Motor Drive Group       Motor Drive 2

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Summary Main Characteristics Notes - Related Units
The first motor drive in the world to feature a built-in computer.
Fixed directly to the camera baseplate, it functions integrally with the OM camera body to perform high-speed sequence/single frame advance motor drive photography, operating on various power supplies.
Provides for motor driven rewind and advance to first frame after load.
Incorporates the worlds first "shockless motor".
An LCD graphic display serves as a frame counter and gives clear illustrations of each operational step.
A maximum sequential filming speed of 5 frames per second without mirror lock-up is the fastest among motor drives generally available on the market.
In single mode, pressing of the shutter release button completes film wind-on following exposure, thus setting the camera ready for the next shot - a big advantage in assuring split-second readiness over its counterparts that require the finger to be taken off the button to initiate wind-on.
Twin motors revolving in opposite directions virtually cancel out all vibrations.
After film is inserted and the rear cover closed, the motor automatically advances two frames to come to the initial exposure position. The countdown type frame counter in the LCD graphic display automatically sets for 36-exposure film, but can be manually set for shorter film lengths.
When the counter reaches "0", film advance and shutter release are both stopped and the LCD graphic display indicates the beginning of the motor driven rewind procedure which requires pushing the Rewind Release Button on the camera and turning the Rewind Lever on the motor drive.
The motor automatically stops when rewinding is completed.
Power units for Motor Drive 2 - M. 18V Control Grip 1 or 2, M. 15V Ni-Cd Control Pack 1 or 2 and M. AC Control Box.
Early OM-1 models not prepared for motor drive use can be modified for a nominal charge at authorized Olympus service centers.
Motor driven rewind is only supported with the OM-3(Ti) and OM-4(Ti).
Advance to first frame after load is not supported with the OM-1(n) or OM-2(n).

Main specifications

Camera: all OM cameras except OM-10, OM-707, OM-101 and OM-2000. Film: 12-, 24- and 36-exposure roll films, and up to 250 exposures on 10m bulk load film using 250 Film Back 1.
Film advance: 5 frames per second maximum continuous filming without mirror lock-up (3.5 frames per second with the OM-2SP or OM-40), or single frame advance. Motor driven rewind possible with the OM-3(Ti) or OM-4(Ti). Advance to first frame after load (not with the OM-1(n) or OM-2(n)). Remote control: Remote Control Jack accepts 2.5mm output plug of remote control apparatus, like the M.Remote Cords 1.2m or 5m.
Shutter speeds: same as camera used w/o Motor Drive. Others: Shutter release button atop handgrip; Digital LCD display powered by two SR44 (or LR44) batteries serves as frame counter and displays operational procedures..
Power supply: M. 18V Control Grip 1 or 2 (12 AA batteries), M. 15V Ni-Cd Control Pack 1 or 2 (rechargeable) or M. AC Control Box. Dimensions: 143x77x93mm.
Input voltage: DC 18V (AA batteries), 15V (Ni-Cd), 12~16V (other large potentiality DC power supplies). Weight: 360g.

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