Week 85 – Olympus Stylus Infinity

The Stylus Infinity is a pocket 35mm camera from the late 1990’s. It features auto focus, auto flash, power winding, and a nice 35mm f3.5 lens. It has a cult following among film photographers. I’m not so sure I am a fan, though. I’ve been carrying it intermittently for a while, but I just haven’t…

Olympus Auto-Eye – Week 82 results

Beth and I took the Auto-Eye to Cape Ann on a photowalk with the Greater Boston Film Photographers meet up group. We shot HP5 and color, but the color is still at the lab. The Auto-Eye is the only rangefinder I’ve ever used which also has zone focus.  Brackets on the focusing scale and notches…

Week 82 – Olympus Auto Eye

Introduced in 1960, the Olympus Auto Eye is a fixed – lens rangefinder with shutter priority auto exposure. It features a 45 mm f2.8 lens. Shutter speed is selected on the lens barrel, and metered aperture is shown on a rotating dial inside the viewfinder. Mine was a last minute steal on a ShopGoodwill.com auction.…

Olympus OM-PC – week 73 results

After its mirror repair, I enjoyed using the OM-PC. It performed as expected once I read the manual. Initially the difference between the Program and Aperture Priority modes was not readily apparent. Setting the aperture to its smallest (highest number) allows the circuitry to automatically select both aperture and speed when in Program mode. There…

Week 73 – Olympus OM-PC

Produced between 1985 and 1987, the OM-PC was the last consumer level model in Olympus’ OM line. It features program, aperture priority, and manual modes. Aperture is selected by a standard ring on the lens. Shutter speed is adjusted using a ring on the camera body behind the lens in similar fashion to the rest…

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…