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  • Page 1 INSTRUCTIONS...
  • Page 2: Description Of Controls

    DESCRIPTION OF CONTROLS (P. 29) Mirror Lock-up Lever (P. 10) Rewind Release Lever (P. 29) Self-Timer (P. 17) Preview Button Refer to pages in parentheses for detailed explanations of each part. Shoulder Strap Eyelet (P. 16) Standard Lens...
  • Page 3 (P7•P10) /Camera Back Release (P. 10) Rewind Crank (P. 13) Meter Switch Lever (P. 26) Hot Shoe Socket The design of the OLYMPUS OM-1 lets you see every camera control from the top. (P.17) (P.11) (P.15) (P. 16), (P.16) (P.12) (P.
  • Page 4 ( P . 8 ) Film Take-Up Spool Viewfinder Eyepiece Rewind Shaft (P. 7) Film Chamber Film Guide Pins (2) (P.8) (P. 11) Shutter Curtain (P.23) Guide Pin Hole (P. 7) Battery Chamber (P.23) Motor Drive Socket Cap (P.23, 26) Tripod Socket (P.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Interchangeable Focusing Screens . 20 Motor Drive Photography ..21 Operation of Winder 1 ..22 Operation of Basic Motor Drive Package ....23 Flash Photography .
  • Page 6: Specifications

    49mm threaded for F1.8 and F1.4 lenses; 55mm threaded for F1.2 lens. Shutter: Focal plane shutter, ring mounted control, with speeds from 1 to 1/1000 second plus B: 4—12 second delay lever type; can be stopped and reset after actuation.
  • Page 7: Short Course Of Instructions

    Hold the camera steady and re- lease the shutter with a slow, steady pressure. Advance the film until the figure "1" appears in the exposure coun- ter window (see page 9). After the entire film has been exposed, rewind the film back into the cartridge (see page 10).
  • Page 8: Inserting The Battery

    Meter Switch Lever is in the "OFF" position when the camera is not in use.) To insert the battery: 1) Insert the edge of a coin into the cap of the battery chamber and turn counter-clockwise until the cap has been removed.
  • Page 9 7. Check the exposure counter win- dow. Advance the film and depress the shutter release button. Advance the film once more until "1" appears in the exposure counter window. The rewind knob will rotate in a counter- clockwise direction indicating that the...
  • Page 10: Operating The Film Advance Lever

    OPERATING THE FILM ADVANCE LEVER In one stroke the film advance lever: 1) advances the film one full frame, 2) advances the exposure counter, 3) cocks the shutter, sets the in- stant return mirror, 5) activates the automatic diaphragm mechanism and...
  • Page 11: Unloading The Film

    When the entire roll of film has been exposed (indicated by numbers 12, 20 or 36 on the exposure counter depend- ing on film length), rewind the film. 1) Turn the rewind release lever coun- ter-clockwise until the red line is opposite the "R". MAKING DOUBLE EXPOSURES...
  • Page 12: Setting The Shutter Speed Ring

    At this setting the shutter will remain open as long as the shutter release button is held down. For ex- posures less than 1/30 of a second, it is advisable to use a cable release, tripod or other steadying devices to avoid...
  • Page 13: Setting The Asa Film Speed Dial

    ASA film speed must be set on the ASA film speed dial. To set the dial: 1) Pull the film advance lever slightly away from the camera body. 2) Press the film speed dial release button and turn the film speed dial...
  • Page 14: Setting The Exposure

    (for example, to stop fast action, eliminate camera shake, etc.): 1) Turn the shutter speed ring until the desired speed is opposite the red reference dot on the camera lens. 2) Look through the viewfinder and turn the aperture ring until the needle lines up in the center of the index.
  • Page 15 Fully open 1/2 sec 55mm F1.2 Stop-down Exposure Readings When using the OM-1 in conjunction with the extension tubes, bellows or the Zuiko Shift Lens it is necessary to take meter readings with the lens stop- ped down. After setting the desired...
  • Page 16: Focusing

