Question about Olympus OM-2000 35mm SLR Camera
Something on teh back of the lens is possibly hitting edge of the mirror. Olympus service since 1977. John
Posted on Oct 14, 2010
Sorry, but if you have no access to other lenses then there isn't any definite way to isolate where the fault is. New batteries aren't the answer as on your model they only power the light meter.
It's very likely to be a lens fault, especially if using either of the two lenses which Cosina usually supplied (the OM2000 is actually a rebadged Cosina with an OM mount and OM viewfinder surround) but that's just a best guess based upon experience. The Cosina lenses have an OM mount and badging, but they are very cheaply made and tend to fall apart. The tiny lens stop screw is a common loss to almost all OM lens models and it prevents the lens from being turned too far when mounting it onto the body. Without the screw, the lens only has to be a tiny bit over-rotated to cause faults similar to yours.
If you hold the lens and look at the mounting with the top of the lens pointing up at the 12 o'clock position, then the screw in question should be just clockwise of the bottom bayonet lug at about the 6:30 position. It's about 1.2mm in diameter and stands proud about 0.8mm. If there's a hole there then the screw has fallen out. Replacing the screw is awkward as the Cosina lenses use screws which are not interchangeable with "real" OM mount lenses, but it only acts as a peg so it's often possible to replace it by epoxy gluing in a short peg of bronze or steel. Temporarily glue the peg before final fixing though as it may need trimming to get it just right. The Cosina lenses also tend to shed screws internally causing either the aperture coupling lever or the stop down lever to be out of their correct positions.
Good luck, and please take a moment to rate my reply.
Posted on Sep 15, 2010
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