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A "cute" camera for the ladies

Read all about it here: https://www.35mmc.com/01/03/2019/nikon-em-review/
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Re: A "cute" camera for the ladies

The EM was Nikon's competitor to the OM-10, Canon AV-1, Pentax ME and other auto-only SLRs. I looked at all of them back in 1978 when I wanted to replace my Zenit-E with something a bit smaller and lighter. In the end, once I realised the OM-10 could take a manual adaptor to set shutter speed manually the decision was made. I'd really wanted an OM-2 but couldn't afford one - £259.95 was a great deal of money in them days! Ironically, a couple of years later the price of the OM-2 had decreased to what I'd paid for the OM-10 ...
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The EM was Nikon's competitor to the OM-10, Canon AV-1, Pentax ME and other auto-only SLRs. I looked at all of them back in 1978 when I wanted to replace my Zenit-E with something a bit smaller and lighter. In the end, once I realised the OM-10 could take a manual adaptor to set shutter speed manually the decision was made. I'd really wanted an OM-2 but couldn't afford one - £259.95 was a great deal of money in them days! Ironically, a couple of years later the price of the OM-2 had decreased to what I'd paid for the OM-10 ...
I think I paid a similar amount for my Pentax MX back in '79 *, and as you say it was a serious sum of money in the day. Nikons on the other hand were just too expensive for me.

*Still have the MX and it gets used regularly.
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Re: A "cute" camera for the ladies

I still have my OM-10 too and whilst it's many a year since it had a roll of film through it, I just put some batteries in it and everything seems to work fine. Not bad for 40 years old!
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I still have my OM-10 too and whilst it's many a year since it had a roll of film through it, I just put some batteries in it and everything seems to work fine. Not bad for 40 years old!
The meter in my 40 year old MX is spot-bo****k-on, and the condition of the camera is absolutely beautiful, almost in the same condition as when I purchased it new. I love this camera and I have the following for it: 28mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.7, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/2 and a 135mm f/3.5; don't ask why I have two 50mm lenses. Oh ok, it's just that I like BIG, FAST glass.
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Re: A "cute" camera for the ladies

Why shouldn't you have two 50mm lenses? I have three . Zuiko 50/3.5 macro, 50/1.8 and 50/1.4. I have two 135mm Zuiko lenses too, the f/3.5 and f/2.8 but those are harder to justify as they're almost the same size!
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Why shouldn't you have two 50mm lenses? I have three . Zuiko 50/3.5 macro, 50/1.8 and 50/1.4. I have two 135mm Zuiko lenses too, the f/3.5 and f/2.8 but those are harder to justify as they're almost the same size!

The 50/1.4 came recently, I couldn't resist it for £60 and it's absolutely in pristine condition as described. Nice shallow DoF. I fancied the f1.2 version but they're silly money.
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Re: A "cute" camera for the ladies

The smallest SLR I ever had was the Pentax 110... complete with a series of 3 lens and a flash unit. All fitted into a small case which could fit into a coat pocket. For travelling light.

Basildon Bond and Johnny English had nothing on me.

Well, except for fast cars, gorgeous babes and 1st class air travel with all expenses paid.
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Re: A "cute" camera for the ladies

I seem to remember that Olympus marketed the E400-series as cameras for women.
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Re: A "cute" camera for the ladies

I have one of those sat on the side in my living room
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Re: A "cute" camera for the ladies

Itís good to be in touch with your feminine side.

https://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/th...light=feminine
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