The Inaugural Zuikoholics Malaysia Outing

A small outing in Ramadan marked the birth of this blog which is primarily on the usage of Zuiko optics from end-user’s perspective. Although we have seen each other in several outings spanning from street, macro and scapes, this is the first time it happened with one uniform goal- to eventually publish our experiences in words and pictures of what we saw and felt through this blog.

Welcome to the world of  the Zuikoholics.

We were having a mate coming down from the northern part of Malaysia to Kuala Lumpur for a gathering and therefore we organised a small outing as well as Iftar (breaking fast). Furthermore a small meeting was done to discuss the goal and direction of this blog. Our presence and contribution may yet be felt by the vast community of photographers around the globe but for us this is a huge step from what we commonly do.

A small gathering to catch things up and of course to lay our hands on his amazing collection of  Zuiko glasses which includes some of the rare exotics.  Let’s cut the words short and let the pictures do the talking.

All of the pictures presented here were taken during the outing and the details are provided along with.

Until then, happy shooting…!

“The Zuikoholic Brothers”

OM-D E-M5 + M.ZD 45mm f/1.8
Monotone | Green filter
f/1.8 | ISO 200 | 1/200s | Suzailan Jai

Above were the participants of our mini gathering. From left is our Mr. Amir Ridhwan a.k.a Red, Mr. Ahmad Jaa, Mr. Sharafi a.k.a Capin, Mr. Suzailan Jai a.k.a Jaiorgjohor (not in picture) and our newest friend Mr. Razif Hadi (not in picture).

We met up at a renowned landmark of Kuala Lumpur, Masjid India, the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur. It was built over a century ago by a group of Indian muslim merchants. The mosque has been expanded and renovated several times to cater for the ever expanding number of congregates. About 3,500 Muslims perform the weekly Friday prayer in this three-storey mosque. The congregates of the mosque are predominantly of Tamil muslim origin hence the sermon is delivered in Tamil.

E-5 + ZD 12-60mm
Monotone | Yellow filter
f/5.6 | ISO 1600 | 1/13s | ahmad jaa

OM-D E-M5 + M.ZD 17mm f/2.8
Monotone | Green filter
f/3.2 | ISO 640 | 1/60s | Suzailan Jai

E-5 + ZD 12-60mm
Monotone | Yellow filter
f/2.8 | ISO 1600 | 1/50s | ahmad jaa

OM-D E-M5 + M.ZD 17mm f/2.8
Monotone | Green filter
f/2.8 | ISO 640 | 1/80s | Suzailan Jai

Lumix DMC-LX5
f/2 | ISO 400 | 1/250s | Razif Hadi

While waiting for the other Zuikoholics, we managed to try out a Leica M8, belongs to our beloved Mr. Capin. Among us, he is also known as ‘The Collector’ as he made it as a lifetime quest to hunt down and collect the Zuiko OM lenses. In addition he also has quite a number of other rare lenses and cameras, which is actually a good experience for us, since we then have the opportunity to try the other glasses apart from Zuiko for comparison and mere fun.

OM-D E-M5 + M.ZD 17mm f/2.8
Monotone | Green filter
f/3.2 | ISO 3200 | 1/60s | Suzailan Jai

We began our journey by strolling along  the “Bazar Ramadhan of  Jalan Masjid India”. The bazaar is huge and busy since Eid is approaching and it is bustling with people doing their shopping spree. It stretches from Masjid India (the mosque) area to Semua House with further long rows of stalls running parallel to the back lane of Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman up to Campbell Complex. In between, at every side lane, in every nook and cranny, there are stalls selling textiles, garments, artificial flowers, festive decors and cookies. The Ramadan food stalls are concentrated near the front and side of Malayan Mansion.

OM-D E-M5 + M.ZD 17mm f/2.8
Monotone | Green filter
f/2.8 | ISO 400 | 1/80s | Suzailan Jai

E-5 + ZD 12-60mm
Monotone | Yellow filter | Low key gradation
f/5.6 | ISO 1600 | 1/50s | ahmad jaa

The Sniper

OM-D E-M5 + Zuiko OM 100mm f/2.0
f/2.0 | ISO 400 | 1/160s | Amir Ridhwan

OM-D E-M5 + M.ZD 17mm f/2.8
Monotone | Green filter
f/2.8 | ISO 3200 | 1/60s | Suzailan Jai

