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Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by penfan2010, Feb 9, 2013.
Some of my favorite film cameras, re-imagined.
I never had a Pen Half-Frame, but the OM-1 was the camera that got me back into SLRs.
It was small and light, handling was exceptional, VF was clear and bright, and had an almost vibration-free mirror/shutter.
The icing was the excellent glass offered. Olympus tended to offer 2 versions at each focal length, slower and smaller, or fast and not quite so small, but still much smaller than comparables from Nikon/Canon etc.
I could carry 3 bodies (OM-1, OM-1n and OM2), plus 6 lenses in a small bag if I wanted to.
The OM-D is a worthy successor.
Nice collection, nice photos.
Yup, carried an OM-4 for years. Still have two OM-2S and most of the regular lenses. Still shoot film, though mostly with an M6, Mamiya 6 and Bronica ETRS...
:43:Thank you for this. Still shoot a OM-4, OM-40 and 35RC. Family resemblance between the OMs and the OM-D is obvious and I dare say the shooting experience is also comparable (weight, positioning of controls, balance, etc).
I still hope at some point Olympus will offer a :43: version of their 35RC, SP, etc series of rangefinders. These were absolutely tiny but very effective cameras.
These photos highlight one of the things that I like best about the Olympus :43: cameras - the distinctive, retro styling. They just have a very classic feel. Great shots!
Thanks as well for the comments. Olympus really made a great bunch of film cameras, SLR and RF.
Speaking of which.......
Any Olympus RF camera with a "G" (7 element") series Zuiko could render as sharp as any (I mean ANY) 35mm camera in the world.
Quality for the masses.
I currently have an Olympus om-d and a om-2 in my bag as my take everywhere kit and haven't been happier plus I got an om to micro 4/3 adapter to use my old zuiko lenses the 50mm 1.4 is awesome on the om-d
Is that a classic Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm? I remember when it was the MUST HAVE lens! Great. Your OM-2 is pristine!
My mistake, Vivitar Series 1 90mm Macro? (hence the 45 Zuiko on the OM-D?)
OMDEM5 with OM24mmf2.8 and the classic OM1 with OM50mmf1.8 by staticantics, on Flickr
Still keeping my eye out for the infamous OM-3Ti at a reasonable price . . .
I had to post mine too
I posted pictures in another thread, but yours inspired me
Looks better when the OM-D sports a legacy lens. Although it would be nicer if it was an Oly lens
Agreed. It is a fabulous lens on any m4/3 body!
Another original OM-1 user here from the late '70s. We still have an OM-1 w/25, 50 and 85 - 205(Vivatar).
Olympuses by ericarthur, on Flickr
This is an older photo as my new digital pen is an E-P2 (which in my opinion looks much nicer than the E-PL1), but neither look as nice as my OM-1MD. I'll need to take a new family photo and post it here.
It's the 28-90.. very nice glass.