Olympus OM-2 SLRPlayPhotography::2006-08-23 8:29
I have a pretty old Olympus OM-2 camera that my grandfather gave to me before he died. He bought 4 lenses for it, a nice case, some filters... he only bought the best quality of everything, especially when it came to science/optics.

I saw this camera listed on Ebay with a "Buy It Now" price of between $300 and $400, depending on the seller. My camera has a problem though.. it seems that after the shutter button is pressed and the mirror flips up, it gets stuck and doesn't come back down.

So here's my predicament. I really really want the Canon Rebel XT, which a lot of you here on TN have told me great things about. And since money doesn't flow like water in my house, if I could sell the Olympus with its lenses that would certainly help me with the money for the Rebel. But how serious of a problem is this with the mirror getting stuck? Would it cost an arm and a leg to get it fixed -- or should I just try to sell it as is?

Also, the lenses he has for it are top quality (don't remember the brand name), and it occured to me that if Olympus makes digital SLRs, maybe I should buy an Olympus SLR instead -- IF the lenses from the OM-2 would fit with a much much newer digital Olympus camera. I doubt they would... does anyone know for sure?

THANKS!
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