggers invited to join the phototrail for the afternoon session. You can see all the winning photos here.

Catherine generously shared her photography knowledge while leading the participants shooting at the various CapitaLand buildings in Singapore. I joined the second half of the phototrail which was at Clarke Quay and Raffles City Tower. By the way, if you have not been to Clarke Quay lately, you should. MORE +

Smoke Photography

I posted these images of smoke photography on my Facebook page previously in 2009. I decided to post them here too now for those who are not frequent facebooker. As mentioned before, the smoke was real, but the colors were digitally modified during post processing. Enjoy. MORE +


A quick post before I head out for lunch. Photos taken at the Sunday market in Whitefield, Bangalore, India, during my recent trip there. All shot with the M9 and 35mm Summarit f/2.5.MORE +

Testing the New Olympus E-P3 – Part 2

Here are some more photos from my recent testing of the new Olympus PEN E-P3, their latest Micro Four Thirds camera. All photos were taken using their new Zuiko 12mm f/2 lens and they are all the JPEG files straight out of the camera. No post-processing done. If you missed the part 1, read it here.MORE +

Testing the New Olympus E-P3

First of all, thank you Olympus Singapore for loaning me their new Micro Four Thirds camera, Olympus PEN E-P3 for my testing. This review of the Olympus PEN E-P3 is not a technical review. I will not be talking about those MTF charts to review the performance of their lenses, etc, but more about how I would use the camera for my shooting style. So, it’s really a practical review.

If you follow my blog, you would have known that I am a fan of Micro Four Thirds camera. I own one which is the Panasonic Lumix GF1 and I love it. It has faster auto-focus and better LCD screen than the previous Olympus E-P1 and E-P2. That’s why I did not get the Olympus initially. But, the new Olympus PEN E-P3 promises a much better Auto Focus performance, better LCD screen and an improved image quality up to even ISO 12800 (that’s what its specs claims). Hence, my curiosity to test it out.MORE +