Archive | January 2010

Fujifilm to receive Scientific & Engineering Award from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

[complied by KopiOkaya]

FUJIFILM Corporation has announced that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected FUJIFILM Corporation to receive an Academy Award on February 20, 2010, in the Scientific and Engineering category.

You can read the full article HERE.

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Welcome to the Year of Tiger with F.U.N.

[written & complied by KopiOkaya]

Raffles City Strings in Spring – A symphony springs to life this Lunar New Year. With musical performances as fresh as a thousand blooming flowers, you can ring in the new on the

Time : 1pm & 7pm (Monday to Friday)
1pm, 4pm & 7pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Venue : City Square, Level 3

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Performances from Nanjing Chinese Orchestra (9th – 14th January):

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Performances from Fujian Song & Dance Theatre (15th – 24th January):

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Performances from Hangzhou Art School (25th – 31st January):

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: Andikong] Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR

[photo: Andikong] Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR

[photo: Andikong] Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR

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Performances from Beijing Percussion Arts Centre (1st – 7th February):

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: Amberture] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: Selim] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Selim] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Selim] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Performances from Tianjin National Orchestra (8th – 21th Feb 2010):

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Chinese New Year at VivoCity sets the stage for a big celebration with authentic Chinese arts and culture. Specially brought in from various parts of China for this celebration, a broad selection of talented artistes will usher in the festive spirit with engaging performances.

Time : 1pm & 7pm (Monday to Friday)
1pm, 4pm & 7pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Venue : Central Court, Level 1

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Performances from Fuzhou Dance Theatre Troupe (15th – 24th January):

[photo: Excelglsi] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Excelglsi] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Excelglsi] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Performances from Hubei Tongshan Arts Troupe (26th January – 7th February):

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: Selim] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Selim] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Selim] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Sgsoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: Andikong] Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR

[photo: Andikong] Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR

[photo: Andikong] Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR

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Fujifilm Chinese New Year SGD$150 Trade-in Promotion

[complied by KopiOkaya]

Trade-in any digital or film camera; any brand and condition, to enjoy SGD$150 off the retail price for the FinePix F200EXR and F70EXR compact cameras.

Promotion valid until 28 Feb 2010 and does not include free gifts. Retail prices before trade-in with free gifts for F200EXR is SGD$549 and F70EXR is SGD$519.

Details for this special offer can be found HERE (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view).

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[photos: Fujifilm Singapore]

The Mysterious Death of NP-150

[written by KopiOkaya]

Bluffname is depressed again. His 2 year-old NP-150 just died and he desperately need another back-up battery.

Bluffname’s dead NP-150 [photo: KopiOkaya]

Symptoms he encountered were:

  • The dead battery cannot be charged. The orange LED on the charger will not light up.
  • His S5 Pro will not work even when the battery is inserted and switched on.
  • Voltage across both positive and negative terminals read 1.57V and then, it dropped to 1.03V instantaneously.

Fujifilm Singapore does bring in a few pieces of NP-150 battery every few months but demand quickly outstrips supply. They fly off the shelves fast!!! Therefore, he may have to live with single battery before the next shipment arrives.

Alternatively, he may want buy a third-party battery. Many S5 Pro users in Singapore use such battery without any problem. However, Fujifilm Singapore discourages its users from buying such batteries as they may cause problems to the camera. Despite the high cost of  paying for an original battery, it does give him peace of mind.

Ken Rockwell’s Product of the Decade: 2000s

[written by KopiOkaya]

I never take Ken Rockwell’s online reviews very seriously. He usually just brag about how good some Nikon or Canon products (now, Leica) are, and people actually take his words, rush to the stores and buy them. I once tried out a Nikon flash he recommends highly. To my disappointment, it is no better than another much cheaper ‘non-Nikon’ flash I have.

In 2007, Rockwell did a review on Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro (you can read the full article HERE). One of  his comments on the S5 came vividly into my mind. He wrote:

“The F2 mode could be great, but it’s not. I was hoping Fuji’s wizards would simulate the look of Fuji Velvia 50, but what they appear to have done instead is some trivial straight-line curve mapping.”

[excerpt: kenrockwell.com]

From here we know Rockwell has a great liking for Fujifilm Velvia 50 color transparency film, which not surprisingly, he recently named it ‘The Product of the Decade’. You can read his article HERE.

[photo: fujifilm.com]

Before digital photography, I shot mainly with color transparency films. One of my favorite  films is Fujifilm Velvia 50.  And I must say, for once, I have to agree with Rockwell. It is especially true when he wrote:

“When you are an artist, everything has to be perfect. “Nearly the same” isn’t the same, and it won’t do if you need the stunning look of Velvia.”

[excerpt: kenrockwell.com]

Well, I am no artist but I know exactly how an image shot with Velvia 50 will look on my light table. Which explains why I DO NOT use the F2 mode in my S5 Pro. If I want the ‘Velvia look’, I will use the real McCoy.

So folks, if you still keep a film camera (it’s good that I am still holding onto my Nikon F3HP), why not load a roll of Velvia 50 and discover the beauty of this color transparency film. (Hint: use it during our coming Thaipusam F.U.N. outing)

For E6 processing in Singapore, you can visit either Ruby Photo or Photohub.