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Olympus Trip 35 - focus problems

I have an olympus trip 35 film camera, and I just had 2 film rolls scanned and developed. Most of the results are blurry or out of focus. The photos that are taken with flash are sharp, and some close-...
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Is this a light leak

I received a Olympus Mju 1 recently and ran a test role. My scans are showing orange lines to the side as well as circles. I am very very new to the world of film photography and am thinking maybe it’...
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Viable way to adopt ~20mm lens to Olympus Pen F/FT film camera?

I am interested in Olympus Pen F/FT film camera system (APS-C on 35mm film). My largest concern is availability of wide angle lenses. I would like to have something like 28mm in 35mm equivalent, and ...
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Why am I suddenly unable to focus with with Olympus OM-2 prism?

Somehow the prism for focusing in my Olympus OM-2 changed. The prism lost all its structure and what is left is a round grid structure with a divided circle in the middle, that is changing its ...
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How to determine the maximum memory card size that an Olympus E500 is compatible with?

I have an E500 with some 1 GB XD cards. It also takes CompactFlash. I can't find any information about what the max limit on card size is. I have checked the manual: https://cs.olympus-imaging.jp/en/...
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Is a ~2/3rds-stop delta between Olympus and Panasonic metering typical?

Moving from Olympus (OM-1) to Panasonic (S5-II), I'm finding that comparing the whole-scene metering modes (ESP on the OM-1, "multi-metering" on the Panasonic), the Panasonic tends to ...
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Why does my camera randomly shut off and show green all over the screen?

My camera is an Olympus FE-360 digital camera from 2008. I have never had any problems with it but recently my camera will turn on and work completely fine for about a minute, but then will either ...
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Does the Godox AD400 work with the Olympus FR-WR commander/receiver combination

I have the Olympus FR-WR commander and receiver and use them with my Olympus flashes without problem. I now want to purchase the Godox AD400 studio flash and am wondering if I need to also purchase ...
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My Olympus Mju III 150 counter reseted. Can I still take pictures normally

Ok so basically I was using my camera and took a bunch of shots. I was at 28 shots out of 36. I turned off my camera but when i turned it on the film count is back at 1. Did my camera rewind its film ...
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Can you use Olympus/OM Systems OI.Share app on a single phone to connect to 2 cameras (not at the same time)

I have the OI.Share app, which fairly seemlessly connects to my OMD E-10 Mk III over WiFi, when I enable WiFi on the body, and connect to its hotspot. This works ...
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Why did my film photos turn out blurry/fuzzy?

I shot my first roll of film on the Olympus infinity stylus zoom DLX that I got recently (and paid a lot of money for). I used Kodak 400 film and all of my shots turned out fuzzy and blurry? Not sure ...
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Using an Olympus OM-10, why does film not advance for a couple of shots only?

I have an Olympus OM-10. The film didn't seem to advance for a couple of shots somewhere after 15 or 16 shots. After that, it worked fine (based on the fact that the rewind knob didn't rotate as I ...
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Why am I getting dark edges on my pictures?

I started taking pictures with an Olympus om-4. My film was ISO 800 and I was shooting in bright sunlight so not optimal circumstances. I mostly used shutter speed 2000 and f-stop 2.8-5.6. About half ...
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How to get rid of number on 35mm film photos?

I recently purchased an Olympus Trip AF 35mm point & shoot. I have tried multiple different types of film and have brought the rolls to my local camera store to get developed. Every time, the ...
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What are battery replacement options for the Olympus OM-1?

A friend of mine gave me a beautiful OM-1 with some lenses. The only caveat is that I don't have any batteries for it. The camera takes mercury batteries. I was wondering if there are any options to ...
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Will my old Oly OM10 Mk1 support all the OIS features of my new Panasonic 14-140 Lens?

The Pano has "OIS" (optical image stabilization). It is a pretty new Lens while the Oly is about 8 or 10 years old. While the pictures look fine I can't tell for sure whether the in-camera ...
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How does a modern digital camera process to jpg?

