Vacation Choices #1: Olympus OM-1n


We are going to be on a longish road trip the last part of July and the first half of August. We are traveling throughout the west with family. Places to be seen include Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada for the most part. We will see the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Sedona, Fort Laramie, Yellowstone National Park, the Tetons, and places in between.

I am in a quandary – what cameras should I bring?? I want digital, and film, both 35 and 120mm. I have a herd of cameras, and only so much room. Now, I have to make some decisions.

I recently acquired the Olympus OM-1n and a 50mm f1.8 lens. Small and lightweight, discreet, easy to carry, simple to use, and it takes great pictures. Using Kodak UltraMax 400, I shot one roll, much of which pleased me for both color and clarity.  As you can see from the images below, it’s a pretty good little camera – much better than I had expected.

If you have any opinions, I sure would like to hear from you . . . I’ve got other cameras to discuss as well!


3 comments on “Vacation Choices #1: Olympus OM-1n”

  1. I don’t have so many cameras so can’t really advise. I would think about what I’m likely to be shooting, and TBH I would think it’s the lenses you use that are more important than the camera. Love the Olympus shots, that looks a good one.

    1. I was thinking the same thing about OM-1n. It was nicer than I recall. I also want to do digital, and I have Nikon digital and film cameras with the same mount. And some 120 folders and a TLR. What does TBH mean??

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