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Alice in Tokyo

What does it feel like to be surrounded by unfamiliarity? More importantly, what does it mean when one enters a fascinating world of curious subjects? It becomes a place of endless opportunities; a golden ticket to fresh perspectives; and fascinating stories waiting to be told.

The sense of newness when visiting an unfamiliar place can be overwhelming, yet relentlessly propelling. It pushes one to explore and experience. One becomes more observant in a new environment, his senses are heightened, and his curiosity aroused. The new series of videos by Canon, aptly named ‘Alice in Tokyo', encapsulates these emotions perfectly.

Dropped out from an imagined space, Alice is armed with her camera and her kit of lenses. She is awash with a wave of unfamiliarity, and she lets her curiosity take charge. If one has not been to Tokyo, one has to understand that it is a city of effervescence, from culture to fashion and downright to its people. It is a curious city.

Shot with Canon EF50mm f/1.8 STM lens

Documenting its peculiarities, from the ever-changing vistas to mesmerising knick-knack shops, Alice prepares herself with a variety of camera lenses dedicated to each scenario.

In a fascinating Japanese knick-knack shop, Alice switches to a macro lens. Macro lenses are ideal for taking close-up shots. If one is looking to feature fine details on a subject, macro lenses are the best type of lenses to use.

Shot with Canon EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM

In another video, she climbs up to the roof of a building, and uses a telephoto zoom lens to capture her subject a distance away. It zooms effectively to get closer to the subject while maintaining high image quality, and of course, still capture the beautiful backdrop of Tokyo city.

Shot with EF-S10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

Alice then gets creative with a fisheye lens. She changes perspective and experiments by getting to the ground to photograph her subject. Fisheye lens creates an ultra-wide angle view, which is great for either a tight space setting or a wide landscape view.

Shot with EF8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM

This series of videos is quirky and inspiring, just like the city itself. Travel with Alice and immerse yourself in vertigo of creativity and get ready to be astoundingly amused.


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what the jesus christ!!!!!!!!!!! why why is this awesome advertisement gone? cant find it anywhere why? if someone knows where i could watch it from id appreciate it. it just gnaws me from the inside. thanks

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