Lost in the past at 81 Cafe

Lost in the past at 81 Cafe

Wondering how was Saigonese’s houses look like at 80-90s era? Come to this 81 Cafe, you will feel like step into a house-shape time machine. But be aware of old style electric jack plugs, I don’t feel safe when sitting too close to them…

I used combining Olympus Zuiko 50mm f1.4 and Tou/Five star 28mm f2.8. The coffee shop environment is very dark, so I have to open max or 1-2 stop aperture to get enough light in without increase ISO too high (800 or over).

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Walking down the street with Tou/Fivestar 28mm f2.5 macro 1:5

Walking down the street with Tou/Fivestar 28mm f2.5 macro 1:5

Last friday, I walked down the street with my wide legacy/film lens in hand, the Tou/Fivestar 28mm f2.5 macro, and I didn’t regret it. This is the first time I tried to shoot street photographs with a wide lens, I often used a 50mm lens back then. But a wide lens has it advantages.

First, it is a wide lens, so I can capture more into my camera, and wider angle mean more flexible in term of layout or composition of the picture. The lens give me more freedom to play.

Second, my Tou/Fivestar may be not a sharp lens but I quite like the way it recreated the light cover on objects.

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New place

New place

We just moved in new place, bigger space just opposite the old office and fortunately, a little bit cheaper rent rate 🤩🙌. This is an old apartment, we repainted the wall, fix the roof and bought a new 1.5HP aircon, not so fancy, but yes, we did it at minimum estimated cost. Awesome!

It’s time to get back to work. Have to decor this place for coming Christmas tho. This is my desk, I loved the big window and sunlight even sometimes my face got burn.

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My folding bike for meetings or having lunch around.

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We have a small and cozy corner for brainstorming, meeting, reading and napping (of course).

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Have to walk up 3 floors by feet, good for health anyway.

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We planned to cover this balcony with plants. Here are the first citizens.

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They looked greener when stay out door.

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