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Thank you for your purchase of a Contax G2. HerzlichenGl0ckwunschzum Kauf einerContax
Based on the Contax philosophy of producing a G2. Diese35mm-SchliherschluB-Kameramit
"carre?a which works", this Autofokusund Realbildsuchervereintdie Vorteile
35mm AF range
verschiedener fotografischerWeltenauf bislang
-fnder camera with focal plane shutter is einzigartigeWeise- handlich,direktund doch
e\mely easy to use, which is a shade different
from\in gle-lens-reflex camera. dezentwie eineklassischeMeBsucherkamera,
dabeikomfortabelund reaktionsschnell wie
This camb*q[eatu res aperture-priority auto- modernste Kompaktkameras, ohne den Fotografen
exposure usrrlgqslusl stop-down aperture zu entmrindigen, und dank der hervonagenden
metering,a high-dpaedfocal-planeshutter Cad-Zeiss-P-Wechselobjektive mit den Freiheiten
(speedsup to 1/6000ttc,ond), high-speed einer System-Kamera.
continuous exposures(up to about 4 frameV Die Kamera bietet Arbeitsblenden-Zeitautomatik.
second),and many other advancedfeatures, einen SchlitzverschluB mit Zeiten bis 1/6000 s,
within a compact body. Further,bi aOOingtne Reihenaufnahmen mit bis zu etwa 4 B/s sowie
optional multi-functiontype "Contax Data back zah Ireiche weitere, fortschrittliche Funktionen i n
einem kompakten Gehiiuse. Mit der als Zubehor
GD-2" you can perform intervalphotograp\. lieferbaren Multifunktionsr0ckwand GD-2 sind
and add exposure data and dates to Intervallaufnahmen ebenso m6glich wie die
photographs. \
\ufzeichnung von Belichtungsdaten und die
Before using the camera, please read this in- Eihbelichtung des Datums.
struction manual carefullyto operate it correcily. Bitte l9!eQ Sie diese Anteitung sorgfdttig durch,
gem!! Sre deq voilen Nutzen aus den vietf6ttigen
This manual explains the operating procedures for this Mdglichkeiten)gerContax G2 ziehen k6nnen.
excellent Contax G2 camera with G-mount Planar Tr45
mm F2 lens. However, you can also use it in the same Die Bedienungwird in\ser Anleitunqmit einemplanar
way as described in this manual, unless otherwise T-45mmt/2 mit G-Bajonelerlldrt. Faljskerneanoeren
stated, for the integrated use of the camera with other Erlduterungen gegebenweroeh'kEnndiese Kamera
G-mount Carl Zeiss T- interchangeable lenses. jedoch auch auf gleicheWeisemrttrrderen Carl_Zeiss_
o lf you use the Hologon 16mm F8 lens, be sure to read Wechselobjektiven mit G-Bajonettverv..arrd€rt
werden.
"Using o Wenn Sie ein Hologon 1:8/16mm venrentro,
the section the Hologon 16mm F8 lens" in this
manual (p. 196), as wellas the instructions verfahrenSie bitte wie im Kapitel ,,Aufnahmci\iit
o accompanying the lens. dem Hologon 1:8/16 mm" auf S. 'lg7 sowie in de, "
z Anleitung des Objektivs beschrieben.
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Namesof Parts ................8 ManualExposure .........124


r i 3 a s r c* E ' p s . . . . . . . .:...: . .:..::: . . .:.: :: . .:.: .. ' . ' . ' . . . . . . .2. . . . . t B u r bE x p o i u r e[ B ] . . . : : . . . . . : : . . : : : : . . : . . : : : : . : : . : . . : : . . . . . . . . 1 2
o Basic Operation Before Shooting ExposureCompensation ........... ....128
Loadingthe Batteries.............. ........18 <1.UsingtheExposure Compensation Dial>......128
<BatteryCheck> <2.Usingthe AE Lock> ..............134
<BatteryReplacement> <3.Using theA.B.C.Mode(Automatic Exposure
<BatteryPrecautions> Comoensation for 3 Consecutive Frames)> ...138
Mountingand Dismounting the Lens ................26 FlashPhotography .......146
M a i nS w i t c h. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Multiple
4 Exposure ........164
Displayin the VieMinder........ .........36 Usingthe Self-timer.............. .........170
DisplayPanel/Exposure Counter.............. .........42 C
DiopterAdjustment ........46 CustomFunctions .......172
Loadingthe Film ............50 <Listof the CustomFunctions>................j74
Settingand Checkingthe FilmSpeed...............54 <Settingthe CustomFunctions> .................1 88
r p e e dD i a l. . . . . . . . . . .
S h u t t eS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2 ReleaseSockeVDetaching the CameraBack ....192
D r i v eM o d eD i a l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4MeteringSystem ..........194
Focusmode Dial/Focus Lock Button................68 U s i n gt h e H o l o g o n1 6 m m F B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9 6
Holdingthe Camera .......70 Depthof Field ..............208
Rewinding the Film .......72 CameraCareand Precautions ......212
o Focusingthe Lens DedicatedAccessories (Optional)...................2 18
RelationshipbetweenDriveModes S o e c i f i c a t i o n. s. . . . . . . . . . . . ...................254
and FocusMode ............78
Focusingon Auto Focus ..................86
Focusingon ManualFocus ...........100
Remarkson the Auto FocusSystem...............106
( Techniqu i
Selectingthe ExposureMode .......1 16
Aperture-priority Auto Exposure........... ..........1 20
l) DirectX-contact
C Dedicated-flashContacts
! AccessoryShoe
(O ExposureCompensationDial
O A.B.C.Lever
O DialIndex
O ShutterSpeed Dial
O ShutterSpeed Dial Lock Release
Button
O ExposureCounter
(D Valn Switch
O ShutterRelease
e ReleaseSocket
(D Focus Dial
(D Self-timerLED
(D DistanceReferenceIndex
O DisplayPanel
O DriveMode Dial
O ISO Button
(D ActiveAF FocusingWindow
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O Strap Lug
O Viewfinder
(D Lens Index
O Lens ReleaseButton
O PassiveAF FocusingWindows
O ActiveAF FocusingWindow
(infraredreceiver)
O ExternalMeteringWindow
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O CameraBack ReleasePin
(D Spool
(3 Focus Lock Button
O FocusMode Dial
€) ShutterCurtain
O ViewfinderEyepiece
O DiopterAdjuster
(D fitm MountingSpindle
O Sync Terminal
O CameraBack ReleaseKnob
(D ManualRewindButton
O fitm Check Window
O CameraBack
O BatteryCompaftmenVCover
O Data back Contacts
(D Tripod Socket
O DX Contacts
O rltm Chamber
Basic Steps/Kurzsnleitung
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Load the batteries Mount the lens Tum on the main switch
(seepage 18). (see page 26). (see page 34).

Batterien einlegen Obiektiv ansetzen Kamera einschalten


(sieheSeite19). (sieheSeite 26). (sieheSeite 35).

Chargez les piles Montez I'objectif Enclenchez le


(reportez-vousa la page 19). (reportez-vousa b page 27). commutateur principal
(reportez-vousa la page 35).
Instale las pilas Monte elobjetivo
(veala p6gina19). (vea la pAgina2T). Conecte el intemrptor
principal (veala p6gina35).

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Etapes de base/Pasos bdsicos

Set the film speed to "DX" Load DX film, pullthe tip as far as the orange "l" mark,
(see page 56). place it on the spool and close the cover (see page 50).

Filmempfindlichkeit auf DX-Film einlegen, Lasche bis zur orangefarbenen


"DX" einstellen Markierung "l" liber die Aufwickelspule ziehen und die
(sieheSeite 56). Riickwand schlie8en (sieheSeite 51).

R6glez la sensibilit6 du film Ghargez un film DX, sortez son amorce iusqu'A la
i la position "DX" marque orange "l" sur la bobine et refermez le couvercle
(reportez-vousi la page 57). (reportez-vousi la page 51).
"1" de
Aiuste la sensibilidad de la Gargue pelicula DX, tire de la punta hasta la marca
pelicula a "DX' color naranja, p6ngala en el carrete y cierre la cubiefta
(veala p6gina57). (veala pagina51).

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"SAF'and the drive mode dialto Set the shutter speed dial
Set the focus-mode dial to
"S" (see pages 68, 64). to "AUTO" (see page 62).

Stellen Sie den AF-Betriebsartenknopf auf


"SAF', den Zeitenring auf "AUTO"
Filmtransportknopf auf "S" (siehe Seite 69, 65). drehen (sieheSeite 63).
"SAP'et le R6glez le cadran de vitesse
Mettez le s6lecteur de mode de mise au point sur
d'avancement du film sur "S" d'obturation sur'AUTO"
s6lecteur du mode
(reportez-vousaux pages 69, 66). (reportez-vousa h page 63).
"SAF" y el dialdel Aiuste el dialde velocidad
Aiuste eldialdel modo de enfoque en
modo motorizado en "S" (vea las p6ginas 69,67). del obturador a "AUTO"
(vea la p6gina 63).

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Set your desired aperture Aim the focusing frame at your subiect, and depress the
(seepage 120). shutter release halfway. The focusing mark turns on. Press
the shutter release and shoot (seepage 88).
Geeignete Blende wdhlen
(sieheSeite121). AF-MeBfeld auf Hauptobjekt legen und Ausldser halb
eindrticken. Ausliisen, wenn Einstellentfernung durch
R6glez I'ouverture d6sir6e Entfernungsindex markiert ist (sieheSeite 89).
d la page 121).
(reportez-vous Dirigez le cadre de mise au point vers le sujet et enfoncez i
Ajuste la abertura que moiti6le d6clencheur.Le repdre de mise au point s'allume.
desee (veala pagina121). Enfoncez le d6clencheur et prenez la photo
(reportez-vousd la page 89).
Dirija el marco de enfoque al motivo, y presione a medias el
disparador. Se encenderd la marca de enfoque. Presione el
disparador y dispare (veala pagina89).
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Attach the Strap (standardaccessory)
Attachthe strapas shownin the illustration.
o
Anbringen des Riemens
(Standardzubehdr)
Befestigen SiedenTrageriemen wie in der
Abbildunggezeigt
o
Fixation de la sangle
(Accessoire standard)
Fixezla sanglede la manidreindiqu6e dans
I'illustration.
o
Instale la conea (accesorio estandar)
Instalela correacomose muestraen la
ilustraci6n.

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"OFF" before
Be surethe main switch is Q Load two new 3V lithium batteries (type
replacingbatteries. l- CR2l in the compartment with polarities
aligned as shown.
1 Use a coin to turn the battery o lf battery polaritiesare not alignedcorrectly,
I compartment cover as shown and remove
the camerawill not operateand may be
the cover.
damaged.

Q Replace the cover screw.


L,
<Battery Replacement>
ff the mark " o" turns on in the displaypanel,it

1a
is time to replacethe batteries.Set the main
DX switch at
"OFF",open the batterycompartment
cover and replacethe batterieswith new ones.

o Though you can take pictureeven after the


" has turnedon, tt is recommended
mark " a
to replacethe batteriesas soon as possible'
Repbce the batteries. "(a" will blink
Be carefulbecausethe mark
or go out and the camera will no longer
operate if the batterycapacity has dropped
belowthe effectivelimit.
o Some batteriesmay tend to decreasetheir
<Battery Gheck> voltagetemporarilywhen they are loaded' You
After the batteriesare loaded,operatethe need not worry about this becausethey
camerafirst, the batteryvoltage is normalif the recovertheir performancewhen the power is
"
mark " f-r (batterywarning mark)does not turnedon. lf the mark
'(.a" appearssoon
appearin the disPlaYPanel. after the new batteriesare loaded,turn off the
main switchand then turn it on again' lf the
" goes out,
mark " z Youcan use these
batteries.
<Battery Precautions> <Batteriehinweise>
o Alwayi replacethe batterieswith new ones of o Venruenden Sie immer nur zwei neue Batterien
the sime type. Do not mix differentkinds of gleichenTyps und gleicherMarke.MischenSie
batteriesor new and old batteries. Always use leine verschiedenenSortenoder neuen und
two new batteriesof the same type and brand' alte.
r Generally,battery performanceis reduced by o Wenn die BatterienliingereZeit niedrigen
cold temperatures. lf you are shootingin cold Temperaturen(unter0') ausgesetztwird, ldBt
weather,it is advisableto keep the camera ihre Leistungnach.Bei KdltebewahrenSie die
warm in a bag or an outfit for protection Kameraam bestenunterder Kleidungauf,
solangeSie nicht Fotografieren' Die
againstcold. The batteryreduced by low
temperatureswill returnto normalwhen you Batterieleistungnormalisiertsich wieder nach
take picturesat an ordinarytemperature' Enviirmung auf normaleTemperaturen.
o Wenn die Batteriepole verschmutztoder
r Befoie loadingthe batterieswipe both poles
clean with a dry cloth becausepoor contact oxidiertsind,kann es Kontaktschwierigkeiten
may resultif they are soiled with sweat or geben.WischenSie die Polevor dem Einlegen
grease. mit einemtrockenenTuch ab.
a NehmenSie Ersatzbatterien mit, wenn Sie
o lf you are going on a long trip, bring new spare
batterieswith You. ldngerunterwegsseinwerden.
I Do not throw used batteriesinto fire or try to o Batteriensind gefdhrlichund kdnnen
changeor disassemblethem becauseit is explodieren.LeereBatteriendurfennicht ins
dangerous. Feuergeworfengeladen,kurzgeschlossen
oder auseinandergenommen werden.
o The 3V lithium battery(CR2)cannotbe
o Lithium-Batterien sind nichtwiederaufladbar'
chargedbY anYmeans.
o Batteryshould be kept away from children' o HaltenSie die BatterienauBerhalbder
Reichweitevon Kindern.

