Mirror Mirror

I had an unusual experience this month.  I had arranged to be allowed to take some pictures in a private building earlier this month and was looking forward to producing some interesting images.

I duly turned up and set up my equipment and began to take images for a 360 panorama.  someway through the process I noticed I was getting some very strange exposure information on the histogram display.  I could not figure out what was happening.

I then noticed I was getting some odd reflections in the images, I had never seen these before, at first I thought it was something like flare as if I shaded the lens I could minimise the effects.

The exposures though were way out.  I switched off my camera and restarted it.  I took lenses off and replaced them.  No luck.

Then I started to get an odd shadow on the images.  I took the lens off again to check the sensor and this time I happened to look at the back of the rear lens element.  There on the back element was resting a small mirror.

It was the small sub-mirror from behind the main mirror and it had obviously become detached.

Nothing for it, it had to go back to Olympus for repair.  It was away for just over 2 weeks, although I had a Sony compact which is very good, I really missed my SLR.

Thanks to Olympus, it is back, fully functional and I am rearing to go take some new images…

Chuffed!

I am pleased! One of my images, chosen to represent Fareham and Portchester Camera Club in the 2010 to 2011 season of the Southern Photographic Federation League Competition was awarded a certificate.

Reflection

Reflection

The image was one of FPCC’s league entries last season and as one of the highest average scorers for the club went through to finals day where it was awarded a highly commended…

HC Certificate

HC Certificate