Quote Originally Posted by garryl
You do know that only the meter needs the battery? You can still take picture using another meter(camera or handheld) as the OM-1 is mechanical.
I know that, but I want to use the OM-1 as a "always-with-me" camera. The size of the OM-1 equipped with the 50 mm f/1.8 is perfect for my bag I use every day. Having two cameras with me or a seperate light meter is not preferable as I want something easy to use and simple to carry.