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Minus The Bending

Written by • Aug 11th, 2012 • Category: Digital stuffs
Missing my Lensbaby stuffs … so I took the Scout and Sweet 35 out for a spin after dinner today. Didn’t have much time to shoot … so here are just a few to cure my itchy fingers. I initially wanted to use a film SLR (to pair with a Lensbaby) but knowing that I’ll definitely take a month or more to finish that roll … I decided to use my Pentax K-01 instead. Trying to get used to manual focusing with the Lensbaby using the LCD (the K-01 doesn’t… >> read more


Pinhole Day 2012

Written by • Apr 29th, 2012 • Category: Digital stuffs
My last (full) day here in Taipei (well … tomorrow we’ll be flying back at 4pm) and it is World Pinhole Day … and I came prepared with the Lensbaby pinhole for some pinhole action. As expected, I can’t spend too much time shooting pinhole and let my family wait … so here are some shots I took today … I did have my Diana F+ with me but didn’t use it for shooting pinhole as it will take looooooooong exposures and I don’t have much time to spare. Luckily… >> read more


Edge 80 On The Street

Written by • Feb 26th, 2012 • Category: Digital stuffs
Some random test shots with the Lensbaby Edge 80 optic yesterday. Didn’t have much time to shoot though. I’m beginning to get used to focusing with this optic although shooting moving subjects is sure a big challenge. Luckily focus was okay when he suddenly gave me the thumbs-up! Okay … so few of these (above) are still subjects but these below are the more challenging ones … That’s all for now. Gotta go get a shower and run off to my clients place. Gotta do migration and upgrades for several… >> read more


Lensbaby Edge 80

Written by • Feb 21st, 2012 • Category: Toys
Thanks to those fun people from Lensbaby, a copy of the Edge 80 arrived at my office today. Unfortunately it was close to midnight by the time I had time for myself (and my cameras), so giving this cool lens a proper test run is not quite possible (old folks need sleep too!). Anyway … here are some photos I took of the lens coupled with my K5 … The Edge 80 Optic is an 80mm f/2.8 flat field of focus optic with a 12-blade adjustable aperture and is perfect… >> read more


Portland Vignettes

Written by • Oct 14th, 2011 • Category: Toys
I feel in love with the simple yet awesome photos she takes and posts in Facebook and when I saw that she has this lovely ‘Portland Vignettes’ book published … I didn’t think twice about ordering a copy. I got to know Keri through Lensbaby (she’s a lucky devil to work in a company making fun lenses!). A copy of the book arrived today (I got a signed copy!) and I must say that I’m impressed! “Keri Friedman is a photographer living in Portland, OR. By day she works for… >> read more


Game Over (For Now)

Written by • Feb 9th, 2011 • Category: Digital stuffs
A week has passed without work. A week of leave went up in ashes. The Lunar New Year celebration is over (at least for me … or did I even celebrate at all?). Tomorrow will be the first day I get my butt back to work. For once … I’m taking a photo that reflects exactly how I feel now … No Angry Bird was harmed in the making of this photo. Oven thoroughly cleaned too. This was taken using the Lensbaby Composer about an hour ago. I just collected… >> read more


Early X’mas Presents

Written by • Nov 27th, 2010 • Category: Toys
I remember a couple of years back, my first Christmas present for that year came early … in the form of a package from Lensbaby. This year … it is like deja vu … a juicy parcel landed at my office the day I started work after my short vacation! That made the first day at work (a little) better. 😀 Too bad it was too late for my trip, otherwise I’d have lugged my DSLR with the (Lens)babies along. Anyway … there is always a next vacation. 😀 There… >> read more


Sunday Sunny Rehab

Written by • Oct 4th, 2010 • Category: Digital stuffs
It was my first time participating in the annual Sunny Rehab organized by LomotionSG and since it was at a pretty nice place for some fun for Fitzand, I brought along the little one and his mommy for the outing. Of course I lugged along some cold beer to cool down on a pretty warm day. They had a ’36 frames’ competition but since I had to take care of Fitzand, I decided to give it a miss. To cure my trigger happy itchy fingers, I just went around firing… >> read more


LB Soft Focus Optic : Analogue Test

Written by • Jan 3rd, 2010 • Category: Digital stuffs
After some initial test with my DSLR, I decided to try out the Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic (SFO) on my cheap old film SLR. I know that the Lensbaby lenses can work very well on that SLR but I was a little worried about the metering when using the SFO. This is because of the many weird ‘holes’ (ie. apertures) on the aperture disc. I found my SLR already loaded with a roll of Reala 100 film and had a few shots already taken … and took me a while… >> read more


Got Dog, Got Lalang

Written by • Jan 1st, 2010 • Category: Digital stuffs
The title of this blog entry is inspired by Irorus who replied in my other entry (Fireworks : NY Eve 2010). For those who are wondering what ‘lalang’ is … they are actually those ermm … long-ish grass. Ermm … I don’t know what they’re called but ‘lalang’ is a Malay name for it. She posted that comment before I managed to post up this blog entry … and so I ‘stole’ the title from her comment. Hahaha! My favourite shot of the day. The main ‘model’ is my friend’s… >> read more