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Olympus IS-2 DLX Operating Instructions
INSTRUCTIONS
Before using your IS-2DLX, read this manual
carefully to ensure correct use.
We recommend that you take test shots to ge
t
accustomed to your IS-2DLX before taking
important photographs.
Thank you for purchasing the Olympus IS-2DLX.
MAIN FEATURES
Built-in 35mm ~ 135mm approx. 4X zoom lens for increased shooting range.
Full-fledged macro functions include Zoom Macro for subjects as close as 0.6
m (2 ft), Super Macro for subjects as close as 0.39 m (1.3 ft), and 1:1 Macro*
which captures life-size images of small subjects on film.
ED (extraordinary dispersion) glass is used in the lens, achieving crisp, clear
images with high contrast.
The standard shooting mode lets anyone take beautiful pictures easily.
Panorama photographs are possible when the optional panorama adapter
is attached.
Other various easy-to-use functions include versatile flash, subject, drive, and
exposure modes and more.
* The optional IS/L LENS A-LIFE SIZE MACRO H.Q. CONVERTER f=13cm is required.
Symbols used in this manual:
2
Incorrect
Manual
operation
Operation
order
Automatic
operation
Indicator on
Indicator
blinking
Attention
Depress
halfway
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10
12
Names and functions of parts
Viewfinder display/LCD panel
Attaching the strap
Loading the batteries
BASIC OPERATIONS
Loading the film
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Taking pictures
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Unloading the film
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ADDITIONAL
FUNCTIONS
Using the focus lock
Flash photography
Selftimer
Macro photography
Using the subject modes
TAKING BETTER
PICTURES
CAMERA
MAINTENANCE
Flash
Effects of zoom and its advantages
Autofocus (AF)
Exposure
Metering the amount of light
Care and storage
Battery handling
Troubleshooting
Questions and answers
Specifications
4
6
7
8
Checking the batteries
Points to remember
Reset operation
PREPARATIONS
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21
27
29
32
Using the drive modes
Using the exposure modes
Exposure compensation
PF (power focus)
38
43
49
50
Spot metering
51
52
55
57
59
61
Exposure compensation
62
Film speed
62
Macro photography
Panorama photography
Accessories
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66
67
68
69
70
73
74
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NAMES AND FUNCTIONS OF PARTS
Hot shoe cover
Shift buttons
PREPARATIONS
Selects the exposure
compensation level, aperture
setting and shutter speed.
Shutter release button
AF illuminator
Also blinks when the selftimer
is activated.
Power ON/OFF switch
Flash
Flash release (See p. 21.)
Strap attachment stud
Zoom (T/W) buttons
(See p. 17.)
Become the focus buttons
in the PF mode.
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Spot button
(See p. 51.)
Viewfinder
(See p. 6.)
— Film window
For confirmation of
film ISO speed
PF button
Flash mode button*
Back cover
release
Selftimer button
Drive mode button*
- Remote cord
jack
+/- button
Exposure mode button*
For connecting to
the optional
M-Remote Cord
1.2m or 5m
Macro button
Subject mode button*
• Battery
compartment
cover
Mid-roll rewind button
Tripod socket
Date MODE, SET and
ADJUST buttons
Function button (See p. 22/32/38/43.)
Switches to the modes indicated by *.
Reset button
Restores the standard shooting mode and
checks the battery condition.
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VIEWFINDER DISPLAY/LCD PANEL
Autofocus
Macro
Shutter speed
Aperture setting
Spot metering
Exposure compensation/
Manual exposure
VIEWFINDER DISPLAY
Spot frame
Autofocus frame
Flash
Panorama marks*
*Optional IS/L PANORAMA
ADAPTER is required.
LCD PANEL
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Aperture setting/1:1 Macro* information
Displays the aperture setting except when in the
1:1 Macro adjustment mark*
1:1 Macro mode, in which the correct working
Battery check
distance is displayed.
Shutter speed
Selftimer
Single-frame advance
Continuous-frame advance
Double exposure
Program auto-exposure
Exposure compensation
indicator
Aperture-preferred auto
exposure
Manual exposure
Exposure counter/Exposure
compensation level
Date-time indicator
Manual flash
Power focus (autofocus
override)
Spot metering
* The optional IS/L LENS A-LIFE
SIZE MACRO H.Q. CONVERTER
f=13cm is required in the 1:1
Auto flash
Auto-S flash
Fill-in flash
Sports mode
Portrait mode
Night scene
1:1 Macro*
Super Macro
Single-frame advance
ESP metering
ATTACHING THE STRAP
Put the strap mount into the guide hole.
Push the strap mount onto the camera's strap attachment stud, and pull it
to adjust the strap's length.
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LOADING THE BATTERIES
Use two 3V lithium batteries (CR123A or DL123A).
Insert the batteries as
the lock screw on the
1. Turn
2.shown
bottom of the camera
and replace the
counter-clockwise to
open the battery cover.
The types of batteries that can be
used are also shown inside the battery
cover.
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cover, turning the lock
screw clockwise.
Read "Battery Handling" on page 69.
CHECKING THE BATTERIES
1.
Turn the
power switch
ON.
Press the reset
2. button to
check the
batteries.
Batteries are OK.
The mark disappears
when the finger is
released from the
button.
Blinks
Lights
Batteries are
low.
Have spares
handy.
Batteries
should be
replaced
immediately.
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POINTS TO REMEMBER
Hold the Camera Correctly.
Correct.
Correct.
Note: As the focal length becomes larger, shaking the
camera becomes more noticeable. Hold the camera
firmly with both hands to keep from shaking the camera.
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Incorrect.
Caution:
Keep your fingers away
from the lens, AF
illuminator and flash.
Proper Shutter Release. Practice before loading the film.
Depress The
Depress the
shutter release
shutter release
Cautions:
button halfway.
button fully.
1.
2.
• Press the shutter
release button gently
• Avoid shaking the
camera when pressing
the shutter release button
to prevent blurry pictures.
To lock the focus.
The image is clear and
the autofocus indicator
lights in the viewfinder.
To release the
shutter and take
the picture.
Note: When the autofocus
indicator doesn't light, the
shutter won't release.
(See p. 57)
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RESET OPERATION
Reset operation restores the standard shooting mode, for
worry-free photography that anyone can perform. Also use
this mode when you don't know what operation to perform.
Press the reset button.
Standard Shooting Mode
Exposure mode: Program Auto
(P)
Drive mode; Single (S)*
Light metering mode: ESP
Flash mode: AUTO or AUTO-S
Exposure compensation: ±0
Focusing: AF
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The camera will return to the
standard shooting mode, and
other set modes will be
canceled.
* Won't be restored when the reset button is
pressed after the first shot has been taken
in the Double Exposure mode. (See p. 41)
LOADING THE FILM
BASIC OPERATIONS
Slide the back cover
Insert the film cartridge.
1. the
2.
release upward to open
back cover.
Note: Use DX-coded film.
Caution: Do not touch the shutter curtain
when loading.
