I saw this camera online and thought OMG I have to have it. OMG, really how awesome is that. OMG was first used as an acronym over a hundred years ago in a letter to Winston Churchill. This camera is really the OM-20, but it was released in some markets as the OMG in 1983. It isn’t much different from the OM-10, but it does have a built-in manual adapter.
Finding an example released as OMG seemed to be impossible in Japan so I reached out to my Yashica friend in America and it seemed as soon as I asked, sourced, paid, it was here. It came with a Vivitar wide-angle lens, which was perfect as I have a few 50mm OM lenses… though not in Japan. It also came with a battery, even more awesome. The owner of the website has told me he used to live in Japan so I thought I would test the camera in that area. I tried two films to make sure I got lots of shots for him as he hasn’t seen it for a while.
I love the camera. I know I have been all into Contax recently, but holy moly this camera felt good to hold. It has a satisfying shutter sound. There are no bells and whistles, no settings other than auto, manual, or B. Easy as. But did this example work?
I put some fresh Fuji 100 film inside and set off to Yokohama. I walked around Honmoku, Yokohama.
This is the second film. For this film, I was mainly in Sankeien Gardens nearby.
I did find the film was over-exposed a little, but not so much it couldn’t be adjusted. When I use the camera again I will change the ASA to see if that helps. Other than that I love it, and the lens is super sharp. This super reviewer didn’t like it quite as much as me, he especially mentioned the shutter slapping sound. Thanks, Yashica Friend for the trip to Yokohama, I loved the park.
Keep or sell: Durh. I don’t sell Olympus OMs…well not since I regretted a sale and vowed never to do it again.