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Instruction Manual
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Contents
Before You Begin .............................................................................................2-14
Introduction .......................................................................................................4-5
Nomenclature/Controls ....................................................................................6-14
Camera body...............................................................................................6-7
Top LCD panel ................................................................................................8
Viewfinder display...........................................................................................9
Rear LCD panel (shooting data display) .........................................................10
Rear LCD panel (menu display) .....................................................................11
Command Dials and operating buttons ...................................................12-13
Multi-selector................................................................................................14
Basic Operation ...........................................................................................15-36
1. Installing Batteries....................................................................................16-17
2. Checking Battery Power ..........................................................................18-19
3. Mounting a Lens .....................................................................................20-21
4. Loading Film and Setting Film Advance Mode .........................................22-23
5. Setting Focus Mode, AF Area Mode and Focus Area................................24-25
6. Setting Metering System and Exposure Mode..........................................26-27
7. Holding the Camera and Focusing ...........................................................28-29
8. Confirming Indications in Viewfinder and Releasing the Shutter ..............30-31
9. Rewinding the Film ..................................................................................32-33
Setting Language and Date/Time ...................................................................34-36
Detailed Operation .....................................................................................37-86
Lens Compatibility..........................................................................................36-42
CPU Nikkor ...................................................................................................38
Non-CPU Nikkor ...........................................................................................39
Using a non-CPU Nikkor lenses .....................................................................40
Using a non-AI lenses ..............................................................................41-42
Film ...............................................................................................................43-47
Aligning frame counter and number of frame on the film/
Confirming film advance status.....................................................................43
Setting and confirming film speed ................................................................44
Selecting film advance mode ........................................................................45
Film rewinding with button operation...........................................................46
Rewinding film using the film rewind crank ..................................................47
Autofocus ......................................................................................................48-59
Selecting AF Servo ...................................................................................48-49
Selecting focus area.................................................................................50-51
Selecting AF Area mode ..........................................................................52-53
Combinations of AF functions (Single Servo AF: AF-S) .............................54-55
Combinations of AF functions (Continuous Servo AF: AF-C) ....................56-57
Focus lock................................................................................................58-59
Situations Where Autofocus May Not Work As Expected ....................................60
Manual Focus......................................................................................................61
Exposure Metering System .............................................................................62-63
Shooting in Each Exposure Mode ...................................................................64-71
Programmed Auto ...................................................................................64-65
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Detailed Operation Basic Operation Before You Begin
Shutter-Priority Auto ................................................................................66-67
Aperture-Priority Auto .............................................................................68-69
Manual....................................................................................................70-71
Auto Exposure Lock .......................................................................................72-73
Exposure Compensation......................................................................................74
Auto Exposure Bracketing ..............................................................................75-79
Long Time Exposure ............................................................................................80
Diopter Adjustment/LCD Illuminator....................................................................81
Self-Timer Operation ...........................................................................................82
Depth-of-Field Preview/Film Plane Indicator .........................................................83
Mirror Up Photography .......................................................................................84
Changing Focusing Screens .................................................................................85
Self-Diagnostic Shutter System ............................................................................86
Menu Guide
Menu Guide ...............................................................................................87-148
Operation in Menu (all menus).......................................................................88-89
Custom Setting Menu..................................................................................90-110
Setup Menu ...............................................................................................111-124
Recording Shooting Data .....................................................................112-124
Shooting Menu ..........................................................................................125-143
Imprinting Shooting Data ....................................................................126-137
Multiple Exposure ................................................................................138-139
Interval Timer Photography..................................................................140-143
Non-CPU lens.............................................................................................144-146
Two-Button Reset ..............................................................................................147
Recorded/imprinted exposure compensation/flash exposure
compensation value ....................................................................................148
Flash Photography
Flash Photography ..................................................................................149-163
Creative Lighting System ............................................................................150-153
Non-CLS supporting Speedlight.........................................................................154
Non-TTL fash modes .........................................................................................155
Accessory shoe..................................................................................................156
Sync terminal ....................................................................................................156
Ready-light........................................................................................................156
Flash sync mode.........................................................................................157-158
Usable optional Speedlights .......................................................................159-161
Using Speedlight ........................................................................................162-163
About Depth of Field.........................................................................................164
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous ..........................................................................................165-191
Optional Accessories ..................................................................................166-171
Camera Care..............................................................................................172-173
Notes on Batteries.............................................................................................174
Troubleshooting .........................................................................................176-180
Specifications .............................................................................................181-187
Index..........................................................................................................188-191
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Nikon F6.
Get to know your F6 camera, and be sure to read this manual
thoroughly before using it. We recommend that you keep this
manual handy.
Main features of the F6:
• Nikon’s exclusive new 11-area autofocus sensor (Multi-CAM2000)
system, including 9 cross-type sensors, achieves superior
performance in continuous high-speed shooting and enables sharp
focus even on erratically moving subjects.
• Exclusive 3D Color Matrix Metering with a 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
provides a correct exposure in diverse shooting situations.
• Various settings feature a menu list displayed on the large-sized
LCD panel on camera back, Custom Settings feature customized
combinations of various functions/modes, and two Command Dials
and a multi-selector provide access to more versatile functions.
• Various accessory systems including interchangeable lenses. When
used with an optional Nikon Speedlight that features the Creative
Lighting System (CLS), new levels of flash performance, including
i-TTL, Auto FP High-Speed Sync and Advanced Wireless Lighting,
can be achieved.
• Shooting data such as shutter speed, aperture or lens’ focal length
can be stored in the camera and saved on a CompactFlash™ (CF)
memory card (with the optional Data Reader MV-1).
Supplied accessories
Strap*
Body cap (
21)
Two 3V lithium
batteries (
16)
* Strap is not supplied in the U.S.A. and Canada.
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• Take test shots
Before taking pictures on important occasions (for example, at wedding or
before taking the camera with you on a trip), take a test shot to ensure that
the camera is functioning normally. Nikon will not be held liable for
damages or lost profits that may result from product malfunction.
• Have Nikon spot-check your camera regularly
Nikon recommends that you have your camera serviced by an authorized
dealer or service center at least once every two years.
• Using your camera correctly
Nikon F6 performance has been optimized for use with Nikon brand
accessories. Accessories made by other manufacturers may not meet
Nikon’s criteria for specifications, and nonconforming accessories could
damage F6 components. Nikon cannot guarantee the performance of the
F6 when it is used with anything other than Nikon brand accessories.
Marks used in this manual
This icon indicates cautions, information that should be read before use to
prevent damage to the camera.
This icon indicates notes, information that should be read before using the
camera.
This icon indicates tips, additional information that may be helpful when using
the camera.
This icon indicates that more information is available elsewhere in this manual.
CSM 00: This icon indicates settings that can be fine-tuned from the Custom Settings
menu.
