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5 Frames with an Olympus OM-1 with Zuiko 50mm/1.8 – by Toni Skokovic

Quite often, the most mundane locations offer up magic. When we get the timing right, we just need to look more carefully. In Toronto, alleyways allow garage access without taking away from pricey street frontage. A number of times I was mesmerized by subtle yet strong quality of morning light in our alley. Empty, quiet and bathed in the morning sun the eclectic mix of buildings comes alive. Church, converted barn and suburban style of the 1920s all come together to form the “alleyscape” in the magic of the first morning light.

How did I capture this: Olympus OM-1 with Zuiko 50mm/1.8 lens that had about 10 frames left on a roll of Ilford HP5+. Shot at box speed (EI 400) and developed in 1+1 dilution of ID-11. Digital conversion was done using Epson V600 Scanner, EpsonScan and Adobe Lightroom software.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Richard Williams
    September 22, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Oh wow I love those pictures! I’m also drawn to take pictures of some of the grimmer parts of town. Black and white lends itself so well to shots like that. I’ve never shot HP5 but have a roll sitting waiting – think I know what I’m going to shoot with it now as well. Fantastic camera too. The OM-1 is still top of my fantasy camera list. The little boy in me that saw them in National Geographic in the late 70’s and early 80’s still has an OM shaped itch that needs scratching!

  • Reply
    Ed Worthington
    September 22, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Great camera and lens combination, it’s my staple for most of my 35mm images.

  • Reply
    John Lockwood
    January 13, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Agree wholeheartedly with your camera and film choice. Still own my original 1978 OM-1 (with a second body for alternate film stock) and an OM-4. Hugh viewfinder, exquisite lenses. In case you missed it:
    https://www.35mmc.com/26/03/2016/exposure-metering-for-film/

  • Reply
    Karl Valentin
    May 9, 2018 at 9:46 am

    I really respect the great job Yoshihisa Maitani made with the OM-1
    compared to the other (fat) SLRs from this time Olympus came very
    close to the Leica size !
    Still for me it didnt work out for some reason – I changed to Nikon
    and still love this system…..

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