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Olympus OM40 Program 35mm Film SLR Camera

Original price was: £119.95.Current price is: £99.95.

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  • Type: TTL auto-exposure 35mm SLR camera
  • Film Format: 24mm x 36mm.
  • Lens Mount: Olympus OM Mount.
  • Shutter: Horizontal running electronic control type focal plane shutter with automatic exposure controls from 2 sec. to 1/1000 sec.
  • Synchronization: X contact. Hot shoe with direct contact for OM T-Series electronic flash units.
  • Metering System: ESP (Electro-Selective Pattern) Metering and TTL Direct “off-the-film” Light Metering (center-weighted averaged metering).
  • Programmed Automatic Exposure: Type; Electronic shutter with automatic settings of aperture and shutter speed. Light measuring range; 2 – 1/1000 sec. (with ISO 100 film and 50mm F1.4 lens), EV 40 – 18.
  • Aperture-Preferred Automatic Exposure: Type; Automatic exposure control with aperture-preferred electronic shutter. Light measuring range: 2 – 1/1000 sec. (with ISO 100 film and 50mm F1.4 lens). EV 0 – 18.
  • Manual Exposure: B, 1 – 1/1000 sec.
  • Auto Flash Exposure: Choice of “OTF” Auto Flash or “OTF” Program Flash. Direct contacts for “OTF” Auto Flash. (Full automatic flash with T-Series Flash); Automatic shutter speed setting for flash exposures.
  • Exposure Compensation: + / – 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
  • Film Speed: ISO 25 – 3200. Selection of automatic setting for DX coded films or manual setting.
  • Film Advance: Film advance lever with 130° angle for one long or several short strokes and pre-advance angle 30°. Motor drive and winder usable.
  • Film Rewind: Rewind crank.
  • Viewfinder: Pentaprism eye-level type. Wide field finder with bright Lumi-Micron Matte focusing screen with central microprism/split image rangefinder. Finder view-field: 93% of actual picture field. Finder magnification: 0.92X with 50mm lens at infinity.
  • Viewfinder Information: LED multi-mode display (1 min. limiter),
  • Self-timer: 12 second delay electronic self-timer. Setting by lever. Automatically cancelled by film advance. Audio-visual LED and PCV indications.
  • Battery Check: 3-level display with LED and alarm sound.
  • Camera Back: Non-detachable, with window for reading DX coded film information.
  • Grip: Large elastic grip on front and rear of camera with non-slip texture..
  • Power Source: Two 1.5V silver oxide (SR44) batteries or alkaline-manganese (LR44) batteries.
  • Dimensions: 135.5 x 86 x 53mm (5.33″ x 3.39″ x 2.09″) (Body only).
  • Weight: 460 g. (16.2 oz.) (Body only).

Every camera we sell is vigorously inspected by our team. Our ten-part inspection method includes the following checks:

  1. Lens - we check for any mould, dust, haze, dirt, cracks and air bubbles. Where possible we clean/remove any imperfections – any remaining are noted.
  2. Zoom – we inspect both manual and power zoom work smoothly. Any issues are noted.
  3. Focus – we check that manual focus is smooth and works well. If automatic focus is included as a feature that is also checked.
  4. Motor / Claw – we check that the motor runs smoothly at all advertised speeds and that the film claw has sufficient torque to advance film.
  5. Filmgate – this is inspected and any dirt or hair is removed.
  6. Lightmeter – the lightmeter is inspected to ensure it automatically reacts correctly to light. Manual aperture control and/or backlight is also checked if included as a feature.
  7. Viewfinder – we inspect for mould, dust and haze or damage. Where possible we clean/remove any imperfections – any remaining is noted.
  8. Battery terminals - we inspect for rust/corrosion, cleaning and repairing where needed.
  9. Body – where possible we clean any imperfections. Any remaining cosmetic damage is noted.
  10. Additional Features – all additional model specific features (such as timelapse or crossfade) are checked for functionality.

Unless specifically mentioned in the product description, all items sold through our website have passed the above inspection and are fully working. With thousands of sales under our belt and 3000+ positive reviews our customers have found that our inspections are comprehensive and correctly reflect the condition of the camera. In the unlikely case that there is an issue, we offer a full 60 day warranty – allowing you plenty of time to check the camera yourself.


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Where we sell vintage products that have been used and loved for many years, all our items are vigorously inspected by our team of experts before listing. Unless noted otherwise, all our items have been fully tested and are working correctly and come with 30 day no-quibble returns and a  full 60 day warranty – we believe this will give you enough time to test the product for yourself to ensure you’re happy with it.

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