Tag: Olympus OM-1

  • Operation Thin the Herd: Olympus OM-1

    The Olympus OM-1 is a true gem of a 35mm SLR — with one irritation: the shutter-speed selector on the lens barrel.

  • single frame: Schwinn Collegiate

    Schwinn CollegiateOlympus OM-1, 50mm f/1.8 F. Zuiko Auto-SFujifilm Fujicolor 2002015 This is my 1986 Schwinn Collegiate 3-speed bicycle. It’s a Taiwan Schwinn, meaning purists look down their nose a little. But it’s sturdy and of good quality. I bet if I compared it part by part with my 1973 Chicago-made Schwinn Collegiate 5 speed, I…

  • single frame: Thinking primate


  • Overwhelmingly orange lily Olympus OM-1, 50mm f/1.8 F. Zuiko Auto-S Fujifilm Fujicolor 200 2015

  • Favorite Photos Week: Shuttle rides $1

    The Indiana State Fair is my favorite place to practice candid photography of random strangers. This was the first time I ever tried it, and boy did I take the wrong camera: my Olympus OM-1. Even though it’s a compact SLR, it was still mighty conspicuous. Too often, my subjects noticed me photographing them. But…

  • Chromogenically characterized: Olympus OM-1 and Kodak BW400CN

    I’ve shot a lot of film since discovering during the summer that my nearby CVS still has a one-hour processing lab. They return processed negatives and a CD of scans for an astonishingly inexpensive $6! But I’ve been hankering to shoot black and white lately. Normal black-and-white film is processed differently from color film, and…

  • The 2012 Indiana State Fair on Fujicolor 200

    The 2012 Indiana State Fair ended yesterday. As a birthday present to myself I loaded my Olympus OM-1 with good old Fujicolor 200 and went to the fair to shoot people. (They all survived.) So in honor of this year’s fair, here are the best shots I got. This is my favorite shot of the…

  • Olympus OM-1

    A review of the Olympus OM-1, the original small 35mm SLR. It’s a gem of a camera all around.

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