Sunday, March 16, 2014

my very first "DSLR"

out of all the art modules that i took during the advanced diploma in arts education a few months back, photography was my favourite .... and after seeing all the fantastic shots that tony took during our tasmania trip, i have been contemplating on getting my own dslr too... 


but knowing myself all too well, i would never ever wanna lug a "tua-leng-gong" dslr anytime, anywhere, for any situation or any event... hence the only choice i have is to get the hybrid kind of dslr.... compact camera with manual function... =P 



didnt think much about it after the trip as i was really really really busy with school work.... until i came across qiu qiu's post on pentax q7... then i was like.... omg, me want one too.... a compact dslr at only 200g and in such cute colour combis.... =D 


with 20 camera body colours to be matched with 6 grip colours

it resulted in a whooping 120 combinations which i can choose from ....am really spoilt for choices.... =) 


told mr ang and he gladly agreed to bring me to the IT fair at mbs... 


but things always happen for a reason... first, he ended his tuition lesson late and we only left the house at about 5pm.... then, i was hungry, so we decided to have early dinner at nex instead of at mbs where i suspect would have long queue at every restaurant... then i started to feel more and more reluctant to go to mbs as i was really not interested in squeezing with the mad crowd at the IT show.... so in the end, we called up MS colour, the famous camera shop in amk and was quoted $650 for a pentax Q7 basic kit, a saving of $149 from what i had expected to pay based on qiu qiu's blog.... 

so of cos to amk we went.... =) 

the sale person showed us a black and silver Q7 upon request... dosen look impressive at all lo... =( .... and told us that they do not carry the whole range of colours as this model of camera was not in demand.... 

was rather surprised that it was not a popular choice so he explained that the quality of pentax Q7 is only slightly better than compact cameras and with an additional $30, customers could buy an olympus pen lite which takes far far far better quality pictures which the pentax cant even be compare to... 

probably was the way he compared the two cameras, i got the feeling that pentax Q7 was really for people who just go for it for its cutesy colours... and since i was more interested in getting better quality pictures with a compact camera, i chose to listen to the expert and got myself an Olympus Pen Lite E6

which housed a larger sensor size (= better quality picture), larger screen and a flip screen for selfie




paid for it using the annual $400 lds and a top up of another $480 for the white one... wooolaaalaaa... 

have yet to try it despite having bought it for 2 weeks liao.... waiting for the perfect occasion to 开张 and this March holiday shall be the best time to do so as i have planned to continue with my A to Z Singapore Blog Challenge, which was started last May and has been inactive since last December, to River safari and the 2 degree Ice art exhibition during this one week break ... 

Yippy Ya Yo!!!! 

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