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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
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Summary of Contents

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    Nikon INSTRUCTION MANUAL...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS FOREWORD ..... NOMENCLATURE ..BASIC OPERATION ..MOUNTING LENS ..INSTALLING BATIERIES CHECKING BATIERY POWER LOADING FILM ..BASIC SHOOTING ..REWINDING FILM GENERAL FUNCTIONS ..

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    USABLE LENSES WITH BUILT-IN FLASH USING ACCESSORY NIKON SPEEDLIGHTS SPEEDLIGHT COMPATIBILITY ... 97 TYPE TIL AUTO FLASH WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH NIKON SPEEDLIGHTS ... 100 NOTES FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY ... CHARTS FOR FLASH PHOTOGRAPHy setting MiSCELLANEOUS LENSES ACCESSORY COMPATIBILITY 86-96...

  • Page 4: Foreword

    With the built-in flash Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash, better flash pictures to know your then tum your vision into FOREWORD the new Nikon N70 camera. offers many exciting features, it is System enables you set camera buttons that are color-coordinated large LCD.

  • Page 5: Nomenclature, Nomenclature

    NOMENCLATURE Once you know the names of the parts of your new Nikon N70, well as their functions and the camera's other controls, you will be surprised how simple and logical the N70's operation can be.

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    ® Function set-/self-timer button OR set (IN)/film rewind button (p. 20 and Quick Recall function) Built-in flash (pp. 86-96) Accessory shoe: For Nikon dedicated Film plane indicator: Exact distance flange film plane is 46.5mm Aperture scale Minimum aperture lock: Lock...

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    See pages IOta 11. Function Area indicator Auto Exposure Bracketing/Flash Exposure Bracketing' Exposure Flash sync Metering Exposure Focus mode' Film advance Film speed setting duration/ Zane, are selected with Nikon Command Input compensation/Flash Output Level Compensation' mode' system' mode'/Flexible Program mode' mode'...

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    Viewfinder indication Flash ready-light (red) Flash recommend light (green) 3mm-dia. reference circle Spot Metering/Spot Area Wide Area focus brackets ® 12mm-dia. reference circle Center-Weighted Metering ® Focus area Focus indicators: • indicates a stationary subject is in focus. • • shows Focus Tracking;...

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    ~;;:;;;:;;;:;;;:;~- _ _ _ _ N70's Command Input Control System FUNCTION SET/~ Using buttons plus command dial desired functions/modes indicated Zone. The Function Zone contains eight Film Speed Setting Mode Area, Film Focus Mode Area, Exposure Mode Area, Flash Sync Mode Area, Exposure...

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    Press and hold FUNCTION button. The indicator appears the last selected area area starts blinking. SETI~ While holding button rotate command desired symbol appears. Function Area While holding symbol until the Function area and dial until your Remove finger from setting.

  • Page 12: Basic Operation, Basic Operation

    BASIC OPERATION This section shows you how to prepare the camera for shooting- e.g., how to mount lens, load film, etc.-as well as how to actually take pictures: Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned photo- grapher, you should master this section before proceeding further.

  • Page 13: Mounting Lens

    • When mounting/ removing lens, make sure off and avoid direct sunlight. • See page 104 for Nikon lens compatibility Position lens in the camera's bayonet mount so that the mounting indexes on lens and camera body are aligned.

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    INSTALLING BATTERIES Make sure the power switch at OFF position, then open battery chamber cover by sliding the lock release. Insert two CR123A lithium batteries with "-" ends positioned "+" illustrated inside cover. Close the cover by pushing until clicks.

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    CHECKING BATTERY POWER Slide power switch to ON position, and confirm battery mark ) appears on LCD panel, indicating sufficient battery power, The battery mark indications automatically off after 8 sec, blinks: Batteries nearing exhaustion ready, blinks: Batteries just about switch to OFF and replace batteries with...

  • Page 16: Loading Film, Loading Film

    LOADING FILM The loading film procedure on pages how to load film with auto film speed setting coded films. • To avoid fogging film (especially load/ unload film in direct sunlight. • Usable film speed range for OX-coded film is ISO 5000 •...

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    Slide camera back lock release down to open camera back. Pull film leader index mark. 00000000000 Install film. Insert the film cartridge by placing the cartridge spindle on the fork at bottom of the film cartridge chamber. Check to ensure film is properly positioned with no slack (see illustration).

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    Gently close camera back until lock release snaps closed. Fully depress shutter release button to advance film to frame #1 counter shows symbol appears on LCD panel. (!) _ • film is incorrectly positioned, remains, Open camera back and reload film properly.

