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Hands on Canon 5DS R DSLR camera and Canon 11-24mm f/4L lens over coffee at Hideout Coffee

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Hands on Canon latest flagship DSLR camera, EOS 5DS R and new ultra-wide angle lens, EF 11-24mm f/4L USM at Hideout Coffee with Ms. Vna from Canon Malaysia, CW Tay at the back, and Kenn Wai on the right

Hands on Canon latest flagship DSLR camera, EOS 5DS R and new ultra-wide angle lens, EF 11-24mm f/4L USM at Hideout Coffee with Ms. Vna from Canon Malaysia, CW Tay at the back, and Kenn Wai on the right

The new Canon EOS 5DS R, full-frame 50.6MP DSLR camera

The new Canon EOS 5DS R, full-frame 50.6MP DSLR camera

They are in Melaka: Canon EOS 5DS R camera and EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens.

Last Friday I and good friends, Kenn Wai and CW Tay were invited by Ms. Vna from Canon Malaysia to do a test and review on Canon latest flagship DSLR camera, EOS 5DS R and new ultra-wide angle lens, EF 11-24mm f/4L USM.

We met up at a new cafe, Hideout Coffee just across the road from our studio. We had the review over coffee with Vna. She had this session arranged for the three of us with yummy latte.

A hidden cozy cafe in Taman Kota Laksamana (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM)

A hidden cozy cafe in Taman Kota Laksamana (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM)

Camera vs coffee (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM)

Camera vs coffee (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM)

This new full-frame Canon camera features 50.6MP CMOS Sensor with dual DIGIC 6 image processors. I will skip the specification part which is available over Google.

I did a few shots of the cafe, testing the grip, focus, quality of the output, shooting in full Raw which is about 50MB of size per image, and tested the new EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens. It feels like Canon 5D Mark III.

The uncle at Hideout Coffee was kind. Knowing that we are wedding photographers and doing some test shoot, he helped us to switch on the all the lights of the cafe, and asked us if we required anything to shoot inside. In addition, the barista serves nice coffee.

Kind uncle at Hideout Coffee (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

Kind uncle at Hideout Coffee (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

We enjoyed good coffee on a rainy (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

We enjoyed good coffee on a rainy (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

This ultra-wide angle lens is truly amazing.

Capturing at 11mm however shots were less distorted, out of my anticipation of a ultra-wide angle lens. It was ‘Wow’ to all of us how wide it could cover at 11mm. Despite shooting at f/4 widest aperture with low shutter speed, we needed nothing to worry about minor hand-shake. The advantage of its super wide focal length at 11mm could compensate the minor effect of handshake.

How wide is 11mm, shooting your own feet? (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM)

How wide is 11mm, shooting your own feet? (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM)

Minimal distortion at 24mm focal length (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM, no lens correction in post-processing)

Minimal distortion at 24mm focal length (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM, no lens correction in post-processing)

Much lesser distortion even at widest 11mm focal length (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM, no lens correction in post-processing)

Much lesser distortion compared to other ultra-wide angle lenses, even at its widest 11mm focal length (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM, no lens correction in post-processing)

Being one of the widest lenses available now with much lesser distortion and provides super-sharp images, the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens is a magnificent lens for landscape and architecture photography. Added to my wish list ūüôā

Since the test was done with ambient and objects in the cafe, I then requested Vna to be my model so that I could test the quality of skin tone it captures, comparing to 5D mark II which I am using. Reluctantly yet kind Vna agreed.

Vna with her coffee (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

Vna with her coffee (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

Smile... (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

Smile… (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

Relax... (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

Relax… (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

With Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens mounted to 5DS R, I captured Vna with mainly windows light and ambient of the cafe. Then switched to 5D Mark II with Sigma’s 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM, captured Vna again with her precious 5DS R.

Comparing the shots taken with these two system, even with different lens, both cameras captured skin tone with obvious differences. 5DS R delivered a more contrast and color rich tone, compared to 5D Mark II which gave a more pinky and soft skin tone.

