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MINOLTA
SRT]O2
OWNER'S MANUAL
Your Mi nol t a SR- T 102 i s desi gned and bui l t t o gi ve
you greater speed and ease of operati on and handl i ng.
Bot h F- number and shut t er speed set ar evi si bl e i n t he
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vi ewf i nder . A new- t ype
"mi cr o- spl i t " f i nder scr een ai ds
r api d, accur at e f ocusi ng. Besi des t he r ecogni zed advan-
t ages of f ul l - aper t ur e, t hr ough- t he- l ens met er i ng, t hi s
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camer a f eat ur es t he excl usi ve Mi nol t a CLC
( "Cont r ast
Li ght Compensator") system for most sati sfactory
exposur e i n vi r t ual l y al l l i ght i ng si t uat i ons.
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I n addi t i on t o t hi s bet t er exposur e- met er i ng and {
vi ewi ng syst em, t he Mi nol t a SR- T 102 has f eat ur es t hat
make i t handl e easi er and mor e r esponsi vel y.
Mul t i pl e exposur e capabi l i t y and a di r ect - cont act "hot
shoe" ar e among t he ot her advanced f eat ur es of t hi s new
camer a.
Before usi ng your SR-T 1O2 for the f i rst ti me, read
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t hi s manual car ef ul l y al l t he way t hr ough
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the secti ons needed to cover your own photographi cl p"
r equi r ement s. I n t hi s way, you can t ake good pi ct ur es and
begi n t o r eal i ze t he f ul l pot ent i al of your Mi nol t a r i ght
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from the start.
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CONTENTS
NAMES OF PARTS
MAJOR FEATURES
SPECI FI CATI ONS
PREPARATI ONS BE FORE TAKI NG PI CTUR ES
f n s e r t i n g t h e me r c u r y b a t t e r y . . . . . . . . 7
Ch e c k i n g t h e b a t t e r y p o we r . . . . . . . . . 9
L o a d i n g f i l m . . . . 1 0
Set t i ng t he ASA number
( f
i l m speed) . . . . . . 14
Lens aper t ur e cont r ol s
d e p t h o f f i e l d . . . . . . . . 2 5
Dept h- of - f i el d t abl e of MC Rokkor
5 0 mm F 1 . 4 a n d F 1 . 7 l e n s
( i n
f e e t ) . . . . . . . 2 7
Dept h- of - f i el d t abl e of MC Rokkor
5 0 mm F1 . 4 a n d F1 . 7 l e n s
( i n
me t e r s ) . . . . . 2 8
Dept h- of - f i el d t abl e of MC Rokkor
5 8 mm F 1 . 2 l e n s
( i n f e e t )
. . . . 2 9
Dept h- of - f i el d t abl e of MC Rokkor
5 8 mmF 1 . 2 l e n s ( i n me t e r s ) . . . . . . . 3 0
Checki ng t he ef f ect s of dept h of f i el d . . . . . 31
S e l f - t i me r . . . . . . . 3 2
I n f r a r e d i n d e x . . . . . . . . . 3 3
F i l mp l a n e i n d e x . . . . . . 3 3
MUL T I P L E E X P OS URE S . . . . . . . . . . . 3 4
UNL OA DI NG E X P OS E D F I L M . . . . . 3 4
CHANGI NG L ENSES . . . 3 6
USI NG OTHER THAN MC
( METER- COUPLED)
LENSES
Aut o Rokkor Lenses
Manual
pr eset Rokkor Lenses
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. 3 9
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CARE AND STORAGE
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ASAi DI N conver t i ng scal e .
TAKI NG P! CTURES
TTL wi t h CLC: A newexposur e
measur i ng syst em
Setti ng the correct exposure
Shutter speed and aperture setti ngs
Focusi ng t he camer a
Hol di ng t he camer a
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1 5
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1 B
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TAKI NG FLASH PI CTURES
At t bchi ng f l ash uni t
Set t i ng correct exposure
MORE ADVANCED GUI DES
Dept h of f i el d
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NAMES OF PARTS
Hot shoe
Fi l m r ewi nd cr ank and
back cover r el ease k
Pent apr i sm
Shut t er and ASA speed di al
Fi l m advance l ever
Shut t er r el ease but t on
Exposur e count er
Lens r el ease but t on
Met er coupl er
Dept h- of - f i el d scal
Di aphr agm r i ng
Di st ance scal e
Sel f - t i mer l ever
Focusi ng r i ng
Rokkor - X l ens
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D i aphr agm st opdown but t on
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Rewi nd shaf t
Fi l m car t r i dge chamber
Fi nder eyepi ece
Bat t ery swi t ch
Focal pl ane shut t er
Tri pod socket
Spr ocket
Bat t er y chamber cover
F i l m- advance r el ease but t on
Fi l m t ake- up spool
Fi l m pr essur e pl at e
MAJOR FEATURES OF THE MI NOLTA SR- T 102
1. Better Through-the-Lens Exposure System by the 102' s abi l i ty to make mul ti pl e ex-
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a) Exposur e r eadi ngs ar e t aken wi t h t he l ens at
posur es si mpl y and posi t i vel y.
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f ul l aper t ur e f or gr eat est met er i ng accur acy
and best vi ewi ng and f ocusi ng. 4. Di r ect - Cont act "Hot Shoe"
b) Si nce onl y l i ght t o st r i ke t he f i l m i s measur - Thi s accept s ei t her cor dl ess uni t s or conven-
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ed, t her e i s no need t o compensat e f or t i onal ones wi t h cor ds.
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f i l t er s, gr eat er - t han- nor mal l ens ext ensi on,
etc.
5. Worl d-Renovvned Mi nol ta Lenses
c) The excl usi ve CLC met er i ng syst em com- a) Compact , newl y comput er - desi gned Cel t i c
bi nes advant ages of spot and aver agi ng t ypes l enses ar e your t hr i f t y choi ce.
t o yei l d opt i mum exposur e even i n hi gh- b) The wi de r ange of Rokkor - X l enses of f er
cont r ast l i ght i ng si t uat i ons. t op qual i t y wi t h excl usi ve Achr omat i c coat -
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I n g .
