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MF-28 Multi-Control Function Data Back
Instruction Manual - Part VII

 
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Long Time Exposure Function The Long Time Exposure function lets you set exposure duration from ore second to 999 seconds, one minute to 999 minutes, or one hour to 999 hours. Data can be imprinted inside the frame and/or between frames during Long Time Exposure shooting. To imprint data during Long Time Exposure operation, select desired data to be imprinted and set In-Frame and/or Between-Frames Data Imprint function,

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1. Set camera's shutter speed to setting. Set camera to Manual exposure mode and camera shutter speed to "bulb".
2. Select Long Time Exposure function. While pressing FUNCTION button, rotate camera's MainCommand Dial until the function indicator appears next to t Long Time Exposure symbol (LONG EXP).

3. Set Long Time Exposure function. Press SET/RESET button and confirm function set indicator appears next to the Long Time Exposure symbol. * If camera's shutter speed is not set at , pressing SET/RESET button does not set Long Time Exposure function, but causes shutter speed indicators to blink, * Data to be imprinted can be changed or set after setting the Long Time Exposure function. While pressing FUNCTION button, rotate camera's Main-Command Dial to select In Frame or Between-Frames Data Imprint function, then change and/or set data as desired. Function set indicator (I will remain next to the Long Time Exposure symbol.

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4. Select unit for exposure duration. While pressing SELECT button, rotate camera's Main-Command Dial until hour (h), minute () or second () appears.


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5. Set exposure duration. While pressing ADJUST button, rotate camera's Main Command Dial to set the desired exposure duration. (The example illustration above shows 30-minute exposure duration.) Note: When you select Shutter Speed/Aperture for Between-Frame Data Imprint function, the shutter speed indication in the LCD panel shows the exposure duration you have set.

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6. Start Long Time Exposure operation. After confirming composition and focus, fully depress the camera's shutter release button. The function set indicator next to the Long Time Exposure symbol blinks throughout the duration of the Long Time Exposure.

During operation, the exposure duration counts down until it reaches 0. When the shutter closes to complete a Long Time Exposure, exposure duration display reverts to your latest time setting and function set indicator () next to Long Time Exposure symbol stops blinking.

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NOTE: To stop exposure before preset time Press START/STOP button and confirm that Long Time Exposure function set indicator (I stops blinking. 7. Cancel Long Time Exposure function. Press SET/RESET button and confirm function set indicator next to the Long Time Exposure symbol disappears.


Freeze Focus (Focus Priority) Function The MF-28's Freeze Focus function automatically releases the shutter when the subject is in a preset focus position in manual focus mode. To imprint data during Freeze Focus operation, select desired data to be imprinted and set in-Frame and/or Between-Frames Data Imprint function.

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1. Set camera's focus mode selector to M for manual focus.

2. Select Freeze Focus (Focus Priority) function. While pressing FUNCTION button, rotate camera's MainCommand Dial until function indicator appears next to Freeze Focus (Focus Priority) symbol (FCS PRIOR)
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3. Set Freeze Focus (Focus Priority) function. Press SEF/RESET button and confirm that function set indicator () appears next to Freeze Focus (Focus Priority) symbol. Data to be imprinted can be changed or set after setting Freeze Focus function. While pressing FUNCTION button, rotate camera's Main-Command Dial to select In-Frame or Between-Frames Data Imprint function, then change and/or set data as desired. The function set indicator () will remain next to Freeze Focus (Focus Priority) symbol.
4. Rotate lens focus ring manually to set focus position at desired distance.
5. Fully depress the shutter release button and hold down. (a) Shutter will be released when subject enters a preset focus position. (b)While holding shutter release button, rotate lens focus ring until subject comes in focus.

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With camera's film advance mode set for single-frame shooting: Shutter will be released each time you depress the shutter release button and subject is in focus.

With camera's film advance mode set for continuous shooting: Shots are taken continuously as long as the shutter release button remains depressed and subject is in focus.

6. Cancel Focus Priority function. Press SET/RESET button and confirm function set indicator (,t next to the Freeze Focus (Focus Priority) symbol disappears. With camera's focus mode set at S or C With camera's focus mode set at S for Single Servo AF or C for Continuous Servo AF, you cannot perform Freeze Focus function. Setting Freeze Focus (Focus Priority) function only gives focus priority so that you can release shutter only when the subject is in focus regardless of AF mode.


Auto Exposure Bracketing Function In cases where It may be difficult to obtain a proper exposure such as shooting a sunset - you can use the MF-28's Auto Mode Exposure Bracketing function to shoot the same subject/scene at a range of different exposures.

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Center value, exposure compensation degree and number of frames can be set to the following:

In order to set center value, exposure compensation degree and number of frames, the following conditions must be set:
a. Number of frames on either + or - side should not exceed 4.
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Set Auto Exposure Bracketing, for practice, so that five shots will be taken with 0.3 EV compensation and center value of 0.5. To imprint data during Auto Exposure Bracketing, select desired data to be imprinted and set In-Frame and/or Between-Frames Data Imprint function. To select Compensation Degree for Auto Exposure Bracketing, first set Auto Exposure Bracketing.

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1. Select Auto Exposure Bracketing function. While pressing FUNCTION button, rotate camera's Main Command Dial until the function indicator appears next to the Auto Exposure Bracketing symbol (AUTO BKT).


2. Access center value. While pressing SELECT button, rotate camera's Main Command Dial until CENTER and the blinking center value indication appear.
3. Set center value. While pressing ADJUST button, rotate camera's Main Command Dial to set your desired center value.
4. Access exposure compensation degree. While pressing SELECT button, rotate camera's Main Command Dial until STEP and the blinking exposure compensation degree indication appear.
5. Set exposure compensation degree. While pressing ADJUST button, rotate camera's Main Command Dial to set your desired degree of exposure compensation.

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