Home » Uncategorized » Page 3

Category: Uncategorized

Updates: Nikon D850


Nikon must be so unhappy about this…… But since it has already been put out there on the net, thought that our readers would be interested to know…

Here are the leaked images of the Nikon D850.

From this picture, we can conclude that the D850 does not contain an in-built flash anymore in comparison to its predecessor – D810.


The camera has been put in comparison with the DF.


In this picture, you can see that the D850 will provide you with an extra option in comparison to the D810 – to shoot at RAW S, RAW M, RAW L, while the D810 only has options between RAW L and RAW S.

Stay tuned as news of the Nikon D850 slowly unravel!

Do Sign up here if you’d like to be notified of price and availability. https://goo.gl/forms/hpB0yZMBNKXFfoBV2

source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODEcWNwDTZQ

The Next Sensation: Nikon D850

Are you waiting or wondering about the next gear that will be kicking the industry in the butt? Impatiently awaiting for the next sensational camera to hit the market? Well, NikonRumours has it that there will be a new and upcoming camera that’s going to hit our shores.

If you already own a D810, and madly in love with it, you don’t want to miss this. Especially if you’re an avid Nikon fan.

Many reviews has it that the D810 was a great camera itself. Thinking about an improved D810 already gives me chills.


36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor

EXPEED 4 Image Processor

No Optical Low Pass Filter

3.2″ 1,229k-Dot LCD Monitor

Full HD 1080p Video at 60/30/24 fps

Multi-CAM 3500FX 51-Point AF Sensor

Native ISO 12800, Extended to ISO 51200

5 fps Shooting at Full Resolution

Electronic Front Curtain Shutter

14-Bit RAW Files and 12-Bit RAW S Format

The release of D810’s successor is about to be released. 

The Nikon D850 – Said to be the revolutionary camera exceeding the specs of other full frames in the market!

source: www.facebook.com/nikonsingapore


According to Fstoppers.com, here are the confirmed specs of the D850 that has been leaked.

4K UHD video

8K in-camera time-lapse

9 fps at full resolution with battery grip, 7 fps without

153-point AF system from D5 with -4 EV-capable central point (others function down to -3 EV)

Greater 0.75x viewfinder magnification for a larger image area in the viewfinder (for comparison, D810 is 0.70x, D5 is 0.72x)

180,000-pixel RGB metering sensor

3.2-inch articulating touchscreen

ISO 64-25,600 (extended 32-108,400)

Dual card slots (one SD, one XQD)

A teaser video of the Nikon D850 has also been released, do check it out at the bottom of this post.

While we are all anticipating the release date of the Nikon D850, do sign up in the link if you’d like to test it out for yourself or be informed as soon as it arrives in our stores. Is it really what it has been raved to be? Is it just a replacement of the D810? Well, there’s only one way to find out and that’s to test it out for yourself.

Sign up here if you’d like to be notified of price and availability.

source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epaRJ3eqKzk


Signing Off,



Follow us on our socials to stay updated!






July Favourites

Hello you! If you’re an avid follower of our monthly favourites, apologies for our tardy post this month! To all our Singaporean followers, we hope you had an amazing time on our nation’s birthday with your loved ones! The months are passing by too quickly!

Without further ado, lets jump straight into last month’s favourites!

note: not in any form of sequence

The Canon EOS 6D Mark ii made its entrance not too long ago, and have been flying off the shelves even despite the bad reviews that’s been circulating online! Guess it’s not as bad as it was said to be? You tell us!

Canon EOS-6D Mark II


Nikon D3400 kit


Nikon D5600 (18-140mm)


Sony A6500 body


Nikon has recently posted news about the revelation of the all New D850. There has also been rumours saying that it’ll be Nikon’s very first mirrorless camera that they will be releasing. A mirrorless camera that will overlook all of its other competitors in the industry. Is this FOR REAL!? Well, only time will tell if the rumours were true! Who’s excited? You bet we are!

Stay tuned for more! 😉

Signing off,

A New App all photography enthusiasts would love!

The Instagram app has outdone many apps. Somehow, it has also gradually became a portfolio for many users. It made the unnoticed noticed.