2. "l nf or mat i on- Cent er " Vi ewf i nder These and ot her MC l enses pr emi t f ul l - aper -
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a) Met er and f ol l ower needl es i n t he vi ewf i nder t ur e TTL oper at i on, whi l e any ot her i nt er -
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show cor r ect exposur e set t i ng at a gl ance. changeabl e Mi nol t a SLR l ens ever made can
b) Bot h shut t er speed and F- number set ar e be used wi t h t he st op- down met hod.
vi si bl e wi t hout t aki ng eye f r om f i nder .
c) A new f ocusi ng ai d empl oyi ng a spl i t - i mage
6. Compl et e Syst em Accessor i es
spot wi t h a mi cr opr i sm band f aci l i t at es A f ul l l i ne of qual i t y Mi nol t a and adapt ed
f ocusi ng vi r t ual l y any ki nd of subj ect . Lei t z accessor i es makes f or maxi mum ver -
3. Mul t i pl e- Exposur eCapabi l i t y sat i l i t y wi t h t he 102.
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Cr eat i ve possi bi l i t i es ar e gr eat l y expanded
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SPECI FI CATI ONS OF THE MI NOLTA SR. T 102
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35 mm sin gle-lens-reflex ca mer a with through-t he-l ens exposure meteri ng-
St andar d l ens MC Rokkor - X 50mm F1. 4
( F1. 7
or 58mm F1. 2) equi pped wi t h met er coupt er
Composi t i on: 7 el er nent s i n 5 gr oups
Coat i ng: Achr omat i c coat i ng
Angf e of vi ew i
47o wi t h bOmm t ens ( +t o
wi t h Sgmm l ens)
Di aphr agm: Ful l y aut omat i c
Di aphr agm scal e:
( 1. 21, 1
. 4, . 1. 71, 2, 2. 8, 4, 5. 6, 8, 1' 1, 16 wi t h equal - space and i nt er medi at e cl i ck F- st ops
Fi l t er / shademount :
@55mm, scr ew- i n
Lens mount : Mi nol t a bayonet mount
Shutter Focal
-pl ane
type
s p e e d s : 8 , 1 , 1 1 2 , 1 1 4 , 1 1 8 , 1 1 1 5 , 1 1 3 o , 1 l f f i ; 1 l 1 2 s , 1 l 2 s o , u s 0 0 , a n d 1 / 1 0 0 0 s e c .
Sel ect or di al : Si ngl e, non- spi nni ng, equal - space, cl i ck st op di al
Sync. t er mi nal : Si ngl e t er mi nal wi t h X/ FP sel ect or swi t ch
Sel f - t i mer : Ti me adf ust abl e, 10 sec. maxi mum del ay
Fi l m advance Lever
Wi ndi ng met hod:
Wi ndi ng angl e:
Fr ame count er :
Fi l m r ewi ndi ng:
Fr ame si ze:
F i l m:
t ype, qui ck
advance wi ndi ng wi t h shut t er cocki ng and doubl e exposur e pr event i
on
Si ngl e- or mul t i pl e- st r oke, wi t h 2Oo f r ee cl ear ance
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Aut omat i c r eset t i ng count er showi ng number of exposed f r ames
Rapi d r ewi ndi ng wi t h cr ank
36 x 24mm
St andar d 35mm f i l m, 12, 2O, or 36 exposur es
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Vi ewfi nder Real -i mage type through fi xed, eye{evel pentapri sm; exposure-control needl es
(fol l ower
system},
bat t er y check mar k, shut t er speed scal e, and F- number vi si bl e i n f i nder
Focusi ng scr een: Mat Fr esnel wi t h a
@2. 5mm
cent r al hor i zont al l y or i ent ed spl i t - i mage spot sur r ounded
by a mi cr opr i sm band 1. 5mm wi de
Exposu re meter Th rou gh
-the-l
ens meter i ng system
Exposur e met er : Cont r ast l i ght compensat or
( CLC)
wi t h t wo CdS cel l s on t he pent apr i sm
Measur ement :
Measur i ng at f ul l aper t ur e coupl ed t o shut t er speed, aper t ur e and f i l m speed set t i ng
Cont r ol :
Fol l ower - needl e syst em vi ewed i n t he f i nder
Wor ki ng r ange: EV 3 t o EV 17 wi t h ASA 100 f i l m
Di aphr agm but t on: Dept h- of - f i el d
pr evi ew but t on f or MC
( Met er - Coupl ed) Lenses; measur i ng
( st opdown)
but t on f or ot her t han MC l enses
Fi l m speed r ange: ASA 6
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6400, DI N I
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ASA set t i ng: On shut t er speed di al ; bui l t - i n ASA/ Dl N conver si on scal e on camer a back
Bat t er y: 1. 35v mer cur y bat t er y, Mal l or y PX' 625 or equi val ent
Swi t ch: ON, OFF, and bat t er y check swi t ch on base of camer a
Focusi ng Br i ght - scr een wi t h mi cr o- spl i t and f i ne gr ound gl ass
Focusi ng di st ance: Socm
(
1. 75 f t . ) t o i nf i ni t y
Focusi ng met hod: Di r ect hel i coi d f ocusi ng wi t h i nf r ar ed i ndex
Mi r r or Over si ze qu i ck- r et ur n mi r r or
Others Bui l t-i n accessory hot shoe
Si ze and wei ght Body onl y
Wi dt h 145mm 15- 314" 1; Dept h
47. 5mm 11- 718" 1; Hei ght gSmm
( 3- 314" 1; 71Og( 25oz. l
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t he i l l ust r at i ons i n t hi s manual ar e wi t h t he F1. 4 st andar d l ens. Ther e i s, however , no f undament al
di f f er ence
i n use bet ween t hi s and t he ot her i nt er changeabl e MC Rokkor , Cel t i c, or Rokkor - X Lenses. )
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PREPARATI ONS BEFORE TAKI NG PI CTURES
l nser t i ng t he mer cur y bat t er y
1. The Mi nol t a SR- T 102 us es a 1. 35v , but t on-
shape mer cur y bat t er y f or phot ogr aphi c
appl i c at i ons
( Mal l or y
PX- 625, PX- 13, Ev e-
r eady EXP- 625, EPX- 13 or equi val ent ) .
2. f o i nst al l , r emove t he bat t er y chamber cover
wi t h y o u r t h u mb b y t u r n i n g i t
c ount er c l oc kwi se. Pl ac e t he bat t er y i n t he
c hamber wi t h i t s pl us si de out and r epl ace t he
cover .
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CAUTI ON:
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Do not t ouch t he bat t er y t er mi nal s wi t h
moi st or di r t y hands, as t hi s can cause t hem t o
det er i or at e and make t he bat t er y i noper at i ve.
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Do not di scar d a mer cur y bat t er y i n a f i r e or
br eak i t up.
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When t he camer a i s not bei ng used, i t i s
advi sabl e t o t ur n t he bat t er y swi t ch on t he
base of t he camer a t o t he "O F F
" posi t i on.
o l f t he camer a i s not t o be used f or over a
mont h. r emove t he bat t er y and st or e i t i n a
dr y, cool pl ace.
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Bef or e put t i ng t he bat t er y back i n t he
camer a, cl ean bot h si des of t he bat t er y and
t he cont act l ead of t he bat t ery chamber wi t h
dr y cl ot h.
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Checking the battery power
The battery checker i s desi gned to check the
output of the mercury battery. By taki ng a few
seconds to check battery output before starting
each new rol l of fi l m, and parti cul ary
when usi ng
the camera after it has been stored for an
extendd peri od
of ti me or a new battery has
been i nserted, you can avoi d poor exposure due
to i nsuffi ci ent el ectri c power.
1. Turn the battery srruitch on the base of the
camera to the "8.C." posi ti on.
2. l f the i ndi cator needl e poi nts to the battery
check mark as shown i n the pi cture, the
battery can be regarded as functi oni ng
properl y.
