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    Just wondering if there's anyone out there who's got the above.

    Any idea how much these are worth now?

    Thanks!

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    Yup, got an old OM3. Not sure of the value but would be interested to know as well....

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    I prefer my OM3 to my FM3a. The reasons being size (or lack thereof), lack of aperture-priority auto (not important), and multiple spot (w/average (very important)).

    Wish I got the 3Ti instead. Really expensive now. Sigh...

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    Haven't played around with my OM3 much, or any of my other equipment for that matter! But once in a while, like to take it out with just a 35/2 for fun.... back to basics

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    OM3 is fine but I use OM4-Ti more often whereas OM3-Ti is ridiculously over priced. Sigh....could rarely come across OM user these days.

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    any one of you selling them?

    seen one of the shops at peninsular selling it for $900+,
    but the condition is quite used - 7/10.

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    i have both om1 and 2sp...now looking for a om3ti and 4ti.
    i think mint- condition 4ti is about 600USD in the ebay, 3ti could get as ex as 1200USD.

    i think because there is no market in sg for the OM, they are usually overpriced here. i got a nice 180/2.8 for 700$sing from the ebay, but at penisular it's priced at 900+$ for lousy conditions.

    not sure if anyone of you knows this - despite so many differences in the design, OM1, 3, and 4 and the respective Ti versions, all weigh the same at ~510g, while om2sp is only slightly heavier 540g....do not think this spirit of consistency and the commitment to compactness happened in any other SLR system. and i think probably, it is the only slr camera system that gives all the respect to the person behind the camera, rather than the fanciful the technology.

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    Hello Chung,
    How are you? Remember that I met you somewhere in March with my baby girl while you were shooting with your OM-1 at the Changi "Tua Pek Kong" temple?

    cheers

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    i paid S$400 for a om2s on ebay recently, it arrived in my doorstep 4 days later. fast! as for om3/om4 on ebay there are a few now and then (but not so much of om3 though). Ti versions are even rarer on ebay.

    by the way have anyone tried the 2-4 / 2-13 focusing screens? how does it compare to the 1-8?

    hey u guys keen for a OM outing someday? share experiences and stuff...
    Canon 300D, 30D, 5D. 17-40 f4 L, 24-105 f4 L, 70-200 f2.8 L IS

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    Default 2-13 makes your OM2SP feel like a new camera

    Originally posted by djork
    i paid S$400 for a om2s on ebay recently, it arrived in my doorstep 4 days later. fast! as for om3/om4 on ebay there are a few now and then (but not so much of om3 though). Ti versions are even rarer on ebay.

    by the way have anyone tried the 2-4 / 2-13 focusing screens? how does it compare to the 1-8?

    hey u guys keen for a OM outing someday? share experiences and stuff...
    Wouldn't use anything else.

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    The 2-13 is great and you wouldn't want to look back at the 1-8. As for the 2-4, it seems that everything seems "in focus" if you are using 24mm or wider. The 2 series screen is much more better and cheaper than the Beattie screen.

    cheers

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    i have the 2-4 in my 2sp...like the very brightness. but could be take a bit of time to get the focus right sometime. probably because there is no matt or split to gauge the pin point focus

    havent know of the 2-13...how does it look like??

    any recommendation which is the best screen for macro shot?

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    hey boochap, where did you buy the series 2 focusing screen?
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    ebay.com..search under olympus 35mm slr.

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