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System Accessories for Nikon F5 (or other applicable Nikon SLR models)

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Photo Secretary/PC-Link The Nikon Photo Manager is designed exclusively for the F5. Photo Manager AC-IWE links the camera and your Windows 95-based personal computer and AC-1ME for Macintosh (System 7.1), 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.

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Nikon Photo Secretary® - Computer Links for Nikon F5

(Instruction Manual available)

* AC-1WE/AC-1ME Photo Secretary for F5


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Power Sources / Connecting Cords: Ni-MH (Nickel-Metal Hydride*) Battery Unit MN-30: The optional battery unit to maximize power and speed of the F5. It is a Nickel-metal hydride battery unit which allows film advance speed of up to 8 fps, film rewind speed of 4 seconds for a 36-exposure roll and improves camera performance even in cold ambient temperatures. Uses MH-30 Battery Charger to recharge the cell. The Battery Holder MS-30 (Standard) Accepts eight LR6 (AA-type alkaline) or FR6 (AA-type lithium) batteries. External Power Cord MC-32 Connects 12V DC external power source to the F5. The cable which has two banana jacks allows connection the specialized 12 volt Nikon equipment to the Nikon F5. The MC-33 / MC 34 Connecting Cords is a Data transmission cord from Nikon F5 camera to a personal Computer (Mac or PC).

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Supplement: Nikon F5 also takes rechargeable Ni-MH batteries in the form of an integrated MN-30 Ni-MH Battery unit, Ni-MH holds charges longer than rechargeable alkaline and are more effective for camera to operate at low temperatures. The F5/MN-30 combination also permits top shutter speed of 8 frames per second (fps) instead of the maximum 7.4 fps peak film advance rate with normal source. It also improves film rewind rate and has a quicker capacity of delivering approx. 100 rolls of 36 exp. film at 20°C/68°F Dimensions: 115.5 x 30.5 x 59 mm Weight: 270g.

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* Ni-MH Characteristic & Usage: It takes at least 3 to 5 times full charges before Ni-MH reaches peak performance and self-discharge in around 30 to 60 days if not use,one should recharge the batteries again before using them. Recharges depend on the operating parameters, such as drain rate etc. generally, Ni-MH batteries can last up to approx. 500 recharges, if care is taken, they can even last longer up to 40% higher. Which means even the entry cost may be higher but you can used over and over again. In comparisons, rechargeable alkaline life span are much shorter, about 50 - 100 recharges. One of its main characteristic is, Ni-MH batteries usually provide constant high power (voltage) during usage. Alkaline voltage usually drops rapidly for high power intensive applications and NI-MH can deliver better overall consistency and numbers of deliveries. Next, Ni-MH exhibits less "memory effect" syndrome than NiCd cells and thus, you can charge it regardless if it is fully drained or not prior to recharging. Relating to Nikon MH-30 Battery Charger. It is advisable to use dedicated unit for F5, as charger designed for multi-battery types used are less desirable because both rechargeable cells (NI-MH/Ni-Cd) use varying chemistries and older charger ay not be suitable to use for newer battery-type such as NI-MH (but Ni-MH charger has better compatibility even for older battery type such as rechargeable Ni-Cd cell(s) and in practice, they are designed to avoid hydrogen bubbles from depositing on internal battery plates as well as recharges for full potential capacity. So, if you have a choice, always use the original MH-30 to recharge the MN-30 Ni-MH battery pack.

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External Battery Pack DB-6: Uses six 1.5V LR20 (D-type alkaline) batteries and adds power for prolonged or low-temperature shooting. Works on other Nikon such as F90 Series bodies as well (Requires Nikon External Power Cord MC-29, whose terminal plugs straight into the camera's battery holder).