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This Wrt does not rotate


Lws griPring Feststefiendes lel
Giffring Cetteprtie netourne Pas
Baguede montagede fobiectff Estaparte no gira
Anillo de aNYo delobietivo

-ffi.
O r-t
^r_r

<Mounting the lens> <Ansetzen des Objektivs>


NehmenSie zundchstden Gehdusedeckel und
First.removethe camera'sbody cap and the
lens' rearcap. Then,holdingonto the lensgrip den Ruckdeckeldes Objektivsab. FassenSie
ring,alignthe red dot on the lenswith the lens das Obiektivdann am Griffring,richtenSie den
ind-exmarkon the camerabody, insertthe lens roten Punktam Objektivauf den weiBenIndexan
into the body and pressin whileturningthe lens der Kameraaus,setzenSie das Objektivein, und
clockwise(thedirectionof the arrow in the drehenSie es unterDruckbis zum Anschlagim
Turnthe lensuntil it locks into place Uhrzeigersinn(Pfeilrn der Abbildung).Das
illustration).
"click." ObjektivmuBhOrbareinrasten-
with a

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o lf the lens is not properlymounted,or the red Lens mount ring
dot is not correctlyalignedwith the lensindex, Balonetting
it will not lock with a click. In this case,remove Bague de la baiionnette
de la montura
the lensfrom the cameraonce. Then,turn the
delobietivo
lens mount ring (shadedportion)and the lens
grip ring in the directionof the arrowfully,as
illustrated, to mountthe lenson the camera
agaln.
Lens gnp nng
Griffring
Bague de montage de l'obiectif
Anillo de apoyo delobietivo

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<Dismounting the Lens> Lens gip ring


When holdingthe lensgrip ring and pressingin Gritfring
the middleof the lens releasebutton,turn the Baguede montage de fobier;tif
lenscounterclockwise as far as it will go and pull Anilb de apoyo delobietivo
it out toward you. Afterdismountingthe lens
from the camera,protect the lens with the lens
cap and rearcap, and the camerawith the body
cap.
ffi
o Do not touch the lenssurfaceand camera
inside,contactsand so on with your fingers
when mountingand dismountingthe lens.

This fjartdoes not rotate


Feststehendes lel
Cette paftie ne toume Bs
Esta r€,rteno gim

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o Avoiddirectsunlightor other brightlightwhen o VermeidenSie beim Ansetzendes Objektivs
changingthe lenswith film loadedin the mit geladenerKameradirektesSonnenlicht
camera. odei andereshellesLicht' SetzenSie die
Do not leavethe camerain direct sunlightfor KameranichtldngereZei'tohne Objektivdem
extendedperiodsof time when the lens is direktenSonnenlichtaus.
detachedfrom the camera. o FassenSie ein Hologon1:8i16mm zum
o Alwaysmountand dismountthe Hologon Ansetzenbzw. Abnehmenstets an den
16mmFBlensby holdingthe lensguard' graviertenFassungsteilen.

When the lens is dismountedfrom the camera, Bei einemabgenommenenObjektivdndertsich


Diesist
der Drehbereichdes Blendenrings.
the aperturering operationrangewill change,
The rangewill
but this is not a malfunction. normal.Sobald das Objektivangesetztist, ist
Zustandwiederhergestellt'
der ursprungliche
returnto normalwhenthe lensis mountedto
the camera.

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OFF psition AN position


OFF-Stdlung ON-Stel/ung
PositionOFF Position ON
Posici6nOFF Posici6nON

MMaft
roteMarkierung
Marqrcrouge
Marca raja

"ON" mark
The mainswitchturnson and off the cameraand
sets it for AE lock (AEL). The camera'spower is turnedon. Usually,set the
o The mainswitchshouldbe lockedat a click switch in this position.
positionwhen shootingto preventit from
"AEL" mark
shiftingby mistake.
The AE lock is usefulfor shootingbacklighted
OFF: Red mark not visible subjectsor if you want to shoot moving subjects
Whenthe red mark is not visible,the main switch continuouslywith a fixed exposure.
is set at OFF,turningoff the camera. For detailson AE lock, see Page134.
lf you are not usingthe camera,turn off the main
switch to preventthe shutterfrom tripping
inadvertently.
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The displayin the vievufinder will turn on in the lf you switcha button,dial,etc. whilethe display
followingcases,then turn off automatically after is shown,the displaywillremainon for another
16 seconds. 16 seconds.
t Whenthe mainswitch is turnedon.
z Whenthe mainswitch is set to ON, and either: (The illustration shows all rnformation available in the
The shutterreleaseis depressedhalfway,or viewfinder for reference /t dose not represent an actual
example of display.)
the focus dial or focus lock buttonare
ooerated.

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OPicture Area Frame @ Shutter Speed/Shooting Distance


Whenthe shutterreleaseis depressedhalfway, Normally,displaysthe shutterspeedfrom 1/6000
the pictureareaframeon displaychanges secondto 16 seconds,in 1/2 step intervals.On
"200"
automaticallyaccordingto the shootingdistance, the scale,"6000" means1/6000second,
lensfocal length,etc. means1/2O0second,and "'16""means16
To shoot,placeyour subjectwithinthe displayed seconos.
frame. Whenthe focus lock button is pressedin the
"MF" (manualfocus)mode,the displayindicates
QFocus Frame the shootingdistanceto the subject(thedisplay
Placeyour subjectto focus in this frame. is shown only whilethe button is held depressed).

gFlash Mark eExposure Mark


"a" or under
lf your are usingthe Tl-Aflashsystemfor taking ln the auto exposuremode,the over
" " "v" mark indicatingdeviationfrom the exposure
flashpictures,the flashmark l willturnon as
soon as the flashis fullycharged. lf your subject controlrangewillbe displayed.In the manual
"v"
is correctlyexposed,it will blinktwo seconds mode,the correct" C ", over "a" or under
afterthe flashhas fired. markwill be displayed.

OExposure CompensationMark When lookingthrough the vieMinder, some


The "+" or "-" markwill lightwhen exposure vignetting(shading)may be noticed in the
compensationis performedwith the exposure lower-rightcomer of the viewfinderdue to
compensationdial,or A.B.C.mode. occlusionby the lens barrel,or use of a filter or
lens hood. Such vignetting,however,will not
OFocusing Indicator appear on the final photograPh.
Showsthe conditionof focus. For details,see the
section"Focusingthe lens"on p.74.
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<DisplaYPanel> OShooting Distance/Film Speed Indicator
(The ititstdtion shows all information availablein the Wn"n the slhutterreleaseis depressed halfway'
'aisitay
panet/exposurecounter for reference' lt does not the shooting distance is displayed'.lfthe ISO
,eireient an actualexampleof display') button is depressed, however, it switches to
displaythe film speed.
It aiso'showsthe settingconditionfor custom
c functions.
CBattery Warning Mark
o n-trtn" oi when it is time to changethe batteries'

<Exposure Counter>
o

OISO/DX Indicator
Wn.n displayingthe film speed or in.th.efilm
speed settin! mode, this indicatorwill be The exposurecounter normallyshows the
displayed. number of exposureson a film' lt also provides
I rivn6nauto mode is set with DX code, always the followingf unctions:
"DX" is disPlaYed. "A'B'C'"
. Oisptayoitne operationorder in the
CUuttipte ExPosure Mark mode
o DisplaYof the end of the film'
. Remainingoperatingtime in self-timermode'
. itapsed time Ouringbulb exposure(B) mode'
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The rangeof diopteradjustmentspossiblewith


and withoutootionallensesis as follows:
o
FolgendeEinstellbereiche stehenohnebzw. mit
Dioptrienlinsezur Vefugung:
o
Les correctionssuivantessont possiblesavec ou
sanslentilleadditionnelle:
a
El margende los ajustesdioptricosposiblescon
y sin lentesopcionaleses el siguiente:

Dlop0erl€ns RangB dAdiusfrnent


Thiscamerahasa built-indiopteradjustment Dbptsienllns Ehstefficnlch
unit. To adjustthe viewfindereyepieceto your l.crfilbdecomec{on Plegeder{d{e
eyesight,turnthe diopteradjusteruntilthe focus l-enta di6ptrica ltagsndeaitrsta
framein the centerof the viewfinderappears
sharpand clear. The adjustable rangeis from None/Keine +0.3D- -2.0D
+0.3to -2 dipoters. Aucune/Ninguno
GFL (-4) -3.0D - -5.0D
lf the built-indiopteradjustmentprovides GFL (-2) -1.0D - -3.5D
insufficient compensation for youreyesight,an
GFL (+2) +3.0D- +0.4D
optionaldiopterlens,type GFLcan be used.

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/;\ Ftt it ln whib Pttshingin thb
l, dirrction.
ln diau Richtung schiebefl
und dnseaffi.
4ustezq Pussant dans
@tte diredon.
A@telo mienfras Pr*iona
q, estadirwidn.

Camqastq stoqqer Aoqter lffis


Riemenschnalle DioPtienlinse
Banette de la counoie de faPPreil Lentillede conectbn
Top delaconadelacdman Lente di6qtia

while pressingthe
illAs shown in the illustration,
<lnstalling a DioPter Lens>
When installinga diopterlens,holdthe camera pointed end of the camerastrap stopper in the
eyepiecepointingupward,to
with the vievvfinder holeon the side of the vieMindereyepiece,lift
help preventthe diopterlensfrom droppingout' up and removeup the eyepieceframe.
Also,take care in handlingso as not to soilthe
diopterlenswhen installingit. i? Placethe diopterlens insidethe eyepiece
frame.

OFit the pins on the left side of the eyepiece


frame into their holes,and pressdown the
frameto its originalPosition.

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Data back contacts


Data-Back-Kontakt
Contacts du dos dateur
Contactos del respaldo
de datos

1 Open the camera back by erecting and Q Inseft the film cassette slantwise into the
I rotating the camera back release knob in L tilm chamber with its protruding end
the direction of the arrow. downward as illustrated.
After the camera back is opened, replacethe
knob in place. Note on the shutter cuftain:
The shutter curtain is a precision part. Never
o When loadingfilm, be sureto removethe touch it with your finger or strike it with the film
protectivesheet in the camera'spicture area tip. When the film tip lies on the shutter curtain,
frame. in particular, never trip the shutter.

o Takecare not to touch or contaminatethe DX


contacts and data back contact.
o Alwaysload and unloada film in subduedlight.
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zl Close the camera back securely.


T
As soon as the cameraback is closed,the film
advancesautomaticallyand stops when the
Q Pull out the film tip as far as the orange exposurecountershows "01".
\, "1" mark and place it on the spool.
Take care that the film does not float up (see
illustration). o lf the exposurecounterblinksat "00", the film
is not advancingproperly.Openthe camera
o lf the lengthof film protrudingfrom the back and reloadthe film correctly.
cassetteis too long,adjustit by windingfilm
back into the cassettebeforeloadingthe film.

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WhenDX automatic film speed seffing is


USed
Bei automatischerEinstellungder
FiImempfindIichkeit uber DX-Code
Lorsquela sensibilit6du film est r6glee
automatiquementau moyen du code DX.
Cuando se empleael ajuste automdtico
de sensibilidad de la pelicula DX.

Whenmanualfilm speedsetting rs used


Bei manuellerEinstellungder Film-
empfindlichkeit
Lorsquele reglagede la sensibilitedu film
<Checking the Film Speed>
est effectuemanuellement.
With the main switchset to ON, if the ISO button
Cuando se empleael ajustemanualde is pressed,the film speed (lSOnumber)will
sensibilidad de la pelicula.
appearin the displaypanelfor about 16 seconds.
When DX automaticfilm-speedsettingis used,
"DX"willappearin the display.
o lf the shutterreleaseis depressedhalfway
whilethe film speed is displayed,the display
will returnto the shootingdistancedisplay.

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<Setting the Film Speed> <Einstellen der Filmempfindlichkeit>
Thefilmspeedmn besetintwoways:automatic Die Einstellung
der Filmempfindlichkeitkannauf
settingmodewithDXcodesandmanualsettingmode. zwei Arten edolgen:in der automatischen
Betriebsartuber DX-Codeoder in der manuellen
So (ox) I Automatic Setting Mode:
lf the film speedis set to
"DX" and Betriebsart.
I t't fi
l )-l r^l you areusingDXfilm,the camera I Automatische Einstellbetriebsart:
will automaticallyset itselfto the Wenn Sie "DX" wdhlen,wird die Empfindlichkeit
speedof the film you are using. beiVerwendungvon Filmenmit DX-Code
DX films are avaalablein a range of ISO 25 to 5000. automatischeingestellt.Der DX-Code-Bereich
The DXmarkand film speedare printedon the film umfaBt ISO 25-50m. DX-Codierungund
box. Empfindlichkeit und -
sind auf der Filmschachtel
o lf the camerais loadedwith non-DXfilm, the film patroneangegeben.
speedwill be automaticallyset to ISO 100. o Wenn ein Film ohne DX-Codeeingelegtwird,
stelltdie KameraautomatischISO 100 ein.
I ManualSetting Mode:
Set the film speed as you desire.lf I Manuelle Einstellbetriebsart:
you are usingnon-DXfilm, or if StellenSie die Empfindlichkeit
auf den
you want to changethe film speed gewrinschtenISO-Weftein. Die manuelle
fronrthat of the film you are using, ung konnen Sie benutzen,
Empfindlichkeitseinstell
set the film speed manually. wenn Sie Filmeohne DX-Codeveruvenden oder
o You can set the film speed in 1/3 step einenanderenISO-Werteinstellenwollen.
increments in a range of ISO 6 to 6,400. r Sie kdnnendie ISO-Werte in 1/3-Stufen von
o Whenthe film speed(lSOnumber)has been lSO6-64(X)einstellen.
set manually,that manuallyset speedwill be o Bei manuellerEinstellung der
used even if DX code film is later loaded in the Filmempfindlichkeithat dieseVorrang,selbst
camera. wenn spdterein DX-codiefterFilmeingelegt
wird.
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"DX" or the
$ Turn the focus dial until either
& desired film speed appears.
Whenthe focus dial is turned,the film speed
changesin 1/3 steps,as shown:
-8 Turn the main switch on. lf you press and
& hold on the ISO button for about 1.2
seconds or more, the display of the film speed
in the display panel will start to blink.
After blinking,removeyour fingerfrom the
button.
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Q Set the main switch to OFF; this completes
E-Pthe settingprocedure.

o The setting also takes effect if the shutter


releaseis depressedhalfway,the focus lock
'16
buttonis pressed,or if you wait for about
seconds.
o Oncethe film speed has beenset manually,
the set valuewill be storedin memoryand
remainin effect until the above proceduresare
used againto changethe film speedsetting.

