FujiFilm 120 Owner's Manual

FujiFilm 120 Owner's Manual

Fujifilm 35mm camera owner's manual




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Summary of Contents for FujiFilm 120

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    COMMON SENSE CAMERA CARE ... 40 SPECIFICATIONS ... 41 FEATURES Fujinon 38-120mm Auto Focus Zoom Lens (for ZOOM DATE 120) Fujinon 38-100mm Auto Focus Zoom Lens (for ZOOM DATE 100) Fujinon 38-90mm Auto Focus Zoom Lens (for ZOOM DATE 90)
  • Page 3: Part Names

    PART NAMES ( p.6) ( p.22) ( p.7) ( p.32) ( p.36,10) ( p.10,13) ( p.30) ( p.29) ( p.23,30) ( p.37) ( p.9) 1 AF (Autofocus) Window 2 Liquid Crystal Display 3 Shutter Release Button 4 AE Light Sensor 5 Strap Lug 6 Red-eye Reduction Lamp 7 DATE Button...
  • Page 4 ( p.6) ( p.22) ( p.7) ( p.32) ( p.10,13) ( p.37) 1 AF (Autofocus) Window 2 Liquid Crystal Display 3 Shutter Release Button 4 AE Light Sensor ( p.36,10) 5 Strap Lug 6 Red-eye Reduction Lamp 7 DATE Button 8 Self-timer/Date Set Button ( p.30) 9 MODE Button...
  • Page 5 ( p.22) ( p.18) ( p.14) ( p.14,28) ( p.9) ( p.21) ( p.8) ( p.14,28) E AF Lamp (green) F Viewfinder Eye-piece G Film Confirmation Window H Camera Back Lock I Power Button J Zoom Button K Battery Compar tment Cover L Camera Back M Tripod Socket...
  • Page 6 Liquid Crystal Display ( p.33,34,22) ( p.32) ( p.10,13) ( p.34) ( p.35) ( p.36) ( p.17,36) ( p.9) Fill-in Flash Mode/ Flash off Mode/ Flash Charging O Red-eye Reduction Flash Mode P Date Display Q Landscape Mode R Night Portrait (Slow Sync) Mode S Self-Timer Mode T Exposure Counter/Self-...
  • Page 7: Preliminary Steps

    1. PRELIMINARY STEPS ATTACHING THE STRAP Slip the thin cord on the carrying strap through the strap lug on the side of the camera leaving a loop. Slide the thick part of the strap through this loop and pull tight. Take up any slack to make sure the strap is securely attached to the camera. Do not use a strap made for cellular phones or similar electronic products.
  • Page 8: Loading The Battery

    LOADING THE BATTERY Your camera uses one 3V lithium battery CR123A/DL 123A or the equivalent. To load the battery. 1 Open the battery compartment cover by inserting a small tool into the cover slot. 2 Insert the battery following instructions in the diagram on the inside of the battery cover paying particular attention to the position of the , and .
  • Page 9: Turning On Your Camera

    TURNING ON YOUR CAMERA To prepare to use your camera, first press the power supply button to turn on the power. Pressing the button once more turns the power off. When you turn your camera on, the lens cover will open and the initial display will appear in the LCD.
  • Page 10: Setting The Date (Year-Month-Day/Hour-Minute)

    SETTING THE DATE (YEAR-MONTH-DAY/HOUR-MINUTE) Your camera can imprint the date or the time on your picture when you make your exposure. To set your camera for imprinting, first turn on the power and then hold down the DATE button for at least 2 seconds or longer. The year signal will blink and the camera will enter the date/time setting mode.
  • Page 11 To cancel the date/time setting mode, press the DATE button after changing the minutes. To set the time (hour or minute) by the radio, press in the DATE button when the time signal indicates zero. The year, month, and day will change together with the hour and minute.
  • Page 12: Selecting The Date Mode

    SELECTING THE DATE MODE The date and time (year-month-day/ hour-minute) will be imprinted at the lower right of the photograph. The date display printed on the front of the picture may not be clearly visible against a dark background.
  • Page 13 Turn your camera on and then press the DATE button to select the desired date mode. The date and time will be printed based on the mode you select. Y : Year M : Month D : Day T : Time The date/time mode changes in the order shown in the illustration.
  • Page 14: Using Your Camera

    2. USING YOUR CAMERA LOADING THE CAMERA Almost all 35mm films that your camera uses will have a DX coding symbol on the film box and on the film cassette itself. Information you will see includes: : Number of Exposures : DX Code symbol : Film Speed (sensitivity to light or ISO rating) •...
  • Page 15 Insert the roll of film. : FILM TIP mark Pull the end of the film leader out as far as film tip mark. If you pull the film too far out of the canister, remove the film and adjust the length.
  • Page 16 Make sure the end of the film is threaded onto the spool.
  • Page 17 Close the camera back. The film advances automatically. Prewinding finishes in about 20 seconds (with 24-exposure film). The type, number of exposures, and speed of the film that has been loaded may be checked with the film check window. This camera counts the frames starting at the highest number. Film is advanced one frame at a time inside the magazine.
  • Page 18: Using Your Finder

