Olympus 75mm f1.8

Wow. This lens really impresses me.

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Cosina CX-1 vs. LOMO LC-A+

Here’s a few shots comparing the Cosina CX-1 (early 80′s) to the LOMO LC-A+.  They are pretty much the same camera.  The CX-1 has a Cosinon 33mm f3.5 lens (4 elements in 3 groups = Tessar), while the LC-A+ a Minitaur 1, 32mm f2.8 lens. Both use coated lenses.  The CX-2 later upgraded to a f2.8 lens and autowinder capability.  The LOMO has a threaded shutter release button, manual film disengage (for double exposures). The big difference in the design is the rotating lens cover on the Cosina.  I actually had to read the manual to figure it out.  The Cosina has a nicer feel (covering). Both cameras are solid. One of these days I’ll do a head-to-head comparison of photos.

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Purple Cat, Cosina CX-1 with LOMO Purple [Yuk]

My fascination has worn off. I do not like Lomo’s purple film.  I’ll stick to Kodak Ektar I think.

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Kingoji! EM-5, Oly 75mm f1.8 shot WFO.

Oooh. I’m gonna like this lens.

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Pam and Bev, 1979 Olympus Trip35, Expired Fuji 100 (2001)

Not bad for a 35-year old camera with 13-year old film! Some touch up work in Aperture.

 

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1979 Olympus Trip 35

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Ever wish you could go back in time and enter your favorite shop and purchase some new items from the past? I did and it just floors me that such a place exists. An old camera store in Michigan is a time capsule. The shop’s owner was a pack rat and kept his old inventory. He got old and the shop was in limbo for 4 or 5 years. He passed on and left all the gear to his neighbors. I walked in and about fell over. This is a mint in the box never used Olympus Trip for $30. I bought a Cosina CX-1 ZF shooter and a Minolta Hi-Matic G for $20 each. Also a Land of the Giants model kit (re-issue from 1995) and some old film.

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Carnival of Souls, OM-D EM-5, Sigma 30mm f2.8 EX DN

I love the old horror film Carnival of Souls. Here’s a few shots inspired by the film.
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Flaming Skull Tank, EM-5, Voightlander 50mm f1.5

Helmet, EM-5, Voightlander 50mm f1.5

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Indian, EM-5, Voightlander 50mm f1.5

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