YUDY IMAGES: Blog http://www.yudy.my/blog en-us (C) YUDY IMAGES wahyudhy@gmail.com (YUDY IMAGES) Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:10:00 GMT Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:10:00 GMT http://www.yudy.my/img/s5/v129/u196918631-o324967364-50.jpg YUDY IMAGES: Blog http://www.yudy.my/blog 120 80 Tough Life & Furtive Living http://www.yudy.my/blog/2017/8/tough-life-furtive-living

We’re lucky enough to get holiday weekend, I’m sure many of you will be firing up the barbecue. But I bet there are very few who give a thought to the charcoal you pick up to provide your feast. Having recently returned from Southern of Malaysia, I will be giving it some thought, because I’ve seen first hand how much hard work goes into the production of charcoal. They start working after dawn prayer. The first task is to reduce the pile and filter wood that has become charcoal. The method of making charcoal in this way is rarely seen as we know it has a high and hot clinks / furnace. The air at the charcoal stack is so thick and polluted it’s almost impossible to breathe. Photographs taken in the bright sunshine of morning have an impressionistic, misty look because the air is so full of soot, smoke and toxins that it turns day into twilight. As if the smoke weren't enough, half the time the workers also have cigarettes dangling from their lips. There is always this feeling of pity but what's amazing is these people know how to overcome adversities. That leads to a realization that life is difficult for some and we should be thankful and contented for what we have and share to others. Tough life Man, an inspirational photo shoot.

When it comes to an environmentally challenging situation, such as shooting inside a charcoal factory where dust is a big problem, I would not hesitate to pick up the ever trusted Zeiss Batis Lenses pair with a7RII and a6000. I armed myself with all the necessary lenses for this particular shoot: Batis 2/25 and 2.8/135. As u can se most of the images were photograph using the new Zeiss Batis 2.8/135 APO. Meanwhile 50mm and 85mm lenses tend to be very popular for photographers. Since I started to use prime lenses ecspecially 135mm they force me to think more carefully about the composition. 

Zeiss made a great decision to create a lineup smaller lens that balances near perfectly on the full frame e-mount series bodies. and, it is most certainly one of the sharpest and cleanest lenses I have been fortunate enough to use. The Zeiss Batis 2.8/135, it is not too big and so doesn't take up too much room in my camera bag but more important its 613g weight, the lens feels well balanced on the e-mount cameras.

Sony A7RII, Zeiss Batis 2.8/135, f2.8 ,1/320 sec., ISO-200

Sony A7RII, Zeiss Batis 2.8/135, f2.8 ,1/640 sec., ISO-200

Sony A7RII, Zeiss Batis 2.8/135, f2.8 ,1/500 sec., ISO-200

Sony A6000, Zeiss Batis 2/25, f2.8, 1/750 sec., ISO-200

Sony A7RII, Zeiss Batis 2.8/135, f2.8 ,1/800 sec., ISO-640

Sony A7RII Zeiss, Batis 2.8/135, f2.8,1/1600 sec., ISO-200

Sony A6000, Zeiss Batis 2/25, f2.8,1/1000 sec., ISO-200

Sony A7RII, Zeiss Batis 2.8/135, f2.8,1/1250 sec., ISO-200

Sony A7RII, Zeiss Batis 2.8/135, f2.8,1/400 sec., ISO-200

all images where post processed to my taste 

 

 

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LET TRAVEL LIGHT WITH ZEISS BATIS LENSES http://www.yudy.my/blog/2017/6/let-travel-light-with-zeiss-batis-lenses I love taking pictures. I actually shoot just for myself, The feeling I get when I find that perfect moment and am able to freeze it forever in time is almost indescribable. Photos are memories. They take us back to a moment in our life that was so special we had to preserve it forever, they are moments that moved you to yearn to capture it. I’ve always been drawn to the power and magic of photography. When I travel, it is not just photography, knowing local people, their culture and way of life as I read from the internet can be more interesting. In any way, I would always encounter new friends. I do prior research for each of my travel but will not necessarily 100% stick to the plan. My trips have always been based on low budget of which I can sleep anywhere which I think they are safe. The last few years, my trips were mostly to Indonesia and I was lucky to have tonnes of friends there from Sumatera, Jawa Island, Bali, Nusa Tenggara Barat & Timur, Sulawesi and Papua.

“LET`S TRAVEL LIGHT WITH ZEISS”

Somewhere at Nusa Penida IslandZeiss Batis 1.8/85 2s F10 ISO200 Zeiss Batis 1.8/85 2s F10 ISO200

BALI, as known to all, is very rich of its culture and inheritance. Apart from the famous tourist spots which have already been over populated and mainstream, there are many other interesting places for you to explore to justify its tagline, the hidden paradise. The world seems to stop when you are in Bali. To be at one place to another is a one helluva journey and I would recommend local guides assistance for tourists. Take their advice since there had been incidents that took the lives of some who did not listen to the locals’ advice. It's just not worth it as the tides can be unpredictable and you have to remember the location as it is adjacent to the vast ”open” sea which is difficult to predict the weather. As for accommodation and local delicacies, nahh, it's not a problem at all!!!. For seascape and landscape photographers, this is simply an island not to be missed. Through all the excruciating steep, narrow and long winded steps, there lie beaches with breathtaking and spectacular views of the sea and rapid rocks formation. A charming island that i will definitely come again.

Three Batis lenses 2.8/18, 2/25 and 1.8/85 and two e-mount cameras accompanied me during this trip of 5 days  & 4 nights. They are lightweight totaling to 7.5 kg only as compared to the normal DSLR lenses but produce such amazing output and what I like about the batis lineup is that they are water & dust resistance which are great for travel photographers. You will never regret having Zeiss Batis lenses.

 

Local people at Tenganan Pegringsingan Village

Zeiss Batis 1.8/85 1/500 F1.8 ISO100

 

Small temple before the storm

Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 15s F16 ISO50

 

Broken Bay 

Broken Bay is a coastal cliff at the same height of Uluwatu. Broken Bay's unusual appearance is due to volcanic activity, the beach appears "trapped" between the cliffs which has allowed a giant pool to develop which is second to none. Above the entrance to the water, lies a natural bridge of rocks that you can cross.

Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 ; 6 Exposure stitch photo crop 5:7

 

Karang Dawa View​ Point 

You will pass stunning landscapes including some amazing beaches from the Karang Dawa view point. Kelingking Beach, which is hidden below the high cliffs and hills of the peninsula, is like a piece of paradise in the bottom corner of the island. This beach alone will make you fall in love with the island.

Zeiss Batis 2.8/18: 5 Exposure stitch panorama crop 16:9

 

Atuh Beach

Rustic, isolated cove beneath a sheer cliff face, with a sandy beach & offshore rock formations.

Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 30s F13 ISO64

The Moon Light of Atuh Beach

Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 30s F4 ISO1000

 

Raja Lima Atuh

this place is along the eastern coast of Nusa Penida.

Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 8s F11 ISO100

Toy for this trip:

e mount cameras, 6 batteries, Zeiss Batis lenses, Zeiss ExolensPro, Iphone, Gitzo Explorer tripod, Manfrotto Pixi mini tripod, Lee Filters, MindShift Gear bagpack, First Aid Kit

 

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THE AMAZING OPTIC ZEISS EXOLENS® PRO http://www.yudy.my/blog/2017/5/travel-light-with-zeiss-batis-and-exolens-pro Travel light with professional camera lens by Zeiss ExoLens® PRO for Iphones

The Phonegraphy 

Iphone 6Plus with ZEISS Mutar™ 0.6x Asph T* wide-angle lens

Expanding your creative options for taking photos with your iPhone 6plus doesn't have to mean using a new app. Adding a wide-angle,telephoto or macro lens can open up all sorts of new opportunities but rest assured that the Zeiss ExoLens® PRO collection will not turn you into a pro overnight. unless you’re crazies obsessed-pic, the impact is modest. If you want serious zoom power or breathtaking landscape, street, portrait and macro shots, this collection won’t quite get you there.

  • ZEISS Mutar™ 0.6x Asph T* wide-angle lens
  • ZEISS Mutar™ 2.0x Asph T* telephoto lens
  • ZEISS Vario-Proxar 40-80 T* macro-zoom lens

I went hands-on with the impressive wide-angle lens and Macro kit to see how the household name would improve my travel landscape photography. one of the exciting parts of the Apple Iphone 6plus ecosystem for me is extending the technology I carry in my pocket. The quickest way I’ve been able to do that is by adding an external lens to the phone’s already good camera. The Zeiss ExoLens® PRO system is known to be more expensive than other options on the market, which translates into a higher quality product but if you're serious about your photography you'll quickly see where the money's been spent each individual piece is as high quality as the last and all feel like something you’d find in your own camera bag.

Iphone 6Plus with ZEISS Mutar™ 0.6x Asph T* wide-angle lens

Last week I traveled to an amazing island in Indonesia called Nusa Penida. I spent most of the time with the 0.6x wide-angle, since this is where i'd normally expect to see any optical compromise creeps in. However, it delivers sharp detail right up to the edges of the frame. I was expecting to see a fair bit of distortion with the lens attached, but it didn’t really have any at all but some flare notice quite noticeable when shooting into the sun. This is pretty rare, even in a DSLR lens, so to get this kind of performance in an iPhone add-on is impressive. For Travel photographers these triplet toys are for you guys ; The iPhone regular lens is roughly equivalent to a 29mm wide-angle, so the Zeiss 0.6x wide-angle stretches this to 18mm equivalent, which is very wide indeed and also you can put in polarize filter size 40.5mm. It enables you to take in sweeping landscapes, architecture and cramped space which you would previously have needed a DSLR or Mirrorless with a super-wide lens to capture. 

