Today We're Gonna Party Like it's 1979

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If you crave the past, and long for those washed out, sharp colours of yesteryear, then look no farther.

I own two of these SLR’s, one was my fathers and is a mid-80’s version, and was the camera that started me on my Lomo journey. The second was a gift, and is an earlier 1979/80 model.

The OM-10 was Olympus’ first ‘double digit’ OM series camera and was aimed at the advanced amateur. It accepted all OM fit lenses as well as most of the accessories available for the more Pro ‘single digit’ models.

It can be used either on Aperture Priority or in full manual with the optional manual adapter, and also features a Bulb; perfect for the light painting lovers!

They were shipped as standard with the now legendary Zuiko 50mm 1.8 lens. This offers exceptional low light performance, and amazing Bokeh. I love this lens so much, I even use it on my Digital SLR (but only when I absolutely have to!)

I have two other lenses courtesy of Dad, Miranda 28mm and 70-200mm telephoto, which I rarely use, but are handy to have.

The camera has a tendency towards softer colours, but do not mistake that for soft focus, this camera is everything but!

Overall this is a truly fantastic camera, and although it some times falls out of fashion with me (an SLR doesn’t fit in your pocket!) I think I’ll always have a soft spot of this camera!

Oh and the Coloursplash flash works with it! ;-)

written by rspreston on 2010-07-01 in #reviews #70-s #slr #olympus-om-10 #om

5 Comments

  1. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    yeah! cool little slr!

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    My very first camera was the great sister/brother (?) of the OM10, the OM20. The OM series are great cameras! :)

  3. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    such beauties!

  4. ramireo
    ramireo ·

    Sharp, sharp, sharp.
    Love it

  5. lomodesbro
    lomodesbro ·

    50mm lens is a cracker

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