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Pass the edge of the film
under the film guide, and
3. align
the film leader with the
film loading indicator.
Film loading indicator
Film guide
Note: Make sure the film is lying flat. If
not, push the cartridge down.
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4. Close the back cover.
The film automatically
advances to the first frame.
the power switch
ON.
5.Turn
The exposure counter on the LCD panel
reads .
Note: If blinks in the exposure
counter, reload the film.
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TAKING PICTURES
Follow the procedure here to cover ordinary photography.
Remove the lens cap,
1. switch
and turn the power
ON.
looking through the
2. While
viewfinder, press the zoom
button to determine the
composition.
The lens advances, and the
LCD panel lights.
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Note: If no operation is made for approx. 30
seconds, the LCD panel goes out and will come on
again when the operation is resumed.
How to Use the Zoom
Buttons
Telephoto: Press the
your subject
3. Position
within the autofocus
frame.
button to zoom in.
Max. telephoto focal
length: 135mm
Wide-angle: Press the
button to zoom out.
Max. wide-angle focal
length: 35 mm
Autofocus frame
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Depress the shutter release
the shutter
button fully to take the picture.
5.The
release button halfway.
4. Depress
film automatically
advances to the next frame.
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The autofocus indicator lights when the
subject is in focus. It will blink if the subject is
difficult for the autofocus to lock on, and when the
subject is too close.
Note: When the autofocus indicator doesn't light,
the shutter won't release. (See p. 57.)
Working Distance
Standard shooting (39mm~135mm): 1.2 m (3.91) ~
Macro shooting as close as 0.6 m (2 ft) is possible
through the 35mm~100mm fecal length (Zoom
Macro).
UNLOADING THE FILM
The camera automatically rewinds the film when you
reach the end of a roll.
Make sure the motor has stopped
Rewinding the film before
and the is blinking on the LCD
the end of the roll
panel, before opening the back
cover and removing the film.
• If the power is turned OFF while rewinding, operations
will stop. Rewind mode however, is not canceled.
Rewinding will continue when the power switch is
turned ON again.
•The final number of exposures may sometimes exceed
the number of exposures specified on the film.
Press the mid-roll rewind button with the
tip of a ballpoint pen, or the like. Do not
use an instrument with a sharp tip.
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USING THE FOCUS LOCK
To avoid taking out-of-focus pictures
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
When the main subject is not in the center of the Autofocus
frame, use the focus lock.
Reposition your subjects in the
Position the autofocus
picture frame while keeping
1. frame on your subject
the
shutter release button
and press the shutter
depressed halfway. Then press
release button halfway.
the shutter release button fully.
2.
The autofocus indicator lights
in the viewfinder.
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Autofocus frame
Notes:
When the focus is locked, the
exposure is also locked (AE lock).
The focus cannot be locked using the
M-Remote Cord.
FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY
This camera has two flash tubes that are automatically selected and fired
according to the shooting conditions. There are also various flash modes that
can be selected to match your needs.
How to Select the Flash Mode
Flash Modes
Function
Mode
Automatically fires in
low-light conditions.
Slide the flash release to
1.flip
up the flash.
(p. 23)
Significantly reduces
the phenomenon of
"red-eye" (when a subject's
eyes appear red). (p. 25)
Fires regardless of
available light. (p. 26)
Notes:
•See p. 36 for the Night Scene mode and p. 48 for
the Manual Flash mode.
•When the reset button is pressed in the Fill-In
mode, the Auto Flash mode will be restored.
Note: Always be sure to use the flash release to flip
up the flash.
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Use the function and
2. select
flash mode buttons to
the mode.
Press the function
button to engage the
3. mode.
When the function button is pressed,
the mode selected by using the flash
mode button starts blinking.
The engaged mode is blinking.
Note: The blinking indication's mode
can also be engaged directly by
pressing the shutter release button.
AUTO (Auto Flash Mode)
The flash fires automatically when there is insufficient light.
Use this mode normally.
When the flash is
When blinks in the
viewfinder, the flash
flipped up, the camera
will start recharging the
should be used. Slide
flash.
the flash release.
1.
2.
recharged,
AUTO lights. When the flash is
in the viewfinder will light.
Note: The flash won't fire until
recharging is finished.
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Press the shutter release
3.button.
Auto Flash Range*
(with color negative film)
Focal length
35mm
ISO 100
4.6m (15.1 ft) 5 m (16.4 ft)
ISO 200
6.5m (21. 3 ft) 7.1 m (23.3 ft)
ISO 400
9.2 m (30.2 ft) 10 m (32.8 ft)
135mm
* The Auto Flash mode can be combined with
the Zoom Macro or Super Macro mode.
Notes:
• The shutter speed is automatically set at 1/100-sec. when the flash fires. If the subject requires a faster
shutter speed, the flash won't fire.
• If the subject is too far, the shutter speed and aperture indicator will blink in the viewfinder when the shutter
release button is depressed halfway. In this case, the picture should be taken at a shorter distance.
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AUTO-S (Red-Eye Reducing Flash)
Approximately 20 pre-flashes are emitted before the main flash fires,
significantly reducing the phenomenon of "red-eye" (when a subject's eyes
appear red). This mode is the same as Auto Flash except for the pre-flashes.
up the flash, and
1. Flip
select the Auto-S mode.
Notes:
• After pressing the shutter release button, hold the camera securely until the shutter has been
released.
• To cancel the Auto-S mode, select another mode following the procedure on page 21.
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FILL-IN (Forced Activation)
In this mode, the flash always fires, Even in backlighting, both the subject and background
can be shot clearly. And portraits look lively by reflecting light into the subject's eyes,
Flip up the flash, and
sure the exposure
1. Make
2.
select the FILL-IN Flash
mode is set to P
(program).
mode by using the flash
mode button.
Note: To cancel the
subject mode, press
the reset button
(see p. 12),
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Note: The shutter
speed is automatically
set at 1/100-sec.
SELFTIMER
To put yourself in the picture
1.
Press the selftimer button.
is displayed on the
LCD panel.
the autofocus frame
2. Position
on the subject. Press the
shutter release button halfway to focus on the subject,
The focus and exposure will
be locked.
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Press the shutter
button fully to
3. release
activate the selftimer.
Notes:
•Use a tripod, etc., to hold the camera
steady.
•The selftimer will be automatically
canceled after the shot.
•To cancel the selftimer in the middle of
operation, press the selftimer button
again.
Important:
The shutter will be released
12 seconds later.
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To prevent backlight from entering
through the viewfinder, do not move
your eye from the viewfinder.
The viewfinder display disappears and the AF illuminator and
blink.
MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY
Macro (Close-up) Modes
Zoom Macro Working distance: 0.6 m
(2 ft) ~
(Focal length:
35mm ~ 100mm)
Super Macro Working distance:
0.39 m(1.3 ft) ~
(Focal length: 70 mm)
1:1 Macro
Zoom Macro
the zoom button to ensure that
the front edge of the camera body
1.Press
is within the MACRO (0.6 m)
range indicated on the lens barrel.
