Olympus Sales II – Members Special

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Olympus Sales II – Members Special
– Posted by Melody Tan
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Important:
– ONLY from 09th Nov to 11th Nov 2018!
– Members Gets An Additional SGD $100 OFF the Promo Price!
– Redeemable from Alan Photo, Cathay Photo, Parisilk, SLR Revo, TK Foto.
– Just Show Screen Shot of the above Promo E-Brochure to Enjoy $100 OFF.
– Applicable to Card Members & Non-Card Members for this Round.
– After purchase, drop us an email to share with us what you had purchased and enjoy additional secret deals! ourshutterjourney@live.com.sg

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Olympus Sales – Members Special

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Olympus Sales – Members Special!
– Posted by Melody Tan
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Important:
– ONLY from 02nd Nov to 04 Nov 2018!
– Members Gets An Additional SGD $100 OFF the Promo Price!
– Redeemable from Alan Photo, Cathay Photo, Parisilk, SLR Revo, TK Foto.
– Just Show Screen Shot of the above Promo E-Brochure to Enjoy $100 OFF.
– Applicable to Card Members & Non-Card Members for this Round.
– After purchase, drop us an email to share with us what you had purchased and enjoy additional secret deals! ourshutterjourney@live.com.sg

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Loves quiet walks along beaches, has a mind of her own and decides everything in life in either black or white with nothing in between. Her priority these days revolves around her 2 lovely kids & teaching them music or photography. A lover of yoga and an avid traveler, Melody aims to visit at least 30 countries before she reach 40 years old – from what we know, she had completed 27 as of 2018.

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2018 Members’ Closed Door Sales!

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2018 Members’ Closed Door Sales!
– Exclusive to Registered Ourshutterjourney Card Members ONLY!
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11th October 2018, Singapore – This is our official 4th Closed Door Sales for registered card members and we will be partnering our accredited merchantAlan Photo for 2018!
Since we launched our Club Membership 3 years ago, the Membership Team had been working hard to bring value to our registered card members. Riding on this announcement, we will also be launching more promotions with lifestyle & F&B merchants from 2019 so do look out for the announcements or the email newsletter!

For this year, we had purposely dated the Closed Door Sales on the 24th of November 2018 so Members get to do their Christmas shopping way ahead of others PLUS the ridiculous price that we will be shocking the Members!
For example:
New Lenses Price starts from $100
New Cameras/DSLRs Price starts from $200
New Camera Bags Price starts from $30
New Tripod Price starts from $50 and
hundreds of photography accessories going at Unbelievable prices!
* more details after the jump

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First, the queue starts at 8.45am at the door.
Gaining entry to the Sales will be limited to Ourshutterjourney Card Members which possess a physical card at the door.
Payment options available will be Cash, NETS or Credit Cards.

 

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Featuring products from all major photography brands, it’s also a great chance to ask questions about gear information with non-obligated purchase as there will be sales consultants, photography trainers around to assist you.

This is a great chance for you to meet & catch up with other fellow registered members, make new friends, mingles with like-minded photographers and simply enjoy the mingling and shopping together – as a big family!

 

If you are a Card Member and wish to attend this Closed – Door Sales, do RSVP here for more updates on this event! Otherwise, see you there!

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Sony Introduces The World’s Toughest & Fastest SD Cards

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Sony Introduces The World’s Toughest & Fastest SD Cards
– Posted by Lee Shi Qing
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09th October 2018, Singapore – As memory cards are an essential component to today’s digital photography, the race to create the greatest SD card had probably ended with Sony’s newly released SF-G Series SD Cards – leaving the competition high & dry as a new benchmark had been set by Sony.

Matching up to today’s digital cameras & DSLRs with break-neck image processor speed – the answer is a faster card and a tough one at that.
Some snippets from Sony’s press release as below.

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Sony Singapore announced the world’s toughest and fastest SD Cards, SF-G series TOUGH specification UHS-II SD card. These SD Cards will be available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities and will be launched in October 2018. 

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Key features of the SF-G TOUGH includes:
– World’s toughest SD card is 18x bend proof and drop proof
– World’s first one-piece molding structure for strength and hardness
– Ribless and switchless design ensures there are no fragile components
– World’s fastest read speed up to 300MB/s and write speed up to 299MB/s
– Waterproof and dustproof world-class ratings of IPX8 and IP6X respectively
– Keep your work safe with the SD Scan Utility and File Rescue Software

The SF-G TOUGH SD Cards are now available at selected Sony Stores, Sony Centres and Sony Authorised dealers and will be retailing at the following prices:
1) S$203 – 64GB

2) S$399 – 128GB

*Price for 32GB not available at time of publishing this release. We will update the price for the 32 GB once we have it from Sony Singapore.

For the rest of you, Buy your NEW Sony SF-G SD Cards here!   

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Selling Photography Gear on Carousell

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Selling Photography Gear on Carousell
– Posted by Li Shi Qing
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19th September 2018, Singapore – Since we started our Online Shop on Carousell about 3 months ago, we have met our shares of nice buyers and of course – weirdos. As much as it had been a fun experience, it takes great patience to remain composed & calm – especially when the requests gets weirder and sometimes – shamelessly below the belt.

Today, I am going to share some of the conversations from the weirdest of buyers that we had encountered. These are real conversations and I am sure many of you may have already experienced or encountered this group of weirdos.

Let’s see how many can you relate to!

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1) Posted a Nikon D300s for $520…
Buyer: Available?
Me: Available if offer is right.
Buyer: Made Offer $250.00
Me: Sir, you misplaced the “2” & “5”.
Buyer: Nope its Correct.
Me: Sorry I typo – I am selling $5200.
Buyer: D300s for $5200? U are kidding!
Me: Nope its Correct.
Buyer: Ok I get it. Sorry.

* Well at least this ended nicely with the buyer finally understand where this is leading to. But not so much for the next buyer.

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This is going to be lengthy – but worth the read. I spent close to 04 days entertaining this guy.

