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lena.87
08-27-2009, 06:27
Hi everyone,

I've just bought an Olympus T32 flash for 5 from a charity shop and it seems to be working fine, only problem is that the calculation panel is missing. Do you think it's still usable? I have an OM10 and was wondering if I can still use the flash on the auto setting? Will the flash automatically configure the aperture/shutter speed etc?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

Thanks,
Lena

ColinW
08-27-2009, 09:20
Lena,

Not sure that the T32 works in complete auto with the OM10 anyway, but here's link to a T32 manual if it helps. It's a link to a pdf at the bottom of the page.

http://zuserver2.star.ucl.ac.uk/~rwesson/esif/om-sif/flashphotogroup/t32.htm (http://zuserver2.star.ucl.ac.uk/%7Erwesson/esif/om-sif/flashphotogroup/t32.htm)

Good find and good luck.

Richard Ross
08-27-2009, 23:57
The T32 will function in all modes without the panel - all the panel does is provide a reference to the switch settings in manual mode, and force the switch all the way to the left when in Full Auto mode. I'm pretty sure the OM-10 doesn't provide full OTF auto flash but the flash ready LED in the v/f will function normally without the panel. The OM-10's shutter speed will be set to 1/60 automatically when the flash is connected and switched on. Hope that helps.

Regards
Richard

Mark Wood
08-28-2009, 00:03
One of the official Olympus repairers, Luton Cameras (http://www.lutoncameras.co.uk/) has the calculator panels advertised for sale at 5. If you go to their home page and then follow the link on the left hand side to "Shop", they're under the "Accessories" section. Provided it's working properly, 10 total for a complete T32 would still be a bargain!