Hi Rachel

The OM1 is a terrific camera. I use both OM1 and OM2. There are a couple of things you should know if you have no experience of it. First, the Om1 was designed to take an obsolete mercury battery. There are direct-fitting substitutes (wein cells, zinc - air), but are expensive and none last very long. You can't just use a standard button cell. However, you can have the camera converted to use the common SR44 (not LR44 which has different characteristics). Of course, the OM1 works without a battery or meter at all, but it is nicer to use if the meter works. Second, the foam in the camera is prone to rotting. Touch the foam in the door hinge or (carefully) the little pads the mirror hits when it flips up. If either are sticky, its time for a foam change. The big problem is there is foam under the top cover that eats the silvering off the viewfinder prism as it degrades. If you intend to keep and use this camera I strongly recommend a clean, lube, adjust, foam change and battery conversion by Mike Spencer at camerarepairs-r-us.co.uk It'll cost around 60, but your OM will then be good for many more years use. While I'm making recommendations, I get all my film developed and scanned (and occasionally printed) at Photo Express in Hull. The quality is good. Their postal turn around is very fast, and their prices very competitive. The OM1 is a super camera to use, and the relatively cheap zuiko lenses are excellent quality. In fact, once you start looking it is difficult to resist building up a little collection :-)