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T h a n k y o u f o r c h o o s i n gt h e O l y m p u s O M - 4 0 P R O G R A M .

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with a unique ESP (Electro-Selective P a t t e r n ) m e t e r i n g s y s t e m .B y c o m b i n i n g t h i s
m e t e r i n gm o d e w i t h t h e a u t o m a t i c f i l m s p e e ds e t t i n gm o d e a n d p r o g r a m m e de x p o s u r e
m o d e , a n y o n e c a n t a k e p e r f e c t l y e x p o s e dp i c t u r e sw i t h e a s e .B e f o r eu s i n gt h e c a m e r a ,
p l e a s er e a d t h i s o p e r a t i o n m a n u a l c a r e f u l l y t h r o u g h w h i l e c h e c k i n g w i t h y o u r c a m -
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t i o n a n d a s s e m b l y i s s t r i c t l y c o n t r o l l e d t o e n h a n c et h e u n m a t c h e d p e r f o r r r t a n c eo f t h e s y s t e m . l f
a n y i n t e r c h a n g e a b llee n s e s f, l a s h e s o , r a c c e s s o r i eost h e r t h a n O l y m p u s p r o d u c t sa r e u s e d ,O l y m p u s
c a n n o t b e r e s p o n s i b l ef o r p o o r r e s u l t so r d a m a g eo f t h e O M - 4 0 P R O G R A M .

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mode de mesureavec I'affichageautomatiquede la sensibilit6du film et le mode
d'exposition programm6e,assuresansdifficult6 des clich6sparfaitementexpos6s.
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u n d g e p r i i f t . D a s g i l t a u c h f t i r d i e v i e l e n K o m p o n e n t e n d e s O l y m p u s - O M - S y s t e m sd, i e a u c h m i t d e r
O M - 4 0 P R O G R A M v e r w e n d e t w e r d e n k c i n n e n .O l y m p u s k a n n a b e r k e i n e G a r a n t i e m e h r t i b e r .
n e h m e n , w e n n O b j e k t i v e , B l i t z g e r i i t eu n d a n d e r e Z u b e h o r e a n d e r K a m e r a b e n u t z t w e r d e n , d i e
n i c h t v o n O l y m p u s h e r g e s t e l l tw o r d e n s i n d . A u c h d a n n n i c h t , w e n n s i e a u s d r t i c k l i c ha l s f t i r O M -
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esta modalidadde fotometria con la de ajuste autom6ticode la sensibilidad de
la pelicula y la modalidad de exposici6n programada,cualquierapuede tomar
fotografiasperfectamenteexpuestascon gran facilidad.Antes de usar la cdmara,lea
detenidamenteestemanual y verifique susinstruccionespara familiarizarsecon esta
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
( P r e p a r a t i o n bs e f o r eT a k i n g P i c t u r e s) o S e l e c t i n gt h e E x p o s u r eM o d e
-AUTO (AperturePreferred) . . . . .52
o M o u n t i n gt h e L e n s 11
o Loading the Batteries . D e p t h o fF i e l d ....52
13.PreviewButton ....52
o C h e c k i n gt h e B a t t e r i e s 14.ShutterSpeeds . . . .53
? s e t t i n g t h e C a m e r af o r A u t o m a t i c F i l m o V i e w f i n d e r D i s p l a yf o r A u t o m a t i c E x p o s u r e . 5 4
S p e e dS e t t i n g 15
o L o a d i n gt h e F i l m o S e l e c t i n gt h e E x p o s u r eM o d e - M A N U A L - . . 5 5
16o C o m b i n a t i o n so f M e t e r i n gM o d e a n d
( T a k i n g p h o t o g r a p h s( l ) >
o H o w t o T a k e P r o g r a m m e dA u t o m a t i c E x p o s u r e ExoosureMode. ..56
o S e l e c t i n gt h e F i l m S p e e dS e t t i n gM o d e . . . . . 5 7
P i c t u r e sw i t h E S P M e t e r i n g 20
o R e w i n dt h e F i l m oBulbExposure ....59
23o M u l t i p l e E x p o s u r e/ I n f r a r e d P h o t o g r a p h y . . . 6 0
( T a k i n g P h o t o g r a p h s( l l ) >
o How to Take Aperture-Preferred < OM SYSTEM >
A u t o m a t i c E x p o s u r eP i c t u r e s oFlashPhotography...
26 ....62
o M a n u a lE x p o s u r e o T - S e r i e sF l a s h e s i M o u n t i n g t h e
29 Flash . . . . . . 63
o M a n u a l F i l m S p e e dS e t t i n g oHowtoUseT-SeriesFlashes
31 . . . . . . 64
o E x p o s u r eC o m p e n s a t i o n. .BounceFlash/Close-upFlash
33 .. . .. 65
( O t h e r O p e r a t i o n s) o U s i n g E l e c t r o n i cF l a s h e sO t h e r T h a n
o U s i n gt h e S e l f - T i m e r 35 O l y m p u s T - S e r i e sU n i t s . . . 6 6
. Bulb Exposure .Shooting with Motor Drive
37 . . . 6 7
o Motor DriveGroup Units . . . 6 8
( Advanccd Techniques ) o Macrophotography . . . 6 9
o S e l e c t i n gt h e M e t e r i n gM o d e o M a c r o p h o t oG r o u p U n i t s . . . 7 0
( A C h o i c eo f T w o M e t e r i n gM o d e s ) 39 o O t h e r S y s t e mU n i t s . . . " .7 1
o S e l e c t i n gt h e M e t e r i n gM o d e ( F o r L o n g e r S e r v i c eo f Y o u r C a m e r a)
( H o w t o U s e E S PM e t e r i n g ) 4 1 o H a n d l i n gC a r e. .73
o G u i d e t o S e l e c t i o no f E x p o s u r eM o d e 46 o S t o r a g eC a r e .73
o S e l e c t i n gt h e E x p o s u r eM o d e . O u e s t i o n sa n d A n s w e r s .75
- P R O G R A M_ 4 7 o D e s c r i p t i o no f C o n t r o l s .79
o Program Diagrams 48 o S o e c i fi c a t i o n s . .82
5
TABLES DES MATIERES
( Pr6parationaux prisesdu vues)
o Montagede I'objectif 11
o Chargementsdespiles . 13
o Contr6le despiles L4
o Affichage automatique de la
sensibilit6 du film 15
o Chargement de la pellicule . . . . 16
( Prisede vue (D )
o La prise de vuesen mode d'exposition
automatiqueprogxirmm6e en mesureESP . . .20
oRebobinagede la pellicule . . . . . 23
( Prisede vue (ID > La version frangaise du chapitre
o La prise de vuesen exposition automatique i "Techniques avanc6es"se trouve
priorit6audiapfuagme... ...26 dans la brochure "un nouveau
oExpositionmanuelle ....29 pas dans la cr6ation photographi-
r R6glagemanuel de la sensibilit6du film . . . 31 que (B)". Pridre de consulter ce
oCompensationd'exposition . . . . . . . .33
( Autres utilisations ) liwet.
oUtilisationduretardateur. . . . .35
o Expositionen poseB . . .37
INHALT
( V o r b e r e i t u n g e nz u r e r s t e nA u f n a h m e )
o E i n s e t z e n d e s O b j e k. t i v s ......11
oEinlegenderBatterien,. ...,..13
oPriifungderBatterien ......14
o B e r e i t m a c h e nd e r K a m e r a z u r a u t o m a t i s c h e n
E i n s t e l l u n g d eFr i l m - E m p f i n d l i c k e i.t . . . . 1 5
oZurrickspulendesFilms. ....16
( F o t o g r a f i e r e n( l ) )
o Aufnahmen mit Programm-Automatikin
VerbindungmitEsP-Messung. . . . .2O
oFilm-Rrickspulung '. '. ' '23 "Tech-
D i e d e u t s c h aV e r s i o n v o n
( F o t o g r a f i e r e n( l l ) )
n i k e n f u r F o r t g e s c h r i t t e n ef"i n d e t
o A u t o m a t i s c h eA u f n a h m e n m i t "Ftir kreative
sich in der Broschtire
Blendenvorwahl. ......26 F o t o g r a ife ( B ) " . B i t t e s e h e nS i e i n
oManuelfeBelichtung '... '.29
d i e s e rB r o s c h r " i rnea c h .
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o M a n u e l l eF i l m e m p f i n d l i c h k e i t s e i n s t e l l u n g
oBelichtungs-Kompensation ......33
( Andere Funktionen )
o A u f n a h m e n m i t S e l b s t a u s l o s e. r . . .35
o A u f n a h m e nm i t " B " - E i n s t e l l u n g . , , 37
INDICE
( Preparativos para fotografiar )
o Montaje del objetivo 11
oCarga de las pilas . 13
o Verificaci6n de las pilas l4
o Ajuste automdtico de la sensibilidad de la
pelfcula en la cdmara . . 15
o Carga de la pelfcula 16
( Toma de fotograffas (I) >
o C6mo tomar fotograffas en exposici6n
autom6tica programada con fotometrfa
ESP 20
o Rebobinado de la pelicula 23 "Tticni-
La versi6n en espafrol de
( Toma de fotograffas (II) >
cas Avanzadas" se encuentra en el
o C6mo tomar fotografias en modalidad de "Creatividad en
manual titulado
exposici6n autom6tica con prioridad sus fotografias (B)". Por favot,
a la abertura . ...2 6
consulte este manual.
e Exposici6n manual ...2 9
r Ajuste manual de la sensibilidad ISO de
la pelfcula . . . 3l
o Compensaci6n de la exposici6n . ...3 3
( Otras Funciones )
o C6mo usar el disparador automdtico 35
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( Preparationsbefore Taking Pictures)


( Pr6paration aux prises du vues>
( Vorbereitungen zur ersten Aufnahme )
( Preparativos para fotografiar >

pfne O l y m p u s O M - 4 0 P R O G R A M i s b a s i c a l l y d e s i g n e df o r a u t o m a t i c f i l m s p e e d s e t t i n g w i t h
D X c o d e df i l m .
f, L'Olympus OM-40 PROGRAM est 6quip6 fondamentalement de I'affichage automatique de la
sensibilit6 du film avec les pellicules cod6es DX.
@ O i e O l y m p u s O M 4 0 P R O G R A M i s t f L l r a u t o m a t i s c h eE i n s t e l l u n gd e r F i l m e m p f i n d l i c h k e i m
t it
D X - F i l m e nv o r g e s e h e n .
E La Olympus OM-40 PROGRAN{ se ha diseiado de forma que aiuste automiticamente la sen-
sibilidad de la pelicula (ISO/ASA) al emplear pelicula DX.
Mounting the Lens
Montage de I'objectif
Einsetzendes Obiektivs
Montaje del objetivo

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R e m o v et h e r e a r l e n sc a p .
lrnlever le bouchon arridre de I'objectif.
l b n e hm e n .
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Remove the body cap.
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G G e h 6 u s e - S c h u t z d e c k e la b n e h m e n .
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LJ] Quite la tapa de la caja de la c6mara.
ll Align the red dots and rotate the lensclock-
w i s eu n t i l i t l o c k s .
E Aligner les repdres rouges et faire tourner I'ob-
jectif dans le sensdes aiguilles d'une montre jusqu'au
verrouillase.
G O b j e k t i v n a c h d e r R e g e l" R o t e n P u n k t a u f r o t e n
Punkt" einsetzen und durch Drehen nach rechts
vqrriegeln.
lll Alinee los puntos rojos y gire el objetivo en el
sentido de las agujas del refoj hasta que fije en su
poslclon.

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R e m o v et h e f r o n t l e n sc a p .
trl Enlever le capuchon avant de I'obiectif.
G O b j e k t i v - F r o n t d e c k ealb n e h m e n .
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Quite la tapa frontal del objetivo.

R e m o v i n gt h e L e n s : D 6 m o n t a g ed e I ' o b j e c t i f :
Abnehmen des Objektivs: Como desmontar el objetivo:
E P r e s st h e l e n s r e l e a s eb u t t o n a n d t u r n t h e l e n s
c o un t e r - c l o c k w i s e .
E] Appuyer sur le bouton de d6verrouillaged'ob-
jectif et tourner I'objectif dans le sens contr-airedes
aieuilles d'une montre.
G E n t r i e g e l u n g s t a s t ea m O b j e k t i v d r i i c k e n u n d
O b j e k t i v n a c h l i n k sd r e h e n .
lsl Oprima el bot6n de desbloqueo del objetivo y
gire el objetivo en el sentido contrario a las agujas
del reloj. 12
Loading the Batteries
Chargetnentsdes Piles
Einlegen der Batterien
Carga de las pilas

, I E Remove the battery cover.


T IF] Rctirer le cachc des piles.
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E W i p e b a t t e r y s u r t a c e sc l e a n . M a k e s u r e t h a t +
s i g n sa r e f a c i n g u P w a r d s .
:t- Iirotter les p6les des piles et veiller d orierrter
virs le ltattt leur signe positif (+).
der Batterien mit
- t r o c t e Kontaktflachen
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[J1 T u c h s d u b e r n .D a s + Z e i c h e n m u B
X q r u n d s a t z l i c hn a c h o b e n l i e g e n .
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F-r'-'l Lirnpic las sttperficies de las pilas. Asc-
V ',+" quedan hacia
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Checking the Batteries
Contrdle des piles
Priifung der Batterien
Verificaci6n de las pilas
E After inserting the batteries, always check as follows:
E Apres un changement de piles, effectuer
g Nach dem Einlegen sind die Batterien wietoujours le contr6le suivant:
folgt zu priifen:.
g Despu6s de insertar las pilas nuevas, verifiquelas siempre de la forma siguiente:

r i a lt o t h e " B A T T E R y

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C HE C K " p o s i t i o n .
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la bague de s6lection de mode en posi-

G B e t r i e b s a r t e n s c h a l t e ar u f " B a t t e r y C h e c k "
stellen.
EJ Ponga la palanca selectora de modalidad en la
posici6n"Battery Check".

