Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Fall photography at it's best. I used both my Olympus OM-1md (colour film) and my latest toy OM-2n(Kodak Plus X). I shot all this with my recent trip to Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. What I love the most about this part of the world is the fact it's quiet, no day tourists. Why because Mono Cliffs is a little too far from Toronto which is fine by me as I crave the solitude from time to time. Kind of hard to do when Forks of the Credit is busier than Sherway Gardens at Christmas time after 10:30 am. I have to go back at some point before the snows come.

I'm back and I have spent some time in the darkroom. I have been busy winding up my project contract, working on my PR project course, and I replaced the rear seals on my Nikon FM, FE and my Olympus OM-2n. It's not that hard, just time consuming and requires some patience.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

In a moment of weakness I scored an Olympus OM2-n off ebay for about $45 Canadian taxes and shipping in off ebay. Considering they usually sell for about $150 at camera show circuit and Used camera counters, I made off like a bandit. I ran a test roll of Kodak Tri-x (results below) to test the meter and shutter speeds, they were fine.

I did however have to replace the rear seals and decided to do it myself, so I ordered a seal kit from Jon Goodman and took three hours out to do the procedure. While painstaking, the icky part of the seal replacement is cleaning the old goo out.

I also bought a Zuiko 50 f1.8 lens off KEH for the camera and I plan to use the combo this weekend.

I took the below shots near Bedford Rd. in Yorkville a few weeks ago, I protected against light leak with the bottom half of an ever-ready case.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

I got my new to me Nikon FE fixed recently, I got it for a great price and it's a great camera, I have yet to take a bad photo. With the series of photos below which were taken back on Monday Sept 29 and I had a Nikkor Ai 28 f2.8 on the camera the whole time. I was downtown to do some research at Ryerson U for my last course the PR project, the post below details what it's about. I never get tired shooting in the city and the 28mm lens is a good choice for street shooting.