Iphone 6Plus with ZEISS Mutar™ 0.6x Asph T* wide-angle lens

Iphone 6Plus with ZEISS Mutar™ 0.6x Asph T* wide-angle lens

Iphone 6Plus with ZEISS Mutar™ 0.6x Asph T* wide-angle lens

Iphone 6Plus with ZEISS Mutar™ 0.6x Asph T* wide-angle lens

ZEISS Vario-Proxar 40-80 T* macro-zoom lens

Crop make it square frame

 

TIMELAPSE

 

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An Enchanting Journey to West Sumbawa Indonesia http://www.yudy.my/blog/2017/4/an-enchanting-journey-to-west-sumbawa-indonesia My journey to Sumbawa begins from Bali to the little port town of Poto Tano. Drive 2 AWD SUV with 9 crazy people from Denpasar taken time around 22 hours include ride 2 x ferry and small boat with along empty asphalt roads that shimmer under the heat of the late morning sun. A small fire by the roadside sent a black column of smoke up into the clear blue sky. It was fair to say that my first impression of Sumbawa was a mixed one and a world away from the lush green fields. The small strait between Lombok and Sumbawa appears is as much a physical barrier as it is an economic one. With little industry, poor agriculture and few job opportunities, there is very little happening across much of Sumbawa.

Mata Jitu Waterfall at Moyo Island

My first day after reach the land name West Sumbawa we straight ride the small boat to see the hidden paradise behind the forest of Moyo Island, Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, sounds of splashing water can be hear in the silence of nature. Mata Jitu waterfalls, a stunning waterfall can amazed anyone who came to this region. Beautiful scenery complete with natural green trees made Air Mata Jitu waterfalls became one of excellent things at Moyo Island. Waterfall which has become part of Indonesian nature reserve, have been formed millions of years ago. The combination of green waterfall young and old seemed to hypnotize you to throw themselves and play in the water in this waterfall.Mata Jitu waterfalls has four railroad and seven pools. By the locals, “Mata Jitu” is defined as springs that fall right on the pond below. The beauty of Mata Jitu waterfalls is famous up to foreign countries. In fact, the late Princess Diana has been in this waterfall. People around the waterfall are also dubbed as the “Queen Waterfall”. The beauty of the waterfall staircase steps is not only the water coming down from above. The rocks that have formed thousands of years ago can also be seen here. Stalactite-stalagmite adorned wall surfaces Mata Jitu waterfalls as beautiful scenery presented. Form of stalactites and stalagmites that varied the main attraction for anyone

Kenawa Island

Second day; The journey with the small boat only takes 15 minutes. Kenawa island is really close to Poto Tano port, the port of Sumbawa Barat. Kenawa island is a part of Gili Balu’ district in Poto Tano Village – Sumbawa Barat, Indonesia. Besides Kenawa Island, there are seven other islands close to Poto Tano. Those islands are: Kalong, Nano, Mandiki, Paserang, Kambing, Belang and Ular.

The first thing I noticed arriving on Kenawa was just how quiet everything was. The only sound on the island was the whistling of the wind through the grass and the crash of the surf against the sandy beach. However, there was trouble in paradise covered by rubbish. The government department that should be partly responsible for conservation efforts on the island.

Third day: The next journey begin, we clamber onto a 4WD that heads out on a dusty road. Our ride is a bone-shaking one that takes us to a mountaintop village known as Mantar. As the rough track gets steeper, our car hugs the edge of the mountain in a series of hairpin bends. Situated around 17 kilometers from the city of Taliwang, the regency capital of West Sumbawa, Mantar is not easy to reach as the 5-kilometer road leading to the village is not yet sealed. But those who are lucky enough to hike to its peak can expect to marvel at the eight breathtaking islets of West Sumbawa, including Kenanga Island.  Mantar Point

Mantar Village Its unique culture, especially in relation to the albino residents, also makes it a destination for curious travelers. "Believe it or not, Mantar always has seven residents with albino skin. If one dies, then one will be born with albinism; this continues to happen until now" - villagers says. 

The traditional sport of buffalo racing is often played out on the muddy rice fields of Sumbawa. Mantar Village, perched 860m above sea level on Mount Mantar overlooking the Alas Strait, is a picture-perfect pastoral settlement of traditional stilt houses. Life here revolves around farming and breeding livestock. Villagers still use buffaloes attached to traditional wooden ploughs for farming and hold rice planting ceremonies – just as they did hundreds of years ago. Like many rural areas in Sumbawa, mysticism is ingrained in people’s beliefs; under lock and key inside the village mosque is an ancient ceramic urn holding water that is thought to have magical powers.

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL MY LOCAL FRIENDS BALI,BIMA,DOMPU,SUMBAWA,LABOAN BAJO

SONY A7RII, SONY NEX6,DJI PHANTOM 3 PRO, SONY ZEISS 16-35/4,SONY ZEISS 55/1.8, SONY ZEISS 24/1.8, FE70-200/4, GoPRO 4 BLACK, LEE FILTERS, GITZO TRIPOD,THINKTANK AIRPORT TAKEOFF

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Sony Alpha a99 II Camera http://www.yudy.my/blog/2016/12/sony-alpha-a99-ii-camera THE BASIC OPINION OF AN ORDINARY MAN WITH CAMERA 

It's been a long almost 5 years for Sony A-mount fans, A new flagship model for its Alpha SLT-series it's back!

In fact, the new A99-II feels exactly like the first one. Sturdy and with good ergonomics. Right now in my hand just CZ24-70/2.8 ZA II SSM, I can`t tell about ‘resolution pixel peeping’ with other lenses. 

THE COLOR OF PENANG CITY

THE GLASS FACADE

PANORAMA OF PENANG CITY - 6 images stitch via Photoshop CC 2017

What I like;

  1. It’s a flip screen (LCD) around  especially for Landscape & Architecture shot.
  2. Image quality feel same as my a7RII opened via ACR Photoshop CC – handle shadow, highlight, dynamic range.
  3. Noise control i think better that a7RII (ISO6400) 
  4. Low light AF -4EV
  5. The 'click' sound is short (maybe reduce shutter lag) and sensitive and smooth.
  6. The buffer is cleared much faster compare a7RII.
  7. AF Tracking - Fast

What I don’t like

  1. its joystick a bit annoying  why? If u select the menu example AF-S Mode “single” and u have click “OK/enter at Joystick button" sometimes  accidently easy go other function to “AF-C  & etc” damn smooth & sensitive.  i think people have to get use and u will be okay.
  2. Battery Life

About the video I did not have the opportunity to test, I am not an user in that field.

 

Special thank to Shaiful Baker (Facebook) Sony Malaysia came a long way to give me feel and touch this 'RACUN!' -- u r bad man dewd :p

 

FOR HIGH RESOLUTION JUST GO TO MY FLICKR ; Yudy Images

PUTRAJAYA MALYSIA 

THE REFLECTION

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THE JOURNEY OF A HUNDRED MILES BEGINS http://www.yudy.my/blog/2016/11/east-java-indonesia WE ARE ALPHARIAN

As a community of photography enthusiasts. There are Sony Alpha user representative from Cambodian, Malaysian & Indonesian etc.

We all are ONE

Before start the journey am with friends from Kuala Lumpur flew to Surabaya attended the 4th Annual Gathering Alpharian Photographer Community host by Sony Alpharian Surabaya East Java Indonesia. “ u guys rock! Thumb up!’

The event offers me the opportunity to meet colleagues from different countries and different religions and nationalities. it was fun to meet friends from the same hobby. I am hope is that this event could be instructive and inspiring event for all of us.

Photo Hunting during the event at Pabean Market oldtown Surabaya City

Sony a7RII ZEISS BATIS 2/25

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a7RII ZEISS BATIS 1.8/85

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Photo Model at Bukit Jaddih Madura

a7RII Batis 85/1.8 

Travelling in the wet season in East Java is not recommended by most guide books. Roads do get flooded, heavy traffic and travel plans may be have to be altered. somewhat dangerously it can be enjoyable and a great time to travel. And with weather patterns changing globally, you never know what to expect whatever season you travel in!. No worries am superb damn lucky have a lot of local friends some of them come from Bali, Manado, Banjarmasin, Jakarta, Surabaya and etc. 

Thank you so much guys - Arik S. Mintorogo, Frunze, Laurensius Johan, Coco Yustian, Rizki Mahendra,  Rusdi Sanad,  Semmy Depri Absori,  Qurnia Andayani, Deska Kusuma Wahyu Widodo,  Antonius Widjaya,  Ali Mahmudi,  Riza Edwindra,  Daniel Tjongari, Faizal ortho and others

 

The islands of Madura, which is connected to Java by the longest bridge in Indonesia, Suramadu Bridge.

SONY DSC

a900 ZEISS 16-35/2.8 ZA

Panorama of Mt.Bromo

Panoramic of Mt.Bromo

a7RII FE16-35/4 Lee Filters CPL GND 1.2s Stitch 5 exposure 

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Mount Bromo is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java Indonesia. At 2,329 metres. The volcano belongs to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. The name of Bromo derived from Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god. Here, at the top of King Kong Hill, lies a brilliant panoramic view of Mount Bromo, Mount Semeru, and the crater! 2nd time I was here not so lucky NO! mist/fog bcoz of raining season.

