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  • Joey 12:54 AM on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Diana Mini, Lomography   


    Diana Mini

    Its my turn! First time using half-frame cameras. I’m being so generous with the shots now because one roll of 36 exposures = 72 half-frame shots. Or you can switch it to square format. Although its just a cheapy plastic camera, the price also goes towards to the interesting and thoughtful packaging. I love the little book that comes with it. Makes me more excited about shooting with it.

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    Oh did I mention Diana Mini now comes in WHITE!!

    For those actually interested in vintage half-frame cameras, do a search on Olympus Pen EE, Canon Demi EE and Ricoh Auto-half.

    But for now, I must resume editing my assignment.

    • denise 10:34 PM on September 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      oh man i have the diana F and i should really start using it lol

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  • Joey 9:37 PM on April 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Asahi Pentax, eBay, Electro 35 G, , Lomography, , SP 500, Yashica   

    Trash & Treasure. 

    Just way way way too busy to update. Four assessments due this week and next so I’m keeping this short.
    Last week, I managed to find some real goodies from eBay:
    1) Yashica Electro 35G – Rangefinder with 45mm, f/1.7, Yashinon-DX lens. Price: $70
    This is my first rangefinder and I was hoping to get myself ready to own a Leica M8/M9 sometime in the future XD I shot one roll of film, and only 1 picture was in perfect focus. But I have to say, the quality of that one picture is comparable to a digital shot. I had been keen on getting a film camera for awhile, but its very hard to get a decent one since they are at least 40 years old and without adequate care, dust and fungus usually ruins a good camera. Rangefinder cameras are actually a really different type of shooting!! I’m still taking ages to get a shot in focus and definitely a pain in the ass when shooting moving objects, such as Mickey, my dog.

    2) Asahi Pentax SP500 – Film SLR, 55mm f/2, 135mm f/2.8 and 2x teleplus. Price: $25.
    No joke. I’m assuming the seller had no idea what his camera was worth, and probably thought a 40 year old camera would have no salvage value. Oh he was very wrong. There’s still a pretty huge market out there, be it collectors or users, who are still on the look out for good condition film cameras. So happy I got this amazing bargain!!

    Currently working on decorating my wall with all my photos from film. My little humble collection so far:

    Next on my list: Nikon FM2 and Lomo LC-A.

    I just love that excitement when you get your film developed. You just don’t know what it’ll turn out like – sometimes you surprise yourself with a great shot. Another thing about film is it forces you to really think about what you’re shooting and composition of your photos because you can’t just delete the shots you don’t like! Can’t wait to develop my next roll and also run a test roll in the Pentax!

    More camera porn on my flickr.

    • amanda 9:41 PM on April 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      great finds! they look like they’re in great condition!

  • Joey 4:52 PM on April 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Hipstamatic, , Lomography, , Retro   

    Hipstamatic iPhone App: Digital to Analog. 

    Hipstamatic iPhone app is designed to not only take pictures like retro analog film camera, but it even looks and feels like you really are. The viewfinder is just a little square, shutter button, film window, flash ready indicator coupled with the respective sound effects.

    At first by looking at the intro in the App Store, I couldn’t really grasp the concept and it just look like such a toy to me. Once you play with it, its a lot clearer! Basically, you have 3 components: lens, flash and film. You slide them left to right to change them. I took some time getting used to the controls and constantly pressed into the in-app purchases.

    This app is $2.49AUD and comes with some default “lenses”, flash and film to give different effects. Since I was given an iTunes gift card (thanks Bobo!) I went ahead an bought the extras as well! So if you want full access to everything available in the app, its going to cost about $7.50AUD. Whether this is worth it depends on the individual but personally if I could make any random photo look good, why not?

    I’m always curious as to why some apps receive such high ratings and always tempted to try them if it is within a reasonable budget. I have tried quite a lot of photography iPhone apps and this is one which I have to say I’m very impressed with – seeing as I’m taking the effort of doing this little review. Those who love photography as much as I do should really get it and those who think their photos are plain and boring should get it too 🙂 Download in iTunes now.

