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NOMENCLATURE

1. Retractable flash

2. Main switch

3. Shutter release button

4. Auto focus window

5. Self-timer indication LED

6. Lens

7. Manual power zoom button (tele/wide)

8. Spot AF button

9. Flash mode button

10. LCD panel

11. Zoom select button

12. Program select button

13. Drive button

14. Manual rewind button4.butkus.org

15. EV compensation button

16. Film window

17. Film pressure plate

18. Take-up mark

19. Film tip mark

20. Viewfinder eyepiece

21. Quick return mirror

22. Automatic film speed setting contacts

23. Film chamber

24. Film rewind shaft

25. Hand strap

26. Tripod socket

27. Battery compartment cover
 

SPECIFICATIONS

MAIN FEATURES: -35 mm TTL finder zoom camera

- 38-110 mm zoom lens

- Auto programmed zoom

- Hybrid auto focusing system

- Fully motorized film transport

- Built-in sensor flash

- TTL metering multi mode program AE

- Built-in LCD panel

FILM TYPE: 35 mm film cartridge

PICTURE SIZE: 24x36 mm

LENS: Aperture ratio: F/4.4-5.6

Focal length: f/38 mm-110 mm

Lens construction: 12 elements in 11 groups

Macro: Yes: 0.85 m (33.5") at tele position (1:5.5)

Zooming: 3 modes: auto programmed zoom, manual power zoom, tele zoom

FINDER: Type: TTL finder

Finder screen: Fine matte screen

Magnification: 0.73x (50 mm inf.)

Coverage: Vertical: 85%, Horizontal: 85%

Diopter: - 1.0

VF indication: AF indicator: multi AF OK signal, near warning spot AF OK signal, near warning

Exposure indicator: Slow speed warning, bulb mode signal4.butkus.org

Flash indicator: Flash sync. signal, recharging signal

Finder mirror: Motorized quick return mirror

FOCUSING SYSTEM: Type: Combination AF: TTL phase differential detection/Multi AF

Focus lock/cancellation: Yes

Focus range: 0.85 m (35.5") -- inf.
 

SHUTTER: Type: Electromagnetic vertical running focal plane shutter

Type of shutter release: Electromagnetic release

Shutter speed range: 1-1/1 000 sec.

Shutter bulb: Yes

Release operation: Focus priority

EXPOSURE METER:

Type: TTL metering system

Exposure control: S modes: normal, action, creative, slow sync., flash program

Photo cell: Two divided SPD (1 )

Exposure range: W: EV 4.2-EV 18.8 (ISO 100), T: EV S-EV 20 (ISO 100)

Film speed sensing: DX film sensing: ISO 25-3200

ISO 25: ISO 25 to 40, ISO 50: ISO 50 to 80, ISO 100: ISO 100 to 160, 1SO 200: ISO 200 to 320, ISO 400: ISO 400 to 640, ISO 1000: ISO 800 to 1250, ISO 1600: ISO 1600 to 2500, ISO 3200: ISO 3200 to 5000,
Non DX film to ISO 25 setting

Exposure compensation: Yes: +/- 2 EV (0.5 EV step)

Shutter speed limit: Flash program: max. 1/38-1/100 sec.

Others: max. 1 sec.

Bulb exposure: Yes

FILM TRANSPORT: Film loading: Auto loading

First frame setting: Automatic setting by closing film door

Film winding: Motorized winding

Shooting mode: 2 modes: single, continuous (approx. 1.5 frame/sec.)

Film rewinding: Motorized rewinding

Rewinding actuation: Automatic

Rewinding stop: Automatic

Rewind button: Built-in

Frame counter: by LCD panel
 

FLASH: Type: Retractable sensor flash

Flashmatic: Yes

Auto recharging: Yes

Flash guide no.: 14 (ISO 100 meter)

Effective range: (ISO 100): W: 0.85 m-5.1 m (33.5"-16.7'), T: 0.85 m-4.0 m (33.5"-13.1')

Off flash mode: Yes

Fill flash mode: Yes

Recycle time: Approx. 4 sec.