Panorama of Cemoro Lawang

a7s FE70-200/4 Stitch 6 exposure

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The Breakfast 

MYSELF

Panorama of Papuma Beach

a7RII FE16-35/4 Lee Filters ND ProGlass, CPL and GND 1.2s Stitch 18 exposure

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Before the rain begins, one of the first odors you may notice as winds pick up and clouds roll in is a sweet, pungent zing in your nostrils. 

Papuma beach is located 37 kilometers south of the town of Jember and are on track Bromo-Ijen-Bali. Beach with an area of ​​25 hectares of this, when viewed from above, looks like an elliptical arch. White sand beach complete the image resembles an egg.

a7RII FE16-35/4 Lee Big Stopper 10 stop 

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The Cloudy Day of Mt.Ijen 

We`re 13 alpaharians completely and utterly unprepared for the adventure, which would turn out to be more challenging which its raining season —and more memorable—than anything we could have imagined. I take my hat off to Om Frunze has completed the course despite initially wanted to punt but Om Faizal Ortho encouraging him to continue the journey. At the top there eight of us had a very ‘memorable’ experience. Thumb Up guys!

 

The Ghost Workingman's

Don't expect life to be fair

Keep the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are

Were say life its not fair -- See yourself how they 'miners’ job. they must break off hot sulfurs and carry the backbreaking loads 100kg on their shoulders to a nearby refinery to get paid. --- Daily Life of Miners on foot hiking 4km up 4km down twice a day -- 2700 meter. They do it for around Rp200k a day, a decent local salary. -- THEY ARE AMAZING 

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Many other post-caldera cones and craters are located within the caldera or along its rim. The largest concentration of post-caldera cones run east-west across the southern side of the caldera. The active crater at Kawah Ijen has a diameter of 722 metres (2,369 ft) and a surface area of 0.41 square kilometres (0.16 sq mi). It is 200 metres (660 ft) deep and has a volume of 36 cubic hectometres (29,000 acre·ft).

The lake is recognised as the largest highly acidic crater lake in the world. It is also a source for the river Banyupahit, resulting in highly acidic and metal-enriched river water which has a significant detrimental effect on the downstream river ecosystem. On July 14-15, 2008, explorer George Kourounis took a small rubber boat out onto the acid lake to measure its acidity. The pH of the water in the lake's edges was measured to be 0.5 and in the middle of the lake 0.13 due to high sulfuric acid concentration.

 

The journey to be continued with broken english

 

SONY a7RII A7s ZEISS BATIS 2/25 1.8/85 SONY ZEISS 4/16-35 FE70-200 LEE FILTERS GITZO TRIPOD MIND SHIFT BAGPACK 

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Chiang Mai with a7RII Zeiss Batis & FE16-35/4 http://www.yudy.my/blog/2016/10/to-chiang-mai-with-zeiss-batis-fe16-35/4 When Zeiss announced their Batis line of Sony FE mount lenses with AF and interesting Oled readouts, I was impressed. Regardless, I finally bought two of the Batis lenses, the 85/1.8 & 25/2. As you would expect from Zeiss, the build quality on lens is exceptional. The lens feels great in the hands and looks spectacular mounted to the front of my Sony a7RII. I bought the lens for about a month ago, and the last weekend had a chance going a company business treats to Chiang Mai Thailand. Its was my lucky day to come to Northern Thailand were various. Yes, I was somehow looking to rediscover Chiang Mai which I had visited 3 times already 10 years back. I wanted to see if the city was still as relaxed and beautiful as I remembered it and I sure wanted to find some cool like-minded people with big heart and big smile. At Wachirathan Waterfall i bumped into a Thai monk in the sangha world of Thailand. Monk always carry a piece of cloth to avoid contact with the opposite sex as a male of conduct and the moment i met was even more interesting , he carries a brady reddot. I feel honored that he welcomed my interest when i approached him and  we talk and talked about our common interest ie; photography.

No matter what your desire, I think you should pay this city a visit. The food is scrumptious, the markets big and colourful and the city surrounding boasts its nature. I also think people are more friendly and genuine here. In 4 days in the city i met new great photographer friends from different country. its talking like 'chiken and ducks', the language barrier do not stop us from sharing the same freaking crazy activity of taking photos - Local Photog from Chiang Rai you guys ROCK!. The crazy Russian videographer talked about timelapse magic latern also canon fanboy :p , who had traveled from Bolivia & Republic Chech etc.

Iphone 6Plus photograph by aifa

a7RII FE16-35/4

a6000 Batis 25/2  1/750 F8 ISO400 Handheld 5 image stitch panorama

Doi Inthanon National Park, nicknamed "The Roof of Thailand", is in the Thanon Thong Chai Range, Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand. It includes Doi Inthanon, the country's highest mountain. Sits here. Braving 100km winding road, extremely cold weather, steep cliffs, not forgetting the mosquitoes attack while waiting for the sunset simply pays off with this shot.

Sunset at King and Queen Pagodas, Doi Inthanon National Park

a7RII FE16-35/4 Lee Filters CPL 105mm

The streets and byways of Chiang Mai teem with abundant wonders. Vibrant temples, markets, and cuisine beckon your attention. Some sights will make you laugh and smile. Others bring a tear to the eye. All will deeply impress your mind. The famous Night Bazaar opens seven days a week and draws thousands of visitors every night. If you’re looking for handicraft items, it is recommendable to visit the saturday or sunday night walking street for better quality ones. Many local and international restaurants are clustered around the market area, some with live music and traditional Thai dancers.

Night Bazaar with a7RII Batis 25/2

 1/125 F2 ISO160 

Oh God! After all the hectic day I just like to take deep sleep 

 a7RII Batis 25/2  1/125 F6.7 ISO100

 Thailand Traditional Dance Performance

a7RII Batis 85/1.8 1/200 F2.8 ISO320

 The Night Seller

a7RII Batis 85/1.8

a7RII Batis 25/2

a7RII Batis 85/1.8

Bokeh

a7RII Batis 85/1.8 1/250 F1.8 ISO100

The Kayan Tribe Long Neck Women 

a7RII Batis 85/1.8 1/200 F2.8 ISO2000

 

Final Thoughts about Batis 85/1.8 & 25/2

Just about gear head the last 6 years back am using canon system before jump ship 99% into sony system. reminder all of you need to make the choices about what delivers final print size, the weight of the camera, the feel of the camera when working with it and possibly even the glass and system you presently own. 100% recommend the Batis lenses, but I would say that as a photographer using the sony  lines you have choices and those choices should be factored in when determining which lens you need.

I didn't had issues slow AF with both lenses especially the batis 85/1.8 a bit slow but u have to change the inside menu a7RII (Fast Focus AF) to me its fine and gets a few times to get used the understand the behavior of lenses. The 85mm Batis lens is a hard one for me to justify, as the canon 85/1.2 II lens I own before fully jumpship into sony is so incredible ‘bokeh’. The differences will be mainly seen in the Bokeh of the lens but that may not be as noticeable as you’d expected but term of sharpness the batis lens its superb combo. I don’t shoot a lot of portrait anymore but if you do, then the Batis would be a no brainer 2nd choice after the brady heavy expensive Sony 85/1.4 GM.  I’d go as far and say it is the perfect portrait lens.

The focal length like 21 to 25mm this lens is my favorite all the times and it will be the first lenses I purchase. It is light and looks and feels great on the camera. The Batis 2/25 surprised me with extraordinary sharpness across the whole frame right from open aperture in a compact, lightweight housing. At f/2.0 you may have to correct some vignetting and some chromatic aberration (CA) but these almost disappear already when you stop down 2 step to f/4. Thanks to its wide aperture and close focus, it provides additional options to play with shallow depth of field and shows a pleasing 'bokeh' not available when using wide angle zoom lenses.

talk less, think more, work harder

 

 

 

 

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SONY a7R II with Canon EF11-24/F4 http://www.yudy.my/blog/2016/8/sony-a7r-ii-with-canon-ef11-24/f4 No word can describe how much i love this canon superness ultra wide angle EF11-24/F4 pair with sony a7R II, but u have no choice to buy the expensive adapter Metabones IV 'DO NOT buy cheap adapter trust me i have viltorx ii commelite koaka' the result corner/edge brady soft.

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The Basic Editing http://www.yudy.my/blog/2016/5/the-basic-editing-my-photos "DOCTRINE OF BLACK MAGIC" 

With so many options available these days, taking and editing photos can be complicated. If you’re new to photography, editing your images might seem daunting. There are many different types of software out there, but with the majority of them, you can do the same basic tasks to improve your images. In this tutorial, I’ll use Photoshop CC 2015 & Adobe Camera RAW (ACR)

I will show you how to make my average photos pop by tweaking a few small things in Photoshop ACR

This Images capture via Sony A7R2 & Canon TSE17/F4 & Lee Filter CPL & GND 0.75s (two different exposure)

Just Click Tone in ACR

go as far as you like when you change each option

when you have finished changing is divided into 16bit and select merge exposure and gamma

after all finished I normally using the plugin color efek pro 4  to add color, detail, shadow etc ( pro contrast,tonal contrast,detail extractor,contrast color).

