Archive for December 4, 2014

I bought another OM-10 body from ebay (i wanted it to be a present) with a Zuiko 50mm f1.8 + Original leather case for 30 Euro.(not bad)
The thing is that the item was listed as a “non working item”,the reason i bid was the lens which i didnt own by that time and that the problem with the body was a mirror stopped in the upward position. I had read that this kind of problem was at most of the times battery related. 
When i received it,the bundle was in good condition and just needed some cleaning. I set the camera in the off position, through new batteries in, I advanced the film and POP!! the mirror was down. 
Success, but lets test the battery level. When i set the camera in the battery check position there was no sound and no light in the body indicator…. Oh no I thought. Lets look through the viewfinder. Yes the shutter speed on the side of the viewfinder lid up and changed as i played around with the aperture.
Bottom line faulty battery check beeper and led, but seems that everything else is working. This weekend I will test it, also I will test the manual adapter that came with it.
The lens was in very good condition and had also a filter labeled “B&W 49ES KR 1,5 1.1x” Which is a vintage warm polarization filter from B&W (valued around 12 Euro…not bad).

 “These filters are special versions of the B+W Circular Polarizing Filters combined with a warm tone filter. This combines the optical qualities of both filters in a single filter.

Part Circular Polarizer
Highly efficient standard circular polarizing filter for all cameras with beam splitters in the light paths of their TTL exposure meter and with autofocus lenses. Circular polarization has the same pictorial effect as linear polarization, but allows for proper exposure metering and/or autofocus distance settings.

B+W Polarizers increase color saturation and reduce reflections. The neutral gray color and plane parallel polarizer material guarantee optimal image results. High-quality optical glass ensures excellent pictorial quality. The filter factor varies according to how the filter is positioned in relation to the sun. Filter factor is between 2.3 and 2.8.

Part Warming Filter
This most delicate reddish-yellow conversion filter absorbs violet and some blue plus a minimal amount of green, but it passes yellow and red undiminished; the color of the light becomes “warmer” by 15 Mired. That is mostly the optimal amount for correcting the light blue cast in the shadows under a blue sky. It also absorbs UV radiation and hence it provides better sharpness. With color films and/or developing processes that generally yield results that are too “cool,” this filter can be kept on the lens at all times. With this filter, skin tones in particular will be rendered more naturally. Its filter factor is approximately 1:1.”

Anyway I cleaned it I put the adapter on the E420 and  voilà. 

A portrait of my Brother. Manual focus on the nose (difficult to focus through liveview)

A Cut from a photo demonstrating the exagonal light effect.

Further testing on the way, Stay Tuned and remember.

Happy Shooting