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Old 04-01-2007   #81
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Melanie:

That is too bad. I am so sorry to hear of your misfortune.

You sound ok, but a camera is just a camera and there's plenty of OM1's around now. Get another one and get back to making photos again.
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Melanie: I can only imagine the feeling; not for the loss of the camera, but for the personal violation. I too am glad you are OK.

WRT your answer about Leica vs. OM, I feel the same way. Yesterday and today I have been carrying the OM with 50/1.4 & 28/2.8. The 50/1.4 is significantly "bulkier" than the 50/1.8, but the combination is still compact and balanced. As I shot informal portraits and grab shots with it yesterday, it was almost like falling in love again. The combination of the 1.4 and the big, bright OM viewfinder actually helped me make better pictures. The ability to focus closer than the 42/1.8 on the SP was also a factor ...

... and that, as to OlyMan's comment, is another factor. I find the two are suited to different types of shooting. At the lake Friday morning, the SP was perfect for walking around with only that camera, making shots of the pavilions, the fencing on the beach, etc. The OM would have been fine, but the visualization process is different.
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Hello fellows and easter greetings from Finland!

Ive read this thread for a while now, not many comments thou.

Im a happy owner of an OM-1 and have managed to get a few Zuikos a while a go, its the 18/3.5, 21/3.5, 24/2, 50/3.5, 85/2, 100/2 and the 135/3.5, looking out for the 180/2.8 lens.

My question is that where can i found the adapter for the 18/3.5 lens, the "Olympus OM Zuiko Adapter 49->72mm". I know its rare and difficult to find, but im ready to pay good for it.

I shoot Fuji Neopan on my OM-1 and also use quite often the 35 RD and frequently my Mju:II also. Oly makes some great cameras!


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Jani, it took me a very long time to locate the 49->72 shade/adapter for my 18mm. As long as your willing to spend a princely sum of money, they do show up occasionally on EBAY. I would also check out (and join ) http://www.zuikoholic.com/. You can ask other members and see if someone wants to give one up. An alternative, is to put together some filter adapters, stepping out to 72mm, to approximate the Olympus adapter/shade. The only caveat, is to be careful about the thread gap area (between the glass and thread). This gap is very tight, and you want to make sure the 49mm portion is thin enough. The 18mm is probably my favorite Oly lens. I will try and measure/profile my adapter/shade this weekend and PM you the data.
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I have two OM-1s

They are great cameras, I have one with MD one without and I want to get my hands on the OM-4ti at some point.
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I agree.

I had a beautiful black OM-1n until three nights ago, when I was mugged and it was stolen. I enjoyed it a great deal while I had it!

I still have an OM-G left but, well, it isn't quite the same.
Melanie,

Sorry to hear about the mugging, I am just glad to hear you are alright. Cameras can be replaced.


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