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Congratulations on purchasing the finest automatic camera available today, the Yashica "Auto Focus Motor''. This handy camera features
automatic focusing and exposure setting so that all you need to do is train your camera on the subject and press the shutter. And its built-in
electronic flash unit lets you get beautiful shots even indoors and at night. Anyone can enjoy easy picture taking with this fully automatic
camera that takes care of film loading and film advancing before shooting and film rewinding afterwards. Before using this camera, please
familiarize yourself with the operating instructions in this booklet so you will be able to use it properly and enjoy long usage.
Description of Parts 6
Inserting Batteries 104www.butkus.org
Film Loading 14
Picture Taking 22
Prefocusing with the Focus Lock 30
Using Flash Indoors 34
Rewinding the Film 42
Using the Self-Timer 46
Camera Care 50
Battery Precautions 52
(1) Shutter Lock Knob
(14) Flash Ready Lamp
(15) Back Cover Lock Release
(16) Viewfinder Eyepiece
(18) Battery Compartment Cover
(19) Tripod Socket
(20) Film Transport Indicator
(21) Film Rewind Switch
|The batteries are a vital power source for operating your camera's film advance and rewind, auto focus, exposure and flash
systems all designed to prevent picture taking failures. The camera will not operate without battery power.4www.butkus.org
1. Open the Battery Compartment Cover
2. Insert the Batteries
· Do not use NiCd batteries. (Webmaster: those are different from the Alkaline rechargeable)
< Run a Battery Check Before Each Shooting Session>
Partially depress the shutter release button with the lens cap on or with the light sensors on lens mount front covered. If the red LED in the viewfinder goes on, the batteries are all right; otherwise, replace both batteries together with the same type.
· When the exposure counter registers "S", pressing of the shutter release button will always wind on the film until the counter registers "1".
The "Auto Focus Motor" features a convenient system that automatically advances the loaded film to the first frame.
1.Open the Back Cover
Make sure the film cartridge port is correctly positioned as shown in the illustration on the left.
3. Place Leading End of Film on the Take up Spool Place the film so that it tracks within the pair of outer guide rails and its leading end is
positioned alongside the bar mark '-----'
(A) Take-up Spool
(B) Guide Rails
4. Close the Cover
Close the cover and press until it snaps into place.
|5. Press the Shutter Release
The camera will automatically advance blank film until the first frame is reached and then set the exposure counter to "1". Your camera is now ready to shoot.
If the film is being properly advanced, the film transport indicator will rotate.
· Once the film begins to advance, remove your finger from the release button.
Whenever the rear cover has been closed, depressing of the shutter release button will always cause the camera to advance blank film.
Film Speed Setting
The film speed number is vitally important in obtaining correct exposure so make sure that the film speed is set properly. The film speed is always indicated on the outside of the film box.
Turn the film speed control ring until it is matched with the ASA rating of the film in use. Make sure that the film speed number clicks into place to assure proper exposure. The ASA film speed numbers on the film speed control ring are as shown in table below.4www.butkus.org
With the "Auto Focus Motor' the focusing, exposure and film advancing functions are all done automatically. Place the main subject within the focus composition frame and simply press the shutter. Anyone can easily take beautiful shots with this camera.
1 Peer into Viewfinder and Set the Range
(B) Parallax Correction Frame
2 Placing Subject Within Focus Composition Frame for Optimum Focus
3. Pressing Shutter Release Gently to Take Photo
When the shutter release button is pressed, the camera focuses with a mechanical meshing sound, activating the shutter almost simultaneously. When the finger is released from the button, the film is automatically advanced with the meshing sound.
· When the shutter release is depressed, the pointer in the distance indicator window will simultaneously indicate the camera-to-subject distance. The pointer will disappear upon release of the finger from the shutter release.
· Keep your fingers free of the image detecting windows while shooting so as not to obstruct the auto focus system.
<Shutter Lock Knob>
To lock the shutter release button, slide the shutter lock knob in the direction of the arrow until the letter "L" comes into view. When not taking pictures, make it a point to lock the release button as much as possible.
Since the Auto Focus Motor's focusing mechanism is of the double-image converging type, there may be situations where it will be difficult to focus such as when focusing on walls with no contrasting features, dimly lit subjects, and orderly, repetitious lines and patterns. Since dirtying of the image distance windows with fingerprint marks and the like will impair the camera's focusing performance, make it a habit to replace the lens cap when not using the camera.
Capturing the Decisive Moment
It is very difficult to take pictures of moving objects such as children at play in a playground. However, there is nothing to it with the `'Auto
Focus Motor". All you need to do is sight your subject within the finder and capture the decisive moment.
· When taking sequence shots, gently press the shutter release button, and then release finger pressure from the button making sure that the meshing sound is heard after each shot
Prefocusing with the Focus Lock
Depending upon the composition, frame and focus your subject away from the picture frame center. In this instance, you must use the focus lock button. This will enable you to keep the main subject in sharp focus anywhere in the picture area.
1. Select the composition you want to use. Then train the focus / composition frame on your main subject and press the focus lock l button After making some sound, the camera will prefocus on main subject and lock in the focus.4www.butkus.org
2. Then revert to the composition you 2 had in mind and press the shutter button. The main subject, placed to one side in the picture, will be in sharp focus.
|When taking shots of two persons lined abreast with some open space between them in the center of the picture, prefocus on either one of
the subjects before composing your picture. This will assure you of getting your subjects in sharp focus.
