A Work of Art

Olympus [mju:]-1

Olympus [mju:]-1


An Olympus [mju:]-1 35mm camera I recently bought for $5.00 in a thrift shop is listed in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum as A Work of Art
Now I will be shooting with a museum piece ๐Ÿ™‚

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Vintage 1976

a 1976 Canon AE-1

a 1976 Canon AE-1


A recent addition to my growing camera family, a 1976 Canon AE-1 taken with my original 1976 classic the Olympus OM-1 and a Zuiko 40mm f2 lens on Ilford XP2 film.

New Toy….

1965 Konica Auto S2 rangefinder with a Hexanon 45mm f1.8 lens.

1965 Konica Auto S2 rangefinder with a Hexanon 45mm f1.8 lens.


Recently found in a thrift shop, a 1965 Konica Auto S2 rangefinder with a Hexanon 45mm f1.8 lens. Just put new light seals in it, and I’m eager to take it for a spin.
Taken with my Olympus “Pen” E-p2 and an OM Zuiko 100mm f2.8 manual focus lens.

Pentax PC35AF

Pentax PC35AF 35mm autofocus film camera from 1982. It has a very sharp 5 element 35mm f2.8 lens, and film advance is manual, so no noisy motor.

Pentax PC35AF 35mm autofocus film camera from 1982. It has a very sharp 5 element 35mm f2.8 lens, and film advance is manual, so no noisy motor.


Image taken with the Olympus Pen E-p2 and the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 lens.

Meet the Riken Ricomat

A new member in my growing camera collection.  Saw this in a local thrift shop for very few $$ and it was begging me to not leave it there.  This is a Ricoh "35" rangefinder from the 1950's and it seems in very good condition.  Can't wait to take it out for a spin.

A new member in my growing camera collection. Saw this in a local thrift shop for very few $$ and it was begging me to not leave it there. This is a Ricoh “35” rangefinder from the 1950’s and it seems in very good condition. Can’t wait to take it out for a spin.

A new member of the family

Olympus MJII (Stylus Epic) 35mm film camera

Olympus MJII (Stylus Epic) 35mm film camera


Continuing to feed my addiction to classic cheap film cameras. I picked this up in a local thrift shop for $15.00. It is an Olympus MJU-II (Stylus Epic) weatherproof point-and-shoot with a 35mm f2.8 lens. Just took it out in a snow storm in Central Park and hopefully it worked.

The Infinity

I recently found this in a thrift shop for the price of a roll of film. It included a working battery and a roll of expired (1994) Kodak Gold 400 film. I could not leave it in the store :-) The Olympus AF-1 (Infinity in the US) of 1986 was the world's first weatherproof fully automatic compact camera, earning it the nickname "Nurepika" (wet flash) in Japan. It was the first in the Olympus AF series. I believe it was the last Olympus compact to have the Zuiko name on the lens, and from the first tries it seems to be very sharp. * Lens: 35mm f/2.8 * Minimum focus distance of 75cm. * Autofocus. * Auto-exposure. * Auto-flash. * Focus lock button. Other features: DX decoding, motordrive, XA-style lens protection, and a shutter speed range of 1/30-1/750 seconds.

I recently found this in a thrift shop for the price of a roll of film. It included a working battery and a roll of expired (1994) Kodak Gold 400 film. I could not leave it in the store ๐Ÿ™‚
The Olympus AF-1 (Infinity in the US) of 1986 was the world’s first weatherproof fully automatic compact camera, earning it the nickname “Nurepika” (wet flash) in Japan. It was the first in the Olympus AF series. I believe it was the last Olympus compact to have the Zuiko name on the lens, and from the first tries it seems to be very sharp.
* Lens: 35mm f/2.8
* Minimum focus distance of 75cm.
* Autofocus.
* Auto-exposure.
* Auto-flash.
* Focus lock button.
Other features: DX decoding, motordrive, XA-style lens protection, and a shutter speed range of 1/30-1/750 seconds.

A new member of my Olympus Family

Olympus E-P2 with a OM Zuiko 24mm f2.8 lens

Olympus E-P2 with a OM Zuiko 24mm f2.8 lens


The Olympus Pen E-p2 with my favorite Zuiko lens. The viewfinder is fantastic when using vintage lenses. The first real competitor to my Olympus OM cameras, but I’m not giving up on them yet ๐Ÿ˜‰

A new friend

Olympus 35 SP

Olympus 35 SP

I’m a sucker for Olympus cameras and here is a shot of a new friend I picked up today. I’ve had one of these since 1975, but it had succumbed to mold. Today I found a new one and am very excited to put it to work. Stay tuned..!!!