INDEX Introduction — Nomenclature Specifications How it works — 6 Film loading and winding Setting ASA film speed Film type reminder dial " Exposure factor control dial Diaphragm setting Compose and focus TTL metering and automatic shutter Viewfinder blinds Open-aperture or stop-down reading — Depth-of-field preview lever Mechanical shutter "...
HONEYWELL PENTAX Pentax ES II is equipped with a Super-Multi- Your Honeywell Pentax ES II is the most Coated Takumar lens. Exclusively developed by exciting 35mm SLR camera on the market Pentax, Super-Multi-Coated Takumar lenses re- today. It comes equipped with a through-the-...
NOMENCLATURE Shutter speed index Depth-of-field preview lever (stays fixed except when the lens is mounted on a Pentax body other than the ES) Rapid wind lever X contact hot shoe Shutter speed dial Battery check button Shutter release button Exposure factor control dial Shutter button lock lever.
Film rails Back cover Film guide rails Viewfinder eyepiece Accessory fitting groove Film roller Film take-up spool Sprocket Film rewind button Shutter curtain -Tripod receptacle -Battery housing -Film rewind crank - Film chamber...
SPECIFICATIONS Type 35mm TTL-metering SLR camera with focal-plane electronic shutter for automatic exposure control. Film and Picture Size 35mm film. 24mm x 36mm. Standard Lenses SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 and 55mm f/1.8 with fully automatic diaphragm. Distance scale: 0.45m (1.5 feet) to infinity.
Cocked Indicator A red disk appears in a small window alongside the shutter release button when the shutter is cocked, and blacks out when it is released. Lens Mount 42mm thread (Pentax-mount). Flash Synchronization FP + X contacts for conventional flash cord connection.
HOW IT WORKS The batteries are packed sepa- rately. Be sure to insert them into the battery housing be- fore operating the camera. For insertion, refer to page 20. 1. Load your film and set ASA 2. Keep this at " 1 x " for nor- film speed.
5. Keep this lever down for open-aperture exposure reading. (Lens aperture stays fully open, and stops down to pre-selected f/stop as you depress shutter release.) Move it up for depth-of-field preview or for stop-down exposure reading. (Lens aperture actually stops down to pre-selected f/stop.) 6.
FILM LOADING AND WINDING Avoid direct light when loading your film. 2. Place the film cassette pro- 1.Open the back by pulling 3. Advance the film by alter- perly into cassette out the rewind knob until nately turning the rapid chamber, and push down the back cover snaps open.
SETTING ASA FILM SPEED The ASA film speed is given in the data sheet packed with each roll of film. The higher the ASA number, the more sensitive the film. Lift the outer ring of the exposure factor control dial, and turn it until the same number as the ASA number of the loaded film appears in the ASA speed indicator window.
EXPOSURE FACTOR CONTROL DIAL The scale (4x 2x 1 x 1 /2x) indicates exposure factor. Turn the outer ring of the film type dial, and set 1x against the orange arrow for normal exposures. Use this control only when necessary to give intentional over- or under-exposures within the range of these factors while working on "AUTOMATIC".
DIAPHRAGM SETTING Set the shutter speed dial at "AUTOMATIC". Rotate the diaphragm ring to pre-select the desired aperture such as follows: Fine weather . . f / 8 - - f / 1 1 Cloudy weather . . . f/4 — f/5 6 I n d o o r .
COMPOSE AND FOCUS While viewing through the viewfinder, turn the focusing ring until your subject comes into sharp focus. Pentax viewfinders have a Fresnel lens with a microprism center underneath the ground glass. As you look through the finder, you will see that the Fresnel lens consits of many concentric rings which provide the brightest possible image on the ground glass.
TTL METERING AND AUTOMATIC SHUTTER For full-aperture reading, be sure that the stop-down lever is DOWN. The broader figures 2, 4 and 8 in the shutter speed calibration mean 2, 4 and 8 seconds respectively. The electronic shutter of the ES II is guaranteed to work properly down to 8 seconds.
