At 3/13/2023 11:29 AM, Moose wrote:
>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. ð???
>Memory Lane Moose
Unfortunately my OM-4 (sn 1,058524) draws the dreaded 400-600uA, while in M60/B
it draws around 20uA. My OM-4T draws about 5uA.
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