Isn't it cool with 5DS R and a Canon tele-lens (shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Sigma's 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens)

Isn’t it cool with 5DS R and a Canon tele-lens (shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Sigma’s 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens)

Vna with her favorite camera (shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Sigma's 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens)

Vna with her favorite camera (shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Sigma’s 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens)

With its gigantic megapixels resolution and superb sharpness performance I read online, I requested to do some test at our studio. Vna again agreed to be our model.

CW Tay had a shooting session going and couldn’t join us. Before he left we captured a big family photo (image on the top of post). At 11mm ultra wide focal length, we could probably capture the whole cafe-full crowd.

So we headed to our studio, Craftify Studio.

Four strobes were setup to photograph Vna who visited our studio for the first time. Kenn Wai helped with the lights while I briefed Vna on the pose. Using Canon 5DS R camera with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, we did two postures: half-body and full-body, making the half-body one a formal shot and full-body a fun shot. Vna later described the latter as shopaholic pose. Sniff. Sniff.

Originally Vna (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at Craftify Studio)

Originally Vna (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at Craftify Studio)

Vna in shopping mode (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at Craftify Studio)

Vna in shopping mode (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at Craftify Studio)

The new Canon EOS 5DS R camera is a great camera for studio photography, especially the sharpness surprised us. Ultra-large megapixels however requires extra work and time for the post processing, as minor retouch will make a big difference visually.

It is a pricey camera however, for photographers who specialize in studio shooting and commercial photography, 5DS R is a good camera to have in arsenal with its large megapixels and sharpness performance. We have yet tested the 5DS R to its full capability and new features. We hope to have more time to review again in near future.

Big thanks to Vna and Canon Malaysia giving us this opportunity to try out this stunning full-frame camera.

May all bEE happy ūüôā

Some images of Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM taken at Hideout Coffee over the session:

Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EOS 5DS R's front view

Canon EOS 5DS R’s front view

Canon EOS 5DS R's rear view

Canon EOS 5DS R’s rear view

Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens

Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens

Guess whose eyes? (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at Craftify Studio)

Guess whose eyes? (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at Craftify Studio)

 

Love+ photo artistry

Good news : Love+ Photo Artistry

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Love+ Photo Artistry

Love+ Photo Artistry

Good news! CJ photography is now part of Love+ Photo Artistry family together with our friends, Brendon (Brendon Liew Photography) and Kenn Wai (Kenn Photography) :

The magical moments of life are preserved in the sparks of love and photography.

Much like us (Brendon, Kenn Wai and CJ), who come from various profession and background, yet have the same interest and vision in the artistry of photography.

Sharing the passion, having fun and working together for years like a family, Love+ Photo Artistry has become the name describing our friendship with enthusiasm and dedication in photographing weddings and portraiture.

We believe natural and loving photographs adding a touch of creativity are the way to preserve memories to tell of a lifetime.

Stay inspired with our beliefs, we enjoy meeting people, becoming great friends and have lots of fun and laughter in every photography session we have.

Thank you for continued support and love on our blog. We always feel touched by the stories and images we share here and will continue the effort.

Feel free to visit Love+ Photo Artistry website and Facebook page¬†too for love stories we’ve captured and deeply felt with our hearts by Love+ family members.

Have a lovely week ahead. May all bEE happy.

The proposal, Chee-Seong and Cindy

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Melaka proposal video

Congratulation to Cindy and Chee-Seong!

The proposal, Chee Seong + Cindy

The proposal, Chee Seong + Cindy

After nine years, Chee-Seong decided to take a big step forward in life with Cindy.

I know Chee Seong for years and he is always a caring and daring person. His first idea would be to propose in public, to give something unforgettable for Cindy. After hearing the good news from him, I was so happy and congratulated him. So I talked to Kenn-Wai and decided to give our support to Chee-Seong. The whole thing was but to keep it secret from Cindy.

After planning the surprise proposal, we invited their friends and family to gather at the¬†concierge of¬†Dataran Pahlawan Shopping Mall Melaka¬†on last Saturday. And Cindy was otherwise didn’t know anything about this, but was only invited shop there with the sisters.

So the whole thing followed by Chee-Seong making a sudden appear on the stage with roses and singing a song of theirs when she was shopping at the concierge, just like what happened in the video. He gave her a really wonderful surprise, touched the heart of the bride-to-be and filled her eyes with tears.

