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1. Attaching the finder cap and strap
2. Mount the lens
3. Set lens at "P"
4. Insert batteries
5. Check battery condition
6. Insert film
7. Set the film speed
8. Indications in viewfinder (very enlarged for detail)
9. Hold you camera properly
10. Program AE photography
11. Speed program AE photography (fast action shutter will not go below 1/250)
12. Shutter bias program AE photography (shutter speed will vary)
13. Aperture-priority AE photography (aperture will vary)
14. Manual photography (both shutter and aperture need adjustments)
16. Rewind the film
17. Self-timer photography (get in the photo or slow shutter speed firing)
18. Programmed flash photography
19. With Ricoh flash other then 300p or smaller programmed unit
20. With non-dedicated flash
21. Exposure compensation (temporarily adjust ASA to higher or lower speed)
22. AE lock (temporarily lock Auto Exposure setting for special lighting)
23. Depth of field
24. Bulb setting
25. Viewfinder lighting
26. Power on-off switch
27. Memo holder
28. Infrared mark
30. Care of batteries (I sell 4 - SR-44 replacements for $6. See my Chinon main page)
31. Storage of camera
1. Power ON-OFF Switch
2. Shutter Release Button
3. Exposure Counter
4. Shutter Speed index Line
5. Film Advance Lever
7. Shutter Speed Dial/Program Selector
7. Strap Eyelet
8. Removable Hand Grip
9. Lens Release Button
10. F-Stop Ring
11. Lens Locator Mounting Nod'
12. Depth of Field Scale
13. Focusing Ring
14. AE Lock/illuminator Button
15. P Lock Button
16. Self Timer Button
17. Self Timer Monitor
18. Film Speed Dial
19. Exposure Compensation Dial
20. Film Rewind Knob/Back Cover Lock Release
21. Film Rewind Crank
22. Film Speed Index Line
23. Exposure Compensation Line
24. Illuminating Window
25. Hot Shoe
26. Flash Control Contact
27. Data Back Contacts
28 Viewfinder Eyepiece
29. Film Rewind Shaft
30. Film Chamber
31. Battery Compartment Cover
32. Motor Drive Contacts
33. Tripod Socket
34. Winder Contact
35. Film Rewind Release Button
36. Hand Grip Release Button
37. Winder/Motor Drive Coupler4.butkus.org
38. Winder Positioning Hole
39. Memo Holder/Program Curve Display
40. Back Cover
41. Film Pressure Plate
42. Film Take-up Spool
ATTACHING THE VIEWFINDER CAP AND STRAP
2. Run the strap through the strap lug until the strap protrudes about 3 cm from the lug. Then adjust the strap length as desired. (Fig. 2)
2. Pull off the body cap (Fig. 4)
3. Align the red dot on the camera with the red dot on the lens and mount the lens on the camera. (Fig. 5)
* To remove the lens, turn the lens in the arrow direction with the Lens Release Button depressed. (Fig. 7)
* The conventional K mount lens can be used as aperture-priority and manual but cannot be used for programmed AE photography.
* Proper performance of camera may not always be guaranteed with lenses other than RICOH. For best results, use a RICOH original equipment lens.
2. Set it to the locking "P" position as shown for programmed automatic exposure photography. (Fig. 9)
* To unlock "P", turn the F-Stop ring while P Lock
Button is depressed.
2. Place batteries in the battery compartment according to (+) and (-) shown inside the battery compartment and close the compartment cover. (Fig. 11)
Four alkaline 1.5V batteries (LR44): Lasting about six months under normal use.
Four silver oxide 1.55V batteries (SR44): Lasting about one year under normal use.
Two lithium 3V batteries (CR-1/3N): Lasting about one year under normal use.
* Also refer to "CARE OF BATTERIES."
CONDITION OF BATTERIES
2. Batteries are in good condition, when a liquid crystal display such as a Shutter Speed Indicator appears in the tinder. (Fig. 13)
* The BAT (battery low warning) blinks in the finder
to warn against their failure when capacity of batteries drops below proper
operating level. Change batteries as soon as possible. (Fig. 14)
(Do not expose the film to direct sunlight when inserting
1. Pull up the Film Rewind Knob until the Back Cover snaps open. (Fig. 15)
3. Insert the film leader in the slit on the Film Take-up Spool. (Fig. 17)
4. Advance the Film Advance Lever to wind the film round the Film Take-up Spool. Check that the sprocket holes on the film are fully engaged on the Sprocket Teeth. (Fig. 18)
5. Close the Back Cover, unfold the Film Rewind Crank
and turn it gently in the arrow direction until any slack is taken up.
