Monday, 16 January 2012

Missing 1/100

A lot of time we forgot what the best that we have. Yesterday, i received an email from a friend, Eddie, said that he want the following photo. As they are too many photos in the shooting day and i just blindly ignore this photo, actually, this is really a nice story: A composing in progress, 3 models, one photographer and one director for this shooting ... does it tell the story? I just like it the way that it present...

Thanks Eddie for his reminder ...

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Meeting Eric Kim @ Leica Singapore

Happened to have chance to meet Eric Kim ( in recent Leica V-Lux 3 launching ( First time seeing him face by face, my feeling is: he is a cheerful and full of warmth guy and he is kind enough to lend me his Leica M9 to play around for awhile. It's great to try this camera with manual focus, amazing! but i dun think it will be affordable for me to buy such a "Ferrari" in my life.

In the event, i'm also lucky enough to see my friend, Steven Ma, there. And lucky enough to knew his friend, Eddie Lim. This guy also amazed me by showing off his Leica M6 camera (SGD1800 for body only... Leica standard, i know you never buy lens less than $200.. haha ...) and Kodak camera (I remember this is an autofocus camera, dun nid adjust too much, just point and shoot, love to see the photos taken by this camera.). Both are fantactic! Additionally, Steven and Eddie are sharing some of their manual film camera experiece with me, it's really benefit me a lot.

This event broke my many "FIRST" as in got the chance to touch the legend Leica M9 and M6 camera. Let's see some of the photos below. (Shit! i juz realized that i forgot to take a close picture of Eddie M6 and Kodak film camera, forgot the Kodak film model as well ...)

Eddie, Eric, Steven (From left to right). [28mm equiv, f/3.5, 1/8sec, ISO-800]

Steven and Eddie [28mm equiv., f/3.5, 1/25sec, ISO-1600]

Eric and me [28mm equiv., f/3.5, 1/40sec, ISO-1600]

Before the product launch, Eric is sharing some of his experience in "PROXIMITY", please see the video below!

Sharing Experience [28mm equiv., f/3.5, 1/80sec, ISO-1600]

Leica girl [42mm equiv., f/4.3, 1/15sec, ISO-1600]

Exhibition [28mm equiv., f/3.5, 1/100sec, ISO-1600]

The Exhibition Title: Proximity [28mm equiv., f/3.5, 1/40sec, ISO-1600]

My secondary school senior, Steven and me [28mm equiv., f/3.5, 1/30sec, ISO-1600]

I like the expression of the guy! i shld get his contact and share the photo with him.
Shock! [28mm equiv., f/3.5, 1/30sec, ISO-1600]
Exhibition [28mm equiv., f/3.5, 1/80sec, ISO-800]
Leica V-Lux 3 Lauch Regional Sales Manager in the middle [52mm equiv., f/4.7, 1/10sec, ISO-1600, grainy applied]
Leica girl with Leica V-Lux 3 [28mm equiv., f/3.5, 1/40sec, ISO-800]

o... i like the following shot, but candid moment is always not repeatable. I set the ISO to 800 and caused the shutter speed at a very slooow speed, 1/3 sec and cause the picture a bit of "shaky". if i set the ISO to 1600 or even higher, i think the result shld be better ... (or maybe i shld buy a pancake lenses, Panasonic 20mm F/1.7)

Same WATCH! [62mm equiv., f/5, 1/3sec, ISO-800]
Leica Girl and Eric [50mm equiv., f/4.6, 1/8sec, ISO-1250]

LEICA Signboard [42mm equiv., f/5.6, 1/20sec, ISO-1600]

Monday, 9 January 2012

Panasonic G3 & 14-42mm kit lenses test at Bukit Panjang

Brought my new G3 out today to take some street shooting, doing some quick point and shoot therapy near my house.

Very minor auto-tuning done on the Lightroom.

I take the following photo at the overhead bridge at Bangkit,  i didn't expect the color turn out to be so nice  and provide enough depth of field for the main subject, lantern.

(f/3.5, 1/13sec, ISO-800, 28mm equiv.)

Macro shooting on decoration light.

(f/3.5, 1/30sec, ISO-1250, 28mm equiv.)

I took the photo below at around 715pm, i set the ISO to 1250, the actual environment is dimmer than we can see from the photo, the excellent G3 sensor help me to "brighten" up the scene and "capture" more.

(f/4.1, 1/13sec, ISO-1250, 38mm equiv.)

Another Christmas Tree at Bukit Panjang Plaza.

(f/4, 1/40sec, ISO-800, 34mm equiv.)