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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Shoulder strap instructions
Setting the film speed
Setting the exposure mode
Three-stage programmed AE
Mode reset button
Unloading exposed film
I. Three-stage programmed AE mode
II. Taking pictures in A mode
III. Taking pictures in M mode
"Bulb" operation (B mode)
Depth of field
Care of the camera
1) Multiple exposure (M.E.) switch
2) Exposure mode elector
3) UP/DOWN button
4) Mode reset button
5) Main switch
6) Shutter release button
7) Self-timer LED
8) Lens lock release lever
9) Accessory shoe (hot shoe)
10) SELF/TIME button
11) ISO/EV button
12) Data panel
13) Aperture ring
14) Cable release socket
15) Depth of field scale
16) Focusing ring
17) AE lock button
18) Viewfinder eyepiece
19) Film guide rail
20) Film rail4.butkus.org
21) Rewind shaft
22) Back cover release lever
23) Back cover release button
24) DX film contacts
25) Focal plane shutter
26) Tripod socket
27) Film window
28) Film pressure plate
29) Data back contacts
30) Camera back
32) Take-up spool
33) Leader index
34) Battery compartment cover
35) Rewind button
36) Rewind switch protection cover
Manual Setting: ISO 25~5000 for non DX coded film
Exposure Compensation: -4.0 EV to +4.0 EV with 1/2 EV increments (for DX coded film)
Action: The program designed for fast-moving objects. The lens aperture stays open up to the shutter speed of 1/500 sec. Between 1/500 and 1/2000 sec. the aperture varies in accordance with the programmed shutter speed.
Normal: The program designed for general photography. The lens aperture stays open up to the shutter speed of 1/60 sec. Between 1/60 and 1/2000 the aperture varies in accordance with the programmed shutter speeds.
Creative: The program designed for slow moving objects or depth of field control. The lens aperture stays open up to the shutter speed of 1/8 sec. At faster than 1/8 sec., the aperture varies in accordance with the programmed shutter speed.
The CP-7m is equipped with a large LCD panel that displays important camera function information.
1 ) Exposure modes
2) Three stage program modes
3) DX film mark
4) Exposure compensation reminder
5) Film counter/self-timer countdown/"bulb" and "interval timer" elapsed time
6) Self-timer indication
7) Shutter speed/film speed indication
8) ISO mark
Inside the viewfinder, essential information is displayed by multicolored digital LEDs.
1) Flash ready LED (red)
2) Action program (green)
3) Normal program (green)
4) Creative program (green)
5) Over exposure LED (red)
6) Shutter speed LED (green/orange)
7) Under exposure LED (red) In the viewfinder, shutter speed LEDs are indicated between as one full stop while shutter speeds are indicated by one half stops with A or P mode on the LCD panel. When the shutter speed is set from 2 to 8 seconds, the under exposure LED lights up, and when slower than 8 seconds, the LED flickers.
SHOULDER STRAP INSTRUCTIONS
Your CP-7m is equipped with a universal bayonet mount which accepts all interchangeable lenses
with "K", "KA" or "RK" bayonet mounts.
The CP-7m uses four (4) AA size 1.5 V alkaline batteries or a 6 V lithium battery (2CR-5 type).
Number of Film Cartridges:
When using a roll of 36 - exposure film, the following
data was observed during laboratory testing.
|Lithium battery (2CR-5)||Four 1.5 V AA - size alkaline batteries|
|150 rolls||80 rolls|
NOTE: Although "AA" type Ni-Cad rechargeable battery can be used, their performance will be very limited. Make sure that the Ni-Cad battery can be fitted easily into the CP-7m without undue force.
Set the main switch to the "S" or "C" position, and depress the shutter release halfway (Fig. 9). Fresh batteries should be installed in any of the following cases. When all displays on LCD data panel blink. When shutter release button is depressed all the way down, the shutter will not release and all displays on LCD panel and LED indication in the viewfinder will not light up.
MAIN SWITCH (S/C Mode
To prevent accidental exposures and to conserve battery power, the main switch should be set to the "L" position. When the main switch is set to the "L" position, all the electric circuitry is shut off and the shutter release is locked. The LCD display panel will be switched off. To operate the camera, set the main switch to the "S" or "C" position (Fig. 10). S - Single-frame mode: film is advanced one single frame after each exposure. C - Continuous mode: film is advanced continuously at up to two and half frames per second as long as the shutter release button is kept fully depressed.
