Hi! I’m Kam, but you can call me Kamburger (because I love hamburgers). I have recently moved from Hong Kong to London for work. Hong Kong is such a busy and crowded city but I noticed many people spending time alone, resting, and slowing things down. So I started taking photos of them and used the hashtag #lonemantic.
Since I explore on foot a lot, I prefer compact cameras as they are easy to carry around and are fairly unobtrusive. The Konica Big Mini F is my favourite of half a dozen compacts in the collection. It feels a little plasticky, has a loud shutter and noisy film rewind, and the rubbery buttons are hard to press. Oh, the electronics are rumoured to fail too. But I love it simply because some of my favourite #lonemantic photos were taken with it.
The lens on the F has a certain subtle rendition and soft out-of-focus-ness about it that suits my theme well. Exposure and focusing are mostly spot on, backlighting and flare are kept under control. Colours are great too!
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