Classic SLRs Series :
Preparations (1) 1. Remove the motor drive socket cap. 2. Pull out the Battery Holder. 3. Store the cap.* The OM-10 is not provided with the cap.
4. Load the batteries.
5. Put the battery holder back into the winder.
An extra M. 6V Battery Holder 1 packed with batteries may be useful in uninterrupted, heavy shooting sessions for continued high-speed winding.
Attaching to the camera body (1) 1. Lift and rotate the Mode Selector to the "OFF" position. * Make sure the mode selector switch is set to "OFF" when mounting or dismounting the winder.
Attaching to the camera body (2) 2. Insert the Guide Pin into the guide pin hole on the camera base plate, and the Fastening Screw into the tripod socket. To assure proper connection, adjust the position of the Winder 2 until it is flush with the camera.
3. Turn the Fastening Screw clockwise until the Winder 2 is securely attached to the camera base plate.
To detach the Winder 2, turn the Fastening Screw counterclockwise.
Attaching to the camera body (3) 4. To operate the winder, set the mode selector to "SINGLE" or "SEQUENCE". 5. Before loading the film into the camera, shoot several "blank" exposures to make sure the units are attached properly.
* When you are not taking pictures, turn the mode selector to the "OFF" position.
Helpful Hints: * IF THE WINDER 2 STOPS DURING PICTURE TAKING... 1 ) Check the exposure counter. The Winder 2 automatically stops advancing after the last frame is exposed. Rewind the film into the cartridge. Important: After the last frame is exposed, avoid pressing the Shutter Release to prevent the possibility of film damage. 2) If the Winder 2 stops in the middle of a roll and makes a droning sound, the batteries are exhausted. Turn the mode selector to "OFF" and insert fresh batteries. * If the batteries are inserted upside-down, the motor will not function. (The polarity protection mechanism interrupts current flow.) * LOADING THE FILM 1) Always try to load your camera after the Winder 2 has been attached. This eliminates even the remotest possibility of light leak through the motor drive socket. If this is not possible, attach the Winder 2 in a dimly-lit area. 2) Load (and unload) the camera with film in the normal manner. • TO USE WITH 250 FILM BACK 1 The OM System 250 Film Back 1 provides up to 250 exposures on 10m (33 ft.) lengths of bulk load film. * The OM-1 and -2 cameras are provided with detachable camera back.
* The 250 Film Loader is available to make film spooling from the 30m film fast and easy. * The Eyecoupler must be attached to the camera eyepiece if the Eyecup (and a diopter correction lens) is to be used.
* REMOTE MOTOR DRIVE PHOTOGRAPHY (1) 1. The Remote Control Jack provides a facility for remote motor drive photography. The jack accepts a 2.5mm mini-plug (output terminal of remote control apparatus). There are two optional M. Remote Cords available from Olympus in 1.2m and 5m lengths
• REMOTE MOTOR DRIVE PHOTOGRAPHY (2) 2. Commercially available remote control apparatus, such as radio- or photo-control devices, self timers, intervalometers and remote control cords are applicable.
* When inserting the mini-plug into the jack, the Mode Selector should be set to "OFF"; otherwise the Winder 2 may start functioning as soon as the connection is made. * IMPORTANT: Some remote apparatus whose output plug always gives electrical potential (voltage) when applied with a tester, will damage the winder circuitry.
• SIMULTANEOUS MULTIPLE MOTORIZED PHOTOGRAPHY (SINGLE FILMING ONLY) The Remote Control Jack also provides a facility for electric shutter release in simultaneous burst with two or more motorized OM cameras. The wiring is illustrated above.
* Caution: Prior- to the wiring, set Mode Selector to "OFF" if set to "SINGLE", the Winder 2 may start functioning as soon as the connection is made.
• TO USE WITH EXTERNAL POWER SOURCES 1. The External Power Jack at the center of the Mode Selector accepts the power plug from an external power unit of up to DC 6V (4 - 5.5V with a power unit of large potentiality). 2. Connect the power plug with the jack referring to the illustration below.
When the power pack is used, current is automatically cut off from the batteries inside the winder and switched to the pack.
* M. 6V Power Pack 1 As an external power unit for the Winder 2, the OM System Motor Drive Group offers the cold-resistant M. 6V Power Pack 1.
M. Quartz Remote Controller 1 This is another little gem a remote control unit that provides audio/visual confirmation of the shot with models such as OM-3 and OM-4 series models, it has an LCD electronic frame counter. You can change the shooting mode between single frame and sequential exposures, and set intervals from 0.5 sec. to 24 hours on the built-in intervalometer. With the optional Program Timer TM2, the interval can be extended to a whole week. It works with the Motor Drive 2, naturally, it can also be used with the 2.5-frame-per-second Winder 2.
Care and Maintainance
* Make sure the Winder 2 is attached to the camera securely.
* Do not overtighten moving parts such as the magazine lock button, gear cover, etc.
* If you press the Shutter Release with the mode selector set at "SEQUENCE" - and with the film advance lever moved out to a halfway position - the motor will sometimes fire. Fully advance the lever and the camera will operate normally.
* When replacing the batteries in your winder, replace ALL of them at one time.
* Do not hit or drop the Winder 2, or let it strike any hard object.
* Keep all electrical contacts clean and well away from metallic objects to prevent short circuit.
* When storing the winder for long periods, remove the batteries from the Battery Holder.
* Avoid storing the winder in very cold, hot or humid areas.
* Do not store the units near mothballs or similar materials to avoid the possibility of damage to metal surfaces.
* If cleaning is necessary, wipe the units with a soft cloth only. Do not use cleaning solvents or other harsh chemicals.
* Shooting in Low Temperatures/Cold Climate 1 ) If the Winder 2 will not advance when shooting in extremely cold temperatures, advance the first frame manually and then use the motor. 2) If the winder will still not function, the batteries are exhausted or the temperature is too low, replace the batteries with fresh ones or warm the units by placing them inside your clothing. Caution: Extremely low temperatures may cause the battery power to drop and the Winder 2 may fail to function normally. To prevent voltage drop, tuck the external power unit in your pocket and connect it with the Winder 2 via the remote cord. External Power Pack such as M.6V Power Pack 1 or 2 is also recommended. * M.6V Power Pack 1 holds 4 AA batteries, while the M.6V Power Pack 2 holds 4 D batteries. * Ni-Cd batteries may supply enough power even at around 0°C. (At purchase of Ni-Cd batteries, it is recommended to get four pieces of them packaged as a set.)
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