Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tech-lust: Olympus E520

Woohoo!! I mentioned this model in a previous entry about the E420. And it's finally arrived. Was it worth waiting for? Well, near as I can tell, it is.

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Announced May 13, 2008, the E520 is Olympus' upper-entry level camera upgrade to the E510. The E520 sports similar features to its older counterpart, with nearly identical external features, even down to the measurements and weight. One of the few cosmetic differences one would notice between the two would be blue markings instead of green. Another would be a differently texutrized and finished command dial. However, one of the biggest differences between the E510 and E520 comes in a bigger 2.7 inch, 230,000 pixel LCD screen.

E510 rear (photo from dpreview)


E520 rear (photo from dpreview)

While both the E510 and E520 have the sensor-shift image stabilization feature, (a feature you won't find in their compact little brothers, the E410 and E420), other improvements you'll find in the later model are...
  • Contrast detect autofocus (with select lenses)
  • Face detection in live view mode
  • Auto Gradation (Dynamic Range enhancement)
  • Faster continuous shooting speeds (3.5 vs 3.0 fps)
  • Wireless flash control (Up to three groups)
  • Additional Image Stabilization mode for panning
While most of the features that the E520 possesses would be a considerable upgrade from the E410, or even from the E420 that it came out with, if you're able to do without the above mentioned new features, you'd probably be set with the E510. But then again, who wouldn't want additional Image Stabilization for panning, or wireless flash control? :)

For a more indepth interview, please visit depreview.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Free Portrait Session at The Picture Company Podium

Ok, long time no blog. :)

In light of the inadvertent success of CBTL's promo (though I think they didn't intend it to be so), The Picture Company Podium is proud to present (tantananan!)...

Just print out the above coupon and present it at our Podium branch to avail of this promo. :) It's advisable to call 6375929 or 6342632 in advance to book a slot. :) Hope I get to shoot your photos. :)

I repeat. FREE SESSION. :) just pay for the prints you want! :D

See you all there!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Macro Photography: Spider

I haven't been blogging in forever. :) Just want to share one of the few photos I've taken lately that hasn't involved work or travel. :) I'll probably blog about the travel, but let's reserve that for another, more serious entry. :) Click for bigger image.

For now, lets take a look at what we get when I try my hand at Macro Photography...

Jumping Spider
Spider in halftone pattern...

jumping spider
the bloody spider kept jumping to the camera.