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Q-strap (Quick-strap) is an alternative product apart from R-strap design with enhancement that i find it very useful compare to the originals and it’s cheaper. Before i use Q-strap I’ve been using the original strap from Nikon where most of the time it rest on your shoulder or neck, right? Place in shoulder sometimes it might feel like easily dropped and putting over your neck will strain all over your neck and shoulder. I did experience this when i travel to Bangkok last time for a week and putting your DSLR camera over your neck walking around is not a very good idea, luckily massage in Bangkok was cheap so went for full body massage every night :).

It’s using solid metal material for the base and the quick release appear solid and durable. There is also a safety slot for you to put a string to attach to your camera body to secure the camera body. I did not put the safety string yet even I’m just back from my travel trip recently as i do check the screw mount every time to make sure it lock firmly but surprisingly it does not come to loose.


There are few advantages that i found compare to R-strap is the mounting plate is large enough to support DLSR body and this would not cause the mounting screw to get loose when hanging on your hips while moving around. The mounting screw do have the tripod mount so it can mount directly to tripod without removing the screw, so its very convenience to hook up to the tripod. The shoulder pad also have compartment to put 2 memory cards and it would be very handy when you need that.


Apart from all the advantages it do have some disadvantages that i find it quite discomfort, the should pad seems to be quite slim and does not able to provide a very comfortable but much better comparing to original strap :). The shoulder pad also does not able to sit firmly on the should and it always dropping to the back, it required you to adjust every time after taking a photo.

Overall I like this Q-strap because it able to provide a comfortable way to carry your DSLR and able to reach your camera easily enable you to capture every single precious moment with a very reasonable price. I bought it from Direct Photo and it do have for dual camera body model.

Shop : Direct Photo

How to check Nikon shutter count

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Not sure if you know how to check shutter count for Nikon, but there are tools in the net able to help doing that and I’m using this software call Opanda IExif and can be download from here for free. The usage is pretty simple, where you just need to open the last image from your shooting in Opanda and you can see the shutter count there like the screenshot below:-


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As promised to write on my blog after receiving the gift and thank you so much to Le’Foose for giving me a surprise gift after I wrote an article on my blog here. Taking part is very easy, just write an article about Le’Foose and you on run for the surprise gift.

I just wrote about my buying experience with Le’foose and got my self a Giottos CoCo-Air cleaning system for my camera. With the unique design of this CoCo-Air cleaning system give you ability to clean most of the digital component easily. I would not expecting that i could get anything and just write something to put into my blog and really appreciate it.

Below is the photo of the free gift that I got and for those who want to get a free gift too, hurry up before it runs out. Please read on their website on how to participate.



Source : Le’Foose | Giottos

New Toy

Last Saturday morning I went to my friend (Lee) house to see my new toy, its a Nikon D200 (second hand unit) but in tip top condition. I was shocked when Lee took it out from the box with the plastic bag still intact and all the accessories USB cable, charger, body strap, battery, video cable, CD and manual have not been open before.

According to Lee the previous owner was a Nikon camera collector where he likes to collect all Nikon DSLR cameras and accessories. He got him self a home studio with back drop as well. All the collection was in superb condition where it kept all under cabinet plus all the cameras was not even ever leave its house, solely used at home. I’m very admire this uncle as so much in love with Nikon, for sure is a Nikonian.

frontview[1]Previously I got myself an E-300 where I really like the feel of DSLR then my friend call me up and said there is another unit that is much more better than my E-300 with better offer as well. So I just upgrade my E-300 unit to this D200. Olympus accessories is kinda hard to find some more is much expensive but 1 thing good about Olympus is the lens are almost compatible with all range of DSLR. For Nikon some mid range DSLR does not able to use full range of lenses thus you have to upgrade your body to get the bigger lens.

Photography is an expensive hobby where the price of the DSLR body is not really that expensive but the lenses are the one killing. There is a reason for the price you gave where you can get perfecto picture that you admire most. That’s where i get hooked and my good friend keep on poisoning me 🙂 btw thanks dude for the poison else I won’t get this baby.

Forgot to mention that I’m a beginner and I think a bit LCLY to carrying D200 around :). Who cares as long as I take good picture right. I really appreciate Lee for borrowing me the lens as I just bought the body unit only and now searching for lens.

Below is a good review of this Nikon D200 and if you’re interested to know more about this unit (sorry that this is an obsolete model).

Source : Dpreview

Le’Foose Website Launch


Its been a long wait for all photographer to have another e-commerce site that bringing new and qualities product into the market. Le’Foose founders back with years of experience on photography product ranging from digital cameras, lens and all sort of accessories selling at a reasonable prices.

Product that currently available are from Canon, Olympus, Nikon, Datacolor, Lumiquest, HighKey, KATA, Hoya, Lenspen, Manfrotto, National Geographic, Nissin, Sigma, Sekonic, Clik Elite, B+W and Spudz.

On top of carrying product they also doing photography services for company functions, weddings and later on will be having printing as well. I’ve bought some of product from them as well and their services are very professional as they giving some advice on how to take a good photo. They even show you on how to use the product if you’re not very sure about using it.

I’m sure keeping it as my one of the site to get accessories for my cameras in future.

Source : Le’Foose