It's All Black and White

fiddlefye

Senior Member
A half dozen years ago I found a lovely Olympus OM-1 at a yard sale in Jackson, MI. The OM-1 takes the old, banned mercury batteries so the meter couldn't be used, but recently my tech finally got around to doing the conversion so it will run modern replacements. I took it out for a walk recently and shot a roll using the 50 f1.8 and 35 f2.8 lenses. The OM-1 really is a cute little gem of a thing and a flyweight to carry around. I do wish the wind lever didn't poke me when I shoot verticals, but I guess can't have everything!
HP5 F 001 by fiddlefye, on Flickr
HP5 F 003 by fiddlefye, on Flickr
HP5 F 018 by fiddlefye, on Flickr
HP5 F 029 by fiddlefye, on Flickr
HP5 F 038 by fiddlefye, on Flickr
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
I finally got around to running a test roll through the Canon F-1n I bought awhile back. Not terribly exciting images, but the camera works just fine, is beautifully built and incredibly smooth to work with. I had a go at all three of the lenses I have for it - 50 f1.4, 28 f2.8 and Vivitar Series 1 35-85 f2.8 and all look pretty good.
HP5 F1 027 by fiddlefye, on Flickr
HP5 F1 025 by fiddlefye, on Flickr
HP5 F1 014 by fiddlefye, on Flickr
HP5 F1 011 by fiddlefye, on Flickr
HP5 F1 008 by fiddlefye, on Flickr
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
All scanned negatives? Looks like the camera is working great! Now you need a darkroom!
Yes, all scanned negs. I do indeed need a full-time darkroom. I've got the space (former basement laundry room) and all of the goodies to go in it. Now I just need some funding, time and energy to get the room itself done up and we're off to the races.
 

JohnVF

Administrator
Staff member
Yes, all scanned negs. I do indeed need a full-time darkroom. I've got the space (former basement laundry room) and all of the goodies to go in it. Now I just need some funding, time and energy to get the room itself done up and we're off to the races.
Do you need an enlarger? We might be getting rid of our Beseler. I think I probably asked you this already.
 

JohnVF

Administrator
Staff member
My wife and I have begun setting up a small studio in our apartment. So instead of a dining room we can play with photos and she can do professional work. Currently its just a backdrop and some lights, including a big stage/spot fresnel as she wants to do Hollywood Glamour style lighting. We recently got an LED Fresnel to augment it, as the big tungsten one gets hot hot hot.

Here's one of the first shots out of the studio, just trying things out.

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