Modern Classic SLRs Series :
MF-28 Multi-Control Function Data Back
Instruction Manual - Part II

 
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Installing Batteries

1. Open battery chamber. If the MF-28 is already attached to the camera, make sure the camera's power is off.

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2. Insert two CR2025-type lithium batteries with + sign facing up. The MF-28 uses two CR2025-type lithium batteries for the built-in clock and data backup.

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3. Close battery chamber. 4. Check LCD. Press any control button to make the liquid crystal display appear. Confirm that appears, indicating sufficient battery power. If . appears: Batteries are near exhaustion. Replace immediately or data may be reset when you open the MF-28.

Note: If no indication/mark appears, batteries are completely exhausted or improperly installed. Replace, After installing batteries, it may take several seconds for the LCD to return to normal appearance.
* When the MF-28 is not attached to the camera body: The LCD automatically disappears when the control buttons are left untouched for approximately. 8 seconds. If the MF-28 has already been attached to the camera body: The LCD automatically disappears immediately after the camera's meter turns off. If appears with the MF-28 attached to the camera body, do not replace batteries for the camera body while the MF-28 back is open. Doing so may reset the MF-28 data. To avoid resetting the MF-28 data, make sure that the camera's battery power is sufficient and replace batteries to the MF-28 With the MF-28 attached to the camera body and closed. About power from the camera body With the MF-28 attached to the camera body and the camera's power turned or, the MF-28 is powered by the batteries inside the camera body.

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Attaching MF-28

1. Remove the standard camera back while pressing camera back lock release.
2. Attach the MF-28.

Control Buttons

MF281h.gif   icon-SS.gif START/STOP button Press to activate/deactivate the preset Interval Timer setting or stop Long Time Exposure,
  icon-SR.gif SET/RESET button Press to set/reset your selected function. Once the chosen function has been set, the function set Indicator () appears.
  icon-MOD.gif MODE button Use with camera's Main-Command Dial to select the data display for Between-Frames Data Imprint function, In-Frame Data Imprint function or Interval Timer function.
  icon-SEL.gif SELECT button Use with camera's Main-Command Dial to select the numerical indications you want to change for each function and to complete the setting. Also used to set imprint level.
  icon-ADJ.gif ADJUST button Used with the camera's Main-Command Dial to change the particular digit you have selected. While pressing ADJUST button, rotate the Main-Command Dial counterclockwise to increase the number, clockwise to decrease the number.
  icon-FNCA.gif FUNCTION button Use with the camera's Main-Command Dial to select the desired function. While pressing FUNCTION button, rotate the camera's Main-Command Dial. The function Indicator (icon-FNCsml.gif ) on the LCD panel will move to show the selected function in the following order:

Setting Date and Time Data and time can be set and displayed in the LCID for both In-Frame and Between-Frames Data Imprint functions. Setting the date and time for either of these functions automatically sets them for the other function,
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For practice, adjust the date and time of the In-Frame Data Imprint to October 17, 1997, 15:30:00, (Although you may adjust either date or time first, we will adjust the date first here.)

1. Select In-Frame Data Imprint function. While pressing FUNCTION button, rotate camera's MainCommand Dial until function indicator (icon-FNCsml.gif) appears next to the In Frame Data Imprint symbol.
2. For practice, select Year/Month/Day display to set October 17,1997. While pressing MODE button, rotate camera's Main-Command Dial until the Year/Month/Day display appears.

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3. Set year. (1) While pressing SELECT button, rotate camera's MainCommand Dial until the year indication blinks. (2) While pressing ADJUST button, rotate camera's MainCommand Dial until 97 appears. Allows you to set any year between 96 (1996) and 95 (2095). After 99 (1999), 00 (2000) will appear. After 95 (2095), 96 will appear to represent 1996.

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4. Set month. (1) While pressing SELECT button, rotate camera's MainCommand Dial until the month indication blinks. (2) While pressing ADJUST button, rotate camera's MainCommand Dial until 10 appears.

5. Set day. (1) While pressing SELECT button rotate camera's Main Command Dial until the day indication blinks (2) While pressing ADJUST button, rotate camera's Main Command Dial unit 17 appears. A nonexistent date (i a Febuuar,30, or Jun,3l1cannot be set.
6. Complete date (Year/Month/Day) setting, in this example). While pressing SELECT button, rotate camera's Main Command Dial so that the year, month and day indications appear without blinking,
7. Change display to Hour/Minute/Second to set 15:30:00. While pressing MODE button. rotate camera a Main Command Dial until the Hour/Minute/Second display appears.

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8. Set hour. (1) While pressing SELECT button, rotate camera's MainCommand Dial until the hour indication blinks. (2) While pressing ADJUST button, rotate camera's MainCommand Dial until 15 appears.
9. Set minute. (1) While pressing SELECT button, rotate camera's MainCommand Dial until the minute indication blinks. (2) While pressing ADJUST button, rotate camera's MainCommand Dial until 30 appears.

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10. Set second. While pressing SELECT button, rotate camera's MainCommand Dial until the second indication blinks.
11. While pressing ADJUST button, rotate camera's Man Command Dial until 00 appears.
12. Complete time setting and start clock. While pressing SELECT button, rotate camera's Main Command Dial so the time indications appear without blinking.


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Note: To set time to precise second: Advance the time one minute ahead of actual time. When actual time coincides with the time you have set, push SELECT button to start the clock.


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