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Olympus E-M1X - Satay by the Bay World of Nature & Birds Shoot Challenge @ 16th Feb 2019

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Olympus Singapore will be sponsoring 30 members to to test out the newly announced Olympus E-M1X @ Satay by the Bay.

The OM-D E-M1X - Responsive Performance Every time

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Introducing the OM-D E-M1X camera designed with professional photographer’s in mind to meet the performance and feature needs of the most demanding photographers.

Featuring two TruePic VIII image processors, this model features vastly improved AF with new subject detection auto-focus technology, high frame rate performance, and stunning image quality with the ability to deliver 50MP equivalent Handheld High Res Shot.

The image stabilisation performance is industry leading with up to 7.5[*] shutter speed steps of compensation performance. Additionality the highly configurable and operational performance of the camera with both a vertical and horizontal grip that creates the same tactile feel for...

Olympus E-M1X Launch

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Olympus E-M1X Launch @ Sepang International Circuit

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Olympus Singapore launches the new OM-D E-M1X
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Olympus Singapore launches the new OM-D E-M1X

Olympus Singapore is pleased to announce the launch of the new OM-D E-M1X. This compact, lightweight interchangeable lens camera achieves high-quality images while conforming to the Micro Four Thirds System standard. Advancing from the OM-D series, the OM-D E-M1X sees a boost of technological advancements, which enables it to surpass DSLRs while bringing portability and image quality into the next dimension.

Featuring the world’s highest image stabilization performance of 7.51 shutter speed steps, double TruePic VIII image processor now allows for new Intelligent Subject Detection AF that uses deep learning technology and the new hand-held High Res Shot to 50M, the OM-D series expands with the new OM-D E-M1X professional model, which is situated alongside the OM-D E-M1 Mark II.

With integrated vertical grip construction, the new professional OM-D E-M1X offers...

Panasonic DMC-LX100 II short review

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I got my hands on this camera for a few days and did some light shooting. Here are some of my observations.

The Panasonic LX100 II comes 4 years after the launch of the capable LX100 compact camera. Both cameras are very similar in terms of size and button placement.



The major upgrades are the internals of the camera. Firstly, the image sensor is the same sensor 21MP m43 sensor used on the GX9 as compared to the 16MP one on the LX100. Similar to the LX100, the LX100 II crops the image to allow for multi-aspect ratio shooting. You will not get the full 21MP output from the sensor. The highest resolution is with the 4:3 mode which gives 17MP. The LX100 does 12MP on the same settings. Picture quality seems good.

The second upgrade is the touchscreen LCD on the back of the camera. The LCD is in a fixed position and cannot be flipped or rotated. If you use...

The Best Digital Camera [for me :) ] The Fujifilm GFX50S ~ An owner's review having used it for over 18 months

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So there are all kinds of photographers out there who do all kinds of photography. Wildlife and nature, landscape, cityscape, weddings and events, interiors, architect, drone/aerial, commercial (including product, fashion), fine art, dance, stock, portraits, lifestyle, video/vlogging too, etc etc etc

So for me, i love shooting people. Be it portraits, fashion, street, dance etc as long as there is person in the pic I'm up for it :) [Side note: I do want to expand more into other areas of photography but there is no rush as photography is a lifelong passion] and the camera that is the best for the types of photography I do right now and I am most happy with is the Fujifilm GFX50S. [FYI, I have owned and used a lot, a lot of different digital camera systems]


First thing to note is medium format (MF) cameras are of course not good for all types of...

Crafting with Filters by Jon Chiang

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Landscape photography often times require working with the extremes of light in a single frame.

As such, filters are needed to control highlights so that the image will have good tonality for an impactful final result. In this talk, PhotosphereSG ambassador Jon Chiang will share how he uses different neutral density and other creative filters to craft light within the camera.

As it’s New Year fireworks season, he will be sharing his knowledge about fireworks photography too.

Limited to 80 pax only.
Saturday, 22th Dec 2018 @ Funan Showsuite Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm

* Event is also open to Friends of Funan. Simply follow @FunanSG on FB / IG to be one.


