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Isle of Fire

Last weekend Barry Island was transformed into an 'Isle of Fire', with torches, lanterns, fire jugglers and so on.

Of course, a night-time event is maybe not the obvious thing to photograph on film - and 100 ISO transparency film at that - but here are some of the photos that resulted.

All taken on an OM-4ti, 50mm/1.4 and 85mm/f2 lenses on Agfa CT Precisa 100.

The multi spot metering of the OM-4ti was perfect for balancing the exposure between flames and sky.









More shots here: http://cariadus.com/events/isle-of-fire/
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Re: Isle of Fire

Om4ti, 100 ASA Chromes ..... Oh yes, now we're talking Roger

Excellent images too

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Re: Isle of Fire

Thanks Simon. I do love Precisa. It's reputed to be re-branded Provia.
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Re: Isle of Fire

Nice to see a 4Ti and film coping with challenging shots like these.
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Re: Isle of Fire

Thanks John. The OM4ti is perfect for shots like these. It wasn't practical to use a tripod due to the number of people about so all these were hand held.
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Re: Isle of Fire

Nice shots. The OM-4 and OM-4Ti multi spot metering is the greatest metering system I have ever used.

I really can't understand why, not only Olympus, but just about every manufacturer hasn't adopted it...?

Amazing system. OK gonna fire up the OM now...

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Re: Isle of Fire

Fantastic shots.

Yes, I agree about the 4's metering. I also used to use Agfa slide film for its lovely soft, natural colours. I've come over all nostalgic!
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Re: Isle of Fire

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Nice shots. The OM-4 and OM-4Ti multi spot metering is the greatest metering system I have ever used.

I really can't understand why, not only Olympus, but just about every manufacturer hasn't adopted it...?
I suspect it is digital photography that has made the need for this function obsolete.

Using a digital camera it is quicker and easier just to fire off half a dozen shots using slightly different exposures. (In any case, Photoshop provides some latitude in exposure.)

Anyone who really wants to take multiple spot meter readings can use a hand-held exposure meter, (or average spot meter readings from a digital camera). I agree this is not as easy as the OM3/OM4 system, but I cannot remember the last time that I needed to do this.
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Re: Isle of Fire

Thanks Mal and Mark

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Anyone who really wants to take multiple spot meter readings can use a hand-held exposure meter, (or average spot meter readings from a digital camera). I agree this is not as easy as the OM3/OM4 system, but I cannot remember the last time that I needed to do this.
I use a hand held spot meter as well with my Hasselblad but the OM-4ti spot metering is so quick and easy to use. It is strange that Olympus hasn't carried it forward into their digital cameras.

Here's another shot in quite tricky lighting that the OM-4ti made easy, taken at the Royal Welsh Show (OM-4ti, 40mm/f2, Agfa CT Precisa).

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Re: Isle of Fire

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It is strange that Olympus hasn't carried it forward into their digital cameras.
That's a nice shot Roger.

Thinking about it, the OM3/OM4 metering system was easy to use because it had dedicated controls in exactly the right positions on a camera that was otherwise very simple.

Finding space for additional buttons on (say) the OM-D-EM5 would be a challenge. Worse still, existing buttons could have additional functions assigned to them, which would not only make the system cumbersome, but would probably defeat the object of the exercise.
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Re: Isle of Fire

Excellent stuff. Excellent camera.
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Re: Isle of Fire

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That's a nice shot Roger.

Thinking about it, the OM3/OM4 metering system was easy to use because it had dedicated controls in exactly the right positions on a camera that was otherwise very simple.

Finding space for additional buttons on (say) the OM-D-EM5 would be a challenge. Worse still, existing buttons could have additional functions assigned to them, which would not only make the system cumbersome, but would probably defeat the object of the exercise.
Thanks Nigel, if you they could allow the red record button to be programmed for multi spot that would be ideal for me since I never use video (yes, I know the button can be assigned to something else).


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Excellent stuff. Excellent camera.
Thanks! And agreed (about the camera).
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