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    Quote Originally Posted by Dali View Post
    To me semi-auto means that the meter is coupled with aperture and speed settings and that metering is done without stopping down (unlike most of M42 cameras for instance). This is how this type of cameras is defined in some countries.

    Regarding OM camera behavior, I am aware of it as I own OM cameras since 1983.
    I think that I recall that sort of use of semi-auto as well - from about the time of the Olympus FTL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick A View Post
    I put one of those "grip adapters" on my OM-4, and it helps. I have since put winder-2's on all my OM's, no more problems with them feeling small. Naturally, if you hold one properly you don't have that, as you are supposed to rest the body in the palm of the left hand and gripping the lens, whilst the right is for shutter release and film advance, not a death grip..
    Yes, of course, but not having anything to hold onto doesn't help for carrying the camera in the many minutes or hours you're not pushing the button. :-)

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    I always carried my OMs in my left hand, by the lens, under the body. It's an easy lift to the eye while bringing my right hand to position. Typically I have the strap wrapped around my left hand for security.
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    OM1

    What a question?
    There is no way around a OM1 ... mine survided 2yrs east africa, adjust voltage divider to 1.5v and use SR44 for lightmeter.
    Never go out without a 2/85 or a 2.8/28 - you may miss life worth living ;o)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    I think that I recall that sort of use of semi-auto as well - from about the time of the Olympus FTL
    I saw an old ad for the Contaxen II and III, touting them as "autofocus" - the coupled rangfinder automatically adjusting the lens for proper focus.
    Then you have semi-automatic (or autoloading meaning either recoil or gas pressure bled off the barrel is used to cycle the action, feeding a live cartridge and cocking the striker. There's also a straight blowback design typically .22rf or small caliber pistols, relying on the inertia of the brecchblock to keep the action closed until pressure falls to a safe level) firearms often and improperly called "automatics".

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    Three-year-old thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble View Post
    Three-year-old thread...
    What's 3 years when the cameras are over 40 years old.

    Maybe the "younger" OM-3 would be more appropriate . . .

    Last edited by Les Sarile; 11-18-2014 at 03:56 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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