1. Overview
1.1 Features
1.2 Operating Environment
2. Before Operation
2.1 Inspection
2.2 Accessories
2.3 Notes on Use
Cleaning the Unit
Auto Slide Feeder
3. Parts Identification
4. Operation of the SF-100
4.1 Mounting on the LS-1000
4.2 Setting Mounted Slides
4.3 Removing Mounted Slides
4.4 Removing the Auto Slide Feeder
4.5 What to Do If a Mounted Slide is Jammed
Appendix: Specifications
User’s Manual
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Radio Frequency Interference Statement
The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC modifications made to this device that are not expressly
approved by Nikon Corporation may void the user's authority
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
to operate the equipment.
protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
Notice for customers in Canada
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the
Canadian interference Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les
exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Notice for customers in European countries
Dieses Gerät entspricht den Bestimmungen der EG-Direktive
87/308/EEC zur Störungsunterdrückung. Lärmemission kleiner
70 dBA
When Taking the Unit Out of The Country
If You Notice Anything Abnormal
The use of this product may violate local laws and restrictions in
If unusual noise, odor or smoke occurs, switch the LS-1000 off
some countries. If this is the case, we cannot bear any
immediately and disconnect the power cord and the SCSI cable. responsibility for any violations resulting from the use of this
Contact your retailer or Nikon sales representative in your
Storage and Operating Locations
Proper storage will ensure the long life of the Unit. In order to
avoid internal dust while being stored, it is recommended that
an appropriate cover be used on the Unit.
Do not store or use where:
• The temperature is above 95°F (35°C) or below 50°F
(10°C), the temperature changes drastically, or condensation
• The humidity exceeds 80%.
• The Unit is exposed to direct sunlight.
• The atmosphere is excessively dusty.
• The Unit may be subjected to excessive vibration or physical
• The Unit is exposed to noise from other equipment nearby.
Notice concerning prohibition of copying or
• Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
The government has issued cautions on copies or
reproductions of securities issued by private companies
(shares, bills, checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter passes,
or coupon tickets, except when a minimum of necessary
copies are to be provided for business use by a company.
Also, do not copy or reproduce passports issued by the
government, licenses issued by public agencies and private
groups, ID cards, and tickets, such as passes and meal
Note that simply being in possession of material which has been
copied or reproduced by means of a scanner may be
punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securities,
government bonds, or local government bonds, even if such
copies or reproductions are stamped “Sample”.
The copying or reproduction of paper money, coins, or
securities which are circulated in a foreign country is
• Comply with copyright notices
The copying or reproduction of works such as books, music,
paintings, woodcut prints, maps, drawings, movies, and
photographs which are copyrighted creative works is
prohibited except when it is done for personal use at home
or for similar restricted and non-commercial use.
The copying or reproduction of unused postage stamps or
post cards issued by the government without obtaining
approval from the government is prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of stamps issued by the
government and certified documents stipulated by law is
1. Overview
1.1 Features
Thank you for purchasing the NIKON Auto Slide Feeder for the
35mm Film Scanner LS-1000. This manual describes the
procedures unpacking, setting up, and connecting the unit, with
emphasis on hardware use and cautions.
The SF-100 is an Auto Slide Feeder designed specifically for use
with the NIKON 35mm Film Scanner LS-1000. It allows
consecutive automatic scanning of mounted 35mm slides.
Please read this manual thoroughly to ensure proper operation
of your scanner.
We hope that you will find this manual helpful.
• Enables consecutive scanning using the software provided
with the LS-1000.
• Holds up to 72 1.1mm thick mounted slides. (Magazine
space of 80mm.)
• Can be attached to the LS-1000 without using connecting
Leave extra space around and above the unit to ensure smooth
operation. Please refer to the drawing at right for the amount
of space to be provided.
The necessary space when the Auto Slide Feeder SF-100 is
attached is shown below.
1.2 Operating Environment
If possible, place a suitable cover over the unit to avoid dust
accumulating when it is stored.
2.3 ✔Notes on Use
2. Before Operation
2.1 Inspection
Inspect the package to see whether any damage has occurred
during shipment. If there is any damage to the package, please
contact your retailer directly and do not unpack the unit.
