Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mid sem vacation begins~

This week gonna to be end. Starting from tomorrow I'll have my mid semester vacation. But only for 5 days. After being pressurized for last 2 days, now the time to release all my tension away. But could I? I think there will be some renewed pressure on me. my lecturers also have given me something to bring back home. Assignments and project!!...­Thus I think better not to call it vacation then...EAP draft, 2 Space assignments, 1 Aircraft assignments!! Huh a lot right? Yes..again better not call it such vacation or holiday then. Absolutely 'fulltime' university student.

p/s: I'll spend this vacation in my new home=)

3 papers in 24 hours!!! Could you imagined that??

huh quite long i've don't look through my page. I've been busy this day. might be I'm the busiest IIum student this day...huhu i thought that. Especially on last Tuesday and Wednesday. 2 days that seem like a hell for me. I got 3 midterm examination paper in 24 hours..Huh have never been imagined that before. Of course it brang some effect to that papers. Really unsatisfied enough!! Just waiting for the results then and see what i'm going to get=(.

Dinner with Gamelanian

RM37.00!!...That's amount I paid last night for a single dinner. Hurmmm quite expensive maa!! But ok lah. Seem like everybody had some joy that night. With a white and denim themes,variety of styles, most of Gamelan group members having some 'party' at Restoran Putri last night. Only just a few member can't be with us. These are some photos i've snapped that day..take a look then

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

August=Month of Exam

Now i'm in the month of August. What is so interesting about this month? Obviously for all Malaysian there will be independence day at 31st. For me i'll call it exam month because i've 3 midterm examination paper i need to sit through this month. Starting from 19th of August, I 've to sit for Engineering Management midterm paper and to be followed by Control System and Aerodynamics 2 on 27th August. Just before the midterm break and Ramadhan. But the matter which bother me now i've keep thinking about 2 paper in one days. CS's paper will begin at 8.30-10.00 am and closely followed by Aerodynamics at 10am to 11++am. NO GAP!!! Please God. Help me with this things.Please make them simpler to me then=)

Goodbye JB...

It is already 2 years++ since my family and I stayed in JB. Now the time has coming for us to spend our tomorrow life in our own home in Selangor. August 22nd will be the time for us to say goodbye to our home in JB. Our memories here eventhough just a moment will remain in our heart. Goodbye JB!!..The interesting point here this will be our 8th state that we have migrated overall. But please don't call me nomad then=P..So from now on i don't need to buy a ticket and ride a 5 hours bus anymore=)

Friday, August 08, 2008

Morning View~

These photos were taken this morning about 8 am. Just woke up early to complete my research paper outline.Then spontaneously I took my Nikon D60 to snap some photos.
For this time I took some photos outside from my room. See these are how outside my room looks like. 'IIUM go green!!'huhu..I just used normal quality photos, set minimum aperture which is about f5, automatic shutter speed which is around 1/100, and used ISO 200. Just click to each pic to enlarge=)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Photos Experiment

Take a look to these photos. All of this are my photos snap experiment as a novice photographer. Using this very new Nikon DSLR D60 which i just bought last week i've start taking picture in my room first. Everything that you can book, hamster, roomates all inside my room. Just click to each of them to make it bigger. Next time i'll try to go outside and do my photos experiment again ;).

p/s: Try to transform my blog to photographer's blog soon:p

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

12 years ago....

12 is very long time. But everything in the God's hand. I meet someone called Arif today. My classmate for a long time ago. At first i didn't ever remember him but he know me quite well. But after some while i'm able to recall him back at last. Islah Educare...hurmm, I'll always remember that place . End of the story huhu. I have a work to do now. Just use a moment for posting to my new appearance blog!!=)

p/s: happy 22th Birthday to Rizal!!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Finally....I've got a brand new D60

