Quote Originally Posted by rolleiman View Post
As for the suggestion re. the OM1 & 2, I'm less convinced. I've had experience of these in professional use, I'm of the opinion Olympus didn't develop these over a period of time.......the OM1 suffered through the limitation of a 1/60th flash sync.....and was generally found by professionals to be not "tough" enough for heavy use...
I agree that the Olympus OM1 was not tough enough for heavy use and it did not handle well due to the location of its shutter control. However, I included the Olympus OM1 in my list of 35mm classics because:

1. I think it has a very classic appearance.
2. Its innovative small size and lightweight was so popular that it influenced other manufacturers to copy.