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About the Photographer

Borned in Penampang Sabah and currently residing in Sandakan Sabah, he started his photography as a hobby back then in 2007. That hobby quickly turn into passion as he ventures more into the world full of artistic where only limited by one's mind and imagination. Born under the sign of Gemini, he simply love to add different elements and ideas to create a different world with his lenses.

Working with Malaysia Airlines added extra advantages to be in different part of the world and captures the beautiful architectural and cultures and instill them in his trusted lense. It also added another big advantages as capturing once in a lifetime moments in different part of the world would be possible and less charged..

Happily married, his wife also shares the beautiful art of photography and has since became his sidekicks in events or even simply any outing. Together they became a great partner in crime and added more colourful touches with her faminine touch and his artistic eyes.

To sum up it all, they simply put life in their photography and hope you became a part of it too.


God bless ...

".. Thank you for believing. Photography is about what the eyes captures, the emotions that the heart felt and finally embedding all of it in a photograph. Now thats what photography is all about..."

Aldrian Willon

Your's Truly... Aldrian Willon

Your's Truly... Aldrian Willon

Canon Vs Nikon

Off all the post i've ever written, this has got to be the toughest one. It started with a question from one of my fellow reader who simply ask me " Which one is better , Canon or Nikon (when it comes to DSLR)?" I thought it was an easy assesment till i started doing the research.

You see, I am a Canon guy. Since day one when i touch the photo film till the digital edge i've always been a Canon guy. So it's gonna be a bit biase' when i'm doing a comparison between these two digital photography giants. So in order to give a precise judgement, I went and interview some of the Nikons great guru and try to capture as much accurate information as possible. Please be inform however that these facts findings and writings are merely my point of view and as accurate as the time this piece are written and any miss information or miss guidance are not my liability.

Okay, first and foremost i will not go to technically on these two products as any newbies who wanted to buy their first DSLR will have tons of information on the net. So what will I write then if i won't do the technical part? Well i will simply share the pro and cons of these two brand base on my research.

Okay, first of all you can't have a direct comparison of any DSLR from this two brand, Canon or Nikon. It's not like you can compare a  Mithsubishi Evolution and a Nissan Skyline as their spec is almost similar but to have two DSLR with the same spec is almsot impossible, in fact none of these two brands have a similar spec. The nearest competition i would use is a Nikon D90 and a Canon 550D. Both may can take HD video but yet Canon 550D are built with 18 megapixel cmos sensor while the Nikon D90 are built with only 12.3 megapix. The price is almost similar but Nikon D90 are a bit cheaper though which is one of the reason why it is the favourite for newbies. Besides, Nikon D90 gives a better lense kit which is the 18-105 mm compare to Canon 550D which only gives 18-55 mm lense kit. Overall check on the lense kit however does shows that Nikkor lense for Nikon is slightly more expensive compare to Canon lense.

Picture quality however varied on certain situation. I do admit when it comes to smooth and warm photo's, Canon does have that extra edge thanks to it's Digic 4 digital processor. However, Nikon will give you that extra crisp and super sharp images especially in low light situation. Portraiture is a win situation for Canon but for natural scenery i have to give it to Nikon.

After been involve with Nikon D90 and compring it with my own Canon 550D I could make a conclusion that basically these two brands have it's own strength and weaknesses. Canon strength lies on it's processor that gives you that warmth and beautiful portraits but it's weaknesses lies on it's lack of affordable kits compares to Nikon that have bundles of kits and with affordability does gives you the favouritsm among beginners. However it's weaknesses i must admit lies on it's weight which is slightly heavier but yet i know some of you does love a heavier machine ( but with bigger longer lense and speedlight the weight does effect your performance especially in a long events ).

At the end of the day, it all lies on the user. Both are great equipment. With proper adjustment and setting, both equipment will give you the best photo that you have been long for. So how do you know which one suits you the best? Hold it and start taking a few snap, you will know immediately which one meant for you. I know mine.....

4 comments:

  1. As for me I own EOS 1000d..if i have xtra money I want to have Nikon at least D5000. Both nikon and canon having a similar standard..Thinking to upgrade the gear to 550d or 60d but long way to go..need to gather money again..I think 550d is the better choice.

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  2. Thanks, Aldrian for replying my question.
    I agreed when you state, "I do admit when it comes to smooth and warm photo's, Canon does have that extra edge thanks to it's Digic 4 digital processor. However, Nikon will give you that extra crisp and super sharp images especially in low light situation." Because that particular reason, I'm thinking of getting another canon instead of nikon d90. :)
    As you said, "At the end of the day, it all lies on the user."
    Hehe :D Thank you again.

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  3. Dear Beaty,

    I've always thought that the Canon 1000D didn't receive as much appreciation as it should be just because it's a basic DSLR camera. The under power megapixel and depth of field it can give actually are under rated by a lot of user in comparison to it's price tag. In fact I have seen a high end photo in a size of 42 inch with super sharpness that was (suprisingly) taken with a 1000D. The photographer didn't do much of a tweaking and all he concentrated was on his manual setting, keeping the iso to the lowest as possible and use the proper lighting. I will try and find that photo in my hardisk and will post it later (provided i can fined em'!).

    My advice, stick to one brand, either it's Nikon or Canon as shifting to different brand is not only a money waste but also will create a lot of confusion. Master the 1000D first before upscalling your equiment and you'll be surprise what a humble equiment can produce once you give it a chance...

    Cheers
    Aldrian

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  4. Dear BSCH,
    Thank you for being a help there. It does gave a chance to actually use a Nikon D90 and having a first hand try on it does give me more insight and respect to this equipment. But like my mentor use to say, hold it and click it and you will know it is the right machine for you. Happy snapping there BSCH.

    p/s thanks for the sape sound link. It always give peace in my mind everytime i hear one :))

    Aldrian..

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