On 3/13/2023 9:41 AM, Frank wrote:
Same camera, different markets if I remember correctly.
As long as they are working a nice camera (don't ask the Alaska branch,
unless you want several pages of lyrical memories ;-), but unreparable due
to circuits no longer available.
Noting beats an OM-1/2 I think, and most kids want the full retro anyway ;-)
For me, it would be OM-2(n) or OM-4(T(i))
The OM-1 requires a 1.35v battery, which haven't been made for decades, or a special adapter for a 1.5v battery, which
is good, but not perfect. Just too much hassle, when an OM-2(n) may be used fully manual, if desired.
My favorite is the OM-4 body. Many plain OM-4 bodies have the later circuit installed. For practical use, those, a "T"
or a 'Ti" are all the same. Better auto exposure, both spot and ESP, than an OM-2.
If the user gets interested in TTL flash, the 2n is better. If they start using a tripod, the bodies before the 4 series
(and OM2000) have no way to control vibrations from the aperture stop-down mechanism. Self timer on the 4 series
pre-fires mirror and aperture as soon as the shutter release is pressed. The extra wait is a pain, the results,
especially with med-tele and longer lenses and light and/or metal tripods, much better.
My latest loaner for a student was an E-M5 II. 😁
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