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(1) Yashica Winder
(2) Battery Case
(3) Data Back
(4) Interval Timer (C)
(5) Cable Switch 30 (C)
(6) Cable Switch 100 (C)
(7) Cable Switch 300 (C)4www.butkus.org
(8) Cable Switch 1000(C)
(9) Infrared Controller Set (C)
* Indicates Contax brand accessories
· Film drive speed: Continuous automatic film drive at maximum speed of 2 frames per second (shutter speed setting from 1/1000 to 1/60 sec.). At slow shutter speed settings, the film drive system is activated only upon completion of exposure. (Single frame film drive feasible by controlling fingertip pressure on magnetic release button.)
· Power source: 6 AA size batteries (preferably alkaline cells). Battery case provided for easy battery installation. 4www.butkus.org
·Functional check: If motor activates and test lamp comes on when test button is depressed, it means the winder is functioning properly. The same procedure is employed for battery power checking.
·Battery life: Up to 20 cassettes of 36 exposure load film per replacement of manganese batteries; up to 50 cassettes of 36 exposure load film per replacement of alkaline cells.4www.butkus.org
·Other features: Film end display (test lamp doubling as film end display comes on when full length of film has been exposed); camera's exposure counter used for registering count of exposures; film rewind release lever for manual film rewind without removing winder from camera body; release socket; interval timer socket; tripod socket.
·Size and weight: 142.5 x 50 x 38.5 mm; 290 grams w/o batteries.
DESCRIPTION OF PARTS
HOW TO MOUNT THE WINDER
The Yashica Winder can be attached to the camera base directly. When mounting it, make sure the ON/OFF Switch is set
Always use six AA size batteries, preferably alkaline cell Is.
After installing the battery and giving the film advance lever a full wind, set the ON/OFF switch at "ON" and check whether
the film winder will function properly or not.
·If functional check is carried out prior to film advance, one frame will be wound up.
Before loading the film into the camera, take a couple of blank shots to determine whether the Yashica Winder is
functioning properly or not.
USE OF TRIPOD/CABLE SWITCH
·A tripod socket is provided on the base of the film winder. When using a telephoto lens or shooting at a slow shutter
speed, make it a rule to mount the camera on a tripod.
·To prevent erratic movement of the camera at the critical moment of exposure or to make exposures by positioning yourself at some distance away from the camera, plug the cable switch into the release socket on the camera body. Exposure will be made and the film advance will operate continuously and automatically as long as you keep the pushbutton end of the cable switch depressed.
|By using the Contax Interval Timer in concert with the Yashica Winder, a series of exposures can be made automatically at
an interval ranging from 1 sec. to 120 sec. This combination is particularly effective in flora and fauna studies, surveillance
photography and other specialized purposes.
DESCRIPTION OF PARTS
1. Interval Scale
·Interval settings 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60 and 120 sec. in 8 clickstop settings
|The Contax Interval Timer is used by plugging into the sockets of the Yashica Winder. Before shooting the series of photos
with the aid of the Contax Interval Timer, take a couple of blank shots to determine whether the interval timer and film
winder systems function properly. If the test lamp of the film winder comes on each time after the film is advanced, it
means that the systems are functioning properly.
1. Before mounting, make sure the ON/OFF switch of the winder and that of the interval timer is set at "OFF".
|3. Set the ON/OFF switch of the film winder at "ON". Turn the interval selector of the Contax Interval Timer and align the
required interval setting with the "SEC" index. Always see to it that the selector is set properly at the clickstop setting. The
timer will not function properly when adjusted to an in-between setting.
5. Check the exposure, compose your picture, secure precise focus and then set the ON/OFF switch of the Contax
Interval Timer at "ON".
|·By resetting the ON/OFF switch of the Contax Interval Timer to "OFF", you can immediately resume normal film-winder-assisted photography.|
HOW TO USE THE CONTAX INFRARED CONTROLLER SET
|The Contax Infrared Controller Set is a remote controller unit which trips the shutter through emission of infrared ray pulse. When used in concert
with the Yashica Winder, it provides a wide scope of use.
Description of Parts
(1) Pulse emitter
(2) Pushbutton Switch
(3) Battery Compartment Cover
(4) Connector Cord
Note To install the battery, open the battery compartment cover and place the battery in the battery compartment by properly matching its polarity with the battery contacts.
·Effective range Up to 15 meters
·Power Source Receiver unit operates on power from the camera battery; transmitter unit uses one 9 V 006P battery (Eveready 222, Ucar 222, Mallory 1604 or equivalent)
·Method of mounting Receiver unit clips on the camera's accessory shoe and its connector cord must be plugged into the release socket
·Directionality of transmitter unit 43° at 5 m; 20° at 8 m; 6° at 15 m
·Directionality of receiver unit 30° throughout the effective range
·Size & weight Receiver unit 45 x 30 x 56 mm, 40 grams
Transmitter unit 95 x 35 x 26 mm
85 grams w/o battery
|(when used in concert with the Yashica Winder)
Before loading the film into your camera, take a couple of blank shots to determine whether the Contax Infrared Controller will function properly or not.4www.butkus.org
1. Make sure the ON/OFF switch of the film winder unit is set at "OFF".
|3. Plug the connector cord of the receiver unit properly into the release socket of your camera.|
4. After checking the exposure, composing your picture and securing precise focus, set the ON/OFF switch of your Yashica
Winder at "ON".
5. Position yourself some distance away from your camera and, while pointing the pulse emitter of the transmitter unit toward the sensor of the receiver unit, press the pushbutton switch. This will automatically trip the shutter and the winder unit will automatically advance the exposed frame.
·When the Contax Infrared Controller is in use, the winder will advance the film single frame at a time.
·Make sure the pulse emitter is directed at the sensor of the receiver unit and not at the camera itself. (See illustrations.)
·To prevent battery power drain, avoid keeping the pushbutton depressed over any length of time.
The receiver unit can be rotated through 360 degreees while mounted on the camera's accessory shoe. Position it properly
according to your requirement. For best results, make sure the pulse emitter of the transmitter unit is
with the sensing axis of the receiver.
·When shooting with the aid of the Contax Interval Timer or Infrared Controller set, make it a rule to set your camera on a tripod.
·The Contax Infrared Controller may sometimes activate when it receives infrared ray from sources other than the transmitter unit. Avoid triggering an electronic flash unit or using a gas lighter close to the receiver unit.
·Like all battery-operated units, remove the battery (or batteries) when the Yashica Winder, or Contax Infrared Controller Set is to be left unused for any great length of time. Replace batteries when required.
·When installing battery (or batteries), make it a habit to wipe the contacts with a clean, dry cloth. Oily smears on the contacts may cause poor electrical contact.
·To prevent hazards, avoid throwing used batteries in open fire or dismantling them.