2. Posted a Canon 70-200mm F4 for $490…
Buyer: Is this real?
Me: Yes.
Buyer: You selling $490?
Me: As posted Sir.
Buyer: Condition?
Me: As posted – mint.
Buyer: Any chips
Me: Nope
Buyer: Paint peel?
Me: Nope
Buyer: Comes with Filter?
Me: Nope.
Buyer: Any problem w the lens?
Me: Nope.
Buyer: Really $490?
Me: Yes.
Buyer: Are you a Shop?
Me: Nope, I am young lady.
Buyer: lol! er.. I meant if your stock is from a shop.
Me: Yes.
Buyer: Ok, any discount?
Me: $490 – Fixed for Public & $450 for OSJ Card Member.
Buyer: OK I am Public.
Me: Hi Public!
Buyer:?
Me: Sorry thought your name is Public.
Buyer: ? I dun understand.
Me: Nevermind Sir. It’s been 6 hours of chatting – would you like to make an offer?
Buyer: Ok.
Buyer: Made Offer $200
Me: Hi Sir, Sorry Lens just got stolen and no longer available.
Buyer: What? But I saw the listing is still LIVE.
Me: Yes, because we have at least 10 units of 70-200mm
Buyer: Ok, so means still available?
Me: Available if the offer is right.
Buyer: Made Offer $200
Me: I am so sorry Sir, another thief came and stolen the next available unit.
Buyer: Seriously?
Me: Yes.
Buyer: Ok, no more games. What is the lowest you can sell me?
Me: $490 – Fixed for Public & $450 for OSJ Card Member.
Buyer: but that is the same price you quoted earlier.
Me: Its the same lens so same price Sir.
Buyer: But You said got stolen?
Me: I told you we have many of this lens in our shop.
Buyer: Ok, how shall we proceed?
Me: Would you like to make a reasonable offer sir?
Buyer: Made Offer $200.
Me: Oh my God! I am so sorry, Johnny English just bought the last 70-200mm from our shop.
Buyer: Who is that?
Me: [image:001]
Buyer: Hi lady, I am a customer why are you taking me for a ride?
Me: Hi Sir. It’s been 43 hours of chatting, why are you making offer that’s taking me for a ride?
Buyer: I offer $200.
Me: $200, I know a place that sells water mugs that looks like 70-200mm F4. Want?
Buyer: I need the lens.
Me: I need the money.
Buyer: $200.
Me: Sorry today is my last day working for this company.
Buyer: Hey! Before you resign, just sell me the lens at $200.
Me: Sir. No One in their right mind will sell you a 70-200mm at $200.
Buyer: I am sincerely buying. Its been 46 hours, can’t you feel my sincerity?
Me: I feel you. I feel like knocking your head.
Buyer: lol! Ok. What’s your last last last price?
Me: $490 – Fixed for Public & $450 for OSJ Card Member.
Buyer: Made Offer $200.
Me: Sir, I am not supposed to be rude, but I really cannot sell u at $200 for this lens.
Me: Decline Offer $200.
Buyer: Made Offer $201.
Me: Decline Offer $201.
Buyer: You are a terrible Seller.
Me: I am really so sorry that I cannot meet your budget.
Buyer: Dun be sarcastic.
Me: I never wor.
Buyer: Ok Fine. Lousy shop, you dun wan to sell – many people will want to sell me their 70-200mm for $200.
Me: Ok.
Buyer: I am serious.
Me: Sir, it’s been 3 days of chatting. If you can find someone to sell you this lens at $200, please go ahead. and if someone really will sell you at $200 – you dare to buy?
Buyer: Why not?
Me: Ok. Good luck with that.
Buyer: How about this? I trade in my lenses & top up.
Me: Hi Sir, what lenses do you have?
Buyer: Canon 18-55mm, Canon 50mm F1.8 and a Samyang fisheye.
Me: We take in 18-55mm $10, 50mm $20 & NO Samyang.
Buyer: Why so low?
Me: We have 2 baskets full of 18-55mm which we are exporting to Africa and 1 palette of 50mm that we are sending for scrap.
Buyer: But those are Pro lenses!
Me: 18-55mm is entry level, not pro. 50mm is the cheapest plastic 50mm ever in history – how can those lenses be pro?
Buyer: But when I bought my camera, the salesman told me these are Pro!
Me: hmmmm, did you do anything funny while buying?
Buyer: Like what?
Me: Like asking for discounts and offering $200?
Buyer: I do not wish to reply this question.
Me: Ok Sir. Today is Day 4, would you like to make me a good offer so we can both move on with our lives?
Buyer: Morning. Ok sure.
Buyer: Made Offer $200.
Me: Declined Offer $200.
Me: Sir, I am sorry, please try elsewhere. Price is fixed.
Buyer: Lousy seller! I am going to report you!
Buyer: Hey! Want to sell or not?
Buyer: You there?
Buyer: I am sorry, I would like to make a proper offer.
Buyer: Made Offer $250.
Buyer: Cancelled Offer $250
Buyer: Made Offer $200.
Buyer: Halllloooo???

* As expected, I decided to ignore this guy knowing that this is leading to nowhere but square one. To my last knowledge, this guy is still making his $200 offer as I write. |

 

3) Posted a Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-20E Mark III for $480
Buyer: I am Interested!
Me: Hi! Please make offer then.
Buyer: I want to ask, when it says 2X means I get the double the distance right?
Me: Yes. if 200mm becomes 400mm.
Buyer: Ok great! Does it fit every Nikon lens?
Me: Technically you can mount, but some lenses will not work.
Buyer: I see, where can I check?
Me: nikon.com.sg
Buyer: Hmmm, can I just ask you?
Me: Ok which lens you want to mount this with?
Buyer: My 18-105mm, its a Nikon lens.
Me: Sir, the teleconverters are mainly used for super tele-lens.
Buyer: What’s a super-tele lens? Does it have special powers? lol
Me: Nope.
Buyer: But Nikon website describe my 18-105mm as “wide to super-tele”, so can use?
Me: cannot sir.
Buyer: Ok.

* At times, I really wonder why people did not do their own research before trying to buy anything from Carousell. If this guy had met a bad seller, you can imagine this poor guy trying to mount his 18-105mm to a teleconverter and later discovered that it won’t work,

4) Posted a Sony A7 MarkII Body for $1280
Buyer: Price Negotiable?
Me: Hi! Please make offer.
Buyer: Made Offer $800.
Me: Decline Offer $800
Me: I am sorry I cannot meet your budget.
Buyer: Why?
Me: Because cannot.
Buyer: Ya, but why cannot.
Me: Cannot means Cannot.
Buyer: Made Offer $820
Me: Decline Offer $820
Me: Sir, lowest $1265 for you.
Buyer: But others are selling at $800.
Me: Sir, our items are priced based on condition, accessories, shutter count and we had checked, cleaned/ serviced the camera before we list. Cannot compare like this.
Buyer: But its the same camera.
Me: Yes. Same camera. The unit I posted Shutter Count is 9.9K at $1280.00 and we are giving 01 week shop warranty. The $800 unit that You mentioned, what is the shutter count and the seller give you warranty?
Buyer: Let me check hang on.
Buyer: That $800 unit shutter count is 52K. No warranty.
Me: See? That’s what I meant! 52K shutter count is very high! Why pay $800 for a half-dead camera when mine is only 9.9k?
Buyer: Hmmmm I see. By the way what is “Shutter Count”?
Me: ………….

*that almost killed me. Really? Seriously? But wait, meet the next seller.

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5) Posted a Lumix 25mm F1.4 Summilux ASPH DG (for Micro Four Third) for $480.
Buyer: Hi! May I check if the price is final?
Me: Slightly negotiable.
Buyer: Ok. Does the lens work?
Me: Yes, checked and cleaned + 01 week warranty from us.
Buyer: Cool!
Me: Please make offer sir.
Buyer: Made Offer $180
Me: Declined Offer $180
Me: Sir, I believed that was a typo out of good faith. Please make another offer. Lowest $460 for you.
Buyer: It’s not a mistake, I offered $180.
Me: I see. I am sorry but that’s too low.
Buyer: Ok.
Buyer: Made Offer $200
Me: Declined Offer $200.
Me: Sir, lowest $460.
Buyer: Made Offer $220
Me: Declined Offer $220.
Me: Sir, are you gonna keep increasing $20 until I accept?
Buyer: Yes lol!
Me: Ok you offer $460 and we call it a day! Ok?
Buyer: Made Offer $240
Me: Declined Offer $240
Me: Seriously?
Buyer: Yes.
Me: I am sorry but I am running a business, can you stop playing?
Buyer: Ok I offer $460 + a Dinner with you.
Me: Sir thanks but I cannot do the dinner. And this account is shared by a few of us including boss. Unless you want to buy all of us dinner.
Buyer: Nope, only you. You accept dinner with me, I buy the lens at $460.
Me: Sorry sir, that’s against our policy.
Buyer: Then I dun wan to buy.
Me: Ok, it’s your wish sir, I am not forcing you to buy.
Buyer: Where you stay? You hv BF? Eat with me la, I buy you nice dinner.
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Buyer: See? That’s my photo, I am handsome, eat with me ok?
Me: Sorry nope.
Buyer: Ok Fine. Then the deal is off. I can keep my $460 and you can play with yourself using that lens.
Me: lol! Ok Sir. Sorry. And if I want to play with myself, I will get a 70-200mm, not a 25mm. Sorry, you mean your little is only 25mm? I am so sorry to hear that.
Buyer: ..|.. F**koff.

