Author name: Sien Hong

a teacher, a photographer, an illustrator, the line is never quite that clear.

5 Frames with a Wondering Mind and a Leica M3 – By Ong Sien Hong

My interest in photography has always been people. So naturally, when I take a camera out into the street, I look out for faces around me. I imagine most of us street photographers, are a bit of a lone wolf. I don’t participle in group photography, I don’t discuss gear, as a result, I don’t actually know a lot of real-life photographers. Maybe one or two but not a lot. So I sometimes wonder what is in your (photographer) mind when you take pictures of people. Do we think alike, when we put a camera in front of a stranger?

5 Frames with a 7Artisans 35mm f/2 Lens – By Ong Sien Hong

It’s finally coming . A silver 7Artisans 35mm f/2. I have an excellent 35mm lens on hand currently, a Voigtlander 35mm F/2 Ultron, but the thought of the 7Artisans in silver excites me. I got the black one when it first came out and I always thought there should be a silver one because it would look so good. And now that it is actually happening, makes me think about my time with the 7Artisans 35mm f/2.

Konica Hexar AF

Konica Hexar AF – A Love Letter – By Ong Sien Hong

Dear Konica Hexar AF, many have penned their thoughts on you, loved and parted with you. I am writing you this letter because I know you deserved more.First came to know you through Kai’s video on Youtube many years ago when you went against the photography giant (then) Leica M9, and you stood your ground. You, like David versus Goliath, fought and produced images worthy of a camera that cost many times your perceived value.

Leica M-D 262 Review – A Love Affair – by Ong Sien Hong

The first time I saw the Leica M-D 262, I almost instinctively knew that I’d got to have it. I love the way it looks. Stylish and minimalist for a digital camera. I couldn’t afford it brand new so I waited to snag a used one at a reasonable price. Sure it shares the same body and sensor as the Leica M240 but it doesn’t quite feel the same holding it in the hand. Furthermore, it comes with a quieter shutter sound. I’d read about how, because of the lack of LCD screen, when you hold an M-D 262, it feels slimmer (not that it actually is slimmer); it’s all true, that was how I felt the first time I touched it.

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