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    Battle to choose...

    between Olympus om-1n and Olympus om-2n.

    I just like everything about OM-1n, but at time I prefer aperture-priority.

    My only concern is the electronics in om-2n. I will be happy if you share your experiences including repairs.
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    OM-1n: Do I need to own a Leica?
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    Simple solution to your dilema, buy one of each. I have a trio of OM-1's and an OM-4, the OM-4 sits on the shelf. Its disuse has led to the need of a CLA to come back to life should I ever decide to use it again. My personal choice is to be in control of how I shoot and not what the camera decides. If you prefer AP, set the aperture on an OM-1 and switch speeds to obtain correct settings.
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    I own OM-1n which is a great camera. I think, I will go with OM-1n again to avoid lens change.
    OM-1n: Do I need to own a Leica?
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    I don't know much about Olympus, but I always go for the manual camera!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baachitraka View Post
    I own OM-1n which is a great camera. I think, I will go with OM-1n again to avoid lens change.

    No difference (as far as I know) in lens compatibility between the 1n and 2n. So that should not be an issue.

    2n uses currently available batteries - an advantage in my opinion.

    If you have a 1n, and like aperture priority at times, I'd get the 2n as 2nd body. Can't go far wrong either way.
    "Far more critical than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know." - Eric Hoffer

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    My only concern is the electronics, I do not mind to repair it if any thing goes wrong but spares and the craftsman are the concern.
    OM-1n: Do I need to own a Leica?
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    Holga 120GFN: Amazingly simple yet it produces outstanding negatives to print.

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    Nobody can predict a 30 years old cameras electronics. If it fails , it will be an other paperweight. Repairing these cameras is more expensive than to buy other one. You cant be sure about other bodies life expectancy either. Select the cheaper one , bite would be less hurting.

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    Yeah, I am biased to mechanical ones now. ;-)
    OM-1n: Do I need to own a Leica?
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    I bought my first OM-1 in the 1970s, when they were new.

    I've had as many as six different OM models.

    I recently sold my OM-1n, and am left with an OM-2n, an OM2s and two OM-Gs

    If I were you, I would buy an OM-2n to accompany your existing OM-1n. Most likely both of them will last for as long as you need them.

    John Hermanson (zuiko.com) a great service resource.
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    “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

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    Is om-2n like om-1n on manual mode? Just curious...
    OM-1n: Do I need to own a Leica?
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    Holga 120GFN: Amazingly simple yet it produces outstanding negatives to print.

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