Images from My Old OM-1n

Discussion in 'Film Cameras' started by Penfan2010, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 All-Pro

    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Picked up a Zuiko 24mm F2.8 in much better condition than the one I sold off two years ago, and finally used it on my trusty, beat up OM-1n yesterday. CVS ISO 400 Color film. Similar photos taken with the Leica M8 in separate Farmstead Art Center post. All slight sharpening and PP on LR 4.4.





    Interesting comparison between the OM-1n and 24mm immediately below, and a similar photo taken with the M8 and Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 Super-Heliar, at the bottom.


  2. Gary

    Gary All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    *sigh* film ... it is so beautiful ... it's a shame that it's on its last legs ...
  3. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Hall of Famer

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Nice. The OM-1 was what I learned on (and then shot for years, and still do now and then), so I have a soft spot for it.

    The colors are quite good. Would the comparison shots be more alike if the last one was "printed down"? As is, I think the Olympus shot is more engaging and better exposed.
  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    I have an OM-1n in my display/bookshelf. I think that it works fine but I'm not about to try it out with film. Such a wonderful feeling camera, though.
  5. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 All-Pro

    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Thanks, Larry. I had both cameras at similar exposure settings, the light must have changed on me in one of the shots. I could print down the M8 photo and see. Do love the saturation of the generic CVS film, though.
  6. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    I've seen more and more young people picking up film cameras again. I wouldn't count it out yet.
  7. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 All-Pro

    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Count one from my own family. I got my older son hooked on film 2 years ago, and he avoids using digital as much as he can; he happily shoots away with his Canon QL17 rangefinder, one 24 exposure roll at a time.
  8. snkenai

    snkenai All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    OM 1, was my all time favorite film camera, from a long list.
  9. Will

    Will All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    My son is using an OM 2 almost exclusively for his degree course at Brighton, it is compulsory to use film for some of the course but I think, like most of the other students there, he prefers using it to his DSLR. So that is another 80 or so photographers a year coming on stream with film :)