Whilethe film speed is beingset, the display


insiOethe viewfinderwill blinkand no pictures
can be taken.

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This dial is used to set the exposure.When


turned to "AUTO,"the camerais set for aperture-
priorityautomaticexposure.
Whenturnedto a number,the shutterspeed is
set for manualexposuremode, at the indicated
shutterspeed. Shutterspeeds can be set in the
range "45" (4 seconds)to "4000" (1/4OOO
Second)in single-stepunits.
The dial can also be set to "B" for bulb
exposures,and to "X" for X-synchronizedflash
exposuresat 1/2OOsecond.

o Be sure that the shutterspeed dial is securely


set in one of the click indentpositionswhen
using (do not attempt to set the dial between
the markednumbersettings).
o To preventunintentionalchangesof shutter
speed,the "AUTO"and "X" positionslock into
place.To changefrom these settings,you
must turn the dial whilepressingthe shutter-
speed dial lock releasebutton (on top of the
dial).

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"S" Mode: Single-frame Shooting
Eachtime the camera'sshutterreleaseis
pressed,one film frame is exposedand the film is
wound to preparefor the next exposure.
"GH", "GL" Modes: Continuousshooting
Whilepressingthe camera'sshutterrelease,a
maximumspeed of about 4 frames/second(CH)
or about 2 frames/second(CL)are exposed
automatically.ffhe actual drive speed depends
on variousconditions,includingthe set shutter
speed,film speed,and batterycondition.Also,
when usingan optionaldata back,drivespeed
"between-frame"
will dependon whetherthe
The followingdrive modes can be selected. printingfunctionis used.)

To select a mode, turn the drive mode dial rt1) t" self-Timer Mode
untilthe mode aligns with the index mark. Set to this positionto performself-timer
o Be surethe dial stops securelyat one of the photography.For detailsdee page 170.
click indents(do not attempt to set the dial
betweenmarkedsettings). 'I m "' Multiple-Exposure Mode
Set to this positionto performmultiple-exposure
photography.For details,see page 164.

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<Focus-Mode Dial>
The followingfocus modescan be selected.For
"Focusingthe Lens"
details,see the section
(page74).
.(SAF"mode: Single Auto Focus
Focusingis performedautomatically; once the
focus is aligned,the lens is lockedin that
position.

'rCAF"mode: ContinuousAuto Focus


Focusingis performedcontinuouslyusing
automaticfocus.
"MF" mode: Manual Focus
Focusingis performedmanuallyby turningthe
focusingdial on the front of the camera.

<Focus Lock Button>


"CAF"
Pressthis buttonduringuse of the
(continuousauto focus)mode when you wish to
lock the focus on a subiect.

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Be sure your fingers do not obstruct or rest on the
flffi$g-Fff.,ffiffiffi6-ftI:: lens, AF windowsn infrared emitter, or ISO button.
o lf the entiredisplay insidethe viewfinderblinks,it means
To take sharp pictures,the camera must be held
the /SO button has been pressed and the camera is in
steady. Blurredpicturesare most often caused the film-speedsettingmode, makingit impossibleto
by camerashake. take pictures. ln this case,check to be sure the film
The cameracan be held not only in the horizontal speed has not been changedaccidentally.
position,but also in the verticalposition
dependingon the subject.In any case,study
your comfortablecamerapositioningand
practiceuntilyou get usedto it. lt is also good to
supportyour body or camerawith a building,
tree,and so on.

@ netax the hand and gently depressthe shutter release.


At the moment to take pictures, stop breathing

@ Tightenyour side, and stabilize the camera.


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As soon as the entire roll of film is exposed, o Alwaysunloada film in subduedlight.


the camera rewinds the film automatically. o Be sureto unloadthe film afterit has rewound.
Afterthe film has been rewound,the camera
Whilethe film is rewinding,the exposurecounter will not operateunlessthe cameraback is
countsdown. When rewindingis completed,the once openeo.
motor stops and number"00" in the counter o To rewindfilm from midwaythrougha roll,use
blinks. the projectionon the camerastrapstopperto
Confirmthat the motor has stoppedand the pressthe manualrewindbuttonon the side of
exposurecounteris blinkingon "00", then open the camerabody (do not use pins,needlesor
the camera back and removethe film cassette. othersharplypointedobjects).
o Take the exposedfilm for proces
as possible.
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Focusing the Lens
Focusingcan be performedeitherby automatic 2."CAF" (ContinuousAuto Focus) Mode:
focusing(AF)ormanualfocusing (MF)modes. This mode is recommendedwhen
Auto focus modes include"SAF"(singleauto photographingsmallchildrenor othersubjects
focus)and "CAF"(continuousauto focus).Use that move continuouslyin the centerof the
the focus mode dial to selectthe desired viewfinder.In this mode,the lenscontinuousiy
focusingmode. Betterresultscan be obtained attemptsto focus on whateversubject is
by usingthe focusingmode selectivelyin currentlyat the centerof the viewfinder,and
accordancewith the subjectbeing the shutterwill operatewheneverit is pressed,
photographed. regardlessof whetherthe lensis in focus.This
is a "shutter-priority"
mode.
1. "SAF" (Single Auto Focus) Mode:
This mode is recommendedwhen 3. ('MF" (Manual Focus) Mode;
photographingordinaryscenerywithoutmuch This mode is recommendedwhen
movement.In this mode,the lensfocuses photographingfireworksor othernightscenes,
automatically;once the lens is focusedon a or otherwisewhen focusingusingauto focus is
subject,focus is lockedat that distance.The difficultor impossible.In this mode,superior
shutterwill not operateif the lensis not in resultswill be obtainedby settingthe focus to
focus.This is a "focus-priority"mode. infinity(lnF).The manualfocusmode is also
convenientwhen takingmultiplephotographs
of still-lifeor othersubjectswhenthe distance
betweencameraand subiectremainsfixed.
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In each drivemode (S,CL or CH),focusingin eachfocusingmode is as follows:


Focus
Mode
Drive
Mode

AF operateswhen the shutter AF operatescontinuouslywhile o Focusis performedmanually


releaseis depressedhalfway, the shutterreleaseis depressed by turningthe focus dial.
s and once the subjectis in focus, halfway.
{$ingle the focus is locked at that a Focusis locked when focus
Frarne distance. lock button is pressed.
Shooting) I When focus cannot be o Shutterooerateswhenever
achieved,shutterdoes not pressed,regardlessof
ooerate. whetherfocus is achieved.

AF operateswhen the shutter AF operatescontinuouslywhile Focus is performedmanually


releaseis depressedhalfway, the shutterreleaseis deoressed by turningthe focus dial.
and once the subject is in focus, halfway.
the focus is lockedat that o Focuscan be locked by
distance. pressingfocus lock button.
cL, cl-i o lf focus cannot be achieved, I Shutteroperateswhenever
{Continuous shutterdoes not operate. pressed,regardlessof
$hooting) whetherfocr,rsis achieved.
o During continuous I During continuous I Manual focusing is
shooting, focus for shooting, focus is impossible during
successive exposures is measured independently continuous shooting,
locked at the setting for each frame.
established for the first
frame.

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<Exposure in Each Drive Mode (S, CL, CH)>
Ineachcombination of drivemodeandfocusingmode,exposure
is asfollows:
(Aperture-priority
autoexposuremode)
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Viewfinder
Sucher

r=i DX Vlseur
Visor
Displaypanel
LCD-Monitor RF
Panneau
d'affichage
Panel visualizador

S Turn focus mode dialto either "SAF" or o The viewfinderdistancescalewill change


&. "cAF". dependingon the lensinstalled.
The viewfinderand the displaypanelwill appear
as shown in the illustration.

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Distancescale
EntfernungssKala @ 53 2 , r 5 1 o r 0 5
ltlj
Echelledes dnfances
Escalade distancias

Example: for *
"*"
Beispiel:
Fxemple: Paur *
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The focusingmark lightsat that point of the


distancescaleindicatingthe distanceat which
(Example:for 3 m) was focused.Simultaneously, the distanceis
(tseispieL3 nr) indicatedon the displayPanel.
(Exemple:pour 3 m)
(Ejemplo:para 3 nt)
dft Depress the shutter release fully to take
q-Pthe picture.
ffi Aim the focusing frame at your subiect;
& and depress the shutter release half way.
As focusingis performedautomatically, the
focusingmarkwill light in the vieMinder'

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r When Using
trSAF" (Single Auto Focus) r Bei SchdrfenPrioritdt (SAF):
Mode: Die scharfeinstellungerfolgtbeim Antippendes
when the shutter releaseis depressedhalfway, Ausl6sers.Sie wird unmittelbardanach
gespeichert.
focusingis performedautomatically,and focus is
locked is soon as focus is achieved' i ln *CL" wird die Belichtungbei ieder Aufnahme
"CH" wird die fur die erste
r In the continuousshooting(cucH) modes,the neu eingestellt;in
focus is locked at the time of the first picture; AufnahmegespeicherteBelichtungvelwendet.
o lst der KamerakeineScharfeinstellung m6glich'
subsequentpicturesare made at the same lens "
focus setting. blinkt " )+i)+'. im Schirfenindikatorim Sucher,
o lf a shiftingor unstablesubiectmakesit und der Ausloserbleibt gesperrt.Nehmensie in
diesem Falleine Ersatzmessung auf ein
impossiblefor the camerato establishfocus
'o " anderesObjekt in gleicher
lock,the )+i)+'. mark will blink
focusing ,'ffi.'rtslry ini;tt Entfernungvor (sieheSeite97)'
on the viewfinder's
schwenkenSie mit angetiPPtem
indicatorto indicatethat focus
Ausl6serauf den gewunschten
cannot be locked.In this
condition,the shutterreleasewill not operate. Ausschnitt,und l6senSie aus.
To photographunderthis kind of condition, o Fur Aufnahmenmit AusloseprioritdtdruckenSie
establishiocus lock by focusingon another den AusloseruntergleichzeitigemDruck auf die
Schdrfenspeichertaste. Dannist Ausl6sung
subjectat the same distanceas the original
subject(seepaEe96),then take the original ungeachtetdes Schdrfenstatusm6glich'
picture.
'For
o shutter-priorityphotographyregardlessof
focus,pressthe shutterwhileholdingthe
focus-lockbutton depressed.In this way, the
shutterwill operate,regardlessof whether
focus has been locked.
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r When Using "CAF" (Gontinuous Auto Focus r Bei Schdrfennachftihrung (CAD:
Mode): Die Schdrfewird bei bewegtenObjekten
The auto focus mechanismoperatescontinuously automatischnachgefuhrt,solangeder Ausldser
so long as the shutterreleaseis held depressed angetipptgehaltenwird. Auslosungist jedezeit
halfway(focusis not locked).Make sure the moglich.VergewissernSie sich vor der
subjectis in sharpfocus,then shoot. Auslosung,daBsich das Objektim
o In the continuousshooting(CUCH)modes,the Schdrfenbereichbefindet.
focus is measuredand lockedindependently o Bei Reihenbildern (CUCH)fokussiert die
for each frame. Kameraftir jede einzelneAufnahmeneu.
o Evenwhenthe " )i()i: " markwill blinkand o EineAusldsungist selbstdann mdglich,wenn
the shuttercan be " )+i)i:" blinktund der Kamerakeine
focusingis impossible,
tripped by depressingthe shutterrelease. Scharfeinstellung m6glichist.
o The focusingmay not follow continuously o Je nach Bewegungoder Wechseldes Motivs
dependingon the movementor changeof the folgt die Fokussierung u. U. nichtkontinuierlich.
subject.

Whenattemptingto follow a quicklymoving Bei schnellbewegtenObjektenkann es


subject with the camera,even if focus is geschehen,daB das Objektaus dem
temporarilylost midway,the previousfocus MeBfeldauswanded.In diesemFallwird bei
informationwill be usedwhen the shutteris der Ausldsungdie letZe Entfernungs-
released,helpingpreventany extremeout- messungzugrundegelegt, so daBsich keine
of-focus shots. In this case, however,it is extrem unscharfenAufnahmenergeben
recommendedthat you referto the konnen.Es empfiehltsich jedoch,moglichst
appendeddepth-of-fieldscale,and weit abzublenden,um kleinereEinstellfehler
photographafterstoppingdown the lens mit der Schdrfentiefeaufzufangen.
apertureas far as possible.
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<Focus Lock>
lf the subject you want to focus is not in the
focusingframe when shooting in the auto-focus
mode, use the focus lock.

r When Using .'SAF ' (Single Auto Focus)


Mode:
S Aim the focusing frame at the subiect you
& wish to focus on and depress the shutter
release halfway,
As focusingis performedautomatically,the
focusingmarkwill lightin the vieMinderat that
point of tfre distancescale indicatingthe distance
at whichfocus is locked.
dP While holding the shutter release
ffi depressed halfway, move the camera to
compose the photograph as desired. Focus
will remain locked at the originally set
distance. Depress the shutter release fully to
take the picture.
o Becausethe focus remainslocked as long as
the shutter releaseis depressedhalfway,your
subject is in sharp focus even if you move the
camera.
o The focus lock is releasedif you move your
fingerfrom the shutter release.
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r When Using "CAF'' (GontinuousAuto Focus


Mode):
S Aim the focusing frame at the subiect you
A wish to focus on and depress the shutter
release halfWay.
The auto focus mechanismoperatescontinuously
so long as the shutterreleaseis held depressed
halfway(focusis not locked).

ffi Confirm that the viewfinder focusing mark


ffi is lit, and press the focus lock button.
Focuswill be lockedat the instantthe focus lock fffi:;:t'#3#fi3ff
Bibiutatn' de' ie rrouitlage
buttonis depressed. , ",de ,n5eertp oin't'',
b tr rl.ob:t looueCI,del
-"|bh'fofu''''r
ul; i " ';' "1'"
ry While holding the focus lock button
# depressed, move the camera to compose
the photograph as desired. Focus will remain
locked at the originally set distance. Depress
the shutter release fully to take the picture'
o Focuswill remainlockedso long as the focus
lock buttonis held dePressed.

