Posts Tagged ‘test’

Test Driving The Sony RX1

Written by • Feb 25th, 2013 • Category: Lead Story
So this is one hell of an expensive camera … one that has caused much excitement (and disappointment about the price) with a full frame sensor and a killer lens. I took one for a short test drive to see how awesome it is and managed to capture a handful of photos today. Street photography is fun with this almost silent camera. The 35mm lens makes it a wonderful tool for street photography. Colors are pretty awesome although I prefer using the ‘neutral’ setting instead of the ‘standard’ one. I’ll… >> read more

Belair Test Run

Written by • Dec 23rd, 2012 • Category: Fun with film
It has been weeks since my Belair Globe-trotter arrived and I finally got the test roll developed in the bathroom after dinner and scanned it. What do I think of this pretty neat looking camera? Since I don’t feel like typing much now … I generated some memes to do the explanation …… >> read more

The Last Camera : Test Roll

Written by • Oct 25th, 2012 • Category: Fun with film
If you have read my earlier blog entry about my attempt to assemble the Last Camera … you will probably know that I almost screwed up when I was working on the lens assembly. I messed up the elements and had to buzz Jimmy (from ThirtySix) to help check which was the 2nd and 3rd lenses in the package. I had to pray real hard when he told me the answer … as I was worried he might be drinking beer when he replied me. 😀 Anyway … I was… >> read more

X1 : The Test Run

Written by • Jun 10th, 2012 • Category: Digital stuffs
A week since the X1 got discharged from the ‘hospital’, today is the first time I got to really give it a test run. Like any other weekend of mine (these days) … getting to spend time with my camera alone is usually not possible … and so I took some test shots with the Leica X1 when out with my family today. Apart from these digital shots … I also (finally) managed to finish a roll of film in my La Sardina. Time to make a dash to the… >> read more

The Bumblebee Cam

Written by • Mar 3rd, 2012 • Category: Toys
The boxy and pretty weird looking Pentax K-01 arrived in stores yesterday and after breakfast today … I dragged Fitzand along to the shop to pick up a set. Not sure if it was a right thing to bring him along because what originally was supposed to be a black version … ended up … yellow. That’s just because I asked to take a look at the yellow one and Fitzand’s eyes suddenly went all time big and went ‘Daddy! This one nice! Bumblebee (blame Transformers!) camera! Buy this one!’.… >> read more

SLR Magic Pinhole : Test 1

Written by • Feb 4th, 2012 • Category: Digital stuffs
Tried very hard to take some test shots with the SLR Magic’s Pinhole (paired with my good ol’ E-P1) today when out with my family. Luckily I had some time out in the sun and managed to squeeze out 10 test shots. You might notice some dust (quite a lot of them!) spots on the photos … as I was too lazy to clone out all of them. 😛 You can actually see and compose the scene on the LCD if you are shooting out in the sun. Indoors …… >> read more

That Other Roll

Written by • Dec 12th, 2011 • Category: Fun with film
The first self developed roll of 120 film ended up in quite a mess two days ago and luckily I told myself to not develop that other roll (these 2 were test rolls on the GF670 with Rollei Retro 400 film) that same day. One day later … I took a deep breath and gave it another go … this time telling myself to be a little patient and careful when rolling the film onto the plastic spool. It wasn’t any easier (rolling the film) this second attempt. I ended… >> read more

X10 Full Size Photos?

Written by • Nov 6th, 2011 • Category: Digital stuffs
I received about 5 requests for full sized photos from the Fujifilm X10. As I ain’t one who is particular about the details … nor am I a pixel peeper … I usually tell people that I’ll try post some should I find the time. I was busy playing with my LomoKino today but still I have a couple of photos from the X10 … presented in full size … untouched in post processing … for those who are interested. This one below was shot at ISO100 … … and… >> read more

X10 : More Random Tests

Written by • Oct 28th, 2011 • Category: Digital stuffs
Gave the X10 more random test shots today and mostly done using the EXR mode (I call this … the lazy bum like me mode) … all I did was press the shutter button. Many of them done in low light and here are the results … The straight outta cam results are satisfying (for me). None of these shots were Photoshopped except for web resizing. After some hours of use … I still don’t quite like the idea of having to turn the zoom barrel to switch on the… >> read more

Sinned Again

Written by • Oct 27th, 2011 • Category: Toys
I made the biggest mistake and sinned big time when I waltzed into a camera shop here in Hong Kong today. I groped the Leica X1 … I couldn’t afford it. Next I saw something with an extra zero at the back … and there stood on the shelf … a Fujifilm X10! OMG! After playing with it for a short while … I sinned. Honestly the size ain’t too much different from the X100 but the weight is sure way lighter than it’s bigger brother. The first impression when… >> read more