    USING YOUR FINDER The finder of your camera provides the control you need to take better, more inter- esting pictures. The finder includes: A : Framing Area Compose your picture within these framelines. B : AF (auto-focus) frame For sharp focus, position this frame over the main subject being photographed. C : Close-up Frame Use this when photographing subjects closer than 1.5 m (4.9 ft.) from your camera.
  • Page 19 A : Viewfinder B : Print finishing C : Parallax correction mark When photographing a subject closer than about 1.5 m (4.9 ft.), the area shown in the diagram at left will be printed. With the close-up picture When taking close ups, the area seen through the viewfinder and the area actually photographed will be different.
  • Page 20: Using Your Camera

    USING YOUR CAMERA Turn the camera on and hold it firmly using both hands as shown in the illustration. When taking vertical pictures, hold the camera with the flash unit at the top. Before taking important, once-in-a-lifetime pictures such as weddings or special events, take a few test shots to make sure your camera is functioning correctly.
  • Page 21 To use the zoom lens, press the the finder. Pressing the mark will set the lens at the shorter focal lengths to obtain wide-angle effects. The focusing range for sharp pictures is from 0.9m (3.0ft.) to infinity. Aim at your subject so that it is covered by the whole AF frame. mark until you get the composition you want in...
  • Page 22 Press down the shutter release halfway. Focusing is complete when the AF lamp (green) lights up. If you are closer than 90 cm (35 in.) to the subject, the AF lamp will start blinking to warn that the subject cannot be focused. Note that if you are closer than 35 cm (14 in.) to the subject, the AF lamp turns on but the subject cannot be focused.
  • Page 23 Note that high-speed film (ISO 400/800) extends your flash range significantly. Effective flash range Film speed Wide angle Telephoto (38 mm) (120 mm) 0.9 – 2.8 m 0.9 – 2.0 m ISO 100 3.0 – 9.2 ft. 3.0 – 6.6 ft.
  • Page 24 Under certain unusual conditions, the camera’s autofocus system may not be able to function accurately. At these times, you should use the “Autofocus Lock” setting or the “Landscape Mode” setting ( p.25,34). Conditions which may require these settings include: A bright light source with the picture area such as the sun near your subject or a strong reflection from water or the windshield of a vehicle; A mirror or other strongly reflective surface near the center of your picture;...
  • Page 25: Using The Auto-Focus Lock

    USING THE AUTO-FOCUS LOCK In the composition shown at left, the AF frame is off the subject (in this case, the people). In this case the lens will not focus on the subject. Move the camera to position the AF frame over the subject.
  • Page 26 With the AF frame positioned over the subject, press down the shutter release but- ton halfway to set the auto-focus lock. Check that the AF lamp (green) lights up. While holding the shutter release button halfway down to keep the Auto-Focus lock on, move the camera back to the original position to recompose your picture, then press the shutter release button all the way down.
  • Page 27: Unloading The Film Or Removing Film In Mid-Roll

    UNLOADING THE FILM OR REMOVING FILM IN MID-ROLL To Unload the Film After the last frame on a roll of film has been exposed, the film is automatically rewound. If the camera back should accidentally open during shooting, do not remove the film. Instead, close the back and leave your film as is.
  • Page 28 1 Slide the camera back lock in the direction indicated by the arrow. 2 Open the camera back in the direction indicated by the arrow. Do not apply unnecessary force to the camera back. Remove the film.
  • Page 29 Removing film in mid-roll Press the button with the point of a pen or something similar, and remove the film. When rewinding is complete, the exposure counter will read “ Do not press the button with any object that tapers to a sharp point. Film cannot be reused once it has been rewound.
  • Page 30: Advanced Techniques

    3. ADVANCED TECHNIQUES SELECTING THE EXPOSURE MODE Your camera offers six exposure modes to give you successful pictures under a wide range of photographic situations with various subjects. These modes are: ) Automatic flash for low light situations ) Red-eye reduction flash for more pleasing pictures of people ) Back light compensation flash mode ) Flash-off mode for natural light pictures ) Landscape mode for pictures of distant subjects...
  • Page 31 Each push of the MODE button changes the exposure mode in the following order:...
  • Page 32 : no display) Automatic flash at low brightness mode Used for general photography. The flash lamp fires automatically when the brightness of the subject is lower than the predetermined level. ) Red-eye reduction flash mode Reduce red-eye. The red-eye reduction lamp turns on for about 1 second, then the camera takes a picture when the flash fires.
  • Page 33 Dealing with red-eye When you photograph a person in dim light using flash, the pupil of the eye will sometimes appear red. Under low light, the pupils of the eye dilate for better vision. Red-eye is caused by light from the flash entering the dilated pupils and being reflected back to the lens. Red-eye reduction causes a preliminary flash to fire before the actual picture is taken.
  • Page 34 ) Flash off mode Used when taking pictures with normal room lighting being utilized, or taking pictures of remote subjects beyond the range of the flash, for example, in a theater or a stadium. The flash stops firing. When taking pictures under low light, use a tripod whenever possible to avoid unsharp pictures resulting from camera shake.
  • Page 35 ) Night portrait (slow sync) mode Used when taking portraits to record the background in a night scene. The slow shutter speed/red-eye reduction flash mode can be used to make sure that both people and nighttime background scenery are photographed clearly. (Af- ter the red-eye reduction lamp has blinked for about 1 seconds, the flash fires.) This mode is automatically cancelled per shot.
  • Page 36: Using The Self-Timer