Life-Long Learning
As part of Nikon’s Life-Long Learning commitment to ongoing product support and education,
continually-updated information is available on-line at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support
• For users in Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and Africa: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to
frequently-asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on photography. Additional information
may be available from the Nikon representative in your area. See the URL below for contact
information:
http://nikonimaging.com/
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Before You Begin
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Nomenclature/Controls
• Camera body
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1 Metering system selector
lock release ........................x 26, 62
2 Diopter adjustment knob..........x 81
3 Metering system selector....x 26, 62
4 Top LCD panel ............................x 8
5 Exposure mode button ..x 26, 64-71
6 Camera strap eyelet
7 Exposure compensation button
................................................x 74
8 Shutter release button ..............x 18
9 Power switch......................x 26, 19
!p Sub-Command Dial .............x 12-13
!q Depth-of-field preview button ..x 83
!w Film rewind crank .....................x 47
!e Film rewind knob .........x 22, 32, 47
!r Self-timer indicator LED ............x 82
!t Film advance mode selector lock
release ...................x 22, 45, 82, 84
!y Sync terminal..........................x 156
!u 10-pin terminal.......................x 171
!i Terminal cap
!o Lens release button ..................x 20
@p Focus mode selector...........x 48, 61
@q Function button .....x 108, 146, 152
@w Tripod socket ..........................x 187
@e Battery holder release knob ......x 16
@r Accessory shoe .......................x 156
@t Eyepiece shutter lever.........x 81, 82
@y Film advance mode selector
....................................x 22, 45, 84
@u Auto Exposure Bracketing button
................................................x 75
Film rewind (R2) button ............x 46
@i Command lock button .......x 67, 69
@o Film confirmation window ........x 23
#p Rear LCD panel.........................x 10
#q MENU button.............x 11, 88, 147
#w Film speed (ISO) button ............x 44
#e Eyepiece DK-17 ........................x 81
#r AE/AF-L (Auto Exposure/Autofocus
lock) button .................x 58, 72, 99
#t AF start button...................x 49, 95
#y Main-Command Dial ...........x 12-13
#u Multi-selector ...........................x 14
#i Multi-selector lock lever
....................................x 24, 51, 88
#o AF Area mode selector .x 24, 50, 52
$p Film rewind (R1) button cover
................................................x 46
$q Film rewind (R1) button ............x 46
$w INFO button ...........x 122, 145, 147
$e Flash sync mode button..........x 157
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Nomenclature/Controls—continued
• Top LCD panel
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2
3
4
5
6
8
7
9
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
8
10
11
Shutter speed lock....................x 67
Shutter speed...............x 66, 70, 80
Aperture stop .....................x 21, 40
Aperture lock ...........................x 69
Aperture.............................x 68, 70
Sync speed .............................x 104
Exposure mode .............x 26, 64-71
Auto Exposure Bracketing.........x 75
Flexible program .......................x 64
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!p
!q
!w
!e
13
14
Exposure compensation ............x
Battery power...........................x
Exposure compensation value...x
Electronic analog exposure display
................................................x
Exposure compensation value
................................................x
Auto Exposure Bracketing status
................................................x
!r Frame counter ..........................x
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74
71
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75
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Before You Begin
• Viewfinder display
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3
2
4
5
6
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7
10 11 12 13
8
14
1 12mm-dia. reference circle for
Center-Weighted Metering area
................................................x
2 Focus area (focus brackets) .......x
Spot Metering area...................x
3 Electronic analog exposure display
................................................x
Exposure compensation value...x
Auto Exposure Bracketing status
................................................x
4 Exposure compensation ............x
5 Auto Exposure Bracketing.........x
6 Auto Exposure Lock..................x
7 Shutter speed lock....................x
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63
50
63
71
74
75
74
75
72
67
17 18
19
20
8
9
!p
!q
!w
!e
!r
!t
!y
!u
!i
!o
Aperture lock ...........................x 69
Focus indicators..................x 28, 29
Metering system.................x 26, 62
FV lock ...................................x 152
Exposure mode .............x 26, 64-71
Sync speed .............................x 104
Shutter speed...............x 66, 70, 80
Aperture stop .....................x 21, 40
Aperture.............................x 68, 70
Multiple exposure ...................x 138
Battery power...........................x 19
Frame counter ..........................x 22
Exposure compensation value...x 74
@p Flash ready-light .....................x 156
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Nomenclature/Controls—continued
• Rear LCD panel (shooting data displays)
• At the default setting, shooting data is displayed in normal mode. It can be changed
to detailed or large display by selecting “Detailed” or “Large” in Custom Setting “d7:
Rear panel info” (x 103).
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2
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2
3
4
3
4
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5
8
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10
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Normal display
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2
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Detailed display
15
16
5
17
3
4
6
7
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18
8
9 10 14
Large display
10
5
6
7
8
9
!p
!q
!w
!e
!r
!t
!y
!u
!i
ISO...................................................x 44
Film speed........................................x 44
DX ...................................................x 23
EV steps in Auto Exposure Bracketing
........................................................x 75
Auto Exposure Bracketing ................x 75
Flash sync mode.............................x 157
Auto Exposure Bracketing status ......x 75
Multiple exposures .........................x 138
Number of shots in multiple exposure
......................................................x 138
Data imprint...........................x 128, 133
Custom Setting ................................x 91
Focus area........................................x 50
AF servo mode .................................x 48
Lens number ..................................x 145
Shutter speed ......................x 66, 70, 80
Aperture ....................................x 68, 70
Exposure compensation....................x 74
Exposure compensation value ..........x 74
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Before You Begin
• Rear LCD panel (menu displays)
• Press the MENU button (if shooting data is displayed) to display the MENU. The
shooting data is displayed by pressing the MENU button again.
• Five types of menu—Custom Setting, Setup, Shooting, Non-CPU lens and
Language—are available with the F6.
• Custom Setting menu (x 90)
• Setup menu (x 111)
• Shooting menu (x 125)
• Non-CPU lens (x 144)
• Language (x 34)
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Nomenclature/Controls—continued
• Command Dials and operating buttons
• The F6’s Main- and Sub-Command Dials can be used alone or in combination with
other buttons to select and set various functions and modes.
Sub-Command Dial
Main-Command Dial
• Film
• Setting ISO film speed (x 44)
• Exposure
• Selecting exposure mode (x 26, 64-71)
• Performing Flexible Program in Programmed Auto
exposure mode (x 64)
• Setting the shutter speed in Shutter-Priority Auto or
Manual exposure mode*1 (x 66, 70)
• Setting the aperture in Aperture-Priority Auto or
Manual exposure mode*1 (x 68, 70)
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Before You Begin
• Locking/unlocking shutter speed*1 (x 67, 70)
• Locking/unlocking aperture*1 (x 69, 70)
• Setting exposure compensation value*2 (x 74)
• Setting the number of shots in Auto Exposure
Bracketing*3 (x 75)
• Setting an EV compensation value in Auto
Exposure Bracketing*3 (x 75)
• Flash
• Selecting flash sync mode (x 157)
*1 CSM f4: The shutter speed can be set to change with the Sub-Command
Dial and the aperture with the Main-Command Dial (x 109).
*2 CSM b3: Exposure compensation can be set to be activated with the Mainor Sub-Command Dial without having to press the exposure compensation
button (x 97).
*3 CSM e8: Auto Exposure Bracketing can be set to turn on/off with the MainCommand Dial, while the Sub-Command Dial can be used to select the
number of shots and EV compensation value (x 106).
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Nomenclature/Controls—continued
• Multi-selector
• Use the multi-selector to select focus area (x 50), operate
menu (x 88), or display shooting data (x 122).
• When “Activate meter” is selected in Custom Setting “f2:
Multi selector”, exposure meter can be activated with the
multi-selector (when exposure meter is off) (x 107). (Or,
by selecting “Initiate AF”, Autofocus can be activated.)
• Focus area selection
P (Top)
: Select
{ (Bottom) : Select
> (Right) : Select
< (Left)
: Select
U (Center) : Select
top focus area or focus area group*1
bottom focus area or focus area group*1
right focus area or focus area group*1
left focus area or focus area group*1
center focus area or focus area group*2
• Menu operation
P (Top)
: Select option item or set option such as a number*3
{ (Bottom) : Select option item or set option such as a number*3
> (Right) : Set selection or go to next page*3
< (Left)
: Cancel selection or go back one page*3
U (Center) : Set or go to next page*3
• Shooting data display
P (Top)
: Display film number or frame data
{ (Bottom) : Display film number or frame data
> (Right) : Set film number or go back to film number selection display
< (Left)
: Go back to shooting data display or film number selection display
*1 CSM a6: Focus area position can be set to change continuously in the same
horizontal or vertical direction. With this option, the focus area can be
switched to the opposite position without pressing the opposite position
on the multi-selector (x 96).
*2 CSM f1: Your selected focus area can be set to be highlighted when the
center of the multi-selector is pressed. Also, any operation can be canceled
when the center of the multi-selector is pressed (x 107).
*3 CSM f4: You can also activate menu operation with the Command Dials
(x 110).
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Basic Operation
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Basic Operation
Shooting modes/functions explained in this section are
as follows:
Lens attached
Film speed
Film advance mode
Focus mode
AF area mode
Exposure metering
Exposure mode
Custom Setting
G/D-type AF Nikkor
s
S (Single frame)
S (Single Servo AF)
g (Single Area AF)
” (3D Color Matrix Metering)
¡ (Programmed Auto)
Initial (default) settings
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
20
23
22
24
24
26
26
90
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1. Installing Batteries
Use two 3V lithium batteries.
1
Turn the power switch off, then turn the
battery holder (MS-41) release knob toward
the ◊ icon to release the lock.
• When replacing batteries, be sure to turn the
power switch off and replace both batteries at
the same time. Always use fresh batteries of
the same brand and type.
2
Remove the battery holder and insert two
3V lithium batteries with the “+” and “–”
ends positioned as marked on the battery
holder.
• Incorrect positioning of the batteries’ + and –
poles may damage the camera.
3
16
Return battery holder to the battery
chamber and turn the battery holder release
knob away from the ◊ icon to lock the
holder.
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Note on storing batteries
Keep the batteries out of children’s reach. If swallowed, contact a doctor
immediately. (For “Notes on Batteries”, x 174.)
The F6 is equipped with a built-in backup battery for the camera’s clock. This charges
in approximately 48 hours when 3 V lithium or the optional Multi Power Battery Pack
MB-40 (x 166) is supplying power to the F6. When the built-in battery is fully
charged, it is able to supply the F6’s built-in clock with power for approx. 4 months.