Hah.Now i'm entering the 5th week for the semester. Studyless weekend=(. I've just spent this weekend for shopping. And finally yesterday i bought Nikon DSLR D60. A new one. With about 10.2 megapixels, i think the photos that i'll have soon quite satisfied myself as a novice photographer. Actually i'm looking for Nikon DSLR D80. But i think it is pretty enough to posses just a little bit less performance. Looking through one of the Nikon websites, i found that the rating for D60 slightly higher than D80. 9.3 out of 10!!. Released in January 2008, I thought the manufacturer wants to advertise more on D60 which also affordable for most people. Furthermore, not too much different between D60 and D40 except the megapixels and the lense if you buy a kit one. Why am I choose Nikon instead of other big brand? Nikon is a well known brand for the SLR camera scope. Thats mean Nikon also leading name for the professional photographer stage. The only competitors it have are Canon, Olympus and Pentec. The well known brand, Sony just enter this field and so it is not expert yet i thought.

Ths is spec for D60:

Body color

Sensor • 23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD sensor
• Nikon DX format (1.5x FOV crop)
• 10.2 million effective pixels
• 10.8 million total pixels
• RGB Color Filter Array
• 12-bit A/D converter
Anti-dust measures • Image sensor cleaning system*
• Airflow control system*
• Image dust off from reference frame (using optional Capture NX software)
Image sizes • 3872 x 2592 (Large, 10.0 MP)
• 2896 x 1944 (Medium, 5.6 MP)
• 1936 x 1296 (Small, 2.5 MP)
Image quality • NEF (12-bit compressed RAW)
• JPEG fine (1:4)
• JPEG normal (1:8)
• JPEG basic (1:16)
• NEF (RAW) + JPEG basic
Color space • IIIa (sRGB - more green for colourful landscapes) default
• Ia (sRGB)
• II (Adobe RGB)
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Lens compatibility
• AF-S, AF-I
• Other Type G or D AF Nikkor
• Other AF Nikkor/AI-P Nikkor

• Type D PC Nikkor

• Non-CPU

• IX Nikkor/AF Nikkor for F3AF
-All functions supported
- All functions supported except autofocus
- All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
- All functions supported except some shooting modes
- Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
- Can not be used

Autofocus • Three area TTL phase detection
• Nikon Multi-CAM530 autofocus module
• Only with AF-S or AF-I lenses
• Detection range: EV -1 to +19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature)
Lens servo • Single-servo AF (AF-S)
• Continuous-servo AF (AF-C)
• Automatic AF-S/AF-C (AF-A)
• Manual focus (M)
AF Area mode • Single Area AF
• Dynamic Area AF
• Closest Subject Priority Dynamic Area AF
Focus tracking Predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status in continuous-servo AF
Focus area One of three areas can be selected
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
AF Assist White light lamp
Exposure mode • Digital Vari-program
- Auto
- Flash off
- Portrait
- Landscape
- Child
- Sports
- Close up
- Night portrait
• Programmed auto (P) with flexible program
• Shutter-priority auto (S)
• Aperture priority auto (A)
• Manual (M)
Metering TTL full-aperture exposure metering system
• 3D color matrix metering II
• 420 segment RGB sensor
• Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to a 8mm circle in center of frame
• Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on active focus area
Metering range • EV 0 to 20 (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
• EV 2 to 20 (spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C)
Meter coupling CPU coupling
Exposure compen. • +/- 5.0 EV
• 1/3 EV steps
AE Lock Exposure locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
AE Bracketing None
Sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200 equiv. (HI 1)
Auto ISO options • On/Off
• Maximum ISO (200, 400, 800 or 1600)
• Minimum shutter speed (1 to 1/125 sec)
Shutter • Combined mechanical and CCD electronic shutter
• 30 to 1/4000 sec (1/3 EV steps)
• Flash X-Sync: up to 1/200 sec
• Bulb
White balance • Auto (TTL white-balance with 420 pixels RGB sensor)
• Six manual modes with fine-tuning
o Incandescent
o Fluorescent
o Direct sunlight
o Flash
o Cloudy
o Shade
• Preset white balance (immediate or from photo)
WB fine tuning Yes
Image parameters • Preset modes: Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, B&W
• Sharpening: Auto, 6 levels
• Tone: Auto, 5 levels, Custom curve
• Color mode: Ia (sRGB), II (Adobe RGB), IIIa (sRGB)
• Saturation: Auto, 3 levels
• Hue: -9° to +9°
Viewfinder • Optical fixed eye-level
• Penta-mirror type
• Built-in diopter adjustment (-1.7 to +0.5 m-1)
• Eyepoint: 18 mm (at -1.0 m-1)
• Frame coverage 95% (approx.)
• Viewfinder magnification approx. 0.8x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
• Focusing screen: Type B BriteView clear matte screen Mark V with superimposed focus brackets
Viewfinder information

