I have to confess that I both agree and disagree. Using "steam age" film
cameras can be a disappointing step back to underexposed slides received
back from processing a week after the "event". You don't need to ask how I
know that. But using a relatively modern AF+TTL metering 645 camera with
ergonomics on a par with an E-1 is something else - although finding a
split image focusing screen as quite the task (and not cheap, either).
Thing is, aside the AF, there is little obligatory automation, and
absolutely no computational photography, it's all down to you, and you need
to take time for each shot. And not just on film stock (where the cost of
120 film might be in the back of your mind), it's the same if you use a
digital back, where the file handling for 30MP images is a cost in time
terms. You want to get it right first time, and that takes time and thought.
I had best not name the camera as it is OT, of course. And I still have
EM1X for the telephoto subjects.
On Sat, 28 Jan 2023, 23:49 Wayne Shumaker, <om3ti@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> At 1/28/2023 11:30 AM, Ian wrote:
> >Hi Piers,
> >I remember digital film as well but IIRC you also had to replace the back
> and it wasn't for all cameras, don't think olympus was on the list but i
> guess they couldn't make the sensor thin enough, now though with technical
> advances it may be possible to create an alternative that needs no camera
> >I love the fuji experience but there are still too many bells and
> whistles for my needs and that also goes for my new digital Olys.
> >shooting fully manually would be nice but maybe the memory is better than
> the reality ðŸ˜‰
> >With best regards
> I have acquired quite a few old film cameras, mostly to snag the vintage
> lenses attached. I also have a pristine OM-4t. But I have to say, my memory
> is also flawed. Some of the old rangefinder cameras have terrible
> viewfinders. And my beloved OM-4t viewfinder no longer competes well with
> the latest EVFs.
> Maybe there is a setting to turn off the bells and whistles?
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