Monthly Archives: October 2010

A New Perspective of your City Contest

A New Perspective of Your City Photo Contest

Terms & Conditions

1. Eligibility

1.1 The Contest is organised by Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. (“CSPL”) and is open to all Eligible Participants.   By submitting an entry to the Contest, you are deemed to have agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

1.2 An “Eligible Participant” means a Citizen or Permanent Resident at least 18 years of age, living in South & South East Asia who submits a Qualifying Entry to CSPL during the Qualifying Period and excludes the following


employees of CSPL and CSPL’s subsidiaries and affiliates and their immediate families;


employees of CSPL’s partners, distributors, retailers, and advertising and promotions agencies and persons involved in organising, promoting and/or conducting the Contest; and


any other persons that CSPL may decide to exclude at its sole and absolute discretion without notice and without furnishing any reason.

1.3 A “Qualifying Entry” means the “successful submission of the completed game” together with any other information requested.  The completion and validity of the particulars of each entry shall be determined at CSPL’s sole discretion 1.4 “Qualifying Period” means the period from 01 September 2010, 12pm to 30 November 2010, 12pm.  CSPL will not be responsible for entries that are sent but not received by CSPL for any reason.      

2. Contest & Prize

2.1 Multiple entries are permitted.

2.2 All prize are non-transferable and nom-exchangeable and are subject to the terms and conditions accompanying them (if any). CSPL may at its sole and absolute discretion withdraw and/or substitute any prize with any other item of similar value without notice and without furnishing any reason. All winners are solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees as well as all additional costs that may be incurred in relation to prize.

2.3 All winners will be notified via e-mail and/or mobile phone on 15 December 2010. If a winner does not respond to the notification within five (5) business days, CSPL reserves the right to select another winner, forfeit the prize and/or donate the prize to charity.

3. Participation

3.1 Without prejudice to the rest of these Terms and Conditions, by participating in the Contest, each participant acknowledges and agrees to:


the disclosing of any information relating to such participant or provided by such participant, to any person involved in organising, promoting and/or conducting the Contest and any regulatory, supervisory or other government authority or body, court of law or tribunal, in Singapore or any other jurisdiction, where such disclosure is required by law, regulation, judgment or order of court or of any tribunal;


the usage of his/her names, personal particulars, likeness and photographs for any advertising, promotional and publicity activities relating to or in connection with the Contest and in such manner at such place as CSPL may determine at its sole and absolute discretion; and


all entries becoming the sole property of CSPL. CSPL reserves the right to use these entry forms, content and information in any manner it deems fit, without the need to seek the consent of any party or make any financial payment or fees to any other party.

3.2 Each Winner shall, if required by CSPL:


attend any prize presentation and participate in any advertising, promotional and publicity activities relating to or in connection with the Contest; and/or


provide his/her original NRIC / Passport for verification of proof of eligibility for receipt of a prize.

4. General

4.1 All particulars submitted by each participant shall be made in full and frank disclosure.  Any misrepresentation may result in disqualification, forfeiture or withdrawal of any prize won in CSPL’s sole discretion.

4.2 Any participant who breaches any of these Terms and Conditions shall be disqualified from the Contest and any other contest organised by CSPL or have its prize forfeited as determined by CSPL at its sole discretion.

4.3 CSPL shall not be liable in any way to any person for any loss or damage arising from or in connection with the Contest and the acceptance and use of the prize, howsoever caused (including without limitation any error in the allocation of chances, breakdown or malfunction in any online transmissions, computer system or equipment, any misdirected or lost notice and any act or omission by any person).  CSPL makes no warranties, representations or guarantee either expressed or implied regarding any prize including but not limited to the any warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

4.4 CSPL shall have the sole and absolute discretion to decide on all matters relating to or in connection with the Contest (including but not limited to eligibility and the conduct of the Contest) and such decision(s) shall be final and binding on all participants. CSPL shall not be obliged to enter into any correspondence with any participant on any matter concerning the Contest.

4.5 CSPL may at any time at its sole and absolute discretion terminate the Contest or vary any of these Terms and Conditions without prior notice and without furnishing any reason.

4.6 In the event of any inconsistency between the Terms and Conditions and any advertising, promotional, publicity and other material relating to or in connection with the Contest, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail.

4.7 These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by Singapore laws and the participants of the Contest shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Singapore courts. This Contest is null and void in any jurisdiction where its operation is prohibited by law.