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About the speaker:
Jon (Clubsnap: Scintillation) is an avid urban landscape photographer who has been passionately pursuing the craft for the last ten years. As a freelance...

CROSSING BRIDGES 16 - PHILIPPINES 2019

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This is the 16th year that Crossing Bridges is being held and the community of participating photographers has grown tremendously

This year brings photographers from 11 countries to the Philippines
Its going to be an epic 8 day (EIGHT) trip in and around the capital of Manila and parts of Luzon island
25 April to 2 May 2019

Participanting countries are from
Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Peoples Republic of China, South Korea, Australia and Morocco


The trip cost is LAND only (from Airport Pick-up/drop-off), ALL Meals, ALL Transportations, ALL Accomodations (7 nights TWIN Sharing) and ALL other incidentals INCLUDING Security arrangements
SG$1045 per participant EXCLUDING AIRFARES . Base hotel will be the 4 star JEN HOTEL on Roxas Boulevard next to the US Embassy
Team Singapore has been allocated 20 participant slots MAX


YES you may arrive a day or few earlier or decide to stay back for a few extra days...

ClubSNAP Members Special Promotions 15% OFF Selected Lenses

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ClubSNAP Members Special Promotions 15% OFF Selected Lenses

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[mini-review]Xennec Cityscape Messenger 13 bag (prototype)

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*for those of you who are unaware, currently, Xennec's Kickstarter campaign is found here*.

*for a more comprehensive review of Xennec's Daypack 15 plus much better looking pictures, please refer to Keith's post here*.

*disclaimer - i already put in my early-bird buy on the Kickstarter campaign long before TK Foto offered to let me try this prototype. so these are my personal views of the prototype, which i am told is very similar to the final product.*

when it comes to camera bags, it is like ladies' preferences for shoes and handbags... you can't have enough of them. hehe... we are all guilty of it, somehow. for me, it is always about finding a good (i long ago gave up the idea of perfect)...

Olympus ClubSNAP Members ONLY Promotion 9-11 November 2018

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Olympus ClubSNAP Members ONLY Promotion 9-11 November 2018

Special for ClubSNAP Members, Additional $100 Off


Kickstart of Xennec Camera Bags, TK Foto is GIVING AWAY ONE CityScape Messenger 13, CityScape DayPack 15 & CityScape BackPack 15

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Kickstart of Xennec Camera Bags, TK Foto is GIVING AWAY ONE CityScape Messenger 13, CityScape DayPack 15 & CityScape BackPack 15.

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This is your chance to be among the first in Kickstarter to get your hands on Xennec stylish, functional and well-made Photography Bags.

How to enter:
  1. Go to www.facebook.com/109826975766966/posts/1921770424572603/
  2. Visit and Share: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/xennec/xennec-photography-bags
  3. Facebook: Share this post! The more times you share, the more times you enter!
  4. Tag 3 of your friends! The more friends you tag, the more times you enter!
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[keithwee] Camera Bag Review: Xennec CityScape Daypack 15 (Kickstarter campaign starts 7 Nov 2018)

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*IMPT: The link for the Kickstarter campaign for the range of Xennec CityScape bags is here.



This review comes in 3 parts.
1. Introduction to the brand Xennec.
2. The top 10 characteristics a top end Camera backpack should have.
3. User experience of the Xennec Cityscape Daypack 15 and Conclusions.

For starters, even though I've reviewed gear from the Fujifilm medium format and X-mount system to the Leica M system, there is a side to me that only those who know me in real life know about,

that I am kinda obsessed with camera bags too.
From the uber-expensive hand stitched Oberwerth to the time tested...

Wedding Photography Workshop - SANTORINI

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This is a wedding photography workshop with a difference. One that we are excited about.

Raymond Phang Photography and Lightedpixels are coming together to put together a workshop in the idyllic island of Santorini, Greece.

These two leading wedding photography studios in Singapore and the region have vastly contrasting style and that is why we think you will benefit greatly from attending the workshop. It's basically getting two workshops for the price of one.


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Participants will be staying in the same resort and the workshop will bring you to some of the nicest places to photograph. There will be photography lessons and demo sessions as well. Participants will also get to bond with like minded photographers and grow together.

