As for the suggestion re. the OM1 & 2, I'm less convinced. I've had experience of these in professional use, I'm of the opinion Olympus didn't develop these over a period of time.......the OM1 suffered through the limitation of a 1/60th flash sync...
...but very few SLRs back in the 60's and 70's offered any faster X-sync speed, except for the metal focal plane vertical travel shutter cameras like the the Topcon D-1, with 1/125 X-sync !
We should not limit ourselves to 135 format...I nominate the Hasselblad 500C, the Rolleiflex TLR, the Mamiya RB67 as other classics.
Horses for courses, but I find the positions of the controls on the OM1 et al far better than other cameras (Nikkormat excluded of course).
I bet those who complain aren't left-handed.
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
This thread should be renamed, "What is your favorite camera?"
Usually, what turns classic is what you see alot of. Instamatics, Brownies, Canon 300D will mostlikely be more of classics then Pentax 67 or Linhof technicas or Leica m2. Because most people wouldn't be able to pick them out in a lineup.