  • Page 19: Basic Shooting, Basic Shooting

    BASIC SHOOTING This section features the settings most common picture-taking situations when AF Nikkor (including AF-SIAF-I Nikkor) lenses are used: Film advance mode: single-frame shooting [l[] Metering: Matrix Metering Focus Area: Wide Focus mode: Single Servo AF Exposure mode: Auto-Multi Program •...

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    Remove your basIc shooting: frame (m) F-S) For details (fWJ) pages: • Film • Metering (If accessory Nikon • Exposure mode attached is set at • Focus area Sync, Rear-Curtain • Focus mode performed.) • Flexible Program • Flash •...

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    Hold camera. Grasp the camera hand. Use your left hand to cradle elbow propped against your body for rough viewfinder. your right press shutter release button. handgrip with your right Look through the camera with support, as you look hand index finger to Although...

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    Lightly press shutter release button to operation switch exposure meter on With a stationary subject, confirm that the in-focus indicator appears on viewfinder's LCD readout. With a moving subject, confirm that Focus Tracking indicator Confirm, too, that the shutter speed and are shown inside viewfinder.

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    Use Nikon NO or similar filter. If shutter speed indication blinks inside viewfinder-picture blur possibility: The automatically selected shutter speed slower and picture blur may occur due possibility of blur, hold camera very steady, use a tripod or use the...

  • Page 24: Rewinding Film, Rewinding Film

    take picture, fully depress shutter release button. Camera automatically advances LCD frame counter increases by one. Shutter speed/ aperture indications in LCD panel and inside viewfinder turn off approx. 2 sec. after you release shutter and take your finger off shutter release button. REWINDING FILM When filrn film...

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    Press button button to <:l _ film rewind appears on LCD panel, counter counts backwards until rewind is • You can rewind film, before it reaches manner • If film does not start rewind if film rewind has mid-roll, check battery power.

  • Page 26: General Functions, General Functions

    GENERAL FUNCTIONS This chapter explains the various modes of the N70 camera's operation. Please review it thoroughly.

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    FILM SPEED SETTING MODE The N70 offers ways film speed-automatic speed setting OX-coded film and manual film speed setting. Automatic film speed setting for DX-coded films Usable film speed range for OX-coded film is ISO 25 5000. Make sure IlII shown on the LCD panel.

  • Page 28: Film Advance Mode, Single-frame Shooting, Continuous Shooting

    FILM ADVANCE MODE There four automatic film advance button and rotate command dial until the Function Area indicator appears in the Film Advance sf"l s;!!I SET/0 blinks, then hold button and rotate command dial until desired symbol appears. Set s;!!I shooting, for continuous low-speed...

  • Page 29: Focus Area, Focus Area

    Spot Area- detail general brackets subject However, small subjects, each detection area, focus follows: • subjects of equal brightness: Nikon focused. automatically • subjects of unequal case, blinks focused be detected within these brackets. In photography, autofocus using Wide-Area focus...

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    Spot Area AF Spot Area AF, which the focus detecting area 3mm-dia. circle center of the viewfnder, is recommended in the following situations: Subject considerably Subject obscured by an smaller than the Wide-Area object, focus brackets' • Lock focus. See "AUTOFOCUS WITH MAIN SUBJECT OFF CENTER"...

  • Page 31: Focus Mode, Focus Mode

    FOCUS MODE AUTOFOCUS autofocus, set the focus mode selector The Nikon N70 has two autofocus modes, focus-priority Servo AF and release-priority Continuous Hold FUNCTION button and rotate command dial Function Area indicator appears in the Focus Mode Area SET/~ AF-S...

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    A F-S Single Servo lightly press shutter release button, the lens adjusting for focus. Because priority is shutter locks until the stationary subject until the moving subjects expected to be in focus (with After focus is achieved with a stationary subject, remains locked for long...

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    blinks in the viewfinder: Autofocus is not possible (see page 38) and shutter • Single SeNo AF is See pages 36 • After shooting with from shutter release your finger from the button (but maintaining the button in the half release the Moving subject...

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    A F-C Continuous Servo AF with Release-Priority Under some conditions, such as very want to take picture even if focus has successfully accomplished. In such cases, Continuous Servo autofocus mode, as you shutter release button, focus detection focuses for long as you keep shutter...

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    Lightly press With a moving subject: Focus Tracking is automatically activated. Confirm appears in the viewfinder, then fully depress button. Focus Tracking remains activated as long pressing shutter release button. When the viewfinder shows • • blinks in the viewfinder: Autofocus not possible (see...

