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! 🙂

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!)

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.

The People of Saigon, Vietnam – #10 – Final

This is gonna be the final post of this series : “The People of Saigon, Vietnam“.

The foreground is actually not the people, but I still like this shot. I think Sensia 400 (cross-processed) gives a warm and vibrant feeling. Leave me a comment if you like it too! 🙂

Camera: Minolta X-700
Film: Fuji Sensia 400

Location: Vietnam, 2011

The People of Saigon, Vietnam – #9

This is the part of the series : “The People of Saigon, Vietnam“.

This is possibly one of my favourite shot from this trip. Leave me a comment if you like it too! 🙂

Camera: Minolta X-700
Film: Fuji Sensia 200

Location: Vietnam, 2011

The People of Saigon, Vietnam – #8

This is the part of the series : “The People of Saigon, Vietnam”. I will be uploading more images of this series soon, keep checking! 🙂

Camera: Minolta X-700
Film: Fuji Sensia 200

Location: Vietnam, 2011