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Me and the dude Sean went to a photo fair the other day where I bought a red, Leica shutter button for my M5. While it probably won’t make me a better photographer, it sure looks pretty fucking good.

check it out

I went to Green Apple today after blowing through a couple rolls and saw “I, Tokyo” by Jacob Aue Sobol in the used section. I almost wet myself. It’s long out of print and fetches upwards of $200 used. I quickly tried to buy it, but Green Apple isn’t as dumb as I thought. It turns out that they had put it there accidentally and it actually belongs in the valuable book cabinet with a $150 price tag. Fuck me.



Wow already halfway though June. My summer classes start in a month. Can’t wait for that unlimited use of SF State’s darkroom!


I’m thinking about buying a SF24D. I’ve been using a Vivitar flash mounted on my M5, but found that it’s a little hard to move quickly with it due to its large size. Since my M5 is the two lug version, it hangs vertically from my neck which also adds a lot of strain on the little plastic piece that keeps the flash on the hot shoe. I think having a smaller flash with a relatively large GN like the SF24D would benefit me more, but I can only find it in the ~$200 to ~$250 price range which is kinda pricey. Since I already need to CLA my M5 I don’t know if it’s a wise purchase or not.


Wow according to WordPress, it has officially been 2 years since I started this blog. Thanks to everyone that stops by once in awhile!

In other news, the majority of my cameras are in need of repair. My OM-1 and M5 shutters are capping, my FED4 and Kiev 4M shutter curtains are broken, my Canon Autoboy is locked up and won’t turn on, I dropped my SRT102 so it’s acting up a bit, my Yashica T4 is falling apart and has a broken flash, one of my Trip 35s needs to have the lens fixed.. The only cameras I feel comfortable taking out are my Elan IIe and XA2 and Instax Wide.


逢いたいのに -いつも- うまくいかない


This is way past due, but I’ve been getting off work pretty late recently so I haven’t had much time to update.

For the past few days I’ve been shooting a lot, chilling with friends, and having fun. It’s finally starting to feel like Summer Break haha. I recently started my new job, too. Aside from just remembering a lot of stuff, it’s fun and I like it so far.


Today I went to my Aunt’s place for a family BBQ gathering. It was good to see family again after so long. My relatives asked me about my future plans and after explaining the technicalities of JET Program to them, I started to realize both how long and short 5 years really is. Apps come out right before I turn 21. Time’s rolling by faster than I ever thought it would.