Today's project entry features a vintage Olympus OM-1n 35mm SLR. The OM-1n is the similar to the earlier OM-1MD, with a redesigned film advance lever, a flash ready/sufficient flash LED in the viewfinder, and automatic X-sync regardless of the position of the FP/X switch when coupled with a T-series flash unit mounted on Flash Shoe 4. This OM-1 series was introduced by Olympus in 1973. I picked this one up at a street flea market in Philadelphia in the Summer of 2013. The lens has issues that keep it from focusing and eventually I will get around to getting a new 50mm lens for it. The body is the smallest of my 35mm SLR bodies and it would be nice to have it as an operating walk around camera one day.
Camera: Calumet 45NX 4x5 large format monorail view camera.
Lens: Rodenstock Geronar 150mm F6.3 lens in a Copal 0 shutter. Hoya Yellow-Green filter on the lens.
Film: Ilford Delta 100 B&W Negative Film, shot at box speed.
Exposure: 1/60th @ F32.
Lighting: Subject placed in light tent and lit from above with one Alien Bees B800 studio strobe in a 22" white lined beauty dish with diffusion sock @ full power. Strobe triggered with PocketWizard Plus II radio triggers.
Development: Self Developed in Kodak Xtol 1+2 dilution in Paterson Universal Tank using the Taco Method. 12 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius. Kodak indicator stop bath. Ilford Rapid Fixer. Photo-Flo rinse.
Scanning: Negative scanned with Epson V600 in two scans and merged back together in PhotoShop since the V600 doesn't natively support 4x5 scans in one pass.