For Quick Film Scans, Try an Olympus C-8080WZ! – By Dave Powell

An old friend recently asked if I could digitize some 35mm slides of a coastal Maine motel her family once owned. She’d researched the commercial cost of scanning, and before biting that bullet, wanted to see what I could do. I immediately pulled my Olympus C-8080 WZ (Wide Zoom) bridge camera off the shelf. It … Read more

Ricoh Mirai & Olympus AZ-4 Zoom Review – Fraternal Twins

Ah the 1980’s when cars and cameras still had edges and when certain camera companies had the courage to design and produce unusual cameras. Case in point are these fraternal twins: the Ricoh Mirai and the Olympus AZ-4 Zoom. I think the design goal was quite clear: design a compact, high quality camera with a … Read more

BACK & FRONT THE (COMPACT) CAMERA WITH DANIEL M : The “Mono” Olympus Pen-F

With the redevelopment of the future ex-Olympus, renamed OM Digital Solutions, many are expecting and hoping a new version of the excellent but past Olympus Pen-F digital camera model. It is impossible to forecast anything solid about this potential new photo device but, if it is the case, we can only presume that continuity will … Read more

Olympus 35S 35mm Rangefinder Camera Review

“How old is that one?” My daughter pointed to the Olympus 35-S in my hands. The glistening, silver camera with its coal-black lens pointed back. “Let’s see,” I said. Basic math, but I had to think. “It’s… 67 years old.” “Is that older than you?” She asked. “That’s older than Papa!” I replied, and pressed … Read more