Travelling Camera Bag

| Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Travelling Camera Bag

This is the new additional item as part of my photography needs. My previous bag Lowepro CompuTrekker AW, is already torn apart. I love the Lowepro, been using it for more than 2 years now. Going here and there. But lately, the stitches are getting loose. I also feel tired walking around with 20kg of equipment on my back. So I decided to buy a new camera bag. Since I am a frequent traveler, I choose to have a bag with rollers so it will much easier that I can just roll the bag instead of having to carry 20kg of equipment around.


I do some research on camera bag with rollers. Searching for good quality + low price. Came across a few kind of bags.


Lowepro, 
Kata, ThinkTank, Pelican


Lowepro X200


Kata FlyBy 76 Rolling Case

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Pelican 1510




After watching this video. I was convince to buy the Pelican over the other brands.


After some close comparison. I choose Pelican 1510, for it is the best. The Pelican 1510 dimensions are allowable for cabin luggage. It has various types of padding. Pluck-out, adjustable compartments and also lid organizer. Plus, the price is not expensive compare to the other. I got it cheap at MYR890.00 (Pelican 1510 + adjustable compartments). Wanna know where I bought it? PM on our fb page (www.fb.com/KameraMin)

What if my camera bag exceeded the maximum total weight of the cabin luggage?

1) Take out the heaviest body and lens
2) Attach them together
3) Hang around your neck like  tourist always do
4) Now your luggage don't exceed the weigh anymore

Hope this will help you to buy your 

Mobile camera bag.

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Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival 2013 (KLPF 2013)

| Thursday, October 10, 2013


Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival 2013Mid Valley Exhibition Centre (Halls 1,2,3)1100-2100 Hours11-13 October 2013 

  • The biggest gathering of imaging and travel industry players with more than 150 booths from local and international exhibitors.
  • The comprehensive line up who’s who in the photo & imaging industry.
  • Free Independent Travel Exchange (FITE) another highlight of KLPF.
  • Spectacular showcase by tourism organisations to promote travels.
  • Highly interactive programs that is entertaining and engaging.
  • A must-visit event for photography enthusiasts, amateurs, professionals, retailers and all.


Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival (KLPF) 2013 – The hottest biggest photo-imaging show and travel event in Malaysia and Southeast Asia is set to take place at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre from 11th to 13th of October.
Running for the 17th year, the KLPF takes on the subject “Heaven on Earth”as the theme for the annual photography exhibition with the aim of encouraging people to love and appreciate the beauty that our mother earth has created for us. With this, the KLPF hopes to inspire people to increase their effort to sustain the beauty of the earth and not allow it to fade away.
KLPF – the biggest, hottest imaging event of the year – will stand by its tagline and brings the key players in the imaging industry to exhibit their latest innovation and technology in the photo & imaging equipment/accessories. Besides that, there will be product demonstrations by some of the biggest names in the photographic industry, the awe-inspiring photo exhibitions, the engaging presentations by photographers & travellers, interactive programs & contests, and more.
Free Independent Travel Exchange (FITE) 2013, held in conjunction with the KLPF, is another highlight of the Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival. Packed with interactive programs, the FITE is the platform for travel industry operators/organizations to engage with travellers. The FITE is filled with interesting and inspiring programs like Travelmania (travel talk and slideshow), travel photography exhibitions, travel forum and experience sharing.
The theme for FITE 2013 is “Above the clouds…..the Himalayas” which includes a travel photography exhibition and interaction with expert guides from Nepal. The exhibition will showcase photographs from the regions that share the mystiques of the Himalayas – among them are Nepal, Darjeeling, Kashmir, Sikkim, Bhutan, Tibet, etc.
FITE inspires travel with a difference, travel that spells of discovery and experience.
Among the program highlights in KLPF and FITE are
  • Photomania seminars – Follow the engaging presentations by international photographers like Jerry Aurum (Indonesia), Jamason Chen (USA), Wieslaw Zaremba (Poland), LiYong (China), and more. Whereas our home-grown list includes Imran Ahmad, Shuhada Hasim, Firdaus Herrow, Hakimi Halim, Gary Ng, Sawlihim Bakar, Low Chin Han, etc.
  • Travelmania seminars – Hop on to the virtual travel with our seasoned travellers like Bhim (the expert guide from Nepal), Celia (Hong Kong), Jacky Hong (the cyclist traveller), Rachel Koay (the accidental adventurer), I.K. Lee (ABC Trekker) and more.
  • Photography Forums – engage in lively discussions over photography issues. Bahasa Melayu & Chinese sessions.
  • Photo Review – submit your images to be reviewed by professional photographers. English & Chinese sessions.
  • Photography Workshop – by Taiwanese professional photographer Lin Sheng. English & Chinese sessions.
  • Photography Contests – FUJIFILM Ocean Queen Model Shoot Out Contest , FUJIFILM “Say it with Instax” Children’s Contest , KLPF Photo Hunt , Tourism Selangor “Dances in the Winds of Nature” Photo Contest.
  • HIPA Exhibition – Winning images of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award.
  • Heaven on Earth – KLPF theme photography exhibition.
  • Travel Square Exchange – Above the clouds – the Himalayas photography exhibition , Himalayas book launch , Tips by travel guides from Nepal.
  • Japanese Floral Art – Floral Art Photography exhibition.
  • 1st Golden Wau Awards 2013 Film Seminar – Presented by Chinese Film Association of Malaysia (CFAM) to introduce and promote local movies to the public. Discover the experience of the who’s who in Malaysian Chinese film fraternity like Matt Lai, Jason Kok, Simpson Yuan, SJ Tan, Jess Teong, Ho Yu Hang, Boon Tan & Ah Niu, etc.
  • Purchase & Win – purchase at KLPF/FITE and stand a chance to win the grand prize Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera (body)and other prizes.

It’s an experience of harmony on earth !!!
About 20 clubs/societies are invited to this festival to share the photography work of their members, including NGOs with meaningful causes like Malaysian Nature Society, MAKNA, National Kidney Foundation and so on.
The KLPF & FITE is the most comprehensive event that sees the biggest gathering of photographers and travellers.
The KLPF & FITE is open to the public and admission is free.
Information and updates are available at Facebook KLPFMalaysia or www.klpf.com.my
For enquiries, please email to klpf@pcp2u.my or call +603-9281 8039.

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What is timelapse?

| Saturday, March 30, 2013

Time-lapse photography is a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. For example, an image of a scene may be captured once every second, then played back at 30 frames per second. The result is an apparent 30-times speed increase. Time-lapse photography can be considered the opposite of high speed photography or slow motion.

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Processes that would normally appear subtle to the human eye, e.g. the motion of the sun and stars in the sky, become very pronounced. Time-lapse is the extreme version of the cinematography technique of undercranking, and can be confused with stop motion animation.



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How to create Timelapse

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Tutorial on how to create timelapse. What is timelapse? Please click this.




11 Steps to create Timelapse.

1) Set-up your shot
2) Take a test shot
3) Adjust the camera settings
4) Take another test shot
5) Calculate the timelapse
6) Setup your intervalometer
7) Set them together
8) Stand by the camera
9) Monitor
10) Compile the video
11) Publish the video


1) Set-up your shot. Use a tripod or location to place your camera. I prefer to use tripod. A good quality one, the cheap crappy tripod sometime can't hold the camera in position especially if the camera is heavy.

2) Test shot. Take a test shot of the area. Frame and compose the area you wanted nicely.

3) Adjust the camera settings. Switch the camera into your preferred mode. Use your test shots exposure information to set the aperture. If you use the shutterspeed mode, set it to your desired value. If you use the aperture mode, set it to your desired value.

4) Take another test shot. Only do this if you have easy access to the viewfinder, and use a remote to avoid camera shake. This shot is just to make sure the images are properly exposed using the manual settings.

