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Thank you for purchasing the Olympus IS-2DLX. MAIN FEATURES Built-in 35mm ~ 135mm approx. 4X zoom lens for increased shooting range. Full-fledged macro functions include Zoom Macro for subjects as close as 0.6 m (2 ft), Super Macro for subjects as close as 0.39 m (1.3 ft), and 1:1 Macro* which captures life-size images of small subjects on film. ED (extraordinary dispersion) glass is used in the lens, achieving crisp, clear images with high contrast. The standard shooting mode lets anyone take b
Checking the batteries 9 Names and functions of parts 4 Viewfinder display/LCD panel 6 Points to remember 10 PREPARATIONS Attaching the strap 7 Reset operation 12 Loading the batteries 8 Loading the film 13 BASIC OPERATIONS Taking pictures 16 Unloading the film 19 Using the focus lock 20 Using the drive modes 38 Flash photography 21 Using the exposure modes 43 ADDITIONAL Selftimer 27 Exposure compensation 49 FUNCTIONS Macro photography 29 PF (power focus) 50 Using the subject modes 32 Spot meter
NAMES AND FUNCTIONS OF PARTS Hot shoe cover Shift buttons Selects the exposure compensation level, aperture setting and shutter speed. Shutter release button AF illuminator Power ON/OFF switch Also blinks when the selftimer Flash is activated. Flash release (See p. 21.) Strap attachment stud Zoom (T/W) buttons (See p. 17.) Become the focus buttons in the PF mode. 4 PREPARATIONS
Viewfinder Spot button (See p. 6.) (See p. 51.) — Film window For confirmation of film ISO speed PF button Back cover Flash mode button* release Selftimer button Drive mode button* - Remote cord jack +/- button For connecting to the optional Exposure mode button* M-Remote Cord 1.2m or 5m Macro button Subject mode button* Battery compartment cover Mid-roll rewind button Tripod socket Date MODE, SET and ADJUST buttons Function button (See p. 22/32/38/43.) Switches to the modes indicated by *. Re
VIEWFINDER DISPLAY/LCD PANEL Autofocus VIEWFINDER DISPLAY Macro Spot frame Shutter speed Autofocus frame Aperture setting Spot metering Flash Exposure compensation/ Panorama marks* *Optional IS/L PANORAMA Manual exposure ADAPTER is required. Aperture setting/1:1 Macro* information LCD PANEL Displays the aperture setting except when in the 1:1 Macro adjustment mark* 1:1 Macro mode, in which the correct working Battery check distance is displayed. Shutter speed Manual flash Selftimer Power focus (
ATTACHING THE STRAP Put the strap mount into the guide hole. Push the strap mount onto the camera's strap attachment stud, and pull it to adjust the strap's length. 7
LOADING THE BATTERIES Use two 3V lithium batteries (CR123A or DL123A). Turn the lock screw on the Insert the batteries as 1. 2. bottom of the camera shown and replace the cover, turning the lock counter-clockwise to open the battery cover. screw clockwise. Read "Battery Handling" on page 69. The types of batteries that can be used are also shown inside the battery cover. 8
CHECKING THE BATTERIES Turn the Press the reset 1. power switch 2. button to ON. check the batteries. Batteries are OK. The mark disappears when the finger is released from the button. Batteries are low. Have spares handy. Blinks Batteries should be replaced immediately. Lights 9
POINTS TO REMEMBER Hold the Camera Correctly. Correct. Correct. Incorrect. Caution: Keep your fingers away Note: As the focal length becomes larger, shaking the from the lens, AF camera becomes more noticeable. Hold the camera illuminator and flash. firmly with both hands to keep from shaking the camera. 10
Proper Shutter Release. Practice before loading the film. Depress The Depress the shutter release 2. 1. shutter release Cautions: button halfway. button fully. Press the shutter release button gently Avoid shaking the camera when pressing the shutter release button to prevent blurry pictures. To lock the focus. To release the shutter and take the picture. Note: When the autofocus indicator doesn't light, the The image is clear and shutter won't release. the autofocus indicator (See p. 57) li
RESET OPERATION Reset operation restores the standard shooting mode, for worry-free photography that anyone can perform. Also use this mode when you don't know what operation to perform. Press the reset button. Standard Shooting Mode Exposure mode: Program Auto (P) Drive mode; Single (S)* Light m e t ering mode: ESP Flash mode: AUTO or AUTO-S Exposure compensation: ±0 Focusing: AF * Won't be restored when the reset button is The camera will return to the pressed after the first shot has been tak
LOADING THE FILM Slide the back cover Insert the film cartridge. 1. release upward to open 2. the back cover. Note: Use DX-coded film. Caution: Do not touch the shutter curtain when loading. 13 BASIC OPERATIONS
Pass the edge of the film 3. under the film guide, and align the film leader with the film loading indicator. Film loading indicator Film guide Note: Make sure the film is lying flat. If not, push the cartridge down. 14
Close the back cover. Turn the power switch 4. ON. 5. The exposure counter on the LCD panel reads . The film automatically advances to the first frame. Note: If blinks in the exposure counter, reload the film. 15
TAKING PICTURES Follow the procedure here to cover ordinary photography. Remove the lens cap, While looking through the 1. and turn the power 2. viewfinder, press the zoom switch ON. button to determine the composition. The lens advances, and the LCD panel lights. Note: If no operation is made for approx. 30 seconds, the LCD panel goes out and will come on again when the operation is resumed. 16
Position your subject How to Use the Zoom 3. within the autofocus Buttons frame. Telephoto: Press the button to zoom in. Max. telephoto focal length: 135mm Wide-angle: Press the button to zoom out. Max. wide-angle focal length: 35 mm Autofocus frame 17
Depress the shutter release Depress the shutter button fully to take the picture. 4.release button halfway. 5. The film automatically advances to the next frame. The autofocus indicator lights when the Working Distance subject is in focus. It will blink if the subject is Standard shooting (39mm~135mm): 1 . 2 m (3.91) ~ difficult for the autofocus to lock on, and when the Macro shooting as close as 0.6 m (2 ft) is possible subject is too close. through the 35mm~100mm fecal length (Zoom Note: When
UNLOADING THE FILM The camera automatically rewinds the film when you reach the end of a roll. Make sure the motor has stopped Rewinding the film before and the is blinking on the LCD the end of the roll panel, before opening the back cover and removing the film. If the power is turned OFF while rewinding, operations Press the mid-roll rewind button with the will stop. Rewind mode however, is not canceled. tip of a ballpoint pen, or the like. Do not Rewinding will continue when the power switc
USING THE FOCUS LOCK To avoid taking out-of-focus pictures When the main subject is not in the center of the Autofocus frame, use the focus lock. Position the autofocus Reposition your subjects in the picture frame while keeping 1. frame on your subject 2. the shutter release button and press the shutter depressed halfway. Then press release button halfway. the shutter release button fully. Notes: The autofocus indicator lights When the focus is locked, the in the viewfinder. exposure is also lo
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