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Paul Pless
04-27-2019, 02:29 PM
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Henning 4148
04-27-2019, 02:44 PM
Pictures on film are more costly and due to the limited capacity more precious, I always took more care on composing a picture when using film. Are you doing your own prints?

Paul Pless
04-27-2019, 02:48 PM
Are you doing your own prints?we shall see

starting with developing b&w and scanning the negatives

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
04-27-2019, 03:10 PM
And its all mechanical grandpappy....
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Paul Pless
04-27-2019, 03:15 PM
Yoshihisa Maitani was a genius.

but for the meter the OM1 is all mechanical

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
04-27-2019, 03:17 PM
Same designer....

Always supremely elegant.

AndyG
04-27-2019, 03:24 PM
My first camera was given to me by my Dad, forty years ago this year. It was an OM1. I loved it, used it for years, but had to switch to Pentax K1000s when doing professional archaeological photography.

These days? A Nikon D3400. It's got more buttons than I know what to do with.

Andy

mmd
04-27-2019, 03:46 PM
I had an OM1 but found it too small in my hands, so went back to Pentaxes. Nice camera, though, with good glass.

The Bigfella
04-27-2019, 10:12 PM
Used one of these for a while, until I got Clive Kane's seven year old, heavily used, Nikon F.

https://www.35mmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/DSF5093_OlympusTrip35_20180120_resize-1080x720.jpg


My F is back in Oz, somewhere... but it remains my favourite camera. Mine was considerably more worn than this one.

https://ensoptical.co.uk/image/cache/data/product-3383/nikon-f-apollo-a1-1000x700.jpg

There's a lot of the brass in the body showing on mine, with a few dings as well.

I had the motor drive as well. Heavy damn thing, with IIRC 8 AA batteries. Still, it got me interested in motor racing photography - both cars and bikes. I found my box of negatives just before heading to Thailand. I hope they have survived, back in Oz... and I'll print some up at some stage.

http://www.leicashop.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/2/9/29272_4_1.jpg

Enjoy the OM-1 Paul. Post some pics. Copyrighted, of course.

The Bigfella
04-27-2019, 10:22 PM
Geez, that sent me down a rabbithole. Here's a Clive Kane photo from 1960... drinking milk on the bow of a Halvorsen cruiser - at a guess, for an advert. That'd be when he was working for Max Dupain... and that's a whole different rabbithole

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/35/3c/e4/353ce46602babeeb1d6ded20766d5f70.jpg

JayInOz
04-28-2019, 01:16 AM
Only supposedly quality film camera I ever bought was a Canon Eos- a grand for the body and a heap more for the kit- back when that was still a lot of money. Didn't get to use it much because of work- it lasted a week longer than the warranty and then s#!t itself. Now I have a bunch of bits and pieces that don't fit anything else I own. JayInOz

John Smith
04-28-2019, 06:44 AM
I bought a Ricoh back in the day from New York Camera. Ordered it over the phone. Andy, the guy I spoke to asked me why I chose that model, as most people were buying Canons and other more well known names.

I'd done a bit of research, and they all pretty much did all the same thing, but this camera had two features the others I looked at did not have. The line one uses to focus was 45 degrees from horizontal, so one could use it more easily on a wider variety of images. It also had a button that let you see depth of field focus.

My friend bought a Pentax the same year. Both of us liked our cameras. He had just one complaint: it was too small. Made it a little difficult to make the adjustment as no one was making his hands or fingers smaller.

SPEAKING OF TOYS, a friend sent me a book on toy boats from 1900 - 1955. Brought back memories of two wind up toy boats I had as a young boy. Clockwork motors let them run for a LONG time on a wind.

john l
04-28-2019, 08:35 AM
I sold my Om1 last summer to a college photography professor. Still have my F2, but not sure why.
They’ve both been replaced by an Olympus OMD 4/3rds digital. Have fun with your OM1

The Bigfella
04-28-2019, 09:43 AM
I sold my Om1 last summer to a college photography professor. Still have my F2, but not sure why.
They’ve both been replaced by an Olympus OMD 4/3rds digital. Have fun with your OM1

Still have my Nikon F, F4S, D100, D7000 and something else... a small Nikon body I bought in New York and only used for a few weeks

Katherine
04-28-2019, 10:06 AM
Besides the Olympus, we have a Canon AE-1, and a Pentax SP 1000. I also have a couple of Russian Leica copies that I am getting ready to try out.

For digital, we have. Nikon D7000.

We have several lenses for each body.

Bobcat
04-28-2019, 10:11 AM
My brother had an M1, bought in Japan; the OM1 was the model for import. He said it stopped working and no one would even attempt repairs on it. I had my grandfather's Leica IIIF, same story.

Back in the 70's, I had a darkroom. Lots of fun developing and printing photos. Those days are long gone

Paul Pless
04-28-2019, 10:15 AM
the camera was jntroduced as the m1 but leica sued them to change the nomenclature

Bobcat
04-28-2019, 10:16 AM
the camera was jntroduced as the m1 but leica sued them to change the nomenclature

Interesting.

amish rob
04-28-2019, 10:17 AM
I have trouble operating a camera obscura.

