Chobits Chii

Art Strom Lilics Chobits Chii PVC (Art Storm リリックス ちょびっツ ちい). Original sculptor ケルベロスプロジェクト. Released on July 2006 with an MSRP of ¥6,800.

Chobits Chii Chobits Chii

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Gunsligner Girl Henrietta

Henrietta is not my favorite gunsligner girl, but she’s the only one that’s available on the market. Now only if they make a Triela figure.

Good Smile Company Gunsligner Girl Henrietta Assault 1/8 PVC (Good Smile Company ヘンリエッタ). Released on June 2006 with an MSRP of ¥4,200.

Henrietta Henrietta

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Bird photography with Canon 1D Mk II

I borrow my friend’s Canon 1D Mk II for a while and trying out shooting bird with this camera. Gave Scarborough Bluffs a try to see if I can test the camera out. The auto focus is really good but being 1D has a 1.3 crop factor while my 10D has a 1.6 crop factor, I found I lose significant focal length, so much so that I started to use the 1.4x extender on my Sigma 100-300 all the time. But the problem with the 1.4x extender is that is slows down auto focus by a lot and it degrades picture quality. So in the end I think Canon 1D is not really for me. I would rather have a really good APS-C factored DSLR than a 1.3x crop factored camera.

Now here’s the result. First up a few common birds.

To the left Common Grackle and to the right American Robin.

Common grackle American Robin

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Howl’s Moving Castle 1/24 Film Cube

As part of the Ghibli Studio’s Howl’s Moving Castle (ハウルの動く城) R2 DVD you get a special 1/24 second film that was used in the theaters encased in an clear acrylic cube. Which frame of film you get is completely random so when I received my DVD from, I eagerly opened the box containing the film cube before anything else. With my luck I got the following frame with Calcifer making a funny face.

Howl's moving castle film cube

Howl's moving castle film cube

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Evangelion Souryuu Asuka Langley plug suit

Alter 1/5 Souryuu Asuka Langley Plug Suit (アルター 1/5 惣流 アスカ ラングレ). Original sculptor 山本苦力猿(D-SPEC). Release on January 2006 with a MSRP of ¥6,800.


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