One of the most under-utilised devices I have laying around in my room at this moment is the Fujifilm X-Pro 3 camera. I bought the beautiful, titanium encased camera back in 2019 when it was just launched. I was immediately attracted to the design and build quality of the camera that I was willing to... Continue Reading →
Reminder on just how amazing iPhone cameras are.
So a couple of weeks ago I went to World Farm, somewhere in Yishun, because my mum wanted to buy some indoor plants for the house. As I took photos of the flowers, and the plants, I forgot how amazing the iPhone 11 Pro Max's cameras are. To have such an amazing camera for general... Continue Reading →
My Fujifilm X-Pro 3, a lost opportunity
At the end of 2019, I made a huge investment in upgrading my camera gear. I bought the brand new Fujifilm X-Pro 3. I was smitten by how it hides the LCD display, forcing you to focus more on taking photos than looking at them after taking your shots. It essentially changes the way you... Continue Reading →
Classic Negative Film Simulation (Changi Jewel)
I meant to post this weeks ago, but it was only recently that I managed to find time and get around to doing it. I went to Changi Jewel for a mini photoshoot with a couple of my friends. They have not been to Changi Jewel and they wanted to take some photos of the... Continue Reading →
I am getting the Fujifilm X-Pro 3 after all.
Two weeks ago, I made the plunge. I paid the deposit and pre-ordered the X-Pro 3. Such a big purchase was not done lightly. As always, I imposed a two-week cooling off period, where I will not think, read or watch anything related to the X-Pro 3 and only revisit that thought after the cooling... Continue Reading →
Camera gear downgrade?
So recently I wrote about how smartphone cameras are getting so good that, as a casual/enthusiast photographer like me, lugging a separate camera and lens during my travels is no longer an attractive option for me. Smartphone cameras has gotten so good that I feel it is no longer worth the effort in bringing all... Continue Reading →
One week to go before my big Iceland trip!
I am really excited to be going back to Iceland for another road trip adventure. This time bringing my parents along and we will see a different side of the country to the one I experience before. We will be going during the autumn season, with significantly less snow, as compared to February, the month... Continue Reading →
iPhone 11 Pro Max first 24 hour impressions!
Right off the bat, the biggest improvement I have noticed is how amazing the cameras are in this new iPhone. With the new ultra-wide lens, I think users will find creative and beautiful ways to take advantage of this new lens and create amazing shots. The triple camera system that Apple now adopts for it’s... Continue Reading →
Budgeting for 7-14mm f2.8 lens
If I am serious in getting the Pro lens from Olympus, the 7-14mm f2.8, it will seriously throw a curveball at this year's budget of expenditure and potentially threaten my savings target for 2019 that I have created as part of my New Year's Resolution. All the holiday destinations I have planned has already strained... Continue Reading →
My recent photoshoot rekindled my passion in photography.
A couple of weeks ago, a got a request from my colleague. He wanted a photoshoot with his wife and daughter at the Flower Dome, Gardens by The Bay. It was a way to celebrate the lunar new year and also just take good photos of them 3 as a family seeing their daughter growing... Continue Reading →
Disabling my Smugmug account
I have been using Smugmug to host some of my photographic works over the past few years. The photos that I took from my trusty Olympus OM-D camera were all saved and backed up using the Smugmug file storage services. Now I am disabling the account because I haven't been using the website much. The... Continue Reading →
GoPro Hero 5 Session. The Next Best Thing to a DSLR or an MFT
Previously, I talked about how it pains me for having to ditch my MFT camera in my upcoming trip to Vancouver. As I am going to do lots of hiking (weather permitting) it is just not practical for me to lug or my camera gear to my hike. So the next best thing to not... Continue Reading →
Pains me to ditch my camera for my upcoming trip
Early on while planning my trip to Vancouver, I made a firm decision to ditch my Olympus camera and all the lenses that I own. I wanted to pack light. I am doing a number of hikes around Vancouver, some of which are pretty challenging. So it is a no-brainer that lugging your entire camera... Continue Reading →
Finally bought a new Olympus lens
And it is none other than the famous Olympus M. Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 PRO lens. It's huge, but lighter than I expected. Still, I had trouble fitting that lens in addition to my camera body with the 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens attached to it in the camera bag. It's only feasible if I remove some... Continue Reading →
River Safari revisited and still thinking what camera lens to buy next.
Last week, I had the opportunity to revisit The River Safari and was pleasantly surprised by the lack of people visiting the attraction. This time, I went with my new Olympus OMD EM-5 Mark II camera, and was eager to take snapshots of our famous Jia Jia and Kai Kai, two utterly cute pandas on... Continue Reading →
Olympus 17mm f1.8 vs Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95
The next lens on my mind would be an equivalent focal length of 35mm on a full frame camera. That would roughly translate to about 17mm on a MFT system. There are 2 leading lenses available that I have set my sights on. One is from Olympus and the other, Voigtlander. The Olympus released the M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f1.8... Continue Reading →
Smugmug for photographers
Ever since I bought my new camera, the Olympus OM-D EM5 Mark II, I have been using Flickr and WordPress to first, store the images, and then showcase some of my very best images through WordPress. It worked well for a while. Flickr is free with 1TB of space to store your photos. That is... Continue Reading →
Loving the 12-40mm PRO lens
So the other day I posted about me being irrational and heading out to my local camera shop to purchase the 12-40mm f2.8 PRO lens. It costs a whopping SGD1200. I still can’t believe that I actually plunked down that amount of money to buy a lens. I just can’t. So what compelled me to go out there and... Continue Reading →
The new Olympus OM-D EM5 Mark II camera that I recently purchased has given me a renewed sense of vigor in going out there and taking loads of pictures. It reminded me of the time when I got my first DSLR, the Canon 550D back when I was in NTU. I was so eager to... Continue Reading →
Embracing photography once again.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8591/15937033534_16e0592d84_k.jpg Ever since I lost my DSLR a few years ago, I never made an effort to revisit photography as a hobby or maintained my passion for photography. I was heartbroken, when my Canon 550D DSLR was stolen from me while backpacking in Europe. It was my favourite DSLR and I just got the hang of photography.... Continue Reading →