Posts Tagged ‘slr’

How To : Strip In Strips

Written by • Feb 24th, 2011 • Category: Others
I received several emails asking how exactly I took those photos in the recent ‘Strip In Strips‘ entry and since I ain’t good with words … and even worse at describing things … I thought why not I try use some images to try explain it. Since this is a double exposure thingie … first you need to make sure you compensate exposure accordingly … like how you would normally do (when doing double exposures). For the first exposure … I took photos of a film strip. For best result… >> 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


F3 And FE2

Written by • Jul 3rd, 2010 • Category: Fun with film
It has been weeks since the personal warranty period given to me by the guy who sold me the minty F3 is over and I’ve just (finally) finished the test roll on it. Things got a bit slow (the test roll) and I had to take a risk and hoped that the camera works fine … and it was quite a good thing to see that at least the metering still works great. This test roll is a long expired Mitsubishi 200 film which I pretty like and I remember… >> read more


Lonely No More

Written by • Jun 3rd, 2010 • Category: Toys
Ever since I found that pancake lens to use on my Nikon FA … I find myself not wanting to remove it (from the body) and thus my 50mm lens got neglected for a while. I took pity on it and managed to find a good condition black Nikon F3 to ‘accompany’ the poor lonely lens and I really love the combo! The moment I held that F3 in my hands … I could feel that it is solid like a tank! Cool! A little heavy but might be handy… >> read more


Lo Batt -.-

Written by • May 16th, 2010 • Category: Digital stuffs
My battery is running very low now as I’m typing this. After having one too many beer last night and waking up early morning to bring my family to the zoo … I haven’t really got any rest since my eyes opened this morning. We had great time at the zoo but unfortunately the ‘Mini Explorer’ thingie which we usually rent to cart Fitzand around was ‘out of stock’. That caused me to be his replacement ‘vehicle’ at the zoo and after about 5 hours there … I drove home… >> read more


Lensbabies + K-x : A Test

Written by • May 11th, 2010 • Category: Digital stuffs
After a short break from using my Lensbaby, finally I’ve ‘migrated’ the cool lenses to Pentax mount and since the K-x will be almost ‘permanently married’ to the Lensbabies … I had to give it a test run to figure out how the camera will meter with the lenses. Lugged the setup to Malaysia during the weekend … hoping to be able to find time to take some shots and get used to the new combo … time somehow zapped past real fast and I ended up with only a… >> read more


Pretty Got Slim

Written by • Mar 27th, 2010 • Category: Toys
I went through several old Nikon film SLRs in the past and finally ended up with a Nikon FA. It is not that I started photography back in the old days (though I’m kinda old), but the SLRs were bought & sold only after I got ‘trapped’ in this analogue photography stuffs due to Lomography. Anyway, after putting the ring on my Nikon FA (just like I did to my wife), I got a Carl Zeiss 50mm f1.4 lens to be it’s permanent partner. Honestly … in the back of… >> read more


Fat Finger Saved S$50!

Written by • Feb 23rd, 2010 • Category: Toys
Came across someone selling a Russian Zenit f2.0 58mm lens in mint condition and he was throwing in a Zenit 412 for free because he claims that there was a problem with the mirror. The mirror was stuck at the down position. I took the risk and bought it for only S$50 (about US$35) … hoping that I can resurrect it (despite knowing that I ain’t trained in these stuffs) and amazingly … I did! So what did I do? Hahaha! I don’t believe it myself. After trying to fire… >> read more


White Is The New Black

Written by • Jan 19th, 2010 • Category: Others
I’ve often heard people saying that big black cameras makes one look more ‘professional’. Hahaha! I always find that funny but then I’m sure it does make a professional look more serious in his/her work. Wannabes love lugging around big black cameras too! Thank God there are camera manufacturers who thinks that white cameras are cool and we’ve seen some cameras out there … clad sexily in white. I recently came across this special white edition of the tiny Minox digital camera. Personally I think it will look cooler if… >> 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