Re: [OM] Camara for beginner

Subject: Re: [OM] Camara for beginner
From: Nicholas Lee <njl25@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 17:40:36 +0100 (BST)
Cc: olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Tue, 24 Aug 1999, Skip Williams wrote:

> An OM -1 or OM-1n is a great camera.  I have two, but you'll miss auto 
> exposure if it's your only body.  The OM-1 is great as a second body, on 
> alone, as long as you don't mind metering manually.  Remember that it needs 

Well in order to learn the art this has sort what of an appeal.

> a PX625 Mercury battery, CRIS adapter, Wein Zinc-Air cell, or an internal 

How much of a problem is this?  This is one thing I've read about and
concerns me a little.  I suppose that I'd have to purchase supplies via
mail order only.

> modification to meter properly.  The OM-1 is particularly tough too, if you 

Yep, while tramping this might be very useful.

> need that.  They sell for $150-225 w/o lens in the U.S.  You should count 
> on an immediate CLA for

Seems like you missed the end of this sentense. (CLA?)

> Personaly, for a budget, I'd go with an OM-PC (OM-40).  It's not as well 
> built as the OM-1, etc., but it gives you auto exposure, Program mode, full 

Thanks for the leg work on this, something to consider.

> The OM-2s will probably get votes too, but it's a bit more $$, not to 
> mention the OM-4, etc.

Seems like the 4Ti is on many peoples wish lists.


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