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Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 09-16-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,484
Posted By ColinW
Steven, No idea about the CLA, sorry, but if you...

Steven,

No idea about the CLA, sorry, but if you are that way inclined, here's a link to a complete stripdown/overhaul. Each photo contains relevant instructions.

It's a great camera to use, hope...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-01-2012
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
Drago, This link should help: ...

Drago,

This link should help:

http://olympus.dementix.org/Hardware/tutorials/OM-1CoverRemoval/index.html
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-05-2012
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
You'll enjoy this. I've had one for while and...

You'll enjoy this. I've had one for while and with the 50mm 1.4 you've effectively got a 100mm 2.8, and the results are excellent. It's also not bad as a 2x but it excels in macro mode.

I think I've...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-28-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By ColinW
Keith, I don't have a series 2 Olympus screen...

Keith,

I don't have a series 2 Olympus screen but have various series 1's. I also use two Beattie's; an (equivalent) 1.4n and an (equivalent) 10 with the grid lines, and compared the series 1's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-24-2012
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
Just got my latest Oly and it must be the...

Just got my latest Oly and it must be the smallest yet! :p. It comes with two interchangable 'lens'. Having trouble finding film for it though ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-05-2012
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
Keith, congrats! You'll enjoy this one. Here's a...

Keith, congrats! You'll enjoy this one. Here's a photo of mine but strangely enough I prefer my OM4.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2012
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
Indeed. I thought the same. I suppose it depends...

Indeed. I thought the same. I suppose it depends on the OP.
Forum: Olympus RF 03-19-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 15,960
Posted By ColinW
Not a PDF but at least you can reference it. ...

Not a PDF but at least you can reference it.

http://35mm-compact.com/manuels/olympus-xa3/slides/olympus-xa3-1.html
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-13-2012
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
Paul, Roland is right about removing the prism...

Paul,

Roland is right about removing the prism foam as soon as possible. I removed it from my OM1n myself using the links below. It's very easy as long as you take...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-03-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,758
Posted By ColinW
There's a repair manual for the XA at the link...

There's a repair manual for the XA at the link below. The required login and password are at the top of the page. Hope that helps.

http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/repairmanuals.html
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-14-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 7,937
Posted By ColinW
Comparison at this...

Comparison at this link:

http://lists.tako.de/Olympus-OM/2004-03/msg02757.html

Here's the text:

I've always been curious about the occasional posts suggesting that the 35-105/3.5-4.5 might have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-07-2011
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
Keith, Congratulations on your new acquisition,...

Keith,

Congratulations on your new acquisition, the OM-4 is a beautiful camera to use. If you want the OM-1 with the OM-4 metering you could always go for the OM-3? ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-24-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 6,370
Posted By ColinW
I've got the OM-1n, 2sp, 3 and 4, as well as a...

I've got the OM-1n, 2sp, 3 and 4, as well as a few of the double digits, and it always seems to be the 4 that I turn to. It just gives me everything I want and feels right. I only wish it had a...
Forum: Off Topic 10-10-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By ColinW
Man cautioned for taking a photo of his daughter!

:eek:

http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/3862966/Terror-iced-alert.html
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 10-04-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,170
Posted By ColinW
Thanks IK13.

Thanks IK13.
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 10-03-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,170
Posted By ColinW
Killer Elite/Oly XA2/Nikon(?)

My daughter and her husband went to see the latest Jason Statham film 'Killer Elite' last night. In one scene my daughter says Jason Statham uses an Olympus XA2 ("the same as you have in the glove...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2011
Replies: 93
Views: 7,556
Posted By ColinW
Definitely my Zuiko 50mm f1.4; I'll take it my...

Definitely my Zuiko 50mm f1.4; I'll take it my grave.






My best was a GBP35.00 Tamron SP 35-80mm macro with a 'large rear cap' OM-3 :eek:
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-26-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 3,569
Posted By ColinW
Plus one for the OM-4. Had the same batteries in...

Plus one for the OM-4. Had the same batteries in for the last year and half and still going strong. Matched with the 50mm f1.4, it's perfect (for me anyway).
Forum: Olympus RF 09-22-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,892
Posted By ColinW
Rodinal, Could it be this...

Rodinal,

Could it be this one?

http://zuserver2.star.ucl.ac.uk/~rwesson/esif/om-sif/motordrivegroup/250_film_magazine.htm...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-31-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 3,705
Posted By ColinW
Very interesting thread Stanley and, as Lumix...

Very interesting thread Stanley and, as Lumix says, you learn something new everyday. If you need a manual there's a PDF version at this site which covers most things XA - but not...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,061
Posted By ColinW
Vicky, I usually use two small jewellers...

