It's fully manual, the OM-1, as you know, and she has to think about focus and metering and all that but she gets it. Sometimes I think I should splash out and get her an OM-2 or something semi-automatic at least, and maybe I will one of these days...but not just yet. Manual is good to learn on. She scorns my Nikon FM3a, with it's 'A' setting. She's right too :)
The OM-1 was my first real, proper camera, way back in '73. I had a Zenit B before that which actually was quite OK, but the OM was a proper system camera - and about half the weight of the Zenit, with bayonet lens mounting, a built-in TTL meter and no separate stop-down ring. Made me a better photographer overnight! When I see Missy with it, it takes me back to when I was the same age.
|On Ilford Warmtone RC with a bit of hot selenium added to try to get some contrast in there. Didn't work. Taken just below Portstewart Prom - the little bit of sand that there is there...same time&place as this one which worked much better.|