Olympus Stylus Zoom 105 manual

User manual for the Olympus Stylus Zoom 105 in English. This PDF manual has 65 pages.

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INSTRUCTIONS Before using your camera, read this manual carefully to ensure correct use. ZOOM 105 DLX
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Thank you for purchasing an Olympus camera. Before you start to use your new camera, please read these instructions carefully to obtain optimum performance and a longer service life from the unit. DANGER KEEP THE BATTERIES AWAY FROM FIRE. NEVER TRY TO DISASSEMBLE, RECHARGE, OR SHORT CIRCUIT BATTERIES. USED BATTERIES SHOULD BE TREATED AS GENERAL WASTE IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS. NEVER ATTEMPT TO DISASSEMBLE THE CAMERA; IT CONTAINS A HIGH-VOLTAGE CIRCUIT. IN CASE OF MALFUNCTION, CONSULT YOUR NEAREST OLYMPUS DEALER OR OLYMPUS SERVICE CENTER. 2
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Product shown in pictures and illustrations may be slightly different from the unit. Incorrect Next operation Manual operation Operation order Automatic operation Indicator on Indicator blinking Attention Depress halfway Symbols used in this manual: Before using your camera, read this manual carefully to ensure correct use. We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. MAIN FEATURES Built-in 38mm ~ 105mm 3Xzoom lens. Quartzdateortime imprinting. Weatherproof. Remote control (optional). Versatile, easy-to-use functions include spot metering, night scene, as well as various flash modes. 3
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Namesandfunctions of parts ............................................................... 6 Viewfinder display/LCDpanel............................................................... 8 Diopter adjustment............................................................................... 9 Usingthestrap/soft case....................................................................... 9 Outlineofoperations .......................................................................... 10 Loadingthebattery.............................................................................. 13 Checking the battery ........................................................................ 14 Points to remember ........................................................................... 15 Loadingthefilm............................................................................ 17 Taking pictures .................................................................................... 20 UsingtheFocusLock........................................................................ 25 After Shooting.................................................................................... 27 Unloadingthefilm............................................................................. 28 PREPARATIONS BASIC OPERATIONS 4
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ADVANCED TECHNIQUES CAMERA MAINTENANCE Using the flash modes..................................................................... 29 Auto (AutoFlash) ........................................................................ 31 Auto-S (Red-Eye Reducing Flash) ...................................................... 32 OFF (Flash Override) ........................................................................... 33 FILL-IN (Forced Activation) ................................................................34 Night Scene ............................................................................... 35 Spot................................................................................................ 36 Selftimer ...................................................................................... 38 Remote Control (optional) ................................................................. 39 Correcting the data ....................................................................... 41 Printing the date and time ............................................................... 43 Questions and answers ................................................................. 44 Care and storage ............................................................................. 45 Caring for your weatherproof camera ............................................... 48 Battery handling ............................................................................. 50 Remote control (optional) handling .................................................. 52 Troubleshooting ...............................................................................53 5 Specifications ................................................................................. 60
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NAMES AND FUNCTIONS OF PARTS Zoom lever (See p. 21.) Zoomsin — telephoto. Zooms out — wide-angle. Shutter release button (See p. 16.) Selftimer/remote control button (See p. 38/39.) Flash mode button (See p. 29.) LCD panel (Date/time indicator) (See p. 8.) Flash Selftimer indicator Strap eyelet Vlewfinder Light sensor Lens barrier Autofocus windows Lens Do not soil as this can cause blurred pictures. Wipe clean with a soft cloth. 6 PREPARATIONS
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Quartzdate mode buttons (See p. 43.) Diopteradjustmentdial (See p.9.) Vlewfinder(See p. 8.) Orange lamp Green lamp Film window Back cover Mid-rollrewindbutton (Seep. 28.) Tripod socket Battery compartment cover Back cover release 7