• Don't use a slide mount neither less than 1.1mm nor more than
3.0mm thick. If the slide mount is not flat on its surface, you
may feel some roughness when mounting or unmounting the
• Don't force the slide-mount into or out of the unit if it does not
move smoothly.
• When scanning a film, don't touch or unmount the slide-mount
or strip film holder.
2.2 Accessories
The following items are included with your SF-100. When you
open the package, check whether all the items are present. If
there are any missing items, please contact your retailer
• Keep the unit in a horizontal position.
• Do not use slides with rounded mount edges, as the feeding
mechanism may not work properly with such slides.
Viewed from above
The following kinds of slide mounts should not be used as they may
cause a mount jam or prevent proper reading of the image.
• Warped slide mounts
• Slide mounts with peeling or burred edges
SF-100 (1)
• Slide mounts with a sticker or label affixed
• Slide mounts with sharp corners
SF-100 user's manual (1)
Cleaning the Unit
3. Parts Identification
When carrying out routine maintenance and cleaning, ensure
that no volatile liquids such as alcohol, benzine, or thinner come
into contact with the SF-100 as this may cause a failure, fire, or
electric shock.
Magazine Cover
Insert Guide
Please observe the following points:
• Before cleaning, always turn the power off, and pull out the
power plug.
• Since the cover is made from plastic material, remove dust
with a blower or a dry cloth.
Use a soft, dry cloth to remove dust from the metal panel at
the rear.
Slide Push
• If the unit has become badly soiled, clean with a cloth
moistened with neutral liquid detergent, then dry with a dry
Avoid harsh substances such as alcohol, benzine, thinner, or
pesticides, as they may damage the surface, or remove the
exterior finish.
Insertion Magazine
Display LED Slide Push Plate
Step 2
4. Operation of the SF-100
Raise the binder by pressing the end above the magazine cover.
4.1 Mounting on the LS-1000
Before connecting, confirm that the LS-1000 is turned off.
Step 1
Place the LS-1000 on its side, with the film slot toward the top.
(The on/off switch will be on the uppermost side.) Open the
connector cover on the front panel, and slide the cover into the
Connector Cover
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Step 3
Step 4
Place the SF-100 in front of the LS-1000, and insert the SF-100
connector fully into the LS-1000 connector.
Press the binder to be engaged with the groove on the top of
the LS-1000, to fix the feeder to the LS-1000. Make sure that
the lock is fully engaged (the surface of the lock should be
perfectly horizontal).
✔Do not lift or move the scanner with the feeder attached.
Always detach the feeder before the scanner is moved.
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4.2 Setting Mounted Slides
Step 2
Set the slides to be read by LS-1000 in the insertion side of the
Next, grip the slide push plate in the insertion side with your
fingers, pull it back against the spring, and catch it in the notch
so that it cannot return to its original position.
Step 1
Open the magazine cover.
Insert Guide
Note: Make sure that the slides are inserted with the emulsion
surface (rough surface) toward the slide push plate.
Ejection Magazine
Insertion Magazine
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Note: Make sure that the slides are inserted with the longer sides
of the film at the top and bottom. Inserting the slide with the
shorter sides at the top and bottom may result in damage to the
film or mount.
Slides can be placed in the insertion side of the magazine up to
the reference mark.
Do not insert slides beyond the reference mark, as this may
cause them to jam.
Note: Insert Guide Stickers shown below help you to insert slides
Reference Marks
Insert Guide Stickers
The slide push plate should be set to the locking position where
the notch is given.
Magazine side
Place the slides in the insertion side of the magazine.
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Step 3
Step 4
Set the slides with their apertures vertically oriented with
respect to the LS-1000, and with the emulsion surface facing
the slide push plate.
Disengage the slide push plate from the notch and release it
gently so that it is pressing against the slides.
Close the cover.
Do not set the auto slide feeder horizontally, as this will prevent
scanning of both ends of the film, and may also cause the slides
to jam inside the auto slide feeder.
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Step 2
4.3 Removing Mounted Slides
Once a slide has been scanned in the LS-1000, it will be ejected
into the ejection side of the magazine.
