Olympus OM‑2 spot/program with G.Zuiko Auto‑W 2.8/35mm

Hik­ing in South-Tir­ol for a week in May should bring some beau­ti­ful days with per­fect light and tons of amaz­ing scener­ies … so far was the plan. What came out was a quite cold and rainy week in the Dolo­mites, which led to the decision using the OM-2sp not in the moun­tains, but dur­ing the city trips.

Olympus OM-2 spot/program

Using the new­er Olym­pus OM‑D E‑M1 was fine, as it got quite wet dur­ing the hikes. As the OM‑D E‑M1 is per­fectly sealed, this work­horse had not a single issue dur­ing the rainy days.

As men­tioned in my pre­vi­ous post, the reas­on why an OM-2sp accom­pan­ied me on my hik­ing trip to South-Tir­ol was, that the inten­ded OM-4Ti did not fire any more (… but that has been repaired in the mean­time and it will be tested soon).

Here is the cor­rect lens …

Olympus OM-System G.Zuiko Auto-W 2.8/35mm

I shot a roll of Agfa Vista 200 and the film is cur­rently in the lab … I’ll add a link to my flickr page as soon as I put these pic­tures online.
Dur­ing the city trips, the OM-2sp worked flaw­less in Aper­ture Pri­or­ity Mode. The lens with its 35mm focal lenght made it easy to focus — I mainly used zone focus­sing. What I found was, that the shut­ter sound was quite loud/harsh — at least com­pared to a Con­tax 139 Quartz I shot some weeks before.

We made a first day trip to Bru­neck Castle in the Puster Val­ley, where the legendary Rein­hold Mess­ner has installed one of his six Mess­ner Moun­tain Museums — the RIPA. A second day trip led us to Juval Castle — where the Mess­ner fam­ily lives dur­ing July and August — and to FIRMIAN, the Sig­mund­sk­ron Castle near Bozen — two fur­ther Mess­ner Moun­tain Museums. As a spe­cial high­light dur­ing our vis­it of Juval Castle was, that Rein­hold Mess­ner crossed our way while we walked over the court. This man is one of the 100 most known people on this planet.

Film is now back from the lab and it’s … some­how strange.
There are pic­tures and there are blanks in between. I have good pic­tures at 4, 5, 9, 10 11, 12 13, 18, 20, 21, 23, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 36.
No. 6 and 8 are … some­thing, but no real pic­ture and the rest is simply blank (black, i.e. the neg­at­ive is trans­par­ent) where it seems as if the film has not been exposed. So 18 from 36 pic­tures are fine — not so bad. Nev­er­the­less some­how dis­ap­point­ing, as the cam­era looks like new.
I’ll have to push a roll of film through it under con­trolled conditions.

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to check out my web­site too!


P.S. … and don’t for­get my Flickr page.

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