CAUTl ON:
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Do not l eave swi t ch set t i ng at bat t er y check
posi t i on as t he cont i nuous hi gh bat t er y dr ai n
wi l l cause t he bat t er y t o go "dead" i n a f ew
hour s.
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Loadi ng
f i l m
1. Rai se t he back cover r el ease knob
( whi ch
al so i ncor por at es t he f i l m r ewi nd
knob) unt i l some r esi st ance i s f el t . Wi t h a
sl i ght addi t i onal pul l , t he back cover wi l l
aut omat i cal l Y
"PoP" open.
2. l nser t t he f i l m l eader i nt o a sl ot i n t he f i l m
t ake- up spool as shown.
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3. Pl ac e t he f i l m c ar t r i dge i nt o t he f i l m c ar t r i dge
chamber and push t he back cover r el ease
knob al l t he way down.
( When
i ns er t i ng t he
f i l m car t r i dge, i t s pr ol ec t i ng c ent er dr um
mus t be pl ac ed i n a downwar d pos i t i on. )
4. Oper at e t he f i l m advance l ever i n sever al
s hor t s t r ok es unt i l t he f i l m has begun t o
wi nd f i r ml y ar ound t he t ake- up dr um and
bot h s i des of t he f i l m per f or at i ons ar e
secur el y engaged wi t h t he t eet h of t he
s pr oc k et gear . l f t he f i l m adv anc e l ever l oc ks
dur i ng t hi s pr ocedur e, pr ess t he shut t er
r el eas e but t on and t hen cont i nue.
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5. Cl ose t he camer a back once you ar e cer t ai n
t hat t he f i l m i s wi ndi ng secur el y on t he
t ake- up spool and engaged wi t h on bot h
spr ocket s.
Rot at e t he f i l m r ewi nd cr ank gent l y i n t he
di r ect i on of t he ar r ow t o make sur e t hat t he
f i l m i s f l at agai nst t he pr essur e pl at e.
6. Advance t he f i l m and pr ess t he shut t er r el ease
but t on. Repeat t hi s act i on unt i l t he number
" 1" appear s at t he ar r ow mar k i n t he
exposur e coun t er wi ndow.
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NOTE:
o The frame counter i ndi cates the number of
pi ctures taken from 1 to 36.
o The f i l m advance l ever has a total "throw"
of
17Oo; of thi s di stance, the fi rst 20o have no
effect on the f i l m but are i ntended to provi de
a "free pl ay" range through whi ch the l ever
may be "offset" from the body for rapi d
shooti ng.
o When the camera back i s opened, the counter
automati cal l y resets i tsel f to the start
(S)
posi t aon.
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Setti ng ASA number
(fi l m
speed)
Li f t and r ot at e t he shut t er speed di al unt i l t he
fi gure
(6
to 6400) whi ch corresponds wi th the
ASA r at i ng of your f i l m i s vi si bl e i n t he ASA
wi ndow.
On t he ASA di al t he f ol l owi ng f i gur es ar e
pr i nt ed: 6
.
1O
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16
' 25"
50 " l OO
" 2OO
" 400
. . 800 . . 1600 . . 3200 . . 6400.
The dot s { . ) denot e ASA 8, 12, 20, 32, 40, 64,
80, 125, 160, 250, 320, 500, 640, 1000, 1300,
2000, 2600, 4000, and 5200, r espect i vel y.
ASA/D I N conversi on scal e
To conver t DI N f i l m speed t o t he cor r es-
pondi ng ASA val ue, use t he conver si on scal e
l ocated on the back cover of the camera.
(The
i nner number s ar e Dl N. )
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TAKI NG PI CTURES
TTL wi t h CLC: A new exposur e
measurang qystem
The Mi nol t a SR- T 102 camer a has a
t hr ough- t he- l ens measur i ng syst em wi t h cLC
met er .
M i nol t a' s excl usi ve, r evol ut i onar y CLC
"Cont r ast Li ght Compensat or " pr omi ses bet t er
phot ogr aphi c r esul t s wi t h mul t i pl e spl i t expo-
sur e measur i ng syst em.
Under nor mal phot o- t aki ng condi t i ons t hi s
new syst em gi ves excel l ent r esul t s; under ot her
condi t i ons, quch as i n hi gh- cont r ast scenes, t he
CLC f eat ur e pr event s possi bl e phot o f ai l ur es.
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S€tti ng the correct exposure
When ai mi ng t he camer a at your subj ect
t hr ough t he vi ewf i nder , you wi l l see t he i ndi cat or
needl e movi ng. Once t he i ndi cat or needl e has
st opped movi ng, t ur n t he shut t er speed di al
andl or t he di aphr agm r i ng t o al i gn t he f ol l ower
needl e
( ci r cl e- t i pped
needl e) wi t h t he i ndi cat or
needl e.
The shut t er speed set i s i ndi cat ed i n t he
vi ewf i nder beneat h t he f r ame, whi l e t he F-
number of the aperture set appears above the
f r ame.
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When t he pr oper combi nat i on of aper t ur e
and shutter speed setti ng i s made for correct
exposur e, t he f ol l ower needl e
( whi ch
i s coupl ed
to the aperture, shutter speed, and ASA speed
set t i ngs) wi l l al i gn wi t h t he i ndi cat or needl e over
a r ange of EV 3 t hr ough EV 17 at ASA 100. The
EV r ange wi l l var y wi t h f i l m speed.
It i s a recommended procedure to set the
shut t er speed f i r st
( dependi ng
on t he mot i on or
l ack of mot i on of your subj ect or t he over al l
l i ght i ng) and t o t hen adj ust t he aper t ur e.
l f t he needl e f ai l s t o move when t he
di aphr agm r i ng i s r ot at ed, t hi s si gnal s a need t o
adj ust your shutter speed setti ng.
Si nce F- number and shut t er - speed i ndi -
cat i ons as wel l as met er and f ol l ower needl es ar e
cont i nuousl y vi si bl e i n t he vi ewf i nder , you
can
make al l exposur e adj ust ment s and know exact l y
t he set t i ngs you ar e maki ng wi t hout t aki ng t he
camera away from your eye.
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CAUTI ON:
o
When set t i ng t he aper t ur e f i r st , be sur e not t o
set the shutter speed between cl i ck stops.
o
When t he shut t er speed i s set sl ower t han
1/ 30t h sec. , be ext r emel y car ef ul of camer a
mot i on whi l e r el easi ng t he shut t er . l t i s
recommended that a tri pod be used at speeds
of 1/ 30t h sec. or sl ower . For "Bul b" set t i ng, a
cabl e r el ease shoul d al so be used.
o When usi ng hi gh- speed f i l m, a shut t er speed
,
of 1l 250th sec. i s recommended for outdoor
phot ogr aphy, and 1 / 30t h sec. f or i ndoor use.
o When phot ogr aphi ng a gr oup of peopl e or a
bui l di ng r equi r i ng gr eat dept h of f i el d, cl ose
down t he di aphr agm as much as possi bl e. See
the "depth
of fi el d" on page 25 tor detai l s.
