Week #12 Testing 3, 4

Inge week 12_1


Week 12 was the week in which I tested some cameras again. A while ago, while I was making pinhole shots, a man approached me and asked me what I was doing. We ended up having a conversation about photography, and he told me he had some gear at home. He diddn’t know what to do with it, and would I be interested? I said yes, we exchanged email addresses and a few days later I was at his house, picking up two cameras and a few lenses. The Olympus AZ-330 he gave me is already tested. But I still had his Canon EOS 650 lying around, together with the lenses it came with.Since I still had to test an Olympus XA for Monica, I decided to load up the Canon with Fomapan 100 and take it with me as well.

I had shot some pics with the Olympus already, but the test roll wasn’t done yet. So I took both cameras with me to the Wilhelminapier in Rotterdam and walked around a bit, while taking pictures. The Wilhelminapier is the place where the Fotomuseum and Hotel New York are located. It is also the place where modern skyscrapers have been built lately. From the Wilhelminapier I walked to the Deliplein to have a look at the old warehouses. I was happy to see the cameras both work. That means Monica will have her XA and I’m going to take the Canon with me on holiday.

From the Canon EOS 650:

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From the Olympus XA:

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The header photo is also made with the Olympus XA.



13 thoughts on “Week #12 Testing 3, 4

  1. How do you like the Canon 650 Inge? I’m now the proud owner of Moni’s 650 🙂 I got the 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens for it, but it’s just too slow. Now I’m thinking of a fast 50mm instead. But the camera itself is really nice.


    • I really like it! It came with three lenses, and these were taken with the EF 35-70mm 1:3.5-4.5. Next time I use it, I’m putting on the Vivitar Series 1 19-35mm 1:3.5-4.5 lens on. I’m intrigued by it.


  2. The shattered glass shot is fabulous. I’m also a sucker for a love lock fence.

    I too have had conversations with people when I’m out with my pinhole, especially when I’m on Market Street as it looks like I’m doing something with a black box. There are some interesting people on Market Street and they don’t take kindly to anything odd. 🙂


    • Thanks! It can be nice to have those conversations with strangers, especially if they are interested in what you’re doing. And him giving me his camera for free is supernice!


  3. Nice Inga. Especially the escalator and the shattered glass.

    I see the craze of hanging padlocks from bridges has caught on in The Netherlands too. Not quite so much here in Norway, though I coincidentally chose to capture some for my week 11 assignment 😉


    • Thank you! Yes, the lock thing is becoming a trend everywhere, it seems. The only time I ever hung a lock from a bridge was in Cologne, Germany. That bridge is the real deal. 😉


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