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Summicron 50mm f2 Collapsible Radioactive – Is It Just a Myth

Lens Review Leica Summicron 50mm f2 Collapsible Radioactive Is this Radioactive Lens a Myth? Summicron 50mm f2 Collapsible Radioactive – Is It Just a Myth August 1, 2020 Construction of the Summicron 50mm f2 collapsible Summicron Collapsible started production in 1951 until 1957 with Leica screw and bayonet mount. It takes 39mm filter which is interchangeable with my Summicron 50mm or 35mm lenses. The aperture ring is smooth but the click-stop is not as precise as Summicron Rigid or later […]

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Kodak Professional Tri-X 400

Legendary black and white film by Kodak Kodak Tri-x is known to be one of the most popular Black and White films in the market. Many famous photographers have used this film to create their own work. HCB, Josef Koudelka, Robert Frank…etc. As an amateur who wants to pick a film to try, this is my second black and white film I got (Kodak BW200CN was my first one, though it is C41 not truly a BW negative film). I […]

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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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Kodak Portra 400

Name: Kodak Portra ISO: 400 Film type: Colour Negative Character: Accurate skin tone, high sharpness Film Review brief Summary Introducing you another essential film manufactured by Kodak and which is quite popular in the market with it’s well known character for natural skin tone and ideal for most lighting conditions. Kodak Portra is another popular stock film in everyone’s fridge including myself. Except Agfa Vista 400, it is the second film that I used extensively for my work. Colour and […]

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Seville City Scanner 001

Country: Spain City: Seville Camera: Leica M2 Lens: Leica Summicron 35mm f2 v1 Film: Kodak Ektar 100 This is the second city that I have visited in Spain. It is quite different from Barcelona and somehow I like this place more than that. Photos were taken during the first day when I arrived in the city. I quickly grabbed my camera and rushed to Plaza de Espana and the sunset in there was beautiful after that I walked along the […]

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Osaka City Scanner 001

Country: Japan City: Osaka Camera: Leica M9-P Lens: Leica Noctilux 50mm f1.0 e58 v1 Pictures were taken during the sakura season in Osaka, Japan. Some of them were shot in Osaka Castle Park and the remaining were shot at Kyoto. Japan is a dynamic place to shoot around with colour or black and white.  

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Hong Kong Night Tide 002

City: Hong Kong Camera: Leica M2 Lens: Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 FLE ASPH, Noctilux 50mm f1 e58 Film: CineStill 800T Tungsten Camera: Leica M2 Lens: Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 ASPH FLE & Noctilux 50mm f1 e58

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Hong Kong Night Tide 001

City: Hong Kong Camera: Leica M2 Lens: Leica Summilux 35mm f1.4 FLE ASPH Film: CineStill 800T Tungsten After the heavy rain is always the best time to take your camera out and go for a walk in Hong Kong. City Night Tide is fabulous with different neon lights in the most condensed District – Mong Kok (All images were taken with CineStill 800 Tungsten pushed to ISO2400) For detail of this film, you may refer to CineStill 800T

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Rollei Vario Chrome 200-400

  Name: Rollei Vario Chrome ISO: 320 Film type: Positive Slide Character: High saturation with warm tone   Vintage feel and Warm tone Rollei Vario Chrome is a daylight highspeed colour reversal film with good sharpness. The warmth produced from the film depends on the environment that you use, the brighter the sun is, the warmer the picture will be. Besides, I discovered that it is quite similar to its brother, Rollei CR200 slide film. Except that CR200 tends to be more attracted […]

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