Tuesday, January 13, 2009

MyMazdaClub.com Detailing Clinic

11th January 2009, Meguiar's @ Jalan Templer



Saturday, January 10, 2009


During my trip to Singapore, I dropped by TK Foto at Shaw Tower for a visit. My main purpose was to take a look at the latest bags by Think Tank Photo (StreetWalker series) and Lowepro (Classified AW series). None of them match my requirements so I looked around the shop and came across a selection of Gitzo tripods. I've never thought of owning a Gitzo tripod as the brand always gives me an impression that they're dead expensive. With the help of TK's staff, they recommended me GT1541T which is suitable for travel use. Its weight is merely 970g and 180 degree foldable to a length of just 42cm. Don't be fooled by its size as it can withstand 8kg of weight - Thanks to its 6X carbon fiber legs and the G-Lock system. The finishing is top class and is believed to last "almost" forever. I match this leg with a reasonably priced Manfrotto 486RC2 ballhead and the photo can be seen below. The total weight of this combination is 1.43kg. The Manfrotto 190MF3 without a ballhead is also in the photo for comparison.

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Friday, January 09, 2009

[WTS] Manfrotto 190MF3

I had been using this beloved Manfrotto 190MF3 for the past 2 years and it had never failed. However, due to my recent addiction to Gitzo tripods, I had to sell this Manfrotto away to fund for a Gitzo GT1541T. 190MF3's 3-section legs are made of carbon fiber tubes with a thickness of 1.2mm. Die cast parts are made of magnesium, hence the name of MagFiber. This tripod is considered lightweight at 1.6kg, lighter than most of the aluminium models such as 190PROB and 190XPROB. Its maximum height is 142cm and when folded, it's 56cm in length. Maximum weight support is 4kg. I've mounted EOS5D + BG-E4 + EF70-200mm F/2.8L IS USM + Speedlite 580EX on it without much worries. If you wish to travel light, I would recommend Manfrotto 486RC2 to match with this tripod. Besides that it comes along with hand-set bubble spirit level and a hand strap. As usual, I'm extremely careful with my equipment so there isn't a single scratch on the surface. Almost as good as new!

Price: RM800 (nego)
Condition: 9.9/10
Location: PJ
Contact: zeytee@gmail.com / 012-3798137
Status: SOLD

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

For Pixel Peepers

Yes, I'm one of them. It's hard to resist not to pixel peep, but I just can't help it at times just to make sure that my equipments are working in tip top condition. Like what Ken Rockwell adviced: "Do it too much and you could go blind or grow hair on the back of your hand". Here's a comic by WTD for you pixel peepers...

I hope it's not too late to wish all of you a Happy New Year!