Quote Originally Posted by wblynch View Post
Because the OM1 is an all mechanical camera and the OM2 is an electronic, auto-exposure camera. Very different cameras.

The only other all mechanical Olympus OM is an OM3 and they are quite a lot more expensive.

...But, they don't need a battery conversion.
Despite the received wisdom, electronics aren't necessarily less durable than mechanical shutter trains whose accuracy isn't "forever" as many assume. Fact remains, any OM1 is getting to be a very old camera that possibly led a tough life with little or no maintenance.