*Ok, I really have no choice when this buyer is trying to use Carousell like T*nder.

OK, there’s a whole more of “interesting” conversations of all sorts but I decided to share these as these are the most recent ones and some are really offensive. As we progress, I am sure we will be “meeting” more weirdos.

As much as I had these bad experiences, but I do wish to highlight that there are actually just as many nice and sincere buyers that I had encountered too. So the crazy world of Carouselling is not as bad as I had imagined to be.

For Ourshutterjourney Registered Card Members, remember you guys are a special bunch and enjoys further discounts when buying from our Online Store! 
(Just remember to be nice to me.) – Shi Qing.

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Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro (ART) – PART 2

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Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro (ART) – PART 2
– Featuring Guest Reviewer Serene Ong from Serene Digital Crafts.
– Posted by Lee Shi Qing.
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Image: Guest Reviewer Serene Ong (Serene Digital Crafts) with the NEW Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO HSM | ART lens. 



11th August 2018, Singapore – Editor AL previously reviewed the new Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro HSM ART with a regular flash – you can read it here. For Part 2, we have invited Serene Ong (again) from Serene Digital Craft to try out the new Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro HSM ART – but this time, mounted with a Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash!

 

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Image: NEW Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro HSM ART mounted with a Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash.

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Image: NEW Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro HSM ART mounted with a Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash.

 

Serene: Thank You Editor AL for inviting me to try out the new Sigma 70mm Macro lens! This is the first time that I am doing macro with a dedicated Ring Flash and I was all excited about the review! I am also happy to share about my experience from using this lens + macro flash combo!  

 

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Image: Serene using the NEW Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro HSM ART mounted with a Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash.


Serene: The size + the weight of the new 70mm Macro was lighter than what I was expecting. I was using and holding it for a good 2 hours and I did not broke my arm – it is pretty light and the size is very compact for a lens of this focal range. The lens exterior carries the same design cues with the rest of the Art series lens and it does looks like the lens can take some serious abuse.

 

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Image: Serene using the NEW Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro HSM ART mounted with a Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash.

 

Serene: What I like was the super fast focusing and near silent operation. It really helps when I am creeping up some insects and the silent operation won’t startle them. Focus was spot on pretty accurately and easily making this lens very easy and a joy to use!

 

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Serene: And since Editor had the technical part covered in his Part 1 review, I decide to talk less and shoot more – so check out some of my images that I had shot using the NEW Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro HSM ART mounted with a Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring Flash below!

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Serene: I am pretty amazed by what this lens can produce. No pro set up or whatsoever, just pure luck, some patience and lots of sweat during the hunting process. Once I spotted an insect, I just shoot and its a near-90% “hit rate” with this lens + flash combo! 

 

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Serene: In a nutshell, the new NEW Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro HSM ART is a super macro lens that do what it does best – close-ups! The sharpness are incredible and the amount of details captured is just amazing! All the photos in this article are pretty much “as it is” – I only did some cropping and adding water marks – everything else is just original and I am blown away with the results! Well, it’s an ART Series lens from Sigma – you know the rest of the story. Thank you Ourshutterjourney.com & Editor AL for the opportunity to review and try out this lens!

For the rest of you, Buy your NEW Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro | ART here!   

 

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Bought An Olympus? Tell Us!

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Bought An Olympus? Tell Us!
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23rd July 2018, Singapore – Bought an Olympus camera or lens recently? Ourshutterjourney.com is proud to partner Olympus Singapore for some really special deal for our registered card members from 1st July till 30th June 2019!

What Is It About?
If you have bought an Olympus camera, Olympus lens or Olympus accessories, just send us an email with details of the purchase and you stand to redeem a special useful gift on top of the freebies you already received at the point of purchase! It can be a hi-capacity memory card, an additional battery, a discount voucher, a limited edition souvenir, an extended warranty or simply a surprise!

I Am In! How Do I Entitle For This?
1) Purchase ANY Olympus camera, Olympus lens or Olympus accessories from any Dealer from now till 30th June 2019.

2) Email Us within 07 days of your purchase the following information;
– Item Bought.
– Where You Bought it.
– You Name & Contact Number.
– Your Membership Card Number.

3) Email to ourshutterjourney@live.com.sg
– Subject “Olympus Purchase”.
– You will received a Confirmation Email from us for the Redemption!

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Olympus E-PL9 BLUE Edition

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Olympus E-PL9 Blue Edition
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Image: The NEW Olympus E-PL9 Blue Edition.

23rd June 2018, Singapore – Olympus Singapore sent me the latest incarnation of their new E-PL9 – a Special Blue Edition. Having previously reviewed the camera in Singapore (Part 1) & Thailand (Part 2), going around to to review this camera again will be a direct duplicate so I was cracking my head how should I do this review. Then I decided not to.
(Muahahahahahaa…………….!)

The E-PL9 Blue Editon comes wrapped in light Navy Blue Leather and gold letterings – screaming “hipster culture” while hinting a Retro touch of yesteryears. Personally the Blue Edition is more than just a fashion piece, both my previous reviews (Part 1 & Part 2) had revealed that the new E-PL9 is a super capable camera.

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Image: The NEW Olympus E-PL9 Blue Edition. Gold Letterings on Blue Leather.

 

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Image: The NEW Olympus E-PL9 Blue Edition comes with a nice leather neck-strap.

 

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Image: The NEW Olympus E-PL9 Blue Edition – everything hip, & everything retro.

 

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I took the E-PL9 Blue Edition out to Peranakan Museum where an exhibition “Amek Gambar” is going on and I try to see how I can “use” the E-PL9 Blue Edition for a little shoot. Instead, I got shot. With the help of “everybody” – basically anyone I can grab – from museum staff, passer-bys to tourists – here’s some of the shots of me fooling around the E-PL9 Blue Edition at the Peranakan Museum.

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Image: Editor AL with the NEW Olympus E-PL9 Blue Edition at Amek Gambar Exhibition currently happening at the Peranakan Museum from now till February 2019. 

 
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Image: The NEW Olympus E-PL9 Blue Edition 

 

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Image: The accidental model – Editor AL with the NEW Olympus E-PL9 Blue Edition 

 

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Image: Editor AL with the NEW Olympus E-PL9 Blue Edition 

 

While shooting at the Peranakan Museum, several visitors turned their heads and asked me what camera am I using. While some are amazed that it’s an Olympus that I am holding, some asked where can they buy. (Strangely no one asked about the price.)