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    AUTOFOCUS WITH MAIN SUBJECT OFF CENTER As previously noted, in Single Servo autofocus, long as shutter release button is kept lightly this feature for off-center subjects. • there substantial difference of brightness between subject and background, switch to Center-Weighted or Spot Metering AE-L button.

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    Confirm in-focus indicator appears Keeping shutter release button viewfinder. recompose, then fully depress shutter release button to take pictures. lightly pressed,...

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    (pp. 36-37). Or, Nikon Speedlight (S8-28, S8-27, S8-26, S8-25, S8-23, S8-22 or S8-20) perform autofocus with SpeedJight's AF illuminator. Autofocus operation depends and other technical factors. In...

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    In the following situations, ignore in-focus • Scene with subject located at different distances. (For example, when shooting a person over a fence or when shooting animals inside a cage) Spot Area autofocus (page 30) or focus clear matte field •...

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    Manual focus with Electronic Rangefinder Electronic Rangefinder enables you to see focus status with the viewfinder indications while you are rotating the lens focusing ring. It works with most Nikon lenses (including AF Nikkor when operated manually) which have a maximum aperture of...

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    Keeping shutter release button lightly pressed, rotate lens focusing ring in direction indicated by focus-to-Ieft arrow ) or focus-to-right arrow ( until focus indicator appears. special focusing situations shown on page Electronic Rangefinder does not correctly work. (p.42). Confirm shutter arrow disappears blinks...

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    Manual focus using clear matte field Look through viewfinder and rotate lens focusing ring until image on clear matte field appears sharp.

  • Page 43: Exposure Metering System .. .. ....

    EXPOSURE METERING SYSTEM SELECTING METERING SYSTEM Matrix Metering This system is ideal for quick operation (pages 46 to 60). With D-type AF Nikkor lenses (including AF-I Nikkor lenses), 3D Matrix Metering is activated. 3D Matrix Metering uses three types scene brightness, (2) scene contrast and (3) distance (Distance Information)

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    Center-Weighted Metering COO] With approx. of the meter's sensitivity concentrated on the 12mm-dia. circle in the viewfinder and approx. this circle, this meter becomes useful want base exposure on a specific area auto exposure mode, to measure off-center portion AE-L button (pp.

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    SETIING METERING SYSTEM The Nikon N70 three type of exposure metering systems- Matrix Metering, Center-Weighted Metering and Spot Metering. Hold FUNCTION button and rotate command dial until the Function Area indicator appears in the Metering System Area SET/I'!) 1Wl, blinks.

  • Page 46: Exposure Mode, Exposure Mode

    SELECTING EXPOSURE MODE shutter speed and lens Selecting the in a correct exposure. want based automatically or operation of the camera's The Nikon N70 camera offers two types of programmed auto exposure shutter speed well either doubles or halves Manual shutter...

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    With the N70's microcomputer choosing the combination of shutter speed and aperture automatically, you can concentrate on picture composition without worrying about exposure. Note that programmed auto exposure modes operate only with Nikon lenses that have built-in CPU (AF Nikkor and AI-P Nikkor lenses). When...

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    See pages for Shutter-Priority Auto operation. Note that Shutter-Priority Auto exposure mode with Nikon lenses that have built-in CPU Nikkor lenses). Aperture-Priority Auto exposure mode You can control depth field by varying apertures...

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    Pictures taken at different shutter speeds Pictures taken at different apertures High shutter speed Large aperture Slow shutter speed Small aperture...

  • Page 50: Setting Exposure Mode

    SETTING EXPOSURE MODE Hold FUNCTION button and rotate command dial until the Function Area indicator appears in the Exposure Mode Area SETI~ blinks. Then hold command dial until desired symbol appears. for Auto-Multi Program for Shutter-Priority Auto for Aperture-Priority Auto for Manual To activate Vari-Program,...

  • Page 51: Flexible Program

    Flexible Program Program also canceled when you switch another mode, when you change option, when the built-in flash pops up/returns to when an accessory 'Nikon Speedlight is tumed when camera off, or aperture Flexible canceled. Vari- power...

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    OPERATION IN SHUTTER-PRIORITY AUTO EXPOSURE MODE Set lens its minimum aperture setting (highest f-number). With AF Nikkor and AI-P Nikkor lenses, lock lens aperture at minimum setting (refer to lens instruction manual). lens is not set to its minimum aperture setting and you set Shutter-Priority Auto blinks in the LCD panel and...

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    Remove finger from SET/~ button dial to select desired shutter speed. Shutter speed indication changes 1/3 step at a time in the following sequence: " 20" : 5 3" " 3" :" :. 3 :. 2 ('.5 3 . . . : 5 6 8 : "10 :00 :25 :00 200 250 320...

