TAKO. INTERNET SEIT 1996.
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Re: [OM] Manual cameras and OM2000

Subject: Re: [OM] Manual cameras and OM2000
From: Tomoko Yamamoto <tomokoy@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 18:09:24 -0800
At 08:38 AM 1/27/98 +0100, Ulf Westerburg wrote:
>Maybe the OM2000 is more Olympus than we initially thought.
>
>BTW. the FE10 doesn't get very good reviews, the finder and microprism
>darkens with the 35-70/3.5-4.8 zoom at the long end and the reviewer has a
>hard time to focus. (Same with OM2000, Tomoko?). 
Yes and No.  The part that darkens is the central splitimage area.  While
it is true that the darkening made it harder to focus if I relied solely on
the split-image without dioptric correction, I found this morning that I
could see through slight darkening with a dioptric correction lens on the
viewfinder and was able to focus the area across the street.  This was with
the 35-70/3.5-4.8 zoom on.  The darkening also happens with my other 35-70
Zuiko (3.5-4.5).  There was no darkening with two faster lenses (the Zuikos
28mm/2.8 and 50mm/1.8) I tried this morning.

I think that dioptric correction is very important when using this type of
the focusing screen even though I was able to focus correctly without my
glasses or a dioptric correction under the favorable circumstance of even
lighting.  The darkening seems to be more pronounced under the very bright sun
when one shoots the image in the shade.  It was too clouded today for me to
test the 35-70mm zoom on the 2000 with the dioptric correction lens on.  

I think the reviewer needs glasses or dioptric correction on the viewfinder.

>OM2000's Nikon "sister" FM10 has not been released in Sweden.
>I have a hard time thinking the OM2000 will be released here. Total amount
>of manual cameras sold is 1000/year.
>
I am surprised by such a low number.  In the United States because of the
photography class requirements for an all-manual camera, I am pretty sure
that they sell more than 1000 to high-school students alone.  All the three
local camera stores I visited recently carry the low-end manual SLRs.
(about $200 with a lens attached)


Tomoko Yamamoto
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