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Olympus OM2SP (Spot/Program) - Technical Specification / Nomenclature

 
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Basic Specifications / Main reference map / Nomenclature for Olympus OM2SP (Spot/Program) Model:-

Type:
TTL auto-exposure 35mm SLR camera;
Film Format:
24mm ° x 36mm;
Lens Mount: Olympus OM mount
Shutter: Electronically controlled cloth focal plane shutter; 1/1000 sec. max. shutter speed; 1/60 sec. mechanical shutter speed
Synchronization: X contact (synchronization at speeds of 1/60 sec. or slower; hot shoe with contact for T-series flash; 5-pin connector for T-series flash; PC synchro socket

Metering system: Olympus direct metering in body; viewfinder display for center-weighted averaged metering and spot metering; TTL direct (off-the-film "OTF") light metering for automatic exposure control; SBC photocell
Viewfinder: Pentaprism type wide-vision finder; interchangeable focusing screens; microprism/split image-matte type screen standardized; finder view field: 97% of actual picture field; magnification: 0.86x at infinity with 50mm lens
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Offical catalogue for Olympus OM2SP

Nomenclature / main reference map / functions and illustration for a typical Olympus ZUIKO standard lens.
Illustrations of various Lens control / features of a typical Olympus ZUIKO standard lens.

Viewfinder Information: 1) Shutter speeds; 1/3 EV-step bar display of 1 ~ 1/1000 sec. 2) Display in programmed mode: PRGM signal and blinking of OVER to indicate that the aperture has to be stopped down. 3} Fixed point display in manual mode 4) Blinking of OVER for overexposure 5) Blinking of + - for exposure compensation 6) display at "60" with flash installed 7) Green LED lights with flash fully charged 8) On firing flash, green LED blinks to indicate correct exposure; OVER blinks for overexposure, and UNDER for underexposure

Programmed Automatic Exposure: Type: Programmed exposure control on TTL direct "off-the-film" light measuring (center-weighted average light measurement); exposure control range: about 1 min. ~ 1/1000 sec.; light measuring range: approx. -5EV ~ 18EV (ISO/ASA 100, 50mm f/1.4, normal temperature and humidity); Flash control: Automatic flash exposure at 1/60 sec. or slower speeds with T-series flash; programed automatic aperture control

Viewfinder inside an OM (Olympus OM 2SP Spot/Program SLR camera
Spot lit Shanghai Museum exhibits some Oriental Buddhist Interest..

leofoo 2007.


Interim illustrative photo usage ONLY. Looking for contributing image to replace this.

NOTE: Photo displayed herein doesn't suggest it was taken with an original OM equipment.

Aperture-preferred Automatic Exposure: Type: Automatic exposure control by TTL direct "off-the-film" light measuring with aperture-preferred electronic shutter (center-weighted average light measurement); exposure control range: about 1 min. ~ 1/1000 sec.; light measuring range: approx. -5EV~ 18EV (ISO/ASA 100, 50mm F1.4, normal temperature and humidity); Flash control: Automatic flash exposure at 1/60 sec. or slower speeds with T-series flash
Manual Exposure: Mechanical shutter for B and 1/60 sec., electronic shutter for 1 ~ 1/1000 sec,; fixed point exposure setting; spot metering on microprism of focusing screen 1-13; flash synchronization at 1/60 sec. or slower.
Nomenclature / main reference map (front, mirror up / down/ lock upand base section) for various camera controls OM2 SP (spot program) SLR camera model Nomenclature / main reference map top view, back/rear section view for various camera controls OM2 SP (spot program) SLR camera model
Exposure Compensation: 2 steps and 1/3 step
Film Speed: I SO/ASA 12 ~ 3200
Film Advance: Film advance lever with 130° angle for one long or several short strokes and pre-advance angle 30 ; motor drive and winder usable
Film Rewind: Rewind crank
Self-timer: 12 sec. delay electronic self-timer
Power Source: Tow 1.5V silver-oxide batteries SR44 (Eveready EPX-76) or alkaline manganese batteries LR44
Battery Check: 3-level display with LED and alarm sound; automatic lock with batteries exhausted

Illustration of a typical viewfinder infomation panel of OM2SP
Viewfinder: Pentaprism type wide-vision finder; interchangeable focusing screens; microprism/split image-matte type screen standardized; finder view field: 97% of actual picture field; magnification: 0.86x at infinity with 50mm lens..
Viewfinder Information: 1) Shutter speeds; 1/3 EV-step bar display of 1 ~ 1/1000 sec. 2) Display in programmed mode: PRGM signal and blinking of OVER to indicate that the aperture has to be stopped down. 3} Fixed point display in manual mode 4) Blinking of OVER for overexposure 5) Blinking of + - for exposure compensation 6) display at "60" with flash installed 7) Green LED lights with flash fully charged 8) On firing flash, green LED blinks to indicate correct exposure; OVER blinks for overexposure, and UNDER for underexposure

Camera Back: Removable hinge type, with memo holder; interchangeable with Recordata Backs and 250 Film Back
Dimensions:
136 ° x 84 ° x 50mm (5.35" ° x 3.30" ° x 1.97") (body alone); Weight: approx. 540g. (19 oz.) (body alone)

Moving souls near traffic Junction.. by ARRAN Salermo
OTF Time exposure in creating moving souls along a busy traffic junction in Japan.

Credit: Image courtesy of ARRAN Salermo from Australia, you can access more of Arran works via his PORTFOLIO. Image copyright © 2007. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

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