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Digital and Film Olys

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by penfan2010, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Some of my favorite film cameras, re-imagined.

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  2. PaulGiz

    PaulGiz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 3, 2013
    Rhode Island, USA
    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.

    P.
     
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  3. Haans

    Haans Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 18, 2012
    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...
     
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  4. With_Eyes_Unclouded

    With_Eyes_Unclouded Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 17, 2012
    Vassilios
    :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.
     
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  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    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! :cool: 
     
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  6. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Thanks as well for the comments. Olympus really made a great bunch of film cameras, SLR and RF.

    Speaking of which.......

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  7. PaulGiz

    PaulGiz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 3, 2013
    Rhode Island, USA
    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.

    P.
     
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  8. andrewraby

    andrewraby New to Mu-43

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    Feb 12, 2013
    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

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  9. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Is that a classic Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm? I remember when it was the MUST HAVE lens! Great. Your OM-2 is pristine!
     
  10. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    My mistake, Vivitar Series 1 90mm Macro? (hence the 45 Zuiko on the OM-D?)
     
  11. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
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  12. silver92b

    silver92b Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    I had to post mine too

    I posted pictures in another thread, but yours inspired me :biggrin:

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  13. silver92b

    silver92b Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Looks better when the OM-D sports a legacy lens. Although it would be nicer if it was an Oly lens :redface:


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  14. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Agreed. It is a fabulous lens on any m4/3 body!

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  15. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Another original OM-1 user here from the late '70s. We still have an OM-1 w/25, 50 and 85 - 205(Vivatar).
     
  16. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
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  17. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    It's the 28-90.. very nice glass.
     
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