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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Renewed vigor

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 →

So I lost my DSLR in Amsterdam

After 8 weeks overseas, I finally came back home a few days ago. The 23 hour flight from Prague to Singapore via Dubai and Colombo was excruciating. I am not a fan of long haul flights, especially when you have lengthy layovers at various airports. The two weeks I spent in Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin and... Continue Reading →

Canon 50mm f1.8 prime lens

The 2-day seniors camp gave me a unique opportunity to try out my new lens to it's fullest. The new 50mm f1.8 prime lens that is suitable for portraits and taking photos of people. The verdict: This lens could be the best lens that money can buy after your first kits lens that comes with... Continue Reading →

A new lens (finally)

I love to take photos. And that would mean that I would need to buy better lens to improve on my photography skills. But they are darn bloody expensive. And without any form of financial returns to my investments which amounts to nothing more than just a harmless little hobby to keep myself entertained, I... Continue Reading →

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