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RCS Clearance Sale!!

Raffles City Singapore (#03-21)

Clearance sales up to 80%, from now till 20th Feb 2020!

video photo camera videography accessories
Photography and Videography clearance Sales

Accessories

Edelkrone Commlite Video DSLR Slider
Commlite CS-V500 Video Slider
Microphone Video DSLR
Saramonic UWMIC9-TX-XLR9
Flash Trigger, Receiver, Flash Sales.
Ballhead Tripods Sales!!
Optech Straps for DSLR, Mirrorless & Compact Cameras!

Bags

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Peak Design
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Peak Design
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Matin Bramble 100
RCS Sales
Kata Insideout-100 Backpack
RCS Sales
Kata Insideout-200 Backpack

Camera

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Canon EOS M6
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Canon EOS M6
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Canon EOS M6
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Canon EOS M5
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Canon EOS M5

Compact Camera

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Rico Theta S
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Ricoh WG

Leica

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Leica M
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Leica SL
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Leica X
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Leica X

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Zeiss Lens

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Alan Photo Lunar New Year Notice 2020

Alan Photo Wishes you and your family a very happy and prosperous Lunar New Year!

As much as we would like to continue serving you, we will be operating till 2 pm on the 24th of Jan 2020, and will be closed on the 25th till the 27th of Jan 2020!

We will resume our operations on the 28th of Jan, till 3 pm.

On the 3rd Feb, Our retail outlets will be closed early, as we’ll be having our annual CNY company dinner!

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Camera Shop

APBFSS Lucky Draw (2019)

T&C for Alan Photo Black Friday Super Sale (APBFSS) Lucky Draw

  1. The Lucky Draw (29th November – 1st December 2019) is open to customers of Alan Photo (AP) except employees of Alan Photo Pte Ltd and their immediate families.
  2. A single same-day receipt of $100 and above purchase entitles you to a lucky draw chance. Each person is only entitled to one chance per day.
  • Registration for lucky draw entries must be completed on the same day of purchase(s) at our cashier at our AP retail in Sim Lim Square.
  • A QR code will be presented to you after you have made your purchase to sign up for our newsletter, and you will need to fill in your first and last name, Email address, Mobile number and last four digits of your NRIC to qualify for this Lucky Draw.
    • Grand Prize: NIKON COOLPIX W300
    • 2nd prize: ION AIR PRO Full HD Sports Action Camcorder
    • 3rd prize: PANASONIC LUMIX G DC-GF9W
  1. With the above of (2), you will have a choice to register for our newsletter to qualify for a chance in the lucky draw contest. AP will select 3 winners after APBFSS on the 1st of December 2019.
  2. Shoppers must be at least sixteen (16) years of age as of 29th November 2019 to participate in the APBFSS Draw. The management reserves the right to request proof of age at any time.
  3. Shoppers’ original personal photo identification and original proof of purchase must be presented during registration. Shoppers are also required to provide an email address and mobile number to complete registration for the lucky draw from 29th – 1st December 2019.
  4. The winner(s) must produce his/her identification document to claim his/her prize within the stipulated dates. Prizes are not redeemable for cash.
  5. Refunds and/ exchange will also not be entertained by the organizer. Prizes not collected by 28th December 2019 will be forfeited and the organiser reserves the right to give the prize to the reserved winner.
  6. The Organisers reserve the right to replace/change the prize with one of equivalent value. There is no cash alternative to any prizes offered. The worth of prizes is reflective of market changes and may differ from the stated value on the date of the award.
  7. Prize winners may be required to allow their names to be used for publicity reasons. Alan Photo Pte Ltd reserves the right to publish photograph(s) and/ or statements from prize winners.
  8. The terms & conditions are subject to change without any prior notice. The Organiser’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entertained.

 

Personal Data Protection Act Provisions

  1. Shoppers are required to provide name, Photo ID, email address and mobile number to complete registration.
  2. By participating in APBFSS Lucky Draw, you agree to the use of your information by Alan Photo Pte Ltd and its affiliates for the distribution of promotional materials (including telemarketing messages).
  3. Please be informed that under Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act, you have the discretion to decide if you would like to provide us with your personal information. However, we regret to inform you that you will not be eligible to participate in APBFSS Lucky Draw should you decline to do so.

Your personal information will be held and used by Alan Photo Pte Ltd and may be shared with Alan Photo’s service partner acting on its behalf for administration purpose in connection with this PDPA agreement policy(https://www.alanphoto.com.sg/privacy-policy-2/)

  1. You agree and understand that Alan Photo and its authorized service providers may need to access, use, or process your data and providing content in order to perform related services pursuant to this agreement.

