Olympus OM2 I took a chance on this “going cheap” on ebay Olympus OM2 and it worked out as everything is in fact in working order even the light meter. The camera was introduced in 1975 and was produced until 1979 when the ON2n came out. I really enjoyed using the camera, the selection between manual or aperture priority modes is quick and easy to change between. Apparently it was also the first camera to have a TTL direct metering system. The disadvantage of the camera being it’s not mechanical & will not work without batteries but at least it uses the more commonly available SR44s. Fingers crossed the electronics hold out for a few more years!

JCH Streetpan 400Olympus OM2 I took a chance on this “going cheap” on ebay and it worked out as everything is in fact in working order even the light meter. The camera was introduced in 1975 and was produced until 1979 when the ON2n came out. I really enjoyed using the camera, the selection between manual or aperture priority modes is quick and easy to change between. Apparently it was also the first camera to have a TTL direct metering system. The disadvantage of the camera being it’s not mechanical & will not work without batteries but at least it uses the more commonly available SR44s. Fingers crossed the electronics hold out for a few more years! This film turned out to be a big surprise for me, reviews of JCH Streetpan 400 are somewhat mixed online. Commonly given advice is to shoot at 200 instead of 400 to cut down on the super contrast levels and after looking at sample photos online that's what I did. It’s still plenty “contrasty” at 200! The film was introduced by Japan Camera Hunter (Bellamy Hunt) It’s known that it’s Agfa stock, either aerial or traffic surveillance film (speed camera film used in Germany). What there does seem to be debate about is whether or not there is a finite supply or not? Belamy maintains this is fresh film stock put back into production by Agfa to be sold as JCH Streetpan. Others say it’s Agfa Aviphot Pan 400s (Aerial mapping film) which is the same as Rollei Retro 400. I haven't shot any Rollei Retro 400 yet so I can’t comment. I can say that paired with my Olympus OM2 shooting at 200 I really liked the results & have already purchased a few more rolls.