Classic SLRs Series :
Data Imprint Functions
Adjusting Imprint Exposure Level 1. Activate imprint exposure level adjustment made. While pressing FUNCTION button, rotate camera's Main Command Dial until the function indicator appears next to the imprint exposure level indicator in the LCD panel. 2. Set imprint exposure level auto adjustment. While pressing SELECT button, rotate camera's Main Command Dial until appears. The appropriate Imprint exposure level will be automatically selected to match the film speed set on the camera, and L, M, H1 or H2 appears. When using auto adjustment, the imprint exposure level is set to the following levels for general color films: When imprinting data with imprint exposure level set at L or M and film advance mode set at CH, film advance speed becomes slower than the specified speed *.
Imprint exposure levels selected for general color films
Imprint exposure level
NOTE: With KODACHROME 25/KODACHROME 25 PRO films, data cannot be imprinted. Specified film advance speed: Approx. 7.4 fps with fresh alkaline AA-type batteries or approx. 8 fps with optional NiMH battery pack MN 30.
25 - 64
80 - 160
200 - 400
Manual adjustment When using special film or techniques to increase/decrease image density, you can manually adjust the imprint level. While pressing SELECT button, rotate camera's MainCommand Dial until I disappears and L, M, H1 or H2 appears. For a lighter imprint, select a higher level film speed setting. After manually adjusting the imprint exposure level, make test shots.
For the following films, manually set imprint exposure level as listed below.
Imprint exposure level
NOTE: When using special film, or films not listed, make test shots.
FUJI PROVIA 100
FUJI PROVIA 400
FUJI SUPER G ACE800
KONICA OX3200 PRO
FUJI SUPER G ACE400
About In-Frame Data Imprint Function
You can imprint data within the frame: Imprinted data may be difficult to read against the following backgrounds: a. White or bright colors b. Reddish colors c. Finely detailed subjects, such as grass or leaves
You can imprint any desired fixed number from 000001 to 999999. (Number will not increase when shutter is released.) Note: You can imprint the film frame number on the camera's frame counter. As you release the shutter, the number in the frame count display increases by one. You can imprint any desired number, which will automatically increase by one each time you release the shutter.
To Set In-Frame Data Imprint Function 1. Select In-Frame Data Imprint function. While pressing FUNCTION button, rotate camera's MainCommand Dial until the function indicator appears next to the In-Frame Data Imprint symbol. 2. Select date to be imprinted. While pressing MODE button, rotate camera's Main-Command Dial until your desired data appears. You can change data to be imprinted in frame any time the function indicator appears next to the In-Frame Data Imprint symbol.
3. Set In-Frame Data Imprint function. Press SET/RESET button and confirm that the function set indicator ( ) appears next to In-Frame Data Imprint symbol. The data imprint position indicator shows the data to be imprinted in the frame. Once set, the function indicator remains next to the In Frame Data Imprint symbol, even after you change function mode.
4. Fully depress camera's shutter release button to take the picture and imprint data. If you have already set the Between-Frames Data Imprint function, the data imprint position indicator shows the data that will be imprinted both between frames and in-frame. To cancel In-Frame Data Imprint function Select In-Frame Data Imprint function, then press SET/RESET button so the function set indicator next to In-Frame Data Imprint function disappears, The data imprint position indicator also disappears.
To set Sequence Number For practice, adjust the sequence number as in this example 123456.
1. Select In-Frame Data Imprint function.
2. Select Sequence Number While pressing MODE button, rotate camera's Main-Command Dial until LCD shows Sequence Number with "UP".
3. Activate blinking of left-hand two-digit number. While pressing SELECT button, rotate camera's Main Command Dial until the left-hand two-digit number starts blinking.
4. Set left-hand two-digit number. While pressing ADJUST button, rotate camera's Main Command Dial until 1 2 appears.
5. Set center and right-hand two-digit numbers. Set 3 4 and 5 6, following the same procedures for 1 2 (alternately following steps 3 and 4 for each.)
6. Complete the Sequence Number setting. While pressing SELECT button, rotate camera's MainCommand Dial until the indication appears without blinking.
* The sequence number increases each time you release the shutter, whether you imprint data or not.
* The sequence number increases each time you release the shutter, regardless of data displayed in the LCD panel.
* The sequence number counts up to 99 99 99 , then automatically resets to 00 00 01.,
* When you change the battery, the Sequence Number will) reset to 00 00 00
* In multiple-exposure shooting, the Sequence Number does not increase with each exposure.
* The sequence number will not increase until film is loaded in the camera and advanced to frame 1.
* Opening the MF-28 does not reset the sequence number.
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