Vicky,

I usually use two small jewellers screwdrivers in the cut-outs on the ring face, and start it off like that, but that can be dodgy if you slip and damage the front element. Alternatively, or...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-17-2011
Replies: 108
Views: 11,101
Posted By ColinW
You mean like this?...

You mean like this? :D

http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19944

I'd really not bother because I prefer film. I've got a couple of digi's, but prefer the buzz of waiting to get the film...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 06-06-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 496
Posted By ColinW
World’s most expensive camera?

Apologies if this has already been posted elsewhere.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1394648/World-s-expensive-camera-1923-sells-1m-works-perfectly.html
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-06-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 3,579
Posted By ColinW
Vicky, Is that the 2n you had problems with...

Vicky,

Is that the 2n you had problems with before? If you're on a limited timescale I'd recommend Keith Leedham. He repaired my OM4 and I got it back in a couple of days better than ever. He does a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-06-2011
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
Paolo, I use mine the same as you but haven't...

Paolo,

I use mine the same as you but haven't done so since I got a Sigma 50mm 2.8 1:1 macro lens. Whatever way you use it you set one focussing ring to infinity and just use the other one. I've got...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-28-2011
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
Yeah, I was watching that and was surprised at...

Yeah, I was watching that and was surprised at the price myself. I said to my wife 'I wouldn't be surprised if that's went to someone on RFF'. :D

Congrats on a cracking lens at a good price. Enjoy.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-05-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,971
Posted By ColinW
Welcome back to the Mothership! So, what's your...

Welcome back to the Mothership! So, what's your next Oly purchase then? ;)
Forum: Olympus RF 02-05-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,060
Posted By ColinW
Hi Greg, Congratulations, it's a lovely little...

Hi Greg,

Congratulations, it's a lovely little camera. You could try this link:

http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-134.html
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-02-2011
Replies: 113
Views: 10,427
Posted By ColinW
Keith, I second every word of that.

Keith,

I second every word of that.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-02-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,491
Posted By ColinW
Pete, My OM-4 is my beloved too and I believe I...

Pete,

My OM-4 is my beloved too and I believe I can help you out. The same thing happened to me with an OM40 (OMPC) about a 18 months ago. I found a site online that said, basically, to put new...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-29-2010
Replies: 106
Views: 6,936
Posted By ColinW
My good lady got me a mint copy of the 'Olympus...

My good lady got me a mint copy of the 'Olympus OM System Lens Handbook'. I'm very happy.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-30-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By ColinW
+1 for Keith. I had a similar problem with the...

+1 for Keith. I had a similar problem with the ISO mechanism jamming/slipping, came back from him good as new. Hope the weather doesn't hold it up in the post :rolleyes:.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-21-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By ColinW
Brian, thanks for the heads up. The Weston 715...

Brian, thanks for the heads up. The Weston 715 looks quite small and cool.



Roland, it's strange you should say that, 'cos I thought screen was brighter than normal, but I when I looked it's just...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-20-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By ColinW
dtcls100, As I mentioned, there are other ways...

dtcls100,

As I mentioned, there are other ways to use it if the meter is gone, and yes you're right; if it's the meter there's no chance of repair. If the meter is gone it's no problem, I have an...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-20-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By ColinW
OM Bargain Buy

Last week when trawling through fleabay I noticed a lens for sale, a Tamron SP 35-80mm macro. What drew my attention to it was in the small photo there was what looked like an Olympus Compartment S...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2010
Replies: 28
Views: 2,766
Posted By ColinW
Wink John, You're maybe old and cool but let's be...

John,

You're maybe old and cool but let's be honest. You're mainly cool because you're Scottish ;).
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-31-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
Johnny, I'll second Hans for Keith Leedham. He...

Johnny,

I'll second Hans for Keith Leedham. He repaired my OM4 and I got it back better than ever. Helpful advice, good prices, really fast turnaround and spot on repairs. He never looks at his...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-31-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,342
Posted By ColinW
Paul, Just a thought, but have you cleaned the...

Paul,

Just a thought, but have you cleaned the battery terminals? You could also take the bottom plate off and check for any loose/corroded wires.
Forum: Nikon RF 08-14-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By ColinW
Keith Leedham repaired my OM4 and I got it back...

Keith Leedham repaired my OM4 and I got it back better than ever. I'm sure he'll do RF's no problem. Helpful advice, good prices, really fast turnaround and spot on repairs. He never looks at his...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-17-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 7,161
Posted By ColinW
My ED came with the same problems; shutter not...

My ED came with the same problems; shutter not releasing, wouldn't wind on and the self timer was 90 degrees to what it should be.

