Olympus OM-1Film Camera

Olympus OM-1

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Size & Weight

  • Camera Size for Olympus OM-1136 x 83 x 50 mm
  • Camera Weight for Olympus OM-1510 g
  • Camera Build Material for Olympus OM-1Metal


  • Camera Focus Mode for Olympus OM-1Manual Focus
  • Camera Focus Type for Olympus OM-1Split Image


  • Camera Shutter Speed Range for Olympus OM-11s – 1/1000s
  • Camera ISO Speed Range for Olympus OM-125 ISO – 1600 ISO
  • Camera Exposure Modes for Olympus OM-1Manual, Bulb
  • Camera Exposure Meter for Olympus OM-1Center Weighted
  • Camera Viewfinder for Olympus OM-1Pentaprism

Lens & Accessories

  • Camera Lens Type for Olympus OM-1Interchangeable Lens
  • Camera Lens Mount for Olympus OM-1Olympus OM mount
  • Common Camera Lenses for Olympus OM-1Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 is a common lens for the Olympus OM-1 Zuiko 50mm f/1.8Zuiko 28mm f/2.8 is a common lens for the Olympus OM-1 Zuiko 28mm f/2.8Zuiko 135mm f/3.5 is a common lens for the Olympus OM-1 Zuiko 135mm f/3.5
  • Camera Flash for Olympus OM-1Olympus OM-1 Flash No Built-In Flash
  • Camera Common Accessories for Olympus OM-1OM System Winder 2 is a common accessory for the Olympus OM-1 OM System Winder 2OM System Motor Drive is a common accessory for the Olympus OM-1 OM System Motor DriveOM System Flash T20 is a common accessory for the Olympus OM-1 OM System Flash T20


  • Camera Battery Type for Olympus OM-1SR44
  • Battery Life for Olympus OM-1Approximately 20 rolls of 36 exposure film
  • Battery Replaceable for Olympus OM-1Replaceable


Use Cases

  • Camera Use Cases for Olympus OM-1
    Street Photography
    Portrait Photography
    Landscape Photography

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Description for Olympus OM-1 Description for Olympus OM-1

The Olympus OM-1 is a classic 35mm SLR film camera that was introduced in 1972. It is known for its compact size, lightweight design, and exceptional build quality. The OM-1 features a fully mechanical shutter, which means it can operate without batteries, making it a reliable choice for photographers. It has a manual focus system with a bright and clear viewfinder, allowing for precise focusing. The camera has a wide range of shutter speeds from 1 second to 1/1000th of a second, as well as a bulb mode for long exposures. The OM-1 uses interchangeable lenses, providing versatility for different types of photography. It is highly regarded by film enthusiasts for its outstanding image quality and ease of use.

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The Olympus OM-1 is compatible with the Olympus OM mount lenses, which are known for their excellent optical performance. It has a built-in light meter, but it requires a mercury battery, which may be difficult to find as they are no longer produced. However, there are alternative battery options available. The camera has a durable metal body with a leatherette covering, giving it a classic and timeless look. The OM-1 is a favorite among street photographers and film enthusiasts alike, as it offers a compact and reliable option for capturing stunning images on film.

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Description for Olympus OM-1 Pros and Cons for Olympus OM-1

Compact and lightweight

High-quality build and durability

Full manual control for creative freedom

Bright and clear viewfinder

Interchangeable lenses for versatility

No built-in light meter

Requires manual film loading and rewinding

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Description for Olympus OM-1 Potential Problems and Fixes for Olympus OM-1

Sticky Shutter

The Olympus OM-1 is known for having a sticky shutter issue. This is usually due to old lubricant that has become gummy over time. Regular cleaning and lubrication by a professional can prevent this issue.

Light Meter Failure

The light meter in the OM-1 can fail due to age or damage. It's important to handle the camera carefully and consider having the light meter checked and repaired if necessary.

Mirror Foam Deterioration

The foam that cushions the mirror in the OM-1 can deteriorate over time, leading to potential damage to the mirror. It's recommended to have this foam replaced every few years to prevent this issue.

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