I always carried my OMs in my left hand, by the lens, under the body. It's an easy lift to the eye while bringing my right hand to position. Typically I have the strap wrapped around my left hand for security.
I love mine:
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There is no way around a OM1 ... mine survided 2yrs east africa, adjust voltage divider to 1.5v and use SR44 for lightmeter.
Never go out without a 2/85 or a 2.8/28 - you may miss life worth living ;o)
Then you have semi-automatic (or autoloading meaning either recoil or gas pressure bled off the barrel is used to cycle the action, feeding a live cartridge and cocking the striker. There's also a straight blowback design typically .22rf or small caliber pistols, relying on the inertia of the brecchblock to keep the action closed until pressure falls to a safe level) firearms often and improperly called "automatics".
Three-year-old thread... :)
Maybe the "younger" OM-3 would be more appropriate . . . :whistling: