Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Show your photos > Foto Fair

Foto Fair Post your photos for friendly, non-critical feedback. This is the place to show pictures if you aren't yet ready for full-blooded critique, or simply want to share an interesting picture with other e-group visitors.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 1 Week Ago
al_kaholik's Avatar
al_kaholik al_kaholik is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Winchester
Posts: 1,213
Thanks: 143
Thanked 136 Times in 125 Posts
Likes: 142
Liked 109 Times in 67 Posts
Mixed bag

Everything ready for my weekend, and then semi disaster. The Duracell battery in the EM10 failed after only a hand full of shots despite being fully charged. I've had this before, so I think I'll be looking for another.

Still managed a few shots, and when I got home I put the Olympus one in and it seems to be metering its charge level well.

So its just a few from Woodhall Spa 40's weekend.

Tepid by Alex Bennett, on Flickr

Woolsley by Alex Bennett, on Flickr

And a slightly out of focus shot. Sunglasses + camera = frustration. Coupled with quite a few other people about, I made haste, but a slightly bigger aperture would have fixed this. I didn't get enough chance to remember what the buttons and wheels do!

King of the road by Alex Bennett, on Flickr


Still, after showing my dad a new watch (a thread for later...) he pulled this out. He's not worn it since I've been alive and it belonged to his Grandfather who was presented it for long service with British Rail. The hallmarks show its 9ct gold and was assayed in Edinburgh in 1960.


Tudor by Alex Bennett, on Flickr


45 years by Alex Bennett, on Flickr

Rolex by Alex Bennett, on Flickr

The stem appears to have broken and the crown is missing which is why it wasn't worn much by my dad. I was tasked with getting it working. It turns out that parts are only available from authorised dealers or second hand! First and likely only Rolex I'll ever have in my hands. Still its certainly a nice piece, and with a couple of turns of the ratchet wheel in the mechanism it ticks away.


Tudor by Alex Bennett, on Flickr
__________________
My Flickr
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Barr1e (1 Week Ago), RobEW (1 Week Ago), sapper (1 Week Ago)
  #2  
Old 1 Week Ago
Johnheatingman's Avatar
Johnheatingman Johnheatingman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 3,242
Thanks: 572
Thanked 358 Times in 293 Posts
Likes: 785
Liked 810 Times in 502 Posts
Re: Mixed bag

As you know, Tudor watches were founded as a sister company to Rolex in 1926, offering similar quality at a cheaper price level. That little watch could maybe be worth a few bob to a collector, even if it still needs repair

John
__________________
Where ignorance is bliss .. tis folly to be wise - Thomas Gray
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
al_kaholik (1 Week Ago)
  #3  
Old 1 Week Ago
OM USer's Avatar
OM USer OM USer is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: London
Posts: 9,464
Thanks: 1,781
Thanked 1,280 Times in 1,224 Posts
Likes: 4,688
Liked 985 Times in 687 Posts
Re: Mixed bag

Fine vintage stuff.
__________________
Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
If you learn something new each day then that is not a day wasted.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to OM USer For This Useful Post:
al_kaholik (1 Week Ago)
  #4  
Old 1 Week Ago
Zuiko's Avatar
Zuiko Zuiko is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dunmow, Essex
Posts: 20,740
Thanks: 1,911
Thanked 2,951 Times in 2,291 Posts
Likes: 2,883
Liked 3,831 Times in 1,801 Posts
Re: Mixed bag

Not a bad comeback despite the battery issues!
__________________
John

"A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Zuiko For This Useful Post:
al_kaholik (1 Week Ago)
  #5  
Old 1 Week Ago
al_kaholik's Avatar
al_kaholik al_kaholik is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Winchester
Posts: 1,213
Thanks: 143
Thanked 136 Times in 125 Posts
Likes: 142
Liked 109 Times in 67 Posts
Re: Mixed bag

Thanks all.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnheatingman View Post
As you know, Tudor watches were founded as a sister company to Rolex in 1926, offering similar quality at a cheaper price level. That little watch could maybe be worth a few bob to a collector, even if it still needs repair

John
Repair parts are on their way so I can decide whether or not to spend out on a full service and genuine Rolex crown. It would seem to have quite a bit of history if there is interest in that sort of thing, but I'm not sure that affects the value whatsoever.
__________________
My Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 1 Week Ago
sapper sapper is online now
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Leigh on Sea, Essex
Posts: 4,458
Thanks: 98
Thanked 440 Times in 244 Posts
Likes: 258
Liked 777 Times in 291 Posts
Re: Mixed bag

[QUOTE=al_kaholik;450718]Everything ready for my weekend, and then semi disaster. The Duracell battery in the EM10 failed after only a hand full of shots despite being fully charged. I've had this before, so I think I'll be looking for another.
Nice shots.
I had a similar problem some time ago. Took a battery that wasn't charged and it conked out. I managed to squeeze shots out of it by putting it in my pocket between shots. Not ideal but it worked.
__________________
Dave
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 1 Week Ago
Jim Ford Jim Ford is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Watford, Herts..
Posts: 5,588
Thanks: 245
Thanked 427 Times in 364 Posts
Likes: 1,500
Liked 858 Times in 559 Posts
Re: Mixed bag

The mutilated screw head in no.2 is very ugly. The owner should change it - it smacks of poor workmanship!

Jim
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 1 Week Ago
al_kaholik's Avatar
al_kaholik al_kaholik is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Winchester
Posts: 1,213
Thanks: 143
Thanked 136 Times in 125 Posts
Likes: 142
Liked 109 Times in 67 Posts
Re: Mixed bag

[quote=sapper;450841]
Quote:
Originally Posted by al_kaholik View Post
Everything ready for my weekend, and then semi disaster. The Duracell battery in the EM10 failed after only a hand full of shots despite being fully charged. I've had this before, so I think I'll be looking for another.
Nice shots.
I had a similar problem some time ago. Took a battery that wasn't charged and it conked out. I managed to squeeze shots out of it by putting it in my pocket between shots. Not ideal but it worked.
Thank you! Its dead as a door nail unfortunately. I've not put it on charge yet. The metering between 100% and 'it's dead Jim' was disappointing.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Ford View Post
The mutilated screw head in no.2 is very ugly. The owner should change it - it smacks of poor workmanship!

Jim
Quite right, its probably original and as such someone is loathed to replace it. Once I'd inspected the little emblem there, it was the chewed screw head that made me want to take a picture! I'm all about the little details.
__________________
My Flickr
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mixed day! Walti The lounge 4 19th January 2016 04:23 PM
A Mixed Bag brian1208 Foto Fair 2 5th May 2014 09:32 PM
A mixed bag alfbranch Foto Fair 13 11th February 2013 09:01 PM
Mixed bag Graptolite Foto Fair 9 18th January 2012 10:33 PM
A Mixed Bag OlyPaul Foto Fair 7 29th July 2011 09:59 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:24 AM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2018, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger