Friday, September 19, 2014

instax mini 90 NEO CLASSIC from Fujifilm

First of all, what I have here is a custom color that was available through this place call Passion Gadget, that's why it's not the regular colorway. I like mint, so yea.

I've had this for a while now, since... March 2014. But I really haven't use it enough, there wasn't any occasion and stuff, I usually really only use it when I'm hanging out with my friends, because I really like making memories with them. That's the main reason why I got myself one of this. Photos, are in my opinion, the best memories.

So I really like this camera, not only because of the color, but because of the function as well. I don't really have any instax photo I can share here, but I'll probably take some to share in the future.
But I would like to quickly point out some of the features and function that I really like.

So this is what you'll first see when you turn it on.

One of the function here is the ability to off flash, yea, I really don't like flash/auto-flash.
I believe I'm not the only one. This is really a plus plus for me, flash makes thing look ugh most of the time if not all the time, making the background look so dark and your face so bright and all, okay maybe unless you actually want it that way.

Another other feature here is the ability to make your photo darker, or lighter, so since flash is off, you may or may not want your photo to still be lighter/brighter, or darker maybe in the bright day-light. this one is good for my female friends who doesn't want to look too dark in the photos. Even though they already look good in them.

This one, another of my favorite, double exposure. Double exposure, on an instax. How cool is that? I really like this feature, but I hardly use it. But hey, at least I can use it anytime I want, on an instax camera.

So, here's what I want to share quickly, not much review and anything, I'll take some photos and have them scanned and get them posted up, well, films need money you know, and I'm not earning much, really. so, I'll update again when I have them. All photos here taken with iPhone 5S if it helps.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Clip-On Fisheye Lens for Mobile Device

I've gotten this for almost a year now, but I've never really use it. It has always been in my bag and today I left office when the sky is still bright, so I figured I'll give it a short tryout.

From the video, you can see that, it seems like the fisheye lens was shaky, and I'm surprised too.
It didn't appear like that on the screen of the iPhone5S. I am not sure if it'll be like that on other phones, I'll try when I have the time, this sample video is awful, shaky and stuff, which really wasn't how I see on the screen. I'll probably find time to give it another try, to see what causes the "shakiness".

I really don't think I have anything to add, the video kinda say it all.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

iPad mini Smart Case

After much consideration, I finally got the Smart Case for my iPad mini.
When I first got my iPad mini, I didn't know whether I should get the Smart cover, because back then it didn't come with the case, or maybe it already did but I wasn't aware. Plus it was expensive.

I was using the Incase cover.

I love my Incase cover, the camo, the material, the overall look and feel when I'm holding it, the stand etc. But one thing about it have been bugging me, the magnet.

If you look carefully at the picture, the screen is still lit, it wasn't in sleep mode. Sometimes it does go into sleep mode, sometimes, no. It isn't tight enough. most of the time I'll need to tighten it using the band, maybe that's why it came with it.

Recently I've been using my iPad mini more, and I want a cover that works great, looks great.
I'm also taking the stand into consideration, because when I first got the Incase cover, I didn't really think much about the stand, thinking I wouldn't use it much, but now I'm using it quite often during work. I was considering the Smart Cover, and then I thought, but there's no protection for the back of the iPad mini, so I was considering the Smart Case, but it's so expensive, I don't know if it's worth it.
I was even considering getting the inspired one, and I saw reviews on it so wasn't so keen.
So. I end up getting the iPad mini Smart Case, just maybe 6-7 hours ago?

There wasn't any colors available left for me to choose from, there was brown which I kinda like, and there's red. I wanted brown, but I thought maybe just get the (product) red edition. For whatever reason at all. At first I thought the surface is gonna be like a silky touch, but it's more to leather-ish, but after a while I got used to it. The best thing about it, or rather my favorite thing about it is the magnet part, it's so firm so useful, which was the reason why I wanted to change my case.
The stand however, was more upright than what I used to have so I'll have to get used to that one, sometimes it feels like it'll topple down, towards the front but so far I haven't have any issues with it.

I shot a short clip on the sleep mode part so you can see.

So it didn't seem so bad in this video for the Incase, but it's really been bugging me for a while, so yea.
But I'm sharing my experience here because I believe many people who thought of getting a Smart Cover or Smart Case didn't do so yet because of the cost.

Even though I only had mine for a few hours but I'm liking it, for now.
the magnet sleep mode, the size and shape, it's slim and handy. But I probably should have gotten the brown one instead, or just get a black one from the Apple online store or something, but that's just me.
If I have any issues with it, I'll try to update the entry or most probably make another entry about it.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

UI UX sites I came across~

So I have been busy, with stuff.
I am currently in an internship programme, and I was going through a few sites that is ui ux related, because I really need to widen my knowledge about it, I mean like, I really need to see more ui, mobile ui to be exact.

And here are some sites that I came across, which I don't know... maybe would help those that are looking for references as well?

I don't know if these are the common sites, or the best reference, I'm new to this too, but thought I'd share, hope you new designers find this helpful.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

5x Telephoto Lens for Mobile Devices

I got this a while back but haven't really share anything about it.
But here's a video sample of it first.

Pardon the audio, my hands was blocking the mic.
So you can see the video seems a little shaky and a little distorted, that kinda upset me, if you're okay with the distortion, I think you can consider getting one though. The video quality is after all still very clear. I am using an iPhone 5S for this video. It's a little bulky as compared to the usual fisheye, wide-angle and macro lens, but it's still very portable of course. I haven't really take any photos with it, or enough videos for you to gauge anything, but I'll try to do so when I have the time. But ultimately, I would say the video quality is still very clear, if you're shooting static shot, the shakiness won't affect, but the distortion is something you might want to take into consideration.

SJ4000 @ Asia Pacific 2014

So here's another video sample you can all see, filmed entirely on a SJ4000 during a yo-yo event I attended. And there's also a new version of the SJ4000 out now, with an additional wifi function, much like the GoPro, you can download a software and stream the video on your mobile phone. I don't currently own one with wifi but my friend does and the video quality on wifi is really good too, it's great if you wanna upload it to your instagram or facebook or something.

Enjoy the video and be wowed by the tricks being executed in this video~

Sunday, June 29, 2014

SJ4000, a pretty good GoPro alternative

So I recently got myself a SJ4000 finally, after trying out the cheaper 720p action cam.
I wanted to save up and get a GoPro 3+ Silver edition but it's out of my budget, but I'll still eventually get one once I can afford to. But for now, the SJ4000, I would say, is a very good alternative to that.

Some pictures before I move on, I only took pictures of the camera and the case, not the accessories though.

So, I consider quite a bit before I decide to spend on this, firstly, the quality is pretty good, it's in 1080p 30fps. The GoPro I wanted has 120fps in 720p which I wanted but for now I'll settle for this. And then, this thing is compatible with a GoPro head mount strap, which is great, I think that's pretty much the main reason why I settle for this. I'm not so much of a tech guy so I won't go into details about the specs and stuff, I'll just show you guys the video samples.

This is entirely shot on the SJ4000, no filter, no color corrections, just added a watermark and exported to YouTube using iMovie.

I'll post more if I ever make any video using the SJ4000 again, and if I actually take any photos with it.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

SPORTS Action Cam

Okay. I've got nothing much to say about this, quality of the video samples say it all.
It does look pretty promising if you don't watch it full screen though.

it's pretty okay if you're not a demanding videographer or whatever you call yourself, if 1080hd is not too much of a big deal to you. But this kind of bother me. I've only use it for a few minutes, to try out the quality, and I haven't touch it since.