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OM-10 'Wind Lever Jammed -- camera not working'

pentaxpete 14 654 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2017 5:04PM
I tried out an OLYMPUS OM-10 which was given to me by a Camera Club member as 'Winder Jammed' -- well, I put I 2 new batteries, set it to 'Auto' exposure as he had it set to 'Manual Adaptor', set to 'Check' and suddenly it all worked, so I 'lubed' the cogs and levers in the base-plate with Sewing Machine Oil . I found a Febraury 2000 dated Fuji Superia 800 and loaded it and rated it at 200 ASA and processed a short length in my C41 mix and got evenly exposed negatives -- very 'grainy' but Camera now works and winds on 'Sweetly' !!
Lady and her Dog caught holding Camera at waist level, f4, 28mm lens

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tonyng 9 11 3 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2017 1:39PM
I still have one of these lovely machine. If my memory serves me right it does require an unspent battery for the shutter and wind-on function to work.

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