Nikon Nikomat Elw user manual

User manual for the device Nikon Nikomat Elw

Device: Nikon Nikomat Elw
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Date of adding : 2014-02-05 15:23:35
Number of pages: 62
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Foreword The Nikomat ELW is Nikon's new 35 mm SLR with automatic exposure con­ trol, which is thorough-going in its accuracy, durability and is easy to operate. This new camera has made automatic film winding possible with use of the Auto Winder AW-l, a new exclusive accessory. To take pictures of good quality, it is most important that you fully understand the functions of a camera, and learn to operate the controls with ease and confidence. If you are a beginner, please read the section

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CONTENTS Reminder checklist ..... . ........... . . 32 NOMENCLATURE ... . • .. .. . . . .. . .. . .. . 2 APPLIED OPERATIONS . . ... . . .. ... . .. . . 33 FEATUR ES ... ... . .. ............... . 6 TTL EX POSURE METER .. . .. .. ..... . .. 34 SPECI FICATIONS .... . .... . ....... . ... 8 EV range chart .. . ..... . .......... 36 BASIC OPERATIONS ........... . ...... . 11 EXPOSURE CONTROL ... . .... . ..... .. 40 Battery care .... . . . .. . .... . ........ 12 The shutter speed dial an

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NOMENCLATURE Front (ELW body only) r------------ Depth-of-field preview button .--------Mirror (do not touch the surface) Meter couplin g pin Lens-release bu tton ASA film-speed setting ring trap eyelet L-_______ Battery chamber L-_________ Bayonet mount L-____________ Self-timer/memory lock

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NOM ENCLATURE Top (With 50 mm Fl.4 lens installed) ...------------Hot-shoe contact Shutter speed indi 1,....----------- Meter coupling pin Film-advance lever / meter on-off

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Back .---------------------------------- Film chamber .--------------------------------- Film holding fork r------------------------------- Battery check button r------------------------------ Battery check lamp r----------------------------- Film guide rails ,------------------------ Viewfinder .------------------ Sprocket r--------------- Fi lm take-up spool ~------ Film pressing roller Back cover Film pressure plate L-________________________ Shutter curtain

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NIKON AUTO WINDER AW-l ;;;;;:::--------------------------------- Coupl er Rewind button spindl e =------------------- Camera attaching screw =------------- Camera connecting terminal Battery chamber cover screw r----------- Battery chamber cover r------------ Rewind button ,..------- Tripod soc ket Camera attaching screw Power switch -----, Pil ot lam 5

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FEATURES 1. When used with the Auto Winder AW-1, the 6. The Nikomat ELW has a built-i n TTL center­ Nikomat ELW will automatically wind the weighted exposure meter. The meter, coupled film after releasing the shutter-release button. with any Ni kkor interchangeable lens with the Nikon bayonet mounting system, can 2. It is an automatic exposure control camera perform not only at full aperture but also with an aperture-priority automatic electro nic stop-down measurement as well, using t

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10. To avoid accidental or improper operation, 11. All parts, including the built-in battery the following safety locks have been provided : checker, hot shoe, synch terminal with screw Refer to the nomenclature page for the loca­ connector, etc., have been designed with con­ venience in mind. tion of each of these items. (1) To lock the shutter-release button and the exposure meter power source, set the shutter-release button lock and the film -advance lever at their locked posi­ tion (f

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SPECIFICATIONS Type ........................................ 35 mm Single lens Reflex Camera Picture area .............................. 24 mm x 36 mm Film used ................................. Various types of 35 mm film Lens mount ............................. Nikon F bayonet mount Viewfinder ............................... Eye-level pentaprism type Viewfinder screen .................. .. Split micro system (K type) Central portion- split system (3 mm in diameter) Outer ring- micropri

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* Metering range : EVl ~ EV18 with ASA 100 and Fl.4 lens (e.g., f/1.4, 1 sec. ~ f/16, 1/1000 sec. at ASA 100 with 50 mm Fl.4 lens) Full aperture F number scale .... 1.2 - 2.8 - 5.6 Film winding ..... .................. .. .. A single stroke with the film-advance lever winds film 135°, clearance angle 30° Automatic winding of approx. 2 frames/sec. is possible by the use of the Nikon Auto Winder AW-l Frame counter .... ...... ............... Additive, automatic resetting Self-timer .... .

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The Nikomat ELW is an aperture-priority elec­ tronic automatic exposure camera, and its handling is very easy. Before using this camera, read this section on "Basic Operations" care­ fully and familiarize yourself thoroughly with the camera. This will insure you obtain the best resul ts. For more detailed explanations on manual exposure, special picture-taking methods, etc., please refer to the section entitled "Applied OperatioAS", starting o n page 33 . BASIC OPERATIONS II

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BATTERY CARE Install ing the battery Either a 6-volt silver-oxide or alka line-manganese 3. When inserting the battery, be sure to align the battery is used to power both the exposure meter positive and negative (+ and -) terminals cor­ rectly as shown underneath the battery cham­ and the electromagnetic shutter-speed controlling circuits. The battery chamber is in the mirror box. ber lid. To close the lid, press down. Remember to re­ 1. To install the battery, first remove the lens turn t

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Battery test The battery should be checked when: * A new battery is install ed. * A camera is about to be used after a long period of storage. * It is suspected that the battery has been depl eted after a lo ng period of use. Press the battery check button o n the back of the camera. A built-in battery checker lets you check the condition of the battery. Depress the white button an d the signal lamp will glow with a bright orange light, indicati ng that the battery has been properly

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BATTERY CARE-Continued Replacing the battery When the battery check lamp does not glow when (2) Open the battery chamber lid. pressi ng the battery check button, replace t he (3) Ho ld the camera upside down, and push the battery with a new one. battery chamber lid. The battery will roll out (1) Remove t he lens, and lock t he mirror in the of the chamber. up positio n. 14

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Notes on Battery Care * Wipe both battery terminals with a soft and dry cloth or Preventing unnecessary di scharge paper before inserting it into the camera. To prevent unnecessary discharge, set the film­ * The battery may conduct poorly due to the leakage of advance lever and the shutter-release button lock battery fluid, etc. when it is kept inside the battery in the off position, except when taking pictures. chamber for a long time. When such leakage occurs, clean the battery chambe

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MOUNTING THE LENS Maximum aperture indicator To mount a lens, first push the camera's meter In order to measure light at full aperture with coupling pin to the right as far as it will go. Set lenses of different maximum apertures, the the lens diaphragm at f/5 .6 and insert the lens into Nikomat ELW's meter must be adjusted for the th IY bayonet mount, making sure that the coupling maximum aperture of the lens in use. This must be pin fits into the slotted prong on the lens. Twist don

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REMOVING THE LENS To remove the lens from the camera, press the Maximum aperture scale lens-release button and twist the lens to the right The above adjustment can be co nfirm ed by look­ as far as it will go. The lens will come loose and ing at the maximum aperture scale on the ring can be lifted ou t. with the coupling pin. The scale has a range of * Please do not try to remount the lens while In f/l.2 to f/5.6. For example, if the 50 mm F1.4 the process of removal. The slotted prong

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ATTACHING & REMOVING THE NIKON AUTO WINDER AW-1 To attach the AW-1 To remove the AW-1 Align the spindle of the coupling portion of the Before removing the Auto Winder AW-l, be sure Auto Winder AW-l with the slot of the coupling to turn the power switch off first. Then, remove portion on the bottom of the ELW, and turn the the AW-l from the Camera by turning the camera camera attaching screw of the AW-l clockwise attaching screw counterclockwise. with a coin, and tighten securely. For deta

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