Sunday, March 28, 2010

K7 @ Intramuros

Buying the K-7 Thursday night was not just about impulse, well somehow it went that way.. :) One reason why I was in hurry was because I have a shoot with my college friends whom I have not seen for years. Buying it earlier than the shoot means more time to familiarize myself with the new camera.

Unfortunately, bad news came when I received a text message from Mike early morning the day before the shoot. He said, "Jay, sorry can't make it on Sunday. Stuck at work until tomorrow". I was calm and peaceful somehow that instead of getting frustrated I felt sorry for him. We've planned this shoot a month before and everything was just thrown out because of work. Sometimes things just don't get the way you planned it.

Afterwards, I spent the whole morning thinking of what to do then. Minutes later, me and my friend decided to go to Intramuros.

First few photos while waiting for my friend..

It rained while shooting and we ended up doing Model Shoot after.
Meet Jam..

and Bijay...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pentax K7

After finally deciding which camera to get, I couldn't stop myself thinking about it. I was planning to get it end of next week but I couldn't stop that itchy feeling on my hand. It was Thursday afternoon when I suddenly grab my phone, called the store owner and reserved one camera for me. And after an hour or two, I was there at the store smiling like a devil trying my new camera.

Afterwards, I contacted my friend to borrow some of his lenses. Although I bought the 2-kit lenses with the camera. Unfortunately I don't have time to play with it since I still have work the following day. Everything happened so fast until I lied down on bed and started thinking what happened in that span of hours. What a rush!!!!

Friday night or should I say Saturday morning, I decided to check my camera's shutter count. It's brand new so it should be low. Turned my PC on, opened the file in PhotoMe and then BOOM!... 750 shots!!! What!!!.. It's brand new.. How come there's 750 shutter counts already.

Daybreak came and I instantaneously called the store about it. Got no answer, but hey it's 8:30AM in the morning and store opens @ 10AM. Can't describe what I'm feeling back then even if everything seems fresh! A few minutes later, the store owner contacted me and decided to replace the camera.

Too many things happened for just getting a new camera. Enough of this.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010


As you've read from my previous post, am about to buy a new set of photography gears. And with the long list of choices, I finally decided on which one to get.

But before anything else, I gotta admit first that I was struck by this contagious "GEAR-HEAD" mentality. The idea of improving your skills by acquiring the latest gear in the market. This was actually the reason why I sold almost, if not, all of my gears. As you can see from the list, the first one is the new raved Canon 7D. I was ready to get this camera at the time I was writing my previous post if only my funds were not limited.

And so weeks past as I was steadily increasing my funds, I came across some few posts in dpreview forums asking which camera to get. There's a lot of threads there regarding this topic and you'll get the same response. Most of which states the pros and cons. And then I remembered I posted something like choosing your first camera. Decided to take a look and realized I was doing the exact opposite of what I wrote back then.

"It's the INDIAN not the PANA."

This quote has always been in my mind when I was shooting back in 2008. To never let your gear outgrow you. Shame on me though to forget about it and be swayed to do the opposite.

So to clear things up, I started back at the first step. A few days later, I ended up choosing Pentax K7 from the list. I still don't have the camera though, but I'll be getting one next week together with a new set of lenses. Join me in my next post to welcome my new camera.
Click on the photo, courtesy of dpreview, to check camera specifications.