Friday, March 27, 2015

Lomography Sprocket Rocket

Just got myself a Lomography Sprocket Rocket few days ago and immediately loaded a 35mm in it and start snapping away, got them processed the following day and here's the result.

I really like how the images look with them exposed all the way to the sprocket, which is the holes in the negatives, that was actually why I bought the Lomo scanner, but not with the understanding that other normal cameras don't expose the picture to the sprocket. When I learn from my friend that only a few cameras does that, I quickly ask more about it.

So what my friend used was a BlackBird Fly, I would have gotten it but I wasn't so much into it the moment I recall that I've seen a camera called Sprocket Rocket. I went to search more on it and learn that it serve this purpose. Would still have gotten the BlackBird Fly if I have more money but, maybe this is better? I've watch video tutorials and reviews about it, and feel that this is more of what I want. So I quickly went to look around for it, I bought it the same night I learn about all these stuff, take the shots the next day, have them processed the day after.

Honestly, had I learn about the sprocket thing earlier, I might not have gotten the Sardina at all from the beginning, don't get me wrong, I still like and enjoy my Sardina, but they serve different purpose in my opinion it really depends on what you're looking for. For example, the Sprocket Rocket takes panoramas, the Sardina doesn't. the BlackBird Fly doesn't too.

Hope to share more sample photos when I have them!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

How I Legit Check a Jordan 3

I've been saving up money to get some Jordans, mainly Jordan 3s because I really like how it look.
and since I'm on it, I'm thinking to share how I check the legitimacy of it. I'm not saying this is the only way to check, or if it's the right way, it's just the way I check it. I could be wrong.

Now usually the first thing I check is the jumpman logo, if it look weird to you then you probably want to give it a miss, the main thing I check is the free hand. the finger part. usually the fake ones have them too thick, too huge, too out of place. The same thing goes to the one at the back of the shoe.

The second thing I check is the stitches on the front part, see the part where the threading goes in a U/V shape, it usually goes all the way back.

the next thing I check is these eyelets part, the farbic part or whatever you call it, should come in a straight nice smooth cut along the 3 plastic eyelets. if it's rough, messy, not straight and neatly done cut, then... I don't know, if it's a 2nd hand then maybe it's still legit? otherwise I would probably give it a miss.

the last thing I check is this, fake ones might have the print bleed out, means it goes out of the white box.

So here you go. there's definitely other areas to check but here are the ones I check.
And like I mentioned, this is how I check, not that it's the correct way to. Hope this helps anyone who's trying to get their hands one a pair, no matter which series, this is the way I check.

Pictures taken with iPhone 5S if it matters.