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 on: August 08, 2014, 12:02:16 PM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by Philip
Great XA pictures.  I used to love my XA more than I do today.  I think it is a younger person's camera -- like fine print on packages, and little tiny buttons on telephones, the XA is too tiny for my eyes and fingers now.

 on: August 08, 2014, 11:12:08 AM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
Tripping through time back home in Indiana.  Olympus XA, and Kodak Ektar 100.

Washington Street SE Bound by br1078phot, on Flickr

Saint Paul Tavern by br1078phot, on Flickr

Cafe Bench by br1078phot, on Flickr

Fire and Bullets by br1078phot, on Flickr

Flower Spot by br1078phot, on Flickr

No More Service by br1078phot, on Flickr

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 on: August 07, 2014, 07:25:58 PM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
Been wanting to get caught up on all the cameras sitting around not having been tested, so I loaded the OM-1 up with some Kodak Gold 200, and mounted the newer 35-70 zoom (kit lens from the OM-PC).

The meter is recalcitrant to say the least. Only giving a reading when it wanted to, and those apparently were off (under) by a little over a stop. Some samples below, after some light post processing.

The End Of The Farm by br1078phot, on Flickr

Whirl by br1078phot, on Flickr

Light Beechnut by br1078phot, on Flickr

Silo 2 by br1078phot, on Flickr

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 on: August 07, 2014, 07:23:52 PM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
Good to hear from you, Dan.  Been kind of sparse around here since Mike started up that other site.


 on: August 06, 2014, 03:04:16 AM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by Kalkadan
Phil, I just popped by and saw this.  Hi everyone.

Checked my profile and the email address you have is still current.  Count me in to contribute and let me know how much and when.  I've seen your recent posts about footing the bill(s) yourself, but at some point we may be able to persuade you to let us send you money?

I also noticed in my profile that I started here in 2006.  Wow.  Such a lot of water under the bridge.  It is still the most agreeable looking place around.

Much has happened.  Hope to post again soon.


 on: August 05, 2014, 08:18:03 PM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
Rolled down the track a couple hundred yards, crossing the main line and a siding, then turned 180 degrees.  All in a days work.

Boones Mill Depot New Location 1 by br1078phot, on Flickr

Boones Mill Depot Before Move by br1078phot, on Flickr

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 on: August 05, 2014, 12:18:03 PM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
Well, I've had this camera for some time now, so it was time to give it a test. And a couple of lenses along with it.

I loaded the camera with Ilford XP4 Plus 125 ISO film, grabbed all the lenses, and headed out to find a suitable subject. I knew I wanted something with receding lines, and I hadn't shot before. Found it in a parking lot in Salem, VA, where the convergence of a chain-link fence, stairs, poles, and a knoll made for the best location. All lenses were tested at the closest focal point of the fence on the extreme right, and then at infinity. This was just a quick test, as I was not sure if I'd get run off the property (though it wasn't being used), and I didn't want to spend a lot of film on it either.

I set up the camera on a heavy tripod, so there would be less chance of the camera shifting while changing lenses and settings. I won't bore you with all the test photos, as I was most interested in the F.Zuiko Auto-T 5/200mm, and the newer style S Zuiko Auto-Zoom 3.5-4.5/35-70mm.

The 200mm was tested mainly because I had repaired it after it had been dropped. Got it at the camera shop for $15, due to the damage. It was a simple matter of opening up the back, and getting the aperture control levers back in their proper positions. While I had it open, I took the opportunity to clean some junk out of the interior of the lens.

The 3.5-4.5/35-70mm Zoom came as a kit lens with the OMPC, so I was wanting to see how it performed in comparison to the older, heavier 4/35-70. Besides being smaller, lighter, and taking the same 49mm filters as most of my other Olympus lenses, it also adds a Close-Focus feature, which gets you down to about one foot at any focal length. I didn't have the matching hood for it, so I commandeered the 50/1.4-50/1.8-35/2.8 rubber hood. No problem with vignetting as far as I can tell.

The 1.8/50 used to take the base shot is a newer version than my other one, with the MC and Japan markings on the face ring, and the serial number on the bottom chrome ring. Never would have thought much about it, but then I read the other day there are five distinct versions, so I thought I'd point that out.

I'm satisfied with all the lenses. It's the cameras I'm having cross words with. What is it about Olympus meters being the weak link in the system?


200mm Test by br1078phot, on Flickr

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 on: August 04, 2014, 08:31:52 AM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
Some shots from an OMPC I was testing.  I can’t say as I like the handling of it, nor the resulting exposures.  These have all been doctored.

Summertime River by br1078phot, on Flickr

The Light Shines Down by br1078phot, on Flickr

On The Far Track by br1078phot, on Flickr

Riverbend by br1078phot, on Flickr

Mottled Greens by br1078phot, on Flickr

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 on: August 02, 2014, 08:25:14 AM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
A Point & Shoot film camera with Auto Focus, multiple Scene Modes, and a 38-140mm zoom lens, it handles very well with a good performance.

Kudzu Portrait by br1078phot, on Flickr

Bleached by br1078phot, on Flickr

Pollen Wasp by br1078phot, on Flickr

Launch Platform by br1078phot, on Flickr

For full results and commentary, follow the below link.


 on: July 31, 2014, 05:00:02 PM 
Started by br1078lum - Last post by br1078lum
The Food

Git Along by br1078phot, on Flickr
Follow the above link for the final installment of photos.

Thanks for looking.


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