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Lo Yee Sang

February 13th, 2008

Yee Sang

Lo Yee Sang

I like to eat Yee Sang(chinese style raw fish salad). Infact I ate it before chinese new year, and this time is my third time this year. So, I might as well leave the chopsticks down, give chance to the rest so that I can take some photos.

Yee Sang is usually eaten on "Ren Re"(People's day or everybody's birthday), which is the seventh day of Chinese New Year, the day when everyone grows one year older. Yee Sang is served as an appetizer to raise 'good luck' for the new year. Chinese call it as "Lo Hei"(In Cantonese), just say that it means "All The Best". Families and friends get together around the table, using chopsticks to toss the shredded ingredients into the air while saying auspicious wishes out loud to mark the start of a prosperous new year.

"Lo Hei" to everyone. :))

My Little Review of Nikon D3

February 10th, 2008

I know some of you are curious of Nikon D3 ISO performance, so do I when I got mine. So I tested some few shots. All photos shot in RAW(NEF) file then convert to JPEG. Camera setting set to Auto White Balance, no Flash, normal noise reduction, no further noise reduction was done.

Nikon D3
(1) Lens 50mm F1.4, ISO1600, 1/250s, f1.4, 50mm
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Nikon D3
(2) Lens 24-70mm F2.8, ISO1600, 1/125s, f2.8, 52mm
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Nikon D3
(3) Lens 105mm VR F2.8, ISO3200, 1/400s, f13, 105mm
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Nikon D3
(4) Lens 105mm VR F2.8, ISO3200, 1/320s, f25, 105mm
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I handheld shot these 2 macro photos. Is hard to get sharp photos without the help of VR and high ISO of Nikon D3.

Nikon D3
(5) Lens 24-70mm F2.8, ISO3200, 1/160s, f2.8, 50mm
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Nikon D3
(6) Lens 24-70mm F2.8, ISO6400, 1/20s, f2.8, 35mm
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At this setting, roughly you would know how dim is the light.

Nikon D3
(7) Lens 24-70mm F2.8, ISO6400, 1/50s, f2.8, 70mm
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I can set ISO up to 3200 and use the photos straight out from camera without having to do further noise reduction. At ISO6400, photos are abit noisy, but still bearable. Both the new lens are truly gorgeous. Fast focusing and produce sharp images. Nikon D3 outdoes my expectations. White balance is very accurate, very fast focusing and amazing ISO performance. With the 2 new lens, the combination is truly remarkable.


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Nikon D3, 24-70 f2.8, 14-24 f2.8

February 9th, 2008

:yes: Yeap, you are right. I have got myself a Nikon D3, together with lens 14-24 and 24-70. D3 is now the top, best in Nikon Professional DSLR series. This machine is so hot, is under waiting list. I have book it since early December 2007 and I am glad that it has finally arrived 2 days before Chinese New Year, so that I can have fun with it during break. I am Nikon D200 user, so it doesn't take me too long to go through its 1 inch thick user manual :crazy: Buttons locations and functions are more or less same as D200 and D2X/s.

The main reason for me getting Nikon D3 is its ISO performance. I have read some review about its ISO performance and couldn't belive my eyes after I shots some photo from it at high ISO ranging from 1600 to 6400. 88| I'm speechless! Shooting at ISO3200 is a dream come true. At ISO6400 is still bearable. Alongside with some new features, Full Frame Sensor(FX), 51 focus points, 2 CF slots, super sharp 3 inch LCD, live view, and the list continue. What can I say? Nikon D3, totally different BEAST!

Nikon D3

Nikon D3


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New Pages in Magicalshots.com

February 8th, 2008

This year, I have added 3 new pages which are the "Booking Schedule", "Testimonial", and this blog you are viewing. Check back often for latest update. :P

First Post Of The Rat Year

February 7th, 2008

I have been thinking of creating a blog for some time but time is always the issue. Busy with assignments, meeting up clients, photo touch-up, bla, bla, bla.. I told myself, no matter what, I must create a blog for the start of new year, and here it is, my first post. I do hope I can keep this blog updated frequently.

Gong Xi Fa Cai to you chinese viewers, and Happy Holiday to the rest of you. &#59;)

2008 Chinese New Year

2008 Chinese New Year


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