OTHER FEATURES:

Power source: Lithium battery pack (2CR5): customer replaceable 4www.butkus.org

Battery check: Yes: on LCD panel/release lock out

Film door window: Built-in

Tripod screw: Built-in: U-1/4~

Self-timer: Built-in: approx. 10 sec. cancelable4.butkus.org

Multiple: Yes, unlimited.

LCD indication: Built-in: Frame counter including film transport signal, Photographing mode indication: continuous mode, multiple exposure, self-timer

Exposure mode indication: normal program, action program, creative program

Zoom mode indication: programmed, manual power, tele zoom

Exposure compensation indication

Battery indication
Auto power shut off: Yes: approx. 60 sec.

Strap: Hand/neck strap

Filter: Attachable: 58mm

Lens hood: Attachable: 58mm

Converter lens: Attachable: Tele converter (1.4x)

Size: 126.5(W)x84.5(H)x126.5(D) mm (511~x3.4"x5.1N)
 

Weight: 710 9 25.1 oz. (without battery)

Mode buttons: exposure mode, photography mode, programmed zoom mode

Function button: main switch, rewind button, exposure compensation button, zoom button, flash switch, central spot button

Specifications subject to change without novice
 

SIMPLIFIED INSTRUCTIONS

A. Battery Installation

1 ) Insert a pointed object such as a ball-point pen into the battery cover release hole on the side of the camera and slide it in the direction indicated by the arrow to open the battery compartment. (Fig. 1 )

2) Place the battery correctly in the battery compartment in accordance with the marks inside and close the cover.

Use a 6 V lithium battery of the "2CR-5" type. (Fig. 2)

B. Battery Check

Slide the Main Power Switch to the "ON" position. If the film counter and battery check mark are lighted on the LCD panel at this time, power is being supplied to the camera circuitry. The marks will stay lighted for 60 seconds until an automatic power shut-off system goes into effect. (Fig. 3)4.butkus.org

Note:
When any of the following occurs, it means that the battery condition is too low for continued use and the battery should be replaced with a new one.

--The battery check mark is blinking.

--The battery check mark is blinking and the shutter is locked.

-- Nothing appears on the LCD panel.


Battery life: Approximately 24, 24-exposure rolls, using 50% flash. (CHINON Laboratory testing)

When a new battery is correctly installed and the LCD indication is still not displayed correctly remove the battery and reinstall it again.

A memory back up system memorizes the frame counter as well as the film speed for a short time even without a battery. However, it is recommended to replace the battery as quickly as possible.
 

C. Setting the Film Speed

Using films with DX coding is recommended. In this case, the proper film speed will be set by the camera automatically Film can be used with ratings from ISO 25 to 3200. (Fig. 4)

 

Note:
For reversal (slide) film, please use ISO 25, 50, 100, 200, 400, 1000 or 1600.

For films without DX coding, the camera is set automatically at ISO 25. Only use non DX film with an ISO 25 rating. However, if non-Dx films with ratings of ISO 50 or 100 are used, the camera can be adjusted for them by using the built-in exposure compensation system (See page 50 in the Applied Use section for exposure compensation instructions).4.butkus.org

Please keep the camera's DX contact points and the DX information panels on the film cartridges clean. (Fig. 5)

 

D. Loading a Film: Automatic Film Loading

The film should be carefully loaded into the camera, without being subjected to direct sunlight.

1 ) Turn the Main Power Switch to the "OFF" position.

2) Open the back cover by pushing the back cover release button in the direction of the arrow. (Fig. 6)

3) Insert the film cartridge and pull out the film so that the trimmed end lines up with the film tip mark. The length of film pulled out shouldn't be either too short or too long against the position of the film tip mark. If it was pulled out too much, adjust it by rewinding the film back into the film cartridge so that the trimmed end lines up with the film tip mark. Make sure that the film lies flat between the film guides.

 

4) Close the back cover. (Fig. 7) The film will be advanced automatically to the first frame. Turn the Main Power Switch to the "ON" position and make sure the counter on the LCD panel shows "1".

Note:
If the frame counter on the LCD panel is blinking "0" after the back cover has been closed, it means that the film has not been loaded correctly. Open up the back cover and insert the film correctly again.

