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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Game Play air freshener

This is sooooooooooooooooooo cool. I looooooooooooove playing pool. It's a favorite pastime of mine. I even have a pool table at home. So............. .when I saw this at the shop, I just had to have it. It's an 8 Ball air freshener that bobbles with motion. Hehehe. It's made by the Little Trees company. You know those little green pine tree air fresheners? Hehehe.

Here it is.

Just insert the clip into the back of the triangle and it's ready to go.

All that's left to do is to clip it onto the air cond vent.

I looooooooooooove it.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Meet EOS 1D MkIV event

It was held in the Heritage Hotel. Heritage Hotel is in the old Kuala Lumpur train station. It's a legacy of the British colonial days. It's a really old and spooky place if you ask me.

Here's a picture of the elevator lobby. I deliberately took this shot to mimic the way it looked to our eyes while standing there. Spooky eh? It certainly made the hair on my back stand right up.

Anyway, let's get on with the event. This was the most poisonous event I have attended in a long while. It was officially called a member's night for the Photomalaysia forum members. It most certainly was not a member's night. It was like a slaughterhouse. We were being herded like cash cows(pun intended)towards the financial slaughterhouse by Canon Malaysia. There was constant poisoning with the 5D MkII and 1D MkIV. Canon Malaysia is EVILLLLL!!!!!! :)

Let's get on with the pictures. I took lotsa pics of the slide show while Mr Kamarul(resident Canon Pro) was speaking about the 5D MkII. This is the entire slide show for those of you who missed out on the event. So here goes.

Here's some interesting apps for the iPhone. I'm gonna get them for my iPhone. Hehe.

Mr Kamarul also shared a video clip with us. This was done with an 800mm f5.6L on the 5d MkII. Take note, it's a raw and unedited video clip. He wanted to show us just how good it was, that it looked that good even without any editing. Pardon the hand shakes ya, it was me holding my 5D MkII with the 70-200 f2.8L IS. Very heavy combo to be doing video without a tripod. Hehehe.

That's it for the slide show from Mr Kamarul. It was a most informative talk from him. He shared a lot of tips and tricks from his years of commercial work. He also uses a remote helicopter for his work and it's called a Dragan. Here's a picture of it in action.

Next up was the EOS 1D MkIV introduction by Mr Teoh Peng Kee. Here's the slide show.

Mr Teoh spreading the 1D Mk4 poison. 1 of the things that struck me during Mr Teoh's talk was about the Weather resistance of the 1D MkIV. It's rated to withstand 1cm of rain in 3 minutes. The rain test is approved by the JIS(Japan Industrial Standards) so it's not a bullshit test or anything. The 5D MkII is also rated by Canon to withstand the same 1cm in 3 minutes. Soooo..... now we know for sure that the 5D MkII is built to the same weather resistance standard as the EOS 1.

My friend Eddie(Event Official Photographer) in deep thought during the 1D MkIV talk by Mr Teoh. Hehehe.

That's it for the night. After all that, it was time for the touch and feel session. Canon Malaysia brought along some rather nice toys for us to play with. I was so happy to see the 100-400L and 28-300L amongst the group of lenses. I'm thinking of getting either 1 of them to add to my collection.

Here's the table full of goodies. I was like a kid in Toys R Us. LOL.

I dug right in and went straight for the 28-300L.

Here's some test shots with the 28-300L on my 5D MkII. I took some test shots of the star of the show 1st. The 1D MkIV.

More shots taken with the 28-300L on my 5D MkII. Check this shot out. I used the 28-300L at 300mm with a super sloooooooooooooow shutter speed of 1/50. The IS is really good. I loooooooooooooove this lens.

This was also taken at 300mm and 1/50. The IS is really amazing.

Trying out the DOF of the 28-300L at 300mm. Niceeeeeeeeeeeee.

Pictures of the toys available on the table.

In my opinion, this was the star of the night. Hehehe. I was hoping to try out the 300mm f2.8L but only the 400mm f2.8L was there.

Weapon of Mass Destruction? Hehehe. Just look at how massive the front element is. It's the 400mm f2.8L.

Me, trying out the the 400mm f2.8L. It was incredibly heaaaaaaaaaaavy.

Me, trying out the 100-400L.

After all that, I finally got down to trying out the 1D MkIV. It was rather surprising to find the 1D MkIV is actually pretty light. I thought it would be really heavy just by looking at the size of it. Here's a picture of the 1D MkIV next to my 5D MkII for comparison.

Trying out the 10fps machine gun mode. Hehehe. From the sounds of it, it was most likely firing at about 6-7fps though. It was too dark for 10fps. I should have pointed it straight at the light on the wall to really try out the 10fps. Oh well.........

And................. that's it. It was a most excellent night out even though I had consumed lotsa Canon poison. LOL. I look forward to the next event by Canon Malaysia. Big thanks to Photomalaysia and Canon Malaysia for organising this event.