Self-timer for Olympus’s film SLR camera!
Because we can’t speak english
I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence,
but I would like you to understand
This is a series of articles introducing self-timers for film SLR cameras!
In this issue, we will introduce the self-timer of an Olympus manual focus film SLR camera released in 1979.
What is a self-timer?
It is a function that allows you to release the shutter after a period of time when taking a picture.
This is a very useful part of the process when you want to take a picture of yourself by yourself.
OLYMPUS OM10 (Reference product)
This ОМ10 was released in 1979.
The self-timer is not located on the front, but on the top.
The self-timer indicator section is located on the right side of the camera from the top, opposite the shutter release button, on the power switch dial.
Turn this dial in a clockwise direction.
Turn the dial toward 6 o’clock on the clock until it reaches the point where it stops moving.
When the shutter release button is pressed, an electronic sound and pilot light glow from this area, activating the self-timer, after which the shutter is released.
This time we introduced a self-timer for an Olympus manual focus film SLR camera released in 1979.
This self-timer is completely different from those of other manufacturers, and is an electronic self-timer rather than a mechanical self-timer.
Gradually, various parts of the functions of manual-focus SLR cameras became automatic.
After this, SLR cameras with auto-focusing functions in addition to manual focus began to appear.
It is a sad time when the number of film SLR cameras with a sense of dignity is gradually decreasing.
I believe that a vintage camera is a camera that you can enjoy the pleasure of taking a precious shot by operating it with your own hands as much as possible without relying on the auto focus function.
I will continue to write a column on film SLR cameras if there is anything that interests me.
Thank you for reading my column today.
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Writer Takashi Okumura