Olympus OM2

Olympus OM-2n – You Wait 6 Months For An OM And 3 Come Along – By Bob Janes

In the late summer of 2020 I started off a film challenge over on Dyxum. I planned to shoot a whole bunch of cameras including an OM camera. Now, my own OM-1, which is an early one, suffers from a capping shutter on 1/1000.  On digging it out I was rather horrified to discover that the silvering on a pentaprism was flaking.

Scratch that idea. I knew my brother-in-law had a pair of OM2n cameras, so I asked him if I could borrow one… Unfortunately my timing was bad for local lockdowns. It ended up being over six months before he was able to pass a camera to me… But when he did, the aluminium case he handed over contained three Olympus OM-2n bodies.

Olympus OM2

5 frames on a day trip to Berlin with an Olympus OM-2N – By Robert Mangelmann

Berlin – capital of Germany and front line during the cold war – underwent a fundamental change during the last thirty years. Being there for the first time in 1990 right after the wall had came down, I was overwhelmed by the sheer size of the city and the very different urban layouts and appearances in the Eastern and the Western part, they even smelled differently.

5 Frames with an Olympus OM2-N and Ilford HP5+ at EI1600 – By Marius Balayn

The Olympus OM2n is an SLR camera that was given to me by a member of my girlfriend’s family. I’ve found this to be one of the nice aspects of film photography, when talking about this hobby, it’s quite often that someone proposes to give me an old family camera, in fact so much so that I have to limit myself in order to shoot and not being submerged by all this photographic equipment. Gear addiction, gear addiction…

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