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Started by TommyDGNR8 on Jun 24, 2020 8:26:29 PM
Who Do You Think You Are? David Bailey?

Olympus are pulling out of the camera market after 84 years.

Any old Trip users here?

HouseOfLametta - 24 Jun 2020 21:45:33 (#1 of 23)

Balls. I'm an Olympus man. I have a Pen-E, a trip, a Mju and two three OM-10s.

HouseOfLametta - 24 Jun 2020 21:45:48 (#2 of 23)

But my digital is a Canon.

hailesaladdie - 24 Jun 2020 21:49:09 (#3 of 23)

I used to have a Trip.

But my real love was my Praktika SLR.

xDiggy - 24 Jun 2020 21:50:43 (#4 of 23)

My dad had a Trip which he used for years, until he left it on a park bench in Budapest. He had a replacement which he bought off eBay, I will look for it this weekend.

DesEsseintes - 24 Jun 2020 21:51:20 (#5 of 23)

I had a Zenit.

FGBFGB - 24 Jun 2020 22:03:13 (#6 of 23)

Me too. With an Olympic symbol for the 1980 games. Weighed a ton.

TommyDGNR8 - 24 Jun 2020 22:10:35 (#7 of 23)

I started with a Zenit-B (like the E but without the light meter) and progressed to a Praktica MTL3 then MTL5. I really wanted a Pentax ME Super like my rich mate's.

Years later, by the time I had enough disposable income to buy the sort of camera I really wanted, digital had taken hold and I discovered to my horror that Pentax were shit at digital, so I've become a Canon person by accident.

But the biggest disappointment ever was an Olympus. I loved the look of the XA2 35mm compact with its push-pull action. When I finally got my hands on it, it was so flimsy I was terrified of pulling it in half.

ZimAgain - 24 Jun 2020 23:36:02 (#8 of 23)

My first "real" camera was a Praktica. They still didn't let me into East Berlin.

Bought a Lumix on impulse a couple of years ago, and it can do far more than I'll ever need or know how to use.

HouseOfLametta - 24 Jun 2020 23:38:10 (#9 of 23)

I had a Zenit E and a Zenit TTL with the Olympic symbol. The difference between one of them and the lovely, light, ergonomic OM10 was staggering.

widenation - 25 Jun 2020 02:19:21 (#10 of 23)

Their early Camedia digital cameras were good - had a couple like the one in the first header link. Don't remember being able to send photos to a nokia though.

darkhorse - 25 Jun 2020 07:02:33 (#11 of 23)

Oh god, I made a jokey reference to that ad catchphrase at work last year, to the baffled silence of the under-40s.

browserbutton - 25 Jun 2020 07:20:14 (#12 of 23)

Was their baffled silence like 'OK Boomer'?

TommyDGNR8 - 25 Jun 2020 14:16:54 (#13 of 23)

DH - I had a similar experience with a play on "Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster" at an awayday a couple of years ago. We have turned into our parents.

dreams99 - 25 Jun 2020 14:21:37 (#14 of 23)

I haver two Olympuses, an OMD EM10, which I don't use often, and a Tough TG4 which is great (fully waterproof, have taken it out kayaking and into the sea)

fogsake - 25 Jun 2020 14:31:06 (#15 of 23)

I had a Pentax ME Super, but I wasn't a rich boy. I wanted a camera and my mum & stepdad (he was a Zenit man) put together a real nice kit for a young bloke and sent it in a care parcel down the Falklands to give me a boost. Man, I loved that beautiful thing. There was a neat camera bag with a Tamron 80-210 zoom, a wide angle lens, fun filters, cleaning stuff, different films and everything.

I was David Bailey.

TommyDGNR8 - 25 Jun 2020 15:27:44 (#16 of 23)


carterbrandon - 25 Jun 2020 15:31:01 (#17 of 23)

I had my brother's Pentax ME Super when he went travelling to Nepal as he decided to take his Zenit-E. He thought it would survive better, and if swung could make a effective weapon for self-defence.

But on topic, MrsB had a Mju and an OM-1.

fogsake - 25 Jun 2020 15:36:48 (#18 of 23)

Zenit were solid. The shutter sounded like the door of my dads Humber Sceptre being slammed.

TommyDGNR8 - 25 Jun 2020 15:48:44 (#19 of 23)

My B was probably about 14th hand by the time it reached me (via the Barras). We had some fine adventures together over five or six years and, thanks to that camera, I can estimate exposure to within a stop to this day.

TommyDGNR8 - 25 Jun 2020 15:52:01 (#20 of 23)

Leningrad 4 - that was the name of the hand-held exposure meter I had. I was better at estimating light than it was.

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