Sunday, September 29, 2013

Camera Museum Georgetown Penang


My journey to explore the Pearl of Orient continues. Needless to say, I am referring to my second home, Penang, not Asia's World City. Hehe.

I had my third visit to the Chinese Medical Practitioner (highly recommended) in Bukit Mertajam last Sunday. It's a huge relief that my thumb is actually making very good progress within the past three months without the need of depo-steroid injection.

The only drawback is, it weaken my wrist the following few days after each visit. Extra care has to be taken to avoid hurting my injured tendons again. Well, you better don't disappoint me 'cause I'm really counting myself on going to ESCAPE soon!!!

Back to today's topic. We toured the Camera Museum downtown on the same day's afternoon. We were a bit reluctant to go in at first as the entrance fees are not cheap and they were four of us altogether. But guess what? Money well spent on an eye-opening experience.

The Camera Museum Penang
It claims to be the 1st in Southeast Asia.

The Camera Museum Penang
RM20 p.p. for the entrance with guided tour.

The Camera Museum Penang
Ladies and gentlemen, be prepared to hop into the time machine with me to trace the history of camera. Evolving from camera obscura  through generations of photographic technology including daguerreotypes, calotypes, dry plates, film, and digital cameras.

The Camera Museum Penang
Yashica TLRs (Twin-Lens Reflex).

The Camera Museum Penang
Lego digital camera. So vibrant the colors.

The Camera Museum Penang
Polaroid Land Cameras, America (1954-1962).

The Camera Museum Penang
WWII Japanese Type 89 “Rokuoh-Sha” 35mm Aerial / Machine Gun Camera made by Konishoruko Manufacturer Company, later to become Konica.

The Camera Museum Penang
Hands-on on the real machines. Poser! xD

The Camera Museum Penang
No idea what this is. Captain Jack's Rollei?

The Camera Museum Penang
Canon Pellix (1965). It was Canon's first 35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera with TTL metering.

The Camera Museum Penang
Polaroid Land Camera Model 95.

The Camera Museum Penang
The "showroom" which amazed us.

The Camera Museum Penang
Victorian Maison Martinet 3D Stereoscope, France (1895-1905).

The Camera Museum Penang
Another 3D stereoscope I assume.

The Camera Museum Penang
Camera Lucida (1806).
An optical device used as a drawing aid by artists before the invention of cameras.

The Camera Museum Penang
History of camera with illustrated timeline.

The Camera Museum Penang
1861 - Oliver Wendell Holmes invents stereoscope viewer.

The Camera Museum Penang
There are also Pinhole Room, Obscura Room, Dark Room and an exciting new one yet to be opened.

The Camera Museum Penang
Chubbilicious me. Teehee, let's roll the camera!!!

The Camera Museum Penang
"What is a photograph? A picture painted by the sun and the camera is the brush."

The Camera Museum Penang
LOL. Stiff like a mannequin.

The Camera Museum Penang
Just do what we do best =p

The Camera Museum Penang
Camera booth where you get to pose and snapped like a celebrity. You gotta pay for it, of course.

The Camera Museum Penang
Now, aren't you curious where this place is? 49, Lebuh Muntri, 10200 Georgetown, Penang.
Have fun exploring and happy weekend y'all! =)

2 comments:

  1. second home? you are not from Penang?
    the first home is Australia?

    ReplyDelete

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