e: Shoot

1. Depress the shutter release button with steady, even pressure.

2. Advance the film to the next frame by stroking the film winding lever.

3. You can move the grooved winding lever with your righthand thumb in one sweep or a series of short strokes.

Self-timer: This provides an approx. 10-sec. exposure delay. Slide the lever away from the lens as far as it will go, cover the finder eyepiece with the palm of your hand to prevent stray light from entering, then depress the shutter release button. Note that the timer is designed not to cock accidentally and requires slight pressure when you start to stroke it. After use, gently nudge the lever back into place since it always stops just before the starting position.


Q:When is the exposure compensation button used?
A: To obtain a correct exposure when the main subject is side lit or backlit. In this case, keep tne button depressed as you depress the shutter release button, the shutter speed needle "drops" by about 2 steps (i.e., from 1/250 sec. to approx. 1/60 sec.).

f: Unload the Film


1. When you can no longer stroke the film winding lever and the frame counter indicates that the last exposure has been made, press the film rewind button. Don't force the lever, or you may tear the film out of the cassette.

2. Turn the film rewind crank in the direction of the engraved arrow with even pressure until rewind "tension" gets lighter.

3. Pull up the film rewind knob to open the camera back, and remove the cassette.

Notes: Do not push the film rewind button before all the frames are exposed; otherwise, there will be a slight frame overlap. If the button is inadvertently depressed make a blank exposure in a dark Diace. When carrying the camera, it is recommended that you reset the shutter operation mode selector from AUTO to B to prevent battery power drainage caused by the shutter release button being inadvertently depressed.



Q: What should I do if I make the mistake of opening the camera back before the film is fully rewound?
A:Quickly snap the camera back closed. You may be able to save a few frames, but this is not guaranteed, especially if the back is opened in bright light.

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