The CP-7m features a two-stage electromagnetic shutter release (Fig. 11).
1. When the shutter
2. When the button is fully depressed, it will trigger the shutter
1. Set main switch to the "S" or "C" position.
2. Open the back cover by pressing the back cover release button and sliding the back cover release lever downward (Fig. 1 2).
3. Insert a film cartridge into the film chamber with the protruding end of the cartridge positioned toward the bottom of the camera (Fig. 13).
4. Extend the trimmed end of the film up to the yellow leader index. Make sure that the lower perforations of the film engage the teeth on sprocket (Fig. 14).
5. Close the camera back firmly until it locks with a click (Fig. 15).
6. The camera will automatically advance the film
to the first frame, and "1 " will appear in the frame counter in the LCD
If the frame counter still shows "O", open the back cover and re-load the film properly.
With DX film, ISO number will appear during loading.
When loading is completed, the DX mark and the metered data (shutter speed)
are displayed and the film speed is automatically set. The metered data
(shutter speed) remains displayed for 12 seconds. picture (A)
With non-DX film, after loading is completed, the data panel will display the ISO mark blinking for 12 seconds, indicating to set the correct film speed.— (B)
SETTING THE FILM
SETTING THE EXPOSURE MODE
The CP-7m features a three stage programmed AE mode (P - Program, P. A - ACTION, P.C - CREATIVE), aperture priority (A) mode, a metered manual (M) mode and bulb (B) mode. To set the exposure mode, simply press down the desired mode at the corner of the exposure mode selector. One press on P mode will result in normal "P", another press in "P - ACTION" and a third press in "P - CREATIVE" (Fig. 18). See EXPOSURE MODES for further details.
The CP-7m is equipped with three program modes of normal "P", "P - ACTION" and "P - CREATIVE". Normal "P" mode can be used in most cases.
The CP-7m automatically selects the most suitable combination of shutter speed and aperture for the optimum exposure. The programmed AE mode is ideal for general picture taking by shooting very quickly and easily, eliminating troublesome exposure setting according to light conditions.
MODE RESET BUTTON
When you want to quickly set the camera to the normal Program mode from P - ACTION, P - CREATIVE, A, M or B. simply press and release the mode reset button.
1. The mode reset button pressed and released, exposure mode is set to the normal Program and "P" is displayed in data panel and "P" LED lights up in the viewfinder (Fig. 20). Any exposure adjustment and self-timer are canceled.
2. When the mode reset button is pressed and released, the metered shutter speed in the normal "P" mode is displayed in the data panel for 12 seconds. When the mode reset button is pressed and released after the self-timer is activated the metered shutter speed is displayed in the data panel for one second: the self-timer is cancelled without exposing a frame.
At the center of the viewfinder is a split image with microprism collar which is then surrounded by a ground glass. When the camera is In focus, the image on three focusing aids becomes sharpest. While observing the subject through the viewfinder, turn the lens focus ring until the upper and lower split images match up to form a uniform image (Fig. 21). This split image focusing is particularly helpful when the subject is dominated by vertical lines. The microprism is also very helpful; when out of focus; the image on the microprism will be composed of a collection of asterisks (Fig. 22). These sparkling asterisks will disappear when the focus is properly set. You can double check the focus seeing by the image on the ground glass. You can also focus indirectly. Actually measure or estimate the distance to the subject and set the lens focus ring to the appropriate seeing (Fig. 23).4.butkus.org
UNLOADING EXPOSED FILM
When the film in the camera is fully exposed, the number in the film counter remains blinking for 12 seconds. All other LCD displays will disappear at this time.
The CP-7m is designed with a unique flash system,
making flash photography simple. The CP-7m offers a wide range of uses,
such as X sync at 1/100 sec. with A and M modes, and also slower sync flash
The CP-7m is equipped with an electronic self timer with a red LED and a unique "up to 90 minute" setting. Film is automatically advanced one frame after the exposure is completed.
1. Press the SELF/TIME button to activate self-timer for a 10 seconds delay (Fig. 27).
2. Focus the subject and depress the shutter release
bottom The self-timer LED
will start blinking. The frame counter displays the remaining seconds until the
shutter will be released.
To cancel operation: Press the ISO/EV button.
After the self-timer operation has
started, you can cancel it by pressing the SELF/TIME button, however, self-timer
mode still remains in effect. You can also cancel it by pressing the mode reset button, but the exposure mode is set to the normal "P" mode after cancellation.
2. The self-timer LED starts blinking with 10 seconds remaining prior to exposure and stays lit at 2 seconds prior to the exposure (Fig. 29).
3. If you wish to see the frame counter during self-timer operation, press the UP/DOWN button in either end.4.butkus.org
I. Three-stage Programmed AE Mode
The CP-7m is designed with a three-stage program, which gives you greater photographic versatility: select any program based on your photographic needs (Fig. 30, Table A).
Unlike other program cameras, the CP-7m functions perfectly with "K" (even "KA" or "RK") mount lenses even in program mode. Generally, you should set the aperture at its minimum seeing. Although you can take a perfectly exposed picture at any aperture setting, the applicable programmed range is limited. The program AE signal LED is useful to check the lens aperture seeing for program modes. The programmed AE viewfinder LED for P. PA or PC in use will "flicker" when the lens aperture is within four stops of the full maximum aperture. Set the aperture within the range so that the programmed AE signal LED will not "flicker". On the other hand, if you would not stop down any further than a particular f/stop, simply set the aperture ring to the desired aperture.
Metering and Program Applicable Range
Metering range is a range which the exposure meter (a silicon blue cell) can obtain a properly exposed image. The program applicable range is a range where the program combination of aperture and shutter is applicable. For example, using a 50 mm F1.4 lens at ISO 100, the metering range is EV+1 (F1.4, 1 sec.) to EV+20 (F22, 1/2000 sec.), darkened area in TABLE A. The metering range varies according to film speed.
After you have set the exposure mode selector to "A" and selected the desired aperture, the camera will automatically select
the required stepless shutter speed from 8 sec. to a fast 1/2000 sec. The "A" mode is convenient for taking pictures at specific aperture settings
based on your individual needs.
F-Stop Number Guide
The following f-stop settings are general guidelines for your use.
With ISO 100 film
|Lighting Conditions||F-Stop Number Range|
You can manually control
EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT (P, A MODE)
The camera exposure setting may be affected if there
is a big gap between brightness of a main subject and background.
This will result in under or over exposed pictures. In these cases, you
should use the exposure adjustment system. You can also use the system
when you wish to create a deliberate effect of over or under exposure.
You can change the exposure factor up to four full stops either plus or
minus in 1/2 EV (Exposure Value) increments
When using DX-coded film
1. Press the ISO/EV button to display ISO number and exposure adjustment (Fig. 36).
2. While pressing the ISO/EV button, press the UP/DOWN button to set your film speed to the desired exposure adjustment position (Fig. 37).
3. Be sure to return the exposure adjustment to "0" after use.
NOTE: "+" and "-" symbols indicate over- and under-exposure respectively.
Press the mode reset button to reset the exposure adjustment to "0".
You can confirm the adjusted value by pressing the ISO/EV bottom
When using non-DX film
The adjusted value will not be displayed. While pressing ISO/EV button, press the UP/DOWN button to change the film sped for the proper exposure adjustment.4.butkus.org
Exposure adjustment at ISO 100
|Film speed||Adjusted value|
Under normal circumstances, the CP-7m will produce
perfectly exposed photographs, due to the integrated automatic exposure
circuitry. However, some lighting conditions might occur that could misguide
the system, such as subjects with a very high contrast or strongly backlit
scenes. In such cases, the AE lock (exposure memory) system should be used.
1. Set the exposure mode selector in the "A" position (Fig. 38).
2. Look through the viewfinder and center your subject in the split image/microprism center spot (Fig. 39). If necessary, approach the subject and use the tele-photo seeing when using zoom lenses.
3. While pressing the shutter release button halfway, press the AE lock button (Fig. 40). "A" will blink on the data panel. The exposure (shutter speed) will be memorized as long as the AE lock button is pressed.
4. Focus and compose the subject in the viewfinder as you desire then press the shutter release button all the way to take the photograph.
