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    trigger happy geriatric.
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    Went to a car boot sale today....

    And while walking around came across a nice condition OM1-n. The meter battery was flat (changed it) and, as usual the light seals were in need of replacement. The 50mm f1.8 had a ding in the usual place, denting the rim that the filter screws into. Straightened that out and fitted a UV filter. It is now in almost new condition, no scuff marks, no dings, no dirt or fungus in either the prism housing or the lens. How much?

    Well 20:00 and the light seal kit has cost me 6:00.

    A really nice condition OM1 with everything apparently working nicely for 26:00. I'd call that a bargain. Wouldn't you? :yesnod: :yesnod:

    Dave

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    Re: Went to a car boot sale today....

    Not a bad deal. What do they usually go for on eBay?

    I looked at the OM1 when I bought my first SLR in 1978, but in the end thought the Pentax MX was a better camera, and bought one of those.
    Simon, bombadier 1st class

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    Re: Went to a car boot sale today....

    Hi Simon,

    Ususally double that amount, sometimes more for a decent specimen. But I think this one will be a keeper.

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    Re: Went to a car boot sale today....

    A nice bargain. I will never part with my OM1. It is a little ripper and those Zuiko lenses are some of the best going around. Beware that they take the mercury batteries(1.35V) and the meter will need recalibration if using silver oxide(1.55V). Or, you can make or buy and adapter to reduce the voltage. I had mine recalibrated and it works beautifully,
    Cameron665

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