16 comments on “Little Burma in Taipei / 小緬甸.

  1. Hi! Just wanted to ask about your first experience with the Pentax k1000 :) Thinking of getting one but quite intimated by all the dials & settings. Previously, the only film camera I’ve ever used was a point & shoot Vivitar Ultra wide. Is alot of adjusting required for the Pentax for normal outdoor shots?
    Thanks very much & any advice is very much appreciated! :)

    1. Hello Esther! It’s great to hear that you’re considering your first SLR and trust me, it is NOWHERE near as daunting as you’re imagining it right now. I speak from personal experience. :) In fact, once you’ve mastered it it is much easier to get a “good” photograph out of the SLR than a toy camera. Not sure if you’re going to use the lightmeter (I don’t) but if you do all you need is to set the film speed you have loaded and the meter will tell you which settings to use. If you aren’t planning to use the meter there is always the Sunny 16 rule to use as a gauge. Buy your Pentax right now! :) P.S. There are lots of free manuals online for these vintage SLRs. You can easily find one for the K1000 and learn very quickly what all the dials and settings are for.

      1. thanks so much! :) will keep those advice in mind after i’ve bought my pentax! i do hope you don’t mind more questions but i also wanted to ask you about your superheadz wide and slim. i used to own a vivitar ultra wide amp; slim and loved it, though it wasn’t that great on overcast days. am heading overseas next week amp; just wanted to grab an easy point amp; shoot so was thinking of the superheadz which is almost exactly like the vivitar. however was surfing around flickr amp; noticed the superheadz seem to do quite well even when taken under dark/overcast lighting. did you have that experience as well – or would you still recommend to use it only under abundant sunlight?

        thanks so much!

        1. Personally, I wouldn’t count on the UWS indoors since the shutter speed is just too fast to capture enough light but it can still do pretty great outdoors even while the sun is setting as long as you pop in film speed of 400 and above. I hope you enjoy your trip and do share your photographs when you’re back, Esther! :)

    1. Thank you, Elle, I don’t normally take photographs of people but sometimes you’re just at the right place at the right time. :)

  2. This post reminds me of my Burmese friend’s homemade noodles. I can smell it from just looking at your photos.

  3. Okay. So.

    So, when I visit you someday on my world traveling tour, you’re going to take me here, or to another market, and we’re going to get local food? Sound like a deal? Granted, you’re a much better photographer than me–and I’m glad you got some people in these shots, too! I’m still not used to having “populated” photos. I don’t know why I’m so scared of people, haha.

    1. YES.

      I wouldn’t have it any other way. :)

      I am actually super nervous when it comes to taking photographs of strangers because I just assume they are going to yell at me. I just try to really pretend I’m taking photographs of the area or the background that’s behind them… and see if I can put away my camera half a second after I press the shutter.

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