Young Blood: Singapore's Lee Jian Wei and the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System

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Although still a student, Jian Wei has experience in both sports and documentary photography. He has covered an impressive number of international sports events and brought stunning personal projects to life. Read on to see the results of Jian Wei's shoot with the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System.

© Lee Jian Wei

Hello! Welcome to the Lomography Magazine. Please introduce yourself to our readers.

Hello! I'm Jian Wei. I'm currently an undergraduate at the National University of Singapore and I'm an aspiring photojournalist.

How did you get started with photography?

I got started with photography when I was 17, when I joined a mentorship program with Canon Singapore. Since then, I've developed a strong interest in sports and documentary photography.

How would you describe your style as a photographer?

I would say that my style and approach are simple, distinctive, spontaneous and unobtrusive.

© Lee Jian Wei

How do you develop your skills?

I guess there's no hard and fast rule on how to improve your photography skills. I do spend time looking at images taken by photographers who have many years of experience in the field. I'm inspired by the works they produce.

Can you share with us what it was like using the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System?

I was really amazed at the quality of the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System. It managed to produce pretty sharp images and the size of it is fantastic. I was able to put the lenses in my pocket while I was out shooting, making it a breeze for me to swap to a different focal length when required.

Can you tell us more about the shoot?

The shoot was just a casual day out with my girlfriend, and it was a breeze carrying the whole Neptune Convertible Art Lens System with me. I had a DSLR and three lenses from the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System. Definitely, the most noticeable difference was the weight of the entire setup — it was so light that I would forget that I was carrying three lenses with me. Usually, I would not carry three lenses out on a casual date with my girlfriend!

I was really amazed by the quality of the images that the lenses produced. Sharp, is how I’d describe it. If you’re comfortable with manual focus, I guess it would be the perfect set-up for a “walkabout” lens.

© Lee Jian Wei

Do you have any ongoing or upcoming projects that you would like to tell the community about?

I'm currently working with a pair of brothers who are in the trade of traditional coffin making. It's an honor to be able to document this dying trade as they're probably some of the very few left in the trade of handcrafted coffins.


Follow Jian Wei's journey as a budding photojournalist on his website and Instagram.

written by crissyrobles on 2018-10-26

7 Comments

  1. mloscik
    mloscik ·

    Is lomography evolving now into lomodigigraphy?

  2. moongrowl
    moongrowl ·

    @mloscik it's digimorphing

  3. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    It's digeridigitariyabadabadoo

  4. beblo
    beblo ·

    Nice brand of dslr camera. .*@:-)
    In Manila, it prices it's product models close to Nikon dslr cameras. Canon has been very agressive in marketing it's system cameras & other photography products in the last decade here. .*@:-)
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    I personally welcome digital cameras because I can compare my snapshots.

  5. beblo
    beblo ·

    I think digital slr cameras are the FASTEST way to photography, just set the control to AUTO. The manufacturer's computer program will do the rest for you. The more expensive your digital slr camera is, the more 'reference photo data' it has inside it's computer program.

  6. beblo
    beblo ·

    I am not endorsing the dslr cameras, but it just so happened, that the featured lens here was used with a CANON dslr camera. .*@:-)

  7. beblo
    beblo ·

    @mloscik, @moongrowl, @hervinsyah, it is not yet the end for us. .*@:-)

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