My Rejuvenating Road Trip Through New Zealand’s South Island

My Rejuvenating Road Trip Through New Zealand’s South Island with Hasselblad Xpan II Diary My Rejuvenating Road Trip Through New Zealand’s South Island April 25, 2023 Hasselblad Xpan II, 30mm f5.6 ASPH, Fujifilm Velvia 100, Hooker Valley Track, New Zealand Healing, exploration, and adventure in one unforgettable journey After recovering from a bout of diarrhea during our North Island adventure, my wife and I were thrilled to embark on our road trip through the breathtaking South Island of New Zealand. […]

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Joint – A Cafe Offers More Than Just Coffee

Joint – A Cafe Offers More Than Just Coffee Diary Joint – A Cafe Offers More Than Just Coffee March 16, 2023 More Than Coffee If you’re a coffee lover, you might think that a cafe that only sells coffee is enough to keep you coming back. But what if the cafe offers more than just a cup of coffee? That’s what I discovered when I stumbled upon Joint, a small coffee shop in Kennedy Town, Hong Kong. At first, […]

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Film Photography – Why I love it

Film Photography – Why I love It Diary Film Photography – Why I love it January 20, 2019 “Tangible asset” was a term I first encountered in my accounting class. To me, film encompasses both tangible and intangible elements. I’ve always believed that I need to physically hold something to truly experience it and create a lasting memory. The real film picture captured, the technique used to take the shot, the surrounding environment, and even the sounds all contribute to […]

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9 months with Leica M10

After six months of waiting, it is arrived with a huge label on the box printed with “LEICA M10 BLACK CHROME” I couldn’t describe my happiness with words. Because it has been a long mental debate of repurchasing M9 or M240 or just wait for this new camera. This has been the camera I want most after I sold my Leica M9-P and decided to wait for this new Leica digital camera. Honestly, I love Leica in black paint way […]

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Switching from Leica M10 to Fujifilm X-Pro2

If you have read about my Photography Journey for the past 8 years. You would have known that I have been shooting extensively with Leica film and digital camera (M8, M9). But recently I made a move. Sold my Leica M10 for a second hand Fujifilm X-Pro2. “WHY?” this is exactly the response from most of my photography friends. And yes, I sold 4 out of 8 of my leica glass too. Because by judging the outlook and ISO performance […]

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My Film Cameras and Gears Journey

Endless Gears Upgrade The shallow depth of field or the lack of “bokeh” was one of the main reasons for the change. From Canon 50mm f1.2 LTM to Noctilux 50mm f1.0, my later photography years were a period of endless gears upgrade as I focused heavily on the character of the different lenses. Trying the “King of Bokeh” Summicron 35/2 version 4 was not enough, I upgraded to Summicron 35mm f2 V1, “8 elements”, and this beast has a special […]

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8 Years 500+ rolls of films – Beginning of My Film Photography Journey

8 Years, 32 Film Cameras, 500+ rolls of films – Beginning of My Film Photography Journey 8 years ago in June 2010, I came across this Japanese drama called “Sunao ni Narenakute” talking about how social network brings people together. In the first scene of the first episode, the main character was staring at a camera displayed in a shop, and it looked absolutely beautiful. My head kept replaying that same scene over and over again, and at the end, […]

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