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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INSTALLING THE BATTERIES
ATTACHING TO THE CAMERA
FILM SPEED SETTING
DATA IMPRINT POSITION IN THE PICTURE
SETTING THE DATE AND TIME
Changing the order of year/month/day
INPUTTING AND CORRECTING DATA
INTERVAL TIMER SETTING
1. Film type window
2. LCD window
3. MODE key
4. MEMORY key
5. SELECT key
6. UP key
7. DOWN key
8 Camera back hinge release
9. Battery cover
10. Signal contacts
11. Film pressure plate
12. Imprint slot
TYPE: Digital data imprinting unit with LCD (Liquid Crystal display) for CHINON CP-7m SLR cameras, interchangeable with CP-7m back cover. DATA IMPRINTING: Data will be imprinted simultaneously with the shutter release of the CP-7m. Data is imprinted from the back side of the camera.4.butkus.org
FILM SPEED SETTING: Film speed is automatically adjusted according to the ISO setting in the CP-7m body. Two-step switch over at ISO 100 - 320 and ISO 400-1600.
NUMBER OF IMPRINTING CHARACTERS: Up to 10
including (Heart), & : < > + - * / ' . ! ?
1. date and data
2. time and data
4. date and time
5. no data
6. interval operation control
FIVE FUNCTION KEYS: MODE, MEMORY, SELECT, UP and DOWN keys.
LCD DISPLAY PANEL: Built-in for data readout.
INTERVAL TIMER MODES:
1. Shutter release for a specific date and time can be set.
2. Shutter release for interval time sequences can be set from 1 second up to 99 hours 59 minutes 59 seconds.
3. Shutter opening in Bulb time mode can be set from 1 second up to 99 hours 59 minutes 59 seconds.
4. Sequence settings can be set for up to 99 exposures.
DATA MEMORY: Can memorize 5 different data with up to 10 characters with each MEMO.
BATTERY CHECK: Weak batteries will be indicated via flashing LCD readout.
CHECK TIME ERROR: Within +30 seconds monthly.
POWER SOURCE: 2 pcs lithium batteries (CR-1/3N). 4www.butkus.org
BATTERY LIFE: Approximately three years.
SIZE: 134.3(W) x 58.9(H) x 14.6(D) mm (5.29" x 2.32 x 0.57")
WEIGHT: 83 9 (2.9 oz) without battery.
INSTALLING THE BATTERIES
2. "86-1-1" will appear in the LCD window.
2. When the LCD panel blinks continuously, the batteries should be replaced
immediately as they are too
weak to operate the INFO BACK-3 properly.
Installing the batteries
1. Insert a sharp pointed object into the area marked (see drawing) and lift to open the cover.
2. Take out the old batteries and install two of the same kind of 1/3N type lithium batteries. Do not mix battery brands or mix old with new ones since it might cause battery leakage or an explosion.
3. Close the battery cover. When new batteries are installed, all the data memories will be erased and have to be set again.
2. Use of the unit at temperatures between -10°C and +50°C (14°F
and 122°F) is recommended for
normal operation of the liquid crystal.
2. To mount the INFO BACK-3 insert its lower shaft into the lower hinge.
Then depress the retaining pin,
align it with the upper hinge and let go of the pin to lock it in.4.butkus.org
2. When using non-DX film faster than ISO 400, it is suggested that
only the "no data" mode be utilized.
2. When using film with other than ISO 100-1600, the imprinted data
may be faint or blurry.
It is also suggested to use the "no data" mode.
The data will be imprinted in the picture as illustrated.
SETTING THE DATE AND TIME
1. Press the MODE key to select the imprinting mode of date and time.
3. By pressing the SELECT key, the correctable number changes from "minute"
then "year", "month" and "day", in order.
2. Press the (up arrow) key for two seconds. Positioning of the year/month/day
to day/month/year and month/ day/year, in order.
Changing the order is not possible when in the date-and-time mode.
Changing to and from the 12 and 24 hour timing modes
2. Press the ~ key for two seconds. Time will be indicated b, the 12 hour system.
This operation is not possible when in the date-and-time mode.
INPUTTING AND CORRECTING DATA
2. Five data memories of up to 10 characters including space can be
input into memory.
Press the SELECT key and choose from MEMO 1 to MEMO 5.