MCE1.gif Nikon MH-19 Battery Charger A handy charger for people on the move. You can use it use at home or via the cigarette lighter in the car for mobile charging. Probably can also be used for recharging battery cells for Nikon F5 via the optional MC-E1 cord for MN30). It works for F100 (MN-15), D70, D1 (EN-4) Series and D100 SLR bodies (recharges 2 x Nikon EN-EL3 lithium ion batteries). MC-E2 power cord is required to charge MN-15 or EN-4. Also be able to recharge EN-3 Rechargeable batteries for Nikon E3/E3s. Power input 100-240vAC 50/60Hz, or DC 13.8v. Size 4.7 x 5.5 x 1.4". Weighs 10.5oz. / 300g
High Performance Nikon SD-8A Power Pack for Nikon Speedlights for SB-11, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, SB-28/28DX, SB-80DX, SB-800. This high performance flash power pack is a light, compact external power source for a number of Nikon flashes. It uses six (6) AA batteries and you get increased number of flashes and reduced flash cycle time. This is a must have for event photography such as wedding and high frame rate Nikon cameras. The SD-8A package consists of: SD-8A Flash Power Pack, Carrying case Multi-language User's Manual (Japanese, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese) Nikon Worldwide Warranty Card.

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Original Nikon Camera Cases & compartments

: F5's Ever ready case. Use with zoom 28-80 AF. Model: leather, black

Cylindrical Case: The handsome black eatherefte finish is complemented by soft. plush lining. Trunk Case: A durable trunk case is supphed with larger lenses including bright super-telephoto lenses. Soft Pouch: Accommodates a variety of lenses of different focal lengths. Can be tucked away in a pocket when not in use.

CF54: F5's Ever ready case. Use with zoom 35-135 AF. Model: leather, black
CF53A: F5 Ever ready case. Use with zoom 28-70 AF. Front part only. Model: leather, black
CF54A: F5 Ever ready case. Use with zoom 70-210 AF. Front part only. Model: leather, black
CF53H:F5 Ever ready case. Rear part only. Model: leather, black
CS13 Soundproof case for all Nikon cameras Useable with all lenses and all motors. Model: imitation leather, black

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For the busy photographer who needs to carry more than one camera and lens, Nikon compartment cases provide convenience, durability and accessibility.

From compact models which hold one or two lenses + a Speedlight to double-level designs with room for two camera bodies, several lenses and filters, motor drive and other accessories, Nikon compartment cases are made of the finest materials. Naturally, you can also make use of rubber foam to create customary protective slots to fit your camera/lenses in these cases. Kindly refer to Nikon F4 section for MORE info but please take note: -many of these beautifully designed compartments may have been discontinued.

Hand Strap AH4 One of the lesser known but highly practical accessory that Nikon has designed for photographer is the AH-4 Hand Strap. It secures the camera comfortably in hand for a firm grip without hand fatigue. It is particularly useful when using longer and/or larger Nikkor zoom and telephoto lenses. Other than the F5-series, the AH-4 is also compatible with the Nikon F4 and other Nikon AF bodies such as F90X, F70 or F-601 etc.

This accessory allows you to hold Nikon autofocus SLR cameras firmly in one hand, particularly the Nikon F5 as well as the F4/F4S that equipped with Multi-Power High Speed Battery Pack MB-23 when shooting.

Attaching the AH-4 to the camera (in case of F4) 1. Attach the Accessory Base to the bottom of the camera with the mounting screw while holding the Accessory Base down to the camera back.2. Pass the tip of the strap through the camera's strap eyelet. Also pass it through the strap ring and the buckle to attach the strap to the camera securely. 3. Hook the fastener a the tip of the pad. Check to confirm if the AH-4 has been attached to the camera securely.
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Usage A. Positioning the pad so that it fits to your back hand, fasten the protective tip and pull it down as shown by arrow (1) while adjusting the strap. Fold back the protective tip as shown by arrow (2) and attach it to the pad with the Velcro tape to put the remained strap away. B. To release the strap, detach the protective tip from the Velcro tape and pull up the release tip as shown by arrow (2). Note: a). When using the AH-4 with the shoulder strap, attach the strap to the buckle directly. b) Notice that you may not operate the control buttons and dials on the top of the camera with your right hand depending on models used.

Care & Maintenance: Since the pad of the strap uses natural leather, the color may fade slightly when strap gets wet or rubbed against something. Handlethe strap with care not to leave it in wet, or the leather may shrink. It it becomes wet in the rain, wipe off moisture fully and dry it in the shade after putting it back in propershape. For best results, periodically oil leather parts.

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