Privacy Policy: You have the right to request access to and correct your personal information. You may also inform us if at any time you no longer wish for us to use your personal information in any particular manner.

 

David C. Smith

Scenes from the BTS SH1 taken on 8/1/19 in Los Angeles USA
Shot with Panasonic DC-G9
Photograph by Kevin T Gilbert
© 8/1/19 {credit}

 

David C. Smith

 

David C. Smith: Cinematographer, Cinema Technologist, CEO and creator of DrivingPlates.com LLC, the world leader in 360 motion environments for driving scenes in television and films.  Recent projects include Bohemian Rhapsody, The Post, The Irishman, Narcos, This is Us, and hundreds more.  From the success of DrivingPlates.com, David and his business partner created Third Law Productions: a full service production company specializing in VFX production services.  Under the Third Law moniker Smith has provided set extensions, 360 elements, VR R&D and custom camera systems for projects such as Joker, Creed II, Man in the High Castle, and Stranger Things.  Since Third Law’s inception in the fall of 2017, they have produced a first person VR short, three feature films and a feature length documentary.  Third Law was also awarded a Clio in 2018 for their work on the 360 Behind the Scenes featurette for Mission Impossible: Fallout.

David’s background is in cinematography, with over twenty five years of experience, he has lensed over a dozen feature films and numerous national commercials for companies such as Keystone, Meguiar’s, and Jaguar.  In addition, he’s DP’d many reality based shows such as Living With Ed, Overhaulin, Car Crazy, Punk Payback and Are You Faster Than a Redneck, which required a staggering 45 cameras including 7 units shooting simultaneously.

Throughout his career, David has always been a forward looking technologist and inventor.  In service of a creative vision, he has continually innovated the techniques and tools for bringing a story to the screen.  The patented camera array at the foundation of DrivingPlates.com is one such innovation that has become the industry standard.  With an eye toward the needs of the next generation of content, Smith is pursuing multiple endeavors that promise to impact narrative production for decades to come.

 

The gear he has used

https://woodencamera.com/collections/mattebox-zip-box/products/zip-box-double-4×5-65

https://www.zacuto.com/

https://www.dji.com/ca/matrice600

  • DJI Ronin 2 for everything else not drone
  • Atlas Lens Co. Orion Anamorphic lenses in focal lengths of
    • 32mm T2
    • 50mm T2
    • 65mm T2
    • 100mm T2
  • Xeen 24mm on Drone . http://xeenglobal.com/
  • Tilta Nucleus Follow Focus

https://tilta.com/shop/nucleus-m-wireless-follow-focus/

  • Formatt Hitech 4 x 5.65″ Firecrest ND 1.8 Filter

https://www.formatt-hitech.com/

http://www.danadolly.com/

  • Motocrane Ultra

https://www.motocrane.com/

Sony Alpha 7R IV Winning the GOLD Award of 91%!

Sony A7R IV

Ergonomics & operability

  • Improved ergonomics including bigger, better buttons
  • Impressive high-resolution viewfinder
  • Limited touchscreen implementation
  • Menus still awkward to navigate

 

Image Quality

  • Impressive resolution and detail capture
  • Slightly noisier than its predecessor at the highest ISO values
  • Excellent JPEG sharpening and good color, but high ISO noise reduction takes a small step backwards
  • We’d like to see an option for the electronic front-curtain shutter to automatically disable above a certain shutter-speed threshold (leaving EFCS enabled can negatively impact out-of-focus areas of your images)

 

PSMS

  • Users can choose to capture 4 shots to cancel the Bayer filter array and get better detail from 60.2MP files, or capture 16 shots and combine them on an editing computer for 240MP files
  • Works with strobes, but the fastest shutter speed available is 1/8 sec
  • No motion-correction severely limits the range of subjects it can be used with
  • Cumbersome ‘Imaging Edge’ software is required for best results (the camera cannot combine its images internally)

 

AF & Speed

  • Real-time Tracking continues to impress with ease-of-use and effectiveness
  • Incredible autofocus accuracy while shooting single drive, but accuracy drops during burst shooting
  • It’s best to switch out of tracking in very low-light or backlit situations
  • Even slight mis-focus is made more obvious by the very high 60MP resolution
  • Burst shooting speeds drop noticeably when shooting uncompressed Raw
  • UHS-II slots do offer a speed benefit, but large uncompressed Raw file sizes mean the buffer still takes a while to clear

