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The Amazing Ilford HP5 Plus

Ilford HP5+ is a panchromatic cubic-grain black and white film. In non-technical terms, it needs to be developed in traditional black and white chemistry and its grain structure resembles the Kodak Tri-X rather than Kodak T-Max. HP5+ is the in-production … Continue reading

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Experience on Using Canon TS-E 17mm f4L

About a month ago, I got a photo assignment on doing interior shots which required a super wide-angle lens with perspective control. The only super wide tilt-and-shift within the Nikkor line is the PC-E 24mm f3.5 which is simply not … Continue reading

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Using Old Nikon Accessories on New Bodies

Not until recently, none of my cameras has eye-cups or another kind of eyepiece accessories on it, including those bodies that have their OEM eyepieces missing or damaged. It is because they are just relatively too expensive, pretty much like … Continue reading

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Digital Retro-Photography

Above is one of the earliest photos in history and was taken in 1838. It took more than 10 minutes to properly expose the image because the sensitivity of the plate (not film! not yet invented) was so low. This … Continue reading

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My 2 Cents on the Following Films…

For a long time I wanted to write a post like this one…finally I got the time and the “guts” to do it. The following “film reviews” are merely opinions based mostly on my personal taste and they should be … Continue reading

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What film speed for my 35mm compact?

Many of the 35mm compacts (viewfinders, rangefinders, early AF) are either semi-automatic or even fully automatic in exposure settings. While we enjoy the compactness of these cameras and their fast and sharp prime lenses, we do encounter their┬álimitness in freedom … Continue reading

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The Best Camera?

I think many of you have heard that “The best camera is the one that is with you.” True, if I do not have my compact Fujifilm XP10 in my bag, I won’t be able to capture the beautiful sky … Continue reading

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