Full scale on the film
(See p. 65)
Notes:
•When the subject is closer than
1.2 m (4 ft), the subject may not be
in focus even though the AF
illuminator lights.
• In the Super Macro and 1:1 Macro
modes, the optional Electronic Flash
G40 does not fire except when in
the Manual Exposure mode.
Note: When you focus on a subject
closer than 1.2 m (4 ft), will light in the
viewfinder.
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Super Macro
An area of approximately 12 X18 cm (43/4X7-1/16 in) will fill the entire frame,
Press the macro button, is displayed on
the LCD panel, The lens is then set at 70mm
Shoot from as close as 0,39 m (1.3 ft) to the
subject,
lights in the view/finder.
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Note: In the Super Macro mode, zoom does not
operate. To cancel the Super Macro mode, press
the macro button again.
1:1 Macro*
Life-size images of small subjects can be
captured on film.
Mount the optional converter, and
1. press the macro and function
buttons simultaneously.
* The optional IS/L LENS A-LIFE SIZE MACRO H.Q.
CONVERTER f = 13 cm is required. (Refer to p. 64.)
1:1 converter on the LCD panel and
the viewfinder are blinking.
in
Note: To cancel the 1:1 Macro mode, press the
macro and function buttons simultaneously, or press
the reset button.
correct 1:1 Macro
2.The
distance will be
displayed on the LCD
panel, or will also
appear to check if the
subject can be focused
in the present position.
Checking the 1:1 Macro
Distance
The current distance is correct.
The subject can be focused in
the present position.
The current distance is incorrect.
The subject cannot be focused in the
present position. Move the camera
according to the 1 : 1 Macro distance
displayed on the LCD panel.
Note: When the shutter release button is pressed,
the 1:1 Macro distance on the LCD panel will
disappear, and the shutter speed and aperture
setting will be displayed in the standard shooting
mode. Press the macro button again to display the
1:1 Macro distance.
Important: Use of the flash is
recommended, because a fast shutter
speed will prevent the picture from
being affected by the camera shaking.
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USING THE SUBJECT MODES
There are three subject modes for optimal results when
taking pictures of various subjects.
How to Select the Subject
Subject Modes
Mode
Press the function
Function
Display
button.
Sports
1.
To shoot fast-moving subjects.
(p. 34)
Portrait
To take pictures with blurred
backgrounds for a "portrait"
effect. (p. 35)
Night Scene
To shoot night scenes or
night scenes with subjects in
the foreground. (p. 36)
The three subject mode indicators all
appear.
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the subject button
Press the function
2.toPressselect
button
to
the mode.
3.engageagain
the mode.
The selected subject mode is blinking.
Note: The Program Auto-exposure mode
will be engaged, and the correct drive
and flash modes will be selected.
The selected subject mode lights.
Note: The blinking indication's mode
can also be engaged directly by
pressing the shutter release button.
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SPORTS
To shoot fast-moving subjects.
In this mode, the camera automatically selects both a faster shutter speed and
the Continuous Shooting mode. This results in increased clarity, and lets you
capture fast moving photo opportunities you might otherwise miss.
long as the shutter release
Select the Sports mode
2.Aswillbutton
is pressed, the shutter
display on the LCD
1. topanel.
release continuously,
Notes:
•Auto-S flash cannot be used in the Sports mode.
•The camera exposes a maximum of two frames per second.
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PORTRAIT
To take pictures with blurred backgrounds for a "portrait" effect.
Portrait mode lets you take beautiful portrait photographs, This is
especially effective when the lens is at the telephoto setting.
Select the Portrait
mode to display
1. the
LCD panel.
on
the shutter release
button .
2.Press
Note: The aperture is wide open.
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NIGHT SCENE
To shoot night scenes or night scenes with subjects in the foreground
In this mode, the camera automatically selects the ideal exposure compensation for shooting
night scenes free of subjects, and for shooting night scenes with subjects in the foreground.
Shooting Night Scenes Free of Subjects
Select the Night Scene
Press the shutter release
mode to display on
button.
the LCD panel.
1.
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2.
Shooting Night Scenes with Subjects in the Foreground
(Slow-Synchro)
Engage the Night Scene
mode. Flip up the flash. Press
the shutter release button.
With Auto Flash
Both the subject and background will be
perfectly exposed.
In the Auto Flash mode, only the subject
in the foreground can be shot.
Note: Since a slow shutter speed is automatically selected in low-light situations, the use of a tripod is
recommended to prevent blurred pictures caused by shaking the camera.
Shutter speeds in the Night Scene mode: Wide-angle: 3 sec. max. Telephoto: 4 sec. max. (With negative color film, ISO 100)
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USING THE DRIVE MODES
There are two film-advance modes in addition to the
standard single-frame advance mode.
Selecting the Drive Mode
Drive Modes
Display
Function
Single
Standard single-frame
advance mode
Continuous Shooting
The camera releases the shutter
continuously while keeping
moving subjects in focus and
correctly exposed. (p. 40)
Double Exposure
You can combine two images
on a single frame. (p. 41 )
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the function
button.
1. Press
the function button
the drive mode
2. Press
button to select the mode.
the mode.
3.toPressengage
blinking.
The selected drive mode is
The selected drive mode
lights.
Note: The blinking indication's mode can
also be engaged directly by pressing
the shutter release button.
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CONTINUOUS SHOOTING
The camera releases the shutter continuously while keeping
moving subjects in focus and correctly exposed.
Select the Continuous
While the shutter release
Shooting mode to
button is fully pressed,
display C on the LCD
the shutter releases
panel.
continuously.
1.
2.
Notes:
•The camera exposes a maximum of approximately 2 frames per second.
•When used in combination with the flash, the flash may not fire after the second
frame. The exposure will be adjusted automatically instead.
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DOUBLE EXPOSURE
You can expose two images on a single frame.
Select the Double
Exposure mode to
1. display
D.EXP on the
Press the shutter release
2. first
button fully to take the
exposure.
LCD panel.
D.EXP on the LCD panel will blink.
The film will not be advanced.
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Take the second exposure.
The film will advance, and
3.the
Double Exposure
mode will be canceled.
Note: The Double Exposure mode
cannot be canceled after the first shot.
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USING THE EXPOSURE MODES
Exposure Modes
Display
Function
Program Auto (ESP metering)
Both the aperture and shutter speed are
set automatically.Standard exposure
mode for ordinary shooting.
Selecting the Exposure Mode
Press the function
1. button.
Aperture-Preferred Auto (centerweighted average metering)
The aperture is set manually, and
the camera automatically controls
the correct shutter speed. (p. 45)
Manual Exposure (centerweighted average metering)
Both the aperture and
shutter speed are set manually.
(p. 46)
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Press the exposure
2.the
mode button to select
mode.
Press the function
button to engage the
3.mode.
The selected exposure mode
is blinking.
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The selected exposure mode
lights.
Note: The blinking indication's mode can also
be engaged directly by pressing the shutter
release button.
