Not bad for 40p...

This camera is actually part of my 12 for 2012 series, but honestly, out of 12, I've used 8, so I think this project may be a bit of a fail.

Thomas's Dad managed to find the body of this Olympus OM-40 camera on a market for 40p. 40p!! I kid you not. He's my hero. Luckily I already had my Dad's OM-10 camera, so I just borrowed the lens from that to try this beauty out. I was a little worried about the shutter on this camera as it does seem to stick sometimes, but out of a roll of 24, 21 photos came out, so I don't think its a huge issue, though it is something I would want to try and fix before using it again.

Overall, I am really excited about these photos as playing with the aperture settings on a camera and getting close up detail shots is one of my favourite things (see my first experimentation with them here) even if I don't do it that often.

Hurray for f/1.4 and depth of field in close up shots. I just love love love these.I'm also fairly impressed that the £1 Kodak ISO 200 film I used to try out this camera captured the hazy light so wonderfully too. A success overall I think!

Location: Rodley Nature Reserve, Leeds
Camera: Olympus OM-40
Film: Kodak ISO 200

12 for 2012 – Camera 7

As part of my 'take more photos' goal for this year - I decided that I wanted to use more of the cameras that I haven't actually used before in my collection. I am a little behind on these but I'm catching up and as long as I get 12 cameras done by the end of the year I'll be happy.

I found this little plastic camera in a charity shop in Norfolk for 99p, I haven't been able to find much out about it but it is kind of cute.

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The photos are a little hit and miss from this camera I think, some are in focus and others aren't at all, even though it has a fixed lens.

 I don't think I'll be using this camera again in a hurry, which is a shame as I do like finding quirky plastic cameras but I do have many others that I prefer the results from. Still I guess they aren't too bad for 99p.

Camera: PCI-1000
Film: Kodak 200
Location: Leeds

12 for 2012 – Camera 6

As part of my 'take more photos' goal for this year - I decided that I wanted to use more of the cameras that I haven't actually used before in my collection. I am a little behind on these but I'm catching up and as long as I get 12 cameras done by the end of the year I'll be happy.

I'm quite excited about this camera, the Olympus XA2, I'd seen Angie's photos and review of it and it immediately went on my list of cameras that I wanted to get.

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I finally got my hands on one a couple of months ago (thanks Adam!) and I've enjoyed taking it out with me. Here are some my results.

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I tried to be quite experimental with the photos I took with this camera, it has a flash so I tried that, I also used it inside without the flash, outside in the rain, outside in the sunshine... I wanted to get a feel for it and when I would want to use it and overall I'm quite excited about it, the flash is a great feature for if you want to capture family moments and I like the results on duller days too. Definitely a contender for regular use I think.

You can see the other cameras that I've used this year here.

Camera: Olympus XA2
Film: Random Chinese ISO 200 film
Location: Leeds