The CP-7m is equipped with an unlimited multiple
1. Slide the multiple exposure switch in the direction of the arrow (Fig. 41). The film counter frame on the data panel will blink for 12 seconds after the panel is activated by partial depression of the shutter release.
2. Release the shutter to take the picture. The film will not advance and only the shutter will be charged; the film counter will not advance. You can make unlimited multiple exposures on any single frame.
3. Set the multiple exposure switch to the original OFF position after use.
After taking a picture, and if the multiple exposure switch is moved to the OFF position with the film counter frame blinking, film will be advanced to next frame. After 12 seconds, the panel indicator will stop blinking. After that time, if the multiple exposure switch is returned to the OFF position, partial depression of the shutter release button or pressing any one of the exposure mode selector, the ISO/EV button or the SELF/TIME button will result in advancing the film one full frame.
When shooting night scenes or long time exposure
for more than 8 seconds duration, use "B" mode. The reflex mirror will
shift to the open (up) position while the shutter release button is pressed.
Use of a cable release and a tripod is recommended for stability to prevent
vibration during exposures.
1. Set the exposure mode selector in the "B" position (Fig. 42).
2. Rotate aperture ring to set the desired f/stop (Fig. 43).
3. Press the shutter release button all the way to start the bulb operation. Elapsed exposure time is shown in the frame counter position in seconds up to 60 seconds, and in minute increments from 1 to up to 90 minutes.
The CP-7m features a unique interval timer that can
be set for intervals of up to an incredible 90 minutes.
DEPTH OF FIELD
"Depth of field" designates the nearest and furthest
limits of the area that will be sharply defined in the picture in front
of and beyond the subject. Depth of field is controlled by f/ stop ring
on the lens. The larger the lens opening (f/stop), the shallower is the
depth of field. The smaller the lens opening, the greater the depth of
field will become (Fig. 51 ).
Depth of Field Scale:
The depth of field scale indicates (after focusing)
the approximate area that will be sharp in the picture. Locate on the depth
of field scale the corresponding pair of f/stop figures. The distance between
these two f/ stop figures on the focusing ring will be the area of greatest
sharpness in your picture (Fig. 52).
If you intend to take infrared photographs using infrared film and R2 or 02 filter, an extra focusing adjustment must be made. After focusing note the distance seeing aligned with the focus index, and move that figure over to the red infrared mark engraved on the lens (Fig. 53). Focus adjustment is not required when using infrared color films.
Read the instructions packed with the infrared film for further information.
The metering display remains on for 12 seconds after the shutter release button has been depressed (halfway), or the exposure mode selector, ISO/EV button or SELF/TIME button is pressed once. After 12 seconds have passed, the metering display will disappear. The CP-7m is equipped with a condenser for memory backup which can store the information of frame number, film speed, exposure mode, exposure adjusted value and shutter speed set at M for up to five hours after the batteries are removed when all displays on LCD data panel comes to flicker (batteries almost exhausted).
· Standard Lenses
50 mm t/1.4 multicoated
50 mm f/1.7 multicoated
50 mm f/1.9
· Wide angle Lenses
17 mm t/3.5 multicoated
28 mm f/2.8 multicoated
· Telephoto Lenses
135 mm f/2.8 multicoated
300 mm f/5.6 multicoated
500 mm f/8 reflex type
· Zoom Lenses
28-70 mm f/2.8-4.2 multicoated
35-80 mm f/3.5-4.8 multicoated
35-105 mm f/3.5-4.5 multicoated
35-200 mm f/4-5.6 multicoated
70-210 mm f/4-5.6 multicoated
75-200 mm f/4-4.8 multicoated
75-300 mm f/5.6 multicoated
· Auto Focus Lens
35-70 mm f/3.5-4.5 multicoated
CHINON AUTO "S" series available Filters (ND2X, ND4X, 1A, PL, Y2 49 mm)
Hard rubber eyepiece.
Eyepiece adapter (-3, +1, +3)
Auto extension ring
Bellows Mini copy stand
Cable release (13 inch)
Deluxe carrying case
Wideband Strap with CHINON logo
Your CP-7m is a precision instrument. Used with care, it will provide years of service. Protect your camera from dirt, rain, dampness and excessive heat. Avoid touching the lens. To clean the lens wipe it gently with a soft lint less cloth or lens tissue. Do not use eyeglass tissues as they might damage the lens coating.