 

Movie

  • Offers both full-width and (roughly) APS-C crops for both 4K and 1080p
  • Cropped footage offers detail benefit, but full-width 4K still looks good
  • Plenty of capture tools
  • Still only 8-bit footage, even when output over HDMI
  • Real-time Tracking of faces and eyes now available while shooting video – but you have to make sure to enable touch-to-track focus
  • Fn menu and button behavior can be configured differently for movie shooting but exposure settings carry over, slowing stills/movie switching

 

Comment from Richard Butler (who attended the launch event in US)

The Sony a7R IV is a hugely powerful camera which, with a bit of configuration, makes it remarkably easy to shoot perfectly-focused 61MP images. Improvements to the AF behavior and ergonomics make it the most pleasant Sony to shoot with so far, in my opinion. It feels less sure-footed away from its core role, though, with burst shooting and high res mode not being quite so effortless. It’s also not as slick as it could be for switching between stills and movie shooting, if that’s something you need to do quickly.

 

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
  • Plenty of resolution, good dynamic range and noise performance
  • Excellent autofocus tracking implementation
  • Generous grip, very good button-and-dial feel
  • Large, high-res electronic viewfinder
  • 10 fps max burst shooting with AF
  • Class-leading detail in 4K video
  • Excellent AF tracking in video
  • Updated weather-sealing measures
  • Dual UHS-II card slots
  • Great battery life
  • Users can now choose their AF area display color, making it easier to see
  • ‘Focus Priority’ option to focus at wider apertures in low light is welcome
  • Good JPEG sharpening, noise reduction and color
  • Incredible customization options
  • Ports galore
  • Pixel Shift yields up to 240MP images
  • Robust wireless connectivity
  • In-camera charging + power
  • Large file sizes mean lengthy card write times, even with very fast cards
  • General interface lagginess persists
  • Burst shooting hurts AF accuracy
  • Slightly noisier files than predecessor
  • Touchscreen is under-utilized
  • Exposure settings carry over between stills and video; they shouldn’t
  • 4K video maxes out at 8-bit files
  • 10 fps only gives 12-bit Raws with compression applied
  • Clumsy Raw compression
  • No in-camera Raw conversion
  • Touch-to-track implementation should recall setting between stills and video
  • Can’t switch to video until buffer clears
  • High resolution increases visibility of camera shake and AF misses
  • No Pixel Shift motion compensation
  • Pixel Shift workflow is cumbersome
  • No flash AF assist grid

Sony A7R IV

Summary:

The Sony a7R IV is among the most capable cameras we’ve tested. It makes a compelling case that the days of choosing between speed-oriented cameras and resolution-oriented cameras are coming to an end. It wouldn’t be our top choice for sports and action purists (all those megapixels result in many megabytes of storage), but for those users that need this resolution on a regular basis and want to be able to photograph fast-moving subjects when necessary, the Sony a7R IV is the best option on the market right now.

 

Credits: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-a7r-iv-review

Payment via PAYNOW

We have finally installed corporate paynow! Here’s a step by step tutorial on how you can make your payment fast and convenient.

Step 1:

Login to your DBS account via the Digibank APP

Step 2: 

Select “Transfer/PayNow” TAB

Step 3: 

Select the QR Code Scanner on the top right hand corner of your screen and Scan the QR code

Alternatively, you can Select “Make PayNow Transfer”, and Select “Unqiue Entity Number” in the “Send Via” drop down menu and  key in our UEN number: 201719340H

Step 4:

Key in SECURE PIN

Step 5: 

Key in amount and CONFIRM

BenQ Professional Designer Monitor PD3220U

We were invited to the media launch of BenQ’s latest 4K HDR range  products – which includes the Professional Designer Monitor PD3220U on 12 March. Other newly released products included the Gaming Curve Monitor and 4K HDR P3 Display Projector.

But what we were more interested in was the PD3220U! This was an addition to the current PD series with monitors  “designed for designers”. The PD series targets graphic/animation designers where every detail has to be of pristine condition! BenQ has been actively working with more than 100+  international photographers in getting to know their workflow, pain points and unmet demands, offering them color management solutions via the monitors they introduce and upgrade over time. No doubt, their monitors have received many praises from all over the world!

