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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
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365 Project Day 4

Day 4 Today of the 365 Project. Last week was Tough, time was very limited if terms of opportunities to take quality photos.But that is the meening of the 365 Project you have to make the best out out of every single opportunity you have.
Today I received another OM lens The Super Danubia Multicoated 28mm f2.8. Price 13euro Including Postage…..nice!

I had it with me the whole day, and on my way from office i popped it on my E420 and here is my Day 4 Photo.
Of course this weekend i am gonna test it extensively. So Stay Tuned… 
DAY 4 “Oil Refinery, Scaramangas” E420 & Super Danubia 28mm MV f2.8
Plus Mystery item photo,received today again (4Euros Incl Postage)
“Stay tuned” E420&SUPER DANUBIA

365 Project Day 3

Day 3
Christmas Tree is Ready, 
Olympus E420
OM to 4/3 Adapter
Auto Optomax 28mm f2.8
“The Elf Is Back, Merry Christmas!”  

365 Project , Day 2

Olympus E420
OM to 4/3 Adapter
Auto Optomax 28mm f2.8
“Join the Club, Canadian Club”

365 Day Project Day One

Starting Point, Baoer 388 & FPR flex nib Mod.

OLYMPUS E-420
COSINA COSINON 50mm f1.8 M42
M42 TO 4/3 ADAPTER

The pen is a Baoer 388 with a Fountain Pen Revolution Semi Flex Nib.
The Ink is EES Registrants Blue Black Ink.

365 Days Project Day 1 “Starting Point”

Day 1 “Bonus”

Chiliadou Greece, Memoires.

A Photo Travel Scrapbook, Summer 2014.

This summer I spend it at Chiliadou, a small traditional village near Nafpaktos. It is a beautiful seaside village with a beautiful 2km sandy beach. The last few years modern luxury hotels haver been built in the area and also new restaurans and beach bars. 

It is a place with friendly happy people which combines sea and mountain. You can enjoy sea sports or you can climb mountains on foot or on bike. You can enjoy your drink under the sun or the stars, since the bars next to the sea are open till late in the night.
It is near the city of Nafpaktos with the excellent medieval castle and the great night life. Or you can travel through the new Antirio bridge and visit Patra.
D3200 HDR The Bridge with a very low sandy fog.

D3200 The Bridge with a very low sandy fog.

D3200 The Bridge with a very low sandy fog.
Here are some photos that demonstrate the beauty of Chiliadou.
CHILIADOU BEACH D3200 LR5

CHILIADOU BEACH D3200 LR5

CHILIADOU BEACH D3200

CHILIADOU BEACH D3200

CHILIADOU BEACH D3200 LR4

CHILIADOU BEACH D3200 LR5

ROCKS AT THE BEACH BEHIND PANAGITSA CHURCH CHILIADOU D3200

PANAGIA CHILIADIOTISA D3200

PANAGIA CHILIADIOTISA D3200

BAR WHITE SANDS CHILIADOU D3200 LR5

Chiladou beach Bridge towards Monastiraki D3200

D3200 LR5

WHITE SANDS CHILIADOU D3200

WHITE SANDS CHILIADOU D3200

SUNSET

WHITE SANDS CHILIADOU D3200

BAYWATCH TOWER  WHITE SANDS CHILIADOU D3200
D3200

D3200

E420 + MANUAL LENS

E420 + MANUAL LENS

“Standoff” D3200

E420 + MINOLTA MD 50mm f2

E420 + MINOLTA MD 50mm f2

E420 + MINOLTA MD 50mm f2

NAFPAKTOS BEACH D3200 LR5 HDR BW

CHILIADOU PLATANOS D3200 HDR

I hope you like them, and I urge you to visit Chiliadou next Summer.
Thanks again for reading my posts.

Happy Shooting.

Olympus E-420 & Minolta MD 50mm f2

Using the MD to 4/3 Adapter.

 


Back to the DSLR + Adapter + Manual focus lenses “thing”. Tell me sentimental old foul, I just love manual focusing these “full metal jacket” lenses.

THE BODY.
Olympus E-420, a nice little DSLR capable of nice results and now days cheap. You can get one for about 100-130 Euro.
I had writen about the MD/NIKON adapter that I used with my D3200 and a Minolta MD 50mm f2.
But that wasnt the first time I used this MD lens with a DSLR body.
Again a cheap ebay bought adapter MD to Olympus 4/3 with less than 10 USD.
This summer was real fun using this compination which I think it resulted to some nice photos. Here are the photos.
“My Son the Sun”

“Family”
“Secret Path”

In my humble opinion the E420 and the MD Lens handled this beutiful Greek Sunlight perfectly.  The Bokeh is beautiful, also the colours in my eyes have a “creamy” “dreamy” look. Also I have a sense of a retro look, I dont know it might be my eyes. I would like to have your opinion on them.

Also I must point that E420 can do stop metering through this adapter+lenses situation, which is most useful and keeps all the fun in this proccess.
I have many adapters and lenses for my Olympus E420. This collection is going to be one of my next posts and Ithink that it will demonstrate how far you can go with quite a tight budget.
Thanks again for reading.
Happy Shooting
Have a great Weekend
  
PS.Here is a link to an E-420 Review.