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It's finally happened, after almost 5 years shooting with a digital slr, I've just bought an old manual film slr.
My son is geting ready for his GCSE's so I bought him a 2nd hand Olympus OM10 and a few lenses. Having had a play with it, I've just bought myself another one, plus 50mm & 28mm lenses. Loaded up the film and on my way. Figured that this would be a useful lesson for both of us to think a little more about each shot and make full use of the manual settings.
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Great choice. See if you can find a Manual Adaptor for it - for later...
Yeah - the model I got for my son has the manual adapter fitted. Mine hasn't, but I'm looking out for one of these. Seems very odd that Olympus didn't have these added as standard, but I guess they were aimed for a different level than the OM1...
I shoot nothing but manual with digital as old habits die hard having used film since the last century . It is all about exposure which after some time time can be roughly judged with the eye.
MMmm So my mint ( With brand new light seals & mirror foam + Shiny new focus screen ) factory black OM10 Quartz, With manual adapter and genuine ever ready case, etc etc......Just might be worth..........!!!
LOL....But seriously the OM10 is a great little camera, But it did have one small fault related to the shutters electro/magnetic trigger, If you have any problems, There is an Olympus dealer in " Luton " who can repair it...Aparently it was a faulty component, And a well known problem to Olympus at the time......
Thanks for the shutter tip. These cameras are going for about £20-£30 on ebay as everyone now seems to be digital.
Anyway, lets me have a nostalgic flirt with the 80's, without having to buy a TR7
Next thing - get a paterson tank, a changing bag and scanner, and process black and white films for a few pence.
That's where the real fun is!
Just added a manual adapter for my OM10, so fully manual now. Film loaded and ready to go....
Planning on running off some colour film, just to see how it goes and then I may get some B&W film and even some infra-red.
I can feel the creative juices flowing already....
I was thinking of this move as well [digital to film].
It may make you think about what you are shooting rather than machine-gunning as many do. That can only be a good thing.
Even though I have shot on digital exclusively for 7 years now, I still tend to treat my cameras as if they have a roll of 36 in them.
I shoot everything, so even if i have film then i will shoot some of what i shoot with digital, this question of what you shoot can be helpful for people who shoot one or 2 things, but us who shoot from landscape to sports, and portraits to wildlife can't decide easily and want everything to shoot with.
I treat my digital as film as well, just i don't fire hundreds or thousands to get a shot, i just do all adjustments, measuring and settings and take the shot, many times you don't have time to take many shots to pick one or 2, so do it right first time, and i am advanced now, so i know what to shoot and how to shoot.
I Have an old Canon F-1 and a couple of lenses. I find it quite instructive to handle from time to time and kind of marvel at how few controls and 'options' it has. You set shutter speed, aperture, focus, shoot - that's it, no modes, no gadgets, nothing. Quite refreshing really. I think it's instructive to get back to basics sometimes, and also (as someone else said) I think the limit of 36 shots on a roll makes you think more about each shot, rather than just popping away with the digital. And... a silver print made from a negative is still very nice!
Quote: Even though I have shot on digital exclusively for 7 years now, I still tend to treat my cameras as if they have a roll of 36 in them.
ID11 doesn't do much for the memory card, though, CB!!!
Quote: ID11 doesn't do much for the memory card, though
Nah. D76 much better!
Quote: Yeah - the model I got for my son has the manual adapter fitted. Mine hasn't, but I'm looking out for one of these. Seems very odd that Olympus didn't have these added as standard, but I guess they were aimed for a different level than the OM1...
If you can find an OM1 at a decent price buy it. Best film camera I ever used. Almost silent with the smoothest shutter ever and very compact. With the Zuiko 40mm f2 pancake lens it could fit into an inside jacket pocket. Fantastic camera. Better than the OM2 and OM4 I have and more compact and better handling than the Nikon Fs and F2 I own too.
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