Olympus OM 1 Vintage 35mm SLR Film Camera with f/1.8 50mm Prime Lens
Introduced in 1972, the Olympus OM-1 was the first product in the Olympus OM Series. It earned wide acclaim as the world's smallest and lightest 35mm single-lens reflex camera.
The Olympus OM1 is an all-mechanical SLR. It has a large viewfinder with interchangeable screens but a fixed prism. It also has a through-the-lens exposure meter controlling a needle visible in the viewfinder. It has a compact body, essentially retained on later models. The shutter speed dial is located around the lens mount, which allows photographers to keep the camera at the eye between shots more easily than SLRs with the dial located on the top plate.
Olympus launched the Olympus OM-1MD (MD standing for Motor Drive), to which a motor drive can be attached without need for modification. This new version has a small plate marked 'MD' on the front, and a small slot with a circular cover on the underside that covers the motor drive coupling.
In 1979, the next iteration was the Olympus OM-1n. It was similar to the Olympus OM-1MD, with a redesigned film advance lever, a flash ready/sufficient flash LED in the viewfinder, and automatic flash synchronization (X-sync), regardless of the position of the FP/X switch when used with a T-series flash unit mounted on Flash Shoe 4.
- Sensitivity range: ISO 25-1,600, can be set in 1/3 increments
- Mount: Olympus OM mount
- Winding film: Lever
- Rewind film formula: Crank
- Shutter: Electronically controlled focal-plane
- Shutter speed: B, 1-1/1000 seconds
- Exposure metering: CDS full-aperture type
- Battery: 2 x LR44
Please note that the camera is fully battery dependent.
This vintage film camera is ideal for beginners, amateurs and professionals. It’s in excellent condition and is ready to produce another lifetime of fantastic photos.
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