Olympus OM 2

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Olympus OM 2

Camera, Analogue Cameras - SLR - 135mm - without Zoom - without Built-in Flash - without Red Eye Reduction

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Review of "Olympus OM 2"

published 27/04/2007 | Flashharry1955
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Pro Compact and simple to use
Cons limited functions and expensive add-ons
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"Olympous OM2"

My Olympus OM2 was purchased in the Mid 1970s, it was one of the most compact SLR Cameras of its day and pioneered TTL metering, this camera is best described as semi automatic with aperture priority. The OM2 still had the option for Manual mode. By today’s standards the OM2 is very basic but being simple to use, offered the enthusiastic armature a professional feel.

Typically there was a feast of must have accessories, from motor drive to interchangeable focusing screens. The zuiko lenses system produces excellent results. There is comparatively little noise with this mechanical marvel, features included, a clock work timer, on off switch for meter system, Film speed dial that allows for over/under exposure

The most tiresome failing is if one forgets to turn off the camera the batteries quickly expired resulting in lock up. It has stood the test of time although now replaced with an Olympus E400 there is no doubt the OM2 was the best Olympus camera of its day.

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  • Bens__mummy published 05/05/2007
    Needs more info to be helpful. Take a look at other reviews to get a idea. x
  • COOOEEE published 27/04/2007
    A good start but if you feel you would like to add or expand on the details in the review at any time in the future you can do this by pressing the edit link in the centre at the top of your review as you read it. Welcome to Ciao. Fionaxx
  • ilaskey published 27/04/2007
    wow - this must be the oldest thing I've seen reviewed here! Needs much more info though.
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Product Information : Olympus OM 2

Manufacturer's product description

Camera, Analogue Cameras - SLR - 135mm - without Zoom - without Built-in Flash - without Red Eye Reduction

Product Details

Manufacturer: Olympus

Film Format: 135mm

Compact / SLR: SLR

DX Coding: without, No

Exposure Regulation: Shutter Priorit, Aperture Priority

Autofocus: without Autofocus

Built In Flash: without Built-in Flash

Bifocal / Zoom: without Zoom

Exchangable Lens: without Exchangeable Lens

Data Back: without Data Back

Red Eye Reduction: without Red Eye Reduction

Water Protection: without Water Protection


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