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Ouch!

My dear iPhone,

I’m sorry to have you disfigured under my lousy butter fingers. You have survived a toilet bowl swim (at Loti’s house just before I peed, so it’s clean in case you’re wondering), a coffee dip, infinite falls; and for you to land in such a sorry state today and still be functioning, I am very proud of you. Will send ya in for repair soon.. er, or I might adventurously rip you apart and change your face by myself (‘cos I’m cheapo like that).

XOXO,
Your horrible owner.

Received Your New iBanking Secure Device?

If you’re staring at the red one in the middle, you’re outdated la. Check out my latest iBank device on the extreme right. It is BIGGER, better, much much more secure (with a shitload of buttons making it impossible to hack), and most importantly, it provides extreme convenience. Now it’s so huge I won’t ever lose my ibank device again, YAY! 😀

Disclaimer: JOKE HOR, DBS. JOKE. Laugh lei.

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Casio Exilim ZR20: Test Shots

So, I’ve been holding the ZR20 for two weeks, and as promised in my first post, here are some shots that I’ve taken using her.

Macro

This is always the first thing that I test out on a new camera. I like looking at the focusing length, the details it captures, and the depth of field.

The ZR20 scored very well in macro mode.

It can go as near as 2cm to the subject.

HDR

A lot of people happily use the HDR mode without knowing what it means. Firstly, it stands for High Dynamic Range, and it is a imaging method used to allow a greater dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of a photo.

To put it very simply, a normal shot is taken at only one exposure level and this results in loss of detail. HDR solves the problem but traditional HDR is very tedious to do. You have to take multiple shots at different exposure levels (at least three) and then stitch them together manually using computer software to produce a photo that is representative in both dark and bright areas.

ZR20 automates the entire process with just a click.

Rollover the image to see the difference between a HDR shot and a normal shot.

HDR Art

For people (like me) who want their HDR photos dramatic, ZR20 offers the HDR Art mode.

Check out the amount of details it brings out.

Love the vibrancy!

You can even take a video in the HDR Art mode.

Multi SR Zoom

One of the most impressive features is the Multi Frame Super-Resolution Zoom. It is a kind of digital zoom that merges a burst of multiple images together to improve image resolution, unlike the normal digital zoom which simply stretches the pixels which deteriorates image quality.

The Multi SR Zoom for the ZR20 can go up to 16X.

Rollover image to see how far I was actually away from the very-fierce-cat-that-I-do-not-wish-to-go-near-to, or maybe you still don’t believe ‘cos I can always walk towards it.

Then how about this?

I can’t go up to the construction area right! (Same thing, rollover to see my actual distance before super zooming in.)

Slide Panorama

Just hold the camera upright, and as the name suggests, slide it across the scene while pressing the shutter button.

There you have, a panorama stitched automatically for you. No software required at all. (Click to enlarge.)

Art Shot

For the artsy fartsy and fun side of you. Here are three of the inbuilt effects available only on the ZR20.

Minature.

Toy Camera (literally).

Monochrome.

The rest of the effects includes Soft Focus, Sepia, Light Tone, and Pop.

Chio Bu Mode

Last but not least, the ZR20 will detect pretty babes and make them even prettier!

Don’t vomit, I’m kidding. But basically, there’s this make-up level you can select and the camera removes flaws and perfects complexions when capturing faces. I personally think that the ZR20 does this quite naturally because it only affects the face area and not blur the entire photo. Good for girls who want to cheat people’s feelings online HAHAHAH!

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Casio Exilim ZR20: First Touch

When I first laid my hands on the ZR20, I didn’t think much of her. After all, it looks like just another compact packed with super high (16) megapixels and a wide angle (25mm) 8x zoom lens. But as I got to know her better, I can’t help but to fall uncontrollably in love.

The ‘Premium Auto PRO’ function is highly intelligent and accurate. Point the ZR20 at anything and it analyses the shooting conditions instantly – faces, macro, backlight, lowlight, white balance, etc. The AF (Automatic Focus) is the most precise I’ve experienced among point-and-shoots. As shown in the photo above, the focus frames automatically align themselves to the right upon detection of the subject.

Then, other than the ‘Premium Auto’ and ‘Premium Auto PRO’ modes, comes the ‘Best Shot.’

Loaded with 41 ready selection to capture the moment with optimal settings, my personal favourites so far are HDR, HDR Art, Toy Camera, Monochrome, Slide Panorama, and Multi SR Zoom.

I’ve yet to fully explore all the functions, but during these few days of fiddling around with the ZR20, I’m really bought over by its high speed. Start-up is approximately a second and shooting interval is an impressive 0.27 second – achieved by having dual CPUs to record and process the images concurrently.

Think I’m showing off? Chill, it’s your turn now.

Show off your photography skills and stand a chance to strut home with the awesome Casio EX-ZR20! Contest runs from now till 20 May, so hurry!

P.S. Thanks omy and Casio for the ZR20. I’ll be taking my new toy out soon to let her bask in full glory. Stay tuned for the upcoming shots 😉

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WHAT THE FUCK!?

Visited my own blog this morning and I was greeted by a rude shock.

My entire blog was overtaken by this page. WHAT! And that bugger even changed my wordpress login username and email entirely so I couldn’t recover my password.

I managed to solve the page and login issues on my own but still not the security issue. I need to do something about this quick before the rest of my stuffs get affected.

Waited Almost Two Years for This Day

OMGOMGOMG I’m so excited I need to blog this NOW.

MY IPHONE 4 WHITE! *Swoons.

I know I sibeh laggggggggggg, but whatever la! Very happy now can! I can NOT feel left out among my iPhonerfriends anymore yayyy! \o/

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How to Remove Irritating Laptop Stickers

Definitely not by nail polish remover.

I used that and I panicked when I saw this. Googled for solutions and I was so desperate that I even tried peanut butter as told. It didn’t work though. Maybe because mine is the chunky one wtf I know it sounds totally gross.

Tadah! WD-40! Works like a charm. Never knew I had this can of magic spray lying at home all along. Now my laptop is finally bare and shiny yay!

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An Apple Evangelist’s Worst Nightmare


TIP OF THE DAY: DON’T DROP YOUR IPHONE! Tee hee!

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Moi New Toy

Been looking for this particular macro lens for the longest time, and I impulsively bought it when I saw it on ClubSNAP.

Test shots.

I love the sharpness of the lens and the details that it can capture, but I’m not very happy with its performance in low light. My other prime lens perform damn well in low light, but less in the details, focusing speed and distance. I only intend to keep one out of the two, but I can’t decide which leiii…..

I’m using this new lens primarily for my food photography though. (View photos here.)

‘Like’ this entry if you like the photos and think that I should keep this lens. Thankiew!

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My First Semi-Pro

FINALLY. After four months of being camera handicapped – my LX5.

Thanks to all who had given me feedback on which colour to choose. In fact, after gathering opinions, I was bent on getting the black until I stood at the shop, and I just couldn’t take my eyes off the white one.

I went with my heart and still ended up with the white, although black looks more pro and classic.

Now Lumix got promo and I get to choose a Garskin design which is yaynesss! I got myself the fine wood one.

After completion! 😀 Who still dare to say white looks plasticy? It’s woody now okay!

WOOOODY! MAD LOVES ♥

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