So I got two SR44's and placed them in one battery chamber...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-13-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,751
Posted By ColinW
Just spotted...

Just spotted this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Olympus-lens-hood-rare-35RC-and-similar-cameras-/330440505742?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Photography_CameraLenses_Lens_caps_hoods_adaptors_ET&hash=item4cefc9f98e
Forum: Olympus RF 06-12-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 7,161
Posted By ColinW
Dwig that's for the 35 RD. For the ED there's a...

Dwig that's for the 35 RD. For the ED there's a manual at:

http://mikec62.tripod.com/manuals.html

Just click on Olympus on the side bar and it's there.
Forum: Olympus RF 06-11-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 7,161
Posted By ColinW
Paul, Get two SR44's and place them in one...

Paul,

Get two SR44's and place them in one battery chamber together and wad the other with tin foil, it works a treat. On another post about an ED I posted a link to an electronic manual. I'll...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-04-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 3,751
Posted By ColinW
I got my hood from Tripman and I've had a few...

I got my hood from Tripman and I've had a few filters too. He has none in stock at the moment but if you mail him he might be able to help you out. I know he posts to the States and a few folk here...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-30-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,247
Posted By ColinW
Keith, Happy new camera! :D Hope the good luck...

Keith,

Happy new camera! :D Hope the good luck continues. Love the avatar as well, it's got a bit of the Steampunk look about it.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-17-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,501
Posted By ColinW
Velcro? It's just a rip off :D

Velcro? It's just a rip off :D
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-02-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 6,234
Posted By ColinW
Mablo, Try this link. It should give you all...

Mablo,

Try this link. It should give you all the information you need. It works on all the earlier rangefinders too (at least the ones I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-27-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 5,362
Posted By ColinW
Jesse, I have a Vivitar 2x Macrofocusing...

Jesse,

I have a Vivitar 2x Macrofocusing teleconverter. I've used it with a 135mm and the results are excellent. I've also used it with a Tokina 80-200mm zoom and the results are very good as well,...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-22-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
Yeah, we've all said that before! We'll wait and...

Yeah, we've all said that before! We'll wait and see :D

Nice shot, nice lens, congrats.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 03-15-2010
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
Jesse, Does that mean you've stopped saving for...

Jesse,

Does that mean you've stopped saving for one then? :D Just got myself a 75-150mm f4 for 0.99p & GBP 3.00 p&p! Looks a bit battered but at that price I can hardly complain. ;)
Forum: Olympus RF 03-03-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 15,625
Posted By ColinW
If you want the real thing try this...

If you want the real thing try this link:

http://www.tripman.co.uk/70131/info.php?p=7&pno=0

Out of stock at the moment but he gets them in quite regulary, it's good for filters, caps, hoods, etc....
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-26-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 3,389
Posted By ColinW
Here's the BIN one I mentioned in a previous...

Here's the BIN one I mentioned in a previous...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-25-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 3,389
Posted By ColinW
The Camera Grip 1 Chris mentions can be found at...

The Camera Grip 1 Chris mentions can be found at this page (with various others):

http://zuserver2.star.ucl.ac.uk/~rwesson/esif/om-sif/phototechnicalgroup.htm...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-03-2010
Replies: 48
Views: 6,179
Posted By ColinW
Sonnar2, I use an OM-4 and I love it. No...

Sonnar2,

I use an OM-4 and I love it. No problems with the viewfinder; I use the spot metering all the time and have used the highlight/shadow buttons on occasion. Yes, battery drain can be a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-19-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By ColinW
John, Yes, you're on the right track. Chris...

John,

Yes, you're on the right track. Chris Crawford should be along soon, he's an OM-G (OM30) veteran. :)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-12-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,079
Posted By ColinW
If the UK is not too far away; Keith Leedham...

If the UK is not too far away; Keith Leedham repaired my OM4 and I got it back better than ever. Helpful advice, good prices, really fast turnaround and spot on repairs. He never looks at his email...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-12-2010
Replies: 38
Views: 6,668
Posted By ColinW
I think Earl will have something to say about...

I think Earl will have something to say about that! :D
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 3,552
Posted By ColinW
'Mon the Oly!

'Mon the Oly!
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-19-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
I second that vote for Keith, the guy is a...

I second that vote for Keith, the guy is a genius. It's better to phone though as he's a bit of a computerphobe and doesn't bother with his email much.

As far as 'spending a bit' goes, I found his...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-26-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 2,419
Posted By ColinW
Still looking out for that EP-1, Earl?...

Still looking out for that EP-1, Earl? :D

Chris,

Nice shots, as always.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-25-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
Couldn't agree more. Congrats Frank.