APERTURE-PREFERRED AUTO
Auto-exposure photography can be performed to control
background blur.
Larger aperture settings such as
Enter the Aperture-Prefer- Note:will
often give a blurred
red Auto mode. Press the F5.6
background, and smaller aperture
shift buttons to adjust the settings such as F22 will give a sharper
1.
aperture setting.
background.
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MANUAL EXPOSURE
the Manual
1.Select
Exposure mode to
display M on the LCD
panel.
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Press the shift button to
2.adjust
the aperture.
While pressing the +/button, press the shift3.button
to adjust the
The exposure level will
4.LCD
be displayed on the
panel and in the
viewfinder.
shutter speed.
+
+
±
-
Blinks:
Lights:
Lights:
Lights:
Blinks:
Overexposed
Slightly overexposed
Correctly exposed
Slightly underexposed
Underexposed
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Flash Photography in the Manual Exposure Mode
Flip up the flash,
and set the shutter
speed to 1/100sec. or slower.
1.
the aperture setting according to
the camera-to-subject distance in the
2.Set
table below.
Aperture setting (color negative film)
Super
Macro
Distance
ISO 50
ISO 100
0.39~ 0.6~
0.8m
0.6m
0.8~
1m
1~
1.2m
1.2~
1.5m
1.5~
2m
2~
2.5~
3.2~
2.5m
3.2m
4m
1.3~
2.0ft
2.0~
2.6ft
2.6~
3.3ft
3.3~
3.9ft
3.9~
4.9ft
4.9~
6.6ft
6.6~
8.2ft
8.2~ 10.5~
10.5ft 13.1ft
F16
F11
F9.5
F8
F5.6
F4.5
F22
F16
F13
F11
F8
F6.7
F5.6
F4.5
F22
F19
F16
F11
F9.5
F8
F5.6
-
F22
F16
F13
F11
F8
F22
ISO 200
ISO 400
Standard
Zoom Macro
-
Calculation formula for ISO 100: Aperture setting = GN15 ÷ Distance (m)
Aperture setting = GN50 ÷ Distance (ft)
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Note: Will a shutter speed faster than 1/100-sec, the
flash will not fire.
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
The exposure compensation levels can
be set up to ±4EV in 1 /3EV steps.
+2EV
While pressing the +/button, press the shift
button to set the desired
compensation level.
1.
±0EV
The exposure level is displayed in
the viewfinder and on the LCD panel.
Note: While pressing the +/- button, the
exposure counter changes to the
compensation level display.
-2EV
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PF (Power Focus)
When the distance at which you want to shoot is predetermined, you can
set the focus in advance and wait until the photo opportunity comes.
Press the shutter release
Focus on the subject by
button to take a
1. using
2.
autofocus first. Then
picture.
press the PF button to display
on the LCD panel.
Note: Zooming cannot be performed in the PF
mode, To cancel the PF mode, press the PF button
again
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Notes:
•The focus is fixed even after the finger is released
from the shutter release button.
• Manual focusing is possible using the zoom button.
Use it when autofocusing is difficult (see p. 57).
SPOT METERING
In this mode, the camera limits light metering to the subject's particular
area such as a face and sets the correct exposure.
Position the subject for
Recompose the shot,
1.spot
2.
metering within the
then press the shutter
spot frame, and press
release button to take
the picture.
the SPOT button.
;
(Make sure) will be
displayed on the LCD
panel and in the
viewfinder, and the
exposure is locked.
Notes:
•When the flash is flipped up, the camera does not
perform spot metering.
•After the shot, the Spot Metering mode is
canceled. To cancel the mode without taking a
shot, press the SPOT button again.
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TAKING BETTER PICTURES
FLASH
Flash Strength
flash will be increased. Solving this problem is
The flash on the IS-2 employs a new exposure
crucial to effective telephoto-flash photography.
control system that combines the advantages of
both "flashmatic," used in compact cameras, and
"auto flash", found in SLR cameras. Flashmatic
emits a full-strength flash while automatically
adjusting the aperture for proper exposure. This
system is effective in most cases. However, subjects
at extremely close range tend to be overexposed,
and the background too dark, because the
narrowest aperture setting has been selected. Auto
The zoom flash system found in some cameras is
one solution to this problem. With this system, the
distance between the xenon tube — which is the
emission source of the flash — and the reflective
material behind it is varied according to the focal
length of the lens. When telephoto is used, the light
from the flash is condensed more intensely. (The
distance between the xenon tube and the
condenser lens can be varied for the same result.)
flash varies the amount of light emitted by the flash,
and sets the exposure by measuring reflected light.
Depending on the background however, the wrong
exposure for the main subject can be selected. For
example, with a white background, the subject may
appear too dark due to the level of reflected light
received through the lens. The reverse is true for a
dark background.
The IS-2 adjusts both the aperture and flash
strength to give you perfect exposure every time,
taking into account the effect of the background
system? Because the dual-strobe system can utilize
the light more effectively while achieving more
uniform lighting than the zoom flash system is
capable of. The zoom flash system also cannot alter
the actual shapes of the reflector and the condenser
lens. In practice, these two factors greatly affect the
even distribution and condensing intensity of light
from the flash. The zoom flash sacrifices the
effective use of the light's intensity for even
distribution. To achieve both optimal condensing
light and the distance to the subject.
Dual-Strobe Intelligent Flash
The flash of the IS-2 is distinguished by two
emission tubes. One of the most important functions
of a flash is to distribute light evenly throughout the
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frame. When a zoom lens is used, the area that can
be lit by a single flash is determined by the wideangle focal length. When telephoto is used, the light
is wasted because the light is spread over a wide
area. If this wasted light is concentrated on the
picture area however, the working distance of the
So why does the IS-2 incorporate the dual-strobe
intensity and even distribution, Olympus developed
the dual-strobe flash system with two sets of tubes
and a reflective backing that are ideal for both wideangle and telephoto photography. This makes a
powerful, versatile flash with GN 20 (ISO 100 • m) /
GN 66(ISO 100 • ft) possible.
The lower tube is designed for telephoto
photography and offers GN 20 (ISO 100 • m) / GN 66
(ISO 100 • ft). The upper tube is an intelligent
variable-power flash offering GN 15~1.6 (IS0 100 • m) /
GN 50~5.3 (IS0 100 • ft). When the flash strength
should be less than GN 15 (ISO 100 •m)/GN50
(ISO 100 • ft) in order to obtain natural-looking
results, even if the lens is set at telephoto, the upper
flash will automatically fire.
Even during macro photography, the flash light
between the subject and the background, allowing
both to be shot clearly. This light is also reflected
from the subject's eyes (catch light effect), making
the picture lively.