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Shut t er s peed and aper t ur e s et t i ngs
The s hut t er s peed
( t he per i od of t i me dur i ng
whi c h t he s hut t er r emai ns open) wor k s i n
c onj unc t i on wi t h t he l ens openi ng
( aper t ur e)
t o
d e t e r mi n e t h e a mo u n t o f l i g h t s t r i k i n g t h e f i l m.
The hi gher t he s hut t er s peed. t he mor e ef f ec -
t i v el y i t wi l l moment ar i l y " s t op"
t he ac t i on of
y our s ubj ec t .
To set shut t er speed, si mpl y r ot at e t he
s hut t er s peed di al unt i l t he des i r ed s peed
i n d i c a t i o n i s a l i g n e d wi t h t h e i n d e x o n t h e
camer a body, or unt i l i t i s cent er ed bet ween
i ndi c at or s on t he s hut t er s peed s c al e i n t he
v i ewf i nder .
The f i gur e of B and 1 t hr ough 1000 on t he
shut t er speed di al r espect i vel y i ndi cat e bul b
act i on and shut t er speeds f r om 1 t o 1l 1000t h
second.
( At "4"
t he shut t er wi l l r emai n open
unti l pressure i s removed f rom the rel ease
but t on. )
The aper t ur e set t i ng cont r ol s t he l i ght r each-
i ng t he f i l m at any gi ven shut t er speed. I n
addi t i on, i t det er mi nes t he' dept h of f i el d. "
( See
page 25. )
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The l ens aper t ur e r i ng i s engr aved wi t h
F- number s f r om maxi mum aper t ur e t hr ough
16. The l ens openi ng i s set by r ot at i ng t hi s unt i l
t he desi r ed number i s al i gned wi t h t he i ndex
( o
or 0 ) or appear s above t he f r ame i n t he
vi ewf i nder .
When ot her condi t i ons r emai n const ant , l i ght
passi ng through a l ens general l y decreases 50
per cent f or ever y f ul l - st op i ncr ease i n F- number
(for
exampl e, when the aperture number of a fast
l ens i s i ncr eased f r om F5. 6 t o F8, t he l i ght
passi ng to the fi l m decreases by 5O percentl .
As t he aper t ur e f i gur e decr eases, t he l i ght
passed i ncr eases. The t heor et i cal r el at i on be-
t ween aper t ur e and l i ght vol ume i s shown i n t he
di agr am. I n pr act i ce, t hi s var i es somewhat at
l ar ge of maxi mum aper t ur es, but your SR- T
1O2 and MC Rokkor - X l enses have bui l t - i n
compensat i on f or t hi s t o gi ve you most sat i s-
f act or y exposur e.
NOTE:
o "Cl i ck" stops are provi ded for hal f-stop
apertu re setti ngs. I ntermed i ate sh u tter speeds
cannot be set.
o
The f i gur e "8"
on t he shut t er speed di al i s
used when an exposure durati on of over 1
second i s r equi r ed. The shut t er wi l l r emai n
open whi l e the shutter rel ease i s depressed.
o
The red f i gure "60"
on the shutter speed di al
i ndi cat es t he maxi mum shut t er speed t o be
used i n conj unct i on wi t h el ect r oni c f l ash.
o
Si nce l i ght st r i ki ng t he f i l m i s af f ect ed by a
combi nat i on of aper t ur e and shut t er speed,
exposure can be adj usted by changi ng ei ther
or both of these setti ngs.
o
The shut t er speed at whi ch t he camer a i s set
can be seen f r om t he scal e vi si bl e bel ow t he
f r ame i n t he vi ewf i nder . Wi t h most l enses,
t he F- number set i s di spl ayed above t he
vi ewf i el d i n t he f i nder .
1 9
20
Focusi ng t he camer a
The f ocusi ng scr een of t he Mi nol t a
SR- T 102 has a cent r al hor i zont al l y or i ent ed
spl i t - i mage spot sur r ounded by a ci r cul ar mi cr o-
pr i sm band. You can choose ei t her of t hese
f ocusi ng ai ds accor di ng t o t he subj ect and your
pr ef er ence.
To f ocus usi ng t he spl i t - i mage spot , l ook
t hr ough t he vi ewf i nder and t ur n t he f ocusi ng r i ng
on t he l ens unt i l t he upper and l ower i mages i n
t he spl i t - i mage spot ar e exact l y al i gned wi t h no
br oken l i nes bet ween t hem.
For mi cr opr i sm f ocusi ng, t ur n t he r i ng unt i l
t he i mage i s no l onger br oken up but appear s
cl ear i n t he mi cr opr i sm band.
Out of f ocus
l n f oc us
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Hol di ng ttre camera
The camer a may be hel d hor i zont al l y or
ver t i cal l y. I n ei t her case, be sur e t o hol d t he
camer a i n a comf or t abl e posi t i on. Thi s wi l l het p
t o pr event movement of t he camer a dur i ng
exposur e and avoi d bl ur r ed pi ct ur es.
NOTE:
o Pressi ng t he camera gent l y agai nst your f ace,
or suppor t i ng t he el bow of t he hand hol di ng
t he camer a agai nst your body, wi l l ai d i n
st eady hol di ng.
o
The camer a wi l l t end t o move mor e when
used i n t he ver t i cal posi t i on.
TAKI NG FLASH PI CTURES
Fl ashbul bs and el ect r oni c f l ash uni t s ar e
r ecommended
f or i ndoor and ni ght phot ogr aphy
and f or shoot i ng i n shaded ar eas.
Your Mi nol t a SR- T 1O2 as wi r ed f or X or FP
f l ash synchr oni zat i on
and has a si ngl e sync'
t er mi nal wi h a sync. sel ect or swi t ch. By t ur ni ng
t he sync. sel ect or swi t ch t o al i gn i t s i ndex wi t h
t he appr opr i at e
i ndi cat i on, ei t her di r ect cont act
cor dl ess f l ashguns or uni t s havi ng cor ds can be
used on i t .
When usi ng an el ect r oni c f l ash uni t , set t he
shut t er speed at 1/ 6ot h sec.
( r ed
f i gur e on di al ) ,
and t ur n t he sync. sel ect or swi t ch t o
"X. "
When usi ng FP- cl ass bul bs, t ur n t he sync'
sef ect or sr ui t ch t o
"FP: ' and
you can use any
shut t er speed f rom 1 t o 1 / 10O0t h sec.
Speeds usabl e wi t h ot her bul b cl asses ar e
i ndi cat ed bel ow.
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At t achi ng f l ash uni t
Cor dl ess cl i p- on f l ash uni t s ar e connect ed by
si mpl y sl i di ng t hem i nt o t he di r ect - cont act "hot
shoe" l ocat ed on t op of t he pent apr i sm housi ng.
Sync. cor ds of ei t her cl i pon or br acket - t ype
convent i onal uni t s t hat have t hem must be
pl ugged i nt o t he camer a sync. t er mi nal f or
oper at i on.