Remove the mounted slides.
Step 1
Grip the slide push plate, which presses against the slides
ejected from LS-1000, and pull it out against the spring.
If you continue scanning after the ejection side of the magazine
is full of slides, it may cause a slide jam. Always remove slides
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Step 3
4.4 Removing the Auto Slide Feeder
To remove the auto slide feeder, follow the installation steps in
Press down the lock toward the auto slide feeder side,
disengaging it from the groove in the top of the LS-1000.
Step 1
Confirm that the LS-1000 is turned off.
Step 2
Close the magazine cover.
Step 4
Remove the connector by sliding the auto slide feeder away
from the LS-1000.
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4.5 What to Do If a Mounted Slide is
If a slide is jammed inside the auto slide feeder, remove it as
described below.
What to do if a jam occurs
1. Open the magazine cover.
2. Grip the mounted slide with your fingers or tweezers and
remove from the magazine. Be careful not to damage the
slide or the SF-100.
If a jam occurs between the slide autofeeder and the
1. Switch the power off after terminating scan operation of the
2. Remove the binder and remove the auto slide feeder from
the LS-1000.
3. Grip the jammed mounted slide with your fingers or
tweezers from the slot in the LS-1000 or from the slide
autofeeder. Be careful not to damage the slide or the SF100.
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Appendix: Specifications
Film used:
35mm mounted slides of 1.1 - 3.0mm in
accessories 8
Maximum number of slides:
About 50 1.6mm thick mounted slides
(Magazine space: approx. 80mm)
display LED 9
Directly connected to front panel connector
of vertically installed LS-1000.
ejection Magazine 9
insertion magazine 9
Reference insertion/ejection time:
Insertion: approx. 10 seconds
Ejection: approx. 10 seconds
Power source:
Supplied by LS-1000. DC 12V 350mA or
lower, DC 5V 30mA or lower.
magazine cover 9
mounting the SF-100 on the LS-1000 10
5.1(W) x 7.8(D) x 6.2(H) inches
(130 x 199 x 156.5mm)
Approx. 1.8 lbs (0.8kg)
jams, clearing 17
operating environment 7
power source 18
removing mounted slides 15
removing the auto slide feeder 16
setting mounted slides 12
specifications 18
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Nikon UK Limited
Nikon House, 380 Richmond Road, Kingston, Surrey KT2
declare that the product
Product Name:
Manufacturer’s Name:
Manufacturer’s Address:
Auto Slide Feeder SF-100
Nikon Corporation
Fuji Bldg., 2-3, Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
100, Japan
is in conformity with the following Standards
EN55022 Class B
IEC801-2: 1991 4kV
IEC801-3: 1984 3V/m
IEC801-4: 1988 1kV AC, 0.5kV I/O
following the provisions of the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC)
Nikon UK Limited
Nikon House, 380 Richmond Road, Kingston, Surrey KT2
erklären hiermit, daß das folgende Produkt
Automatische Diapositiv-Zufuhr SF-100
Name des Herstellers:
Nikon Corporation
Anschrift des Herstellers:
Fuji Bldg., 2-3, Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
100, Japan
den nachstehend aufgeführten Normen genügt:
EN55022 Klasse B
IEC801-2: 1991 4kV
IEC801-3: 1984 3V/m
IEC801-4: 1988 1kV AC, 0.5kV I/O
und zwar gemäß den Bestimmungen der EMC-Richtlinie (89/336/EEC)
déclarons que ce produit
Nom du produit:
Nom du fabricant:
Adresse du fabricant:
Nikon UK Limited
Nikon House, 380 Richmond Road, Kingston, Surrey KT2
Passe-Vues Automatique SF-100
Nikon Corporation
Fuji Bldg., 2-3, Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
100, Japan
est conforme aux normes suivantes
EN55022 Classe B
IEC801-2: 1991 4kV
IEC801-3: 1984 3V/m
IEC801-4: 1988 1kV AC, 0.5kV I/O
selon les dispositions de la directive de la CEE (89/336/EEC)
Kingston, UK
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June 30, 1995
Signature/Managing Director
Signature/Directeur général