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Thank you for purchasing the Ricoh MIRAI 105. The MIRAI 105 is a totally new one-hand-grip camera in the full-size 35 mm format. It is equipped with a 38—105 mm auto zoom lens, and of course, focus is fully automated. Furthermore, the camera is extremely compact and easy-to-use, with features that give added flexibility including, Fill-in Flash, ESP maering capabilities, a high-magnification zoom viewfinder (which is coupled with the zoom lens), multiexposure, and a continuous shooting mode.4www.butkus.org
Although it is essentially a lens-shutter type camera, the MIRAI 105 offers performance equal to that of a regular SLR camera. With the MIRAI 105, everyone can enjoy photography, from snapshots and portraiture to advanced techniques. Before using the camera, please study this owner's manual carefully with the MIRAI 105 in front of you, so that you can get the very best performance and longest service life from your new camera.
Preparations before taking pictures ...3
Loading batteries ...4
Checking the batteries ...5
Taking photographs I ...6
Loading the film ...7
Taking photographs ...10
Unloading the film ...14
Taking photographs ....15
Using the focus lock ...16
Taking a continuous series of shots ...17
Using the self-timer ...18
Macro photography ....20
Photographing distant objects ... 22
Exposure compensation ...23
Using the RESET button ...24
Taking photographs III ...25
Flash auto photography ... 26
Flash OFF mode When you don't want the flash to fire ... 27
Using fill-in flash ...28
Taking photographs IV ...30
Auto-zoom photography ... 31
Multi-exposure photography ...33
Remote Control socket ...35
To take better photographs ...36
Zoom lens ...37
Autofocus (AF) ... 39
Viewfinder displays ... 44
LCD panel and mode buttons ...46
Using the accessories ...48
Care and Storage ...50
Questions and answers ... 52
Description of controls ...54
Preparations before Taking Pictures
Do not use incorrect batteries or mix new and old batteries at the same time.
Checking the Batteries
* The LCD display cut-off after 90 sec. to conserve battery power.
When the power switch is set to OFF. the lens zooms to the WIDE position.
Taking Photographs I
the red line goes to the "autofocus frame"
Press the autofocus button halfway to focus
The button can be pressed in two steps; autofocus operates when the button is pressed to the first of these steps. When the subject is in forcus the AF lights in the viewfinder.
When the AF blinks, try focusing again because teh subject is not in focus.
* The shutter cannot be released with the "AF" blinking.
Press the shutter release button fully. Immediately after the shutter is released, the film is automatically wound by one frame, and the exposure counter advances one frame.4www.butkus.org
In low light conditions: the red AF Illuminator is activated automatically to determine the correct focusing distance. (Maximun operating distance: approx. 4 m (13 ft). Shooting range: Autofocus operates with teh subject at a distance of 1.3 M (4.3 ft.) to INFINITY. When the subject is closer thatn 1.3 m (4.3 ft.) AF will blink in the viewfinder, and the shutter will not be released.
However, the shutter may sometimes be released erroneously when the subject is extreamly close to the camera.
When using a combination strap, be carful that the neck strap or strap of the lens cap does not obstruct the lens or flash. Do not cover lens with your fingers.
Unloading the Film
When you reach the end of the film, it is automatically rewound. Press the rewind button to rewind the film before you have completely shot the roll.
* The final reading of the exposure counter prior to rewinding may be ore than the number of exposures specified for the film.
When rewinding is completed, the sound of the motor operating will stop and the (film icon) will blink. * Once the winding is finished, the film must be removed before any other operations are possible.4www.butkus.org