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VIEWFINDER DISPLAY/LCD PANEL Viewfinder Display Close-up correction marks At a close distance, your subject must be positioned within the close-up correction marks. Orange lamp Lightswhen theflash is ready to fire. Blinks while the flash is recharging. Green lamp Lightswhen the subject is infocus. Blinks when the subject is not in focus. Autofocus mark Position your subject within the autofocus mark. LCDPanel Date/time indicator Exposure counter (See p. 19.) Batterycheck(See p. 14.) Spot(See p. 36.) Selftimer/remote control (See p. 38/39.) Flash modes (See p. 29.) Note: The LCD panel does not actually display all indications simultaneously as shown. 8
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The remote control can be stored in the pocket on the case's flap. The soft case can also be carried on a belt. Turn the diopter adjustment dial until the viewfinder display becomes clear. Turn to the right if you are far-sighted or to the left if you are near-sighted. 9 DIOPTER ADJUSTMENT To Adjust the Viewfinder to Compensate for Near- and Far-sighted Vision USINGTHESTRAP/SOFTCASE
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Load a battery (p. 13). Open the back cover (p. 17). Load the film (p. 17). (Use of ISO 400 film is recommended.) Close the back cover. The film automatically advances to the first frame (p.19). 10 OUTLINE OF OPERATIONS Basic Shooting Procedures
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Open the lens barrier until you hear a click (p.19). Make sure the exposure counter on the LCD panel reads " " (p. 19). Press the zoom lever for telephoto or wide- angle photography (p. 21). Place the autofocus mark on the subject you want to photograph (p. 22). 11
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Depress the shutter release button halfway to make sure the green lamp lights (p. 22). Depress the shutter release button fully to take a picture (p. 23). When the film reaches the end, it will automatically rewind (p. 28). Open the back cover to remove the rewound film (p. 28). 12
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Close the lens barrier. PushOPEN to open the battery compartment cover Insert the new battery correctly as shown and close the battery compartment cover tightly. Use a 3 V lithium battery (Duracell DL 123A, Panasonic CR123A, or equivalent.) About 15 rolls of film can be used with one new battery, (p. 44) Read "Battery Handling" on page 50. 13 LOADINGTHEBATTERY
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CHECKING THE BATTERY Open the lens barrier as shown until you hear a click. Check the remaining battery power. Note: Keep spare battery on hand when going on a long trip or a wedding or when using the camera in cold weather. Adjust the data every time the battery is replaced. Display lights (and turns off automatically). blinks and other indicators on the LCD panel are displayed normally. blinks and other indicators on the LCD panel go out. Meaning Battery is OK. You can shoot. Battery power is low and battery should be replaced. Battery is dead and should be replaced immediately. 14
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POINTSTO REMEMBER Hold the Camera Correctly. Correct. Hold the camera firmly with both hands while keeping elbows at sides to prevent the camera from shaking. Correct. In the vertical position, hold the camera with its flash positioned at the top. Incorrect. Caution: Keep your fingers and the strap away from the lens, autofocus windows and flash. (See page 6.) 15
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Proper Shutter Release. Practice before loading the film. Depress the shutter release button halfway to lock the focus. The green lamp next to the viewfinder lights. Depress the shutter release button fully to release the shutter and take the picture. Cautions: Press the shutter release button gently. Avoid shaking the camera when pressing the shutter release button to prevent blurry pictures. 16 Make sure
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Slide the back cover release upward to open the back cover. Do not touch the inside of the camera, especially the lens. If there is dust or dirt on the lens, remove it with a blower brush. Insert the film cartridge, making sure the film is lying flat. Note: Use of ISO 400 film is recommended. When using non-DX-coded film, select ISO 100. 17 LOADINGTHE FILM BASIC OPERATIONS
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Correct. Make sure the film is lying flat before closing the back cover. Incorrect. Ifthe film is not lying flat asshown,the film may not advance to the first frame. 18
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Align the film leader with the mark and close the back cover. The film automatically advances to the first frame. The film does not overlap any of the positioning guides shown on the left. Open the lens barrier until you hear a click. The exposure counter on the LCD panel reads . Note: If blinks in the exposure counter, as shown on the left, the film is improperly loaded. Reload the film. 19 Make sure Make sure
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Open the lens barrier until you hear a click. The lens extends slightly, the flash pops up, and the LCD panel activates. When the flash is held down, the two indicators next to the viewfinder blink. The camera will not activate. The display also goes out. Release the flash to reactivate the camera. 20 TAKING PICTURES Make sure
