Accidentally drained the LP-E6N battery on the 3rd day of CNY, didn’t realize it until I was ready to go out for another snapshots adventure. But appointment beckons so had to consider the 3rd day shooting plan a washout.

Nope, I don’t have a spare. This represents how important it is to have a spare battery as one will never know when the main battery runs out of power.

On the 4th day, I decided to snap the night time galore of the Chinese lanterns on decoration at Kuala Lumpur’s Thean Hou Temple in Seputeh. This scenario is also great to determine if the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens is the perfect companion for the EOS 5D Mark IV or otherwise.

I always prefer the newer EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM version as the extra 35mm focal length goes a long way for getting tighter shots when the situation doesn’t allow one to get any nearer to the subject.

With the camera set to ISO 5000 and Manual WB setting of 4500° Kelvin, I was good to go. AWB setting of the EOS 5D Mark IV is way too “advanced” for this type of shoot as it tends to reduce the warm intensity of the red hue produced by the lanterns, reducing it to pinkish look.

Nevertheless, here are some of the images captured.

Posted by Philip Chong

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