Couldn't agree more. Congrats Frank.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-09-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
I have to agree. There's something I find really...

I have to agree. There's something I find really appealing about them. I've got two at the moment and they get good use. The battery drain has never bothered me as I use a 2SP and a 4 as well, and...
Forum: Olympus RF 11-07-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 2,018
Posted By ColinW
AAlfano, I have no experience of the SRB-Griturn...

AAlfano,

I have no experience of the SRB-Griturn filters but you can also buy them (for roughly the same price) and other makes here:

http://www.tripman.co.uk/70131/info.php?p=4&pno=0

An excellent...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,761
Posted By ColinW
Very nice indeed, Will. Hard to pick a favourite...

Very nice indeed, Will. Hard to pick a favourite but I like the second one with standing stone/menhir. Beautiful shots as always.
Forum: Olympus RF 10-24-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 3,017
Posted By ColinW
Voytek, Welcome. Very nice indeed, I especially...

Voytek,

Welcome. Very nice indeed, I especially like the statue ones. There's dedicated section for Olympus RF's, you will probably get more of a reponse there.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-23-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By ColinW
Chris, An injured OM is sure a sad thing to...

Chris,

An injured OM is sure a sad thing to behold. Rest assured it's now in a loving home.

John,

Thanks for the tip regarding the ASA settings.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-21-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By ColinW
Guys, Thanks for all the replies and advice. I...

Guys,

Thanks for all the replies and advice. I won't be using the sticky lens as I have 2 'MIJ's' that I got with other OM's and a 1.4 silvernose. I'm going to open it up just for a look......
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-20-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By ColinW
Will, That's a great idea thanks. I could even...

Will,

That's a great idea thanks. I could even decorate it with the papercraft version :D.

http://www.olympus.co.jp/jp/fun/wallpaper/camera/dl.cfm?id=199&type_id=15&la=en



.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-20-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By ColinW
Payasam, Thanks for the reply. Yes, I put in a...

Payasam,

Thanks for the reply. Yes, I put in a battery from my RC and it responded ok. I know how to set the ASA mechanism from the Olympus Dementia site but I was thinking of using 'Sunny 16'...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-20-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By ColinW
OM-1 Advice.

I bought a black OM-1n off fleabay for next to nothing due to it having no ASA dial cover (see attached photos) and because the 50mm lens was sticky. I'm going to get a new top cover but I'm...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-11-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,051
Posted By ColinW
Brichma, A beautiful little RF. I've had a lot...

Brichma,

A beautiful little RF. I've had a lot of fun with mine but it's been a while. Think I'll go look it out now! The flash I use is a Sunpak MX11, I think, one AA battery and it lasts for...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-11-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
Renzsu, If it's the 90/f2 it's macro....

Renzsu,

If it's the 90/f2 it's macro. Enjoy.

http://zuserver2.star.ucl.ac.uk/~rwesson/esif/om-sif/lensgroup/90mmf2.htm

You don't happen to have a copy of your lottery numbers for this week do you?...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-09-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
I'll second that Keith. Chris, I know your...

I'll second that Keith.



Chris, I know your feelings on this (you may have mentioned it before :D), but let's be honest, is there such a thing as a bad Zuiko? Whoops, maybe should have started a...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-07-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
Will, I only have the 3.5 and agree with...

Will, I only have the 3.5 and agree with everything Chris says, but sometimes I could do with a little more aperture. ;)



Nightfly, never had one myself but I reckon the OM1 would be your best bet...
Forum: Olympus RF 10-07-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,192
Posted By ColinW
Welcome Xpresson, Like Mablo says you can use it...

Welcome Xpresson,

Like Mablo says you can use it in manual, but you can also use it without a battery in manual mode. Therefore if the meter's not working, and it's mechanically sound, it should...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-04-2009
Replies: 3,749
Views: 713,060
Posted By ColinW
Welcome. The good/bad news is this is just the...

Welcome.

The good/bad news is this is just the start. GAS is bad but OM GAS is frightening. I started many years ago with an OM10, progressed to an OM20... then another, got an OM40 (which I have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 2,961
Posted By ColinW
I've got the Silvernose version of the 50mm 1.4...

I've got the Silvernose version of the 50mm 1.4 and it is superb for B & W.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-29-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,763
Posted By ColinW
I only have the 35-70/3.5-4.5 so I can't compare...

I only have the 35-70/3.5-4.5 so I can't compare it too the other versions, but just to say I've always been very happy with the results and have been surprised (in a good way) quite frequently with...
Forum: Olympus RF 08-27-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,359
Posted By ColinW
Lena, Not sure that the T32 works in complete...

