Sunday, February 23, 2014

Barnack - Leica IIIf

This is my first barnack style rangefinder and I never thought that i would hold one, use one and even own one.
Not that it was an expensive camera, but more of its usability of the camera. Its slower, more restrictive in terms of handling and the 2 different views between the rangefinder and viewfinder making it more challenging to focus and frame.

I bought it because i wanted to pair it with my Summitar and after a few sessions with it, other than the camera is light, its generally a new experience in shooting on streets.
Leica IIIf, Summitar

In fact, i love the 1.5x magnification effect from the rangefinder and if there is a slightest complain about this, it would be that when you are focusing on the subject, you do not see the surrounding in the viewfinder. This makes it harder for you to react to the changes in the surrounding.
Leica IIIf, Summitar

I'm going to bring it with me to Malacca, and definitely a nice camera to get some attention!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Random walkabout

Its always forgiving and that is why i love Black and white on streets.

Shot with my 2 favourite Canon Lenses
Canon 35mm f1.5
Canon 35mm f1.5 ltm

Canon Serenar 50mm f1.9 ltm
Canon Serenar 50mm f1.9 ltm

Leica M4-p, 
Ilford delta 400, HC110

Friday, February 14, 2014

Collapsible - Just 3

The love for Collapsible lenses is always there for me. Just that after my first experience using a summicron collapsible that turned disaster, i stopped looking at one. After many years, i realized that its due to the reason of not locking the lens properly while using it.

Well, so here i have by chances, 3 collapsible that i would love to own.
Collapsible - Just 3
The Canon Serenar 50mm f1.9, Canon Serenar 50mm f2 and Leica Summitar 5cm f2

The Summitar is my first Leica lens bought over the years of using rangefinder and probably the only lens that i think i can afford and would want to own a copy.

Well lens is after all a lens, got to maximise the use of from today, im going to shoot more with these lens.!

Friday, February 7, 2014

The walk thru 2014

The first day of the Lunar Chinese New Year

Its a horse year

My Sis and her new EPL6
Its a horse year

The lion look alike chow chow
Its a horse year

Its a horse year

Its a horse year

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