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    ~i;;i" appears with electronic analog display*-Overexposure alert: Select higher shutter speed or Nikon ND filter, If green mark appears-Flash photography is recommended : If subject brightness is insufficient, flash recommend light lights up, Use built-in flash or accessory Nikon Speedlight.

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    OPERATION IN APERTURE-PRIOR ITY AUTO EXPOSURE MODE FUNCTION Hold button and rotate command dial until Function Area indicator appears in Exposure and exposure mode symbol blinks. Hold rotate command dial until appears on appears in the viewfinder. using an AF Nikkor or AI -P lens,...

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    If meter has automatically tumed off and turn meter on again by lightly pressing shutter release button. With lenses having no CPU, instead of aperture value in LCD panel and viewfinder_ With AI-type lenses including AI -modified Nikkor lenses: Confirm aperture value on lens With lenses having fixed aperture, Nikkor lenses:...

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    If green shutter speed. recommended: recommended light accessory difference is beyond for underexposure or 1 Ell, ± · '''!;;I; Nikon Speedlight. mark appears-Flash photography If subject brightness is insufficient, flash lights built-in flash or Nikon Speedlight. alert:...

  • Page 58: Operation In Manual Exposure Mode, Operation In Manual Exposure Mode

    OPERATION IN MANUAL EXPOSURE MODE Hold FUNCTION button and rotate Function Area indicator appears in the Area and exposure mode symbol blinks. rotate command dial until appears on appears in the viewfinder. • using an AF Nikkor or AI-P lens, make sure to smallest aperture before proceeding to command...

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    Set aperture by rotating lens aperture Electronic analog display examples +1EV +1EV Over + •.. +,,,0 0 •.• - ." ±OEV -2/3EV +'''Y'''- ring. Look release button. Adjust aperture and/or shutter speed ring/command dial) until electronic analog display shows desired + 1/3EV Electronic analog display blinks...

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    With lenses having no CPU, appears F - - instead of aperture value in LCD panel and viewfinder. With AI-type lenses including AI-modified Nikkor lenses: Confirm aperture value on lens barrel. With lenses having fixed aperture, such as Reflex- Nikkor lenses: Aperture cannot changed.

  • Page 61: Using Vari- Program, Using Vari- Program

    USING VARI-PROGRAM WHAT IS VARI PROGRAM? Programmed exposure control enables automatically adjust both lens aperture correct exposure. The N70 camera's System determines the correct exposure, applying exposure compensation as deemed necessary by the program. However, other factors can affect including the use of different shutter speeds and apertures.

  • Page 62: Setting Vari-program, Setting Vari-program

    SETTING VARI-PROGRAM Use Nikkor lenses with CPU such as AF Nikkor or AI-P- Nikkor lenses and be sure to set lens aperture to the minimum setting. Press Vari-Program (Ps) button and confirm exposure symbol (P S, R starts blinking. rotate command dial until appears Area Vari-Program...

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    To cancel Vari-Program While pressing button and rotate command dial until Vari- Program set indicator disappears. Then from the button. The previously set exposure mode will activate. you want to change exposure mode: Without pressing button, hold FUNCTION button and rotate command dial until Function Area indicator appears in SETI' : :>...

  • Page 64: Vari -program Selecti On Guide, Vari -program Selecti On Guide

    VARI-PROGRAM SELECTION GUIDE :t'l Portrait Program Use this Program whenever you are taking pictures of people. creates an artistically blurred background main subject. Recommended AF Nikkor lenses: blurred background effect, use 85mm lenses. Hyperfocal Program Use this Program accentuate your subjects more pronounced if scene.

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    ~,;~~ .. ' .~,\. < ""'tU~;;"'~ l.' ..,. ,',,:. I .. " Landscape Program Use this Program whenever you're making a picture of a distant scene. Don't use flash-the scene may be too far. Landscape Program tends to select a slow shutter speed and smaller aperture to assure sharply focused landscape To avoid camera...

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    Sport Program Use to freeze the action. Recommended for Continuous Servo (page 34). Do not use restricts the available shutter speed. Recommended AF Nikkor lenses: blurred background effect, 80mm to 300mm lenses. l1:~ use with Effective flash because it shadow or comparatively dark. wideangle Excellent more pronounced...

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    I ~I Night Scene Program Use this Program in the evening or at To capture beauty of a night scene in available as an illuminated monument, traffic lights without flash. As the automatically set shutter speed slow, use a tripod to avoid camera shake.

  • Page 68: Flash Sync Mode, Flash Sync Mode

    FLASH SYNC MODE "!,.,!? For flash photography with built-in flash, the FUNCTION Hold button and rotate command appears in the Flash Sync Mode Area and and rotate command dial until desired symbol for Red-Eye Reduction Red-Eye Sync, or Rear-Curtain Sync . REAR •...

