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Olympus OM40

 

The technical stuff:

Type: Single Lens Reflex

Lens: Obtained as body only Currently fitted with 20 70 zoom.

Shutter: Focal Plane Cloth Blind 

Shutter speeds: 1 - 1/1000th sec in manual mode plus Programmed or Automatic

 

 

Last in the line of budget OM's from Olympus. Acquired as a body only, in need of repair, illustrated here with a 28 - 70 zoom lens which I happen to have spare. This lens proved to be a bit cloudy so I have changed it for a Sicor XL 35 - 70mm Zoom for use and have produced the images using that. It has produced some surprisingly good pictures for a "pattern" lens and I think I will keep it as a fixture. I will need to produce some pictures with an original Zuiko lens to prove the capabilities of the camera, as it would have been, but, for personal use I prefer the flexibility of the zoom. It does at least show the capabilty of the metering system using the Program and ESP functions which I hastened to add are excellent. This particular camera has restored my belief in Olympus, which was flagging a bit after my experiences with the OM4ti.

 

 

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