When camera’s built-in clock has been reset
When power is not supplied for a long time or when batteries are
installed for the first time and power is turned on, “CLOCK HAS
BEEN RESET. Set time and date.” may be displayed in the rear LCD
panel (the display returns to normal when any of the F6’s buttons
or Command Dial are used). In this case, set the date and time
(x 35).
• The camera functions normally without setting the date and time but shooting data
cannot be recorded (date and time) (x 112) or imprinted (day/hour/minute, date
and time) (x 126) correctly and interval timer (x 140) cannot be executed
correctly.
• If the camera power switch is turned on after the clock data has been lost, date
and time start from 2004, January 1st, 0 hour 0 minute. If date and time are left
unset, the clock data will be lost every time the power switch is turned off.
For number of film rolls that can be shot with fresh batteries, see page
185.
Power source other than 3V lithium batteries
Eight AA-type batteries or optional Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries EN-EL4 (with
optional Battery Chamber Cover BL-3) can be used to power the F6 with an optional
Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40 (x 166) attached.
We recommend that you take spare batteries with you, especially when
traveling.
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Backup battery
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2. Checking Battery Power
Battery power can be checked in the top LCD panel and viewfinder.
1
Turn the power switch on and confirm
battery power with the N indication.
• If N appears, battery power is sufficient. If
any other indication appears, see table on the
next page.
• When the power switch is turned on, exposure
meter turns on.
Top LCD panel
Viewfinder
• Shutter release button operation and exposure meter
• Some indicators in the top and rear LCD panels and
all indicators in the viewfinder turn off after approx.
8 sec. if the power switch is turned on and no
operation is performed (exposure meter off). To
reactivate the indicators (exposure meter on), lightly
press the shutter release button.
• “F6 Nikon” is displayed in the rear LCD panel when
exposure meter is off under following conditions:
- Film speed: s
- AF area mode: g (Single Area AF)
- Focus area: center
- Exposure mode: ¡ (Programmed Auto)
- Exposure compensation: 00 (no compensation)
- Auto Exposure Bracketing: no setting
- Data imprint: no setting (all off)
- Flash sync mode: Front-Curtain Sync
CSM c4: It is possible to change the duration before automatic meter switch-off
occurs (x 100).
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Indications and battery status
Battery indications and corresponding battery power status are as follows:
(appears)
(appears)
(appears)
(appears)
(appears)
(appears)
(blinks)
(blinks)
Battery status
Sufficient battery power.
Battery power has begun to decline.
Batteries are nearing exhaustion. Have a fresh
set ready.
Batteries are exhausted. Replace batteries.
(Shutter locks and rear LCD panel turns off.)
• Battery life depends on the battery brand and temperatures. Low battery power
indication M appears or blinks relatively soon at low temperatures. However,
battery power may recover and the indication returns to ˜ or N when the
temperature returns to normal.
Indications when the camera power is off
When the power switch is turned off (with batteries
installed), only the frame counter is displayed in the top
LCD panel.
For setting language and date, see pages 34 and 35.
• Set language (x 34) for rear LCD panel displays. In addition to English, German,
Spanish, French, Chinese (simplified) and Japanese are available.
• Set date and time (x 35) for recording/imprinting shooting data (x 112/126) or
Interval Timer photography (x 140).
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Viewfinder
Top LCD panel (Camera’s meter on)
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3. Mounting a Lens
Nikon recommends using a G- or D-type CPU lens to take full
advantage of the features the camera offers.
CPU Nikkor lenses have
CPU contacts
G-type Nikkor lens
D-type Nikkor lens
1
Turn the power switch off.
2
Mount the lens to the camera body.
3
Lock aperture at the minimum setting.
• Turn the power switch off before mounting or
detaching lenses.
• Position lens in the camera’s bayonet mount so
that the mounting indexes on the lens and
camera body are aligned, then twist the lens
counterclockwise until it locks into place.
• Be sure not to touch the lens release button.
• With a CPU Nikkor lens other than G-type, set
the lens to its minimum aperture (smallest
f/stop) and lock. When a CPU Nikkor lens other
than G-type is not set to its smallest aperture
setting and the power switch is turned on, ƒEE
will blink in the top LCD panel and viewfinder
and the shutter cannot be released.
• G-type Nikkor lenses have no aperture ring.
Unlike other CPU Nikkor lenses, aperture does
not need to be set to minimum.
• Detaching the lens
• Turn the power switch off, push and hold the lens
release button Å, then turn the lens clockwise Í.
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Attaching/detaching the lens
• Make sure to turn the power switch off before attaching/detaching the lens.
• Avoid direct sunlight when attaching/detaching the lens.
When camera is left unattended without a lens
Basic Operation
If you leave the camera unattended without a lens attached, be sure to attach the
supplied body cap (x 4), or optional body cap BF-1A. (BF-1 body cap cannot be
used.)
For details on lens compatibility, see page 38.
Non-CPU Nikkor lens
With a non-CPU Nikkor lens attached, the aperture indication shows the number of
EV steps from the maximum aperture (e.g. ∂2: two steps from the maximum
aperture). However, by specifying the focal length and maximum aperture using
”specifying lens data“ (x 144), functions available with a CPU lens, such as
aperture indication or Color Matrix Metering, can be used. Non-AI lenses cannot be
attached without modification; see page 41 before attaching a non-AI lens.
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4. Loading Film and Setting Film Advance Mode
1
Turn the power switch on and lift the film
rewind knob. The camera back will pop
open.
2
Insert film and pull film leader out as far as
the red index mark.
3
Press the film rewind knob down to its
original position and gently close camera
back until it locks. Film automatically
advances to the first frame.
• Film cartridge can be loaded smoothly if
inserted from the top.
• Make sure to insert the film cartridge all the
way in.
• Make sure to align the film leader to the red
index mark; if the film leader is not properly
aligned to the index mark (short of or beyond
the mark), film may not load properly.
• Hold the film cartridge down to ensure that the
film is properly positioned with no slack.
• When 1 appears on the top LCD panel, the film
has advanced to the first frame.
• If Err and E blink in the top LCD panel and
viewfinder, and “FILM LOAD ERROR” is
displayed in the rear LCD panel, the film is not
properly installed. Open the camera back again
and reload film.
4
22
Set the film advance mode selector to S
(single-frame shooting) while pressing the
film advance mode selector lock release.
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Loading/removing film
Basic Operation
• When loading film for the first time, remove the shutter
curtain’s protective cover .
• Shutter curtains are very thin. Do not touch the shutter
curtains with your finger or the film leader.
• Avoid direct sunlight when changing film.
Film slack
Do not turn the film rewind crank to reduce film slack, because the tip of the film
may come off and film will not advance properly. It could also damage the shutter
curtain.
DX-coded film
When the camera’s film speed is set to s and
DX-coded film is loaded, film speed will be set
automatically (ISO 25-5000). When a non-DXcoded film is loaded with the camera film
speed set to s, Err blinks in the top LCD
panel and viewfinder and “DX ERR” is
displayed in the rear LCD panel, and the shutter
locks. In this case, set film speed manually (x 44).
ISO
(film speed)
DX mark
You can check the number of available exposures on the film roll through
the film cartridge confirmation window.
Film rewind knob
No lock is available for the film rewind knob on this camera. Make sure you do not
accidentally open the camera back.
For details on film advance mode, see page 45.
CSM d1: Camera can be set to advance the film automatically to the first
frame by pressing the shutter release button (x 101).
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5. Set Focus Mode, AF Area Mode and Focus Area
1
Set the focus mode selector to S (Single
Servo AF).
2
Set the AF Area mode selector to g.
3
Rotate the multi-selector lock lever to
release the lock and select the center focus
area with the multi-selector.
• Make sure the focus mode selector clicks
properly into position.
• In Single Area AF mode, you can select your
desired focus area from 11 possible choices
(x 52).
• Lightly press the shutter release button and
press the multi-selector up/down/right/left to
shift the focus area in your desired direction.
(Press the center of the multi-selector to select
center focus area.)
• The selected focus area will be highlighted in
the rear LCD panel (in normal and detailed
display) and indicated in red in the viewfinder.
In normal display
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Focus mode set to S or C
Do not attempt to rotate the lens focus ring manually while the focus mode is set to
S or C, unless the lens is an AF-S or AF-I type AF Nikkor and is set to M/A mode.
Characteristics of AF Area modes
AF Area mode
Characteristic
Single Area AF Mode
Focus is obtained at your selected focus area out
of 11 possible choices.
Dynamic AF Mode
You designate the primary sensor (the first to
detect the subject), then if the detected subject
moves, Dynamic AF automatically shifts to the
next sensor that detects the subject, following it
by shifting among a progression of sensors as
the subject moves.
f
Group Dynamic AF
Mode
A group of neighboring focus areas at the
center, top, bottom, left and right areas of the
frame can be selected. Group Dynamic AF Mode
automatically maintains a focus on the subject
located closest to one of the focus areas within a
group.
j
Dynamic AF Mode
with Closest-Subject
Priority
Automatically selects one of 11 focus areas in
which the closest subject is located. If the subject
moves from the selected focus area, the camera
will automatically focus on the subject using data
from the other focus areas.
g
h
For details regarding focus mode, focus area and AF Area mode, see
pages 48-61.