 

With non-DX films or ISO 25 DX films, if the "0" remains lighted on the LCD panel after the back cover has been closed, it also means that the film has not been loaded correctly Open up the back cover and insert the film correctly again.

Always set the Main Power Switch to "OFF" while loading the film.
 

E. Holding the Camera

Hold the camera in such a way that your elbow is securely touching your body to ensure camera steadiness and to avoid the possibility of camera shake. (Fig. 8)

Hold the camera so that your fingers, the carrying strap etc. will not cover any part of the flash unit, lens, or the AF measuring windows.

Gently press the shutter release button. When the telephoto lens is in use, be particularly careful to avoid any camera movement.

When the camera is not in use, always return the Main Power Switch to the "OFF" position.

F. Viewfinder Information

1 ) Viewfinder frame

2) Autofocus frame
The TTL AF mode and the central spot of the Multi AF focus areas.

3) Evaluative metering central measuring area.

4) Flash Ready Signal
When the flash is fully charged, this light will glow steadily. While the flash is recharging, the same light will blink until the flash recharging is completed.

5) AF OK signal

When blinking, this indicator warns that the camera-to-subject distance is too close for proper focus. The camera shutter cannot be released in either the single or continuous shooting modes if this condition occurs.4.butkus.org

6) Slow Shutter Speed Warning

When blinking, this indicator warns that the automatically selected shutter speed is too slow for non flash photography or slow flash sync photography. When it glows steadily,  the bulb exposure mode will be utilized upon releasing the shutter. The flash will fire, even in the bulb mode, if the flash is in the open position. In both instances, a tripod is suggested.

G. LCD Panel Display

1) Image Program Mode/Program AE indication

2) Auto Composing Mode

3) Tele Converter Mode

4) Exposure Compensation Indication

5) Frame Counter

6) Continuous Shooting Mode

7) Self-timer Mode

8) Battery Check Mark

 
                           1.                   8.   7.

H. Auto focus Photography

The camera incorporates an auto focusing system combining both a TTL Passive AF and an Infrared Active Multi AF systems: the Dual Mode Auto focusing System. Depending upon the subject situation, the optimum AF system will be automatically selected for pin-point auto focusing accuracy.

1 ) Position the camera so that the subject is set within the auto focus frame of the viewfinder. (Fig. 9)

2) Press the release button gently. The focus distance will be measured and set automatically. Once the focus has been completed, the "AF OK" mark in the viewfinder will light up and the subject in the viewfinder will be visible in sharp detail. This is a visual confirmation that the subject will be correctly focused in the picture. (Fig. 10)

3) When the camera-to-subject distance is too close, the AF OK mark in the viewfinder frame will blink and the shutter release will be locked. In this case, position the camera further away from the subject and focus again. (Fig. 11 )

 
4) Once the AF OK mark is lighted and focus is visibly confirmed by the viewfinder, press the shutter release button all the way down to take the photograph.
(Fig. 12)4.butkus.org

Note:
Since the TTL viewfinder enables a visible focusing confirmation, when your main subject is not sharply in focus in the viewfinder, press the shutter release button halfway again for refocusing.

Never push or turn the lens as the camera's micro computer always detects and memorizes the exact position of lens focusing each time the focusing is completed. If the lens is accidentally pushed or turned, turn off the camera by sliding the Main Power Switch to "OFF" to initialize the camera's memory before shooting again.

If the camera-to-subject distance is closer than 85 cm (33.5 inches), the AF OK mark will blink and the shutter release will be locked. The camera should then be positioned further away from the subject so that the picture can be taken.
 

I. Multi Image Program Shooting (for basic snap shooting)

The camera utilizes a Multi Image Program shooting mode. By selecting either the Standard Image Program Mode, Sport/Portrait Image Program Mode or the Landscape Image Program Mode, depending upon the subject situation, an optimum composing angle will be automatically selected along with an optimum programmed exposure setting.

The Following is the procedure for the Standard Image Program Mode which is designed for general picture taking situations and provides the best results for snap shooting.

1)  Press the Zoom Mode Button (Fig. 13) so that the LCD panel shows the Auto Composing Mode ~ indication.

