The OM-1 is an all-mechanical SLR. It has a large viewfinder with interchangeable screens but a fixed prism. It also has a through-the-lens exposure meter controlling a needle visible in the viewfinder. It has a compact body, essentially retained on later models. The shutter speed dial is located around the lens mount, which allows photographers to keep the camera at the eye between shots more easily than SLRs with the dial located on the top plate.
Originally, the bottom plate needed to be modified to mount a motor drive on the OM-1. In 1974, Olympus launched the OM-1MD (MD standing for Motor Drive), to which a motor drive can be attached without need for modification. This new version has a small plate marked 'MD' on the front, and a small slot with a circular cover on the underside that covers the motor drive coupling.
It earned wide acclaim as the world's smallest and lightest 35mm single-lens reflex camera, 35% lighter than the competition. The ribbons in the cloth curtain shutter were replaced with strings which sounds like a possible issue for durability yet the resulting system was capable of withstanding 100,000 operations.
But what make the OM1n such a great camera even today is it’s full manual exposure system, with or without a battery. It’s simple + - metering is easy to use and see in the viewfinder. The film loading is typical for most SLRs of the time. The film release/rewind is on the face of the camera so the winder or motor drive doesn't have to be removed to change film and also convent when the camera is on a tripod. ONE awesome feature is the placement of the shutter speeds. It is on the face of the camera behind the lens mount. So when properly holding the camera you can change the focus, shutter speed and f/stop with your left hand and fire and advance with your right all without removing your eye from the viewfinder. Once you learn it it is fast.
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Peninsula Shopping Centre (NOT Peninsula Plaza)
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Tel: 6336 6349
Next to Funan Mall
Nearest MRT: City Hall MRT