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Olympus OM-4Ti

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the exposure and lens. The usability and build quality are also appreciated, but many are negative about the performance and battery. There are mixed views on the shutter and flash.

portability, build quality, usability, lens, exposure

battery, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Olympus OM-4Ti is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 57 reviews)

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Olympus OM-4Ti


After years of wanting an OM-4 , now that I have semi-retired I can afford an OM-4, my teenage daughter has secured an OM-4Ti with data back from Sth Africa on eBay , for about $500 AUDI have owned an OM-1 which was stolen , then Igot an OM-2n which I...

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Olympus OM-4Ti


I have owned my OM4Ti for almost 20 years now. It's a wonderful camera and -- for its intended usage -- has zero defects. Olympus should have kept the OM alive and made a digital version of it, as Leica did with its M series. In fact, this is a camera...

Impeccable build, utterly reliable, robust like a mini tank

One only: that it is out of production. Olympus, give us a digital OM

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Olympus OM-4Ti


Ok its two yeas since anyone wrote about this dream camera. So here it is.

Compact, Lovely design, simple and excellent handling, awsome metering functions

an off switch, however if switch to bulb... that helps. no mirror lock unless on timer


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Olympus OM-4Ti - (35mm SLRs)


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Olympus OM-4Ti


Olympus Om4 ..I bought this on Ebay just a month ago in A1 condition from a science laboratory in England..After buying my first OM1N in may 1980..

Ease of use ..Fantastic light meter ..Quality build ....Impressive results

Having to Put a film in .......Buts really its still apleasure

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Olympus OM-4Ti


Well the last review of this camera was 3 years ago and not much has changed since! I would mainly class my self as a beginner in the black and white field and having owned the om-10 and om-20 would defiantly say that hands down the om-4 is a winner.

The functions on this camera are ace, especially the spot metering. The high and low light settings are also fun to play with. Its also really cheap to pick up a nice zuiko lens to go with the camera. The standard fixed ones work wonders. I would say...

Repairs will probably be more expensive than replacing the camera for a time and very soon can see the om-4 becoming a collector item and lots of

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Olympus OM-4Ti


My buying price is in N.Z. dollars.First up this review is about the OM-4 not ti model. In some ways this camera is unbelievable. I have never shot slides before, and though I have been keen on digital SLR for a couple of years , I had heard all about...

Amazingly accurate average and multi-spot metering.Great (and now cheap) lenses. (Though secondhand rare lenses are now much more expensive than getting Canon EF series)Looks goodFairly rugged and feels like a quality camera should.Great images.Huge...

Have not found any yet Maybe that you have to use the self timer if you want to take shots with the mirror locked up.Hard to get parts for now

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Olympus OM-4Ti


Nothing written for nearly a year about this amazing camera. Still nothing on the 35mm SLA market to touch it. Digital is not an option yet for passionate landscape photographers. My OM-4 (not the Ti model)is still my favourite: trusty, light, sturdy,...

Sturdy, light, metering, accuracy, reliability and 2nd hand retained value

Battery life (switching the shutter speed to "B" when you have finished work, turns off the circuitry)

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Olympus OM-4Ti


This is a full system pro 35mm camera from an era when some of us think SLR camera design and build quality were at their zenith, and this one is probably the pick of the bunch. It is no exaggeration to describe it as a jewel. Small and light for a...

Both the range and accuracy of the meter are astounding. Others may argue, but on this point I’m not sure it has ever been matched. The multispot metering facility is sublime. Why aren’t all cameras like this? The highlight/shadow buttons are not...

Minor comments:- The ISO setting/compensation dial rotates in reverse of what I expected – ie minus compensation is forward. It is also possible for the clumsy to disturb the ISO setting when adjusting auto exposure compensation, and a positive locking...

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Olympus OM-4Ti


DearReaderThe Olympus OM4 must be considered one of the best 35mm SLR's of all time. It is well made, compact, and sports a great metering system.It can match the Canon F-1 (New) and the Nikon F3hp on all accounts. It's only flaw is the lack of f-stop...

Metering system and build quality

Lack of f-stop in the viewfinder

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built In Flash: No
Data Back: No
DX Coding: Yes
Exchangable Lens: No
Exposure Regulation:Aperture Priority
Motor:Not Applicable
Panorama:Not Applicable
Red Eye Reduction: No
Water Protection: No

General Features

Compact / SLR:SLR
Film Format:135 mm


Bifocal / Zoom:Not Applicable