Nothing Special 

it is up to your taste

These common editing steps are appropriate for anyone who wants to learn how to edit their own images. Now, am encourage you to experiment to figure out what works best for you — and how to enhance your photos without over-processing.

 

 

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My Journey to Yogyakarta with Sony A7R II - Part II http://www.yudy.my/blog/2015/9/my-journey-to-yogyakarta-with-sony-a7r-ii---part-ii

"Who lives sees, but who travels sees more."

Shot with Iphone 6+ Mobile Imovie My Fav Song Cold Play

 

GUMUK PASIR

This is a unique phenomenon because only one in Southeast Asia we can see the desert like the Sahara desert.  Although this sand dune area not as wide as the Sahara but it look like we're in the Sahara Desert. Sometimes Gumuk Parangkusumo Sand are also known as the Sahara in Java. Sand Dunes - Gumuk Pasir , when the rainy season in the middle of the sand dune locations there is a sizable pool of rain water so it looks like a vast lake or oasis in the desert residents of this area called the “pagut”. but during my time its was blady hot dry season. As far as the eye could see us will be treated to beautiful scenery, the sand dunes with a backdrop of sand dunes Thousand Mountains and the Indian Ocean in the background.

Kaliadem is a village in the slope of Mt Merapi that is totally destroyed after the last great eruption of Merapi in November 4th and 5th , 2010. The hot cloud ( pyroclastic flow ) hit this village. Sometimes, Merapi Peak is seen so clearly without any equipment tools because it's very close to bad i was just one day here. Especially at night, the visitor can watch molten lava from the peak. The red lava looks contrast with the dark night sky. 
"The world is a book and those do not travel read only one page."

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SHEPHERD

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PAK JEGOT

 

SECLUDED AND MYSTERIOUS PLAOSAN TEMPLES

After a tiring day I went to one place its was Plaosan Temple in the morning to capture magical moment sunrise but its normal sunrise no movement cloud or pattern just empty sky after that I walk around ask villagers about this temple and too see children going to school. Remind me memories of the time I was a boy i miss that moment peaceful joyful with old bicycle.

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What would come first in your mind if you have to mention one of Southeast Asian ancient temples? Angkor? The temples of Bagan? Borobudur?

THIS BOROBUDUR

For those who have visited Indonesia or are planning to go must have heard about Borobudur and Prambanan temples – both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Buddhist Borobudur was built in the 9th century AD – about three centuries before the construction of Angkor Wat was started – and currently is the world’s largest Buddhist shrine. While Prambanan which was also built in the 9th century is a Hindu temples compound which consists of six elegantly towering main temples and other smaller temples.

As we step into the gate, I look around to find the ticket counter as is often the case with most historic places. However, I only notice one young man in uniform guarding a small post at the left side of the entrance. He asks us to fill in a guestbook and give voluntary donation if want enter the temples at 8.00am gate will open. I ask the authorize to enter early inside but to bad his don’t give the premission its Local LAW, I do not enter just walk outside and realize not long afterward that I am are the only tourist there. This temple absolutely has its own beauty for photograph.

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PLAOSAN TEMPLES

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HANDLE THE HEAT OF NASI GUDEG JOGJA

Who amongst us really like to think about where our food comes from? As long as it appears clean and tasty on our table, that’s all that matters. And sometimes like in the restaurants of southeast asia – it’s often not worth the mental anguish of wondering what’s going on in the kitchen. It will be delicious – tick. It won’t make you sick. So who cares about anything else, right?

Well in this case, you wrong. But only because this is one of the most fascinating and visually in interesting kitchens I have ever seen- at 21th 22th 23th Century? still use the traditional kitchens using firewood bcoz will less cost for business - y?  The ‘gudeg’, the main ingredient is being cooked. It’s made from sliced young jackfruit which is being boiled in these large pots. They have water mixed with brown sugar and salt in them, and will be left on the fire overnight for more than 12 hours!!

Many famous restaurants in the Indonesian city of Jogja. It’s not fancy – there are no stars or hats or pretensions associated with it. But it’s known across the city for doing one of the region’s most popular dishes well. The dish is called ‘Nasi Gudeg’ and it’s essentially boiled jackfruit " Buah Nagka Muda" covered in a coconut milk sauce, served with rice, chicken and a hard-boiled egg. This is what it looks like :)

A lot of effort clearly goes on behind the scenes in the spacious kitchen area of the restaurant. Hours and hours of work to provide this dish. But it is tasty very sweet "kuah" and spicy of "kulit sapi" in fact. Its great combination with "Teh Panas" or "Jeruk Panas" Which you hope makes it all worthwhile.

MEET THE REAL COFFEE MAKER

In the evening I went to a coffee shop that Klinik Kopi. I was introduced to the owner of the cafe its name Mas Pepeng. He very interesting guys when talking about coffee. This cafe not only serves coffee like "Touch & Go" that's not how he handles this cafe. He come with a simple mission: to educate our costumers on how to enjoy coffee properly and to share the story behind every coffee we serve.

The first time here and I served with 3 different cups of coffee without milk and sugar to tasted. Damn!! . - Its smell like sweet honey and also espresso is not bitter and sour like i thinking all the times. This is my first lifetime I can drink coffee without sugar and milky. Thumb Up Dewd "Mas Pepeng"

Klinik Kopi serves a wide selection of Arabica single origin from around Indonesia, such as Takengon, Bajawa, Baliem, Kintamani, Ciwidey, Sunda Jahe, Nagari Lasi, Blue Batak, Lencoh Merapi, Java Tobacco, Papua, and many more. Thus -- anyone who wanna too try the real coffee -- you can find them in their website www.klinikkopi.com

THE REAL COFFEE MAKER

MY CHOLESTEROL --  DELICACY GOAT

According to its title, satay klathak pong pack is good as long as we steadfastly waiting for him. because in addition to the presentation quite a long time, either when the end is not crowded and when the end of the crowded, an average of one hour.This causes increased my hunger damn!! 

One of the culinary treasures owned by the community Indonesia is the Sate. While sate themselves have characteristics that vary as satay, stay chicken, satay lamb skewers course, satay crab and satay madura. Of the many satay above, there is one that is quite unique and the only one available in Jogja. satay klathak Jogja. When the satay-one else made using a variety of herbs,then one satay klathak only flavored with salt and baked bars "spikes motorbike -- lidi Basikal -- Jeruji". This satay will seem very simple, but in reality this one much coveted by tourists.

Other alternative menu is worth trying, among others: Tongseng and Tengkleng. To eat Tengkleng needed a little "hard work", because the meat attached to the various bones of goats is not much. Perhaps this is where the art and the pleasure of eating tengkleng. Ready for dirty hands covered in sauce because cool to hold the bones to chew the meat attached. Tengkleng curry sauce is somewhat similar but more dilute. In terms of appearance, dressing tengkleng red-orange shiny, looks "smoldering" plus some fruit cayenne wholeness swim in it. But not spicy and heavy, when the tongue was tasty but lightly. Two culinary during 10 days in Jogja, Its my favorite dish is a tengkleng and satay klathak :)

 

THE LAST BUT NOT LEAST

THE ALPHARIAN JOGJA

MODEL OF THE DAY

RIZKY & MARWAN

THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS

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My Journey to Yogyakarta with Sony A7R II - Part I http://www.yudy.my/blog/2015/9/my-journey-to-yogyakarta On a short trip to Indonesia, Yogyakarta or Jogja as many locals call it, I’m quite excited for my solo travel to meet our friends. Check in KLIA2  was pretty much a breeze, and all I did was go to the AirAsia counter and showed them my passport. Everything else will be taken care off, and you get your boarding pass fuss-free. Boarding the signature crimson plane is also pretty straightforward with plenty of staff to guide you, in combination with Klia2 Airport’s clear designs that lead you to the gate easily but to far away Zzz!!

Going to Yogyakarta takes about 2.5 hours, and AirAsia’s seats are pretty comfortable linted with synthetic leather although as with all budget airlines, leg room is quite limited for each seat. I’m glad the plane doesn’t have any funky smells like some other airlines. After a couple hours, we reach our destination: Indonesia, Jogjakarta. Bandara Adisutjipto is pretty small, although being the 3rd busiest airport in Indonsia. At terminal B, I was invited by the Head of Community Sony Alpharian Jogja "Om Phenky" that is to be sent to the Harrison Hotel is was close to Malioboro street, after that "Omm Prasetyo" also came in hotel to take me for dinner. "KOPI ARANG!"

Malioboro StreetMalioboro is the most famous street in Yogyakarta. Located in the heart of Yogya, this is the city’s main street, and was once the ceremonial avenue for the Sultan to pass through on his way to and from the Keraton.

The next day leading to the Gunung Kidul with other friend from PesonaIndo Tour Guide "Rizky Nurrahman" and Marwan doin same jobs, I was lucky Incidentally they are not busy haha~  On weekend night "Libur" here very "macet" meh~ perhaps they are also the same place to like me or return their village. avoid if u hurry.