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For situations where autofocus may not work as expected, see page 60.
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6. Setting Metering System and Exposure Mode
Set metering system to ” (3D Color Matrix Metering) and exposure
mode to ¡ (Programmed Auto).
1
Set the metering system selector to ”
(Matrix Metering) while pressing the
metering system selector lock release.
• The Matrix Metering indication q appears in
the viewfinder.
• Exposure data from the 1,005-pixel RGB sensor,
as well as scene brightness, contrast, subject
distance (Distance Information) and the scene’s
colors are accounted for in order to provide an
accurate exposure in 3D Color Matrix Metering
(x 62).
2
Rotate the Main-Command Dial while
pressing the exposure mode button to set
the exposure mode to ¡ (Programmed
Auto).
• When the shutter release button is lightly
pressed, the correct shutter speed and
aperture—as automatically determined by the
camera—appear in the top and rear (in large
and detailed display) LCD panel and viewfinder.
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Exposure
Light from the subject passes through the lens and exposes the film. Shutter speed
and aperture control how much light reaches the film. The correct combination of
shutter speed and aperture results in a correct exposure—a result provided by the
F6’s four exposure modes: Programmed Auto, Shutter-Priority Auto, Aperture-Priority
Auto and Manual.
Characteristics of exposure modes
Exposure mode
Shooting situations
¡
Programmed
Auto P. 64
Camera controls shutter speed and aperture
automatically, while allowing you to make other
settings, such as Flexible Program (x 64) or
exposure compensation (x 74).
™
Shutter-Priority
Auto P. 66
You set your desired shutter speed, and the camera
selects the correct aperture. Allows you to “freeze”
the motion of a moving subject using a fast shutter
speed or blur the subject using a slower speed.
£
Aperture-Priority
Auto P. 68
You set the desired aperture, and the camera
selects the correct shutter speed. This lets you
determine the depth of the in-focus area (x 164),
so you can choose whether near or distant subjects
are in sharp focus, or whether foreground or
background should be blurred.
¢
Manual P. 70
Shutter speed and aperture are set manually. Long
Time Exposure (Bulb) can also be selected.
Symbol
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Metering Systems
Since brightness and film sensitivity determine the proper combination of shutter
speed and aperture for correct exposure, measuring subject brightness is very
important.
The F6 provides three metering systems. With Matrix Metering (x 62), brightness
data is detected using the 1,005-pixel Matrix sensor. With Center-Weighted Metering
(x 63), brightness is detected in the central area of the viewfinder. With Spot
Metering (x 63), sensitivity is concentrated in one of the 11 available focus areas.
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7. Holding the Camera and Focusing
Lightly pressing the shutter release button automatically focuses the
camera on the subject.
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1
Hold the camera properly.
2
Compose your shot.
• Keep your elbow propped against your body
for support.
• Stand with one foot a half step forward
keeping your upper body as still as possible.
• Use your right hand to grasp the camera
handgrip and your left hand to cradle the lens.
• Center the focus brackets on your subject and
lightly press the shutter release button.
• Lightly pressing the shutter release button
automatically focuses the camera on the
subject (focus brackets flicker momentarily) and
when the subject is in focus, / appears in the
viewfinder.
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Camera shake
Composing frame
The F6’s viewfinder frame shows approximately 100% of the image actually exposed
on the film frame. Please be aware that most processing labs partially crop the edges
of film.
Focus indications
• Focus indicators appear or blink as follows:
/ appears:
Subject is in focus.
< appears:
Camera is focused on an area between the camera and the
subject.
> appears:
Camera is focused on an area behind the subject.
? blinks: Unable to focus using autofocus.
Diopter adjustment (x 81) enables you to see more clearly through the
viewfinder.
To take a picture of a subject outside the focus area use focus lock
(x 58).
In situations where autofocus may not work as expected, x 60.
Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40
Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40 (optional, x 166) features a shutter release button
for shooting in vertical position.
CSM a4: Autofocus detection can be set to start by pressing the AF start
button (rather than lightly pressing the shutter release button) (x 95).
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Basic Operation
Camera shake is likely to occur when the camera is not held steadily and/or when
using a slow shutter speed. In general, you should set the shutter speed faster than
‘1/focal length of your lens sec. (Example: when using a 50mm lens, set the shutter
speed faster than 1/50 sec.) Use of a tripod or VR lens is recommended for shooting
at slower shutter speeds.
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8. Confirming Indications in Viewfinder and Releasing the Shutter
Confirm that / (in-focus indicator) appears in the viewfinder, then
slowly, fully depress the shutter release button.
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1
Confirm indications in the viewfinder while
lightly pressing the shutter release button.
2
Confirm that focus indicator / appears and
slowly depress the shutter release button.
• Shutter speed and aperture are shown in 1/3
EV steps.
• If any warning indications appear in the LCD
panel or viewfinder, see page 65.
• After the shutter is released, the film
automatically advances to the next frame and
the next shot can be taken.
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For self-timer operation, x 82.
For remote control operation, x 171.
When the focus mode selector is set to Single Servo AF (S) (x 48) or Continuous
Servo AF (C) (x 48) and the shutter release button is lightly pressed or the AF Start
button (x 49) is continuously pressed, the camera will automatically switch to Focus
Tracking when a moving subject is detected. Focus Tracking enables the camera to
analyze the speed of the moving subject based on the focus detection data. It also
obtains the correct focus by anticipating the subject’s position—then driving the lens
to that position—at the exact moment of exposure.
• In Single Servo AF, Focus Tracking is activated with a subject that has been moving
in advance to the focus detection, and focus is locked when the subject stops
moving and / appears in the viewfinder.
• In Continuous Servo AF, the camera continues to track a subject (even a subject
that began moving during focus detection) and focus is not locked.
Imprinting/recording shooting data
With the F6, date, shutter speed, aperture and lens focal length can be imprinted in
the frame, between the frames or before the first frame on the film roll. (The data
that can be imprinted differs with the position on the film.) The shooting data is also
recorded in the camera‘s built-in memory. For details on data imprinting, see page
126. For details on recording data, see page 112.
CSM b1: Shutter speed and aperture can be changed to display settings in
steps of 1/2 or one EV (x 97).
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Focus Tracking
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9. Rewinding the Film
Always make sure that the film has completely rewound before
removing the film cartridge.
1
Film starts to rewind automatically after the
last shot is taken.
2
Confirm that E is blinking in the top LCD
panel. Then, open the camera back by lifting
the film rewind knob and remove the film
cartridge.
• o––, o–, and then o is displayed in the top
LCD panel and viewfinder while the film is
rewinding. The frame counter counts down
backwards until the rewind is complete. Also,
”Rewinding . . .“ is displayed in the rear LCD
panel.
• Film is completely rewound when the frame
counter shows a blinking E in the top LCD
panel and viewfinder, and “REWIND
COMPLETED” is displayed in the rear LCD
panel. (E appears without blinking in the top
LCD panel, and viewfinder indication and
“REWIND COMPLETED” display in the rear LCD
panel disappear when the exposure meter is
off.) Make sure the film is completely rewound
(E is blinking or “REWIND COMPLETED” is
displayed), then open the camera back away
from sunlight and remove the film cartridge.
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For mid-roll rewind, x 46.
To rewind film manually using the film rewind crank, x 47.
No lock is available for the film rewind knob on this camera. Make sure that the knob
is down before rewinding film.
Pictures taken on frames beyond the film’s indicated number of
exposures may be discarded in the process of developing.
CSM d2: The F6 can be programmed to not automatically begin film rewind
when it reaches the end of a roll (execute film rewind by pressing the film
rewind buttons) (x 101).
CSM d3: Film leader can be set to remain outside the film cartridge when it is
rewound (x 101).
CSM d4: Film advance can be changed to stop at the 35th or 36th frame
(x 102).
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Basic Operation
Film rewind knob
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Setting Language and Date/Time
You can set the language and date/time for various settings in the menu,
imprint/record shooting data or perform Interval Timer photography.
• Setting language
1 Turn the power switch on and press the MENU button to display menu.
2 Display Language menu.
• Press P/{ on multi-selector to select “Language” and > so the available
languages are displayed.
3 Select a language.
• Press P/{ to select language (English) then press > to set and return to
menu display.
Available options
Deutsch: German
English: English
Español: Spanish
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Français: French
Chinese (simplified)
Japanese
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• Setting date/time
Basic Operation
1 Turn the power switch on and press the MENU button to display menu.
2 Display Date in SET-UP menu.
• Press P/{ on multi-selector to
select “SET-UP” then press > so
the SET-UP menu is displayed.
