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As good as 35mm ever got

AdvantagesCompact stare of the art (for 1974) still to be reckoned with

DisadvantagesIsn't digital and never will be

"The Olympus OM-2 is my all-time favourite 35mm film camera body. Historically, Olympus were known for producing excellent small cameras, either in ‘compact’ full frame, or half frame format. Whereas most other SLR manufacturers were trying to make their models smaller and lighter, Oly were in the enviable position of having to make their cameras larger! In it’s day, the OM2 was the smallest lightest automatic SLR in the marketplace, but that ..." Read review
23.01.2011

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jarjar65uk

A cracker in the hands of a skilled photographer

AdvantagesCan be picked up cheaply

DisadvantagesHas very little bells and whistles

"The Olympus OM 2 is a camera from another era, which has it s roots in the seventies. Today this doesn't make the OM 2 any less of a camera. In fact if truth be known the cameras features don't necessarily make you take pictures any better. What the purchase of the OM 2 gives you is access to some very fine lenses, which produce some of the sharpest images I have ever produced. So what do you get if you purchase an OM2. Features In some ways ..." Read review
08.06.2005

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Flashharry1955

Olympous OM2

AdvantagesCompact and simple to use

Disadvantageslimited functions and expensive add-ons

"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 ..." Read review
27.04.2007

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