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Re: [OM] Why Oly is in a hole

Subject: Re: [OM] Why Oly is in a hole
From: Winsor Crosby <wincros@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 17:01:10 -0700
>Tomoko Yamamoto wrote:
>>If you compare the OM-3, the OM-3Ti, and the OM-4Ti in all of their
>>features, you can see the OM-3Ti as a new model.  As Winsor said, the
>>fine lumi-micron screens which were introduced (a brand-new component
>>for the 4Ti and other OMs) with the the 3Ti are important additions to
>>the OM system even though they are small.  My 2-4 screen has made it
>>much easier to utilize my slower lenses.
>The latter is very true indeed, but although the 2-13 may already be
>mounted in a new 3-Ti (why not in 4-Ti's, Olympus???), the "2" series
>of focusing screens certainly are not specifically designed for this
>camera - remember they fit and work without restrictions in the 2Sp, 3,
>4 and 4Ti too. So the real upgrade was indeed to the System, not to
>this specific camera.
>>I think  what Olympus did in the introduction of the OM-3Ti is that
>>made a mechanical equivalent of the OM-4Ti. The OM-3 does not have
>>highlight and shadow modes, the OM-3Ti does.
>O yes, the OM-3 does too. The FAQ describes the real differences
>between the 3 and 3Ti. I would agree with Winsor and Denton that both
>Ti's hardly can be considered "new" cameras, but more as updated or
>patched versions of existing models, just like the 1N and 2N were.
>Winsor Crosby wrote:
>>You only get the addition of TTL (For those who think you also get the
>280 SP
>>mode.  Forget it. It only works as a manual mode,GN ¶'s etc.)
>The support for Super FP, using the F280 flash is a feature of the 3Ti,
>next to TTL flash support, but it works differently compared to the
>4Ti, since the camera can only control (cut off) the flash (which can
>be done both in TTL and in Super FP mode), but the camera can't change
>the shutter speed during exposure which the 4Ti can; the 4Ti combines
>OTF and OTC (Off The Curtain) measurement with Super FP. I guess both
>cameras support FP without the need to carry a table or use GN's, but
>the 4Ti has better support for sudden changes in light intensity (where
>the 3Ti has better support for sudden changes in battery power
Actually I did not write that.


Winsor Crosby
Long Beach, California

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