Photo Challenges

Fan Of… Olympus Cameras

A contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Fan Of… #54 challenge and a ramble about some of the Olympus cameras I have used over the years.


Fan Of... Olympus Cameras

A trio of my Olympus OM system cameras, fom left to right, my OM1 from 1976, my first OM2N from 1981 and my OM4T from 1998. I gave the photo an old fashioned film look with Snapseed as it seemed appropriate.


trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

An early photo taken with the OM1 in late 1976 or early in 1977. Trees in the snow, Hatherton, Cheshire. I had previously taken a very similar shot with my Zenit E camera but something happened to the negatives so I had to reshoot the scene the next time there was snow.


Fan Of... Olympus Cameras

One of the last shots I took using the OM system. Canada Day fireworks on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario on Canada Day 2007. Taken with a telephoto lens from nearly a mile away.


Fan Of... Olympus Cameras

44 years of Olympus cameras. The back row consists of the three OM system cameras in the first photo. The front row is, on the left, my E-410 from 2007 and on the right my OM-D E-M10 Mark II from last year. The photo was given a Polaroid type border with Snapseed.


Friendly Friday: Sunrise.

The fourth shot taken with the Olympus E-410. The Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton at sunrise. The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River is also visible in the Canada Day fireworks photo above.


Spring colour on the South Bruce Peninsula.

The sixth shot taken with the OM-D E-M10 Mark II. I was still on crutches after my accident and had only been out of rehab for about a week. One of the few photos taken with the kit lens that came with the camera.


18 replies on “Fan Of… Olympus Cameras”

Thanks. I had photos in calendars taken with the E-410 which was then 12 years old last year. The camera was the newest piece of equipment I used for the shots, I’d had the telephoto 23 years and it was used when I got it.

Actually, it occurred to me that I should do a Fan Of… about the lens as it’s got a lot of photos to pick from including landscapes and close ups.

My archives go back around 45 years. I’m currently working on a vanishing point post for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge and one of the shots is from 1981.

Thanks. After an accident a year ago left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and arm I put together a kit of small, manual focus prime lenses to go with the OM-D E-M10 MKii for when I want to travel light.

To be honest for my olympus i have only my 14-42 kit lens wich are verry good,i am thinking to switch all my canon gear to olympus,but in need to know more about their lenses.

I can’t really help. My lenses are either the old 4/3 high and super high grade lenses or various manual focus primes I have collected over the years. I long ago realised that editors want interesting shots over technically perfect shots so I’m as likely to be shooting a 40 year old prime lens and a modern auto focus zoom lens these days.

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