Lena,

Not sure that the T32 works in complete auto with the OM10 anyway, but here's link to a T32 manual if it helps. It's a link to a pdf at the bottom of the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-22-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By ColinW
Jesse, There's an exploded diagram at the link I...

Jesse,

There's an exploded diagram at the link I sent to you on your last OM20 post, if that helps at all.
Forum: Olympus RF 08-08-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,169
Posted By ColinW
Pete, There's a repair manual at the link below...

Pete,

There's a repair manual at the link below and an exploded diagram further down that page.

http://olympus.dementia.org/Hardware/
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-06-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,323
Posted By ColinW
Jesse, You'll get a brochure and an old magazine...

Jesse,

You'll get a brochure and an old magazine advert on this site:

http://www.zuikoholic.com/omlibrary/

and an SPT article and an exploded diagram here:

http://olympus.dementia.org/Hardware/
Forum: Half Frames / Subminiatures 07-31-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 4,534
Posted By ColinW
A true genius. RIP.

A true genius. RIP.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 07-06-2009
Replies: 167
Views: 21,357
Posted By ColinW
Michael D., Cool pics and cool camera. I'm a...

Michael D.,

Cool pics and cool camera. I'm a OM40 lover myself (got two); you've got to love the ESP. I can't understand when folks complain about the battery drain, never seems to bother them...
Forum: Travel 07-02-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,444
Posted By ColinW
Larky, I'm assuming with the weather worry that...

Larky,

I'm assuming with the weather worry that you're talking about Perth, Australia and not Perth, Scotland? :D
Forum: Olympus RF 05-03-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 4,848
Posted By ColinW
Now it's getting insane....

Now it's getting insane....
Forum: Olympus RF 04-27-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 4,848
Posted By ColinW
This is being discussed in the previous thread in...

This is being discussed in the previous thread in the Olympus RF forum, 'Photography's Holy Grail?'. Click on the link I left in post #15. It's happening everywhere.
Forum: Olympus RF 04-25-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,650
Posted By ColinW
I knew the prices were going to rise due to Ken's...

I knew the prices were going to rise due to Ken's article, but c'mon :eek:!

...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-18-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,563
Posted By ColinW
Richard, nice to see you back.

Richard, nice to see you back.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 04-17-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,563
Posted By ColinW
Rollie 35 royalty

Here's a link to todays Daily Express (UK), that shows the Queen of Britain with a Rollie 35 (I think).

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/95632/150-years-of-the-royal-tour-

That's it got the...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-29-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By ColinW
Congratulations and welcome to the club.

Congratulations and welcome to the club.
Forum: Olympus RF 03-29-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,890
Posted By ColinW
Azza, What a brilliant catch. If you can't find...

Azza,

What a brilliant catch. If you can't find anything with the plate off, it might just be slightly gummed up with lack of use. It'll hopefully ease of with use and start popping up on its own...
Forum: Olympus RF 03-03-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,193
Posted By ColinW
Stunning shots Mablo, and good use of tones. :)

Stunning shots Mablo, and good use of tones. :)
Forum: Olympus RF 03-03-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By ColinW
There's a bit of information here. I use the same...

There's a bit of information here. I use the same battery solution on a couple of my Oly RF's and it works fine.

http://www.photoblogtalk.com/2008/06/olympus-35-ec-film-camera/
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-22-2009
Replies: 104
Views: 5,807
Posted By ColinW
Probably not the obvious choice, but I have two...

Probably not the obvious choice, but I have two OM40's (OMPC) - and I'm jonesing for a third. There something about them that just suits me perfectly. I also have two Trip35's but one's a silver...
Forum: Off Topic 02-17-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By ColinW
Update.

You reap what you sow:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7893176.stm
Forum: Off Topic 01-26-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By ColinW
Here I am! Old hippies never die; we just fade...

Here I am! Old hippies never die; we just fade like our blue jeans :D

If you look at a lot of the stuff the hippies were laughed at for, Greenpeace; Friends of the Earth (ex-card carrying member of...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-20-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,799
Posted By ColinW
Welcome to RFF. If you were in the US, I'd...

Welcome to RFF. If you were in the US, I'd recommend John Hermanson at Zuiko.com but as you're in the UK you could try:

http://www.lutoncameras.co.uk/

I've never tried them myself, but from...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-16-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 4,682
Posted By ColinW
Of the one's mentioned, I have an RC and an ECR. ...

Of the one's mentioned, I have an RC and an ECR. The ECR is good but I'm not keen on the full automation. I love my RC and can't complain about it all. If you want more details try Andrew Yue's...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-18-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3,731
Posted By ColinW
Peter, There's a sort-of-a-fix here: ...