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Canon updates firmware for EOS 5D Mark II

Canon has released a bug-fixing firmware update for its EOS 5D Mark II full-frame DSLR.

This firmware update (Version 2.0.8) incorporates the following changes and fixes.

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which movies are not taken at the shooting mode registered in the user’s settings if a shooting mode Aperture priority (or Shutter priority) is registered in any of the camera’s user settings (C1, C2, C3) and the user attempts to shoot a movie.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which the shutter will not release when pressing the shutter button when the auto power off function is set to “on”.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which overexposure occurs when shooting a Live View shooting simulation with the ISO speed set to L.
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which the settings of the Speedlite transmitter ST-E2 revert to the default settings when both the camera and the ST-E2 are set to auto power off.
  5. Fixes a phenomenon in which the Macro Ring Lite (MR-14EX, MT-24EX) and slave flash do not sync while shooting wirelessly.

The Version 2.0.8 firmware being released this time is for cameras with firmware up to Version 2.0.7. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 2.0.8, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Click here to download the firmware ver 2.0.8

Parashute Jump @ Sibu

14-16 October, 2010 – Parashute Jump @ Wisma Sanyan Sibu


I can fly ~

Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

Sigma has announced its 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens is now available at a retail price of $1,400. Announced at PMA 2010, the large-aperture short telephoto lens features a hypersonic focus motor with full-time manual focus override. It includes a hood extender for APS-C/DX users and is available in Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sigma and Sony DSLR mounts.

Sigma Corporation of America announces US pricing, availability of 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens


Prime lens can be used on full-frame or APS-C cameras for portrait and low-light photography


Sigma Corporation of America (, a leading researcher, developer, manufacturer and service provider of some of the world’s most impressive lines of lenses, cameras and flashes, is pleased to announce that the company’s 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM lens is now available for purchase in the United States for the MSRP of $1,400 and the estimated street price of $899.

This large aperture, medium telephoto lens is optimized for use with full-frame, DSLR cameras and is especially ideal for portrait and low light photography. When used on digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor, it effectively becomes a 127.5mm F1.4 lens.

“This lens is an excellent addition to our prime lens line-up and is a great performer for a variety of photographers. For the sports or photojournalist photographer, the Hyper Sonic Motor will keep up with fast-paced action sequences; the 1.4 maximum aperture provides the ability to work at high shutter speeds under low existing light conditions,” said Mark Amir-Hamzeh, general manager of Sigma Corporation of America. “That same high-speed aperture is great for a portrait photographer who is looking to isolate details in their subject, with a pleasant, out-of-focus background. One-touch, full-time manual focus is perfect for the critical, professional photographer.”

The 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM also contains one Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass element and a glass mold element to offer excellent correction for all types of aberrations and to ensure superior optical performance. This lens is equipped with a rear focus system that minimizes fluctuation of aberration caused by focusing.

The Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghost, even in backlight photography. The lens has a round, nine-blade diaphragm, which creates an attractive blur to the out-of-focus images, and comes with a petal-type hood to block out extraneous light. For digital cameras with an APS-C size image sensor, Sigma provides a dedicated hood adapter to expand the length of the lens hood and to block out extraneous light more effectively.

To locate an authorized Sigma dealer near you, visit To use Sigma’s Lens Finder Tool to find the best lens to suit your needs, visit For information about Sigma Corporation of America, visit

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Canon posts firmware update for EOS Rebel XS/1000D

Canon has posted a bug-fixing firmware update for its EOS Rebel XS (1000D) entry-level DSLR. Version 1.0.7 corrects an occasional error in writing to SD cards. The firmware is available for immediate download from Canon’s website.

Click here to download firmware v1.0.7

Rajang River Photo Safari 2010 Contest – Entries Photo

My entries photo for the Rajang River Photo Safari 2010 Contest : )

Open Category

Creative Category

Epson “Celebrate The Colors of Life” Photo Contest 2010

Epson Malaysia is proud to bring you the Epson Color Imaging Contest 2010, featuring an all-expense paid trip to Japan and an Epson Stylus Photo R1900 color printer plus a challenge trophy for the winner, as well as other prizes for runners-up etc.

Now, share your life’s celebrations through the art of photography in Epson’s International Color Imaging Contest 2010. Stand to win the chance of a lifetime to exhibit your artwork at a renowned art gallery in Tokyo and an all expense paid trip to attend the opening ceremony in March 2011!

