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Old Feb 17, 2011, 6:14 PM   #1
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A friend sent me a gift today, a old olympus OM-2n with the 28 2.8 and a JC penny 80-200 f4.5 and 2x TC. The zoom is a little hazy, but the 28 2.8 and the TC are in great sharp like the body. Switch out the batteries popped in some fresh one, and away it went. I really forgot how nice it was to have a spilt prism for MF. Really forgot how to use a really old camera, this thing is about as old as my old canon AE-1 program. Not quite as old as my contex RTS that I first learn to shoot with.
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A friend sent me a gift today, a old olympus OM-2n with the 28 2.8 and a JC penny 80-200 f4.5 and 2x TC. The zoom is a little hazy, but the 28 2.8 and the TC are in great sharp like the body. Switch out the batteries popped in some fresh one, and away it went. I really forgot how nice it was to have a spilt prism for MF. Really forgot how to use a really old camera, this thing is about as old as my old canon AE-1 program. Not quite as old as my contex RTS that I first learn to shoot with.
Congrats,

Amazing to me how well these old cameras survive the test of time. I recently picked up an Olympus 35DC camera with a 40mm f1.7 lens on it. I found it at an estate sale marked at 7 dollars. I couldn't resist.


Brought it home, cleaned it up and put a fresh battery in it. Viola! it fired up and works like a champ.

Enjoy your new toy.

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Old Feb 17, 2011, 8:41 PM   #3
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I loved and still do my old OM2, I gave the OM1 to my daughter whe I bought it. I used to use the light meter on the auto setting, up close for back lit shots, put that setting in manual and back off for framing. Hey that was in the early 70's.
That camera saw usage in the US and Canada. England and Europe. (all over) South Africa and Asia. including a long spell in Nepal.
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Old Mar 6, 2011, 12:16 PM   #4
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Congrats,

Amazing to me how well these old cameras survive the test of time. I recently picked up an Olympus 35DC camera with a 40mm f1.7 lens on it. I found it at an estate sale marked at 7 dollars. I couldn't resist.


Brought it home, cleaned it up and put a fresh battery in it. Viola! it fired up and works like a champ.

Enjoy your new toy.

Zig

The user almost got it right and really 'did' get it right . but spelled it incorrectly.

Voila comes from the French of 'see' or Voir.

It's shortened, I think, from Voir La which means 'see that'

Le and La often mean 'the' as in

La Mer (the Sea)

Meritime the word comes from Mer

So why this? One person in as many as I've read in a year
posted voila almost correctly except for the spelling.

I've seen wala, oeila (I think) , and others too crude to
remember. So I have a big star for ZIG (zig right?) ..

Thanks ZIG .. it's a start. It's a good word which is used
when something happens that , if you look, will excite or
surprise you.

The word was almost right. Keep it up! And thanks, finally.

Voila!
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I think Zig slipped a camera inside his

Walla...!
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Hi guys,

I'm feelin' the love here .....I really am

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