E-5 + ZD 12-60mm
Monotone | Yellow filter
f/7.1 | ISO 1600 | 1/40s | ahmad jaa

Lumix DMC-LX5
f/2 | ISO 400 | 1/200s | Razif Hadi

Lumix DMC-LX5
f/2 | ISO 400 | 1/40s | Razif Hadi

Lumix DMC-LX5
f/2 | ISO 400 | 1/160s | Razif Hadi

Lumix DMC-LX5
f/2 | ISO 400 | 1/160s | Razif Hadi

E-5 + ZD 12-60mm
Monotone | Yellow filter
f/7.1 | ISO 1600 | 1/30s | ahmad jaa

E-5 + ZD 12-60mm
Monotone | Yellow filter | Low key gradation
f/4.5 | ISO 1250 | 1/60s | ahmad jaa

OM-D E-M5 + M.ZD 12mm f/2.0
f/2.0 | ISO 800 | 1/400s | capin

Leica M8 + Summicron 50mm f/2.0
f/2.0 | ISO 320 | 1/250s | capin

E-5 + ZD 12-60mm
Monotone | Yellow filter
f/2.8 | ISO 1600 | 1/60s | ahmad jaa

A young family

OM-D E-M5 + Zuiko OM 100mm f/2.0
f/2.0 | ISO 800 | 1/200s | Amir Ridhwan

Unfinished

OM-D E-M5 + Zuiko OM 100mm f/2.0
f/2.0 | ISO 320 | 1/320s | Amir Ridhwan

We had our dinner at Restoran Padang located at Jalan Dang Wangi, a cozy place within one of the old shophouses that speacialised in Indonesian cuisine. Chatting and discussing things while waiting for the “Azan Magrib” at sun down which is the signal that we can then break our fast.

The chatting continues after the meal and focused more on the development of “Zuikoholics” blog apart form testing and molesting the gears and catching things up.

After everyone was fully charged, we then continue our final walk enjoying and capturing the night scene around the Masjid India area.

OMD E-M5 + M.ZD 45mm f/1.8
f/1.8 | ISO 1000 | 1/100s | Suzailan Jai

Fujifilm X-Pro 1 + Fujinon XF 35mm f/1.4
‘Provia’ film simulation mode
f/1.4 | ISO 3200 | 1/900s | capin

E-5 + ZD 12-60mm
Monotone | Yellow filter
f/3.9 | ISO 1600 | 1/20s | ahmad jaa

E-5 + ZD 12-60mm
Monotone | Yellow filter
f/3.4 | ISO 1600 | 1/13s | ahmad jaa

Night street

OM-D E-M5 + Voigtländer Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95
f/2.0 | ISO 400 | 1/4s | Amir Ridhwan

Tower of radiance

OM-D E-M5 + Voigtländer Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95
f/0.95 | ISO 400 | 1/8s | Amir Ridhwan

Leica M8 + Summicron 50mm f/2.0
f/2.0 | ISO 640 | 1/45s | capin

OMD E-M5 + M.ZD 45mm f/1.8
Monotone | Green filter
f/1.8 | ISO 2000 | 1/100s | Suzailan Jai

Showcase

OM-D E-M5 + Voigtländer Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95
f/0.95 | ISO 800 | 1/50s | Amir Ridhwan

OM-D E-M5 + Voigtländer Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95
f/0.95 | ISO 1600 | 1/80s | Suzailan Jai

OM-D E-M5 + Voigtländer Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95
In-camera Monotone conversion
f/2.0 | ISO 800 | 1/1250s | capin

E-5 + ZD 12-60mm
Monotone | Yellow filter | Low key gradation
f/5.6 | ISO 1600 | 1/2.5s | ahmad jaa

E-5 + ZD 12-60mm
Monotone | Yellow filter
f/5.6 | ISO 1600 | 1/8s | ahmad jaa

OM-D E-M5 + Voigtländer Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95
f/2.0 | ISO 400 | 1/100s | Suzailan Jai

OM-D E-M5 + Voigtländer Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95
f/2.0 | ISO 400 | 1/100s | Suzailan Jai

We ended up at around the Malayan Mansion and took a break at one of the Mamak Stall to quench our thirst before wrapping it up. A great outing, a great time spent together and hopefully the bond will become stronger among us. Until then… may the zuiko’s force be with you and happy shooting.

Triptych | Suzailan Jai

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4 comments

  1. Robin Wong

    Great to see true Zuiko fans coming together and start out an initiative to promote the love for the brand as well as sharing the passion of photography.
    Hope to see this place becoming more alive and active. Lets keep the shuttter clicking !!

  2. Best sekali..I like 🙂
    Saya sokong Zuiko fan……

  3. zuikoholics.malaysia

    Thanks a lot Robin and Bro Awang for dropping by. We are trying our best to share what we feel about the Zuiko glasses and photography in general. Do support us.

    Thanks again

  4. CL

    Awesome stuff! Wish I could join you, but I live in Florida! I recently learned of the wonderful Zuiko optics for my two new E-5s. Keep it up and show Olympus that we do need an E-7!

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