E l f t h e s o u n d b e c o m e si n t e r m i t t e n t o r t h e L E D
b l i n k s ,r e p l a c eb a t t e r i e s .
trl Quand la tonalit6 sonne par intermittence ou
quand le t6moin LED clignote, remplacer les piles.
E F a l l sd i e r o t e L E D b l i n k t u n d k e i n T o n h o r b a r
i s t , d i e B a t t e r i e na u s w e c h s e l n .
$] Recarnbie las pilas si el sonido es intermitente
o si parpadeael LED de confirmaci6n.
Settingthe Camerafor Automatic Film SpeedSetting
Affichige automatique de la sensibilite du film
Bereitmachen der Kamerazur automatischenEinstellungder Film'Empfindlichkeit
Ajuste autom6tico de la sensibilidadde la pelicula
EWitn DX codedf itm, the OM-40 PROGRAM setsthe ISO f ilm speedautomaticallv.
E;;; i.r p"-uilif.-'a''rJo"g" bx, t'otr,t-+o pnocnnla affiche automatiquement la sensibilit6ISo'
E1lyirA "i" bi codierter Fiim verwendet, stellt die KameradessenEmpfindlichkeitautomatischein.
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pnoCrilu aiustaautomiticamente la sensibilidadISo de la pelicula.

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" o x " . l f t h e f i l m y o u a r e u s i n gi s n o t m a r k e d" D X " ,
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I r e f e r t o P a g e3 1 .
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"DX". Dans le cas contraire, r6f6rez-vousa
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codiett ist. lst der Film nicht
S e i t e3 1 .
"DX". Si la pelicula
i36.,"i # i El Asegfrese de usar pelicula
'a-r' "DX", consulte la p6gina
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E Set the film speed dial ,o m;; r^*i _-.


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E E mpf i nd I ich ke it s-Ei nstellscheibe uuf [PJ';; ttt I l"n'
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cula enliposicion
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Loading the F i l m
Chargenrentde Ia pellicule
Einlegendes F i l m s
Carga de la pelicula

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E Pull up on the rewind knob to open the camera
back.
E Pour ouvrir le dos du boitier, tirer sur la ma-
nivelle de rebobinage.
tr Ri.ickspulknopf herausziehen, bis die Riick-
wand aufspringt.
E Tire del mando de rebobinado hacia arriba
para abrir la tapa posterior de la c6mara.

E Placethe film cartridgein the film chamber.


( A l w a y sl o a d f i l m i n t h e s h a d e . )
tr Placer la pellicule dans son logement selon
illustration. (Se rnettre d I'ombre pour installer la
pellicule dans I'appareil.)
G Filmpatrone in die
Filmkammer legen. (Das
F i l m e i n l e g e nu n d H e r a u s -
nehmen sollte nur im
S c h a t t e ne r f o l g e n . )
LSJ Coloque el cartucho
de pelicula en el comparti-
miento de la pelicula. Car-
gue la pelicula a la sombra. 16
E Insert the film leader into the take-up spool.
tFl Ins6rer I'amorce du film dans I'encoche de la
bobine r6ceptrice.
E Filmanfang in einem
X
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befestigen.
tr Inserte la guia de la
peliculaen el carreterecep-
tor.

E W i n d t h e f i l m a n d m a k e s u r et h e s p r o c k e tt e e t h
gatch both the upper and lower film perforations.
lE Avancer la pellicule et s'assurerque les perfora-
tions inf6rieure et sup6rieure du film sont bien en-
gag6esdans les crantages.
G F i l m m i t d e m S c h a l t h e b e lt r a n s p o r t i e r e n u n d
dabei beachten, daB die Perforation auf beiden Seiten
von den Zdhnen der TransporttrommelerfaBt wird.
g Bobine la pelicula y asegirese de que los
dientes de la rueda dentada engranan con las per-
foraciones superiores e inferiores de la pelicula.

E Take up the slack by turning the rewind crank


clockwise.
E Eliminer le jeu 6ventuel en tournant la manivelle
de rebobinage dans le sensdes aiguilles d'une montre.
G F i l m d u r c h R e c h t s d r e h e nd e r R i i c k s p u l k u r b e l
straffen.
tr Tensela pelicula girando la manivelade rebo-
binado en el sentidode lasagujasdel reloj.
t E C l o s et h e c a m e r ab a c k u n t i l i t c l i c k s i n t o p l a c e .
t*.. *"t"r-er le dos de I'appareil jusqu'd enclique-
O
G K a m e r a r i i c k w a n df e s t a n d r i i c k e n ,b i s s i e h o r b a r
v e r r i e g e l ti s t .
S Cierre. el respaldo de la cdmara hasta que ajuste
en su posicion correcta con un chasquido.

E T a k e t w o b l a n k s h o t s .T h i s w i l l b r i n g t h e f i l m
ro the f irst f rame.
tr Effectuer deux clich6s d vide. Cette op6ration
fait avancer la pellicule jusqu'i la premidre image.
E f a h m e nm a c h e n D
Z w e i B l i n d a un . adurch

E= w i r d d e r F i l m b i s z u m e r s t e nu n b e l i c h t e t e n
Bild transportiert.

E= E Tome dos fotografias en blanco para


pasar la pelicula hasta la primera exposici6n.

B+ C h e c k i n gt h e t y p e o f f i l m :
Contrdle du type de pellicule:
Uberpriifung des Filmtyps:
Comprobaci6n del tipo de pelicula:
E T h e f i l m c h e c k w i n d o w i n t h e c a m e r ab a c k w i l l
a l l o w y o u t o c h e c k t h e t y p e o f f i l m l o a d e di n t h e
camera.
Ej La fen€tre de contr6le sur le dos de l'appareil
vous permettra de v6rifier le type de pellicule
chars6e dans le boitier.
E D a s S i c h t f e n s t e ri n d e r K a m e r a r t - i c k w a nedr l a u b t
Film.
d i e K o n t r o l l e r i b e rd e n e i n g e l e g t e n
LSI La ventanilla de verificaci6n de la pelicula le
permitir6 comprobar qu6 tipo de pelicula se ha cai-
eado en la cdmara. 18
( Taking Photographs (l) >
{ Prise de vues (I) >
( Fotografieren (l) >
( Toma de fotografias(I) )
P
- T n i s c h a p t e r e x p l a i n s h o w t o t a k e p r o g r a m m e d a u t o m a t i c e x p o s u r ep i c t u r e sw i t h E S P m e t e r i n g .
In this mode, anyone can enjoy taking pictures with ease,even in difficult lighting conditions
such as backlight.
peut
* Ce chapitre eiplique la prise de vues programm6e en mesure !lSP. Grice i: ce mode chacun
E
"ppie"i.i ta faiift,4 de li prise de vues, rn€me dans les conditions de lumidre difficiles, telles que
les contre-jours.
G In diesem Abschnitt wird erkldrt, wie einfach es ist, korrekt belichtete Aufnahmen auch unter
schwierigen Lichtverhiiltnissen - etwa bei Gegenlicht - zu machen. Das ist mtlglich mit Programm-
Einstellung und der Betriebsart ESP (Elektronisch selektive Punktfeldmessung).
-E En este capitulo se explica c6mo tomar fotografias en exposici6n progra_madacon fotometria
ESP. En eita modalidad, cualquiera puede disfrutar de la fotografia con facilidad, incluso bajo
condiciones dificiles de iluminaci5n, como a contraluz.
19
"t

How to Take ProgrammedAutomatic ExposurePictureswith ESPMetering


La prise de wes en mode d'exposition automatiqueprogramm6een mesureESP
Aufnahmenmit Programm-Automatikin Verbindungmit ESP-Messung
C6mo tomar fotografias en exposici6nautomdticaprogramadacon fotometria ESP

' l E Make sure the camera is set for the ESP meter-
I ino
I ir,- S ' a s s u r e r c l u e I ' a p p a r e i l e s t c n r l c s u r e I ' . S P .
E PriJfen Sie, ob die Kamera auf ESP eingestellt
i s t.
.9, Asecurcse de cue la cdnrara estd en la rnodalidad
de fotometria I'SP.

E S e t t h e m o d e s e l e c t o dr i a l t o t h e " P R O G R A M "
position.
rE Amener la bague de s6lection de mode en po-
"PROGRAM".
sition
"PROGRAM"
E B e t r i e b s a r t e n s c h a l taeur f stellen.
S- Ponga la palanca selectora de modalidad en la
posicion " P R O G R A M " .

20
E
f-l
S e t t h e l e n st o i t s m i n i m u m a p e r t u r e .
tll R6gler I'objectif sur son ouvettute minimal.
E B l e n d e n r i n ga u f d i e k l e i n s t eO f f n u n g s t e l l e n .
T^1
LVI
Ajuste la abertura minima en el objetivo.

E P r e s st h e s h u t t e r r e l e a s el i g h t l y t o a c t i v a t e t h e
v i e w f i n d e rd i s p l a y .
tr Appuyer doucement sur le bouton de d6clen-
chement pour obtenir I'affichage dans le viseur.

I-fl
G Z u m E i n s c h a l t e nd e r
LED-Anzeige den Aus-
l o s e rl e i c h t a n t i p p e n .
lSl Oprima ligeramenteel
disparador para activar el
visor.

l l ( n U u i t t - i n b a t t e r y c o n s e r v e rt u r n s o f f t h e v i e w f i n d e r
- d i s p l a ya f t e r 6 0 s e c o n d s . )
lE (Un dispositif int6gr6, de protection des piles coupe
I'illumination de I'affichase du viseur au bout de 60 sec.)
E ( Z u r S c h o n u n gd e r B a t t e i i e n s c h a l t e ts i c h d i e S u c h e r a n -
z e i q en a c h 6 0 S e k u n d e na u t o m a t i s c ha b . )
tr fUi circuito incorporado conservador de energia des-
activa la visualizaci6n del visor a los 60 seg.)
E
T-l
F o c u so n y o u r s u b j e c t .
tll Mise au point.
E
r;]
S c h i i r f ee i n s t e l l e n .
Enfoque.
19

E The ID mark will appear in the finder when


E S P m e t e r i n g i s a d j u s t i n gt h e e x p o s u r e .
lE Le signeIIJ apparaitra dans le viseur lorsque l'ap-
pareil utilisera la mesure ESP en fonction du sujet.
E W e n n d i e B e l i c h t u n gd u r c h d i e E S P - M e s s u negi n -
g e s t e l l tw i r d , e r s c h e i n td a s S y m b o l t D i m S u c h e r .
(( "
tr La marca O aparccer6,en el visor cuando
la fotometria ESP est6 ajustando la exposici6n.

It P r e s st h e s h u t t e r r e l e a s et o t a k e t h e p i c t u r e .
E Appuyer sur le bouton d6clencheur pour
prendre un clich6.
G Z u r A u f n a h m e d e n A u s l c i r s edrr i i c k e n .
tr Oprima el disparador para tomar la fotografia.

22
Rewinding the Film
Rebobinage de la pellicule
lung
Film-Ri,ickspu
Rebobinado de la pelicula

|| When the exposure counter indicates the end


E
I of vour roll of film,
I ^i FND Ei Lorsque le cotnPteur de
36 .,,,n v'L'si.diquela ri'
EEl !li]:,i,,:"
G Wenn das Z6hlwerk das
- . ' o * E n d ed e s F i l m s a n z e i g t .
I
trr,tff $j Cuando cl contador de ex-
posiciones indica que se ha aca-
.- LNI]
bado la pelicula.
t , ! ,rror
l
@

"R" button
E
a-t
P u s ht h e
"R".
lrr nppuy"t sur la touche
"
G R t i c k s p u l - F r e i l akunf o p f R " d r u c k e n .
fFt
LJ]
O p r i r n ae l b o t o n R .
Y
E Fold out the rewind crank and wind it until
the f ilm tension is released.
LEJ Lever la manivelle de rebobinase et la tourner
jusqu'i reldchement de la tension.
tr R i . i c k s p u l k u r b e la u s k l a p p e n u n d n a c h r e c h t s
d r e h e n , b i s d e r W i d e r s t a n da u f h o r t .
g Alce la manivela de rebobinado y girela hasta
que se pierda la tensi6n de la pelicula.

E Open the camera back by pulling up on the


r e w i n d k n o b a n d r e m o v et h e f i l m .
E Ouvrir le dos du boitier en tirant sur la ma-
nivelle de rebobinage et extraire le film.
E Kamerari.ickwlnd durch Hochziehen der
R i i c k s p u l k u r b e lo f f n e n u n d F i l m h e r a u s n e h m e n .
ISJ Abra el respaldo de la c6mara tirando de la ma-
nivela de rebobinado hacia arriba. Saque el cartucho
de pelicula.

24
( Taking PhotograPhs (ll) >
{ Prise de vues (tI) >
( Fotografieren(ll) >
{ Toma de fotografias (II) )
E This mode allows you to respondcreativelyto the photo situationby free selectionof
ihe lensaperture,shutterspeedand exposurecompensation settings.
E C; ilode pir*"t de laisser libre cours i sa cr6ativit6 face i une situation_photographique
Er U autorise une s6lection libre des r6glagesde diaphragme,de vitesseet de compensation
d'exposition.
*Dt;;
G lietri.br"rt ermoglicht kreatives Reagierenauf die Aufnahmesituationdurch freie
l ron objektivoff nung, VerschluBzeitund Belichtungskorrektur.
wbh'E;d
trI *dO"iii"O lJplit*it" iesponder creativamentea las situacionesde toma seleccionando
libremente ta aUertuiab6i"U:iti*, ieiociaaO def obturador y compensaci6nde la exposici6n.

