The technical stuff:
Type: Single Lens Reflex
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f1.8 -
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.