Re: [OM] Camara for beginner

Subject: Re: [OM] Camara for beginner
From: "Giles" <cnocbui@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 00:37:16 +0000
I think you should look at a camera which has auto exposure capability as well 
manual.  As you mentioned the 'art' in photography, exposure can play a big 
role so a 
camera with a spot meter would be my recommendation as it can teach you a lot 
exposure as well as provide good ones when you learn how to use it.  In order 
preference I would say OM4, OM3, OM2 spot Program, and OM2000.

Even though I mentioned auto exposure capability the OM3 and OM2000 have spot 
which I think would be even more important.

£200 sounds like too much for an OM1.  Take a look at -


And search for om1 or olympus and you will find better prices, like £35 for a 
complete OM1 system.  Could be an miss print of course.

Do not write off being able to afford something like an OM4 either.  If you are 
patient a cheap one will probably come along.  Try looking in photo-shops in 
towns or keep an eye on LOOT.


Nicholas Lee wrote:

> Hi,

> Compacts certain do the job, but now I'm interested in exploring a little
> more the art of photography.  So I'm looking for a good fully manual 35 mm
> SLR. It was suggested by a sales person that a OM-1 (there where a couple
> for around £200 with 50mm len) would be the perfect camera to learn with.
> My main interest in camera use will be on trips and nature/landscape
> shots.  (Mainly tramping in New Zealand, and possibly Britain if I stay
> here.) 
> From reading the web a little it seems that the OM-1N would be a better
> buy in terms of long term repair options, and of course I wish I could
> afford a 4Ti.
> Thanks for your advice,
> Nicholas

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