Field Test | Sony Alpha SLT-A99 and 85mm 1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T Combo

The Sony Alpha SLT-A99 full frame camera

While we were in Singapore for our talks for the Sony Digital Workshops there, the people at Sony Singapore were generous enough to let us use a couple of their cameras like their Sony A77 and their current flagship full-frame camera Sony Alpha SLT-A99. It was a good opportunity to see how far Sony has come since I tested their Sony Alpha A550 years ago. The new breed of Sony Cameras incorporates their SLT (Single-Lens Translucent) Technology which uses a fixed semi-translucent mirror to remove the delay from the flipping mirror typical DSLRs have along with the other benefits of the technology. I won’t delve much into the technicality here since a lot of reviews out there already covered them but share my short stint with the Sony Alpha SLT-A99 on this while roaming around the lively street life of Singapore at night pairing the camera with the Sony 85mm f1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T on this post.

A Sony Digital Workshop Weekend in Singapore

The author during the Travel Photography Talk at the Singapore Arts House

It’s been a couple of days since I returned from Singapore. Last weekend was spent working for the Travel Photography Talk for Sony Singapore’s Sony Digital Workshop. I and my friend and co-facilitator for Backpack Photography, Oggie was there to give a talk about Travel Photography and introduce the wonderful island of Batanes to the people of Singapore. It was quite a new experience talking to a mostly foreign audience at the Singapore’s Arts House (formerly the Old Parliament). It was a learning experience as well that we had to make some adjustments on our presentation for the 2nd day of our talk.

Batanes: A Session on Travel Photography with Sony Singapore

It is indeed a pleasure to share the wonderful destination of Batanes, Philippines to a foreign audience, the country’s Travel Photography and Landscape haven. If you are in Singapore do join us in our exciting sessions about Travel Photography this March 30-31, 2013 at the Singapore Art House brought to you by Sony Singapore’s Digital Workshops. Please check the schedule here.

Dispatch: A Taste of AirPhil Express Fly and Sail AdvenTour in Singapore

Last weekend, I was invited by AirPhil Express to experience their new AdvenTour Package offering they had call “Fly and Sail”. In partnership with Star Cruises, the Fly and Sail is a four-day Adventure Tour Package where once can Fly to Singapore and go for a cruise to Malaysia for only P24,888 per person. It’s my first time to actually try a cruise and it was pretty fun. I’ll be writing about the experience starting next week in En Route. In the meantime if you would like to know more of the details, read on.

Singapore Underground

Singapore Orchard Underground

Singapore and sanitation seems to go together in this little country. Above the streets everything seems normal. Most well to do people walking around and shopping. But life here is not all that dandy, the cost of living is high that some people can’t keep up. They don’t have greased homeless people like here in the Philippines but there are people in Singapore who are trying to survive by alms under the street.