    USING THE SELF-TIMER Press the button. The self-timer can be used to take up to 3 consecutive exposures. Each press of the button changes the self-timer mode in the following order: 1 Position the AF frame over the main subject, and then compose the image within the framing area.
  • Page 37 After the self-timer lamp remains lit for about 7 seconds, it blinks for about 3 sec- onds, and then the shutter is released. When taking consecutive exposures, the shutter is released the set number of times at an interval of between 3 and 6 sec- onds.
  • Page 38: Trouble Shooting

    TROUBLE SHOOTING During operation Problems 1 “ The shutter release won’t trip. 2 Power switch is not on. 3 “ The numerals on the Did you remove film without rewind- exposure counter blink. ing it after you began photographing? After loading the film it rewound immediately.
  • Page 39 Printed pictures Problems Picture is not sharp. 1 Was your finger on the AF windows when shooting? 2 Did you aim the subject properly? 3 Is the lens dirty? 4 Is the camera moving? 5 You selected ing at a close distance. 1 Subject was too far from the camera Picture is too dark.
  • Page 40: Common Sense Camera Care

    COMMON SENSE CAMERA CARE Although your camera is designed for many years of service, it is a precision instrument and requires thoughtful handling. In particular, avoid exposing it to shock, moisture or physical abuse such as dropping it on the floor. 1 If you use your camera at the beach or in a light rain, pro- tect it from moisture.
  • Page 41: Specifications

    135 (35 mm) DX roll film Picture Size 24 mm 36 mm Lens Fujinon lens, 5 components, 5 elements, f=38 – 120 mm 1:6.7 – 1:12.7 Viewfinder Real image zoom finder, 0.41 – 1.13 frame, parallax correction mark, AF Lamp Focusing Active type auto focus: 0.9 m/3.0 ft.
  • Page 42 Others Tripod socket Dimensions & Weight 121.5 69.0 57.5 mm/4.8 2.3 in. (main unit), 230 g/8.1 oz. (without battery) Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 43 SPECIFICATIONS Film 135 (35 mm) DX roll film Picture Size 24 mm 36 mm Lens Fujinon lens, 5 components, 5 elements, f=38 – 100 mm 1:6.7 – 1:11.5 Viewfinder Real image zoom finder, 0.41 – 1.07 frame, parallax correction mark, AF Lamp Focusing Active type auto focus: 0.9 m/3.0 ft.
  • Page 44 Others Tripod socket Dimensions & Weight 121.5 69.0 57.5 mm/4.8 2.3 in. (main unit), 230 g/8.1 oz. (without battery) Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 45 SPECIFICATIONS Film 135 (35 mm) DX roll film Picture Size 24 mm 36 mm Lens Fujinon lens, 5 components, 5 elements, f=38 – 90 mm 1:6.7 – 1:9.8 Viewfinder Real image zoom finder, 0.41 – 0.96 frame, parallax correction mark, AF Lamp Focusing Active type auto focus: 0.9 m/3.0 ft.
  • Page 46 Others Tripod socket Dimensions & Weight 121.5 69.0 57.5 mm/4.8 2.3 in. (main unit), 230 g/8.1 oz. (without battery) Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 47 SPECIFICATIONS ZOOM DATE120 Film Picture Size Lens f=38-120mm 1:6.7-1:12.7 Viewfinder 0.41-1.13 magnification Focusing with AF lock, landscape mode (long distance lens position setting, flash off setting), Shutter Release Exposure Control Automatic, Interlocking range(ISO 100), EV(wide angle):11.1( 10.0)-16.2, Film Speed Setting Film Loading Film Advance Automatic (motorised), film prewind system, wind and rewind system, provision for mid-roll rewinding...
  • Page 48 ZOOM DATE120 Flash Range Film speed Wide angle (38mm) Telephoto (120mm) Film speed Wide angle (38mm) Telephoto (100mm) Film speed Wide angle (38mm) Telephoto (90mm) ISO100 0.9-2.8 m 3.0-9.2 ft. ISO400 0.9-5.6 m 3.0-18.4 ft. 3.0-13.1 ft. ISO800 0.9-7.9 m 3.0-25.9 ft.
  • Page 49 26-30, Nishiazabu 2-chome, Minato- ku, Tokyo 106-8620, Japan. <FUJIFILM ABROAD> In North America FUJI PHOTO FILM U.S.A., INC. 555 Taxter Road, Elmsford, N.Y. 10523, U.S.A. FUJI PHOTO FILM CANADA INC. 275 Britannia Road East, Mississauga, Ontario , L4Z 2E7, Canada FUJI PHOTO FILM HAWAII, INC.

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