Author: Simplyness

Photography Gear Reviews

Fujifilm Gear: Fujinon XF 18-55mm f:2.8-4.0 R LM OIS Zoom Lens – Review coming soon Fujinon XF 55-200mm f:3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Zoom Lens – Review coming soon Rokinon 12mm F2.0 Ultra Wide Angle Lens for Fuji X – Review coming soon Fujinon XF14mm F2.8 R – Review coming soon Fujinon XF18mm F2 R  – Review coming soon Fujinon […]

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Dried Branch for Day 31 Tree Tuesday

Gear: Olympus OM-D E-M5 16MP Live MOS Olympus 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II Lens for Micro Four Thirds Cameras (Black)

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The Cube for Day 30 – Close-up Monday

Last week I have a plate of peanuts, this Monday is my cube keychain. This was straight jpg out of camera. This is the black and white Art effect from my OM-D E-M5, I really like it when I saw it on the monitor, the black and white effect was perfect for the cube specially the […]

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Onios for Day 29 Spices Sunday

Spices Sunday once again, last week I featured my spice rack focusing on the Coriander, today I saw some onions on the counter and here it is. Taken with my EM5 and the Olympus 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II, I also use my Canon 430 EX II for fill light to shine on the onions. Gear: Olympus OM-D […]

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Matdonsan for Day 28 Snack Saturday

Matdongsan, these are popular Korean crackers made from peanuts and sunflower oil. They taste so good, you can’t stop crunching once you open the bag. You can probably find it at your local Asian Oriental Store, if not they’re available on Amazon.(Haitai Matdongsan Snack – 325g) Gear: Olympus OM-D E-M5 16MP Live MOS Olympus 14-150mm […]

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M.Zuiko 45mm F/1.8 Lens for Day 27 – Gear Friday

This weeks feature gear is my incredible M.Zuiko 45mm F/1.8. ManufacturerOLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.Model NameE-PL7Exposure ProgramNormal ProgramExposure Time1/30F Number5.5ISO1600Focal Length67mmMetering ModePattern

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Shikhey Rice Punch for Day 26 – Thirsty Thursday

Shikhye is a traditional sweet Korean rice beverage, usually served as a chilled dessert. It is made by pouring malt water onto cooked rice. The liquid is then carefully poured out, leaving the rougher parts, and boiled until it gets sweet enough. Gear: Olympus OM-D E-M5 16MP Live MOS Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 45mm F1.8 […]

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Old Citizen Skyhawk for Day 25 Wearable Wednesday.

It’s wearable Wednesday once again, last week it was my worn-out belt, today, it’s my old Citizen Skyhawk. I bought this back in 2003, it’s been 14 years and it is still ticking. Like my Casio G-Shock, they are tough, you just don’t have to think about them. Gear: Olympus OM-D E-M5 16MP Live MOS Olympus […]

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Chinese Bamboo Tree for Day 24 Tree Tuesday

Chinese Bamboo tree or the Lucky Bamboo is one of my favorite plant because it is so easy to care for and according to Asian beliefs especially Chinese, it can bring good luck especially if it was given to you as a gift. But before rushing to your local Asian Mart or flea market to […]

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Peanuts for Day 23 – Close-Up Monday

I know, it should be Macro Monday and not Close-up Monday. The reason being is, the photos I create depends on the lens I use for the week and are more of a close-up and not a 1:1 macro also the Zuiko 45mm F/1.8 does not focus as close as a macro lens.  The Olympus 45mm f1.8’s closest focusing […]

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Coriander for Day 22 Spices Sunday

It’s Sunday afternoon, time for Spices Sunday. Here’s a quick snap of our spice rack on top of the fridge. Gear: Olympus OM-D E-M5 16MP Live MOS Olympus M.ZUIKO Digital ED 45mm F1.8 (Black) Lens for Olympus and Panasonic Micro 4/3 Cameras

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Marukyo for Day 21 – Snack Saturday

The best, if you like Japanese bean cakes, this is it. Gear: Olympus OM-D E-M5 16MP Live MOS Panasonic Lumix 14mm f/2.5 G Aspherical Lens Ver. 1

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Panasonic Lumix 14mm F/2.5 Ver 1 for Day 20 Gear Friday

Last week I used my Panasonic Lumix 30mm F/2.8 macro, this week I used the the Panasonic Lumix 14mm F/2.5 Ver 1 This lens the oldest lens in my micro four thirds system. Before getting this,  I was uing FD lenses, which was ok and fun to shoot, but after seeing the capabilities of the Micro Four […]

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Max Power For Day 19 Thirsty Thursday

Last week I had my favorite soda, the Ramune Japanese soda for Thirsty Thursday and now I’m featuring another great drink, an excellent thirst qucncher,  the Max Power Natural Energy Drink. I shot this near the window and use the ambient light coming in from the window. The BW effect is from the built-in Art […]

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My Worn Out Belt for Day 18 Wearable Wednesday

It’s Wearable Wednesday once again. Last week I took a photo of the buttons on my button fly abercrombie pants. Today I feature my Worn out Tommy belt, can’t remember excatly when I bought this belt (maybe around 2003), it’s an excellent belt. I create this photo using: Olympus OM-D E-M5 16MP Live MOS Panasonic Lumix 14mm […]

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Branches for Day 17 Tree Tuesday

Today’s Photography Theme is Tree Tuesday. Last week this was the photo  of a tree that I shot on the way to work. This week  I took a photo of this tree that is in front of our house. I wanted to concentrate on the tree itself so I shot it in close-up to minimize […]

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Washi Eggs for Day 16 Macro Monday

Washi is a kind of paper that originates in Japan, and Washi Eggs are egg shells covered with the paper. This week, I’m using the Panasonic Lumix 14mm f/2.5 G, mine is the version 1. A wide angle lens isn’t always a good choice for shooting close-up or macro, but with thanks to it’s minimum focus distance […]

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Basil for Day 15 Spices Sunday

  Olympus E-PL7 16MP PANASONIC LUMIX G Macro Lens, 30mm, F2.8 ASPH

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Day 14 – Seaweed for Snack Saturday

Seaweed Snack. I’m hooked with these snacks, totally addicting. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but once I start eating them, I can’t stop. I buy packs  and packs of them, and I can totally finish a pack in a day. Some say it’s salty but I like salty food, and If I eat […]

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Day 13 – Olympus PEN E-PL7 with Panasonic Lumix 30mm F/2.8 Macro

This weeks feature gear is my Olympus PEN E-PL7 and the Panasonic Lumix 30mm F/2.8 Macro lens. As I’ve mentioned from the start of my 2017 Daily Photo, every Friday, I will feature the gear that I used for the week. Here it is the Olympus E-PL7 and the Lumix 30mm F/2.8 macro lens with […]

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