In this mode, the flash fires no matter what light is
the side of the camera. The flash is also capable of
emitting minimal intensity for ideal macro
photography.
emission in well-lit conditions is called daylight
synchro.)
won't be obstructed by the tip of the lens since the
intelligent variable-power flash is placed up and to
Auto-S Flash
The Auto-S Flash mode includes a series of preflashes that reduces the phenomenon of red-eye, in
addition to the same functions as the Auto Flash
mode which prevent camera-shake and insufficient
lighting by automatically firing in dimly lit and dark
conditions when the flash is flipped up. The
phenomenon of red-eye is when subject's eyes
appear red in printed photographs. In this mode, the
camera will start emitting approximately 20 lowpower pre-flashes about a second before the
regular flash.
This contracts pupils, which are wide open in the
dark, significantly reducing red-eye. The pre-flashes
do not decrease the power of the main flash. In
addition, the red-eye reducing effect varies
according to shooting conditions.
Fill-in Flash
Fill-in refers to the auxiliary light that "fills in" areas of
the subject shadowed by the main light source.
Even when the subject is backlit, the IS-2 can shoot
it at the correct exposure using ESP metering or
spot metering, however this may wash out the
background. This happens because the difference
in brightness between that of the subject and the
background is too great. When the Fill-In Flash is
used in such a cases, the subject is lit brightly by
the flash. This minimizes the difference in brightness
available as long as the flash is flipped up. (Flash
Electronic Flash G40 (Optional)
The G40 is a dedicated flash for the IS-2 (GN 40,
ISO 100 • m / GN 131, ISO 100 • ft). It is designed
for professional flash photo-effects such as Bounce,
Multi-Flash, and Follow-Synchro.
Bounce photography uses indirect lighting of
subjects by reflecting the flash off the ceiling or wall.
With straight flash photography a strong shadow
often appears behind the subject. By bouncing the
flash, you can obtain soft, well -balanced lighting of
the entire subject. You can also use the built-in flash
together with the G40 for additional affects.
Multi-flash emits the light several times in one
exposure. With this flash mode, continuous
movement, such as a golf swing, can be
photographed sequentially in one frame. It's a
multiple exposure with flash.
With Follow-Synchro mode, the flash fires at the final
point of slow-synchro. For example, the tail-lights of a
moving automobile can be captured on film.
When the IS-2 is equipped with the tele-converter
lens (1.5X) or the wide-converter (0.8X), the built-in
flash cannot be used. We recommend you use the
G40 for such cases.
Note: In the Super Macro and 1:1 Macro modes, the
Electronic Flash G40 does not fire except in the
Manual Exposure mode.
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Direct Flash
Bounce (with simultaneous use of
the built-in flash)
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Multi Flash
Normal Slow-Synchro
(Curtain-1 Synchro)
Follow-Synchro
(Curtain-2 Synchro)
EFFECTS OF ZOOM AND ITS ADVANTAGES
In a zoom lens, the focal length is changed by
moving part of the lens. In the case of the IS-2, any
focal length between 35 mm and 135 mm can be
selected.
•35 mm wide-angle
Because the angle of view is wide and the depth of
field is large, sharp photographs with enhanced
perspective and contrast can be taken.
• 70 mm
With the lens zoomed to 70 mm, subjects appear
two times closer than when the lens is positioned at
35 mm.
• 100 mm or more
When the lens is set to the maximum focal length of
135 mm, magnification is approximately four times
greater than at 35 mm, for genuine telephoto
photography. As the telephoto power is increased,
the perspective narrows and the depth of field
becomes more shallow. The result is that objects in
front of and behind your subject are more likely to
be out of focus. This can be used to interesting
effect on snapshots and portraits.
Maximum telephoto lengths are particularly useful
for taking pictures at sporting events and for nature
photography, when you want to get closer to your
subject without disturbing it.
IS/L LENS A-28 H.Q. CONVERTER 0.8X
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•The five pictures below are samples taken using the zoom lens. Notice
the dimensions of the subject as the camera zooms in. The three pictures
on the right were taken without changing the subject's size. Notice how
the background and foreground tend to blur at increased focal lengths.
• Be sure to hold the camera firmly, as pictures tend to blur more easily
at longer focal lengths.
Angle of view and depth of field
Angle of view is directly related to the focal depth of field (the distance in
front of and behind the subject that the camera is able to bring into focus).
The greater the angle of view (wide angle), the greater the depth of field.
When the angle of view is narrow (telephoto), the depth of field
decreases.
use of a converter lens (optional)
•ItThe
is possible to attach a converter lens for an even wider angle of view,
or for additional telephoto power.
• Instead of 35 mm, a wide-angle converter (0.8X) enables you reduce the
camera's focal length to 28 mm.
• Instead of 135 mm, a telephoto converter (1.5X) enables you to increase
the camera's focal length to 200 mm.
IS/L LENS A-200 H.Q. CONVERTER 1.5X
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AUTOFOCUS (AF)
Difficult Subjects for Autofocus to Lock On
Although the IS-2's autofocus can lock on virtually any subject, there
are certain conditions, such as
shown below, where it may not
be possible to obtain the correct focus. In the situations shown below in
, autofocus may not lock on the correct subject even though the
autofocus indicator lights and the shutter releases.
Subjects with low contrast
Subjects that do not contain
vertical lines
• Use the focus lock by first
focusing on something at the
same distance as the subject you
wish to take a picture of, and then
aim at the subject. Or use the
• Use the focus lock first while
Subjects in excessively bright
light
• Use the focus lock by first
holding the camera vertically.
focusing on something at the
photograph. Or use the power
aim at the subject. Or use the
Then switch the camera to the
horizontal position to take the
power focus to manually focus on
focus to manually focus on the
the subject.
subject.
same distance as the subject you
wish to take a picture of, and then
power focus to manually focus on
the subject.
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Two subjects at different
distances
• When the subject looks out-offocus although the autofocus
lamp lights, use the power focus
to manually focus on the subject.
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Subjects with repetitive
patterns
• When the subject looks out-offocus although the autofocus
lamp lights, use the power focus
to manually focus on the subject.
High-speed subjects at close
range
• Focus on another subject at the
desired camera-to-subject
distance first. Switch the mode to
power focus, and shoot the
subject when it is at the distance
set in advance.
EXPOSURE
Automatic Exposure Mode
Exposure refers to the amount of light which strikes
the film, and is controlled by a combination of
aperture size and shutter speed. The correct
amount of light, called correct exposure, depends
on the film speed (indicated on the film package,
e.g. ISO 100 or ISO 200)
The automatic exposure function automatically sets
the correct exposure. The IS-2 employs two types
of automatic exposure modes: (1) programmed
if the built-in flash has been flipped up, it will
automatically fire in dark lighting conditions. The
shutter speed will be fixed at 1/100-sec.
auto exposure, and (2) aperture-preferred auto
exposure.
With programmed auto exposure, the camera
automatically selects the most suitable combination
of F stop and shutter speed for the existing lighting
conditions. This lets you concentrate on composing
your shot and releasing the shutter at just the right
time.
With aperture-preferred auto, you select the desired
F stop, and the camera automatically selects the
correct shutter speed. Aperture-preferred auto
allows greater manual control for more artistic
freedom of expression and creativity.
