The problem you mention is indeed sticking of the needle in the upper side.
I use several OM camera's from which one has the same problem.
I told this to my Olympus specialist / dealer and he told me he would fix it
for about 20 or 25 euro's ( eury ?).
for $ 120 you can buy another used OM1.
Try to find an Olympus specialist.
"Dimpled Chad" <dimpledchotmail.com> schreef in bericht
news:Xns93B59F9DA62C8cahDfncah555NO18.104.22.168...converted> My father gave me one of his trusty Olympus OM-1s recently, havingin> to digital. I'm a novice, but understand the basics of the camera and SLRsit> general.
> I put a new battery in it and fired up the meter. I noticed promptly thatfstop> wasn't responding predictably when I changed the aperture, and the meter
> seemed to get stuck in over-exposure, even if I closed it to the smallest
> I took it into a local camera shop and after looking it over briefly they
> said that the mechanism on the camera that corresponds to the change intry> on the lens is sticking, causing my problem. They estimated $120 for the
> Does that sound like a probable cause of these symptoms? Anything I canexcited> to lube the mechanism myself and save the money? Just curious. I was> about using the camera to learn the basics of 35mm photography, but it has
> more sentimental value than anything. I'm not sure I would just go buy
> another camera if this one is shot.
> TIA for your advice.
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