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I'm having fun learning and using an Olympus OM-1 35mm film camera. Yes you can still get film and have it developed. Older cameras like this in good shape sell for a few hundred dollars.

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Written by Jennifer Stamps

The Olympus OM-1…what a dream to shoot with.

I bought this camera at the beginning of 2018. I was looking for a 35mm film camera that was a good travel companion.

It basically needed to be compact and easy to use…bonus if it didn’t break the bank.

I don’t remember exactly how much I paid, but I bought it in near mint condition for under $200. Not only is this camera gorgeous – come on, you know that counts at least a little – but it brings so much joy when I pick it up.

Find the Olympus OM-1 at KEH Camera or on eBay.

Features of the Olympus OM-1

This camera has everything you’d expect from an SLR. The shutter speed has a bulb setting and ranges from one second to 1/1000.

This is a pretty compact little camera, so the only things you’ll find on the top are the shutter release, ISO knob, and film advance lever on the right side.

On the left side, you’ll find the film wind lever and on/off switch. On the lens, you’ll find the lens focus ring, as well as the aperture setting ring and shutter speed ring.

Yes, aperture and shutter speed settings are all done from rings on the lens.

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