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    photo taken in available light. sinar 4x5 with scheider 150mm f32 4 seconds. negative photographed with canon d70 then converted with darktable

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    I had an Olympus OM1 back in the day. Great camera. Somewhere around 2003 I donated it to the photography program at a local technical school. They were begging for donations, especially manual cameras.
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    I'm not familiar with that camera. Did you drop the front or use rear rise or tip the whole thing forward and use parallel movements of the standards? Looks like some front swing too. If you are just starting in still life, good start. If you are an old pro, never mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    I'm not familiar with that camera. Did you drop the front or use rear rise or tip the whole thing forward and use parallel movements of the standards? Looks like some front swing too. If you are just starting in still life, good start. If you are an old pro, never mind.
    I tipped the camera and used parallel movements, and yes some front swing has been applied. My first still life using a 4x5, I much prefer portraiture

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    Seneca Collinear Olympus OM-1 Small by rrunnertexas, on Flickr

    Captured with a Collinear lens on 5x7 Arista EDU - a beauty with a working meter.

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    Man, that era of cameras sure had some nice models. I remember the ads, they always featured "small' bodies cause AE-1, F2's, all were gigantic compared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrunnertexas View Post
    Seneca Collinear Olympus OM-1 Small by rrunnertexas, on Flickr

    Captured with a Collinear lens on 5x7 Arista EDU - a beauty with a working meter.

    nice photo, I sometimes wish that the ground glass on my 5x4 was as bright as the viewfinder on the om1

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericantonio View Post
    Man, that era of cameras sure had some nice models. I remember the ads, they always featured "small' bodies cause AE-1, F2's, all were gigantic compared.
    I bought a Pentax Spotmatic in 1971, another very compact camera. It survived a bicycle crash (lens needed new helicoid). I used it for years, photographing with Kodachrome 25 and Tri-X. After mercury batteries went away I modified and recalibrated the meter circuit so that it could run off a silver oxide cell. It still works great.
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    Blair Compact Olympus OM1 Small by rrunnertexas, on Flickr

    Blair English Compact 8x10 with Taylor Hobson Aviar lens

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