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Canon 35MC

30-05-18

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This is the third Canon 35MC that I have bought, the first two were really cheap off that auction site, neither of them worked very well, but I managed to make one goodish one out of the two, and was impressed enough with the lens quality to buy another from a dealer for £19.00 ($25.25 – 21.65 euro) The only thing amiss the dealer informed me was that the detachable flash wasn’t working, I have a working unit from one the others, not that I’m likely to use it. The camera looks brand new, with no signs of use. It needs two AAA batteries to work, at least these are easy to get. You set the film speed manually, there is a choice of, 64 – 100 – 200 – 400 – 1000 ASA, film loading and rewinding are automatic. The lens is a 35mm f2.8, 4 elements in 4 groups and focuses from 3 ft (0.9m) to infinity. It’s a clam-shell design so you slide the front cover (a la Olympus XA’s) to switch on the camera. The viewfinder shows the autofocus frame and a zone focus indicator which only registers the distance after you have taken the shot ! The automatic shutter runs from 1/8sec to 1/500sec, there is also a slow shutter speed warning lamp. The wind on motor is a bit noisy, typical of it’s era. What I like about it is the quality of the lens and it fits easily in a jacket/trouser pocket.

Loaded it up with some Fomapan 400 and took on a PhotoBuddies walk. I developed the film in Kodak D76 1-1.

Student Accommodation
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Great Central
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I remember catching a train from here to go to Nottingham Victoria when I was a lad in the 1960’s. The old Station building is being restored, and the area opposite is being developed (more student accommodation !!!!) and a Hotel.

PhotoBuddy
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Not Sure What This Is
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But I liked it.

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Olympus OM101/(OM88) #4 – Last Few

I managed to get a 50mm f2 lens (well another camera as it was cheaper than buying a lens on it’s own) for the last few frames on the roll.

Not Cricket
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Anticipation, Waiting For The Queen
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Broken
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I really enjoyed using the OM101, the manual adapter with 50mm lens let me get some nice out of focus backgrounds. I’ll definitely be using the camera again but at the moment I have 4 different cameras on the go.

Olympus OM101/(OM88) #3

A few more images from the Olympus OM101 and 35-70mm zoom, on Rollei Retro 400s film. They were taken in April at Oakham, Rutland. Was so lucky with the weather it was really bright, and almost warm.

Oakham Cemetery
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Oakham Station
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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

Park Keepers Store

I have a thing about doors, I spotted this a few weeks ago on a visit to a city park.

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Olympus 1S2000 – Fomapan 400 asa – Kodak D76

I also really liked the faded colour.
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Sigma DP1 – 3 shot HDR

I wonder what they keep in that store.

Olympus iS2000 #2 – Fomapan 400asa

Really must make some sort of drying cabinet for my freshly washed film. Having two cats who bring in bits of the garden and moult a fair bit doesn’t help getting clean negatives !

Monkey Puzzle
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Had the flash activated for this one as it was so dark, couldn’t tell if it fired or not, guessing it did.

The Tree Itself
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In hindsight should have used the spot meter function and metered off a grey part of the wall behind the tree.