• Press P/{ to select “Date” and
> so the date/time setup screen
is displayed.
3 Set date and time.
• Press P/{ to adjust highlighted year.
• Press > to highlight month, day, hour and minute in that order and adjust
each with P/{.
• Press > after adjusting minute to start the clock and return to SET-UP
menu.
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Setting Language and Date/Time—continued
4 Select date display order.
• Press P/{ on multi-selector to select “Date format” then press > so the
date display screen is displayed.
5 Set date display order.
• Press P/{ to select desired date display order and > to set.
• The date display order in the rear LCD panel or in imprinted data (x 126)
is changed according to the display order set in this section.
6 Complete the procedure.
• Press < to backtrack display by display, or press MENU button to return to
the Shooting data display.
Internal clock
The camera clock is less accurate than most watches and household clocks. Check
the clock regularly against more accurate time pieces and reset as necessary.
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Detailed Operation
Detailed Operation
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functions—including lens, film, focus, exposure and other
functions.
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Lens Compatibility
Use of a Nikon CPU lens (except IX-Nikkor/DX-Nikkor) is
recommended with this camera. D or G-type AF lenses provide access
to all available functions.
• CPU Nikkor
Mode
Lens/accessories
D-type AF Nikkor,
G-type AF Nikkor, *1, *2
AF-S Nikkor
AF-I Nikkor
PC Micro 85mm f/2.8D*3
AF-S/AF-I Teleconverter*5
Non-D/G-type AF Nikkor
(except AF Nikkor for
F3AF)
AI-P Nikkor
Focus mode
Exposure mode
Metering system
Manual with
Matrix
Center- Spot
Autofocus electronic Manual ¡ ™ £ ¢
3D Color Color Weighted
rangefinder
R
R
R
R R R R
R
—
R
R
—
R*6
R*4
R*6
R
R
— — — R
R R R R
R
R
—
—
R
R
R
R
R*7
R*7
R
R R R R
—
R
R
R
—
R*8
R
R R R R
—
R
R
R
*1 This camera is compatible with the Vibration Reduction function of the VR Nikkor lens.
*2 IX-Nikkor lenses cannot be attached. DX-Nikkor lenses are designed exclusively for digital SLRs
and cannot be used with 35mm (135)-type SLRs.
*3 The camera’s exposure metering and flash control system do not work properly when shifting
and/or tilting the lens, or when using an aperture other than the maximum aperture.
*4 When lens is not shifted or tilted.
*5 Compatible with AF-S and AF-I Nikkor, except for AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED, AF-S 24-85mm
f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED, AF-S VR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED and AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED.
Autofocus cannot be used with the AF-S TC-17E II, AF-S TC-20E II and AF-I TC-20E in
combination with the AF-S VR 200-400mm f/4G ED, AF-S 300mm f/4D ED, AF-S 500mm f/4D
II ED, AF-S 500mm f/4D ED, AF-I 500mm f/4D ED, AF-S 600mm f/4D II ED, AF-S 600mm f/4D
ED, AF-I 600mm f/4D ED.
*6 With maximum effective aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
*7 When AF 80-200mm f/2.8, AF 35-70mm f/2.8, AF 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 or AF 28-85mm 3.54.5 is used in a telephoto zoom position at close range, image on the clear matte field may
not coincide with the focus indication. In this case, focus manually using clear matte field.
*8 With maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
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• Non-CPU Nikkor
Lens/accessories
AI-S or AI type Nikkor,
Series-E
AI-modified Nikkor
Non-AI-type Nikkor*5
Medical-Nikkor
120mm f/4
Reflex-Nikkor*10
PC-Nikkor*10
Teleconverter TC-16A
AI-S or AI type
Teleconverters
Bellows Focusing
Attachment PB-6
Auto Extension Rings
(PK-11A, PK-12,
PK-13 and PN-11)
Focus mode
Exposure mode
Metering system
Manual with
Matrix
Center- Spot*2
Autofocus electronic Manual ¡ ™ £ ¢ 3D Color Color*1 Weighted,
rangefinder
R*3
R*4
R
— — R R
—
R
R
R
—
—
R*4
R*4
R
R
— — R R
— — R*6 R*7
—
—
R
—
R
R*8
R
R*8
—
R
R
— — —
R*9
—
—
—
—
—
—
R*14
—
—
—
R
R
—
— — R R
— — R*11 R*12
— — R R
—
—
—
—
—
R*15
R
R*13
R*15
R
R*13
R*15
—
R*16
R
— — R R
—
R*15
R*15
R*15
—
R*16
R
— —
R*17 R*7
—
—
R*13
R*13
—
R*16
R
— — R R
—
—
R
R
*1 Usable by setting focal length and maximum aperture in “specifying lens data” (x 144).
Accurate exposure metering cannot be obtained with some lenses even when focal length and
maximum aperture are specified. Use Center-Weighted or Spot metering in this case.
*2 Exposure is locked to the center focus area.
*3 With TC-16A attached and maximum effective aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
*4 With maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
*5 With modification (x 41).
*6 By stop-down metering. (Release shutter while pressing depth-of-field preview button.) (x 83)
*7 By stop-down metering.
*8 By stop-down metering. If the aperture is slower than f/4, set “+0.5” with the “b6: Screen
comp.” in the Custom Setting (x 98).
*9 With shutter speed set to 1/125 sec. or slower (exposure meter of the camera cannot be used).
*10 Some lenses cannot be attached (x 40).
*11 By stop-down metering. Exposure is determined by pre-setting lens aperture. Exposure must be
determined before shifting; use AE/AF-L button before shifting.
*12 By stop-down metering. Exposure is determined by pre-setting lens aperture. Exposure must be
determined before shifting.
*13 By stop-down metering. Set to “+0.5” in the “b6: Screen comp.” in the Custom Setting (x 98).
*14 With maximum aperture of f/3.5 or faster in combination with AI-S, AI or Series-E lens. However,
some lenses cannot be used (x 40).
*15 Exposure compensation is necessary with some lenses. See the instruction manual of the
teleconverter for details.
*16 With maximum effective aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
*17 By stop-down metering. Exposure is determined by stopping down aperture on the bellows.
Exposure must be determined before shooting.
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Detailed Operation
Mode
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Lens Compatibility—continued
• Using a non-CPU Nikkor lens
Limitations of non-CPU Nikkor lenses
• Set exposure mode to £ (Aperture-Priority Auto) or ¢ (Manual). When other modes
are selected, the exposure indication (¡ or ™) in the LCD panel blinks, and exposure
mode is automatically set to Aperture-Priority Auto. (£ appears in the viewfinder.)
• With AI Nikkor lens, Color Matrix Metering can be used when the focal length and
maximum aperture are set by “specifying lens data” (x 144). If Matrix Metering
q is selected without specifying the lens data, however, the metering system
automatically switches to Center-Weighted w.
• With AI Nikkor lens, aperture can be displayed when the maximum aperture is set
by “specifying lens data”. If the lens data are not specified, however, the aperture
indication will show the number of EV steps from the maximum aperture (e.g. ∂2:
two steps from the maximum aperture).
• With a non-CPU lens, the aperture cannot be set using the Sub-Command Dial.
Set/confirm aperture using the lens aperture ring.
Accessories that can be attached under certain conditions
• Bellows Focusing Attachment PB-6: use Auto Extension Ring (PB-6D is required to
make horizontal/vertical change)
Double Release AR-10 (with Adapter Cord MC-25) is useful when using the PB-6.
Non-CPU lenses/accessories that cannot be attached to the F6
The following Nikkor lenses/accessories cannot be attached to the F6 (damage may
occur if attachment is attempted):
Fisheye 6mm f/5.6, Fisheye 7.5mm f/5.6, Fisheye 8mm f/8, OP 10mm f/5.6, old type
21mm f/4, old type PC 35mm f/3.5, old type Reflax 500mm f/8, old type Reflex
1000mm f/6.3, 80mm f/2.8 for F3AF, 200mm f/3.5 for F3AF, TC-16 Teleconverter for
F3AF, K2 Ring, Repro-copy Outfit PF-4
Lenses that cannot be attached to the TC-16A Teleconverter
PC-Nikkor, AI-modified Nikkor, AI Micro Nikkor 55mm f/3.5, AI Nikkor 20mm f/2.8,
35mm f/1.4, 400mm f/2.8, 400mm f/3.5, 28mm f/2 (No. 540020 or smaller), 28mm
f/2.8 (No. 500000 or smaller), 35mm f/2 (No. 931000 or smaller), 35mm f/2.8 (No.