Your ES II is provided with a shutter lock. To prevent accidental shutter release, lock the shutter release button by moving the lock lever to the left. An " L " becomes visible. VIEWFINDER BLINDS Inside the eyepiece of your ES II are convenient viewfinder blinds to shut out stray light which may enter the viewfinder from the rear.
OPEN-APERTURE OR STOP-DOWN READING With the new SMC Takumar lenses with the diaphragm coupling lever , mounted directly on the ES II camera body, the TTL meter reads exposure through the full-open aperture for correct automatic exposure. For open-aperture reading the stop-down lever should be DOWN.
DEPTH-OF-FIELD PREVIEW LEVER The preview lever on the lens should always be set to " A U T O " when the lens is used on the ES 11. The lever has an interlock that prevents it from being set to " M A N " when mounted on the ES II When mounted on a Pentax camera other than the ES or ES II the lever will operate normally.
FILM UNLOADING Pull out the film rewind knob Lift the rewind crank up. De- After the final picture on the (the back will open automati- press the film rewind release roll has been taken, the rapid cally), and remove the film button and turn the rewind wind lever will not turn, indi- cassette.
CAMERA HOLDING As a general rule, your camera should be held more firmly by the left hand which does not release the shutter. If you hold your camera with the right hand — the hand which releases the shutter — it may cause camera movement.
BATTERY INSERTION AND CHECK Four 1.5V silver oxide batteries (Eveready S76E or Mallory Caution: MS-76H) power the TTL meter and electronic shutter of the ES II. Do not throw a dead battery The power circuit is on only when you depress the shutter release into fire, as it may explode.
SELF-TIMER The self-timer of the ES II releases the shutter after 5 — 1 1 seconds, depending upon how far anti-clockwise you turn the cocking lever. When using the self-timer, do not depress the shutter release button . . . it will immediately release the shutter w i t h o u t delayed action. Turn the cocking lever down 90°—...
FLASH SYNCHRONIZATION The Pentax ES II has FP and X terminals at the front of the camera body, and an additional X contact in the hot shoe atop the pentaprism housing. As indicated in the table, set the shutter dial at 1/60 X for electronic flash, with the flash cord plugged into the X terminal.
When not using these terminals, keep plugs inserted...
DEPTH-OF-FIELD GUIDE Depth of field is the range between the nearest and farthest distances which are in focus at a given lens aperture. If you want to know how great the depth of field is at a certain aperture, look at the depth-of-field guide.
INFRA-RED PHOTOGRAPHY If you intend to take infra-red photographs, remember to use the infra-red index marked with an orange line or a small " R " on the depth-of-field guide. First, focus your lens on your subject. Determine the lens-to-subject distance from the distance scale. Then match your lens-to-subject distance to the infrared index by turning the distance scale accordingly.
MULTIPLE EXPOSURE For deliberate multiple exposures, make the first exposure in the normal way. Then tighten the film by turning the rewind knob (1), and keep hold of the rewind knob. Depress the film rewind release button (2) and cock the rapid wind lever. This cocks the shutter without advancing the film.
IMPORTANT NOTES Always keep the stop-down lever down for If you set the shutter dial of the ES II at open-aperture reading. Also, be sure to keep it "AUTOMATIC" and release the shutter, the down when interchanging lenses; otherwise, the reflex mirror will be locked up for safety, if automatic diaphragm pin of the lens will hit the 1) the lens cap is on.
The following two lenses will not properly fit The length of a tripod's screw should not the Pentax ES II camera body due to different exceed the normal length of 4.5mm (3/16"). mechanical design and construction: Do not extend it longer than this length when Super-Takumar 50mm f/1 .4 mounting your camera on a tripod.
The operating manual for the Honeywell Pentax cameras is merely an instruction book for the proper care and operation of the Honeywell Pentax cameras. It does not, and can not, deal fully with every possible application of the Honeywell Pentax System of Photography because those applications are almost limitless.
WARRANTY POLICY Your new Honeywell Pentax ES II is warranted for one year against defects in material or workmanship. This covers either the original purchaser or the gift recipient. Any defect in your ES II will be repaired or replaced (at our...
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