OM-4T on the way

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Amin Sabet, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Mar 22, 2015
    Amin Sabet
    My favorite film camera was an OM-2n. Made the mistake of selling it some years ago after getting a Nikon FM2n that I never really bonded with.

    So, I've ordered an Exc+ OM-4T (black) from KEH, due for delivery tomorrow. Can't wait! Also re-purchased one of my favorite lenses, the Zuiko OM 40mm f/2. Never should have sold that either :rolleyes:.
     
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  2. trisberg

    trisberg FF Regular

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    Mar 24, 2015
    Thomas Risberg
    That 40mm was a sweet little lens, wish I still had mine. My current OM-2N died recently (shutter doesn't fire anymore) so I'm debating what to get now, another OM-2N or an OM-2S or maybe OM-4T, tough choice. I had an OM-4T years ago and really liked the light meter with multi-spot metering.

    -Thomas
     
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Mar 22, 2015
    Amin Sabet
    I don't know if I'll use the spot metering, but I'm hoping the 4T will last a long time. KEH has a bunch of 2N and 4T in stock.
     
  4. phigmov

    phigmov FF Regular Subscribing Member

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    Mar 23, 2015
    I have a Champagne 4Ti - love that thing !

    Just need a 3 to complete the collection - although I could never justify the price it commands.

    Weirdly the 2n seems to be the thing I shoot most often with the motor-drive unit.

    Make sure you get good cells - probably not a problem with the more modern 4 series but it makes a difference metering on the 1 & 2.
     
  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Mar 22, 2015
    Amin Sabet
    Hopefully KEH doesn't do me wrong :)
     
  6. phigmov

    phigmov FF Regular Subscribing Member

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    Mar 23, 2015
    A useful site for Wein cell replacements - the old Mercury 625 is no longer available and the Alkaline alternatives can lead to metering issues -

    http://www.weincell.com/
     
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  7. trisberg

    trisberg FF Regular

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    Mar 24, 2015
    Thomas Risberg
    The OM-2 and later all use silver oxide batteries, so it's only the OM-1 where you would have to watch out.

    KEH seems to have a decent inventory and so does Adorama.

    -Thomas
     
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  8. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. FF Regular

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    Mar 24, 2015
    Larry
    multispot really can nail the exposure in difficult circumstances, although I prefer to meter manually and decide myself. Still, I was impressed by the way it calculates a perfect exposure from several spot readings. It really was one of the best film cameras ever made. I don't have the T, but my first version apparently got the new circuit board, as batteries last me months.
     
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