And the answer was YES!

Congratulation to the lovely couple, Cindy and Chee-Seong. May the lovEE you share always continue to shine. As you look forward to all you’re dreaming of, may you be blessed with love and happiness forever!

Enjoy the video (watch HD version on Vimeo, or alternatively on YouTube) here as much as we do.

Have a lovely evening and may all beings bEE happy.

Little Wen-Ze and Wen-Er children portrait

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family portrait in Tampin, Melaka

A lovely evening with little boy Wen-Ze and little girl Wen-Er

Spending a day with little boy Wen-Ze and little girl Wen-Er can be so much fun yet challenging. They were cute and active and both siblings kept winding each other.

We went to a hill in Tampin with both Wen-Ze and Wen-Er, and mom Tracy, letting them playing and running joyfully on the grass and capture joyful and spontaneous shots of them while having fun, more of a documentary than a portrait.

Thanks to Kenn-Wai and Iu-Lung for assisting and we had a great evening with the family. Kind of missing them now and looking forward for another photography session with them again.

Sharing some photos captured. Have a nice day and may all beings bEE happy.

Melaka family portrait

Melaka family portrait

M Nicole outdoor shooting July 2012 at Klebang Beach

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Make-up artists and models of M Nicole outdoor shooting at Klebang Beach

Make-up artists and models of M Nicole outdoor shooting at Klebang Beach

Finally having some free time to upload some photos and start blogging again.

Remember the M Nicole Make Up at Haha Studio July 2012? This was the session after the studio shooting and supposed to be a two-month back topic.

Anyway, we continued an outdoor shooting at Klebang Beach, Melaka after the studio shooting.

The models got changed to colorful outfits and beautifully done make-up then headed to the beach in Klebang.

This was also another opportunity for us to meet other photo enthusiasts, future make-up artists and models. We learned from each other and had a great time together.

Thanks to M Nicole Make Up organizing such a good outing and we are looking forward for the upcoming ones.

Have a nice day and may all beings bEE happy. Sharing some shots taken on the event:

Siew-Chen + Melvin = j.u.s.t. m.a.r.r.i.e.d.

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actual wedding day photography in Melaka

Congratulations to Siew-Chen and Melvin

Another brilliant day with Siew-Chen and Melvin in early June this year. We, Kenn-Wai, Fred, Brendon and I had the pleasure to photograph and video-shoot their big day.

On the lovely morning, we found ourselves with a pretty bride and her attractive bridesmaids wearing beautiful Cheong Sam. And the guys weren’t bad either; groom was smart looking in black¬†Zhong Shan Zhuang while the brothers were wearing Chinese¬†Tang Suit.

Both Siew-Chen and Melvin play band and sometimes perform in public. This explained why they and their friends were so sporting and happening on that day especially during the door games to pick up the bride.¬† The guys had to finish up the girls’ secret recipe bitter gourd juice, specially made extra spicy sausages, and lastly the ladies’ favorite, cicada pudding. These so-called food would¬†definitely get into the¬†Top 10 Most Gross and Disgusting Food in weddings.

The wedding kiss happened after Melvin read up and signed a marriage contract, a loving yet unequal treaties I would say. Then he and the brothers sang the song “If I Have A Million Dollar”, kind a funny song to please the bride before he was allowed to enter the room and kissed the bride.

Soon after the tea ceremony at Melvin’s place, they went to their new house and Siew-Chen changed from her white wedding gown to¬†a red traditional Kwa, a heavily embroidered formal Chinese wedding gown. Then she had an ornate headdress on and looked gorgeous.

The fun carried on into the night. The reception was held at LTP Restaurant Melaka. Siew-Chen’s mom spiced up the night by giving a few songs on the stage and drew large applause from the guests. And now we know where Siew-Chen’s beautiful voice comes from.

Thanks to Siew-Chen and Melvin for having us on your special day. Congratulation and may the singing of enjoyment be along with you, may the life in the following year filled with joyance and happiness, and may you have a wonderful new life togEEther!

May all beings bEE happy. Sharing some shots taken on the day and hope you enjoy.