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Aim the camera at your subject. Use the zoom lever for telephoto or wide angle photography. How to Use the Zoom Lever: Telephoto: Pull the lever to the "T" side to zoom in. Maximum telephoto focal length: 105 mm Wide angle: Push the lever to the "W" side to zoom out. Maximum wide-angle focal length: 38 mm 21
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Position the autofocus mark on your subject. Autofocus mark Depress the shutter release button halfway to adjust the focus. Focus has been correctly adjusted and the green lamp lights. Exposure also will be adjusted automatically. 22 Make sure
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Depress the shutter release button fully to take the picture. The film automatically advances to the next frame. Working Distance The focusrangeofthe camera is0.6 m (2 ft) to (infinity). When the subject is closerthan 0.6 m (2 ft), the shutter will not release. (The green lamp blinks.) When the subject is extremely close to the camera, the subject will be out of focus although the shutter releases. 23
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Close-up Correction Picture frame Close-up correction marks Image area of picture at 0.6 m (2 ft) The viewfinder's picture frame shows the area that can be shot for subjects at However, the picture area will move lower in the viewfinder as you get closer to the subject. At 0.6 m (2 ft), the shaded area is the actual available image area. In this case, the subject should be positioned below the close-up correction marks. 24
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USING THE FOCUS LOCK To Avoid Taking Out-of-focus Pictures When the main subject is notwithin the autofocus mark, use the focus lock. The autofocus mark must be positioned on the subject in left case, the camera will focus on the background behind the subjects and the subjects will be out of focus. Autofocus mark Position the autofocus mark onyour subject and press the shutter release button halfway. The green lamp lights. 25 Make sure
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Reposition your subjects in the picture frame while keeping the shutter release button depressed halfway. Then press the shutter release button fully. DifficultAutofocusSubjects In such situation as the above, usethe focus lock by focusing on a different subject at a similar distance. Then reposition the correctsubject inthe pictureframe. Glossy or reflective surfaces Blackobjects Subjects behind glassor wire mesh Flames, smoke,etc. Sunlight or excessively bright light within the picturearea 26
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Caution: Do not force lens barrier closed as it will interfere with lens retraction. Close the lens barrier slowly and carefully. The lens and flash will retract automatically. Close the lens barrier completely. The display goes out. AFTERSHOOTING 27
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The camera automatically rewindsthe film when you reach the end of a roll. After the motor stops and starts blinking on the LCD panel, open the back cover and remove the film. Notes: The number of exposures remaining decreases during winding. The final number of exposures may sometimes exceed the number of exposures specified on the film. Rewinding the film before the end of the roll Press the mid-roll rewind button gently with your nail, etc. Do not use an instrument with a sharp tip. 28 UNLOADING THE FILM
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USING THE FLASH MODES Thiscamera hasfiveflash modes. Selectthe flash mode according to your shooting conditions and needs. Howtoselecttheflashmode: As you press the FLASH mode button, the mode switches as shown on p.30. The selected flash mode is displayed on the LCD panel. 29 ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
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AUTO mode: Automatically fires in low-light and backlit conditions. (p. 31) AUTO-S mode: Significantly reduces the phenomenon of "red-eye" (when a subject's eyes appear red in flash photos). (p. 32) OFF mode: The flash does not fire. (p. 33) FILL-IN mode: Fires regardless of available light. (p. 34) mode: Lights the subject in the foreground with a night- scene in the background. (p. 35) Notes: AUTO-S will not be canceled when the power is turned off. All other modes will return to the AUTO mode. In the Auto, Auto-S Flash, and modes, the flash strength is automatically controlled to prevent pictures from being overexposed even when the subjects are close. AUTO AUTO-S OFF FILL-IN 30
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AUTO (Auto Flash) In the Auto Flash mode, the flash will fire automatically in low-light and backlit conditions. The orange lamp in the upper right of the viewfinder lights when the shutter release button is depressed halfway. Notes: When the orange lamp is blinking, the flash is being recharged and the shutter release button won't release. Release your finger from the shutter release button, and wait for several seconds. Maximum distance is about 70% when using positive color film. Flash Working Range (with color negative film) 31 Make sure ISO 100 200 400 W (38 mm) 0.6 ~ 4.7 m (2 ~ 15.4 ft.) 0.6 ~ 6.6 m (2 ~ 21 .7 ft.) 0.6 ~ 9.4 m (2 ~ 30.8 ft.) T (105 mm) 0.6 ~ 2.4 m (2 ~ 7.9 ft.) 0.6 ~ 3.3 m (2 ~ 10.8 ft.) 0.6 ~ 4.7 m (2 ~ 15.4 ft.)
