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OM T32 Electronic Flash Unit
Instruction Manual Part 3

 

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Manual Flash Control with OM-2N (0M-2), (GN16)

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Turn the calculator panel over. Set the ASA film speed. Select the aperture based on flash-to-subject distance and with a guide number of 16 (ASA 100, meters) or 52 (ASA 100, feet). Set the shutter speed to 1/30 sec.

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Set the mode switching knob to 'MANUAL G No. 16.' (1/4 of full power flash) The signal light blinks repeatedly to indicate that low power output has been emitted.


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Normal AUTO flash with OM-1N (OM-1), OM-10 & others (OR cameras other than OM models) If the identification mark engraved on the top plate of your camera is "OM-1" (and not "OM-1N"), set the synchro terminal to "X" by aligning the red dot on the X and FP selector lever with the "X" indication on the flash socket. Your camera performs Normal Auto Flash with Shoe 1 as described in the following pages, but the charge/auto check indication is not seen in the viewfinder.

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Preparation/Setup: Press the button and remove the calculator panel. Set the ASA film speed. Slide the calculator panel to the left as far as it will go, until it clicks into place.

Selecting a
Working Aperture
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Set the flash to "AUTO" (3 f/stop positions). Align the white line I with either one of the F numbers indicated by the I mark.

Setting the Aperture Ring Set the lens aperture at the F number indicated by the white line I. Set the shutter speed to 1/30 sec. The OM-1 synchronizes with electronic flash at the shutter speed of 1/60 sec. or slower.

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However, to eliminate any possibility of accidental dial shifting, it is recommended you use the 1/30 sec. setting.* With the OM-10 (set at AUTO, and T32 turned ON), the shutter speed is automatically set to approx. 1/60 sec., allowing flash synchronization.

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Checking the Charge Signal

Wait until the charge signal lights on.

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Checking Correct Auto Flash Focus and press the shutter release. If the signal lights blinks repeatedly, the picture was properly exposed by flash. If the signal light goes out, the subject is too far. Get closer to the subject, or use a smaller F number (i.e. larger aperture) .Check whether the subject is in the NORMAL AUTO range. From the planned shooting position, aim the flash at the subject and push the Test Button.

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If the AUTO Check Lamp flickers, the subject is within the NORMAL AUTO flash operating range.

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Bounce Flash If the signal light blinks repeatedly, the picture was properly exposed by flash.

Manual Flash with OM-1N (OM-1), OM-10 and Non-OM Cameras Set the flash at the "MANUAL G No. 32" position. * If you want to take pictures with existing light, turn the T32 off; the charge lamp goes out and the T32 will not fire even when the capacitor is fully charged.

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Set the aperture on the camera lens at the value which corresponds with the planned flash-to-subject distance as shown in the calculator panel. Set the shutter speed to 1/30 sec.

* With the OM-10 (set at AUTO, and T32 turned ON), the shutter speed is automatically set to approx. 1/60 sec., allowing flash synchronization. If you want to use a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. or slower, set the mode lever to "MANUAL ADAPTER" and the Manual Adapter to 1/30 or slower.

Turn the T32 on and press the shutter release after the charge signal light begins glowing.
* The signal light goes out to indicate that full power flash has been emitted.

Detailing Various Controls on the
Calculator Panel

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1) ASA Scale Remove the calculator panel and set the film speed under the index mark D at the top of the panel.
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2) ASA/ISO Index Mark (3) ASA Switching Knob Slide the scale in one direction or the other in order to set the ASA film speed. The number will appear in the ASA Window. (4) Aperture Scale(5) Mode Switching Knob Slide the switch to MANUAL or AUTO. (There are three AUTO positions and two MANUAL positions.) Set it at the desired click-stop position to decide the mode of photography.
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(6) Normal AUTO Index Mark When set to the left index mark, the maximum usable flash to subject distance is approx. 8m (26ft).When set to the right index mark, the maximum distance is approx. 4m (13 ft). Whens et to the center index mark, the maximum distance is approx. 5.6m (18ft).

(7) Mode Switching Knob Index Mark (8) MANUAL GN Index In manual flash photography, set the mode switching knob to 32 or 16 (ASA 100) depending on the planned subject distance and aperture. (9) MANUAL-32 Aperture/Distance Table Once the ASA film speed is set, you can read off the aperture corresponding to each subject distance at a glance. In bounce (and diffused) flash photography, open the lens aperture two to four F stops beyond the aperture indicated on the T32.

Handling, Care and
Maintanance # Replace all four batteries at the same time with new batteries. # Condensation due to sudden movement from a low to a high temperature area will not allow the flash to function. # When the flash is not be used for a long period of time, remove the batteries to prevent leakage. # At sub-zero temperature, the batteries will not function normally. So warm them sufficiently before use. # Leaving the switch ON shortens battery life. # Have repairs performed by an authorizated Olympus service center. Dismantling a flash unit involves a hazard. # Do not use with a different type of flash unit.

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For multiple TTL Auto flash, set each calculator panel
in the "full automatic control by OM-2" position.
For multiple manual flash, set each mode switching knob to 32 (or 16); different settings will cause flash units to emit varied power output.

* As the color temperature of the T32 is similar to that of daylight, use daylight color films.
* In TTL AUTO flash operation, do not remove the power plug when taking pictures with the AC Adapter. The flash will emit its full light output.
* In TTL AUTO flash operation, use Accessory Shoe 3 when combining the T32 with the OM-2 (not OM-2N). In MANUAL, with the same combination, set the shutter speed at 1/30 sec. or slower.
* Handle the Calculator Panel with care.
* Do not exert stronger force upon the T32 than it needs, when it is attached to or detached from the camera.
* Do not apply excessive pressure to the flash diffuser window.
* Do not hit the flash unit and do not let it strike any hard object.
* Do not keep the unit in locations where humidity is high.
* Do not leave the unit in places with temperature over 122° F (50 C).
* The charge signal lamp in the camera viewfinder can often be seen brightly just after charging.
* In the MANUAL 16 setting, the charge lamp flickers to indicate that LOW power output has been emitted.
* For multiple manual flash, set each mode switching knob to 32 (or 16); different settings will cause flash units to emit varied power output.
* If cleaning is necessary, wipe the units with a soft cloth only. Do not use cleaning solvents or other harsh chemicals.

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Simultaneous flash with up to nine (9x) T32s (with 4 TTL Auto Connectors) can be performed in TTL Auto modo (max. total length of all the TTL Auto Cords is 30 m or 98 ft.).

Avoid using with a different type of flash in multiple flash setup. TTL Autoconnector Type 3 and Type 4 replace hotshoe on the OM-2 (Type 3) and OM-2N, enabling connection between flash with camera for off camera flash, you may add a multiple TTL auto connector later from there.

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