Peter,

There's a sort-of-a-fix here:

http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-100.html

Chris,

Good point. I never knew that.
Forum: RFF Polls 12-16-2008
Replies: 220
Views: 39,503
Posted By ColinW
EV tables for me. Like Mr Fibble and Keith I...

EV tables for me. Like Mr Fibble and Keith I started a few years ago at Fred Parker's Ultimate Exposure Calculator. Like Keith I made up a card with tables, one for 35RC range and one for OM40...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-14-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3,731
Posted By ColinW
From our own John Hermanson on the Manual focus...

From our own John Hermanson on the Manual focus forum:

"Sorry to say, all OM-PC (OM-40) have battery drain. It is best to use silver oxide batteries (and they are not all equal.) Authentic Sony...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 12-13-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 6,003
Posted By ColinW
Another good place in Glasgow was Quiggs. It...

Another good place in Glasgow was Quiggs. It shut down recently but reopened with the same staff and same stock, but a different owner and different name!

I haven't been since it reopened but...
Forum: Olympus RF 11-19-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,088
Posted By ColinW
You want how much?

EEK! :eek:

Never knew the Auto Eye II was so rare....
Forum: Olympus RF 09-24-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By ColinW
Gerbil, Here's a link to a site that includes...

Gerbil,

Here's a link to a site that includes pretty good details about flash usage with the RC, including fill-in flash.

http://www.ph.utexas.edu/~yue/misc/35RC.html
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-10-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 4,872
Posted By ColinW
Thumbs up I got my first photos with this lens back. The...

I got my first photos with this lens back. The actual prints are a lot sharper and clearer. I have a really poor scanner, either that or I'm poor at scanning, that seems to love blur. That's why I...
Forum: Off Topic 07-10-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By ColinW
John, That is a classic.:D I was sucked in...

John,

That is a classic.:D I was sucked in lovely and nearly wet myself laughing.

Oh yes, the classic simplicity of B & W, of course. ;)
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-29-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 4,872
Posted By ColinW
Chris, Two of the cats keep a wide berth of the...

Chris,

Two of the cats keep a wide berth of the snakes, the other one we have to watch like a hawk. 12 years old and still a demon in a fur coat! We once had a cat that would take on the world;...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 4,872
Posted By ColinW
Thanks again Chris; beautiful photos's and really...

Thanks again Chris; beautiful photos's and really close too. I love the butterfly and snake ones as this'll be the sort of thing I'll want to do (we have two snakes...and three cats...no butterflies...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 4,872
Posted By ColinW
Chris, Thanks for the reply. Up until now I've...

Chris,

Thanks for the reply. Up until now I've used a Vivitar 2X macro focussing convertor for macro work, and have never owned a macro lens. This one was a good price and now I can't wait. ...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-28-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 4,872
Posted By ColinW
Sigma 50mm f2.8 MF Macro Lens

Just picked up one of these on Oboy (OM mount of course :D) and wondered if anybody has had any experience of them. It's a 1:1 but I can't find much information on it.

I have a Sigma 28-70 which I...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-22-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 4,156
Posted By ColinW
I echo what Oscroft says. I have two 1.8's (one...

I echo what Oscroft says. I have two 1.8's (one came with my OM10 the other with my OM40) and they are superbly sharp and a joy to work with, but it's the siren call of the 1.4 silvernose that keeps...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 06-21-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,320
Posted By ColinW
British Journal of Photography RF article.

This month's BJP features an article about RF's, calling them camera's of distinction and a way to distinguish yourself from the digital crowd. I haven't read it yet but it's online...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-15-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,663
Posted By ColinW
Rigby, If you don't want to open it up you can...

Rigby,

If you don't want to open it up you can try this little gem:

http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-165.html

A few folk here have tried it and it works a treat.

If you do decide to open it...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-14-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By ColinW
Here's a link to an article about lens fungus. At...

Here's a link to an article about lens fungus. At the bottom of the article there are people discussing different methods to remove it, but like BTGC says; there's no silver...
Forum: Olympus RF 06-11-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,717
Posted By ColinW
Christopher, You can try this for...

Christopher,

You can try this for starters:

http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-134.html

It'll give a few tips on stripping it down if needs be. If it doesn't work you could always try it on...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-30-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,424
Posted By ColinW
Will, Sorry to lose you to the inferior RF makes...

Will,

Sorry to lose you to the inferior RF makes ;). Hope you still pop in and offer your sage advice from time to time. Good luck with sale, mmmm, think I'll just have a quick look...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 05-23-2008
Replies: 63
Views: 7,142
Posted By ColinW
Very interesting and thought provoking question...

Very interesting and thought provoking question and, if I may, I'd like to give an analogous answer.

