Saturday, February 8, 2014

Voigtlander Prominent and Korton 50 1.5 Lens and hoods

Needless to say, this is a superb camera, but the lens and hood is even harder to find.

If we can put a digital back on a camera, that would be the perfect companion for sunday shooting!!

HK Snob

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Burnei Sultan 50th Birthday memorial M6 Camera

A Platinum M6 made for Burnei Sutan 50th birthday memorial Camera in 1995.

S/N HB-000 Lens with Summilux-M 1.4/35mm ASPH (#375200, #HB000-125)kept in Leica Museum till 2003 it was taken out for Sales.

It hits at L&H AUCTION with astonishing HKD$3.8M with this LeicaM6 on 23 June 2013.

Note the Diamond on top of the body!

HK Snob

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Alfa Karat

If I say German makes the most beautiful camera, who disagree?
This is an Alfa Karat, made in the 60's
HK Snob

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Voigtlander Ultron 50mm F2.0

This is one of the best lens from this maker Voigtlander, working for the Prominent II Camera. We will make some picture with picture quality comparison of Leica lens...
HK Snob

Monday, May 7, 2012

Angenieux 25-250mm F3.2 movie lens Angenieux 25-250mm F3.2 lens

Sample photo taken by Angenieux 25-250mm F3.2 movie lens
Sample photo taken by the Angenieux 25-250 mm F3.2 movie lens on the Sony NEX C3 (16.2 M pixels).  The ISO was high (probably 800) and the shutter speed was slow (~1/5 – 1/10 second:

HK Snob

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Olympus EP-1 (Micro 4/3 system)

A super lens has found the way to show its glory...
The Olympus EP-1 restores the lost glory of the greatest lens in 60-80s.
1st shot – Leica M Summicron 50mm F2

2nd shot – Angenieux 24mm F3.5 (Alpa mount)

3rd shot – Voigtlander Prominent Ultron 50mm F2
This ensures that your picture technique would be the only excuses for not taking a good picture as the body and lens are perfect matches...
HK Snob

Friday, December 24, 2010

Pentax K-r Special limited edition for Japanese Release

This is a very Special Pentax K-r Camera,
23.6x15.6 mm CMOS
1,240 Pixels
1,280x720 video format
3" display SDHC
544 gf
Pentax -DA35mm F2.4 Al lens
HKD$ 9,270 approximately
Will be avialble to be sold in Japan via Pentax OnLine Shop

Limited for 100 sets only, you had better Hurry up.

HK Snob

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Hasselblad CX503

This is my Old friend CX503 which I had been using for many years, I like to hear the neat mechanical Shuttler Sounded "Schi Cha", I felt pleasure to operate Hassel partly because of the shuttler sound.
I had been going out for Photoshooting with either this 503CX or 500C for many years, and probbaly ran off 200 rolls of 120 films.
I used to talk to my current beloved one before she was pregant, Whenever that I got a son, I will name him "Hassel"; if somehow it happened to be a daughter, we would name her as "Leica".

Well, I think I will take this Hassel for restoration. It looked shabby! Of course, as it had been used for thousand rolls of films by me!

HK Snob

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Leica X1

I have been using some of the Leica, in fact I am the Fan of Leica, Since M2, M6, MiniLux, SumiLux Titanium body (exact model I really forget)
Now this is my next buy target X1 as it is not as high as M9 which is Euro 7,500.
This X1 is About HKD$16,000.00 (USD$2,000) a real grass root class Hi End camera!
Look at the Red Logo , I think it is valued half the price of the camera already.

Well, it is newm I think I have to ait for the 10 batches of camera such that most of the major mechanical and electronics bugs have been rectified. And the price will likely drops a bit. Though I can not expect a drastic price drop but 5-10% is desirable for a HK Snob like I.
HK Snob

Friday, November 27, 2009

May be you are already There!

A small sampan docked in a tiny fishing village at Sai Kung. Though this place has becoming commercialized in recent yeas, but there are still a lot of people doing fishing for a living.

An American tourist complimented the old fishermen on the quality of their fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.

"Not very long." they answered in unison.

"Why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" The fishermen explained that their small catches were sufficient to meet their needs and those of their families as they stay at Sai Kung and they have what they need, besides, they do not need to worry on place for staying as they have their old village house their father passed to him.

"But what do you do with the rest of your time?" The Gwai Low asked"We sleep late, fish a little, play with our children, and take Char Siu bao with our wives. In the evenings, we go into the village to meet our friends, have a few tea, play the flute, and sing a few Cantonese Operas…

We have a full life." The tourist interrupted, "I have a PHD from Harvard and I can help you! You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat."

You can then leave this little village and move to the bigger fisher port like Aberdeen selling fishes to the Jumbo restaurant for instances.

"And after that?" the old Fisherman said,"With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers.
Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant. Did you ever see the movie Forrest Gump, he made a fortune this way and became Fortune 100 millionaire! From there you can direct your huge new enterprise."

"I watched Forrest Gump movie with my kid and I think that is a touching movie, but How long would that take?"

"Ten, fifteen, perhaps twenty years." replied the Gwai Low tourist.

"And after that?"

"Afterwards? Well my friend, that's when it gets really interesting, " answered the tourist, laughing. "When your business gets really big, you can start buying and selling stocks and make big money like millions!"

"Millions? Really? And after that?" asked the old fishermen.

"After that you'll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, perhaps in Southern China, or you can move to Canada, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a Char Siu Bao cake with your wives and spend your evenings drinking tea or and enjoying your friends."

“That’s what we are doing now!!” Replied the fishermen.

The moral of the story
........ Know where you're going in life.... you may already be there!