Which Camera You Should Get
Although I’m not a pro photographer by any means, often times my friends ask me what camera they should buy. Usually, the person wants to get into photography or have a camera better than the iphone. So here are the (mainly nontechnical) criteria that I find are important in choosing a camera for a hobbyist – I won’t get into the technicalities, but will provide links that can help.
Type 34 Camera strap has been superseded by model 2, which features refined improvements resulting feedback from users. Click “Read” to read on:
Recently, I went to a facility that will be blackening the hardware for the Type 34 camera strap. Until now, I have been blackening the hardwares myself with chemicals, which took a lot of time and not all the hardware was useable. Why do I demand this custom blackened finish over the commonly available black-nickel plated hardwares? Here I will briefly explain my fascination with this particular finish. Click the button to read on.
I wanted a nice camera strap to securely hold my elegant Olympus OM-1 Camera, which was handed down by my father. I couldn’t find a strap I liked, so I started building iterations of camera straps of my own design. I aimed to strike the best balance of comfort and low-profile, reducing seams that can potentially snag. Personally, I only need to adjust the length of a camera strap once when I first put it on the camera, but was always annoyed by the extra bulk of the adjusting mechanism throughout the use. I eliminated the adjustable slide, and made the strap length to my liking from the get-go. Therefore, the Type 34 is available tailor-made to your liking.
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Atelier Hitoshi Abe’s installation at the SCI-Arc Gallery is opening July 30th, with a discussion between architect Hitoshi Abe and the director of SCI-Arc, Eric Owen Moss starting at 7:00pm, followed by an opening reception. Please stop by if you are in the area. More details at Los Angeles Times and SCI-Arc
Update! Photos and video of the gallery installation can be found in my photography section.
Hey, sorry for the long silence. It’s been really busy these days. The Wien University project by Atelier Hitoshi Abe is featured in the 2010 spring issue of the JA magazine, amongst works by other prominent Japanese Architects such as Atelier Bow-wow. If you have a chance, look through them at a local Architecture Book store, or make me rich by clicking on the amazon link(and buying it!).
So, I guess I derailed my very first Prime Minister Lesson series by merely pointing out the guy next to him. This time, we will take a closer look at what this series is meant for, the prime minister himself.
Although it didn’t last so long, I really liked the former Japanese prime minister Aso. His expressions were so easy to read, and made the cold, opaque bureaucracy seem to fun and straightforward in a strangely heartwarming way.