25
How to Take Aperture-Preferred Automatic Exposurepictures
La prise de vuesen exposition automatiquei priorit6 au diaphragme
Aufnahmenmit Blendenvorwahl und Zeitautomatik
C6mo tomar fotografiasen modalidadde exposici6nautom6tica
con prioridad a la abertura

E S e t t h e m o d e s e l e c t o rd i a l t o t h e " A U T O " p o s i -
1
I tton.
I fF A m e n e r l a b a g u e d e s 6 l e c t i o nd e m o d e e n p o s i -
tion "AtrTO"
"AUTO"
l l N B e t r i e b s a r t e n s c h a l taeurf stellen.
S P o n g a l a p a l a n c a s e l e c t o r ad e m o d a l i d a d e n l a
"AUTO".
rrosicion

E S e l e c tt h e l i g h t m e t e r i n g m o d e .
t|] Choisir le mode de la mesure.
E
T^l
Betriebsart wdhlen.
g Seleccione la modalidad de fotometria.
I

Fq o ES
'E SP
P -M
Meetsesr iunngg / M e s u r e F _ S p
/ Fotometria ESp
| ,'oTF,'
' Light Metering / Mesure de
h la lumidre en"OTF"
rrJ ,,ADM,, Lichtmessung Fotometria ,,O1'F"
/
,U
E Set the aperture.
t-l
trl R6gler Ie diaPhragme.
E
TFI
B l e n d ev o r w d h l e n .
Seleccionela abertura.
g

:ASA1OO E gasic aperture settings


FI R6glages fondamentaux
stop l6 8 4 E
de I'ouverture
o

I '"r -i-L-) .- '',


c Ei:fj3l!!13.",,unn
o
a L .r." -) / fiDI]r
-.

3 p Ajustes b6sicos
de la abertura

E P r e s st h e s h u t t e r r e l e a s el i g h t l y t o a c t i v a t e t h e
v i e w fi n d e r d i s p l a y .
tr Appuyer doucement sur le bouton de d6clen-
chement pour obtenir I'affichage dans le viseur.
G Zum Einschaltender LED-Anzeige den Aus-
loserleicht antippen.
trl Oprima ligeramente el disparador para activar el
visor.

E
r-t
F o c u so n y o u r s u b j e c t .
lrt Mise au point.
tr S c h d r f ee i n s t e l l e n .
Enfoque.
g

27
E P r e s s t h e s h u t t e r r e l e a s et o t a k e t h e p h o t o _
graph.
tr Appuyer sur le bouton d6clencheur.
G Z u r A u f n a h m ed e n A u s l o s e rd r r j c k e n .
S O p r i m a e l d i s p a r a d o rp a r a t o m a r l a f o t o g r a f i a .

E l f y o u s e e a n o v e r e x p o s u r ew a r n i n g s i g n a l( t h e
n u m b e r " 1 0 0 0 " b l i n k s ) , s e t t h e a p e r t u r et o a t a r c l e r
n um b e r .
tr Si vous voyez un signal indicateur de sur-
exposition (le nornbre "1000" clignote). fermez
le diaphragme.
G Wenn die "1OOO"btinkt,
d r o h t e i n e U b e r b e l i c h t u n g .I n
d i e s e mF a l l ed i e O b j e k t i v b l e n d e
v e r kl e i n e r n .
E Si se ve la scfral de aviso
contra sobreexposici6n (par-
padeo del nfimero "1000").
establezca el diafragma en un
,
numero mas grancle.

E l f t h e s h u t t e rs p e e di s t o o s l o w , s e t t h e a p e r t u r e
t o s m a l l e rn u m b e r t o p r e v e n tc a m e r as h a k e .
Ej Si la vitesse d'obturation est tiop lente, ouvrez
le diaphragme.
- E i';enn die angezeigte
VerschluBzeit zu langsam
ffi J g r o B e r e
ist, B l e n d ee i n s t e l l e n .
..':.:;;:...-..,.f;fi ':^:l::jdadderobtura-
iii.,.',',':'.:.',.. f., ,r' : ' :l:
. - i . , , , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .d. o e' ,s' i Jd e m a s i a d o l e n t a , a b r a
. rr 4 r552.8:r2p.ro, ., - i g l d i a f r a g m a _p a r a e v i t a r q u e l a
,, . - /. 1 , totograt'ia salgamovida.
28
Manual Exposure
Exposition Manuelle
ManuelleBelichtung
Exposici6n manual

"MANUAL"
E S e t t h e m o d e s e l e c t o rd i a l t o t h e
position.
tr] "Amener la bague de s6lection de mode en posi-
MANUAL".
tion
"MANUAL" stellen.
G Betriebsartenschalta eurf
tsl Ponga la palanca selectora de modalidad en la
"MANUAL".
oosicion

E Set the aperture.


El R6gler le diaPhragme'
G B l e n d ev o r w d h l e n '
S Seleccionela abertura.
E S e l e c tt h e s h u t t e rs p e e d .
LI] Choisir la vitessed'obturation.
G D i e V e r s c h l u B z e iwt a h l e n .
a^t
L v l
Seleccionela velocidad del obtr.rrador.

E
t-l
F o c u s ,t h e n p r e s st h e s h u t t e r r e l e a s e .
trl Effectuer la mise au point et appuyer sur le
d6clencheur.
G
rFl
S c h a r f e i n s t e l l e nu n d A u s l o s e rd r r . i c k e n .
g Enfoque y oprima el disparador.
To Obtain the Proper Exposure:
Pour obtenir une exposition correctel
Zur Erzielung der richtigen Belic{rtung;
Para conseguir una exposici6n correcta;
E Set the shutter speedring to the setting indicated
i n t h e v i e w fi n d e r .
El R6gler la bague des vitesses i la valeur indiqu6e
dans le viseur.
G VerschluBzeitenring auf den Wert stellen, der
inl Sucher angezeigtwird.
lll Establezca el aro de velocidades del obturador
r en la posici6n indicada en el visor.

ar rt) E S p M e t e r i n g/ M e s u r eE S p
/ E S P - M e s s u n/gF o t o m e t r i a E S p
t "OTF" Light
M e t e r i n g / M e s u r ed e
\
t/ ' ao la lumidre €rr"Q1pr,
LlJ I " A D M " L i c h t m e s s u n g ,F/ o t o m e t r i a " O T F "
30
Manual Film Speed Setting
R6glage manuel de la sensibilit6 du film
Manuelle Filmempfindlichkeitseinstellung
Ajuste manual de la sensibilidad ISO de la pelicula

E R e l e a s et h e D X I S O A U T O S E T m o d e '
tr Dticonrrecterle mode automatique DX.
" D X " - l S O - E i n s t e l l u n ga u s l c i s e n .
G Automatische
E Cancele el ajuste autom6tico de la sensibilidad
ISO con pelicula DX.

E Lift up the outer collar and rotate until the


d e s i r e dI S O s p e e da p p e a r si n t h e w i n d o w .
E Soulever le collier externe et le faire tourner
t"*qu'd ce que la sensibilit6 du film utilis6 soit visible
dans la fen6tre de contrOle.
E AuBeren Kragen der
Einstellscheibe anheben
und drehen, bis der ISO-

;f*./ffii\
'i[-l:,"']w7
W e r t i m F e n s t e re r s c h e i n t .
lSl Alce el anillo externo
y girelo hasta que se vea
la sensibilidad de la pelicu-
la en la ventanilla.

':.FrilF
E
f-l
Readjust he indexline.
Ltl Faile correspondre la ligne et le repdre.
tr
T^l
Index neujustieren.
R e a j u s t el a l i n e a d e i n d i c e .
E]

E|fthefi|mspeeddia|(exposurecompensationdia|)cannoto.t
9 : l i , 3 n 9 . ? 1 a n i n t e r m e d i a . l q . y a j u t. h
e e n r e p e a t s t e p s2 t o 3 u n t i l t h e d e s i r e d t S o n u m b e r
is set.
.F. Si le s6lecteur de sensibilit6 (.sur le co.nrpensateur.d'exposition)ne tourne.pas directement jusqu,i
du filnt, placezJe sur un chiffre internr6diaire et r6p6ter r'r pio.6,iut. j;;a;;i'i;ffi.i,#';. la valeur
la sensibilit6 ISo
souhaitee.
G w e n n s i c h d i e E i n s t e l l s c h e i b en i c h t s o f o r t a u f d e n e r f o r d e r l i c h e n
l S o - W e r t e i n s t e l l e nl 6 B t , s t e l l t m a n
z u n a c h s te i n e n Z w i s c h e n w e r te i n u n d w i e d e r h o l t d e n V o r g a n g .o i i J . r
b e n c i t i g t ew . r i e r i L l l r , t i r t .
S Si el cuadrante de sensibilidad ISo de la pelicula J. .onlp.niuci6n de la exposici6n) no puede
a;;;Jr"il;
girarse hasta cl nir'ero de se'sibilidad lSo deieado, pb"g.r".iir.
uuroi i"iei..iio y rii.go repita los pasos
2 y 3 hasta llegar al nirrrero ISO deseado.

32
ExposureComPensation
Compensationd'exposition
Belichtungs-Kompensation
Compensaci6n de la exposici6n
"DX
E For exposure compensation, set the dial anywhere except at ISO AUTO SET"-
F l r g u r u i t g c o u r l ; c n s u t i o n d ' c r p o s i t i o n , s o r t i r l e s i l c c t e u r d t l l p r t s i t i r . r t rD \ I S 0 A L T O S L ' t '
td Z u r E i n s t e l l u n g e i n e r B e l i c h t u n g s - K o m p e n s a t i o nn a c h P l u s o d e r M i n u s s t e l l t m a n j e d e n
"DX-lSo'AUTO-SET".
6 ? l i e b i g e nW e r t e i n , a u B e r "DX
iS lrira cornpclsar ll cxposiciirn. ajustc cl cuadr;:ntt'cn cullquir'r posici6n !'xcepto r'n la
lso AriTO-s1,.1"'.

tr
1
When an exposure compensation is set. the
FF
t- indicator liqhts in the viewfinder.
F T o u t c c o r t r l t c n s a t i o nd ' e r p o s i t i o n c s t
i n d i r l u c ep a r l c s i g t r e E d a n s l e v i s e u r .
r e N l m S u c h e r w i r d d a s f t l Z e i c h e ns i c h t -
b a r , w e n n e i n e K o m p e n s a t i o ne i n g e s t e l l t
wuroe.
S ' S e e n c c n d c r de l i n d i c a d o r E en el
v i s o r c u a n c l o s e c o n r p e r r s et l n a c x p o s i c i o n .

E A f t e r s h o o t i n g ,r e t u r n t h e d i a l t o i t s o r i g i n a l
p o si t i o n .
!r, r \ p r d s l a p r i s e d e v u e s .r a m c n e r l e s c l c c t e t t r e n
p o s i t i o n n o r m a l e.
E Nach der Aufnahme das Zuri.ickstellen nicht
v e r g e s s e !n
i . D e s p u d sd . e d i s p a r a t ,v u e l v a e l c u a d r a n t e a s u
p o s l c l o no r l g r n a t .
( Other Operations>
( Autres utilisations >
{ Andere Funktionen >
{ Otras Funciones}
Using the Self-Timer
Utilisation du retardateur
Aufnahmen mit Selbstausliiser
C6rno usar el disparador automritico

A E Windthe film once. ry


I E tFl
L v l
Avancer la pellicule d'une vue.
F i l m e i n m a lw e i t e r s c h a l t e n .
Bobine la pelicula una vez.

E
t-l
S e t t h e s e l f- t i m e r l e v e r .
L rI
E
T;-t
L v l
Connecter le levier du retardateur.
S e l b s t a u s l o s eerin s c h a l t e n .
Ajuste la palanca del disparador autom6tico. r
l s
l5
ll io
l r r

lF
L:
E P r e s st h e s h u t t e r r e l e a s et o s t a r t t h e s e l f - t i m e r .
T h e s h u t t e rw i l l f i r e i n 1 2 s e c o n d s .
tr Appuyer le d6clencheur pour la mise en fonc-
ti,on du retardateur. L'obturateur se d6clenche aprds
12 secondes.
r e N Z u m S t a r t e n d e s S e l b s t a u s l o s e rws i r d d e r A u s -
l o s e r g e d r r i c k t . D i eV o r l a u f z e i t b e t r d g t 1 2 S e k u n d e n .
E Oprima el disparador para poner en funciona-
miento el disparador autom6tico. El obturador se
disparar6a los 12 segundos.

E Wind the f ilm for the next shot.The self-timer


l e v e r w i l l a u t o m a t i c a l l yr e t u r n t o i t s o r i g i n a l p o s i -
tion.
Ej Avancer la pellicule sur la vue suivante. Le
levier du retardateur reviendra automatiquement sur
sa position initiale.
G F i l m f i i r d i e n i i c h s t eA u f n a h m e w e i t e r s c h a l t e n .
D e r S e l b s t a u s l o s e r h e b ekle h r t a u t o m a t i s c h i n s e i n e
G r u n d s t eIlu n g z u r i i c k .
S Bobine la pelicula para la toma siguiente. La
palanca del disparador autom6tico volverd autom6-
ticamente a su posicion original.

E l f y o u c o n t i n u e t o u s e t h e s e l f - t i m e r , w i n d t h e f i l m i n s e v e r a ls h o r t s t r o k e s , a n d i t w i l l r e m a i n a c t i v a t e d . T a k e n o t e t h a t
shutter will fire even if you return the self-timerleverto its original position while it is running.
E Si vous continuez d'utiliser le retardateur, avancez la pellicule en quelques petits armements. Rappelez-vous que si vous
ramenez le levier du retardateur sur sa position initiale en cours de fonctionnenrent, vous provoquez le d6clenchement.
@ S o l l d e r S e l b s t a u s l b s e rf u r w e i t L r e A u f n a h m e n v e r w e n d e t w e r d e n , s o l l t e m a n d e n S c h n e l l s c h a l t h e b e l z w e i m a l k u r z
betdtigen. Achtung: Wird der Selbstausloser-Hebew l ahrend der Vorlaufzeit in seine Grundstellung zuruckgestellt, erfolgt
trotzdem eine Aufnahme.
a s j S i d e s e a s e g u i r u s a n d o e l d i s p a r a d o r a u t o u r r i t i c o . p x s c | x p c l i c r . r l ac n v a r i a s a c c i o n c s c o r t a s y s c g u i r i a c t i v a d o . O b s c r v c q u c c l
obturador se disparard incluso cuando vuclvc la palanca del tcnrporizador automitico a su posici6n original mientras esti en fun-
cionamiento.
Bulb Exposure
Exposition en pose B
Aufnahmenmit "B"-Einstellung
Pose

r ialto the "MANUAL"

1 E Set the mode selectod


position.
tr A m e n e r l a b a g u e d e s 6 l e c t i o nd e m o d e e n p o s i -
"MANUAL".
tion
"MANUAL"
G B e t r i e b s a r t e n s c h a l ta
eurf stellen.
[$ P o n g a l a p a l a n c a s e l c c t o r ad e r n o d a l i d a d e n l a
posicion " M A N t J A L " .

