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Macro Photography With Xiaomi Mi5 Smartphone


As I promised to further review what is in the Xiaomi Mi5 smartphone, more and more I explore the features of the Xiaomi Mi5 camera because of the many cool features of this smartphone should we explore completely. And this time I tried to explore Macro Photography feature. Little explanation of what the macro photography, macro photography is photography at a very close distance to get high detail of a small object but does not require additional magnifying tool.

On Xiaomi Mi5 smartphone has manual focus feature where we can adjust focus distance of the object which we will take just like a DSLR camera, how to enable the manual focus feature only needs to be entered into Modes and then select Manual, then there are four choices: White Balance, Focus, Exposure time, ISO. Select Focus and set the value to the smallest. hold up your smartphone to the object and adjust the distance between the object and the smartphone to get precisely focus.I

I suggest to take more than one photo at different distances between the object and the smartphone to get a good result, select the best and the precise focus and then zoom the photo in 1:1 as original object and see the results. You will be amazed. The opposite of macro photography are Infinity, Infinity is a photography technique used to obtain the focus at far object so that other nearest objects being blurred. I will write the next article about it.

For more details and the steps to do macro photography techniques please look at the following video :

Xiaomi Mi5 Review: Manual Focus Camera Feature

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To reduce my thirst and curiosity with the Xiaomi MI5 camera features, a little review and test the Xiaomi MI5 camera will show you why I really wanted to have this one. The first feature that I explore is the manual focus. Manual Focus generally is a featur of DSLR camera, some professional photographer prefer to use the manual focus than auto focus (AF) because is easy to targeting the object focus and only focus on the object.

As I write in Xiaomi Mi5 Purple Unboxing, Xiaomi has bundled a manual focus feature in their MI5 smartphone. Not too difficult to use this feature, You just need to enter modes and choose Manual, on the focus menu, adjust the focus by sliding and snap to object to get the desired focus. I have some examples of the photos and I compare between the original photo and after zooming, the results is incredible.

That picture is the original photo, is the photo of a fly were I take from the top. Unbelievable result when I zoom in the photo, the result You can see at the main picture of this article.

Another photo zooming result is awesome too. To get the best photo You must take more than one snap then choose the best one. I will post another awesome photo in my next article.

Xiaomi Mi5 Purple Unboxing


This is My first Xiaomi smartphone. After searching about the technology and specifications of Xiaomi smartphone I decided to buy a Xiaomi MI5. My reason is first, from the specs smartphone Xiaomi MI5 embedded RAM 3GB with 32GB ROM capacity and My most important reason is it's camera technology has been adopted OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). Second, from the price of Xiaomi MI5 smartphone is very affordable only about $ 230 in Indonesia.

What's in the box?
As before, Xiaomi does not include earphone in any smartphones bundled they sell. There is only the smartphone itself and several manual books, which most surprised me is the charger, Xiaomi MI5 has adopted C-type USB for charger and data cable.

First impressions, slim design and soft purple color with glitter accents make an blink impression when exposed to the light. When I hold it feels very slippery, I guess this is the effect of corning gorilla glass version 4 on the screen and back panel. On the front there is a second camera, speaker phone, a small LED indicator light, MI logo and a home button that also serves as a finger print scanner. On the side there are volume buttons and the power button, on the other side there is a socket for sim cards. On the top there is a 3.5mm port for earphone and infra red sensors and at the bottom there is two speaker holes and C-type USB port. At the back the curved shape on the left and right sides, and there is a main camera lens with double flash nearby, also there is a MI logo on the center-bottom.

First start, As general android smartphones, when first turned on we were asked to follow a few steps initial setting, after that the main display will opens.
The first feature that I discover is the features of the camera, and I amazed when finding the features which have not I see in smartphones under $300 one of which is Manual Focus feature that functions like Digital Camera DSLR/SLR that is to set the focus distance object, also have manual Exposure Time feature, is also have Tilt-shift feature. The front camera like Xiaomi smartphone version ever before there is beautify features that can soften facial of the object and face detection that can show age prediction of the object although not so accurate, anyway I ignore this feature because I do not really like selfie, hahaha. Read Mode is also one of the features found on this smartphone.
As the person using the additional App such Clone App, now I not need to install additional applications because Xiaomi MI5 already provides a similar application in the settings menu.

As a smartphone with a relatively cheap price I was very satisfied with what is on the smartphone, it's normal if Xiaomi smartphone in Indonesia is getting a lot of interest, although not accompanied by commercial advertising as another smartphone brands, users are getting smarter in choosing and knowing the quality offered the producers of smartphones.