24 Setting correct exposu re
To det ermi ne t he correct apert ure f or f l ash
phot ography, get t he "gu i de number" of t he
f l ash bul b you ar e usi ng. Then make t hi s si mpl e
comput at i on:
Gui de Number
-
Aper t ur e Set t i ng
( F- st op)
Di st ance t o Subj ect
For exampl e, when f l ash bul t gui de number i s
80
( i n
f eet ) and t he di st ance t o t he subi ect i s 1O
f eet
( wi t h
ASA 100 f i l m, usi ng shut t er speed or
1 / 6Ot n sec. )
,
t he F- st oP i s:
NOTE:
o
When usi ng M- cl ass f l ash bul bs, a shut t er
speed of 1/ 15t f r sec. or sl ower i s r ecom-
mended.
o Use
" bl ue" f l ash bul bs gener al l y f or col or
phot ography.
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MORE ADVANCED GUI DES
Depth of field
Lens aperture controls depth of field
When t he l ens i s accurat el y f ocused on a
subj ect , t here i s a cert ai n dept h bot h i n t he
f oregrou nd and t he backgrou nd wh i ch i s al so
consi der ed t o be i n f ocus. Thi s ar ea i s known as
t he "dept h
of f i el d. "
The sharp f ocus area i n t he f oreground i s
usual l y shal l ower t han t he shar p f ocus ar ea i n t he
bac kgrou nd.
Dept h. of f i el d has t he f ol l owi ng. char act er -
i st i cs whi ch shoul d be consi der ed when pi ct ur es
are composed:
1. As t he l ens aper t ur e decr eases, t he ar ea of
shar p f ocus i ncr eases. As l ens aper t ur e i n-
creases, t he area of sharp f ocus decreases.
2. As t he di st ance f rom camera t o subj ect i s
i ncreased, so i s t he area of sharp f ocus.
3. A t el ephot o l ens has a shal l ower dept h of
f i el d t han a wi deangl e l ens.
25
Smal l apert ure openi ng
Ful l apert ure openi ng
26 The dept h- of - f i el d scal e engr aved on l ens
bar r el enabl es you t o det er mi ne t he dept h of
f i el d i n whi ch f ocus wi l l be accept abl y shar p. For
exampl e, i f you f ocus on a zubi ect 15 f eet away
and use an F8 aper t ur e, r ead t he di st ance
opposi t e t he t wo f i gur es 8. I n t hi s case t he
pi ct ur e wi l l be shar p f r om appr oxi mat el y 1O t o
27 f eet
(See page 27 . l
(:j
ii
s
For egr ound
F-
Di st ance
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Depth-of-field table of MC Rokkor-X somm Fl.7 and F1.4 Lenses (in feet)
\
F N o .
Di st. (rt.)\-
t . 4 L . 7 2 . 8 4 5 . 6 8 l l r 6
oo
oo
1 8 9 ' l o ,
oo
1 5 5 ' 3 '
oo
95'
oo
66' , 6n
oo
4 7 ' 7 "
@
33' , 40
oo
24' 3n
oo
L6'
go
30
35' , 7
' ,,
2 5 ' , t L '
37' , L"
25' , 20
43' , 7"
2 2 ' L On
54' , 2"
20'
g"
8 0 ' l "
l g ' 6 "
83' LLO
1 5 ' l L o
oo
1 3 ' 6 0
oo
1 0 , 1 0 2
1 5
L6' , 3"
1 3 ' L l o
16' 7
' ||
1 3 '
g "
1 7 '
g n
1 3 ' ,
L g , 3 x
L2' , 4a
2 L '
g ' l
1 1 ' , 6 "
26' , 100
1 0 , 5 "
38' , 20
9 t 4 "
1 30' 6'
8 '
1 0
10' , 6%o
9
',
6%ro
I O' 7t %o
g' ,
5"
t L , L
%o
gt , 2G,
1 l
,
g %,
8' /
g%,
t 2, 6Vr c'
g,
3t %o
14'
%t o
7
' |
g)6' ,
16, 7
%o
7' , 2"
23' LOXr o
6 ' 4 %'
7
7 t 3 ' l
6' ,
g%,
7
|
3,/rao
6' ,
g%r '
7 t 6 %o
6 t 6 %o
7'
g%' ,
6' 4%' ,
8, Lyr ao
6 ' L %'
8' ,
g%r o
5 ' , L O%o
g' ,
7xr' ,
5' 6X6o
1 1 ' , 7 %'
5 '
%'
5
5' L
X6o
4 ' 1 0 %6 o
5 ' L %' ,
4 ' L O%'
s' , 3a
4' ,
g%r' ,
5t 4%uo
4' 8/ eo
s' | 6%'
4' 6' / r ao
5 '
g %,
4t 4t / n'
6' 2%' ,
4' z%t o
6' LLX6'
3' , l L
X6n
4
4 t
%o
3 ' , L l x 6 ,
4' L
X6'
3 ' , L O6 '
4' , r ' %,
3' LO%o
4' 2' / re'
3'
g%' ,
4' 3%'
3/ 8%o
4t 5%6o
3t 7
%uo
4' 8/ eo
3
/
5t%'
s' , l r %6"
3 t 3 %o
3 . 5
3' 6t X6'
3' , 5%r '
3' , 6t %'
3' , 534'
3' 7%' ,
3' , 4y'
3' , 8a
3' , 4y'
3' ,
g. %,
3' , 3%r'
3' , 10%6, ,
3' 2Vrro
4'
%'
3 t l %o
4' , 3%o
2' r LVt 6'
3
3
'
Vruo
2 ' L I
%a
3' ,
%u,
2 ' L L
%"
3 t l
z ' , l L
3t L
%t '
2' r o%, ,
3' 2X6o
2 ' I O%'
3 ' 3 n
2' ,
gyo
3' , 4%6' ,
2 t 8 %o
3' 6%'
2 ' 7 %'
2 . 5
2' 6Vrso
2' s%' ,
2 ' 6 %o
2' , s%r' ,
2' , 6%'
2' , 5%ro
2' 6%t o
2t 5
/ r a'
2' 7%'
z' , 4txr'
2 t
g n
2' , 4%u' ,
2t
gt %,
z' , 3%o
2' 10%6o
2' 2%' ,
2
2'
N, '
L ' L T , Y O
2'
%6o
L' T LZt r '
2' 3%' ,
L' , t r %6,
2'
%r' ,
l , L L y t 6 o
2'
Xuo
L' , LL%6o
2', L
26',
L' LOVs o
2' r %'
l ' Lo
) / 2n
z' , 2%o
l ' 9 %o
L . 7 5
r ' 9 %o
L
'
gt%o
I
'
9/ so
L' 8%uo
L ' , 9 %o
I
'
8' XUO
' L
'
926'
|
|
8%to
|
|
g%to
L ' 8 %' ,
L
|
gxto
L' ,
g%,
L' , 10' 16, ,
L' , 7%'
t , Lo%6,
Lt 7%r o
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Depth-of-field table of MC Rokkor-X 50mm F1.7 and F1.4 Lenses (in meters)
F No .
