Pentax ist user manual

User manual for the device Pentax ist

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Number of pages: 156
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OPERATING MANUAL
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PENTAX Corporation 2-36-9, Maeno-cho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 174-8639, JAPAN
(http://www.pentax.co.jp/)
PENTAX Europe GmbH (European Headquarters)
Julius-Vosseler-Strasse, 104, 22527 Hamburg, GERMANY
(HQ - http://www.pentaxeurope.com)
(Germany - http://www.pentax.de)
Pentax U.K. Limited Pentax House, Heron Drive, Langley, Slough, Berks SL3 8PN,
U.K.
(http://www.pentax.co.uk)
Pentax France S.A.S 12/14, rue Jean Poulmarch, 95106 Argenteuil Cedex, FRANCE
Pentax Benelux B.V (for Net

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153 the manufacturer will be serviced free of charge according to this Congratulations on your purchase of this camera and welcome procedure and warranty policy. to the exciting world of Pentax autofocus photography! This In any case, however, shipping charges and customs clearance fees to be borne by the sender. To prove the date of your purchase when compact and lightweight camera is an autofocus SLR camera required, please keep the receipt or bills covering the purchase of your that offers hi

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1 FOR SAFE USE OF YOUR CAMERA Although we have carefully designed this camera for safe operation, please be sure to follow precautions given on this page. This mark indicates precautions that, if not followed, could result in serious injury to the WARNING: user. This mark indicates precautions that, if not CAUTION: followed, could result in minor or medium injury to the user or damage to the equipment. WARNING • The electronic circuits inside the camera contain high voltage working parts. Never

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2 PRECAUTIONS FOR YOUR CAMERA Your Pentax camera is a high-precision mechanism. Handle it with great care. Precautions when taking pictures • Do not use the camera where it may come in contact with rain, water, or any other liquid, because the camera is not weather, water, or liquid resistant. Should the camera get wet from rain, splashing water, or any other liquid wipe it off immediately with a dry soft cloth. • Do not drop the camera or allow it to hit solid objects. If the camera suffers a s

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3 • Electrical problems may often be caused by water, dirt or dust at points of electrical contact. Also check for battery leakage, traces of dirt or grease, or corrosion due to salinity or gas. If you cannot correct the problems, have your camera inspected at a Pentax service center. Repairs of this nature are not covered under the terms of the warranty and charges may be assessed. Other precautions • The temperature range at which this camera functions properly is 50°C to -10°C (122˚F to 14˚F)

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4 PRECAUTIONS FOR YOUR CAMERA PRECAUTIONS FOR BATTERY USAGE • Use two 3V lithium batteries (CR2 type). • Misuse of the battery can cause hazards such as leakage, overheating, explosion, etc. The battery should be inserted correctly with regard to polarity (+ and -) marked on the battery and the camera. • Battery performance may be temporarily hindered in low temperatures, but will recover in normal temperatures. • Keep a spare battery on hand for replacement convenience when shooting outdoors or

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5 TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR SAFE USE OF YOUR CAMERA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 PRECAUTIONS FOR YOUR CAMERA . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 TABLE OF CONTENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 NAMES OF WORKING PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 LCD PANEL INDICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 VIEWFINDER INDICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 QUICK AND EASY SHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 CAMERA FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE WITH VARIOUS LENSES . .

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6 TABLE OF CONTENTS BASIC OPERATION (SHOOTING) 39 Step 1.SETTING THE SINGLE FRAME DRIVE MODE 40 Step 2.SETTING THE AUTO PICTURE MODE . . . . . .41 Step 3.SETTING MULTI (16)-SEGMENT METERING MODE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Step 4.SETTING THE AUTO FOCUS MODE TO AF.S 43 Step 5.SETTING THE FOCUS POINT MODE TO AUTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Step 6.SETTING THE AUTO POP UP FLASH . . . . . .45 Step 7.USING THE ZOOM L

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7 SELECTING ANOTHER EXPOSURE MODE . . . . . . .74 Effect of Aperture and Shutter Speed . . . . . . . . . .74 Using the Shutter-Priority AE Mode . . . . . . . . . . .76 Using the Aperture-Priority AE Mode . . . . . . . . . .78 Using the Metered Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Slow-Speed-Sync Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 USING THE BULB EXPOSURE MODE . . . . . . . . . . . .84 ABOUT EXPOSURE COMPENSATION . . . . . . . . . . .85 AE LOCK FUNCTION . . . . . . . . . . . .

