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Forum: Ricoh GR 09-14-2014, 08:26 AM  
How would you change GR?
Posted By darrenleow
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It does have green button functionality - in manual mode, hit the EV comp lever. You can customise what it does in Key Custom Options>One Press M Mode.

In P mode, you can use the dials to override and change the aperture. Hit the EV comp lever to return it back to program setting.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-13-2013, 11:01 AM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By darrenleow
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Singapore's National Lion Dance Championship.. the dancers are leaping between poles that are up to 3 metres tall!
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-16-2013, 12:37 PM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By darrenleow
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Merlion, Singapore
D3, Sigma 12-24
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 06-05-2013, 09:09 AM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By darrenleow
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Haven't been here for some time as my D3 has been in the repair shop for some electronics trouble for some time..

Here's an oldie (but a goodie).. D3, 70-200 VRII, TC20E III

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-16-2012, 08:30 AM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By darrenleow
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70-200 VR2
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-16-2012, 08:29 AM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By darrenleow
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Joined the Pentax Singapore guys again for their year-end gathering. Great bunch!

70-200 VR2 @ 200mm


Battle of the 50's on K-5IIs


24-70
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-10-2012, 06:14 AM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By darrenleow
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Some from the Singapore Zoo, shot with Nikon D3, 70-200 VR2 and a rented TC-20e III. Quite a useful combo, although one must be very careful using the TC with a Blackrapid-style strap. As it dangles upside down, the lens release button could easily be accidentally depressed, releasing the lens (don't think you'll be carrying anything heavier than a 70-200/2.8 this way though) onto the ground behind you. Had a couple of close-calls over the course of the day:eek:

Anyway, here are the shots.. Tried to shoot and edit with a theme of "Animal emotions/expressions" in mind..









Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-28-2012, 07:00 PM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By darrenleow
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Took the D3 and 70-200 VR2 out into the rain for some fun







Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-10-2012, 10:17 AM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By darrenleow
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Haven't posted here in a while so here goes!









All with Nikon D3 & 50/1.8G
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-04-2012, 10:53 AM  
Post Your Fujifilm X100/X10 Pictures
Posted By darrenleow
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Sold the X100, got it back, might keep it for good because I kinda missed using it.. Such a fun daily snapshot camera that can double up as a really serious image maker

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-03-2012, 11:08 AM  
Post Your Fujifilm X100/X10 Pictures
Posted By darrenleow
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May have spoken too soon.. Traded it for a Leica but turns out it's faulty so I'm asking for my X100 back :cool:
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-02-2012, 08:35 AM  
Post Your Fujifilm X100/X10 Pictures
Posted By darrenleow
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Goodbye to everyone on this thread... I've been feeling more and more that I was using my X100 almost like a point and shoot (f/2-2.8, shutter on A, ISO Auto) more and more and felt like it was too big and complicated for that purpose. An opportunity presented itself to trade my X100 for something completely new to me photographically, so I jumped on it. I know the new owner is already having a blast with the X100, and I wish all of you the best with your Fuji X's!
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-29-2012, 09:58 AM  
Post Your Fujifilm X100/X10 Pictures
Posted By darrenleow
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True... but it's the humidity!!! :lol::lol:

Hottest I've experienced in the US was 100F probably..
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-29-2012, 04:52 AM  
Post Your Fujifilm X100/X10 Pictures
Posted By darrenleow
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Here in Singapore, we have these mobile ice cream vendors that sell ice cream in the downtown area from ice boxes attached to their motorcycles or bicycles. The most common ice cream served is a $1 rectangular slab of a flavor of your choice, served in between two wafer biscuits or in a slice of rainbow-colored bread. The ice cream sellers are all old men as the government only issued the downtown licenses once in 1974. I'm sure if you come visit Singapore you'll be having this ice cream every day in the 70 degree heat!


