Archive | March 2010

Discover Little India, Singapore

[written and compiled by KopiOkaya]

This series of images was taken during our FUN Outing to Little India on 27th March 2010.

The objective of this F.U.N. outing was to capture the various street scene, people, architecture, culture and tradition of the area. Little India is definitely the most colorful ethnic neighborhood in Singapore. However, it can be a very disorderly place to photograph as well. Our members had to be very selective and give their images the most pleasing, unusual and creative look. Armed with Fujifilm FinePix cameras,  coupled with a clear mind and fast trigger, they were able to capture some of the most extraordinary and spectacular snapshots.

New to Singapore? You can read more about Little India HERE.

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[photo: Excelglsi] Fujifilm FinePix F31fd

[photo: Excelglsi] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Excelglsi] Fujifilm FinePix F31fd

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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: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: SgSoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR

[photo: SgSoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR

[photo: SgSoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix F31fd

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All that Jazz, Blues, Reggae and Hapalang from Mosaic Music Festival 2010

[compiled and written by KopiOkaya]

A melting pot of music-makers performing old-world tango, straight-ahead jazz, fusion-funk, math-rock, R&B, folk-pop, gypsy jazz, pop-rock, electronica and other genres unleashing a maelstrom of sublime sounds varying from the brutal to the beautiful, the seductive to the cerebral, extreme frequencies to feather-light wisps in this Mosaic Music Festival. The festival stretched from 12th to 21st March at the Esplanade.

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The Greg Lyons Quintet (UK)

[photo: SgSoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Soulmate (India)

[photo: SgSoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Andrew Chen (Australia)

[photo: SgSoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Windy City (Korea)

[photo: SgSoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Blue on Blue (Thailand)

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Andrew Chen (Australia)

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Saritah (Australia)

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Kora (New Zealand)

[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Saritah (Australia)

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Andrew Chen (Australia)

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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Fujifilm announces firmware update for its S-series superzooms

[compiled and written by KopiOkaya]

Fujifilm has announced firmware update for its long zoom cameras. Fujifilm has updated a number of cameras from its S series of digital superzooms incluing the FinePix S2500HD / S2600HD / S1800 / S1880 / S1600 / S1770. The latest versions for all the cameras bring improvements to the HD and live view settings.

Detail of firmware update

The firmware update (Ver.1.00 to Ver.1.02) incorporates the following issues:

  1. Image quality (color reproduction) of live view and movie has been improved for relatively dark portion in whole image area.
  2. Aspect ratio of live view and recorded data (only for HD movie setting) has been optimized for displaying on both camera LCD and HDTV.
  3. Displayed aspect ratio of HD movie through HDMI terminal has been optimized for displaying on HDTV. (for S2500HD / S2600HD only)

Information for the firmware update is available HERE.

Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR to be discontinued soon!

[written by KopiOkaya]

It is official…

Fujifilm Japan will cease the production of the popular FinePix F200EXR soon. This camera is going to become a highly sought-after classic like the FinePix F30/F31fd with its wide dynamic range (which sets the benchmark for current compact cameras to follow), clean and noise-free, colorful and vibrant image quality.

If you are keen to buy one new, get it NOW while some stores still keep a few sets in their inventory. But stocks are running out fast! Many camera stores are already out-of-stock.

A quick check on a local photography forum, the lowest price available in Singapore is S$310 (US$223), without the usual freebies. A forumer claimed to have bought his from Alan Photo during the IT Show 2010 last week. Some stores are quoting a price range of S$369 to S$399, and it comes with one 8GB SD card, card reader, screen protector and a mini-tripod.

The replacement model will be available in third quarter of this year.

Useful tips on using your Fujifilm FinePix EXR camera

[written by KopiOkaya]

Are you eager to learn how to take great picture with your FinePix EXR compact camera? Are you still trying to figure out all the features and functions in your FinePix EXR camera? You are not alone.

Fujifilm EXR global website has a list of very useful tips on how to fully utilize all these features and functions HERE.

Keep in mind that perfection comes with lots of practice. Take your FinePix EXR camera out for a spin while applying the tips you have read and learned. Take more pictures and you will become thoroughly familiar with all these useful features and functions of your camera.

Enjoy your learning journey.

Welcome to Fujifilm F.U.N.

[written by KopiOkaya]

You have just purchased a brand-new Fujifilm FinePix camera. After reading so many good reviews, hearing so many good things and seeing so many great pictures taken by Fujifilm FinePix cameras, you feel very strongly that you have the “ideal” camera in your hands now. You are very excited.

At the IT Show 2010 at Suntec Convention Centre, you were handed a card which introduce about F.U.N. You are curious. You typed our URL into your browser and BINGO! You are here…

Fujifilm FinePix Users Network (F.U.N.) is here to help you make that “ideal” camera of yours into a “perfect” creative tool. You are extremely keen and your excitement is at its peak.

First, register yourself HERE, so that we know more about you and the FinePix camera you have just bought.

Next, join us for our group outings and our discussions at SGSHOOT PHOTOGRAPHY FORUM. And feel free to ask if you have questions about your camera, or about photography. Many of our members are knowledgeable, experienced and helpful.

Have a great photographic journey. Enjoy!

Fujifilm Photo Gallery at IT Show 2010

[compiled and written by KopiOkaya]

Sound the trumpets and play the drum rolls…

Congratulation to the members who have submitted their images for the Fujifilm F.U.N. IT Show 2010 Photo Exhibition.

Presenting the 16 masterpieces specially selected by Fujifilm Singapore for display at the Fujifilm Photo Gallery from 11th to 14th March.

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[photo: Madmacs] Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

[photo: Madmacs] Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

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[photo: Amberture] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: Salnts] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Salnts] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Salnts] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: Selim] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: SgSoonhoe] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: TheChef] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: Anikong] Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR

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[photo: Excelglsi] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

[photo: Excelglsi] Fujifilm FinePix F31fd

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[photo: Bluffname] Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

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[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR

[photo: KopiOkaya] Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR

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