5) Calculate the timelapse. You have to plan on how long the timelapse video will be play. You can download Android and iOS app to do the calculation easier.

6) Setup your intervalometer. I used a Nikon D3 that already have built-in interval timer shooting. If your camera don't have this built-in feature. The intervalometer is the solution.

Intervalometers

Intervalometers (some call it remote control) is a device, an add-on that usually doesn’t come with your dslr. what it does is it allows you to set your DSLR to hit the shutter button at the interval your prefer, e,g., every 1 second, every 10 second or every 1 minute.



Intervalometers

Intervalometers is almost essential because it helps you to push the shutter automatically. It also helps you to avoid blurry photo when you push the shutter manually. Intervalometers varies from brands and you can get it around $55 – $75. These are some intervalometers for famous camera brands (if your camer don't have interval timer shooting).

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Some camera have a built-in feature for time interval shooting.

7) Set them together. Hook up your calculator (or intervalometer) to your camera and press start.

8) Stand by the camera. Waiting process is the real challenge to create timelapse. Monitor the battery level and number of photos left in memory card. You might need to change the battery or replace a fresh memory card.

9) Monitor. Always check on the photos taken once in a while. If you are doing timelapse of both day and night. Make sure you increase/decrease the ISO accordingly so you will get perfect exposure photos.

10) Compile the video. There are several  software to compile the photos and transform it into timelapse.

11) Publish the video. Youtube always the number one choice to publish your timelapse. But there are always Vimeo and Flickr as another solution.
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Card Speed : SD, SDHC and CF Card

| Monday, March 25, 2013

This is an SD, SDHC, CF card transfer speed to MegaBytes per second chart:
Secure Digital (SD)

Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Compact Flash (CF)


1000x = 150MB/s
 966x = 145MB/s
 933x = 140MB/s
 900x = 135MB/s
 866x = 130MB/s
 833x =  125MB/s
 800x = 120MB/s
 766x = 115MB/s
 733x = 110MB/s
 700x = 105MB/s
 666x = 100MB/s
 633x =  95MB/s
 600x =  90MB/s
 566x =  85MB/s
 533x =  80MB/s
 500x =  75MB/s
 466x =  70MB/s
 433x =  65MB/s
 400x =  60MB/s
 366x =  55MB/s
 333x =  50MB/s
 300x =  45MB/s
 266x =  40MB/s
 233x =  35MB/s
 200x =  30MB/s
 166x =  25MB/s
 150x =  22.5MB/s
 133x =  20MB/s
 100x =  15MB/s
  66x  = 10MB/s (SD speed class 10)
  40x  = 06MB/s (SD speed class 6)
  26x  =  04MB/s (SD speed class 4)
  13x  =  02MB/s (SD speed class 2)
The speed of the card is either specified in “x” transfer speed ratings (300x) or in MB per second (45MB/s). This is based off the system used for the original CDROMs, which is 150 KB/s. For our purposes, this can better be read as 0.15MB/s, since 1,000 kilobytes = 1 Megabyte (150 kB/s = 0.15 MB/s). So:
“x” transfer rate x 0.15MB/s = speed rating in MB/s.
Thus, 300x transfer speed rating would be: 300 * 0.15 MB/s = 45 MB/s
Manufacturers rate the speeds of their cards (not a governing agency), so actual transfer speeds can, and will, vary. Some manufacturers rate speeds by read access, others by write access.
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Parrot AR. Drone Video Equipped Remote QuadriCopter

| Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Who doesn’t get a kick out of a video streaming Wifi controlled flying toy? A friend of mine recently picked one of these Parrot AR. Drones up and I had the chance to fly it around. It’s really tons of fun! Kids can easily learn to fly these things. The Parrot AR Drone is a remote controlled Quadricopter that streams real time video to it’s controller so you can see where you’re flying. The Wifi controller can be an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad (the iPad is really cool with it’s large screen). It’s easy to sync up once you’ve downloaded the Free remote application from the Apps Store. First turn on the AR Drone, and then turn on the Wifi on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Connect to the AR Drone (it will appear as a WiFi hotspot). Once you’ve connected, go and launch the application and it will connect. Very simple and fast.

