Archive for July 22nd, 2008

Jul
22

I have been using the Sony Alpha A200 with the kit lens (SAL1870, 3.5-5.6/18-70) for the past 2 months and it did prove to be very useful, especially with the extended 70mm range (instead of the usual 50mm range on other kit lens). The only major gripe with the lens is that the f3.5 only applies when it is at 18mm. 1mm more than that and the f-stop goes higher. No problem indeed, f4 or f5.6 is bearable, thanks to the built-in Image Stabilizer (IS, in Sony terms).

The problem arises when taking indoor pictures with poor lighting especially at concerts and gigs where I can’t get up close and personal to take shots. I have to rely on the zoom and this poses 2 problems. Shaking is multiplied when using zoom and the aperture size. Add the extra shake factor with the

Jul
22

Latest development (no, not on our country’s political issue) on Butterfinger’s latest album, KEMBALI which is YET to be seen at stores considering the fact that it was SUPPOSED to be released on the 6th of July (060708). Anyway, here’s some excerpts.

The delay is due to some technical difficulties we were facing during the process of mixing (bug spotted), few changes on the album cover, solving our digital rights issues and reorganize the way to distribute it BIG in mass market.
Other major causes are the issues on fuel price (kinda hard to compromise the consumers price between us & retailers), some local silly stuff you hate to know happened in this country where we don’t want it to affect the album release direct or indirectly and our vocalist unfortunately was admitted to the hospital due to appendicitis.

XFM. Kami Tak Hot, Kami Cool!