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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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The Art of Shooting Expired Film: A Guide for Beginners

The Art of Shooting Expired Film: A Guide for Beginners Guides and Tips The Art of Shooting Expired Film: A Guide for Beginners May 18, 2023 Fujifilm RDPIII expired rated at 100, Hasselblad Xpan II, 30mm f5.6 asph Introduction The world of photography is filled with unique challenges and opportunities to explore different techniques and styles. One such opportunity is the use of expired film – a medium that can add a certain unpredictability and charm to your images. Whether […]

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The Power of Wide Angle Lenses: How 24mm Summilux Helped Me Capture the Action of Muay Thai

The Power of Wide Angle Lenses: How 24mm Summilux Helped Me Capture the Action of Muay Thai Diary The Power of Wide Angle Lenses: How 24mm Summilux Helped Me Capture the Action of Muay Thai May 18, 2023 Leica M10-P camera with 24mm and 28mm Summilux f1.4 asph lenses We are often taught not to make mistakes and view losing as failure in the Chinese society. However, we have overlooked the most crucial element in life – we learn from […]

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Rediscovering the Joy of a Point and Shoot Film Camera – Klasse S

Rediscovering the Joy of a Point and Shoot Film Camera – Klasse S Diary Rediscovering the Joy of a Point and Shoot Film Camera – Klasse S May 17, 2023 Klasse S and Contax T3 Fuji Klasse S, SantaColor 100, Ngau Tau Kok Hong Kong I recently acquired a Fujifilm Klasse S, a compact 35mm point and shoot film camera with a 38mm f2.8 lens. For those curious about the difference versus the Klasse W model, the Klasse S features […]

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Photowalk with Mau in Central HK – Leica M10P and Summilux Steel Rim

Photowalk with Mau in Central HK – Leica M10P and Summilux Steel Rim Diary Photowalk with Mau in Central HK – Leica M10P and Summilux Steel Rim May 16, 2023 Leica M10-P, Leica Summilux 35mm f/1.4 v1 (Steel Rim), Central Hong Kong Leica M10-P, Leica Summilux 35mm f/1.4 v1 (Steel Rim), Central Hong Kong The other day, I had an enjoyable photowalk with Mau, a passionate photographer who was in Hong Kong for a business trip. Check out his amazing […]

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The Charm of Leicavit and Akagivit: Rapid Winders for Leica Film Cameras

The Charm of Leicavit and Akagivit: Rapid Winders for Leica Film Cameras Diary The Charm of Leicavit and Akagivit: Rapid Winders for Leica Film Cameras May 16, 2023 Leicavit and Akagivit are rapid winders designed for specific Leica film cameras to help advance the film quicker. Although they add extra weight to the camera, they provide a balanced and stylish look. The original Leicavit MP winder is now a collector’s item and discontinued. I regret not purchasing a silver one […]

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Exploring Street Photography with Widelux F8 in Hong Kong

Exploring Street Photography with Widelux F8 Diary Exploring Street Photography with Widelux F8 in Hong Kong May 9, 2023 Widelux F8 Widelux F8 with film inserted The Widelux F8 is an interesting camera with a beautiful design. Though it feels a bit flimsy when advancing the film with the knob, overall it is a well-built camera for its time. The actor Jeff Bridgesfrequently uses this camera and considers it his favorite. There isn’t too much information about it online, but […]

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Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera: A Taste I Just Can’t Acquire

Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera: A Taste I Just Can’t Acquire Camera Review Leica M-P (Typ 240) Digital Rangefinder Camera: A Taste I Just Can’t Acquire May 9, 2023 Leica M240P Attached Summicron 35/2 IV Leica Camera AG introduced the M240 in August 2012. It was a full-frame digital rangefinder camera that succeeded the Leica M9-P. Notably, it was Leica’s first digital camera to use a CMOS sensor. Leica improved the M240 body with a “P” version in […]

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Kodak Ektachrome 100D 5294 Colour Transparency Film 135

Kodak Ektachrome 100D 5294 Colour Transparency Film 135 Analog Film Review Kodak Ektachrome 100D 5294 Colour Transparency Film 135 May 5, 2023 Kodak 100D, Voigtlander 50mm f1.0 asph, Hong Kong Numerous new film brands are flooding the analog film market, and I’m always apprehensive about trying them out. I don’t enjoy experimenting with unfamiliar films and ruining my overall film experience. Moreover, they are quite expensive these days. Since Ektachrome was discontinued in 2012, which carried the E100G and E100VS […]

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Santa RAE 1000 Black and White Negative Film 135

Santa RAE 1000 Black and White Negative Film 135 Analog Film Review Santa RAE 1000 Black and White Negative Film 135 April 27, 2023 Santa RAE 1000 Santa RAE 1000, Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 ASPH FLE (with Tiffen Pro Black Mist 1/8), Hong Kong My Mixed Results with the New Santa RAE 1000 Film The Santa RAE 1000 is a new high-speed black and white negative film that was released in 2019. Marketed as an ISO 1000 film, made from […]

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