880000 or smaller), 50mm f/1.4 (No. 398000 or smaller), 50mm f/2 (No. 364000 or
smaller)
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• Using a non-AI lens
To attach a Nikon lens that does not have an AI coupling mechanism
(lenses made before 1977), the F6‘s meter coupling lever must first be
modified. Contact an authorized Nikon dealer or service center for
modification. After modification, follow the instructions for
attaching a non-AI lens.
AI lens and non-AI lens
Meter coupling
• AI lenses have a meter coupling ridge and holes on
ridge
the meter coupling shoe (AF Nikkor lens [except for
F3AF], Series-E and Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 do not have
a meter coupling shoe).
Detailed Operation
Meter coupling
shoe
AI lens
Meter coupling
shoe
No meter
coupling ridge
Non-AI lens
Attaching non-AI lens after modifying the meter coupling lever
Meter coupling lever
1
Push the meter coupling lever up.
2
Position lens in the camera’s bayonet mount
so that the mounting indexes on the lens
and camera body are aligned. Twist lens
counterclockwise until it locks into place.
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Lens Compatibility—continued
Nikkor lenses that can be attached after camera body
modification
The following Nikkor lenses can be attached after modification of the camera’s meter
coupling lever:
• Non-AI lens
• Lenses with Focusing Unit AU-1 (400mm f/4.5, 600mm f/5.6, 800mm f/8 and
1200mm f/11)
• PC 28mm f/4 (Factory Serial No. 180900 or smaller)
• PC 35mm f/2.8 (No. 906200 or smaller)
• Reflex 1000mm f/11 (No. 142361 to 143000)
• Reflex 2000mm f/11 (No. 200111 to 200310)
• 180-600mm f/8 ED (No. 174041 to 174180)
• 360-1200mm f/11 ED (No. 174031 to 174127)
• 200-600mm f/9.5 (No. 280001 to 300490)
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Film
• Aligning frame counter and number of frame on the film
The frame counter and the number of frame on the film in use can
be aligned.
Insert film after rotating the camera sprocket
with your finger until it stops rotating.
• You can rotate the sprocket in either direction.
• The frame counter and the number of frame on the
film may not align precisely with some films.
• Confirming film advance status
1
Turn the power switch on and lift the film
rewind knob. The camera back will pop
open.
2
3
Insert film and press the film rewind knob
down.
Detailed Operation
Film advance status can be confirmed while camera back is opened.
Align the film leader to the index mark and
depress the shutter release button.
• Depress the shutter release button while
aligning the perforations on the film with the
projections on the film spool.
• Film advances another frame when the camera
back is closed. (Release the shutter when
“Press rel button” is set in Custom Setting “d1:
Film loading”, x 101.)
• Note that the usable number of frames
decreases as you keep depressing the shutter
release button to confirm the film advance
status.
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Film—continued
•Setting and confirming film speed
When using non-DX-coded film or when changing the film speed of
DX-coded film to increase or decrease sensitivity, follow the
instructions below.
Rotate the Main-Command Dial while pressing
the film speed ISO button to set film speed for
the roll in use.
• Film speed can be set to s and between ISO 66400 in 1/3 steps.
• When film speed is set to s and DX-coded film is
installed, film speed is set automatically between
ISO 25 and 5000.
• With non-DX-coded film, film speed can be set
between ISO 6-6400.
• Film speed set on the camera is displayed in the rear
LCD panel (in normal and detailed display). (Press
the ISO button to confirm film speed in the large
display.)
Manually set film speed overrides the automatically selected DX-coded film
speed, enabling you to easily increase or decrease film sensitivity.
CSM d6: When film speed is set to s and non-DX-coded film is loaded, Err
blinks in the top LCD panel and viewfinder and “DX ERR” is displayed in the
rear LCD panel after film is advanced to the first frame. This warning
indication can be changed to appear when the power switch is turned on and
camera back is closed (without advancing film to the first frame) (x 102).
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•Selecting film advance mode
S (single-frame shooting), CL (continuous low-speed shooting), CH
(continuous high-speed shooting), Cs (continuous silent-low-speed
shooting), V (self-timer) and M-UP (mirror up) are available for a
variety of shooting situations.
To select film advance mode, rotate the film
advance mode selector while pressing the film
advance mode selector lock release.
• The following film advance modes are available:
Single-frame shooting
Fully depressing the shutter release button takes one picture and automatically
advances the film by one frame.
CL:
Continuous low-speed shooting
Shots are taken continuously at approx. 2 fps (approx. 4 fps with Multi Power
Battery Pack MB-40) as long as you keep the shutter release button fully
depressed.
CH: Continuous high-speed shooting
Shots are taken continuously at approx. 5.5 fps (approx. 8 fps with Multi
Power Battery Pack MB-40) as long as you keep the shutter release button fully
depressed.
Cs:
Continuous silent-low-speed shooting
Shots are taken continuously at approx. 1 fps (approx. 2 fps with Multi Power
Battery Pack MB-40) as long as you keep the shutter release button fully
depressed. In this mode, film rewind also slows and produces minimal rewind
noise.
V: Self-timer
Use the self-timer when you want to be in the photograph (x 82).
M-UP: Mirror up
In a situation such as when you want to minimize camera shake, use mirror up
photography. Press shutter release button once to raise the mirror, and press
again to take photograph (x 84).
* Film advance speed is tested using the camera settings of focus mode C, exposure
mode ¢, shutter speed 1/250 sec. or faster, at normal temperature of 20°C (68°F),
with fresh 3V lithium batteries, for the first to 36th frames of a film.
When batteries are exhausted (M appears in the top LCD panel) in S, CH or
self-timer mode, film advance speed slows down since film advance automatically
switches to start after the camera’s mirror retracts. (Normally, film advance begins
immediately when the mirror starts to retract.) In this case, battery replacement is
recommended.
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S:
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Film—continued
•Film rewinding with button operation
To rewind film at mid-roll or when the Custom Setting Menu “d2:
Film rewind” (x 101) is set to “Manual”, rewind the film according
to the following instructions.
Open the R1 button cover and press the film
rewind R1 „ button then press the R2 „
button.
• o–– blinks in the top LCD panel and viewfinder
during film rewind and the frame counter counts
backwards until rewind is complete. Also,
“Rewinding...” is displayed in the rear LCD panel
during film rewind.
• Film is completely rewound when the frame counter
shows a blinking E in the top LCD panel and
viewfinder, and “REWIND COMPLETED” is displayed
in the rear LCD panel. (E appears without blinking
in the top LCD panel, and viewfinder indication and
“REWIND COMPLETED” disappear from the rear
LCD panel when the exposure meter is off.) Open
the camera back and remove the film cartridge.
When rewinding film, make sure the film rewind knob is down.
• Film cannot be rewound with the film rewind knob in up position.
If film does not start to rewind or film
rewind stops at mid-roll
• When battery power is very low, or at low
temperatures, film may not start rewinding or film
rewind may stop at mid-roll, and o–– and the frame
number will blink in the top LCD panel and viewfinder.
In this case, turn the power switch off, change batteries, then turn the power switch
on and rewind film again. Or, rewind film manually using film rewind crank (x 47).
• When the power switch is turned off during film rewind, film rewind stops. In this
case, turn the power switch on and rewind film again. Or, activate film rewind
manually using the film rewind crank (x 47).
CSM d3: Film can be set to not rewind all the way and leave the film leader
out (x 101).
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1
Turn the power switch on, open the R1
button cover and press the R1 „ button.
2
Lift the film rewind crank and turn in the
direction of the arrow.
• Turn the film rewind crank a few times more
after the tension is gone.
• Film is completely rewound when the frame
counter shows a blinking E in the top LCD
panel and viewfinder, and “REWIND
COMPLETED” is displayed in the rear LCD
panel. (E appears without blinking in the top
LCD panel, and viewfinder indication and
“REWIND COMPLETED” display in the rear LCD
panel disappear when the exposure meter is
off.) Open the camera back and remove the
film cartridge.
Cautions on manual rewind
• Do not press the shutter release button until the film leader is rewound completely
back into the cartridge. Doing so could damage the shutter curtain.
Film rewind R1 button
• If you accidentally press the R1 button during shooting, press the shutter release
button. This returns the R1 button to its original position. (The shutter will not open
and film is advanced one frame without advancing the frame counter.)
Frame counter
• The frame counter counts backward when film is rewound manually but the display
may not indicate the correct frame number.
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Detailed Operation
•Rewinding film using the film rewind crank
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Autofocus
•Selecting AF Servo
Choose from two AF Servo modes—Single Servo AF (Focus-Priority) or
Continuous Servo AF (Release-Priority).
Set focus mode selector to S (Single Servo AF with
Focus-Priority) or C (Continuous Servo AF with
Release-Priority).
