Updated review: Olympus OM-1

Click through to my updated review of the Olympus OM-1 here, and listen to this man gush about a wonderful gem of a camera.

Olympus OM-1


9 responses to “Updated review: Olympus OM-1”

  1. fishyfisharcade Avatar

    I love my OM-1. It’s away being serviced at present, which has cost me £70 for the priviledge, and for which I could probably have bought another body OM-1 body. But mine has had a battery voltage conversion and there’s no guarantee that a replacement body might not have its own faults. It’s one of the cameras that I feel is definitely worth the cost of maintenance when something goes wrong.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      £70 for an OM-1 service is a bargain! And then your camera will be like new.

      I’ve become a big fan of having good old cameras serviced, even when replacement bodies go for very little — if for no other reason that there really is a limited supply of any particular body.

      1. fishyfisharcade Avatar

        It arrived back in the post this morning, so I’ll get a roll loaded and go shoot some photos soon, all being well. :)

  2. -N- Avatar

    I get the gush. I love my OM-1n, and my OM-4ti as well. Competitors to my Nikon FM2n and N90s. Let’s stop there.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      The OM-1 is the only non-Pentax, non-Nikon SLR I kept after I thinned my camera herd. It’s just a great camera.

  3. Steve Mitchell Avatar

    Lovely camera. My Dad had one, and comparing one of his images with one I made with my cheaper camera, (I think it was a Praktica) was something of a revelation at the time. In the end I moved up to the Yashica TL Electro X, and then to the Contax 139 Quartz, a system I still use!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oooooo the Contax 139 Quartz! That camera is on my must-buy-one-day list.

  4. Sam Avatar

    Great review Jim one of my all time favorites!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks Sam – it’s one of the greats.

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