Olympus OM10 OM-10 gap in shutter

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by DeadDruid, May 10, 2006.

  1. DeadDruid

    DeadDruid Guest

    My son decided to put a piece of cardboard in the shutter of his OM10
    (why, I have no idea). The result is that when the Film Advance Lever
    is used, and the shutter moves from the film can towards the take-up
    spool, there is a gap of about one-eighth of an inch between the two
    blinds. This gap remains until the Shutter Release is pressed, when
    both blinds go to the film-can side, and no gap is then seen.

    Is this an easy fix, or do we scrap the camera?

    Thank you for your thoughts,
    DeadDruid, May 10, 2006
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  2. DeadDruid

    Doug Robbins Guest

    Your son's stupidity has resulted in a camera that is "not econmical to
    repair". You could buy a replacemt OM10 on eBay for less than any repairman
    would charge.
    Doug Robbins, May 10, 2006
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  3. Yeah, sadly that's a tosser. If it makes you feel any better, most
    people don't care for the OM-10 in the first place...
    Scott Schuckert, May 11, 2006
  4. DeadDruid

    Advocate Guest

    Most people that don't care for the OM-10 never owned one. Today you can
    purchase them on Ebay for a fraction of the cost of a OM-1 or 2...and it's a
    great deal. I know of quite a few OM collectors that claim the OM-10 is
    their favorite sleeper.
    Advocate, May 11, 2006
  5. Heh, heh... Perhaps, but they're cheap because they're unpopular! Heck,
    I had a hard time selling them back when they were new. The only thing
    that got them moving was a price reduction and a free manual adapter.

    OTOH, a larger percentage of OM-10's seem to operational than the
    OM-2's of the same period. Because they were used less, or because of
    the simpler design?
    Scott Schuckert, May 11, 2006
  6. DeadDruid

    DeadDruid Guest

    Thank you, guys. I realised that it would not be economic to pay
    someone to repair, but had hoped that someone would know whether I'm
    likely to be able to fix it myself.

    DeadDruid, May 12, 2006
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