Di st . ( m)
L . 4 L . 7 2 . 8 4 5. 6 8 1 1 1 6
oo
oo
5 7 . 9
oo
4 7 . 3
oo
29. O
oo
20. 3
oo
1 4 . 5
oo
ro. 2
oo
7 . 4
oo
5 . 1
1 0
L 2 . T
8 . 5
L 2 . 6
8 . 3
L5. 2
7 . 5
1 9 . 6
6. 7
3L. 7
5. 9
48r.7
5 . 1
oo
4 . 3
oo
3. 4
5
5 . 5
4 . 6
5 . 6
4 . 5
6 . O
4 . 3
6 . 6
4. O
7 . 6
3 . 7
9. 7
3. 4
1 5 . 0
3 . O
L68. 2
2 . 6
3
3 . 1 6
2. 86
3 . 1 9
2. 83
3. 33
2 . 7 3
3. 50
2. 63
3 . 7 5
2 . 5 L
4. 20
2. 34
4. 94
2 . L 6
7 . Or
L. 92
2
2. O7
r . 9 4
2 . O8
L . 9 2
2 . L 4
1 . 8 8
2. 20
1 . 8 3
2. 30
L . 7 7
2. 46
1 . 6 9
2. 69
1 . 6 0
3 . 1 9
I . 4 6
1 . 5
I . 54
L . 4 7
L . 5 4
L . 4 6
I . 5 8
1 . 4 3
1 . 6 1
L . 4 L
I . 6 6
L . 3 7
L . 7 4
r . 32
1 . 85
r . 2 7
2. 06
I . 1 8
L . 2
r . 2 2
1 . 1 8
L . 2 3
T . T 7
L . 2 5
1 . 1 6
L . 2 7
I . 1 4
1 . 30
T . T 2
1 . 3 4
1 . 09
I . 4 L
1 . O5
I . 5 3
o. 99
1 . 0
L . O2
o. 99
L . O2
o. 98
1 . O3
o. 98
1 . O5
o. 96
1 . 0 6
o. 94
1 . 1 0
o. 92
1 . 1 4
o. 90
L . 2 L
o. 85
o. 9
o . 9 1
0. 89
o . 9 1
o. 89
o. 92
o. 88
o. 94
o. 87
o. 95
o . 85
o. 98
o. 84
1 . O 1
o . 8 2
1 . 0 6
o . 7 8
o. 8
o . 8 I
o . 7 9
o . 8 I
o . 7 9
o. 82
o . 7 8
o. 83
o . 7 7
o. 84
o . 7 7
0 . 8 6
o. 7 5
o. 88
o . 7 3
o. 92
o. 7 L
o. 7
o. 7 r
0. 69
o . 7 L
0. 69
o. 7 r
o. 5e
o. 7 2
0. 68
o. 7 3
o. 67
o. 7 4
o. 66
o . 7 6
0. 65
o. 79
o. 63
0 . 6
o . 6 1
o. 60
o . 6 1
o. 59
o . 6 1
o. 59
o . 6 I
o. 59
o. 62
0 . 5 8
o. 63
o . 5 7
o. 64
o. 56
o. 66
o. 55
o. 5
o. 51
o. 50
o . 5 1
o. 50
o . 5 1
o. 49
o . 5 1
o. 49
o . 5 1
o. 49
o. 52
o. 48
o. 53
o. 48
o. 54
o. 47
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Depth-of-field table of MC Rokkor-x 58mm F7.2 Lens (in feet)
F No .
Di st . ( f t . , p
r . 2 2 2. 8 4 5 . 6 8 1 1 1 6
oo
oo
282' ,
oo
L 7 L '
oo
L 2 t ' ,
oo
85' ,
oo
6 l
oo
43'
oo
30'
oo
22'
30
33' , 6' ,
27' , 2a
36' , 3' , 1
25' , 7
' , ,
3 9 ' , 9 u
24' , La
45' , L l '
22' , 4' ,
59' ,
20' 2' ,1
98' ,
L7' ,
ga
oo
1 5 ' , 2 "
oo
1 2 ,
g a
1 5
L5' LOU
L4' , 3' ,
7 6 ' , 5 a
T3 ' L O'
L 7 ' T I I
1 3 ' , 5 0
1 8 ' , L t l
Lz' , l o' , l
Lg' ,
go
T 2 ' T A
22' ,
g'
LI ' 3A
29' ,
1 0 ' 2 0
47' 7
' l
9' ,
1 0
1 0 ' 4 a
g' ,
8x^' ,
1 0 ' 7
t l
g' ,
6"
LO' LOo
g' ,
3a
1 1 ' 3 "
9' ,
L L ' L O'
8' ,
ga
T 2 ' L I A
8' , 2"
L 4 ' ,
g o
7' , 7t l
l
g,
2, ,
6' , l L' , l
7
7, 2Vf t o
6' , LO
yna
7 ' , 3 a
6' ,
g"
7' , 5n
6' ,
ga
7 ' , 7 a
6' , 6"
7 ' , L O'
6' , 4' , 1
8' , 3' ,
6 ' , L a
8 ' L L A
s ' , g a
10' L' , l
s ' , 5n
5
s' ,
' 7(r'
4 ' L L '
s' , 2' ,
4' , 10' ,
s' , 2a
4' LO' , l
s' , 3' ,1
4 t
g ' l
s' , 5a
4 t
g ,
5' , 7' ,|
4 t 6 ' l
5 ' , L Oo
4' 4r '
6' , 4t l
4 ' , 2 a
4
4' ,
%u' ,
3' , Lt ) 6'
4 ' , L o
3 ' , 1 7 "
4 ' I
3 ' , 1 1
4 ' , 2 n
3 ' , L O"
4 ' , 3 ' ,
3' ,
ga
4' , 4"
3' | 8' ,1
4 t 6 0
3 ' , 7 0
4' ,
g"
3' , st t
r 3 . 5
3' , 61' G' ,
3' , 5%"
3 ' , 6 %o
3' 5
t / ^"
3 ' , 7 a
3 ' , 5 "
3' , 7%o
3 ' , 4 %"
3'
g) 4'
3' , 4' l
3 ' , 9 %,
3' , 3%'
3 ' , L O%o
3' , 2%'
4'
%' ,
3' ,
%o
3
3' ,
' ,l
2' L L
E, A"
3' ,
' i ,
2 ' L L
I / '
3 ' ,
%o
2 ' T L %'
3 ' , r a
2 ' L L '
3' , L%'
z ' , L O%o
3' , 2%'
2 ' L Oo
3' , 3%'
2 t
g %o
3' , 4%'
2' ,
g%,
2. 5
2t 6%6o
2 t 5 3 / ^ o
z' , 6%'
2' s%' ,
2' 6
y2'
z ' , 5 %"
2' 6%' ,
2' 5%"
z' , 7a
2' , 5'
2, 7
/ z o
2' , 4%o
z' , 8%'
z' , 4%'
2 t
g ' l
z' , 3%o
2. 25
2' , 3%'
2' , 29,('
2 t 3 %o
2 ' z Yo o
2' ,
2' ,
3
yz'
21. i "
z' , 3%'
2' 2%"
z' , 3%'
2 ' 2 %o
2t 4
r . 4,
2 t 2 a
z' , 4%' ,
2 ' L %,
2t 5
/ z o
z' , r ' l
2
2 ' ,
%u
L' LLr y( O
2 '
%'
I ' L L 3 / ^ o
2'
' i ' ,
L' L L3/ ^ '
2 ' ,
%o
L ' T L 3 / '
2' ,
%'
T ' L L I I '
2'
) / a'
L ' I T %O
z' , r %,
L ' L O3 1 "
2' L%' ,
L ' L O %' I
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Depth-of-field table of MC Rokkor-X 58mm F1.2 Lens (in meters)
\
F N o .
