Category Archives: Trees

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.

Really Want a Car

Missing going out to the countryside, so need to look for a car. These two photographs set me off, they were taken at the Outwoods near Loughborough in October 2014.

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Both taken on a Pentax Super A – Pentax 28mm  2.8 – Eastman Double X – Rodinal

Today’s Walk to Town

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It was a lovely bright (chilly) autumn morning here in my part of the UK. I needed to get the usual cat food supplies and also some decorating materials for the loo, I foolishly decided it needed a make over. My house is quite old (1929), so any attempt at redecoration always brings unforeseen problems. I took my Sigma DP1 and a film camera with me, here are a few digital images from the walk in.

Soleful
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Lovely Trees
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Take the weight off
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Kissing Couch Bench
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As Far as The Eye Can See
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Christmas Tree and The Clock Tower
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Misty Autumn Walk

I needed to get into town yesterday, yes more cat food and a film to get processed that had torn in my old Zenith Lomo. It was quite misty and cool, had to put a sweater on.

Red Fruits
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Tiger Stripes
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My favourite tree in the mist
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Fungi Update
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They are coming on quite nicely, thought I ought to find out what they are, Inkcaps, not to be eaten after alcohol  !!!!

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These are Sulphur Tuft, not sure if you can eat them, I won’t be trying them out.

Tuesdays Trip To Town

My cat Fleur (Mimi’s mum) is a bit under the weather so I thought I’d go into town and get her some treats. It was quite cool and not very bright as I set off but the sun came out and cheered me up. Took the Olympus EPL1 with me and managed to get a few images.

One of my favourite subjects (again !)
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Morning Dew
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Ready For Picking
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Really Starting To Turn
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Shopfront  Detail
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Must find out what this lovely wildlife relief is about

Spent the afternoon scanning in a film from a Kodak Retinette that I have, my software started acting up so it made it very tedious, only lightened by blasting out Son Volts Rarities album. The Retinette as suspected had some issues, the camera was not solely to blame !!! I’ll put some images up on the blog if I feel brave enough.

Trouble with an Aires

Not a person born under that star-sign but an Aires 111L rangefinder camera. The Aires is noted for it’s shutter problems and when I inherited the camera, sure enough the shutter was sticking. A couple of years ago I sent the camera off for a CLA and it seemed OK, but I had nagging doubts. I found a roll of Fuji 200 in the fridge and loaded up, the wind-on didn’t feel quite as it should, nor the shutter. The lens on this camera is really good a 6 element 45mm f1.9. I lost about 6 shots on this roll, maybe a bit more usage might help.

Autumn Sky
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When it’s good

Shaky Berlin Circus box office
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When it misbehaves

It’s a lovely camera to use, very well made and solid as a brick, If I could rely on it, it would be one of my go to cameras. I’ll post some more images over the next few days.