Catering for the professional and consumer market, the compact body SLRs was divided into two distinct series. Cameras with single-digit model numbers were the professional series, optimized for features and ruggedness rather than ease of use. Two-digit (or more) model numbers, or letters, meant a consumer camera designed for ease of use.
Oly35mm Overview - OM Series
This article will look at the single-digit professional series.
Olympus M-1 (1972)
Olympus OM-1 (1973)
Olympus OM-1 MD (1974)
Olympus Om-1n (1979)
Olympus OM-2 (1975)
Olympus OM-2n (1979)
Olympus OM-2 SP / OM-2S in the USA (1984)
Olympus OM-3 (1984)
Olympus OM-3 Ti (1944)
Olympus OM-4 (1983)
The OM-4 was the first camera with a built-in spot meter which is capable of measuring eight individual spots for an average reading, and for center weighted readings. An LCD display for the shutter speed is placed at the bottom of the viewfinder to precisely indicate its readings versus the actual camera settings instead of a needle.
Olympus OM-4 Ti / OM-4 T in the USA (1986)
Zuiko OM System Lenses
The OM lens is designed to sit 46 mm from the surface of the negative film or slides, further away than many other lens systems. The combination of on-lens aperture control and this extra distance make OM lenses manually adaptable to a variety of other camera bodies using a lens to body adapters.
Olympus OM System Accessories
- Motor drives and exchangeable camera back for 250 exposures.
- Dedicated flashes, shoes, cords, connectors, power sources, adapters and filters.
- Interchangeable focusing screens and finder.
- Accessories for macro, micro, and technical photography.
- Cases, grips, cable release, battery holders, and more.
Olympus OM1(n) SLR camera - Part I
Olympus OM1(n) SLR camera - Part II
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