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Old 07-06-2009   #41
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Cool pics and cool camera. I'm a OM40 lover myself (got two); you've got to love the ESP. I can't understand when folks complain about the battery drain, never seems to bother them when using an 2SP or an OM4 much .
Thanks Colin. I actually just got my OMPC about three weeks ago and fell in love with it after the first roll of film. So far I've had no trouble with the batteries. Maybe I got lucky and found one of the good ones . I guess some people feel that comparing a OM40 to an OM2 or 4 is like comparing a regular Chevy to say a Cadillac. Even though they might have the same problems it's still a Cadillac.

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Old 07-06-2009   #42
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Olympus OM1 with I think a 50mm f1.8


p.s. Helen,that avatar of yours,wow!...........,Im sure Bill would have loved it.

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Old 07-06-2009   #43
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Some from the OM2 and OM2n







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Old 07-10-2009   #44
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Taxi, I love that shot of the dog in mid-air.

Here's a couple recent frames from an OM4 (bought on RFF) with a 50mm 1.4:





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I like the middle one. What films did you use?
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Old 07-10-2009   #46
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I like the middle one. What films did you use?
Tri-X 400 and Kodak Gold
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Old 07-10-2009   #47
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Did you develop it in Rodinal? It has that cool grain to it.

I shot some Tri-X last night at 800 and developed in 76 1:1 for 11 minutes and I was surprised at how fine the grain was:



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Old 07-10-2009   #48
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Unfortunately I didn't process these myself - let a lab handle it and then worked with the scan in post until it was semi-presentable. Your shot has a much wider range of tones, the flexibility of which I'd prefer. Great results for you at 800 there - nice work.
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OM1 / 50 1.4 / Arista 400 /Rodinal

My 11yr old Pug LULUBELLE
A walk down the Road
Ces't Moi being Silly

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Lulubelle and that lady in the last one are adorable. Nicely thin dof!
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Lulubelle and that lady in the last one are adorable. Nicely thin dof!
Sweeet, Glad You like Me & Lulubelle ... THANK YOU Chris !
I adore the OM, its PURRfect
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Old 07-13-2009   #52
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OK I think I've resolved most of the issues I was having with my OM1n. The lightleak I thought was a lightleak wasn't a lightleak. I changed my chemicals & developer and rewound and reeled very slowly and did not have a problem.

Here are a few shots from the test roll from this afternoon. I made 3 of them into a Tri-x Triptych:



And there's this goofy brass mug my dad gave me that I keep assorted bits of metal in:

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Very nice dark horse. Your triptych is more than interesting, it's thought provoking and insightful.
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Those pixs are GREAT !!
Lovely Contrast
very Posed & DaDa...esque
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Liked this couple about to go off on their Bike.... 50/1.4
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Old 07-17-2009   #56
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My OM-1 and OM-2 have served me well and invariably provide me with inspiration when I use them ... in a way that my rangefinders seldom do strangely.








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My OM-1 and OM-2 have served me well and invariably provide me with inspiration when I use them ... in a way that my rangefinders seldom do strangely.








OMG KEITH...OUTSTANDINGLY Beautiful
All TRES ARTSY & Breathtakingly Elegant
(is that a Self Portrait of Your Mind Spinning)

I too am Puzzled by this Phenomena
of my Om Inspiration
"in a way that my Rangefinders seldom do"

Thanx For Posting !!!!!!!

CONGRATS on the Hasselblad...LOVELY Glass for sure !
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Old 07-17-2009   #58
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Beautiful work as always Keith . You never cease to utterly amaze me. Instead of photographing the openings of others exhibits perhaps someone should be photographing yours.

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Old 07-19-2009   #59
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I shot this a couple of weeks ago. And I thought to myself "I couldn't do this with a digital camera"



I went to Phoenix this weekend. Here are 3 snaps. None of them adequately express how hot it was there. These are also the first shots I've done using HC110.





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LOVE THE OM!!!
efke 50 / rodinal 9 mins ...little agitation

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Three recent shots from an OM2n and 50 f/1.4 silvernose...
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And another, same combo - all on ERA 100 in HC-110
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And three more (my last for now). All OM2n again - first two using the 50/1.4 and the third using a 28-48/4
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Old 07-24-2009   #64
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OSCROFT: Really Love your 4th & Last Shot !
Well Done , Beautiful Tones...
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Old 07-24-2009   #65
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me and an OM2 with 24mm:

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Speaking of OM2s... mine arrived today!

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Speaking of OM2s... mine arrived today!


That's nice ... I'm really looking forward to getting my black OM-1 back from John (camtech) with a new prism and full CLA. The first roll of film through that camera will be absolute nirvana!

I have so missed that camera since I broke it last year some time!
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Old 07-24-2009   #68
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Some older, hopefully not boring stuff:






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Ferider, I like that little white house by the shore. Beautiful colors!

Darkhorse, that OM-2 looks great...you're going to LOVE it.
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Speaking of OM2s... mine arrived today!

Good to see it arrived safely!

Now I have just two more bodies and a couple of lenses that need new homes!
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One question though, how do you lock up the mirror for a timed exposure?
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One question though, how do you lock up the mirror for a timed exposure?
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use your OM-1
So true ... that's the one thing about my OM-2 that does lack a little IMO.

But like you say ... no trouble (or great cost) to have an OM-1 as well!
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The last time I used an SLR for a timed exposure was with an old Minolta SRT200 and that whacked things out of focus something awful. Maybe it'll be better with an OM2 though, I was amazed when I was playing with the auto exposure in very VERY low light. It really keeps going.
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I think my black OM-2 is up next after Keith's black OM-1. C'mon John, burn the midnight oil!
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I've just been looking at your Flickr photos - you've got some great stuff there.
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om1 /50 1.4
the only lens I own for this cam BUT its Stellar...
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I've decided to bombard this thread with pics from my two best Zuikos ... the 50mm f1.2 and the 85mm f2. The majorty of the pics are from the 85mm and I can't say enough about this lens ... it matches my 90mm Summicron in all areas except maybe flare resistance and considering the front element does have a fair few cleaning marks I can forgive it for this.

All shot yesterday morning ... with an OM-1 of course!



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I've decided to bombard this thread with pics from my two best Zuikos ... the 50mm f1.2 and the 85mm f2. The majorty of the pics are from the 85mm and I can't say enough about this lens ... it matches my 90mm Summicron in all areas except maybe flare resistance and considering the front element does have a fair few cleaning marks I can forgive it for this.

All shot yesterday morning ... with an OM-1 of course!



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I'm jealous of that 50/1.2! I have the 85 and it is a sweet lens, for a 50 I settle for the 1.4
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I'm jealous of that 50/1.2! I have the 85 and it is a sweet lens, for a 50 I settle for the 1.4

Actually Chris I think the 1.4 is optically the better lens but I get sucked in by the 1.2's speed and short depth of field!

If you look at pic number two you'll notice that there's some veiling flare around the white coffee cup in the lower left of the frame ... the 1.4 wouldn't do that!
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