I liken it to music; you had your basic rock n' roll (50's) and beat music (60's) expanding,...
Forum: Travel 05-19-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,126
Posted By ColinW
John, Daphne Broon/Alex Salmond; PMSL. That's a...

John,

Daphne Broon/Alex Salmond; PMSL. That's a classic! :D But seriously, have you ever seen them in the same room together? :confused:

Niall,

Avon Skin So Soft is the dogs. I've used it for...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-18-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,969
Posted By ColinW
Racoll, There's one left at the Tripman link...

Racoll,

There's one left at the Tripman link above.
Forum: Travel 05-18-2008
Replies: 45
Views: 4,126
Posted By ColinW
If you're travelling between Glasgow and...

If you're travelling between Glasgow and Edinburgh; I would recommend a stop off at Linlithgow for the Palace.

http://www.linlithgow.com/
Forum: Olympus RF 05-16-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2,426
Posted By ColinW
I've been thinking of using BW400CN in my RC for...

I've been thinking of using BW400CN in my RC for a while, and after seeing your results Kent, I'm totally convinced.
Forum: Olympus RF 05-16-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,702
Posted By ColinW
Chubasco, Depends what it goes for. I've three...

Chubasco,

Depends what it goes for. I've three Oly RF's and two Trips already but I don't think there's a limit. Is there? ;)

Racoll,

That's why I posted it. I've never seen one in the box with...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-15-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,702
Posted By ColinW
A REAL rarity.

Well people what about this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Olympus-35LC-Rangefinder-boxed_W0QQitemZ110252995089QQihZ001QQcategoryZ15234QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

It's not often you see one of...
Forum: Olympus RF 05-10-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,787
Posted By ColinW
Chubasco, Nice pictures. Like the colours and...

Chubasco,

Nice pictures. Like the colours and very sharp indeed. Is it manual settings or automatic?

Nice camera bag, by the way. :D
Forum: Olympus RF 05-07-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,969
Posted By ColinW
Kully, I've posted this link before as it's a...

Kully,

I've posted this link before as it's a good source for Oly Trip/Compact camera accessories:

http://www.tripman.co.uk/70131/info.php?p=6&pno=0

This is for the page with the hood but there...
Forum: Olympus RF 04-27-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,726
Posted By ColinW
Or you can try this well known...

Or you can try this well known site:

http://www.tripman.co.uk/70131/info.php?p=6&pno=0&pid=1094139&cat=&ack=9&search=&sought=
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-17-2008
Replies: 62
Views: 5,766
Posted By ColinW
I looooove Pitxu's avatars and would like to see...

I looooove Pitxu's avatars and would like to see them all together too. Chronologically?
Forum: Olympus RF 02-23-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By ColinW
The SP. Partly, as Trius stated, because of the...

The SP. Partly, as Trius stated, because of the spot metering, the 1.7 super sharp lens and because I'm can't see past Oly's :D.
Forum: Olympus RF 02-23-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 1,849
Posted By ColinW
Nice work jgcraft (he says, hiding his jealousy!)...

Nice work jgcraft (he says, hiding his jealousy!) ;)
Forum: Olympus RF 02-20-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,671
Posted By ColinW
Masse, Try the link below. Although this...

Masse,

Try the link below. Although this references a 35RC, a full explanation of GN numbers, including settings for 400 asa, is included about half way down the...
Forum: Olympus RF 02-13-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By ColinW
Nice photos Conrad, very sharp and very colourful...

Nice photos Conrad, very sharp and very colourful too. Which film did you use?
Forum: Olympus RF 02-11-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,343
Posted By ColinW
Spooky!

Jesse1dog,

Well I can definitely help you here. I got an ED two weeks ago and it had the same problems; shutter not releasing, wouldn't wind on and the self timer was 90 degrees to what it should be...
Forum: Olympus RF 02-09-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,281
Posted By ColinW
Thanks Jesse. It was my RC I was thinking about :)

Thanks Jesse. It was my RC I was thinking about :)
Forum: Olympus RF 02-09-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,281
Posted By ColinW
Has anybody tried these...

Has anybody tried these coverings:

http://aki-asahi.com/store/

He advertises on OhBoy and only seems to deal with Pen's, Trips and some OM's, but it's ready cut and adhesive backed.
Forum: Olympus RF 02-04-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 2,281
Posted By ColinW
Yeah, you're right Shadowfox. I read all the...

Yeah, you're right Shadowfox. I read all the threads but don't post unless I feel I'm adding to the conversation. I really enjoyed reading the brochure posted by Daryl. DNN's red RC is...
Forum: Olympus RF 01-18-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,197
Posted By ColinW
Probably my Oly bias but I think the SP looks the...

