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

Subject: Re: OM/Leica idiosyncracies Re: [OM] Leica jewelry OT
From: Joel Wilcox <jowilcox@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 06 Aug 1999 08:49:57 -0500
At 11:45 AM 8/6/1999 +0100, you wrote:
>Doris wrote:
>> ... Obviously, I must like it, given the baker's dozen OM bodies I own,
>>but it remains an OM idiosyncrasy. Nothing wrong with that, is there ?
>Indeed not, but it's only idiosyncratic because the others are out of step.
>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.
>Keith Berry (Birmingham, England)

For me the design had it's greatest benefit when the OM-2 came along and
exposure compensation was accomplished on the ASA dial. Does any system
offer an easier, more useful method of exposure compensation than OM?

Joel Wilcox
Iowa City, Iowa USA

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