The AR Drone Quadricopter is super stable and will automatically level itself out and stays in one place if the unit loses connection to the remote, or if you remove your hands from the controller. If you lose connection, just walk closer and then you’ll be back in control. If the unit is too high and loses connection, it will return itself to a manageable height so you can walk over and get back in control. I believe it can scan the floor somehow to see what’s below so it doesn’t just fly off into space.

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Simple Body without Training Foam Cage

Since the unit can level out and maintain a stable position, you can easily rotate turns in 360 degrees. The video stream is super fast, and as real time as can be. The video streams in amazing quality and very clear even in low light. The item comes with two different bodies. One is a foam cage that protects the units from rookie pilots. I’m sorry to admit, I crashed my friends unit into walls and it took a dive from 20 ft. several times. The drop was no problem with the foam cage, it’s designed to protect the unit for training. If you should need some replacement parts, practically every piece of the Drone is for sale and looks to be easily replaceable too. This thing really takes a beating for sure. Once you’re pretty good, you can swap out the foam cage for a more streamlined aerodynamic body. I think a few flights is all it takes to get the hang of it.

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Flying outdoors with Training Foam Cage

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There are other applications in the Apple Apps Store in which you can control the unit and record the video stream that will be saved to your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. You can choose to use the accelerometer to maneuver the Drone by leaning left or right, forward and back. Since it’s a quadricopter it can move in any direction without having to turn around, but you’d want to turn the unit mainly for the video camera to point in the direction you’re flying. Check out the video above which gives you an idea on how to fly it with a remote. These AR Drones can be found here: Parrot AR Drone Wifi Remote Controlled Quadricopter

Original post by www.cheesycam.com

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DIY : How to upload photo files to internet without computer

| Monday, January 7, 2013
Today's guest post by GfK from Patras, Greece will show you how to share RAW/JPG files with an Android phone:

Except the Nikon D4 that has Ethernet connection and Nikon D3200 that is compatible with a WiFi transmitter, I am not aware of a DSLR that can share images directly on the Net. Here's a description on how one can download the images to the mobile phone and share them instantly (or later) on the Internet.

All you need is a card readerAndroid phoneUSB On-the-Go cable (the black cable in the images), USB Y-splitter cable (those that come with some external hard drives so they provide more amperes at their input) and USB battery charger.

 DIY: How to upload your RAW/JPG files to the Internet without a computer (guest post)


Connectivity
Most smartphones and tablets have microUSB port for connecting peripherals. By using a USB-OtG cable and if a suitable drivers exist (Android OS is based on Linux, it has embedded drivers for USB storage devices and for other peripherals as well) one can read the contents of a flash drive or a SD/CF/MS card.

The problem is that mobile phones don't provide current at their microUSB port. With Y-splitter or other ways (check here) we can provide +5V simultaneous power to the flash drive and to the microUSB port of the phone. To check if everything is connected, make sure the phone is charging and the lamp of the flash drive/card reader is on. In my setup the current is provided by USB solar battery charger (around $15 on eBay), but if you're in the office you can use a PC USB port.

Using the mobile phone's file manager, navigate to the flash drive (usually at /mnt/usb, if you need to mount it read this link). Convert the RAW into JPG in the camera or in the phone and share the image on the Internet via 3G:

 DIY: How to upload your RAW/JPG files to the Internet without a computer (guest post)

 DIY: How to upload your RAW/JPG files to the Internet without a computer (guest post)

 DIY: How to upload your RAW/JPG files to the Internet without a computer (guest post)

That's all. Now if somebody ask you to instantly upload a photo, you have a solution. Of course there are also the Eye-Fi memory cards, but they are expensive and it's rather unlikely that all of our cards are of that kind. Eye-Fi cards are however tested and reliable.
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Big Bad Wolf Books (Part 3)

| Thursday, December 13, 2012
BIG BAD WOLF BOOKS
Malaysia International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC)
9-23 December 2012

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 My favorite section of Big Bad Wolf Books

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 A book that have wedding photos from multicultural race around the world

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 Love the signs and wording.