 

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Image: The NEW Olympus E-PL9 Blue Edition 

 

The Blue E-PL9 stands out against my grey stripe shirt like a star and as a person with bad fashion sense, I guess I picked the right shirt today to go with the Blue E-PL9.

 

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Thank You Olympus Imaging Singapore for letting me have fun with Blue.
Thank You Peranakan Museum (National Heritage Board) for allowing me to fool around in the museum! (The Amek Gambar Exhibition Rocks!)

Read the Reviews reviews (Part 1 & Part 2) !
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Amek Gambar Weekend Festival

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Amek Gambar Weekend Festival
– 23rd & 24th June 2018!
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About the Curator
Peter Lee is an independent art and heritage consultant, and the honourary curator of the NUS Baba House, a historical house museum managed by the National University of Singapore. He is the co-author of The Straits Chinese House (1998). For the Asian Civilisations Museum and Peranakan Museum, he has curated the exhibitions Junk to Jewels: The Things that Peranakans Value (2008), Sarong Kebaya: Peranakan Fashion and Its International Sources (2011), and Port Cities: Multicultural Emporiums of Asia, 1500-1900 (2016). In 2016, he also co-curated Singapore, Sarong Kebaya and Style at the Fukuoka Art Museum and the Shoto Museum in Tokyo. He is guest curator for the Amek Gambar exhibition.

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Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro (ART)

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Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro (ART)
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Photo: Editor AL with the NEW Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro (ART)  

 
10th June 2018, Singapore – Sigma’s latest addition to their ART series lens comes in the form of – 70mm MACRO! While many of us had waited long enough for a Macro lens to join the ARTS line, the new Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro ART is finally here. Designed for high resolution close-ups and a newly designed lens from ground-up, Sigma is hoping to duplicate the past success of its super-sharp Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro.

Before we proceed, and as usual we would like to disclaim that we are reviewing based on user experience rather than a technical review which you can easily find on Sigma’s website. We are really more interested in what this lens can do and image quality etc. If you are cool, read on.

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Right-NEW Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro (ART)

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Photo: With Hood.
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Right-NEW Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro (ART)

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On first look, the new Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro (ART) has slimmed down but had grow a little taller. (70.8mm x 105.8mm) Weight wise, it’s pretty close to the previous version at 515gm. As expected from an ART series lens from Sigma, the lens construction features the proven TSC compound on its barrel and the design cues from the new Sigma Global Vision are prominently exhibited. Like every ART series lens, the focusing ring is creamy smooth and handling this lens is a breeze with its thoughtful buttons layout that are ergonomically designed for macro work.

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The front of the lens has shrink to accept 49mm filter with a reverse thread for mounting the macro flash adapter. (the adapter was not available at time of review).

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Photo: Lens Front – NEW Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro (ART)   

 

Internally, Sigma had the lens grouped into 13 elements in 10 group – including 02 x FLD glass, 02 x SLD glass & an Aspherical element for all possible optical corrections and the end results is a super sharp lens with zero CA, zero distortions, super color reproduction and of course, the amount of details that this lens can captured is amazing!

Aperture blades are rounded (09 blades) for that nice creamy bokeh (at F2.8 to F5.6) just in case you will be shooting portraits with this lens and aperture goes all the way to F22 for all your close-up and infinity focus needs. Minimum Focusing Distance is at 25.8cm which is reasonably good and pretty versatile for various use.

 

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The focusing motor is on a focus-by-wire system powered by a coreless DC motor that is smooth and for precise focusing and focusing accuracy is also greatly enhanced with this newly designed macro lens. I had tried manual focusing during the review and found it to be pleasing and easy to use too. Before you head out to buy this lens, I am sorry to break the news that Sigma had only produced the new Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro (ART) in Sigma SD Mount, Canon EF Mount & Sony FE Mount. (Sorry Nikon & MFT Users….)

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While I was expecting myself to be doing the review at some regular parks, in the end I decided to do the review at Wildlife Reserve Singapore aka Singapore Zoological Gardens. I paired the new 70mm Macro onto a Canon DSLR and off I went to the zoo.

Here comes the photos! Most of the insects images are shot at F10 to F16 while the larger reptiles/ animals are shot between F2.8 to F8.

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I hope you enjoyed viewing the photos that was shot with the new Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro (ART). (More images of the same series will be posted on my Facebook Album on a later date.)

My verdict: The New Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro ART definitely impressed me. As a photographer who owns every past Sigma Macro lenses (yes, I have them all), the 70mm ART is a long-awaited update. The lens performance is definitely ART-Series level and you guys know what? This lens will be retailing less than SGD $900.00.

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Ourshutterjourney Online Store Opens!

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10th June 2018, Singapore
– Ourshutterjourney Photography Consortium Worldwide officially launched our Online Store today! Based on Carousell’s selling platform, we will be bringing you good deals & additional value-added services for our registered Card Members!

Partnering our Appointed Authorized Service Centre (P&G Photographic Centre), you can be sure that we will be offering our members quality used & new photography equipment & accessories, including trade-in, consignment of equipment on top of members’ services like complimentary checking, service quotation, servicing etc.

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“We choose Carousell’s platform as it is already well-used by online-savvy photographers and the interactive platforms allows us to better & faster communicate with our members for purchase enquiries, trade-in questions & sharing of images. This speeds things up and to sweeten the deal, registered OSJ card members enjoys special discounts off our listed price or enjoy a free gift upon a successful purchase! So just follow us on Carousell & start to enjoy! Members who wish to sell their equipment may also list their gear on our Online store too! Happy Selling, Happy Buying for All!”

– AL Lee, Founder – Ourshutterjourney Photography Consortium Worldwide

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Members who wish to sell & list their equipment at our online store, do email us at ourshutterjourney@live.com.sg & furnish us with;
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2) clearly state the condition (00 to 10) / shutter count (for camera)
3) clearly state what other things that comes with your gear. (box/ hood/ pouch etc).
4) clearly state the selling price you are looking at.
5) give us your Membership card number & Contact number.

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Members’ Sales 2018 Now On!

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04th June 2018, Singapore –  Dear Members! We are pleased to announce that we have started our Members’ Sales 2018! We are partnering our appointed Authorized Service Centre – P&G Photographic Centre to bring you the best deals for photography gear!

However, for this year, the format is somewhat different. We will be posting cameras, lenses, accessories as regular posts on our Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ourshutterjourney/).
So keep a lookout for the sales postings starting from today till end of June 2018!
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Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ART

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NEW 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM |ART
– Featuring Guest Reviewer Serene Ong from Serene Digital Crafts.
– Posted by Lee Shi Qing.
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Image: Guest Reviewer Serene Ong (Serene Digital Crafts) with the NEW Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ART lens.


04th April 2018, Singapore – 
Sigma’s latest incarnated ART Lens – the NEW Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ART is finally released in Singapore. This Ultra Wide Angle Zoom (UWA) lens had been long anticipated by landscape fans as well as professional photographers and it is easy to see why.

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Image: The NEW Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ART lens.

Before we proceed, and as usual we would like to disclaim that we are reviewing based on user experience rather than a technical review which you can easily find on Sigma’s website. We are really more interested in what this lens can do and image quality etc. If you are cool, read on.

