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Sigh. My car was broken into in the wee hours of the morning yesterday. What a learning experience (i.e. mistake). I left my Canon EOS 40D with the 50mm f/1.8 attached as well as my beloved Pentax LX with 50mm f/1.2 both of which were stolen. I am not too bothered by the loss of the digital camera but losing the LX hurts real bad…..

Luckily my EOS 3 and 85mm f/1.2 as well as my 24-70mm f/2.8 were kept with me. I am now left with shooting with a Canon 300D as my primary body. I’ve got a portrait shoot on monday and am hoping the 300D can do the job. Otherwise I’ll have to scramble around looking for a digital body.


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Mr Freeze

Walking in Bukit Bintang you can sometimes see strange and wonderful things. This fellow created quite a stir when he started his act. He just stood there motionless sometimes for minutes. Once in awhile he moves to a new position. I would love to see his eyes but I suppose he keep it hidden to hide the pain of discipline…

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Me and My Pentax LX

One of my dear uncle who was an avid photographer (he passed away 4 years ago) gave me one of his old camera many years ago. It was a Pentax LX with an assortment of lenses like the Pentax SMC 50mm f/1.2. The Pentax LX is a classic camera brought out by Pentax to compete with the Canon F-1 and the Nikon F3 which was the top of the range cameras at that time. This is a camera that was built to last. I am not sure when my uncle bought his but I’m pretty sure that it must now be at least 20 years old. Apart from the sturdy construction, it also boasts a revolutionary metering technique which allows the camera to meter directly off the film plane which makes for truly accurate metering.

I decided to dig up the camera and sent it for servicing and am now taking pictures with it.

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Posted by on September 13, 2008 in Images, Musings


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