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Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar – The “One” Medium Format Camera

Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar – The “One” Medium Format Camera Camera Review Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar – The “One” Medium Format Camera October 7, 2023 Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar Rollei logo on the viewing hood Rolleiflex 2.8F My interest in the Rolleiflex 2.8F was sparked when I began searching for a medium format camera. Although I had previously owned a Hasselblad 500CM and 503CX, which are excellent for studio work, I found them difficult to carry around. I appreciated the modular system of […]

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Solo Exhibition – We Have Seen Better Days

Solo Exhibition – We Have Seen Better Days Diary Solo Exhibition – We Have Seen Better Days September 29, 2023 Recently, I had the honor of being invited by Space Place Gallery to hold a solo exhibition in Russia. I’d love to take this opportunity to share some behind-the-scenes photos with you. It’s my aspiration to exhibit my work in other countries someday too. Exhibition Statement by Anson Tang We Have Seen Better Days In our relentless search for novelty, […]

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Travelling through Scotland: Reflx Lab’s 120 Kodak Vision 3 50D with Pentax 67II

Travelling through Scotland: Reflx Lab’s 120 Kodak Vision 3 50D with Pentax 67II Diary Travelling through Scotland: Reflx Lab’s 120 Kodak Vision 3 50D with Pentax 67II September 21, 2023 Reflx Lab 50D, Pentax 67II, SMC 90mm f/2.8, Thurso Beach Scotland Reflx Lab 50D, Pentax 67II, SMC 90mm f/2.8, Thurso Beach Scotland Reflx Lab generously provided me with some Kodak Vision 3 5203 50D film in 120 format, and I must say, it’s a gem that often goes overlooked in […]

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A Conversation with a Pro – Why Film Photography is Still So Attractive

Why Film Photography is Still So Attractive Diary YouTube – Why Film Photography is Still So Attractive September 17, 2023 In this casual conversation, I sit down with Gabriel – an artist, educator, and professional photographer – to explore our first film experiences and why film photography is so attractive. We discuss the unique qualities of film that bring it to life and why it continues to captivate photographers and enthusiasts alike. We also touch on my preferred camera system […]

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New addition Voigtlander 35mm f/1.5 Asph VM Lens and Its Sleek Square Hood

New addition Voigtlander 35mm f/1.5 Asph VM Lens and Its Sleek Square Hood Diary New addition Voigtlander 35mm f/1.5 Asph VM Lens and Its Sleek Square Hood September 17, 2023 Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.5 asph VM with brass hood Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.5 asph VM, Leica M10-P, London Introducing my latest addition – the Voigtlander 35mm f/1.5 asph VM lens, which I acquired primarily for its accompanying hood. As a fan of square hoods, particularly the sleek Summicron 35mm APO […]

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The Widelux F8: My Unexpected Creative Companion

The Widelux F8: My Unexpected Creative Companion Diary The Widelux F8: My Unexpected Creative Companion July 30, 2023 Widelux F8 Reflx Lab 800, Widelux F8, Tai Kwun The Widelux F8 Not too long ago, I was all set to sell this funky panoramic camera. I’d even found a buyer ready to snap it up. But, as fate would have it, the deal fell through. So, what do you do with a camera that you’ve already mentally parted ways with? Well, […]

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Joining the Bicep Club: My Rollercoaster Ride with the new Pentax 67II

Joining the Bicep Club: My Rollercoaster Ride with the new Pentax 67II Diary Joining the Bicep Club: My Rollercoaster Ride with the new Pentax 67II July 30, 2023 Pentax 67II with SMC 105mm f/2.4 and wooden grip Kodak Portra 400, Pentax 67II, 105mm f/2.4 Pentax 67II So, I’ve finally done it! I managed to sell a bunch of old lenses and scrape together enough dough to get myself a shiny new Pentax 67II. Oh, and I’ve also joined “The Bicep […]

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ORWO Wolfen NC500 Colour Negative Film 135

ORWO Wolfen NC500 Colour Negative Film Analog Film Review ORWO Wolfen NC500 Colour Negative Film 135 July 17, 2023 NC500 Colour Negative Film Orwo Wolfen NC500, Leica Summicron 50/2 Rigid, Hong Kong ORWO Wolfen NC500 I’d like to share a recent adventure I embarked on with a new type of film stock. If you’re like me and you love exploring new territories in the realm of film photography, then keep reading because this one’s for you. A while back, I […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to 6 Different Types of Light Meters

A Beginner’s Guide to 6 Different Types of Light Meters Guides and Tips A Beginner’s Guide to 6 Different Types of Light Meters July 16, 2023 Today, I want to discuss something essential for our craft: light meters. I have six different meters on hand, each with its own unique features and functions. I’ll be going through each one to help you decide which light meter is perfect for you. So, let’s dive in! Why do you need an external […]

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First Impressions: Reflx Lab’s 120 Kodak Vision 3 500T Film with Rolleiflex 2.8F

First Impressions: Reflx Lab’s 120 Kodak Vision 3 500T Film with Rolleiflex 2.8F Diary First Impressions: Reflx Lab’s 120 Kodak Vision 3 500T Film with Rolleiflex 2.8F July 1, 2023 Reflx Lab 500T (120), Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar, Hong Kong As an avid fan of Kodak Vision 3 5219 500T (Tungsten) film, I’ve always enjoyed using it for nighttime photography with my Leica Noctilux 50mm f1. Recently, I had the opportunity to try this film in 120 format, thanks to Reflx […]

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