My life in last 2 weeks, March 2013

Another sleepless night and i wont touch those xanax the doctor gave me just to get sleep. Nope!
But in the other hand, this insomnia make me think brighter. Well not always ^_^. Tonight weather looks fine and it’s a quiet night actually here at Bintaro. I’ve read many articles in these last couple of hours, clear up some space after selecting some photos i shot lately. Wrote 2 blog entries. But still stuck doing some geeky stuffs. My fingers seems to reject me for typing codes, but they did good  blogging :P

Anyway, I’m not a pro (yet) but I like taking picture. Got time to shoot some picture the couple of weeks. It’s good for health also, since you can interact with other fellow photographers, models, other people. Put you off the hook from office shit that sucking you like a dementor.

Last Saturday (well it’s 2 weeks ago actually) I joined a hunting session at Taman Langsat, Jakarta. Meet some old friends, make new ones. But there were too many people (‘photographers’) and it took most of the fun out of the window. You cant wish everybody to have manner unlike you and your group. Some of them will always be some egoistic people with only one thing in their mind. Their own self.

But it’s OK. It’s a risk you have to take. You’ll have one in your group. So no wonder if you’ll find many in bunch of strangers :P So spent most of the time having chat with some fellow shooter and models. Manage to shot some nice photos of the models, well I think so. These 7 photos below were taken using OM-D E-M5 in 1×1 square format feature.

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One thing i’ve regret that there was a group of local kid playing in the pool. It caught my eyes, but i have no evergy to cross the river for taking their picture jumping in the water from proper location.

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taken with Nikon D7000 – Nikkor 85/1.8D


I’m ditching my Tamron 17-50/2.8. I’m planning to go FX in the future. Therefor I need to get use to FX lenses also. In this case my FX lenses are Nikkor AF-D 50/1.4 and 85/1.8.

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These are my gears, an Olympus OM-D E-M5 and a Nikon D7k with 85/1.8D.
Both were shot with iPhone 4 and Instagram filter :)


Finish at Taman Langsat, I took a walk to Gandaria City. Got some pictures of bajaj drivers waiting for their passengers. I spent almost 30 hours on bed after that. My head was like exploding for the whole night and losing motor control of my body. I could barely move my left body part only. If Rara not coming down to my house for helping me that day, this entry would’ve been made by somebody else.

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For the last 2 weeks I’m taking train again. Taking car and furthermore a sport bike to the office is like a suicide plan for me :P It’s not the traffic jam or 26km distance that matter. Just to avoid bad things coz i don’t know when my head will act strange again. It costly since i would only spent around IDR 100k a week only when taking my bike. This time I have to budget IDR 38k for one trip only to the office.


it’s only 150cc, more than enough to get you killed if you ride carelessly

But in exchange, i got these pictures taken using my iPhone and also my OM-D. Yah, everything has 2 sides of story ^_^. It’s 4:44 am already. Have to try to sleep although for only couple minutes. Need to catch a train on the next 2 hours.


OK, That was my story from last 2 weeks. What is yours?

Hello World, Nikon D7100

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Are you a Nikon shooter?

Roadmap Nikon biasanya mengeluarkan produk baru setiap 3 tahun. Tahun 2012 kemarin entry level D3200 dan D5200 telah diluncurkan untuk menggantikan seri sebelumnya. Tahun ini giliran D7000 yang digantikan oleh generasi barunya.


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D7100 adalah kamera APS-C dengan resolusi 24 megapixel, sama seperti halnya D3200 dan D5200.

Lah, trus bedanya apa dong?

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Resolusi boleh sama, tapi sensornya beda. Sensor D7100 ini tidak menggunakan optical low-pass filter/OLPF (mirip dengan D800E). Dengan tidak adanya filter ini, maka diharapkan akan menghilangkan aliasing distorsion yang akan membuat foto jadi lebih tajam. Bahkan bisa dibilang sensor baru di D7100 ini sudah tidak membutuhkan filter tersebut. Untuk info lebih lanjut mengenai apa itu low-pass filter silakan klik di sini.

Beberapa hal yang menjadi pembeda D7100 dengan D7000 diantaranya adalah AF systemnya.
D7100 menggunakan Advanced Multi-CAM 3500DX dengan 51 focus point dan 15 cross type. Multi-CAM 4800DX di D7000 hanya punya 39 titik fokus dengan 9 cross type. LCD sekarang jadi 3.2inch dengan 1.2megapixel, dibandingkan 3inch 921k pixel di D7000. D7100 mampu menghasilkan video HD 1080p di 24/25/30fps, 50i, 60i. D7000 hanya 1080p 24fps. Thanks to new EXPEED 3 image processor yang ditanamkan di bodi D7100.

Perbandingan spesifikasi antara D7100 dengan D7000 kurang lebih sebagai berikut:

Camera Feature Nikon D7100 Nikon D7000
Sensor Resolution 24.1 MP 16.2 MP
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size 23.5×15.6mm 23.6×15.6mm
Sensor Dust Reduction Yes Yes
Image Size 6,000 x 4,000 4,928 x 3,264
Image Processor EXPEED 3 EXPEED 2
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Built-in Flash Yes, with flash commander mode Yes, with flash commander mode
Storage Media 2x SD 2x SD
Continuous Shooting Speed 6 FPS 6 FPS
Buffer Size (RAW, Lossless 14-bit) 6 10
Buffer Size (RAW, Compressed 12-bit) 9 15
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
Shutter Durability 150,000 cycles 150,000 cycles
Exposure Metering Sensor 2,016-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II 2,016-pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 100-6,400 ISO 100-6,400
Boosted ISO Sensitivity ISO 12,800-25,600 ISO 12,800-25,600
Autofocus System Advanced Multi-CAM 3500DX Multi-CAM 4800DX
Focus Points 51, 15 cross-type 39, 9 cross-type
AF Detection Up to f/8 Up to f/5.6
Video Output MOV, Compressed MOV, Compressed
Video Maximum Resolution 1920×1080 (1080p) @ 24p, 25p, 30p, 50i, 60i 1920×1080 (1080p) @ 24p
Audio Recording Built-in microphone
External stereo microphone (optional)
Built-in microphone
External stereo microphone (optional)
LCD Size 3.2inch diagonal 3.0inch diagonal
LCD Resolution 1,228,800 dots dots 921,000 dots
HDR Support Yes No
Built-in GPS No No
Wi-Fi Functionality Eye-Fi Compatible, WU-1a Eye-Fi Compatible
Battery EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery EN-EL15 Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life 950 shots (CIPA) 1050 shots (CIPA)
Battery Charger MH-25 Quick Charger MH-25 Quick Charger
Weather Sealed Body Yes Yes
USB Version 2.0 2.0
Weight (Body Only) 675g 690g

Gear Nikon saya saat ini adalah Nikon D7000, beli akhir tahun kemarin setelah kesana-kemari nyari (bahkan sampai ke Thailand). D7000 sempat langka karena produksinya di Thailand sempat terhambat akibat imbas banjir besar yang melanda Thailand (Bangkok khususnya). Shutter count lom sampai 2000 dah ada penggantinya ajah nih. Tahun kemarin lebih sering menggunakan EVIL camera sih karena faktor lebih portabel buat traveling.

Time to replace?
Could be “Yes” but i will go FX, not another DX.
Let say at least to D600 or get a used D700 ( no budget, i need to make money first from this D7k :( ).
It will be “no” since my D7000 never disappoint me this far. Change to another DX is not an upgrade ^_^
Perhaps if there is a D300s successor, it could be something to be considered :P

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