Monday, August 31, 2020

A Case for JPEG Images, A Morning in Monotone

A Case for JPEG Images, A Morning in Monotone 01
A Case for JPEG Images, A Morning in Monotone 02
A Case for JPEG Images, A Morning in Monotone 03
A Case for JPEG Images, A Morning in Monotone 04
A Case for JPEG Images, A Morning in Monotone 05
Olympus Pen E-P5, Lumix G 14mm F2.5 Asph.

Digital Moments:

A Case for JPEG Images, A Morning in Monotone

'Five frames with the Lumix G 14mm F2.5 Asph., an early morning monotone concept'

Here I am, back again with a new batch of JPEG images, shot in monochrome with the Lumix G 14mm F2.5 Asph. mounted on the Pen E-P5. Images were post-processed and tweaked with my normal dose of edits which include Tone Curve, Brightness & Contrast, Gamma, Unsharp Mask, and a bit of additional Contrast in Monochrome & Sepia.


While it may not be a practice of professional who will always say that images are always better shot in RAW, there are always some who do the opposite and still claims good results with their images. You be the judge here.


Film Camera Marketplace

Malaysia online marketplace for used and collectible Film and SLR Cameras, Lenses, Camera Add-Ons. Shop now from our Facebook or Online Web page.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Analog Diary: Taking A Break

Analog Diary, Taking A Break 01
Analog Diary, Taking A Break 02
Analog Diary, Taking A Break 03
Analog Diary, Taking A Break 04
Analog Diary, Taking A Break 05
Nikon F-301, Nikkor Ai-S 85mm F2

Analog Diary:

Taking A Break

'Five frames with the Nikon F301, and Nikkor AI-S 85mm F2'

I am going for a break here, away from film photography, but not for too long though, as the interest is still strong in my heart and in my veins. The reason? The photo-lab nearest to my place is closing its doors, and I am not keen enough, at least currently, to create a new travel route to the next nearest lab.

Nikon F-301, Nikkor Ai-S 85mm F2

These parting shots, taken on a rush, was with the Nikon F301 and Nikkor 85mm F2.


Film Camera Marketplace

Malaysia online marketplace for used and collectible Film and SLR Cameras, Lenses, Camera Add-Ons. Shop now from our Facebook or Online Web page.

Monday, August 17, 2020

The Sun Is Out, The Moon Is Still Up

The Sun Is Out, The Moon Is Still Up 01
The Sun Is Out, The Moon Is Still Up 02
The Sun Is Out, The Moon Is Still Up 03
The Sun Is Out, The Moon Is Still Up 04
The Sun Is Out, The Moon Is Still Up 05
Olympus Pen E-P5, Lumix G 14mm F2.5 Asph.

Digital Moments:

The Sun Is Out, The Moon Is Still Up

'Five frames with the Lumix G 14mm F2.5 Asph., early morning shots on a chanced outing'


Grabbed these shots just as I was starting out on a chanced outing, an early morning walk with the Pen E-P5. The camera was mounted with a Lumix G 14mm F2.5 Asph.


Film Camera Marketplace

Malaysia online marketplace for used and collectible Film and SLR Cameras, Lenses, Camera Add-Ons. Shop now from our Facebook or Online Web page.

Monday, August 10, 2020

A Quick Take #II, Hexanon AR 50mm F1.7

A Quick Take #II, Hexanon AR 50mm F1.7 01
A Quick Take #II, Hexanon AR 50mm F1.7 02
A Quick Take #II, Hexanon AR 50mm F1.7 03
A Quick Take #II, Hexanon AR 50mm F1.7 04
A Quick Take #II, Hexanon AR 50mm F1.7 0
Olympus E-P5, Hexanon AR 50mm F1.7

Digital Moments:

A Quick Take #II, Hexanon AR 50mm F1.7

'Five frames with a faulty Hexanon AR 50mm F1.7, often acknowledged as one of the sharpest lens ever built'

Continuing where I left off with the first five frames shot on the faulty Hexanon AR 50mm F1.7, this time with the aperture manually adjusted a smaller opening of 2.8. Have to admit that these images speak for themselves in terms of image sharpness and color rendition.

Olympus E-P5, Konica Hexanon AR 50mm F1.7

The lens is the second iteration of the series. The first, introduced in 1973 as a kit lens to the Autoreflex T3, gained a reputation for its optical performance, particularly its sharpness. The T3 was updated to the Autoreflex TC in 1976 and with it an updated version of the Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 lens.

The later version is smaller and lighter, has a longer closest focal distance (55cm from 45cm), and no aperture half stops. Construction is the same 6-elements in 5-groups and  6-blade aperture, with the optical quality, said to be the same. Aperture and focus rings are very smooth, the build quality remains excellent, with clear lettering, and a solid metal body and mount.


Film Camera Marketplace

Malaysia online marketplace for used and collectible Film and SLR Cameras, Lenses, Camera Add-Ons. Shop now from our Facebook or Online Web page.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Running on Expired, A Look Around

Running on Expired, A Look Around 01
Running on Expired, A Look Around 02
Running on Expired, A Look Around 03
Running on Expired, A Look Around 04
Running on Expired, A Look Around 05
Olympus XA1

Analog Diary:

Running on Expired, A Look Around

'Five frames with the Olympus XA1 loaded with an expired roll of Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 400'

The Olympus XA1 35mm film camera, was never in the limelight which shines over the rest of the Olympus XA capsule camera series. The camera, however, is a favorite of mine. It is an easy and fun point-and-shoot, and in this case, especially effective for a quick look around. With no focusing necessary, all it takes is just a deliberate panning action to grab all the images around you.

Olympus XA1

The XA1, fitted with a D.Zuiko 4-element in 4-groups 35mm F4 lens, has a universal focus range from 1.5 meters to infinity. Fil ISO speeds acceptable are only ISO 100 or 400 film. Exposure is automatic by a built-in selenium meter, and the camera operates on a programmed shutter speed range from F4 at 1/30 second to F22 at 1/250 second.

When carried without the optional proprietary flash units that can be used across the model range, the XA1 is small enough to slip even into your shirt pocket, and ready the instant you pull the slide cover back (provided you have forwarded the film to its next frame). The shutter release is a simple push-rod button, integrated with a red pop-up flag which locks the shutter when underexposure is detected, or with the capsule shell closed.


Film Camera Marketplace

Malaysia online marketplace for used and collectible Film and SLR Cameras, Lenses, Camera Add-Ons. Shop now from our Facebook or Online Web page.

Popular on ImagingPixel