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Olympus OM-10 on 10/01/10 (St. Louis Zoo)

We have a little group of 5 photographers who correspond daily.
We recently decided that we would have an "OM-10" event. The idea was to each shoot with our own examples of Olympus OM-10, and then compare our results. We further decided that it would be best if our window of opportunity would be the 10th Month, October, of 2010.

Thus, OM-10 in 10-10.

The Olympus OM-10 is a 35mm SLR made between 1979 and 1987. It is compact, light weight, compatible with most Olympus 35mm SLR equipment. However, a friend who spent many years in the business of retailing and servicing cameras "in the day" now informs me that the OM-10 was one of the most unreliable cameras he remembers, many of them coming back in for repairs. He suggests that I am lucky with this one.



My first day of shooting with my OM-10 occurred on the first day of October at the St. Louis Zoo.
A single roll of Walgreens asa 200 film was loaded, and I switched between an Olympus Zuiko Auto-S f/1.8 50mm lens, and a Vivitar f/3.8 Auto Zoom 70-150mm. The Vivitar has some fogging of internal lens surfaces, but it did not show that badly in images.

Please click on thumbnails to see enlarged.
All images are 2010 E.J.Kowalski.
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