When the focus lock button is not used, the distant background scene will be in focus and the main subject will be blurred as is evident from
the accompanying illustration.
Using Flash Indoors
When shooting indoors, and in dim lighting conditions, partially depress the release button If the red warning lamp inside the
viewfinder lights, use the built-in flash unit for beautiful, bright pictures. Naturally, you can let the camera take care
of the focusing and exposure setting.
1. Pop Up the Flash Unit
2. Readying of Flash Unit When the flash ready lamp comes on, the camera is ready for flashing.
|3. Gently Press the Release Button for Flash Shots
The flash unit will light for flash shooting.
Use the flash unit within its effective flash range from about 1.1 to 3 meters. its : i i
4 Putting away the Flash Unit
· If you release the shutter before the flash ready lamp comes on, the flash unit will either fail to go off or will be too weak to produce properly exposed shots.
· When you want to capture the mood indoors in dim lighting and outdoors in the evening, take available-light shots without any flash. In these instances, use a tripod to avoid camera shake, and couple it with the use of the self-timer for greater safety.
When shooting with camera in vertical position, have the flash unit on the upper side.
Even for Daylight Flash
When shooting subject against a bright window or with backlighting, use the built-in flash to bring out details of the subject.
Daylight flash is effective from about 1.1 to 3 meters.
Also effective in following situations
(1) When subject's face is fully or partially shaded by trees.
(2) For portraits at dusk or dawn, or under overcast skies such as on a rainy day.
Rewinding the Film
If the shutter release and film transport do not function when the shutter release is pressed you have come to the end of the film roll. Use the film rewind switch for automatic film rewinding.
1. Set the Rewind Switch to "REWIND"
2. When Finished Rewinding Film, Reset the Film Rewind Switch
If the film rewind switch is not switched off, the rewind motor will continue running.4www.butkus.org
3. Open the Back Cover and Remove the Film
Using the Self-Timer
Use the self-timer when you wish to include, yourself in a group picture or take a picture of yourself.
1. Set the Self~timer Lever
2. Press the Shutter Release Button
When taking pictures of yourself with the self timer Select a spot that is about the same focusing distance from where you will be
situated when the picture is being taken, and prefocus on it.
· The self-timer can be cancelled at any time by resetting the lever to its original position.
· Use a tripod to steady the camera
· When not using the flash unit for extended periods, test flash it occasionally to help maintain capacitor performance.
· If the image detecting windows are fingerprint stained, do not attempt to rub off the stain but lightly wipe it off with lens cleaning tissue moistened with some lens cleaning fluid. Use a blower to remove dirt and dust from the glass surfaces.
· In summer, avoid leaving the camera in the heat at the beach or in storage compartment of car as it will not only affect film and battery performance but also the camera mechanism as well.
· Always clean the camera carefully after using it at the seaside or in the mountains. Salt air has a corrosive effect on the camera, and sand and dust can be harmful to the camera's mechanism.
· The camera carries a high-voltage circuit which is dangerous. When the camera malfunctions, NEVER dismantle it in an attempt to repair it.
· When not using the camera for extended periods, remove the batteries to avoid damage from battery leakage.
· Battery performance is affected at very low temperatures. When shooting in such conditions, make it a point to keep the batteries warm or carry spare batteries, keeping them warm in your pocket or other suitable place.
· When installing batteries, wipe both ends clean. Oily smears on the battery contacts could cause poor electrical contact.
· Do not use NiCd batteries.
Type: 35 mm programmed shutter EE camera with built in flash unit.
Lens: Yashica Lens 38 mm f/2.8: 4-element, three-lens group composition.
Shutter Programmed electronic shutter.
Self-timer Electronic (approx 9-second delay); LED flashes during operation (accelerates about 2 seconds before shutter release as a warning signal); cancelable even while in operation.4www.butkus.org
Exposure Control: EE type, programmed shutter with SPD sensor. EV range from EV 6 (f/2.8 1/8 sec.) to EV 17 (f/16, 1/500 sec.) at ASA 100; when value under EV 8.5 (f/2.8, 1/45 sec.), a red warning lamp lights up.
Film Speed Scale: ASA 25 to 400
Viewfinder Albada-type, direct-viewfinder (with parallax correction frame) magnification of 0.42 with focus composition frame and red warning lamp incorporated inside. Auto Focus System: Auto focusing system. Auto focus range from 1.1 to infinity. Provided with focus lock button Film Advance: Motor driven automatic film advance (operated with shutter release button)- provided with film transport indicator. When film has been advanced, the system automatically stops and switches itself off.
Film Rewind: Motor driven automatic film rewind system (operated with film rewind switch).
Film Loading: Auto-loading type; automatically advances film to frame number "1" on exposure counter.
Exposure Counter: Auto resetting, additive type.4www.butkus.org
Number of Exposures: Without using flash-- over 30 36-exposure rolls of film: using flash-- over two rolls of 36-exposure film; (When using fresh alkaline batteries, at normal temperatures )
Built-in Flash: Electronic pop-up flash; GN 12 (ASA 100, in meters); with flash-ready lamp; daylight synch capability
Recycling Time: Approx. 8 sec (at normal temperatures, using fresh alkaline batteries).
Power Source: Two 1.5 V M-size batteries. Battery check by means of red warning lamp inside viewfinder. 4www.butkus.org
Filter Size: 40.5 mm diameter
Size and Weight: 131 (W) x 74 (H) x 52 (D) mm; 380 grams (w/o batteries).
Specifications and external design are subject to change without advance notice.