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Camera Identification 1 2 3 4 7 5 6 Unfold front cover flaps of manual to view camera diagrams.
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KODAK KB18 Camera NEED HELP WITH YOUR CAMERA? Visit our Web sites at http://www.kodak.com (for US) or http://www.kodak.ca (for Canada) or call: Kodak (USA only) from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Eastern time) Monday through Friday at 1-800-242-2424. Kodak (Canada only) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time) Monday through Friday at 1-800-465-6325, ext. 36100; for the Toronto area, call 416-766-8233, ext. 36100. When you call, please have your camera available. For warranty purposes, please keep y
CONTENTS CAMERA IDENTIFICATION Unfold cover flaps of manual CAMERA IDENTIFICATION ............... 2 to view camera diagrams. LOADING THE BATTERIES .............. 3 1 SHUTTER BUTTON Power shutdown ........................... 4 2 PICTURE COUNTER Battery tips ................................... 4 3 VIEWFINDER LOADING THE FILM ......................... 5 4 FLASH TAKING PICTURES .......................... 9 5 BATTERY DOOR Tips for better pictures ................. 11 6 LENS COVER TAKING FLASH PICTURE
11 FILM-REWIND BUTTON LOADING THE BATTERIES 12 FILM-SPROCKET TEETH This camera uses 2 AAA-size 13 FILM CHAMBER alkaline 1.5 V batteries. 14 FILM-DOOR LATCH 1. Load the batteries as 15 CAMERA STRAP shown. 16 FILM SPINDLE • Make sure you tuck 17 FILM-REWIND HANDLE the battery pull 18 FILM TAKE-UP SPOOL strap into the 19 FILM-LOAD MARK battery chamber 20 FILM DOOR before inserting the 21 FILM WINDOW batteries. 2. Replace the batteries with fresh alkaline batteries when the FLASH-READY LIGHT (9) tak
Battery tips • Dispose of batteries according to Power shutdown local and national regulations. To reduce battery power, the camera • Keep spare batteries with you at will go into a sleep mode when it is all times. not operated for more than 1 minute • Read and follow all warnings and with the lens cover opened. You can instructions supplied by still take a picture while the FLASH- the battery manufacturer. READY LIGHT (9) is on. When the light • Keep batteries away turns off, close and open th
2. Insert the flat end of the film LOADING THE FILM cartridge over the FILM For excellent all-around results for SPINDLE (16). Push the other end of indoor and outdoor picture-taking, use the film cartridge completely down ISO 400-speed film. For use in bright into the FILM CHAMBER (13) until it daylight, you can use ISO 100- or fits securely into place. ISO 200-speed film. If in sunlight, turn your back to the sun and load the film in the shade of your body. 1. Push up on the FILM-DOOR LATCH (1
3. Pull out the film leader until the • Make sure the sprocket teeth tip reaches the FILM-LOAD MARK (19). show through the holes on the Film Leader upper side of the film. • If the end of the film extends past the film-load mark, gently push the excess back into the cartridge. Film-Load Mark Film-Guide Rails • Lay the film flat between the film- guide rails rotating the film cartridge in the direction of the FILM-SPROCKET TEETH (12). 6
4. Close the film door and check the 5. Slide the LENS COVER (6) FILM WINDOW (21). completely open to uncover the LENS (7) and to turn on the camera. • You should see the film informa- tion through the window. • Do not open the film door after you start taking pictures or you will ruin the film. 7 GA24 100/21"
6. Press the SHUTTER BUTTON (1) and • If the picture counter does not turn the FILM-ADVANCE WHEEL (8) move, reload the film into the until it locks; repeat the steps until camera and repeat the film- the PICTURE COUNTER (2) shows “1.” loading instructions. • The picture counter starts at “0” and each mark within the increments of 5 represents one picture. 8 GA24 100/21"