2)  Press the Program AE select button. (Fig. 14) Each time that this button is pressed the Program AE indication mark on the LCD panel will change ( ~ ~ p ~ ~ ). Press the Program AE select button until the LCD panel indicates P . (Fig. 15)

3)  Look through the viewfinder and point the camera at the main subject and gently press the shutter release button halfway. The camera will then automatically compose the picture by zooming the lens as well as precisely setting the focus. (Fig. 16)

4)  Once the composing and focusing is completed, press the shutter release button all the way down to take the picture.

Note:
For more details on Multi Image Program shooting, see the applied use section  (Page 30).

Never push or turn the lens as the camera's micro computer always detects and memorizes the exact position of the lens each time the focusing is completed. If the lens is accidentally pushed or turned, turn off the camera by sliding the Main Power Switch to "OFF" to initialize the camera's memory before shooting again.

The LCD indication will automatically disappear after 60 seconds upon completion of picture taking. Pressing either the shutter release button (half way), Zoom Select but ton, Drive button, Program AE select button, Manual Zoom button or Flash button will automatically reset the zoom lens to the Wide Angle Position
(38 mm) and the LCD indication will be activated again.

 

J. Shooting with Manual Power Zooming

When you wish to control the picture composition yourself, set the camera for the Manual Power Zooming mode.4.butkus.org

 

1) Press the Zoom Mode button so that the Auto Zoom mark "*" on the LCD panel disappears. (Fig. 17)

 

2) Lens zooming can now be controlled by pressing the Manual Zoom buttons (Tele or Wide) on top of the camera. (Fig. 18)

 

 

3) Look through the viewfinder and compose the picture by pressing the Manual Zoom buttons. Once the desired picture composition is completed, press the shutter release button all the way down to take a picture. (Fig. 19)

Note:
While in the Power Zoom Mode, any of the three Auto Exposure Mode Program can be selected by pressing the Program AE select button, regardless of the lens focal length Setting.

When you wish to change from the Manual Zoom mode to the Multi Image Program Composing Mode, press the Zoom button so that the Auto Composing Mode symbol ",.~.," appears on the LCD panel. (Fig. 20)

Turning the Main Power Switch to the "OFF" position and then back "ON" will also change the Manual Power Zoom mode to the Auto Composing Mode mode.

The LCD indication will automatically disappear after 60 seconds upon completion of picture taking. Pressing either the shutter release button (half way), Zoom Select but ton, Drive button, Program AE Select button, Manual Zoom button or Flash button will automatically reset the zoom lens to the Wide Angle Position
(38 mm) and the LCD
 

K. Flash Photography

The camera utilizes an Automatic Sensor Flash system which is designed to measure ambient light intensity and then activate and fire the built-in flash when needed. The sensor flash of the camera works automatically only when the flash is in the open position. (Fig. 21 )

1 ) Slide across the flash button to pop up to the flash into its operating position. (Fig. 22)

2) Gently press the shutter release button half way. If the flash is necessary, the " " mark in the viewfinder lights up or blinks to signal that the automatic sensor flash mode is in operation. (Fig. 23)

3) If the " " mark lights up continually, it means the flash is fully charged and ready to fire. Press the shutter release button all the way down to take a flash picture. (Fig. 24)
 
 

4) If the " " mark blinks, it means the flash is being charged. Flash charging takes approximately 4 seconds. Immediately upon completion of the flash charging, the " " mark will light up continually and the camera will be ready for flash photography.

Note:
When the flash is in the closed position and the " " mark in the viewfinder blinks, the flash is needed. Slide across the flash button to pop the flash up and then take the picture.

The flash can be charged even if the shutter release button is fully depressed. In this case, immediately upon completion of the flash charging, the shutter will be released. Therefore, to avoid accidental exposures, it is recommended that the shutter release button not be fully depressed during flash charging.

Flash effective range.

ISO 100  ISO 400
Tele 0.85-4.0 m  0.85-8.0 m
33.5"-12.3'  33.5"-26.2'
Wide  0.85 - 5.1 m  0.85-10.0 m
33.5"-15.7' 33.5"-32.8'


 
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