 

 

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Image: The NEW Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ART lens.

As a Sigma DG lens, it is designed for a full frame DSLR with compatibility with APS-C format cameras, Sigma’s USB Dock etc. Targeting at users for creative photography, landscape, weddings & events, the new 14-24mm ART comes weather sealed. What probably amazed photographers around the world is the near-zero distortion even at infinity focus which is a feat in the optical world. (Most Ultra Wide Angle lenses distorts pretty badly)

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Image: The NEW Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ART lens.

The New Sigma 14-24mm ART is sizable to start but Sigma managed to keep its dimensions manageable at 96.4mm x 135.1mm and weights about 1.1kg which is not too bad. If you think this is heavy do check out other Ultra Wide Angle lenses from other brands that starts from 1.4 kg – you get the drift. The lens barrel uses Sigma’s highly successful TSC compound and well put together. Honestly the lens feels really expensive on the hands. Handling wise, the focusing ring and zoom ring functions as it was expected from an ART lens – seamless.

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Image: The NEW Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ART lens.

Internally, it came with a 9 blades (rounded) aperture and opens to a wide of F2.8. It focuses from F2.8 to F22 and it starts focusing as close as just 26cm (minimum focus distance). The New 14-24mm also came with Sigma’s new Hypersonic Motor (HSM) that was updated recently giving users an even faster and quieter focusing and importantly, accuracy had been improved greatly too!

 

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Optically, the glass department had been divided into 17 elements in 10 groups which is massive for a lens in this category. Among the glass, Sigma included 03 x FLD, 03 x SLD elements AND 03 x Aspherical elements PLUS an upsized Aspherical element that has reduced almost all chromatic aberration (CA) giving users a super sharp and highly detailed image.

Sigma sent us this lens since 2 weeks ago and weather in Singapore had been erratic and unpredictable thus the delay in this review article. For this review, we decided to pass the lens to Serene Ong from SDC and let her spent an afternoon with the New Sigma 14-24mm ART.

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Image: Guest Reviewer Serene Ong (Serene Digital Crafts) with the NEW Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ART lens.


Thank You Ourshutterjourney.com and Editor AL Lee for the opportunity to review the new Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ART lens. Personally I had always wanted to try an ultra wide angle lens and this review assignment is just perfect.

I took the lens and decided to head out to one of the quietest & beautiful park in Singapore – Sengkang Riverside Park. I have always love the serenity of this park and the breezy and green surroundings. Do check out the images below that is taken with the New Sigma 14-24mm ART lens that I had mounted on a Canon EOS 5D.

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Image shot with the NEW Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ART lens. 

Firstly, the lens looks intimidatingly huge, then again, my hands are small and I was holding the camera+lens throughout my walk at the park and honestly, it is not that heavy and very manageable. The exterior of the lens feels like it is built for harsh conditions and it sure can take lots of abuse.

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Image shot with the NEW Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ART lens.

 

I like the super wide open feel when I am composing my shots and it really gives me lots of new perspectives and more creative options for my subjects. From 14mm Ultra Wide to 24mm Wide, this 14-24mm basically combines 04 wide prime lenses into 01 super lens. (14mm F2.8, 18mm F2.8, 20mm F2.8 & 24mm F2.8) and now speaking of weight? Well, it beats having to carry 04 lenses around anytime.

 

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Image shot with the NEW Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ART lens. 

Combining it with my DSLR, the lens produces nice & rich colors that is cheerfully-sunny which I simply love! And I realized I can do more with shooting wide frames especially when I am at the park and this lens is definitely at home even when used indoors too!

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Image shot with the NEW Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ART lens. 


The amount of details captured in the shots are amazing too! Do click on all the images in this review and view it at 100% and you will understand what I meant. This is not just the sharpness of the lens that I am talking about, it’s about all the small lines, gradients, patterns that are all captured within an image. The Sigma 14-24mm is a monster!

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I personally felt that I can do so much more with the 14-24mm and I am loving the wide-open feel where the widest horizons are within my composition. I must admit that this lens is also great for Ultra Wide Angle Portraitures too.

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Image shot with the NEW Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ART lens. 

 

Below is 02 shots, 01 taken at 14mm and the other at 24mm. While some may argue that the difference in focal length is so minimal, but looking at the below example, the difference is not so small after all. 

 

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Image: Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ART lens. Shot at 14mm.
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Image: Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ART lens. Shot at 24mm.
As I walking out of Sengkang Riverside Park, I found this nice Cafe in the park. It’s Mushroom Cafe (managed by Old Chang Kee) and they serves lots of great local and fusion food and “foodcourt” prices! And so, I asked for permission to shoot the cafe and that was when I decided to end my session with a Laksa and cold glass of Iced Milo – right at the park!

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Image: Shot by Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ART lens.

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Image: Shot by Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM | ART lens.

The Laksa was great! As for the Sigma 14-24mm ART lens, this is definitely a great lens. Suitable for advanced users to professionals, this is a must-have lens if you have not gotten yourself an Ultra Wide Angle lens. Although I am not sure how much this lens is retailing for, I will say get it!
– Serene Ong

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Bali Astro & Creative Filters Photography Trip

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Bali Astro & Creative Filters Photography Trip with Pat Law & CK Ang
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21st March 2018, Singapore – Presented by Ourshutterjourney.com,  we will be returning to Bali again this year for our annual trip. Open to Registered Card Card Members & Public (price differs), join Master Photographer C.K. Ang & Photography Master Pat Law for a fun-filled Astro & Seascape with Creative filters photography trip at Bali on 07th Sep 2018 to 10th Sep 2018.

One Trip, Two Photography Masters, Three Photography Genres, Four Days & Endless Fun Learning from the best Photography Masters!

(Itinerary after the jump)

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Image: Photography Master Photographer Pat Law. 

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Image: Master Photographer CK Ang. 

 

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Itinerary:
Day 1 & 2
– we will be cover Astro, Sunrise n Waterfall with filters.

Day 3
After Sunrise we moving to next hotel, follow by free n easy, shopping.

Day 4
Sunrise only, rest n relax than back to Singapore.

Costs:
1) Ourshutterjourney Registered Card Members
SGD $950.00 (Excluding Air Tix and Meals.)

2) Public
SGD $1,050.00 (Excluding Air Tix and Meals.)

 

Other Information:
* Subject to weather condition shooting venue might change or cancel due to unforeseen weather condition.
* Attendees are advised to purchase their own travel insurance.
* This is NOT an organized tour but a photography outing in another country lead by our
appointed photography trainers.
* Due to STB’s regulations on tour agencies act, this is why you have to buy your own air tickets.
* Fees collected are Course Fees for the Trainers and for accommodation.

 

Travel Group Size
12 pax ONLY. Slots is limited so HURRY!

Booking: (Read Carefully)
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2) and CC: ourshutterjourney@live.com.sg

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Olympus E-PL9 Part 2 (Thailand)

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Image: Editor AL with the NEW Olympus E-PL9 in Thailand.
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23rd February 2018, Bangkok, Thailand – Following my Part 1 Review of the NEW Olympus E-PL9, and as promised, I brought the E-PL9 to Thailand for a solo trip and use the E-PL9 like a travel camera to see if this little camera can keep up with my travel.