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Significantly reduces the phenomenon of "red-eye" (when a subject's eyes appear red in flash photography). In the Auto-S Flash mode, the camera will emit a series of low-power pre-flashes before the regular flash. This makes the subject's pupils contract, significantly reducing red-eye. Except for the pre-flashes, this mode is the same as the Auto Flash mode. Red-eye reduction may not be effective when the subject: 1. Is not looking at the flash from the right front. 2. Is not watching the pre-flashes. 3. Is too far from the camera. 4. Does not respond to the pre-flashes due to particular individual characteristics. IMPORTANT:Besuretoholdthecamerastilluntilthe shutter releases. Ittakes about one second. 32 AUTO-S (Red-Eye Reducing Flash)
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When you don't want the flash to fire even in the dark or when you want to shoot such subjects asfireworks. In the Flash-OFF mode, the flash does not fire even in low-light conditions. Use this mode in situations where flash photography is not desired or is prohibited or in twilight or night scenes. Note: Since a slow shutter speed (down to 4 seconds) is automatically selected in low-light situations when in the Flash-OFF mode, the use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blurred pictures caused by shaking the camera. 33 OFF(Flash Override)
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When you want to fire the flash every shot. In the FILL-IN Flash mode, the flash fires regardless of available light. For example, this mode can be used to brighten up a subject's shaded face or under artificial lighting such as back-lit, fluorescent light. Use this mode within the flash working range (p. 31). It may be hard to work under the excessively bright light. 34 FILL-IN (Forced Activation)
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To Capture a Night Scene Beautifully Use the Night-Scene Flash mode to properly light the subject in the foreground while leaving the background naturally lit. Note: Since a slow shutter speed (down to 4 seconds) is automatically selected in low-light situations, use a tripod to prevent blurred pictures caused by camera shake. Night-Scene mode cannot be used together with Spot mode. 35 NIGHT SCENE
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Press the /REMOTE button and flash mode button at the same time. isdisplayedontheLCDpanel. Press the /REMOTE and flash mode button at the same time or close the lens barrier to cancel the spot mode. Position the autofocus mark on your subject, and press the shutter release button halfway. The green lamp lights, The exposure will be locked in the center of the autofocus mark. 36 SPOT MODE To Focus and Set the Exposure for a Selected Area. Make sure
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Reposition your subject in the picture frame while keeping the shutter release button depressed halfway. Then press the shutter release button fully. Exposure can be adjusted at different points from the autofocus frame using the Spot mode. 37
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Press the /REMOTE button. is displayedontheLCDpanel. Use a tripod to hold the camera securely. Aim at your subject, and press the shutter release button. 10 sec.: Selftimer indicator lights 2 sec.: Blinks Theshutterwillbereleasedabout12seconds after the shutter release. Notes: The focus and exposure will be locked when the shutter release button is depressed halfway. The selftimer is disengaged when the shutter is released. To cancel the selftimer after it has been activated, press the /REMOTE button again. 38 SELFTIMER To Put Yourself in the Picture Make sure
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Press the /REMOTEbutton. is displayedontheLCDpanel. After shooting, press the /REMOTE button again to cancel the selftimer/remote control mode. Remote control operation is canceled automatically when not in use for morethanabout20minutes. The optional RC-100 Remote Control is required in the operation below. 39 REMOTE CONTROL (optional)
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Aim the remote control at the camera, and press the button. The shutter will be released after about 3 seconds. Notes: Use the remote control within the range shown at left. The camera will focus on the subject directly in front of it. The remote control may not work when the subject is backlit. In this case, use the selftimer. The remote control may not work when there is inverted fluorescent light near the camera. 40
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Press the MODE button for two seconds or longer. The year indication will start blinking. Pressthe SET button to correctthe year. If you press the button once, the number on the display will advance by 1. And if you keep it pressed, the numbers will run in rapid succession. 41 CORRECTING THE DATA
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Press the MODE button again. The month indication will start blinking. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to set the hour and minutes. Note: As you press the mode button, the blinking indication changes in the order of year, month, day, hour, and minute. The data correction will be finished when the mode button is pressed again. 42
