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.
Read my about page to get a bit of background on this site and this post, but this is the picture set that made me fall in love with film again. Family photos of my granddaughter, grandson and my step-daughter with them both. nothing more, but the light in them I thought was wonderful. I wasContinue reading “Where It All Started (again)”