• Your selected focus mode, “AF-S” for Single Servo AF
or “AF-C” for Continuous Servo AF, is displayed in the
rear LCD panel (in normal and detailed displays).
Normal display
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S: Single Servo AF with Focus-Priority (AF-S)
The shutter can only be released when the in-focus
indicator / appears in the viewfinder (Focus-Priority).
Once focused on a subject, keeping the shutter
release button lightly pressed locks the focus (Focus
Lock). When tracking a moving subject, the camera
remains focused on the subject as long as the shutter
release button is kept lightly pressed (Focus Tracking,
x 31) and the focus locks when the subject stops
moving.
C: Continuous Servo AF with Release-Priority
(AF-C)
Since the priority is on shutter release, you can release
the shutter regardless of the focus status (ReleasePriority). Focus is not locked when / appears in the
viewfinder and the camera continues to focus on a
subject until shutter release. With a moving subject,
the camera continuously focuses on a subject as long
as you keep the shutter release button lightly pressed
(Focus Tracking, x 31).
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Manual focus
Focus can be performed manually when the focus mode
selector is set to M (x 61).
Autofocus operation on lens
Autofocus operation can be activated by pressing the AF-ON button on the AF-S VR
200mm f/2G IF-ED or AF-S VR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED lens . For details, see the
instruction manual of the lens.
CSM a4: Autofocus detection can be set to start by pressing the AF start
button (rather than lightly pressing the shutter release button) (x 95).
• In this case, you can lock the focus (x 58) by releasing your finger from the AF
start button after focus is achieved.
CSM c3: AF start and AE/AF-L buttons can be set to operate in the following
ways (x 100):
• AF start button operates as AE/AF-L button and AE/AF-L button operates as AF start
button.
• AE/AF-L button operates as AF start button (function of AF start button remains
unchanged).
• AF start button operates as AE/AF-L button (function of AE/AF-L button remains
unchanged).
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AF start button
Pressing the AF start button automatically activates
autofocus in autofocus operation (as does lightly pressing
the shutter release button).
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Autofocus—continued
•Selecting focus area
The F6’s 11 focus areas cover a broad range, and you can select
among them depending on the subject’s position in the frame or
your desired composition. They provide a sharp, reliable focus
without requiring that you use focus lock (x 58).
1
Set the AF Area mode selector to a position
other than j.
• When j is selected, multi-selector is locked
and focus area cannot be selected.
2
Rotate the multi-selector lock release to
release the lock and press the multi-selector
to select a focus area.
• Select a single focus area in Single Area AF or
Dynamic AF modes, or a group of focus areas
in Group Dynamic AF Mode.
• To change the focus area(s), lightly press the
shutter release button and press the multiselector up/down/right/left in the appropriate
direction. (To select the center focus area[s],
press the center of the multi-selector.)
• Selected focus area(s) appear(s) momentarily in
red in the viewfinder.
• Selected focus area(s) is/are also indicated in
the rear LCD panel (in normal and detailed
display).
Display in single area AF mode
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Focus area display in the rear LCD panel (in normal and detailed displays)
g: Single Area AF Mode
Selected focus area is highlighted.
h: Dynamic AF Mode
Selected focus area is highlighted.
f: Group Dynamic AF Mode
Selected focus area group is highlighted as illustration on page 53.
j: Dynamic AF Mode with Closest-Subject Priority
All focus areas are highlighted with “ ”(focus area is selected
automatically, x 53).
.
The focus area can also be changed with the optional focusing screen
(x 168).
CSM a5: In manual focus or continuous shooting, you can cancel the
highlighting of the selected focus area. Also, you can change the duration of
the red focus area display to 0.2 sec. or 1 sec. (x 95).
CSM a6: The focus area position can be set to change continuously on the
same horizontal or vertical plane. This enables the focus area to be switched
to the opposite position without pressing the opposite direction on the multiselector (x 96).
CSM f1: Selected focus area can be set to be highlighted when you press the
center of the multi-selector. Also, any operation activated by pressing the
center of the multi-selector can be canceled (x 107).
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Detailed Operation
The selected focus area can be locked by rotating the focus area selector
lock release to lock position.
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Autofocus—continued
•Selecting AF Area mode
In autofocus operation, any of four AF Area modes can be selected,
depending on shooting conditions, to utilize the F6’s 11 focus areas.
Rotate AF Area mode selector to select AF Area
mode.
g: Single Area AF Mode
Focus is obtained at only one selected focus area out of 11. Useful for obtaining
precise focus of a stationary subject in a particular area.
• Selected focus area is highlighted in the rear LCD panel (in normal and
detailed displays).
h: Dynamic AF Mode
In Dynamic AF, you designate the primary sensor (the first to detect the subject).
Then, if the detected subject moves, Dynamic AF automatically shifts to the next
sensor that detects the subject, and the next, shifting among the progression of
sensors as the subject moves. Dynamic AF thereby follows and maintains
accurate focus even on subjects that move irregularly. (Viewfinder indication
does not change as sensoring shifts in Dynamic AF mode.)
• Selected focus area is highlighted in the rear LCD panel (in normal and
detailed displays).
f: Group Dynamic AF Mode
Enables you to select a group of neighboring focus areas in the center, top,
bottom, left or right areas of the frame. Group Dynamic AF Mode automatically
maintains focus on a subject located in the center (indicated as “•” in the
illustrations on next page) of the focus areas selected. This mode is useful when
you can predict the movement of the subject.
• Selected focus areas are highlighted in the rear LCD panel (in normal and
detailed displays).
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• The combination of focus areas in Group Dynamic AF Mode can be changed as
follows in Custom Setting “a3: Group dynamic AF” (x 94):
• Focus area pattern can be changed among six focus area groups—center 1,
center 2, top, bottom, left and right (Pattern 2 Closest, Pattern 2 Center).
• In Pattern 1 Closest and Pattern 2 Closest, Dynamic AF with Closest-Subject
Priority can be performed with focus areas within a group.
• Pattern 1 Center (default)
Center 1
Top
Bottom
Left
Right
Left
Right
Bottom
Left
Right
Bottom
Left
Right
Center 1
Top
Bottom
Detailed Operation
• Pattern 1 Closest
• Pattern 2 Center
Center 1 Center 2
Top
• Pattern 2 Closest
Center 1 Center 2
Top
• Press the center of the multi-selector to switch between Center 1 and Center
2. However, if “Center AF area” is not selected in Custom Setting “f1: Center
button” (x 107), Center 1 and Center 2 cannot be switched.
j: Dynamic AF Mode with Closest-Subject Priority
Dynamic AF Mode with Closest-Subject Priority automatically selects the focus
area nearest to the closest subject. Focus is constantly maintained within one of
the 11 focus areas so pictures are always in focus.
• In Single Servo AF with Focus-Priority, the area of the subject in focus is
highlighted momentarily in the viewfinder. If “Focus priority” is selected in
Custom Setting “a1: AF-C priority” (x 94), the area of the subject in focus is
also highlighted even in Release-Priority,
• All focus areas are highlighted with “ ” in the rear LCD panel (in normal and
detailed displays).
• Focus may not be achieved on the closest subject when a telephoto lens is
used or when the subject is too dark. In these situations, use Single Area AF
Mode.
.
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Autofocus—continued
•Combinations of AF functions (Single Servo AF: AF-S)
Rear LCD
panel*1
Focus area
indication
Focus area
selection
Single Area AF
Selected focus
area
Manual
AF-S
Dynamic AF
Selected focus
area
AF-S
Group Dynamic
AF
Selected focus
area group
Manual
(center of
selected
group*2)
AF-S
Dynamic AF
Mode with
Closest-Subject
Priority
Focus area where
focus is achieved
Automatic
AF Servo
AF Area Mode
AF-S
Manual
*1 The indications in the rear LCD panel (in normal or detailed display) are examples
of when center focus area or focus area group is selected. (Focus area cannot be
selected in Dynamic AF Mode with Closest-Subject Priority.) Pattern of focus areas
in Group Dynamic AF is Pattern 1 Center.
*2 When “Pattern 1 Closest” or “Pattern 2 Closest” is selected in Custom Setting
“a3: Group dynamic AF” (x 94), Dynamic AF with Closest-Subject Priority can be
performed with focus areas within a group.
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Focusing operation
Suitable shooting situation
Focus is obtained at the selected focus area
and focus is locked (as long as the shutter
release button is lightly pressed) once it is
achieved. If the subject moves from the
selected focus area before the focus locks,
camera automatically focuses on the
subject based on data from the other focus
areas.
General shooting including a
moving subject where you want to
expand the range of a regular
snapshot.
Focus is obtained at the center focus area
within the selected group*2. Focus is locked
once it is achieved. However, if the subject
moves from the selected focus area before
focus lock, camera automatically focuses on
the subject based on data from the other
focus areas within the selected group.