One thing that BenQ places a huge importance on is color. The color experts  in BenQ have introduced a new technology – AQCOLOR where it ensures accurate colors for professionals – wide color gamut, meeting industrial standards and increasing workflow efficiency for photographers alike. Now you can edit/design in ease without worrying about the colour alteration your monitor may cause! Another special feature that places BenQ above the rest is their concern for consumers’ eye care, their monitors contains flicker-free technology and low blue-light which protects the eyes of BenQ monitor users  from further damage due to prolong usage of the screen!

There are currently 2 monitors in the PD Series – PD3200Q and PD2720U.

 

 

New Designer Monitor – PD3220U

– 31.5 inch, 16:9

– UHD 3840 x 2160 IPS panel

– 10-bit, 95% P3, 100% sRGB

– Thunderbolt 3 technology

– HDR 10

– MacBook mode, CAD/CAM mode, Darkroom mode, Animation mode, DualView

– Thunderbolt 3 daisy chain technology for dual monitor

– Hotkey puck for quick accessing of OSD & Customised shortcuts

There are a total of 3 series for different user types:

1. PD Series (Design Professionals)

2. SWseries (Photographers)

3. PVseries (Pro Colorist)

More information can be found on https://www.benq.com/en-sg/monitor.html

In trying to meet the different demands of consumers, BenQ proactively provides solutions in display and color technology. As for the PD3220U, they saw an increase in the number of Apple Mac users who assumes that the Mac provides the best quality in terms of on-screen resolution. Now, with the PD3220U you can connect your Mac and obtain the same quality as the Macbook has in itself on your PD3220U screen.
For more information regarding BenQ products/prices, do drop us an email at enquiries@alanphoto.com.sg, call us at 6384 3592 or drop us a message on Facebook or Instagram @alanphoto_sg

Sony A6400

The Latest Sony Alpha Series of 2019 

Recent release announcement made by Sony:

The all new A6400 has been announced. This was produced as the successor of the A6300 and not the A6500 that many thought Sony’s new announcement was about.

The Alpha A6400 in itself contains a 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor with a front-end LSI that combines with the same BIONZ X image processor as the A9, A7R 3 and A7 3. At the same time, delivering an ISO sensitivity of up to 102,400 and processing speeds 1.8x faster than its pre-decessor AKA Alpha A6300.

Sony A6400 has the same hybrid AF system as the bigger boys in the Alpha series and claims that the A6400 also features  the “world’s fastest autofocus at 0.02 sec”. Additionally, Sony have also  introduced an all new Real-Time Eye AF with AI-based subject recognition. This is said to provide photographers with even more accuracy in comparison to the current Eye AF system.

The A6400 also comes with an all-new selfie flip up touchscreen that features a 3.0-type LCD with 921k-dots of resolution – a feature many vloggers and youtubers would love. Also, the A6400 also includes a hot shoe mount, a microphone jack, and 4K video recording at 24 or 30 fps.

Body/Kit?

The A6400 will be sold as a Body, a starter kit that includes body and a 16-50mm F2.5-F5.6 lens or a more advanced kit lens bundled with the 18-135mm F2.5-5.6 lens.

 

Release date and price updates in Singapore  have yet to be known.

But do register your interest here to keep abreast of the latest updates on this new Mid Range Mirrorless Camera below!

 

Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF

Purchasing new lenses from parent brands do carry a hefty price tag and can potentially break a bank when we are trying create and achieve more through photography.

Providing camera users with a more affordable price tag on lenses is what Samyang pledges to do, and we are proud to announce that Samyang Optics have recently made the announcement of a new lens for EF users!

Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF 

Samyang AF 85 mm F1.4 EF with Hood

Samyang AF 85 mm F1.4 EF without Hood

Samyang AF 85mm F1.4 EF is designed with a bright aperture of F1.4. The new 85mm is formed of 9 elements in 7 groups, with 1 Hybrid aspherical lens. It also has Ultra Multi Coating, a feature used to reduce ghosting and lens flare. This lens provides smooth out-focusing and beautiful bokeh effect with excellent center resolution

The AF 85mm F1.4 EF lens is equipped with a variety of Samyang’s most advanced lens technologies, making it ideal for a variety of shooting situations – portraits, outdoor, pets and more. It is also lightweight and compact, weighs only 485g without lens caps and hood, maximizing portability and usability.

This compact and lightweight AF 85mm F1.4 lens will be available globally from July 2018 and a suggested retail price will be SGD979

We are opening pre-orders for this lens, send us a PM on Facebook or DM us on Instagram @alanphoto_sg to let us know!