“Of course they are..” I remember thinking to myself as I read the headline that Agfa Vista films were being discontinued. Why? Because it had just cemented its position as my go-to roll for weekend getaways. An almost perfect companion to the tiny must-pack-with-me Olympus XA that’s always in my pocket for casual trips. Best […]
Category: Olympus film Camera reviews
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Olympus was established on 12 October 1919 and introduced its first camera, the Semi-Olympus I in 1963.
The Olympus AF-1 (Infinity): A solid combination of affordability and quality
I first got back into film photography when I dug through some old boxes at home and came across my mom’s point and shoot camera. For those new to photography, a point and shoot camera is simply that: a camera that was designed to “point and shoot” without having to worry about technical settings. It […]
Pocket wonder: The Olympus XA with ILFORD PAN 100
My first of roll of film for the new year 2020: a fresh roll of ILFORD PAN 100 all used up in one day with a camera I’ve never used before. This was January’s commitment to the new year’s resolution I’ve signed up for. That resolution is to shoot one roll of film per month. […]
Choosing a 35mm film SLR? A quick look at six (vintage?) film camera manufacturers…
Since the publication of my original book, “Nikon Film Cameras, Which one is right for you?”, I’ve acquired a number of additional cameras and lenses which I describe and evaluate from personal experience in the newly released second edition, which recently went live on Amazon. In addition to the extra hardware, I tracked the prices […]
Compact camera mega test finale: 12+ high, mid and low-end 35mm point and shoot cameras head-to-head
One day, some time ago, I hatched a plan to do the biggest comparative test of compact film cameras that had (possibly) ever been done in the history of the human race. Surely it must have been done before? Well, not quite. Not as broad as the one you’re reading this very minute. This test […]
Compact camera mega test: Olympus MJU Zooms, all of them
Welcome to the ninth in my series of quick compact 35mm camera reviews. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be publishing a total of 12 of these articles as part of an upcoming 35mm compact camera mega test spanning cameras made from 1990 to 2003 – arguably the golden age of these pocketable beasts. You can […]
Compact camera mega test: Olympus MJU II / Olympus Stylus Epic, a meh MJU?
Welcome to the eighth in my series of quick compact 35mm camera reviews. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be publishing a total of 12 of these articles as part of an upcoming 35mm compact camera mega test spanning cameras made from 1990 to 2003 – arguably the golden age of these pocketable beasts. You can […]
Oly travel twins: The Olympus Trip 35 vs the Olympus XA2 in the field
Both these little cameras get a lot of love and I think they deserve it.
The Olympus XA review: how I fell in love with a tiny plastic box…
…and back in love with photography again and again.
Warning: the following review of the diminutive Olympus XA is highly biased and totally subjective. I love the darn thing and actually own 2 of them.
Camera review: the Olympus IS-5000 bridge camera
2002 was a funny time for film cameras.
Camera review: My Olympus 35SP
The Olympus 35 SP holds a SPecial and somewhat privileged status in my pretty modest camera collection.
Camera review: Side by side review of the Olympus MJU vs the Canon Prima Mini aka the 1€ & shipping challenge! – Andreas Zieroth
Last summer I met a young very nice American guy at my office.
Camera review: the Olympus OM-1N
The Olympus OM-1 was introduced in 1973 and was originally launched as the M-1, which relatively quickly had to be changed to the OM-1 as Leica felt it was too close to their M series. According to Olympus, it
Camera review: the Olympus MJU-II (Olympus Stylus Epic)
I’d been scouring eBay for an Olympus MJU-II cameras for ages.