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Reasons why Blueroselady needs a 50mm lens

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1. light (in term of weight)
2. makes you think / walk
3. everything looks right
4. versatile
5. bokeh (I always LOVE THIS)
5. fast (to capture the spontaneous action of our subjects e.g. baby)
6. f/1.4 allows taking photos in low light condition
7. can take portraits with depth of field (LOVE THIS)

AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G (SGD$339)
AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G (SGD$1019)
AF 50mm f/1.8D (SGD$229)
AF 50mm f/1.4D (SGD$649)
Pricing info is as of December 2012

I want to buy AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G. eBay sells at SGD297.
USD220 (according to Nikon USA website), which is cheaper!

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December 30, 2012 at 4:16 am

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Tips: how to maximize your Blackberry camera

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Keep the lens clean.
Remove oil (from our skin), dust, debris.
Use a cotton bud to clean the lens.
The first time I cleaned my Blackberry camera lens (after using for more than a year) using a tissue paper, the tissue paper was stained in black. OMG!

Rename photos upon taking them.
Useful for file management.
I love the date as part of the auto-name for every photo taken using Blackberry.

Camera = scanner / copy machine.
For
submitted documents, e.g. medical claims / medical leave certs.
photographing valuables (for insurance purposes).
price tags across different supermarkets (to ensure you obtain the cheapest bargain).
some pages of books.
slides in talks.
useful newspaper articles.

Camera setting.
White balance: fluorescent. Personally, I found that this is the most realistic. The automatic is too dark.
Pictures size & quality: I use the highest quality.

For fun:
For filter effect, try shooting through sunglasses / color-tinted glass / plastic.
For macro / close-ups, try shooting through a magnifying glass (if not too troublesome to carry around).

Do not zoom. It is a digital not an optical zoom, which means it only magnifies the pixels in the camera.

Hold your phone firmly
to prevent blur picture.
There is a lag in the shutter, expect about a half-second delay from when you depress the shutter to when it takes the picture

Hold your hand over the phone to shield the sun.

The BlackBerry Pearl has a voice recorder that allows you to attach up to a minute of digital audio to a photo.

Some of tips here are inspired by John Tlumacki, a Boston Globe travel writer. Thank you!

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December 14, 2012 at 8:46 am

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Desirable mobile phone

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camera to take picture sharply (even in dim light) without sound, bonus: instagram.
voice recorder (mic).
video recorder.
can listen to voice notes and songs, bonus: radio.
notes in txt format.
can work with MS Word, Excel.
can read PDF, bonus: can annotate PDF.
calendar synchronized with Google calendar.
alarm clock.
compass for direction.
calculator (including power function).
map functions.

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October 14, 2012 at 9:12 am

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Capsule camera: The journey into the self

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Cool name: Capsule endoscopy.
Inspiration source: Israel pavilion of Shanghai Expo 2010.
Useful for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Risk for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus.
Given Diagnostic System, featuring the PillCam video capsule, a disposable, miniature video camera contained in a capsule, which is ingested by the patient. The PillCamSB video capsule is the only naturally ingested method for direct visualization of the entire small intestine.

This type of examination is often done to find sources of bleeding or abdominal pain. The procedure was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2001.

Capsule endoscopy can be used to diagnose problems in the small intestine, but unlike EGD or colonoscopy, cannot treat pathology that may be discovered.
A concept of a magnetically guided capsule endoscope, a potential alternative to esophagogastroduodenoscopy for stomach examination, was recently presented by Siemens.
Traditionally capsule endoscopes are moved only by peristaltic motion in the gastrointestinal tract. This often makes it difficult to guide the capsule to a specific location, and examinations are therefore limited to confined areas of the gastrointestinal tract, such as the small intestine.

Olympus: a leading manufacturer of endoscopes.

How the information captured by the camera be sent back to doctor? Is the info transfer real time? wireless, infra-red frequency, any suggestion?
Thanks Darling, you are so intelligent!

Reference: http://www.siemens.com/press/en/pressrelease/?press=/en/pressrelease/2010/workflow_solutions/hws20100440.htm

How does it work according to Laurie LaRusso of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School?

You swallow the small capsule containing the camera. As the capsule is digested, it passes through your small intestine while the camera snaps pictures twice every second. The capsule is eventually excreted naturally, without you feeling anything unusual.

As the capsule moves through the GI tract, it sends signals to a data recorder worn on a belt around your waist. You wear the recorder for about eight hours as you go about your daily activities. The images stored on the data recorder can then be downloaded to a computer for viewing by a physician.

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August 2, 2010 at 4:40 pm