TAKING PICTURES 2. For a sharp picture, stand at least 4 ft (1.2 m) from your subject. This camera features a flash that, when the flash-ready light glows, will fire every time you take a picture. This all- 4 ft the-time flash feature provides (1.2 m) consistently brighter pictures by acting as a fill flash in hazy outdoor pictures or in bright-light conditions where shadows may exist. 1. Slide the LENS COVER (6) completely open to • The flash-recycle time is uncover the approximately 5 second
3. Look through the VIEWFINDER 5. Wind the film-advance wheel (8) EYEPIECE (10) to see your subject. until it stops. 4. Hold the camera steady and gently press the SHUTTER • Your camera is ready to take the BUTTON (1) to next picture. take the picture. 6. Close the lens cover when you are done taking pictures. 10 GA24 100/21"
Tips for better pictures • Add interest to your picture by framing it with a tree branch, a • To avoid blurry pictures, hold your window, or even the rails of camera steady by keeping your a fence. elbows close to your body when you press the shutter button. • Keep the sun behind you. This provides the best subject • Stand close enough to your illumination. subject so that it fills the viewfinder but not closer than 4 ft (1.2 m). • Keep your hand, fingers, or objects away from the flash and pict
TAKING FLASH PICTURES 2. Wait for the FLASH-READY LIGHT (9) to glow. In dim light, such as indoors or outdoors in heavy shade, or on dark overcast days, you need flash. This camera simplifies your picture-taking because the flash fires every time you take a picture. 1. Slide the LENS COVER (6) completely open to uncover the LENS (7) and to turn on 3. Keep the subject within the the camera. distance range for the speed of film in your camera. • Don’t take pictures beyond the maximum distance or
4. Hold the camera steady and gently • To prevent battery drain, turn off press the SHUTTER BUTTON (1) to the flash by closing the lens take the picture. cover when you are done taking pictures. Beyond 4 – 9 ft (1.2 – 2.8 m) 9 ft Safe Range Picture will be dark 100-speed film Beyond 4 – 12 ft (1.2 – 3.7 m) 12 ft Picture Safe Range will be dark 200-speed film Beyond 17 ft 4 – 17 ft (1.2 – 5.2 m) Safe Range Picture 400-speed film will be dark 13
UNLOADING THE FILM • There should be tension when turning the film-rewind handle The film will not advance when you and less tension when the film reach the end of the roll. You must rewind is fully rewound. the film before you • Do not lift or pull on the film- open the film door or rewind handle or it may break. you will ruin the film. 3. Open the FILM DOOR (20) to 1. Press the FILM- remove the film and reload with REWIND BUTTON (11) fresh KODAK Film. until it latches. 2. Unfold the FILM-REW
CARING FOR YOUR CAMERA • Remove the batteries when you store the camera for an • Protect the camera from dust, extended time. moisture, sudden impact, and excessive heat. CAUTION: To prevent possible damage and electrical shock, do CAUTION: Do not use solvents or not attempt to disassemble harsh or abrasive cleaners on the or repair the camera or flash unit camera body. by yourself. • If the lens appears dirty, breathe on it to form a mist and wipe the surface gently with a soft, lintless cloth
TROUBLESHOOTING What happened Probable cause Solution Camera will Lens cover closed Open lens cover not operate completely Batteries dead or Replace batteries improperly loaded and insert as shown in camera on battery door Flash not ready Wait for flash-ready light to glow Film not properly Reload the film. See loaded in camera LOADING THE FILM Film needs to be See UNLOADING rewound/removed THE FILM 16
What happened Probable cause Solution Flash-ready light Lens cover not Open lens cover fails to glow within fully opened 30 seconds Batteries weak Replace with 2 fresh or dead AAA-size alkaline batteries Batteries improperly Insert batteries as loaded in camera shown on battery door No film in camera Load film into camera Camera in sleep mode See Power shut- down on page 4 Shutter button Lens cover closed Open lens cover cannot be released 17
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