Di s t . ( m) \
L . 2 2 2. 8 4 5 . 6 8 1 1 1 6
oo
oo
86. O
oo
53. 8
oo
38. 0
oo
26. 9
oo
r 9 . 1
oo
I 3 . 5
oo
9 . 6
oo
6 . 8
1 0
1 r . 3
9. O
t 2 . 2
8. 5
1 3 . 5
8 . 0
1 5 . 8
7 . 3
20.8
6. 6
3 7 . 7
5 . 8
oo
4 . 9
oo
4 . L
5
5. 3
4. 7
5 . 5
4 . 6
5 . 7
4 . 4
6 . 1
4 . 2
6 . 7
4 . O
7 . 8
3 . 7
ro. 2
3. 3
1 8 . 1
2 . 9
3
3 . 1 0
2. 90
3. r 7
2 . 8 5
3. 24
2. 79
3. 36
2. 7 L
3. 53
2. 6L
3 . 8 1
2. 48
4 . 2 9
2 . 3 L
5. 22
2 . L L
2
2. O4
1 . 9 6
2. O7
1 . 9 3
2 . L O
1 . 9 1
2 . L 5
L . 8 7
2. 22
L . 8 2
2. 32
L . 7 6
2. 48
I . 68
2. 79
L . 5 7
1 . 5
L . 5 2
1 . 4 8
1 . 54
L . 4 6
r . 56
L . 4 5
I . 5 8
1 . 4 3
1 . 6 1
1 . 4 0
L . 6 7
L . 3 7
L . 7 5
r . 32
I . 8 8
r . 25
L . 2
r . 22
1 . 1 9
L . 2 2
1 . 1 8
L . 2 3
L . T 7
L . 2 5
1 . 1 6
L . 2 7
L . I 4
1 3 0
1 . 1 I
I . 3 5
I . 08
L . 4 2
1 . 0 4
1
1 . O1
o. 99
L . O2
o. 99
L . O2
o. 98
1. 03
o. 97
1 . O5
o . 9 6
L . O7
o. 94
1 . 1 0
o. 92
L . L 4
o. 89
o. 9
o. 91
o. 89
o. 91
o. 89
o. 92
o. 88
o. 93
o. 88
o. 94
o. 87
o. 95
o. 8s
o. 98
o. 84
1 . Ol
o . 8 1
o. 8
o. 81
o. 79
o. 8 r
o. 79
o. 81
o. 79
o. 82
o. 7 8
o. 83
o. 77
o. 84
o. 7 6
o. 86
o. 75
o. 89
o. 7 3
o. 7
o. 7 L
o. 70
o. 7 L
o. 7 0
o. 7 L
o. 69
o. 7 L
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Checki ng the effects of depth of fi el d
MC Lenses ar e desi gned wi t h a met er
coupl er whi ch per mi t s t hem t o r emai n wi de
open dur i ng vi ewi ng, f ocusi ng, and exposur e
set t i ng. I n or der t o check your dept h of f i el d
vi sual l y when usi ng t hese l enses push t he di a-
phr agm st opdown but t on on t he camer a body
af t er t he aper t ur e has been set .
When usi ng ot her l enses desi gned f or t he
Mi nol t a SR- 1, SR- 3 or SR- 7, use t he pr evi ew
but t on on t he l ens bar r el or t he camer a' s
di aphr agm but t on.
o When t he di aphr agm st op- down but t on i s
pushed, af t er you advance t he f i l m, t he
di aphr agm cl oses down t o t he pr eset aper -
t ur e and l ocks. When t he but t on i s pr essed
agai n, t he di aphr agm r eopens f ul l y.
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32 Sel f-ti mer
The sel f - t i mer del ays shut t er r el ease about
10 seconds f r om t he t i me you pr ess t he
sel f - t i mer r el ease but t on. Thi s al l ows t i me f or
you
t o get i nt o t he pi ct ur e.
To oper at e, advance t he f i l m
( t hi s
wi l l
aut omat i cal l y cock t he shut t er ) . Next , push
t he
sel f-ti mer l ever down
(about
9Oo) and then
pr ess t he sel f - t i mer r el ease but t on. The sel f -
t i mer i s now oper at i ng, and t he shut t er wi l l
aut omat i cal l y be r el eased af t er about 1O
seconds.
NOTE:
o l f t he f i l m has not been advanced, t he
sel f - t i mer l ever wi l l st op af t er r et ur ni ng
about 45o and t he shut t er wi l l not be
rel eased.
o You can over r i de t he sei f - t i mer mechani sm
by pushi ng t he shut t er r el ease but t on ei t her
before or after the sel f
-ti mer
has been
acti vated.
sFl Tl oa
f - t i mer r el ease but t on
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l nf r ar ed i ndex
When usi ng i nf r ar ed f i l m i t i s necessar y t o
make an "i nf r ar ed
f ocus adj ust ment . " Af t er
you have made your nor mal f ocusi ng adj ust -
ment , t ur n t he f ocusi ng r i ng t o t he r i ght t o
al i gn t he di st ance on t he f ocusi ng scal e wi t h t he
r ed "R" mar k on t he dept h- of - f i el d scal e. Af t er
t hi s adj ust ment has been made you ar e r eady t o
shoot .
o To det er mi ne cor r ect exposur e f or i nf r ar ed
phot ogr aphy, consul t t he i nst r uct i on ar e
encl osed i n t he f i l m package.
Fi l m pl ane i ndex
The e symbol engraved to the l eft of the
fi l m advance l ever shows the exact posi ton of
t he f i l m i n t he camer a. l t i s used t o pr eci sel y
measur e t he di st ance f r om subj ect t o f i l m f or
cl ose- up phot ogr aphy
and phot omacr ogr aphy.
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MULTI PLE EXPOSUR ES
To i nt ent i onal l y mak e mor e t han one ex -
pos ur e on a s i ngl e f r ame of f i l m:
1. Mak e t he f i r s t ex pos ur e i n t he us ual way .
2. Pus h t he f i l m- adv anc e r el eas e but t on on t he
bot t om of c amer a.
( Do
not c ont i nue depr es -
s i ng t he but t on whi l e f i l m i s bei ng ad-
v anc ed. )
3. Oper at e t he f i l m- adv anc e l ev er . Thi s wi l l
c oc k s hut t er f or t he nex t ex pos ur e, but t he
f i l m wi l l not adv anc e s i nc e t he r el ease
but t on has been
pus hed.