6. Advance the film and press the Shutter Release Button a few times until "1" appears in the Exposure Counter. The film is properly advanced if the Film Rewind Knob rotates when the Film Advance Lever is stroked to advance the film. (Fig. 20)
* When inserting the film in a cold place, the film leader may be hard and become brittle. Warm the film leader. with your hand in such conditions.
INDICATIONS IN VIEWFINDER
(1) Mat Surface
(2) Microprism Band
(3) Split-image Spot
(4) Exposure Adjustment
(5) AE Lock
(6) Manual/Speed Program Mode
(7) Program Mode
(9) Shutter Speed Indicator
(10) Flash Ready Indicator
(11) Shutter Speeds
(12) Slow Shutter Speed Range
(13) Long Time Exposure
(16) Battery Low Warning Signal
(17) Programmed F-Stop Number
TO HOLD YOUR CAMERA
(Good position for photography)
(2) Make your right arm comfortable.
(3) Cradle your camera in your left hand and hold it so that the Focusing Ring can be easily turned with fingers.
* It is important to practice correct shooting position
to avoid blurred or tilted pictures.
PROGRAM AE PHOTOGRAPHY
In program AE photography, the camera automatically selects the f-stop number and the shutter speed according to subject illumination. Programs are best for general photos of figures or scenery. Special effects shooting etc., can be done using the KR-30SP's multitude of override options. Please keep in mind however that for most shooting you can just focus and snap.
2. Set the Shutter Speed Dial to "P". (Fig. 25)
3. Set the lens to "P". (Fig. 26)
1. Turn the F-Stop Ring to set to "P".
SHUTTER BIAS PROGRAM AE PHOTOGRAPHY
The shutter bias program AE photography works much like the speed program (SP) AE photography but allows pre-selection of shutter speed ranges over the full spectrum of manual shutter speeds. Use this mode to avoid shutter speeds lower than the pre-selected shutter speed as in 28 sports photography.
1. Turn the F-Stop Ring to set to "P".
* For example, set the Shutter Speed Dial at 500 to avoid any shutter speed slower than 1/500 second.
In aperture-priority AE photography, the camera automatically sets correct shutter speeds according to a pre-selected f-stop number and brightness of subjects. This is suitable for photography taking advantage of specific depth-of-field results as in portraits or scenery pictures.
1. Set the Shutter Speed Dial to "P".
2. The pre-set shutter speed is shown by the Indicator on the LCD meter display. A second Indicator blinks to indicate a "suggested" speed at a given f-stop. (Fig. 29)
(Mike - In ENGLISH this means: the solid bar is what the shutter is currently set at, you can change the camera's shutter speed dial and see the new setting in the viewfinder . You must change the shutter or aperture to get the solid bar [what the shutter is set on the camera] to overlap the blinking bar [what the light meter says is the correct exposure]. When the blinking bar and solid bar overlap, that is the correct exposure for whatever the lens is pointing at at that moment. You can then change the shutter one speed and then adjust the aperture for more/less light so the two bars still overlap. EXAMPLE: if you get the two bars to overlap and the shutter speed is set at 1/125 at F16, you can change the shutter to 1/250 at F11, 1/500 at F8 or 1/60 at F22. (Note: you couldn't shoot slower than 1/60 with that lighting situation as this time as most lenses don't go smaller than F22. If you do have yet a smaller aperture, it would be 1/30 at F32)
Split Image Focusing
When the split images in the Split-lmage Spot form a single, clear image, the subject is in focus.
When the subject loses its "shimmering" effect and becomes very sharp, the subject is in focus.
(Do not expose the film to direct sunlight when unloading the film.)
2. Unfold the Film Rewind Crank and turn it in the arrow direction. When the film has been completely rewound, the tension of the Film Rewind Crank is suddenly released and turns freely. (Fig. 32)
3. Open the Back Cover and unload the film. (Fig. 33)
* If you wind the film beyond the set number of frames,
the Film Advance Lever may get stuck mid-stroke. The Film Rewind Release
Button will not stay depressed in. If this occurs, rewind the film while
holding the Film Rewind Release Button pressed down.4.butkus.org
1. Advance the film.
* To cancel the Self-Timer after it is set, press the Self-Timer Button again.
