Nikon F 5 user manual

User manual for the device Nikon F 5

Device: Nikon F 5
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Date of adding : 2014-02-05 15:23:35
Number of pages: 170
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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 1
Instruction Manual
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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 2 FOREWORD Thank you for choosing the Nikon F5 for your photography. To design the F5, Nikon invented many new features, surpass- Designed with a combination of strong and reliable construc- ing all others previously available. The F5 will provide you with tion, plus today’s newest and most advanced technology, the the most advanced performance for its fast motor drive with F5 35mm SLR and the Nikon system will provide you with the Focus Tracking and Lock-On™, ne

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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 3 Special new features: •Nikon’s exclusive new cross-ranged, five-area autofo- •Self-diagnostic double-bladed shutter that’s tested to cus sensor (Multi-CAM1300) system covers a wider 150,000 cycles, featuring Nikon’s exclusive shutter area than any system before it in both the horizontal monitor. and vertical ranges in the viewfinder. •AF start button activates AF independently of the shut- •Choice of two modes for Nikon’s exclusive five-area ter release button

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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 4 NOTES Have Nikon spot check your camera regularly Using your camera correctly Nikon recommends that you have your camera serviced The F5 camera’s performance has been optimized for at an authorized dealer or service center, at least once use with Nikon brand accessories. Accessories from every two years. other manufacturers may not meet Nikon’s criteria for specifications, and nonconforming accessories could damage the F5’s components. Nikon cannot guarantee th

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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 5 ABOUT THIS MANUAL How this instruction manual is organized Reference tag Describes information required before you start using Reference tag on the edge of the right- P.2 Before You Begin your camera. hand pages corresponds to the sections -P.15 described in “How this instruction manual is organized”. Describes preparation of camera, loading of batteries P.16 Preparation and film before taking pictures. -P.24 Index Use alphabetically listed index on pages 162 a

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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 6 CONTENTS BEFORE YOU BEGIN.............................................................2-15 FOCUS MODE...................................................................41-48 Autofocus.....................................................................41-45 FOREWORD..........................................................................2-3 Single Servo AF with Focus-Priority ..........................42-43 NOTES ...............................................

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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 7 SELF-TIMER......................................................................82-83 FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY ..................................................108-124 LONG TIME EXPOSURE....................................................84-85 TTL AUTO FLASH—Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash and MULTIPLE EXPOSURE......................................................86-87 Standard TTL Flash ..............................................109-117 CUSTOM SETTING ............

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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 8 NOMENCLATURE Lens release button Mirror lockup lever (p. 99) Depth-of-field preview button (p. 100) Focus mode selector: S for Single Servo AF (pp. 42-43) C for Continuous Servo AF (pp. 44-45) Power/LCD panel illumination switch: Rotate to M for Manual focus (pp. 45-48) turn camera ON/OFF or illuminate LCD panels. (p. 96) Sub-Command Dial: Rotate to set various functions. (p. 15) Camera back lock release: To open camera back, lift film rewind knob while Power

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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 9 Sync terminal Exposure mode (MODE) button (p. 56) Exposure compensation (=) button (p. 77) Self-timer indicator LED (pp. 82-83) Camera strap eyelet Camera strap eyelet Film advance mode selector lock release Film advance mode/self-timer selector Top LCD panel (p. 12) (pp. 36, 82) AF area mode button (˝) (p. 40) Accessory shoe: For Nikon dedicated Speedlights. Film plane indicator: Exact distance from lens mounting flange to film plane is 46.5mm. Multiple exposu

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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 10 Viewfinder eyepiece Eyepiece shutter lever: Used to prevent stray light from entering viewfinder. AE-L/AF-L (Auto Exposure/Autofocus Lock) button: Locks auto exposure and focus when pressed and held in. Finder release button AF start (AF-ON) button: Pressing AF Alert LED start button starts autofocus operation. Film rewind lever (2 „) lock release Film rewind lever (2 „) Main-Command Dial: Rotate to set various functions. (p. 14) Film cartridge confirmation w

