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Olympus OM Power Winder 2 Olympus Winder 2 is designed to enhance the functionality of the OM System 35mm SLR camera by providing it with automatic film winding for single-frame (wind-on time - approx. 0.3 sec.) as well as sequential shooting (filming rate - 2.5 frames per sec.). The Device not only frees the photographer from distracting manual film winding, but also enables to follow fast-moving subjects without removing his eye from the viewfinder. It is alternative source for more economical entry into motor driven photography.

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This manual uses the OM-2 in the illustrations but, of course, the Rapid Winder 2 can be attached to and operated with the OM-1(n), OM-10, OM-2n Spot Program or OM-30 etc cameras in exactly the same manner. Other than performing automatic film advancing, the Power Winder can also be used for certain specialised task such as remote control. For various OM System motor drive accessories, refer also to the Manual for Motor Drive Group.


Description of
Attaching to the OM Camera Body
To Use with
250 Film Back 1/Remote
Motor Drive Photography.
Multiple Motorized Photography
To Use with
External Power Sources
Remote Accessories
maintainance and Storage


Camera: OM1n, OM2n, OM-10 and other compatible OM SLR cameras.
Film advance: Single-frame advance as well as sequential filming (2.5 fps); instant film wind after exposure.
Wind-on time: Approx. 0.3 sec.
Shutter speeds: OM-1: 1 - 1/1000 sec. OM-2 (AUTO) several tens of seconds - 1/1000 sec. (MANUAL) 1 - 1/1000 sec. OM-10 (AUTO) 2 - 1/1000 sec. (MANUAL) 1 -1/1000 sec. (with Manual Adapter).
Power supply: Four 1.5V AA (penlight) 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. Additional magazines available.
Input voltage: DC 4 - 6V.
Capacity: Approx. 20 rolls of 36-exposure film with a set of fresh Manganese batteries, approx. 50 rolls with Alkaline batteries; approx. 15 rolls with Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries, at normal temperature.
Film: 35mm standard cartridges. And, with OM-1 and -2, up to 250 exposures on 10m (33 ft.) bulk load film using 250 Film Back 1.

Description of Controls
Connection with remote control apparatus: Via a 2.5mm mini-jack. Olympus remote control cords are available in 1.2m and 5m lengths.
Mounting to camera: Screw couples with camera's tripod socket, guide pin provided.
Shutter release: Push-button type on hand grip.

Coupling to 250 Film Back 1 (with OM-1 and -2): Automatic direct contact via coupling gears, provided with gear cover.
Film end stop: Automatic film wind stop after last exposure.

Dimensions: 130 x 64 x 98mm. (5.1" x 2.5" x 3.9").; Weight: 290g (10.2oz.) (less batteries).

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