Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/28[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Hey B.D., you wrote : ... on a trip with my daughter this weekend I was playing >around with her Olympus OM4 and noted that that REFLEX body, with what is >reputed to be THE best metering system in any pre-autofocus camera- >including a true spot meter that can average up to eight seperate readings - >is neither as high, or wide, as the M6 (reflex housing aside) and feels like >it weighs a bit less. > It's true that the OM4 is a funny camera : very light, very small and beautifully designed! In fact this is the same design as the OM1 which is in my opinion the best design for a reflex camera...together with the Rs (R3 and leicaflex excepted...I hate the R3, love the leicaflexes but not for their design which I think is somehow awkward...tank style). Unfortunately, the OM1 is not very reliable...The OM4 I have is a Ti version which is even better! The metering system is very intersting especially the multi-spot which only existed on Canon (pardon my french) T90 (great stuff however) and OM3Ti. Nevertheless, I don't like the "bips" that are emitted anytime you press a key, it really bothers me. I'd like to have an M6 with a modern metering system i.e. an good integrative and a real spot (or multi-spot) instead of a raw selective (the area of which is not indicated in the viewfinder) but I don't want the bips!! Finally, the multi-spot metering of the OM4 is slow to use in manual mode an much faster in Aperture priority mode which means that the future M will also need an automatic mode...as well as a speed indicator in the vf... I don't think that all of this would require a larger body but who knows... Thib.