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Thank you for purchasing the Olympus IS-3DLX. MAIN FEATURES Built-in 35mm ~ 180mm approx. 5X zoom lens for increased shooting range. Powerful built-in, dual-element intelligent flash system rated at GN 28 (ISO100·m)/GN 92 (ISO100·ft), for telephoto and GN 20 (ISO100·m)/GN 66 (ISO100·ft), for wide angle, corresponding to distant subjects and zoom shooting with high magnification and assuring beautiful pictures. ED (extraordinary dispersion) glass is used in the lens, achieving crisp, clear images
Names and functions of parts ......... 4 Loading the batteries ......................10 Viewfinder display/LCD panel ......... 6 Checking the batteries ................ 11 PREPARATIONS Attaching the strap ........................ 7 Points to remember .................... 12 Outline of operations ................ 8 Reset operation ............................. 14 Loading the film ...................................................................................................... 15 Taking pictu
NAMES AND FUNCTIONS OF PARTS Remote control sensor (rear) Hot shoe cover Shutter release button Shift dial Selects the flash, exposure Power ON/OFF switch and drive modes. (The same operation can also be Selftimer/remote performed with the shift control button buttons in the rear.) Selects the shutter speed. Flash Remote control sensor (front) Flash release (See p. 23.) AF illuminator Also blinks when the selftimer Strap attachment stud is activated. Zoom (T/W) buttons (See p. 18.) Become the fo
Viewfinder Spot button (See p. 6.) (See p. 53.) Film window Exposure mode button For confirmation of film ISO speed +/- button Back cover Drive mode button release Flash mode button Mid-roll rewind button Date MODE, SET and ADJUST buttons Tripod socket Battery compartment cover Shift buttons Select the flash, exposure and drive modes. (The same operation can also be performed using the shift dial in the front) Select the aperture setting. 5
VIEWFINDER DISPLAY/LCD PANEL Autofocus VIEWFINDER DISPLAY Macro Spot frame Shutter speed Autofocus frame Aperture setting Spot metering Flash Panorama marks* Exposure compensation/ *Optional IS/L PANORAMA ADAPTER is required Manual exposure LCD PANEL Battery check Exposure modes: Shutter speed Program auto-exposure/ Aperture setting ESP light metering Flash modes: Aperture-preferred Auto flash auto-exposure Auto-S flash Shutter-speed-preferred Fill-in flash auto-exposure Exposure compensation Ma
ATTACHING THE STRAP 7
OUTLINE OF OPERATIONS Basic Shooting Procedures Open the back cover (p. 15). Load the film (p. 15). Load the batteries (p. 10). Press the zoom buttons to Place the autofocus frame on Depress the shutter release determine the composition the subject you want to focus on button halfway, making sure the autofocus indicator in the (p. 19). (p. 18). viewfinder lights and the autofocus beep is heard (p. 20). 8
Close the back cover (p. 17). Turn the power switch ON Make sure the exposure counter (p. 17). on the LCD panel reads " " (p. 17). Depress the shutter release When the film reaches the end, it Open the back cover to remove button fully to take a picture the rewound film (p. 21). will automatically rewind (p. 21). (p. 20). 9
LOADING THE BATTERIES Use two 3V lithium batteries (CR123A or DL123A). Turn the lock screw on the Insert the batteries as bottom of the camera shown and replace the counterclockwise to cover, turning the lock open the battery cover. screw clockwise. The types of batteries that can be Read "Battery Handling" on page 80. used are also shown inside the battery cover. When replacing the batteries, make sure to turn the power switch OFF before unloading the batteries. 10
CHECKING THE BATTERIES Turn the Press the exposure mode and +/- power switch buttons simultane- ON. ously to 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 11
POINTS TO REMEMBER Hold the Camera Correctly. Correct. Correct. Incorrect. Caution: Note: As the focal length becomes larger, shaking the Keep your fingers away camera becomes more noticeable. Hold the camera from the lens, AF firmly with both hands while keeping elbows at sides to illuminator and flash. prevent the camera from shaking. 12
Proper Shutter Release. Practice before loading the film. Keep the shutter Depress the release button shutter release Cautions: depressed 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 Make sure the picture. The image is clear, the Note: When the autofocus autofocus beep is heard, indicator doesn't light, the and the autofocus indicator
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 exposure mode and Standard Shooting Mode +/- buttons simultaneously. Exposure mode: Program Auto (P) Drive mode: Single (S)* L i g h t metering mode: ESP Flash mode: AUTO or AUTO-S Exposure compensation: ±0 Focusing: AF Autofocus beep: On * This mode won't be restored by performing The camera will retu
BASIC OPERATIONS LOADING THE FILM Slide the back cover Push in the film cartridge release upward to open until it clicks. the back cover. Shutter curtains Note: Use DX-coded film. Caution: Do not touch the shutter curtain, and do not press it with the edge of film. 15
Pass the edge of the film 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. 16
Close the back cover. Turn the power switch ON. Make sure 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. 17
TAKING PICTURES Follow the procedure here to cover ordinary photography. Remove the lens cap, While looking through the and turn the power viewfinder, press the zoom switch ON. button to determine the composition. Make sure There are two zoom speeds. Press the The lens advances, and the LCD panel lights. zoom button halfway for slow zooming Note: If no operation is made for approx. 30 and fully for fast zooming. seconds, the LCD panel goes out and will come on again when the operation is resumed
How to Use the Zoom Position the autofocus Buttons frame on your subject. Telephoto: Press the button to zoom in. Max. telephoto focal length: 180mm Wide-angle: Press the button to zoom out. Max. wide-angle focal length: 35 mm Autofocus frame Working distance 1 2 m (3 9 ft) ~ 19
Depress the shutter Depress the shutter release release button halfway. button fully to take the picture. The shutter releases and the film Make sure The autofocus beep is heard and the automatically advances to the next autofocus indicator lights when the subject is in focus. frame. It will blink if the subject is difficult for the autofocus to lock on, and when the subject is too close. Note: When the autofocus indicator blinks, the shutter won't release. (See p. 70.) 20
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