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Olympus Winder 1 - Instruction Manual - Part 1


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The OM Winder 1 was designed to automatically advances the film one full frame and cocks the shutter after each exposure in about 0.3 sec. whenever its shutter release is pressed. Benefit of using a Winder is not only saves you from distracting, time-consuming manual film winding, but also offers you enjoyment of pursuing critical shutter chance that may otherwise be lost. This manual uses the OM-2 in the illustrations but, of course, the Winder 1 can be attached to and operated with-the OM-1 or other OM models camera in exactly the same manner. Olympus has designed an upgrade to substitute the Winder 1 in later years to Winder 2 to enable continuous sequential shooting of 2.5 fps and improved its handling.

The Winder 1 featured here only permits single frame advance. However, if rapid sequential shooting is not a top priority, the Winder 1 here could prove to be a more logical and economical choice. Olympus also offers a high speed Motor Drive that capable of performing a 5 fps in Motor Drive 1 and Motor Drive 2. There are many system accessories available to enhance your investment with the Winder as well, for various OM System motor drive units, see the Manual for Motor Drive Group.


Camera Models: OM-1, OM-2 series models, OM-10, OM-30, OM-40 cameras.
* Due to differences in operating voltage Winder 1 is advisable to used with later SLR models such as OM-2 Spot Program, or OM-4(Ti) etc.
Film advance: Single-release shooting, instant film wind after each exposure.
Operational time: Approx. 0.3 sec.
Shutter Speed: OM-1 1 to 1/1000 sec. OM-2 (AUTO) Approx. 60 to 1/ 1000; OM-10: (AUTO) - Approx 2 to 1/1000 sec; (MANUAL) - 1 to 1/1000sec. (with Manual adapter.) Power supply: Four 1.5V AA (penlight) size batteries, including Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries; a jack for external power source is built in.
Battery loading: Snap-in, magazine type M. 6V Battery Holder 1.
Input voltage: DC 4 - 6V (DC 4 - 5.5 in case of external power source with large potentiality). Input jack provided external power source.
Efficiency: Approx. 20 rolls of 36-exposure film with a set of fresh Manganese batteries; approx. 50 rolls with Alkaline batteries; approx.15 rolls with N i-Cd rechargeable batteries, at normal temperature,
Film: 12-, 20- and 36-exposure roll films, and up to 250 exposures on 10m (33 ft.) bulk load film using 250 Film Back 1.
Connection with remote control apparatus: Via a 2.5mm mini-jack.
Mounting to camera: Clamping screw through camera's tripod socket, a guide pin provided.
Shutter release: Push-button type on hand grip.
Coupling to 250 Film Back 1: Automatic direct contact via coupling gears, provided with gear cover and automatic film wind stop contact.
Film end stop: Solid-state circuit for automatic film wind stop after last exposure.
Dimensions: 130mm x 64mm x 100mm (5 1/8 x 2 1/2 x 3 7/8").
Weight: 290g. (10.2 oz) (less batteries).

Winder Frontview.jpg Winder Backview.jpg

Winder baseview.jpg om2baseview.jpg

The Olympus OM-1, 2 are designed for motor drive/Winder use (Olympus OM-10 does not has a provision for Motor Drive coupling and thus, only a Winder is usable with the camera). The base plate is provided with 1) Battery Chamber, 2) Motor Coupling Section, 3) Motor Coupling Terminal, 4) Guide Pin Hole and 5) Tripod Socket.

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