June 27, 2008

Super-Takumar 1:1.8/55
serial no 304****

Asahi Opt. Co. Lens made in Japan
I hate to do it... but it has to go...

June 26, 2008

Contemplating on selling my SuperTakumar 55/1.8[M42].
It has very nice bokeh and quite sharp wide open.

June 24, 2008

Today is Enji's first day in school :)

The Parents at the school

June 23, 2008


A typhoon hit us over the weekend and left a ship capsized.
If only the trip was cancelled...

June 20, 2008

San Francisco City Halltaken with Zenitar 16mm (fisheye)

June 19, 2008

I'll settle for Moon-spots :PFull[APSC]frame image
taken with effective 700mm lens

June 17, 2008

Not much activity lately :(The Sun
Taken with Baader Astrosolar filter on my lens

Pls be careful when using a bare lens to photograph the Sun!

June 16, 2008

Lighting with umbrella

Lighting umbrellas cost ~USD30 onwards
so I just looked for a regular umbrella that has a gray lining.
Here's what can be achieved with a regular umbrella.

and the other willing subject :D

sample images were only downsized with minimal sharpening

the umbrella setup

June 11, 2008

Ready for Sunspots

I just finished making two solar filters
made from Baader Astrosolar Film.

The Safety Film is recommended for viewing
and the Photo Film is recommended for photography.

June 05, 2008

Have you seen my other leg?

June 04, 2008

Inside the Thai restaurant

June 03, 2008

Tiny cactus looking plant

June 02, 2008

Current Moon Phase