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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #3721
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Not sure who is good at lens repairs in your area - John Hermanson @ zuiko.com (USA) is one of the best experts. If he can't clean it, no one can. He will give you an honest estimate of both cost and turnaround time.

Haze may not be a huge problem - this shot was made with a Zuiko 28/2.8 with a bit of fungus on the outside edge of the front element.

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Not sure who is good at lens repairs in your area - John Hermanson @ zuiko.com (USA) is one of the best experts. If he can't clean it, no one can. He will give you an honest estimate of both cost and turnaround time.

Haze may not be a huge problem - this shot was made with a Zuiko 28/2.8 with a bit of fungus on the outside edge of the front element.
Not interested in repair services. I'm fixing it to get a better price when selling.
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I Should be ok for om bodies for a while.
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Wanted the 85/2 for a long time.. found one a few months ago, along with a 28/3.5.


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From a recent trip to Vietnam.

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While waiting for a new screwdriver to arrive for the 85/2, I've come up with a devious plan to not only get my Sony a7 back, but also getting my girlfriend to start shooting film.

Now she mentioned that she likes manual focus, since she stole my a7 with the Zuiko 50/3.5 macro with her to Germany, I think she does. Luckily I have plenty of manual focus OM lenses!
She's always in auto mode, so handing her my OM1 doesn't seem like the best idea. A OM2 would be great, but the prices have been on the rise for years now; enter OM 707!





The OM 707 apparently was a commercial disaster, the auto focus is slower than a pothead stuck in the mud, the body is 300% plastic and there are no manual controls. Well, there's manual aperture if you don't use the AF lenses (which you won't after trying the AF).
As an AE camera with MF lenses though, it's pretty good actually. The shutter is really quite quiet, and doesn't shake much, the meter is spot on. The finder is very much Olympus OM - big, bright and snappy!


At 130:- (14) including shipping and a Sigma 75-200 AF, it fell well within budget. After trying it out this morning, all functions seems to be working. Of course the battery cover is loose, but a bit of duct tape will fix this, and add some personality to the piece!


I also want to show you guys the flash, I really like the design, even though it seriously hampers usage:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4N...ew?usp=sharing


All in all I think it's going to be a perfect first film camera for her, and maybe one day, she'll find herself broke on the curb with a BP OM3Ti and a 50/1.2...
The first hit is always free!

I thought for a while that it'd be better to get her an all manual control camera, but after thinking a bit more, this seemed like a better idea; letting her focus on what's really important: content and composition!
From what I've seen so far, she's really good at capturing people, and I can admit to being slightly jealous!
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Just having a look at my focus screens in my om4 and ti, the only numbers they have are 13 are these the screens everyone on the internet talks about being the brightest?
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Just having a look at my focus screens in my om4 and ti, the only numbers they have are 13 are these the screens everyone on the internet talks about being the brightest?
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No, 13 is standard
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Thanks, just found this
http://www.vanveluwen.nl/eSIF/om-sys...ingscreens.htm
So the 2-13 screen actually says '2-13' rather than just '13' that makes it clearer.
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Nice! Superb camera the OM4!
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I took a test roll before handing the camera over to the girlfriend, wouldn't want to get her started in film photography with a malfunctioning device (and I was super curious ).

It's quite fun to use, the huge finder gives a great view and Zuiko glass is - as you already know - absolutely top notch.


http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffg...photoid=259446

It always feels a bit strange, since I'm used to a manual everything Leica M3, to be using auto exposure and a WYSIWYG finder again!
And that MFD... My oh my!


http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffg...photoid=259447

The thing that did bug me, what the flash control, I never got the hang of it, admittedly I was drunk. Since I had the F1.8 lens on, we just used the modelling light on the flash instead!


http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffg...photoid=259358

I still think it's a great entry level camera, and great fun to use. A bit plasticky, but that really doesn't matter to the end result. Of course a camera should feel good to use, but since this camera has such simple operation, and that awesome finder, I forgive the poor choice of materials!


http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffg...photoid=259445

The OM707 is quite a hidden gem, and I look very much forward to seeing the results my girlfriend is going to produce, I have a lot of faith in her...


...and the included TriX!
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OMG, I've been browsing this thread for a long time. After a while I bought a few Zuiko lenses: 28/2.8, 50/1.8 and 50/3.5 macro to use with my OM-D. They perform wonderfully with the OM-D, but today I broke down and ordered a OM-2S. So looking forward to test that. So I guess I'm a bona fide Zuikoholic now :-)
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OMG, I've been browsing this thread for a long time. After a while I bought a few Zuiko lenses: 28/2.8, 50/1.8 and 50/3.5 macro to use with my OM-D. They perform wonderfully with the OM-D, but today I broke down and ordered a OM-2S. So looking forward to test that. So I guess I'm a bona fide Zuikoholic now :-)
Nice! The OM2 is also a very nice camera, in fact all the single digits are (I say without having tried a OM3), I think you'll be very happy with it!
Great lenses as well, the 1.8 is sooo tiny, and the 3.5 macro has great versatility and sharpness!
Very good for architecture and landscapes as well, due to having great corner performance and a flat plane of focus.
Is it the silvernose 1.8 or a newer one? Planning on getting a long focus lens as well?

Here's another one I took with the OM707, and a silvernose 50/1.8:



http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffg...9514&showall=1
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