Join the global movement now by turning off all your lights tomorrow night. To sign up as a supporter, go to Earth Hour Hong Kong’s link here.
Source – Earth Hour
Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 25 March 2009: Canon announces the new 15.1MP EOS 500D which offers photographers an outstanding combination of features. Following the launch of the first Canon EOS camera to shoot movies – the EOS 5D Mark II in September 2008 – Canon now brings Full High Definition (HD) video capability to consumers in a compact and lightweight DSLR.
The new EOS 500D features a 15.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor – ideal for large detailed prints or enormous cropping possibilities. For shooting in near-dark conditions, the EOS 500D offers a high ISO sensitivity up to 3200 which is expandable to 12800, giving photographers the power to shoot in the dimmest light conditions. Outstanding noise reduction is made possible by Canon’s DIGIC 4 processor.
Remember I posted up the above pic on my earlier post over on my photo blog, First Look Pics from the Sony Carl Zeiss 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM. Well, used it as a testing shot for the awesome application, the tiltshiftmaker and WOW, loving the effect. Give it a try, it’s free.
Link to tiltshiftmaker here.
Got this lens for two weeks now and been out shooting a bit the past two weekends. Initial feeling towards the lens – great F/2.8 lens at this range, not a fast lens, great for portrait but okay with sports. Tamron Hong Kong now offering firmware upgrade to the lens but they can only do so by sending the lens back to Japan and it will take up to four weeks in doing so. Reviews on the firmware upgrade from the local forums indicated that the lens focus a lot faster and more quiet. Think I’m going to check it out after my two trips next month.
Will post up some pics over at my photo blog, Phooey Pics, later this week. So far I can say, for a third of the money in getting the G lens from Sony, I’m happy with this Tamron.
My buddy Belle Liu over at Beansbox just teamed up with Headnix and Zendesk this past week by launching one exciting application for both your iPhone/iPod and Mac (PC Support coming soon). Finger is a great application that automatically pairs up your iPhone and your Mac over WiFi and then turning your iPhone as an input tablet. Just like using your Chinese input method on your iPhone while composing email or SMS.
The app currently cost US$7.99 and is available via http://thisfinger.com.
Check it out, sure you’re gonna love it.
- 15-megapixel sensor with a DIGIC IV processor;
- supporting ISO levels up to 12800;
- LCD with 900K resolution; and
- 1080p video recording???
Guess we’ll wait and find out.
Event: bc unplugged 10
Date: March 19 (Thur)
Location: The Wanch
The duo that sparked off WHOLALA and winner of the 2007’s CASH Song Writers Quest
Official homepage: http://www.adaymusic.com
FB Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=16334558706
American-born Chinese pop/rock wonder kid
The Private Broadcast
A trio of dark vocals, spare guitar and throaty bass influenced by the like of BRMC and Interpol…
Check out http://bcunplugged.bcmagazine.net for interviews, pictures and updates!
Source – bc unplugged
Remember back in 2006, I blogged about the Actroid DER2 fembot from Sanrio, well fast forward two and a half years and now you get to see the state-of-the-art fembot (female robot), the HRP4C from AIST. Really unbelievable right?
For more pics, check out their site here.
Source – Robot Watch
Finally cut and paste is here, LOL. Well, what else is new? Apple also added spotlight search; shake to shuffle; notes sync; WiFi auto-login; voice memo; MMS and many more. Check out the following articles for more info, all good read.
Engadget’s article with some nice pics on the new OS, iPhone OS 3.0 hands-on!
Apple posts iPhone event video from MacWorld
and lastly, the official iPhone OS preview page where you can watch the presentation.
iPhanatics is a new monthly gathering in Hong Kong for iPhone and iPod fans!
Their first gathering is on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, so come by and share iPhone news, your favorite apps, tips, tricks and general chit chat over some cocktails and 8-ball at Racks MDB @ 7th Floor, 2-8 Wellington Street in Lan Kwai Fong, Central. Time: 6:30-9:30pm.
From hardcores to the casual users, all are welcome to join in and enjoy the evening with Racks drink specials and Lucky Draw prizes sponsored by iKit.
Co-organized by and Beansbox and Popcorn Media Network. With Popcorn’s blogs Butterboom.com and Neonpunch.com as media sponsors.
Their Facebook event page here.
Ordered my Sony A900 L-Plate (US$140) from Really Right Stuff last Friday and received it yesterday, nice and fast service (well, US$33.74 shipping, LOL). Slipped it on today and took some pics. Initial feeling: nicely built, sturdy and works perfectly when switching from landscape to portrait. No more resetting the ball head and recomposing. Well worth it.
As for the ballhead, Really Right Stuff’s BH-40 seems to be the best fit but given the US$300+ price tag, too steep for me. Went down to Sham Shui Po today for a spin and found the Sirui G-20 ballhead for HK$550 (US$70) at Ying Kee, and it worked perfectly.
Source – Really Right Stuff