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Servicing an Olympus OM-1

Discussion in 'photo' started by Nic Robinson, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    I've been thinking of getting my old beastie back up and running with the occasional roll. AFAICT everything still works, but as my remaining Olympus is still as original it could do with some tlc.

    Michael Spencer in Derbyshire used to be the go-to guy back in the day. He did a very well regarded service, sorting the old light seals and converting the meter to work accurately with modern batteries.

    Sadly Michael has retired so...is there anyone else doing similar work out there that you could recommend?

    Cheers,

    Nic.
     
  2. Pete MB&D

    Pete MB&D Pete Maddex, the one and only!

    The light seals are a easy job to do as long as you wet the glue and slot so you can get them in before they stick, and the battery is just a case of soldering one diode in series.

    Pete
     
  3. Derek Wright

    Derek Wright pfm Member

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  4. Paulicus

    Paulicus pfm Member

  5. mad-moon

    mad-moon pfm Member

    APM camera repairs in Newcastle upom Tyne..they call the chap Allan...I believe he worked for Olympus in his younger days, before setting up his own repair business..He's a bit of a whizz with the older manual gear...
     
  6. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    Add my vote - they did three cameras for me in the not too distant past
     
  7. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    Thanks guys. A couple of interesting avenues to explore.
     

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