Olympus OM 10

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  1. macandal

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    Okay, forgive me, but how do you use (manually) an OM 10? I simply cannot figure out how to use this camera in the manual setting. Can someone please help? Thanks.
     
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    I presume you have the manual speed control adapter for the camera?! If so, you need to first set the 'Mode/ASA' dial (near shutter release) in the 'Manual Adapter' position, then you dial in shutter speeds on the Manual Adapter (attaches near the left side of the body front)
     
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    Exactly what the others said. If you don't have the Manual Adapter, you cant do it. The OM-20 was made to compensate for this. It's my most used 35 mil.
     
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    Unless you have the manual shutter speed addition thingie, you will need to stay in auto (aperture priority) mode and use the iso setting knob for under/over exposure and get "manual" control.
     
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    You can't use it manually without an adaptor.
     
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    To use manually, throw OM-10 in trash and shoot an OM-1.
     
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    An OM-10 in good condition will take the same picture an OM-1 will. The OM-10 is the Rodney Dangerfield of Olympus cameras. It gets no respect.
     
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    I purchased two of them new when they first entered the market. Neither lasted a year.
     
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    I have an om-10 with circuit shortcut in it or something, it chews batteries, apart from that it seems to work ok.
     
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    It will only take the same picture as long as it works. It gets no respect for good reason. :wink:
     
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    OM10 and OM1 both take pictures but regarding durability, they don't play in the same league. If you want a camera to keep, favor the OM1, less prone to failure.
     
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    The OM-10 can be used manually without an adapter. That is if you want 1/60th or Bulb.

    Remember to set the switch to manual if you use a non-Olympus flash. This will give you the 1/60th sync speed required for flash.

    I have had a dozen OM10s. I gave away 4 and still have 3 and they all worked perfectly. I bought some for parts only and even they started working once new batteries were installed.

    Just don't rip the film advance like a mad man and they will be fine.
     
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    If you don't have the manual adapter, setting it to manual adapter position gives you a shutter speed of 1/45th (assuming shutter is working properly). John
     
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    Thanks for the clarification John !
     
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    Haha, yeah, i've had my film torn apart a few times in that mechanism. No problem like that in my om-20 tho.......
     
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    I think it just did that to my film.

    And yes, I do have the thingy attachment. Figured it out, but now, it appears, it has torn my film. First time this happens. :sad::sad:
     
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    How are you ripping your film (and you couldn't possibly be trying to rewind it without first turning the "R" button down on the front first)? John
     
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    Thats definitely what has happened to me two times, but another time it was totally inexplainable.
     
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    I wasn't trying to rewind the film. I wasn't done shooting yet. I took a picture, was trying to advance the film and it started ripping. This hadn't happened before. :sad:
     
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    Ive ripped a film because of winding too hard at the end of the roll too. Im a bit clumsy as you can tell.
     
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    If manual exposure is a requirement, get an OM-G/OM-20. Cheap as an OM-10 with built-in manual settings.

    Uses all the same lenses, flashes and camera cases too.