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4D Aim the focusing frame at the desired
"MF", the & subiect, and turn the focus dialwhile
Whenthe focus mode dial is set to watching the focusing indicator in the
focusingdisplayas shown in this illustrationwill vieurfinder.
appearin the viewfinderand show on the focus The viewfinder'sfocus scalewill changeas the
scaleand focus indexmark how well the subject focus dial is turned;rotateuntilthefocus scaleis
is focused. alignedwith the focus indexmark.
The displaypanelwill show the distance,as
linkedto operationof the focus dial'
<1. Using the camera's focusing
function>
.$ Set the focus mode dialto "MF'.
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Relationship of focusing indicator and actual Entfernungseinstellung nach der Anzeige im


focusing condition: Sucher:
"r"
The numberand positionof focus scalemarks DieAnzahlund Stellungder Skalenbalken
"1" showingin the displayindicatesthe condition signatisiertden Schdt'fenzustand.
of focus.

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<2. When you already know the correct
distance to the subiect>
"MF".
ru Set the focus mode dial to
A
ry While looking at the display panel, rotate
& the focus dial until the correct distance to
Eftffiiiffif;;j
'DistA'nC'e .ai'pa'inl,
de nor:se
the subject appears on the Panel.

.."
DiEnncia,& bntaque...',

o In the "MF" mode,if the focuslock buttonis


held depressed,the viewfindershutterspeed
displaywill changeto show the distanceat
whichthe lensis focused.In this way,you can
confirmthe focusingdistancewithout
removingyour eyefrom the viewfinder.

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The auto focus system of this cameraconsistsof Das AF-Systemdieser KameraumfaBteinen


the activetype auto focus (trigometricalmethod aktivenAutofokus(trigometrischesVerfahrenauf
with infraredrays)and passivetype auto focus Infrarotbasis)sowie einen passivenAutofokus
(focusingby meansof a differenceof the subject (Fokussierunganhandder Objektdifferenzbei
imagethroughleft and rightfocusingwindows). Messungdurch das linkeund rechteAF-Fenster).
While measurementat long distancesthat cannot Bei groBenAufnahmeentfernungen, fur die eine
be reachedby infraredrays is performedby the lR-Messungnicht mdglichist, erfolgtdie
passivetype method, low-contrastsubjectsat Messunganhanddes passivenVerfahrens.
relativelyshort distancethat are difficultto KontrastarmeObjekte in relativ kurzer
measurewith the passivetype method are Entfernung,die anhanddes passivenVerfahrens
measuredby the activetype method. By schwerzu messensind,werdenanhanddes
combiningthesetwo methods,the precisionand aktivenVerfahrensgemessen.Die Kombination
reliabilityof the auto focus system has been dieserzweiVerfahrensorgtfur einebetrdchtliche
substantially improved. Verbesserung der Genauigkeitund
However,the focusing mechanismmay not Zuverldssigkeitdes AF-SYstems.
operateproperlyin the followingcases.In such In den folgendenSituationenist die Kamera
cases, referto the followinginstructionsto jedoch u.U. nichtin der Lage,das Objektiv
improvethe focusingaccuracy. einwandfreiauf das Objekt zu fokussieren.In
einemsolchenFallgehenSie wie unten
beschriebenvor, um die Fokussiergenauigkeit zu
erhdhen.

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<Subjects that are difficult to focus>

1. Subjects that are not inside @Focus by selectinga different 2. Subjects with a low
the focusing frame or very part in the subjectthat fills contrast
smallsubiects the focusingframe, lock the CSubjects with a low contrast,
eBecause focusingis done focus and shoot. such as a whitewall,are
insidethe focusingframe,the difficultto focus.
lens is focused on the back- @Focus by selectinga
ground. contrast-richpart, such as a
windowframe.lock the
focus, returnto your original
compositionand shoot.

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3. Subjects with a repeated @ln such cases,focus by 4. Dark subjects


pattern selectinga positionof the Whenshootingwith flashin dim
O Becausefocusingis done by subjectas shownin the light,the activetype methodis
utilizinga shiftof the image, illustration
so as to avoidthe useful.Movecloserto the
the focusingmay be effected repeatedpattern,then lock subjectto 3m or lessso that
on an extremelydifferent the focus,returnto your the activetype methodworks.
distance.In this case,the originalcompositionand For best results,shoot by
distancedisplayedin the shoot. selectingan objectwith a high
viewfinderwill be extremely reflectionratio,such as a white
different. shirt.
o Whenshootingat a long
distance,such as night
scenes,it is recommendedto
choosethe manualfocus and
set at "lnF" (infinity).
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5. Subjects with horizontal 6. Extremely bright subjects 7. When there is a strong light
lines onlynsuch as the or glossy subiects source near the focusing
horizon In this case,it maYnot be frame, or there is a strong
possibleto focus.To solveth:s, light source such as
O lt is impossibleto focus with
horizontallinesonlY. focus on anotherobject located sunlight that enters inside
Cz)HotOthe camerain vertical approximately at the same the picture frame.
position,focusthe subject, distanceas the subject,lock In this case,it maYnot be
lock the focus,returnto Your the focus and shoot.Othenrrise, possibleto focus.To solvethis,
originalcomPositionand set the distanceto the subject focus on anotherobject located
shoot. by usingthe manualfocus and approximatelyat the same
shoot. distanceas the subject,lock
the focus and shoot.Otherwise,
set the distanceto the subject
by usingthe manualfocus and
shoot.

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8. When there are two or more subiects with 8. Zweioder mehr Obiekte in stark
extremely different distances inside the voneinander abweichenden
picture frame Aufnahmeentfernungen im Bildbereich
It may not be possibleto focus or the focusing In einemsolchenFallist eine Fokussierung u.U.
may be effected on an extremely different nicht m6glich,oder sie wird von der stark
distance.In such case, focus so that the subject unterschiedlichenEntfernungbeeintrdchtigt.
you want to focus fillsthe focusingframe Fokussieren Sie das Objektivmit einem
completely,lock the focus,returnto your original Bildausschnitt,bei dem das Hauptmotivdas AF-
compositionand shoot. MeBfeldvollstAndigausfullt,und speichernSie
dieseEinstellung mit dem Schdrfenspeicher.
9. Subjects moving at high speed DannwdhlenSie wiederden gewunschten
Subjectsmovingat highspeedare difficultto Bildausschnittund losenaus.
focus.Set the distancebeforehandby usingthe
manualfocus and, as soon as the subjectcomes 9. Schnell bewegte Objekte
to the set distance,take your picture. Bei schnellbewegtenObjektenwird die
Fokussierung erschwert.StellenSie die
Entfernungim vorausanhandder manuellen
Fokussierung ein und l6senSie aus, sobalddas
Objektdie eingestellteEntfernungerreichthat.

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Camera Functions and Applied Techniques

Setecting the ExPosureMode


The followingexposuremodes can be selected Bulb Exposures (B)
to matchyour photographicpurposesand uses. This mode can be usedfor takingnightscenesor
select the desiredmode by rotatingthe shutter- picturesof the sky at nightwhich requireslong
speed dial to the correctposition. exposure. As long as the shutterreleaseis
depressed,the shutterwill remainopento
exposethe film.
Aperture-priority Auto Exposure (AUTO)
lf you chooseyour desiredaperture,the camera
Flash PhotograPhY ffi
will automaticallyselectthe shutterspeedsuited
This mode is set when you use an ordinaryflash
for it to providecorrectexposure' This mode is flash
unit havingonly X-contactbut no dedicated
usefulfor takingpicturesby utilizingthe lens "Taking
linkedcontact. For more details,referto
depthof field.
Pictureswith FlashUnitsOtherthan the TLA
FlashUnit"on Page162.
Manual Exposure
In this mode,you can choosethe apertureand
shutterspeed as desired. Intentionalover- or
underexposureis also easy.

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Shutter SPeed
VerschluBzeit
Vlfessed'obturation
Velocidaddel obturador

Set the shutterspeeddialto "AUTO." f) Setthe aperture and shoot.


ll & lf you set the aperturewith the lens' aperture
ring,the camerawill automaticallyset the shutter
speedsuitedfor it. In the viewfinder,the shutter
speedautomatically set by the camerawillturnon'
o Normally,set the apertureso that the,shutter
soeed is set 1/60 sec. to 1/6000sec.
o Whenthe shutterspeed is set to slowerthan
1/60 sec., it is recommendedto use the flash
unit.lf you are not usingthe flashunit,mount
the cameraon a tripod to preventcamera
shake.
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V

Overexposurewarning Underexposurewarnrng
Uberbelichtungswarnung Unterbelichtungswarnung
Avertissementde surexposition Avertissementde sous-exposition
Advertenciade sobreexposicion Advertenciade subexposicion

Waming>
<Overexposure <Underexposure
Warning>
a lf the exposuremark "4" blinks,it means o lf the exposuremark "v" blinks,it means
overexposure. Becausethe subject is too underexposure. Becausethe subject is too
"r." dark, use an additionallightto brightenup the
bright,readjustthe apertureso that the
markturns off. subjector changethe apertureso that the "v"
mark disappears.

o Evenwhen an over- or underexposure warning


appears,you can take pictures by depressing
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Exposuremark
Qht itor cnaarj
Belichtungssymbol
VerschluBzeit Marque d'exposition
Vifessed'obturation Marca de la exposicion
Velocidad del obturador
"L": Overexposure
Uberbelichtung
Surexposition
Qnhraavnn<iririn
v v v ' v v ' \ y v v ' v ' v , '

"v
..L.. ^
: (.;orrectexposure
richtige Belichtung
Expositioncorrecte
Exposicion correcta
"v": Underexposure
S Turn the shutter speed dial so that the Unterbelichtung
A desired shutter speed comes opposite the Sous-expositlon
dialindex. Subexposicion

f$ Set the aperture with the lens' aperture


g* ring and shoot.
ln the vieMinder,the shutterspeedselectedand
the exposuremarkwill turn on. Turnthe shutter
speeddial or the lens'aperturering so that the
" "
correctexposuremark i turnson.

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"B".
ru Set the shutter speed dial to
&
ry Set the aperture and shoot.
W;;;
tu As long as the shutterreleaseis depressed, r*n*sl
the shutterwill remainopento exposethe film.
o Mountthe cameraon a tripodor stablebaseto
preventcamerashakeand trip the shutterwith
the CableSwitch L (optionalaccessory).

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lf there is a great differencein brightness


betweenthe subjectand its background,the
subjectwill not be correctlyexposed. In this
case,use exposurecompensation.Exposure
compensationcan also be used for intentional
over- and underexposure.Thereare three
methods:
o The exposurecan be compensatedby
controllingthe shuttersPeed.

<1. Using the Exposure Compensation


Dial>
Normally,the exposurecompensationdial is set
at "0". To compensateexposure,turn and set the After taking pictures with exposure compensation, be
dial so that your desiredcompensatingvalue sure to return the dial to "0u ,
comesoppositethe dial index. lt can be set in O
1/3-EVincrementswithina rangeof +2EVto Vergessen Sie nicht, nach Aufnahmen mit
-2EV. lf the exposurecompensationdial is set o'0"zLt
Belichtungskorrektur den Ring wieder auf
"0", the "+" or "-" markwillturn stellen.
anywhereexcept
on in the viewfinder,indicatingthat the exposure o
Aprds avoir pris /es photos avec Ia compensation
compensationis in effect.
d'exposition,n'oubliez pas de ramener le cadran d la
position "0".
E oos321.b1o.ro.5
ili O
Despuds de fotografiar con Ia compensacion de Ia ex-
posicion asegirese de reponer el dial a la posicion "0".

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Duringaperture-priorityautomatic(AUTO): BeiZeitautomatik(AUTO):
The shutterspeed will change in accordancewith Die VerschluBzeitdndert sich entsprechendder
the valueof compensationselected. Korrektur.
eingestellten

During manualexposure: Bei manuellerBelichtungseinstellung:


The exposuremarkwill light in accordancewith Die Stellungdes Belichtungsindex dndertsich
the compensationvalueset; turn the shutter entsprechendder eingestellten Korrektur;drehen
speeddial or aperturering of the takinglens until Sie den VerschluBzeitenknopf bzw. den
the exposuremarkat the rightof the viewfinder Blendenring,bis der Belichtungsindex rechtsvon
displayappearsas " i ", then take the picture. der Sucheranzeige als " i " erscheint,und l6sen
Sie dannaus.

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No Compensation
keine Korrektur
Pasde compensation
Sincompensaci6n

"+" side "-" side


Compensationto the Compensationto the
"+" "-"
Korrekturnach Korrekturnach
"+ "-"
Compensationvers le cOte Compensationvers le c6te
"+" "-
Compensacional lado Compensacion al lado

I For backlighted subiects .'. I For spotlighted subiects...


