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Olympus OM2 using Fomapan 400 rated at 320 ISO, developed in Microphen.
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View from the beach
Olympus OM2 using Fomapan 400 rated at 320 ISO, developed in Microphen.
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On the beach II
Olympus OM2 using Fomapan 400 rated at 320 ISO, developed in Microphen.
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Chinon CEII Memotron
Found at a winter tabletop sale. This was Chinons only original contribution to camera development. Whilst Pentax etc were struggling to add auto exposure to the M42 screw mount, ending with a solution requiring a special range of lenses, Chinon "lateral thought" and simply stopped down the lens with the shutter release button, then used fast silicon blue cells to take a meter reading just before the shutter was released. Although this was still stop down metering, it was functionally identical to auto exposure, and worked with any M42 lens with an auto diaphragm! The only drawback is the camera has the longest travel shutter release of any SLR I've ever used.
It's wearing a Pentacon lens as the Tokina 28mm it came with is in bits while I rectify someones "repair"
And no, it's not a transformer.
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Asahi Pentax SV
Found at a winter tabletop sale. The last of Pentax's meterless SLR line. Worth having if only for the wonderful whirry clockwork noise the shutter makes on long exposures.....
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I have been using the OM4 quite a lot, mainly for colour work; so far it has worked well. On a recent film, however, I found I had numerous blank exposures, even though the camera appeared to be working normally. Then it started to lock up, as if the batteries were flat, even though, on investigation, they weren't, and the camera wouldn't respond to the normal unlocking method, turning the shutter speed to "B". Needless to say, this behaviour couldn't be repeated at home, only when out with film in the camera!
After some fruitless fiddling and cleaning of contacts, followed by outdoor failures, it suddenly occured to me that it is quite chilly outside now; so I loaded a scrap film and stuck it in the freezer for ten minutes!
When I got it out, it fired off four frames apparently normally, then locked with no viewfinder information visible, and would only unlock by removing the batteries, as I had seen when outside. This happened twice more, each time having to remove the batteries to reset the camera. I think this would indicate the electronics are frazzled, possibly a temperature dependant fault. Repair isn't really an option; I would need a donor OM4, in which case I may as well use the donor instead. I may wait for warmer weather to see if the fault disappears; or perhaps I should stick to clockwork cameras!

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karlomat Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
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Thank you very much for the fav my friend...
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