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.

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