Showing posts with label (CAMERA SONY A390). Show all posts
Showing posts with label (CAMERA SONY A390). Show all posts

Saturday, 23 November 2013

the same problem Sony A390

Sony has always been my favourite brand since 2004. I owned several  Sony imaging products like Sony DSLT A58, Sony DSLR A390, SAL75300, SAL50F18, F43AM, DSC-HX1, DSC-TX10, DSC-P100. I am a proud Sony user.

I bought my Sony A390 in May 2011. After using it for about 1 year, the problem happened i.e. the LCD screen showed Landscape mode when I set the dialer to Manual mode. After sending the camera for 4 times in 2012, Sony finally replaced the motherboard and other internal parts in November 2012. Harvey Norman paid almost RM500 for the parts.

However, after using the camera for almost 1 year, I am facing the same problem again. I sent the camera to Sony Repair KLCC (via Harvey Norman Mont Kiara) on 23 November 2013. Sony informed me that the motherboard works fine, and they just want to replace shoulder cover and rubber bla bla bla. Really???  The same excuses???  Whatever!!! Just repair it...



我买了索尼A3902011年5月。使用约1年后,这个问题发生,即在液晶屏幕上显示出横向模式时,我设置了拨号器为手动模式。在2012年将相机4倍后,索尼终于取代了主板和其他内部零件2012年11月。 Harvey Norman的支付几乎RM500的部分。

然而,他使用相机差不多1年后我面临同样的问题现在。我刚才在2013年11月23日发出的相机索尼维修KLCC(通过Harvey Norman的山伽罗)。索尼告诉我,主板正常工作,他们只是希望更换肩盖和橡胶唧唧歪歪。真的吗?不管!只是修复它...

소니는 항상 2004 년부터 내가 제일 좋아하는 브랜드이다. 나는 소니 A390, SAL75300, SAL50F18, F43AM, DSC-HX1, DSC-TX10, DSC-P100과 같은 몇 가지 소니이미징 제품 소유했다. 나는 자랑 소니 사용자입니다.

나는 2011 년 5 월에 소니 A390을 샀다. 내가 수동 모드로 전화 걸기설정하면 LCD 화면이 가로 모드보여 주었다, 즉 약 1 사용 후 문제가 발생했습니다. 2012 년에 4 카메라를 보낸 후, 소니는 마침내 2012 년 11 월 마더 보드 및 기타 내부 부품교체했다. 하비 노먼부품 거의 RM500지불했다.

그러나 거의 1 년간 그는 카메라를 사용 , 지금은 같은 문제에 직면하고 있습니다. 난 그냥 2013년 11월 23일(하비 노먼 몽키 아라 통해) 소니 수리 KLCC에 카메라를 전송했습니다. 소니는 메인 보드가 제대로 작동 저를 통보하고, 그들은 단지 어깨 덮개 및 고무 ~ 즐 ~ 를 교체하려고합니다. 정말??? 무엇이든! 그냥 수리 ...



The same problem in 2012

Monday, 14 October 2013

Smart Teleconverter function of Sony A390

Just testing the built-in Smart Teleconverter function of Sony A390 with SAL1855 kit lens.

This digital zooming function should imitate tele-zooming capability of a telephoto lens even with your 18-55 kit lens at the expense of image size, but not its quality (claimed by Sony). In other words, this function should not only allow you to extend your range, but also create a bookeh effect in the background.

You can zoom in to the center of an image using the smart teleconverter (Digital zoom) and record the image. (REFER TO THE MANUAL, PAGE 81)

1 Set the LIVE VIEW/OVF switch to “LIVE VIEW.”
2 Press the Smart Teleconverter button.
    Each time you press the button, the zoom scaling changes as follows:
    Approx. ×1.4 --> Approx. ×2 --> Off

Zoom scaling Image size
Approx. ×1.4     M*
Approx. ×2       S*

* The number of pixels in the image size selected here is different from that of the image size selected in normal mode.
M: 3264 × 2176 pixels
S: 2416 × 1600 pixels


Manual mode, Aperture (Auto f/3.5), Shutter (1/60), ISO1600, 18mm. 