We stay at Pantai Indrayanti its was paid Rp250k per-night with regular rooms. Early morning around 4am we left guest house heading to Pantai Krakal hopefully get dramatic sunrise but frustrated weather not so kind that day its call mother of nature. After that heading slowly to next destination Pantai Pok Tunggal, Pantai Drini, Pantai Timang the last Pantai Wediombo. My first plan to stay in area Gunung Kidul for 4D3N but look at in terms of weather conditions not so good. perhaps my next trip :)

WEDIOMBO BEACH SUNSET

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TIMANG BEACH

Its adrenaline test and the best experience in whole your life. Timang island is a small island. You have to across ocean to get there. Usually fisherman across to the island to catch lobster using a trap. Sometimes it become favorite place for fishing. But, to get here you have to collect all your courage to across the ocean. This place quiet isolated, not much tourist visit here cause the way so rocky. Even, for local tourist. Not much of them have visit this island.

Do at your own risk!.This is the first thing you should know firsthand before deciding to get onto traditional gondolas at Timang Beach. The gondola is a simple wooden box equipped with several pulleys and nine ropes with no warranties; no one can guarantee that the rope will not break or that the gondola is not worn out. However, past years, many tourists have come to have a try on the sensation of danger of riding on a gondola. The view served at Watu Panjang Island is of incomparable charm. The lines of the Southern beaches, from Krakal Beach to the twin Turtle Island at Nglambor Beach, can be seen clearly.

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HOW TO GET THE BEACH:

Better you rent a car or motorcycle for cheap one. Invite local person as guide (Couchsurfer). It will take 1.5 -2 hours to reach the site. You can rent a car for comfy cause the road so rocky. If next time I will go again must rent 4WD easy rockin faster then normal car.

ENJOYING THE PEACEFUL SILENT HILLS

Waiting for the sunset to come above the lines of trees, within the green yellow mountains of Menoreh, while watching the lake from afar. The fresh air a place are the relief for stress. Experience spectacular sunsets from the deck atop the pine trees, a produced a perfect color mixture of a God-made painting. but i am not lucky again no sunset that day very cloudy. 

The Menoreh Maountains had been very friendly at that particular afternoon; it greeted us with cool fresh air to refreshen us after going in an exhausting one-hour trip all the way from Jogja. Our feelings, which had been tired of being hurried up by the crowded city traffic, were instantly brought to tranquility. Quiet roads, green shady yards in front of the local houses-all just tempted us to move here. The place threw our memories to our young days, to the home where our memories were kept safe.

Kalibiru is now a village known mostly for its ecotourism. This is, indeed, not the sort of thing that happens just the way it is; it took decades to recover its beauty-the land had once been dull due to deforestation. Presently, big thanks to the local villagers efforts in reforesting the village, Kalibiru tourism has mobilized the economy and indeed has become their livelihood. That's how it goes between the nature and manbeing-they take care of each other.

The perfect time to pay a visit to Kalibiru would be during the afternoon, when the sun shows more friendliness and put more melancholy to the surrounding atmosphere. Around the area, there is a pine tree growing just at the edge of a cliff. This is the exact spot from where we can freely enjoy the charming view of the mountains of Menoreh. So, don't feel reluctant to climb the provided hung stairs; sit on the wooden board installed there, inhale the fresh mountain air and exhale slowly while closing your eyes. Feel every second passing as you will feel that time passes so slowly. For a while, forget the city live, leave behind all thoughts about your piles of works, and just savor the view you've got in front of you.

Kalibiru Tourism Village was firstly opened in 2008 by the local community in mutual cooperation. It was started to make footpaths then the construction of various facilities such as cottages, meeting place, toilet facilities, substations of view, and flying fox with complete facilities. Kalibiru Tourism village now already visited by local and foreign tourist .

ITS ME

Speaking about tourist destinations in klaten it seemed to have no end, the article that this one is no stranger probably among tourists around the area of ​​Yogyakarta, solo or Klaten, this one I will provide information about a tourist exotic with landscapes as if you in the middle of the ocean, what else if  "Rowo Jombor".

Rawa Jombor is a swamp that is situated in the center of the village of Krakitan Bayat Klaten district, Central Java, Rowo Jombor are in the middle of limestone hills, the area of ​​marsh has been inaugurated by the tourism department district klaten since 1956, swamp Jombor is approximately 9 km from downtown Klaten, if from Yogyakarta later following the path of By Pass Klaten. And every bend there must be some signs signs directions that can help you to the area of ​​Rawa Jombor.

THE BEAUTY OF SUNRISE

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I came here with of friends alpharian jogja, we set off as early from hotel in Jogja as 4 am to dodge traffic will be "Macet". Advice for those who are not familiar to get here please hire tour guide or local friends. I was really lucky got many friends in Indonesia to offering their help.SUPERB!

This place is good also for being the destination for my fellow photographer. Came in the morning because it can get a nice sunrise along with fishing activity that catch fish in the swamp. Did you never go to Xiapu, China Vietnam Myanmar? I am also not yet just see the picture. The atmosphere here is like going to that place. it is the people are fishing "Jala" on bamboo rafts 

 

 

WILL CONTINUE MY STORY WITH Oh! MY ENGLISH :LOL

 

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Sony a7R II with Canon TSE17/F4 http://www.yudy.my/blog/2015/8/sony-a TSE17/F4TSE17/F4gloomy morning

13s F11 ISO50

 

I just tested the brand new Sony A7R II compact system camera with the Canon TSE17/f.4 L lens and the Viltrox Adapter.

Note that although canon lenses (AF) is officially supported by Metabones, i`m experienced a lot of softer at the  edge (corner to corner) in first day field test.

The second day test other location I used different method by using “own eye” very small (100%) magnification focus not 100% trust the peeking mode. To make sure all detail/sharp into corner centre corner u have check one by one each side before take a shot. i didn't know either adapter or EF lenses probably mistake by me itself.

Will take other shot coming soon with metabones IV and take long exposure with 60s to 120s 

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3.2s F16 ISO50

NOTE IF U HAVE HOT PIXEL ISSUE - Purchase or Trail software Capture One Pro hot pixel can be auto adjust/reduce under "single pixel.

Sorry, this review a shorted I cant write up to much bcoz my english very bad, hope to help a bit to third parties who want to use this camera. 

 

Here are few JPEG had been convert from Raw images (shadow 100%) 

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Travel East Java & Bali Indonesia Part II http://www.yudy.my/blog/2015/7/travel-east-java-bali-indonesia-part-ii I never thought am would hiking to the center of an active volcano on the island of Java at 1 in the morning. But there i and wilson fellow photog from JB, doing exactly that, along with our tour guide "Ananta & Porter" and a couple of headlamps. We were completely and utterly unprepared for the adventure, which would turn out to be more challenging—and more memorable—than anything we could have imagined. On reaching the crater rim at 2700m you can’t but feel a little proud of yourself (and the airs a little thin too). But pack for strong winds and sulfur! You are just on the edge of the crater and on one side you can see west Java spread out below and all the way to sea, and on the other is a beautiful blue/green sulphur lake and the rest of Ijen. If you want to see an incredible vista, but at an achievable hike for most people this is the place :)

Ijen CraterIjen Crater

Capture with Sony A7s Adapter Viltrox & Lens Canon TSE17/F4

Kawah Ijen was one of the most brilliant parts of my trip so far, Kawah Ijen Volcano lies in Eastern Java. It is one of a series of volcanoes, including Bromo, Raung, Semeru and Merapi. Ijen is famed for having some of the most astonishing views on the island, due in large part to the surrounding volcanoes, as well as the picturesque turquoise lake that lies in the volcano’s crater. This lake is also the largest acidic lake on earth! No, what we were interested in was a phenomenon much more unique—Mt. Ijen's legendary blue flames. That there are only 2 in the world (the other one is in Iceland), and can be seen only at night. This is liquid sulfur, which has caught fire and burns with an eerie blue flame. Acidic gases emerges from the fumaroles among yellowish chunks of sulfur, and burns liquid sulfur.

Hiking in with the stars made it a really beautiful experience.A two-hour hike is required to reach the rim of the crater, followed by a 45-minute hike down to the bank of the crater but I do not have time to get down to the bottom because it is too late to photograph magical blue fire, the blue hour/sunrise begins. 


Mt.Ijen MilkywayMt.Ijen Milkyway

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The sulfur miners who work inside of the volcano. The work is grueling; it’s a job that no one would do for any reason other than income. The miners begin their day at 1 a.m. with the four kilometer hike into the volcano. The miners’ job is to then break off sulfur and carry the backbreaking loads 90kg on their shoulders to a nearby refinery. They do it for around Rp200k a day, a decent local salary. Unfortunately, the miners don’t have the decent safety equipment they need for the conditions. During our time in the crater, I only saw few of miner wearing a respirator. The rest were breathing in toxic gasses, day in and day out, using only thin cloths or sarongs as protection from cold and toxic gasses. But despite the hazardous conditions, it’s a job that provides extra income from tourists. The miners sell trinkets and souvenirs made from sulfur, or serve as photo subjects for a small tip.

Kawah IjenKawah IjenPorter and Miners were warming their body with a bonfire when they are very cold conditions.YES brady cool i can`t stand still

The MinerThe Miner

As the day progressed, we sat and walked around the volcano for an hour and decided that it was time to head back. Now to trek downhill on a steep slope. When going downhill, my knee blady hurt painfull compare climbing, after 1 hour we reached the parking spot where Jeep drive was waiting for us. We decided to get some breakfast from the canteen. Mee Rebus with egg and some coffee. 

so in summary, why go to:

Bromo – much more accessible. If you are lucky enough to see the sunrise it will probably be one of the best one’s you’ve ever seen. The hotels are of a much better standard and it’s all set up nicely for tourists.