Program Chart (Standard Photography Mode)
Following program chart is for 35mm wide-angle
and 135mm telephoto focal lengths. According to
the focal length, the camera's program itself
changes. When the subject is brightly lit, the F stop
and shutter speed changes simultaneously. When
the lighting is darker, the aperture opens fully and
Program Chart (Portrait Mode)
The chart shown below is a program chart for
portrait mode.
The shutter speed will automatically be adjusted up
to 1/2000-sec. with the aperture fully opened. If the
lighting then becomes brighter, the aperture will be
adjusted to compensate. This is because with a
larger (more open) aperture, the depth of field is
reduced. That means that the farther the
background is, the more out-of-focus it will be. At
the same time, shutter speed is increased to
prevent blurry pictures caused by shaking the
camera.
the shutter speed changes to match it.
In the standard photography mode (refer to p. 12),
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Sports Mode
This mode is ideal for capturing high-speed photo
opportunities such as sports scenes and children at
play. A fast shutter speed is automatically selected
to "freeze" the action on film. However, the high
shutter speed is not the only important feature of
this mode. To shoot such high-speed action,
excellent timing is essential to take the photo at just
the right moment. This mode offers the optimal
combination of continuous shooting and autofocus
to maximize your timing for maximum results.
Night Scene Mode
When shooting night scenes you may sometimes
be disappointed with the result, usually because the
camera's automatic exposure function works on a
standard exposure ratio. In such situations a
professional photographer would adjust for
exposure compensation based on long experience,
or select the manual shooting mode.
The IS-2's night scene mode will automatically
adjust the exposure compensation for attractive
night scene photography. For example, when
shooting a subject with a night scene as its
background, the use of the flash is often desirable.
Should that be the case, the camera performs the
most suitable exposure compensation for both the
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subject and the background. Since the selected
shutter speed may be very slow (up to 4 seconds
with ISO 100 or 15 seconds with ISO 25), the
camera should be held firmly in position (with a
tripod for example) to prevent blurring.
METERING THE AMOUNT OF LIGHT
Light Metering
Light metering can measure the brightness of the
framed picture in various ways. The IS-2 employs
three metering systems: (1) ESP light metering , (2)
center-weighted average light metering, and (3)
spot metering. The IS-2 allows you to select the
light metering system most suitable in any
photographic situation.
At the same time, the IS-2 uses TTL (through-thelens) light metering to automatically measure the
light that enters the lens. This allows you to obtain
very accurate light metering that is not affected by
changes in the distance between the subject and
the camera.
Fuzzy Logic ESP (Electro-Selective Pattern) Light
Metering (Exposure Mode P)
ESP light metering measures the brightness of the
central portion and peripheral portion of the frame
separately in order to determine the proper
exposure. The calculation program used is based
on programmed data to properly compensate for
backlighting. ESP light metering is used
automatically when in the P (Program) mode.
Center-Weighted Average Light Metering
(Exposure Mode A or M)
Center-weighted average light metering is the most
widely used light metering system (Fig. A). This
system measures the light available throughout the
frame with special emphasis on the center of the
frame. When in A (Aperture-preferred) or M
(Manual) mode, this light metering system is
automatically activated.
When the contrast
between bright and dark
areas is not too extreme
outside the center of the
frame, this system offers
excellent results.
Spot Metering
Spot metering (Fig. B) measures the brightness at
the center of the frame only. Because this metering
system calculates the correct exposure for only one
point, it is convenient when the subject is backlit or
the picture contains strong contrasts. When
shooting a subject in front of an extremely bright
background, you should use spot-metering on the
subject's face. To properly expose white objects,
use spot metering and then press the + side of the
exposure compensation button. To properly expose
black objects, use spot metering and then press the
- side of the exposure compensation button.
Spot metering can be
used in any of the P, A or
M exposure modes.
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EXPOSURE
COMPENSATION
Fixed Proper Exposure
Proper exposure refers to the balance of light and
dark in a photo. When shooting a black and white
wall, the exposure will be based on the average
ratio of black and white — thus the overall
exposure is set for gray. This is technically called
"fixed proper exposure." A good example of this is a
subject with a strongly lit background. The reason
the subject turns out dark is because there is more
brightness than darkness in the frame. Therefore,
Film Speed
Film speed is indicated on the back of film
packages. ISO 100, ISO 200, and ISO 400 are the
most common. High-speed film (ISO 400), as
implied by its name, is for taking photos of fastmoving subjects in action shots, for example.
However, there are also other advantages. With
high-speed film, such as ISO 400, it is possible to
take pictures in lower light. And the distance
covered by the flash will be greater.
the fixed proper exposure is based on the total level
With this camera, we recommend the use of "DX"
of light in the photo, which is significantly brighter
than the subject. In the case of strong backlighting,
film cartridges: ISO 25, 32, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800,
the exposure needs to be adjusted to compensate
for the excessive brightness.
Adjusting the exposure to accommodate lighting
conditions is called exposure compensation. When
ESP light metering is used, the camera
automatically evaluates the lighting situation and
compensates for the proper exposure, so manual
exposure compensation is not needed.
Exposure Compensation
With the IS-2, ±4EV exposure compensation in 1/3
EV steps is possible. + Compensation will make a
subject appear brighter, while - compensation will
make a subject appear darker. Under backlit
conditions you'll want to make your subject appear
brighter (+1 to +2EV). For shooting winter snow
scenes, you may want adjust the exposure for
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FILM SPEED
addtional definition (+2EV). Or, suppose your picture
is composed of a black wall, (-2EV) compensation
would most likely be appropriate.
1600, and 3200. In the case of non-DX-coded film,
the camera will automatically be set to film speed
ISO 32. Also, films with intermediate speeds such
as ISO 64, 160, and 1000 are automatically set to
the next lower speed. When using intermediate
film, use the exposure compensation.
ISO 64:-0.3 EV; ISO 160:-0.7 EV;
ISO 1000:-0.3 EV
MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY
Zoom Macro
The IS-2 has an automatic macro function that
enables you to shoot subjects as close as 0.6 m
(2 ft) when the focal length is set from 35mm to
100mm. The autofocus and built-in flash can also
be used with this function, which can fill the frame
with an area of approx. 15x22 cm (5-7/8x8-11/16
in) at a working distance of 0.6m (2 ft) with the focal
length set to 100mm. The picture area can be
adjusted by changing the focal length and working
distance. The range in which the zoom macro is
effective is indicated on the lens barrel. So, if you
want to shoot a subject closer than 1.2m (3.9 ft)
when the lens is at a telephoto setting greater than
100mm, zoom out to a wide-angle setting to
position the lens within the zoom macro range.
Super Macro
The Super Macro mode is ideal when you want to
fill the frame with a small subject. In this mode, the
focal length is fixed at 70mm, and shooting is
possible as close as 0.39 m (15-3/8 in) to the
subject. With this function, an area approx. 12 x
18 cm (4-3/4 x 7-1/16 in) can fill the entire frame,
and the picture can be adjusted by changing the
camera-to-subject distance. The autofocus and
built-in flash can be used with this mode. To
prevent blurry pictures caused by shaking the
camera, use of the built-in flash is recommended.
