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12-30-2009, 23:21
Today, I collected my 1st black and white roll of test photos captured on the Olympus Trip, I am amazed by how sharp the Zuiko 40mm 2.8f lens is.

I am half-way through my first roll of Oly 35 RC, will compare the difference soon.

http://retro.ms11.net/bwminstrel-closeup.jpg


http://retro.ms11.net/bwminstrel-board.jpg

raytoei
ps. sorry...i know the Oly Trip isn't exactly a RF...

Trius
12-31-2009, 14:38
The RC lens is pretty similar in terms of performance.

Great shots ... no problem with the Trip not being an RF. Just about any camera is discussed here!

01-01-2010, 16:02
I developed my first roll of 35RC snaps yesterday, and the pictures are no less astounding.


Dome Cafe, snapped at 1/15s and f2.8, ISO 400, XP-2
http://retro.ms11.net/dome-parkway.jpg

Hairdresser, snapped at 1/30s and f2.8, ISO 400, XP-2
http://retro.ms11.net/hairdresser.jpg

some interesting observations:

* Being so small and unobtrusive, people weren't really concerned that I was snapping away

* All my pictures came out very sharp, this is a distinct advantage of the Rangefinder camera versus SLR, with my SLRs, images weren't always sharp.

* Lastly, being so light, I found that snapping at 1/15 and at full aperture wasn't a problem unlike the handshake problem with SLRs.

cheers!

raytoei

smiling gecko
01-01-2010, 17:08
very nice. it is more often than not, the photographer, not the camera that makes the image exceptional.

thanks for sharing.

breathe, relax and enjoy. pax et bonum.

happy trails,
kenneth

George S.
01-01-2010, 17:41
If you said the shot of the Dome Cafe's counter was taken with a Leica lens I would have believed it. It has a beautiful look to it. Very sharp but also pleasing. ( But I've been hooked on Zuikos for a bit over 30 years! )

01-01-2010, 19:22
actually, I do have a picture for comparison :)

Took this in October at Dome Bishan, with a Summicron-r 50mm, I believe it was 1/30s and f2.
http://retro.ms11.net/cafe.jpg

I meant to say earlier, that with rangefinders cameras, I can be very accurate in focusing, whereas with manual SLR I can never be 100% that I at the peak focus.

cheers!

raytoei

vidgamer
01-16-2010, 04:50
....

* Being so small and unobtrusive, people weren't really concerned that I was snapping away


And it's quiet compared to many SLRs. And small enough to be carried around...


* All my pictures came out very sharp, this is a distinct advantage of the Rangefinder camera versus SLR, with my SLRs, images weren't always sharp.

* Lastly, being so light, I found that snapping at 1/15 and at full aperture wasn't a problem unlike the handshake problem with SLRs.


Perhaps the SLR problem isn't as much handshake (although, there is that problem!), but moreso the mirror slap?