Posts Tagged ‘Nikon D80’

It is the 14th day or the second last day of Pchhum Ben (ភ្ជុំបិណ្ឌ), but it is my first visit to pagoda. And yet taking photo was the sole purpose of the visit. I woke up at 3 am and with a Japanese friend of mine went to Tuol Tompong pagod​a (វត្តទួលទំពូង), the closest one to my house.

There were a few people in front of the pagoda and a couple more inside selling Bay Ben (បាយបិណ្ឌ), special sticky rice to offer to deceased relatives, but there were not many people coming as it seemed to be still early. At about 5 am, the procession, the main event that I want to witness, around temple offering the Bay Ben started. It was leaded by an Achar.

As my lens is not equipped with VR (Vibration Reduction), or what Canon calls Stabilizer, without tripod, it is impossible to produce photos in such a dark place without blurring. That was fortunate that my friend brought a tripod with him; and he decided to take video thought he also brought his DSRL along. Gotta buy one tripod too.

A Lady selling Bay Ben inside the Pagoda.

A Boy selling Bay Ben inside the Pagoda.

Listening to monk chanting inside the dinning hall.

Gathering and listening to chanting by Achar before the procession.

Not only old people, there was many young people as well as children as well.


Cambodian Lotus

Posted: September 26, 2008 in Photos
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At Last, Here It Is

Posted: September 16, 2008 in Uncategorized
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At last I have my D80 with me after ordering the purchase about 2 months ago. A friend of me currently working in Tokyo had it delivered to my home since last week when I was away in Rattanakiri. Don’t have chance for real shots yet…

Nikon D80

Posted: May 17, 2008 in Photography
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I am a Canon fan, though Canon PowerShot S50 is the only Canon camera I have ever possessed. I got it two years ago when I visited Japan from a second-hand camera shop. However, I hardly use it after having chances to use Pentax *ist of my workplace.

I have always dreamt of owning DSLR camera myself one day. And of course Canon EOS was in my mind. Recently again I longed for it and did some researches on internet. After consulting wikipedia and reading reviews and comments from other users, I am fascinated by Nikon D80 with AF-S DX 18 – 135 mm lens kit by its performance and reasonable price. It is more than ideal for a DSLR entry-level like me.

Yet, I have not yet decided to buy it since it will cost me nearly a grand- that is not a small amount for me. There are also rumors that it is time Nikon will release its successor soon. So should I wait until the release of its successor, so that its price will be cheaper? Wanna be a Nikonian too now.