Caution : In case of handheld photography with a 50mm lens, a shutter speed 1/60 sec.
Holding Camera in a Correct way : Proper camera handling is important in assuring the sharpest possible pictures.OM-1(To be fair to the Olympus, first SLR camera carried such feature was introduced quite late in seventies) does not provide a energy saving feature and battery will drain off quickly if left at "ON" unattended.In order to change ASA/ISO film speed, first depress the button and turn.Simon Evans Mark Dapoz ; Credit : My old time buddy, Ahmad Ikram, Dr of Rubber Research Institute (RRI Malaysia who shares the same passion with me and also lending his OM-1n, OM-4 and the Motor Drive 1 to me for preparing some images.If it doesn't, these two section are essential for a relatively new OM user.Olympus is a registered tradename of Olympus Optical Inc., Japan.You change shutter speed settings via two grips at each end of the scales.
This will assure proper coupling between the lens and the meter, Detach the Lens.
This flash system can't be confused by dark subjects on a dark field, light subjects on a light field, etc.Whenever the camera back is opened, the exposure counter automatically returns to "S".It is on top of the camera where usually shutter speed ring is located.Glossary of Photography A good external source for used Instruction Manuals for various OM SLRs and Accessories.When the batteries are drained, or there are none installed in the camera, or if it fails to function normally due to extreme change in temperature, unlike electronic SLR bodies, the mechanical OM-1 body will still operate normally except the metering information inside the viewfinder.Turn the lens clockwise until it locks in place.One of the primary problem with OM-1 is sourcing for replacement of batteries for the mercury cell it was designed to work with.To mount a lens, grasp the lens firmly and align the red dots on the lens flange and the camera mount ring.The OM-1 camera is not available as new anymore.
Mercury cells are generally regarded as not environmetal friendly and could cause pollution, handle with care or look for subsitutes.
( 2 ) Look through the viewfinder and turn the aperture ring until the needle lines up in the center of the index, For fine exposure adjustment you can use any intermediate F stop position on the aperture ring.
The manual Shutter Speed Ring The shutter speed ring is in fact at the lens mount.