Review – Fuji Natura Classica with Fuji Tungsten T64!

So… In the previous review you’ve seen how this small yet capable camera can do in low-light conditions. This review will show you how the camera handles daylight, loaded with some Tungsten film and x-pro-ed (cross-processed)!

I have that ONE precious roll of Fuji Tungsten T64 (ISO 64) which I got as part of the lot of films I bought off some guy. So I was a little reluctant to use it. Well, we want to save that special few rolls for one day where we finally feel like we’ve found the rightful purpose to shoot and expense it.

So, cut to the chase – I finally shot that roll on this outing (if you want to know when is the next outing, follow me here and here) with some of the local lomo-folks. I must say, the pairing of Fuji Natura Classica, a fast (due to the large aperture) compact with the slow (low ISO, ie light sensitivity) film was marvelous!

I was worried that the low ISO of the film might affect how the photos might turn out but the automatic reading of the DX code on the film cassette was a blessing to have! The camera’s small size and silent shutter allowed me to snap inconspicuously.

Even objects on the move are able to be captured clearly.

On white or very pale backgrounds, you would notice the vignetting quite easily.

You can view the rest of this album here.

If you have any thoughts or comments, feel free to leave it below.

Under Construction: The Konstruktor Launch Party

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So, it’s been a while but Lomography has been busy konstrukting something interesting for all of its fans and analogue photography fans! Here it is! On 13 June 2013, the Konstruktor was launched worldwide at Lomography Gallery Stores.

I was pleased to attend the Launch Party at Lomography Gallery Singapore. Here are some photos I took of the set on display at the LGS!

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Oh look! You can see what you’re shooting! Focusing works! 😉 Plus, the lens is detachable – which means we might see some interchangeable lenses coming! Hooray!!! During the party, there was a Sandwich Slam (sandwich making contest) going on, and well, who could say No to being part of the action?

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Hey ho! Lookie! I got myself a Konstruktor! Can’t wait till I finally open the package and start assembling the camera! 🙂

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To find out more about the Konstruktor, read my previous post or visit the microsite here.

Whoever said you can’t build your own 35mm SLR camera?

Well, whoever said that obviously have not seen the new Konstruktor!

So right here at awesomesther.com, read on and find out more about the latest launch from Lomography!

THE KONSTRUKTOR

Experience The Essence of Photography
With the World’s First 35mm Do-It-Yourself Camera

  • Build your very own compact 35mm SLR camera in a few simple steps!
  • Explore the exciting mechanics of analogue photography: It’s the perfect way to learn, understand and experience the essence of photography from scratch
  • Boost your creativity and shoot spectacular photos with this artistic do-it-yourself camera


Build Your Very Own Compact 35mm SLR Camera
Even though it’s a do-it-yourself SLR camera, there’s no need to get your hands dirty while building the Konstruktor. Just click and screw it together in a few easy steps; you’ll soon have an exquisite, fully-working 35mm camera and be ready to shoot knock-out analogue photos! Of course, the Konstruktor camera is packed with a host of ingenious analogue features such as a top-down viewfinder to see what you shoot and to focus, an easy multiple exposure function, a ‘Bulb’ setting for long exposures and a detachable 50mm f/10 Lens! Can you build it? Yes you can!

 

Explore the Exciting Mechanics of Analogue Photography

Learn the essence of film photography whilst assembling your very own SLR camera! Upgrade your photographic skills to a whole new level by getting to grips with the mechanics of SLR photography. This innovative, self-crafted SLR camera will reward you with impressively sharp and typically Lomographic shots on regular 35mm film. You’ll be proud to show-off with these truly self-made photos! More options to further customize the Konstruktor will be made available in the future as more interchangeable Lomography lenses and accessories are planned!

 

Boost your creativity

Double the fun, the Konstruktor is the perfect gift for do-it-yourself adventurers and to stimulate the artist inside each of us! It’s easy to assemble, as no paint or glue is required for construction. The Konstruktor is not only exciting to build, it is also super-easy to use and fully customizable! We have added an extra set of colorful covers and stickers to help style your camera with a unique design. It’s a great gift for anybody!


For more info, visit:
 http://microsites.lomography.com/konstruktor/

FEATURES:

  • DIY 35mm SLR camera with interchangeable lens system
  • Includes 50mm f/10 lens
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • multiple exposure capability
  • tripod thread for long exposures

Suitable for ages 12 and above.

The camera takes about 1-2 hours to build

PRICE: SGD58

Buy the Konstruktor in the Lomography Online Shop and Lomography Gallery Stores

Some photos of the Konstruktor, as well as some sample shots taken with it.
(Photos: Courtesy of Lomography)

 

 

 

 

*** Keep checking for my photos of the launch party which happened at Lomography Gallery Store Singapore! 🙂

Photolog: Saigon Opera House

The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon Opera House, is an opera house in Ho Chi Minh CityVietnam. Built in 1897 by the French, and later restored in 1995 by the Vietnamese Government.


Shot using a Lubitel 166B with Kodak TMAX400 

What first caught my eyes was the stunning architecture – I knew I had to take a photo of this. And I didn’t stop at just one, in fact I took a few on 2 different cameras just to be sure.

