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35mm SLR

Olympus OM-1 35mm Film SLR Camera with Olympus Zuiko 50mm F/1.4 Fast Prime Lens and New Batteries


Here we have a fantastic condition Olympus OM1 35mm film SLR camera with Olympus Zuiko 50mm F/1.4 fast prime lens. It also comes with the Olympus lens cap, and batteries.

A full review of the OM1 can be seen here - https://www.casualphotophile.com/2016/04/25/olympus-om-1-camera-review/

This camera is in excellent condition, showing only minimal signs of its age. It is being sold at a discount due to the light meter not responding to light. Other than this, it is fully functional, and comes with a new battery installed. Film compartment, battery compartment, viewfinder, and mirror box are all clean and without corrosion or debris or damage.

The lens is very nice cosmetically and mechanically perfect. There is only minimal internal dust commensurate with gear of this age, and the glass elements suffer no ailments. The lens is free of marring or fungus. It features clean filter threads, and a clean lens mount. The aperture blades are quick and snappy, free of oil with minimal signs of use. The focus ring spins with perfectly weighted fluidity and the aperture ring clicks with mechanical precision.

The original OM and the camera that made Olympus a legendary maker of film cameras, the OM1 is just a truly amazing machine. Exceptional build quality and complete capability make it a gem in classic photography.

This camera offers exceptional mechanical ability in an incredibly small package. Fully manual and fully mechanical, it also provides a light meter with a swing needle in the viewfinder. This shows the photographer when the settings are correct for a proper exposure. This makes the camera ideal for beginners, seasoned pros, and those looking to learn alike.

The 50mm Zuiko lens is a perfect focal length for standard and general purpose photography, snapshots, action shooting, street photography, and portraits. The very fast aperture of F/1.4 allows the shooter to create amazing bokeh when shot wide open, yielding excellent subject isolation, shallow depth of field, and those beautiful blurry balls of light we all love. Stop the lens down to smaller apertures and the optics sharpen up immediately, creating pinpoint precise images with super fine resolution.

This is just a fantastic machine for someone who's serious about creating excellent photos, or for those just starting out on the journey to photographic bliss.

The camera will be packaged securely and shipped immediately.

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