Re: OM/Leica idiosyncracies Re: [OM] Leica jewelry OT

Subject: Re: OM/Leica idiosyncracies Re: [OM] Leica jewelry OT
From: *- DORIS FANG -* <sfsttj@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 1999 09:04:26 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 6 Aug 1999, Keith (R.K.) Berry wrote:

> Indeed not, but it's only idiosyncratic because the others are out of step.

   Well, of course !

> The point I was trying to make was that the OM-1 was loosely following a
> traditional layout for a shutter dial, albeit that of a leaf shutter. With
> the earlier s.l.rs with their top dials, the visual association of shutter
> speeds and apertures was maintained by the use of the shutter dial coupled
> meters (equivalents of the Leicameter MR), but once t.t.l. metering came in,
> the external meters went, leaving no visual relationship and looking pretty
> silly. The OM-1's design retained it.

  I understand, and agree with that. As someone that uses the OMs on
manual most of the time, I appreciate that layout, and am still fond of
the externally visible meters on Nikkormats and Nikon Fs. 

                                  *= Doris Fang =*

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