Olympus OM2

Shooting Analog, and Drinking Wine.

Back in December I bought a 35-year-old Olympus OM2 35mm film camera and a bunch of lenses on eBay. I shot a single roll of film to test out the meter, shutter, and body for typical things like light leaks and exposure accuracy. After shooting my first roll of film in about 15 years, I took it in for developing and promptly forgot about it for 3 months. Today, I was at Crick and remembered to pick up the disc and check out the images I shot back in December. So how’d the camera do? better than I expected, considering there were a number of adult libations consumed while testing it out.

The images below are the result of an evening of good friends, dinner, wine, the holidays, and an impending winter storm.

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A New Solution for a Vintage Camera.

Back in December when I bought my vintage Olympus OM2 it came with the most amazing original leather case for the whole kit. Fine grain brown leather with enough room to hold the camera, 3 lenses, flash and filters. The only problem with it is the case weighs a couple of pounds empty, and when full loaded the narrow strap cuts through your shoulder like a dull knife. It looks great though. That case got me to wondering where I could find a new case, with a vintage look for both the OM2 and my Olympus OMD EM-5. Enter the Hard Graft Frame 1 Camera Bag.

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Hard Graft makes some serious leather goods, and once again this looks like an amazing piece of work. Retro styling, and modern features. Constructed completely of 100% vegetable tanned leather with a soft wool lining this case will more than protect your pricey camera gear. It features a removable divider components separated and there is a small zip pocket for your memory cards or film (if you still shoot with it), cables or phone. The shoulder strap is detailed with 100% wool felt, is fully adjustable, and features a comfortable shoulder pad.

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