Probably my Oly bias but I think the SP looks the cooler of the two :cool:
Forum: Olympus RF 01-18-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By ColinW
According to the listing it's in good working...

According to the listing it's in good working order, so good luck. The question is: will you want to use it with a filter? If not and it works okay, you've got a bargain. Let us know how it is when...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-17-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 10,705
Posted By ColinW
Pascal, Have look at this...

Pascal,

Have look at this link:

http://zuserver2.star.ucl.ac.uk/~rwesson/esif/om-sif/bodygroup/om4.htm (http://zuserver2.star.ucl.ac.uk/%7Erwesson/esif/om-sif/bodygroup/om4.htm)

At the bottom of...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 01-02-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By ColinW
At the bottom of the page of the link, provided...

At the bottom of the page of the link, provided by Oscroft above, is a link to a PDF of the official manual that seems to explain how to set it.
Forum: Olympus RF 12-30-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,100
Posted By ColinW
Goldfinga, There is no information sheet, but...

Goldfinga,

There is no information sheet, but you can reverse the hood and slip it over the lens for storage. The cut out is so that it stops the hood fouling on the flashmatic lever (on the RC...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-29-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 1,405
Posted By ColinW
Goldfinga, If you can read German you can try...

Goldfinga,

If you can read German you can try this:

http://olypedia.de/35_EC

I seem to remember that Shadowfox had an EC, and he posted about it before. Suprised he hasn't posted about this...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-29-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,100
Posted By ColinW
Christmas goodies.

My darling wife got me a brand new (old stock) Olympus metal hood and a 43.5 mm Y2 filter as part of my Christmas. She got them from this site:

http://www.tripman.co.uk/

Don't know...
Forum: Olympus RF 12-17-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 2,954
Posted By ColinW
Very nice and well done, but I think I prefer the...

Very nice and well done, but I think I prefer the chrome look...
Forum: Off Topic 12-01-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By ColinW
Nothing cheeky about it OlyMan. They mucked you...

Nothing cheeky about it OlyMan. They mucked you about you, the least they could do is give you a discount (or a couple of rolls of film ;)). Let's see the pics when you get them.
Forum: Off Topic 11-19-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Posted By ColinW
I went into Jessops last week (first time for a...

I went into Jessops last week (first time for a long while)and asked what C41 B & W film they had, the reply was; "C41? We only deal with well known makes, sorry." When I explained what is meant by...
Forum: Olympus RF 11-19-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,980
Posted By ColinW
Kent, Good choice of camera, I'm using one just...

Kent,

Good choice of camera, I'm using one just now to practice fully manual exposure. Took the battery out so I'm on my own (and I'm scaaaared!!) :eek:

I agree with Earl about the leaf photo,...
Forum: Olympus RF 11-13-2007
Replies: 21
Views: 3,937
Posted By ColinW
Nice baby, you've found my Mojo! :D

Nice baby, you've found my Mojo! :D
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-13-2007
Replies: 520
Views: 26,045
Posted By ColinW
It's my cat, Rio, in mid yawn and believe me she...

It's my cat, Rio, in mid yawn and believe me she IS a demon in a fur coat (as my better half calls her)
Forum: Olympus RF 11-10-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 1,993
Posted By ColinW
Olyman, Glad you solved it, never tried the...

Olyman,

Glad you solved it, never tried the self-timer on my RC, think I'll go do it now! Are there any good contacts for a CLA in the UK?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-08-2007
Replies: 69
Views: 4,961
Posted By ColinW
Within the last year: Olympus 35RC - £9.50...

Within the last year:

Olympus 35RC - £9.50 ($19)
Olympus Zuiko 50mm f1.4 Silvernose - £3.20 ($6.50)
Olympus T20 flash - 99p ($2)
Olympus Trip 35 - £2 ($4)

Yes, I like Olympus :D
Forum: Olympus RF 11-07-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,425
Posted By ColinW
Shadowfox, I'm suprised at a market that big...

Shadowfox,

I'm suprised at a market that big that you didn't pick up your usual $5 bargain camera. :)
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-06-2007
Replies: 52
Views: 3,678
Posted By ColinW
I think the main points here are: Be careful...

I think the main points here are:

Be careful everyone, and

Be grateful that that this incident never escalated. I for one would'nt want anything to happen to dear Ruben.
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 11-02-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,273
Posted By ColinW
Olyman, I have the same problem myself, and...

Olyman,

I have the same problem myself, and it's bloody annoying, :bang:
have you tried this?

http://tomchuk.com/rf_hfd/

It seems to work ok, good luck.
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