E S e t t h e s h u t t e rs p e e dd i a l t o " 8 " ( b u l b ) .( " B " i s


n o t d i s p l a y e di n t h e v i e w fi n d e r . )
.F R c g l c r l a b a g u e d e s v i t e s s e ss u r " B " . ( B n ' e s t
pas indiqu6 danslc viscur).
G V e r s c h l u B z e i t e n r i nagu f " 8 " e i n s t e l l e n (. " 8 "
w i r d n i c h t i m S u c h e r d i s p l aay n g e z e i g t ) .
-S P o n g a e l c u a d r a n t e d e v e l o c i d a d e sd e l o b t u r a -
clor cn la posici6n "B" (pose). (No se indica "B"
cn cl visor).
Advanced Techniques
lf you want to improve your pictures or refine your shooting
techniques, it is important to understand the operation of youi
camera thoroughly. The following pages will provide detailed
technical information on the OM40 PROGRAM to help you create
more sophisticated photographs.

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Selector V iewf inder r E
Mode Featu res
switch Display Gel
diff
1 . This mode can be selected for general use at all times, ave
2 . Depending on the light distribution in the composition, the
metering is carried out as follows: ligh
When the central part of the composition is darker than exp
areas on the periphery, the camera computer increases the
I exposure to compensate according to the degree of differ-
ence in brightness indicated.
illu
not
When the central area is brighter than the rest of the com- leve
position the camera sets a predetermined compensation gro
ESP Metering value to reduce the exposure. SPC
I When the sun or other extremely bright light sources ap- syst
pear directly in the composition they are ignored in making the
the exposure calcu lation. obti
I When the whole composition is illuminated evenly the
Direct The
This simbol camera operates in the same way as in TTL
"OTF" Auto Mode (using center-weighted average dev
appears only
when ESP metering). ln this case the ESP Metering symbol ID
exp
Metering is does not appear. soo
operatio nal. me€
the
colT
1 . This mode should be selected when you do not want to
TTL Direct leave everything up to the camera, but prefer to set the ex-
ing
"orF" posure according to your own experience, 'feel' and crea- €Xp
Light
Measuring tive requirements. sim
(Center- 2 . In this mode the camera decides the exposure by taking an pro(
weighted average (center-weighted) of the brightness of the overall appl
average composition, without analyzing light distribution in differ' *Ft
metering) ent parts of the composition.
to
r ESP (Electro-SelectivePattern) Metering r TTL Direct Off-The-Film ,,OTF,' Light Metering
Generally, a photograph includes objects with
(Center-Weighted Average Metering)
different levels of brightness. Centei-weighted,
a v e r a g e dl i g h t m e t e r i n g i s a n e x c e l l e n t m e t h o d f o r T h i s i s t h e d i r e c t , c e n t e r - w e i g h t e d ,a v e r a g e dl i g h t
t h e m a j o r i t y o f o r d i n a r y s u b j e c t s . l t a v e r a g e st h e m e t e r i n g s y s t e m w h i c h O l y m p u s p i o n e e r e di n i h e
light intensity in a picture frame to determine o r i g i n a l m o d e l O M - 2 . l t m e a s u r e tsh e b r i g h t n e s so f
e x p o s u r e .W i t h b a c k l i g h t i n g a n d o t h e r t y p e s o f t h e s u b j e c ta s t h e l i g h t r e g i s t e r os n t h e f i 1 md u r i n g
i l l u m i n a t i o n ,h o w e v e r ,t h i s m e t e r i n g m e t h o d m a y t h e a c t u a l e x p o s u r e ." O T F " m e t e r i n g c a n r e s p o n d
not provide correct exposure because the lighi t o a n y s u d d e nc h a n g e si n l i g h t d u r i n g e x p o s u r e , a n d
l e v e l o f t e n d i f f e r s b e t w e e n t h e s u b l e c t sa n d b a c k _ t h e r e f o r e i t i s v e r y a d v a n t a g e o u sf o r t a k i n g q u i c k
g r o u n d s .T h e O t y m p u s O M - 4 , O M - 3 l n O - O M - Z c a n d i d s h o t s a n d f a s t m o v i n g s u b j e c t s .I n f l a s h
SPOT/PROGRAM have adopted spot metering p h o t o g r a p h y w i t h a n O l y m p u s T - S e r i e sf l a s h , t h i s
"OTF"
systemswhich allow the photographer to isolate Light Metering method wiil also fuily
the subject for specific metering and therefore to c o n t r o l t h e f l a s he x p o s u r e t, h e r e b y e l i m i n a t i n ga n y
o b t a i n m o r e a c c u r a t ee x p o s u r e s . need for complicated guide number exposure
The new ESPmeteringsystem hasbeenspecifically c a l c u l a t i o n sY. o u c a n w o r k w i t h a l l a v a i l a b l ea p e r -
t u r e s o f v o u r l e n sa n d u s e s o p h i s t i c a t e tde c h n i q u e s
d e v e l o p e df o r t h e O 1 4 4 0 p R O G R A M t o s i m p t i f y
such as bounce flash and multi flash in a fully
e x p o s u r ei n t h e s e d i f f i c u l t l i g h t i n g c o n d i t i o n i . A s
automatic mode. lt has also solved difficult ex-
soon as you fire the shutter, the camera will p o s u r ep r o b l e m sw i t h m a c r o p h o t o g r a p h y .
meas-ure the light intensity in both the center of
t h e f r a m e a n d o u t e r a r e a s e p a r a t e l y .T h e m i c r o
c o m p u t e r t h e n p r o c e s s e st h i s i n f o r m a t i o n , i n c l u d _
i n g c o n t r a s t d a t a , a n d a u t o m a t i c a l l y s e t so b i i r n m
according.to the ESp algorithm*. By
:.xp9,sure,
s r m p t y d e p r e s s i n g t h e s h u t t e r r e l e a s e ,y o u c a n
produce a photograph in which the subject
will
a p p e a ra s y o u s e e i t w i t h y o u r e y e s .
* For f urther information
o n E S p a l g o r i t h m ,r e f e r
I t o p a g e4 5 .

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E S P M e t e r i n gi s t h e m o d e t o s e t f o r g e n e r a u

r
l se'In
t h i s m o d e , y o u d o n ' t h a v et o w o r r y a b o u t h o w t h e
p i c t u r e w i l l t u r n o u t . A l l y o u n e e d d o i s p r e s st h e
s h u t t e r r e l e a s e .E v e n i n t r i c k l y s i t u a t i o n s s u c h a s
s h a r p b a c k l i g h t i n g t, h e c a m e r ar e s p o n d sf l e x i b l y t o
give you correctly exposed shots. This mode
a s s u r e st r o u b l e - fr e e s h o o t i n g e v e n w i t h t h e k i n d o f
pictures that often turned out as failures because
the exposurewas wrong. ln fact, ESP Metering
'l T
g r e a t l y i n c r e a s e st h e r a n g e o f a u t o e x p o s u r e t e c h -
n o l o g y . T h e f o l l o w i n g e x a m p l e ss h o u l d p r o v i d ea
u s e f u lr e f e r e n c e .
,&s -J

t
F
-
* W h e n t a k i n g p i c t u r e si n E S P m e t e r i n g m o d e , a c t i -
v a t e t h e v i e w f i n d e r d i s p l a y b y p r e s s i n gt h e s h u t t e r
r e l e a s eb u t t o n l i g h t l y , t h e n s h o o t .

S u b j e c t sf o r w h i c h E S P M e t e r i n g i s S p e c i a l l y E f f e c t i v e
r Backlighting
r l
W i t h c e n t e r - w e i g h t e da v e r a g em e t e r i n g ,t h i s k i n d o f
situation tends to leave the subject's face pitch
b l a c k . B u t E S P M e t e r i n g a s s u r e se v e n t h e f i n e
I ll
s h a d e s o f t h e s u b j e c t ' s e x p r e s s i o na r e f a i t h f u l l y
conveyed. For the best results, try to keep the
m a i n s u b j e c t f a i r l y n e a r t h e c e n t e ro f t h e c o m p o s i -
t ;
tal
tion. Check for the ESP Metering symbol (D in of
the viewfinder.
I
I

r When part of the subject area is extremely bright r When the surrounding area is very dark
I n c e n t e r - w e i g h t e d ,a v e r a g e d l i g h t m e t e r i n g , t h e
I lf a part of the picture frame is extremely bright,
t h e s u b j e c t i s u n d e r e x p o s e du n d e r t h e i n f l u e n c e o f subject appears slightly overexposed under the
i n f l u e n c e o f a d a r k s u r r o u n d i n g .l n E S P m e t e r i n g
a strong light on the table in the caseof center-
! w e i g h t e d , a v e r a g e dm e t e r i n g . I n t h e s a m e p i c t u r e
taken with the ESP metering,even the expression
mode, however, it is correctly exposed. In this
case too, you will get the best resultsby keeping
of her face is clearlyseen. the main subject close to the center of the com-
p o s i t i on .
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r l
Th
m€
in

r !
ln
sa

rl\
Set
exI
r.i)
@

I
r When the background is extremely bright in r Ordinary lighting conditions
sunlight I n t h i s c a s e ,t h e e x p o s u r ei s t h e s a m ea s i n c e n t e r -
l n c e n t e r - w e i g h t e d ,a v e r a g e d l i g h t m e t e r i n g , t h e w e i g h t e d ,a v e r a g e dl i g h t m e t e r i n g .T h e m a r k Q
s u b j e c t a p p e a r sc o m p l e t e l y d a r k ; i n E S P m e t e r i n g will not appear.
m o d e , y o u w i l l s e e e v e n h e r f a c e c l e a r l y .l f t h e r e i s
a n e x t r e m e l yb r i g h t o b j e c t i n t h e v i e w f i n d e rf r a m e ,
E S P m e t e r i n g m o d e d i s r e g a r d st h i s o b j e c t w h e n ;
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d e t e r m i n i n ge x p o s u r e a, s s h o w n i n t h i s e x a m p l e .
I
! Notes on ESP metering r When the subject is not in the center of the
The ESP metering mode works properly for the viewfinder
m a j o r i t y o f s u b j e c t s ,b u t i t m a y n o t b e a s e f f e c t i v e B e c a u s eE S P m e t e r i n gm e a s u r e sw i t h e m p h a s i so n
i n t h e f o l l o w i n gc a s e s : the center of the viewfinder frame, it will give
s u b s t a n t i a l l tyh e s a m er e s u l ta s t h e c e n t e r - w e i g h t e d ,
r When the subject is too small a v e r a g e dm e t e r i n g . I n t h i s c a s e , u s e m a n u a l e x -
I n t h i s c a s e ,t h e m e t e r i n gm e t h o d i s p r a c t i c a l l yt h e p o s u r ei n E S P m e t e r i n gm o d e a s f o l l o w s .
s a m ea s t h e c e n t e r - w e i g h t e da v e r a g e dm e t e r i n g .

r Manual exposure in ESP metgring mode


Set the metering mode switch to the ESPand the €) Set the shutter speed at the same value as
e x p o s u r em o d e t o m a n u a l . i n d i c a t e di n t h e v i e w fi n d e r .
@ C o m p o s ey o u r p h o t o g r a p h . @ Refta-e your subject again as you originally
@ nim the cameraso that your subject is located d i d i n ( 1 ) , t h e n f o c u sa n d s h o o t i t b y d e p r e s s i n g
i n t h e c e n t e r o f t h e v i e w f i n d e r .N o w , t h e ( D t f r e s h u t t e r r e l e a s eb u t t o n .
m a r kw i l l t u r n o n .
IESP Metering Chart (ESPAlsorithm) Modes
Mode
Selector Dial

PROGRAM
[r.
6 6 G B

Cr

AUTO
(Aperture
Comoositions with the sun n the preferred
'
Bright outdoor scones exposure )
Nomally lit outdoor scenes

Ewning shots ild rnt€rprs

Night shots

E Concentrationon low light

@] @] Center weightedmeteringfor high contrast subiects

tr@
p]
C e n t e r w e i g h t e dm e t e r i n g
Averaged metering
MANUAL
h
v rewl I nder
F eatures
lndicatio n
1. This is the ideal normal mode for snapshots and general photography.
2. When this mode is set the camera automatically decides both the shutter
speed and the aperture. Fully automatic exposures are possible over a wide
range of subject brightnesses.
3. You can concentrate on following the subject in the viewfinder without
worrying about exposure or shutter speed settings.
4. lf you set an intermediate aperture on the lens, the program automatically
becomes a continuously variable program.
1. This is basically an aperture preferred mode, but it is possible to use it also
as a shutter speed preferred system. This mode isthe oneto select when you
want to put your creative ideas into the picture.
2. In this mode you can concentrate on special depth of field effects, adjusting
the aperture to determine whether the background, etc., will be blurred or in
clear focus.
r Here the background is blurred to make the main subject stand out. (Wide
open lens 6perture)
I Here the background is also in sharp focus, giving a feeling of greater spa-
ciousness and expansiveness. (Stopped down aperture)
. You can concentrate on shutter speed effects (blurring with motion, etc.).
r Here a fast shutter speed arrests the movement of the subject, giving it a kind
of timelessness. (Wide open aperture)
r Here use of a slow shutter speed results in a blurred subject, emphasizing the
sense of speed. (Stopped down aperture)
I In Manual Mode, both the lens aperture and the shutter speed are set by
hand, giving free reign to your experience and 'feel'for the picture situation.
2 Use when you want to keep the same exposure settings regardless of the
brightness of the subject.
3 Use for "Bulb" photography when the shutter is both opened and closed
manually.
4 Use when you are basing the exposure on the values given by a separate
exposure meter.
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SELECTING MODE- PROGRAM-
THE EXPOSURE T

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t" 8 \
|

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| 6.

