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  • Old om2 user

    Hello everyone
    I've had some great times with my OM2 particularly macro work with the ttl flash, never happier than being flat out up close with my OM2 which I found so advanced compared to the competition
    I will be interested to hear your comments on the new digital cameras and what they like to use on a day to day basis.

    Graham

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    Re: Old om2 user

    Hi Graham,

    Welcome to the E-Group. I hope you will find this place informative and friendly!

    Do I guess that you are thinking of buying into the Olympus Micro Four Thirds system? What are you using at the moment?

    Ian
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    • #3
      Re: Old om2 user

      Thanks for the warm welcome Ian

      I am currently using a Nikon 7200 but exploring new full frame options but not rulling out the Olympus four thirds just in case Santa's budget doesn't run to the full frame

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      • #4
        Re: Old om2 user

        Originally posted by Gon4a View Post
        Thanks for the warm welcome Ian

        I am currently using a Nikon 7200 but exploring new full frame options but not rulling out the Olympus four thirds just in case Santa's budget doesn't run to the full frame
        Welcome Graham

        Do try lifting a camera back with micro 4/3 kit before deciding - I have downsized from about 12Kg to about 4 for the equivalent DLSR kit

        Regards
        Andy
        My Kit (OK I'm a hoarder...)
        4/3 E500, E510, E30 + 35macro, 50macro, 7-14, 11-22, 14-45 (x2), 14-54, 40-150 (both types), 50-200, 70-300, 50-500,
        m 4/3 EM1MkII + 60 macro, 12-100 Pro
        FL20, FL36 x2 , FL50, cactus slaves etc.
        The Boss (Mrs Shenstone) E620, EM10-II, 14-41Ez, 40-150R, 9 cap and whatever she can nick from me when she wants it

        My places
        http://www.shenstone.me.uk http://landroverkaty.blogspot.com/
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        • #5
          Re: Old om2 user

          Thank you Andy, I will check both out..... although I dont mind the exercises atm saves on the gym membership

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          • #6
            https://wow.olympus.eu/

            As a warning over 80% of people who do try the system, end up buying it.

            Graham

            We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...

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            • #7
              Re: Old om2 user

              Thanks for that link Graham
              Santa won't be happy....might try and want both

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              • #8
                Re: Old om2 user

                A warm welcome Graham. The OM film cameras were part of a great system and TTL flash was outstanding. Myself, I had (still have) an OM40 and an OM4Ti and tons of T-series flash units and cables. If you were happy with the handling of the OM2 you will find the OMD series digital cameras a nice fit, especially the E-M10 and E-M5 range. The E-M1 is a shade bigger than the OM film cameras with a deeper handgrip that some people prefer. The E-M1X is a bigger beast but is the best that Olympus can put into a camera at the moment. There are a few people on the forum who regularly post some excellent macro shots and you will find dedicated macro lenses and extension tubes are part of the digital system just like they were for film.
                Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
                Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
                Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
                Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
                Learn something new every day

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                • #9
                  Re: Old om2 user

                  Thanks for the advice OM user, think I'll be taking half the shop out with me on my 24hr trial lol
                  Santa might need to talk to his bank manager when he gets my list ������

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                  • #10
                    Re: Old om2 user

                    Does anybody know if the Olympus T32 flash work on the new Olympus digital cameras?Only I have one for sale but might keep it if it is compatible.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Old om2 user

                      Yes it does, as do the fancy T-series macro flashes etc. No TTL exposure control though, I think - but the flash's own Auto mode should still work OK.

                      John

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                      • #12
                        Re: Old om2 user

                        I have used my T32 with my E-M5 mk1. As John says though I don't think the TTL exposure control works.
                        Regards
                        Richard

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                        • #13
                          Re: Old om2 user

                          No TTL (which read light bouncing off the film and shut off (quenched) the flash when the correct exposure had been reached) and uses hotshoe pins which are only present on OM film series cameras (some canon hotshoe cables have pins both for this and for the digital pre-flash pins). Digital cameras use a low level pre-flash to adjust the flash intensity for when the shutter fires which the T series and F280 flashes do not support. Use auto or manual mode on T series flashes. You can fire multiple T series flashes by using the appropriate OM flash cables and multi connector.

                          If you look carefully at the flash plate on the T32 it says on one side "full automatic control by OM2". Sliding the plate onto the flash so this side is visible just pushes the "power" slider all the way to the left to the manual "32" position. I never did work out how the camera/flash knew that this was TTL fully auto and did not fire the flash at maximum power.








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                          Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
                          Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
                          Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
                          Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
                          Learn something new every day

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                          • #14
                            Re: Old om2 user

                            Some drool-worthy kit there, OM!

                            There was a doc on TV a while back about a "society photographer" from Scotland who used to pap people in Knightsbridge. Dougie somebody, I think. It looked as though he was using an E-M1 with a couple of T32s on a home-made bracket. He didn't say much about kit but he did say that any time he saw one of those flashes he bought it because they were cheap and powerful - and he blew them up occasionally so he got through them at a fair rate.

                            John

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                            • #15
                              Re: Old om2 user

                              Thanks for your replies guy's.
                              That is a great flash set up OM user, I didn't know the the T32 would work on the new Olympus digital cameras....

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