Saturday, July 23, 2016

A New Used (Film) Camera: Olympus OM-10

The OM-10 (according to Wiki) hit the markets in June 1979 at the same time as the OM-2N. The camera was a 35mm focal-plane shutter aperture priority AE SLR camera with an electronic shutter.

Only aperture-priority AE was available with the camera unless the optional manual exposure adapter (photo) was installed. This allowed the setting of shutter speeds between 1-sec, 1/1000-sec with bulb mode. The camera came equipped with a fixed pentaprism viewfinder which contained a LED exposure indicator. The finder coverage was measured to be 93%.

Exposure control was aperture priority AE using center-weighted light metering. Film speeds of the camera range from ASA 25 to ASA 1600. Film winding was done by using the film wind lever located on the top right of the camera. Film rewinding was done manually using the film rewind crank located at the top left. The camera body measured 136 × 83 × 50 mm and weighed approximately 430 grams (15 oz)."

My example came equipped with the no longer in production but made in Japan ZUIKO MC Auto-S 1:1.8 f=50mm Normal Lens (Reviewed July 5, 2009: tested for use on a digital camera) and the camera came equipped with the optional Olympus Manual Exposure Adapter (colour).

Time to find a lab to develop and print my film?

Download: the OM-10 Manual (PDF) from Olympus America

Three somewhat current reviews of the Olympus OM-10

Introduction to the Olympus OM10 by David Hancock via Youtube

  • 1 of 2 - 24:19 min Published Apr 10, 2013
  • 2 of 2 - 24:50 min Published Apr 11, 2013
Olympus OM-10 with an 35-200mm off brand lens - September 22, 2014
"I wanted to use an SLR for the sake of variety, as the last camera I’d spent any considerable time with was a rangefinder; the exceptional Canonet. So it was fortuitous that only a few days earlier I’d received an Olympus in the mail, the OM-10. A descendant of the OM-1, this consumer-grade camera is as well-renowned for quality and compactness as its illustrious progenitor, but I’d never used an OM-of any kind, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I equipped the camera with a 35-200mm off brand lens, threw it in my bag, and hit the road. - Casual Photophile"

A “Street” Review: The Olympus OM-10 with the Zuiko 50 mm 1.8 - January 18, 2013
"Olympus OM-10 is probably one of the first serious analog camera i bought. I was searching something cheap, easy to use and capable of high quality photos.This camera satisfied all of those points. giorgioscalici"

Olympus OM-10 - Sepia tone

Olympus OM-10 Top - Sepia tone

Olympus Manual Exposure Adapter - Sepia tone
Olympus Manual Exposure Adapter (colour).