Single digit OM gear has been pretty much reliable workhorses for me when out hiking and travelling. Well back on Sunday my OM-2n about half way through a roll suffered a shutter/film advance jam. A little back story I picked this camera up on Ebay about four years ago for about $60 from a local seller. Worked great, pretty much the only thing I had to do was re-seal it and get a #4 Hotshoe. I know it has to go in for a CLA, I guess the big question is, this a common occurrence with with OM-2ns?
Hi Uncle Bill,
I have two OM-2 bodies and one OM-2n. I've not experienced any problems such as you describe, generally very reliable. BUT, and I don't mean to teach gran'mar t' suck eggs, are the batteries OK. When I was in the trade most of the problems I encountered were due to battery failure or even the incorrect type fitted. The OM system single digit cameras need silver oxide batts. Many folk use others 'cause they're cheaper. Just a thought, but you already know that don't you........shut up Allan!
I use the proper silver oxide batteries, I even replaced them with fresh pair to eliminate that issue, still jammed.
I've had it happen with an OM1n and an OM2sp but not with an OM2n. The OM1n I got repaired but I can't find anyone who'll do the OM2sp.
Hi Uncle Bill, is this a coincidence or what? A couple of days ago I was about to take a shot (1/500@f8) when the shutter jammed. It turned out to be dud batteries and once replaced I was back in business. Yesterday, new batteries in camera, again just about to take a shot and the shutter locked and would not wind. Confused and desperate I pressed the reset button and set the shutter to 'B' and what do you know, the mechanism released. I was in a rush when I grabbed the camera and I think I may have inadvertantly pressed the reset button when I picked it up. It's worked fine today so I wonder if this might solve your problem.