Friday, 6 September 2013

Jamuan Raya 2013 FBL UM

Jamuan Raya 2013
Fakulti Bahasa & Linguistik
Universiti Malaya
6 September 2013

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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Tutorial Photoshop for photography

Tutorial Photoshop for photography

Editing photos using Photoshop is not my thing. Actually, I hate it.  Therefore, I try my best to adjust my DSLR settings to create the kind of feeling that I want.  Sometimes, I don't have a choice when I snap a photo that like in terms sharpness and composition, but the photo seems pale, a little bit underexposed / overexposed or any other reasons. So, Photoshop is my buddy at that time.


How to enhance colours?

1) Open an image, and duplicate its layer (Menu, Layer, Duplicate Layer..)

    Original photo - Sony DSLR-A390
Picture 1 (Original)

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

basic information on photography

Photography is a combination of technical aspects, composition and story.
I. Technical aspects - shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, focus, metering, flash intensity and other equipment and settings.
II. Composition - Rule of Thirds, Golden Mean, Geometry etc.
III. Story - what can you say about a photo.

  • 1/4000 s: The fastest speed available in consumer SLR cameras as of 2009. Used to take sharp photographs of fast subjects, such as athletes or vehicles, under good lighting conditions and with an ISO setting of up to 800.
  • 1/2000 s and 1/1000 s: Used to take sharp photographs of moderately fast subjects under normal lighting conditions. 1/1000 s is the slowest speed that will reliably prevent image shake in unstabilized handheld shots.
  • 1/500 s and 1/250 s: Used to take sharp photographs of people in motion in everyday situations. 1/250 s is the fastest speed useful for panning; it also allows for a larger aperture (up to f/11) in motion shots, and hence for a narrower depth of field.
  • 1/125 s: This speed, and longer ones, are no longer useful for freezing motion. 1/125 s is used to obtain greater depth of field and overall sharpness in landscape photography, and is also often used for panning shots.
  • 1/60 s: Used for panning shots, for images taken under dim lighting conditions, and for available light portraits.
  • 1/30 s: Used for panning subjects moving slower than 30 miles per hour (48 km/h) and for available light photography. Images taken at this and slower speeds normally require a tripod or other camera support to be sharp.
  • 1/15 s and 1/8 s: This and slower speeds are useful for photographs other than panning shots where motion blur is employed for deliberate effect, or for taking sharp photographs of immobile subjects under bad lighting conditions with a tripod-supported camera.
  • 1/4 s, 1/2 s and 1 s: Also mainly used for motion blur effects and/or low-light photography, but only practical with a tripod-supported camera.
  • 30 s: Used with a mechanically fixed camera in astrophotography and for certain special effects.
Shutter Speed Typical Examples
1 - 30+ seconds Specialty night and low-light photos on a tripod
2 - 1/2 second To add a silky look to flowing water
Landscape photos on a tripod for enhanced depth of field
1/2 to 1/30 second To add motion blur to the background of a moving subject
Carefully taken hand-held photos with stabilization
1/50 - 1/100 second Typical hand-held photos without substantial zoom
1/250 - 1/500 second To freeze everyday sports/action subject movement
Hand-held photos with substantial zoom (telephoto lens)
1/1000 - 1/4000 second To freeze extremely fast, up-close subject motion

Now, the tricky part is to choose the right shutter speed for your DSLR. First, you have to look at the type of lens that you use. Generally speaking based on my personal experience, your shutter speed should not be lower than your zooming capability as it 'may' produce blurred, shaky photos unless if you use a tripod. Again, I use the word 'may' indicating a possibility. For instance, if you use a 50mm prime lens, your shutter speed should be higher than 1/50. That is why many people love to use a prime lens when taking photos. For shooting indoor with low light or adequate light and night photography, you can set your shutter speed to 1/50, 1/60, 1/80 or 1/100. For  outdoor during daytime (bright or cloudy),  you can set you shutter speed starting from 1/125 to1/300, and even higher. So, I just need to change my shutter speed based on the amount of available light.

Comparably, if you use a telephoto lens like 55-200mm or 75-300mm, you have to keep on changing your shutter speed based on zooming range. As for my Sony SAL75300 lens, I normally use shutter speeds of 1/160- 1/250 because I rarely zoom in up to 250mm and 300mm. This lens does not have any built-in stabilizer which makes me difficult to focus steadily starting from 200mm and above (handheld). Here, I have to change my shutter speed not only based on the amount of available light but also the zooming capability.  More work, right?

As for a kit lens (18-55mm), you can always set your shutter speed to 1/60 or higher, but this lens is meant for normal usage, not for creating 'astonishing' photos. I am not saying that  a kit lens is not good or you don't use a kit lens at all. You can also capture excellent photos using a kit lens with proper settings and when your timing is perfect. In the end, it is always be about the photographer to think and plan properly. 


