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Olympus OM101/(OM88) #2

A few more images from the Olympus OM101, these were taken at Stamford, Lincolnshire on Rollei Retro 400s film. The weather was really bright and this brought out a bit of the infrared sensitivity of the film, a red filter would have shown it more, next time.

Post Haste 
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35 – 70mm lens.

Great Windows
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35 – 70mm lens.

Waiting
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35 – 70mm lens.

Canopy
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35 – 70mm lens.

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.

Yesterdays (Tuesday) walk to town

The weather wasn’t really great for photography as I set out, misty grey autumn skies.

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You can just see the university building emerging from the mist

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Work goes on

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My favourite tree in HDR (Horse Chestnut) starting to change colour

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Trollied

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Plastic Flowers (digital version) I like the film version https://coronet66.wordpress.com/2016/10/11/olympus-om40-re-scan-4/ a bit better although the lighting was very different

Olympus OM40 re-scan #2

Lionsgate
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Olympus OM40 – Zuiko 24mm 2.8

I really love my Nikon scanner but it picks up every little detail (as it should) and every spec of dust. Colour is not such a problem as I can switch in the dust and scratches filter and grain reduction just like the photo labs.

Polite, New Plank and Infrared

A few more images from Friday.

 Polite
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I cut through an alleyway and spotted this lovely jumble.

New Plank
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My Garden in infrared
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It wasn’t really infrared weather on Friday but I had just found my Hoya R72 filter and thought I would give it a try. The sigma only goes up to 800asa so the exposure was quite long, 2 seconds at f5.6. I really must get that (Ailanthus altissima) Tree of Heaven  pruned before it gets there.

Bin

On my walking route to town I pass by this Litter Bin, it’s situated at the top of a very upmarket road, a part that doesn’t have houses, just garden fences.

Wheelie Bin
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Olympus OM40 – Zuiko 24mm 2.8, Ilford HP5+

 

On my walk to town today I found it surrounded by a dismembered settee.

Comfort Bin
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Sigma DP1 400 asa