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    Where to get an Olympus OM-1 Serviced?

    I've just acquired an OM-1 second-hand and after putting a roll of film through it I think it needs servicing as well as new light seals. Can anyone recommend a company/person who can do this in the UK?
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    I've just used Michael Spencer at www.camerarepairs-r-us.co.uk for an OM2n service - good work, very good communication and pretty fast turnaround

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    The best place is Camtech but it's in the USA. John spent 8 years with Olympus servicing OM cameras.

    http://www.zuiko.com/

    He's done 3 OM-1s and two OM-2 bodies for me. A plus on the OM-1 service is that he converts the meter to use a 1.5v battery. Highly reccomended.
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    I've been servicing the OM system since 1977, factory trained, and do a lot of work from EU, Australia, Japan. I don't blame you at all for trying to find a shop closer to home. John

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gringo View Post
    I've just acquired an OM-1 second-hand and after putting a roll of film through it I think it needs servicing as well as new light seals. Can anyone recommend a company/person who can do this in the UK?
    If I were you, I'd "bite the bullet" and send your OM-1 to John H. to work on it, eventho he is here in the USA. You might as well have it worked on by the best.
    Dann Fassnacht
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    I had my OM-1n MD CLA'd at Colchester Camera Repair. They are authorised Canon and Olympus repairers. Not only did they do a superb job, they also converted the battery compartment to take a modern button cell.

    Plus they are in Britain so you don't have to send the camera overseas.
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    John H at Camtech does fantastic work. If you can't find a local person who knows what they are doing, send it across the pond. You will be pleased. Bill Barber

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    John H at Camtech is the only person I'll let touch the insides of my OM cameras.
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    Newton Ellis in Liverpool has done some excellent work on a couple of my OM bodies and lenses.

    www.newtonellis.co.uk
    I'm into painting with light - NOT painting by numbers!

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    Thanks for all the replies, I'll check out the British links and compare the prices. I'm afraid sending it out to the US may be a bit much considering this was supposed to be a cheap travel camera
    Rhys

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