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Blue Lotus Gallery Photo Exhibition HK: Yasuhiro Ogawa 小川康博 | Into The Silence

Blue Lotus Gallery Photo Exhibition HK: Yasuhiro Ogawa 小川康博 | Into The Silence Diary Blue Lotus Gallery Photo Exhibition HK: Yasuhiro Ogawa 小川康博 | Into The Silence March 20, 2024 Blue Lotus Gallery is one of the best places for everyone to view photographers’ work, including Greg Girard. It is a must-visit gallery if you are a photo enthusiast and curious about the top photographers out there. I think the best way to enjoy someone’s work is to have it […]

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The Equanimity Game – Light Lens Lab 50mm f/1.2 ASPH Noctilucent

The Equanimity Game – Light Lens Lab 50mm f/1.2 ASPH Noctilucent Diary The Equanimity Game – Light Lens Lab 50mm f/1.2 ASPH Noctilucent March 8, 2024 Leica M2 with LLL 50mm f/1.2 ASPH LLL 50mm f/1.2 ASPH (left), Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1.2 ASPH E49 Reissue (right) Last month, in late February, I brought the Light Lens Lab Noctilucent 50mm f/1.2 ASPH “1966” version to Tokyo. The version I have is made of black-painted brass. I’ve now had an intensive 8-day […]

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Jazz, Music, Cafe and Bar: My Visit to Jazz BIGBOY Tokyo

Jazz, Music, Cafe and Bar: My Visit to Jazz BIGBOY Tokyo Diary Jazz, Music, Cafe and Bar: My Visit to Jazz BIGBOY Tokyo March 3, 2024 Reflx Lab 200T, Leica Summilux 35mm f/1.4 ASPH 11874 Pre-FLE Reflx Lab 200T, Leica Summilux 35mm f/1.4 ASPH 11874 Pre-FLE Some travel with a detailed plan and specific places to visit, while others travel without a solid plan, just a framework. I fall into the latter category. I chose Tokyo as my destination because […]

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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.2 Aspherical VM Review

Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.2 Aspherical VM Review Lens Review Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.2 Aspherical VM Review February 13, 2024 Leica M240-P Camera, Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical VM As a fifty guy, I’ve always kept an eye on new and exciting lenses, especially those that can provide excellent value for money. When the rumors and videos about the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.2 ASPH VM lens started to circulate on YouTube, I was immediately intrigued. I had previously owned the Nokton […]

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A Nostalgic Hong Kong Night Scene with Rolleiflex and a Tripod

Tai Hang Sai Estate: A Nostalgic Photowalk with Rolleiflex and a Tripod Diary A Nostalgic Hong Kong Night Scene with Rolleiflex and a Tripod February 8, 2024 Rolleiflex 2.8F, CineStill 800T 120 (expired) Rolleiflex 2.8F, CineStill 800T 120 (expired) Carrying a tripod around the soon-to-be-demolished Tai Hang Sai Estate brings back memories. I last used my tripod just 300 meters from home to test the Pentax 67II camera, and before that, in 2021, to capture the now-inaccessible Instagram Pier. It’s […]

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Going Wide: 6 Tips on How I Stepped Out of My Comfort Zone with a 24mm Lens

Going Wide: 6 Tips on How I Stepped Out of My Comfort Zone with a 24mm Lens Diary Join me on a photographic journey where I break through my usual boundaries, inspired by the legendary Alan Schaller and nudged by a friend’s enthusiasm for the Leica Summilux 24mm lens. Despite my initial skepticism after some unimpressive test shots in Singapore, my curiosity tingled, leading me to give this often overlooked focal length another shot. Now, after re-exploring and truly embracing […]

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Pushing Kodak Ektachrome E100: My 2-Stop (ISO400) Experiment and LR Tips

Pushing Kodak Ektachrome E100: My 2-Stop (ISO400) Experiment and LR Tips Analog Film Review Pushing Kodak Ektachrome E100: My 2-Stop (ISO400) Experiment and LR Tips January 21, 2024 Kodak Ektachrome E100 +2 Stop (400) Kodak Ektachrome E100 at 400, Leica Noctilux 50mm f1 E60 V4 I’ve been thinking about pushing Kodak Ektachrome E100 to 200 or 400 ISO. Kodak Ektachrome E100 is a positive colour transparency film, especially since Fujichrome Provia 400X got discontinued and there’s nothing quite like it. […]

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