Rules and Regulations

Submission Criteria:

  • A registered participant is limited to one photo entry.
  • An Entry needs to be printed by either an inkjet or laser printer.
  • An Entry must be in A4 size (210mm X 297mm) only.
  • The original digital image file of the entry must be at least 5 megapixels (2592 x 1944 pixels) so that it can be printed in large format for the Color Imaging Exhibition.
  • Entries must be attached to the contest form and mailed / hand delivered to:Velocity Media Sdn Bhd.
    E-03-3 East Wing Subang Square,
    Jalan SS15/4G, Subang Jaya,
    47500 Selangor, Malaysia 

    Please send in your entry before 15:00 hours on 30 November 2010.

  • After you have mailed or hand delivered to the above address, please email a copy of the original digital image file to

Contest Form:

  • To download contest form, please click here.
  • Note for group participation or multiple entries, only one form is needed.
  • Please attach separate sheets to comment on entry title and background.
  • For more details on terms and conditions, please read:

Terms and Conditions

Epson Color Imaging Contest 2010 (“Contest”)

The Grand Prize winner will then be invited will then be invited to Japan to showcase their Winning Entries at a prestigious international photo art exhibition entitled “Epson Color Imaging Exhibition” to be held in Tokyo, Japan in March 2011 (the “Exhibition”). These Winning Contestants will be entitled to an all-expense paid trip to Tokyo which includes two-way airfare, accommodation and meals.

Local Awards
Grand Prize: All expense paid* trip to Japan + Epson Stylus® Photo R1900 + trophy
2nd Prize: Epson Stylus® Photo 1390 + certificate
3rd Prize: Epson Stylus® Photo TX700W + certificate
4th Prize: Epson Stylus® Photo T60 + certificate
5th Prize: Epson PictureMate PM310 + certificate

A. Entry Eligibility
Contestants must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of Malaysia. Professional photographers are eligible for entry. Employees of Sponsor or Co-Sponsor and their respective immediate families are not eligible for entry. No purchase of Epson products is necessary for entry.

B. How to Enter
Contestants must submit a completed Entry Form (photocopies are permitted). The completed Entry Form must be attached to your Entry and placed in an envelope or other appropriate container. Please use adequate measures to protect the Entry against damage during transport or delivery. An Entry together with an Entry Form may be submitted by an individual or by a group. Only one award will be given in respect of each Entry. Where an Entry is submitted by a group, a representative shall be nominated to accept the award on behalf of the group. The number of Entries you may submit in this Contest is limited to 1 (this includes Entries submitted individually and in a group). The use of the same Entry for other Sponsor and/or Co-Sponsor contests and/or awards is not permitted.

C. Entry Requirements
An Entry must comply with the contest theme “Celebration” and be an original and unpublished work. There is no restriction on the printer used to print out the Entry and no need to frame the Entry. The Entry can only be at A4 (210mm X 297mm) size. However, please indicate the positions “Top” and “Bottom” on the back of the Entry. Once submitted, all Entries become the property of Sponsor and/or Co-Sponsor, and will not be returned.

D. Entry Submission Deadline
To be eligible, an Entry must be postmarked no later than 30th November 2010 or if submitting in
person, no later than 15:00 hours on 30th November 2010.

E. Notification of Winning Entries
The names of the Winning Contestants and the Winning Entries will be posted on (“Website”) on the 15th December 2010 and the Winning Contestants will be notified by post

F. Exhibition of Winning Entries at the Exhibition
The Exhibition will showcase the top Winning Entries in each participating country. An online exhibition at the Epson Website will also be set up to showcase the Winning Entries.

Winning Entries may also be displayed at other exhibitions and events, in publications, on web sites operated by or for Sponsor and/or Co-Sponsor, and/or in materials in connection with this Contest, and may also be used in product catalogues and other materials produced by or on behalf of Sponsor and/or Co-Sponsor, including but not limited to, promotional materials for any subsequent contests sponsored by Sponsor and/or Co-Sponsor.

G. Release
By entering this Contest and/or accepting an award, contestants release and agree to hold harmless Sponsor and/or Co-Sponsor, and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind, including death, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of an award or participation in this Contest.

