September 07, 2003

Jurong Bird Park

I took the local metro, the MRT (S$1.60 OW) to go the Jurong Bird Park (S$12) today to try out the new camera. I miserably failed most of the shots with a focus or overexposure problems as I'm still learning the features of it. It is very much different from the C4000Z. Notice, you need at least a 300mm to get there (and of course a tripod).

This is the 3rd time in 3 days I'm trying to post news (this time I'm retyping the whole thing rather than giving up). Connection here is an ADSL line, but I have some idiots in this cybercafe that obviouslly like to get all the bandwidth for their childish games. Mainly instant messages with webcams saturating the connection (how useful !). Please help ban webcams from cybercafes !

Macaw Macaw Crowned pigeon Mandarin duck Flamingo Pelican Pelican Yellow-crowned amazon Don't mess with me ! Flamingo Macaw

Posted by stephane at September 7, 2003 11:38 AM

Stephane, which camera did you end up buying?

Enjoy and Dive Safe,


Posted by: Karl on September 7, 2003 01:14 PM

Got the C5050Z (look at camera/model in Exif info of pictures). It is not very original but the C4000Z is not sold anymore here in SIN by Olympus recommended dealers and there was a promotion here where they were giving Wide Angle Lens, Macro lens, tripod, and a bag. I expect the C5050Z to be really out of date in a couple of weeks. They are advertising hard the C750Z (PT-018 housing) which has a small body, a 10X zoom capability (eq. 380mm for 35mm which is great !) and considering the release of the Canon Rebel/EOS300D and the fact that the C5050Z was released back in November 2002, obviouslly there should be something new in the pipe to supersed it. Or they will drop the CXXXXZ family and focus on the EXX one. Who knows.

Posted by: stephane on September 8, 2003 03:42 AM

Hello Stephane. Sympa de voir enfin de nouvelles photos...
Si tu es encore à Singapour, peut être peux tu passer quelques jours (en y allant en bateau) au Bruneï Darrusalam. Bien qu'il n'y ait pas grand chose à faire en tant que touriste, j'y avais passé 5 jours (plages désertes, locaux super ouverts, grande disparité entre les monuments couverts d'or et des bidonvilles à 50m...). De plus, il y a de grandes étendues de jungle!!


Posted by: Emeric on September 8, 2003 11:38 AM

Hey Stephane, found your page via echeng after your interesting comments on green flash. BTW, I upgraded from a C-3020z to a C-5050z and found that I needed to learn a good amount about this camera to get good shots. Lots o' options.

The last time I was in Singapore I really liked the Jurong Reptile Park--right across from the bird park. Good travels

Posted by: Dave P on September 8, 2003 07:03 PM

Tes photos sont absoluements superbes !!!! Un grand bravo !!!! je vais en faire qq tirages sur papier htes qualities ou glacées (perroquets).

Posted by: Christophe GILLES DE PELICHY on September 8, 2003 09:08 PM

heuu, christophe, le tirage HQ sur papier glace tu peux laisser tomber sauf si tu as l'intention d'imprimer des vignettes...

Posted by: stephane on September 9, 2003 03:27 AM


En effet c'est clair.... Je n’avais pas pensé à ça lors du post de mon message ...

Mais bon... j'attendrai ton retour !!! Avec les originaux, cela sera possible. Et puis j'en connais une qui sera contente : Laurie. Elle adore les animaux !!!!

Posted by: Christophe GILLES DE PELICHY on September 9, 2003 05:54 AM

hi Stephane

So u really got yrself a new toy...Hope you get a good price for it as well. Singapore must be an expensive stopover for you! Enjoy your dives in Bali and remember to ask for the pigmy seahorse at Tulemben Wreck.

Posted by: Eric Han on September 11, 2003 11:46 AM

Oh yeah, Singapore is really an expensive and a bulky one. I'm actually thiking about dropping a couple of items as it gets really problematic to pack everything. I'm still unsure about how I will managed tomorrow.

Posted by: stephane on September 11, 2003 03:26 PM