Tag: Olympus Pen F

Connie #2

Another image from my recent shoot with Connie Crosby, this one taken with my Pen F Half frame, 50mm/1.4 Pentax M lens (via adapter) shot on Rollei Retro 80S. A Go-To portrait combo!

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Low Sun

Writing this on a cloudy Saturday morning, I am thinking back to a very sunny Sunday morning a couple of weeks ago at the Beaches. I love the early morning angle of the sun! This is cropped from the original half-frame image, as someone edged into frame at the last minute.

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Olympus Pen F, 100mm/3.5 Zuiko lens
Rollei RPX 25 film developed in Rodinal 1+50, 11 minutes @ 20 C


On the Water

From a couple of weeks back, on a Beaches morning so bright, the people on the boards are almost lost in the sun.

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Olympus Pen F, 100mm/3.5 Zuiko lens
Rollei RPX 25 film developed in Rodinal 1+50 11 minutes @ 20c


Front of the Truck

Another Olympus Pen half Frame image from last Saturday in the distillery district. This is the front of the other pick-up truck that is gracefully decaying in the area.

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Olympus Pen F 35mm half-frame camera, Pentax-M 50mm/1.4 lens mounted via an adapter. 
Shot on Rollei RPX 25 film developed in Rodinal 1+50 for 11 minutes @ 20 C



Yesterday I took part in an all day choral workshop as a member of the Exultate Chamber Singers, as we began preparing for our 2015-2016 season. The workshop took place in Toronto’s Distillery District, so at lunch I went out with my Olympus Pen F camera, with a Pentax M 50mm/1.4 lens, mounted via an $8 adapter to a Canon EOS to Olympus Pen adapter. Not nearly as cumbersome as it sounds, and coupled with a sharp fine-grained film such as the Rollei RPX 25 I think the combination works.

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Music by the Water

While at the Toronto Beaches last weekend, another photographer friend and I can across a saxophone player, playing on the rocks at the waters edge. He wasn’t busking , just playing, in a perfect location for music.

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Olympus Pen F 35mm half frame SLR with 100m/3.5 Zuiko lens
Svema Foto 100 film developed in Xtol 1+1 for 9 minutes, 2o seconds @ 20 C

Two Cameras, One Subject

Last Wednesday at lunch on a very warm, humid day I got together with my good friend Adriana for a portrait shoot in Centennial Park in Mississauga. I used two very different cameras: first, my Olympus Pen F, which until I had primarily used for male portraits. With a 100mm/3.5 Zuiko lens mounted, I think this camera works for female portraits as well.


Next, a portrait with my Petzval lens from the 1860’s using my 4×5 Speed Graphic. While normally I shoot close in with this lens, I decided to try moving back, and I like what the old lens did to the background. There is a a dimensionality to the Petzval lens optical formula that I don’t think digital filters can copy; it’s like being in a dream 🙂

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My Friend Ori

Here is another portrait (of my good friend and fellow film photographer Ori) using my Olympus Pen F 35mm half-frame SLR and 38mm/1.8 Zuiko lens. The film was Ilford FP4+.

Again I am very happy with the slightly gritty look here, as I feel it suits male portraiture.

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Bike Posts

Another image from my Olympus F 35mm half frame and my trip to Harbourfront in Toronto this past weekend. I’ve always found these bike locks interesting, especially if one is a bit bent, like me 🙂

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Olympus Pen F, 38mm/1.8 Olympus Zeiko lens
Rollei Retro 80s film developed in Rodinal 1+1 14 minutes @ 20 C