1,
1,
1,
1,
1,
II
I
I
L-
Th
pr(
ob
r Program Exposures w i t h t h e b e s t p o s s i b l ea p e r t u r e a n d s h u t t e r s p e e d on
l n t h i s m o d e t h e c a m e r aa u t o m a t i c a l l ys e l e c t st h e s e t t i n g s .E v e n i f y o u s u d d e n l y c o m e f r o m a d a r k col
i d e a l l e n s a p e r t u r e a n d s h u t t e r s p e e df o r t h e s u b - p l a c eo u t i n t o b r i g h t s u n l i g h t ,t h e c a m e r ar e s p o n d s of
j e c t b r i g h t n e s sm i m m e d i a t e l y , a s s u r i n gy o u f i n e p h o t o s i n b o t h ren
, akingyou highly responsiveven
sp€
t o u n e x p e c t e ds h o t s . I n P r o g r a mM o d e , t h e p h o t o - s i t u a t i o n s .B e t t e r s t i l l , w h e n y o u u s e t h e P r o g r a m sp€
g r a p h e r c a n f o r g e t a b o u t e x p o s u r e sa n d s h u t t e r exposure mode together with the ESP Metering che
s p e e d sc o m p l e t e l y ,a n d g i v e f u l l c o n c e n t r a t i o nt o m o d e , e v e nr a w b e g i n n e r sa r e a s s u r e do f g r e a ts h o t s of
gra
the subject in the viewfinder.The only settings i n e v e r ys i t u a t i o n- i n c l u d i n gt r i c k y b a c k l i t o r h i g h
ao(
needed are to turn the Mode Selector Dial to c o n t r a s ts h o t s t h a t u s e dt o s t u m p t h e e x p e r t st o o ! mir
P r o g r a m@ , a n d s e t t h e a p e r t u r e r i n g t o t h e T h i s i s t h e p e r fe c t m o d e f o r s n a p s h o t a snd general sha
p h o t o g r a p h y ,a s w e l l a s f o r s u c h s p e c i a lf i e l d s a s sti I
smallest availableaperture (largest F number). gra
Whether the subject is extra bright or unusually news photography,where being ready for every- dor
d a rk , y o u c a n s t i l l r e l y o n f u l l y a u t o m a t i c s h o t s thing at all times is the most important require- cie
ment. der
T P R O G R A MD I A G R A M S
Continuously Variable Program Program Diagram with Uss of T
RegularProgram Diagram
Diagram Series Flash Unit

I l 2 2

Y.

This program shows the regular The special OM-40 PROGBAM The OM-40 PBOGRAM assures
program settings that will be system also allows you to inten- you "OTF" Program Auto flash
obtained with a SOmm F1.8 lens tionally set different lens aper- performance when you use an
on the camera. From dim light tures for a continuously variable OM System T Series flash unit.
conditions up to a shutter speed program able to assure precise The f lash will f ire automatically
of 1/60 sec. the lens aperture depth of f ield effects, etc. For a at program shutter speeds of 1/
remains wide open. At faster quick unexpected shot, the 60 sec. or slower, whenever the
speedsthan 1/6O sec. the shutter program will assure a correct flash unit is switched ON. ln
speed and lens aperture settings exposure providing the shutter this situation the camera pro-
change in coordination at a ratio speed you need is not over 1/ gram automatically shifts three
'
of 6/5 as shown. Thus the pro- lOOO sec. lf the lens aperture settings to the special Flash
gram is designed to assure setting calls for a shutter speed Program. The final exposure is
adequate shutter speeds and faster than 1/ 1 O O O s e c . , t h i s made precisely accurate by the
minimize the risk of camera {'i!} symUot and the l OOO in- camera comput€r; which shuts
, shake spoiling the picture. With dicator in the viewfinder will off the flash the instant the
r still brighter subjects, the pro- flash on and off, and will warn right amou nt of light has re-
I gram concentrates on closing you to reset the aperture to the ached the f ilm.
'down the lens
, aperture suffi- largest number.
, ciently to assure sharp and clear
deOth of field effects.
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I
r Viewfinder Display in the Program Mode
Set the exposure mode dial to El a n d p r e s st h e
s h u t t e rr e l e a s eb u t t o n l i g h t l y w h i l e l o o k i n gt h r o u g h Lights to Show Program Mode
the viewfinder. Setting.
T h e f , l m a r k w i l l b e l i g h t e da n d t h e s h u t t e r s p e e d Both indications blink to warn
w i l l b e d i s p l a y e di n t h e l e f t s i d eo f t h e v i e w fi n d e r . lens aperture ' must be stopped
down to avoid overexposure.
l f 1 A - ! 'al n d " 1 0 0 0 " b l i n k a l t e r n a t e l y ,i t m e a n sy o u
have not set the aperture ring to its minimum
a p e r t u r e . E v e n i f i t i s s e t a t o t h e r p o s i t i o n s ,h o w -
Blinks to show overexposure.
'll
ever, the camera will operate on programmedex-
posureand i'?l will not turn on if the shutter
s p e e dd o e s n o t e x c e e d 1 / 1 0 0 0 s e c .T h i s i s a n o t h e r
intelligent and functional feature of the OM40
t$
:F
PROGRAM.
IL
Shutter speed indications. Appro-
l f " 1 0 0 0 " a l o n e b l i n k s . i t m e a n sy o u r s u b j e c tw i l l priate figure lights up.
r A
b e o v e r e x p o s e dU . sea Neutraldensity (ND) f ilter Thi:
t o r e d u c et h e a m o u n t o f l i g h t e n t e r i n gt h e l e n s ,o r the
a s l o w e rf i l m d e p e n d i n go n s h o o t i n gc o n d i t i o n s . tog
the
oft
Mor
Shutter speed of 1 sec. or slower, ape
hav,
f iel
hart
you
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49
-
MODE - AUTO (AperturePreferred)
SELECTINGTHE EXPOSURE

I Auto Exposures
This is an aperture preferredauto mode in which W h e n y o u w a n t t h e b a c k g r o u n dt o a p p e a rs h a r p l y
t h e s h u t t e r s p e e di s s e t a u t o m a t i c a l l y b y t h e c a m e r a t o o , c l o s e t h e a p e r t u r ed o w n . l n t h i s w a y y o u c a n
t o g i v e t h e c o r r e c t e x p o s u r ef o r t h e a p e r t u r e w h i c h p r e c i s e l ya d j u s t t h e l e n s d e p t h o f f i e l d f o r j u s t t h e
t h e p h o t o g r a p h e rh a s s e t a f t e r c o n s i d e r i n gt h e k i n d effect you want. Although this mode is basically
o f p i c t u r e d e s i r e d .S e t t i n g sa r e s i m p l e .F i r s t s e t t h e a p e r t u r e p r e f e r r e d ,y o u c a n a l s o u s e i t a s a s h u t t e r
M o d eS e l e c t o r D i a l t o A U T O . T h e n s e t t h e d e s i r e d s p e e dp r e f e r r e d m o d e b y a d j u s t i n gt h e l e n sa p e r t u r e
a p e r t u r eo n t h e a p e r t u r e r i n g . I n t h i s m o d e y o u t o g e t t h e s h u t t e r s p e e dy o u r e q u i r e i n t h e v i e w -
h a v ea c r e a t i v e f r e e d o m t o s e l e c t d e s i r e d d e p t h o f finder display. Used in this way it is also highly
f i e l da n d o t h e r e f f e c t s , f o r t h e k i n d o f r e s u l t s i t i s s u i t a b l ef o r g e t t i n g t h e e f f e c t s y o u w a n t w i t h m o v -
h a r dt o o b t a i n i n P r o g r a m M o d e . F o r e x a m p l e , i f ing subjects.
y o u w a n t t o e l i m i n a t et h e b a c k g r o u n di n a p o r t r a i t
s h o t ,o p e n u p t h e l e n s a p e r t u r e a s f a r a s y o u c a n .
50
PF
D E P T HO F F ! E L D
Depth of field is the area of acc€ptable sharpness
you
in iront of and behind the subiect in focus. As
get closer to your subject or as y.ou -open your lens
ie.g. from F16 to F2.8) the depth o f f i e l d b e c o m es
ifritto*er. By stopping your lens down (e.9. from
F2.8 to F16) or getting farther away from your
subject this depth of f ield can be increased'
the tabte below shows that when the camera-to-
subject distance is 3m,the depth of field at F16
r a n -gyeosuf r o m 1 . 9 3 m t o 6 ' 9 3 m .
As press the preview button, looking through
the viewfinder, you can asc€rtain the actual depth
of f i e l d .
O e p t f r o t f i e t O T a b l e ( F 1 . 8 & F ' 1. 4 S O m m L e n s e s )
Circle of least confusion 1/3omm
E*"r"-to-SrUlect Drstance (m) /-\

N 0 - 4 5 ' 0 . 5 ' 01' 1. 71 . 5 2 {'arp/


3i5 l0
:,os5Jo--Ggl.sg r.nl r.sa c.0t 8.ss s7'78
'-'
t . 4 - 0 . 4 5' - 0 . 5 0' - 0 . 7 1- 1 . 0 2 . - - 1 . 5 4 r - - 2 . 0 7 , ' - : [ 1 6 . - - 5 . 4 6 . - - r 2 0 s . Wh
1 . 4 5 0 . 5 0 ' o . o g- o . g a . t . o s t . g 2 z f i 4 . 5 5 8 . 2 1 4 5 ' 0 s The double series of numbers engraved on the fall
t . 8 - 0 . 4 5. ' 0 . 5 0. -. 0 . 7 1 1. -. 0 2- 1. . 5 5 , - 2 . 0 9: 1, ' 2 0 . ' s . 6-0r .2 7 e . depth of field scale represent F stops: F4, .F8 and sha
-0.50
0.59 0.98 1.45 1.9| 2.8p 4 41 E.05 40s7 F16. Once you have focused on your subJect, all n
0.45
2 - 0 . 4 5- 0 . 5 0- - 0 . 7 1- 1 . 0 2- 1 5 5 . - 2 . 1 0- q. 2 3 .' 5 . 6 8-.1 3 m . F r: a
"
objects within the distance range indicated on the
lens distance scale between the marks for the F/ phr
0 . 4 s 0 . 4 9 ' o . o go . g z ' r . a g |.88 27i 428 1.41 2902
2 . 8 - 0 . 4 5- - 0 . 5 '1- 0 . i 1. . 1 . 0 3- - t . 5 7- 2 . 1 4- t r 3 3 - - 6 . 0 1' - 1 5r s . - ' stop you have selected will have acceptable sharp- the
0 . 4 4 0 . 4 9 0 . 6 8 0 . 9 G r . 4 t ' r . a s ' z . o [ 4 . 0 4 5 . 7 4 2 0- ' 3' s ness. the
4 - 0 . 4 6- 0 . 5 1. ' o 7 2. . 1 . 0 -4- 1 . 6 1 . - 2 . 2 0 . - 1 4 9 . - 6 . 5 7 , ' r s f i ,
t o . o s' 0 . 6 7 ' 0 . 9 4- t . 3 7 r . l l 9 6 |4 . 5 5 ln
fo.or , z . s l 3 . 7 5 5- -. 3 1
. . 1 7 4' - 7 5 2
5 . 6l - o . a s- o . s t - - 0 . 7 3- - t . 0 6- - 1 . 6 5- 2 . 2 9'z.s[ the
'r.rs 's.os3 1
lo.io b.oa 0.66 o.sz | .32 | .6e ro z i CA
I - - o . s -z0 . 7 4- t . 0 9 - - t . ? 3- 2 . 4 s . ' q 1 8 .9 . 6 1 3 7180. gra
l - o . n 'o.aa
e
[o.as 0.65 0.90 |.27 1.60 z l l.oz 4.30 1 44 de;
ll - o . s r - 0 . 7 6 , . - 1 . 1- 31 . 8 4 ,2 - 6 8 . / r ' \ - r . . i l .
l^o.ar * For other lenses, see the lens
t6 ffi?,rf;?'"'11___- instruction manual,
a
P R E V I E WB U T T O N

When you wish to see which objects


fall within the acceptable zone of
s h a r p n e s s( d e p t h o f f i e l d ) , p r e s s t h e
preview button on your lens.The dia-
phragm of the lens will stop down to
"!
5.
d\.t*.
the preset F stop enabling you to see
t h e d e p t h o f f i e l d i n t h e v i e w fi n d e r .
In PROGRAM mode, it is impossible to check
the depth of f ield with the preview button.
CAUTION: oDo not take pictures in the pro-
grammed exposure mode with the preview button
depressed.

52
Bffi
^l:
.'.ir1

S H U T T E RS P E E D S ,

lf v,
lool
autc
f ran
ovel
apel
tf tl
lens
outs
This camera offers various posibilities for visual very practical method forchoosingshutterspeeds. In t
e x p r e s s i o nb y c h a n g i n gt h e s h u t t e r s p e e d . Generally, shutter speeds of which denominator shot
"freeze" a value is larger than the focal length value of the
High shutter speeds can be used to
lens used are good for preventing camera shake.
moving subject to give sharp definition of the im- lf you are using a SOmm lens, for example, shut-
"stop"
a g e . S h u t t e r s p e e d so f 1 / 1 0 0 0 s e c . c a n the
ter speeds ol 1/60 sec. or hlgher are best; and if
movement of a considerably fast moving subject. you are using a 2OOmm lens, shutter speeds of
A shutter -speedof about 1 l25O sec. will be enough 1/25O sec. or higher ar€ best.
to shoot a child at play, if he is not moving too
quickly.
There are two methods for giving dynamic expres-
sions. The first one is to blur out the movement of
the subiect itself, thereby creating a moving image.
The second one is to pan the camera according to
the movement of the subject. While the background
is blurred, the subiect is sharply defined to create
o moving image.
'In using slow shutter speeds, it is necessaryto
guard against camera shake. We will suggest a
53
VIEWFINDERDISPLAYFORAUTOMATICEXPOSURE

l f y o u p r e s st h e s h u t t e r r e l e a s eb u t t o n l i g h t l y w h i l e
l o o k i n g t h r o u g h t h e v i e w fi n d e r , y o u w i l l s e e t h e
automatic shutter speed in the left side of the
"1000"
frame. However, if the blinks, it means
overexposure a n d y o u will haveto closedown the
a p e r t ur e .
" 1 0 0 0 " d o e s n o t d i s a p p e a re v e n w h e n t h e Blinks to warn lens aperture must
lf the be stopped down to avoid over-
l e n s i s s e t t o i t s m i n i m u m a p e r t u r e ,t h e s u b j e c t i s ex oosu re.
o u t s i d et h e r a n g e o f a u t o m a t i c e x p o s u r ec o n t r o l.
I n t h i s c a s eu s e a n N D ( n e u t r a ld e n s i t y ) f i l t e r o r
s h o o tw i t h f i l m h a v i n ga l o w e r I S O n u m b e r .

