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27 November 2015

Wide Angle Lens Comparison - Sony A7


Sony 28mm - Sigma 15mm - Zeiss 18mm

Saat makan di Tang Palace saya membawa 3 lensa wide yang bisa dipasangkan di body Sony A7. Dari yang paling mahal Zeiss 18mm, disusul Sigma 15mm dan terakhir lensa native Sony sendiri 28mm F2.
Ketiga lensa ini adalah lensa-lensa wide favorit, baik di mount canon maupun sony.
Sebetulnya lensa-lensa tersebut berbeda tipe, super wide angle, fish eye dan wide angle lens, jadi perbandingannya tidak terlalu teknis membahas detail tapi lebih ke arah cakupan lensanya, berbeda dengan perbandingan Sony 90mm dan Canon 100mm yang saya post sebelumnya.


While eating in Tang Palace, I carry 3 of my wide angle lenses, which were attached to Sony A7 body.
The lenses were Zeiss 18mm, Sigma 15mm and Sony's own 28mm F2.
This three wide lenses were favorite among Sony and Canon users.
Do note that this three lenses are actually pretty different, one is an Ultra Wide Angle lens, the other is Fish Eye and the last is Wide Angle lens. So this comparison isn't going to ponder on the details like sharpness and micro contrast etc.


24 November 2015

Kobe Japanese Steak House

Japanese Steak


Kobe Japanese Steak House lokasinya ada di ruko Darmo Park II yang lokasinya di sebelah Ciputra World Mall.
Kompleks Rukonya sedikit  kuno, tapi di tempat yang sama ada beberapa resto Jepang yang lumayan populer, Saga dan Iki Sui.


Kobe Japanese Steak House is one of the latest addition in Ruko Darmo Park II which is located next to Ciputra World Mall.
The home-office complex is a bit dated, but it's well known for the Japanese Restaurants which is Saga and Iki Sui

20 November 2015

B&B alle porte del Vaticano

Expectation vs Stark Reality

B&B Alle Porte del Vaticano

Menginap di Negara maju di Benua Eropa biasanya cukup nyaman, dengan standard yang cukup baik dan pelayanan yang ok, normalnya tidak perlu khawatir mendapat kejutan yang tidak menyenangkan.
Tapi kali ini ada pengalaman yang cukup berbeda di Italia.
Kita dijanjikan mendapat kamar dengan teras dan luasnya 16m2 dan ada terasnya, yang didapat kamar kecil tanpa teras.
Harga yang disepakati pun tidak ditepati, kita ditagih lebih mahal 31 Euro dari apa yang pertama dijanjikan.


A stay in European lodging is usually a pleasant experience, but sometimes, the harsh reality sets in upon checking in.
We got our hopes high, seeing the good images on Tripadvisor and Agoda of the rooms.
We were promised a room with terrace, with a 16m2 room area, but got a small room without terrace instead.
The price quoted for us was also wasn't being kept, we were charged 31 Euro more than what was agreed.


17 November 2015

Hotel Safa Yogyakarta

Safa Homestay Jogja


Safa Homestay Jogja
Salah satu tujuan favorit saya untuk wisata dalam Negeri adalah Yogyakarta, tempatnya asri, penduduknya ramah dan biaya-biaya serba rendah di kota ini.

One of my favorite destination in Indonesia is Jogjakarta, it's a beautiful place with a friendly locals and very affordable place.


13 November 2015

Macro lens for Sony A7 Comparison - Sony 90mm vs Canon 100mm

Perbandingan Lensa Macro untuk Sony A7

Taken with Sony 90mm
Dua lensa macro saya, warisan dari jaman memakai mount canon adalah Canon 100mm L dan Zeiss 50mm. Alkisah, lensa 100mm ini salah satu alasan saya hingga menyukai lensa prime alias tanpa zoom, bisa dibilang lensa prime favorit saya.
Hasilnya saat itu jauh lebih menarik dibandingkan Tamron 90mm for canon yang sebelumnya saya pakai. Namun tidak lama kemudian, lensa 100mm ini seringkali nganggur tidak dipakai, karena hadirnya Zeiss 50mm yang lebih moy.


Two of my most favorite lens, back when I was still using Canon's DSLR are Canon's own 100mm F2.8 L lens, and the zeiss 50mm F2. The Canon 100mm F2.8 L Macro was the first lens that were stellar enough, it made me a convert to prime lenses. I used to own several zoom lenses and just 1 macro lens, which was Tamron 90mm, after getting the canon, I ditch all the zoom lens and the Tamron's macro.
Not long after, I got the more exotic Zeiss 50mm Makro, which was a full manual lens. This lens made my 100mm enter an early retirement, from being present most of time in my back pack, to just being used on special occasion a few times a year.



10 November 2015

Toko Oleh-oleh Malang (Pia Cap Mangkok)

Buah Tangan Khas Malang

Toko Pia Cap Mangkok
Kunjungan ke Malang ini saat libur Lebaran, alhasil sepanjang hari di Kota Malang bertemu dengan kemacetan di mana-mana. Untuk mengurangi penat, kita mengunjungi tempat beli oleh-oleh di pusat kota, Toko Pia Cap Mangkok.



Our visit to Malang this time is in the Eid Holiday, thus we were stuck in traffic most of the time. We get a little time to unwind in this snack shop. In Indonesia food is the number one choice for present, so you'd meet a lot of snack shop when hunting for things to bring home from holiday.



06 November 2015

Bakwan Subur - Malang

Bakwan Babi - Parunya Favorit 

Bakwan Subur

Penggemar babi di Malang pasti sudah tahu tempat satu ini, bakwan Subur, tempatnya mudah dicari. Kalau jalannya tidak macet (jarang) lima belas menit mustinya sudah sampai tempat ini, dari jembatan layang pintu masuk kota Malang. Berhubung macet, butuh satu jam lebih untuk bisa mencapainya.

Pork lovers in the lovely city of Malang would be familiar with this place, Bakwan (meatball) Subur. It's location can be easily reached, which probably is one of the reason it's so popular.
On a less busy traffic, you can easily reach the place in 15 minutes. We weren't so lucky because we visited the place on a public holiday, and it took us an hour and so to get to the place.



03 November 2015

Food Truck - Food Festival Surabaya

Food Truck - Pop Up Market on the cheap?

Food Truck - Food Festival

Selain Pop Up Market yang dikelola secara profesional dan di endorse berjibun sosialita, ada juga acara 'pasar kaget' yang dikelola oleh pihak internal mall dan dipenuhi penjaja makanan yang lebih 'merakyat'

An alternative to the glam of Pop Up Market, which usually are managed by an event organizer and endorsed by multitude of socialite, there's also another option which offering are more 'down to earth' in comparison.





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