Sharing some of my works in 2022. All photos were taken with Sony A7R Mark IV + Sony 14mm f/1.8 GM. I would like to thank everyone for their likes and support throughout the year!
My next year goal photographically:- To go places again, do more workshops & photo tours, and photograph something new, and break my norms.
Happy new year 2023 everyone!
Hi everyone, in this post, I would like to share about my recent timelapse work called – Milky Way rising in Pulau Mawar, Mersing in Johor. It was captured back in April 2021 when I was on assignment to create content with the newly release Sony lens, the 14mm f/1.8 G Master.
So I decided to take it for a spin to Pulau Mawar in Mersing, Johor. This spot is really a good place to do stargazing in Peninsular Malaysia. The sky here is often clear and you can see thousands of stars and even the Milky Way can be seen with naked eyes. You can check out my photos from this place HERE.
Anyway, back to the timelapse story. I took the timelapse with Sony a7R4 paired with the Sony 14mm f/1.8 G Master lens. The settings I used are as below:
Shooting mode: Manual
Shooting interval: 11 secs
Shutter Speed: 10 sec.
Total shots: 360
Shooting milky way timelapse is time-consuming where you have to use a slower shutter speed for each shot. Usually, to get 5-10 seconds of a clip, you have to shoot for a minimum of 2 hours depending on the shutter speed you use. This is the benefit of shooting with an f/1.8 lens like this Sony 14mm f/1.8 where you can shoot at an aperture of f/1.8, and use a not-so-long shutter speed in the range of 10-15 sec.
So here is the final timelapse, processed using LRTimelapse and Adobe Lightroom Classic. Hope you like it and thank you for dropping by.
For quite some time, NiSi Filters have taken the photographic filter market by storm, especially amongst the landscape photography community. Prior to 2016, I have used many filters available on the market namely – Cokin, Hoya, B+W, Hitech and Lee Filters. Most of these filters did the job, more or less, but I was looking to upgrade to a more robust, customizable and higher quality system that will benefit me when I’m out shooting in the field.
Full disclosure, since end 2016, I have been part of the Malaysian NiSi Filters ambassador. However, everything in this review will remain completely unbiased as possible.
Earlier this year, I was contacted by NiSi and they asked me whether I wanted to do a review and some videos for their new V6 Holder. Of course, I had to say yes. So here we are.
Today, we’re gonna be looking at the new and latest 100mm filter holder system from NiSi, the V6 Filter Holder Kit.
Before this, the NiSi V5 Pro Filter Holder kit comes with a hard filter holder case. This time, they have replaced it with a soft-pouch case that feels really nice to hold and much more practical to use.
What’s Inside the Box of NiSi V6 Kit?
And upon unboxing it, I immediately notice that this time the V6 holder came with plastic wrapped which is something new. Nonetheless, the same care and detail in the packaging have been pretty much the same.
V5 Pro vs. V6 – What’s New?
At first glance, the V6 Holder looks slightly smaller than the V5 Pro. This is because NiSi has redesigned the shape with purposes. From my personal experience, I found some difficulty when I wanted to remove my ND filter once a GND filter has been slotted in. With V6, NiSi has appropriately shaping the corners allowing quick insertion and removal of ND filters with ease.
NEW Locking Screw
The new locking screw helps you to secure the holder from moving around and lock the angle of the holder in the position in which it’s set. This is important to avoid any movement of the holder during the phase of insertion or removal of a filter. It provides more stability while maintaining functionality for landscape photographers.
The lower knob, which can be found in V5 Pro, it helps to engages/disengages the holder on the adaptor ring.
Simple and easy to use. NiSi has optimized the design of their 82mm main adapter ring with this V6 Filter Kit. This allows quick installation and removal of the CPL and the new slots on the V6 Holder are designed for smooth filter insertion. And the ease of CPL rotation is like nothing else on the market. Probably my favorite feature which can be found on both V5 Pro and V6.
Things I love:
If you’re looking for a high-quality filter system, both in terms of image quality and build quality, you really can’t look past the NiSi V6 Filter Holder system. And let’s be honest, aren’t we all looking for optimal quality, especially when it’s something we’re putting in front of our already incredibly expensive lenses?
Images Taken with The NiSi V6 Filter Holder Kit (And Various ND’s)
I made couple of videos about the new holder. Check out below. Feel free to subscribe to my Youtube channel!
Date: 6th – 15th September 2019
Length: 10 days 9 nights
Group Size: Maximum 6 pax
Skill Level: Suitable for photographer of all levels
This guided photography tour will span over 10 days and will take you to some of the most amazing locations around Iceland. On this tour, my aim is for you to not only experience the beauty of this country but also to go home with incredible memories, skills and photos that will last a life time. From sunrise to sunset as well as shooting the elusive Aurora Borealis, I will ensure we are at the right places when it matters most. With a small group size of just 6 participants, we have a personal sharing environment, allowing you to get the most out of this unforgettable experience.
A big part of outdoor photography is being able to read and adapt to the conditions at hand and as a result, I believe some of the best images are unplanned, reacting to a unique moment that suddenly presents itself. So although an itinerary with locations is pre-fixed, I always allow for the unforeseen situations that have a way of regularly occurring in a place like Iceland.
If you’re interested to join, do contact me at +6012-4968727. I will share further details about this trip.