Hi folks your opinions would be greatly appreciated. I own an OM1n, OM10 (with manual adaptor) OM2n and OM20. Lenses I carry with me are as follows, f 28mm 1:2.8, f 35- 70mm 1:4, f 75-150mm 1:4 (all zuiko) and a Miranda 70-210mm 1:4.5-5.6. At present I carry the OM2n and the OM20 (with winder 2 attached. Basically I photograph whatever I fancy.
I was wondering whether I would be better off carrying a different combination of bodies (eg: OM1n and OM2n) and which one I should have the winder on?
as a preference I would always choose the OM-1 and OM-2. I think they feel more solid and reliable, but it is personal.
With regard to the winder, why bother? Unless you are shooting sport or something, I feel that the extra bulk and weight are not justified
Thanks for your reply, your thoughts are the same as mine. I just wanted other peoples opinions.
With regard to the winder I find it easier to use on single shot than the shutter release on the camera. Also I use it when photographing my goddaughter on her horses and on some wildlife.
Which camera would you use the winder on?
probably on the OM-2 as it has auto exposure. so it would be quicker to use for candids etc. The OM-1 requires a little more thought with regard to the manual metering., so auto-wind not as much a priority. (for me anyway)
The OM-20 is small and light (especially with the 28mm lens), so if that is important to you, I wouldn't discount it. I wouldn't pair it with the winder though, because it would then end up being larger and heavier.
For me, most often I use an OM-4T with a Motor Drive 2 and M. 15V Nicad control pack. The camera has a 50mm f1.4 lens mounted and I carry the camera around my neck. I have a smallish camera bag with several Zuiko primes from 24mm up to 100mm and film, spare batteries, and a few filters. I find that it is as easy to carry five Zuiko primes as it is to carry two zooms.
I currently have 4 OM1's (black and chrome) 3 OM10's and an OM4-T (champagne)
I like to switch them up and take a different one each time.
I always loved my OM1's and I know them well. But the OM10's are great cameras that always give me perfect exposures. The OM4-T is not good to me in contrasty light.
For street shooting you can't go wrong with a 28mm stopped down and pre focused. Or, leave the lens focused mid way then you can focus very fast when you need to. I have taken thousands of photos that way.
When I carry a 35, it's an OM-1. I have three of them, although one of my daughters has one of them, and I also have an OM-4. My OM-4 has been in need of a cla for quite some time, I dont miss it as I prefer my ones. I used to love my 4, but found myself getting caught up in the electronics and missing shots. I am on a KISS life style these days.