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Re: [OM] OM] Camera for beginner

Subject: Re: [OM] OM] Camera for beginner
From: "earthlink" <catsmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 22:01:04 -0700
I think the OM-PC is an excellent choice, cheaper than getting into a 2S. If
you keep looking you just might pick up a mint one for $52 like I did on
eBay two weeks ago. What a little gem of a camera, but I still cannot get my
spouse to use it (I bought it for her) because she would  still have to
focus it.
 It has auto DX if you are one to forget to change the DX when you load
different speeds of film, auto aperture, and auto shutter speed.
It has a built in computer algorithm in its ESP metering system that works
good when shooting a subject against a light or dark background. It meters
the center and the outside edges seperately, and if there is a big contrast
difference it adjusts exposure accordingly so the center (subject) has the
proper exposure.

One disadvantage is the hot shoe (shoe 4) is built in and takes a special
shoe cord to run the flash if you want to use the power bounce grip. (If
anyone has a shoe cord for sale let me know).

Catmaster


> I had never seen an OM-PC until last weekend at the Buena Park camera
show.
> What a sweet little camera - black finish on brass body and nice grippy
> rubber cladding. This one was in great shape for $135 including the
> multi-coated Zuiko 50mm/F1.8 lens. What a deal. I found out later that Keh
> has one in excellent condition for about the same price.  It can be used
> manually, in automatic program mode, and has a switch to change between
> center weighted metering or a simple form of matrix metering. No spot
> meter, but almost like a slightly simplified OM4. Nice cheap way to start
> out accumulating Zuiko lenses.
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> Winsor
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> Winsor Crosby
> Long Beach, California, USA
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