PES 2017 Freekick Trick : Knuckle Shot, Panenka Penalty Kick And Curve Freekick


There will be no endless to review Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 games, and this time I will review the characteristics of the world top three famous players in freekick. It's between Cristiano Ronaldo, Francesco Totti, and Lionel Messi. To become masterly in this games we must know the characteristics of each player and in this games each player has a different character. For example, like as many people know Cristiano Ronaldo highly proficient in knuckle shot free kick, Francesco Totti often do Panenka penalty kick in the real world, and Lionel Messi highly proficient at doing curve free kick. But not impossible these three players can not do these three freekick techniques.

First, I did experiment in knuckle shot freekick with all three of these players and it is rather difficult to adjust because of the different character. Cristiano Ronaldo is not too difficult to do this, we just need the right timing in pressing the square button at second time, the direction of the shot is very accurate in accordance with which we are headed. For Francesco Totti, the shoting power value is not very high, the shoting character in knuckle shot is flat and swooping down, to do this technique the arrows should upwards in full. Lionel Messi can indeed do knuckle shot but I suggest not to do so, will be very difficult to adjust the timing because the characteristics of the shoting is curving.

Second, is the Panenka penalty kick experiment, all three players have no difficulty in doing so because it does not require special skills to do, which to be the difference is player gesture. Cristiano Ronaldo and Francesco Totti his movements more natural and normal, but for some reason Lionel Messi motion looks a little strange and not nice.

Third, is the curve free kick. for this techniques Cristiano Ronaldo and francesco Totti is very difficult to do because of two players is using the instep and the ball is very difficult to curving. Different from both players, Lionel Messi is the most good kicker in this curve free kick, I had no trouble to do this technique with Lionel Messi, like David Beckham.

I was tobe a fan of this games since it was named Winning Eleven until now it has turned into Pro Evolution Soccer, this is the excess of this game because of the character of each player in the game such as what is in the real world. My memories go back to an era when Roberto Carlos still playing, because the individual skills above-average such as running speed and shooting power worth 9, I often put this player as a striker. In winning eleven era, the technique that is most feared is the one-two passing, until ther is a unwritten rule in my neighborhood that technique is prohibited to use, even in the winning eleven tournaments, many event organizers who wrote the regulations that one-two passing technique forbidden to use, if used will be disqualified from tournaments.


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When we are in a game of badminton and the racket strings suddenly broke is a normal thing. However, many people make a mistake when removing the broken racket strings which is be bad for the racket, the racket frame may be cracks or even be broken because the pull of the tension is unbalanced. one more thing is soon to remove the broken strings from the racket so that the racket frame does not crooked.

About the tensions of the badminton racket strings, 22-25 lbs
according to the theory of the trampoline effect, the strength of the shuttlecock rebound will be great, excellent for beginners who are just learning to play badminton, the racket strings is not easily be broken, the disadvantages is less good accuracy and control. 27-28 lbs very fitting if we want stability and accuracy of the shuttlecock rebound. about 29-30 lbs tension, typically used by professional badminton players, because the accuracy of the shuttlecock rebound will be very good and the power is not a problem because they are professionals, but if you use it to the fake racket the frame can cracks or broken and usually strings alsp easy to broken.

About the knots. For the 2 knots, usually the strings not easy be broken, because it binds only two knots over time will adjust string tension and tension load to be evenly distributed and stretchy. For the 4 knot, the tension of the strings will be stable and not easily stretched.

The following are the steps how to correct release racquet strings were broken.
First, you need to prepare tool is a sharp pair of scissors.
Second, cut the strings with scissors crosswise from left bottom to right top or otherwise, cut all until none of the tight strings.
Third, remove the parts of the racket strings that have been cut.

Hopefully this info is useful to you, see the video below for more details



Not only more attractive graphics, this games Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 it was very interesting to explore the features and its football tricks. Year by year this game is grow to more realistic and more new football tricks, one of which is Panenka penalty kick, why it's named panenka because for the first time did the trick is a football player named Antonin Panenka.
This trick intended to deceive the goalkeeper during a penalty kick, where the ball as like kicked hard but did not, the ball just bounced softly toward the goal without being able to anticipate by goalkeeper because the goalkeeper had already fallen or wrong side.

In the games pro evolution soccer 2017 this Panenka penalty kick trick also can to do. The basic to doing this trick is by press and hold L1 (PlayStation) / LT (X-Box) and then press the Square Button (PlayStation) / X (X-Box) to a power kick.
You can combine with a drive to left or right, have a few variations on how much power is needed. For example, if a power kick only small You must combine with direct analog controls slightly to the top. But the most effective way to do the trick Panenka penalty kick is by full kicking power : press and hold L1 (PlayStation) / LT (X-Box) + combined with direct analog controls slightly down + press Square button (PlayStation) / X (X-Box) with full power kick.
The explanation why full power more effectively is because the goalkeeper would expect the ball to be kicked hard, so that the goalkeeper will react quicker than the ball.
Please continue to explore variations as I mentioned so that you understand the difference.

For more details watch the video below: