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Yashica Electro 35 GSN

So I have done it again. Although I've tried hard to avoid putting myself into buying another gear, I still ended up with this, Yashica Electro GSN35, "poor man's Leica". For the record, I didn't buy it because I saw how cool it looks with Andrew Garfield.

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Yes :) A little trivia here, the camera that Tobey Maguire was using in Spider-Man (2002) was Canon F-1 SLR, 1981 model, while Andrew Garfield was using Yashica Electro GSN35 in the last Spider-Man (2012) movie. I asked my wife whether she can take a photo of me using this camera like the above and she said it's not possible ...

The camera felt much heavier than I expected at first. It has a robust and rugged feeling to it which I ended up liking although I'm not a fan of carrying a heavy camera, it's just something you have to live with. It only operates in AV mode with the exposure level indicated by the two arrows displayed in the viewfinder. Turn the aperture ring to the…

Vivid 2015

Vivid Sydney almost has become an annual photographic habit now. I'm again pleased with another set of mesmerising lighting artworks this year, although while I was writing this, also realised that I skipped a blog entry for last year's festival after diligently posting for 2012 and 2013. Let's keep the wheel rolling again.

As a side note, every single time I visited Vivid Sydney, it had been raining and this year wasn't an exception. I almost believed that I could have a dry one this time, but 40 minutes of indulgence with local areas after the first round of walking lead us to unexpected heavy rain in the end. Some rules are just hard to break.

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Late In The Afternoon

Late in the afternoon in the park, I wanted to play around with High Contrast B&W Effect of Ricoh GR.

When the camera offers such a strong processing effect, it often becomes the hiding shelter for my incompetency and puts me into the hallucinating state of being a master. Although it provides a certain level of instant pleasure to me, you can't just stay in the illusion. But still, here we go.

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