Fujifilm Fortia SP

Here are some of the new shots from my newly developed roll of Fortia SP.

These were taken from the to of Komtar, Penang. I went there at about 4pm and waited till 7:30pm to get these shots as I was hoping to get some great sunset pics since I felt it would be my last time living in Penang. Entry into the top of the tower cost about RM15 at the 60th floor.

I was kind of sad realizing that this would be the last time I would be living in Penang officially but I guess that’s how things are.


Fujfilm velvia 100

I took these shots recently of Penang using my dwindling supple of Fujifilm Velvia 100, but that’s alright as velvia won’t be seeing the end anytime soon since supple is still strong along with demand.

Only 2 shots came out alright, the rest seemed rather like another repeat of what I have already done. So no point in considering the repeated shots keepers.

A shot from a distant world” I took this shot using center metering while forcing it to underexpose a bit as well as took it from a low angle. I like how it turned out even though this isn’t what I had expected.

“Shimmering in the wind” I think this has been done to death! I need new inspiration!~

Hope you enjoy these shots, until then pleasant dreams~!

The new setup

I know it has been a while since I made any new entries as well as uploaded any photos but I have been very busy with the “big move” but now I’ve finally managed to have 90% of my stuff setup including my workstation.

I bought that thing from Ikea and it took quite a while to setup (4 hours) as the instructions left out certain details which I had to figure out myself as well as invent some new curses.

With this setup, I can scan in my developed film as well as do all my surfing comfortably.

So until then pleasant dreams~!

Tips on using the sigma 70-200mm on Nikon F4s

Well I just got back the film a few days ago but I realized all the shots I took in Labuan were all underexposed. Which really upsets me as I had taken a lot of beautiful shots there. I tried to find out what went wrong.

I discovered that on the same roll only the Labuan shots were underexposed while those take in Kundasan with the very same roll were all properly exposed. Then I remember at the time I had the sigma 70-200mm on and I had used aperture by mistake since I thought it would open all the way to 2.8.

But on the Kundasan trip, I had used the 17-35mm lens on my Nikon f4s. So my fault there to assume something would work the way it should. Tip here: Always try out your assumptions on non-critical shots or else miss out on the best shots later when those assumptions do not work.

So until then, pleasant dreams~!

Revoltech Saber sculpted by Enoki Tomohide

I picked this one up when I was in KL last month at the model shop located at Pearl point. I’ll have to say this, Saber here is sure one hard to pose figure!

I only managed to get her into 2 poses before I realized that if I tried any harder I may accidentally break one of her joints. The other one I have of Rin Tohsaka which is also a Revoltech unit was a lot easier to pose.What compounds this problem further is when you try to pose her with her sword excalibur (I think that’s what it’s called).

Anyway the detail and color are pretty good on this model and the cuttings on her are very fine and accurate. I have friends who collect these things solely for the collector’s value and wanting to have a complete set or something. I usually buy them base on their quality of workmanship so my collection is very haphazard of different figures from different series where as my friends try to collect everyone of them for each anime series.

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Fujifilm Fortia SP 50

“Now we are soooo cooking with gas here!!!!”

That is what I think whenever I load a roll of Fortia SP. Rated to be used at ISO 50 but fujifilm recommends to be rated at ISO64 (I never tried it at that yet). I first decided to try out this film after my supply of color slide film ran out and I saw that Shashinki was selling them in packs of 5 for Rm250, that means Rm50 for a single roll! Pretty steep but after using it so many times I think it’s worth for me, the only draw back is that this film is only available for the Japanese market and is only produced in limited quantity per year and it seems to have a short shelf life (with my batch expiring this August 2008 when I bought it in August 2007, I had thought this was because I had bought an old stock but when I went to Japan, all the Fortia SP were marked to expire on August 2008).

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