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Re: [OM] How to test "new" OM-4T

Subject: Re: [OM] How to test "new" OM-4T
From: EdMall@xxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 22:51:40 EDT
In a message dated 98-07-29 16:55:36 EDT, you write:

<< I assume that you choose the automatic mode by moving the lever on top
 to "auto", but do you need to do anything to the shutter settings? Does
 the camera set the shutter to the proper setting, regardless of where
 the shutter dial happens to be?>>

Yes.  The "auto" mode on the OM4T is aperture prefered.  You select the f
stop, the camera selects the shutter speed.  

<< Is there a way to turn off the camera, other than to set it to "manual"?>>

The camera shuts off automatically after about a minute.   There is no
provision for turning the camera off.  Don't worry, the battery drain is very

 <<How does the multi-spot metering work?>>

This is the BEST part of the camera besides the durability.  Spot metering on
the OM4T is 2%.  Two percent metering (2%) is roughly equivalent to the center
circle of the standard screen (1-13) {BTW pick up a 2-13 as soon as you can
find/afford it -B&H is ~$49).  Simply aim the camera, depress the shutter
release half way to turn on the meter, press the spot meter button.  The
beauty of this camera is you can do multiple spot metering simply by pressing
the spot meter button again and again, up to eight times.  The camera
automatically averages the spots you select and sets the appropriate exposure.

<< When it's in automatic mode, how do you tell the camera which spot meter
 reading to choose? >>
The camera averages the spot meter readings you give it as you push the spot
meter button.  It is very easy and very exact.  Want to highlight one point
but don't want to lose the background completely?  Push twice on the subject
and once on the background.  The camera averages the results and shoots at the
required shutter speed.

<< How do you use the highlight and shadow meters? >>

AFTER setting the exposure via spot metering, simply press highlight or shadow
{depending on whether your subject is white or black} to change exposure to
the setting required to bring out the best in the subject.  This defeats the
18 0ray card you've heard so much about.

Hope this helps

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