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Niggles with my Olympus................ Requesting help.......

Saturn V

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Hello there

I recently purchased an Olympus OM-1n

It has a couple of small niggles, and I was wondering If anyone could help.......

1 When the wind on leaver is fully extended, It refuses to spring back to its resting position, it has to be encouraged to spring back....

2 the counter that lets you know what frame you are on will not return to zero......it goes so far from 36....but stops at around 24....

I would be very grateful for any advice and help...

Kind regards ......








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I think a general service and CLA is in order. It will be worth it, it's a superb camera.

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I'm really pleased with it, as far as I can see those are the only two little niggles, it shouldn't stop operation of the camera in any way......

If feels like a really well made piece of equipment.......

The shutter sound is something else.....
 

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A Clean-Lube-Adjust, as mentioned, will take care of the issues. It will bring the camera as close to original spec as a 45 year old camera can be.
This service can run $100~$200. Reading the manuals above will convince anyone that the time, effort, special skills, and special tools required are worth the money. For anyone mechanically inclined- service manuals and online tutorials exist to "do it yourself". The OM-1 does not look like an easy camera to start with.
 

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No "typical" problems that would cause these leap to mind. I'm afraid it's got to be opened for inspection to know for sure. If all else is working, it's up to you to decide if it warrants a trip to the Olympus-pital (i.e. "Olympus-hospital"!)
 

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There is a return spring on the winder and this is known for breaking, tangling or just becoming too weak. This is easily replaced by the person who is servicing it for you. I would recommend Miles Whitehead - his email address is mwcamerarepairs@gmail.com
 
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