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Olympus OM-1 with Kodak Ektar 100

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The last two rolls I took with my Olympus OM-1 didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped.

One was shot on a cloudy day so it was easy to think that the weather conditions contributed to the poor quality.

However, the second roll was taken on a sunny day and still didn’t live up to my expectations. Both of these rolls were taken with the Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 lens I had purchased back in May.

I hated to think that the lens wasn’t any good and didn’t want to give up on it. I went out with it again, this time loaded with Kodak Ektar 100. I had recently shot a roll of that in my Canon AE-1 and liked how those photos turned out.

The results with the OM-1 were much better with the Ektar than with the previous 2 rolls. I hit a sweet spot with the right film in the right camera with right weather.

I shot this roll on 3 different outings with Holly.

One was in our neighborhood, including pictures of the old printing presses that I also shot in black and white. We also went south and east of our neighborhood searching for a particular block of houses that a friend of our had told us about. We never found that block but did explore parts of the city we hadn’t been to before.

Philly Mural
Philly Mural
Philly Mural
Philly Mural

The second walk was to our east. There is a new hotel nearby that I wanted to take some pictures of, but then we wandered around a bit more. It was a little hard to get good shots of the hotel since it’s on a small but busy block. It was difficult getting any good angles.

Hyatt Centric
Hyatt Centric
Kimmel Center
Kimmel Center

I finished the roll closer to home, mostly around Fitler Square.

Modern House
Modern House

I was certainly glad to have better success with my Olympus OM-1 and the new lens since I really enjoy shooting with the OM-1.

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