Before we proceed, and as usual we would like to disclaim that we are reviewing based on user experience rather than a technical review which you can easily find on Olympus’s websites. We are really more interested in what the camera can produce and image quality etc. If you are cool, read on.

 

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And so, prior to this review trip, I had already tested the NEW E-PL9 in Singapore and I was quite happy with the results and the images that I’ve gotten. However, in Thailand, things are much different. The sun is more harsh, the heat is intense, and things happened really quickly on the streets, colors are more rich and contrasty and subjects can change from a scenic scene to a street hawker in seconds. To survive Thailand, a fast-focusing camera, light & compact camera, performs well during day & night and a low profile (low visibility) camera – the NEW Olympus E-PL9 seems to fit the bill. Let’s check out the images! (more images available on my Facebook Albums)

 

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Image: Wat Hua Lamphong, shot by Olympus E-PL9.

And so, I had packed my bags and visiting Thailand for the 59th time and reviewing Olympus gear in Thailand for the 4th time and it is also my 6th Solo trip to Thailand. Before I start, I would like to clarify that I did not bring any other lenses with me except the kit lens 14-42mm. This basic focal range is sufficient for at least 95% of the images that I had shot. Although I secretly hope that I have a slightly wider lens for this trip, the 14-42mm managed to keep up with what I am shooting. For this review, I am revisiting places that I’ve been in the past and doing a mental update at the same time.

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Image: Wat Erawan, shot by Olympus E-PL9. Rendered with Bokeh Filter.

The E-PL9’s focusing amazed me. It is as fast as my OM-D EM-1 MarkII and the focusing is accurate up to 99% which really helps a lot when I am doing street images. It allows me or any users to “catch” the moment in milliseconds which is very important for street photography.

 

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Image: Street Hawkers, shot by Olympus E-PL9. 

 

Those of you who had been following Thailand’s news, there’s a “Clean-Up” on unlicensed street hawkers and sadly this trip, many of my favorite street stalls had disappeared. A quick check with the locals reveals that many had been relocated into malls, food streets and for some, they had decided to stop hawking altogether.

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Image: Wat Erawan, image taken from the BTS Linkway, shot by Olympus E-PL9.  

 

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Image: Bangkok Rush, shot by Olympus E-PL9.  

 

Unlike the review done in Singapore, using the E-PL9 as a travel camera is pretty cool due to its weight and size. I can slip it into my pockets easily and I don’t get tired from shooting with it all day. Not to mention that the little camera is capable of doing everything that I needed for this trip and the subjects that I am shooting.

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Image: Bangkok City by Night, shot from Baiyoke Sky Observation Point,  shot by Olympus E-PL9.  

 

Low light performance is surprisingly good and the camera behaved well. ISO noise is visible (from the unedited example above) when I maxed it out but this is easy to fix during processing. Apart from that, most of the details are well retained. Do click on the image above (or any image on this article) and view at 100% you will be able to see and understand what I am talking about.

 

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Image: Grand Palace, shot by Olympus E-PL9.  

 

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Image: Wat Pho (Sleeping Buddha), shot by Olympus E-PL9.  

 

Shooting in Singapore and shooting in Thailand is a whole world of technical differences. Likewise the camera behaves differently due to the exposure/ color metering, the extent of the sunlight and color hues and sometimes you will be surprised with the images that you had shot after you had transfer them to a computer. Many times, the image you had seen on the camera preview somehow differs from what you are viewing on the computer. However, the preview from the E-PL9 is showing exactly what I had shot and I am pretty happy with that.

 

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Image: Erawan Museum, Shot by Olympus E-PL9.  

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Image: Erawan Museum, Shot by Olympus E-PL9.  

 

 

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Image: A Long Tail Boat Speeding on Chao Phraya River, Shot by Olympus E-PL9.  

 

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Image: Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), Shot by Olympus E-PL9.  

 

I am very happy with the little Olympus E-PL9’s performance and it is definitely a great travel camera, street photography camera, landscape camera like an all-rounder. The puny size and feather-weight package makes it a perfect camera for prolong usage. For the 3 days that I am at Thailand, I survived with just 1 fully-charged battery and it is amazing how power-saving the E-PL9 is. From the image quality and colors, the usability to practicality, the Olympus E-PL9 is the camera to get if you are upgrading from compact cameras or looking to have a 2nd backup camera, or simply use for your travel, get the Olympus E-PL9.

To view the rest of the images shot by the NEW Olympus E-PL9, you may wish to pop by my Facebook albums.

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Olympus E-PL9 Part 1 (Singapore)

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Image: Editor AL with the NEW Olympus E-PL9
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11th February 2018, Singapore – As promised in our Olympus E-PL9 Pictorial Preview, we will be doing a 2-Part Review for the E-PL9. This is Part 1, aka the Singapore review. At the time of review, the Olympus E-PL9 is not available at the stores yet – probably going on sale in a few more weeks once the units reaches the camera stores.

Before we proceed, and as usual we would like to disclaim that we are reviewing based on user experience rather than a technical review which you can easily find on Olympus’s websites. We are really more interested in what the camera can produce and image quality etc. If you are cool, read on.

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By now, most of you would already know that Olympus’ E-PL series cameras are pretty much meant for photographers who demands style, travel photographers, or photographers upgrading from compact cameras – seriously I would like to think otherwise. Having reviewed Olympus cameras for years, I will say the E-PL9 is designed and made for those who wants a lighter and compact camera with DSLR image quality, interchangeable lens option, a second camera for that just-in-case situations and definitely a performer in its own class.

 

Since the E-PL8, the E-PL9 took on some similar specs like the 16 megapixel M4/3 sensor, image stabilizer, contrast-detection focusing, touch screen that flips 180 degree for selfies and similar built and ergonomics. But the real deal is about the updates that includes a 121-Focus Point focusing that had been upgraded from the E-PL8’s 81 point, the E-PL9 has a larger handgrip than the E-PL8 but both weights and sized very closely. Another interesting difference is the Menu interface, which somehow reminds me of the Olympus EM10 MarkIII which I had reviewed not too long ago. On top of that, “Advanced Photo” was added to the top dial which allows fast access to other creative shooting menus – sweet!

And while the E-PL8 has Wi-Fi connectivity, the E-PL9 comes with both Wi-Fi & Bluetooth and this translate to more transfer options and faster transfer speed too. Lastly, the E-PL9 comes with a cute built-in flash and if you remembers the E-PL8 do not have one (but Olympus provided an attached-on flash unit).

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And so, I decided to leave my Olympus EM1 Mark II at home & instead, take the Olympus E-PL9 out to URA’s City Gallery & Chinatown to test out its low-light performance, its behavior when used in other varying lighting scenes and check out what the E-PL9 is really capable of. Here we go!

 

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All the images below had been cropped or straightened and added watermarks – otherwise, the image you see below is pretty much direct-from-the-camera and you can click on the below images and view at 100%.
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I was pretty amazed at the amount of details captured when I blew up the images to view. The kit lens 14-42mm (equivalent to 28mm-85mm on a Full Frame format) is very capable when paired to the E-PL9.

 

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The E-PL9 is certainly at home when it comes to low-light scenes like the examples on this article and at high ISO, image is clean and smooth. The colors produced are almost 95% of what our eyes sees! Focusing speed is not compromised even when the scene is dim and I got the shots that I wanted easily!