As the growth of the Instagram photography community enlarges, many photographers are challenged to produce more creative works. This is taking a positive turn on the industry as many are aware of how the smartphone camera is an inadequate tool. While the smartphone camera is an amazing and convenient gear, there is so much a DSLR/Mirrorless can do that the smartphone camera can’t. Photography isn’t just a simple click of the button, there is so much that goes into that perfect shot! Lighting, Aperture, ISO, Angles, just to name a few. It takes skills, passion, patience, willingness to learn, and so much more!

And with this new App, it has brought photography and experiential learning to a whole new level!

Have you always wondered how photographers from around the world captures their artistic shots? The various equipment they use, etc! Well, a new app has launched to answer all your dying questions. Now, you can capture similar shots and even experience what it’s like behind the scenes YOURSELF.

The App is currently only available on Apple stores: EXPLOREST



This app brings you to places – to the most majestic insta-worthy locations.

Guides you on how to curate a particular photo that have been taken by photographers like yourself

Make plans ahead as all information regarding opening hours, fees, etc will be available via the app

Various photography genres to suit your liking 

It’s opened to all, whether you’re a hobbyist, amateur or a professional! Stay adventurous and take your instagram game to a whole new level.


• No uncertainties, get the exact spot where the photographer stood to take the shot.

• Show off the beauty of a country you’ve travelled to!

• Need to arrive at a spot before closing time? Or take a boat to get there? You’ll receive all the instructions needed.

• Opening hours, Weather forecast, fees, etc



• Know the exact times of sunrise, sunset and golden hours when the light is best to shoot photos.

• Access Explorests’ field tips and photo specs (camera, lens, ISO, aperture, shutter speed) so you’ll know what to bring along and how best to capture the perfect moment.

• With so many amazing places to explore, enjoy the ability to track where you’ve visited and want to travel.

• Save the location, tips and details to your mobile device and access them even if you lose service while exploring.

KNOW WHAT TO DO NEARBY (make plans ahead)
• If there’s a place close by serving the best coffee in town, you’ll know.


Source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/explorest-photo-location-insights/id1227446332?mt=8

The app is currently on SINGAPORE LOCATIONS ONLY (more coming soon)

& you get to enjoy all Location Insights free until July 31.

So get downloading and start shooting!!!!!

Don’t forget to tag and follow us on our socials @recbyalanphoto to share your shots and stand a chance to get featured on our Instagram page!

Signing off,

June Favourites


Hello everyone! We are back with another month of favourites! Which do you think would make last month’s list of favourites?

June was a pretty interesting one, with so many new gears popping out in the scene, I’m sure we’re all pretty excited about next month’s favourites, aren’t we?

July is gonna be exciting, but i’ll leave that to another post to update you on what’s going to happen in the upcoming months.

Without further ado, lets dive into June’s Favourites.

Nikon D5600

This contender was also part of last month’s favourites!



The A6000 was also part of April/March’s favourites, but this time it’s A6000L instead. What’s the difference? A6000L is the one sold together with the kit lens while A6000 is  just the body itself.


Canon EOS M3



Go Pro Hero 5 Black

Again, the Go Pro has made it into the list!

That’s it for June’s favourites! Make the final half of 2017 a good one, we will be holding more workshops and events and if you’d like to be informed of our upcoming workshops/events, do let us know via any of our social media channels, and we’ll include you to our mailing list 😀

Stay updated and Follow us:

FB @ Alan Photo SG /  @REC By Alan Photo

Instagram @alanphoto_sg / @recbyalanphoto

Twitter @recbyalanphoto

Youtube channel: REC By Alan Photo



May Favourites



Oh my, we are exactly halfway through 2017! Happy 1st of June! If the first half of the year was bad for you, I hope you’ll end the other half of the year with a good one! Anyhoo, lets get started with the top selling cameras for the month of May!

Note: Cameras not placed in any order.

First up!

 Canon EOS 750D



Sony RX100M3


Nikon D5600

Canon G7X Mark ii


Signing off,

April Favourites


Much apologies for the delay of our monthly favourites post! Scroll down to see the top 4 winning cameras for the month of April!