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    Red-Eye Reduction When shooting people or animals in dim light using flash subject's eye may sometimes appear in color pictures or white in B&W pictures. Red-Eye Reduction function reduces the possibility of "red-eye". Red-Eye Reduction with SLOW Slow Sync Lets you can set Red-Eye Reduction and Slow Sync simultaneously.

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    QR (QUICK RECALL) FUNCTION Settings for film advance mode, focus metering system, exposure mode (including Vari-Program), flash sync mode exposure compensation To memorize Confirm film advance mode, focus area, metering system, exposure mode and flash sync mode set on camera. settings desired area,...

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    Speed light attached is set Rear-Curtain Rear-Curtain performed.) setting: Cancel compensation Cancel Exposure Bracketing Cancel have recalled one of the OR numbers metering system, exposure mode, flash sync memorisation. To recall settings again, simply button.) Nikon Sync, Sync will be area, focus...

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    SPECIAL FUNCTIONS This chapter explains advanced photographic techniques and applications including exposure compensation methods. It also shows you how to use the self-timer and how to perform long time exposure.

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    (pages 78 • Mode Exposure Bracketing (pages 80 to 81) Results will vary, depending on conditions, so you will want to experiment with each method. Nikon 's 3D Matrix information. As a in the viewfinder or lighting situations.

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    AUTO EXPOSURE LOCK FUNCTION WITH AE-L BUDON In the auto exposure mode, when you want to control exposure based on the brightness of a specific area within the Auto Exposure Lock function. Auto Exposure function it is recommended that you should switch the metering system to Center-Weighted or Spot.

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    Keep shutter release button lightly pressed, button and hold in to lock auto exposure. • While AE-L button is held the flash (green " ) does not light up. • While AE-L button is held in, shutter speed indication does not blink for picture-blur alert even 1/50 sec.

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    TO OBTAIN METER READING FOR PARTICULAR SUBJECT IN MANUAL EXPOSURE MODE In Manual exposure mode, if you want to set exposure as desired on a particular subject, switch metering system to Center-Weighted or Spot and use the following method. Center main subject inside viewfinder and/or move in closer until reference circle Center-Weighted metering or Spot metering is fully covered by...

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    Adjust shutter speed and aperture until electronic analog display shows desired exposure. Recompose picture and shoot. • Single Servo AF mode, recomposing change sUbject-to-camera distance, refocus by briefly removing your finger from shutter pressing it. • Continuous Servo AF is not recommended if the subject becomes off-centered after recomposing.

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    EXPOSURE COMPENSATION FUNCTION To modify exposure control (i.e., from the ISO exposure compensation function. You can control from -SEV to +SEV in 1 steps photography, flash output level is also compensated. lakmg your photographs, be sure to reset the resume normal operation.

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    60 FlB [iJp To complete setting, remove your finger from button. Once set, exposure compensation remains fixed until reset. Although stays on indicate that exposure compensation is on, compensation value disappears from readout when you remove your finger from Inside the viewfinder, appears.

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    ALL MODE EXPOSURE BRACKETING situations where you might find it difficult to obtain a proper exposure, Mode Exposure Bracketing same subject at three different exposures, exposure compensation degree of 0.3 you set a compensation degree of 0.5 will take three pictures, the first shot having a -0.5 EV...

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    • SET/0 Remove your finger from setting. Compose picture, confirm focus and exposure depress shutter release button. Inside the viewfinder, electronic analog display showing direction of compensation blink. With film advance mode at [ jJ: release button three times take the s;m: With film advance mode at HQ!! or release button and hold...

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    In Programmed Auto exposure mode, shutter speed and aperture will vary. In Shutter-Priority Auto exposure mode, aperture will vary. In Aperture-Priority Auto and Manual shutter speed will vary. When using All Mode Exposure Bracketing with Exposure Compensation function, the value will added.

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    SELF-TIMER OPERATION (SETI'::» Press self-timer button and confirm blinking in LCD panel. While pressing command dial one click so that.::> stops SET/'::> finger from button. • cancel self-timer, press SET/'::> button dial that.::> disappears. Look through the viewfinder, lightly button, and confirm focus and exposure.

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    Remote Cord MC- 12B, Modulite Remote Control Set ML etc. is also recommended to avoid camera shake. SETTING b,_,t b long as shutter blur, Nikon [Wl11 Hold FUNCTION button until shows starts blinking. dial until and viewfinder. Remove dial until Fully depress shutter release button and hold it as long as desired.

