Post Number: 1
|Posted on Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 05:27 am: ||
I just joined this great forum here. What a find!
Would one of you experts here kindly help me, please?
I have never owned an OM2. Some one, generously, gave me an OM2 body, Saturday.
The shutter doesn't load.
I do need to put batteries in it. I know SR44 are the ones I need to buy. But wouldn't / shouldn't the shutter work manually?
I can, indeed, reset it, using the 'B' aligning button at the base. The mirror comes unstuck from the top and falls where it should. Then I can load the shutter and fire it...but...the 'curtain' does move at all...i.e., no film exposure.
I would expect, in absence of battery power, an OM2, to at least 'fire'.
Perhaps, it's a silly scenario, I'm creating here. May be just need to put in the batteries.
I can scarcely wait till the shops open, being Sunday afternoon.
Thank you kindly, for any suggestions/advice you may have for me.
Post Number: 984
|Posted on Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 05:38 am: ||
No, the OM2 shutter is completely electronic, there is no mechanical emergency function. Until you load batteries, it will not fire.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 06:58 am: ||
Oh, thank you Mr Oleson!
Post Number: 17
|Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 09:24 pm: ||
Rick is right, if the camera is on any speed setting except "B" . On "B", the shutter should open and close with the shutter release button... (as it does without batteries on "B") It is mechanical on "B" . If the shutter isn't working on "B", it's mechanical; if it works on "B", but not on the other speeds, it could be mechanical or electrical, including a fairly complex set of lever timing and clearances during release, and confirming the mirror switch on the side of the mirror box is also working. Not for the faint hearted...