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The Compact Giant: My Experience with the Plaubel Makina 67

The Compact Giant: My Experience with the Plaubel Makina 67 Camera Review The Compact Giant: My Experience with the Plaubel Makina 67 June 23, 2023 Plaubel Makina 67 with Nikkor 80mm f2.8 lens Plaubel Makina 67 (top with bellow extended) At first glance, the price of this Plaubel Makina 67 rangefinder camera may seem off-putting. As a novice photographer, I initially gravitated towards more budget-friendly options, gradually upgrading to higher-priced models to assess their value. However, my experience with medium […]

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From City to Shore: A Rolleiflex Adventure in Sai Kung

From City to Shore: A Rolleiflex Adventure in Sai Kung Diary From City to Shore: A Rolleiflex Adventure in Sai Kung June 22, 2023 Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar TLR Rolleiflex 2.8F, Kodak Ektar 100, Hong Kong A while back, my wife and friends invited me to join them on a camping trip to Sai Kung, a beautiful spot in the northeastern part of Hong Kong. One of the great things about living in Hong Kong is the ability to access stunning […]

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A Black and White Film Adventure with Xtol 1+1 and Kodak Double-X in Taipei

A Black and White Film Adventure with Xtol 1+1 and Kodak Double-X in Taipei Diary A Black and White Film Adventure with Xtol 1+1 and Kodak Double-X in Taipei June 14, 2023 Leica Summilux 24/1.4 asph, Xtol 1+1, Kodak Double-X, Taipei Leica Summilux 35/1.4 asph 11874, Xtol 1+1, Kodak Double-X @400, China My journey with Xtol 1+1 began after discovering its potential for sharpness and economical use, as I had previously been using Kodak HC-110 as my go-to chemical. After […]

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Discovering the Leica Summilux 35mm f/1.4 asph Pre-FLE (11874)

Discovering the Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 asph Pre-FLE (11874) Diary Discovering the Leica Summilux 35mm f/1.4 asph Pre-FLE (11874) June 13, 2023 Leica MP and Summilux 35mm f/1.4 asph 11874 pre-FLE Leica M10-P, Summilux 35mm f/1.4 asph 11874, Mongkok Hong Kong I had initially overlooked the Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 ASPH Pre-FLE (11874) lens due to concerns about potential focus shift issues. However, its distinctive square camera hood remained an alluring feature. My perspective changed when I met Charlie during […]

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The Dance of Focal Lengths: Exploring Wide Angles and Telephotos

The Dance of Focal Lengths: Exploring Wide Angles and Telephotos Diary As a Nikon film SLR lover, I have always gravitated towards telephoto prime lenses like the 85mm, 105mm and 135mm. The optical viewfinder and focusing system of the Nikons allow me to compose and focus with precision at these longer focal lengths. The rangefinder focusing mechanism of my Leica MP, on the other hand, proves more challenging for telephotos and often requires an additional magnifier (i.e 1.25X or 1.4X) […]

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Nikon F3 HP Film SLR Review: Why This Beauty Still Matters

Nikon F3 HP Film SLR Review: Why This Beauty Still Matters Camera Review Nikon F3 HP Film SLR Review: Why This Beauty Still Matters December 20, 2023 Nikon F3 HP with Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II As a longtime rangefinder shooter, the Nikon F3 HP has broken through my preferences and won me over. This 35mm film SLR offers a simple yet highly capable package at a reasonable price, allowing me to experiment with different focal lengths. The key […]

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Panoramas with the Hasselblad Xpan 2 and Horizon 202

Panoramas with the Hasselblad Xpan 2 and Horizon 202 Diary Panoramas with the Hasselblad Xpan 2 and Horizon 202 June 1, 2023 Hasselblad Xpan 2, 30mm f/5.6 asph, Reflx Lab 400D, Hong Kong Last year, Ivan came to visit Hong Kong, he is a talented photographer and YouTube creator who inspired me to pick up my video camera again after a long hiatus. His cinematic style and masterful pacing are unmatched in the YouTube world. Thanks to him, I’m now […]

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Rekindling My Love for Medium Format – Pentax 67 to Pentax 67 II

Rekindling My Love for Medium Format – Pentax 67 to Pentax 67 II Diary Rekindling My Love for Medium Format – Pentax 67 to Pentax 67 II June 1, 2023 Pentax 67 with 105mm f/2.4 lens and wooden grip Pentax 67, SMC Super Takumar 55mm f/4, Fujichrome Provia RDPIII, Fujiware Fall Japan The other day, my friends were raving about the Pentax 67 II, a medium format film camera that’s been on my wishlist for some time. As the successor […]

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Experimenting Cross Processing with the Reflx Lab Pro 100 Film in E-6

Experimenting Cross Processing with the Reflx Lab Pro 100 Film in E-6 Diary Experimenting Cross Processing with the Reflx Lab Pro 100 Film in E-6 May 30, 2023 Reflx Lab Pro 100 Reflx Lab Pro 100 in E-6 Recently, I had the opportunity to experiment with Reflx Lab’s new color negative film, the Reflx Lab Pro 100. This versatile film can be processed using either C-41 or E-6 chemicals. While there isn’t an abundance of information available about E-6 processing […]

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Shooting Wide in Taipei: What I Learned from a Week with My 24mm Summilux

Shooting Wide in Taipei: What I Learned from a Week with My 24mm Summilux Diary Shooting Wide in Taipei: What I Learned from a Week with My 24mm Summilux May 30, 2023 Leica Summilux 24mm f1.4 asph, Reflx Lab 800, Taipei Taiwan Leica Summilux 24mm f1.4 asph, Reflx Lab 800, Taipei Taiwan I recently spent a week in Taipei with my Konica Hexar RF and a single lens: the Leica Summilux 24mm f1.4 asph. Over 5 days, I shot 18 […]

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