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    Quote Originally Posted by kivis View Post
    Also the Nikon FM/FE series bodies have always impressed for its sturdiness. How does the OM series compare?
    The OM4T is Olympus flagship and very robust.

    Quote Originally Posted by kivis View Post
    Is it bright enough to read in the dark (unlike the Nikon's)?
    OM4T exposure display - manual and auto aperture, is the most visible and well thought out arrangement in bright light or pitch black setting.

    Since you list an FTN, you are already comfortable with the location of the shutter speed control of the OM4T. But there is one major diff between the OM4Ts (as well as OM1, 2 & 3) and all other brands and that is you will not see the aperture setting in the VF.

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    Having owned both side by side, the OM4 is the more solidly built and sophisticated camera but the FE2 is much more straightforward and simple in use, not much to get in your way on it. The OM-Winder seemed a bit old and arkward even compared to the venerable MD12. The Nikon suited me better and think it is really up to personal preference and I'm glad I tried both.

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    Isn't the direction of focus on a Nikon lens the opposite of Olympus? That would be hard to get used to.
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    Canon, Konica, Minolta, Olympus, Pentax and Yashica all twist-on the same direction and Nikon is opposite. Shouldn't be an issue anyway since the OP stated "Don't worry about glass, this camera will hitch it's wagon to a 50mm lens only."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Sarile View Post
    Canon, Konica, Minolta, Olympus, Pentax and Yashica all twist-on the same direction and Nikon is opposite. Shouldn't be an issue anyway since the OP stated "Don't worry about glass, this camera will hitch it's wagon to a 50mm lens only."
    Won't the 50mm lens have to be focused?
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    Completely read that wrong Dave! Since I have a body or two from each brand - as well as various oem and third party lenses, I have never even considered if each focuses a particular way. I am certain the OP can account for one alien system.

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    Les, here's the thing. I often see this kind of question asked. It goes something like this: "Hi, my name is ______, and I am a long time Nikon user. I have always wanted to try an Olympus camera and I bought an OM-4T. I could never really get used to it because the shutter speed setting around the lens mount was wrong and the control layout was different and the lenses focused backwards. I never really got along with the camera and ended up selling it."
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    The OP didn't say anything about having either system did he? Focus direction is therefore moot.*

    *I got to use moot in a sentence. :@)

    FWIW, I bought an OLY & did what Mopar guy said, layout & aperture ring didn't fit me.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    The OP's signature lists Nikkormat FTN, Nikon F, and Nikon FE.
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    Personally I find that the only way to know if you like a body - or system, is to get your hands on it. I believe in immersion . . .


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