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Old 01-04-2007   #41
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No, I'm sure it's not better, probably not even as good. The real advantage, as has been stated, is the OM-4's ability to store readings, plus the highlight and shadow buttons. Highly flexible, but elegantly simple.
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Old 01-04-2007   #42
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I thought you do a couple of high, a couple of averages and a couple of shadows and provided you remembered to memorise - shoot with a motor, click click click?

I never remember to memorise... well hardly ever...

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Noel,
In my mind I do not associate my OM4 (and Ti) with machine gun shooting, although it is perfectly possible, technically. If I need to machine gun shots I will pic the OM2 (n or not) and quickly compensate the "auto" with the exposure compensating button at the top.

The multi spot metering is for me more associated with the exposure thinking state of mind. You may spot 2 or three times in manual mode, the camera will both show your spots and average the exposure, but then you should shift that averaging either for the black/dark/shadowed tones or the contrary. In my opinion you can spot 8 readings if you want but you will be messing up or playing rather than thinking.

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I apologise I did not mean to annoy.

I have had an OM1 from '78, it needs a new prism (foam rot),... 2x winders,... etc.

At a wedding I use 2x OM1 or 2x OM4 each with a winder, one 35mm the other 50 or 85mm and I have been known to hold down the button in continuous like an Uzi, for the whole 36. Always wanted a (2x) motor(s) for the power rewind... think of the fun I could have then.

Normally I'm forced to 400 ASA but take fast and slow primes along just in case.

Since I use chrome I normally only spot meter on the brides dress once and memorise, if I remember...

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P.S. lots of the OM4 (whem new) and on were sold with a pager 'film' in the gate so that the meter worked properly...
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Today, I looked in a shop and found a Olympus OM-4T in champange in excellent shape, a slight dent on the prism. Inside super clean. The lens on it is a 50mm F1.4. Glass is super clean. The price on it for $400 USD. Is this a good deal, or is this high? It is so tempting, yet $400 on some film would go a long way also.....should I?

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.....Since I use chrome I normally only spot meter on the brides dress once and memorise, if I remember...

Noel

Noel I don't follow, don't you have a "memory" button around the shutter release, lasting for up to 1 hour time?
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Having spot metered there is too much temptation to trip the shutter, before anything else, frequently I forget to push or pull the rotary 'reset' or 'memorise' control, frequently one wants a photo of situation not a delay.

The OM1 is better for this, especially if you turn off the meter.

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