Note: Cameras not in any particular order




Olympus OMDEM10 ii

photo credits: https://robinwong.blogspot.sg/2015/08/olympus-om-d-e-m10-mark-ii-review.html


Panasonic DMC-GF9

photo credits: http://www.quickpconline.com/pc/mobile-device/digital-camera/panasonic-lumix-gf9/


Sony A6000

photo credits: http://briansmith.com/sony-announces-a6000-graphite-gray-edition/


Nikon A10

photo credits: http://www.nikon.com.sg/en_SG/product/digital-compact-cameras/affinity/coolpix-a10

Signing off,

Light up your Photography Portfolio

When it comes to photography, lighting is key in bringing something alive. Even when an object is already beautiful in itself, a perfect lighting set up would be able to bring out extraordinary images through the camera lens. Lighting does not mean a darker or brighter picture, it brings with it a whole lot more than that.

Try this! When you’re about to take a selfie, look for a light source of which could be the sun light for example. Take a selfie standing with light shining on you and take another one without. Which would you prefer?

Ideally your comparison pictures would turn out like this.

See how much lighting affects the result of your photos!?

However, to take it up another notch, it’s essential to know the proper use of a lighting set up especially when it comes to professional studio shoots!

It’s not anywhere that you get to learn from the professionals out there!

We are honoured to be partnering with Profoto in bringing to you a FREE lighting workshop conducted by Wesley Loh of Memphis West Pictures.

– We will be bringing you through the fundamentals of using different light shaping tools and
– off camera flashes to dramatically alter the mood of you photos.
– Wesley will also introduce the basics of lighting,
– and coupled with the practical shooting sessions, expect to leave this workshop with newfound knowledge that will take your photography to the next level.

Not to worry, Profoto lighting equipment will be provided.

However, all participants will need to bring along their own cameras and lenses.

You do not have to be a professional photographer to participate in this workshop. All are welcome to attend and learn a new skill to take your photography

To participate in this, do register in the link provided below!


Seats are filling up fast!
You can’t bend light. But you can shape it. 
Signing off,

Be a part of the Singapore Instagram Community

I have recently chanced upon an article titled “Is Instagram the new gateway to photography?” And couldn’t help but strongly agree with the author. The very first app I click on my smartphone is not Facebook, it’s Instagram. Not to mention if you’re a photography advocate yourself, the Instagram app would appeal to you so much more. We all strive to perfect a photo. If it’s not Instagram worthy, where does it go to? Facebook, I would suppose. Well, I don’t know about you. But that goes for me.

I’m not going to dive too deep into the realms of social media. I just wanted to share how this app was able to bring together a community of people who share the same interest in photography in Singapore. Founder of @SGIG, Ivan also known as @phonenomenon on Instagram has garnered about 15K followers on his Instagram account, of which consists of mainly photography enthusiasts in Singapore.

SGIG – The Singapore Instagram Community

SGIG would host monthly meetups and photowalks where instagrammers of Singapore come together. It’s more of a social activity where people who share a common interest – photography come together. A typical conversation starter would go like this: “eh your photos very nice leh” or “what camera do you use for your instagram” or “wa how did you take this shot”

14/03/17: [REC] By Alan Photo had the honour to host their March meet up! Everyone had the privilege of famous fashion photographer – Mr Lance Lee who flew back to Singapore for a short trip, conduct a studio beauty photography workshop for a maximum of 50 participants!

The workshop conducted by Lance was definitely an insightful one as we received so much positive feedback from the attendees! You can watch it Live on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/recbyalanphoto








Trust me when I say that these people are a fun bunch! Everyone were so warm and welcoming. It’s definitely worth it when you get to have fun and learn from others at the same time.

For more info about their monthly meetups and gatherings, don’t forget to follow their Instagram page @SGIG

If you have not created an Instagram account, I would believe it’s time you do 😉

PS. Don’t forget to follow us too @alanphoto_sg & @recbyalanphoto



Signing off,

March Favourites

A big fat hello to the month of April! You know what that means!

Last month was a month filled with loads of new cameras entering into the market! And not to mention, the annual IT show held over at Suntec City. But which ones did our customers loved the most? Read on to find out!

Note: Products not arranged in any particular order

Go Pro Hero 5

Sony Alpha 6000 Kit

Casio TR80

Have you read our blogpost on the Casio TR80? If not, you can do so here! https://www.alanphoto.com.sg/2017/02/24/casios-tr80-grand-launch-event/

& there we have it! The 3 top sellers of the month of March! Stay tuned for April’s favourites!