Shot using a Minolta X-700 + Rokkor-X 50 f1.7 with Fuji Sensia 400

I didn’t know that it was an Opera House, and wasn’t sure if I could go in as it looked very quiet from the outside.

A few more photos to stir your interest…

If you’re in Vietnam or going there – make sure to visit the Saigon Opera House (click here to check out what others are saying on TripAdvisor). I will be sure to go back there to catch a performance when I go back to Ho Chi Minh CityVietnam.

Do you like to Photo Walk?

So, you have a camera or maybe you’re like me – you have more than a few cameras and you’re thinking of heading out to take some photographs. You heard that the new place by the bay is really nice (Marina Bay, maybe?) or the nearby park is looking really nice and you wanna go for a photo walk?

So, here are some quick tips for you…

1. Dress comfortable – for the obvious reasons, duh. You’re going to be on your feet for a while and it’s important you feel comfortable. Comfortable shoes and light clothing work best, for me at least!

2. Carry less – Sometimes less is more 😉 Carrying less means you can do more with your hands and also means you can cover more distance and be more focused! Some days we all want to carry all our gears and be sure we have that camera and/or lens in our bag when we are out, but I can tell you from first-hand (backbreaking) experience that it’s no fun lugging all that on your back/shoulder. BUT, if you’re shooting film like me, do bring a few rolls of spare films ok? Don’t be caught stranded with no films! And, films don’t take up much space or weight in your pockets or bag.

 3. Be aware – Being aware of your surroundings will help you get the shot(s) you want and of course, prevent you from falling over or tripping and breaking your precious camera(s). And, be ready – keep your camera(s) switched on and ready to shoot!

P.S.: You might want to read this article from Digital Photography School – 10 Tips for Enjoying a Photo Walk .

A (whale of a) Party – Lomography Fisheye Baby 110 Launch

Following the exciting revival of the 110 format film, it was only a matter of time before Lomography launched its very own 110 camera! And here it is!!! Lomography has launched its very own Fisheye Baby 110 !!!

Fisheye Baby 110 Basic (Left) & Fisheye Baby 110 Metal (Right)

The Fisheye Babies come in simple yet trendy Black/White color scheme. The 2 variations have 1 key difference which is the flash connectivity (PC-sync port) on the Metal version (you can see the metal connection port on the top panel).

This is how it looks like with the Colorsplash Flash attached via a PC-sync adapter! How cool!!! 

And, this is how it looks from the side – you can see the film cartridge  from this angle.

And this is how it looks like sitting onto my (compact) Olympus Trip 35 🙂

The wonderful folks at Lomography Singapore unveiled the new cameras through a puppet show! It was a shame that I didn’t manage to get a photo of that part of the party.

Here are the photos of some of the cool lomo-heads I met at the party!


And this is @awesomesther, yours truly! 🙂

– * If you’re keen to make a purchase of this cute little camera, simply click on the banner to your right – it will take it straight to the Lomography Online Store! You can help awesomesther.com by making your purchases through the banners you see on this site. Thank you!

The Comeback of the Year! – ORCA by Lomography

Yea, your heard right! Lomography has brought back the 110 films! Delight film lovers and shooters! If you have some of your old 110 cameras, it’s the time now to bring them out and go wild shooting!!!

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The Comeback Of The Year: We bring back a whole new range of 110 film and named the first film after one of the biggest creatures out there – The Orca!

Back in Black & White: The 110 Orca will please your pocket camera with 100 ISO and crispy black & white tones – only 5.000 pieces of the first production run available!

More To Come: The Orca is just the beginning of a whole new 110 film world  – stay tuned!

The condemned live longer and yet there is a resurrection of the analogue kind to be announced! Analogue enthusiasts suffered a great loss in 2009 when 110 film production stopped forever – forever? Never say never! We are very happy to announce the comeback of 110 film! The all new Black & White film Orca is our very first 110 film and only the peak of an 110 film iceberg that is waiting to be released. Finally all the vintage pocket cameras out there will be loaded with fresh new film to end their useless and dusty days in collector’s shelves out there.

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TECHNICAL INFO

#200 – Great Savings on the Lomo LC-A+ Russian Day

                               

Lomography Loves 2 days of Fantastic Savings on the Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day

On May 30th and 31st, Lomography are slashing up to 45% off* the beautiful Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day. That means that for 2 days only, this Russian lens beauty will be the most affordable LC-A+ around. With only limited stock available, get yours now by simply ordering from the Lomography Online Store NOW!

Read more on – Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day Site

 If you have been living under a rock or in cave, and wondering what is Lomography all about… 

www.lomography.com/about

The Lomographic Society International is a globally-active organization dedicated to experimental and creative snapshot photography. Boasting over a half-million members across the world, the concept of Lomography encompasses an interactive, vivid, blurred and crazy way of life. Through our constantly expanding selection of innovative cameras & photographic accessories, we promote analogue photography as a creative approach to communicate, absorb, and capture the world. Through the efforts and skill of our Lomographic Society members, we seek to document the incredible planet around us in a never-ending stream of snapshots – literally a global “Lomographic” portrait as seen through the eyes of countless individuals and cultures.

THE FUTURE IS ANALOGUE!

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@LomographySG

Have you seen Kwerkee?

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