Lomo Xpro 100 photos with my sprocket rocket. The Xpro so far has given me very strong contrast images without colorshift. Somehow though a lot of these pictures were underexposed. I don’t know if it was because if it was often cloudy or it was just the particular way they were scanned at the Lab. In the end I wasn’t too happy about the results.Read More
I shot a roll of lomo 100 X-pro in my holga to review that type of film and this new wide lens adapter. I ran out of my usual electrical tape that I use to keep my holga lightleak tight and in one piece. I picked up a new roll of regular black tape and obviously it did a very bad job, in fact it did such a horrible job I wonder if it sneaked in its photon buddies and let them go to town on my film resulting in horrendous orange light leaks all over my pictures.
I could make up a story that this was my artistic intention in order to portray the fragility of perfection and the honesty of failure but that would be a big bowl of shit. So lets get to the review.
The top part is the regular Holga Lens and the bottom image is with the converter. I picked up this converter for $13 on Ebay because I was interested in buying the latest lomo camera: the sprocket rocket.
The main advantage the sprocket rocket has over shooting 35mm in a Holga is its wide angle lens and the ease of forwarding the film without having to deal with counting clicks. I was wondering if this converter would be wide enough to dissuade me from buying the sprocket rocket and stay loyal to my 5 year old Holga. After looking at the results I can honestly say “I don’t know”
It does create a wider image, that is the positive. The bad side is that the normally blurry edges of my Holga images are now even more distorted and vague.
But it is hard to judge this lens just one roll of film which was badly abused by lightleaks. I will have to give this lens another chance before I pass my judgment upon it and then decide if I want to add the sprocket rocket to my collection of cameras.Read More
Tomorrow it is Lunar New Year with the Year of the Rabbit. Tonight there were the preparations for the New Year’s Eve show. I like how thoroughly Singapore prepares their event with a full run through of the show and even a partial firework show. The advantage of attending the preparations is the lack of a crowd and the earlier timing. I don’t think I will go down there tomorrow.
Fireworks with the financial district in the background. This was about a 4 second exposure. Not long enough to get smooth water, but otherwise the brightness of the fireworks would blow out all my highlights.
The panorama (please click for full size) consists of four separate images and put together in Photoshop. The floating platform on the left-hand side is the largest floating platform in the world. It is larger than a soccer field. The impressive building on the left is the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore’s latest acquisition to it’s skyline.
Gong Xi Fa Cai !Read More