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Olympus OM-3Ti 35mm SLRs

4.2/5 (5 Reviews)


  • MPN101290
    Product ID31115
    Camera TypeSLR (Single Lens Reflex)

Product Description

With precision lenses for virtually every application, and features like high-speed flash synchronization and enhanced exposure accuracy, the OM-3Ti offers the professional control and personal satisfaction of fully manual photography. And a rugged titanium body makes it one of our toughest cameras.


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chet J a Expert

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2006

Strengths:    Clean and simple but never the less elegant design.
Durable components
Excellent light metering
Low vibration
Bright view finder
Solid lenses
easily interchangable focusing screen
The simple manual setting need more planning to obtain good images. This can be a refreshing reminder of what the light is actually doing inside the lens and camera.


Weaknesses:    Expensive and hard to find.
The most recent lenses are decades old
the available components are decades old
The OM-1 is a fraction of the price and just as usable


Bottom Line:   
I have used several cameras over the Years. The OM-3 can be a refreshing change from the current micro-chip world of photography. The cameras functions (other than light metering) are all mechanical. When in an environment to harsh or to remote to find batteries this camera still works. The titanium body and nearly all metal components inside this camera are extremely durable (they have put up with a lot of abuse from me). Even though it is 20+ years old, many of the OM-3's designs are still modern and innovative. The low vibration shutter and mirror are patricularly useful. The camera works very well with macro and astrophotography equipment in difficult environments.
The OM-3 with the 90mm macro is still a superb setup for photography of flowers and insects in low light and the camera excells with long lenses.
The size, light weight and simple function are sometimes missed when wrestling around with my Nikon Dx2 and I don't need to find my reading glasses to change setups with the OM-3.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Olympus OM-1 and 4
Canon T90
Nikon Ftn
Nikon F100
Canon Eos 3


Type of photography:   Fine Art


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ethanl a Intermediate from England

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2002

Strengths:    Super bright viewfinder, especilly when used with faster glass e.g.Zuiko 50mm f1.2 lens. Multi Spot Metering, flash syncronisation at all shutter speeds when used with F280 flash, build quality.

Weaknesses:    High cost! Lack of self timer.

Bottom Line:   
Having used the OM System for many years, I purchased this camera when Olympus announced its discontinuation, as I wish to use the system well into the future. It is typical pedigree OM. The finish is beautiful, controls are minimal and well placed. If you have used an OM3, 4, or 4Ti, the metering systems will be familiar. The results are consistently good and errors are the fault of the user, not camera.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Wide-Angle, Netherla

Similar Products Used:   OM1, OM4Ti

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by glessing a Casual from Blue Point, NY USA

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2002

Strengths:    excellent feel, small and maneuverable
used lenses easy to get on e-bay


Weaknesses:    pricy, expensive accessories and lenses

Bottom Line:   
Excellent feel. Center-weighted images and spot metering on par. Little pricy; however a long time Olympus user and bought because it is now discontinued. If anything like my OM 2N-will probably last forever with hundreds of rolls shot. Love its total manual control.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Similar Products Used:   OM 2N

Type of photography:   People


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by elmer del campo a Expert from lakewood

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2001

Strengths:    *****user friendly controls
****incredible build
****light weight
****great finish
****retro styling


Weaknesses:    - too expensive
- lens technology from the 70's


Bottom Line:   
this is not the camera to buy if you want to get into Olympus OM system. i love this camera for it's controls and light weight feel, but that's about it. to be honest i would suggest getting into an OM-2n, or OM-4. Olympus Om lenses hasn't change since the 70's and most of the newer lenses lack the quality of the lenses made during the 70's and mid 80's. Buy the system USED!! i did and i'm satisfied. The OM system is probably the best deal in the second hand market.

if you have this kind of money to spend on a body~ try going towards a Leica SLR system. other than that...this one goes back into the original box w/ the paper work, and let it increase in it's cult status value.

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Duration Product Used:   6-10 years

Purchased At:   gift

Similar Products Used:   OM-1
OM-2n
OM-2s
OM-4
Nikon F2as
Nikon F3hp
Nikon FE2
Nikon FM2T
Leicaflex SL2
Leica R3
Leica R6.2


Type of photography:   Fine Art


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tomislav Vidovic a Expert from Zagreb, Grad Zagreb Croatia

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2000

Strengths:    Lightweight,tough titanium body, superb bright viewfinder, precise spot metering, highlight and shadow controls, TTL flash, high speed flash synchronization,

Weaknesses:    overpriced,
·no shutter release button locker
·no self timer
·no more new Zuiko lenses and Olympus accessories


Bottom Line:   
I have been using my Olympus OM 3 Ti for 3 Years and I am very satisfied. After I had bought it, I couldn't take my hands of it. It feels great in hands. I have never seen better viewfinder.
I think OM 3 Ti is overpriced. Great weakness is that no more new Zuiko lens are available.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Similar Products Used:   Canon F1, Contax RTS II, Leica R6, 7, Nikon FE,F3

Type of photography:   Landscapes



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