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    This technique is called "fill-flash. " With the N70's built-in flash or any dedicated Nikon Speed light, you can perform advanced fill-flash technique, Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash with TTL Multi-Sensor.

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    USING BUILT-IN FLASH When subject brightness is insufficient, the flash- recommended light (green lights up inside when you lightly press shutter release exposure meter. You can use built-in flash anytime, regardless of ambient lighting. For example, your subject the built-in flash to illuminate your subject and AUTOMATIC BALANCED FILL-FLASH WITH TTL MULTI SENSOR-3D MULTI-SENSOR...

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    CENTER-WEIGHTED/SPOT you are using a lens without and AI-P-Nikkor), automatic exposure Weighted Fill-Flash with Center-Weighted Fill-Flash with Spot Metering performed Balanced Fill-Flash. Flash output is properly compensated produce natural fill-flash effect. STANDARD TTL FLASH In Manual exposure mode, standard performed, regardless metering system and lens cancel...

  • Page 88: Built-in Flash Operation, Built-in Flash Operation

    BUILT-IN FLASH OPERATION Press the flash lock-release to release and activate the built-in fiash. • continuous shooting camera automatically switches over single-frame shooting when the built-in flash pops up. In this case, blinks panel. • If Wide Area focus is set on camera, automatically switches over...

  • Page 89

    Compose and lightly press shutter lights • electronic analog display shown Manual exposure mode, background may exposure background: Shutter-Priority Auto exposure Aperture-Priority Auto exposure extend the automatically controlled shutter speed range, or set a wider Manual exposure mode: Set a slower shutter speed and/or a wider W it.h Before the subject's eye pupils become smaller,...

  • Page 90: Flash Shooting Distance Range

    FLASH SHOOTING DISTANCE RANGE ISO film speed Guide number 7/23 ,9/3 (m/ft.) Aperture 2 ,5 14146 19,8/65 28/91,9 Flash shooting distance (m/ft .) 39,6/ 129,9 2,0 - 9,9 (6,6 1.4 - 7,0 (4 ,6 - 23) 1,0 - 5,0 - 3,5 (2,3 - 0,6 - 2,5(2,0 0,6 - 1,8 (2,0 - 5,9) 0,6 - 1,3 (2 ,0 - 4,3)

  • Page 91

    SHUTTER SPEED/APERTURE FOR EACH EXPOSURE MODE When setting shutter speed and apertu Camera 's exposure mode Programmed Auto Shutter-Priority Auto (5) Aperture-Priority Auto(A) Manual (fl) With Slow Sync or Rear-Curtain Sync, automatically controlled sec. If you set shutter speed at 11250 sec., or faster, Speedlight turned...

  • Page 92: Or Darker, Or Darker

    Flash Output the light output level from Nikon Speedlight is Activate the Speedlight. Hold Function Area indicator indicates blinking Compensation command dial until desired compensation value appears in place of frame counter on...

  • Page 93

    IIDI !HlP F3.5 complete setting, remove your button. Once set, Flash Output Level remains fixed until reset. Although 11[1;l Flash Output Level Compensation value disappears from LCD readout when you remove your SET/08 finger from button. Inside the viewfinder, After finger from SET/08 Compensation...

  • Page 94: Flash Exposure Bracketing

    +1.5 compensation. use Flash Exposure flash output level 1 EV. for example, you having a -0.5 the built-in Nikon Speedlight is tumed with Exposure been compensated at Activate Bracketing with 0.5 Speed light. +0.5 • With...

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    SET/'::> Remove your finger from Compose picture, lightly press shutter release confirm focus and exposure, and confirm comes on. Inside viewfinder, electronic analog display showing direction of compensation blink. Regardless the film advance mode shutter release button three times to take the three •...

  • Page 96

    USABLE LENSES WITH BUILT-IN FLASH Usable AF Nikkor lenses (including D-type lenses) • 2Smm 300mm non-zoom Nikkor lenses Nikkor 2Smm .4 cannot be used subject within 0.7m or 2.3 ft.; AF Nikkor used when shooting a subject within 3.2m or •...

  • Page 97: Using Accessory Nikon Speedlights Speedlight Compatibility

    USING ACCESSORY NIKON SPEEDLIGHTS SPEEDLIGHT COMPATIBILITY The table below shows the available flash Speedlight Connection S8-28, S8-27, S8-26, S8-25, S8-24, S8-22, Direct SB-21 B*3, SB-20, S8-168 S8-15 S8-23 Direct S8-21 A and S8-16A*3 Via Flash Unit Coupler AS-6 TIL Remote...