    In focus Microprism Rangefinder Spot Matte Field and the orange scale indicates this dis- tance in feet. Out of focus The OM-1 viewfinder takes in 97% of the actual picture area for added con- venience when composing your pic- tures.
  • Page 17: Changing The Lens

    "click" when the lens has been fully engaged. Do not apply pressure to the lens release button during the mount- ing procedure. This will assure proper coupling between the lens and the meter. The bayonet mount of the OLYMPUS OM-1 allows change lenses quickly and easily.
  • Page 18: Infrared Photography

    "16" on both sides of the reference dot, you will find that the depth of field is from 1.9m (6ft) to 7m (23ft). The depth of field can be visually verified by pressing the depth of field preview button.
  • Page 19: Depth Of Field

    The table above shows that when the camera-to-subject distance is 3m (10ft), the depth of field at F16 ranges from 1.93m (6ft) to 6.93m (23ft). F16 (1/30 sec.) F1.8 (1/1000 sec.) Depth of Field Table (F1.8 & F1.4 Standard Lenses) Circle of least confusion 1/30 mm...
  • Page 20: Holding The Camera

    HOLDING THE CAMERA Proper camera handling is important in assuring the sharpest possible pictures. Holding the Camera Horizontally Keep both elbows close to the body, to steady the camera. Putting the Camera into Operation The aperture ring, focusing ring and shutter speed ring are so arranged as to enable one hand opera- tion right up to the moment the shutter is released.
  • Page 21: Interchangeable Focusing Screens

    INTERCHANGEABLE FOCUSING SCREENS The OM System interchangeable fo- cusing screens provide you with the ultimate in focusing versatility. Op- tional screens are available to suit virtually every picture-taking situation. The focusing screens come with a special tool. To remove the focusing screen: a) Detach the camera lens from the camera body (see p.
  • Page 22: Motor Drive Photography

    The following instructions (pp. 23-25) are for the basic motor drive system consisting of the Olympus OM-1, Motor Drive 1, and M.18V Control Grip 1 or M.15V Ni-Cd Control Pack 1. *Optimum conditions: Maximum framing rate varies with temperatures, types of films and batteries, etc.
  • Page 23: Operation Of Winder 1

    Insert the motor drive guide pin into the guide pin hole on the camera base plate. To assure proper connection, ad- just the position of the Winder 1 until it is flush with the camera. Turn the clamping screw clockwise until the Winder 1 is securely attached to the camera base plate.
  • Page 24: Operation Of Basic Motor Drive Package

    * After removing the motor drive from the camera, be sure to replace the socket cap to keep the camera free of dust and Attach the Motor Drive 1 in the same manner as with the Winder 1. (See page 22, middle column.)
  • Page 25 1 sec. to 1/1000 sec. At "SEQUENCE", exposure is possible at all shutter speeds except B. and 1 sec. You may use either the shutter re- lease on the Control Grip 1 or the shut- ter release on the Motor Drive 1 to trig- ger the shutter.
  • Page 26 Control Grip. (See page 24, middle column.) You may use either the shutter re- lease on the Control Pack 1 or the shut- ter release on the Motor Drive 1 to trig- ger the shutter. It is generally conven-...
  • Page 27: Flash Photography

    Olympus Quick Auto 310, PS 200 Quick or PS 200. The Accessory Shoe 1 is screwed into shoe socket on OM-1 pentaprism housing to provide direct contact with the clip-on type electronic flash.
  • Page 28 Set the shutter speed ring to a shut- ter speed of 1/60 second or slower (all shutter speeds indicated in blue on the shutter speed ring). Set the F stop on the aperture ring. Auto Flash Exposure Control Follow your flash equipment instruc-...
  • Page 29 Reset the shutter speed to 1/60 sec- ond. b. Turn the aperture ring until the me- ter needle centers between the over- and under-exposure index marks in the cam- era viewfinder. c. Using the flash calculator dial, ex-...
  • Page 30: Setting The Self-Timer

