28 April 2012

Bersih 3.0 (random pictures)

Police Hurting People:

People getting hurt:

Police shoot a tear gas "into" a car with at least 3 person in the car (around Jalan Pudu).

Bersih 3.0 (2012-04-28 4:23pm)

Jalan TAR - A police vehicle allegedly hits two protestors in front of Sogo shopping centre, injuring them. An angry crowd surrounds the police vehicle which has been abandoned, and overturns it:

Bersih 3.0 (2012-04-28 3:17pm)

Source from Curi-curi Wang Malaysia:
"A round of tear gas fired at protestor who are at the Jalan TAR-Jalan Tun Perak junction. The police also unleashed chemical-laced water from its water-cannon truck stationed there.
Like · · 59 seconds ago" (posted around 10 minutes ago)

Estimated 75,000 in City Centre:

Bersih 3.0 (2012-04-27 10:46pm)

Video by dmling. Please follow jdx7071 blog or @jdx7071 (twitter) for the Bersih 3.0 updates.

27 April 2012

Bersih 3.0 (2012-04-27 10.28pm)

Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur.

Photo by dmling. Please follow jdx7071 blog or @jdx7071 (twitter) for the Bersih 3.0 updates.

25 April 2012

Najib – the Dream Peddler extraordinaire

The voters’ roll for the upcoming 13th general election certainly cannot be used anymore due to the following reasons:

  • Some 240,000 Election Commission (EC) workers will be voting in advance and they will not be marked with indelible ink;
  • Cloning of voters’ names;
  • Double-registration of voters’ names;
  • No deaths recorded for Sabak Bernam, Sungai Besar, Hulu Selangor and Tanjung Karang but a check with the National Registration Department shows otherwise;
  • Selangor alone has 300,000 dubious voters, Perak has over 50,000, Penang over 35,000, even the remote parliamentary seat of Tumpat in Kelantan currently held by PAS’ Kamaruddin Jaffar has over 10,000 dubious voters and all these cases are just the ones detected. What about those undetected?
  • More than 1,000 voters over the age of 100 with one voter aged 153;
  • Voters with suspicious and nonsensical names like “Kampung Baru” and “Balai Polis Kerinchi”, located in the parliamentary seats of Titiwangsa (PAS) and Lembah Pantai (PKR).

Besides the above reasons, one of the recent amendments to the Election Offences Act 1954 (Amendment 2012), which were bulldozed through in Parliament on April 19, states that party representatives are not allowed to check the voter rolls together with the EC representatives. This will certainly enable EC to do all sorts of hanky-panky and dirty work with the voter rolls.

Certainly, the EC cannot be trusted to run a clean and fair election. The Bersih 3.0 sit-in on April 28 is a call to the government to run a clean and fair election, but if the government still ignores the demands of the rakyat, then the government is certainly against the rakyat.

19 April 2012

NEX 5: focus on very near object using 16mm F2.8

I am very new to NEX 5, and I found that the pancake lens (16mm F/2.8) cannot focus on very near object (capturing big size image of a small object), the nearest focus point of the lens is around 13-15cm from the lens. While playing with the NEX 5, I found out a method to capture very near object (small object) using the pancake lens. 

The first step is to set the largest aperture on the lens, F2.8, and remove the lens from the camera. This step is to make sure that the aperture on the lens is at the F2.8 after it is removed. Then, align the lens in between the camera and the object. Something like shown in these images:

The lens is not attached to the camera:

16 April 2012

Ancient Aircraft & Spaceship Evidence

Very nice video about Ancient technologies, based on evidences. Its a bit long, but it will really "open" your mind.

14 April 2012

NEX 5 Photos

Some panorama mode shoots, outside my house. This mode on NEX 5 allows the image to be combined automatically in the camera.

Some manual focus shoots

Focusing on the Zennick logo:

Focus set on the Edifice logo:

12 April 2012

Great Deal for Sony NEX-5D

I just bought a Sony NEX-5D/B camera from SenQ at Jusco Bukit Indah (Johor). As the title it is a great deal, that the unit I bought is a display set, and the price is only RM1749 after member's discount. This camera is always in my wish list since it was launched few years back.

SenQ do accept Maybank Reward point redemption, that you can get RM1 for every 200 Maybank Reward point. I have being collecting the reward point all this while for this camera, and I am really lucky to come to this offer/opportunities in SenQ. I exchange all my Maybank Reward point, and on top of that, I top up around RM600++ to get this camera. It is really a very great deal for me!
In the box, I get the body of the camera plus 2 lenses, one 16mm lens and one 18-55mm zoom lens. It also include one battery, charger, usb cable, a nice bag, and also 2GB sd card (sponsored by the sales person). Everything is in very good condition, and it doesn't look anything like a "display set". The sales person told me that it is only being "displayed" in the glass cabinet, and not the one that is being tested by every customer.

Update (2012-04-13)
Some photos taken using the NEX-5. Please comment on the photo, I am very, very new in photo shooting. This is my first camera (besides the camera in my handphone).

Outdoor shoot (by dmling):