  • Page 98

    TYPE OF TTL AUTO FLASH With the Nikon Speedlight set for TIL Balanced Fill-Flash (including Multi-Sensor Center-Weighted Fill -Flash/Spot Fill-Flash) Speedlight O-type AF Nikkor lens Non-O-type AF Nikkor (except AF-Nikkor lens for SB-28, SB-27, F3AF)/ AI-P-Nikkor lens SB-26 or SB-25·'...

  • Page 99

    'I In the Speed/ight's LCD readout, Balanced Fill-Flash, 113\ appear for Center- Weighted/Spot Fill-Flash. By pressing the Speedlight's M button(or MODE button with the SB-28), you can cancel Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash control to perform Standard TTL Flash panel shows without r-l~ For details, see instruction manual of SB-28/SB-27/SB-26/SB-25, In the Speedlight's LCD readout,...

  • Page 100

    WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH NIKON SPEEDLIGHTS The main features functions listed Speed light SlowSync'1 S8-28 S8-27 S8-26 S8-25 S8-24 S8-23, S8-22 and S8-20 S8-168, S8-15, S8-1 1, S8-14 S8-140 S8-218 See p.68. '2 See p.68. With S8-28, S8-27, S8-26, S8-25 or S8-24, set the Speedlight's...

  • Page 101

    NOTES ON FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY • Use only Nikon Speedlights. Other units may damage the camera's electrical circuits incompatible requirements· electric contact alignment • N ot compatible with 250V or higher. • When using a special Speedlight such as a studio strobe...

  • Page 102: Ev Charts For Flash Photography

    EV CHARTS FOR FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY your reference, the following charts show speed/apertu re combination at each EV with built-in flash: (a) Auto-Multi Program (b) Shutter-Priority Auto (e) Aperture-Priority Auto ·5 ., ·3 ·2 · / / / / / / / V V V / / / / /V 111.4...

  • Page 103: Miscellaneous, Miscellaneous

    MISCELLANEOUS The Nikon N70 is a high-performance designed to give you superior care of your camera to ensure the best performance. Take time to review this section thoroughly, taking pictures. We 've also included information about Nikkor lenses and a detailed section with technical specifications.

  • Page 104

    K5)'12 Auto Extension Rings (PK-1 PK-12, PK-13 PN-11 )'14 Compatible >( Incompatible photography with Nikkor lenses (except most other Nikon lenses be used for listed in following chart. Focusing Exposure mode Manual with Manual with Pro- Shutter- matte field...

  • Page 105

    *1 3D Matrix Metering is selected with D-type AF Nikkor lenses and Advanced Matrix Metering is selected with non-D-type lenses. *2 With maximum effective aperture of f15.6 or faster. With maximum aperture of f15. or faster. AI-modification is no longer available. shutter speed to 11100 sec.

  • Page 106

    (No. 200310 or • AF Teleconverter TC-16A • Can modified, at nominal charge, for use with the N70. Contact an authorised Nikon dealer or service facility. .The following teleconverters and lenses cannot be used with the N70 (correct exposure unobtainable): •...

  • Page 107: Accessory Compatibility

    Nikon system. however, will not damage the Nikon used for fully manual focusing and exposure settings without using the built-in meter Electronic Rangefinder. •...

  • Page 108: Camera Care Tips, Camera Care Tips

    CAMERA CARE TIPS 1. Do not touch the camera's Do not reflex mirror or focusing curtains. screen. Remove dust with a blower brush. Clean lens surface with a blower brush. To remove dirt and smudges, use a soft, clean cotton cloth or lens tissue moistened with ethanol (alcohol) or circular motion...

  • Page 109

    Do not lubricate the Do not leave the camera in camera. 1 O. lf the camera malfunctions, take it immediately to an authorized Nikon dealer or service center. Keep the camera away excessively hot place. from When using the camera near splashes,...

  • Page 110

    Nikon cannot be held responsible for any malfunction resulting from use of the camera other than as specified in this manual. loaded installed batteries.

  • Page 111

    4. Battery power diminishes time, at extremely batteries. temperatures-make batteries you buy are new, and wrap body in something warm. battery camera Nikon sure camera...

  • Page 112: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Type of camera Integral-motor autofocus 35mm single-lens Picture format 24mm x 36mm (standard 35mm format) Lens mount Nikon F mount Lens Nikkor Nikon F mount' • With limitation; see chart Focus modes Autofocus, and Electronic Rangefinder Autofocus area Wide and Spot selectable...

  • Page 113

    4000 30 sec provided Fixed eyelevel pentaprism eyepoint type; O.77X magnification with SOmm lens set approx. 92% frame coverage Approx. 18mm Nikon advanced B-type BriteView screen III; fixed Focus area, focus indications, exposure metering system, exposure mode, Flexible Program, speed,...