    It is also ideal for macrophotography when a cable release is not available. To set the self-timer: 1) Rotate the self-timer lever counter- clockwise until it stops (approximately 180°). Make sure the film has been advanced properly.
  • Page 31: Changing The Camera Back

    CHANGING THE CAMERA BACK The camera back of the OM-1 is fully interchangeable with the Recordata Back 1 and 250 Film Back 1. To remove the camera back, push down on the re- lease pin as shown. Do not remove the back unless necessary.
  • Page 32: Questions And Answers

    SOME QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Q: My camera is loaded with film but the rewind knob doesn't rotate when I advance the film advance lever. Why? A: The film leader may not be inserted in the film take-up spool and the film is not advancing properly.
  • Page 33: Care And Storage

    See page CARE AND STORAGE 1. When you do not use the camera for a long period of time, store it with the shutter uncocked and turn off the self- timer and exposure meter.
  • Page 34: Zuiko Interchangeable Lens Group

    One of many advantages of the single lens reflex type of camera is the large variety of interchangeable lenses avail- able. The Zuiko Interchangeable Lens Group (designed and manufactured by Olympus) comprises 32 lenses includ- ing those now in the course of develop- ment. Zuiko lenses...
  • Page 36: Table Of Interchangeable Lenses

    ZUIKO MC MACRO 20mm F3.5 SPECIAL USE ZUIKO MC MACRO 38mm F3.5 ZUIKO MC 1:1 MACRO 80mm F4 O P T I C A L DIA- ANGLE OF VIEW C O N S T R U C T I O N...
  • Page 37 68mm 49mm Slide-on 310g(10.9) 57mm Slide-on 47mm 65mm 230g (8.1) 39mm 61mm 51mm Slide-on 170g (6.0) 31mm 59mm 51mm Slide-on 200g (7.1) 40mm 60mm 74mm 67mm 400g(14.1) 60mm Slide-on 440g(15.5) 115mm Built-in 63mm 260g (9.5) 46mm 60mm 49mm Screw-in 230g (8.1)
  • Page 38: Interchangeable Lens Group Units

    May be used at all times to protect the lens. Color Grey Reduces the quantity of light entering the lens to 1/2 or 1/4 of the original intensity. For Grey use in extremely bright conditions when you wish to maintain a wide aperture.
  • Page 39: Motor Drive Group

    1, which operates on self-contained batteries, and the basic combination (Motor Drive 1 + M. 18V Control Grip 1, or Motor Drive 1 + M. 15V Ni-Cd Control Pack 1) are de- signed to be the smallest in the world.
  • Page 41 CHART OF MOTOR DRIVE GROUP M.REMOTE CORDS 1.2m/5m M. 6V BATTERY HOLDER 1 M.15V Ni-Cd CONTROL PACK 1 M.15V Ni-Cd CHARGER 1 EYECUP 1 EYECOUPLER M.6V POWER PACK 1 250 FILM MAGAZINE WINDER 1 250 FILM BACK 1 MOTOR DRIVE 1 M.18V BATTERY...
  • Page 42: Motor Drive Units

    (less batteries) M. 6V Power Pack 1 This pocketable power unit (4 AA batteries) connects to the Winder 1 via Motor Drive 1 The basic motor drive unit that forms the foundation of the group. Fixed directly to the camera-base tripod sock-...
  • Page 43 Can be quickly attached to the OM Body in place of the standard camera back, and used with the Motor Drive 1 or Winder 1 for roll films up to 250 ex- posures (10m or 32.8 ft long). Two Magazines are necessary, one magazine holds the bulk film and a second maga- zine is used as a film take-up.
  • Page 44: Finder Group And Units

    The Eye- cup 1 is provided with a slot to accept a dioptric correction lens. Eyecoupler Connects the Varimagni Finder to the OM Body for photomicrography. It also...
  • Page 45: Focusing Screens

    Microprism/split Since the outer area has a matte surface, the screen image-matte can be used in the same way as the standard 1-1 type and 1-3 Screens. When a lens with a maximum (for most lenses) speed of F5.6 or slower is used, the prism darkens...
  • Page 46: Flashphoto Group

