Olympus OM-1

Released 1973 While my favourite 35mm camera series is the Canon FD range, it is undeniable that the Olympus OM-1 is also an iconic model. This camera was given to me by a friend. It takes a mercury battery which is now impossible to obtain, but fortunately the battery is only used for metering. Without […]

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Olympus OM101

Released 1988 This is yet another not-very-interesting SLR. The most noteworthy point is that it has “power focus”. This is manual focus, but adjusted using a thumbwheel and an electric motor, rather than by twisting the lens barrel. Unusually for an SLR, exposure is fully automatic unless you buy the additional “manual control unit” which […]

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