Sunday, January 31, 2010

Canon EOS 50D.

After almost 3 months camera-less, I finally decided to buy a new camera. So went out to the Low Yat Plaza to find the cheapest offer available. The one that I found out is Original set, and cost me a bomb. Earlier, I was planning to stay with Nikon coz I am more familiar with it rather than Canon. Plus Nikon's body is much more nicer compare to Canon.

After asking for some opinion from Mr. Lijet and Helmi (Actually I ask the wrong person, both of em coz they are Canon fan), I finally took the chance to try Canon. The model that I bought was Canon EOS 50D. So what's with the camera?

I guess it is one of the 'prosumer' model from Canon. In the middle of Mid Range and High Range level. The package that I took come with 18mm-135mm lens with Image Stabilizer. The price? Well, the budget that I allocate for the camera was RM 4000. But since I am going to use it for awhile, why don't I take a better one?

Early plan was to take either a Nikon D90 or D5000, or go with Canon EOS 500D. The price range is around RM3000+, so I can use the balance to buy an external flash and tele-lens. But the the camera model is from Mid Range. It was like having a Wira but with Evo III engine.

Since Helmi, Lijet and the promoter were busy poisoning me to go to Canon 'way of life', they told me 500D was good enough if it is just for hobby. Well, me being me, never satisfied with the selection available, I decided to step up the budget to RM 5000. The 50D with 18-55mm lens will cost me around RM4000+. But 55mm lens? Just like my previous D40 only. Huhu. If I am going to take the tele lens (55mm-250mm) it will cost me another RM1200. Haha, out of my budget already. No flash some more.

So they advise me to take the RM4700+ package that come with 18mm-135mm lens. And they were telling me that Canon can take picture nicely under low light condition. From my experience, higher ISO will create more noise, but they were convincing me that the 50D can do that without much noise, which I doubt it.

After a while thinking, I took it along with lens filter, and also lens hood. No battery grip, portrait lens, and no external flash this time. No budget yet. Huargh. So, I went back home to try it.

The results? A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! These shots were taken with ISO 3200 and under low light condition, hand-held with quite slow shutter and no flash. Simply amazing!

The camera box itself.

With the camera, I got these freebies. A limited batch of EOS 50D User's Guide (Very good info inside, I am still reading it), a camera cleaner kit, a tripod, and also a sweater and a shoe bag from Puma. The freebies also will cost me another Rm400+ if I am going to buy it separately.

Some portrait style photos.

My 4th brother.My GrandMa. She's from China. Was sold to local family when she was small.

And my mom. She's holding the 'Millionaire Earner' trophy awarded by the company for the accomplishment. Guess how much she's earning this month? RM130k yo~ Me? Well, a bit drop, only RM5k.

Another crazy stuff of the day was Jimmy the painter calling me at 3am. I was at Alamanda that night, watching Avatar (The movie is good, seriously and 3 hours movie) and finished at 2.30am. Then Jimmy called me and ask me to send all the new stuffs coz the car is done. Excited, I went to the workshop after the movie finished. And helping him assembling few stuffs.

Cant wait for the final look tomorrow.

Jimmy also sprayed the intercooler to black. More stealth and looks like it blend in with white color. Very very 'clean' looking and the vented hood looks nice.

3.30am. Very quiet and a lot of mosquito too.

Unfortunately one of the new tail lamp was chipped. Dunno when it happened, coz the chipped part is not in the box. I suspect it is manufacturing defect. Told the supplier bout it and he is glad to replace it. +1 for the honest seller.

1 comment:

Stanley Carter said...

Jesus! RM130k in a month!? *faints*


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