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Kirameki, So Pretty

Written by • Apr 11th, 2011 • Category: Toys
A week ago … I got a little upset when the DHL guy arrived with a package from Lomography and in the package was a Diana Mini (the Jiyu version) instead of the Kirameki Diana F+ I ordered. Damn! I could have avoided such problem had I bought it locally but then I had some piggies and some vouchers that I needed to use up by this month … so an online order was the most logical way to get it. Anyway … being honest (stupid me!) … I emailed… >> read more


Toy Lens : First Look

Written by • Mar 4th, 2011 • Category: Digital stuffs
This new toy arrived at my desk … just a day after I placed an order (from Hong Kong). Super fast! The Toy Lens from SLR Magic … a lens that a blog reader/friend … ‘poisoned’ me with recently. You know who you are?!!! 😀 With a focal length of 26mm (which equals a 52mm on M4/3) … this little lens sure sounds fun! So how does it perform (or in toy lens/cam lovers’ perspective … ‘not perform’)? The lens is TINY! It is even smaller than the Pentax 25mm… >> read more


Toy Cameras : The Book

Written by • Mar 1st, 2011 • Category: Others
The postman arrived today with a book titled ‘Toy Cameras’ by Kevin Meredith (aka lomokev). As I was having (just another) hell-ish day at work, I couldn’t wait til I get home to sip some coffee (no beer!) and enjoy browsing it. It is a very nicely designed book, filled with lots of information about toy cameras as well as lots and lots of photos taken by those cameras. Ahem! Ermm … I was invited to contribute some photos for the Diana Multi Pinhole camera section! 😀 It feels so… >> read more


Go On! Take My Life!

Written by • Jan 27th, 2011 • Category: Others
I saw the ‘Love Is In The Air’ special edition of the Diana Mini before I went to bed and said to myself that luckily it ain’t a Diana F+ instead. My credit card bill for the Tori edition has not even arrive and I wouldn’t wanna see another edition of Diana F+ causing more damage to my wallet. I must admit that I got a little excited when I saw the cool looking flash. Luckily I ain’t into the Minis. 😛 So I happily went to bed but when… >> read more


It Is Still Christmas!!!

Written by • Jan 8th, 2011 • Category: Toys
Christmas is over? That’s what I thought until I went down to ThirtySix to collect my ‘girls’ after the recent Diana F+ showcase there. I went home … opened up the box … and in it was something I don’t remember passing to them. It was a box … sized like a normal Diana one … but wrapped up in some nice Lomography gift wrapper. Hmm. I thought it was a prank by those guys there but I almost screamed in excitement when I opened it up! It was a… >> read more


12 Frames Here & There

Written by • Jan 7th, 2011 • Category: Fun with film
Something shocking happened during my trip to Taiwan recently. I opened up my camera bag … removed the back from my Diana F+ and … OMG!!! I forgot to bring along an empty 120 spool and also the bottom plate that holds the roll of film in place! I removed it to install the instant back some time ago but forgot to place it back! Oh no! For a second my plan to fire at least a roll with the camera went up in smoke. A few seconds later I… >> read more


Unboxing Tori

Written by • Dec 30th, 2010 • Category: Toys
I shiver whenever I hear my name being called while waiting at a dentist queue but it is a totally different story when I hear my name being called while I’m busy pounding my keyboard at my work desk. Of course the voice (of the person calling my name) must be from a stranger … and that is usually … the postman! A large parcel arrived today (a little late for Christmas but who’s complaining?!) and it in … the Tori Amos special edition Diana F+ camera! I was dead… >> read more


Come Online Now!

Written by • Dec 16th, 2010 • Category: Others
The darn internet access at my office was dead since morning and it was before lunch that I received a text message on my phone. It went something like … Jimmy : Oei!! Oei!! Jimmy : Where are you? Why are you offline?!! Me : Internet access dead. Why? Jimmy : Come online now!!! Me : But why? Jimmy : Got a new Diana!!! Me : Huh? Soon … the next message from Jimmy came with an attachment. It was one of the photo below … My other Dianas are… >> read more


For You, ThirtySix

Written by • Oct 17th, 2010 • Category: Others
Just the other day when those guys from ThirtySix told me that they will be celebrating their shop’s 1st anniversary today … I thought of giving them a little present. Well I’m sure they have all the yummy cameras already on the shelves … so I decided to try ‘dress up’ a camera for them. The biggest problem was to come up with a design/idea immediately … then spend a night or two doing it. I had only a few nights to do it. Panic! Panic! I didn’t have time… >> read more


Darth Vader Cam!

Written by • Sep 27th, 2010 • Category: Toys
Many years after selling off what I thought was the ugliest camera ever (the Orbit 360F), I stumbled upon another one that is a little butt ugly but has a weird futuristic look. Introduced in 1991, the Konica Aiborg is sometimes referred to as the ‘Darth Vader camera’ by some. It has a 35-105 zoom lens, is pretty heavy despite the plastic body and rubbery grip. It arrived just the other day and here are some photos & info about it … On the top of the camera … there… >> read more