Sunday, August 23, 2015

Fun with Olympus M.Zuiko 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO Lens

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If you ask me to pick between fisheye and wide angle lens, I will always got for wide angle lens anytime. But I do aware the fisheye do have it own place and unique. Feeling to challenge myself, I loaned an unit from Olympus and intended to use the one and only lens I had at birthday dinner with my colleagues.

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A little brief introduction of the fisheye lens (note that this is not a review of the lens!)
1) It is world first F1.8 fish eye lens.
2) fully weather sealed : splashproof, dustproof and freezeproof.
3) 2.5cm closest focusing distance (from the front of lens element) for super close up shooting
4) Full 180 degrees field of view fisheye lens

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Honestly it was a fun lens to use on the dinner night and most my colleagues love it. 180 degrees field of view make wefie with the group easier too where I abit skeptical at first that do I able to fit everyone in with my short hand? Well it proven I can! Even have extra space on left and right but of course the person on the edge will get huge distortion (which is me most of the time). Unfortunately I didn't do any really close up photo on that night.

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While it is in PRO lens category, the lens wasn't that big and heavy. The size and weight just right to fit into micro four third body. I did not hesitate at all just to use it and point it to whoever my colleagues is on that night. The only disappointment would be the AF Speed. The auto focus speed wasn't the usually m.zuiko lens performance. I admit that I was not used to the focus hunting and slow focus.

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Overall, a very fun lens to use among my colleagues. Of course, it can be used for a creative work as well due to the lower f number (depth of field!) and also the ability to focus as near as 2.5cm. Everything is possible in fish eye lens! Hopefully I able to loan it again in my coming soon Taiwan trip :D

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sangokuden Premiums: 12 Mirisha Weapons

I have been huge fans of Sangokuden series in Gundam because it is one of the Gunpla I had when I was young. Plus all the characters are mixture of Gundam and famous characters from the Three Kingdom. I was offered a very tempting price for the 12 Mirisha weapons last week and without hesitating, I grab it. YYAYYYY!!

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

HGBF Gundam Tryon 3 custom build

If you asked what have I been busy with recently, the answer is this! Gundam Tryon 3! I been teasing few images in my Instagram and after almost 4 weeks of effort, finally I done. My very first custom build Gundam. The things the drive me to custom this kits because I think Tryon is unique Gundam. It is a Gundam I felt able to push the limit more since it is combination of 3 machine into 1 and it is expandable. For example my custom I allow Tryon to become something else by combining 5 machine instead, but keeping the base. Of course, I using limited kits I has to custom it, I did not build enough HG to know what else part I can use. Maybe in future when MG Tryon 3 is release :P

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* Not the final coloring...Just a prototype :P *

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Singapore - of Gundam Dock, Gardens by the bay and Sands SkyPark

Looking at my blog. Wow I actually don't have a single post for June. Guess life completely taken over me and I actually prefer sharing my stuff over other social media platform now. I just felt like blogging is no longer like last time where you can actually crap about your daily life in a single post. Nop. Nevertheless, I went to Singapore last weekend! YES! Finally I can travel too! Eventhough it is nearby, it doesn't matter for me! Just a change of environment, breath new air and I felt completely brand new.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 @ Petaling Street

If I only limit myself bringing 2 lenses to travel or everywhere I want, an Ultra Wide Angle lens is on the list for sure. Another one probably 45mm f1.8 will be cool. Yes I used to have an Ultra Wide Anle lens, Panasonic 7-14mm f4. But I sold it not long after my Hong Kong trip due to unable to meet my expectation. Don't get me wrong, the lens is excellent and I love it so much! It just failed me on low light with the 90% rate on unable to focus. Well, those day when I still using Olympus E-P3.

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* Olympus 8mm F1.8 and Olympus 7-14mm F2.8 *