"+113"* "+2" "''113" - ('-2"
Exposure compensation of Exposure compensation of
lf you are shootingyour subjectagainstthe light, lf you are shootinga spotlightedsubjecton a
undera brightsky, on an oceanbeach,in front of stagewherea dark backgroundpredominates in
a window,and so on, wherethe greaterparl of the scene,it will be underexposed and turn out
your pictureis occupiedby a brightbackground, light.In such cases,use exposurecompensation
the subjectwill be underexposedand turn out of -1 /3 - -2 Io reducethe amountof lighton it.
dark likea silhouette.In such cases,use
exposurecompensationof +1/3 - +2 to give
more exposure.

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<2. Using the AE Lock>
The AE lock is usedfor storingthe exposure
valueof the subjectin the memoryduringthe
auto exposure.lt is usedwhen
aperture-priority
you shootthe backlightedsubjector when you
makecontinuousshootingon the movingobject
at a fix exposure.
"AEL",the exposure
lf the mainswitchis set to
valueat that time will be storedin the camera
memoryso that you can trip the shutterrelease
with the same exposurevalue,unaffectedby
changesin brightnesson the background.

S First, face the central part of the oo5


& viewfinder toward your subject, then
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itt
switch the main switch from rrON"to "AEL".
The exposurewill thus be locked.
o The shutterspeeddisplayin the viewfinder
blinksduringAE lock.

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o Set the AE lock onlyafterconfirmingthat the


viewfinderdisplayis lit steadily.
r This cameraperformsAE lock by storingthe
shutterspeedin memory.Be careful,sinceif o In the continuous-shootingmode("CL","CH"),
you changethe apertureafter performingAE you can take picturesin successionwith the
lock,the exposurevaluewillchange. sarneexposurevalue,unaffectedby changes
in brightnesson the background,if you have
lockedthe exposure.
ry Recompose your subiect and shoot.
ffi o lf you changethe exposurecompensating
o The exposurevaluewill remainin the memory value,exposureis made on the basisof the
whilethe AE lock is activated,but the display exposurevalueyou havelocked.
will turn off after 16 secondsto save batterv.

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<3. Using the A.B.C. Mode (Automatic
Exposure Gompensation for 3
Consecutive Frames)>
This mode allows you to take pictures
automaticallyin three differentsteps of exposure:
standard,overexposureand underexposure.
Evenif you take picturesunder fluctuating
exposureconditions,you can surelycaptureyour
subject without trouble of exposuresettingsby
simplyholdingyour fingeron the shutterrelease.
. A.B.C.is an acronymof "AutomaticBracketing
Control".
Position"0"
Position "0"
Position "0"
Posici6n "0"

T Move the A.B.G. lever to set the


-& compensation value.
The camerawill switchto the A.B.C.mode.
Two compensatingvaluesare available:+0.5EV
and +1 EV.
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o At each shooting,meteringtakes place and o Vor jeder Auslosungwird die Belichtung


compensatesfor the correct value during the gemessenund ggfs. verdndert.WollenSie das
aperture-priorityauto exposure. lf you want to verhindern,so schaltenSie auch mit A.B.C.
shoot unaffectedby changesin brightnessin vorherauf "AEL".
it is recommendedto use the o Wenn beim Filmtransport "CH" und bei der AF-
the surroundings,
AE lock in the A.B.C.mode,too. Betriebsart"SAF"gewdhltsind,erfolgtdie
r lf the drivemode is set at "CH" and the Korrekturauf Basis der frir die erste Aufnahme
focusingmode at "SAF",compensationis gespeicherten Belichtung.
made on the basis of the exposurefor the first o Die ManuelleBelichtungsverdndertdie
frame. VerschluBzeit.
o ln the manualexposuremode,compensation I Wennder Belichtungskorrekturring auf einer
is made for the shutterspeed settings. anderenPositionals "0" steht,erfolgtdie
o lf the exposurecompensationdial is set to Belichtungsreihe auf Basisder verdnderten
other positionsthan "0", the A.B.C.mode is Einstellung.Stehtdie Korrekturauf -1, so
establishedon the basisof the compensating entstehtz.B. eine Belichtungsreihe mit +0, -1
valuebeingset. und -2EV.
o Aftertakingpicturesin the A.B.C.mode, be o VergessenSie nicht,den A.B.C.-Hebelnach
sureto turn the A.B.C.leverrightto the stop der Belichtungsreihe wiedernach rechtsbis
(position"0"). zum Anschlagzurlckzudrehen(Position"0").
o Flashpicturescannotbe taken in the A.B.C. o Blitzaufnahmen sind mit A.B.C.nicht moglich.
mode.
I
Standard exposure Overexposure Underexposure
Normalbelichtung Uberbelichtung Unterbelichtung
Expositionstandard Surexposition Sous-exposition
Exposicionestandar Sobreexposicion Subexposicion

"CL" or I(CH" In the A.B.C.mode,the exposurecounterwill


ry lf you set the drive mode to
ffi (continuous shooting) and continue to changein the followingorderto show the order
depress the shutter release,exposure will be of shots.
effected in the order of standard exposure' Standard Exposure: Leftand rightblink
"+" mark
over- (+) and underexposure(-) depending the Overexposure: Left blinksfl-he
compensatingvalue. displayedin the viewfinder.)
"-" mark
Afterexposingthreeframes,the camerawill stop. Underexposure:Rightblinks[he
"S", you can take displayedin the viewfinder.)
Whenthe drivemode is set to
A.B.C.mode pictureson single-frame shooting;
rr 't,
and when it is set to ti) you can take A.B.C.
mode picturescontinuously (upto threeframes)
'1
0 secondsafterthe shutterreleaseis
depressed.
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Example:Picturesaretakenin the A.B.C.mode
from the frameNo. 18.
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Beispiel: Die automatische Belichtungsreihe


beginntbei Bild Nr. 18.
I
Firsf Shof Second Shot Third Shof Repeated
1. Bitd 2. Bitd 3. Bitd neue Reihe
Compensation: Standard Over Under Standard
Korrektur: keine ptun minus keine
-r-r"tl
Counter:
Zdhlwerk: IEl
f
[ -f _-1J E,ri rEli
Display: Left & right blink Left blinks Right blinks Left & right blink
Anzeige: linksund rechts linksblinkt rechtsblinkt linksund rechts
blinkt blinkt

o lf the camera'scontrolrangeis exceededby o Wennder Arbeitsbereich der Kameradurchdie


the compensating value,the limiting Belichtungskorrektur
uberschrittenwird,wird
compensation valuewill apply. der begrenzendeKorrekturwertverwendet.
r To cancelthe A.B.C.mode afterit has been o Zum Abschaltender
activated,turn the A.B.C.leverto the position BelichtungsreihenautomatikdrehenSie den
,,0t,.
A.B.C.-Hebelwiedernach rechtsauf "0".
r lf the mainswitchis set to "OFF"and then to o Wird die Kameramit aktiver
"ON" againin the A.B.C.mode,threeframes Belichtungsreihenautomatikaus- und spiiter
will be exposedagainin the A.B.C.mode as wiedereingeschaltet,erfolgtbeimAusldsen
describedabove. eineneueBelichtungsreihe.

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The use of a flashis recommendedwhen taking I Aperture-priority Auto Exposure Mode:
picturesindoors,at night,or othenruise in dim
locations.By combiningthis camerawith a
dedicatedContaxTLA flash system,flash "TTL direct
photographycan be performedusing ffiffiffi
metering,"in which the flashunit's
controlleddirectlyby the camera.
light output is
ffiffiffi
<Taking Pictures on TTL Direct Light
Metering>
-! Mount the TLA flash unit on the camera.
ffiffiffi
Overexposuremay occur. In this case,adjust the
"^t."mark disappears,and
.L aperturering so that the
"TTL AUTO". shoot.
n Set the flash unit to
& nssoon as the flashis fullycharged,the
"
mark " i will turn on in the viewfinderand the
shutterspeed will automaticallyset as follows:
I r Manual, X and Bulb Exposures
''

lf the shutter-speeddial is set to a shutter-speed


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o lf the " * " markdoes not blinkfollowingshutter


release,it is likelythat underexposurehas
numberposition,the manualexposuremode is resulted.In this case,open your apertureor
used,and the shutterspeedcannotbe set shortenthe distanceto your subject,and shoot
automatically by the camera.Be surethat the again.
"X" or to a o When performingclose-upblink photography,
shutter-speeddial is set eitherto " "
shutterspeedof 1/125secondor slower. The overexposuremay occur even when the t
currentlyset shutterspeedwill appearin the mark has blinkedafter shutter release.To
vrevufinder display. preventoverexposure,be sure to follow the
''hen "X" is selected,the shutterspeedis set for instructionsfor your blink unit regardingproper
"200" appearsin the flash photographydrstancesand settings.
200second,and "0"
.Minder display.Whenthe shutter-speeddial is o Be surethat the A.B.C.leveris set to the
"blb" appearsin
: to "B" (for bulb exposures), position.
: vievufinder. o When usingthe continuousshootingdrive
modes("CL" or "CH"),consultyour flash unit's
2 Set the aperture and shoot instructionsregardingflash intervalsand light
rJ Consultthe instructionmanualforyour flash output duringcontinuousshooting.
:. and set the lensaperturein accordancewith o TTL direct meteringflash photographycan be
: recommendations there. performedwith films rangingin speedfrom ISO
-en the flash has automatically measuredthe 25 to 800 (not includingexposure
" " compensationvalues).
:-i and producedthe correctexposure,the t
,'< will blink insidethe viewfinderfor abouttwo
.:ofids after the shutter is released.

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With normal Flash
mit normalem Blitz
Avec flash normal
Con flash normal

r In the "Aperture-priorityAuto Exposure"


"AEL".In this
<Slow-shutter Synchronization Flash mode : Set the mainswitchat
Photography> case,the shutterspeedwill be lockedat the
Flashphotographyusinga slow-shutter measuredvaluein ambientlight. Makesurethat
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synchronization (shutterspeedsof second the flashis fullychargedand shoot.
or slower)is often effectivewhen taking portraits
againstnightskylines,or when you wish to r In the "Manual Exposuren'Mode : Set the
'1l30
illuminatea foregroundsubjectwith flashwhile shutterspeedat sec. or slower.Turnthe
alsocapturinga darkerbackgroundscene.Slow- apertureringso that the " | " markappearsin
synchronization flashphotographycan be the viewfinder.Makesurethat the flashis fully
performedsimplywhen you useTTL auto mode chargedand shoot.
in combinationwith a dedicatedTl-,Aflashunit. o Whentakingslow-shuttersynchronousflash
pictures,use a tripodto preventcamerashake
becausethe shutterspeedwill be slow.
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Without Flash
ohne Blitz
Sans flash
Sin flash

r In the "Aperture-priorityAuto Exposure'n


"AEL".lf the
<Daylight Flash> mode : Set the mainswitchat
" a " mark blinksafterthe flashis fully
Subjectunderdirectsunlightor backlighted
subjectwill turn out dark withoutexposure charged,adjustthe apertureringto makethe
" "
compensationor fill-inflash. lf you usethe TLA aperturesloweruntilthe t. mark
flashin the TTL auto mode in such cases,both d isappears.
subjectand backgroundwill be beautifully
exposed. r In the "Manual Exposure"Mode : Set the
"X" or 1/125sec. or
shutterspeeddialto
slower.
Adjustthe apertureso that the correct
1i A ' rin the viewfinderappears
exposuremark
and shoot.
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<Using the Exposure Compensation Dial> <Belichtungskorrektur beim Blitzen>
In the TTL auto mode,the amountof flash light Mit TTl-Blitzautomatikwirkt sich der an der
couoleswith the camera'sexoosure KameraeingestellterKorrekturfaktor auch auf das
compensationdial. lf you want to bringout the Blitzlichtaus.
mood by adjustingthe amount of flash,use the
exposurecompensationdial.
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Picture taken with second curtain synchronization


auf den 2. VerschluBvorhang
Foto mit Btitzsynchronisation
Photo priseavec synchronisationdu deuxidmerideau
Fotografiatomada con sincronizacionde la segunda corttna

Picturetakenwithfirstcurlainsynchronization
<Second Curtain Synchronization> aufden1.VerschluBvorhang
FotomitBliZsynchronisation
Secondcurtainsynchronization is very usefulfor Photopriseavecsynchronisation dupremierrideau
shootingmovingobjectsusingslow-shutter Fotografia
tomadaconsincronizacion delaprimeracortrna
synchronization. In ordinaryflashphotography,
the flashis fired immediately afterthe first cuftain Behindthe subjectilluminated by ambientlightis
of the shutterhas completedtraveling(first capturedlikea flowinglineso that its natural
curtainsynchronization). In combinationwith a movementis depictedclearly.
Contaxflashhavinga secondcurtain o The exposureis controlledin the sameway as
synchronization capability,the ContaxG2 can in the case of ordinaryflash photography(first
triggerthe flashjust beforethe secondcurtain curtain synchronization).
startsto travel(secondcurtainsynchronization).

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' , llr.:;l!,:;y,:;:E:;#

<Taking Pictures with Flash Units Other # Set the aPerture and shoot.
& Set the apertureringaccordingto the
than the TLA Flash Unit>
"% Mount the flash unit on the camera. Set instructionsfor the flashunityou use.
A the shutter speed dial to
"X'n. o lf you use a cord type that has no direct
"X" (1/204 contact,connectthe cord to the syncterminal
This camera'sshutterspeedis set to
sec.)or 1/125sec. or slower. on the side of the camera.

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l#' After the frrst exDosure
nach der ersten Belbhtung
Apres la gem ie reex @sitio n
Despues de la primenexpabi,n

lf different subjects or identical subject are t Press the shutter release.


exposed on the same frame, more specific 4r Pressino the shutter release causes the first
photographing can be attained. exposure aid sets the shutter to prepare for the
nexr exoosure.
1 Set the drive mode dial to" Etr " (multiple- o The mark " E " will light in the display panel.
I exposure mode).
o The mark " Etr " will blink in the display panel.