* Use the Viewfinder Cap attached to the strap to cover the Viewfinder Eyepiece when using the Self-Timer in modes other than "Manual" to avoid incorrect exposure due to incident-light from the Viewfinder Eyepiece. (Fig. 35)
* B (Bulb) setting is not available when the Self-Timer is used.
FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY (PROGRAMMED FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY)
If the RICOH SPEEDLITE 300P or 240 is used on the RICOH KR-30SP camera, the shutter speed and the f-stop number are automatically set with the camera is set to program AE photography.
5. Turn the flash power On-Off switch ON. (Fig. 40)
* Shutter speed is automatically set to 1/125 sec.
* You may set shutter speed and f-stop number manually but shutter speed must be slower than 1/125 sec., however, when you select shutter speed faster than 1/125 sec., the shutter speed is automatically set to 1/125 sec.
* Refer to Operating Instructions for flash units
for further details.
1. Set the Shutter Speed Dial to 1/125 sec. when a generic flash unit is used.
* Avoid use of flash units other than RICOH with special contact pins, incorrect exposure or other problems may result.
* The Flash Ready Lamp does not light in the viewfinder if such a "non-dedicated" flash is used.
* Refer to operating instructions for these flash units for further details.
When back light or spot light is given to the subject
in AE photography and contrast is excessive between the background and
the subject, under (dark) or over (too bright) exposed pictures result.
Exposure compensation is used in such cases. It is also used to intentionally
take over or underexposed pictures for creative effects etc.
|Figures in back light
Scenery with much light
|+2 to +1|
|Figures with snow mountains or
sea on the background
|Figures in spot light (on stage etc.)||-2 to -1|
When back light or spot light is given to the subject in AE photography and contrast is excessive between the background and the subject, under (too dark) or over (too bright) exposed pictures result. Use AE Lock to "remember" or lock into the camera's electronic brain a close-up reading of the subject. This reading is used usually taken of a flesh-tone (face).
1. Bring the camera close to the subject to the point that exposure is not affected by the background.
2. Press the AE Lock Button once to memorize the exposure. A flickering AEL is displayed in the viewfinder. (Fig. 44)
3. AE Lock is automatically released when the Shutter Release Button is pressed for the shot.
* AE Lock can be used continuously if the AE Lock Button is kept pressed in.
2. Greater depth of field is obtained with smaller lens opening and a wider range of good focus is provided.
3. A lens of shorter focal length (wider angle) produces a greater depth of field. A greater depth is obtained with a wide angle lens (E.G. 28 mm) and a smaller depth is obtained with a telephoto lens (E.G. 135 mm).
B (BULB) SETTING
The B (Bulb) setting is used for shooting night scenes or long time exposures.
1. Set the Shutter Speed Dial to "B". (Fig. 46)4.butkus.org
* Use a tripod and cable release for Bulb photography to prevent unintentional movement of the camera.
Press AE Lock Button once again to unlock AE, and to return to normal operation. (Fig. 47)
POWER ON-OFF SWITCH
KR-30SP is designed to shut off the power supply automatically to save the battery energy, i.e. the electric supply will be shut off automatically when the camera is not in use for 1 minute even the Power ON-OFF Switch is ON. Press the Shutter Release Button lightly to turn ON the power. However, we suggest you should turn the Power ON-OFF Switch to the OFF position when the camera is not used.
Cut off the flap of the film package to be loaded and slide it into the Memo Holder on the Back Cover to remind you what type of film is loaded in the camera. (Fig. 48)
Use the Infrared Focusing mark when using infrared film and R60 filter.
This is necessary because infrared light rays have a longer wave length than visible light rays, visual focusing will not be accurate without some compensation.
2. Shift the distance setting to the infrared index mark. (Fig. 50) Set the exposure and release the shutter in accordance with operating instructions for the film.
* Always refer to infrared film operating instructions when the infrared film is used.
When this is used on KR-30SP, you need not avert your eyes from the viewfinder to advance the film during fast action photography. This means fewer missed photo opportunities and better compositions.
This is very convenient in taking sports pictures, 2 frames per second can be taken if the Shutter Release Button is kept pressed. One frame shooting is possible when the Shutter Release Button is released quickly. 4 AA 1.5V batteries (manganese, alkaline, or nickel cadmium) are used for its power source. (Fig. 51)
XR DATA BACK
If a dioptric lens is fitted, you do not have to wear eye-glasses when taking pictures. Slip the lens in the groove in the finder eyepiece.
