“I think you’re getting obsessed” my wife said when I told her about my latest impulse purchase, an Olympus OM2n. It was to good of a deal to pass up! She’s right though. I had fallen in love with my bequeathed OM2 SP, but wanted to have the manual interface and functionality of the OM1Continue reading “Olympus OM2n SLR – A Camera for everyone”
Ok, I know this is not a rangefinder, but it is a 35mm compact camera, a system camera I grant you, but a 35mm one and it is compact, as others have testified. 🙂 This camera got me onto the Olympus OM system fully. I had borrowed an OM 30 from a friend and hadContinue reading “Olympus OM2-SP – A Pro 35mm SLR”
Not only was there a couple of cameras there, but they had what has turned out to be a lovely Voightlander CLR rangefinder. A quick bater on the marked price bought me the camera for £20.00! bargain!
So having found a great shooting camera in the 35SP I needed a project. A new customer of mine for my day job was a very interesting factory. Based in the former EMI record pressing works, The Vinyl Factory is an independent vinyl record pressing plant, record label and all round creative hub. I showedContinue reading “First Photo Project”
A Leica was out of the question, so digging around on the internet (there’s another hour gone)
I sold a camera. There I said it. It’s not the camera, it was me. We just weren’t compatible. I loved the idea of this little Russian gem but in reality it was more of an amusement than a shooter. It made lovely images, needed no batteries and could take lovely M39 mount lenses. ButContinue reading “Letting Go”
So, having found that film photography is my new/old thing, and that the only camera I had was the admittedly great Olympus Trip 35, I started looking for another, more flexible film camera. I had started shooting some Street Photography on my iPhone so started exploring that genre. Several commentators had mentioned the Olympus 35Continue reading “We are never happy are we?”
I suppose at this point I have to do a ‘gear’ post. As this was the camera that started my film renaissance it seems right to share this. The Olympus Trip is a simple fully automatic camera, no batteries required. Which is great. It has a hot shoe for a flash which I have never used.Continue reading “Olympus Trip 35 – Legendary Camera”
So spurred on by the success of the Trip 35 shots at home and feeling the need to do something more challenging I decided that some real world docu-street photography was required. There are literally hundreds of people talking about street photography at the moment so I won’t elaborate on this genre here at theContinue reading “Building on success”
I had a fairly productive time with the Olympus Trip that day, before the family shots I had been asked to accompany my son-in-law on a trial flying lesson. Perfect opportunity to try it out. Here are the best ones from that trip.