Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tomo: My own DSLR

I got myself a Canon EOS 1100D or Rebel T3, a late birthday present from myself. Whohoo!

I haven't got a chance to assimilate the DSLR's functions yet but I have a whole month of April to do that. I'm going on vacation and for sure you'll be seeing lots of posts and pictures about it later.

So for now, meet my Tomo, meaning friend in Japanese since I'm sure we'll go along way together.

How much did it cost me?

I got a great bargain since the retail price is 2,699 AED with 2 lens and the usual freebies like carrying case and 4GB SDHC card (from 3 electronic shops) . I found one shop where I haggle and got it at 2,550 AED (cash no CC or DC) with additional freebies like carrying case, tripod, 8GB Ultra SDHC card and another 8GB SDHC card.

Complete package
Canon EOS 1100D
EF-S 18-55mm IS II lens
EF 75-300mm
Carry Case
8GB Ultra SDHC card
8GB SDHC card

2550 AED ≈ 29700 PHP ≈ 700 USD

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hump Day $50 Giveaway 03/14

Another round of Hump Day $50 giveaway! Games Gadgets Galore and Shop Crazy Me needs your FB likes...

Hump Day $50 Giveaway

Thanks to the 30 wonderful bloggers listed below, it's time for Hump Day $50 Giveaway once again. This week's task is for Facebook Page likes which is super easy to do. Feel free to visit all the wonderful blogs below once you're done entering the giveaway. You can log on to Rafflecopter via your Facebook account, or your name and email (just make sure you're Facebook is opened so you can easily like the pages).

Once you've liked ALL the pages (page to be opened through the Rafflecopter form), leave your Facebook Profile Name (not a Business/Blog Page) on the space provided for Extra Info after doing the task so we can verify your entry. It would be best if you enable us to see the pages that you liked in your info tab so we can announce the winner ASAP.

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Monday, March 12, 2012


Let the hunt begin!

At Burjuman Center (forgot the name of the store)

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3100

At EMax, Reef Mall

 Nikon D3100

Canon EOS-1100

I am also open on buying a second hand DSLR since I don't know if this (photography thing) is just a whim or a real thing.

I checked the local site for new and used items and got offers for

Nikon 3100 - 1,999 AED
Nikon 300 - 1,800 AED (lowered to 1,600 AED)

both used for less than a year, with lens and carry case.

Which is a good deal? It's too complicated!

Conversion Rate:
1 AED = 11.6 PHP

Sunday, March 11, 2012

I dream of DSLR

I suddently had an urge to buy a DSLR asap!

Well, I was planning to buy one maybe by May or June after I recuperate from the expenses I made and will make on my vacation come April. It was supposed to be a late birthday gift for myself (March 6) but then some extra cash came up. I was not expecting a bonus this year because of the financial crisis not just our company faced but globally. It was much less than what we usually get (compared to my first 2 years) but still any amount is welcome!

So last night and today I searched for newbie friendly DSLR and found this list

Canon Rebel T3i
Canon Rebel T2i
Nikon 3100
Nikon 3000
Pentax K-x
Sony Alpha SLT-A55
Olympus E-520

Which one is the best pick? Need inputs on cost vs function.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Nokia 808 Pureview with 41 MP Camera Smartphone

A whooping 41 megapixel camera in a smartphone, how cool would that be?

Nokia released it's newest smartphone with 41MP camera. I am loving my 8MP camera on iPhone 4S and imagining it with 5x clearer is something I still cannot grasp. 

Should I be excited or not? I am leaning on the not because I think it's over the top and if I want to have clear pictures I should get myself a DSLR instead. 

But I can always change my mind after I got more info on the other features this Nokia 808 Pureview will have. And of course, if the price is right!