Focus indications, AE/FV lock indicator, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure/Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure mode, Flash output level compensation, Exposure compensation, Number of remaining exposures, Flash-ready indicator

LCD monitor • 2.5" TFT LCD
• 230,000 pixel
• Features automatic defeat via Eye Sensor*
Built-in flash • Auto pop-up in Auto, Vari-program modes
• Manual pop-up in P, S, A or M modes
• Guide number approx. 12 at ISO 100
Sync contact X-contact only; flash synchronization at shutter speeds of up to 1/200 sec
Flash control

• TTL flash control by 420-segment RGB sensor. i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR and standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR available when CPU lens is used with built-in flash, SB-400, SB-800, and SB-600
• Auto aperture with SB-800 and CPU lenses
• Non-TTL auto with SB-800, 80DX, 28DX, 28, 27 and 22s
• Range-priority manual with SB-800

Flash mode • Auto, Portrait, Child, Close-up: Auto, auto with red-eye reduction; fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight
• Night portrait: Auto, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction; slow sync and slow sync with red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight
• Landscape, Sports: Fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight
• P, A modes: Fill flash, rear-curtain with slow sync, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction
• S, M modes: Fill flash, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction
Flash compensation • -3 to +1 EV
• 1/3 steps
Nikon Creative Lighting system Supported with built-in flash, SB-400, SB-800, and SB-600; Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-800 or SU-800 as Commander.
Shooting modes • Single frame shooting (S) mode
• Continuous shooting (C) mode: approx. 3.0 frames per second (slower with NR)
• Self-timer/remote control mode.
Continuous buffer • JPEG: Limited only by storage
• RAW: Approx. 9 frames (shooting continues at a slower rate)
Self-timer • 2, 5, 10 or 20 sec
Remote control • Remote Control ML-L3 (optional, Infrared)
• Camera Control Pro software (optional)
Text input Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input is available with LCD monitor and multi-selector; stored in EXIF header
Playback functions • Full frame
• Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments)
• Zoom (magnified)
• Slideshow
• Histogram indication
• Shooting data
• Highlight point display
• Auto image rotation
• Stop-motion movies created with D60*
Orientation sensor Yes (Rotates user interface when using camera in portrait orientation)*
Storage • Secure Digital / Secure Digital HC
• FAT / FAT32
• Supports firmware update via SD card
Video output NTSC or PAL selectable
Connectivity • USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
• Mass storage / PTP selectable
• Video out
• DC-IN (optional AC adapter and adapter connector)

Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Power Lithium-Ion battery pack EN-EL9 (7.4 V, 1000 mAh)
Working environment • 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
• Less than 85% humidity
Dimensions 126 x 94 x 64 mm (5.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 in)
Weight (no batt) 471 g (1.0 lb)
Weight (inc. batt)

522 g (1.2 lb)

Supplied accessories

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9, Quick Charger MH-23, USB Cable UC-E4, PictureProject, Rubber Eyecup DK-16, Camera Strap, Body Cap BF-1A, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Accessory Shoe Cap BS-1

Optional accessories

Wireless Remote Control ML-L3, Capture NX, Camera Control Pro, AC Adapter Connector EP-5, AC Adapter EH-5, Video Cable EG-D100, Semi Soft-Case CF-DC1, Speedlight SB-800/600/T041/R1C1

Did you understand all these specs?? haha..then just prentend that you understood hehe.

I wish I'll post more on the photographer side on my blog soon like photos, discussion etc.=)

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