Re: [OM] [OT] Sekonic Meter

Subject: Re: [OM] [OT] Sekonic Meter
From: "John Hermanson" <omtech@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 17:11:15 -0500
In the late 70s (maybe 76) Canon may have been the first to advertise their
cameras on TV and that was the AE-1.  My wife uses them in her art
photography business.  The mirror squeak is very annoying.

John  Hermanson
Camtech, Olympus Service since 1977.
21 South Lane,  Huntington NY 11743-4714
631-424-2121 http://www.zuiko.com
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Lex Jenkins" <lexjenkins@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 8:36 PM
Subject: Re: [OM] [OT] Sekonic Meter

| While I am quite fond of the Spotmatics I have no love for the overrated
| Canon AE-1.  Not to dis the so-called "amateur" OM series (OM-10, etc.)
| the AE-1 and AE-1 Program always felt kinda flimsy to me compared with the
| bricklike F-series; rather like the difference between an OM-1 and an
|   In fact, the OM-10 feels *better* than an AE-1.  Even my plasticky T70s
| feel better to me than an AE-1.
| The A-series suffered various nagging maladies as they aged: the worst
| foam I've ever seen; squeaky mirror boxes; easily broken battery
| doors; jammed film advance levers.  Ick.  I'd switch to another brand
| I'd be stuck with an AE-1.  The only reason there are so many of 'em is
| to the best marketing campaign in the history of SLRs.
| -----------
| Lex Jenkins
| -----------------------------------------------------------------
| "Don't worry about everything 'cause nothing's gonna be alright."
| - Casey Lechmanski
| =================================================================
| >
| >Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 22:45:02 -0700
| >From: "Chris O'Neill" <coneill@xxxxxxxxxxx>
| >
| >Went to a real, live auction today...Unfortunately, no Oly/Zuiko stuff.
| >(SIGH!)  Just a Pentax Spotmatic (eat yer heart out, Andrew!), and a
| >AE1 (ditto, Lex!), and a bunch of minor stuff...

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