Week 46 – Tweaking my Olympus 35RC

I have had my Olympus 35RC for quite a while but have been struggling to nail any focus when shooting wide open probably due to the very dim viewfinder patch. It was quite dim when I got the camera but my last couple of rolls have had a load of out of focus frames on…

Week 41: Kodak Portra 400VC

So I missed week 40 due to being very very busy. But last week I went out with some fellow film photographers that had met on Twitter.  We went for what ended up being quite a good long walk around London. Some of you may know but recently a lot of Kodak film came back…

Week 39: It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas

Yeah yeah, I know its still November and believe me I’m a stickler for Christmas movies and mince pies are not allowed until December 1st onwards. However Ilford photo ran a little competition to produce a cover for thier Christmas cards shot on Ilford film. Now unfortunately I got ill (man-flu) so completly ran out…

Week 38: The Beach

I have been a bit busy lately so have lost a bit of traction with this blog post.  So time to get back on track.  One of the reasons I am behind is I was lucky enough to have a trip to Florida. It was for an event but I took my camera with me…

Week 7 – Partly Sunny 16 ish ….

For week 3 I was planning on shooting my Olympus 35 RC with some Fuji Superia 400 but after attempting the 1st shot the camera meter would not let the shutter release as if the exposure was out of range. I immediately thought it must be a battery problem so popped back home to change…

Ugh, people!

Last week Melody and I had some medical appointments which lead us to taking a stroll through Wollongong’s Friday markets in the Crown St Mall. Wollongong has long and proud industrial history, and support for progressive social movements. Fortunately, the mall was relatively quiet and there were no protests to divert our attention or catch…

Week 9 – FAIL

For Week 9, I loaded my Olympus PEN EES2 with some expired Tri-X and took it on another family ski adventure, this time to Bradford Ski Area in Haverhill. The results were disastrous.  All of my exposures were horribly blown out.  I have had questions about the EES2 before, and I have had decent results…

Week 10 – Olympus OM2n goes to London

I had thought my OM2n broken, except it wasn’t, which was a happy surprise as I haven’t bothered using it for almost two years due to it being damaged (I think the OM2 might be and I became a little confused) Here are a few from the weekend.

Roll 1: Testing an Olympus Infinity Jr/AF-10 Super

I bought the Olympus Infinity Jr camera in a thrift store a few days ago. These cameras were introduced in the late 80s and are branded as Olympus AF-10 Super outside of North America, and also bears the pretentious nickname “Picasso Mini Super”. Actually I am not sure when they came out, the Olympus website…