Olympus LT-1: my new favourite pocket camera

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!

Listen to Episode 4 of Matt Loves Cameras!

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

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?

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.

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