Dioptric lenses are available in 7 types: -4, -3, -2, -1, +1, +2 and +3 (Diopters) (Fig. 53)
2. Press two release grip pegs into camera body holes to snap the release grip into place. (Fig. 55)
P MOUNT ADAPTER
Conventional P mount lens (screw mount lens) can be used on KR-30SP by using the optional P mount adapter. Normal photography is available but operating conditions are slightly changed.
(Mike - Yes, you can mount a screw mount lens on this and other K-mount cameras but the screw mount lens must have a manual aperture setting. You must stop down [darken viewfinder] to take a meter reading and then open wide to focus accurately
B. Auto (Full Aperture) diaphragm is not functional.
C. Automatic f-stop number setting with the special flash unit is not functional.
1. Align with the red dot and attach it into the body mount. (Fig. 56)
3. Use a ball-point pen, etc. to press the spring inwards and turn the P mount adapter counterclockwise to the limit. Now it can be removed.
* Some screw mount lenses cannot be mounted on the KR-30SP camera. Purchase of lenses for KR-30SP is recommended for optimum results.
1. After handling, do not leave sweat or grease on battery surface. This could result in poor contact. Wipe both ends of the battery with a clean cloth.CARE AND STORAGE OF YOUR CAMERA
2. Do not attempt to disassemble the batteries and do not throw them into fire or expose to high temperatures.
3. When batteries are unloaded from the camera, keep them away from children. If a child should swallow a battery, immediately consult with a doctor. Battery chemicals are highly poisonous.
4. Unload batteries when the camera is not used for a long period of time.
* Shock, humidity or salt may make the camera malfunction. When you use your camera at the beach or in a place where chemicals are used, wipe it clean carefully.
* Do not use chemically-treated dusters to clean the camera.
* Do not leave your camera in a car or at the beach or in high temperature conditions to prevent possible trouble. When using a tripod, do not try to force a long screw into the socket. (The screw length should be less than 5.7 mm)
* Do not store your camera near a television, radio or other magnetic substance.
Type: 35 mm SLR with focal plane shutter and automatic electronic exposure control.
Photographic Modes: Program automatic exposure mode, speed program automatic exposure mode, aperture-priority automatic exposure mode and manual exposure mode.
Film Format and Frame Size: 35mm film, J135, 24 x36 mm
Lens Mount: RICOH system R-K mount
Shutter: Electronically controlled, vertically moving metal focal plane shutter.
Automatic: 16 sec. to 1/2000 sec.Self-Timer:
Manual: 4 sec. to 1/2000 sec.,
Operating time: 10 seconds View finder. During operation, red lamp blinks.Viewfinder:
Field of view covers 93% horizontally and vertically.Focusing: Diagonal split-image spot in microprism band
Magnification: 0.88X (with 50 mm F1.4 standard lens)
Displays in the viewfinder:Exposure adjustment, AE lock, manual, program mode, overexposure mark, shutter speed indicator, long time exposure, underexposure mark, bulb, battery low warning signal, and programmed f-stop number.LED indicator: Flash ready indicator.
Exposure Meter: TTL full open metering for center-weighted average light reading.
Exposure Coupling Range: EV 0 to EV 18 (with ASA 100 film, 50 mm F1.4 standard lens)
Film Speed Range: ISO 12 to 3200
Accessory Shoe: Hot Shoe (with Flash Ready Signal Contact)
Exposure Adjustment: Exposure adjustment system (+2 to -2, in 1/3 steps), AE lock system,
Film Advance: Single stroke film advance lever, 135° winding angle and 35° stand-off.
Automatic Film Advance: Possible with XR winder 2 or motor drive.
Exposure Counter: Additive, automatic resetting.
Film Rewind: Film rewind crank system.
Mirror: Swing back type quick return mirror.
Back Cover: Hinged type, opened by pulling up Film rewind knob.
Other Functions: Interchangeable grip and direct contact for data back.
Power Source: Four LR44 1.5V alkaline batteries,
four SR44 1.55V silver oxide batteries
or two CR-1/3N 3V lithium batteries. 4www.butkus.org
Dimensions: 137 (W) x 89 (H) x 51 (D) mm (Body only)
Weight: 490g (Body only)