Tag: Olympus

A Window of Light

Yesterday for a brief while in the morning there was dazzling sunshine, and it was like the forest at Taylor Creek Park woke up from a grey nap.

Olympus OM-1, 50mm/f1.8 lens
Eastman Double-X film

A Tree in Winter

Another image from my trip to the Scarborough Bluffs recently. The light was so flat I really had to crank up the contrast to get an image I liked.

Olympus OM-1, 90mm/f2.8 Sigma lens
Ilford HP5+

A Dull Morning

I was out yesterday with my new (to me) Olympus OM-1 kit. The light was exceedingly dull, so I did my best to make the most of whatever was there.

Olympus OM-1, 35mm/f2.8 Zuiko lens
Kodak TMax 400

Two for Two

Today’s image is from a roll I was using to test both a camera, and a film/developer combo. I was testing my newly acquired Olympus Pen F (replacing a faulty/not really repairable Pen FT). The Pen F is a 35mm half-frame SLR of the 1960’s and is truly a cult classic.

The second test involved pairing Eastman Double-X 5222 film with Diafine film developer to increase the speed to around EI 400.

I am happy to say that both tests were successful. 🙂

Wilted Roses

A Fun Trip

Something different this time around; I finally got around to developing my first roll from my Olympus Trip 35. The Trip 35 has well deserved cult status among film shooters; a simple camera, with zone-focusing, only two shutter speeds and a Selenium meter. but with a lens (a Zuiko 40mm f/2.8) that is very sharp. The Selenium meter also makes it an auto-exposure camera that does not require batteries.

I’ll have to make a point of using this fun little camera more often 🙂

Crosswalk Lights