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"S".
Q Set the drive mode dial to
eJ
The " lEtr" markwill remainlit in the paneldisplay.
o Notethat furtherexposureswill not be possible
" ".
if the drivemode dial is left set to lE

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o lf the main switch is set to OFF after the first o Wird die Kameranach der ersten Belichtung
exposureis made, the multiple-exposuremode ausgeschaltet(OFF),bleibt sie bei der
will continue(thesecondexposureof the same ndchstenEinschaltung in der Funktion
framewill be enabled)thenext time the main Mehrfachbelichtungen (diezweiteBelichtung
switch is set to ON. kann erfolgen).
o After once settingthe multipleexposuremode, o Die FunktionMehrfachbelichtungen wird
if the drive mode dial is rotatedto another geloscht,wenn der Filmtransportknopf vor der
positionbefore pressingthe shutter releasethe erstenBelichtungin eineandereStellung
firsttime,the multipleexposuremode will be gebrachtwird.
canceled. o BeachtenSie, daB die Mehrfachbelichtungs-
I Notethat you cannotcancelthe multiple funktionerst nach der erstenBelichtung
exposuremode once you have pressedthe deaktiviertwerdenkann.
shutterreleasefor the first exposure.

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" "
ru Set the drive mode dial to S (self' o To shootwith the self-timer,mountthe camera
"&. tamer). on a triood.
ffi Focus the lens on your subject and o The self-timercannotbe usedwhen the
& depress the shutter release. The self-timer camerais set for bulb exposure("B").
will start and trip the shutterin the 10 seconds. o lf the shutterreleaseis deoressedwhilethe
Whilethe self-timeris running,the self-timerLED self-timeris running,the counterwill resetitself
in the camerafrontwill blink. and the self-timer willtrip the shutterin the 10
o the focus mode is set to "SAF,"focus is locked seconds.
at the instantthe self-timerbeginsoperating.ln o To stop the self-timeroperationafter it has
"CAF" mode,auto focus is performed begun,set the mainswitchto OFF,or turn the
continuously, evenduringthe time the self- drivemodedialto anothermode oosition.
timer is operating;focus is set at the instant
the shutteris released.
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Others Sonsf iges

CustamFunctions Individ ual-Funkti on en


This camerahas five kindsof "Custom Die Kamerabietetdie Moglichkeit,funf
Functions"as shown in the followingtable.When verschiedeneFunktionsaden, wie in der
your use the camerafirst time afterpurchase,it folgendenTabelleaufgefuhrt,individuellzu
has been set to the standardset of Functions programmreren.
(item0). (lnstructionsin this manualreferto Case Die Kamerawird ab Werk in Standardeinstellung
0 unlessotherwisestated.) geliefert(Einstellung
0).
lf you want to changethe Customfunctions,refer (DieFunktionsbeschreibungen in dieserAnleitung
to "Settingthe CustomFunctions"on page 1BB. beziehensich auf dieseStandardeinstellung,
wenn nichtandersangegeben.)
t Camerafunctionsand operationswill change WennSie lndividual-Funktionen verdndern
when custom featuresare set. Be sure to read mochten.verfahrenSie wie im Abschnitt
"Custom "Einstellen
and understandthis entiresectionon der Individual-Funktionen"
S. 189
Functions"beforeattemptingto customize beschrieben.
camerafunctions. I Arbeitsweiseund Bedienungder Kamera
werdenvon einerVeriinderungder lndividual-
FunktionenbeeinfluBt,BittemachenSie sich
grundlichmit dem Inhaltdes gesamten
Abschnitts " Individual-Funktionen"vertraut,
bevorSie die Standardeinstellung der
Individual-Funktionen ver6ndern.
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<List of the Custom Functions>
Standard setting Setting change
rulNo. --
1
Function No. 0
"AEL".
The main switch is set at The AE lock is activated while the
shutter release is depressed
I halfway (except when the flash is
fully charged).
o When the AE lock is
continuously activated by the
main switch, the continuous AE
AE locking operation lock takes top priority.

Orderof exposure Order of exposure


Standard Over
L
I l
Over Standard
l t
$witching the order of A.B.C. mode Under Under

The end of film is rewound into the The end of the film is left out of the
?
v
cassette. cassette.

Remaining film at film rewound

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Standard setting Setting change


\tTNo' 1
Function No. 0

Turn focus dial and set to shooting While holding focus lock button
distance. depressed, turn focus dial and set
4 to shooting distance.
*1

Focus adjustmentduring
manualfocus
Must operate drive mode dial before Drive mode dial can be left set to
" "
eacn exoosure. El so long as multiple exPosures
are desired.
*2

trilultiple exposures
All customfunctionsare resetto standardsetting("0").
"CLE" Be careful;if the mainswitchis set to OFFwhilethe CLE settinghas been
selected,the contentsof all customfunctionsset to that pointwill be reset
to theirstandardsetting("0").
Reset all custom functions a Be surewhenthe shutterreleaseis depressedhalfwayor approx.16
secondselapse,customfunctionsare resetto standardsetting("0").

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t

*1: Whenthisfunctionis selected,the distance To operate (set to "MF")


can be fixed by manualfocusing.While I To use the camera'sfocusingfunctionto
pressingon the focus lock button(C on adjustfocus:
manualfocus (MF),turn the focus dial @ Aim the focusingframeat the subject;while
and set the shootingdistance.Thisfeatureis holdingthe focus lock buttondepressed,turn
providedto help preventinadvertentmoving the focus dial untilthe focus scaleis aligned
of the focus dial,resultingin out-of-focus with the focus indexmark.Releasethe focus-
pictures,and to facilitatetakingpicturesat a lock buttonwhen the scaleand mark are
pre-setfocusingdistance. aligned.
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r To set the focusingdistancemanually: I ManuelleEntfernungseinstellung:


Whileholdingthe focus lock button depressed, HaltenSie die Schiirfenspeichertastegedruckt,
turn the focus dial untilthe desireddistance und drehenSie den Entfernungsknopf, bis die
appearsin the displaypanel,then releasethe gewunschteEinstellentfernung in der Anzeige
focus lock button. erscheint.GebenSie dann die Speichertaste
frei.
(Example:for3 m)
(Beispiel:
3 m)
(Exemple:pour3 m)
para3 m)
(Ejemplo:

Display panel fi.IfiIffiilI]

ffiffi
LCD-Monitor
Panneaud'affichage
Panel visualizador

t
fi,,+"T,.'LE,ffiffixiil

ffiffi
*2: Whenthis functionis set, the drive mode dial *2= In dieserFunktionkann der
can be left set at the " IEtr" mark to take FiImtransportknopff ur Mehrfachbelichtungen
successivemultipleexposures(no need to in Stellung" lEl " verbleiben(er brauchtfur
resetto the "S" mark beforesubsequent weiterenBelichtungennicht auf "S" i
exposures).In this condition,simply press zuruckgestelltzu werden).DruckenSie den
the shutter releaseas many times as required Auslosereinfachfur die gewunschteAnzahl
to producethe desiredmultiple-exposure weitererBelichtungen
effect. In Stellungo'lE' des Filmtransportknopfes
Whenthe drive mode dial is set to " l= ", the blinkt " l=l " in der Anzeige.Nachjeder
" IE " mark will blink in the displaypanel; Ausl6sungwird der VerschluBautomatisch
each time the shutter releaseis pressed,the fur die ndchsteBelichtunggespannt.Der Film
shutterwill be recockedautomaticallyin wird jedoch nicht weitertransportiert.
preparationfor the next exposure(filmwill Zur Loschungder Funktion
not be advanced). Mehrfachbelichtungen drehenSie den
To cancelthe multipleexposuremode,turn Filmtransportknopf auf eine beliebigeandere
the drive mode dial from the " Etr " positionto Stellungals n'IE ". Nunmehrwird der Film
anothersetting;the film will be automatically automatischum eine Bildliinge
advancedto the next frame and the newly weitertransportiert,und die neu gewhhlte
selecteddrive mode will take effect. FiImtransportartwird aktiv.
o Whenthis customfunctionhas been r Bei Wahl dieserIndividual-Funktion
selected,be sure to r6memberto change mussensie nach den
back to a normalshooting mode after you Mehrfachbelichtungen darandenken,auf
completeyour multipleexposures. die normaleFilmtransport
zurickzuschalten.

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FunctionNc
Funktions-Nr.
N" de fonction
I'1.o de funcran

Item No.
Einstellungs-Nr.
No. de I'item
Na, ltem
-.;"'...-...i.;;;;..:r.,, .
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S Hold the ISO button and the focus lock trg Turn the focus dial untilthe number of the
& button depressed simultaneously for & function you wish to modify is displayed.
about 1.2 seconds or more, untilthe display o Whenthe focus dial is turned,the function
panelappears as shown in the illustration. numberchangesin the order
This display indicates that custom functions t- ** 2-.* 3- * 4- <* 5- * CLE +1
are ready to be set. 1
Whenthe displaypanelappearsas shown,
removeyour fingerfrom the buttons.

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ep Press the focus lock button, and select rff Turn off the main switch once to set the
*5 tn" item number you wish to change. L*
custom function.
o Eachtime the focus lock buttonis pressed,the O When the shutter releaseis depressedhalfway
settingcontentschangebetween"0" and "1"; '16
or approx. secondselapseafterthe desired
selectthe numbercorresponding to the select(item)numberis selected,the custom
function state you wish to set. functionis also set.

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<Release Socket> <Detaching the Gamera Back>


The releasesocket has a contact for transmitting The standardcamera back can be removedand
electricsignalsfrom the CableSwitchL to replacedwith the optionaldata back GD-2 (p.
operatethe shutter. 218).To removethe cameraback, pressdown on
o lf you are shootingon autofocus("SAF"or cameraback releasepin.
"CAF")withthe CableSwitch,the shutter
can
be releasedafter focusing.lf you want to shoot
at a decisivemoment,set the focusingmode
to "MF".
o Do not connecta commerciallyavailable,
ordinarycablerelease(mechanically operated
type)to the releasesocket becauseit will
causemalfunction.
lg.
This cameraprovidestwo meteringmethods: DieseKameraarbeitetmit alei MeBsystemen.
"TTL Actual ApertureMetering" (center-weig hted
Die "TTL-Direktmessu
ng" (mittenbetonte
light measurement)that measuresthe reflected Lichtmessung) miBtdas von den
lighton the shuttercurtain,and "ExternalLight VerschluBlamellen Licht.Die "Extern-
reflektierte
Metering"that makesmeasurement with the light Messung"arbeitetmit dem Lichtsensorneben
sensorbesidethe vieMinder.Whilethe external dem Sucher.Die Extern-Messung wird bei
light meteringis usedfor the HologonT* 16mm Veruuendung des Hologon1:B/16mm venivendet,
FB,measurementis performedon TTL actual die TTL-Direktmessung bei Verwendunganderer
aperturemeteringwith other lenses.The metering Objektive.Je nach dem angesetztenObjektiv
methodswitchesautomatically when the lens is wAhltdie Kameraautomatischdas geeignete
mounted. MeBsystem.
BeiVerwendungdes DataBack GD-2 wird der
Whenthe DataBack GD-2 is used,the "geschiitzterBlendenwert" nter
u
"estimatedF-number"in "Exposuredata" is "Belichtungsdaten" als Niiherungswert angezeigt,
indicatedas an approx. valuethat was calculated der anhandder Helligkeitbei Extern-Messung
by measuringthe brightnesson external ermitteltwurde.
metering. AchtenSie bei Extern-Messung darauf,daB Sie
Be sure that your fingersdo not obstruct or rest den Sensornicht mit den Fingernverdecken.
on the externalmeterinowindow.

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The Hologon16 mm F8 is a specialultra-wide- itfii$ffifqlfa$#dii..fhi1f#',:#dfdgr....roff'@ ,


l[n*)ti.'.',',',,',,
, ::.......lil;..l'i..i..Iil.
""',,,,
lens. Followthe instructionsbelowto use the ffi SuCfi'ei'',|.sbhtb.arerBgreldh,
',,.Pa .mttcheiie"';i;Liniet'',',
Hologon16 mm F8: paintillleli
Letisrbte::UanS..,'/e,,,.ur'Seii.'."{Gf"f.AnH
,(lffie
"''.MErQi;.. n
<1. Vievvfinder>
Be sureto use the viewfinder(GF-16mm)
attachedwith the Hologon16 mm F8 wheneverit
is mountedon the camera.lnsertthe viewfinder
into the accessoryshoe of the camerasecurelyas :""t!!l'r,'bfiif:f:.(r**Wande
far as it will go. ,Fan6ei,: V-ub,,........,.,,
de,plise,,...oe
ffiHn,,..t.li.$,..'m.....l' ,,,,,,,,,,,, db;:,.....'
#11d,,,,fu,,er,i,anfft
,|'da'dl$p4rq
Viewfinder .eei..sil;..s.....m..........'.'''.'............
Mar r,ed''"','.':".',',,'
l,4t ffi ,Yilffi',.ii:'i#iilr$iiii.ffi ::.....,,.,
Sucher {Ernb*|!al'i r:la)'''.....':.:
,,,,,,,,,,
\"\W" Viseur
Hpr€#i:.'f+5.....ffi..,..i
Visor
..:.l.l
:##oetr'i$i..'6..iiffi
..s$'+.ls;..6lf
i....lli.i.l.l
re Shooting Range: As the shootingdis-
& tancechanges,the visiblerangein the i{ft##d$;.;.f#|!ffii
:#$f#iiiiiigjii$iiiiffil:tiii
viewfinder(GF-16mm)also movesaroundthe
actualpictureareagenerallyas illustrated.Focus
the lenson the subject by usingthe following
whenthe
as the reference.Especially
illustrations iiii: ii:::::i:::::i:iiiiiiiii :::::ii:i:i:!::;iriiiit:ti:iiiiii!!!!;iitrir;i
it:t::::::i::i:iliiiiiii :i::

shootingdistanceis nearerthan about 1m, make ffi A,U*.....G..3i..m.i''.


allowancefor off-actualshootingrangeto focus .eal1114..S.tml.rs.........l;tl..
the lenson the subject. ffiiYlffi....g=;..q.'..ffi
ffi ffi i:iiiiiigi::$rlffi
tii
Q Level Gauge:
& Picturestaken by the Hologon16 mm F8
may be slightlydifferentfrom the real subjects
because its ultra-wide-lensis very sensitiveto
the upward or downward tilts of the camera. lf
you want to take picturesof subjectssuch as
buildingsand columnsin parallelbetweeneach
other,use the levelgaugebuilt in the vieMinder
to hold the camerain a levelposition.
o The camerais set in a levelpositionwhen the
"air ball"sits rightat the centerof the level
gauge.