Ijen – nicely off the beaten track it was uphill. Steep. More than 60 degress in most places. Along the way we were greeted by Sulphur miners who worked from pre-dawn to dusk to extract unadulterated sulphur from the volcano crater. Badass! As the sun rose, we took in the beauty of the panoramic view around us. Amazing crater views. A steady hike for people who like walking and want something to accomplish.

above the cloudsabove the clouds

Be sure to wear good hiking shoes and comfortable clothing. Carry water and tissues, or bring a surgical mask to cover your mouth with if the conditions are poor.

If you want to photo hunting in Indonesian especially Mt.Bromo & Mt. Ijen a tour guide contact Irsam Soetarto or Ananta White Wings (Facebook)

 

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Travel East Java & Bali Indonesia Part I http://www.yudy.my/blog/2015/5/travel-east-java-bali-indonesia I had planned to land in Bali 1st destination to meet Photographer (SONY) Alpharian Bali friends (Omm Rizky,Rusdi,Rizal, Setyawan B. Prasodjo, Om kas,Pak Ali & others. their organize yearly Gathering BALI PHOTO HUNT before I travel alone go to Mt.Bromo and Mt.Ijen East Java Surabaya. Actually from Kuala Lumpur 3 friends had been there early which is Founder Sony Alpharian Mr.Faizal Ortho, Malaysian Alpharian Killerbee & Thawan Singh.

Their plan goin to Lembongan Island for Photo Hunt its sound great but no idea what is there I just search via google images for get more information. Before go to the Island in the morning we catch a sunrise in area Sanur.

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Canon 5DMarkIII TSE17/F4

Melasti BeachMelasti Beach

5DMarkIII TSE17/F4

Apart from the island of God, exactly located in the southeast part of Bali, there are three small islands named Nusa lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, and Nusa Penida. These three islands are pretty popular among divers who want to seek for Manta and Mola-Mola, known as sunfish which appears in particular season. If you are a non divers or photographer, do not worry, you still can relax and swim in the beach.

Nusa Lembongan is the the second largest island among these three islands offers accommodation starting from guesthouses/homestays till the most luxurious villas and resorts. I was astonished upon my arrival in Nusa Lembongan. I quickly forgot the horrible sea-crossing, the wave was crazy, in addition of the boat's speedboat. I saw some storeyed villas forming beautiful scenery and no doubt it looks luxurious. I always mention blue sea colour, but this one, it's "blueis" than normal blue.

Although it is just a small island, Nusa Lembongan has turned to a touristic island. It's very close and easy to cross from Sanur by fastboat. But still, there are some awesome places to visit. One of the popular beach in Nusa Lembongan is Dream Beach. You can swim in the infinity pool with spectacular seaview without staying at the resort by paying Rp 50,000. Not far from Dream Beach, a cliff point named Devil's Tear may stunned you. Gigantic waves roll and crash the cliff create huge water splash. In some point, the crash will form beautiful waterfall on the cliff. Perfect place for photographers to catch this moment. you'll understand why the named it Devil's Tear after you come to this place.

The Devil's TearThe Devil's Tear

Sony A7s TSE17/F4

Let's continue to its neighborhood, Nusa Ceningan, the smallest among those three islands. Nusa Ceningan can be reached just around 20 minutes by motorbike from Nusa Lembongan. A narrow bridge connecting both islands. The bridge is too small to be crossed by two motorbikes."i don`t have the picture of bridge *&^%^!!" The best part of Nusa Ceningan is the jumping point. This is the place if you want to test your adrenalin.

The Soul of Seaweed FarmingThe Soul of Seaweed Farming

The Soul of Seaweed Farming in Nusa Lembongan

Blue Lagoon Nusa CeninganBlue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan

Blue Lagoon Nusa Ceningan

Look at the stars.. look how they shine for you.. and everything you do

Alpharian MilkywayAlpharian Milkyway

A7s Fisheye 16mm

Second trip here We go;  depart from Surabaya city by Garuda Airlines from bali at about 4.00pm waiting Irsam to pick up me at Juanda Airport to Mt.Bromo.This is my 1st time in Surabaya City - The journey from Surabaya city to Mount Bromo takes about  5 hours but due to some sort of traffic congestion at the nearby town of Probolinggo, on my way Irsam suggest to me take a break also look some interesting place its is call "TPA" cool for human interest photo I took a few pictures because it was dark.

Tempat Pembuangan Sampah (TPA) is a garbage dumpsite that many people would like to avoid due to its unclean and unhealthy place.Ironically, these mountains of waste – which are enough to make your stomach churn just by looking at them – are the source of sustenance for around 100-500 pemulung (waste pickers). They come from the surrounding areas, including: Banyuwangi, Jember, Probolinggo, Mojokerto, and Madura. Waste pickers choose to rummage through the garbage for a wage of Rp.60,000 per day, which they attain just by capitalizing on the ability to withstand the immense stink and disgust. When jobs are scarce and unreachable, the pay is tempting enough. Simple, yes, but not something that anyone can act upon.The fate of the stinking and dirty waste which is required to be quickly removed from our sight, even though we ourselves produce them every day. It’s funny how humans are disgusted by their own shit. Yet if we can’t shit every day, we risk dying. Sometimes human attitudes are even more stinking and disgusting than the waste they produce.

TPATPA

Mount Bromo is quite popular among tourists both local and foreigner for its ‘easy’ hiking track. The highlights of the area are Mount Bromo (with its smoking crater), Mount Penanjakan (the favorite sunrise spot), and Cemoro Lawang (where most visitors stay). There’s also Mount Semeru, the highest mountain in Java. Locals say, it took 2 days straight to hike Mount Semeru. It will never be on my list!

Reach Cemoro Lawang (the outer side of Mount Bromo area) at 9.00pm and already booked by Irsam a room at Cafe Lava Hostel. Most people, only use the room for a couple of days since i have to start looking for pictures at day/night 24h picture picture :) – if you’re looking for the sunrise. Cafe Lava Hostel has the best location (at the edge of the crater) so you just need to walk straight into Bromo. Meanwhile in restaurants glad to meet friend also malaysian Bro "Wilson Teo"  & our tour guide Ananta he told me need wake up around 12.00AM for shoot Milky way in somewhere Mt.Bromo (picture in gallery).

The next day, We had our morning call. It was 1am to catch the front line and I was too excited that I didn’t even feel sleepy anymore although I only got a 4 hours sleep. I put jacket on along with our gloves,pants, and boots.We were prepared to shoot amazing the sunrise!

The sky was full of stars I could never imagine and the temperature was less than 5 degree Celsius up there. Not to waste any more time, I sat on the back seat of the Jeep heading to Mount Penanjakan. It took about half an hour to reach the parking area at Mount Penanjakan and then we walked for about 10 – 15 minutes to the top of Mount Penanjakan.

Mount Bromo East Java IndonesiaMount Bromo East Java Indonesia  

Here, at the top of Mount Penanjakan, lies a brilliant panoramic view of Mount Bromo, Mount Semeru, and the crater! I was not lucky enough with not to much fog and so the view up there was so clear to the east. And if I looked straight, I could see the sun coming up slowly. Since Mount Bromo is one of the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia, it is crowded! Some people even used their phone camera flash ON! as they took some pictures of the mountain, which I found quite annoying also there is a hit my tripod dammit!

To Be Continue :) My editor english is still sleepy lazy haha~  i just write with my  own "Pasar" Language so far sorry!

 

 

 

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My experience with the Sony A7s http://www.yudy.my/blog/2015/5/my-experience-with-the-sony-a7s In early May I was vacation with wife travel to Phuket Thailand, the Challenge here, was weather its unpredictable becoz now in phuket just starter monsoon till September.

I had been reading a lot of the reviews on the Sony A7s, and decided to see if I could get my hands on one. With the rave reviews on the low light capabilities, I wanted to test the waters and see what this camera could give me on a spontaneous shoot such as this one.

There are a lot of reviews on the technical aspects of the camera that have been covered extensively, and I don’t really want to cover too much ground that has already been spoken about. For me this is more about what the Sony A7s can give me as a lowlight still on a trip.

Every camera has the ability to give you great images. But you need to try and understand its strengths and weakness’ before you can get the best out it. The menu’s took a bit of time getting used to, i was taking a bit of a risk using the Canon Lenses TSE17/F4 (adapter Viltrox), as they couldn’t be compatible with Sony’s lens stabilise function. I had loan FE24-70/F4 from my friend.

My experience with the Sony A7s in Phuket was my testing ground. It was honestly the first time I got a real chance abit to play with it. I didn't shoot in extreme low light conditions, but I was very impressed with the quality that I was getting from it. The dynamic range was impressive. From a stills perspective, sure, it’s only a 12 mega pixel camera. But I wasn’t planning on blowing any of these images up to huge scale. I wanted to capture real life moments in areas that I visited.

Patong Beach Phuket Thailand A7s with FE24-70/F4Patong Beach Phuket Thailand A7s with FE24-70/F4

2s F16 ISO6400

So how would I personally fair the A7s. Like I said at the start of this, I am a strong believer that every camera has its pros and cons. You just have to understand how to use it and get the best out of it. Would I recommend this camera? Most definitely. Would I use it again? 100 percent.

For me, I loved the flexibility it gave me with such a small body. Its probably the best camera to take on your travels and when you are a one man show. Especially when you don't really know what to expect from the trip, and when you are going to see something that will make you want to use your camera. It can shoot at any time of day.