All cameras capture their data off the sensor, then they might save the image in RAW, but can convert to JPG. A RAW file can be 12 or more bits, but a JPG file is only 8 bits. What process does a ...
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Why does my camera turn off after taking 2 to 3 shots?

My camera is acting weirdly these days... After putting fully charged batteries into it I was only able to take 2-3 shots before it turned off and showed the battery low symbol. So I took my camera to ...
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Did i accidentally rewind my film?

I am a complete newbie to film cameras and I'm experimenting with my dad's old Olympus Accura zoom xb700. I put the film in and the S moved and everything, then i took a picture and it showed "1&...
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Kit lens on an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II not being recognized?

I have an Olympus OM-D E-M10 with the kit lens, which reads Olympus 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 EZ ED MSC 0.2m/0.66ft-∞, and for some reason today, when I turn it on, the lens goes in and out (zoom) ...
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What are the downsides of the Olympus Anti-shock Shutter Release (electronic front curtain shutter) on the M10 Mark ii?

From what I understand this uses an electronic front curtain shutter, which I do not know how does it work. Does it present the same disadvantages as a regular electronic shutter? - which are: ...
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How does the wireless flash protocol control exposure corrections?

The Panasonic Lumix series uses the wireless flash protocol developed by Olympus. The protocol features multiple groups of flash lights than can be controlled individually. I have a question regarding ...
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What is causing this white-out with my camera?

Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1, nearly 8 years old (wikipedia). I have two lenses, 40-150mm (amazon) and 14-42mm (amazon). I change between them frequently, but am careful when I do so. It's recently ...
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Choose lens for Olympus OM-1n

I just got an Olympus OM-1N since I decided to play with analog photography. It came with the regular 50mm f/1.8 lens which is quite fine for many occasions, however I realized that I need a wide-...
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WIll an Olympus TCON-17X teleconverter work on a Fujifilm X100 series camera?

The X100 has a 49mm thread via a AR-X100 adapter. The Olympus TCON-17X has 55mm threads, so the connection should be no problem. Has anyone tried it?
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Can I continue shooting when film camera counter was reset to 1 after opening film door?

First off sorry for the bad terminology but I'm a newbie and would really appreciate some help - I've bought my first film camera, it is an Olympus MJU zoom 70 from an as-is sale and everything seemed ...
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Can I mount a ring flash to the kit lens of the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II?

I have an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and for some of the photography I'm trying to do, I have reasons to believe a ring flash would be a good option. I want to get a cheap one and play with it, but I ...
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Suffering zooming issue with Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mk III

Before I start just want to say I am a very new and inexperienced camera user so I appreciate any support. I also want to thank you for your time reading this in advance even if you don't have an ...
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Olympus E-M5 Mark II tethering SDK (Java, Windows)

On gPhoto page (http://www.gphoto.org/doc/remote/), there is Olympus E-M5 Mark 2 as supported camera. So tethering is supported by camera, but under Linux. Is it possible to take images and live-view ...
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How can I display the 'settings menu' in the viewfinder on the Olympus OM-D E-M5?

I came into possession of an OM-D E-M5 with a broken screen, and I would like to tweak the menus of the camera. However, I did not succeed to bring them up in the viewfinder. Does anyone know how to ...
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Backyard wildlife zoom question factoring distance

I'm quite new to photograhpy/videography and I only have a limited budget of $800.00US for a lens. As per Kai's request allow me to pose the question centered around the discussion I initiated: Which ...
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How to resolve error "-.-" and not able to take pictures on an Olympus OM-D E-M10?

I'm getting this error on my Olympus OM-D E-M10 and I can't take any pictures:
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Best solution for under/over waterline shots with Olympus tg-6

I'm looking for a piece of advice. My main camera is a crop sensor entry level DSLR that I rarely end up taking anywhere unless I'm on holiday because of its chunkiness and weight. So a few months ...
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How do I prevent washed out photos with an Olympus Mju II on sunny days?

