I knew I had left at least one SLR in Japan, but I didn’t know which one. I was happy to find it was the Olympus OM 30 with a 50mm lens. I used that one for most of my holiday, once I put in 5 batteries..yeap 5!
First I took it to the Kounosu Poppy Festival which had over 30 million poppies in bloom and a delicious Kakigori.
Then I took it to the Kawajima Rose Festival which has the longest rose tunnel in Japan. It really did get a flower workout.
After being in a suitcase for almost a year, you can see it still worked perfectly. I finished the film on the way to Champ Camera to get it developed.
It was nice having (almost) one camera to choose from for a while and it reminded me why Olympus was my first love.
6 thoughts on “Return To The Olympus OM30”
Wow, 5 batteries! Most in any camera I’ve owned was 4, in a Pentax ES II.
I know! It is annoying as you have to buy two packs of 4
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Inspired to get out with my night fifty!
nifty? 🙂 It did do a good job for a junk lens.
Yeah nifty, tho mine wasn’t junk box find. I should be so lucky. Tho £40 for a SMC 1.4 was a good price.
Wow that really is a good price. I have two 1.4, a Nikon and an Olympus..but much more than that.
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