Olympus OM2

".... A camera maker that simply copies others' idea has no right to call itself an original maker in the first place."

Yoshihisa Maitani, creator of the Olympus OM system.

Olympus OM2
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Olympus OM2
Manufactured1975 - 1979
BatterySR44 Needed for camera operation
Fully MechanicalNo
ShutterBulb + 1s-1/1000
ISO12 - 1600
Fully ManualYes.
Aperture PriorityYes
Shutter PriorityNo
Fully AutoNo
NotesIntroduced 3 years after the Fully mechanical OM1 the OM2 offered automatic exposure apperture priority. The camera had an electronically controlled shutter meaning that UNlike the OM1 a battery was needed for correct operation. Its most touted new feature was automatic through-the-lens (TTL) off-the-film (OTF) metering which was considered to be a very acurate form of metering.