Olympus OM-88 35mm film SLR w/ 50m f2 PF lens and Manual Adapter 2

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The Olympus OM-88 (called the M-101 in some countries) is a very capable but quite unusual 35mm film SLR from 1988. The included Olympus PF 50mm f2 lens is very sharp.

The camera has 'power focus' feature where the focus is motorized and you control it using a thumb wheel on the back of the camera. This features is used on PF lenses (like the included 50mm) or AF lenses (which were used with the earlier OM-707). I found the power focus took a while to get used to but I quickly came to enjoy it because, due to its placement behind the shutter, I could keep a very steady grip on the camera; the focus accuracy was excellent on our test film. Traditional Olympus OM lenses also work with this camera but they focus in the normal manner.

The OM-88 has a program and aperture-priority autoexposure modes. The camera also includes the Manual Adapter 2 accessory which permits full manual controls.

The camera requires 4 AAA batteries (not included).

Condition notes
The camera and lens were tested with film and delivered sharp, well-exposed photos. The camera and included Olympus PF 50mm f2 are in very good cosmetic condition as well (see photos).

Manual
https://www.olympusamerica.com/files/oima_cckb/Oly_OM88.pdf

Specifications

  • Type: TTL auto-exposure 35mm SLR camera.
  • Film Format: 24 x 36mm
  • Lens Mount: Olympus OM Mount (designed for Olympus AF Lenses and 50mm F2.0 PF lens).
  • Lens: Olympus AF Lenses, 50mm F2.0 PF lens, and OM Lenses.
  • Shutter: Electronically controlled, vertical-travel focal plane shutter; Shutter speed: 2 — 1/2000 sec. (bulb exposure is possible with Manual Adapter).
  • Focusing: Olympus AF Lenses and 50mm F2.0 PF lens: Power focus with dial (lens drive is controlled by sensing the operation speed). OM Lenses: with focusing ring.
  • Light Metering Method: TTL Direct "OTF" Light Metering (center-weighted, average light measurement.)
  • Exposure Modes: (1) Programmed exposure (2) Aperture-priority auto exposure (with Manual Adapter) (3) Manual exposure (with Manual Adapter).
  • Automatic switchover to aperture-priority auto exposure with OM Lenses.
  • Programmed Automatic Exposure Control:
  • Electronic shutter with automatic control of aperture and shutter speed; Light measuring range: EVI — 20 (ISO 100, 50mm Fl.8)
  • Backlight Compensation: +1.5 EV (with backlight control button)
  • Flash Control: TTL Direct "OTF" auto flash (when using T Series flashes and Full-Synchro Flash F280)
  • Synchronization: Through accessory shoe (X contact)
  • Film Speeds: ISO 25 — 3200; automatic setting with DX-coded film.
  • Viewfinder: Focusing screen: Fixed, Super Lumi Micron Matte with split-image and microprism. Field of view: 93% (vertical and horizontal).
  • Magnification: 0.8X (with 50mm standard lens at oo)
  • Viewfinder information: LED display
  • Contents: flash ready and correct exposure signal, exposure modes, camera shake warning, manual exposure guide.
  • Film Loading: Auto loading (the film automatically advances to first frame);
Manual Adapter 2 Specifications
  • System application: OM-88
  • Mounting: Screwed onto the camera.
  • Electrical Connection with Camera: Cordless, direct contact.
  • Shutter Speed Setting: By rotary dial.
  • Setting range: X (1/80 sec.), B, 2 — 1/2000 sec. (1-step increments)
  • (Automatic flash switch-off with shutter speeds of 1 / 125 sec. or faster in manual mode.)
  • Aperture Setting: By rotary dial.
  • Setting range: F2 — 22 (0.5-step increments) Dimensions: 26(W) x 56(H) x 33(D)mm
  • (l"x2.2"x 1.3")
  • Height: 18g(0.63oz)