H. Representations
By entering this Contest, you represent that:

  • your Entry is original and of your own creation;
  • publication of the Entry will not violate the rights of any kind of any third party, and you have provided all necessary permissions and releases in connection therewith; and
  • your Entry is not obscene or offensive and that it does not violate community decency standards. Entries that are obscene, offensive or in violation of community decency standards as may be determined by the judges in their sole discretion will be withdrawn from the Contest without notice to the Contestant.

I. Use of Personal Information; Supplemental Documentation
Personal information provided in the Entry Forms shall be appropriately managed by Sponsor and/ or Co-Sponsor, and shall not be provided to any third party, except that, by entering this Contest, you agree to allow Sponsor to use your personal information contained in the Entry Form: (i) in connection with the publication of your Entry and for promotional purposes (except where prohibited), without review, notification, or approval; and (ii) to provide you with information of this contest and future Color Imaging Contests. Winning Contestants may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, grant of rights, tax forms, and a publicity and liability release, all within fourteen (14) days of notification, or the award may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected (the alternate being the Entry that received the next highest ranking).

J. Compliance with Terms & Conditions
By entering this Contest, you agree to abide by these Terms & Conditions and to accept the judges’ decisions as final.

Submission of an Entry and/or acceptance of an award grants Sponsor and/or Co-Sponsor the non-exclusive, perpetual right to use, reproduce, prepare derivative works of (including, to edit, adapt, modify and excerpt), distribute, publish and/or publicly display the Entry for any purpose in any media currently in existence or hereafter developed without further compensation to you, which includes, but is not limited to, the right to publish your Entry on the Website.

K. Awards
The substitution or transfer of an award is not allowed except in special circumstances, where Sponsor and/or Co-Sponsor may substitute an award for one of equal or greater value. Where applicable, income tax and any other taxes on the value of an award are the sole responsibility of the Winning Contestant. Sponsor and/or Co-Sponsor will furnish to the appropriate tax authorities any required tax reporting forms relating any award awarded to a Winning Contestant.

As above,Grand Prize winner will be entitled to a trip to Japan from 17 March 2011 to 20 March 2011 (no alternative travelling dates are acceptable) for the Exhibition. This will consist of (i) round trip airfare from the Winning Contestants’ location to Tokyo, Japan, (ii) 2-way transfers from the airport to the hotel, (iii) three nights’ accommodation in a hotel selected by Sponsor and/or Co-Sponsor; (iv) ground transportation to the exhibition venue; and (v) selected meals.

All other costs not stated above are to be the sole responsibility of the Winning Contestants.

In the event that the Winning Contestant is unable to travel on the set dates, or is unable to obtain the necessary embassy/country visas within two weeks of the departure date, he will forfeit his right to the award entitlement. Sponsor and/or Co-Sponsor may in its absolute discretion offer a consolation award.

L. Miscellaneous
Sponsor and/or Co-Sponsor in its/their sole discretion, reserve(s) the right to disqualify any contestant it reasonably suspects or believes to be tampering with the entry process or the award mechanism, by any means, or to be acting in violation of these Terms & Conditions. Any contestant attempting to defraud or tamper with this Contest in any way will be ineligible for awards.

Sponsor and/or Co-Sponsor further reserve(s) the right to cancel, terminate or suspend this Contest or any part of this Contest should any cause beyond its control, corrupt or impair the security, administration, fairness and/or operation of this Contest as determined by Sponsor and/or Co-Sponsor in its/their sole discretion. Sponsor and/or Co-Sponsor are not responsible for injury or damage to any contestant’s (or any third party’s) computer, computer peripheral or other electronic device, related to or resulting from participating or receiving materials in connection with this Contest, or any other liability or damage of any kind related to this Contest.

Sponsor and/or Co-Sponsor are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete or misdirected Entries.

All applicable laws apply to this Contest.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, these Terms & Conditions shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Malaysia without reference to its conflicts of laws provisions, and any dispute arising out of or in connection with these Terms & Conditions and/or this Contest shall be finally settled by arbitration in accordance with the Rules for Arbitration of the Regional Centre for Arbitration Kuala Lumpur. The language used in the arbitration proceedings shall be English.

M. Inquiries
Please forward all inquiries in connection with this Contest to:

Daniel Tang
Epson Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Tel: 03-56288288 ext 266

N. Sponsor and Co-Sponsor
The Sponsor and Co-Sponsor of this Contest are:
Sponsor: Seiko Epson Corporation Co-Sponsor: Epson Malaysia Sdn Bhd

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