Pentax MZ-6 user manual

User manual for the device Pentax MZ-6

Device: Pentax MZ-6
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Date of adding : 2013-02-26 15:29:30
Number of pages: 77
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MZ-6(E)00/cover1-4 11/8/02 11:27 AM Page 1
OPERATING MANUAL
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

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ZX-L(E)00/cover1-4 11/8/02 11:27 AM Page 1 OPERATING MANUAL 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

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MZ-6(E)00/cover2-3 11/8/02 11:53 AM Page 2 WELCOME Thank you very much for purchasing the Pentax SLR camera. Please read this manual before using the camera in order to get the most out of all the features and functions. Keep this manual safe, as it can be a valuable tool in helping you to understand all the cam- era’s capabilities.

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MZ-6(E)01/001-010 11/8/02 11:49 AM Page 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 WARNING not followed, could result in serious injury to the operator. This mark indicates precautions that, if CAUTION not followed, could result in minor or medium injury to the operator or damage to the equipment. This mark indicates prohibited matters. This

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MZ-6(E)01/001-010 11/8/02 11:49 AM Page 2 PRECAUTIONS FOR YOUR CAMERA Your Pentax camera is a high-precision mechanism. Handle it with great care. Other precautions • The temperature range at which this camera functions properly is 50°C to - Precautions when taking pictures 10°C (122°F to 14°F). • Do not use the camera where it may come in contact with rain, water, or any • A camera which has been submerged in water usually cannot be repaired. If other liquid, because the camera is not weathe

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MZ-6(E)01/001-010 11/8/02 11:49 AM Page 4 CONTENTS FOR SAFE USE OF YOUR CAMERA .......................... 1 PRECAUTIONS FOR YOUR CAMERA ........................ 2 BASIC...................................................................21 PRECAUTIONS FOR BATTERY USAGE ..................... 3 BASIC OPERATIONS ......................................................21 NAMES OF WORKING PARTS .................................... 8 QUICK AND EASY SHOOTING ................................. 22 USING TH

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MZ-6(E)01/001-010 11/8/02 11:49 AM Page 6 EFFECT OF APERTURE AND SHUTTER SPEED....83 STEP UP ..............................................................45 FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY .................................................85 USING THE BUILT-IN FLASH ......................................86 ADVANCED OPERATIONS..............................................45 SETTING THE FLASH MODE ................................86 CAMERA OPERATIONS ............................................ 46 ADVANCED TE

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MZ-6(E)01/001-010 11/8/02 11:49 AM Page 8 NAMES OF WORKING PARTS Built-in flash Self-timer lamp Main switch Remote control receiver Shutter release Cable release button socket Strap lug Exposure compensation button Select switch Flash mode button Drive mode button LCD panel Focus mode switch Preview button Hot shoe Mirror AF coupler AE lock button Lens mount index Lens unlock button Lens information contacts Mode dial AF mode switch Strap lug Film information window Back cover Diopter adju

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MZ-6(E)01/001-010 11/8/02 11:49 AM Page 10 USING THIS OPERATING MANUAL This operating manual consists of the following sections. Things to Check This section is before "Things to Do," and it explains cautions for using the camera and accessories, as well as the names of work- ing parts. Things to Do Explains the procedures to be followed before you use the camera for the first time. It also explains how to load and rewind the film. Basic Operations • Explains the easiest way to take pictur

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MZ-6(E)02 B/011-020 11/8/02 11:55 AM Page 11 SET UP THINGS TO DO BEFORE TAKING PICTURES ................... 12 Step 1 Attaching the Strap ............................. 12 Step 2 Loading the Batteries ......................... 13 Step 3 Attaching a Lens ................................ 14 Step 4 Imprinting the date or time (OPTIONAL)........................................ 16 Step 5 Adjusting the viewfinder's diopter ....... 17 Step 6 Film loading ........................................ 18

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MZ-6(E)02 B/011-020 11/8/02 11:55 AM Page 12 BEFORE TAKING PICTURES BEFORE TAKING PICTURES Step 2 Loading the Batteries Things to do before using the camera for the first time. 1 As shown in the illustration, Step 1 Attaching the Strap open the battery chamber cover by turning it with a coin. 1 Pass the end of the strap through the strap lug from underneath, then pass the strap through the clasp from under- neath. 2 As shown in the illustration, load the two lithium CR2 batteries or Memo Mem