The stored data if any will appear right after the MEMO number is shown.
3. Press the MEMORY key and "_" will blink, indicating data can be put
where the "_" blinks.
If there is already data stored, "_" will blink over the position where the new character can be inserted.4.butkus.org
A B C D E F G H l J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
(Heart), & : < > + - * / ' . ! ?
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Blank (no data)
5. Press the SELECT key, the data input indication "_" (blinking) will
move forward by one space
each time SELECT the key is pressed.
Select desired data by the (up arrow) or (down arrow) key.
6. Repeat procedure #5 above. Up to 10 characters can be input.
7. By pressing the MEMORY key, the blinking will stop and "I" will be
The INFO BACK-3 is now ready to imprint data.4.butkus.org
When you want to delete the data stored in the specific MEMO number, follow these steps:
2. Press the SELECT key to choose the specific MEMO number that you
wish to delete.
The stored data will appear right after the MEMO number is shown.
3. Press the MEMORY key.
2. Depress the camera's shutter release button to take a photograph.
The selected data will be automatically imprinted, blink on the LCD panel for 2 seconds
to confirm the imprinting.
2. If yo do not intend to imprint any data on the film, press the MODE key to display "no data".
When using the interval timer mode, the starting date, starting time,
interval time, the number of pictures to be taken and long release time
can be set.
1. Press the MODE key to recall any mode.
2. Press again the MODE key for 2 seconds or more to display "INTERVAL". Setting the Start Date
3. Press the SELECT key to display "START DATE".
4. Press the MEMORY key and the number input area will blink.
Press the SELECT key to select date and month. Press the (up arrow) or (down arrow) key to
set the starting date for the interval timer operation.
5. Press the MEMORY key again. The will stop and the starting date will be in the memory.
NOTE: This operation is limited to the life of the camera's battery system. The starting date must be set within a month's duration when using a fresh set of either "M" batteries or a 2CR5 type lithium battery in the camera body.
Setting the Start Time
7. Press the MEMORY key and then press the SELECT key to select the
hour and minute.
Press the (up arrow) or (down arrow) key to set the starting time for interval timer operation.
8. Press the MEMORY key to place the starting time into the memory.4.butkus.org
10. Press the MEMORY key and then press the SELECT key to select the correct hour, minute or second between exposure. Press the (up arrow) or (down arrow) key to select the desired interval time.
11. Press the MEMORY key to place the selected interval time into the memory.
the Interval Count (number of exposed frames)
13. Press the MEMORY key and then press the SELECT key. And operate
the (up arrow) or (down arrow)
to select the number of frames to be exposed during the interval timer operation.
14. Press the MEMORY key to place the frame count into memory.
Setting the Release Time (long exposure mode)
Set the camera's exposure mode to the "B" (bulb) position.
16. Press the MEMORY key and then press the SELECT key to set the desired
duration: hours, minutes and seconds.
Press the (up arrow) or (down arrow) key to select the desired exposure time.
17. Press the MEMORY key to place the exposure time into memory.
1. The shutter opening in the bulb mode can be set from 1 second up to 99 hours 59 minutes and 59 seconds.
3. When using the interval time operation in camera modes other than
mode, the "RE TIME" must be set to "0:00 00".
4. The exposure time in "RE TIME" mode must be shorter in duration than
the interval time
setting or the operation will not start.4.butkus.org
When the interval time mode is to start without delay, set the Start
Date and Start Time as follows:
1. Set the Start Date to "- - - -" Or set either position of month or day to "-".
2. Set the Start Time to "0: - -".
2. When imprinted data is desired, the data must be displayed on the LCD panel.
3. Set the camera's main switch to ON.
2) When the self-timer or long exposure time is set by using the controls
on the camera's body,
the INFO BACK-3's interval time functions will not operate.
4. Compose and focus the subject. A tripod or other steadying device is recommended.
2) Do not set "RE TIME" in modes other than the Bulb mode.
3) Do not set "RE TIME" (long exposure time) longer than the "INT TIME" (interval time).
2. Do not use cleaning solution such as lacquer, thinner or MEK, it will dissolve plastic components.
3. To clean the unit, use a soft cloth without any solution.
4. Rough handling may result in damage to the unit.
2. At low temperatures (0°C or below), performance of the LCD may decline.
Box and actual front display
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