Saturday, March 30, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fast 50's

Its always rewarding to bring along a fast prime lens with you but how fast or how big is an aperture to be good enough?
The other day while i was at an event, i was glad that i had the Canon 50mm f1.2 ltm lenses with me...
The ambiance light was so low that it was pretty much difficult to shoot, especially with an iso 200 film loaded in my RF.
All these were made possible with the f1.2...guess its good to invest in a copy :)

canon 50mm f1.2

canon 50mm 1.2

Canon P, Canon 50mm f1.2 ltm
Efiniti UXI 200

Yashica EM, Shanghai GP120mm

While we often boast how much details we can get from a roll of 120mm film, the Shanghai GP was quite disappointing. It was a fresh roll of film and yet the film shows signs of expiry.

Shanghai GP 120mm

Shanghai GP 120mm

Shanghai GP 120mm

Shanghai GP 120mm

Well for a little comfort, they look nostalgic in a way. That's film, how bad can it go wrong...:)

Yashica EM TLR, 
Shanghai GP 120mm, Ilfosol3

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Street Survey

I was asked to test a very cool electronic mobile bike at MBS today...It was pretty nicely designed and in fact i wanted to borrowed it under the hot weather for a ride to Millenium...:)

Well, of course i didnt managed to loan it, but i got a portrait in return.
Street Portraits Canon 35mm

Canon P, Canon 35mm f2 Efiniti UXI 200

Friday, March 22, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Macro on Film P1

My dad used to be a great macro photographer and has won numerous awards with his macro shots. Hanging in our living room was his favourite butterfly shots. Sadly, he is no longer around with us and i cant share my passion for photography with him anymore.

This was my first experience shooting macro with film and It wasnt easy.
Macro at Botanics

Macro at Botanic Gardens

Shooting Macro requires a lot of patience...
Macro at Botanics

Macro at Botanics

Efinite UXI 200

Nikon F100, Nikkor 55mm f2.8 AIS
Efinity UXI 200

Saturday, March 16, 2013

A day at Botanic Garden

Its always good to start a day fresh with a morning stroll in the park...not to mention at Botanic Gardens.

Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens

Its always rewarding to bring a camera along to places like this, where there is a high opportunity to get some natural and lovely shots...
Botanic Garden

Botanic Garden

Botanic Gardens

Canon 60D, EF 85mm f1.8


Umbrella and Cat

Canon P, CV75mm f2.5
Kentmere 100 @ 1600, HC110

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Re skin my Canon P

It took me a long while before i finally found the camera leatherette for my Canon  P.

Well, there isnt any flaws with the current leatherette, it's more of changing it for a new look. Morgan was kind enough after many years of asking to finally cut something for me.
Canon P reskin

Peeling the leatherette off required some effort and i guess the original leatherette was replaced before. The amout of residue left on the camera was very little.
Canon P reskin

The "stick on" part requires alot more care and Ben actually helped me with it.
Canon P reskin

Canon P reskin

The front part was the hardest given the amount of screws, and knobs.
The leatherette cutting from Morgan was excellent, which fit nicely on the camera without much difficulty.
Canon P reskin

The completed looked...a refined class of its own.
Canon P reskin

Canon P reskin

This skin actually matches both the chrome and black lenses.
Canon P reskin

Well, so now, i have 2 little Grey beauties in my cabinet...
Canon P and Flexaret VI

Fuji X-E1, XF18mm f2, CV 75mm f2.5