brian711

brian711

Joined on Jun 8, 2011

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Starting with the Miranda Sensorex II in 1972, through my current Fujifilm X100V in 2022, and many many cameras in between, the OM-1 remains my favorite, most magical camera ever. The simplicity of design, the sound of the shutter, the smoothness of operation. What a beautiful camera. There was a certain magic to it.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2022 at 14:36 UTC as 74th comment

Agreed. Too much processing.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2022 at 17:08 UTC as 32nd comment
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Richard2Go: I don’t know why the new owners felt they needed to abandon the Olympus name, but whatever.

What I’ve been waiting for, and at this point will probably never see, is a small camera based on the old Olympus XA: clamshell design, fixed fast aperture lens at 30-40mm equivalent, and a M4/3 or one-inch sensor. I’d be willing to give up control points and bells and whistles in exchange for a smaller size. That would be an awesome little camera!

The XA’s were beauties.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2022 at 16:20 UTC

The original OM-System from the film days was nothing short of spectacular. Nice to see that branding come about again.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2021 at 23:52 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies

The original OM System was magical. After 50 years and about 30 cameras, both film and digital, the Olympus OM-1 in black remains my favorite camera of all time. Smooth as silk. A compact wonder.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2021 at 15:44 UTC as 79th comment

Agreed. Optical quality is paramount over a drop test.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2021 at 22:30 UTC as 27th comment
On article DPReview TV: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art review (62 comments in total)

Enough! There are those of us who love the 35mm focal length and find 50s a bore!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2021 at 21:44 UTC as 6th comment

Francis 85 makes a good point. Too bad. The Spectra took excellent quality pics with terrific colors, detail and sharpness. I still have pics from 1988 which look the same as the day I took them.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2021 at 16:43 UTC as 32nd comment

Bring back a real Polaroid, like the Spectra.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2021 at 01:21 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply

Good April fools story!

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2021 at 19:47 UTC as 20th comment

On B&H website, but no pic or price yet.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2021 at 14:07 UTC as 179th comment
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infiltrator: And the question every interviewer miserably fail to ask (because over and over no one ever ask even after is a widely known issue) Fuji Management, why is the Fujifilm app so bad? When are you going to fix that shameful app? Have you tried it? Here take my phone and my camera; try it yourself! Ask the darn question miserable interviewers!

I have had more frustration trying to get that app going than I care to imagine.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2021 at 21:41 UTC

Beautiful 31mm lens on a hideous body.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2021 at 21:54 UTC as 126th comment | 5 replies

It’s the classing full frame vs. APS-C debate that has always been. Trade offs. Both work well, but it comes down to personal preference.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2021 at 15:20 UTC as 146th comment
On article Stocking stuffers: Five film camera bargains (96 comments in total)

I had the N8008s, and loved it. Coming off years of OM ownership, this was my first crack at an autofocus camera. I couldn’t have been happier. This camera, with a 35mm F2 autofocus Nikkor and the SB-23 speedlight, were a combo that delivered stellar sharp, bright, colorful images. I sold it to get an N90s, and always regretted that move. After owning about 30 cameras, the N8008s is second in line to my all time favorite Olympus OM-1.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2020 at 15:08 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

The Olympus OM-1 was smooth as silk. Beautiful.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2020 at 21:37 UTC as 14th comment

Looks great. Nice photos, Chris. Beautiful Country.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2020 at 14:00 UTC as 20th comment

A beauty in all ways. Had the Miranda Sensorex II, which is of this style. That is a beautiful cam as well. Also, the Minolta’s of that time.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2020 at 14:15 UTC as 62nd comment

My choice would be the amazing Olympus OM-1. The simplest of cameras to use, with the classic OM styling and build quality. The OM-2 has the OM-1 built into it, but for simple manual metering only, its tops.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2020 at 14:10 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies

Why not just purchase a video camera, rather than, yet, another hybrid.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2020 at 13:55 UTC as 68th comment | 6 replies
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