4. Mak e y our s ec ond ex pos ur e.
5. Then r epeat st eps 2 and 3 above as many
t i mes as desi r ed t o make f ur t her exposur es.
6. Af t er t he l as t mul t i pl e ex pos ur e, adv ance
f i l m t o t he nex t f r ame i n t he us ual way
wi t hout pus hi ng t he adv anc e- r el eas e but t on.
NOT E :
Ex pos ur e c ount er wi l l adv anc e as us ual eac h
t i me t he f i l m- advance l ever i s oper at ed.
UNLOADI NG EXPOSED FI LM
1. To r ewi nd t he f i l m, depr ess t he f i l m-
advance r el ease but t on on t he base of t he
camer a. The but t on shoul d r emai n depr es-
sed when you r emove your f i nger . ( l f ,
however , i t r et ur ns t o i t s l ocked posi t i on,
r ewi nd t he f i l m f or appr oxi mat el y 2 r evol u-
t i ons whi l e depr e5sl nn t he but t on. Then
act uat e t he f i l m advance l ever one f ul l
st r oke wi t hout depr essi ng t he but t on and-
depr ess i t agai n. Thi s shoul d l ock but t on i n
t he depr essed posi t i on. )
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2. Li f t t he r ewi nd c r ank and t ur n i t c l oc k wi s e.
Thi s wi l l r ewi nd t he f i l m i nt o t he magaz i ne.
When you f eel a sl i ght r esi st ance,
Vou have
r ewound near l y al l t he f i l m and i t has
di sengaged f r om t he t ake- up spool . Af t er
one or t wo mor e t ur ns you can assume al l
t he f i l m has been r ewound i nt o t he maga-
zt ne.
3. Now, pul l t he back cover r el ease knob out
t o open t he camer a back and r emove t he
f i l m car t r i dge.
NOT E :
o
The f i l m- advance r el ease but t on wi l l aut o-
mat i cal l y r et ur n t o i t s or i gi nal posi t i on as
t he f i l m advance l ever i s act i vat ed.
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CHANGI NG LENSES
Lenses can be changed even when t he f i l m
has been advanced and t he shut t er cocked. To
r emove t he mount ed l ens, push t he l ens r el ease
but t on down and r ot at e t he l ens count er cl ock-
wi se unt i l i t st ops. l t can now be l i f t ed out .
To mount a l ens, i nser t i t i nt o t he bayonet
socket by l i ni ng up t he r ed dot on t he l ens
bar r el wi t h t he r ed dot on t he camer a body.
Now, t ur n t he l ens cl ockwi se unt i l i t spot s wi t h
a " cl i ck. "
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CA UT I ON:
o Touc h not hi ng i ns i de t he bay onet mount
whi l e l ens i s r emov ed.
. l f t he l ens i s l ef t r emov ed, r epl ac e i t wi t h a
body c ap t o pr ev ent dus t f r om c ol l ec t i ng on
t he mi r r or and s hut t er mec hani s ms .
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USI NG I NTERCHANGEABLE ROKKOR
When usi ng Rokkor Lenses desi gned f or t he
Mi nol t a SR- 1, SR- 3 or SR- 7, whi ch do not have
a met er coupl i ng pi n, you must use t he "st op-
down measur ement syst em" t o set exposur e.
Wi t h t hi s syst em t he i ndi cat or needl e moves
when t he l ens di aphr agm i s opened or cl osed
and t he f ol l ower
( ci r cl e- t i pped)
needl e i s act i -
vat ed by t he shut t er - speed di al .
Aut o Rokkor Lenses
LENSES OTHER THAN MC LENSES
o The di aphr agm s t opdown but t on wi l l not
oper at e i f t he f i l m advance l ever has not
been advanced compl et el y.
o When t he di aphr agm st opdown but t on i s
pr essed t he second t i me. t he di aphr agm
r eopens t o max i mum aper t ur e.
o When t he s hut t er i s r el eas ed, t he di aphr agm
aut omat i c al l y c l oses down t o t he pr eset
aper t ur e and r eopens.
1 t
2l
3)
4l
Advance t he f i l m.
Pr ess t he di aphr agm st op- down but t on
( i t
wi l l r emai n depr essed) .
Set t he shut t er speed.
Tur n t he di aphr agm r i ng unt i l t he t wo
needl es ar e al i gned.
( Tf r e
di aphr agm can be
set f i r st . )
5) Pr ess t he di aphr agm st op- down but t on
agal n.
6) Focus and shoot .
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Manual pr eset Rokkor Lenses
1) Set t he shut t er speed.
2l Set t he maxi m aper t ur e
cl ose down unt i l t he
al i gned.
3l Rel ease t he shut t er .
o l t i s not necessary to use the di aphragm
st opdown but t on, wi t h manual pr eset
l enses.
. Compose and focus your pi cture before
maki ng your exposur e set t i ng.
o l f you f ocus or compose your pi ct ur e af t er
maki ng your exposur e set t i ng, and you do
t hi s by openi ng t he l ens t o maxi mum
aper t ur e, be sur e t o cl ose i t down agai n t o
t he pr oper poi nt bef or e you shoot .
NOTE:
o
The i ndi cat or needl e moves when t he aper -
t ur e i s adl ust ed.
o The f ol l ower needl e mo\ r es when t he shut t er
speed i s adj ust ed.
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of t he l ens, t hen
two needl es are
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CARE AND STORAGE OF YOUR MI NOLTA SR. T 102
Do not t ouch t he l ens. l f i t becomes di r t y,
use a r ubber bal l bl ower t o bl ow dust of f i t s
sur f ace, t hen gent l y wi pe i t s sur f ace f r om t he
cent er out war d wi t h a l ens cl eani ng cl ot h or
t i ssue.
o Tr y t o keep t he l ens cl ean. Br ush i t wi t h a
sof t br ush f r om t i me t o t i me.
o Do not t ouch t he mi r r or , but dust i t wi t h a
sof t br ush.
o Ext er nal camer a sur f aces may be cl eaned
wi t h a si l i con cl ot h.
o When st or i ng t he camer a, set t he di st ance
scal e t o oo, r el ease t he shut t er , and put t he
camer a i n i t s l eat her case.
o Do not dr op or
j ar
t he camer a.
o Do not st or e t he camer a i n hi gh t emper at ur e
or humi di t y.
o When l eavi ng t he camer a unused f or a l ong
t i me, r emove t he mer cur y bat t er y f r om i t .
o When st or i ng t he camer a f or a l ong per i od
of t i me,
put i n or i gi nal packagi ng wi t h a
smal l bag of dr yi ng agent , such as si l i ca gel .
CAUTION:
. Lens cleaning fluid should be used only
when fingerprints or scum formation cannot
be removed with lens tissue.
ln this case, use one drop only of lens
cleaner on lens cleaning paper or a soft cloth
and wipe the lens gently from its center
toward the edge. Be sure not to drop the
fluid directly on the lens.
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