Shutter speed indications. Appro-


priate figure lights uP.

Shutter speed of 1

54
MODE - MANUAL-
THE EXPOSURE
SELECTING

T h e O M - 4 0 P R O G R A M a l s o p r o v i d e sm a n u a l e x -
p o s u r e c o n t r o l . W i t h t h e e x p o s u r em o d e d i a l s e t t o
M A N U A L , y o u c a n c h o o s e y o u r d e s i r e da p e r t u r e
a n d s h u t t e r s p e e dc o m b i n a t i o n .Y o u w i l l s e e t h e
Lights to Show Manual Mode Set-
f o l l o w i n g d i s p l a yi n t h e v i e w f i n d e r . ti ng.
A s y o u a d ju s t t h e a p e r t u r e r i n g , t h e a p p r o p r i a t e
s h u t t e r s p e e df o r t h e a p e r t u r ey o u h a v es e t w i l l b e
d i s p l a y e di n t h e v i e w fi n d e r . S e t t h e s h u t t e r s p e e d
dial to that value.
l f y o u a r e s h o o t i n g f a s t m o v i n g s u b j e c t ss u c h a s
s p o r t s s c e n e s ,y o u m a y p r e f e r t o s e t y o u r s h u t t e r
s p e e d f i r s t . l f s o , t h e n a d l u s t y o u r a p e r t u r eu n t i l
t h e p r e s e l e c t e ds h u t t e r s p e e d i s i n d i c a t e d i n t h e
v i e w f i n d e r .T h i s t e c h n i q u ei s u s e fu l w h e n a s p e c i ifc Shutter speed indications.
Appropriate figure lights uP.
s h u t t e rs p e e di s n e e d e d .

TTL
,,ol
Mei
(cer
wei
Shutter speed of 1 sec. or slower' avel
me1

55
ir

j
,
]
i

PROG RAM AUTO (aperture preferred) MANUAL

The ideal mode for snap- A creative photographic Useful for situations such
shots and general photogra- mode that allows control as when the main subject
phy, that lets you take pro- over depth of field and is on the edge of the com-
perly exposed shots easily, other effects for portraits, position in a backlit situa-
even in difficult lighting souvenir photos, etc. Fea- tion, etc.
conditions. tures automatic exposure
ESP
It is still simpler and more compensation for backlit
Metering
convenient when combined situations.
with the DX ISO AUTO
SET Mode for automatic
setting of the film speed.

The simple snapshot mode This mode does f ull justice


This is the sphere of total
that gu arantees good resu lts. to the photographer's crea- manual control. Both the
tive intentions, assuring the
aperture and the shutter
full range of control avail-
speed are entirely in the
L Direct able with conventional high hands of the photographer.
'oTF " Light quality 35mm Single Lens
In this situation creativity
Reflex cameras.
Measuring is everything, based on the
(center- photographer's own experi-
weighted ence and instincts. And
average when needed, the view-
metering) f inder indications are still
there to offer helpful sug-
gestions.
THE FILM SPEEDSETTINGMODE
SELECTING rD)
Film
Pattr
Mode Finder Featu res The
Mode lndication
Selector Dial thro
1. lf you use f ilm that has the DX code and set the selector tion
dial to this mode, the film speed is set automatically on Caml
the camera. (The range of auto settings available is f rom
DX ISO ISO 25 to 3,200.)
the
AUTO l n o
SET
GRI
posi
cally
1 . For when you use f ilm without the DX code. ami
(The range of settings is from ISO 25 to 3,200.)
2 . For when you prefer to set a different film speed ac- f ilm
cording to your own experience or preference. usin
3. For when you plan to use forced or under-developing of that
the film.
is ar
cass
rso setti
1. You can make this setting manually according to your

t
MANUAL own experience in order to prevent darkening of the
SET model's face, etc., in backlit or strong contrast situa-
-2 to
tions. (The exposure compensation range is from
+2 stops, in 1/3 stoP increments.)
2. When using a super wide angle lens in situations where
the sky unavoidably forms a large part of the composi-
tion, it may be useful to set a plus exposure compensa-
tio n.
3. When using together with ESP Metering mode, exposure
compensation set by the ESP Metering system are added
to those that are manuallY set.

57
_i.y

r DX ISO AUTO Film Speed Setting r ISO Manual Setting


Film speed information is recorded in the digital The OM-40 PROGRAM also ailows manualsetting
p a t t e r n i m p r i n t e d o n t h e c a s s e t t eo f D X t y p e f i l m . of the film speed in exactly the same way as
The OM40 PROGRAM reads this information previous cameras. Also use this mode at times
t h r o u g h t h e e l e c t r i c a lc o n t a c t s l o c a t e d a t s i x p o s i - when you wish to set an exposure compensation
tions in the film chamber, and conveys it to the on the dial.
camera's computer. On reading this information, r Exposure compensation
the film speedis automatically set on the camera. W h e t h e r i t i s i n t h e p r o g r a m m e de x p o s u r e m o d e ,
In other words, when you turn the OM40 pRO- automatic exposure mode, or manual mode, the
G R A M f i l m s p e e dd i a l t o t h e D X t S O A U T O S E T OM40 PROGRAM permits exposure compensa-
position, whatever the film speed it is automati- tion with the exposure compensation dial. (Re-
c a l l y s e t o n t h e c a m e r a . T h e r ei s n o r i s k o f g e t t i n g m e m b e r , e x p o s u r e c o m p e n s a t i o ni s n o t p o s s i b l ei n
a mistaken setting when you changeto a different the film speed auto+et mode.) For example, if
f i l m s p e e d . . . a c o m m o n d i s a s t e ri n t h e p a s t ! W h e n the background is brighter than the subject (back-
using the DX ISO AUTO setting, first make sure l i g h t i n g ) ,t u r n a n d s e t t h e d i a l t o t h e ( + ) s i d e .T h i s
that you are using DX film. Also note that if there will provide more light for the subject.
is any damage to the digital pattern on the film As you turn the dial, the lll sign will blink in the
c a s s e t t e t, h i s c o u l d r e s u l t i n a m i s t a k e n f i l m s p e e d viewfinder and the displayed shutter speed will
setting. shift dependingon the amount of compensation.
The dial can also be set
a t t h e i n t e r m e d i a t ec l i c k
positions providing
a c c u r a t e 1 / 3 s t o p + 1 Stop
exposure com-
pensations.

- i Stop
:
BULB EXPOSURE
MI

By
tra
tra
Th
o

lf you require long exPosure, o


set the shutter speed dial at
"8" (bulb). This is useful for
night exposures or other spe-
cial effects. @
* When taking pictures with
the shutter speed dial set at
" B " , i t i s r e c o m m e n d e dt h a t
you use a tripod and cable
release to prevent camera
shake.

59
M U L T I P L EE X P O S U R E I N F R A R E DP H O T O G R A P H Y

B y t r i p p i n g t h e s h u t t e r s e v e r a lt i m e s o n t h e s a m e
f r a m e , m u l t i p l e i m a g e sa r e p r o d u c e d o n t h e s a m e
frame.
This is how to do:
@ After the first exposure is ended,erect the re-
w i n d c r a n k a n d t u r n i t c l o c k w i s ea s f a r a s i t
will go to take up f ilm slack.
@ W h i l e h o l d i n gb o t h t h e r e w i n d k n o b a n d r e w i n d
button with your fingersto prevent them from
m o v i n g , w i n d t h e f i l m a d v a n c el e v e r .
I n f a c t , t h e f i l m i s n o t w o u n d a n d t h e s h u t t e ri s
cocked by this operation.
@ P r e s st h e s h u t t e r r e l e a s ea sy o u w o u l d d o n o r m a l -
l y , a n d d o u b l e e x p o s u r ew i l l o c c u r .
O BV repeatingthe steps @ and @, tfre frame W h e n s h o o t i n g i n f r a r e d p i c t u r e sw i t h i n f r a r e d f i l m
w i l l b e e x p o s e da sm a n y t i m e s a sy o u w a n t . H o w - a n d a r e d f i l t e r , t h e p o i n t o f f o c u s w i l l s li g h t l y d i f _
ever, the fr:ame counter advanceseach time the f e r i f y o u f o c u s v i s u a l l y .T h e a m o u n t o f s h i f t v a r i e s
s h u t t e r r e l e a s ei s p r e s s e d . w i t h t h e l e n sa n d a r e d l i n e o r r e d d o t i s m a r k e d o n
@ Rfter ending the multiple exposure, put the t h e l e n s ' d e p t h o f f i e l d s c a l e t o c o m p e n s a t ef o r i t .
f r o n t l e n sc a p o n a n d m a k e a b l i n d s h o r . First, focus the lens without a red filter on asyou
Note: The framemay shift stightly. w o u l d d o n o r m a l l y . N e x t , r e a d t h a t d i s t a n c eo n t h e
distance scale and shift it opposite the infrared
m a r k , t h e n p u t o n a r e d f i l t e r a n d s h o o t . ( T h ea b o v e
p i c t u r e w a s t a k e n w i t h t h e d i s t a n c ea t i n f i n i t y . )
FlashPhotography

T h e O M 4 0 P R O G R A M i s d e s i g n e dt o p r o v i d e
"OTF" Automatic Exposure with Olympus T-
S e r i e s e l e c t r o n i c f l a s h e s .T h e r e i s n o t h i n g t o s e t
s i n c e e x p o s u r ei s d e t e r m i n e db y t h e s e n s o r si n t h e
c a m e r ab o d y i t s e l f. Y o u c a n e v e na d j u s te x p o s u r e s
u s i n g t h e c o m p e n s a t i o nd i a l o n t h e c a m e r a . B e -
c a u s e i t d i r e c t l y m e a s u r e st h e l i g h t a t t h e f i l m
p l a n e , i t d o e s n o t a l l o w f o r f l a s h e x p o s u r ee r r o r
u t i l i z i n g t, h e s e n s o br uilt intothe flash.
S u c h s p e c i a l t e c h n i q u e sa s b o u n c e f l a s h , d i fuf s e d
i l l u m i n a t i o n a n d u l t r a c l o s e - u p sc a n n o w b e a c -
c o m o l i s h e dw i t h f u l l a u t o m a t i ce a s e .
C o m b i n e d w i t h T - S e r i e sf l a s h e s ,t h e O M - 4 0 P R O -
GRAM permits flash exposure in three modes:
"Of 'programmed "OTF"
F" exposure mode,
a u t o m a t i ce x p o s u r em o d e a n d m a n u a l m o d e .
Mounting the Flash Hr
T-seriesFlashes
E l e c t r o n i c f l a s h T 2 0 ( s m a l l + i z ef l a s h w i t h a g u i d e Wi
number oI 2Ol wi
po
m(
PF
rin
Th
tur
To
sel
ap1
To
m(
spl
Electronic flash T32 (highcapacity flash with a pri
Mr
guide number of 32) po
S l i d e t h e f l a s h i n t o t h e c a m e r a ' sa c c e s s o r ys h o e a n d Fo
yo
lock it by turning knob until the flash is tight' r !
Make sure the flash is pushed fully forward, to t
i n s u r ep r o p e r e l e c t r i c a lc o n t a c t . €
I

s
t/
* l
v
* T h e e l e c t r o n i c f l a s h T 4 5 a n d o t h e r f l a s h e st h a t s
lf the flash unit switch is left on, the camera t
have no direct hot shoe contact cannot be used. batteries will be drained. Make sure to turn off s
the f lash switch after taking pictures. c

63
How to UseT-SeriesFlashes

With a T-Series flash on the camera, the f lash mode


will be automatically set to match the camera,s ex-
posure mode. To take pictures in the programmed Lights to show full flash charge,
and blinks no less than 2 sec. to
mode, switch the mode selector dial of ihL OM4O
confirm correct flash exposure.
PBOcRAM to PBOGRAM, set the lens, aperture
ring to its minimum aperture and turn on the flash. Lights to program
Show Mode
The camera will determine the appropriate aper- Setting
ture depending on the brightness of the subject.
To take pictures in the auto mode, set the mode Lights to Show Manual Mode Set-
selector dial to AUTO and choose your desired ting
apertu re.
To shoot in the manual mode, switch the camera,s
mode selector dial to MAN UAL and set the shutter
speed dial at 1/60 sec. or slower. Select the appro_
gliate aperture based on existing conditioni.' In
MANUAL mode, the flash will always fire at full
power output.
For full details, refer to the instruction manual of
your flash.
* When
, the power switch of a T_Series flash is
turned on in the programmed mode, the camera,s
exposure mode will switch to the flash program
if- the light intensity is below the sfecitied level.
You will see it because the indi;;ied
shutter
speed is "8" or slower. In this case, the
shutter
will trip at 1/6O sec.
* f n the "OTF"
auto flash mode, T-Series flashes
will fire when the shutter speed is 1/6O sec. or
slower. lf you want to ensure that the flash will
fire, however, adjust the aperture so that the
shutter speed in the viewfinder becomes 1/3O sec.
or slower.

