Thursday, February 14, 2008

couldn't stop ...

couldn't stop prowling all the familiar streets with the "new camera"; craved to capture the entire essence of my everyday life ...

Johnston Road

Johnston Road


'Sammy's Kitchen' (Queen's Road West)


'Victory Hardware' (Hennessy Road)


'Robinson Dry Cleaning' (Caine Road)


55 Robinson Road


"Wanchai people" (Southorn Playground)


"Wanchai people" (Southorn Playground)

PS. the image stabilization system of this cam is surprisingly effective and I rarely felt the need to bump up to really high ISOs - 'Sammy's Kitchen' (ISO 800) and 'Robinson Dry Cleaning' (ISO 1600) might be the only two cases during these two weeks... Click to enlarge and view the exif info if you're interested.



9 Comments:

Blogger andrea said...

f you could answer thHugo, hi. I'm a new possible fan of your cam, fuji s100fs. I'm eager of knowing everything about it but you seems the only man who have the new fuji in all the world! Nobody in italy is able to find something about the fuji: i mean the real photos. So if you are so kind to tell me some things:
- the photos are all jpeg directly from the cam, or are they raw converted into jpeg?
- is possible to have some of your photos in original format: for example some jpeg and some raw but original? i mean not resized for web..

If you could answer theese questions and also mail me some original photos, i'm very very very pleased!

Thanks a lot, hugo!

Ps. In a big italian photo forum you became an hero: because i put your blog link to fuji section, now everybody goes to your blog to see the s100fs photos. :)

10:12 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

i forgot the mail to send the original photos:
andrea.arbizzi@gmail.com

Thanks a lot, thanks very much! Really...

10:14 AM  
Blogger Hugo Angel said...

What a surprise, Hugo! You seem really to enjoy the new toy - a bit heavy maybe (1kg!), but delivering high IQ. I guess you think the s100 would be worth an upgrade from my s6000.
Have a nice day.
Hugo

11:04 AM  
Blogger iSmith said...

Looks like your secret is out Hugo. A 'Bernie' on the FTF decided everybody should know: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1012&message=26774840

Hope you don't get in to trouble with Fuji because of this person?

Ian

1:22 AM  
Blogger hugo poon said...

Andrea: Thanks for the kind words! FYI, all the pics here were shot in jpeg and mildly processed before posting... Though I have never been interested in "pixel peeping", two full size images were posted on my PBase galleries:
http://www.pbase.com/hpicckcy/2_full_size_images
IMO, the noise level is acceptable for an ISO400 image of a non-dslr, but what really amazed me was the dynamic range - I know the location very well and have never expected the cam to be able to capture such details in the hightlight areas!

Hugo: how are you my friend? It's so nice to see you dropping!:-) The new toy isn't light but holding it felt pretty balanced and comfortable. What I love its body most is the flippable LCD - I've been shooting alot at the waist level like I was shooting with a "twin lens camera"... steady and non-intrusive... perfect for street photography. Comparing it with the s6000, the most impressive improvements (apart from the dynamic range)are a better evf and the effective image stabilisation system. For instance, the 'Sammy's Kitchen' shot (roughly 160mm 135 equivalent) was taken handheld at 1/25s... really wonderful!

Best regards,
Hugo

2:06 AM  
Blogger hugo poon said...

Hi Ian,

Thanks for asking! I guess I'll be fine - I did inform them of my posting the pics here and my PBase galleries.:-) I genuinely feel that this new cam is a superb machine; just hope my so-so snapshots could do it justice...

Anyway, as a photo enthusiast, I'm so glad that Fuji is on the right track again - trying to tackle the two issues of small sensor digital cam - noise and lack of dynamic range...

TGIF! Enjoy and take care!

Hugo

2:29 AM  
Blogger bpk said...

hugo can i get a pic of you using the camera? or a mirror shot?

7:45 AM  
Blogger Pask said...

Congratulations for these new shots... you seem to be a good street photographer. I've seen you took some shots to the pepole in the street... I'd like to live in a place where it's possible! In my town, if I take a shot like this, they says:
"What are you doing?"
"Why you've taken a photo to me?"
"Delete it, now!"
"I'm going to call police!"
...and so on...

By the way, did you used a filter to reduce noise in Robinson Dry Cleaning? Or it's only resampled?

Thanks,
goodbye!

8:12 AM  
Blogger hugo poon said...

bpk: are you the 'Bad Pic Kev' from the Fuji SLR Forum? Sorry, I'm afraid that isn't possible - the camera was already returned. I hate to return it but it's the one and only sample copy in HK and quite a few magazines have been waiting to test it...

Pask: thanks again for your kind words!:-) I understand very well the difficulties in photographing people on the street... first I'll try to stay as non-intrusive as possible; second I'll simply stop when even the slightest objection is sensed... Nevertheless, people here are pretty friendly or maybe they're just too busy to care.:-)

Best regards,
Hugo

4:18 PM  

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