it’s been years since i got her in my hands.. and from a year ago, she’s broken. OILY DIAPHRAGM! no one’s seems to be able to fix it. everybody just gave up. and i remember i did a cleaning for the lens a couple of years ago and, well… maybe they didn’t have the right tools, so there’s something missing or a bit broken. and that made her impossible to be opened to fix it. —> according to my repairman.
with the file facts that i got, she started to be produced in 1974. with only 1,200 units been made and it’s been tagged with “very rare” availability in many Olympus OM websites…. (oh yes.. i always smile when i read that tag!) meanwhile the only thing i can do is…. sigh..
photos via this website (mine is in my home town and currently not with me)
still finding a place to fix her, maybe Japan? or the States? well i actually find one from the web with a great reputation, ‘Dedicated to Preserving the OM System’ so they say.
a basic check and repair costs like 119 USD, but it will cost more for oily diaphragm blades they say and plus the return shipping cost. oh, and not to mention how stress i will be if i send her overseas.. what if she’ll never get back, what if it gets stolen.. bla bla bla.. i just really want her to be healthy again..
i don’t know…