Olympus OM-40
Olympus OM-40
Olympus OM-40
Olympus OM-40
Olympus OM-40
Olympus OM-40
Olympus OM-40
Olympus OM-40
Olympus OM-40
Olympus OM-40

Olympus OM-40

Regular price
$220.00
Sale price
$220.00

Olympus OM-40 with a 35-70mm 1:3.5-4.5 Zuiko Lens. Also included is a UV filter, an Olympus camera strap and the original case (has seen better days).

This camera can be use in manual settings and automatic settings which is perfect for a beginner! 

The OM40 was released in 1985. It was called OM-PC on some markets.

It has a modified, rubberised body, and is more rugged than the OM 10/20/30. Like the OM-2SP it has a program mode, an aperture priority automatic mode and a manual mode. It has TTL flash automation, and a metering system called 'ESP' — a basic matrix system with two zones: center and edges. If the meter detects great differences in light between the center and the corners (e.g. a person wearing black against a white wall), it will disregard the corners in order to correctly expose the center. 

Use of the program mode requires the user to manually stop down the aperture to the smallest they wish to use. The camera will hold the aperture open until the shutter is released and will choose a medium or high speed that correlates to a correct exposure, stopping down to the user-set minimum if necessary, but no further. In practice, the user would generally use f/16 in program mode, and shutter speeds good enough to freeze action (e.g. 1/250s) would be used.

As with the OM 10/20/30, the focusing screen is fixed, but it can accept all the motor drives/winders.

Specifications

  • ISO 25–3200 (with automatic DX coding)
  • Self-timer (12 seconds)
  • Shutter speeds: B, 1–1000
  • TTL flash automation
  • Electro-Selective metering
  • OTF metering
  • 460 grams (body only)

We also sell film so make sure to add some to your order with no extra charge for shipping!

Overall condition - Great

Example photos can be found here - https://www.lomography.com/cameras/3336421-olympus-om-40/photos

This camera has been mechanically tested and is in full working condition.

This is avalible in our shop in St Kevins arcade for pick up otherwise we can ship NZ and world wide.

Return Policy

  • We gladly accept returns within 14 days of delivery or pick up if the item arrives defective outside of the detailed conditions when purchased or if any initial defects are present upon receiving the item.