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Archive for January, 2011

Goodbye to my Nikon AF-S 55-200 f4-5.6 VR

This lens is the second least used lens in my gear.
Having sold my Nikon 28-80 the longest lens I have right now is 50mm.
Photography is my hobby and among my lenses, the 55-200 was only used during my weekend shoots.
I used to use my Tamron 17-50 and Nikon 28-80 for vacations, my Sigma 10-20 for landscape and 50mm for portraits.
The 55-200 was just used for wildlife (zoo) and portraits where my 50mm did a better job.
Although I plan of having a 80-200 f2.8 someday it all starts with letting go of some pieces I have now to have enough space for movement in the future.
Here are some photos taken using my Nikon AF-S 55-200 f4-5.6 VR.

Micro SIM Card Cutter

My latest “gadget” for 2011…

A Micro SIM Card Cutter!!!
I am not a guy who is new to cutting SIM Cards, I have cut a couple of SIM cards a couple of years back when I was using a special adapter to make a regular phone work with 2 SIM cards.
I’m talking about these type of adapters which changes your network every time you turn your phone on and off.
When I bought an iPhone 4, my carrier was asking me to pay extra SGD 20.00 for a new micro SIM card because as all of us know, the iPhone and iPad uses a Micro SIM Card, I immediately said no to the customer service guy and told him that I’ll just take the risk of cutting my SIM card.
When I got home, I made the necessary measurements and after grabbing the best pair of scissors we have at home, I cut my SIM and it worked perfectly.
Using a cut SIM card on the iPhone 4 is ok, but since the SIM card also has a dedicated holder/tray; it’s a bit risky if you cut your SIM too much.
Therefore, after some research, I decided to get a Micro SIM Card Cutter.
Seeing and using it is very simple, it’s just like a regular puncher.
Its design and finish will definitely not win any awards and it really feels like you should keep it away from water and moisture to avoid rust.
I have already used it to cut a colleague’s SIM card and I’m planning to tag it along on my next vacation because I haven’t seen a pre-paid Micro SIM Card…
Just a tip for those who also plan to get one of these cutters, after cutting the SIM card, use a sand paper to clean up the newly cut SIM, this will make your SIM fit smoother when you insert it on your phone’s SIM tray.


I will begin this year by wishing all of you a Happy 2011!
I have finally reached 100 posts!

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