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Short Operating Course - Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic Operating Manual

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Short operating course

A mercury battery
for the light meter is packed separately.
sure to insert it into the battery housing before operating the camera.
For battery insertion, refer to page 16_
6
Please be
SET FILM
SPEED.
Lift the outer
ring of the shutter
speed
dial, turn
it around
and set the same
number
as the ASA number of the loaded
film to the small red index which appears
alongside
the figure
L
Then
cock the
rapid wind lever.
SET SHUTTER
SPEED.
Turn
the shutter
speed
dial and set the
speed
you
wish
to
use to the
index.
When
outdoors,
set the speed at 1/125
sec. or faster,
depending
upon the light-
ing.
When
indoors,
set
it at 1/30, or
in its neighbourhood.
Change the shut-
ter speed later,
when necessary.
(Refer
to item 5, page 7.)
COMPOSE
AND
FOCl,IS
While
viewing
through
the viewfinder,
turn
the distance
scale
ring with your
thumb
and index
finger
until
you get
the
sharpest
image
of your
subject
at
the microprism
centre
of the finder.
1
4
TURN
ON LIGHT
Push
up the
thumb,
and
switch
button
that the meter is switched
the viewfinder,
ment
of the meter's
side
of the
turn
off the
actually
taking
5
2
ROTATE
/
The needle
I
turn
of the diaphragm
/
needle
rests at the centre,
correct
exposure.
come
to the centre
you turn the diaphragm
shutter
speed.
centre
and close to the (+) mark,
will get over-exposure:
ter
speed
needle
is closer
will get under.exposure:
ter speed to a slower setting.
3
6
RELEASE
Hold your
shutter.
When
the meter
off, and the needle
and
underneath
phragm
will reopen
and the overall
Cock the rapid
picture.
(When
tures under the same lighting
it is not necessary
4 and 5.)
METER
SWITCH.
switch
button
with
your
the
small
window
on the
will turn to red indicating
on.
Through
you will observe the move-
needle on th~ right
ground
glass.
Be sure
to
meter's
switch
when
not
readings.
DIAPHRAGM
RING.
moves up and down with the
ring.
When
the
you will get
If the needle does not
no matter
how far
ring, change
the
When
the needle
is off
you
change
the shut-
to a faster
setting.
If the
to the (-)
mark,
you
change the shut·
SH UTTER.
camera
firmly
and trip
the
the shutter
is released,
switch will automatically
turn
will remain
fixed off
the
centre.
The
dia-
to its full aperture
image will look brighter.
wind lever for the next
taking
a series
of pic-
conditions,
to repeat
instructions
7

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