Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

Quitting DSLR

Posted: 25th January 2015 by Jacky Yong in Photography
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Yup, you heard me right. I’m quitting big chunky DSLRs. I sold off all my Canons. My last lens, the EF-S 17-55 was sold off on 22nd January. I hope all my cameras and lenses find new uses under their new masters. But I’m not quitting photography. In fact on the contrary, I hope I […]

Giving up

Posted: 15th November 2014 by Jacky Yong in Photography

Sometimes giving up is the right thing to do. Tonight I would have finally completed taking Wan Yee’s wedding pictures. After this I will do something drastic, like selling off all my cameras and only live with small mirrorless cameras. Think I’m kidding? Wait till you see this…

Sony Xperia Z1 – a short intro

Posted: 2nd February 2014 by Jacky Yong in Photography, Silly me

So I’ve been going about my intention to buy a new phone, and here it is now in the flesh, my brand new Xperia Z1! I’m super excited! This is definitely not one of my many impulse buys, which I am famous for. Ask my wife! No, I have definitely been checking the Xperia out […]

New Year, new phone!

Posted: 31st January 2014 by Jacky Yong in Photography, Silly me

Koreans are so overrated, China-made phones are so boring. I’m going back to using good ol ‘ Japanese phones. I’m already a fan of Japanese cars (Toyota),  loves Japanese food (sushi!), Japanese camera (Canon fanboy here), Japanese appliances (Panasonic, although a lot of them are made in Malaysia), Japanese toys (inherit a PS2 from my […]

Fuji X-E1 – a short intro

Posted: 15th March 2013 by Jacky Yong in Photography, Silly me

My wife’s old S90 is starting to feel old. (It’s an excuse I know :P) And I needed a break from carrying all those hefty DSLRs around when I travel. So what is a good alternative? Introducing the Fujifilm X-E1. It has the acclaimed X-Trans CMOS sensor that has a different pixel arrangement compared to […]

Selective brightening

Posted: 13th November 2011 by Jacky Yong in Photography
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This is going to be very similar to the screen layer method that I posted earlier. The objective is the same, to brighten up otherwise very dark and contrasty pictures. The earlier screen method does work, but it involves a lot of mouse pushing, brushing, painting and a lot of eye work. Not usable for […]

On the new Canon EOS 1Dx

Posted: 19th October 2011 by Jacky Yong in Photography
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I went to the 1Dx product launch yesterday in KL Convention Centre. The special thing about this launch is that the 1Dx was launched simultaneously with Japan and most of the rest of the world. The camera’s specs is amazing. I’m sure you can glean all the pictures and details online, so you don’t need […]

Images from Canon EOS 5D

Posted: 30th January 2010 by Jacky Yong in Photography, Silly me
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I have a confession to make. I have been bitten by the full frame (FF) bug. But that is hardly news to you huh? So what makes a full frame different from my own 40D? The most enticing reward of going FF is the amazing bokeh that you get. Some purist are against bokeh, but bokeh is […]

The prank that wasn’t

Posted: 25th January 2010 by Jacky Yong in Photography, Silly me
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Okay, owning the 40D after the 350D was the worst kept secret among my friends. But what you didn’t know was that there was actually a plan to pull a prank on you guys! In May last year I have made the decision to sell off my trusty old 350D. Lots of people were surprised, […]

What I got my wife for Christmas

Posted: 15th January 2010 by Jacky Yong in Photography, Silly me
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This, a digital camera, worth almost RM1,500 a pop! In reality I owe her this since her birthday last year, so it’s well overdue actually! 😛 This is the camera, the new Canon Powershot S90.     Remember when I mentioned that I wanted to buy a PnS? I wasn’t kidding! Why did I choose […]