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    [QUOTEif the prism view is ok you may be ok as some came without prism foam and many have been serviced already][/QUOTE]

    Possibly, but if the light seals are gooey, unlikely. It is definitely worth getting the meter converted to use SR44 silver cells (note NOT lithium LR44). Even if the CLA and service costs twice what you paid, if it is a nice camera you will soon forget what you have spent and will treasure what is undoubtedly one of the finest cameras ever made and a mechanical marvel independent of vulnerable electronics. It will last you a very long time. Despite owning several (!) other cameras my OM1 is one of the most used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adefreitas View Post
    Any other places or people you guys could recommend? Maybe in Canada?
    http://acecam.com/camera-repair-6.html#Ontario

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    Unfortunately that's an outdated list, Gord the owner of Commercial Camera passed on a few years back. I'm in the same boat with a Black OM-2n with a jumpy meter, been meaning to send it down to Camtech but never quite get around to it.
    "Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once and a while, you might just miss it."
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    Uncle Bill, the jumpy meter can be caused by corrosion on the battery contact where the contact is soldered to a copper wire or the contacts in the body may have corrosion on them. Also the current 1.5volt batteries available are not suitable for the OM-1. It is easy to adapt the circuit to 1.5 v. battery.

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    I have an OM1 that I'm still using that was CLA-ed by John H and I can attest to his great work. Feels like a new camera almost

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    As far as the seal replacement, Jon Goodman sells kits with good instructions. The process is not difficult, but a bit fiddly. Email Jon at JGood21967@aol.com

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    Camtech in Hamilton Ontario (not US) repairs and services in the store. I hear they have a good rep and know Olympus well.
    I have not used them yet but likely will when some service is necessary. Give them a shout and see what they say- can't hurt.
    Good luck

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    A CLA for an OM-1 is easy assuming no major problems exist. I am a retired camera repairman and the average CLA was $ 45.00.

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    John at Camtech does excellent work and his prices are competitive. But be advised that he has never been fast, and now that he is working "part time" the situation has gone down hill from there. I just got my OM-2 back from him and it took 4-1/2 months, door to door. So if you want to take some Xmas pictures, you'd better send the camera off to him now.

    We are lucky to have folks like him around to take care of these cameras, but you should be be aware of all the factors when making a decision.

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    I have just had an om2 cla'd and refoamed by Mike spencer at camerarepairs-r-us.co.uk took 2 weeks and cost £55 plus post.

    Mike is old school with 50 years experience in camera repairs. Obviously uk, but still an option for specialist services from other places if the postage is acceptable.

    I've used him several times now and he is highly recommended for om servicing this side of the pond.

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