Posts Tagged ‘fuji’
Every photographer out there has some sort of photography-related resolutions for 2013 and I'm no different from them.
I do have some other resolutions for the year but I shall list my photography-related ones here:
1. Buy as little photography gear as possible. In fact, I am trying to make it a point to make no major buys this year. Right now, I have a Hasselblad 503 CW + 100mm f/3.5 CF setup as well as a Contax 645 + 80mm f2 setup. I hardly need any more new gear. If I ever need to use additional gear, I will try to borrow lenses rather than buy. The only exception to this rule is film itself.
2. Become proficient in manual focusing on the Contax 645, to the extent where I am ready to offer my services to potential clients. This probably applied to the Hasselblad setup as well.Read More
It took a really long while but my negatives are finally back from Konota.
My hasselblad journey started out with a 60mm CF and as a result, never really saw the need to own a 80mm, which was widely known as the standard lens.
I did try to use the lens earlier this year in Phuket but there were not enough opportunities to run a few shots.
It therefore made sense to use my holiday in Gold Coast to try it out. After all, I was not there for a hardcore photography trip like my Huangshan visits so I needed a highly versatile lens to encompass all the things I plan to shoot.
If you read my blog frequent enough you will know that I am NOT a technical person in that I compare MTF charts and stuff. Photography was never about numbers and statistics (beyond exposure, ISO and focal range lah). Instead, I like to talk more about usage and its relevance to an everyday photographer's needs.Read More
Over the last two weeks, I learnt a very important lesson in film photography.
Film is not film. It sounds a little oxy-moroninc but read on.
You see, not too long back I decided to invest in a bunch of Fuji Neopan Arcos 100 film with the intention of replacing my usual Ilford FP4. The reason was simple; FP4 was becoming so pricey and at the rate that I was shooting, I thought it was best to look for cheaper alternatives.
After all, film is film right? They are all black and white negatives right?
I was wrong.Read More
Don't throw me in jail for this shot. The hat was already there when I visited this ruins in Ayuthaya, Thailand.
That said, this shot of a Buddha statue and tourist hat pretty much sums up the state of Ayuthaya for me.
Just about three hundred years ago, this little island was the jewel of Siam, a rich kingdom with plenty of wealth to show through all those golden statues.
More information about Ayuthaya here.
I don't have pictures of Ayuthaya in it's golden era but walking around these ruins, I can't help but immerse myself in the world of 'what if?'.
What if I was born in the golden era of Ayuthaya? How does the place really look like?
That was the main reason why I decided to re-visit this place after 2009.
I first encountered VSCO (Visual Supply Company) through my friend Benjamin last year. I did not give it much thought about its capabilities back then, for some strange reason.
This afternoon, I revisited the website and wondered how is it that I managed to overlook such a cool product.
If you have been shooting digital and wondered just what you need to do to achieve the amazing colors of film like Kodak Portra 400 and Tri-X, then VSCO's film emulation is the product for you.Read More
A few weeks back, I got an email from Sony representatives asking if I would like to be part of their outreach program. In return, I get to use Sony lenses and cameras for a few months.
Fast forward to this afternoon, I finally have the awesome Nex-7 on my hands!Read More
The news of Kodak's bankruptcy finally became a reality over the week.
And that's a really terrible piece of news for film lovers like me and all those around the world. I remember the first film that I used when learning photography was the T-Max 400 back in 2004 together with a Nikon FG-20. So yes, Kodak film does has a special place in my photography journey and it's sad to see how a big company like them fall apart.Read More
I have never owned an Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens (EVIL) camera until the folks at Sony came along and asked if I am interested to do a review of the Sony Nex C3.
I did have some hands on with the Olympus EP-3 (and EP-2) and the Fuji X-100 prior to this and was feeling quite good about comparing the Nex C3 to them.
Therefore it was really pointless to write a matter of fact review and I decided to take a different angle when writing this entry.Read More
Fuji just announced a beautiful compact camera to take on the Canon Powershot S95 and Panasonic Lumix LX-5.Read More