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Auckland, New Zealand, Day 2: streetwalk and an experiment

Auckland is a beautiful city, nicknamed the "City of Sails" because of its location between two harbors and generally great weather. It is also the largest city in New Zealand with 1.3 million residents. The downtown is an interesting contrast between new and old, making it a great place to streetwalk.

The experiment? The only camera I shot with was my new Amkov R5. CAUTION: photogeek stuff follows; feel free to skip the rest of the paragraph. The Amkov is a miniature camera developed in Hong Kong as a Kickstarter project last year. It looks a lot like a DSLR but is very small; about 1/4 the size of a traditional full-size DLSR, and very light. This makes it good for unobtrusive work. Tech specs, you ask? Mirrorless, Sony CMOS supporting 48mp High-Resolution, AF Autofocus (that works most of the time), 3" flip-up display, 5X optical/ 8X digital zoom functions, and 2G6P lens.  

Anyway, urban streetwalk with a small lens...

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Sidenote: the public facilities were immaculate


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Barbarella. The image is not grainy, it's the wall finish

 

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Kiwi dentistry


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Those who know me will get the insider joke.


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Inside an old restored building


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Rentals are down in The Guardian. The first floor occupant is an IT store

 

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Hey, all you Craigs, I found your building!

 

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Hope the product is better than the sign maintenance


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The other side of the old ferry terminal

 

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Who's the Boss?



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The interior of an out-of-business Club by the port

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Auckland, New Zealand
02/13/24

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