The package is also attractively priced at an early bird offer of just S$1,800. This covers the course fees, your accommodation and daily breakfast.

For more information and to book your place, email either Raymond Phan...

THRIVE.SG Photo Competition

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We heard you! You've got more time to show us what thriving means to you, through your lens! Regardless of status or stage of life, can everyone thrive? How does it look like to you, and the people around you?

Share with us your story and stand to win attractive Fujifilm Cameras! Head to www.majurity.sg/thrivesg for details.
#ThriveSGPhotoCompetition

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Olympus - ClubSNAP Members Special

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Olympus - ClubSNAP Members Special, Additional $100 OFF!

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[keithwee] The most informative review of the Fujifilm Instax SQ20 hybrid camera.

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*note: The full (here its around 90%) and most updated version of the SQ20 review will be on keithwee.com


The Instax SQuare SQ20 was announced by Fujifilm on 25 September during Photokina 2018, , and I guess it was inevitable that news of the SQ20 soon got buried under the many other announcements of the likes of the GFX100S, XF33mm F1.0, Panasonic getting a larger sensor, Zeiss doing a mirrorless camera (et cetera).

And… yeap, here is what dropped by this week! (well, it’s pretty some time since I last reviewed the Instax Square SQ6)


Introducing the Fujifilm Instax SQ20
Rather than re-running the easily googled...

A very photography-biased iPhone XS review

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Some very interesting details in John Gruber's review of the iPhone XS and XS Max – https://daringfireball.net/2018/09/the_iphones_xs#fnr5-2018-09-18

His conclusion: For anyone upgrading from an older iPhone, the iPhone XS and XS Max should seem amazing in every regard. Compared to last year’s iPhone X, the XS and XS Max are solid refinements across the board, but deliver a dramatic year-over-year step forward in photo and video quality. If you care about the image quality of the photos and videos you shoot with your phone, it’s hard to resist.

Review of the Fujifilm X-T3 : Refinements towards Perfection.

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*note: This is an abridged version (about 70%) of the full and most updated version of the X-T3 review on keithwee.com
If memory doesn’t fail me, when the Fujifilm X-T1 was released back in Jan 2014, it’s excellent implementation of physical dials, tilt-screen, great handling and of course that huge ‘center-ed’ EVF propelled the brand forward towards more serious and professional users – and of course, easily made the X-T series the best selling (vs the X-Pro and X-E) in Fujifilm.



In reality, it wasn’t a perfect fairytale story. For example, the X-T1 back then was plagued by light leak issues & the dreaded mushy D-pad that took time to correct but yes – from then on, Fujifilm has learnt from experience and has evolved fast with the X-Pro2, X-T2 and of course, the recent...

[keithwee] A 2018 review of the Leica M6 and 35mm Summicron V5 with samples.

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Note: the most updated and full write-up is available at keithwee.com

*Firstly, a shout-out and appreciation to Ricky from Fotografiehaus for loaning the Leica M6 Titanium and 35mm Summicron to me for the review.



Speak the word Leica and more often than lot, people's ears snap to attention and almost everyone will have an opinion on the brand ranging from : heritage, quality, expensive, photography, art, over-priced, pure, rangefinder, collectible, only manual focus? ... and the list goes on.

After the sharing of the Yashica T4 point and shoot camera, today I am back to share my experience of the Leica M6 film camera, this time coupled...

[keithwee] An user’s Review of the Fujifilm XF10 camera: the love that’s pocketable

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Note: The full (including sample images) and most updated version of the review will be at keithwee.com , here.

My first impression of Fujfilm APSC cameras being truly pocketable (no, not cargo pants pocketable which is cheating) actually started with the Fujifilm X70 a few years ago.


Yeap, thats 18 months old Kei getting to know the X70 for scale . Back then in early 2015, cramming an APSC-sized sensor into a body this small with built-in flash, tilt and touch screen capabilities proved the X70 to be a hit akin to the Ricoh GR.

3 years on, with no news of a X80, I had moved on and assumed nothing would ever come close to the X70 again in terms of APSC sized compactness… until the day I was handed this baby from Fujifilm Asia Pacific...








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