As mentioned in the earlier post (Film Camera 2018/3 – Olympus Infinity Stylus Epic (Mju II) DLX) I recently acquired a pretty much mint Olympus Stylus Epic. It seemed to be working perfectly, but I’m aware that this entire line of cameras can suffer from a strange circular light leak.
So the purpose of the present exercise was to test the camera and determine: 1) if it was really working as well as it seemed; and 2) to see if it suffered from the light leak mentioned above.
Of course there’s not much to say about the camera. There are very few settings to change – the most notable being to remember to shut off the flash before you use it (unless you really want to use flash) as it defaults to ‘flash on’ whenever the camera is turned off.
A few things to note, however. I noticed that if the camera is pointed in the direction of a strong light source it tended to flare. Also I found it was easy to place my finger where it could obstruct the lens when it extends to focus. I had to remember to keep it our of the way. I took a couple of pictures inside the pub where I had lunch. They didn’t come out too well, but probably my fault rather than the cameras. The low light levels must have caused the camera to select a shutter speed that was too low for me to hand hold and the pictures came out blurred.
Otherwise it really was point and shoot and generally the pictures came out well. I’m pleased to report that the camera worked perfectly and that it did not suffer from the light leak mentioned above. Now I’d like to try it with some color film.
Pictures taken on a 36 exposure roll of Tri-X 400, which I found a bit too contrasty and grainy for my taste.
A walk around Mount Kisco – Assorted Buildings
A walk around Mount Kisco – Self portrait with church
A walk around Mount Kisco – Old agricultural equipment
A walk around Mount Kisco – Veterans MemorialA walk around Mount Kisco – Railway Station
A walk around Mount Kisco – Church with an interesting name
A walk around Mount Kisco – A passing stranger
A walk around Mount Kisco – Shop Window
A walk around Mount Kisco – St. Francis of Assisi
A walk around Mount Kisco – Fire Fighters 9/11 Memorial
A walk around Mount Kisco – Not the post office
A walk around Mount Kisco – A lovely old victorian
A walk around Mount Kisco – St. Marks Episcopal Church
A walk around Mount Kisco – Native American Statue
A walk around Mount Kisco – Overview