Yes, just pop in a couple of silver oxide 357's or equivalents and you're good to go! The batteries last quite a while. The OM2 is great camera, small as a Leica and darn near as well made! In manual mode you have a match needle display and in auto mode you have an LED display - pretty slick, huh? Once you get used to the shutter speeds being on the lens mount, you'll be good to go!Ray, I need to read up on the different OM models, is this good because of
the batteries? Thanks for your comments.
So true, so true! I have an opportunity to pick up a couple of mint OM 4s at a good price. If I do decide to buy them it will be to turn them for some profit!Bill, here is the ultimate website resource for all things OM.
Ray, for an instrument many more times more complex than even the tip-top Leica, I would say an OM2 (reflex viewing, otf metering, familiar back loading, brass body, and more) it is as well, if not better made than an equivalent Leica (which would be the M7 or M6 ttl version, each of which run in the thousands of dollars.)
The OM 1 and 2 are true gems of the camera world (the OM 4 and OM3 are more expensive, but the 1 and 2 are meant to be used, while the 4 and especially 3 are now collectors items.) Be sure and burn some film with your 'new' one Bill.