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Rick Beckrich wrote:
> I've regressed even farther... my 'new' OM-1n is back from Father John's
> On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 5:17 PM, Ken Norton <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Two evenings ago, I went for a hike at a forest (a collection of five or
>> more trees within a square mile) on the way home from work. I hike out
>> periodically, and our last Iowa Zuikofest featured it on stop #3.
>> Well, in my nicely efficient LowePro Elite III, I had the OM-3Ti loaded
>> B&W film, and a handful of lenses. The OM-2S, on the other hand, was
>> onto the top of my monopod and had the 100 F2.8 lens mounted and a roll of
>> color film inside. This is a very sweet, highly portable configuration.
>> Anyway, I shot about a half-roll of film on my walkabout, but admired the
>> smoothness and simplicity of operation of the OM-2S. For as much as I
>> really, really like the OM-3Ti and OM-4T, the OM-2S is "home sweet home." A
>> camera of pure handling genius. No spot buttons, no memory clears, no
>> exposure data at the the harder-to-see bottom of the viewfinder--just a
>> wonderful mating of technology and purity in a camera that is the
>> poster-child of a camera that doesn't get in your way. It may be because of
>> the extremely high mileage of mine, but the film advance is so smooth,
>> and perfect--even the throw distance is just right.
>> There are simpler cameras and there are more capable cameras, but when it
>> comes to a camera that is no more than a single press of a button away from
>> getting a picture, the OM-2S lets you watch your subject and lets you fully
>> operate the camera without looking at it. Manual mode? Just slide the
>> switch to the back position, Auto exposure? Just slide it to the middle
>> position. Program mode? Just slide it forward. Adjust exposure
>> compensation? One finger with one hand. Almost all of my lenses are F2.8
>> lenses, so to get to any particular aperture you just count clicks. Without
>> even looking you can wind the aperture ring to F2.8 and click it back to
>> your selected aperture. F8? Three clicks clockwise. In manual mode you want
>> to exposure shift? Just rotate both rings the same direction.
>> Now granted, the last couple items are OM-system wide, but it's that kind
>> forethought that makes the OM-2S so special and unique. The 3-4-3Ti-4Ti
>> bodies all have a different operational bend than the OM-2 series. The
>> is the perfect successor to the OM-2n.
>> Anyway, it's like an old shoe or an old friend. A classic in any era. It's
>> It ain't no OM-3Ti, but the OM-3Ti ain't no OM-2S either.
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