64
BounceFlash Close-upFlash U

(1

QI

T h e T 3 2 h a s a n a d i u s t a b l ef l a s h h e a d t h"aOt Tt F ilts O n t h e T 3 2 . t h e f l a s h h e a d a l s o c a n b e a d j u s t e da s (3)


" much as 15o downward. As it operateswith all
a s m u c h a s 9 0 " u p w a r d . A s i t o p e r a t e so n "OTF" auto, this feature
auto, i t a l l o w s y o u t o u s e b o u n c e f l a s h a u t o m a ti- a v a i l a b l e a p e r t u r e so n
c a l l y b y s i m p l y a c t i v a t i n gt h e f l a s hs w i t c h . a l l o w s y o u t o t a k e c l o s e - u p sa u t o m a t i c a l l yb y s i m -
* S e t t h e t i l t i n g a n g l es o t h a t t h e s u b j e c ti s i l u m i - p l y a c t i v a t i n gf l a s hs w i t c h .
n a t e d b y r e f l e c t e dl i g h t .
usingElectronicFlashes
other ThanolympusT-seriesunits

( 1 ) M o u n t t h e f l a s ho n t h e
a c c e s s o r ys h o e .
The OM40 pROGRAM does not accept
flash
units without direct hot shoe contacts.
(2) Settingthe aperture
1 t V g _ ya r e u s i n g a n a u t o m a t i c f l a s h ,
check the
s p e c i f i c a t i o n so n t h e f l a s h a n d s e t t h e
aperture
accordingly.
lf y o u a r e u s i n ga m a n u a l f l a s h ,d e t e r m i n e
the
required aperture by the following
formula.
You can also use the flash,scalcuLtor
panel
a n d s e t t h e a p e r t u r e b a s e do n t l i i s
information.
Aperture = F l a s hg u i d e n u m b e r
F lash-to _subj ect d istance
(3)Switch the camera,s mode
selector dial to
MANUAL and shoot with a shutter speed
of
1 / 6 0 s e c .o r s l o w e r .
* Read
the instruction manual of your
f lash
c a r e f ul l y .

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S h o o t i n g w i t h m o t o r d r i v e i s b o t h f u n c t i o n a la n d Mr
v e r y e x c i t i n g . l t e n a b l e sy o u t o c a p t u r e y o u r s u b - m(
j e c t i n a c r i t i c a l m o m e n t b y m a k i n gs e v e r asl h o t si n ca
a s e c o n d. be
T h e h i g h s p e e dO M S y s t e m m o t o r d r i v e h a s a c h i e v - at
e d a n e x t r e m e l yc o m p a c ta n d l i g h t w e i g h td e s i g nt o 3.
t a k e f u l l a d v a n t a g e o f o p e r a t i o n a l e a s ea n d h i g h qu
maneuverability. cal
T h e O M - 4 0 P R O G R A M i s d e s i g n e dt o a c c e p t t h e a s
h i g h - s p e e dM o t o r D r i v e 2 * a s w e l l a s t h e W i n d e r 2 . Th
B o t h o f f e r s i n g l e - f r a m ee x p o s u r e sa n d s e q u e n t i a l tyl
e x p o s u r ebs y s i m p l yt u r n i n ga d i a l . an
T h e O M S y s t e m ' so u t s t a n d i n gm a n e u v e r a b i l i t ay n d M.
operability are ideal for shooting dynamic sports wi
p h o t o s a n d d o c u m e n t a r y p r e s sp h o t o s . ve
To shoot on the ESP metering, first activate the M(
v i e w f i n d e r d i s p l a y b y p r e s s i n gt h e c a m e r a ' ss h u t t e r m(
r e l e a s es o f t l y . T h e d i s p l a y w i l l r e m a i n o n f o r 6 0 Th
s e c o n d s .T h e n s h o o t b y p r e s s i n gt h e M o t o r D r i v e ' s bu
s h u t t e rr e l e a s e . arE
* U p t o 3 . 5 f r a m e s a s e c o n dw i t h O M - 4 0 P R O -
Re
G R A M , O M - 2 S P O T / P R O G R A Ma n d u P t o Re
5 f r a m e s a s e c o n d w i t h O M - 1, O M - 2 , O M - 3 , rer
OM-4.OM-20and OM-30. Co
* " W h e n s h o o t i n g a s e q u e n c ew i t h M o t o r D r i v e ,
th(
Aperture priority or Manual Mode is recom-
m e n d e d . I n P r o g r a mm o d e , t h e s h u t t e r s p e e d
may be slowed depending on the shooting
c o n di t i o n .

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MotorDriveGroupUnits

Motor Drive 2. lf you want to shoot very fast


m o t i n g s a $ e c t s s u c h a s a d a s h i n ga n i m a l o r a r a c i n g
c a r d r i v i n g a t f u l l s p e e d ,t h e M o t o r D r i v e 2 i s t h e
b e s t c h o i c e b e c a u s ei t p e r m i t s c o n t i n u o u s s h o o t i n g
a t a m a x i m u m s p e e do f 5 f r a m e s a s e c o n d ( u p t o
3 . 5 f r a m e sa s e c o n dw i t h O M 4 0 P R O G R A M . ) T n i s
q u i c k s h o o t i n g c a p a b i l i t yw i l l o f t e n a l l o w y o u t o
c a t c h a d r a m a t i c i n s t a n t t h a t w o u l d b e m i s s e dw i t h
a s l o w e rd r i v e .
T h e p o w e r s o u r c e sf o r M o t o r D r i v e 2 a r e a f l a t -
t y p e , r e c h a r g e a b l eM . 1 5 V N i C d C o n t r o l P a c k 2
a n d a p i s t o l g r i p - t y p e r e p l a c e a b l eb a t t e r y p o w e r e d
M . 1 8 V C o n t r o lG r i p 2 .
Winder 2. The Winder 2 is compactly built and
very convenient for shooting. While not as fast as
Motor Drive 2, it can help you capture impressive
m o m e n t s s u c h a s s p o r t s s c e n e sa n d c h i l d r e n a t p l a y .
T h e W i n d e r 2 h a s a s e l f - c o n t a i n e dp o w e r s u p p l y ,
but two external power units ("AA" battery type)
a r e a l s oa v a i l a b l e .
Remote Control System In addition, the M. Ouartz
Remote Controller 1 permits intervalshootingwith
remote control and LCD display. The Remote
Cords 1 .2m and 5m allow you to shoot away from
t h e c a m e r ab y s i m p l e b u t t o n o p e r a t i o n .
MacrophotograPhY Mi

The world of macrophotography is filled with mar-


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velous discoveries. However, macrophotography
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has been generally considered difficult technically. F
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flash photography have been a difficult job even
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"OTF"
Equipped with an Light Metering system, p
PROGRAM has solved this difficult b
the oM40
1
problem and will always provide correct exposure. s(
The OM Macro System includes a wide choice of 1
m a c r o l e n s e st h a t o f f e r e x c e l l e n t l i f e - s i z e a n d l a r g e r
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than life size photographs. Extension units and
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MacrophotoGroup Units

r Simplified Macro System


o Zuiko Auto Macro 20mm F2.
These units allow you to take close-ups up to life Large_aperture
macro lens designed exclusively for microphoto-
size with ease. graphy. Combined with the Auto Bellows,
For example, Close-up lenses 49mm and 55mm it
permits magnifications ranging trom 4.2X
(f=4Ocm) - the 49mm can be used on normal to 16X.
o Zuiko Auto Macro 38mm FZ.-g.
S O m m F 1 . 8 , F 1 . 4 a n d F 1 . 2 s t a n d a r d l e n s e s .y o u rni, lens is de_
s i g n e d e x c l u s i - v e l y -f o r m a c r o p h o t o g r a p h y
c a n t a k e u p t o O . 6 3 X l i f e s i z e c l o s e _ u p sb y s i m p l y and
permits magnifications of 2.3X to
screwing them into the front of the standard lens. O.7x with the
Auto Bellows. (provided with a helicoid for fine
o Auto Extension Tubes 7, 14 and 25. These com-
f o c u s i n g .)
ponents are placed between the lens ano camera
o Macrophoto Stand VST-I . A compact
body and available in three thicknesses: 7mm, and sturdy
multi-purpose stand for solid camera support
14mm and 25mm. Used in combination up to in
close-up and macrophoto work. Comes with
seven variations, they allow you to take up to
1.1X close-upswith a SOmm lens. I j " - t l 9 O s t a g e g t a s sf o r i n c i d e n t l i g h t .
o Epi-illuminator PM-LSD2. A
trio_piece tighting
r Basic System set which provides ideal reflected light for riacrol
photography.
This is a full-scale macro system that permits low
to high magnifications. lt will produce brilliant F.ield type: This is a handy and highly maneuvera_
images of the marvelous world of tiny things such ble system which includes variorjs -""ro tenses
and a telescopic extension tube.
a s t h e g e o m e t r i c b e a u t y o f t h e c o m p o u n d e i T eo f a
dragon fly, or extreme close-upi 'of f lowers. A o Telescopic Auto Extension Tube
65 - 116. With
studio type and a field type are available. its variable tube length, this auto "rt"n.ion
ir'O"
Studio_ type: This system is suited for taking high- enables you to change the shooting distance,
magnification pictures in a studio or other indoor magnif ication and angle of view f reely.-Combined
situation. with the Zuiko Macro gomm F4 and l35mm
oAuto Bellows. A basic unit that helps you F4.5, it constitutes a highly maneuverable
take system
f u l l a d v a n t a g e o f t h e s y s t e m , s . c a p a b i l i t i e si n c o m _ suited for outdoor shooting from infinity io
2X
life size.
bination with various lighting units and mounts
for extended magnif ication raiios. o Zuiko 1:1 Macro 80mm F4. This
tens is designed
exclusively for macrophotography and peimits
i m a g e m a g n i f i c a t i o n so f 1 / 2 : 2 X . '
OTHERSYSTEMUNITS

o Zuiko Macro 135mm F4.5. Permits magnifica- Interchangeable Lqnses: There are lenses to fit
tions up to 0.43X with the Telescopic Auto Ex- e v e r y s u b j e c t ,f r o m f i s h e y e st o s u p e rt e l e p h o t o s '
- 116. This lens will find wide
tension Tube 65 Filterc: Used to change the color temperature, or
application because it can also be used as a super
sharp 13Smm telePhoto lens.
for specialeffects.
o Zuiko Macro 50mm F3.5. A convenient lens that Eyecup 1: Attached to the camera eyepiece to
can be used not only for close-ups, but also as a p r e v e n t s t r a y l i g h t s p o i l i n gt h e v i e w f i n d e r i m a g e '
standard lens for normal shooting situations. Dioptric Correction Lenses: Used to correct the
photographer's own vision. Available in a range
from +2 to -5 dioPters.
V a r i m a g n i F i n d e r : A l l o w s e a s y ,u n s t r a i n e dv i e w i n g
for low angle shots, copying work, etc' Can be
switchedbetween1.2 and 2.5 magnifications'
Somi-Hard Case: Protects the cameia from dust
and scratches.
B e s u r et o g e t t h e O M 4 0 P R O G R A M v e r s i o n .
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Guard against high temperature and magneticfields.

In case of malfunction, take the camera to


your n€arest olympus service station.
AND ANSWERS
OUESTIONS
"OTF" L i g h t M e t e r i n g t h a t m e a s u r e st h e l i g h t A:
O: The film rewind knob does not turn when
winding the f ilm, although the camera is loaded r e fl e c t e d o f f t h e f i l m p l a n e .T o t e s t t h e s h u t t e r ,
l o a d a n u n w a n t e d r o l l o f f i l m t h a t h a sn o t b e e n
with film.
A : T h i s i n d i c a t e st h e f i l m i s n o t b e i n g w o u n d b e - d e v e l o p e do r t h e t e s t c a r d t h a t c o m e sw i t h y o u r
cause it has slipped out of the take+rp spool' camera.
L o a d t h e f i l m c o r r e c t l Ya g a i n . O: The f ilm rewind crank won't turn.
"shimmels" in the microprism A: P r e s si n t h e f i l m r e w i n d b u t t o n . D o n o t f o r c e
O: A dark shadow
collar or in the split image rangefinder in the the rewind crank.
O: The f ilm advance lever does not operate. Why? o:
center of the viewfinder. A:
A:This phenomenon will occur when an inter- A: Y o u h a v ew o u n d t h e f i l m , b u t y o u h a v e n o t y e t
c h a n g e a b l el e n s o f F 5 o r s l o w e r i s u s e d o r w h e n t r i p p e d t h e ' s h u t t e r . l f y o u d e p r e s st h e s h u t t e r
t h e p r e v i e w b u t t o n i s p r e s s e dw i t h t h e a p e r t u r e r e l e a s eb u t t o n , y o u w i l l b e a b l e t o o p e r a t e t h e
s e t t o F 5 . 6 o r s m a l l e r .H o w e v e r , t h e r e i s n o t h i n g a d v a n c e l e v e r . l t i s a l s o p o s s i b l et h a t t h e f i l m
wrong with the microPrism. has come to its end. lf the exposure counter
shows the last frame of your f ilm,do not force
O: The display in the viewfinder turned off while I O:
the lever, but rewind the film back into its
was looking through the viewfinder.
cartridge. A:
A : T o c o n s e r v eb a t t e r y p o w e r , i t w i l l a u t o m a t i c a l l y
t u r n o f f a f t e r 6 0 s e c o n d s .T o t u r n i t o n a g a i n , O: The film advance lever does not operate and I
ses nothing in the viewfinder. Q:
p r e s st h e s h u t t e r r e l e a s eb u t t o n l i g h t l y .
O: ln the auto mode, the actual shutter sped A : T h e c a m e r a i s d e s i g n e dt o b e s w i t c h e d o f f f o r
s a f e t y w h e n t h e b a t t e r i e sa r e e x h a u s t e d ' l f t h e
seems to be slower than the one displayed in
a u d i b l e a n d v i s u a l s i g n a l sd o n o t f u n c t i o n w h e n A:
the viewfinder. "BAT-
y o u r o t a t e t h e m o d e s e l e c t o rd i a l t o t h e
A: lf the shutter is fired in auto mode with no
TERY CHECK" p o s i t i o n , b e s u r e t o r eplace
f i l m i n t h e c a m e r a ,t h e s h u t t e r s p e e d w i l l b e
slower than that displayed in the viewfinder. both batteries'
T h i s i s b e c a u s et h e O M 4 0 P R O G R A M u s e sa n O: When must the batteries be checked?

