Stuff I saw on yet another camping trip; Olympus 35 SP + kodak double x

Between camping trips I got a beat up old Olympus 35 SP with non-working meter (who needs it) as a substitute for the Leica m2 on camping trips and the like. I cleaned the rangefinder patch and viewfinder of gunk and dust. I am also thinking about adjusting the rangefinder (if possible) as it back focuses a little. Overall, its a chunky Olympus Trip or RC with a hefty piece of f 1.7 glass, but I think that line of topic is for another future blog post.

So for the weekend I took the oly sp and a roll of kodak double x which I shot at box speed el 250 for plenty of opportunity to shoot at f1.7 if I needed to. I don’t normally go for shallow depth of field, its an over done cliché. Its bad practise unless done right, but I really wanted to push the lens to see what it could do wide open. Spoiler to any future blog post on the camera- when wide open it has a nice vignette, arching swirly bokeh, and softening of the corners.

Camping involved trying out my new alpkit gas stove, taking hammock naps in the hot sun, and drinking coffee late into the night. Its a good way to spend the weekend.

camping oly 35 sp-1
Hayley cooking dinner
camping oly 35 sp-2
camping oly 35 sp-3
camping oly 35 sp-5
Solo stove – better than tv
camping oly 35 sp-6
Home for the weekend
camping oly 35 sp-7
camping oly 35 sp-8
Connor & Tom w/ nip
camping oly 35 sp-9
Luke whittling
camping oly 35 sp-10
Fungi 2 -slightly surly bokeh
camping oly 35 sp-11
Fun guy Tom
camping oly 35 sp-1-2
Break on walk
camping oly 35 sp-12
camping oly 35 sp-15
Hammock life
camping oly 35 sp-14
Sunday/going home blues

The film was developed using this hc110 recipe. You can also see Connors blog post about the camp here.

Stuff I saw on yet another camping trip; Olympus 35 SP + kodak double x