The technical stuff:
Type: Single Lens Reflex
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f1.8 -
Shutter: Focal Plane Cloth Blind 1 -
Oh how I love the Olympus OM series and this is an
excellent example of why, but then the OM1 is a legend. It handles like a
dream, focuses easily and accurately and fires so smoothly you barely feel
any movement. On it's first trip out the meter battery failed but that's
why I prefer this type of camera to the later battery dependant models. As
I usually have a lightmeter packed in my kit bag this was no problem, just
take the reading and set manually, the camera still performs perfectly.
Sadly I don't think my meter reading skills are as good as the camera,
consequently some of the exposures a quite a bit off. I need to take it
out again, preferably on a brighter day, with the meter working to do this
legendary camera justice.