What it gives you is much greater than what you would expect. It’s very much suited for those documentary/photo journalists/lowlight photo that want to tell stories, travel light and still produce work.

 

Will update again after my trip to Bali and Mount Bromo Indonesia

 

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My Dream Super Ultra Wide Lens Canon 11-24 F/4L http://www.yudy.my/blog/2015/1/my-dream-super-ultra-wide-lens-canon-11-24-f/4l

Digicame-info leaked image and specs of the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens. The lens will be announced next week. 
Specs:

– Ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for full-frame
– Dust and water sealed
– SWC coating 
– ASC coating 
– Fluorine coating 
– One large diameter grinding aspheric lens, one large-diameter glass molded aspherical lens, two glass molded aspherical lens, one super UD lenses, one lens UD

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Image and Specs of Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R leaked (50MP sensor) http://www.yudy.my/blog/2015/1/-cw5-image-and-specs-of-canon-5ds-and-5ds-r-leaked-50mp-sensor

source from canonwatch.com

Image and specs of the upcoming Canon 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R leaked at digicame-info. Two models will be announced next week, the EOS 5Ds and the EOS 5Ds R. Yesss, it’s a full-frame, high resolution Canon DSLR:-)

The specs look impressing:

  • 50.6MP full-size CMOS sensor
  • 5DS R is a low-pass filter has been canceled
  • The body is magnesium alloy
  • Dust and water sealed
  • Dual processor DIGIC6
  • Regular sensitivity ISO100-6400
  • Continuous shooting 5 frames / sec.
  • High precision 61-point AF
  • EOS iTR AF
  • 150,000 pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor
  • Added “fine detail” to the Picture Style
  • 1.3x and 1.6x crop shooting mode
  • Customizable “Quick Control Screen”
  • Time-lapse movie
  • Anti-flicker
  • Interval Timer
  • Bulb timer
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My Journey of West Java Indonesia http://www.yudy.my/blog/2014/10/sawarna-beach-the-beauty-of-rural-wejava SAWARNA BEACH:THE BEAUTY OF RURAL WEST JAVA 

Those who follow this trip is the Founder Sony Alpharian Indonesia; Faizal Ortho, Sony Alpharian Jakarta; Ifur Syaifurrahman Syahrir; Sony Malaysia Trainer Meng Keat and Shashi Kumar.

"Our other CLONE ROBOCOP aka IFUR was driving almost 1200KM and the highest place is 800 meters above sea level"

Landscapes of natural beauty tucked away overlooking the Indian Ocean. White sandy beaches, clear blue water and lush rolling green nan. Reaching 65 km long coastline dotted reefs and white sand. This beach is the most beautiful beaches of the five beaches are owned by the Province of Banten.

Sawarna name of the beach, located in a coastal village which has a variety of interesting attractions to visit such as beaches, rivers, forests, rock cliffs, caves, and agrotourism. This beautiful coastal region fused with the mystical story of Nyai Roro Kidul and exploitation of coal in Bayah and Lebak by foreign invaders.
You will be impressed with the vast stretches of rice fields, beautiful panoramic view of the village, blowing cool air typical agricultural village, and rows of palm trees and teak trees that lined the fence like a calf village.

Arrived at Sawarna beach stiff and exhausted after a heavy seven hour car ride from Jakarta.Big thanks to my friend from jakarta ‎"IFUR" for crazy driver. I desperately needed to stretch and snap my bones back into their proper place. In fact, what I really needed was a massage, but that just wasn’t going to happen, so I settled for arching my back while breathing in the crisp sea air.

It was still at least few hour until dawn, so we decided to drop off our bags at the Motel "Malibu Resort" had simple lunch. Waited for beautiful sunset but to bad no magical light that day but the place was great for long exposure & human interest. After such a long all day car journey this was just a magical way to start the day.

TANJUNG LAYARTANJUNG LAYAR

We spent the next few hours exploring Sawarna beach with full gear camera try to "compo" any subject; listening to the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks and rolling up the beach "scary!". If you come here you can’t miss the fact that Sawarna beach is popular with surfers " their call mini Hawaii" 

Here the beaches waiting to be captivating eyes and heart. If you are a hobby of surfing or surfing why not feel the waves are spectacular even been sampled surfers from America, Australia, Japan, and Korea.

MALIBO RESORT

MALIBO RESORT SAWARNAMALIBO RESORT SAWARNA

CANON 5DMARK3 70-200 TC1.4x 

after one day in the village of Sawarna, we found that the wrong timing for sunset photography because it is the rainy season. Villagers told in May until July is a time that is suitable for photographers.

 
CANON 5DMARK3 EF16-35 2.8II
Tanjung Karang TarajeTanjung Karang Taraje
 
CANON 5DMARK3 EF24-70 2.8II
TO BE CONTINUE
 

CIKASO WATERFALL

Cikaso WaterfallCikaso Waterfall

Cikaso waterfall is a dramatic waterfall on the Cikaso River in Western Java.

The Cikaso waterfall is on the Cikaso River, which originates in North Sukabumi and flows south to the Surade District in South Sukabumi. It lies in the Ujung tourist area between Jampang Kulun and Surade The waterfalls have a height of almost 80 metres (260 ft), with three parallel drops along cliffs that are about 100 feet (30 m) wide. The falls are accessible from the Ciniti, Cibitung village in the Cibitung Kulon sub-Jampang. They can be reached by foot or by motor boat.

From the Sawarna Beach five of us went to the waterfall which is located north of Sukabumi. We do work insane and crazy drivers willing driver in the middle of the night. This trip takes 8 hours with only 150km, but the road leading there was very severe, the highest is about 800 meters above sea level.

Once we see the waterfalls, we will be charmed by their beauty. Under the waterfalls, there's a jade-green pond where we can swim or take a bath. There are also big boulders adorned by green moss. We can sit on a boulder and enjoy the picturesque scenery.

Location for a photo is challenging for us as tourists because the place is very slippery and too much water splashing along with windy conditions. do not know where to put the tripod securely and the best main compo

I have also used the camera and lens to get a piece of the picture even splashes of water.

CIKASO WATERFALLCIKASO WATERFALL  

MY GEAR FOR THIS TRIP
CANON 5DMARK3 1DMARK4 EF50 1.2 TS-E17 F4 EF16-35 2.8 II EF24-70 2.8II EF100 2.8 IS EF70-200 2.8 IS EF1.4x
TRIPOD GITZO EXPLORE BALL HEAD FLM LEE FILTER  
 
FOR MORE PICTURE VISIT GALLERY 
 
 

 

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The Journey of Ho Chi Minh City http://www.yudy.my/blog/2014/10/ho-chi-minh-city

The Ho Chi Minh City is a unique city in that it is rapidly growing but has yet to develop into a massive skyscraper filled concrete jungle. While it is transforming into a cosmopolitan world city, it still retains some of its old world charm. The city is rich with nooks and crannies, alleyways and narrow motorbike-filled roads, and areas unexplored by the majority of tourists, making it a very different type of place to explore. These features of Ho Chi Minh City make it a veritable playground for photography enthusiasts because you can take pictures here that will be distinctly unique. The irony is that this also makes it difficult to find the perfect spots to capture those exotic moments

Even though the city has little to offer in terms of mountains and oceans, the topography is unique enough to create a beautiful silhouette.  The Saigon River offers an interesting perspective for photographers because there are many spots along the river where one can look back and see the skyline or simply appreciate the sunrise and sunset.

For a great shot of the complete skyline, go to either the Kinh Te or Thu Thiem bridge (be carefull snatch theft}. Sunset is usually around 6 pm in the evening so try and catch the sun setting on the city! Note that the Bitexco Tower is the tallest building in the city and although it has a viewing deck on one of it’s upper floors(Glass), the skyline seems underwhelming from this perspective. (Ticket DONG200,00). The other vintage point its is The Chill Skybar & Dining Level 26 but to bad cant use the tripod.

The one thing that this city most definitely does not lack is the ever-moving, awe-inspiring, and at times hair-raising activity. The people, the food and the culture are so vibrant that it is a privilege to be able to capture it on camera. The most well known feature of Ho Chi Minh City is the traffic. The streets are jam-packed with motorbikes – in fact, the cities in Vietnam have the highest number of motorbikes per capita in the world (lifetime roadtax & insurans but the gas blady inexpensive RM3.80L correct me if i`m wrong :) )!

You cannot come to vietnam and be absolutely enamoured by the people. vietnamese people work hard but still take time to relax and enjoy themselves. One of the most charming sights is seeing a vietnamese woman dressed in an Ao Dai (i like it) and sauntering down the street or and elderly person finding some shade under a conical hat. In the evenings, locals come out in full force to spend time with friends at the local watering holes or the coffee shops ;yes, coffee joints were cool here long before they became popular in the rest of the world


If you’re taking a picture of a person though, ask their permission first. Most people don’t mind but be sure to show them the photo afterwards to put a smile on their face.

I was in vietnam just 2 days with hectic schedule this is the only picture I could shoot. so many other interesting places such as markets on the water, along the Mekong River and the historic buildings of the architect is very unusual.

I will come back for sure :) 

P/S : FOR OTHER PICTURE VISIT THE GALLERY 

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Canon announces EOS 7D Mark II http://www.yudy.my/blog/2014/9/canon-announces-eos-7d-mark-ii

The wait is over for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II fans. Canon has finally announced the replacement for the Canon EOS 7D with more features that will satisfy most serious photography enthusiast.