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MZ-6(E)02 B/011-020 11/8/02 11:55 AM Page 14 BEFORE TAKING PICTURES Step 3 Attaching a Lens 3 As shown in the illustration, remove the front lens cap. 1 Remove the body mount cap and rear lens cap. Memo Memo Handling the Lens Memo Memo • To detach the lens, hold down the lens unlock button and turn the lens The body mount cap protects the inside of the camera from dust and counterclockwise. scratches upon factory shipment. For long-term camera storage, the optional accessory “Body Mount Cap

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MZ-6(E)02 B/011-020 11/8/02 11:55 AM Page 16 BEFORE TAKING PICTURES NOTE (OPTIONAL) Step 4 Imprinting the date or time • To set the correct date and time, see ADJUSTING THE DATA BACK on page If you have purchased your camera as the Date model 42. • If the imprinting looks too light or if the Version, or if you have purchased the Data Back FJ Data back’s display looks light or shows separately, read this section. nothing, replace the Data back’s bat- Imprint the date or time within the pictu

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MZ-6(E)02 B/011-020 11/8/02 11:55 AM Page 18 BEFORE TAKING PICTURES Step 6 Film loading 2 Place the film cartridge in the film chamber as shown in the Automatic film speed setting illustration. This camera is designed to use DX-coded films with ISO ratings from 25 to 5000. Memo Memo We suggest that you first operate the camera with no film loaded to become familiar with its operations. 3 As shown in the illustration, pull NOTE the film leader out only far • When DX-coded film is used, the co

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MZ-6(E)02 B/011-020 11/8/02 11:55 AM Page 20 Film retainer 4 Align the film leader with the film leader end mark and make sure that the film leader is posi- tioned under the film retainer as shown in the illustration. Memo Memo • If the end of the film leader is extremely bent, straighten it or cut off the bent portion. • If you have pulled out too much film, push it back into the cartridge to reduce the slack. Film leader end mark 5 Close the back cover. 6 Turn the main switch to [ON]. The

Summary of the content on the page No. 16

MZ-6(E)03 C/021-044 11/8/02 11:57 AM Page 21 BASIC BASIC OPERATIONS QUICK AND EASY SHOOTING ................ 22 POWER ON/OFF ......................................22 QUICK AND EASY SHOOTING ...............24 TAKING A PICTURE.................................27 BUILT-IN FLASH-SMART FLASH................30 USING THE BUILT-IN FLASH...................30 SETTING THE RED-EYE REDUCTION MODE........................................................33 UNLOADING FILM......................................

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MZ-6(E)03 C/021-044 11/8/02 11:57 AM Page 22 QUICK AND EASY SHOOTING QUICK AND EASY SHOOTING Memo Memo About the LCD Panel The LCD panel displays the following indications: POWER ON/OFF 1 Turn on the camera. qTurn the main switch to ON. : Flash status information p.30 : Red-eye reduction flash indication p.33, 87 : Automatic flash information p.87 : Manual-set film speed p.36 : Shutter speed : Battery exhaustion warning p.38 : Remote control release p.50 2 Turn off the camera. : Consecutive

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MZ-6(E)03 C/021-044 11/8/02 11:57 AM Page 24 QUICK AND EASY SHOOTING QUICK AND EASY SHOOTING 2 Set the Auto Picture Mode. qSet the mode dial to the [AUTO PICT] For quick and easy shooting, set your camera for single- position. frame shooting, Auto picture, multi-segment metering, and autofocus. wTurn the aperture ring to the [A] NOTE position while holding down the To load the batteries and film or to attach aperture-A lock button on the lens. the lens, see “Things to Do.” ( p.11) 1 Set the

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MZ-6(E)03 C/021-044 11/8/02 11:57 AM Page 26 QUICK AND EASY SHOOTING Memo Memo TAKING A PICTURE • In the Auto picture mode, the camera automatically selects one of 5 picture modes according to the requirement of the scene. NOTE • The Auto picture mode operates only when an FA or F lens is attached. To load the film and batteries or to attach a lens, see “Things to Do.” • See page 56, 63 for any other exposure mode. ( p.11). • The AE lock function or exposure compensation function cannot use

Summary of the content on the page No. 20

MZ-6(E)03 C/021-044 11/8/02 11:57 AM Page 28 QUICK AND EASY SHOOTING Memo Memo Memo Memo Using a Zoom Lens Viewfinder Displays  Using the Manual Zoom Lens 3-points AF frame p.27 : To photograph a wider area, turn the Shutter speed : zoom ring to the left. To magnify the sub- Aperture value : ject, turn the zoom ring to the right. Standard Mode p.57 : Portrait Operation Mode p.58 : Landscape Program Mode p.59 : 2 Taking the picture Close-up Program Mode p.60 : qLightly depress the shutter


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