    FLASHPHOTO GROUP Flash is your own private "sun" when you take pictures at night, indoors, or daylight fill-in. At the moment of flash, you can even catch the movement of subjects that your own eyes are unable to follow. At present the OM System Flashphoto Group renders a choice of 3 different flash units, including the Quick Auto 310.
  • Page 48 CHART OF FLASH PHOTO GROUP REMOTE SENSOR ACCESSORY SHOE 1 OLYMPUS PS200 OLYMPUS PS200 QUICK AUTO QUICK AUTO 310 CORD 0.6m ACCESSORY SHOE 2 BOUNCE GRIP (BRACKET UNIT) LENS POUCH 200 SYNCHRO CORD 0.6m SYNCHRO CORD 5m F.AC ADAPTER 315V POWER PACK...
  • Page 49: Flashphoto Group Units

    The bracket can be connected to the grip instantly and slid to a desired position; capable of tilting through an angle of 90°. Four 1.5V C batteries are inserted into the grip to make it a higher-output power source.
  • Page 50: Flashphoto Group Units

    FLASHPHOTO GROUP UNITS Accessory Shoe 1, 2 The Accessory Shoe 1 is screwed into the hot shoe socket on the OM Body to provide direct contact with the clip-on type electronic flash. This unit also works as a holder for the Remote Sensor.
  • Page 51 7 sec. and number of flash 200 times with fresh alkaline batteries. Measures 31 X 55 X 64mm (1.2" X 2.2" X 2.5"), weighing 75g (2.6 oz.) without batteries. OLYMPUS PS200 Quick The PS200 Quick is a compact elec- tronic flash unit that operates on four 1.5V...
  • Page 52: Macrophotography Group

    This Group has no equal in its wide variety of accessories for macro- photography with a magnification range from 1/10X to about 10X and heightens the value of the OM System in pursuit of perfection on film.
  • Page 54 MACRO MIRROR HOUSING PM-EL80 80mm DOUBLE CABLE RELEASE INCIDENT ILLUMINATOR MIRROR SPARE HOUSING BULB PM-EL38 6V5A ZUIKO MACRO T P - 1 38mm F3.5 LIEBERKUHN REFLECTOR PM-LM38 INCIDENT OBJECTIVE ILLUMINATOR MIRROR LENS HOUSING MOUNT PM-EL20 PM-MTob ZUIKO MACRO 20mm F3.5...
  • Page 55: Macrophotography Units

    (15.4" to 2.7"). With the Macro 50mm, the Extension Tube 25 provides an extended magnifi- cation range between 0.5x to life-size. (In this range, however, the 1:1 Macro 80mm is recommended for the best re- sult.) Copy Stand A standard type stand, 48 x 44cm, for...
  • Page 56 For use in conjunction with the Auto Bellows to produce duplicates from frame-mounted slides or strip slides. The 1:1 Macro 80mm is recommended for best results with the Slide Copier. Focusing Stage Allows you to mount the camera body on the Focusing Rail or Auto Bellows.
  • Page 57 Extends the height of the Macro- photo Stand. Length: 7.5cm (2.95") Trans-llluminator Base X-DE Indispensable for holding the Macro- photo Stand VST-1 for magnified pho- tographs. Supplied with a built-in 100V 20W illuminator with a mirror, and a pair of wooden handrests for ease of operation.
  • Page 58 Spare Bulb 6V 5A TB-1 (for PM-LSD2 & LSD) Spare Bulb 6V 5A TP-1 (for PMT-35) Adapter PM-EA Accepts the photosensitive probe of the EMM-7 Exposure Meter in conjunction with the PMT-35 or Auto Bellows.
  • Page 59 38mm to the Auto Bellows. It also connects to the Light Shield Tube PM- SDM. Incident Illuminator Mirror Housings PM-EL80, PM-EL38 and PM-EL20 These units are used with OLYMPUS Macro Lenses in conjunction with the Epi-Illuminator PM-LSD2 photographic Equipment PMT-35 to il-...
  • Page 60: Photomicrography Group

