Worcester Art Museum Shot on film, Olympus OM2.
Thanks to Craigslist and IFTTT, I am now the proud owner of a JOBO CPA2 film processor. I sat down to skim the manuals, then loaded my first roll of color film into it. The results were disastrous. In my haste, I had not checked the expiration date of my C-41 chemistry. Junk. I loaded… Continue reading Week 24 – Two Steps Forward. . .
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… Continue reading Week 85 – Olympus Stylus Infinity
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… Continue reading Olympus Auto-Eye – Week 82 results
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.… Continue reading Week 82 – Olympus Auto Eye
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… Continue reading Olympus OM-PC – week 73 results
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… Continue reading Week 73 – Olympus OM-PC
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… Continue reading Week 11 – Pen EES2 Results.
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 24x36. This makes it a great camera for traveling, as you can fit up to 72 images… Continue reading Week 11 – Olympus Pen EES-2
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… Continue reading Expired film