  • Page 114

    Viewfinder illumination Automatically activates when exposure meter is Film speed range 5000 6400 can Film speed setting OX position, automatically speed of manual setting possible Film loading Film automatically advances frame when shutter release depressed Film advance single-frame and single-frame silent rewind mode, film advances one...

  • Page 115

    Automatic Balanced Possible when AF Fill-Flash with TTL Nikkor lens Multi Sensor Nikon Speedlight S8-26, S8-25, S8-22, S8-20, Monitor Pre-flash 8uilt-in flash or S8-28/S8-27/S8-26/S8-25 Monitor Pre-flash(es) for TIL multi sensor when Nikkor lens is used Flash recommended Lights up when...

  • Page 116

    LCD PANELNIEWFINDER INDICATIONS LCD PanelNiewfinder blinks in LCD panel. blinks the LCD panel (with or without blinking panel and viewfinder). r and blink panel.' E,-r ID:t blink in the LCD panel. blink in the LCD panel.' <:l blinks in the LCD panel.

  • Page 117

    LCD panel Programmed Auto or Shutter-Priority Auto exposure mode: Programmed Auto exposure indicator (p or blink the LCD panel' when accessory Nikon Speedlight is used, • "Err" also blinks in the viewfinder, Shutter Matrix Can be released, CPU; camera automatically...

  • Page 118

    LCD PanelNiewfinder AF-S or AF-C blinks. blinks in the viewfinder. stays in viewfinder in AF mode. blinks in Auto exposure mode. blinks Auto exposure mode. Shutter Focus mode Locked. non-AF selector Depends on AF mode. Autofocus Locked in Single Servo mode or can be released...

  • Page 119

    "Bulb". To use All Mode select another shutter selected shutter speed is 1/50 occur due camera To reduce possibility blur, hold camera tripod built-in flash Nikon Speedlight. Selecting a wider f-number) results in a faster shutter Mode Exposure Bracketing exposure mode. sec.

  • Page 120

    You set shutter speed be released. shutter speed automatically shifts to Built-in tumed on w be released. continuous shooting. Camera automatically film advance Built-in flash or accessory Nikon Speedlight be released. turned automatically resets Your subject is too released. Speedlight. Light...

  • Page 121

    Camera automatically switches flash sync mode to Normal 8ync . • Red-Eye Reduction with 810w 8ync is set with 8peedlight other than the Nikon 88-28/88-271 88-26. 0w 8ync will be performed Eye Reduction. Motion Effect • When Night 8cene Program...

  • Page 122: Glossary, Glossary

    (p. 86). Performance Nikkor Speedlight have built-in flash or dedicated Nikon Speedlight, the Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash with TIL Multi-Sensor Nikon TIL Speedlight (p. 98). two combinations of lens correct exposure. flash photography which flash illumination balance with ambient light on continues...

  • Page 123

    Mode Exposure Bracketing compensation for available light is activated lens aperture- by Auto lock button, by exposure compensation function or bracketing. photography with a Nikon-dedicated TIL also be performed flash output. (See "Flash Output Level ") the exposure 1.4 lens.

  • Page 124

    Exposure control Programmed Auto: Camera sets both aperture correct exposure. camera applies Programmed Auto Exposure Control, Vari-Program. Shutter-Priority Auto: User selects shutter speed and camera sets matching lens aperture correct exposure. Aperture-Priority Auto: User selects aperture and camera sets matching shutter speed correct exposure.

  • Page 125

    Focus Tracking Enables the camera to analyze speed of the according focus data detected focus by anticipating subject's position-and driving lens that position-at the exact moment of exposure. f-number numbers on the lens aperture ring which indicate the relative size of opening.

  • Page 126

    Using out the background details in the picture. Use of a speed with Rear-Curtain Sync is particularly effective Multi illustrating the Nikon Speed light N70's controlled shutter speed range (in scene. The TIL Multi Aperture-Priority Auto) down to 30...

  • Page 127

    With built-in flash or dedicated Nikon camera performs Automatic Balanced TIL Flash. Vari -Program Provides variable Programs specific situations.

  • Page 128

    (except for brief quotation in critical articles or reviews), may be made without written authorization from NIKON CORPORATION. Nikon NIKON CORPORATION FUJI BLDG., 2-3, MARUNOUCHI3-CHOME, CHIYODA-KU, TOKYO 100, JAPAN PHONE: 81-3-3214-5311 TELEX: NIKON J22601 FAX: 81-3-3201-5856 Printed in Japan N7L0300402...

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