14 August 2008

How did it all started... Cont.

Where did I stop.... College years.

Well college years are boring, I basically do this 3 things day in day out... Attend classes, tutorial and do projects. I don't even have time to go movie, dating, and holiday, what more photography. Thank God its only for 2 years.


After my collage years, I manage to get enroll into one of the university in UK, infect is in Northern Ireland. There I pursue my degree course in Electrical and Electronic Engineering for 3 years. This are 3 most enjoyable years I ever have, beside leaving home.... freedom !!, I also mange to pickup my photography hobby.
How did it happen ? Well before I leave, I manage to convince my dad to buy me a SLR camera, it was on offer and is just suitable for me. It was an entry lever, Nikon F50 SLR camera, come with standard 35 - 55mm lens. I then bought another telelens from Temron, a 28-200mm. With this lens, it more then enough for me to take any photos at most condition. The only think that was pending to buy was a good flash gun.

When I was over in UK, I came to know a friend from Malaysia as well during our orientation week, he was a photography fans as well. He uses a Canon EOS 5 camera which was from his dad. He has much more sophisticate equipment and good knowledge, we learn from each other allot.

I also have a classmate from Singapore who uses a Nikon FM2 SLR camera. We three then engage in many outing just to take good photos. I learn allot during that time, simply because we have good scenery in Northern Ireland and allot of tips from each other.

I still remember each time I'm back in Malaysia, I'll buy at lease 1 dozen rolls of 35mm film as films over in UK are expensive. and ever year I manage to finish them all. So you can image how much I have spent here.

After my graduation, I took a tour with this Malaysian friend to Europe for 3 weeks and there alone I think I took about 6 rolls of films. Those photos have turn out as awesome as I want them to be, except for those night shot where a good flash Gun can make a different.

I continue to persue this hobby when I'm back in Malaysia. However at that time, the camera industry is going through a revolution. The digital revolution. More and more digital camera is being launch into the market, but then at a very costly price. I stick to my Nikon F50 SLR camera for a couple more years.

It was used in many occasion, including my company outing, family vacation, birthdays, new year celebration, Christmas celebration... etc., even on the day I tight the knot with my wife.

However my F50 journey has come to an end when I bought my 1st digital compacts camera, A Nikon Coolpix 3200. I bought this to capture my daughter's arrival. Since then I no more service the F50. Another reason that I stop using it was because my Temron lens has fungus on it and I just not willing to spent the money to get it fix.

The Nikon Coolpix 3200 has being my work house since then on, travelling through many places, Japan, New Zealand and even Australia. Since it was digital, the usage are even higher, simply because no cost are involve, except buy good battery.

At this moment, my wife uses it for her digital scrapbooking hobby and I uses it occasionaly. However we have also come to agreement that is time to get a better camera, a Digital SLR camera for the sake of good photography for good scrapbooking.

I totally agree with her and now am in the process for reviewing few units. On my buying list is the Nikon D60 Digital SLR camera. My digital photography journey will start once I got the new Digital SLR camera..

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