"masih ada yang belum selesai." ucapnya kepadaku, aku hanya bertanya satu kata, "apa?" kami sama-sama diam setelahnya, hanya bertatap mata dalam diam.
"aku tak punya waktu lagi, ada kelas yang harus kuhadiri." kataku sembari berkemas. ia masih diam dalam lisannya, namun tangannya meraih tanganku.
"coba katakan, apa yang ingin kau sampaikan?" tanyaku setengah jengkel. "aku sadar, tak ada yang lebih baik darimu." katanya parau.
aku melihat dengan jelas matanya yang berkaca-kaca, mata yang penuh dengan penyesalan. aku memecah diam lalu berkata, "aku bukan kelinci bodoh yang akan jatuh untuk kedua kalinya, aku tak mengulang rasa sakit ini lagi. terima kasih telah menjadi sesuatu yang berharga di hidupku, aku harus pergi."
suara tangisnya yang pecah menggema di telingaku, aku bercakap dalam diri, "apa yang aku katakan suatu kebenaran? terserah sajalah."
shot with #nikonem & #fujifilmc200 - developed by @labranajakarta
song by @sunsetrollercoaster#myjinji
"Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good."
(Maya Angelo - Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer)
Happy birthday, Love. ❤️
Kodak ColorPlus 200
Nikon Zoom 310 AF | Fuji C200
Developed & Scanned by @labranajakarta
2 635 days ago
This post did not go the direction we thought it was when we first made this portrait of this Olympus OM-2n with a 21mm lens. We really wanted to feature this 21mm f3.5 lens because we rarely see such wide angle lenses for the Olympus system and it was going to be the item we linked.All our incoming gear goes through a two week hold before it hits our shelves. Mostly this is due to secondhand dealer laws that require us to submit descriptions and serial numbers of all incoming gear through our local police department (because camera theft is an awful, awful crime). The hold gives us an extended testing period though too, and in the course of this lens' two week hold/testing we gave it a second look and noticed it had fungus in its optics.⠀
We encounter fungus in lenses often. More often than we would like, but hey, when you are sometimes looking to give new life to cameras that have spent a decade or more in storage, fungus can happen. So we want to share a few observations on fungus based on our experience.⠀
First off, try not to store your lenses in dark, damp conditions. Bad move. Unless you are starting a fungus farm. Damp basements? Bad. So is the poorly sealed garage. Keep the equipment somewhere dry. Additionally exposure to ultraviolet light (commonly found in daylight) helps kill fungus. So dark is not bad but somewhere light is better. Or take the lens out and use it now and then. Even better.⠀
Second, fungus can be cleaned. There are a number of ways to do this, some better than others. Depending on the method and amount of fungus though, cleaning may still leave slightly to moderately scuffed or etched coatings or optics. In other words, after cleaning, your lens will be better off, but it may not be pristine again.Third, fungus in the optics affects your images much less than you think it does. True, nobody wants fungus in their lens, but often you won't see any impact from the fungus unless it is super heavy across the optical surface or you shoot into a bright light.That's all the space for today. This 21mm is getting cleaned and we have our fingers crossed for a good outcome. Wish it luck!