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 15, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and rapid burst shooting up to 10 frames per second (fps), as well as Canon’s first 65-Point* All Cross Type autofocus (AF) system for compositional freedom and accurate, spot-on fast focus. Great for shooting indoor activities such as sporting events, concerts, or weddings, the camera’s impressive low-light shooting capabilities along with its up-to-10 fps high-speed shooting can capture a fast-break basketball dunk, a band’s encore performance, a bird in flight or wildlife in exceptional quality. In addition, the EOS 7D Mark II is the second EOS DSLR camera to incorporate Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for rapid and precise focusing of video as well as still images.

“With more processing power than any other EOS camera available today, the highly anticipated EOS 7D Mark II camera has everything serious photographers have come to expect from Canon’s DSLRs and more,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “And, recognizing that for some, creative expression may expand beyond still photography, we continue to support these creative passions by offering new and innovative Full HD video capabilities, such as second generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology in the EOS 7D Mark II camera as well.”

Outstanding Performance
Within the camera’s durable magnesium alloy body resides a newly developed 20.2 megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, safeguarded by enhanced dust and weather resistance to protect the camera.  Ideal for shooting in challenging lighting conditions ranging from indoor sports to dimly lit weddings, the camera features a standard ISO range of 100–16000 for both still and video (expandable to ISO 51,600). A new 65-point* All Cross-Type AF system with EV -3 sensitivity at the center point helps deliver sharp focus for still photos even in extreme low-light conditions on subjects with limited visible detail. The EOS 7D Mark II camera also features an enhanced version of Canon’s EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) AF, originally introduced with the EOS-1D X DSLR camera, enabling the camera to recognize subjects based on face and color detection utilizing the new AE system, and can track subjects using all 65 AF points. 

The camera’s improved EOS Scene Detection system features a new 150,000-pixel RGB+IR 252-zone metering sensor for enhanced precision. The wide-area 65-point AF array combined with EOS iTR and adjustable high-speed continuous burst shooting up to 10 fps enables the easy tracking and capturing of fast moving subjects virtually anywhere in the frame such as birds in flight or running backs eluding a tackle. A new and innovative AF Area Selection Lever nestled around the multi-controller on the back of the camera makes it easier than ever for photographers to switch between the seven supplied AF Point Selection modes without removing their eye from the viewfinder.

At 10 fps, the camera’s buffer capacity can consecutively capture up to 31 RAW images or 1,090 Large Fine JPEGsi. Built to last, the camera also features a shutter durability rating up to 200,000 cycles, approximately thirty three percent more than the original EOS 7D camera. A newly developed mirror mechanism uses motorized control to help reduce impact and enhance camera performance during high-speed continuous shooting. In addition to adjustable high- and low-speed continuous shooting modes, single-frame shooting and two self-timer settings, the EOS 7D Mark II camera also features silent drive modes for single frame and continuous shooting. The silent settings support discreet camera operation in quiet locations.

The EOS 7D Mark II camera’s advanced AE system can detect and compensate for flickering light sources such as sodium vapor lamps that are often used in gymnasiums and indoor swimming pools. When enabled, this system automatically adjusts shutter release timing to help reduce disparities in exposure and color especially during continuous shooting.

Innovative AF Technology
The EOS 7D Mark II camera features the next generation of Canon’s exclusive Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) technology, originally introduced with the EOS 70D DSLR camera. New DAF features include user-selectable adjustments for Movie Servo AF Speedii and Movie Servo AF Tracking Sensitivity. Additionally, overall focusing speed, face detection performance, and performance in low light and with low-contrast subjects have been improved over previous Canon models. Dual Pixel CMOS AF employs proprietary Canon sensor technology in which effective pixels are able to perform both imaging and phase-detection focus measurement simultaneously to achieve dramatically improved AF performance in both video and Live View still imaging modes. 

With Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system and customizable Movie Servo AF, the camera provides continuous phase-detection AF during video recording for quick and accurate focus tracking of moving subjects over approximately eighty of the image area measured horizontally and vertically. DAF focusing modes include Face Detection with Tracking, FlexiZone Multi with 31 AF zones, and FlexiZone Single that allows users to position a focusing frame on the camera’s LCD screen. Canon’s DAF supports over 100iii models of Canon EF lenses (including many earlier models), providing a wide array of options for photographers to explore.

Expanding Creativity
The EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera provides a wealth of creative controls building on the features and functions of the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X professional digital cameras. The new camera’s AI Servo AF III autofocusing algorithm is similar to that of the EOS-1D X camera in that tracking parameters (tracking sensitivity, acceleration/deceleration tracking, and AF point auto switching) can be easily customized for specific shooting situations, using the same type of AF Configuration Menu. This capability makes it easy for EOS 7D Mark II camera users to match AI Servo AF settings when used together with EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III cameras, while also providing a high level of performance at an affordable price point.

The EOS 7D Mark II camera also offers the same level of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Multiple Exposure (ME) functionality that was originally featured in the EOS 5D Mark III camera. The HDR mode includes five HDR shooting functions and allows users to save all source images in addition to the composited HDR image. Similarly, Multiple Exposure mode provides four compositing methods and also allows users to save individual source images.

Photographers and cinematographers will appreciate improved custom controls including a built-in intervalometer and bulb timer, also EOS DSLR firsts, to enable the capture of time-lapse images and long- exposure images. These features are ideal for recording fireworks, star trails, sunrises and more. 

In addition to optional settings for Peripheral Illumination Correction and Chromatic Aberration Correction, found in other current high-end EOS models, the EOS 7D Mark II camera, for the first time, adds Distortion Correction that operates with most EF and EF-S lenses to improve image quality even further while recording video and in-camera JPEGs. The My Menu feature has also been improved with the ability to store more user-selected settings in five additional tabs.

A new and improved Intelligent Viewfinder provides approximately one hundred percent field of view, while adding the ability to superimpose a customizable selection of camera settings data such as dual-mode electronic level display, grid, exposure mode, white balance mode and AF mode. A bright, three-inch Clear View II LCD monitor (approximately 1,040,000 dots) on the back of the camera displays information and menus clearly even in bright sunlight. The EOS 7D Mark II camera is compatible with interchangeable focusing screens including the standard Eh-A as well as the optional Eh-S Super Precision Matte for use during manual focusing with large aperture lenses. 

A built-in GPSiv Receiver provides a digital compass and can record location information including longitude, latitude, elevation, camera direction and universal coordinated time (UTC) as EXIF data for geotagging both images and movie files in real time. The built-in pop-up flash is convenient for many applications and can also act as an optical controller with compatible off-camera EX-series Speedlites for enhanced pro-quality lighting effects.

The EOS 7D Mark II camera features dual card slots for SD/SDHC/SDXC and CF memory cards, including Ultra High Speed (UHS-1) SD cards. Data transfer speeds from the camera to a personal computer are enhanced with the addition of a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port. 

Stunning Movie Capability
The EOS 7D Mark II camera offers users the ability to shoot in 1080p Full HD or 720p HD video up to 60p enabling slow-motion capture at full resolution in either ALL-I or IPB codecs with optional embedded time code, exceeding the specifications of other current EOS cameras. Users can also choose between .MOV and .MP4 recording formats for maximum flexibility. The EOS 7D Mark II camera’s mini HDMI port can be used to record uncompressed Full HD video to external recorders. 

Canon’s Stepping Motor (STM) lenses, such as the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, significantly reduce focus motor noise, letting the EOS 7D Mark II camera’s built-in microphone capture clear audio of the scene being shot without picking up unwanted noise from the lens. The EOS 7 D Mark II camera also features a stereo microphone port and outputs stereo audio via the camera’s mini-HDMI port. The EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera is equipped with a headphone jack for real-time audio monitoring, as well as a silent control feature that allows users to adjust audio levels during recordings. Other built-in ports include a PC socket for external flash units and an N3 socket for dedicated Canon wired remote control accessoriesv. A cable protector is provided to maximize safety when using the USB 3.0 and mini-HDMI ports.

Availability
The EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in November 2014 for an estimated retail price of $1,799.00 for the body only and $2,149.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. It will utilize a new LP-E6N lithium ion battery pack with increased storage capacity. The LP-E6N is fully compatible with the LC-E6 battery charger, which will be supplied as a standard item in all EOS 7D Mark II body only and zoom lens kits. Also scheduled to be available are the new optional Battery Grip BG-E16 and optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A Version 2, with shipping dates and estimated retail pricing to be announced at a later date. Both the EOS 7D Mark II camera and Battery Grip BG-E16 are backwards-compatible to the current LP-E6 lithium ion battery pack.

For more information about the Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, the full list of product specifications and compatible lenses, visit www.usa.canon.com/eos. 

* The number of available AF points, and whether single line or cross-type, varies depending on the lens.

i Based on Canon’s testing standards, using a UDMA 7 CF Card.

ii Movie Servo AF speed adjustment requires use of an STM lens or select USM lenses.

iii As of September 15, 2014.

iv In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore, be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country. As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measures when using in locations where the use of electronic is regulated.

v The EOS 7D Mark II is compatible with the optional WFT-E7A Version 2 Wireless File Transmitter.

 

This is Canon’s promotion video. It is pretty inpressive

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