Body group OM-2 Spot / Program (US: OM-2S Program)
This camera can be regarded as a link between the OM-2n and the OM-4, or as a
semi-professional, cheaper version of the OM-4 targeted at the serious amateur, because
Program Mode and slower Motor Drive operation aren't exactly features professionals are
waiting for. Compared to the OM-4 it misses the 1/2000 sec. shutter speed, the 4 minutes
Auto Exposure (2 minutes on the OM-2SP) and the sophisticated multi-spot measuring. Spot
measuring on the OM-2SP has been simplified to single spot measuring that is linked to
Manual Mode operation. Center-weighted metering is not available in Manual Mode.
The OM-2SP was only made in black.
|System: OLYMPUS OM System.||Finder view field: 97% of actual picture field.|
|Unit type: 35mm Single Lens Reflex with electronic control automatic exposure and focal plane shutter..||Viewfinder magnification: 0.86x at infinity with 50mm lens.|
|Film format: 24mmx36mm.||Apparent field of view: Vertical 23°30', horizontal 35°.|
|Lens mount: OLYMPUS OM Mount, bayonet type; rotation angle 70°, flange back 46mm. Zuiko Interchangeable Lens Group mountable.||Indicator in viewfinder: LCD Bar (2 min. limiter) indicating shutter speeds on left side. Indicator for Program Mode and over exposure. Exposure compensation marker. LED indicator for flash ready / flash ok.|
|Shutter: Focal plane shutter, automatic exposure control from
seconds to 1/1000 seconds (ASA 100, F1.2 at normal temperature and humidity).
Manual exposure: B., 1-1/1000 sec., ring mounted control.
|Viewfinder illuminator: Activated by button on right side of lens mount. 10 sec. limiter.|
|Synchro: X contact at fixed hot shoe and PC synchro socket; OTF flash connections at hot shoe and OTF Auto synchro socket for TTL Auto Cords T..||Reflex mirror: Oversize, quick return type with lock-up.|
|Automatic exposure control: Aperture- preferred automatic exposure
control electronic shutter type. TTL Direct (OTF) light measuring method, measuring range:
ASA 100, from F1.2, about 60 seconds, to F16, 1/1000 second (EV -6.5~EV18)(at normal
temperature and humidity).
Large exposure compensation adjustment dial: ±2EV (within the ASA film speed range). Automatic flash exposure: direct contacts for TTL Auto Flash.
|Film loading: OLYMPUS easy loading.|
|Program exposure control: Measuring range identical to Automatic
exposure control. Both shutter speed and aperture are selected by the OM-2sp. The smallest
aperture that can be selected is determined by the aperture setting of the lens.
To enable all apertures the lens must be set at the smallest aperture.
|Manual film advance: Lever type with 150° angle for one long or several short strokes, pre-advance angle 30°, self cocking, double advance and double exposure prevention.|
|Manual exposure: TTL type. Measuring system: Open aperture spot metering (2% of the image). Measuring range: EV1.5-17 (ASA 100 with F1.2 50mm lens).||Motor drive advance: With Motor Drive 1 or 2 unit attached, single frame and continuous advance at speed of 3.5 frames per second (at exposures of 1/500 sec. and above, with fresh batteries and at normal temperature and humidity). With Motor Drive 2, advance to first frame after load is supported, but not power rewind.|
|Film speed setting: ASA 12-3200, set by lifting and rotating film speed dial.||Exposure counter: Progressive type with automatic reset.|
|Program / Auto / Manual selection: By selector lever.||Film rewind: Crank type, with rewind release lever setting, automatic return.|
|Battery check: 3-stage battery check lamp (light emitting diode) and alarm sound indicates full voltage, depleted charge, and exhaustion of batteries.||Self-timer: 12 sec. delay electronic self-timer.|
|Power source: Two 1.5V silver oxide batteries SR44 (Eveready (or UCAR) EPX76 or equivalent).||Camera back: Removable hinge type. Interchangeable with Recordata Backs (1/2/3/4) and 250 Film Back 2.|
|Viewfinder: Pentaprism type wide-vision finder.||Hot shoe socket: Fixed Shoe 4.|
|Focusing screens: Wide selection of interchangeable screens (1- and 2-series). Supplied with Focusing Screen 1-13 (microprism/split image-matte type).||Dimensions and weights:
Body only: 136x84x50mm, 540g.
With 50mm/F1.8 lens: 136x84x81mm, 710g.
With 50mm/F1.4 lens: 136x84x89mm, 770g.
With 55mm/F1.2 lens: 136x84x97mm, 850g.