Modern Classic SLRs Series :
OM T32 Electronic Flash Unit
Instruction Manual Part 1

 

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Olympus Electronic Flash T32 is a fully automatic, electronically controlled flash unit is equipped with the epoch making method "TTL Centralized Control" developed by Olympus, also called TTL (Off-the-Film) Auto Flash. It can also be switched for normal auto/manual control. As an integral part of the OM System T-series Flash photo Group, the T32 can be adapted to all your creative photographic needs. In order to fully take advantage of all its possibilities in photography, familiarize yourself with all its functions and operation first.

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Table of contents

Main Specifications
Description of Controls
Loading and Checking the Batteries
Reversing the Calculator Panel/Mounting the T32
TTL AUTO Centralized Control Flash:
Using the
T32 and the OM-2N (OM-2) Setup; Flash Charge Status; Check correct Auto flash; Shooting without Flash light
Advanced Techniques

Using the T32 and the OM2N (OM-2)
Direct | Bounce | closeup | Flash Exposure compensation
MANUAL Flash with OM-2N (OM-2) Set to GN16 Power output
NORMAL AUTO Flash with OM-1N (OM-1),0M-10 (or Cameras other than OM) Setup working aperture; Bounce Photography
MANUAL Flash with OM1N (OM-1), OM-10 (or Cameras other than OM)
Calculator Panel
Handling, Care & Maintainence

Main Specifications:

Type: Energy-saving, series-circuit type TTL Centralized Control (TTL AUTO), system flash unit (with normal auto and manual capability).
Guide Number: 32 (ASA 100, meters) or 104 (ASA 100, feet).
Coverage Angle: 53° vertical, 74° horizontal.
Flash Duration: 1/40,000 - 1/1,000 sec.
Recycling Time: 0.2 - 10 sec. with AA Alkaline batteries on TTL AUTO and NORMAL AUTO (varies depending on flash-to-subject distance).
Flashes per set of AA Alkaline Batteries: 100 - 500 on TTL AUTO and NORMAL AUTO (varies depending on flash-to-subject distance).

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Tilting Angle of Flash Diffuser Window: Down 15°, up 90°.
Color Temperature: 5,800° K.

Connection to Camera: (1) On-camera clip on (via hot shoe). (2) Off-camera w/wo Power Bounce Grip 2 via TTL Auto Connector T4 (T3) and TTL Auto Cord T0.3m with OM-2N (OM-2) and OM-1 N.
Exposure Calculator: Reversible plate type - blank for OM-2N (OM-2) for TTL Auto/Manual flash; calculator for OM-1N (OM-1), OM-10 and non-Oft cameras for Normal Auto/Manual flash.

Note: with OM-2N use Accessory Shoe Type 4 while for early OM-2 bodies, use Accessory Shoe Type 3; other OM SLR models supporting TTL auto flash are: OM2n, OM2SP, OM3Ti, OM4(Ti), OM40 and 77. Please ensure your camera is equipped with such function or else, please refer to Normal AUTO flash or Manual flash mode section.

TTL Auto Flash Exposure Control

Aperture Setting
: Continuous, couples with aperture ring setting of camera lens;
SBC Sensor Acceptance Angle (
"SBC" only applicable for OM2 series models): Matches view of camera lens;
TTL AUTO Check
: Neon-flicker indication, Viewfinder indication contact provided;
Ready Light Check: Charge lamp
* and viewfinder indication contact.
* Not applicable to M1, OM1 and early OM2 bodies.

Working Range (ASA 100): for guidance only

F1.2

3.4 - 26m (10 - 86 ft.)

F5.6

0.7 - 5.6m (2.2 - 18ft.)

F1.4

2.8 - 22m (9 - 73 ft.)

F8

0.5 - 4m (1.6 - 13 ft.)

F2

2 - 16m (6.5 - 52 ft.)

F11

0.36 - 3m (1.1 - 9 ft.)

F2.8

1.4 - 11m (4.5 - 36 ft.)

F16

0.25 - 2m (0.8 - 6.5 ft.)

F4

1 - 8m (3.2 - 26 ft.)

F22

0.18 - 1.5m (0.5 - 4.5 ft.)



Normal AUTO Flash mode:

Aperture Setting
: 3 apertures (F4, F5.6 and F8 at ASA 1 00);
Normal Auto Sensor Acceptance Angle
: Approx. 20°;
Working Range: 1 - 8m (3.2 ft. - 26 ft.) at F4; 0.7 - 5.6m (28 in. - 18 ft.) at F5.6; 0.5 - 4m (20 in. - 13 ft.) at F8 (ASA 100);
AUTO Check
: Neon-flicker indication, Viewfinder indication contact provided;
Ready Light Check
: Charge lamp and viewfinder indication contact.
* Not applicable to M1, OM1 and early OM2 bodies.

Manual Flash Control mode :
Guide Number: "Hl" -32 (ASA 100, m), 104 (ASA 100, feet) and "LOW" -16 (ASA 100, m), 52 (ASA 100, feet).
Ready Light Check
: Charge lamp and viewfinder indication contact.
* Not applicable to M1, OM1 and early OM2 bodies.

Test Button for "NORMAL AUTO" Check & Open Flash:
Push-button type (for
non-TTL AUTO only )
TTL Auto Cord Socket: Plug-in type (automatic lock).
External Power Socket: Plug-in type.
Termination of Light Emission: Instantaneous. With power switch off, T32 will not fire even when fully charged.
Power Source: (
1) 1.5V 'AA' battery x 4 (incl. Ni-Cd) inside T32. (2) 1.5V 'C' battery x 4 (incl. Ni-Cd) inside Power Bounce Grip 2. (3) AC house current via Electronic Flash AC Adapter 2.
Note
: (2) and (3) are activated by T32 ON/OFF switch.
Dimensions and Weight:
104 x 81 x 70mm, 320gr. (less batteries) (4.1" x 3.2" x 2.8", 11.3 oz.)

T32 Flash Chart (On-Camera with BOUNCE facility)

Camera

Selection of Accessory Shoe

Selection of TTL AUTO Connector

Selection of Flash Mode

OM-2N

Shoe 4

Type 4

TTL Auto Normal Auto Manual

OM-1N

Shoe 4

Type 4

Normal Auto Manual

OM10 (QUARTZ), OM20, OM30

Built onto the camera

-

Normal Auto Manual

OM-2

Shoe 3

Type 3

TTL Auto Normal Auto Manual (1/60 sec. cannot be used)

Shoe 2

Type 3

Normal Auto Manual

OM-1

Shoe 1

-

Normal Auto Manual

OM2SP, OM3Ti, OM4Ti, OM40

Hot Shoe

-

TTL Auto Normal Auto Manual

Other non-OM Camera with standard ISO accessory shoe

Hot Shoe

-

Normal Auto Manual

* Flash modes indicated in red provide flash charge/auto check information in the viewfinder.


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