Body group       OM-3Ti

The OM-3Ti is an improved version of the original OM-3. The titanium top and bottom plate make the camera stronger and the electronics has been improved to reduce the battery drain that was clearly too high in the OM-3. Support for the F280 flash, that was introduced at the same time as the OM-707 adds flash synchronisation at all available shutter speeds (Super FP) for easier daylight fill-flash. This works the same as with the OM-4Ti set in Manual Mode; that is, based on shutter speed dependent Guide Numbers (Super FP support with the OM-4Ti in Auto Mode works more sophisticated and more comfortable because the camera can adjust the shutter speed during exposure).
Last but not least TTL "OTF" flash exposure with T series flashes and the F280 was added on the OM-3Ti. This works similar as the TTL flash on the OM-4Ti in Auto Mode, with one important exception: since the OM-3Ti is mechanical, all shutter speeds from 1 sec. to 1/60 sec. can be selected, and you can always be sure the flash fires and is synchronized; the OM-4(Ti) automatically switches to 1/60 sec and does not fire the flash when available light allows shorter shutter speeds. This means that with the OM-3Ti you have more control of the flash/ambient light ratio: by selecting longer shutter speeds the influence of ambient light is increased, by turning the exposure compensation dial the influence of flash can be increased or diminished.
The OM-3Ti is only available in black. The titanium top and cover are lighter (more like grey) than the OM-4Ti Black; the paint is also more durable.

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Main specifications

Type: 35 mm. Single Lens Reflex Camera with mechanically controlled shutter. Motor drive advance: With Motor Drive 1 or 2 unit attached, single frame and continuous advance at speed of 5 frames per second (at exposures of 1/500 sec. and above, with fresh batteries and at normal temperature and humidity).
Film format: 24mm x 36mm. Film rewind: Rewind crank (motorized rewind with Motor Drive 2 possible).
Lens mount: Olympus OM Mount. Viewfinder: Viewfinder with dioptric correction; dioptric correction range from +1 to -3 diopters; finder viewfield: 97% of actual picture field; magnification: 0.84x at infinity with -0.5 diop. (50mm lens).
Shutter: Mechanically controlled cloth focal plane shutter; 1/2000 sec. max. shutter speed (available shutter speeds can be used without batteries). Focusing screens: Wide selection of interchangeable screens (1- and 2-series). Supplied with Focusing Screen 2-13 (Fine Lumi-Micron extra bright focusing screen, microprism/split image-matte type).
Synchronization: X contact (synchronization at speeds of 1/60 sec. or slower); Super FP Flash contact; Hot shoe with X contact, Super FP contacts and contacts for T series flash; 5-pin connector for T series flash; PC synchro socket. Viewfinder information: LCD multi-mode display (2 min. limiter). Shutter speed, spot value(s), highlight mode, shadow mode. Markers for 3 stops under/over exposure. LED indicator for flash ready / flash ok. Built-in illuminator (10 sec. limiter).
Light measuring method: Center-weighted, average light measurement, switchable to spot measurement; spot measurement selective in three modes: multispot, highlight and shadow-based methods. Battery check: 3-level display with LED and auto tone. Electronic beeper muting lever.
Flash exposure control: Super FP Flash mode (when using the Full Synchro Flash F280) "OTF" synchronizes with all shutter speeds up to 1/2000 sec.
Normal "OTF" or Manual Flash mode (when using a T-series Flash or Full Synchro Flash F280): Synchronizes with shutter speeds of 1/60 sec. and slower.
Power source: Two 1.5V silver-oxide batteries SR44 (Eveready EPX-76) or alkaline manganese batteries LR44.
Exposure range: EV0~EV19 (ISO/ASA 100, 50mm. F1.4). Camera back: Removable hinge type with memo holder; interchangeable with Recordata backs and 250 Film Back.
Exposure control: B., 1 sec.-1/2000 sec. (flash synchronization at speed of 1/60 sec. or slower). Dimensions: 136x84x50mm (body alone).
Film speed: ISO/ASA 6-3200. Weight: 510 gram (body alone).
Manual film advance: Film advance lever with 130 angle for one long or several short strokes and pre-advance angle 30.  


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