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Mercury Battery; Flash Synchronization - Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic Operating Manual

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DANGER!
A serious accident has been reported of a small child who has put a mercury
baitery into his mouth and has been hospitalized for serious gripes and stomach inflamma·
tion.
Please always keep a mercury battery from the reach of small children.
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Mercury battery

How to insert it
Open the battery housing cover on the
bottom cover plate with a coin. Insert
+)
the battery with (
side toward the
top of the camera. For replacement,
use Mallory PX-400 or RM-400-R or
equivalent.
How to check it
1.
Set the shutter
speed dial to B
(bulb) position.
2.
Turn the ASA dial to ASA 100.
3. Push the meter switch to "on"
position.
Look at the meter's
needle through
the viewfinder:
If the needle rapidly
drops, the meter battery has sufficient
capacity; if it does not, replace the
mercury battery.
CAUTION:
The mercury
battery is
like a phonograph
record.
It can be
damaged by skin acids. Handle by the
edges with a dry cloth only.
Be sure
the battery is cleaned with the cloth
before insertion into the camera.
The
battery is not rechargeable.

Flash synchronization

The Honeywell Pentax has two sets of termi-
nals-FP
flash contact, which shutter speed and which
flash bulb may be combined for maximum lamp
efficiency. Unless these combinations are rigidly
followed, there will be a failure in flash syn-
chronization.
the 60 marked on the speed dial. This indicates
the highest shutter
Strobonars or other electronic flash units may
be used.
1
1
1
SPEED
1000
500
250
FLASH
TERMINAL
~
FP Class (Screw Basel
FP
FP Class {Bayonet Basel
X
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Depending upon how far down you turn
the self-timer cocking lever
lease the shutter in 5-13 seconds.
operating
the self-timer release button
the shutter.
button ... it will immediately
shutter without delayed action_ The self·
timer cocking lever should be turned down
at least 90
operate.
and X. The table below shows which
Note the "X" setting is exactly at
speed at which Honeywell
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
60
8
""/I
""2
125
30
15
X
F Class
MClass &MF Class
Electronic
Flash
Self-timer
it will re-
(1),
When
the self-timer,
always depress
®
to release
Do not depress the shutter
release the
or the release button will not
0
1
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