You’ve heard of the Olympus XA and XA-2. You’ve heard of the Olympus MJU II or Stylus Epic. But have you heard of the 1994 Olympus LT-1? It was a premium, very stylish compact aimed at upmarket travellers. Kinda like a MJU I clad in leather! It’s my new favourite pocket camera, find out why in episode 4!

In the show’s longest episode to date (how do they keep getting longer?) I also give an update on my Emulsive Secret Santa present, I talk about the cameras I’ve been shooting with in January 2019, the podcasts I’ve been listening to, and I give a shout out to some lovely conversations I’ve had with people recently. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Episode 4 summary

  • How I got my Olympus LT-1
  • The LT-1’s predecessors: the Olympus XA and the Olympus MJU / Stylus
  • Olympus LT-1 specifications
  • Description of the LT-1
  • Description of the LT-1 images
  • Camera ratings
  • What I’ve been up to in January 2019
  • Film and instant cameras I’ve been shooting with
  • Frugal Film Project
  • Emulsive Secret Santa update
  • Best part of doing this podcast – making connections with awesome people!

Shoutouts

Models

Olympus LT-1 sample photos described in this episode

My darling daughter at the seaside. Olympus LT-1 with Kodak Gold 200.

My big fella at a cafe in West End. Olympus LT-1 shot on Fujicolor C200.

Royal Queensland Show. Olympus LT-1 shot on Kodak Gold 200.

Anne outside a bar in Brisbane. Olympus LT-1 shot on Fujifilm Superia 1600 film.

Anne in a Brisbane laneway, Olympus LT-1 with constant LED lighting shot on Fujifilm Superia 1600 film.

Bonus image! I didn’t describe this but I really like this one as well. Anne in a Brisbane laneway, Olympus LT-1 with constant LED lighting shot on Fujifilm Superia 1600 film.

My big fella in Brisbane. LT-1 shot on Fujifilm Superia 1600.

Merlo Coffee sign. LT-1 on Fujicolor C200.

One of my favourite shots. LT-1 on Fujicolor C200.

The boy in his natural habitat! LT-1 on Fujicolor C200.

Brisbane wool store in Teneriffe. LT-1 shot on Fujicolor C200.

Okay so I got this one wrong… but I still like it! Sasha in a laneway, LT-1 with in-built flash on Fujifilm Superia 1600.

My Emulsive Secret Santa present

Four black and white prints on card / paper and a letter in Russian. Thoughts?

My Emulsive Secret Santa present. Thoughts?

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3 comments on “Olympus LT-1: my new favourite pocket camera

  1. One of the pictures in the mystery pack shows the street sign Laufásvegur, which is an adress in Reykjavík, Iceland. Great podcasts, keep it up! Greetings from Oslo.

  2. Matt Murray May 6, 2019

    Hi Bernt! Oh awesome, another piece of the jigsaw puzzle! Ha ha. Glad you are enjoying the show, so great to hear! I have been to your beautiful country only once, in 2007 for about a week. I would love to visit Norway again! Cheers Matt 🙂