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Focusingof the Hologon16mmf8 lensis
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performedby manuallyrotatingthe lens' distance
lever.Auto focus cannotbe performedwith this
lens. Adjustthe distanceto the subjectin
accordancewith the distanceindexon the lens.
Measurementof the distanceto the subjectcan
be performedin one of the followingways:
O Eye measurement:
This nnethodis to make a measurementby your
eyes.
@ Uslng the focusing function of the camera
(- - about 0.5 m):
"SAF".While
Set the camera'sfocus mode dialto
aimingthe focusingframeof the camera's
viewfinderat the subject,pressthe shutter
releasehalfwaythe distance(m)to the subjectis
displayedin the displaypanel.
o lf the vieMinderdisplayshowsthat it is
impossibleto focus,removeyour fingeronce
from the shutterrelease,and then pressthe
shutterreleasehalfwayagain.After making t+l

sure the subjectis correctlyfocused,remove


your eye from the viewfinderand readthe
distanceon the displaypanel.

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@ Measurement Using a Ruler (up to 0.3 m) @ fUit einem Lineal (bis zu 0,3 m)
Use a rulerto measurethe distancefrom the ErmittelnSie den Abstandab der
" "
subjectto the camera's -g mark (distance Filmebenenmarkierung der Kamera( " + ").
referenceindex).
Shootingdistance
Entfernung
Distancede prisede vue
Distanciade disparo

<3. Exposure> <3. Belichtung>


The apertureis not adjustablebecausethe Die Blendekann bei diesemObjektivnicht
Hologon16mm F8 is fixedat F8. verdndertwerden,da das Hologon16mmf/8 fest
o In the manualexposuremode,adjustthe auf Blende8 eingestelltist.
exposurewith the shutterspeed. o Bei manuellerBelichtungjustierenSie den
o Whenthe Hologon16mm F8 is mountedon Belichtungswert mit dem VerschluBzeiten.
the camera,the meteringsystemautomatically o Wenndas Hologon16mm f/8 an der Kamera
switchesto the "externalmetering." angesetztist, schaltetdas MeBsystem
automatischauf "Extern-Messung" um.

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<4. Gradation Filter 4X> <4. Verlauffilter 4X>


The Hologon16 mm F8 showsthe lack of Wie alle Ultraweitwinkel-Objektive
zeigt das
amountof lightaroundthe subject,which is Hologon 16mm f/8 Lichtabfallim Umfelddes
typical of ultra-widelenses. Use the gradation Objekts.Veruvenden Sie das Verlauffilterim
filterattachedwith the Hologon16 mm F8 Lieferumfangdes Hologon16mm f/8 bei
when taking pictureswith enoughamountof Aufnahmenmit ausreichendemLicht im
light evenaroundthe subjectunlesssuch Umfelddes Objekts,auBerwenn Sie gezielten
characteristicis intentionallyused. Gebrauchvon dieser Eigenschaftdes
lf you are usingthe gradationfilter 4X, be sure Objektivsmachenwollen.
to compensatethe exposure. Achten Sie bei Venryendung des Verlauffilter4X
o In the aperture-priorityauto exposuremode, darauf,die Belichtungangemessenzu
set the exposurecompensationdial to "+2." korrigieren.
r In the manualexposuremode,set the r Bei Zeitautomatikmit Blendenvonruahl
shutterspeed 2 stops slower. stellenSie den Belichtungseinstellringauf
"+2".
o Bei manuellerBelichtungstellenSie
VerschluBzeit
auf einenum 2 Stufen
ldngerenWert ein.
r
<5. Flash Photography> <5. Blitzfotografie>
Whenthe Hologon16 mm F8 is mountedon the Wenn das Hologon 16mm t/8 an der Kamera
camera,it can not provide "TTL direct lighting angesetztist, kann nicht mit TTl-Direktmessung
metering."Take picturesin the externalmetering gearbeitetwerden. MachenSie die
auto flash or manualflash photographymode. Blitzaufnahmenentwederautomatischmit
o Connectthe flash to the sync.terminal. "Extern-Messung" oder manuell.
o The flash light may not reachthe peripheryof o SchlieBenSie den Blitzan die X-
the subject becausethe pictureangleof the Blitzkabelbuchse an.
Hologon16 mm F8 is too wide. o Da der Bildwinkeldes Hologon16mm t/8 zu
breit ist, wird die Peripheriedes Objektsu.U.
<6. Other precautions> vom Blitz nicht ausgeleuchtet.
Neverblock the Hologon16 mm F8 with your
fingersbecauseit is very wide and short. <6. Sonstige Vorsichtshinweis>
lf you are shootingwith the cameracase Achten Sie stets darauf,das Hologon 16mm f/8
attached,be sure to check your fingersaround nicht mit den Fingernzu verdecken,da es sehr
the lens becausethey will be easilyshot with the breit und kurz ist.
subject. Achten Sie bdm Fotografierenmit angebrachter
Kamerataschedarauf,die Positionlhrer Finger
am Objektivzu riberprufen,damit diese nicht
Actual angle of view
tlwvv

tatsdchlicher
4a*aAaLtliabtar
versehentlichmit in die Aufnahmekommen.
Aufnahmebereich
Plage de prise de vue
actuelle
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Whena lensis focusedon a subject,a certain A lens's depth of focus generallyvaries as


distancein front of and behindthe subjectwill follows:
also be in clearfocus. That distanceis calledthe CDDepthof field increaseswith smallerapertures,
"depthof field."The depth of fieldvaries, and lessenswith widerapertures.
dependingon certainconditions(seebelow).By @Oepthof fieldincreaseswith increasing
usingthe depth of field phenomenon, you can camera-subject distances,and lessenswith
bringthe subjectinto clearfocus whileleaving shorterdistances.
foregroundand backgroundout of focus,or you @ Depthof fieldis greaterbehindthe pointof
can createpicturesin which both subjectand focus,and shallowerin front of the pointof
backgroundare in clearfocus.Consultthe focus.
appendedchartfor more information. Also,lenseswith shorterfocal length(wideangle
lenses)tend to have inherentlygreaterdepth of
fieldthan lenseswith longfocal length(telephoto
lenses).
<Depth of Field Table/Schdrfentiefentabelle>

ffiffi 1'o '


1.2'
lr.z '
ffiffi :'l,ol 1.F'ffiffiffiffiffi
:
1.F

ffi ffi 0.8-1.3 1.0*'1.6 1.1-2.2 t_z+-J.3 1.8-8.7 2.4-* 3.1*- 4.5--
0.7*1.7 0.8-2.4 0.9-4.1 1. 0 - 1 5 1.3-- 1.6-- 1.9-* 23**

ffi 0.56-6 0.62-- 0.7-* 0.76-* 0.86-* 0.96-* 1 . ' l- - 1.2-*

ffi ffi 0.9-1.2 1.0-1.s 1.2-1.9 |.c-z.Y 2.0-5,7 2.8-25 3.8-- 6.2--

ffi 0.8-1.4 0.9-1.9 1.0-2.8 1.2-5.3 1.6-60 1.9-* 2.4-* 3.1*-

ffi 0.6-2.5 0 . 7- 4 . 4 0.8-2.0 U.V-e 1. ' l- - 1. 2 - * 1. 4 - * 1. 6 - -

ffi ffi 0.9-1.0 1.1-1.3 1.3-1.7 | .I -2.4 2.4-4.O 3.5-8.6 5.4-62 12-*

ffi 0 . 8 7- 1 . 2 1. 0 - 1. 5 1. 2 - 2 . 0 1.5-3.0 2.0-6.0 2.7*30 3.8-- 6.0-*

ffi 0.8-1.4 0.9-1.9 1.0-2.9 | .l-c.l

ffi ffi 0 . 9 5 - 1 . 0 6 ' 1 . 1 3 - 1 . 218. 4 - 1 . 6 1.8-2.3

ffi 0.9-1.'1 1.1*1.4 1.3-1.8 t.o-z.o

ffi 0.8-1.3 1.0-1.6 1.1-2.3 1.4-3.7

ffi ffi 0 . 9 9 - 1 . 0 ' 11 . 1 8 - 1 . 2 2 1 . 4 7 - 1 . s s 1 . 9 5 - 2 . 0 6

ffi 0 . 9 8 - 1. 0 2 1 . 1 7 - 1 . 2 4 1 . 4 4 - 1 . 5 61 . 8 9 - 2 . 1 2

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o To removedust and dirt on the lens,focusing o lf you are going to use the camera for
windowand vlewfinder,use an air bloweror a important events such as an overseas trip
soft lens brush. lf they are soiledwith or wedding ceremony, be sure to test it
fingerprints,wipe off lightlywith lenstissue. beforehand to make sure that it functions
o To cleanthe cameraexterior,wipe with a soft properly. lt is also advisableto bring spare
cloth. Neveruse benzine,thinneror other batteries with you.
solvents. o Becausethe camerais a precisiondevice,do
o Aftertaking picturesin a dusty placesuch as not giveexcessiveshock such as by dropping,
at the seasideor on mountains,cleanthe etc.
camerathoroughly.Saltair will cause
corrosionand sand and dust will adversely Note on the Shutter Gurtain:
affectthe internalprecisionparts of the The shuttercurtainis made of a very thin
camera. material.Neverpush it with your finger,or
o Do not leavethe camerain hot places(on an touch or wipe it. Whenchangingfilm,take care
oceanbeachin summer,in a parkedcar under that the film edge does not touch on the shutter
directsunlight,etc.)for a longtime,because curtain. When usingan air blower,do not blow
the camera,film and batteriesmay be air stronglyon the curtainbecauseit may be
adverselyaffected. damagedor deformed. Neveruse a
o The lensand viewfindermay be cloudedif the pressurizedblower.
camerais broughtinto a warm room from
outsidewhereit is cold. Thiscloudinesswill
disappearsoon, but it is alwaysadvisableto
avoid suddentemperaturechangesbecause
water dropletswill causeinternalcorrosion.

2t2
I Microcomputer Protection Gircuit:
This cameraincorporatesa safety circuit to
protectits microcomputeragainststrong
o EntfernenSie Staubund Schmutzvon Objektivund
Sucheroptikmit Pusteroder Pinsel.Fingerabdrucke
wischenSie vorsichtigmit einem
Linsenreinigungstuch ab. SdubernSie den Spiegel
externalstatic electricity. mit einemPinsel.
Though rarely,it may fail to functionbecause o ReinigenSie das Kameragehduse mit einemweichen
this safetycircuithas come into action. In this Tuch.NehmenSie niemalsBenzin,Verdunnung oder
andereorganischeLosungsmittel.
case,set the main switchto OFF,removethe
o ReinigenSiedie Kameragrundlichnachdem
batteries,reloadthem and use the camera Aufenthaltin feuchteroder staubigerUmgebung,z.B.
again. Meeroder Gebirge.Feuchteund salzhaltigeLuft
kann Korrosionbewirken,Sand und Staub
mechanischeFunktionenstoren.
<Gamera Storage> o LassenSie die Kameranicht langean heiBenOrten
o Keepthe cameraawayfrom heat,moisture (2.B.Strandim Sommer,geparktesAuto in der
and dust. Do not store it in a wardrobedrawer Sonne),denn Kamera,Batterieund Filmkonnten
darunterleiden.
containingmothballsor in a laboratorywhere
o Wenndie Kameraaus der K6ltein warme Umgebung
thereare chemicalsthat will causeto damage gelangt,kanndas Objektivbeschlagen.Diese
to it. Erscheinungverschwindetnach kurzerZeit von
o lf you are not likelyto use the camerafor an selbst,doch sollteman abrupteTemperaturwechsel
extendedperiodof time, removethe batteries m6glichstvermeiden,auch damit keineKorrosionim
to preventpossibledamageby battery Kamerainnern entsteht.
leakage.

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r Gollective imprinting function


Exposuredata on shooting of each frame are
recordedby the camera and these data are
imprintedcollectivelyon the first two framesthat
were advancedin blank
whenthe film is rewound.
Prints
O Date of film loading
(year,month, day and
<Gontax Data Back GD-2 (Multi-function hour)
Type)> @Cameraused:*G2"
This multi-functiondata back can be used in @ Exposuredata
place of the Contax G2 camera back. lt has a (exposurecompen-
"collectiveimprinting"functionthat can imprint
sation value,shutter
exposuredata on shootingon the first two speed, estimatedF-
frames of the film and a "between-the-frames" number(*),exposure
imprintingfunctionthat can imprintdates and mode)
exposuredata betweenthe frames. Because @ FrameNo. (everyfive
both functionscan be used together,it is frames)
possibleto record exposuredata by settingthe @ Dateof fitm rewinding
"collectiveimprinting"functionand recorddates,
(year,month, day and
time or counter data betweenthe frames so that hour)
they can be extensivelyused for classificationof
photos, storageand arrangementof exposure
(Thisillustration
is shown
data, etc. lt also has an intervalshootingfunction
herefor explanation. lt is not
for controllingthe cameraoperation. an actualexampleof display.)
2L8
I r Between-the-frames imprinting function
It is possibleto chooseone of the followingeight E
(Thisillustrationis shown
here for explanation.lt is
modesand print data betweenfilm frames. D not an actual exampleof
O Date(year,month and day) display)
@Oate(month,day and year)
@ Date(day,month and year)
@ Hour(day,hourand minute)
@ Exposuredata on shooting(exposure
compensation value,shutterspeed,estimated
F-number(*),exposuremode or two
characters)
@Counterdata (a-digitadd-upcounter+
exposurecounter)+ two characters
O Desired6-digitfixed number+ two characters
@ t,toimprinting

(.)The "estimatedF-number"in ,,Exposuredata,,


is indicatedas an approximatevaluethat was I Interval shooting
calculatedby measuringthe brightnesson The intervalshootingfunctionmakesit possible
externalmeteringand throughconversionto to take automatically the set numberof pictures
an F-numberon the basisof this value.lt is at the set interval,startingfrom the set time. lt is
usefulonly as a guide. convenientfor observingchangeswith time or
o Whena filteris attached,the valueis that on unattendedshooting.
which the exposurefactor of the filteris
taken into account.

