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52 Cameras: Week 45 part 2 – Olympus OM-1(n)

Ha! When I’m loaded with film, I usually don’t actually take a picture of the video camera. Processing and scanning by The Camera Shop of Santa Fe.

The film was a pleasant surprise. It’s black and white. I searched around and the best guesses seem to be that it’s an Ilford clone or actual Ilford taken out of single use cameras. I lean toward the latter since most disposables get 27 shots. They’re loaded in the dark so no frames are lost to the leader.

Mystery film.

Mystery film.

The backwards frame numbering is another clue that it’s film from a disposable camera. Since a rewind mechanism isn’t needed, most disposables reel the film into the canister as you advance.

Edge marking just says "ISO 400" and the frame numbers are backwards.

Edge marking just says “ISO 400” and the frame numbers are backwards.

I think the sticker was reused to get the DX code.

I think the sticker was reused to get the DX code.

Mixed reviews on line but the roll I got is beautiful. There are magenta and slate tints; easy enough to correct but I like them the way they are.

Even after mentioning it in the video, I had the camera set to ISO 100 for the photo at the co-op. I checked photos of film on my phone, looked at the one I used last week, and shot the rest with the camera at ISO 200. Whatever the film is, it’s pretty forgiving.

Enough about that. On to the camera!

F/5.6 at 1/1000-ish. I set the aperture and rotated the shutter dial until the meter said it was a hair under. I really need to be better about writing this stuff down.

In the summer, there's always great music at La Montañita Co-op in Santa Fe.

In the summer, there’s always great music at La Montañita Co-op in Santa Fe.

Magenta flamingo.  I used the 35mm at f/2.8.  Probably 1/1000 since it was hazy but bright.

Magenta flamingo. I used the 35mm at f/2.8. Probably 1/1000 since it was hazy but bright.

Close up of my friend's kinetic sculpture.  35mm at f/2.8.  1/1000-ish.

Close up of my friend’s kinetic sculpture. 35mm at f/2.8. 1/1000-ish.

Is reflected depth, depth, or a flat plane of light near the camera? I couldn’t remember for sure but guessed the latter.

Back to the 50mm.  I took a chance and used f/1.8.

Back to the 50mm. I took a chance and used f/1.8.

Update: Of course, I guessed wrong. You can tell by the OoF background. It’s a better picture for not having done what I was trying to do. Dumb luck — I’ll take it!

The Physics Classroom is a nice refresher for those of us who had Physics 101 a long time ago.

Zoe the usurper.  F/1.8.

Zoe the usurper. F/1.8.

52 Cameras: Week 41 part 2 – Olympus XA

This is a fun little camera. My shots so far aren’t great but I can’t blame it on the equipment.

I don’t remember the film used for this first shot. I’ll have to pull out the negatives and find out. Some serious light damage to the bottom edge so it’s cropped. The camera doesn’t leak so I think it was during drugstore processing.

28 June 2014 update: The first roll was a 12 exposure of ISO 400 something. The edge of the negative has “V 400” and “XJ603” but I haven’t found any reference other than someone else asking the same question. I think it was expired Kodak VR. The second roll is Fuji 400.

This was taken about a year ago at the Albuquerque Crowne Plaza.

This was taken about a year ago at the Albuquerque Crowne Plaza.

2nd roll -- no light leaks.

2nd roll — no light leaks.

Doctor Fieldgoods mobile grub.

Doctor Fieldgoods mobile grub.

Wagon near Jackalope.

Wagon near Jackalope.

The next two are from a different XA using Ilford XP1 400.

Beautiful smile.

Beautiful smile.

Mm, chorizo burrito.

Mm, chorizo burrito.

52 Cameras: Week 37 part 1 — Olympus Infinity Stylus Epic

AKA the Mju-II.

I have a couple of the date/time version in silver. One has problems and I haven’t tried the other one yet. The manual mentions a panorama version but the only non-zoom Mju with panorama mentioned on the Olympus history site is a variation of the Mju-I. It was a crop-the-top-and-bottom panorama so it’s not a big deal except to the compulsive collector in me. There’s a remote too…