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Nikon F5 - Photo-Secretary- Instruction Manual - Foreword

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The Nikon Photo Manager is designed exclusively for the F5. The Photo Manager AC-1WE (PC) will permit you to link the F5 camera to your Windows 95-based personal computer and/or AC-1ME for Macintosh (System 7.1) with an Apple computer; with the Personal Computer Connecting Cord MC-33 (for Windows@ 95)/MC-34 (for Macintosh). This allows you to set various F5 operations from your personal computer. You can also download shooting data stored on the F5, thus allowing you to manipulate it on your personal computer. For those who may be interested in writing software which communicates with their camera, you can | CLICK HERE | for the protocol used in MOST Nikon SLRs that have such capability.

Nikon Photo Secretary for F5 AC-1WE (For Windowô. Nikon Personal Computer Connecting Cord MC-33 supplied.)
Nikon Photo Secretary for F5 AC-1ME (For MacôOS. Nikon Personal Computer Connecting Cord MC-34 supplied.)

This accessory is used with the MC-33 or MC-34 cord supplied to link the Nikon F5 camera to a personal computer. It enables the setting of various F5 operations, as well the downloading and management of shooting data from the camera to the computer. The user can also set F5 custom functions, perform normal and special shooting functions, and access the shooting data and image data downloaded from a scanner or a Photo CD. This accessory has made saving, searching and outputting data never been easier for the Nikon F5. Also refer to the Custom Functions/Settings section for Nikon F5.

Major functions of this F5 specific accessory:-

A. Camera Operation

Displays settings of connected cameras (Displays each setting on the monitor)
Remote camera setting & operation (Enables setting of 25 items)
Custom Settings (Enables Custom Setting of 42 items*)
Program shooting (Enables programming of camera settings for each frame)

Colour Matrix Meter status (Displays distribution of colour and brightness in the scene)
Confirming camera ID (Blinking self-timer LED confirms which camera is in operation)
more info below:-

* Setting various F5 functions, including Custom Setting
* Setting and controlling F5 functions by personal computer
* Checking through Photo Secretary Window of F5 status, e.g., communication status, camera location, or metering status
* Enables taking of special pictures using special features like Multiple Exposure, Interval Timer or Long Time Exposure
* Enables combination of selected F5 settings and programming of various shooting commands

B. Film Manager

Data loading (Downloads the F5's shooting data and files it)
Film viewer (Displays data for each frame)
File edit (You can input the titles and comments by frame)
Shooting data finder (Allows you to search for data on specific frames)
Photo finder (Lets you scan the images via scanner and link them with shooting data)

More info below:-

* Downloading and filing of F5 shooting data*
* Linking of image to shooting data frame
* Display of data for each frame in choice of three formats--Thumbnail & Text, Text and List
* Search and printing of data and image on specific frames and files
* Downloading of image data requires scanner with TWAIN support.

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Contents of NIkon Photo Manager
Install Program
Camera ID Setting Program

* List of Custom Settings The Photo Manager enables customized settings of the following items in addition to those listed factory settings built-in the Nikon F5.

* Slowest sync speed: Choose from 1/60 to 30 sec.
* Aperture setting during zooming: Allows you to vary the aperture according to the focal length setting you choose while zooming.
* Lock button: Pressing this button in combination with the Command Dials lets you change shutter speed and aperture settings.
* Value settings via command dials: Values automatically reset (highest and lowest values are adjacent).
* Focus area selection: Disables diagonal focus area shift (e.g. left to top, or bottom to right).
* Shutter release time lag: Allows you to delay shutter release up to 1 sec.
* Focus area indication: Delete the focus area indication outside finder screen.
* Data imprint on frame #0.
* Bulb/Time selection: Choose from Bulb or Time shutter release options.
* Shutter release indication: Self-timer indicator will light up when shutter is released.
* Data storage option: You can store the data in the 175's memory until it is sent.
* Focus lock in Single Servo AF mode: Locks focus during continuous shooting in Single Servo AF.
* Focus area sequencing in Dynamic AF: Allows you to select either horizontal or vertical focus area sequencing.
* Multiple camera shooting: Choose from simultaneous, in-sequence time lag or individual shutter release options.
* Data full warning: Camera warns you when the camera's data recording memory is full.
* Recording data selection: Lets you select shooting data to be recorded in the camera s memory.
* Camera setting lock: You can lock the desired camera settings.

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The Camera - Background, Issues & Summary

Basic Features | Focusing | Metering Systems | Exposure Control | Reliability Issues | Nikkor lens Compatibility

/Finders -
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Index Page - 1 part
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Index Page - 3 parts
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Power Sources | Cases | Remote Control | Miscellaneous

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Specification for Nikon F5
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  Special Application lenses:
Micro-Nikkor Lenses - 50mm~55mm -60mm 85mm -105mm 200mm Micro-Zoom 70-180mm
Perspective Control (PC) - 28mm 35mm PC-Micro 85mm
Dedicated Lenses for Nikon F3AF: AF 80mm f/2.8 | AF 200mm f/3.5 EDIF
Depth of Field Control (DC): 105mm 135mm
Medical Nikkor: 120mm 200mm
Reflex-Nikkor Lenses - 500mm 1000mm 2000mm
Others: Noct Nikkor | OP-Nikkor | UV Nikkor 55mm 105mm | Focusing Units | Bellows-Nikkor 105mm 135mm
Nikon Series E Lenses: 28mm35mm50mm100mm135mm | E-Series Zoom lenses: 36~72mm75~150mm70~210mm

MF Zoom-Nikkor Lenses: 25~50mm | 28~45mm | 28~50mm | 28~85mm | 35~70mm | 36~72mm E | 35~85mm | 35~105mm | 35~135mm | 35~200mm | 43~86mm | 50~135mm | 50~300mm | 70~210mm E | 75~150mm E | 80~200mm | 85~250mm | 100~300mm | 180~600mm | 200~400mm | 200~600mm | 360~1200mm | 1200~1700mm

Tele-Converters: TC-1 | TC-2 | TC-200 | TC-201 | TC-300 | TC-301 | TC-14 | TC-14A | TC-14B | TC-14C | TC-14E | TC-16 | TC-16A | TC-20E

Recommended links to understand more technical details related to the Nikkor F-mount and production Serial Number: by: my friend, Rick Oleson by: Hansen, Lars Holst


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