The lens aperture is usually specified as an f-number, the ratio of focal length to effective aperture diameter. A lens typically has a set of marked "f-stops" that the f-number can be set to. A lower f-number denotes a greater aperture opening which allows more light to reach the film or image sensor. The lower the F value, the wider the hole that lets the light pass through.  So, it is for portrait shooting where the background is blur but the close object is sharp. However, the higher the F value, close and far away objects appear sharp. So, it is good for landscape shooting. (sample)


In digital photography, ISO measures the sensitivity of the image sensor. The same principles apply as in film photography – the lower the number the less sensitive your camera is to light and the finer the grain. Higher ISO settings are generally used in darker situations to get faster shutter speeds (for example an indoor sports event when you want to freeze the action in lower light) – however the cost is noisier shots. 100 ISO is generally accepted as ‘normal’ and will give you lovely crisp shots (little noise/grain).

Situations where you might need to push ISO to higher settings include:
  • Indoor Sports Events – where your subject is moving fast yet you may have limited light available.
  • Concerts – also low in light and often ‘no-flash’ zones
  • Art Galleries, Churches etc- many galleries have rules against using a flash and of course being indoors are not well lit.
  • Birthday Parties – blowing out the candles in a dark room can give you a nice moody shot which would be ruined by a bright flash. Increasing the ISO can help capture the scene.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

the same problem Sony DSLR-A390-11nov2012

the same problem with Sony DSLR-A390, 11 Nov 2012 ___________________________
the same unsolved problem with my dslr-a390, even after sending the camera for the fourth time to Sony Repair Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I sent the camera again for the fifth time on 12 November 2012 and I am still waiting for the outcome. (14/11/2012)
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でも、マレーシアのクアラルンプールにあるソニー修理センターに4回目のカメラを送った後、私のDSLR-A390と同じ未解決の問題、。私は2012年11月12日に第­五回目のカメラを送って、私はまだ結果を待っています。 (14/11/2012)
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심지어 쿠알라 룸푸르, 말레이시아에서 소니 복구 센터로 네 번째 시간 동안 카메라를 보내는 후 내 DSLR-a390과 같은 미해결 문제. 나는 2012년 11월 12일에 다섯 번째 시간을 다시 카메라를 제출했으나 아직 결과를 기다리고. (14/11/2012)
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 相同的尚未解决的问题,我的DSLR-A390,即使将相机后,索尼维修中心在吉隆坡,马来西亚的第四次。第五次,我送相机于2012年11月12号,我仍然在等待结果。 (14/11/2012)

Sunday, 21 October 2012

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Friday, 9 December 2011

GP 2700 NiMH AA Battery is not for flashgun.

GP 2700 NiMH AA Battery is not for flashgun.

I just want to share my experience with all of you that this battery is not meant for flashgun.

About 3 weeks ago, I bought 4 pieces of GP2700 NiMH AA (2600 mAh) for RM88 at Jusco Kepong, Kuala Lumpur. After charging for almost 20 hours with my overnight Keep charger, I can only take about 50 photos with flash. I got very upset when I was at an event because I assumed that I could take  at least 250 photos with my GP.

Though the power of GP2700 is higher than my Sanyo Eneloop HR-3UTG NiMH (2000 mAh) which I bought for RM60 at a camera shop in 1Utama, the latter can take up to 300-400 photos after charging for almost 7 hours with the same charger.

So, I asked a very experienced guy selling batteries at PC Fair 2011 in KLCC last week, he  told me that this battery is not for flashgun.

In conclusion, if you are not sure about battery for your flashgun, it is better you buy a battery from a camera shop since salespeople can explain to you. But, you may not get proper advice if you buy batteries at shopping malls. Get Sanyo Eneloop for your flashgun!!! You won't regret it, just like me.


Sunday, 17 July 2011

taman orkid kl

orchid park / taman orkid
kuala lumpur
17 July 2011


using VIVID COLOR of my Sony A390 at the Orchid Park, Kuala Lumpur.


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Saturday, 4 June 2011

monorel di BB, KL

Monorel di Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

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Location: Bukit Bintang,Kuala Lumpur

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Friday, 27 May 2011

dusk in segambut

dusk in segambut

-----  I took this photo from the third floor of my apartment.

dessert en malek

dessert ni en malek punya...

buah oren dan betik

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