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Choose the desired mode with the MODE button. The mode will switch in the described order by pressing the MODE button. No data Year-month-day Month-day-year Day-month-year Day-hour-minute The quartzdate usesthesamepowersource asthe main unit. Makesure to correctthe dataafterthe battery isreplaced. Thedatais imprinted in the lowerrightofthepicture. If there is something whitish or tinged with orange where the data is imprinted, thedata may be difficult to read. The data maynot beimprinted correctlyon the frame(s) afterthe specified final exposure ofthefilm. 43 PRINTING THE DATE AND TIME
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QUESTlONS AND ANSWERS Q: How long will the battery last? A: A new 3V lithium battery will last for roughly 15 rolls of 24-exposurefilm on which the flash was used on half of all the shots (determined under Olympus test conditions). If you do not use the flash and zoom very often, the battery will last much longer. Q: Why does the flash get hot? A: If the flash is used continuously, it may become hot. Ifthis happens, stop using the camerafor awhile. Q: Can I use infrared film? A: No, you cannot. Q: How should I clean the lens? A: Wipe the lens gently with lens cleaning tissue that has been moistened with a small amount of lens cleaning fluid. Q: Can I mount afilter or hood? A: No,youcannot. Q: What should I do when both the orange and green lamps are blinking and the camera doesn't work? A: Release your finger from the flash. 44 CAMERA MAINTENANCE
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Do notleave camera inany place exposed to excessive heat, humidity, ordirectsunlight —forexample,inacaroronthebeach. Do not expose the camera to formalin or naphthalene. If the camera gets wet, wipe it with a dry towelassoonaspossible.Thesaltin seawater can be especially damaging. Do not use organic solvents, such as alcohol or paint thinner when cleaning the camera. 45 CARE AND STORAGE
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Do not leave the camera on or near a television, refrigerator, or other appliance with a magnetic field. Do not expose the camera to dust or sand as this could cause serious damage. Do not shake or shock the camera. Do not apply excessive force to the zoom lens. Please keep the camera in a well-ventilated place. Do not expose the camera to extreme heat (over 40°C/104°F) or to extreme cold (below -10°C/14°F). Low temperatures, even within this range, may sometimes cause deterioration in battery performance, temporarily disabling the camera. 46
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When transporting the camera from a cold place to awarm place or in the event of a sudden temperature change, put the camera into a plastic bag. This allows the camera's temperature to change slowly. Once the camera has adjusted to the new temperature, you can remove it from the bag and use it. Keep your hair, hands, strap etc. away from the autofocus window, lens, AE sensor and flash. Avoid leaving the camera unused for long periods of time. This can cause mold to grow on the camera as well as other problems. Try to press the shutter release button and check the operation of camera before use. Some airport X-ray machines can damage the film in your camera. Try to avoid passing your camera through these machines. Give it to the security officer for manual inspection. This camera is controlled by a microcomputer. Problems with the microcomputer can affect or stop camera operation. If this happens, remove the batteries, then reload them and try the camera again. Strong electrical fields can also interfere with the operation of thiscameraso try to avoid places or objects that generate such fields. This camera is not suitable for professional use or for use under severe conditions. 47
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CARING FOR YOUR WATERPROOF CAMERA This camera is weatherproof; however, it is not designed for underwater use. Please note the following warnings and use the camera correctly. The camera can withstand splashing water (e.g., seaside, swimming pool side, etc.) The camera can be used in rain. And in snow. Do not wash the camera. 48
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Do not submerge the camera or attempt to take pictures underwater. Rubber gaskets are located inside the rear of the camera. Check the gaskets for wear and carefully remove any sand and dust to maintain a weatherproof seal. If the camera has been splashed by water, etc., clean the camera with a dry cloth as soon as possible. Do not touch the rubber gasket on the battery compartment cover or the rubber gasket on the camera back with excessive force. Do not remove the gaskets. Gaskets should be replaced after approximately three years, although they may require replacement earlier than that depending on use and wear. If the gaskets are damaged or need replacement, contact your nearest Olympus service center. 49
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NOTES When the camera is not used for an extended period of time, remove the battery. Keep spare battery on hand when going on a long trip or to a cold area. Sweat, oil, and so on can prevent a battery's terminals from making electrical contact. To avoid this, wipe both terminals before loading battery. 50 BATTERY HANDLING

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