Thanks everyone for the comments and suggestions. Very helpful.
Reading upthread about the OM-1 battery, I did some Googling and there seem to be a few sources for this MRB625 battery. Even B&H.
If this really does work with this camera, then an OM-1 does seem to be a good option for me.
Don't bother about the battery. For every OM1 a CLA is mandatory, as this deteriorating foam under the cap which is destroying the prism must be removed. Alongside this every repairsman worth the money will make the conversion. As far as I know the OM1n doesn't have this kind of material though. In this case you may, depending on the condition of the camera, get away with weincells.
Originally Posted by Roundabout
Well, I bought an OM1n, with a 50 1/4 lens. Also bought some of the Wein batteries and the meter seems pretty accurate, when compared with an iPhone app meter. I'll probably only be shooting B+W, so it just needs to be accurate enough ;).
Haven't run any film through it yet. The foam at the hinge is a bit frayed and sticky, although the camera seems very clean inside. Not even sure where the mirror foam is...
I know a good repair person, so I suppose I ought to get them to CLA it. Was hoping to get away without having to do so, though. Is it worth running some film through it first, perhaps?
Thanks for all the tips everyone.
Worth a CLA Roundabout, the seals will need replacing at the very least. It has to be worth putting a film through first as it may show other things which need attention. I would go for a battery conversion or adaptor.
Well I ran a film through it and no problems. With send it for a CLA anyway, as the seals are crumbling a bit.
Lovely camera. Smooth film winding (especially compared to my 'tank' of a Topcon) and feels good to hold. Looking forward to using this a lot.
Great to hear you got what you set out to find.