Best Thing

 

 

“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”

― Andy Warhol


Camera: Nikon FA, 50mm f/1.8

Film: Fujifilm Neopan Super Presto 1600

© Esther Lee (@awesomesther)

Suspended

“Now I’m falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I’ve held onto
I’m standing here until you make me move
I’m hanging by a moment here with you ”
― “Hanging by a moment” by Lifehouse

Camera: Nikon FA, 50mm f/1.8

Film: Fujifilm Neopan 400

© Esther Lee (@awesomesther)

Dragon’s Breath

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Camera: Nikon FA, 50mm f/1.8

Film: Fujifilm Neopan 400

© Esther Lee (@awesomesther)

Red Truck

“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
― Karl Lagerfeld

Camera: Nikon FA, 50mm f/1.8

Film: Fujifilm Neopan 400

© Esther Lee (@awesomesther)

Livelihood

“Making money isn’t hard in itself,’ he complained. ‘What’s hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one’s life to.”
― Carlos Ruiz ZafónThe Shadow of the Wind

Camera: Nikon FA, 50mm f/1.8

Film: Fujifilm Neopan 400

© Esther Lee (@awesomesther)

A lone

“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.”

― Jodi PicoultMy Sister’s Keeper

Camera: Nikon FA with 50 f/1.8

Film: Fuji Neopan 400

Our Glorious Dead

From the legendary Fuji Natura Classica, see my review of the camera here!

Camera: Fujifilm Natura Classica
Film: Lomography Color Neg 800 (35mm)

Location: Esplanade Park, Aug 2011

P.S: To all readers of awesomesther.com, I apologize for the lack of posts/updates. I did not abandon the site, keep checking back ok? I will try to update more! (Loads of films not developed/scanned/uploaded!)

Review – Fuji Natura Classica: A Camera That Sees the World Like You Do

Fuji Natura Classica — it’s a handy little camera, fairly lightweight and easily stows away in a small bag or a big pocket. It’s really quiet, and stealthy, great for street photography! And its ability to shoot indoors and in lowlight is what attracted me at first.

The Fuji Natura Classica is a handy little point-and-shoot camera. It fits nicely into your hand and it’s really light too.

  • Dimensions: 109.5mm×62.0mm×36.0mm
  • Weight: 155g w/o battery
  • Uses one lithium CR2 battery
  • Super-EBC Fujinon 28-56mm f/2.8-5.4 zoom lens
  • Autofocus ranging from 0.4m to infinity
  • NP (natural photo) mode that measures the brightness range of the subject and
    adjusts exposure according to natural light
  • 5 exposure modes available:
    slow-shutter, red-eye reduction, self-timer, remote control, landscape

It can be easily stowed away in a small bag or a big pocket. Plus, it’s really quiet, and stealthy — great for street photography!

When switched on, the lens will protrude slightly, and the LCD on top will be activated. You will see the “NP” icon when you load fast films (ISO 800 and above). It means the Natural Photo mode is activated. I tried the camera first with a roll of Lomography Color Neg 800 ISO and later with a roll of Fujifilm Natura 1600, which was specially designed for the Fuji Natura Classica Camera.

Not to mention, it packs in a pop-up flash which can be activated via the little button at the side. So, even if you do not want/have fast films, you can use the built-in flash!

However, with it being a fairly automated camera, means that there is little we can do with the settings. And, it reads the DX code off the film, so it would not work with films without the DX code. Of course, you can actually meddle with the DX code to fool the camera into thinking it’s a fast film when it’s not. Furthermore, it does not accept any external flash or accessories.

Despite its shortcomings, I must say it’s a great camera and fairly easy to use (I jumped straight into using it w/o fussing over any instruction manual). Don’t be fooled into thinking that this camera is only made for indoors or low light, though it does work very well in those circumstances, take it out into the great outdoors and see it shine too!

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