Multiple Exposures

The New F-1's provision for multiple exposures allows you to easily make two or more exposures on the same frame for creative effect.

1. First advance the film to the next frame.
2. Then take up any film slack. To do this, unfold the rewind crank and gently turn it in the direction of the arrow until it stops.
3. Focus, compose your subject and take the picture.
4. Turn and press down the rewind lever in the usual manner; the film will now re~ain stationary for multiple exposures.
5. Gently turn the film advance lever. This will cock the shutter for the next exposure.

You can make any number of exposures on the same frame simply by repeating steps 3, 4 and 5 above in the proper order. Each time you turn the film advance lever, the camera's frame counter will advance once. There is, however, a possibility of slight movement of the film if you make an excessive number of exposures on the same frame.

If you have engaged the rewind lever for multiple exposure and wish to cancel it, lightly press the shutter button before turning the advance lever. Note that it is not advisable to make multiple exposures on the first or last several frames due to possible film curl which may adversely affect image registration.


Multiple exposures are also possible when the AE Power Winder FN or AE Motor Drive FN is attached to the camera. To release the shuter, use either of the two shutter buttons of the power drive. To return to normal shooting, cap the lens and take a blank shot using the camera's shutter button.

Exposure in Multiple Exposures

Generally, the first exposure of a series should be of a relatively dark subject so that the image in the next exposure will show up clearly. For best results, it is advisable to decrease the exposure for each shot. Depending on the situation, there are several ways to do this. One way is to change the ISO setting to a higher value as described earlier. In this method, you must first decide how many exposures you want to make on the same frame. If a double exposure, make~lSoth exposures at twice the normal ISO rating; if a triple exposure, make all three exposures at three times the normal ISO rating, and so forth.

Another way to correct exposure is to use the exposure compensation dial. This method is the same as that of changing the ISO. That is, for a double exposure, set the dial to "1/2" for both exposures; for a triple exposure, at the setting between "1/2" and "1/4", and so on. Both methods described above are merely guideiines, and your technique will benefit greatly from practice.

Number of Multiple Exposures Exposure Compensation Scale
Double 1/2
Triple Between 1/2 and 1/4
Quadruple 1/4

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