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 With Samurai sword anyone will buy whatever you are selling.

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photography book full of passion.

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 12 books, mostly on the subject of photography.

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 Zul carrying our books all over the place. we forgot to bring trolley. Thanks Zul..!

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 Cashier counters. At least 15 of them. Hope less waiting time on weekend.

That's the end of a journey into world of Big Bad Wolf Books. Wishing this event will be held frequently in years ahead. Enjoy my time there with Zul. Spent less than MYR100 for books worth more than MYR800. That's an awesome money saving.

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Big Bad Wolf Books (Part 2)

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Malaysia International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC)
9-23 December 2012

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The Big Bad Wolf is back again..! For book lover and for those who wish to go shopping with less price. Upto 90% discounts! This is so awesome, even though you are not a book worm this place is good enough too spend sometime finding some books that might grab your attention.

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 Tips for Big Bad Wolf Books

1) Allocate at least 3 hours to spend time at the Big Bad Wolf because there are thousands of books to look at. Even if you just read the title and have a glance at it. Still take hours to do. So, allocate much time okay.

2) Bring your trolley bag. Even better if you bring your airport traveling case. If you are going to pick 5 thick books all around the place. You'll be exhausted.

3) If you are bringing your little kids, set a meeting point whenever you maybe separate.

4) Especially during weekend, you might have to queue up to 30 minutes. So, bring along someone to queue at the line earlier for you.

5) Don't bring food and drinks inside the hall. Big Bad Wolf already have staffs with sharp eyes to remove you from the hall if they saw you bring food and drinks. Anyway, Big Bad Wolf also have a place for you to eat. They have KFC, RasaMas, PizzaHut and other food stalls. (more expensive than buying at the restaurants)

6) Be a good citizen, don't make a mess

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 Mom going to love this.

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how to make people spend every penny they have on our business..!

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This book teaches you how to work unconventionally and get a better results.. awesome..!

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 Big Bad Wolf Books also sell their merchandises. They put everything Big Bad Wolf Books items at the section after you pass the cashiers.


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These two girls will shout "Buy Big Bad Wolf Bag!" every 10 seconds. they really get everyone attention.

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Big Bad Wolf Books (Part 1)

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Malaysia International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC)
9-23 December 2012

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The Big Bad Wolf is back again..! For book lover and for those who wish to go shopping with less price. Upto 95% discounts! This is so awesome, even though you are not a book worm this place is good enough too spend sometime finding some books that might grab your attention.


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Nice entrance. I have to say that Big Bad Wolf has n amazing team of designers. Everyhting Big Bad Wolf create looks welcoming and awesome. I think I have to learn the marketing strategy from Big Bad Wolf. Will they publish a book about them? We'll see.


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Facts about Big Bad Wolf Books

1) Most of the books are not newly published.
2) Books are sold as NEW, not used.
3) Many genre of books available. Such as Photography, Cook Book, Architecture and Design, Politics, Kids, Magazine and lots more (go find it yourself)
4) All price on the books are already discount. Please don't ask for more discounts. Big Bad Wolf already gave discounts up to 95%.
5) Big Bad Wolf provide a section for you to put all the books that you have pick and then you can continue looking for more.
6) There are at least 15 Cashiers available at the Exit door for you to do your payment. But during weekend, this surely will not be enough.


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 Big Bad Wolf bookmark.. simple and nice..

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Batman and Robin at Big Bad Wolf Books. Boxed version..! They are selling Big Bad Wolf merchandises including T-shirts.

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