Peace,
Robert

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
04-28-2019, 11:01 AM
Besides the Olympus, we have a Canon AE-1, and a Pentax SP 1000. I also have a couple of Russian Leica copies that I am getting ready to try out.

For digital, we have. Nikon D7000.

We have several lenses for each body.

My first ever 35mm camera was a Zorki 4 (Russian Leica copy) - loads of fun and quite effective - scored another recently and it's working well.

Usual troubles:

1 - wonky slow shutter speeds
2 - if left without the lens cap on and the iris wide open - the sun can burn the rubberized cloth focal plane shutter blinds

Must have accessory - A decent light meter.

Paul Pless
04-28-2019, 11:09 AM
I have trouble operating a camera obscura.

Peace,
Roberthave you tried standing on your head

amish rob
04-28-2019, 11:13 AM
have tried standing on your head
Yeah, but it's all rounded on top, and hard to balance on. I keep wobbling. I don't fall down, mind, but I DO wobble.

Peace,
Wee Bull

Syed
04-28-2019, 12:03 PM
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Katherine
04-28-2019, 12:07 PM
Syed, you just reminded me that I have a couple of old Yashica's packed away somewhere.

Syed
04-28-2019, 12:56 PM
So, not good for nothing.|:)

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
04-28-2019, 02:05 PM
Syed, you just reminded me that I have a couple of old Yashica's packed away somewhere.

The bayonet mount Yashicas take the magnificent Zeiss lenses usually found on Contax.....

lupussonic
04-28-2019, 02:09 PM
Syed, you just reminded me that I have a couple of old Yashica's packed away somewhere.

I toured Hungary, Romania and the Ukraine for 8 months in '90 with an Yashica FXD, 100 rolls of Ektachrome and a six string.

Good times.

lupussonic
04-28-2019, 03:04 PM
Didn't the OM1 have spot metering?

Paul Pless
04-28-2019, 03:20 PM
center weighted metering

Joe (SoCal)
04-28-2019, 03:25 PM
http://www.the-photography-blogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/M6-1170x690.jpg

lupussonic
04-28-2019, 03:37 PM
The bayonet mount Yashicas take the magnificent Zeiss lenses usually found on Contax.....

I bought a Contax Aria years ago that takes my Ziess lenses from my FXD. The Yashica is battered, all the faux leather is gone, all brass /steel now. Also with teeth marks from a lynx encounter from the era when I fancied myself as a NatGeo photographer aged 16. Had an infra red trigger for wildlife shots.

I even wrote to them proposing a trip throughout Madagascar, complete with helicopter drops for food, along with my fee. Ha! No idea why they never took me on.

jonboy
04-28-2019, 04:37 PM
i learnt serious photography for my work on Yashicas twin lens reflexes. copied from Rollei but better so they told me the best thinga about Dslrs is that they made the film stuff worthless amongst the dimwits. recent flea market purchases Canon AV1 with a couple of canon lenses 20 bts. Oympus om 10 like the Canon one of the first budget aperture priority autos, 30. a nikon f1 with spare Tamron lenses works perfectly .ten quid /euros
what goes around comes around .
i recently spent 110 E on a new Lumix with leica lens , what sold it to me..confusing complicated a million things on the menu and its stopped working and can't be repaired about two weeks out of guarantee. humphhh

Paul Pless
04-30-2019, 04:24 PM
maybe ted will come along and tell us about his new old g2 leica killer. . .

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http://www.the-photography-blogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/M6-1170x690.jpg

Ted Hoppe
04-30-2019, 05:36 PM
Ansel Adams shot on a Contax. Need I say more! A quality rangefinder is a thing of beauty. I love the lenses are limited and that means it is about closing in on real estate rather than tube shooting. Landscapes are gorgeous with one. Moments of time are preserved in nostalgic simplicity with one. If you can’t smell your boxed frame - you are missing out on why you are there.

As Paul knows - I love my g2!!! I think that maybe the optics which are Zeiss’s are better than the most of the Leica lavishly assorted dust collectors. The camera itself’s build quality is so good, the body feels good in my hand, the metering always works flawlessly and the glass well... proof is in the pudding. I am currently shooting a documentary - this camera is the camera I am using with vintage film stocks to capture a mood and feeling that few other cameras can do. I’ll post some street photography I have been doing with it.

This is in fact the camera I now take along with my iPhone X. I am done with the current DSLRs except for limited video.

LeeG
04-30-2019, 07:30 PM
don’t know where it went

http://retrothing.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/04/20/rollei_banner.jpg

Jimmy W
04-30-2019, 08:19 PM
The last time that I saw Euphus, he was shooting a twin lens reflex, but I wasn't close enough to see what brand.

Old Time Art with Photographer Euphus Ruth


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AYQn-W3PjY

Mike.Higgins.94301
04-30-2019, 10:08 PM
don’t know where it went

http://retrothing.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/04/20/rollei_banner.jpg


That was a wonderful camera. We use to carry one on our bike trips.