Week 11 – Pen EES2 Results.

Shooting with the Pen EES2 was not as fun as I had hoped. I haven't worked with it enough to trust the selenium/automatic combination. I could trust an uncoupled selenium meter because I can compare its readings to my opinion. With this camera however, I never know exactly what it's doing.   The size and…

Week 11 – Olympus Pen EES-2

For this week's camera, we swing the pendulum from medium format to sub-miniature. The Olympus Pen EES-2 is a half-frame camera from 1968-1971. It uses regular 35mm film, but it produces a 24x18mm image instead of the usual 24×36. This makes it a great camera for traveling, as you can fit up to 72 images…

Expired film

This is a little film geek-y, but please bear with me. The $100 darkroom included a shopping bag full of expired film. Some people like expired film for its unpredictability, but I’d never tried shooting any. The Tri-X 400 shouldn’t be too hard to handle, the Portra 160 might have some interesting colors, but the…

March of Film wrap-up

Week four, all rolled into one post.#YELLOWKodak Gold 200 in a Voigtlander Vito B #BEFORE / AFTERThis was supposed to be a double exposure, but I wound the camera out of habit. Oops.Shot on a Super Ricohflex TLR, another eBay find. #SPRINGI am an engineer, after all.Olympus 35RC with Kodak Gold #CLOUDSShot with the Olympus…

Olympus 35RC follow up

A nice fat package arrived from the photo lab today. I’ve spent much of the evening importing, tagging, and correcting dates. My notes aren’t really what they should be. As promised, here are a few highlights from the first roll through the Olympus 35RC. I’m very pleased with them.   “End of Trail” but not…

First impression: Olympus 35RC

It’s been an interesting month. I’ve been shooting a lot of film, and I indulged in a bit of Gear Acquisition Syndrome on eBay. One of my new toys is an Olympus 35RC. The 35RC is a pocket 35mm rangefinder manufactured in the 1970s. There is a detailed review here. First impressions are of a…