Olympus OZ 105R
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The OZ 105R is a 35mm compact camera from Olympus. A similar version called Superzoom 105R and ∞ Accura Zoom 105R (Infinity Accura Zoom 105R) was also available.
This compact uses a 38 to 105mm f/4.5-f/8.9 zoom lens made from 6 elements in 5 groups. Adjusting the zoom range can done with a zoom lever switch on the top of the body by the shutter release. Pull this towards T to zoom in and W to zoom out. Focus lock is possible by half pressing the shutter release. It has a focusing range of 0.6m to infinity. It is protected by a sliding cover that also acts as the power switch. The top of the body also has a LCD display which has exposure counter, battery check, self-timer, exposure mode and flash mode setting information.
The viewfinder is a zooming type which contains a AF mark and close-up correction frame marks. Use the close-up correction marks for a focus distance of 0.6m. There is also a orange flash LED and a AF indicator which lights up green when focus is set but flashes when focus cannot be achieved. To the right of the finder eye port. On the left is a diopter adjustment knob.
The built-in flash recycles in less than 7 seconds. It has a range of 0.6 to 4.9m in wide angle, in telephoto 0.6 to 2.5m with ISO 100 film. With 400 ISO film in wide-angle from 0.6 to 9.8m, and in telephoto of 0.6 to 5.0m. Flash modes include Auto, Auto-S (red-eye reduction), off, fill flash and night modes. This can be adjusted with the flash button on top of the camera.
The metering system features a 3-zone light metering system that can be switchable to spot metering mode. Spot mode can be enabled by pressing the flash and self-timer button simultaneously. The self-timer has a delay of 12 seconds. There is a red timer LED indicator on the front of the camera between the flash and finder. It will blink when the countdown reaches 2 seconds. Pressing the timer button during countdown will cancel the countdown. After a self-timer exposure; the camera will return to normal exposure mode.
The film transport is automatic loading and advances to the first frame when the camera back is closed. Film is automatically advanced and rewinds after each roll, a blinking E is displayed on the LCD after the film is rewound. Mid-roll rewind is also possible, with a recessed button on the base of the camera. Film speeds of ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, and 3200 can be used. Recommended film speed is DX coded 400 ISO, non DX film is set to ISO 100. A film emulsion window is on the back of the camera. The camera is powered by a CR123A battery, which last approx 15 rolls of 24 exposure film with half of the photos exposed with flash.