Olympus OM-88 user manual

User manual for the device Olympus OM-88

Device: Olympus OM-88
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Date of adding : 2014-11-21 15:33:45
Number of pages: 56
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Thank you for your purchase of an Olympus OM-88 . This newly developed automatic SLR camera features an advanced power focus system, programmed exposure control and an automatic film handling system to let you take beautiful pictures with ease. Further, if you use this new type of programmed SLR camera with a Manual Adapter 2, it also permits aperture-priority automatic exposure and manual exposure to give you the possibility of creative visual expressions that are possible only with an SLR. Any

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Preparations for Taking Pictures ........... 3 Using conventional auto flash units 31 Loading t h e Batteries ...................... 4 To take better photographs: ................ 33 5 Checking the Batteries .................... Programmed exposure .................... 34 Mounting the Lens ........................ 6 TTL Direct "OTF" Light Metering 37 Taking Photographs I ......................... 7 Display in the viewfinder ................. 38 8 Loading the Film ..............

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Preparations for Taking Pictures The OM-88 is designed primarily for use with Olympus AF Lenses and 50mm F2.0 PF Lens. (Regarding the instructions for use of conventional OM Lenses, refer to page 17.) 3

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Loading the Batteries Do not use different kinds of batteries or new and old batteries at the same time. If you are not likely to use the camera for an extended period of time, remove the batteries. Before changing the batteries, set the mode dial at "OFF". 4 LR03 (AAA) batteries Open the battery compartment cover by sliding the knob in the lower part of the grip. Inset the batteries in the correct direction and close the cover. 4

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Checking the Batteries Always check the batteries after inserting new batteries, when shooting in cold weather, or if the camera has not been used for a long lime. Set the mode dial at "CHECK". The audible and visual signals will tell you that the batteries have enough power. As the battery power weakens, both the audible and visual signals become intermittent. Replace the batteries as soon as possible. (When the batteries are completely exhausted the audible and visual signals do not operate at

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Mounting the Lens (if you are using an OM lens, refer to page 17.) Align the red dots on the body and the lens Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap. as shown, push in the lens and turn it slowly clockwise until it locks. (Do not touch the button ). Remove the front lens cap. Removing the Lens: Press the lens release button. Turn the lens until it stops. Pull the lens forward to remove it from 6 the camera body.

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Taking Photographs 1 The OM-88 is so designed to allow everyone to enjoy the fascinating world of SLR photography with ease. This chapter explains its basic procedure how to take programmed exposure pictures (see page 34 for details). 7

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Loading the Film Loading and film-speed selection for DX film arc automatic. Set the mode dial at "P". Make sure you are using a DX coded film, This camera does not accept non-DX coded films. 8

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Open the camera back by sliding the release Avoiding direct sunlight, inset the film knob. cartridge. Take care not to touch the shutter curtain with your finger or the film leader. Align the film leader with the red mark and insert the sprocket teeth in the film perforations. 9

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* If the mode dial is at "OFF", the film will not advance. Close the camera back. The camera will automatically advance the film and the exposure counter will show "1". When the film is incorrectly loaded, the Film type confirmation is possible through camera will warn you with audible and the film window in the camera back. visual signals. Reload the film. 10

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Taking Photographs The will turn on in the viewfinder. If it blinks the shutter will trip at 1/60 sec. or a slower. In this case, use flash or mount the camera on a tripod. (Lightly press the shutter release if the viewfinder display doesn't show. The display in the viewfinder will remain on for 30 seconds.) Set the mode dial at "P". Focus on the focusing screen with the power focus dial. *Do not touch the lens front part. Look through the viewfinder and aim the camera at your subject. 11

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When the dial is turned to the right, the lens When turned to the left, the lens focuses on focuses on closer subjects. farther subject. * The speed of the lens movement changes in accordance with a rotation speed of the dial. Depress the shutter release. The film will automatically advance for the next shot. 12

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Rewinding the Film Film rewinding is also automatic. When the end of film is reached, the motor whir stops midway, and if the shutter release is depressed, the camera will warn you with audible and visual signals. Make sure the film has come to its end. After making sure the motor noise stops, open the camera back and unload the film. As soon as you open the camera back, the Press the rewind button. exposure counter will return to "S". The film will be rewound automatically. The film is complete

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Taking Photographs II The OM-88 is designed primarily for use with Olympus AF Lens and 50mm F2.0 PF lens, but you can also use conventional OM Lenses with it. This chapter explains various functions which expand your picture-taking possibilities, and how to use OM Lenses. 14

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Using the backlight control button If your subject stands against a bright While pressing the backlight control button, background, the main subject in the front depress the shutter release. will turn out dark. * Backlight control does not function when film speed is set at ISO 25. The main subject will turn out beautifully exposed, almost unaffected by the bright background. 15

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Using the self-timer Mount the camera on a tripod or other steady surface. Focus on your subject with the power focus While pressing the self-timer button dial. depress the shutter release The shutter will trip after 12 seconds, the audible signal will change its tone two seconds before the shutter trips. Audible and visual signals will let you know * The self-timer can be cancelled by pressing that the self-timer has started. the self-timer button again or switching the mode dial to "OFF". 16

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Using OM Lenses With OM Lenses, the camera will always take pictures in the aperture-priority auto exposure mode when the mode dial is set at P, A or M. (See page 44 for details) Mount the Lens. Choose your desired aperture. Align the red dots and turn the lens slowly until it locks. Example: ISO 100 Aperture Weather/ Lighting condition 17

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Focus on the subject by turning the focus To dismount the lens, press the button on ring on the lens barrel and depress the the lens side, hold it there and turn the lens shutter release. until it detaches. * The lens will not move by turning the It is impossible to dismount it with the power focus dial. button on the camera side. * This button is designed for AF and PF lens. * With an OM Lens on the camera, no display will appear in the viewfinder. 18

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Taking Photographs III (flash photography) The OM-88 incorporates a "OTF" Program (refer to page 37) mode for controlling T-series flashes (T18, T20 and T32 etc.) and the Full-Synchro Flash F280. Taking flash pictures with it is very easy without troublesome settings. This chapter explains the procedure for shooting with these flash units, especially with T18. (If you are using other auto flash units, refer to page 31.) The following explanation is based on the use of Olympus AF Lenses and 50mm

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