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Old 28th June 2019
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Olympus IS-3000

I've never been a fan of bridge cameras, film or digital. But I had to give this one a go. Spotted this IS-3000 on Ebay various bits of kit for a grand total of 30.

The kit included the IS-3000, case, .8 teleconverter (when fully racked out with the teleconverter you have a 300mm f/5.6), a close-up lens and all the original documents. There is even the original invoice - it was bought from Allphotos Ltd of Worthing for 340.42 on 21 October 1999.

The basic lens (without add-ons) is a 35mm-180mm f/4.5 to f/5.6

The zoom is controlled by two buttons on the lens barrel which fall very nicely to the thumb when in use.

In its general design and form factor it reminds me a lot of my Hasselblad H1. I wonder if the Hasselblad designers pinched some of their ideas from Olympus?

Anyway, I've loaded up a roll of expired Kodak Ultra 200, time to go and have a play and see what this thing can do!

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