Hello all you lovely readers out there in the land of internet/webz, I hope you’ve all had a great year and a great Christmas and are suitably hungover or in some sort of gluttony based food paralysis that will last for a few days before your recovery. Last year I wrote a similarly titled post, not quite the same obviously as it had the words 2015 instead of 2016 in it, and it seemed to go down well so I thought I’d do it again. First off apologies if anything in this post has been overtaken by events as I’m writing it a few weeks prior to the end of the year since I actually have the time available to do it and because it means I can schedule this and concentrate on the really important things, going out and making photographs. (more…)
This is going to be an odd one for me as firstly; this is not a second hand product, and secondly; I don’t tend to promote things that I’ve bought unless they’re a camera on lens. I bought a very nice camera strap from 595 Strap co and have been using it on my Olympus OM-1,now I never normally care what kind of strap I use for a camera as I very rarely actually use them for their purpose and have tons of cheap ones just lying about. This though, is an exception to the rule.
Sometimes the best things in life really are free, at least that’s what it feels like with the Olympus Trip 35 I was given by my girlfriends dad earlier this year. Near perfect condition, barely used, could it become one of my favourite cameras? Well from the fact I’m a huge Olympus geek, and that many of you know that already, you can probably guess the answer to that.
This is an article I wrote a while ago for another site that never got published, in fact I’d almost forgotten I’d written it. Think it’s about time it saw the light of day as it’s about one of my favourite cameras and the one that I used for all the Medium Format images you see on the sight at the moment. Enjoy.
I’m sure like many of my fellow photo geek’s out there one of the main reasons I fell into film photography wasn’t because I like the way film looks (although that is very helpful), or because I wanted to jump on the hipster bandwagon (despite a few people telling me otherwise), it’s because of the rich history of photography before the digital age. Why would you want to limit yourself to only shooting digital and taking the same bog standard images as everyone else on the same bog standard equipment as everyone else? There’s a veritable treasure trove of goodies that are a little bit different to your common or garden camera or lens just waiting out there in the land of the internet for you to try. And that is what I’m going to talk about today, something a little different, something a little special, the Yashica D TLR.
As many of you who follow this blog or my twitter (@6millionpphotos in case you’re wondering) I am quite the fanboy of camera’s of the Olympus persuasion. I’ve got more than a few, and find myself drooling over the thought of getting my hands on more than a few others. With that said this post is going to focus on a slightly less well known camera from Olympus’ past, the grandfather perhaps of the well known Olympus Trip, the Olympus Auto Eye. This was given to me by a friend in work as I seem to have attained the tag of “the guy who likes cameras” and get given random cameras every now and again.
I’ve been thinking about this for a whole and recently got around to purchasing one of these, an adapter for my Olympus OM-D EM-5 that allows the usage of Olympus OM film lenses on a modern digital camera. It’s little more than a lump of metal with differing lens mounts on either side and cost a negligible amount but has proved to be quite useful.
OM to Micro 4/3rds adapter. (more…)
My sister’s boyfriend managed to get hold of this for me, I’m still not entirely sure it was a wise purchase on my hand but we’ll get on to that. Built like a tank, and not just due to it’s mechanic’s but the fact it literally weigh’s a ton, I mainly wanted to get my hand’s on this as I’ve never shot an East German camera before and have heard of how Praktica’s are generally OK if not great camera’s.
A selection of images taken at the UK Photography Show of various lenses and camera’s, all taken with my Olympus OM-1 and 50mm F.Zuiko lens on Agfa Vista Plus 200 film.
Thought I’d write an entry that’s a little different from the usual fare on here and talk about a small project I took upon myself today. When I say small I mean that as it didn’t take more than half hour or so to complete. Below is what my Olympus OM-D EM-5 now look’s like, complete with red leatherette skin.
Looking sexy no? (more…)
Yashica D, FujiPro 400H, F4, 1/250th Sec. (more…)