Posts tagged “Olympus

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You Know Your Camera Has A Fault When…

I bought a Olympus OM10 from an opshop the other week. It came with some sweet lenses but it appears there is something wrong with the shutter, the first shot when you pick it up each time is always over exposed… Oh well might just have to find an OM1 or something similar to put the lenses on 🙂

Still I quite like the abstract nature of this shot…

Fault

Olympus OM10, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford Delta 100 Film (really expired), CanoScan 9000F Scanner

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Self

Testing out the Olympus OM10, Self portrait styles… Turns out that the camera has a fault 😦

Self

Olympus OM10, 50mm f1.8 Lens, Ilford Delta 100 ISO Film (very Expired), CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Abandoned Desk

Another shot from my Olympus XA3.

Sometimes black and white just doesn’t capture what you want it to…

Olympus XA3, Fuji Superia 400 ISO Film (expired)


Things To Do While Your Rolleiflex Is Away Being Repaired #7

Shoot From The Hip Olympus XA3 Styles

Technically Rollei’s back and fixed but here are some more shots from when they were away…

This is usually the camera that stays in the car for those “just in case” moments but it got out and about the week and a half Rollei was away.

Olympus XA3, Fuji Superia Film (expired)


Things To Do While Your Rolleiflex Is Away Being Repaired #4

Take Images Out Car Window

My car camera (Olympus XA3) has been getting a bit more of a workout while Rollei is away…

Olympus XA3, Fuji Superia 400 ISO Film (expired)


Haunted

A couple of shots of the road going into the Fever Hospital… Spooky

Olympus XA3, Ilford HP5+ 400 (Pushed to 1600) ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Cunningvision

A shot of Fergus aka Cunningvision on one of our urban explorations… This shot would have been awesome if he didn’t have the digi round his neck 🙂

I think he is shooting on a FED of some description…

Olympus XA3, HP5+ 400 pushed to 1600 ISO, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.


Fatherhood Friday 33: Testing Olympus XA3

So I bought a new camera off TradeMe (NZ’s equivalent of Ebay) last week and it turned up on Monday. It is an Olympus XA3, which is a 35mm fixed 30mm lens and fully automatic but really small and super sharp, that was bought out around 1985.  It was described as non-working so it only cost $30NZ and the research  did before I bought it seemed to suggest that it was probably a contact problem which would be easy to fix.

It arrived in the middle of the Snow storm on Monday and I was surprised when I put new batteries in it worked fine 🙂

This is the kind of small camera that means you can really always have a camera on you and still shoot film… Sometimes the Rollei is just a bit big to always carry around when you also have a 2-year-old with you.

These are some shots, mostly of kids due to the fact we were pretty much housebound due to the Snow and copious amounts of rain we have had all week, from the first roll I put through it.

They are quite contrasty mostly since I was using 400 ISO Film pushed to 1600 and then developed at 1/9 dilution rather than the 1/19 dilution I would usually use (I was in a bit of a rush to Develop).

All in all I quite like them. I currently have a roll of 800 ISO colour negative film loaded but unless it is really cool I think I will go back to 400 pushed to 1600.

 

Olympus XA3 Camera, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film pushed to 1600 and developed with Ilford LC29 at 1/9 Dilution, CanoScan 9000F Scanner.