I promised photos from my vintage Smena Symbol, so here’s one to kick things off. Often I have trouble thinking of titles for my photos, but I’ve had this one stored up in the back of my brain ever since I took it, taking obvious inspiration from an Agatha Christie novel.
Pretty much all the photos from my first roll were taken on my campus at the University of Queensland, as I’m there pretty much every day. Luckily for me, it’s a beautiful campus. This particular photo was one of my (more successful) early experiments with the focus, as I was trying to have the background slightly out-of-focus. And it looks like I managed to achieve that! Now that I look at the picture in greater detail, the building in the distance looks uncannily like a camera itself, with the viewfinder on the right-hand side….
I know it’s been a long time coming, but here comes a new camera review!
My collection and types of cameras has vastly grown since my last review, partly because I keep buying new ones and partly because my friends have caught on to my photography fixation, and I’ve been getting obscure cameras for presents as well, which is neat.
So now that I have a small break from uni, I’ve been going through my old photos and I realised that I’ve actually got quite a backlog of photos which I had planned to share with you all at some point, but never got around to doing. I’ve even picked up a couple of cameras (both toycam and vintage) over the last few months, so hopefully I’ll find time to post up some reviews.
As you can see, I took this using the macro on the Harinezumi 2++. I’m actually really amazed at the power of the macro on the Zumi 2++. I’m also equally amazed that this bug decided to let me get close enough to take the picture. It even gave a bit of a wave of its antennae for me!
Today I bring bad news to the Harinezumi fans out there (if you’re reading my blog, you probably are one). Within the last few weeks, Superheadz issued a statement saying that they are fully discontinuing the production of their entire Harinezumi range (including the 2++ and 2+++). Read more…
First thing’s first: I don’t know how many regular readers I have, but I wholeheartedly apologise for the severe lack of posts. It’s been about four months, but so much has happened. So, in summary: Merry Christmas and Happy new year for ages ago. I don’t know how many of you know about the huge Queensland floods in January, but we had to deal with that too – thankfully, my house was safe.
The main thing keeping me from my blog right now though is that I started med school at the start of this year. And boy oh boy, it’s full on! They really just hit you with everything from the start. I haven’t done much science in recent years, so I’m really playing a huge catch-up game right now.
Enough about my life though. I took this photo on the way to one of my daily 8am lectures (not fun), using ISO100 B&W mode. There’s really not much to the photo, but I like it nonetheless. It could be the lens flare – everyone loves some good lens flare. Obviously, this building was under construction, and the reason I chose to post this photo right now is that this is how I feel at the moment. My course is making me feel like my brain is under construction.
I’ll try my best to post some more photos in the future (I’ve accumulated quite a few), but I guess I can’t guarantee that I’ll find time these days. Sorry in advance if that happens.
PS: You can’t see it in this photo, but the construction company is called Hooker Cockram. Make of that what you will, but my girlfriend and I think it’s hilarious that the company name got approved.
First of all, yes I am still alive! I just haven’t been able to find time to update my blog much these days. Anyway, I thought I’d get back into things with this quick, but very useful tip. As I alluded to in my Gakkenflex review, I had some issues with the film counter not really moving when I turned the winder knob. If you have this issue, then this post is for you. Apologies in advance for the grainy photos, my brother took my actual camera for his holiday in America. Read more…
PS: Thesis is submitted! Hooray! Though, admittedly… it does feel kind of weird not working on it… On the plus side, hopefully that means I get more time to write up tips/tricks, as well as reviews for more cameras and accessories that I’ve gotten my hands on recently.