Just received an Olympus Pen FT w/38mm f1.8 Lens in the mail.
I've always wanted to try one and I got this from one our members.
I took it out for a walk around my back yard just to fire off a quick roll of B&W film to see what the images were like and make sure it worked correctly.
I put in a roll of Arista Premium 100 (24) and off I went.
The camera focuses nicely and is quite easy to use. It being a half frame, it's going to take a little getting used to, being a vertical viewfinder, but 1st impressions were positive.
I was not sure how scanning the negatives would work using a Nikon LS-4000, it being a half frame and all, so:
I asked Ed Hamrick about adjustments using the SA-21 film strip adapter and he said it can be done.
However, taking the easiest route:
I started using the slide attachment with the film strip adapter. It matches up almost perfectly. Almost, meaning this:
You can scan 2 frames at a time and you loose just the slightest bit on one edge. No Big deal
The scanning went very quickly and did some quick processing in Photoshop and here are the results.
Arista Premium 100 Film, Developed in Rodinal 50:1 for 13 minutes, scanned @ 4000 DPI, minor corrections in Photoshop and kicked in a little sharpening.
All in All, I'm Happy with the little Pen. Should be a great walk around camera.