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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

A cherry tomato sprouted out of my garden.

I have a very small garden in my yard, and I planned for some broccoli this summer. I had a bout with butterflies and their eggs, but things...

Friday, 18 July 2014

Handheld fireworks and the Sonnetar 1.1/50.

My son like small handheld fireworks, so I tried to take a photo with the Sonnetar 1.1/50. Sonnetar 1.1/50 You can immediately notice th...

Friday, 30 May 2014

The Roses in my garden taken by the Sonnetar 1.1/50.

A few years ago, I was out at a local event, and they were passing out mini roses in a paper pot for attending. I haven't taken the best...

Friday, 23 May 2014

The Leica Kyoto store photo gallery.

The newly opened Leica Kyoto store has their products located on the first floor. In the back area of the store, there is a Japanese style...

Monday, 12 May 2014

The Leica Store Kyoto.

Since I was in the Kyoto area this weekend with my family, I took my son and went to the Leica Store in Kyoto. The Leica Kyoto Store is a...

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Time to take out the camera: Spring and cherry blossoms, one of my favourite times of the year.

The cherry blossoms in Japan are mostly gone now, but I had a great time just taking a walk in the area I live in. I live in a relatively r...

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Choosing places to eat with Foursquare.

I was in the San Francisco area for work last month, and although I was there for work, I wanted to have some interaction with the city, so ...

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

My son and his camera.

My son taking a picture of the Kosei train line . As my son and I hang out, he will take his camera with him and take pictures of anythin...

Friday, 14 March 2014

The Ricoh GR "slight" effect.

With the new Ricoh GR firmware update various new features and a new photo filter or effect were added. This new effect, named "slig...

Friday, 7 March 2014

F-stop aperture fun with the Sonnetar 1.1/50.

My son currently likes Japanese TV superhero character Masked Rider Gaim . The series has a power-up item shaped like a lock embodying a fru...

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The SIGMA dp Quattro, another unique sensor design.

The SIGMA dp Quattro was announced earlier this month. I have had interest in Sigma cameras, or the FOVEON sensors for some time now. What ...

Monday, 10 February 2014

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 and 25mm F1.8 lens.

The newest OM-D camera was announced, the E-M10. Along with, the 25mm F1.8 lens, the first mid to high performance normal lens for micro fou...

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

The FujiFilm X-T1 announced.

The FujiFilm X-T1 was announced in the end of January. I expect this is an announcement aimed for the CP+2014 conference starting February ...

Sunday, 2 February 2014

New Ricoh GR Firmware.

The new firmware for the Ricoh GR was released. Since I've been using this camera almost daily (albeit I'm mostly photographing my c...

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

A rare snowy day with the Sonnetar.

We had a rare day of snow this weekend. Nothing like I was used to as a child, as there was no snow on the roads. There was only a small amo...

Monday, 20 January 2014

I love the AFL/AEL button on the Ricoh GR.

The Ricoh GR has a feature that non many compact cameras have, a thumb press Autofocus (AF) button. I have used cameras for a long time, b...

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The Apple Computer that I want.

After a lot of thought over a new Apple device, I've come to the realization that the Apple computer that I want does not exist. I thi...