Week 24 – Two Steps Forward. . .

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 loadedContinue reading “Week 24 – Two Steps Forward. . .”

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 notchesContinue reading “Olympus Auto-Eye – Week 82 results”

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. ThereContinue reading “Olympus OM-PC – week 73 results”

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 imagesContinue reading “Week 11 – Olympus Pen EES-2”