    The exciting vision of look- ing at the microscopic world through a microscope can be recorded by the OM-1. OLYMPUS also has an outstanding re- putation for manufacturing precision microscopes used by scientists through- out the world. Naturally, the OM...
  • Page 62 CHART OF PHOTOMICROGRAPHY GROUP DIOPTRIC CORRECTION LENS 1 EYECUP 1 FOCUSING MAGNIFIER FT EYECOUPLER CABLE RELEASE SR-II VARIMAGNI FINDER FOCUSING SCREEN 1-12 OM-MOUNT PHOTOMICRO ADAPTER H RECORDATA BACK 1 PHOTOMICROGRAPHS EXPOSURE METER EMM-7 MOTOR DRIVE GROUP FOCUSING TELESCOPE PM-VS SCREEN VIEWER...
  • Page 63: Photomicrography Units

    PM-ADP, PM-ADF Used to connect a microscope to the OM-Mount Photomicro Adapter L, PM- PBA or PM-PBM. Each Adapter design- ates OLYMPUS microscope eyepieces as follows: PM-ADG-3 for G eyepieces, PM-ADP for P eyepieces and PM-ADF for FK photo eyepieces.
  • Page 64 PHOTOMICROGRAPHY UNITS Auto-Photomicrographic System PM-10-A Consists of 17 units, including the PM-PBA, PM-CBA, etc. Automatic Exposure Body PM-PBA Automatically determines accurate ex- posure time, compensating for recipro- city failure. Automatic Exposure Control Box PM-CBA Used with the Automatic Exposure Body PM-PBA, to regulate color tem- peratures control.
  • Page 65: Chart Of Photographic Ranges

    CHART OF PHOTOGRAPHIC RANGES GROUPS ZUIKO INTERCHAGEABLE LENS GROUP MACROPHOTOGRAPHY GROUP PHOTOMICROGRAPHY GROUP MACROPHOTOGRAPHY GROUP...
  • Page 66: Phototechnical Group

    — all capa- ble of attachment to the OM Body. For OLYMPUS Pen F and FT enthusi- asts, a mount adapter is available for connection of these cameras to the OM...
  • Page 68 CABLE RELEASE SR-II OM-MOUNT ASTROSCOPE ADAPTER FOCUSING SCREENS 1-8 1-11 OM-MOUNT ENDOSCOPE ADAPTER FOCUSING SCREEN 1-9 RECOROATA BACK 1 MEMO HOLDER BACK 1 OM-MOUNT LENS INTERCHANGEABLE LENS GROUP OM MOUNT MTX ADAPTER ADAPTER FOR PEN F PEN F, FV, FT...
  • Page 69: Phototechnical Units

    Provided with a built-in light emitting diode powered by three 1.5V silver oxide batteries. It measures only 28mm (1.1") in thickness, weighing 95g (3.4 oz.) without batteries.
  • Page 70: Case Group

    Soft Case for OM Body with F1.8 or F1.4 Accommodates the OM Body with F1.8 or F1.4 standard lens, and the Recordata Back 1. Soft Case for OM Body with F1.2 Lens Pouch 100 Made of fine leather to contain a single lens 100mm or smaller.
  • Page 71 Partitioned Insert When inserted into the Compartment Case L, this unit supports the assembly of the Motor Drive Units. The 250 Film Back 1 and interchangeable lenses can be contained together with the OM Body.
  • Page 72 COMPARTMENT CASE S COMPARTMENT CASE M COMPARTMENT CASE L MOTOR DRIVE PARTITIONED INSERT...
  • Page 74 145 Crossways Park, West, Woodbury, New York 11797, U.S.A. Tel. 516-364-3000 OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO. (EUROPA) GMBH. 2 Hamburg 1, Steindamm 105, West Germany Tel. 040-248021 OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO. (U.K.) LTD. 2-8 Honduras Street, London EC1Y OTX, England Tel. 01-253 2772...

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