Sunday, April 28, 2013

Its Sonnar

There was a period where Sonnar designed lens are pretty sought after. That is also when i picked myself a bargain copy of the Canon 50mm f1.5 ltm lens.
To be frank, i didnt find this lens showing up alot difference compared to others but probably less flare and better contrast. In fact, if i pushed my films, the pictures normally turned out pretty contrasty.

My copy of this lens has stiff aperture and as a result i hardly bring it out for a shoot...until recently, i forced myself to shoot with just this lens alone...

I am having 2nd tots about this lens...

Its Sonnar

A picture of my friend
Its Sonnar


Its Sonnar

Its Sonnar

Its Sonnar

Its Sonnar

Canon P, Canon 50mm f1.5 ltm
Arista Premium 400, HC 110 Dil G

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Recollection of Pictures

Ever since my hard disk crashed, it took me quite a while to re scan all my Myanmar negatives. While going thru, i realised that there was quite a few pictures that somehow i missed...

Here's some that i think was quite good...
Canon 100mm f3.5 ltm, Canon P

Canon P, CV 25mm f4


Canon P, CV 25mm f4, Canon 100mm f3.5 ltm
Legacy Pro 100, R09

Friday, April 19, 2013

Canon 5cm f2 ltm Collapsible

My first encounter with Canon LTM lenses was thru Bing Ming, also the guy who sold me my first Canon 50mm f1.8 ltm. I had the budget and i wanted something better than a Jupiter 8.

And it was then Maiku who got me a faster f1.4..and slowly i began picking up more 50s...
I have never considered the serenar 50mm f1.9 ltm collapsible. It just didn't stir up my interest as much as i wanted to own a vintage collapsible, instead Summitar was on my list.

Well, im surprised that i actually owned my first Canon Collapsible lens today. The Canon Serenar 5cm f2 ltm collapsible...was indeed a very rare lens. I have forgotten where did i learned about this lens. It wasn't even listed on the Antique camera website or anywhere. From what i understand, only 1329 were made (Feb.1947-Aug.1949) according to R.HOOPER .

I believed Ari who sold me this lens was the same person i contacted many months back. I didnt buy it then, it was still considered a little too over priced.

But recently with the revision of the sale price, i thought its a good time to own it. At least my friend said that if its rare and affordable, why not add to the collection? So i gave up on a Summitar and got this.
The lens is in a really good shape. Nothing much to complain about as well.

On my Canon P



Here's a test shot from my Fuji X-E1. Shot wide the soft feel on the image
Canon 50mm f2

At f2.8, there isn't really much to complain about this lens. Its performing better than i have expected.
Canon 50mm f2 ltm

Well at least, for a lens like this, as well as the f2.2 ltm, we are talking more about its rarity compared to performance :)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Trial street walk for pre Europe trip

In anticipation for my coming Europe trip, we decided to do a trial and see if its realistic to walk on the streets with the amount of gears we ideally wish to bring with us.

Today was a great day for the trial as the temperature finally drop after many days of hot and humid weather.
Well, im going to discuss my gear when i start packing but it seems like a 5kg load is unavoidable...

Sharing some pictures from the morning walk today..
The lighting was great this morning
April Morning Walk...

A Polariod shot i took..
April Morning Walk...

Finally settling down for a nice cup of tea at Loysel toys...
Loysel Toys

Fuji XE1, XF18mm f2, CV75mm f2.5

Friday, April 12, 2013

On the streets

You will get to see all sorts of actions and expressions on streets

Random, Colorplus 200

Random, Colorplus 200

Leica M2, Canon 50mm f1.2 ltm
Kodak Colorplus 200

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My visit to Jurong Bird Park

After almost 10 years, i revisited this park with my pretty friend...

Some of the pictures i took with Fuji XE1
Jurong Bird Park

Jurong Bird Park

Jurong Bird Park

Jurong Bird Park

Jurong Bird Park

Fuji XE1, Canon 100mm f3.5 ltm, CV 75mm f2.5 ltm

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Instax Wide 210

After using the Land Polariod for awhile and after getting frustrated with the unreliability of FP getting stuck in the camera everytime (think the amount of Polariod i lost is more than what i have shot), i decided to sell it and replace it with the Instax. I still love Polariods but wanted to use it in a more convenient manner.

Thanks to my friend, Huisan who helped me to carry it back from HKG. 
Polariod Wide Instax 210

This is a copy of Evie's polariod style..:)
Polariod Wide Instax 210

I realised that all polariod seems to look nicer under bright sunny day with strong lighting...
Polariod Wide Instax 210

Its very addictive to trigger the shutter of the camera and definitely so much more fun to see the pictures instantly.

Fuji XE1, XF18mm f2