Whenever I use my Olympus Mju II with ISO 200 film on a warm very sunny day, the photos come out washed out. I need help with what proper film to use.
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Canon FD lens mount adapter for Olympus Pen E-PL1

First time poster in this forum, and I want to ask this before I spend money. My parents were avid photographers, and both had Canon AE-1 Cameras. I have an Olympus Pen E-PL1. I have a few lenses ...
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Resolve screen rotation image on Olympus E-PL5

My Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 has an LCD screen which can be tilted up, and flipped over for selfies. When it's fully upright the screen flips. When you fold the screen back down, the orientation restores....
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Which flashes will fit an Olympus Trip 35?

I am looking for an as compact as possible flash that fits my Olympus Trip 35. There is an official one, but it costs several times what the camera is worth. I read up on Hot Shoes on Wikipedia, but ...
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Why's there a round ring on my developed 35mm film?

I'm still really new to film so I hope someone can help me. I recently developed my 35mm film from a point and shoot olympus camera, and some of the photos came out with a roundish white border - one ...
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Godox X Pro with Olympus FL-700WR

Does anyone know if you can use the Godox X Pro Trigger to fire the Olympus FL-700WR flash without having a receiver on it's foot? If so can you tell me how to set up the two units. Many thanks, Peter
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Do I need to remove the flash hotshoe cap when taking pictures?

I just bought an Olympus Trip 35 and this is my first ever film camera. I went hiking yesterday and I took the camera to take shots. All of them were outdoors. I was just wondering, the little cap ...
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Are there any industry-wide consequences as a result of Olympus' sale of their camera department? [closed]

Olympus has announced they're selling their camera department to JIT, who has said they will continue to build, sell and develop cameras. What will be the effects - if any - to other camera companies ...
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What is the "ALBM" folder for?

I have an Olympus EM-10 III. When I put the SD card in my computer, there is a folder titled ALBM (along with the normal DCIM ...
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How does camera firmware obtain lens distortion correction parameters?

I use an Olympus MFT system and one thing I notice is that for most Zuiko MFT lenses there is significant barrel distortion as seen in the raw images. However, if you look at the jpg's, often they ...
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Opening back of my film camera

I’m a newbie in this and out of curiosity, I opened the back of my Olympus mju zoom 105. The number then went back to 1, are my prev shots ruined? And if it is, do I continue taking from number 1 or ...
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White spot on camera LCD

I recently got the Olympus OMD EM10 MII and while I was trying to take some pics last night, I saw two very tiny white spots on the LCD screen of the camera when I faced the night sky. When I took few ...
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White ring around my analog photos

I bought a used Olympus superzoom 800s camera and this was the first time that I have used it. There is a white ring around most of the exposed negatives and I would like to know what it is and what ...
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Iso Auto Set on Film Point and Shoot (specifically the Olympus Quick Flash AFL-S)

I've just purchased a second hand Olympus Quick Flash AFL-S and on the front it reads 'ISO Auto Set' and I was wondering how film cameras detected what ISO a film was? I normally use fully manual ...
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Is this orange line on film scans operator error or a camera defect?

I just bought a used Olympus Stylus Infinity with Zoom 35mm camera. I love how the photos came back, but they all have an orange line across them. Is this something that can be fixed? Anyone know what ...
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What's the reason for the different P-mode shutter speeds between the electronic and the mechanical shutter on the Olympus M10 ii?

When I use the P mode on my M10 Mark ii, the shutter speed seems to default to around 1/125 when using the mechanical shutter and to a much lower 1/30 when using the electronic shutter? Might there ...
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Are there autofocus-enabled adapters for Olympus lenses on Canon EOS cameras?

Fairly new to photography so forgive my foolishness before calling me out, I already know. I bought a Olympus 50mm F1.8 lens thinking it was a manual focus but when I received it I realized I misread ...