Tuesday, February 14, 2006

A new camera

I’ve got my new camera, a Panasonic FZ-30.

Zoom is controlled via a mechanically linked zoom ring located around the lens. No hissing zoom drive motors here.

Focus can be done automatically or via a electronically linked focus ring that sends a signal to the focus drive motor. Fly by wire, if you like that aviation cliché. Ok, throttle by wire or brake by wire if you are an automobile person.

After attaching the lens hood, I’m quite certain it’s a marketing trick to tap into the group of consumers who want maximum visual impact.

On a different note, here is a photo of myself. It is quite a rare specimen as I rarely agree to have my photo taken. Much less pose for a daft photo.



Blogger sonia said...

Hey, u din say anything bout moving *already*.. Nice shade of pink there. Haha.. =) ;P

Btw, I'm still waiting for a day to get my own digicam. hehe..

3:59 am, February 14, 2006  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

Yeah, it was mostly an on-the-spot decision to jump over, that's why I only thought of such a lame name. vapour-trail... goodness.

I think that shade pink is quite friendly too. :)

2:31 pm, February 14, 2006  
Blogger plink said...

Pink only for Valentine's Day or a long-term thing? Happy Valentine's Day.
Oh, and you've been tagged.... ;)

4:05 pm, February 14, 2006  
Anonymous yvy said...

adoi!! all in the mood for valentine's huh? lol :P why ur mata terbeliak liddat wan??? aiyooo....

chewah...camera SO big wor..must have cost a bomb. can i ask how much?

5:31 pm, February 14, 2006  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

Pink for CNY since its a watered down shade of red. I've loads of red t shirts, but only got my first pink t shirt this year.

Doh! (like Homer Simpson, in response to VD tag. Ive a bad feeling about this)

Lol, that was actually a big noisy CNY gathering we had over the weenend.

Quite a bomb at RM2250. SLRs would cost about one and a half to two bombs, at least. I can't afford that many bombs.

5:49 pm, February 14, 2006  
Blogger 小李飞刀 said...

Hmm.. there was something about you in that photo that reminded me of Bert from Sesame Streets.

Bert was the character who has an annoying cousin Ernie in case you dont remember.

2:14 am, February 15, 2006  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

Isn't Bert the yellow coloured character that looked very much like a dickhead (pardon the pun)?

5:44 pm, February 15, 2006  
Anonymous Adrian said...

tan yee wei: Yes... its that dickhead (such appropriate a tag...hahahaha)

oh...and the pink; when did u turn metrosexual on us? LOL - don't show it to boon; he might no longer feel special being the only guy/fool with that 'friendly' shade of pink on :D

p.s. Happy belated Vday to u :D

12:45 am, February 17, 2006  

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