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Olympus OM-2 spot/program with G.Zuiko Auto-W 2.8/35mm

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Hiking in South-Tirol for a week in May should bring some beautiful days with perfect light and tons of amazing sceneries … so far was the plan. What came out was a quite cold and rainy week in the Dolomites, which led to the decision using the OM-2sp not in the mountains, but during the city trips. Using the newer Olympus OM-D E-M1 was fine, as it got quite wet during the hikes. As the OM-D E-M1 is perfectly sealed, this workhorse had not a single issue during the rainy days.

As mentioned in my previous post, an OM-2sp accompanied me on my hiking trip to South-Tirol, as the intended OM-4Ti did not fire any more (… has been repaired in the meantime and will be tested soon).

Olympus OM-2 spot/program

… and with the correct lens …

Olympus OM-System G.Zuiko Auto-W 2.8/35mm

I shot a roll of Agfa Vista 200 and the film is currently in the lab … I’ll add a link to my flickr page as soon as I put these pictures online.
During the city trips, the OM-2sp worked flawless in Aperture Priority Mode. The lens with its 35mm focal lenght made it easy to focus – I mainly used zone focussing. What I found was, that the shutter sound was quite loud/harsh – at least compared to a Contax 139 Quartz I shot some weeks before.

We made a first day trip to Bruneck Castle in the Puster Valley, where the legendary Reinhold Messner has installed one of his six Messner Mountain Museums – the RIPA. A second day trip led us to Juval Castle – where the Messner family lives during July and August – and to FIRMIAN, the Sigmundskron Castle near Bozen – two further Messner Mountain Museums. As a special highlight during our visit of Juval Castle was, that Reinhold Messner crossed our way while we walked over the court. This man is one of the 100 most known people on this planet.

Film is now back from the lab and it’s … somehow strange.
There are pictures and there are blanks in between. I have good pictures at 4, 5, 9, 10 11, 12 13, 18, 20, 21, 23, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 36.
No. 6 and 8 are … something, but no real picture and the rest is simply blank (black, i.e. the negative is transparent) where it seems as if the film has not been exposed. So 18 from 36 pictures are fine – not so bad. Nevertheless somehow disappointing, as the camera looks like new.
I’ll have to push a roll of film through it under controlled conditions.

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Olympus OM-4Ti with Olympus G.Zuiko Auto-W 2.8/35mm

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Well, this time I planned taking the Olympus OM-4Ti with me in on a hiking trip to South-Tirol – besides my workhorse, the Olympus OM-D E-M1. Planned it and prepared it and … while testing if finally everything works fine … the OM-4Ti refused to fire.


Olympus OM-4Ti with G.Zuiko Auto-S 1.4/50mm (yep, not the correct lens)

Olympus G.Zuiko Auto-W 2.8/35mm

Batteries changed, reading the manual, searching the web … nothing worked and I finally had to accept that this beautiful wunderwerk will not go with me.

So here I can close this short post, as this combo will not be in the focus this time. I searched on the web for a repair shop in Germany and found the legendary OM-Doktor in Hamburg. Long story short … parcel is on it’s way to repair this camera.

What to do now?
Grabbing another OM out of the camera case – this time an OM-2 spot/program. But this is another story.

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