The camera can focus as far as infinity in this
mode, so you'll never miss a photo opportunity.
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IS/L LENS A-LIFE SIZE MACRO H.Q. CONVERTER
f=13cm (Optional)
This is a dedicated close-up converter that lets you
capture life-size images of small subjects on film
(when the focal length is 135mm), for genuine
macro photography. When standard-size prints are
made, the images become approx. 3 times bigger.
The picture area can be changed between approx.
2.4 x 3.6 cm (life-size) and 9 x 13cm (15/16 x 17/16 in and 3-9/16 x 5-1/8 in). When the 1:1 Macro
mode is engaged, the built-in flash will give perfect
results in the Auto Flash mode. The camera
automatically determines the working distance,
which is one of the most difficult aspects of macro
IS/L LENS A- MACRO H.Q. CONVERTER
f=40cm (Optional)
This is a close-up lens that lets you fill the frame
with an area approx. 6 x 9 cm (2-3/8 x 3-9/16 in),
about the size of an ordinary business card. This
converter can be used with the Aperture-Preferred
Auto Exposure mode and the Manual Flash mode.
Autofocus also works when using this mode,
making it ideal for macro photography beginners.
photography. The camera's autofocus system also
takes care of fine focus adjustments. Now, anyone
can perform advanced macro photography that
would otherwise require a special flash unit and
advanced photographic experience.
Super Macro
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Converter f= 40cm
1:1 Macro f=13cm
Picture Area
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PANORAMA PHOTOGRAPHY (OPTIONAL)
By mounting the optional IS/L PANORAMA ADAPTER inside the camera,
panorama pictures can be taken. Zoom in and out with the adapter
mounted to obtain various compositions. When the optional IS/L LENS
A-28 H.Q. CONVERTER 0.8X is used with the adapter, wide-angle
panorama photography is possible, adding extension and depth to
pictures.
Picture area is shown with
panorama marks as illustrated on
the left.
Panorama marks
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•When the adapter is mounted, the entire roll of film must be shot as panorama-format pictures,
•Panorama prints generally take longer to get processed than ordinary prints.
• Availability of Panorama-format film processing facilities varies according to area. Consult your local film
processor or camera dealer for details.
ACCESSORIES (OPTIONAL)
IS/L LENS A-200
H.Q. CONVERTER
1.5X
IS/L LENS A-28
H.Q. CONVERTER
0.8X
IS/L LENS A-LIFE SIZE
IS/L LENS
A-MACRO H.Q.
MACRO H.Q.
CONVERTER
CONVERTER f=13cm
f=40cm
Electronic Flash
G40
IS/L PANORAMA
ADAPTER
Soft Case A
Grip Strap A
Variable Dioptric
Adapter A
M-Remote Cord
1.2m/5m
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CARE AND STORAGE
CAMERA MAINTENANCE
CAUTIONS
• DO NOT EXPOSE THE CAMERA TO
EXTREME HEAT (OVER 40°C/104°F)
OR TO EXTREME COLD (BELOW
-10°C/14°F).
• AVOID SUDDEN TEMPERATURE
CHANGES AND HUMIDITY.
• DO NOT EXPOSE THE CAMERA TO
STRONG MAGNETIC FIELDS.
• DO NOT APPLY EXCESSIVE FORCE
TO THE CAMERA OR ITS CONTROLS.
• DO NOT TOUCH THE CONTACT
POINTS INSIDE THE CAMERA.
• DO NOT USE ORGANIC SOLVENTS,
THINNERS, OR BENZINE TO CLEAN
THE CAMERA.
• AVOID STRONG IMPACTS CAUSED
BY BUMPING OR DROPPING THE
CAMERA.
• DO NOT EXPOSE THE CAMERA TO
WATER, SUCH AS FROM RAIN.
• DO NOT EXPOSE THE CAMERA TO
DUST AND SAND.
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WARNING
•NEVER ATTEMPT TO DISASSEMBLE
THE CAMERA; IT CONTAINS A
HIGH-VOLTAGE CIRCUIT.
In case of malfunction, consult your nearest
Olympus dealer or Olympus service center.
BATTERY HANDLING
NOTES
• Do not mix different types of batteries
or new and old batteries.
• When the camera is not used for an
extended period of time, remove the
batteries.
Keep
spare batteries on hand when
•
going on a long trip or to a cold area.
• Sweat, oil, and so on can prevent a
battery's terminals from making
electrical contact. To avoid this, wipe
both terminals before loading
batteries.
WARNINGS
• NEVER TRY TO DISASSEMBLE,
RECHARGE, OR SHORT CIRCUIT
BATTERIES. NEVER EXPOSE BATTERIES
TO EXCESSIVE HEAT OR OPEN FLAMES.
• KEEP THE BATTERIES OUT OF THE
REACH OF CHILDREN. IF A CHILD
SWALLOWS A BATTERY, CONTACT A
DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY.
• USE TWO 3V LITHIUM BATTERIES
(CR123A OR DL123A). NEVER TRY TO
DISASSEMBLE OR MODIFY ANY
BATTERY OR BATTERY PACK FOR USE
IN THIS CAMERA.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Operating Problems
Symptom
The camera does
not work.
Cause
The power is OFF.
The batteries are loaded incorrectly.
The batteries are exhausted.
The batteries are temporarily unable
to function.
The loaded film has been rewound.
The film is incorrectly loaded.
The displays turn
off suddenly.
The LCD panel and viewfinder displays
turn off after approx. 30 sec. (5 min.
Remedy
Set the power switch to ON.
See
p.16
Reload the batteries correctly.
p.8
Replace the batteries with new ones . p.9
Keep the camera warm while
using it.
Load new film.
p.19
p.15
Reload the film.
Press the shutter release button
p.16
halfway to turn on the displays.
when the flash is flipped up) if the
The shutter speed
and aperture
setting blink.
The subject cannot
be focused.
camera is not used.
When the light metering function of
the camera does not work correctly
because it's too dark, these indicators
start blinking. In the Manual Exposure
mode, ± also blinks.
If the camera-to-subject distance is
too great when the flash is used,.
they start blinking
When the subject is moving too fast,
the camera is being shaken, or the
subject is difficult for autofocus to lock
on (refer to p. 57), the autofocus
may not work.
The subject is closer than the camera's
Use the flash.
p.23
Move the camera closer to
p.24
the subject.
Focus on the subject by using
the power focus, or by first
focusing on something at the
same distance as the subject.
p.57
Use the Super Macro mode.
p.30
Cancel the PF mode.
p.50
minimum working distance (0.6 m/2 ft
with 35 ~ 100mm or less than 1 .2m/3.9ft
with 100~. 135mm)
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When the PF mode is engaged,
autofocus will not operate
even though the shutter release
button is pressed.
Symptom
The camera doesn't
focus on the subject
even though the AF
illuminator lights.
The shutter doesn't
release even when
the shutter release
button is pressed.
