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08-06-2017, 04:00 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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Blast from the Past...

I was rummaging around in a storage tub, looking for a VGA cable (ugh) and found this Olympus Infinity SuperZoom 330...

I bought this in May 1991 and used for many years, until I switched to digital:








there's a roll of Fuji Superia 400 in it, but I'll need to replace the batteries to wind/pull it...

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Quite a camera!
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Does it work ?
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Does it work ?

it should - it was working when I stopped using it, however many years ago (analogous to 'ran when parked', I suppose)...

I'll get some batteries this week, see what's what with the roll that's in it...

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looks similar in style to a Pentax F lens
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looks similar in style to a Pentax F lens
about the same time-frame, I suppose...
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quick update on the status of the Olympus ISZ 330...


the 10-year-old roll of Fuji Superia 400 did not hold up well over the years - I finished the roll and had it developed.... poor color saturation, poor clarity, etc....


felt like I was looking at Instamatic shots from the 70's.....
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update:

I purchased a roll of Ilford HP5+ 400 and ran it through the Olympus - it was torturous: no manual focus capabilities at all, limited controls for aperture, etc....

here's the best of the bunch:







and possibly the best shot on the roll:





conclusion:

I will not be reloading this camera any time soon - far too limiting in its controls, too many distortions in the lens itself, plus honestly, the analog process just no longer holds its appeal for me....

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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
honestly, the analog process just no longer holds its appeal for me....
Get a Leica - an M4 or M5 - they can be bought cheaply with a simple pre-asph Summicron-M 50mm. That will change your opinion about film.
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Wow. We have a very different opinion of ‘cheaply’ 🙂

I was going to suggest a Super Program or something small and K-mount...

I’ve had a very different experience with my MX. It was a joy, but I didn’t even want to find a battery for an IQZoom 160 I just got with something else, so I know what you mean...

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