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Re: OM eye candy

The bulk film back needs a motor drive or winder to drive it.
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Re: OM eye candy

Some eye candy of mine!


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Re: OM eye candy

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Olympus OM-1 by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
Eye-Candy indeed

I knew deep down you are a film lover too Paul

Exactly the same as mine, even down to the M.I.J. 50mm.

Great camera isn't it?

You have the best of both worlds .... the superb EM-1 and the wonderful OM1.

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Re: OM eye candy



I visited the sorting office this morning; collected my new 7DayShop camera bag, and this little beauty; very few blemishes, good foam, no surprises. All controls working crisply and the 'silvernose' is free of nasties; the aperture blades are snappy and free of oil.
I'm not sure if the lens and camera are an original pair; maybe someone here would know - camera serial is 1009638 and the lens 462475.

The OM is now paired with an original strap bought separately, and a 14N case which is in reasonable nick but will be replaced by something made from leather rather than the plastic material of the 14N. Funny thing is, having had the same case about 25 years ago I was convinced then it was leather; age-related cracking on the recent purchase indicates otherwise..... still, as I paid under a tenner including postage I'm not too bothered!

Here's a comparison with my OM-D E-M5

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Re: OM eye candy

Probably not an original set. IIRC the silver nose lenses had been superseded when the 1 and 2 were upgraded to N versions.

By the serial numbers it's a later body and a fairly early silver nose. I'd guess mid 70's for the lens.
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Re: OM eye candy

Thanks David, I thought that was likely to be the case and I'll look out for a lens more contemporaneous to the body; either a f/1.8 or even better the f/1.4.
I will hang on to the silvernose for two reasons; firstly because my understanding is that the SC lenses have completely different image properties to the MC lenses, and secondly I can acquire a nice OM-1 to expand the collection.....

Would you be able to take a 'best guess' at what year my OM2n was built, and would you know what number range (again roughly) the original lens would likely have been in?

Sorry for the daft questions, I am a detail freak!

PS; after a little trawl around eBay I've found a very clean 'Made in Japan' marked lens with a serial in the 563xxxx - do you think that this would be appropriate for the body? I was trying to get in to the Olympus dementix site this morning as it has a plethora of useful info but it appears to be offline again.......

I believe that the 'Made in Japan' lenses are probably the best of the MC lenses and don't suffer from the oil problem that some mid-series 'Japan' lenses do.....

I'm always happy to be corrected if I have got that wrong!

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Re: OM eye candy

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Eye-Candy indeed

I knew deep down you are a film lover too Paul

Exactly the same as mine, even down to the M.I.J. 50mm.

Great camera isn't it?

You have the best of both worlds .... the superb EM-1 and the wonderful OM1.

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Well, I do like film - its just that digital is so much quicker and easier...
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Re: OM eye candy

My silver nose from 1976 has a number about 40,000 higher than yours which is why I said mid 70's. My oldest 2n from soon after release is 66**** the newest 116**** so just over half a million between them.
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Re: OM eye candy

What lens type/serials do you have on your later body/bodies David; I'm just looking to get an idea of serial numbers and lens types.................
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Re: OM eye candy

I got the silver nose with my OM1, my only other 'standard' OM lens is a 50mm macro that replaced the silver nose. All my other bodies were body only.
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Re: OM eye candy

Just had a look on eBay somebody is selling an OM 50mm f1.2 lens for 260
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Re: OM eye candy

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Just had a look on eBay somebody is selling an OM 50mm f1.2 lens for 260
Not many of those about. The f1.4 version is easier to find, but many seemed to suffer with fungus growth between the elements.
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Re: OM eye candy

If you look at the 'for sale' forum I put this f1.2 lens up for sale about a week ago and had no replies. I am selling a number of OM items, including 3 OM bodies and a number of lenses, so I have listed them on eBay ( 75% off final fees made them a bit more interesting!!). If anybody is interested, I would rather sell them to our own members if possible, just drop me a PM.
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