 

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Moving on from URA’s City Gallery to Chinatown, it’s a different challenge for the E-PL9 now. As the sky rapidly dims the evening, I switched to shooting in “P” mode to see how the E-PL9 reacts and I am not disappointed at all. As expected from Olympus – the metering reacts as rapidly as the sky and all my exposure are well balanced in Program Auto and the Auto White Balance works like magic giving me 90% color accuracy!
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Just when I was getting worried if the 14mm (28mm) is wide enough for me to shoot the Buddha Relic Temple from across the street, I got the below shot with a breeze. If fact, I am starting to fall in love with this tiny kit lens that is very capable and covers a good focal range that suits many genres of photography!

 

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Without a tripod, I decided to rest the E-PL9 on a wall parapet, switched to Manual mode and started shooting slow shutter. While I am not too worried about the camera falling
2-storeys to an instant death, I was more worried about my image being blurred or captured badly – and when I saw what I’ve gotten from the camera (below image), a smile broke out on my silly face. I was super amazed by the E-PL9!

 

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The focusing speed is another area that I would like to share. Not only its fast & silent, the focusing is accurate and locks-on to your subject every time and importantly, it lands on the right spot without fail! If you ask me, I will say the E-PL9 is well suited to be a low-profile Street Photography camera or simply an all-rounder Travel camera!

 

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Personally, I like E-PL9, small & capable, comes with many professional functions that you will usually find in higher end cameras, lots of fun with its creative Art Filters, well built and solidly made, I can’t find any fault with the Olympus E-PL9 in any way. If you are still wondering if you should get or upgrade with the E-PL9, I will say go for it!

I will be back with a Part 2 review as Olympus Singapore had given me permission to bring the E-PL9 to Thailand later this month! So look out for it!

To view the rest of the images shot by the NEW Olympus E-PL9, you may wish to pop by my Facebook albums here.

OK Guys, Pre-Order & Buy your NEW Olympus E-PL9 here!  

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Olympus E-PL9 Pictorial Preview

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Olympus E-PL9 – A Pictorial Preview
– Coming Soon to Our Camera Stores in Singapore!
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10th February 2018, Singapore – Olympus Singapore Announced the NEW (and long awaited) Olympus E-PL9 mirrorless camera 2 days ago. The E-PL9 will be available at the stores in a few weeks’ time.

 

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Although retaining the basic shape and design the E-PL series cameras, the E-PL9 seems to have picked up some design traits from the Pen-F as well giving users bits of retro cues that seems to be working well with the overall design and with the series evolution.

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So before you get to buy the E-PL9 in Singapore, here’s all the images of the unit that Olympus Singapore had sent me for review. By the way, 04 colors are available and the black+silver seen here has to be my favorite!

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Meanwhile, I will be doing a 2-Part Review for this camera, probably 1 in Singapore and 1 in Thailand. So look out for the coming reviews.

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Meantime, if you wish to find out more about the specs, do visit here.

For those wish to pre-order, you may do it with the merchants listed here!  

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NAT GEO LIVE! With Joel Sartore

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NAT GEO LIVE! With Joel Sartore
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11th January 2018, Singapore – National Geographic LIVE!, together with NTU Singapore and the Singapore Zoo, invites you to an intimate talk with world-famous, international award-winning photographer and conservationist, Joel Sartore, at the Mastercard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands on 27 January 2018.

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Fans of NatGeo, together with nature photographers, wildlife lovers, environmentalists, explorers and thinkers of all ages can learn from and enjoy Joel’s LIVE! show where he will share his experience photographing the world’s animals, along with personal stories from over two decades of contribution to Nat Geo. These stories of exploration and discovery seek to educate audiences, inspire exploration and encourage change, towards building a better world.

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About Joel Sartore
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An American photographer, speaker, author, teacher, and a 20-year contributor to National Geographic magazine. Sartore grew up in Ralston, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in journalism. His interest in nature started in childhood, when he learned about the very last passenger pigeonfrom one of his mother’s Time-Life picture books. He has since been chased by a wide variety of species including wolves, grizzlies, musk oxen, lions, elephants and polar bears. His first National Geographic assignments introduced him to nature photography, and also allowed him to see human impact on the environment first-hand.

In addition to the work he has done for National Geographic, Joel has contributed to Audubon Magazine, GEO, Time, Life, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and numerous book projects. Joel and his work have been the subjects of several national broadcasts including National Geographic’s Explorer, the NBC Nightly News, NPR’s Weekend Edition and an hour-long PBS documentary, At Close Range. He is also a contributor on the CBS Sunday Morning Show with Charles Osgood. In 2015, he had an appearance in the film Racing Extinction where he photographed the very last Rabb’s fringe-limbed treefrog.

Joel Sartore is a founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP). In 2012, Sartore was named a Fellow of the National Geographic Society.

Sartore resides in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife and children.

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Announcement: Samyang Ambassadorship

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Announcement: Samyang Ambassadorship Ends


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02nd January 2018, Singapore – Ourshutterjourney.com Editor AL Lee will cease to be Samyang Singapore’s Brand Ambassador as the 2-years term had ended in December 2017. It had been an interesting 2 years with Samyang Singapore sponsoring/loaning lenses to our members during our events and many of the members have since made their purchase or learn more about the lenses after using Samyang brand lenses.

 

After 10 co-branded outings under the “SJS-Samyang” event header, and after 20 Samyang Lens Reviews by Editor AL, Ourshutterjourney.com will continue to support Samyang Singapore in every possible way to bring the brand to our members.

 

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A Word from Editor AL – 
“Samyang makes great lenses at an affordable price and our members have learn so much about the Samyang brand and their line of lenses which had added lots of value to our photography consortium. We will continue to support Samyang Singapore and we will still bring you reviews & updates from Samyang. 

I would like to Thank Samyang Singapore for giving me the opportunity for the last 2 years to front Samyang Lenses and I wish Samyang Singapore All the Best!”
– Editor AL.

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10 Generations of Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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10 Generations of Mercedes-Benz E-Class
– A Project by Ourshutterjourney.com & Sigma Singapore.
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Image: 10 Generations of Mercedes-Benz E-Class in 1:43 scale.  

01st January 2018, Singapore – Recently Sigma Singapore had sent their latest 16mm F1.4 DC DN|C to our office for our review. Our guest editor Trisha had reviewed the lens in Sony E-mount – you can read it here. And so I took the MFT mount and have it fitted to my Olympus OM-D EM1 MarkII and use it for this project. All the model cars are in 1:43 scale (longest side is about 6.5cm) and some of them are rare – so rare that I have to use a glove to handle these cars to prevent accidental damage to them.

This is an article about the legacy of Mercedes-Benz’s E-Class saloons from its first form till present – doubling up as a photography project and a lens test for Sigma.

Image: The New Sigma 16mm F1.4 DC DN | C mounted to Olympus OM-D EM1 MarkII. 

Mercedes-Benz has always been a brand of luxury, quality & automotive legacy. In Singapore, it is one of the top 3 luxury car brand and I am sure you will have seen a lot Mercedes-Benz running on our roads and the models spans from generations ago to the latest model – and yes, many are still running from yesteryears. We did a simple photoshoot in 2014 with a few W124 Owners and it was my initiative to meet other W124 owners having bought my first E-Class back then. You can check out the article here.
Noting that when I bought my W124, it was already 26 years old and I drove it for another 2.5 years before another buyer bought it from me. And I move on to my next
E-Class the W211 and drove it till this very day.