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A : ( 1 ) W h e n n e w b a t t e r i e sa r e i n s e r t e d i n t o t h e O: I took my picture at an intermediate point be_
c a m e r a ,( 2 ) w h e n y o u a r e u s i n g t h e c a m e r aa f t e r tween two aperture numbers.
it hasn't been used for a long time, (3)when A : N o p r o b l e m .Y o u r p i c t u r e i s c o r r e c t l ye x p o s e d .
y o u t h i n k t h e b a t t e r i e sm a y b e w o r n o u t , a n d Q: In the manual mode, I took my picture at an
( 4 ) w h e n t h e t e m p e r a t u r ei s e x t r e m e l y l o w . i ntermediate shutter speed.
(lf ttre battery voltage is low, the shutter may A : I n t e r m e d i a t es h u t t e r s p e e d sc a n n o t b e u s e d . l f
not fire when using the self-timer; even if the y o u h a v e s e t t h e s h u t t e r s p e e dd i a l a t a n i n t e r -
b a t t e r i e sc h e c k o u t O K . ) m e d i a t e p o s i t i o n ,t h e s h u t t e r w i l l f i r e a t e i t h e r
O: What type of batteries should I buy? o f i t s n e i g h b o r i n gs h u t t e r s p e e d s .
A: Buy two SR44 silveroxide batteries or LR44 Q: I want to take macro pictures with flash in the
alkaline batteries. Do not use HR44 mercury programmed mode. ls it possible?
batteries or two different types of batteries of A: The programmed mode tends to give a larger
the samesize,or mix an old battery with a new a p e r t u r e , c a u s i n gt h e p i c t u r e t o t u r n o u t o v e r _
battery. e x p o s e d o r n o t h a v ee n o u g h d e p t h o f f i e l d . l t i s
A l w a y s r e p l a c eb o t h b a t t e r i e sa t t h e s a m et i m e . recommended, therefore, to use the aperture_
O: How long do the batteries last? preferred "OTF" auto flash mode for macro
A: Generally, SRq+ batteries will last about one shots.
y e a r a n d L R 4 4 b a t t e r i e sa b o u t s i x m o n t h s . Q: In the program mode, ,,1000,, and {e}}
O: The batteries seem to have been worn out while blink even with the lens set at its minimum
I was shooting in cold weather. What can I aperture.
then do to take pictures? A : T h i s i n d i c a t e s o v e r e x p o s u r ew i t h a l e n s h a v i n g
A: Bring them to room temperature by keeping l e s st h a n f i v e a p e r t u r e s t o p s . I n t h i s c a s e ,u s e a n
t h e c a m e r a i n s i d e y o u r c o a t c l o s et o y o u r b o d y . N D f i l t e r s u i t e do r a s l o w e rf i l m .
They may recover and allow you to resume O: In the program mode, it seems that the
s h o o t i n g . N e v e r h e a t b a t t e r i e sw i t h a n e l e c t r i c a l shutter speed displayed in the viewfinder differc
a p p l i a n c eo r o t h e r d e v i c e . from the actual shutter speed.

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- f o l l o w s : T h o u g h t h e f l u o r e s c e n tl a m p a p p e a r s O:
A : W h e n u s i n ga 5 0 m m F 1 . 2 , 5 0 m m F 1 ' 4 , 7 5
150mm ZOOM or 35 - 105mm ZOOM lens, to the human eye as if it were lightingcon- A:
t h e s h u t t e r s p e e d d i s p l a y e di n t h e v i e w f i n d e r t i n u o u s l y , i t i s i n f a c t b l i n k i n g r e p e a t e d l ya t a
can differ from the actual one; but by approxi- f r e q u e n c y o f 5 0 - 6 0 c y c l e sa s e c o n d ' I n b o t h
c a s e s ,h o w e v e r , e x p o s u r e i s c o r r e c t a n d t h e r e i s
mately less than one stop. However, correct
n o p r o b l e ma t a l l .
e x p o s u r ei s a l w a Y si n s u r e d '
O: The flash does not fire. O:
o : Are there any lensesthat cannot be used?
A : The 1000mm F11 lens cannot be used' The A : T h e f l a s h w i l l n o t f i r e w h e n t h e s h u t t e rs p e e di s
f o l l o w i n g t h r e e l e n s e sc a n n o t b e u s e d i n t h e f a s t e rt h e n 1/ 6 0 s e c .
O: The shutter releasebutton cannot be depressed' A:
programmed mode. Use them in the aperture- properly'
p r e f e r r e da u t o m o d e o r m a n u a l ' A: You may not have wound the film
o r t h e f i l m m a y h a v ec o m e t o i t s e n d '
250mm F2,350mm F2.8,600mmF6'5
O: My pictures tend to be overexposed when O: Though the audible and visual signals do not
turn on when checking the batteries, the view'
shooting transparencies with flash in the pro'
grammed mode. finder disPlay aPpearsfaintlY'
A : I n t h i s c a s e ,t h e P i c t u r e sm a y t u r n o u t o v e r - A: lf the battery voltage is extremely low, the
LED for viewfinder display may sometimes
e x p o s e d d e P e n d i n go n t h e s h o o t i n gc o n d i t i o n s .
t u r n o n b e c a u s et h e c a m e r ac i r c u i t a l l o w s i t '
U s e t h e a P e r t u r e - P r e f e r r e da u t o m o d e a n d s t o p
down the aPerture. O: Even when I gently push down the shuttet
button, the viewfinder display doesn't come on.
O: The shutter sPeed disPlaY and ESP mark fJl
s o m e t i m e sb l i n k d u r i n g m e t e r i n g . A: Check the batteries by turning the Exposure
m o d e s e l e c t o rd i a l t o t h e C H E C K p o s i t i o n ' l f
A : l n t h e c a s eo f a s u b j e c t w i t h a n i n t e r m e d i a t e
t h e b a t t e r i e sa r e a l l r i 9 h t , y o u h a v e p r o b a b l y s e t
l u m i n a n c e ,t h e L E D s h u t t e r s p e e dd i s p l a y w i l l "B" (Bulb) positionon the
a p p a r e n t l y b l i n k b e c a u s et h e a d j a c e n t f i g u r e s t h e c a m e r at o t h e
"8" the finder display
s h u t t e r s p e e dd i a l . O n
t u r n o n a l t e r n a t e l y .W h e n s h o o t i n g u n d e r a
d o e sn o t l i g h t .
f l u o r e s c e n tl a m p , t h e y m a y b l i n k m o r e f r e -
q u e n t l y . T h e r e a s o no f t h i s p h e n o m e n o nl s a s
F

O: The mirror does not spring back. Other cautions


A : C h e c k t h e b a t t e r i e s . l f t h e b a t t e r i e sa r e i n g o o d oWhen the OM-4O PROGRAM is used with other
condition, and in case the mirror should not brand lenses, Olympus can not asserlme any
s p r i n g b a c k o r t h e s h u t t e r s h o u l d n o t c l o s e ,t h e responsibility for poor image quality or other
problems. This is particularly true when other
safety mechanismwill operate to return them
b r a n d l e n s e sa r e u s e d i n P R O G R A M m o d e .
t o t h e i r o r i g i n a lp o s i t i o n . oThe exposure value will shift on spot metering
O: The lI 6s11 does not turn on when the pic- with a linear polarizing filter. In this case, use a
ture is composed with the sun in a corner of the circular polarizing filter.
o lf the exposure mode is switched while the self-
picture frame. timer is running, the shutter will trip.
A: lf the sun is located in a corner of the picture o The DX ISO auto-setting is not effective when
f r a m e , e x p o s u r ec o r r e c t i o n w i t h t h e E S P m e t e r - t h e I S O s p e e d w i n d o w s h o w s a n u m b e r , , 8 O O . 'o r
fa r g e r , F i r s t , s e t i t a t " 6 4 0 " o r s m a l l e r t h e n a d j u s t
i n g i s n o t e f f e c t e d . B e c a u s et h e f o u r c o r n e r so f
for ISO auto setting.
the picture f rame have a reduced metering o lf you are not likely to use the camera for a long
sensitivity, the ESP metering need not be time, remove the batteries before putting it away.
oThe batteries that come with your camera may
operated.
not last so long as stated in the camera specif ica-
tions because they are supplied for test at the
time of purchase.
Descriptionof Controls
L i g h t M e t e r i n gM o d e
S e l f- T i m e r / B a t t e r Y S e l e c t o rL e v e r Mr
CheckSignal
- S h o u l d e rS t r a p E y e l e t Ex

Re
Re
Ba

Lens

L e n s R e l e a s eB u t t o n
Depth of Field Scale

Ac
Aperture Ring

F o c u s i n gR i n g

P r e v i e wB u t t o n
F i l m S p e e dD i a l / E x p o s u r e
C o m p e n s a t i o nD i a l
ManualShutter SpeedDial

E x p o s u r eM o d e S e l e c t o r D i a l ISO/ASA Film Speed


Window
S h u t t e r R e l e a s eB u t t o n
Rewind Crank
Grip
Rewind Knob/Camera
Back Release Self-Timer Lever
E x p o s u r eC o u n t e r

Film Advance Lever

R e w i n d R e l e a s eB u t t o n
Accessory Shoe F l a s hC o n t r o l C o n t a c t

X Contact
V i e w f i n d e r E Y e P i e c eF r a m e
S h u t t e rC u r t a i n
sP
Film Rewind Shaft
F i l m T a k e - u pS p o o l Tvr
C a m e r aB a c k Filr
Len
P r e s s u r eP l a t e Shu
F i l m C a r t r i d g eP r e s s u r e
Plate
Syn

Met

Film Chamber
F i l m G u r d eP i n s

L e n sM o u n t R i n g
Mar
Aut
I

Tripod Socket
Exp
M o t o r C o u P l i n gT e r m i n a l s I

M o t o r C o u p l i n gS o c k e t
Battery Chamber
SPECIFICATIONS
T y p e : T T L a u t o - e x p o s u r e3 5 m m S L R c a m e r a . F i l m S p e e d : I S O 2 5 - 3 2 0 0 . S e l e c t i o no f a u t o m a t i c
Fifm Formatz 24mm x 36mm. s e t t i n gf o r D X c o d e df i l m s o r m a n u a ls e t t i q g .
L e n sM o u n t : O l y m p u s O M M o u n t . Film Advance: Film advancelever with 130" angle
Shutter: Horizontal running electronic control type for one long or^ severalshort strokes and pre-
f o c a l p l a n e s h u t t e r w i t h a u t o m a t i c e x p o s u r ec o n - a d v a n c ea n g l e3 0 " . M o t o r d r i v ea n d w i n d e r u s a b l e .
t r o l s f r o m 2 s e c .t o 1 / 1 0 0 0 s e c . Film Rewind: Rewindcrank.
Synchronization: X contact. Hot shoe with direct V i e w f i n d e r : P e n t a p r i s m e y e - l e v e lt y p e . W i d e f i e l d
c o n t a c t f o r O M T - S e r i e se l e c t r o n i c f l a s h u n i t s . f inder with bright Lumi-Micron Matte focussing
M e t e r i n g S y s t e m : E S P ( E l e c t r o - S e l e c t i v eP a t t e r n ) s c r e e n w i t h c e n t r a l m i c r o p r i s m / s p l i ti m a g er a n g e -
Metering and TTL Direct "off-the-film" Light f i n d e r . F i n d e r v i e w - f i e l d : 9 3 o / oo f a c t u a l p i c t u r e
M e t e r i n g ( c e n t e r - w e i g h t e da v e r a g e dm e t e r i n g ) . f i e l d . F i n d e r m a g n i f i c a t i o n :0 . 9 2 X w i t h 5 0 m m
P r o g r a m m e dA u t o m a t i c E x p o s u r e : T y p e ; E l e c t r o n i c l e n sa t i n f i n i t y .
shutter with automatic settingsof aperture and V i e w f i n d e r I n f o r m a t i o n : L E D m u l t i - m o d ed i s p l a y( 1
s h u t t e r s p e e d . L i g h t m e a s u r i n gr a n g e ;2 - 1 l 1 0 O O min.limiter).
sec. (with ISO 100 fitm and 50mm F1.4 lens). S e l f - t i m e r : 1 2 s e c o n dd e l a y e l e c t r o n i cs e l f - t i m e r .S e t -
EV 0-18. t i n g b y l e v e r .A u t o m a t i c a l l yc a n c e l l e db y f i l m a d -
Aperture-Preferred Automatic Exposure: Type; v a n c e .A u d i o - v i s u a Ll E D a n d P C V i n d i c a t i o n s .
Automatic exposure control with aperture-pre- Battery Check: 3-level display with LED and alarm
f e r r e d e l e c t r o n i c s h u t t e r . L i g h t m e a s u r i n gr a n g e : s o un d .
2-111000 sec. (with ISO 100 film and 50mm C a m e r aB a c k : N o n - d e t a c h a b l ew, i t h w i n d o w f o r r e a d -
F 1 . 4 l e n s ) .E V 0 - 1 8 . i n g D X c o d e df i l m i n f o r m a t i o n .
M a n u a l E x p o s u r e :B , 1 - U 1 0 0 0 s e c . G r i p : L a r g e e l a s t i cg r i p o n f r o n t a n d r e a r o f c a m e r a
A u t o F l a s h E x p o s u r e :C h o i c e o f " O T F " A u t o F l a s h w i t h n o n - s l i pt e x t u r e . .
or "OTF" Program Flash. Direct contactsfor 't
P o w e rS o u r c e : T w o . 5 V s i l v e ro x i d e ( S R 4 4 ) b a t t e r i e s
"OTF"
A u t o F l a s h .( F u l l a u t o m a t i cf l a s hw i t h T - o r a l k a l i n e - m a n g a n e s(eL R 4 4 ) b a t t e r i e s .
Series Flash); Automatic shutter speedsetting D i m e n s i o n s :1 3 5 . 5 x 8 6 x 5 3 m m ( 5 . 3 3 " x 3 . 3 9 "x 2 . O g " l
f o r f l a s he x p o s u r e s . ( B o d yo n l y ) .
Exposure Compensation: t2 EV in 1/3 stop incre- W e i g h t :4 6 0 g . { 1 6 . 2o z . l ( B o d y o n l y ) .
ments.