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[OM] Re: Battery question - OM2n

Subject: [OM] Re: Battery question - OM2n
From: "Piers Hemy" <piers@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 18:24:02 +0100
Yes, I do know.

An OM4T/Ti will trip the shutter without batteries, but only if you set the
shutter speed ring to the red 60 mark next to B.  And only at 1/60.  And
without firing a flash (the shutter will trip, the flash won't).

Piers 

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From: olympus-owner@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:olympus-owner@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of jamesfc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: 18 June 2004 18:10
To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [OM] Re: Battery question - OM2n


Well now I'm beginning to have doubts about that old OM2 and I'll have to
give it a try again!  I know it used to lock up now and then as well forcing
me to use the reset procedure.  Anyway, I know this OM2n won't work
- I haven't tried the OM4Ti - do you know if it will trip without batteries?

Jim C.

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From: Piers Hemy piers@xxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 17:26:58 +0100
To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [OM] Re: Battery question - OM2n



Well that inspired me to take a look at my OM2 Jim.  I took the batteries
out before tripping the shutter, and whaddya know, the mirror locked up.  Of
course, "No batteries" is not the same as "Dead batteries" - but only if the
dead batteries are playing dead (ie, they have sufficient juice to drive the
shutter, but not the viewfinder needle).

At least I now know what version OM2 I have, because I can take a look at
the shutter curtain pattern!

Piers

-----Original Message-----
From: olympus-owner@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:olympus-owner@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of jamesfc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: 18 June 2004 16:48
To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [OM] Re: Battery question - OM2n


Yes, it is my original OM2 that I've had since 1978.   I've had to use it
several times when batteries died and the shutter would trip - I think it's
at 1/60th sec.  Fortunately, these batteries last so long I've rarely had to
do that!  I just thought the OM2n would allow me to use it manually as well,
but I guess not!

Jim Caldwell

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From: Piers Hemy piers@xxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 16:32:55 +0100
To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [OM] Re: Battery question - OM2n



Are you sure that was OM2?  OM2S does have a fall-back mechanical speed of
1/60 (as does OM4/4T), but I was not aware that any other 2-series did.

Piers 

-----Original Message-----
From: olympus-owner@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:olympus-owner@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of jamesfc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: 18 June 2004 15:50
To: olympus@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [OM] Battery question - OM2n


--sip 

 Also, on my OM2, even if the batteries died, I could still use it manually
(I believe it fell back to 1/60th sec.) 

--snip


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