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Paul Pless
09-23-2011, 10:01 AM
Anybody have any experience with these? Is there any issue with having the half frame exposures developed these days?

Kinda curious, been thinking about getting one to play with, looks kinda cool. Optics are supposed to be excellent.

http://sumally.com/data/product/1/bd8c-29313_dada236b077cfffb54c93c20317ab19069dd9d0a_m.j pg

Paul Pless
09-23-2011, 10:09 AM
. . .I imagine you'd have one hell of a time finding a photo processing lab that can still do half-frame developing and printing.That's the main thing I'm wondering.

Dan McCosh
09-23-2011, 10:21 AM
I think there is an ap where you can print out a digital image on celluloid.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
09-23-2011, 10:24 AM
Anybody have any experience with these? Is there any issue with having the half frame exposures developed these days?

Kinda curious, been thinking about getting one to play with, looks kinda cool. Optics are supposed to be excellent.

http://sumally.com/data/product/1/bd8c-29313_dada236b077cfffb54c93c20317ab19069dd9d0a_m.j pg

Used one about thirty years ago - nice wee beast - belonged to a climbing buddy.

Developing? - no real problem
Printing? - could be tricky - hows about a neg scanner and a copy of photoshop?

boatbuddha
09-23-2011, 10:35 AM
Since most prints are made by scanning the negative and using a digital enlarger there really shouldn't be a problem. These are fabulous little cameras.

ishmael
09-23-2011, 08:30 PM
Paul,

I've never laid eyes on one, but people I know who've used them loved them. As with all Olympus stuff of that era, beautifully designed and crafted. If you have particularly large hands you might think twice, some people with large hands have a difficult time with the OM series let alone the Pen F. Depending on condition, the light seals might need replacing, and the shutter might need to be gone through, though my OM-1s are still tight and well timed last time I checked. A lot depends on where it's been sitting. You'll know when you shoot some film.

I don't know about the digital printing aspect, but processing the negatives won't be a big deal for BW.

Have fun!

Vince Brennan
09-23-2011, 08:48 PM
I know of an enlarger in Phila that can be had for a song and the cost of removing/shipping it.

Dan McCosh
09-24-2011, 07:58 AM
I have a couple of enlargers you could have for free.

Katherine
09-24-2011, 09:06 PM
I have a couple of enlargers you could have for free.Not sure about the enlargers, but I will gladly take that sculpture in your back yard. lol

Jimmy W
09-24-2011, 11:52 PM
Like others have said, developing the film is the same no matter what size the images on it are. Also as said, almost all prints are now done from scans of the negatives. I usually just get scans put onto a CD and then print any that I want prints of at home.