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8 TABLE OF CONTENTS POP-UP THE BUILT-IN FLASH MANUALLY . . . . . . . .106 Daylight-Sync Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 FLASH RECOMMENDED INFORMATION . . . . . . . .109 INAPPROPRIATE LENS WARNING WHEN THE BUILT- IN FLASH IS USED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 ADVANCED OPERATION FOR THE BUILT-IN FLASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 1.When Using the Auto Picture and Picture Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 2.Sh

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9 OTHERS 127 ACCESSORIES (OPTIONAL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 AA-Battery Grip BG-20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 Cable Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 Flash Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129 Viewfinder and Lens Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Camera Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131 Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131 About Polarizin

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10 NAMES OF WORKING PARTS AV button Mode dial Select dial Mirror Shutter release button Focus mode switch Mid-roll rewind button Back cover release lever Lens information Main/preview contacts Lens unlock switch Lens mount button index AF coupler AE lock button Diopter adjustment dial Four-way controller Strap lug Focus point mode switch Battery Date button chamber cover Auto bracketing Tripod socket button

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11 Hot shoe Built-in flash Viewfinder Metering mode switch Flash pop up button Film information window LCD panel Release socket Drive mode button cap Flash mode button

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12 LCD PANEL INDICATIONS : Shutter speed : Automatic flash : Manual-set film speed indication (p. 45) (p. 52) : Red-eye reduction flash : Aperture value indication (p. 105) : Focus points (p. 96, 97) : Flash-off indication : Date/time (p. 28 to 31) (p. 104) : Bar graph (p. 64, 81, 85) : Flash status indication : Battery exhaustion (p. 102) warning (p. 26) : Wireless flash mode : Exposure counter (p. 104, 121) (p. 36) : High speed sync mode : Film status indication (p. 104, 119) (p. 36, 50)

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13 MEMO ✍ • To see the LCD panel in the dark, turn the main/preview switch to . The LCD panel will light up for about 10 seconds. When the AF360FGZ is used, the LCD panel on the AF360FGZ will also light up. • If you change custom function number [CF15] to [2], the LCD illuminates automatically under low light condition. You can turn off the illumination function by setting [CF15] to [3]. See pages 134 and 141.

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14 VIEWFINDER INDICATIONS Focus points Spot metering Flash status information Night-scene program mode Action program mode Close-up program mode Landscape program mode Portrait program mode Standard program mode Focus indicator Shutter speed Aperture value AE lock Bar graph Exposure compensation • Regular size color prints may cut off what appears on the extreme edges of the film frame. Compose your picture with a margin of safety at the edges. • The frame number on the film will be upside down

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15 QUICK AND EASY SHOOTING 1 Load the batteries. Open the battery chamber cover and load two CR2 Lithium batteries. See page 23. 2 Set the date and time. You can skip this step if you do not imprint the data at this time, but the date and time should be adjusted after loading the batteries. See page 28. 3 Attach the lens. Align the red dots on the camera and lens mounts. Turn the lens to clockwise until it clicks in place. See page 32. MEMO ✍ • When using an F or FA lens, set the lens aperture r

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16 QUICK AND EASY SHOOTING 4 Turn the power switch ON. Turn the main/preview switch to ON. See page 27. 5 Adjust the viewfinder’s diopter. Turn the diopter adjustment dial left or right until the indications in the viewfinder looks sharp. See page 34. 6 Set the Auto Picture mode. Set the mode dial to the position. See page 41. 7 Load the film. Align the film leader with film leader end mark (orange colored). See page 35.

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17 8 Set the autofocus mode. Set the focus mode switch to See page 43. 9 Compose the subject by turning the zoom ring. See page 46. 10 Adjust the focus and take a picture. Focus on the subject through the focus points and press the shutter release button to take a picture. When the shutter release button is pressed halfway down, auto flash pops up automatically if necessary. See page 48.

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18 CAMERA FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE WITH VARIOUS LENSES Lenses that can be used with this camera Only an FA J lens and an FA/F/A lens having an position on the aperture ring can be used. Other lenses and an FA/F/A lens without an position on the aperture ring cannot be used unless custom function number [CF17] is set to [2]. Function Lens FA J, FA lens F lens A lens *3 *3 [Mount type] [KAF, KAF2] [KAF] [KA] Autofocus (Lens only) *1 (With AF adapter 1.7X) *2 Manual focus (With the focus indicator) (Wi


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