Film slipping OM1n

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Erik, May 11, 2004.

  1. Erik

    Erik Guest

    I have a chronic film slippage problem on my OM1n body. A while back
    I took it to a couple of technicians who could not find anything wrong
    with the camera.

    The problem: I load Fuji Provia or Velvia film; shoot it slowly over a
    few weeks, even months and often by exposure # 20 something, it starts
    to slip. The last time this occurred, I ended up ripping the film in
    half trying to tighten it up so the advancement teeth would catch.

    I always tighten up my film as I load it. I suspect the film is
    loosening up as it lays around for a while and then a bumpy road is
    accentuating that problem.

    Am I doing something wrong? These problems coincidentally occurred
    when I switched over from Kodachrome to Fuji professional film a few
    years ago.

    Should I simply switch out the film advancement mechanism even though
    nobody can find anything wrong with it?

    regards -Erik
     
    Erik, May 11, 2004
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  2. Erik

    JD Guest

    You might post the problem to one of two experts in repairing Olympus gear:

    Camtech http://www.zuiko.com/index.htm
    or
    Photosphere http://www.olyfix.com/

    Camtech is charging $99 for an OM1/OM1n CLA including conversion to use
    non-mercury battery
    Photosphere is charging $110 for a CLA and an additional $16 for conversion.

    I have not used Camtech, but Mr. Hermanson is highly regarded and I have
    purchased parts from him.
    I have used Photosphere for repair and can vouch for them. Either company
    will do quality work for you.

    JD
     
    JD, May 12, 2004
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