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    I like Yashica FX-2. Why? a) all-mechanical (no electronics but the meter, that doesn´t work anyway); b) no split-screen to blacken-out when you close down a few stops or preview depth-of-field (I use microprism instead; once you get used it´s much better than split-screen); c) depth-of-field preview button; d) accepts Contax lenses (this doesn´t make my photos better. I just like to say "I use Contax lenses" because it makes me feel like I know something about photography - which I don´t).

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    Nikon F3 and F100.
    The former, because it is the ultimate expression of the knob-interface SLR, and the latter because it is so, so simple. Just 5 AF points—center and the four cardinals. Big viewfinder. Fast AF. Nothing else to worry about.
    The camera is the most incidental element of photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsmccrac View Post
    Thanks Chris. I can - probably like a lot of folks here, haha - set rules for myself about what is or is not an acceptable tool ;-) I try to challenge them but sometimes it is hard. All the stuff I love about the OM and Mainani's design theory steers me to loving what I would define as the elegance and simplicity of the OM line. (Something I am sure the non-fans would define as 'limited and simplistic' haha.) at any rate that had made me think that the OM-4 was becoming 'bloated' with features in a 'me too' race with the big boys. I will free my mind and have a look at them.
    Once you get used to it, the OM4's meter is just wonderful. I don't consider it "bloated with features" because, except for the metering system, it's pretty straightforward. The OM3 has the same meter, but no automation and a mechanical shutter.

    Be sure you get a later 4 or a 4t, early ones ate batteries like M&Ms and were responible in large part for my switch to all-mechanical Nikons.

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    Your Favorite 35mm Camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Once you get used to it, the OM4's meter is just wonderful. I don't consider it "bloated with features" because, except for the metering system, it's pretty straightforward. The OM3 has the same meter, but no automation and a mechanical shutter.

    Be sure you get a later 4 or a 4t, early ones ate batteries like M&Ms and were responible in large part for my switch to all-mechanical Nikons.
    One of the awesome things with the 4 is the way it shows the current shutter speed in manual mode in the finder. I love that.

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    Your Favorite 35mm Camera?

    Kk guys I will try to give a OM-4 some love when a semi affordable one is available. So a 4 (no T) is OK on batteries if it is late model? What is 'late' ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsmccrac View Post
    Kk guys I will try to give a OM-4 some love when a semi affordable one is available. So a 4 (no T) is OK on batteries if it is late model? What is 'late' ?
    Switch the battery check on, if it stops buzzing after 30 seconds it is a late model circuit and you are good to go. My OM4 is great on batteries with this circuit.

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    The OM4's meter is a fantastic addition. I just wished they had kept the viewfinder magnification the same as the OM1&2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Sarile View Post
    The OM4's meter is a fantastic addition. I just wished they had kept the viewfinder magnification the same as the OM1&2.
    Well, they added the adjustable eyepiece. Six of one, half a dozen of the other.

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    I am becoming more and more endeared to my new-to-me RTS. It is heavy for my taste (my last 35 was an OM-1). But it DOES perform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    Well, they added the adjustable eyepiece. Six of one, half a dozen of the other.
    Since I still have good eyesight, I don't need the built-in diopter adjustment and much prefer the huge HD viewfinders of the OM1&2 and Pentax MX/ME. But hey, almost 30 years later, none of this matters except enjoying them. Of course what's most important when picking up one of these classics is that they have that "PASSED" sticker . . .




 

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