I have never used expired film or used a bulk loader until now. Not however for any particular reason, probably just because I simply didn’t feel the need to. I had been given a bulk loader and a handful of reloadable cassettes in a collection of darkroom gear by a retired professional. He no longerContinue reading “Unexpected Adventures with Ilford FP4+ Expired Film”
Getting close and speaking to the people that you are about to photograph makes the experience all the more rewarding. Visceral even. I like that.
Having read on this very site a couple of XA articles, I knew that this was a camera of some reputation, with its tiny dimensions, cute clamshell case and tack sharp 35mm f2.8 Zuiko lens.
“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?”