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ffi GP-l
G2
GP:'-l

H
Battery ease
Bafte{iethalter:,
Bc.itierde iile
Cajade''pilas,

I
A
re P-B (optional) Sfeckef
F- B (nicht serienme&g) Fichei:'
P-B(optionnel) Cnviia
P-B (opcional)

PowerpaCk,,,,:
<Gontax Power Pack Adapter GP-1> Huf|e(rnit;schlaufb) Pdwer-PaCk
Thisadapteris usedfor mountingthe Power Etui (a-veccbuiioi;ie| nto" r , .',
Pack P-8 (optional)as an externalpowersupply Funda (con'correal d'atim'en{aiiod,
'aiteffa' .. o',
on the camera.
The P-Bis an externalpowersupplywhich uses r How to Use:
four 1.5VAA-sizealkalinebatteriesor four 1.2V
AA-sizeNi-Cd batteries. ru Mount the power pack adapter GP-l on
6: the camera.
In orderto preventthe batterydeteriorationdue Removethe lithiumbatteriesand installand
to cold weather,the power pack is usedto securethe GP-1 intothe camerain placeof
supplythe camerawith enoughpower. them.

226
i
ry Load batteries in the Power Pack P-8.
tu
I Power Pack P-8 Specifications:
Power Source: Four 1.5VAvA-size alkalinebatteriesor
I
O Insertfour type AA batteriesin the batterycase four '1.2VAA-sizeNi-Cd batteries.(Ordinarymanganese
accordingto the markingsin it, and installthe AA batteriesdo not furnishsufficientpowerand should
batterycase in the PowerPack main unit. not be used.)
Composition:PowerPack main unit,batterycase and
@ put the PowerPack in the jacket (case). jacket (with strap)
Length of cord: 1.5 meters
ffi Insert the plug fitted to the tip of the
q# Power Pack cord into the socket of the r Battery Types and their Capacities:
Adapter GP-1. (numberof rolls of 24-exposurefilm that can be exposed
o lt is advisableto protectthe Power Pack under with new batteries;accordingto Contaxtesting
your coat or jacket whileyou take picturesin a
cold region,so that the batterycellswill be
maintainedwarm.
o Whenyou changethe batteries,do not mix
differenttypes of batteriesor used batteries
with new ones. Replaceall the four batteries Four 1,2VNi-Cd batteries1AA-size)
with new ones of the same type at the same " When fully charged
time. : Specifications and design are subject to change
o Whenyou are not goingto use the Power Pack without notice.
for quite some time, take the batteriesout of
the batterycase to preventleaksfrom them.
o To removethe connectioncord, pullthe plug
and not the cord in itself.

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<Contax Mount Adapter GA-l>


The GA-1 is an adapterfor mountingthe Carl
Zeiss lens for the Contax single-lens-reflex
cameraon this cameraG2. Angle of view ring
When you are usingthe Carl Zeiss lens,focus the Blicluvinkelring
lens manuallyby.rotatingthe distancering of the Bague d'angle de vue
lens. Anillo del angulo de visi6n

Focal length sca/e Angle of view index


Brennweitenskala Blicl<vvinkelindex
Echelle de longueur focale lndex d'angle de vue
Escala de distancias focales Marca de referencia del angulo
de visi1n
Lens index
Objektivindex
lndex de I'objectif
Marca de referencia del objetivo Red dot
roter Punkt
Point rouge
Punto rojo

Lens mounting button Lock releasebutton


Objektivansetzknopf Entriegelungsknopf
Bouton de montage de l'objectit Bouton de d6verrouillage
Bot6n de montaje del objetivo Boton de liberaci6n del
bloqueo
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I How to Mount:
CMount the mountadapterGA-1 on the
camera.
Alignthe mount adapter-sidered dot with
the lensindexon the camera,and rotateit
clockwiseso that it locksaudibly.
@Mount the lenson the mountadapter.
Alignthe lens-sidered dot with the lens
indexon the mountadapter,and installit in
the same way as the step C above.
@nOlustthe focal lengthof the mountedlens
for that of the mountadapter.
Whilepressingthe lock releasebuttonof
the mount adapter,rotatethe angleof view
ringso that the focal lengthmatchesthe
angleof view index.
The angleof view of the viewfinderwill
changebecauseit coupleswith the focus
lengthsetting.

Turn the angle of view ring while pressingthe lock releasebutton.


Entriegelungsknopfdrucken und Blicl<vvhkehhgdrehen.
Tournezla bague d'angle de vue tout en enfongantle bouton de deverrouillage.
Gire el angulo del anillo de vision mientras presiona el boton de liberacion del bloqueo.
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o The angleof view can be set to 28 mm, 35 [f the metering function of the camera is
mffi,50 mm, 60 mm or 85 mm. unavailable:]
o For a lenswith its focal lengthotherthan the Determinethe shootingdistanceby eye
above,adjustthe angleof view for the closest measurement or a measuringtool. Rotatethe
focal length. distanceringof the lensto set the measured
distancemanually.
* The operatingmethodvarieswith a focal
To dismountthe lensfrom the mountadapter,
rotateit anticlockwisewhile pressingthe lens lengthand externaldiameterof a lens. For
mountingbuttonof the mountadapter. details,see pages240-241.
To dismountthe mount adapterfrom the Usethe viewfinderto focus and compose.
camera,rotateit anticlockwisewhile pressing
the lensmountingbuttonof the camera. ffi Set the apertureto shoot.
& Usethe aperturesmallerthan F4 to ensure
I How to Use: that the lensis preciselyfocusedby meansof
ru Measurethe shootingdistance,and adjust the depth of field.
& the angleof view ringfor the distance. . lt is possibleto take picturesin the aperture-
priorityauto exposuremode as the metering
flf the met€ring function of the camera is systemis switchedto the "TTLactual
available:l exposuremetering."
Set the camera'sfocus mode to "SAF".Depress o You can ignorethe lens-barrel that might
the shutterreleasehalfwayto turn the shooting appearon the viewfinderbecauseit does not
distanceon in the displaypanel.Rotatethe come out on the picture.
distancering of the lensto set the measured
distancemanually.
I Lenses where the Focus Function of Camera is enabled

Lessthan 66 mm Lenseswhere parallaxis correctedfrom "" to 1 m: Set the viewing angle of view index
DistagonT. : 2 8 m m F 2 , 2 8m m F 2 . 8 of the mount adapter to the value
35 mm F2.8 closest to the focal length of lens.
TessarT" : 45 mm F2.8 Use it as an approximation
PlanarT* : 5 0 m m F 1 . 4 , 5 0m m F 1. 7 because viewfinder will not provide
the proper angle of view of the
Lenses where parallax is corrected from "o to 3 m: mounted lens. Please also notice
Makro-Planar T* : 60 mm F2.8C the parallax correction does not
SonnarT* :85 mm F2.8 couple to the mounted lens.

* The term "parallax" meansan apparent discrepancy between the visible


range in the viewfinderand the actual picture
area.
. Never use a hood or filter with its external diameter exceeding that of the lensbecause the focus function of the
camera will be intenupted.

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I Lenses where the Focus Function of Gamera is disabled

. Vvhenusing the caneta with the Mount Adapter GA-1 and the Carl Zeiss lens mounted, first of all, support the lens
with your hand to prevent a(cessive force from being applied to the camera. Be sure to catry the camera with the lens
propsly supported.

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Camera+ Hologon16mm F8 Kamera+ Hologon1:8/16mm


+ GradationFilter4x 4x
+ Gradationsfilter

Camera+ BiogonT-21mm Kamera+ BiogonT*


F2.8+ filter(1)+ lenscap 1 : 2 , 8 / 2 1m m + F i l t e r( 1 )+
GK-51 Objektivdeckel GK-51
Standard-Tasche
Standard Case GC-21 Camera+BiogonT.28mm GC-21 Kamera+ BiogonT*
o F2.8+ filter(1)+ metalhood o 1 : 2 , 8 / 2 8m m + F i l t e r( 1 )+
Gamera Case GC-22 GG-1 + metal cap a57GK-54 Kameratasche GC-22 Metallblende GG-1 +
(for camerawith data (fur Kameramit Metalldeckels57GK-54
back) Camera+ PlanarT*35mmF2
Datenruckwand) Kamera+ PlanarT* 1:2/35mm
+ filter(1)+ metalhood GG-
1+ metal cap a57GK-54 + Filter(1)+ Metallblende
GG-1+ Metalldeckel
Camera+Planar T.45mm F2 a57GK-54
+ filter(1)+ lenscap
GK-41 Kamera+ PlanarT 1:2/45mm
+ Filter(1)+ Objektivdeckel
GK-41

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Type: 35 mm AF range finder camerc with focal plane Metering Range: EV1 - 19 on TTL actual exposure
shutter. metering(lSO 100, F2),EV3 - 19 on extemalmetering
Picture Size=24 x 36 mm (rso1oo).
Lens Mount Contax G mount. Film Speed Range: ISO 25 - 5000 for automatic setting
Shutten Electronically-controlledvertical-travelfocal- with DX film, ISO 6 - 6400 for manualsetting.
planeshutter. AE Lock The shutterspeed is stored in the memory.
ShutterSpeeds: 16 sec. to 1/6000sec. at "Aperture- Exposure Gompensation= +2 EV - -2 EV (can be set in
priority auto exposure" 1/3-EVincrements).
4 sec. to 1/4000sec. A.B.C. Mode: 10.5 EV/t1 EV exposurecompensating
B and X ('11200sec.)onmanual. valueswith A.B.C. lever.
Sync Gontacts: DirectX contact (synchronizing speeds Flash Light Gontrol: TTL direct light control.
1/200 sec. or slower),providedwith sync terminal. Flash Synchronization: ln combinationwith dedicated
Self-timer: Electronicself-timerwith a 10 sec. delay. flash,the shutterspeed is automaticallyset when the
Shutter Release: Electronicrelease,providedwith a flash is fully charged.
specialreleasesocket. Second Gurtain Synchronization: Possiblewith Contax
Focusing: Auto focus, switchableto manualfocus. flash havinga second curtainsynchronizationcapability.
Focusing method: combinationwith base-linelength Viewfinder: Real-imagezoom viewfinder(with lens
reinforcedtype externalpassiveAFllnfraredactiveAF. couplingin range28-90mm)
Focus detection range (lSO 100):EV3-19(passivetype) o Fieldof view ratio 9Oo/o,magnification0.57 (with45
Auto focus modes: SAF (singleauto focus),CAF mm lens set to infinityand diopter-'1D).
(continuousauto focus) Diopter Adjustment Built-in diopteradjuster,
Exposure Control: O Aperture-priorityauto exposure, correctablerange+0.3D - -2D.
@ Manualexposure,O TTL auto flash control,@ Display in Viewfinder: Pictureareaframe (automatic
Manualflash. parallaxadjustment),focusingframe,focus display,
Metering System: TTL actual exposure metering shutterspeed, exposuremark, exposurecompensation,
(center-weighted averagelight metering)/External flash mark.
metering(automaticswitchoverwith the mountedlens). Display panel: Shootingdistance/Filmspeed, multiple
exposuremark,custom functiondisplay,batterywarning
mark.
I
Film Loading: Auto loading,automaticfilm positioning Dimensions: 139 (W)x 80 (H)x 45 (D)mm
to "0.1" on counter. Weight 560 g (withoutbatteries)
Film Advance: Automaticwindingwith built-inmotor.
" Specificationsand designare subjectto change
Film Rewinding: Automaticrewindingwith built-in
motor, automaticstop/returnafter rewindingis without notice.
completed,mid-rollrewindingpossible.
Drive Modes: Single-frameexposure,continuous
shooting(CL,CH),self-timer,multipleexposure.
Wnding Speed: Up to about 4 frames/sec.on
continuousshooting("CH" mode)(with new batteries,at
ordinarytemperature,as tested accordingto Contax
testing standard).
Exposure Gounter: Automatic-resetting additivetype,
A.B.C.display.
Accessory Shoe: Direct X-contact hot shoe (provided
with TLA flashcontact).
Custom Functions:
[t
O AE lock operation; @ Orderof A.B.C.switching;@ [i
Film leaderstatus at rewind;@ Focusadjustmentduring
manualfocus; @ Multipleexposureoperation.
Gamera Back Can be opened by cameraback opening il
knob, detachable,providedwith film check window. 1'To make full use of the capabilitiesof this camera,it
Power Source: Two 3V lithiumbatteries(CR2). is recommendedto use our interchangeable lenses
Battery Check Automatic check, battery warning mark [{
and accessorieswith it. We may not be able to
in displaypanel. : ,
, make repairfor the damageor troublethat has
Battery Capacity: About 80 rolls of 24-exposurefilm
(with new lithiumbatteries,at ordinarytemperature,as I occurred when it was used with products of other ; F
makers offered for use with Contax camera.
tested accordingto Contaxtestingstandard.)

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