Posts Tagged ‘macro’

ZOOming In

Written by • Jul 1st, 2012 • Category: Digital stuffs
A trip to the zoo yesterday morning gave me the opportunity to give the Fujifilm X-S1 a test drive. Not one who usually use (or see the need) of a tele lens … I found myself struggling to find subjects to shoot just to test out the camera. The zoo outing was a perfect opportunity to zoom in close to the animals! The 24-624mm lens on the X-S1 sounds perfect as a camera for everything including a 1mm close super macro mode. Will this be the travel camera I’ve always… >> read more

Baby Going Close

Written by • Mar 7th, 2012 • Category: Toys
The best feeling is always when the postman comes knocking at your door with a parcel for you but you know very well you didn’t order anything lately. The feeling of excitement plus a little bit of fear (cases where you start clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button after too much beer) is just awesome. I was handed this little parcel today and it in … something fun to add to my Lensbaby family. The Lensbaby Macro Converters! It comes in a set of 2 … an 8mm and also a… >> read more

Impossible Artist #1

Written by • Oct 7th, 2011 • Category: Others
This is the guy who ‘saved my life’ by replacing me as the first to go for the Impossible Lessons series of exhibition. I can’t wait to see his set of very interesting macro works done in an instant way! Lawrence Chiam Specimens – A Botanist’s Strange Encounters 10/10 – 15/10 “The wide format film for the Spectra camera is ideal for the curious scientist to document specimens of the strange yet beautiful world of the living organisms.” Check out more info on this talented Lomographer & the exhibition here.… >> read more

Toy Lens Fun In Malaysia

Written by • Apr 18th, 2011 • Category: Digital stuffs
Finally home from a short trip to Malaysia. Usually I have a bit more time for photography there as my parents will help entertain Fitzand a little … while I can have a little peace of mind to snap away. Here are some digital ones taken using the SLR Magic Toy Lens and extension tube combo … on my E-P1. There were supposed to be more photos but somehow I was ‘inspired’ to work on something pretty ermm … special during this trip there. I can’t mention or post photos… >> read more

Extension Tube For M43

Written by • Mar 31st, 2011 • Category: Toys
From the people who brought us the fun Toy Lens from SLR Magic , here comes another very handy and interesting accessory that Micro 4/3 users will love. This new extension tube from SLR Magic made me go ‘Huh? a lens mount adapter?’ when I first saw it. Unlike those extension tubes I used before (on DSLR), this one is compact and …. hey … why is there a ring (the one closest to the cam body) that you can turn? We’ll look at that later on in this ‘first… >> read more

Strip In Strips

Written by • Feb 13th, 2011 • Category: Fun with film
Frankly … I was almost bored to death during my trip to Malaysia for the Lunar New Year recently. Luckily I managed to get my dad to make a trip to the store to get me a prepaid internet access SIM card. However … I was still super busy having to look after Fitzand and trying to recover from hangovers. 😛 In between these stuffs … I finished a roll of the Lomo Chrome 100 Xpro film (in a week). It was actually meant to be a roll of ‘first… >> read more


Written by • Jul 16th, 2010 • Category: Digital stuffs
A short Digital Harinezumi 2 video … As for me … I’m struggling to stay awake. Down with flu but had to drag myself to work. Damn. Worse part was that I woke up at 4am and couldn’t go back to sleep and ended up watching the Criterion Collection edition of Chungking Express on Blu-ray … maybe for the 10th time. Hahaha!… >> read more

XA4 : Back On The Streets

Written by • Mar 22nd, 2010 • Category: Fun with film
The good ol’ Olympus XA4 has always been one of my favourite camera for street shooting. The wide lens plus the boring black look (yawn!) makes things a lot more fun, especially when I love to shoot from the (fat) hip. Well I don’t actually shoot from the hip but I hold it closer to me chest instead. After some rest in the cabinet, I took it out a couple of weeks ago … and loaded it with a roll of Solaris 400 film. I remember most of these shots… >> read more

Harinezumi 2 : Macro Megamix

Written by • Dec 13th, 2009 • Category: Digital stuffs
Came back from a week-long trip to Malaysia last night. Spent 5 days in Kuala Lumpur before heading down to Johor to visit my parents for the next few days. Those days in Kuala Lumpur were crazy. Just too busy eating, drinking and some shopping. I didn’t really shoot much photos except some snapshots of Fitzand and a few random snaps of food that added inches to my (already big) waist. I’ll blog about that later. I’m too darn tired. Didn’t get enough sleep nor rest during the whole week… >> read more

He Came, He Drank, He Bought

Written by • Dec 1st, 2009 • Category: Digital stuffs
I’ve always loved my Digital Buchineko (white version of the Digital Harinezumi) and when the recent Digital Harinezumi 2 was launched (not long after I bought the Buchineko!), I thought I’d be safe and be able to resist the temptation. It was all well until I dropped by ThirtySix (a cool local toy camera store) with a six-pack of beer. Met up with the owner, gulped some cold beer … he let me ‘have a feel’ of the Harinezumi 2. That’s when trouble began! One ‘problem’ I’ve always had with… >> read more