Saturday, October 26, 2013

Canon 35mm f1.8 ltm

Dante Stella called this an under appreciated lens, while many others hunt for the better Canon 35mm f2 ltm lenses, i thought i should try to give this lens a try...and seriously took me a long search to find one that is reasonably priced and optically clean.

According to Dante Stella, this lens is a Planar type, single coated and 11 aperutre blades.It has good sharpness without being too contrasty.
Canon 35mm f1.8 ltm on VT Deluxe

The seller bundled it with the original hood and yellow filter.
Canon 35mm f1.8 ltm on VT Deluxe

Fit nicely on my VT Deluxe
Canon 35mm f1.8 ltm on VT Deluxe

Canon 35mm f1.8 ltm on VT Deluxe

Back to the images, i agree with Dante's review, its indeed sharp yet less tend to render a nice smoothness when shoot at f1.8..

Will show more pictures of it, in my next entry.

Friday, October 25, 2013


Its been awhile since i last saw her,she is 3 years old now...


Canon 60D, EF 35mm f2

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Congratulations Xin

A pool side good friend! Congrats

Pool side wedding

Leica M4-P, Canon 50mm f1.2 ltm
Kodak Colorplus 200

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Found a roll of film that was long forgotten...
I didnt even recall what went thru the rolls even after looking at the picture.
Berlin street


Canon P, CV 25mm f4
Kentmere 100, HC110

Friday, October 18, 2013

Leica M4-P

We live in an age where unnecessary things become a part of life....don't you agree?

My first encounter with a M4-P was during my trip to Shangri-la where i met a fellow photographer who was using it. His copy was quite battered up yet functioning fine which portrays a strong character in the camera itself that makes you wonder the journey and stories behind it.
Don't we just wish to own a camera like that? My R2A was simply lacking this....

Well, the M4-P is always in my mind since then. Nothing about its functionality, nothing about its history, its just a feeling and perception that stay in my mind and i wanted to own a copy like that.

That was 2 years ago, and i couldnt convince myself to get a copy until lately which i fell into the evil bay trap and so here i have a user copy of the M4-P one day in my mail box...

Leica M4-P

And so, i have found a rangefinder that i will bring with me on journeys. Have you found yours?

Monday, October 14, 2013

At the Airport

Started cleaning my dry cabinet and took some of these lenses out for a walk...
Here's one picture from my Canon 5cm f2 ltm
Cow girl

Leica M2, Canon 5cm f2 ltm
Efiniti UXI 200

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Elaine's first M

Finally after searching for a while, We found a M6 ttl at a great price!
She definitely know what she is going to shoot and what she needs! A Color Skopar 21mm f4 is her dream setup!

Leica Ms

Testing the Limits

I called this roll as testing the limits, as im shooting most of these pictures at f1.2 on my canon 50mm f1.2 ltm lens.

The pictures were taken with both Holly and Fion...
Bidadari shoot

Bidadari shoot

I guess this was at f2, and it says so much about this lens IQ!
Bidadari shoot

Bidadari shoot

Bidadari shoot

Leica M2, Canon 50mm f1.2 ltm
Efinity UXI 200

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

In the woods

Finally, a shoot in Bidadari with the Rolleiflex 2.8F
In the Woods

In the Woods

Rolleiflex 2.8F
Fuji Pro 400H

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Islanders

Shy but friendly...the simple life that they lead did not stop them from living happily...

Carefree childhood

Seagull 4BI
Provia RDP III

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Canon 7 and Canon 7s

Among all the Canon rangefinder series, the Canon 7/7s/7sZ is the most advanced model. It has a total of 5 framelines in this camera, 35/50/85/100/135. The .9 viewfinder makes it very easy to focus as well.

I bought my first Canon 7 rangefinder thru ebay together with the Canon 50mm f2.2 ltm. It was sold as a package and i even brought this setup with me on my trip to Japan. 

And this morning, by chance, i owned the rarer model Canon 7s, thanks to Raytoei!

Canon 7 and 7s

Production of the 7s was only 16,000 copies and to find one with a working meter, no wrinkles on the shutter curtain and a functional copy isnt really that easy. Well if you compared to the amount of Nikon SP produced, it does makes it look more rarer! A good thing for me, its not as expensive as the SP.

Canon 7 and 7s

The 2 rangefinders with the 2 Canon 50mm f2.2 ltm..
Canon 7 & Canon 7s

Friday, October 4, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Self shots

There will be days when you feel like taking self portraits of yourself...

Rolleiflex 2.8F

Rolleiflex 2.8F
Edu Arista 400, HC110

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Classic Ride

How i love the classic rides in Berlin


Canon P, Canon 50mm f1.4 ltm
Kodak Trix 400, HC 110