a 'picture' of me

Paint with light. That’s the meaning of photography to me. Every picture has its own word, light, emotion, moment, and story. My name is Azlan Fauzi and I’m not a professional photographer, but I’m just a person who loves to takes a picture. Mainly: Family, Photojournalism, Creative Art, and Extreme Sports.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Expensive wishlist

Assalamualaikum. 

Dah berhabuk dah blog ni. Bajet nak update kot. Nak selarikan dengan facebook Mack EF. Baru la terupdate sikit. InsyaAllah kalau ada masa. Tet. Hehe. Seperti mana tajuk nya, 'Expensive wishlist' - Photography. 

Seriusly, hobby ni tersangat la mahal nak mampos kalau nak diikutkan - bagi aku la, sebab so far, semua barang kamera aku beli pakai duit dari usaha aku sendiri, even ada loan sikit dari mak ayah dulu (beli body camera). Alhamdullilah. Biasa la, teknologi akan berkembang setiap masa. Akan ada benda yang baru dikeluarkan. Kalau nak beli je, bila masa nak ambil gambarnya? Hehehe.

Walaupun kebanyakkan barang kamera aku barang terpakai, so far so good. Used item, what do expect, perfect? Talking about current gear, I got several lens and one body. 40D + EFS 10-22 + EF85 + EF50 + di622. Spending a lot of money to this manner, it's a serious thing. A few days ago, me and her talking about this. She worry about my 'spending' activity.  I keep plan to upgrade my equipment etc. Suddenly she 'hit' me, you should buy what lens you really want once for all even it's expensive (once for all - just adding.hehe). She believe that, once I buy that lens, chances for me to buy other lens become less.

Well, she make me think wisely. Manage money is not an easy task. True, money 'come and go', but we can manage it,how much you want it to 'come' to you, and how much you want it to 'go'. I want to collect money, of course for wedding and saving. But in the same time, I want to upgrade my equipment. During our chitchat, she encourage me to buy L lens (once for all) - after I explain why love that lens. After a long thought, what she say is true. But i'm afraid to do that, because it's could be my biggest purchase in my life - Almost RM5k. Damn. What lens did I mean? It's EF 24mm f1.4 USM.

In the same time, I do think about my photography style - because it's relate with that lens too. I love blurry and shallow DOF. Today I found my photography style that I want - relate with expensive equipment too. Damn.

I explain a bit, what, and why. 

Part A -  Lens.

  1. *EF 24 f1.4 USM - Well, I love shallow DOF, and this lens might give what I want in my image. It's also a fast lens. But, much much more expensive. Another things is, I plan to go to non-flash photography or less using flash. I believe that I'm not good in flash photography. Without flash, I can focus on my framing and camera setting only. It's might a good fit when mounted on my crop body. If mounted in full frame, it will become more wide, but I dont want wide anymore. Hehe. (just personal preference). Will use this lens as walk-around lens. Planning to sell my EFS 10-22 for this lens, but, not now. Howver, in the same I have to buy back used EFS18-55, in case I need wider focal length. Sample here using this lens **Credit to owner.
  2. *Sigma 8mm Fish-eye - Something new that come out from my brain. Hehe. Wedding photo, most of the time, friend and family like to taking picture together with the bride and groom. So, I want to add more 'ingredient' to my photo. Fisheye + family photo + pelamin. Isnt that cool? But this lens might not use most of the time. This lens is just a supporting lens + it's manual focus. Dont have any plan to buy this lens for now. (Used item, could be around RM800-1000).
  3. EF85 f1.8 - Got already. It's fantastic lens. But, after several time, I found that, it's suitable for outdoor. Yet, it's depends. 
  4. EF 50 f1.8 - Fantastic plastic. Yeah, thats the word. It's cheap lens, but gave me 'expensive' image. Got already. She love this lens too. Hehe. 
  5. *EFS 55-250 - Sometime we need extra reach right. Maybe for sport. Might find used, around RM600. Well, this also a supporting lens. Again, dont have any plan to buy this lens for now.

Part B - Camera Body.

  1. 40D - Currently I got this body only. Last check, already reach 50k s/c. Best camera for far. Even newest model have better performance - same level. 
  2. *7D - My wishlist body. Why not full frame? Well, maybe because of  my preference. Even full frame body is better, but I dont have full money in my pocket. Hehe. Got video, so extra for me. Using CF card, dont have to buy new card, can change either one. 40D will become my second body (at the same time, she can use it too) if I bought this body.
I believe this is all my wishlist and why I choose it. When I can full fill this wishlist? Of course not now :) Duit kena saving gak kan.

Sorry for English + Malay. Lol. Hehe.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Watch

I do love watches. Especially when it comes to Swatch's brand. I dont know why I love this brand, maybe it's got its own charisma to me. Hehe.

I do have several Swatch before, got four, and three is gone. Puff. But, the most wanted and nicer model is only one. (I didnt mean what model I got not nice). It just my own preferred model. For many year I seek this model. I found one, but at that time I dont have enough money and chance to buy that watch. But, and now, I do have 'some' money, I really really want to buy it.

Swatch

A normal price for this Swatch is around RM180.00 only, but recently I found it on oversea online market, and the price a litbit higher, around RM300.00 after converting. And the other part is, shipping. They didnt shipping to Malaysia. Luckly, I got friend who works there. He might help me, but I'm thinking about the shipping cost, it's from Germany to Malaysia - approx RM100.00. Total is around RM400.00.

So, what do you think? Should I or shouldn't I?

Azlan Fauzi

Sunday, September 18, 2011

SimplePlan

Dalam dunia ni memang tiada yang sermpurna. Walaupun kita mungkin nampak seseorang itu 'sempurna', tetapi hakikatnya kita tidak tahu. Mungkin dia senang pada harta, tetapi tidak pada perasaan atau kebahagian. Mungkin dia selesa dengan apa yang dia ada sekarang, tetapi tidak menjaganya dengan sempurna. Terabai atau mengabaikan? Berbeza.

Aku pun tidak lari dari perkara ini. Aku memang tidak sempurna. Perasaan aku hanya 10% je sempurna, tetapi aku tetap bersyukur sebab aku memiliki 10% kesempurnaan. Mungkin sesetengah kita mempunyai perasaan sempurna sehingga 90%, akan tetapi hanya Allah sahaja tau tentang kesempurnaan kita.

Memang aku tidak sempurna. Tidak dapat menjaga hati dengan sebaik mungkin. Adalah mustahil untuk kita mengetahui hati seseorang secara terus, seperti kita mencarik maklumat di internet - just google it la~. Bertanya pada yang tidak menjawab, berborak tanpa bersuara, bergerak tanpa berjalan, bertindak tanpa berfikir, makan tanpa minum, dan macam-macam. 

Tapi mungkin juga aku boleh google untuk menyelesaikan masalah aku ni? Boleh, kalau aku gila. Haha.

p/s: Baru sahaja terlepas nak dapat Skim board percuma. Tiada rezeki.