Quote Originally Posted by dsmccrac View Post
Thanks Chris. I can - probably like a lot of folks here, haha - set rules for myself about what is or is not an acceptable tool ;-) I try to challenge them but sometimes it is hard. All the stuff I love about the OM and Mainani's design theory steers me to loving what I would define as the elegance and simplicity of the OM line. (Something I am sure the non-fans would define as 'limited and simplistic' haha.) at any rate that had made me think that the OM-4 was becoming 'bloated' with features in a 'me too' race with the big boys. I will free my mind and have a look at them.
Once you get used to it, the OM4's meter is just wonderful. I don't consider it "bloated with features" because, except for the metering system, it's pretty straightforward. The OM3 has the same meter, but no automation and a mechanical shutter.

Be sure you get a later 4 or a 4t, early ones ate batteries like M&Ms and were responible in large part for my switch to all-mechanical Nikons.