First off — studying about Contracts, Law, the Planning System and Cost Control is r-i-d-i-c-u-l-o-u-s-l-y boring. (Un)fortunately, this one exam could either bring up/down my average mark for my whole degree, which is why we all just have to trudge through revisions (which we normally have NONE of, in this sort of course). The exam is on Thursday, by the way.
Anyhow. A package arrived last Tuesday which totally cheered up my panicky, desperate self (this was before the Interdisciplinary crit for the artefacts in my last video). With the $50 Photojojo voucher that I won from Meream’s giveaway, I placed my order on the 3rd of May, it shipped on the 4th of May, and arrived on the 10th. Which was way quicker than expected (2-4 weeks), considering it’s an international shipment and all that. Can I just mention how I love Photojojo? They’re just fun people. Even their official confirmation e-mails sounded like:
We just know that you and this Gift Card are going to have a long, happy life together. You’ll laugh together, you’ll learn together, you’ll see the world. Oh the places you’ll go! Just promise us you’ll make sure that you take good care of each other, and take plenty of pictures!
We just wanted to let you know that we got your order. You’ve got this online shopping thing down pat!
Subject: Yay! Your Photojojo Order Shipped!
We hope our box of photo goodies brightens your day and brings you super photo happiness!
What I bought were the Juice Box Camera and the Fisheye Camera Phone Lens. They were each $25, and I paid a few £ for shipping costs. Since the juice box camera is a film camera, and I’ve only taken like … 7 shots on it (which has been a freaky and awkward experience in itself… whatdoyoumeanIcan’tseethephotoIjusttook?! ), you won’t be able to see the results of it yet.
Can you tell I haven’t used a film camera since my childhood days? I actually even owned a lomo camera at some point, the kind that has four lenses and takes four pictures consecutively (I won it from some Disney show ), but if I’m not mistaken, we never got the film developed (digital cameras were just being born at that age), and I’ve probably lost the camera when moving house and everything… And these past few years, lomography’s turned out to be the total “in” thing.
Sorry. I digress.
Notice the ladybug wallpaper. I love it.
The following are my test shots.
You can always see the circular edge of the lens on one side of the frame, but not the other. I think it’s meant to be that way? Maybe? One trick to avoid that was to use Vignette’s (tacky but trendy) instant frame things that crops the sides off:
Me being me, there is also a video:
Not all the clips were taken with the lens on. But the ones that did look pretty cool. Fisheye has always reminded me of those convex mirrors on street junctions / car park corners. Previously, I did look into LX3’s options for fisheye lenses but didn’t really feel it was worth purchasing (I will probably get lazy when it comes to switching lenses anyway). But now that I have it for my not-too-shabby cameraphone, it’s all good.