Snap and Tell

Month: June, 2012

Busy weekend shooting

I have photographed this Saturday for a wedding with photographer Devin Bruce and a studio shoot, Sunday, with photographer Danielle Whitfield. I enjoyed my weekend very much working with these guys – who are both talented in their field of expertise.

Below are my favorites from the shoots:

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Olympus 35 RC

The Camera:

Film type: 35mm

Focal length: fixed 42mm 2.8 E. Zuiko lens

Focus: Rangefinder

Exposure: Shutter priority or full manual

Shutter speed: 1/500, 1/250/, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15, and Bulb

Aperture: f 2.8 – 22

ISO: 25-800

Battery: I use the 675 hearing aid batteries, which works great. The original battery is no longer produced. The battery is only for shutter speed priority mode and is not needed for full manual operation.

Timer: yes

Hot shoe: yes

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Test photos I took with this camera:

 

What I like:

The shutter speed dial has limited increments of shutter speeds (The ones most useful handheld. It only goes from its lowest speed 1/15 to bulb skipping 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1 sec.) making it faster to switch shutter speeds. Great for street photography because of its compact size and quiet shutter sound.

What I don’t like:

Aperture ring is way too close to the body, making adjustments difficult. The film advance lever is noisy too far of a wind.

Verdict: My favorite so far from my budget camera finds ($12 !). I will sure be using this more for street photography.