    I spent so much time playing with this. See the results:

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    Check them all out on my flickr album.

    • sha 1:09 AM on April 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      i saw this on the appstore and wanted to get it but i’m too cheap to pay for apps! maybe i should reconsider cause the results look so funny!!!!

  • Joey 10:45 PM on December 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Best Camera App, , , Lomography,   

    The Best Camera App. 

    I’ve tried a whole bunch of photography apps on the iPhone and couldn’t resist trying the Best Camera App by Chase Jarvis. This is the most expensive one I’ve bought so far ($3.99) XD… but hey, its by CHASE JARVIS!! Its got some nice filters and an easy to use UI. You can upload to your facebook, twitter, email to flickr and to the bestcamera.com site. Check out the photography community http://www.thebestcamera.com You could probably get similar effects by using the Photoshop.com App which is still free to download at the moment but you will need to spend a little more time editing, unlike the Best Camera app which applies the filter on one touch. Loving the results – just like a lomo toy camera!!

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  • Joey 4:55 PM on June 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cameras, Holga, Lomography, ,   

    4 degrees. 

    Still up atm, so I thought I’d make a short post since I’m procrastinating anyway.
    It was probably the coldest night ever a few days ago at 4 degrees. Been really good with going to library during the week for some intense study. Lucky to have my girl L there with me to keep me sane. Library atmosphere is so much better than being at home sometimes imo. Feels kinda guilty to procrastinate while other ppl are around you studying their asses off. Towards the night, you start to see quite a few ppl rocking up in their PJ’s, blankets and ugg boots. Comfy as, though I would most likely just feel like sleeping if it’s too comfortable.

    All wrapped up. Couldn’t leave the house without at least two jumpers, and either beanie or scarf…or both.

    Well looked after by darling Bee. Cooked me lovely meals and kept me warm!! This is what I love most about winter ❤

    Reviving my first Lomography camera: Holga. Buying this camera was probably the starting point of my photography obsession. I didn’t use it much though (and actually ruined my first roll of film and gave up); but a friend has really gotten into it so its inspired me to dust it off and take it out of the box once again. Thanks to A for the 120mm film pronto! Really needed a bit of colour and fun after being overwhelmed with study. I’ll definitely make the most of it!!

    My camera count is up to 5; with more to follow! wOOT!

    short one i said.

    • wickee 11:38 PM on June 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Wow, 5 Cameras!

      Talk about a collection.

      Which ones do you have now?

      • JOii 10:08 AM on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Lomo Fisheye 2
        Fujifilm instax
        D90 🙂

        Gonna b takin them on some adventures. 🙂

  • Joey 2:53 PM on March 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Lomography,   

    wannabe lomo. 

    All you iPhone users and photography enthusiasts must try the Quadcamera app !
    Its like the continuous shoot mode on ya digicam or much like Action Sampler & Super Sampler from the Lomography range of toy cameras. You have total control of the time interval and the number of shots taken can either be 4 or 8. With selection of effects like vivid, dull, grayscale, bright and hi-contrast, you’re bound to make your photos a little more interesting.

    Anyone have it? Welcome to link me with ya works. Also, I would love any suggestions and opinions on any worthwhile apps to download.


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  • Joey 1:10 PM on March 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Lomography, ,   

    j’s iPod update. 

    Just a quick post before getting some work done.
    Really been into the alternative rock scene lately, and maybe its partly cos of the mood I’ve been in lately as well.

    I’ve had Copeland putting me to sleep lately. Their airy smooth voices are quite calming.

    Since ‘She will be loved’ and ‘Sunday Morning’, I haven’t really listened to Maroon 5; until now. Keep it flo’in~~

    And quite possibly my favourite HK rock group, Dear Jane, has released this single from their new album which will be available in April. Can’t wait!!!

    P.S Watching that vid really makes me wanna get the Lomo Colour Splash & LC-A+!!!!
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