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I am just being jealous Simon
That's ok Alf, I guessed that was the case anyway, as we are "all" too nice here to be sarcastic . Anyway don't be jealous .... get even ..... the M3 is a bargain relatively speaking, well at least by Leica standards. Mine cost £650.00 and will be worth at least that amount if not even more by this time next year, my EM-5 has already lost at least half its purchase cost

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Re: My film cameras

Here is my latest camera

An Olympus Om2 with 50mm f1.8, 28mm f2.8, 135mm f3.5, 35-105 mm f3.5-5.6 and Sigma 35-200 mm f4-50-5.6. With Olympus strap and Cobra flash. I also got a bag for it all in on the price. The 35-105 was bought separately.


OM2 kit 1 by alf.branch, on Flickr


OM2 kit 2 by alf.branch, on Flickr

First roll was dropped off for development today.

Here it is in use by me for the first time.


OM2 in use by alf.branch, on Flickr
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Re: My film cameras

Very nice, Alf. Looks almost new.
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Re: My film cameras

Hi Alf,

As Roger says ..... very nice and looks new, a very nice outfit indeed.

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Re: My film cameras

The OM-2 / 2n has always been my favourite OM camera. That looks a lovely example.
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Re: My film cameras

Here is a shot from the Om2


Moss force on OM2 by alf.branch, on Flickr
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Nice one Alf, I like it very much. I've got the weekend 'off' so am hoping to get out with the M3

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Re: My film cameras

Hi everyone!

Not directly related to this thread but I'm hoping that the people who have an interest in the thread will know the answer - do you have to adjust the exposure at all when film is cold. The reason is that I left my camera in the car last night by mistake and when I picked it up this morning it was barely above freezing. My thoughts were that because it is a chemical process these generally happen slower the lower the temperature, so some compensation may be needed. I'm using the Poundland Agfa film Alf suggested in my OM 20.

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Re: My film cameras

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Hi everyone!

Not directly related to this thread but I'm hoping that the people who have an interest in the thread will know the answer - do you have to adjust the exposure at all when film is cold. The reason is that I left my camera in the car last night by mistake and when I picked it up this morning it was barely above freezing. My thoughts were that because it is a chemical process these generally happen slower the lower the temperature, so some compensation may be needed. I'm using the Poundland Agfa film Alf suggested in my OM 20.

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Ralph it will do it no harm at all.
Film is best kept cool and can have its life prolonged by keeing it in a fridge or even a Freezer.

It is usually best to allow it adjust to the temperature you intend to use it in before continuing if possible if there is a risk of condensation.

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Re: My film cameras

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Ralph it will do it no harm at all.
Film is best kept cool and can have its life prolonged by keeing it in a fridge or even a Freezer.

It is usually best to allow it adjust to the temperature you intend to use it in before continuing if possible if there is a risk of condensation.

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Thanks Alf!

I wasn't too worried about condensation as it was even colder outside the car! I was just concerned about under exposing if the film wasn't warm enough for the chemiclas in it to be active enough. I remember years ago my friend always kept his film in the fridge to "stop it going off" - I never had any lying around long enough to worry about that.

I have followed your link and joined, however this forum seems to take up a lot of my time, I don't know if I have enough to spare for another!

Cheers,

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Re: My film cameras

No need to adjust film speed. I've shot Velvia in an OM2n at -40.
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Re: My film cameras

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Hi everyone!

Not directly related to this thread but I'm hoping that the people who have an interest in the thread will know the answer - do you have to adjust the exposure at all when film is cold. The reason is that I left my camera in the car last night by mistake and when I picked it up this morning it was barely above freezing. My thoughts were that because it is a chemical process these generally happen slower the lower the temperature, so some compensation may be needed. I'm using the Poundland Agfa film Alf suggested in my OM 20.

Cheers,

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As others have said, there is no need to adjust exposures for low temperatures.

I don't think there is any chemical reaction as such when film is exposed to light, or if there is, it isn't really affected by temperature. (Exposure to light is a different process to natural ageing, which is slowed down significantly by freezing film. There is also the matter of cosmic radiation, which is reduced inside the confines of a metal refrigerator.)

However, photographic films do suffer from something called 'reciprocity failure', which in simple terms means that the usual relationship between film speed, shutter speed and lens aperture can fail when exposures exceed a second or two.

Reciprocity failure varies from film to film. I have not found this to be a problem in practice, but the data sheets for some film do recommend increasing exposure by half a stop or so for very long exposures.
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Re: My film cameras

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I am just being jealous Simon
Sorry Alf,

But 'one' recently became 'two' , I just couldn't help myself …. buying it that is, not making you jealous

Same age as the first and actually in even better condition, now my Leica outfit is complete ….. honestly

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Re: My film cameras

I am having a declutter with the E-1 in my sights. I have a Ricoh GR1V and a Nikon 35ti both of which have expired in the drawer. The Ricoh's LCD is only partially visible and the Nikon refuses to start. Looking for reliable camera repairer, any thoughts.

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Re: My film cameras

Couldn't really help myself with this one either

I've been after a 'clean' OM4Ti for some time to team up with my 'Trinity F2's' . Missed a black one at Ffordes recently while I 'dithered' then on Thursday night this beauty appeared on their site described as 'mint-'. When it arrived it was clear that it was not mint- but actually 'unused and new' Boxed, it even still had the paper 'warning slip' over the shutter and the plastic base protector fitted. I can't believe how lucky I have been to find an unused OM4Ti and for just £199 too

I'm going to start a new thread showing it in greater detail if anyone is interested.

Only one problem really , it is so unused that I feel it may be foolish to actually use it If I can keep it in this condition it may well appreciate in value considerably over the next few years, so while my heart says put some film through it my head is saying … "pack it off to Luton Cameras for a CLA and then put it in my safe"

Maybe I should get a beat-up 'user' for actual use.

with my 100 f2


with my F2 'trinity'


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