Discussion in 'Olympus' started by algomedic, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. algomedic

    algomedic Guest

    I have just aquired a OLYMPUS OM-2. This is not my normal brand of SLR
    and don't quite know all the workings of it.

    The shutter seems to be stuck on all speeds except when it is on bulb
    - the it will open and close with the shutter button. If you click on
    say 1000 it will open and then you have to move the ring to B in order
    for the shutter to close again. Am I missing a step or other button
    on this camera or does it require major work. (FYI, I paid $20.00 for
    the body, four lenses and a flash.)

    Thanks in advance...
    algomedic, Sep 22, 2007
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  2. algomedic

    Mark Guest

    Sounds like a nice simple flat battery problem. The OM2 requires 2 x 1.5v
    356/AG13/10L14 type batteries to operate the shutter. No batteries equates
    to a apparently dead camera.
    Its a beautiful piece of hardware, I have a couple of them and I'm a Nikon
    man both film & digital.
    Mark, Sep 22, 2007
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  3. Check the batteries. If it was made for silver oxide batteries
    it will work with alkeline ones if they are fresh. If they are
    not, the battery test may still say they are ok, but they are not.

    Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Sep 22, 2007
  4. Al-

    That sounds like the problem I had when I tried the single Lithium
    battery that was supposed to replace the two Silver Oxide cells.

    At first it appeared to work, but malfunctioned after a few shots.
    Changing back to Silver Oxide solved the problem.

    Fred McKenzie, Sep 22, 2007
  5. algomedic

    algomedic Guest

    Thank you to everyone who replied - the problem was a dead battery
    (rookie mistake)... the camera works fine now - well worth the
    algomedic, Sep 22, 2007
  6. Check out http://zuserver2.star.ucl.ac.uk/~rwesson/esif/om-sif.htm for further
    Olympus-OM-related stuff ;-)
    It houses a plethora of information...



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    Michael Kulikowski, Sep 22, 2007
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    JD Guest

    You can check out the OM FAQ at:

    Hopefully you used the silver oxide SR44 / 357 batteries. Don't use
    alkaline, they don't work as well or as long and the voltage drop off in
    them will cause incorrect meter readings and other intermittent bugs
    before they finally give out. Same is true for lithium.

    If you dive in too deep on the OM side of things you may want to check
    out: http://zuikoholic.com/

    JD, Sep 23, 2007
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    Michael Guest

    Is the battery good?

    Michael, Sep 25, 2007
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