Edit: Since writing this post, I have also written a review of this brilliantly crap camera – Olympus AF-10 Super or: Pushing the functional limits of a crap point & shoot.
Something about the cheap little Olympus AF-10 super appealed to me when I first picked it up. It feels solid (well apart from the battery door that is now taped on), it feels responsive, and above all that, it has a flash switch. An actual off/on/auto switch… Which would be brilliant apart from the fact that – despite it being a manually controlled switch when the “clam shell” is open – as you slide it closed, it switches the switch mechanically back to auto.
I didn’t actually realise this until I started using the thing. I set it to flash off, expecting it to stay that way and It kept setting back to auto. I even thought I must have been knocking it until I had a play with the switch and the door. Since I liked it when I thought I had control over the flash, when I realised I didn’t, I also realised I didn’t like it that much any more. Time, to get the Dremel out!
First thing to do was to pop the sliding door off a locate whatever it was that was pushing the switch. It was as simple as I was hoping… Just a little plastic tab.
Bye bye, little plastic tab. (I love my Dremel)
If only it were this simple a mod on the mju-ii…
So does this make the AF-10 Super a good camera? Well, time will tell, I haven’t finished the first roll yet, but I suspect probably not, but it does make it a slightly better one… It’s been fun finding out to, especially as it gave me an excuse to get the Dremel out!
Cheers for reading