The flash doesn't fire
Cause
The autofocus may not work when the
subject is out of the AF illuminator's
working distance (approx. 1 .2 ~ 6 m/3.9
~ 20 ft) or when the subject has low
contrast (blue or black).
The subject is not in focus.
The rewound film is still loaded.
doesn't light in the viewfinder.
The shutter speed is set at 1 /1 25-sec.
or faster.
The flash has been used repeatedly.
Remedy
Use the power focus, or move the
camera closer to the subject.
Make sure the subject is in focus
and the autofocus indicator in the
viewfinder lights.
Remove the film.
Press the shutter release button
halfway to light .
Set the shutter speed at 1/100-sec.
or slower.
Wait until lights.
See
p.29
p.18
p.19
p.23
p.48
p.23
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Problems with Printed Pictures
Symptom
The subjects' eyes
appear red in
printed pictures.
The subject was
within the frame of
the viewfinder, but
its edges are
missing on the print.
The film is scratched
The picture is
out of focus.
Cause
This "red-eye phenomenon" occurs with
all cameras when a flash is used. It is
caused by light from the flash reflecting
dark.
When a negative is enlarged, sometimes
the edge of the frame is not printed.
Film particles have accumulated along
the path that the film follows as it is
wound due to extended use of the camera
The camera moved when the shutter
release button was pressed.
not positioned on the subject.
The subject was out of the working
range of the flash.
The subject was backlit.
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See
p.25
significantly reduce red-eye
phenomenon.
off retina at the back of the eye. Red-eye
varies depending on the individual and
the shooting conditions such as ambient
lighting. It is also more likely to occur
when using 135mm telephoto than when
using wide-angle focal lengths.
The viewfinder's autofocus frame was
The picture is too
Remedy
Use the Auto-S Flash mode to
Leave some room on the edges of
the frame when you compose
your shots.
Clean the inside of the camera.
Hold the camera correctly, and
press the shutter release button
gently.
Position the autofocus frame on
the subject, or use the focus lock.
Shoot within the working range
of the flash.
Set the flash to Fill-In mode.
p.10
p.20
p.24
p.26
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q: How long will the batteries last?
A: Two new 3V lithium batteries will
last for roughly 25 rolls of 24-
exposure film on which the flash
was used on half of all the shots
(determined under Olympus test
conditions). If you do not use the
flash and zoom very often, the
batteries will last much longer.
Q: How should I store the camera?
A: Cameras are susceptible to
damage caused by dust, moisture,
and salt. Wipe and dry the
camera thoroughly before storing
it. After using it at the beach, wipe
it with a cloth that has been
moistened with fresh water and
then wrung out. Do not use
insecticides.
Q:When does the camera measure
and set the exposure?
A: When the shutter release button is
pressed halfway, the camera
measures both the exposure and
the focus and then locks them as
long as the shutter release button
remains halfway depressed. In the
Spot Metering mode, the exposure
is locked when the spot button is
pressed.
Q: How should I clean the lens?
A: Wipe the lens gently with lens
cleaning tissue that has been
moistened with a small amount of
lens cleaning fluid.
Q:Can the M-Quartz Remote
Controller 1 be used?
A: No, it cannot.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Type: Fully automatic 35mm autofocus
single-lens reflex camera with built-in
35mm ~ 135mm zoom lens.
Film format: 35mm standard DX-coded film
(24 X 36mm)
Lens: Olympus lens (filter available, 49mm filter
diameter) 35mm ~ 135mm F4.5 ~ 5.6, 16
elements in 15 groups (5-group zoom
construction) with extraordinary dispersion
(ED) glass at third element in the first zoom
lens group.
Shutter: Electronic control system vertical focal
plain shutter. Shutter speed 1/2000-sec. ~
15-sec. bulb.
Focusing: TTL phase-difference detection
system autofocus with focus lock, AF
illuminator automatically lights up in low
light. Manual focusing available (power
focus). Focusing range — 0.6m (2 ft) ~
at 35 ~ 100mm; 1.2m (3.9 ft) ~ at
100mm or larger; 0.39m (1.3 ft) ~ in
Super Macro mode.
Viewfinder: Single-lens reflex system,
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Viewfinder information: Autofocus frame, spot
frame, panorama marks, autofocus
indicator, flash indicator (to be used as
flash warning), shutter speed, aperture
setting, spot metering, macro, exposure
compensation (manual exposure).
Light metering system: TTL light metering
system — Fuzzy logic ESP light metering,
center-weighted average light metering,
spot metering.
Exposure modes: (1) Program AE (Standard,
Sports, Portrait, Night-Scene), (2) Aperturepreferred AE, (3) Manual exposure.
Exposure compensation: ±4 EV compensation
possible (1/3 EV step).
Exposure counter: Progressive type, displayed
on LCD panel.
Film speed range: Automatic setting with
DX-coded film (ISO 25, 32, 50, 100, 200,
400, 800, 1600, 3200. Other intermediate
film speeds will be automatically set for
next lower speed).
Film loading: Automatic loading (automatically
magnification ratio 0.75 (at 50mm). Finder
advances to first frame when camera back
view-field — 85% of actual view-field.
is closed).
Film advance: Automatic film winding,
consecutive winding max. 2.3 frames/sec.
(in PF mode, under Olympus test
conditions), double exposure possible.
Film rewind: Automatic film rewind (automatic
rewind activated at end of film, automatic
rewind stop). Rewind is possible at any
point with rewind button.
Selftimer: Electronic selftimer with 12-sec.
delay.
Flash: Built-in IVP (Intelligent Variable-Power)
flash system with dual light emitting tubes.
Manual activating system, recycling time
of about 3.5 sec. (at normal temperature).
Light emission: Automatic — ISO 100 • m
of GN 20 / ISO 100 • ft of GN 66, Manual
Flash modes, Auto (automatic flash activation
in low-light), Auto-S (red-eye reducing,
same as Auto otherwise), Fill-In (forced
activation), Manual.
Battery check: Displayed on LCD panel.
Power source: Two 3V lithium batteries
(CR123Aor DL123A) (replaceable).
Dimensions: 117(W) X 91 (H) X 155(D) mm
(4-5/8X3-9/16X6-1/8 in)
(excluding protrusions).
Weight: 890 g (31.4 oz) (without batteries).
— ISO 100-m of GN 15/ISO 100 • ft of
GN 50
Flash range: Wide — 0.6 ~ 4.6 m (2 ~ 15.1 ft),
Tele — 1 . 2 ~ 5 m (3.9 ~ 16.4 ft) with ISO
100 negative color film; Wide —0.6 ~ 9.2
m (2 ~ 30.2 ft), Tele — 1.2 ~ 10 m (3.9 ~
32.8 ft) with ISO 400 negative color film,
Flash available in Super Macro mode.
SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
WITHOUT ANY NOTICE OR OBLIGATION ON
THE PART OF THE MANUFACTURER.
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Crossways Park, Woodbury, New York 11797-2087, U.S.A. Tel. 516-364-3000
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