Shinjuku Camera Shop Walk

I’m lucky in that I have the opportunity to visit Japan at least once a year and when I do, it’s a must to go camera hunting in Tokyo. There are a few guides I use to this purpose and they are the excellent Tokyo camera shops guides by Japan Camera Hunter (aka Bellamy... read more

Project 01 – Yashica T4

Cult camera with a reputation for sharp lens and unique rendering, made famous by fashion and portrait photographer Terry Richardson. This is a compact camera of repute and many many articles have been written about it. There are a few links at the bottom of this... read more

Lens Modding Overview

My particular journey into experimentation with lens modification started when I chanced upon an article form a blog by Yu-Lin Chan, a long time lens modder, on his blog – http://oldlenses.blogspot.sg/2015/04/a-gift-from-john.html. The article showed samples of... read more

Review – Pirate3D Buccaneer

The Buccaneer is the third 3D Printer I have had long term experience with, the others being build it yourself 3D Printer kits and the XYZPrinting DaVinci. My immediate impression of the Buccaneer was that I sure hope that it preforms as well as it looked. The whole package unashamedly tries to copy the Apple minimalist ethos from the sleek design, reminiscent of the Macintosh Cube (remember those?) to the sparse documentation which accompanies the printer.

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3D Printing Preface

  The key point to remember about 3D printing is that it’s constantly evolving. And whilst it’s a technology which has been used by the scientific community and manufacturing industries for a long time, consumer level* 3d printing has only been available fairly... read more

Vintage Lens Primer

  In this article, I’d like to talk about what motivates me to collect vintage lenses and my experience to date as a precursor to my future articles talking about vintage lenses. My fascination with vintage lenses began when I got my first (Full Frame) mirrorless... read more