“Tech and gadgets blogger Albert Ng said he was not affected by the disruption because his weblog was in a local server.”
Yes yes, that’s me. And yes, my site is hosted in Malaysia, so the pictures will still load quickly.
And to live up to that uh… title, I’ll share a trick I discovered recently. 😀
How to take closer macro shots with an SLR without attaching anything in front or detaching anything
People with point-and-shoot digital cameras can always brag that their cameras can go as close as 5cm (or some, 1 or even 0cm!)
Meanwhile, SLR lenses usually only focus until 45cm on average.
You can, however, have somewhat-macro. How?
– if you have a zoom lens, set it to full wideness (to get more depth-of-field)
– change to manual focus and focus as close as possible
– choose the darkest aperture (e.g. F22)
– use the flash if needed (since at F22, your shutter speeds would be much slower)
The object may look blur so press the depth-of-field button to have a closer idea what it will look like. (This is not applicable on Nikon D40 and D50 dSLRs, heh.)
If you get a shadow from the lens, just hold out your hand above the object to reflect the light onto it. 😀
The ruler was held to the front of the lens. Shot at 20mm focal length (accidentally creeped up from 18mm), with the Sony 18-70mm kit lens which can only focus till 38cm near.
And now, for something completely different.
An acoustic gig in the best acoustic gig place there is in town – No Black Tie! That beautiful, romantic, wood-panelled place.
What: NBT Acoustic Countdown
Who: Rhapsody, Zalila Lee, Shanon Shah, The Sofa Sessions, Reza Salleh, Isaac Entry, Rizal Hefni, Hishamuddin Rias
Where: No Black Tie. Jalan Mesui, Off Jalan Nagasari, KL. ( Jalan Mesui is situated behind Istana Hotel, which is situated on Jalan Raja Chulan) Call 03 214 23737 for bookings.
When: 9:30pm, 30th December 2006
How Much: RM20