Saturday, August 22, 2009

Kenko Extension Tubes

At last... Did so many experiments with my kenko extension tubes and i would like to say, u do need some time to master it.

Note: For any photographers reading this... this post might b useful
Note: For any non photographers reading this... the pictures here are totally cool... especially the tooth brush... hehehe
Note: U can click on the pictures to view it bigger
Note: All the pictures in this post where taken by me
Note: I thinks there's too much note in this post... hehe

Before i start... the function of the extension tube is to get a bigger magnification for any DSLR lens... or in other words... like a macro lens.

Introduction about the extension tubes...

(Kenko extention tubes... 12mm, 20mm, and 36mm)

The extension tubes cost about RM700-RM600 (includes 3 tubes... 12mm... 20mm... and 36mm like in the picture above). These 3 tubes can be stack on one another creating more magnification. To use the these tubes, mount it to the body of ur DSLR and mounting any lens on the extensions. Confused? Here is a picture that might help... hehe

(In this picture... u can see all 3 tubes stacking one another with the lens at the end)

Note: Reading this part below might be boring for some people... it's too technical... brace urself... hehe

Using this extension tubes... exposure meter works perfectly and all AF (auto focus) lenses works great... till when u stack all 3 tubes... the AF gets confused because of the small DOF (depth of field). So... the more u stack the tubes... the smaller the DOF, yet giving a higher magnification. But... there is a problem... attaching the tubes reduce the focusing distance... resulting unable to focus to infinity, thus creating just a small focusing distance.

Btw... for this review... i will be using my new Nikon D90 XD... and a 50mm f/1.8 prime lens

(my 50mm f/1.8 prime lens)

(my Kenko extension tubes)

Below are the pictures that i took with the extension tube... y i took a picture of a toothbrush?? i have no idea...

Note: All photos taken using aperture priority, maintaining the aperture at f/11 while the shutter speed fixed at 1/60 sec since i'm using the built in pop up flash, holding an A4 paper at the top end of the lens as a diffuser, set my focusing distance at 0.45m

Without tube

With 12mm tube

With 20mm tube

With 12mm+20mm tubes = 32mm

Align Center

With 36mm tube

With 12mm+36mm tubes = 48mm

With 20mm+36mm tubes = 56mm

With 12mm+20mm+36mm tubes = 68mm

From the last pic... the 12mm+20mm+36mm = 68mm... i zoom it at 50%, croped it... and got this

Note: Cool pictures below

Love the detail

A normal 1:1 macro lens cost more then RM1000 and the picture quality is good, but the extension tube won in term of cost yet havin a magnification way beyond the normal macro lens.

So... the conclusion here is that... brush ur teeth every morning... hehe

Till then... tata

Note: See... told ya... too much note... hehehe


Happy Fasting XD... yup... today is the first of Ramadhan

What is fasting???...

Act of willingly abstaining from some or all food, drink or both, for a period of time... in our case... prohibited from eating, drinking, angry, smoking, and engaging in sexual intercourse (ehem... hehe) while fasting during the holy month of Ramadhan, from dawn til dusk.

Now i got about 2 hours before "BUKA PUASA"... the only problem is that... im bored... im alone in my room doin nothin... well... its just like anyother day actually... nowan in the room but me. The only difference today from any other day is that... im all alone in the room while fasting... on the first of Ramadhan... hehehe. Since i got nothin 2 do... i got some time doin my review about the extension tubes. Will post soon... XD

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Just updated my previous post with some pics and stuff... do read it... hehe

B4 i post about my review on the extension tube, i would like to post some crap to fill up my 5 minutes of my boring life and also to waste 1 minute of whoever that is reading this right now. There are so many original stuff in this world... but... where there are original... there are fakes. I came across this two famous... not stuff where u can wear or use... but food that had been copied out there... what surprise me the most was that it looks almost the same like the original... people could just assume that its the original, took it, and bought by mistake...

Ferrero Rocher? FAKE

Twisties? FAKE

There u go... 1 minute in your life gone by just reading this crap... ain't that just wonderful... hehe
Next post will be bout the extension tube... i assure u... i think... hehe... tata XD

New Gear

Recently, my dad came to KL. He's plan was to buy a new dslr camera for him, the D300. But me and my brother suggested that my dad should buy the new D300s that had been 'released' (thats wat we herd). We went to Sungei Wang, Lowyat, 1 Utama, Mid Valley, and also Subang Parade... and found out that the new D300s will be in stores at the end of this month... say wat?!... yup, we (me and my bro) thought that the new D300s and D3000 had just been released, well... its true... but, will be in stores end of this month. Ain't that just so damn comfusing...

Heres Nikon Malaysia main website about the new D300s, stated there Released : 30-07-2009

Ow well, my dad just hv to wait. Since he didnt buy any camera, i got my new gear for my dslr... hehe... no no, its not a lens, its just a UV filter for my stock lens 18-105mm (yup, b4 this im using without filter... thank god no scratch) and.... drum roll please....... a new EXTENTSION TUBE (WTFH is that thing) hehe. Its an extension where u fit it on the body of the camera and the base of any lens, and taadaaaa... there u go, a new macro lens. hehe

Whats a macro lens? Its a lens where u can shoot photos close up, thats all i guess, hehe.

The Kenko PRO1D UV filter that i got for my 18-105mm stock lens

The 3 Kenko extension tube that can be stack on each other to get magnification beyond 1:1

Below are random pictures

Love the 'BOKEH' effect so much
What is bokeh? Well, bokeh is from a Japanese word referring to the blur effect
For more info about bokeh Click Here

My brother's hand

My car... hehe... a Hummer

For my next post... ill b posting about my review on my new extension tube... till then... see ya

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Just came back from Sabah. last week was my midterm break... so i went back to sabah... cz i miss my home. Didnt do much, juz rest, sleep and eat. But i got the chance to use my dads dslr Nikon D90 'wooooooo' since i sold my Olympus E-520. Took few amazing shots. Using a Tamron 90m 1:1 macro lens with F2.8 widest apature.

Handling the d90 and testing it... i would like to say that this dslr is a uniqe mid-range class dslr. It is capable of capturing photos with high iso while reducing alot of noise. This camera could also record a HD 720p 24fps videos and its the first dslr with high-def video. I would give this camera an 8 out of 10. Why not 10 out of 10... well... i think the new Nikon D300s that hv just been released deserves a 10 out of 10. Not to mention that im giving a 9 out of 10 for the D700 and 1000 out of 10 for both pro-range class dslr D3 and D3X... hehehe. These are the photos that i took using the D90 at the front yard of my house in Sabah.

Aperture f/11, Shutter speed 1/320 sec, ISO-200

Aperture f/4.5, Shutter speed 1/320 sec, ISO-200

Cool huh... hehe. Before my flight to KL just now... my dad gave me his D90 'OMFG' hehe. Yea... its true... i cant believe it at first, hehe "tq dad" XD. Maybe its because i now know a thing or two about dslr... or maybe he was amazed by the pictures i took... hehe. Still... tq dad. Thats all for today i guess. tata...