Olympus OM101/(OM88) #1

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Another camera for the collection, well two actually ! I always fancied one of these even though they don’t seem to get mentioned very much. This one came with a 35-70mm zoom, manual adapter, and Olympus T18 flash all for £9.99p. The only thing missing was a 50mm standard lens, so when another camera came up with a 50mm I put in a bid for £9.00p and won it, a lens on it’s own was more expensive. The camera is pretty much auto everything with little information in the viewfinder, add the manual adapter though and you can set the aperture and or shutter speed. Focusing is by a wheel at the back of the camera which I found very intuitive.

I loaded the camera with Rollei Retro 400s, a film I hadn’t tried before, the camera is DX only but goes from 50 – 3200 asa, and the shutter runs from 2 – 1/2000 of a second. I took the camera with me on my walks and a couple of train trips.

Bark
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35 – 70mm lens.

Blossom
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35 – 70mm lens.

Twiglet
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35 – 70mm lens.

Grippy
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35 – 70mm lens.

Most of the shots were taken using an Orange filter, and I developed the film in Kodak D76.

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9 thoughts on “Olympus OM101/(OM88) #1

    1. conspicari Post author

      I had wanted one for some time, was put off a bit by some reports of reliability problems. At the price I paid I thought what the heck. It’s a nice camera to use, seems well built, but very basic in terms of exposure info.

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