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Olympus OM4ti

 

The technical stuff:

Type: Single Lens Reflex

Lens: Olympus Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f1.8 - f16

Shutter: Electronically controlled Focal Plane Cloth Blind 1 - 1/2000th sec in manual mode.

 

 

This is the flagship of the OM range a Ti model fitted with electronic shutter, and the difference is very apparent. The Ti incidentally stands for Titanium, from which the body is constructed, this is to make the camera lighter. As for the electronic shutter this is superbly light and quiet, even by Olympus standards, making for very stable shooting. It has a whole host of features which I have yet to discover, with metering buttons for shadow and highlights as well as the normal exposure compensation control not to mention the multi point spot metering. The focusing screen fitted, which is interchangeable, is a combination split image and fresnel making it very fast and accurate to focus. I must confess I have a weakness for Olympus cameras and the OM series in particular. I have quite small hands and I find them much easier to handle than most. This one, with the lighter body and superbly smooth shutter action is a dream to use.

The pictures here don't really do justice to this superb camera but the weather was changeable and I had to make do with what conditions I had. Also, I think I need a bit more practice using some of the features that this camera has, we must go out again sometime and get better acqainted. This was only a 12 shot roll and the majority of shots were taken on the Kennet and Avon canal at Devizes which left me with only 2 shots. These I used up on a visit to Stow on the Wold where the sunshine improved things but the subjects alluded me. I find it very hard to get good shots in a busy tourist area because I don't like people and cars in shot.

Having said, the next batch of pictures have deliberately included cars in shot but then they are the subjects. This roll was taken at the Wiltshire Steam and Vintage Rally with additional shots from the top of Oare Hill with some amazing views.

 

 

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