As my curiosity & interest about E-Class feeds on each other, I begin reading up about the Mercedes-Benz brand and the E-Class series line, the history, the models and everything in between. I have also started collecting scale models of E-Class models and I had selected 1:43 scale (aka palm size scale) to collect as this scale has ALL the models in the E-Class series and for practical reasons like easy storage and space. I managed to collect all the 10 generations models – including the pre-E-Class W136 or better known as the Mercedes 170V! Let’s go!

10 Generations of Mercedes-Benz E-Class – in 1:43 Scale!

Mercedes-Benz W15 – The Origin
The Mercedes-Benz E Class legacy (sort of) started with the W15 model which spans from 1931 to 1936 of which 13,775 units were produced. Although the W15 was the “skeleton” of many other models to come (and not exactly the supreme great grandfather of E-Class), it played an important role in fitting a Mercedes-Benz into a middle class segment back in the 1930s. Sadly after years of sourcing for the 1:43 scale model of the W15, none was found.

Mercedes-Benz W136 – The War
The Mercedes-Benz W136 is the beginning of many E-Class to come. Better known as Mercedes-Benz 170V, it replaced the W15 in 1935 and productions runs till 1942 (75,006 units) which the world war started. After the war, Mercedes-Benz continued the production from 1947 to 1955 (83,190 units). Many units were made for military use too!
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Mercedes-Benz W120 – The Ponton Era
The W120 path the way and eventually leads Mercedes-Benz into the middle class luxury saloons segment. Released in 1953 and lasted till 1962 (442,963 units produced), the W120 is widely known by a nickname aka “Ponton” and this car sees the “growth” in vehicular size and specs and importantly, it covers an era which modernization takes centre stage across the world.
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Mercedes-Benz-W110 – The Fin Tail
From 1961 to 1968 (628,282 units produced), the Mercedes-Benz W110 marked yet another important model replacement. Marketed as the “Entry Level” of mid-sized luxury saloon cars, it features a Fin Tail design that was a hit back in that era and after the W110 made its debut, many other automotive manufacturers incorporated the Fin Tail designs into their cars too. The Mercedes-Benz W110 is indeed a trend-setter!
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Mercedes-Benz W114 – Mini S-Class
The Mercedes-Benz W114 that was produced from 1968–1976 with 1,919,056 units built was widely touted as the “Mini S-Class” as the vehicle have grown in overall size and it exudes an overbearing road presence as compared to other mid-sized saloon of that era. The W114 also laid new design cues that will we will all see in all the later E-Class models to come.
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Mercedes-Benz W123 – True Executive Class
Till this very day, Mercedes-Benz W123 is still very much alive with many still running on our roads and all over the world. Produced from 1976 to 1985 and with 2,696,915 units built, this has to be the most successful and profitable model for Mercedes-Benz. Many variants was also spawned from the W123 saloon with Coupes, Estates & others making the W123 a true Mercedes-Benz statement to the world of what “luxury with practicality” means. During its time, this was the most sought-after saloon car by executives and upper-middle class.
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sigmaMercedes-Benz W124 – The Official First E-Class
Mercedes-Benz first badge “E-Class” onto the W124 making it the first Official E-Class model. This was my first Mercedes-Benz too as mentioned earlier. On Singapore roads, you can still see many W124 running till today. Although its model year was from 1985 to 1996 with 2,562,143 units built, today is 2018 and this model is still going strong! With parts easily sourced and low running cost, the W124 is a workhorse that had lived beyond its intended life span. Like me, many had driven a W124 as their 1st Mercedes-Benz and got hooked to E-Class – for its practicality, reliability and quality of build.
Although I had sold my W124 for a W211, I still miss my W124 very much.
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Mercedes-Benz W210 – New Look
Spotting a brand new look that either you love or hate, the radical design of the W210 had the automotive industry shook up for “new age” car design. Produced from 1996 to 2001 (No official numbers was recorded on how many units were produced), this model was Mercedes-Benz’s “King of variants” – with at least 20 engine options and comes in so many forms (coupes, estates, sports, hearse & many more!) The W21 were also loved by many for the interior space which is huge & the offending & towering road presence. And yes, you can still see this model running on Singapore roads till today.
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Mercedes-Benz W211 – Timeless Update
Taking design cues from the W210, the Mercedes-Benz W211 was really a new car designed from ground up. Probably the similarity is the headlight design that features a “split pair of eyes” but slicker and angled for an aggressive look! Hard ware are more hardy and electronics kept simple – but made to last for ages. Produced from 2002 to 2009 with over 1,500,000 units produced, this is the popular “replacement” for W124 as the next workhorse that will see this E-Class on our roads for another 30 years or more. The design is timeless (with a mid-life facelift) and still look very relevant on our roads with newer cars and among the newer E-Classes. I had never regretted buying this model and it offers one of the best driving experience & lowest maintenance that one can get from a Mercedes-Benz. Till today, I am still driving the W211 and I am sure it will continue to serve me for a few more decades.
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While Mercedes-Benz’s competitors in Singapore are taking market shares with newer models, bigger cars and newer designs, Mercedes-Benz knew they were up for some really nasty competition here in Singapore. The W212 came along and changed the game. Building on Mercedes-Benz’s legacy of hardy & solid cars that offers the unique Mercedes-Benz experience, the W212 brought back memories of W124’s solid build, W210’s space management & W211’s electronics technology and a new E-Class was born.
Built from 2009 to 2016, Mercedes-Benz had not released an official figure on how many units were built during the model year. The W212 became Mercedes-Benz’s best seller in recent times and it is easy to know why – with a package that are backed by more than 100 years of automotive manufacturing experience and combining the constant advancement of technologies, the W212 is truly continuing the E-Class legacy line.
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Mercedes-Benz W213 – The Future
The Mercedes-Benz W213 is the current model that took design cue from its bigger (S-Class) & younger sibling (C-Class) which many can see the similarity in the headlights & tail lights, the front grille and the body lines. Touted as the 5th Generation E-Class (If taking W124 as the Official 1st E-Class), it started the model year from 2017 to present, Mercedes-Benz had claimed this E-Class to be the most advanced in its features. Personally I do not like the design, once inside the car, you will find all the “E-Class-typicals” all in place with many more extras. If you have driven any E-Class before, you will feel immediately at home with the W213. I am just crossing my fingers that the next model (hopefully W214), Mercedes-Benz will bring back the solid feel of W124, good space management with the W212 & the slick looks of W211. Mercedes-Benz please note if you are reading this.
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Most of the information stated in this article comes from here. If you are keen to find out more, please feel free to visit the link.

And if you are a fellow Mercedes-Benz E-Class Owner, do say Hi! in the comments and share with me which E-Class you are driving/ owned & from which country too!

Thank You Sigma Singapore for sponsoring the 16mm F1.4 DC DN | C lens for this project!

To view the full set of the 1:43 E-Class scale models for this article, please visit here.
To view my old W124 photos, please visit here.

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Image: Editor AL (top) W124 from 2012 to 2014, (bottom) W211 from 2014 to present. 

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