The journey starts at approximately 9:30am and we arrived in an approximate of an hour time. There we went straight direct to the ticketing counter for indoor and outdoor rides. The rides if we’re to purchase online, it’s much cheaper than purchase on the venue itself. I didn’t get myself a ticket for any of those rides as I had my Alpha 300 with me.
The whole purpose I joined this trip was to try out my new lens The Konica Minolta 28-75mm f2.8 (KMf28), which is a used lens. I got this lens via eBay and it’s my second KMf28. I sold off my first KM lens to a very nice buyer, and kept this second lens with me. This second lens has a flaw on the front optical element. It has scratches! However it’s still sharp and doesn’t affect the image output. The first KMf28 I had was soft but can be calibrated for sharpness by sending to Sony, and since I do not want to go through the trouble, I sell it off at a low price. I make no profit, but at a loss out of it.
Alright, back to the trip topic. We head to McDonalds for our lunch first before starting to have fun with rides and misc. It was damn expensive! Pardon me for being naive, it’s been years since I last visited Genting Highlands. After the light lunch at McDonalds, we head our own separate ways to enjoy ourselves. Some of the pics taken from both indoor and outdoor at Genting Highlands.
[ Joaquin and his water bottle ]
[ heads for sale ]
[ colorful ]
[ f/2.8 is sharp at wide open ]
[ old bears since many years ago ]
[ sidewalk ]
[ acceptable sharpness at f/4.0 for group photo ]
[ cars on cables ]
[ golden bridge… right… ]
[ Mongolian performer #1 ]
[ Mongolian performer #2 ]
[ beware of step ]
[ I like the color reproduction of this lens ]
[ holding the sacred orb? ]
[ some panning shots, quite busy bokeh ]
[ colors for portraits is great ]
[ young gamer ]
That’s all for my Genting Highlands visit. I pity both of my younger brother whom bought tickets for outdoor park, and for that 3 hours spent, they only manage 2 rides. Each rides was for an average of 90 seconds. What a rip off. Next is a short stop at Chin Siew Temple, correct me if I am wrong, I believe that’s the name of the place.
[ Fook, Look, and Sau ]
[ Seven Sisters ]
[ Giant Buddha ]
[ statue of Datuk Lim ]
[ the Pagoda ]
In a nutshell, I love this Konica Minolta 28-75mm f2.8. The drawback of this lens was not wide enough. I still prefer a travel lens for travel since it has all the range that I need without the need of changing lens when required. However, I will use this lens for event, streets, and certain occasion but not for travel.
There’s more picture taken from this outing, can be viewed via My Picasa Web Album.