Monday, September 30, 2013

My first roll from a f2.8

Still trying to grasp the character out of this Rolleiflex 2.8F..My first random roll..

Rolleiflex 2.8F

Rolleiflex 2.8F

Rolleiflex 2.8F

Rolleiflex 2.8F, 
Edu Arista Ultra 400, HC110

Sunday, September 29, 2013

By the Window

He was probably too shy, or this was his intentional pose...either way, he gave us a friendly smile when we left.

At the Window

At the Window

Canon P, Canon 50mm f1.4 ltm
Kodak Trix 400, HC110

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Friends @ Street of Berlin

We wandered off to this street that is a little more complicated. When we were approached and followed by these 3 kids who got really interested with us in their neighbourhood, i got a little skeptical...
Well seems like they are just trying to catch a conversation!

I asked them for a picture before we parted!


Canon P, Canon 50 f1.4 ltm
Kodak Trix 400, pushed to 800, HC110

Monday, September 23, 2013

Island kids

How you wish that life can be as carefree as simple as the kids...

All except the asking for money....other than that, these kids are pretty much in their childhood!
Island Kids at Semporna

I asked her to continue with what she was doing, but she didnt understand and after trying the 3rd time to communicate...she gave me this ultimate body language that i decided to just pull the trigger and leave!
Island kids

Seagull 4BI
Provia RDP III

Friday, September 20, 2013

In the rain

It was raining in Salzburg that morning

In the rain

Canon P, CV25mm f4
Arista Premium 400, HC 110

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Rolleiflex 2.8F

Finally after much hesitation and had enough of monitoring on Evil, i decided to just buy it.
It seems like after having tried different kinds of Twin lens reflex (TLR), the urge to try a Rolleiflex is still there.
I have tried convincing myself many times that i do not need a Rolleiflex. If i wanted a fast lens at f2.8, i had my Mamiya C220, 80mm f2.8 lens that works as well. If i need a sharp Planar lens, my Seagull 4BI which has proven so far to be more than capable.
If i need a light and portable TLR, i have so many others, like the Yashica 124G, the Flexaret VI.
To be frank, i wasnt impressed with the 2.8E that i tried earlier.

So it basically drills down to nothing technical, just a plain "WANT"!

I want a Rolleiflex! I want to be connected to Vivian Maier...ahem!~, I mean the camera! Well, who knows, maybe i can shoot the same quality pictures, if i had one....

So, it didnt take me too long before i decided to try my luck at RFF...i posted a "WTB" and i got a notification the next day with a very nice seller offering me one that is well within my budget.

I didnt take long to decide to buy it.
Sadly, i cant wait for the parcel to arrive before i left for was only till today that i had the time to open up the parcel. The feeling was like Xmas!

The camera was in a really pristine condition. There isnt much to complain about and mechanically, this camera is one of the smoothest TLR that i have ever feel.
Rolleiflex 2.8F

Well, i bought the leather strap from Cam-in for this camera when i was in kanchanaburi since i couldnt find a croc-clip strap for it...
Rolleiflex 2.8F

The screen clearly display a 2.8F brightness..i cant tell if the screen has been changed but from what i know, a beattie screen should be much brighter...
Rolleiflex 2.8F

Seriously i don't know much about this model except that its a 2.8F. I didnt even know if its a white-face or which "type" was it from. I cant tell much from the serial no. All i know was that its a Xenotar lens, its clean, its smooth and im really happy with it!
Rolleiflex 2.8F

And so, today was suppose to bring it out for a walk and shoot session....and i did...just that there wasn't alot of nice subjects due to the weather and ended up i did a little photoshoot of myself with the camera :)Rolleiflex 2.8F

Rolleiflex 2.8F

Hopefully, i will have some nice pictures to share soon!

P.S Thanks Jacinto.

Fuji X-E1, XF 35mm f1.4

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Back to Simplicity

Memories of the camp seems to slowly surface as i rediscover the camp.

From Samsung hp

Monday, September 2, 2013

16 Days break

The past one week was a good thinking journey for me. Finally, i seems to better understand what it meant to be "myself".

The start of my next 16 Days of self reflection journey...Will be back with better Pictures!
Dry flowers

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Emotions is definitely a very strong force that affects a person's behaviour....

Things will turn out abnormally wrong when you can't control your emotions well...
The worse thing to happen is that you let your emotions overtake your mind...

But life is always a learning curve, when you think about it, you actually gained a precious experience. Always learn to manage your emotions...:)

Fuji X-E1, XF 35mm f1.4