X100
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-09-2012, 01:39 AM  
Post Your Fujifilm X100/X10 Pictures
Posted By darrenleow
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X100

Escape


Budget French fare - each dish under US$10




The lens has to be stopped down to at least f/4 when shooting macros or else there will be softness. "However, when shooting macro shots with an open aperture in the neighborhood of F2, spherical aberration tends to occur. It is therefore recommended that an aperture value of F4 is selected for macro applications." - Fuji X100 website
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-30-2012, 08:55 PM  
Post Your Fujifilm X100/X10 Pictures
Posted By darrenleow
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Thanks, I don't think anyone will really be interested in buying it since I didn't venture too far off the tourist trail on this trip.. But I will definitely make a photo book for myself :)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-30-2012, 01:43 AM  
Post Your Fujifilm X100/X10 Pictures
Posted By darrenleow
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Some X100 photos from the final leg of my China trip in Beijing

Chairman Mao's portrait at Tiananmen Square


Stone lion at the Forbidden City


Intricate decorations at the Forbidden City


Dinosaur display at Jingshan Park


One of China's "little emperors"


The Great Wall of China, from a different angle


A group of elderly Chinese who gather to sing Communist songs (probably from their youth) at a park
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-30-2012, 01:31 AM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By darrenleow
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I bought a 85/1.8G when it first came out but I didn't like the focal length (don't shoot much portraits) so I traded it with a guy for a 24-70 (+$1000 from me). Such an amazing lens.. I don't think I will ever sell mine :D

Which 24-120 VR is this, the variable aperture one that isn't too well regarded? Good that your camera is fine after the accident though!
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-30-2012, 12:58 AM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By darrenleow
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D3, 50/1.8G. Composite of two images at different focus distances

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-29-2012, 11:53 PM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By darrenleow
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1. Haha that's interesting.. When I had the Pentaxes I would hold and twist the lens with my left hand while my right ring finger simply reaches out to depress the button. That seemed like the most convenient thing to do as my right hand didn't even have to change position at all

2. Pro tip about changing Nikon lenses: Strobist: Pro Tip: How to Quick-Change an SLR lens
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-29-2012, 11:36 AM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By darrenleow
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Agreed, think it's got to do with the original design of the F mount back when camera bodies were small relative to the lenses. Anyway here's how I change my lens: I grab the body with my left hand and point the lens to the right, grab around the lens with my right hand with the index finger closest to the lens mount and the tip of the finger near the lens release button, depress the lens release button with the right index finger while grabbing the lens, twist lens away. Definitely not as simple as the perfect Pentax way, but practice makes good enough!
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-23-2012, 10:53 AM  
Post Your Fujifilm X100/X10 Pictures
Posted By darrenleow
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Oh yeah... we were at a hostel bar a few days later and they have a house drink (shared among friends) served from none other than a red bucket.. Could not bear to order it!
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-23-2012, 10:40 AM  
Post Your Fujifilm X100/X10 Pictures
Posted By darrenleow
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We managed to spend a night in a room in one of the round houses that hadn't been converted into a tourist trap. It was very simple living, to say the least. The bed was a thin foam mattress on a wooden bed frame, and there was no toilet inside the building and the main door is locked at night to keep out intruders. Solution: a red bucket just outside the room door.. :fedup: It was quite an experience though!
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-23-2012, 10:31 AM  
Post Your Fujifilm X100/X10 Pictures
Posted By darrenleow
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A couple more from the X100 since you guys asked... Some of the more interesting stuff that happens on Chinese streets. Did I mention that the X100 is a great street camera?

More photos (including many from the Pan LX5) here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151169481371138.501526.748241137...1

Chinese opera performed on the streets instead of on stage. Old guys drinking Chinese tea in the foreground. Xiamen


Bubble toy seller. Gulangyu Island, Xiamen


Roadside cobbler fixing my friend's flip flops. Yangshuo


A Chinese couple protesting outside a public dental hospital about the hospital 'Removing the wrong tooth, but shirking responsibility' Xi'an


Street vendor offering a tricycle-mounted telescope for customers to peep through for 10RMB (US$1+) Xi'an


Line dancing activity on a public square behind a statue of Buddhist monk Xuanzang (from Journey to the West), Xi'an
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 08-23-2012, 02:43 AM  
Post Your Fujifilm X100/X10 Pictures
Posted By darrenleow
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Some from the X100 while traveling in China. Also traveling with a LX5 and the two of them make a pretty good travel combo, at least for me!

Tianluokeng Tu Lou (mud house) cluster in Fujian


Li River in Guilin


View from the Dragon Bridge in Guilin


Old lady and her water buffalo in Guilin


Streetside evening Mahjong games in Xi'an


Terracotta warriors in Xi'an


Locks bearing well wishes on the North Peak of Mt Hua


View from the North Peak of Mt Hua
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