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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 11 AF start (AF-ON) button for vertical shooting: Vertical-shooting shutter release button Pressing AF start button starts autofocus operation and switches exposure meter on. Lock lever for vertical-shooting shutter release button Camera back Tripod socket 11

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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 12 LCD Panels Top LCD panel indications Rear LCD panel indications 1. Shutter speed lock 15. Film speed/Bracketing information/Custom Setting 2. Shutter speed 16. Film speed setting mode 3. Multiple exposure 17. Auto Exposure/Flash Exposure Bracketing 4. Auto Exposure/Flash Exposure Bracketing 18. Bracketing bar graphs 5. Exposure mode 19. Flash sync mode 6. Flexible Program 20. Personal computer connection 7. Exposure compensation value 21. Custom Setting 8. Ape

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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 13 Viewfinder 1. Focus area indicators 9. Shutter speed lock indicator 2. Exposure level (for Waist-Level Finder DW-30 or 6X High- 10. Aperture lock indicator Magnification Finder DW-31, in Manual exposure) 11. Exposure mode 3. 12mm-dia. reference circle for Center-Weighted Metering 12. Exposure compensation 4. Focus brackets/Spot Metering (4mmø) area 13. Metering system 5. Ready-light 14. Shutter speed 6. Focus indicators: / indicates a subject is in focus; blin

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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 14 HOW TO OPERATE COMMAND DIALS The F5’s Main- and Sub-Command Dials Rotating Main-Command Dial while pressing various buttons: are used alone or in combination with • Selecting exposure mode. See page 52. • Selecting Custom Setting menu. See other buttons to select/set various func- page 91. tions or modes. Main-Command Dial Rotating Main-Command Dial by itself: • Performing exposure compensation. • Selecting auto film speed setting or See page 77. manually sele

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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 15 Sub-Command Dial Rotating Sub-Command Dial while Focus Area Selector pressing various buttons: Rotating Sub-Command Dial by itself: Pressing one of the focus area selector • Setting number of exposure and arrows changes the focus area in the compensation value in the Auto corresponding direction. See pages 38- Exposure/Flash Exposure Bracketing. 39. • Selecting aperture in Aperture-Priority See pages 79-81. Auto or Manual exposure mode. See pages 61 or 64-66.

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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 16 PREPARATION This section shows you how to prepare the camera for shooting— e.g., how to mount lens, load film. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned photographer, you should master this section before proceeding further. 16

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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 17 MOUNTING LENS • When mounting/removing lens, make sure that the camera’s power is turned off and avoid direct sunlight. • For Nikon lens compatibility, see pages 128-131. • To mount non-AI lens, see page 132. Some non-AI lens cannot be attached. For more details, see Position lens in the camera’s bayo- page 131. 2 net mount so that the mounting indexes on lens and camera body are aligned. Taking care not to press the lens release button, twist lens countercloc

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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 18 Removing Lens Minimum aperture: Push and hold lens release button and When lens is detached from turn lens clockwise. camera for a long time Set lens to its minimum aperture when Make sure to attach the supplied using CPU Nikkor lens other than G-type. The largest f-number of aperture on the body cap or optional body cap BF-1A. (BF-1 body cap cannot be lens’ aperture index is the lens’ minimum aperture. attached to the F5 camera body.) • Aperture setting oper

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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 19 INSTALLING BATTERIES Before installing batteries: • Make sure the power switch is set at OFF position. • Use AA-type alkaline or lithium batteries, or optional Ni-MH Battery Unit MN-30 with the F5. • When installing/replacing batteries, always read “NOTES ON BATTER- IES”, page 154. Pull out and turn battery holder Remove battery holder MS-30. 1 release knob as shown. 2 Install eight AA-type batteries with Return battery holder MS-30 to Turn battery holder rel

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P400 (E) 02.12.27 6:42 PM Page 20 CHECKING BATTERY POWER About exposure meter You can check battery power anytime by lightly pressing the shut- ter release button. This also activates the exposure meter, so that the LCD panel and viewfinder LCD show aperture/shutter speed indications, and autofocus operation starts (unless camera is set for manual focusing). The exposure indications Rotate power switch to ON position while pressing the lock release, and confirm that and battery mark stay on fo


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