Sunday, 5 June 2011

My first Camera

After a little dabbling in photography at Kitson College in the early 70"s, the entry level SLR (single lens reflex) camera was either a choice of a Practica or a Zenith E, I chose the latter a classic robust machine made with solid Russian craftmanship. As with most Zenith owners and battling with the lack of through the lens metering, I upgraded after a year to my 'dream' camera. The Olympus OM1 (MD), the MD stood for Motor Drive version....don't get excited, it only meant that it had the contacts and gears to add a separate motor drive which would the film on automatically (a feature of all modern film cameras, now, if you can find a film camera!!!!). Although the Zenith was sold to a work colleague, I still have the OM1, although sadly the through-the-lens metering system does not work.