Snapshot where the camera’s
autofocus operation determines
the focusing, allowing you to
concentrate on the composition.
Automatically selects the focus area nearest
to the closest subject and focus locks once it
is achieved. If the subject moves from the
selected focus area before the focus locks,
the F6 automatically focuses on the subject
based on data from the other focus areas.
Snapshot where the camera’s
autofocus operation determines
the focusing.
CSM a2: Shutter can be set to be released regardless of the focus status
(Release-Priority) in Single Servo AF (x 94).
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Detailed Operation
Focus is obtained only at the selected focus
area and focus is locked (as long as the shutter General shooting such as a
release button is lightly pressed) once focus is stationary subject.
achieved.
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Autofocus—continued
•Combinations of AF functions (Continuous Servo AF: AF-C)
Focus area
indication
Focus area
selection
Single Area AF
Selected focus
area
Manual
AF-C
Dynamic AF
Selected focus
area
Manual
AF-C
Group Dynamic
AF
Selected focus
area group
Manual
(center of
selected
group*2)
AF-C
Dynamic AF
Mode with
Closest-Subject
Priority
AF Servo
AF Area Mode
AF-C
Rear LCD
panel*1
Not indicated
Automatic
*1 The indications in the rear LCD panel (in normal or detailed display) are examples
of when center focus area or focus area group is selected. (Focus area cannot be
selected in Dynamic AF Mode with Closest-Subject Priority.) Pattern of focus areas
in Group Dynamic AF is Pattern 1 Center.
*2 When “Pattern 1 Closest” or “Pattern 2 Closest” is selected in Custom Setting
“a3: Group dynamic AF” (x 94), camera automatically selects the focus area
nearest to the closest subject within the selected group.
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Focusing operation
Suitable shooting situation
Focus is obtained only at the selected focus
area. Focus is not locked and focusing
continues until the shutter is released.
Subject moving straight toward or
away from the camera—such as a
racing car or track athlete—which can
be followed by a single focus area.
Focus is obtained at the selected focus area.
Focus is not locked even once achieved. If the
subject moves from the selected focus area,
the camera automatically focuses on the
subject based on data from the other focus
areas.
Irregularly moving subject that is
difficult to follow in one focus
area.
Focus is obtained at the center focus area
within the selected group*2. Focus is not
locked even once achieved. If the subject
moves from the selected focus area, the
camera automatically focuses on the subject
based on data from the other focus areas
within the selected group.
Automatically selects the focus area nearest to
the closest subject. Focus is not locked even
once achieved. If the subject moves from the
selected focus area before the focus locks,
camera automatically focuses on the subject
based on data from the other focus areas.
Snapshot of a moving subject
where the camera’s autofocus
operation determines the focusing,
allowing you to concentrate on the
composition.
Snapshot of a moving subject
where the camera’s autofocus
operation determines the focusing.
CSM a1: In Continuous Servo AF, priority can be set to put more on focus.
Also, shutter can be set to be released only when focus is achieved (FocusPriority) (x 94).
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Autofocus—continued
•Focus lock
Focus lock is useful in autofocus shooting when you want to capture
a subject outside of the F6’s 11 focus areas, and in situations where
autofocus may not work as expected (x 60). Focus locks performs
differently in Single Servo AF and Continuous Servo AF.
1
Position the focus area on the subject and
lightly press the shutter release button.
2
Confirm focus indicator / and lock focus.
• / appears when the subject is in focus.
• In Single Servo AF:
• Focus remains locked as long as you keep the
shutter release button lightly pressed.
• Focus can also be locked by pressing the
AE/AF-L button.
• In Continuous Servo AF:
• Focus is locked as long as the AE/AF-L button is
kept pressed, even if you remove your finger
from the shutter release button. In Auto
Exposure mode, exposure is also locked
(x 72).
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3
Recompose while focus is locked and shoot.
• After you have locked the focus, do not
change the camera-to-subject distance.
• If you keep the shutter release button lightly
pressed after releasing the shutter in Single
Servo AF, the shutter can be released
repeatedly with the same focusing. Similarly, if
you keep the AE/AF-L button pressed after
releasing the shutter, the shutter can be
released repeatedly with the same focusing.
• If the subject moves after the focus is locked (if
the camera-to-subject distance has changed),
remove your finger from the shutter release
button or AE/AF-L button to release the lock,
then refocus and lock the focus again.
CSM c2: The AE/AF-L button can be set to lock only the focus (x 99).
CSM c3: AF start and AE/AF-L buttons can be set to operate as follows
(x 100):
• AF start button operates as AE/AF-L button and AE/AF-L button operates as AF start
button.
• AE/AF-L button operates as AF start button (function of AF start button remains
unchanged).
• AF start button operates as AE/AF-L button (function of AE/AF-L button remains
unchanged).
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Situations Where Autofocus May Not Work As Expected
Autofocus does not perform well under the conditions listed below.
If you cannot achieve your desired focus using autofocus, use manual
focus (x 61) or use focus lock (x 58) to focus on another subject at
the same distance, then recompose the picture.
There is little or no contrast between the subject and the
background.
Example: Subject is the same color as the background.
The focus area contains objects at different distances from
the camera.
Example: Subject is inside a cage.
The subject is dominated by regular geometric patterns.
Example: A row of windows in a skyscraper.
The focus zone contains areas of extreme contrast.
Example: Subject is half in the shade.
The subject appears smaller than the focus area.
Example: Focus area contains both a foreground subject and
distant buildings.
The subject contains many detailed elements.
Example: A field of flowers or other subjects that are small or lack
variation in brightness.
AF-Assist Illuminators
If the subject is dark, a Speedlight with AF-Assist Illuminator can be used to assist the
autofocus (x 153, 161).
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Manual Focus
Focus can be set manually when the focus mode selector is set to M.
Set the focus mode selector to M. Look through
the viewfinder and rotate the lens focusing ring
until a sharp image appears on the clear matte
field in the viewfinder.
Manual focus using Electronic Rangefinder
Set the focus mode selector to M. The focus can
be confirmed with / indication in the
viewfinder. The Electronic Rangefinder works
with most Nikkor lenses (including AF Nikkors
when operated manually) having a maximum
aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
• Lightly press the shutter release button and while
the meter remains on, rotate the lens focusing ring
until / appears in the viewfinder. The shutter can
be released anytime.
• Electronic Rangefinder can be activated with any of
11 focus brackets selected as the focus area (x
50).
• If < appears in the viewfinder, the focus region is in
front of the subject. If > appears in the viewfinder,
focus region is behind the subject. In either case,
rotate the lens focusing ring until / appears.
CSM a8: If the attached AF-S/AF-I lens supports autofocus with manual
priority (M/A), you can choose to allow autofocus operation in Manual focus
(x 96).
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Detailed Operation
• The shutter can be released whether or not /
appears in the viewfinder.
Use Manual focus in situations where autofocus may
not work as expected (x 60) or a lens other than
an AF Nikkor (x 38) is attached.
• Optional focusing screens type J, A or L (x 168)
can assist you in obtaining a quick focus.
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Exposure Metering System
•Selecting exposure metering system
Taking the infinite variety of possible lighting, the F6 is provided
with three types of light meters. This selection will enable you to
handle most lighting conditions.
Rotate the metering system selector while
pressing the metering system lock release to
select your desired metering system.
• Selected metering system is indicated in the
viewfinder.
• Certain metering systems cannot be used with some
lenses (x 38).
• Metering systems and characteristics of each are as
follows:
”: 3D Color Matrix Metering
• This meter reads the entire image area and with
1,005-pixel RGB sensor, it determines the exposure
through advanced calculations that consider scene
brightness, contrast, subject distance and scene
color.
• 3D Color Matrix Metering is available only with D- or G-type CPU lenses. With CPU
lenses other than D- or G-type, or non-CPU lenses with focal lengths and maximum
apertures set in the “Non-CPU lens data” display in the Shooting Menu (x 144),
Color Matrix Metering is activated without distance information from the lens.
• Matrix Metering is available only with CPU lenses or non-CPU lenses that has
specified focal lengths and maximum apertures in the “Non-CPU lens data” display.
With other lenses, metering system automatically switches to Center-Weighted.
• Center-Weighted or Spot Metering is recommended in Auto Exposure Lock (x 72)
or exposure compensation (x 74).
• Set the metering system to Center-Weighted or Spot when using type U focusing
screen (optional, x 168)..
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“: Center-Weighted Metering
• Center-Weighted Metering places special emphasis
on brightness within the 12mm-diameter circle in
the viewfinder, so it is useful for basing exposure on
a specific area of the scene.
CSM b4: The area of the Center-Weighted meter’s sensitivity can be changed
to 8mm-dia., 12mm-dia., 15mm-dia., 20mm-dia. circle or average of the entire
viewfinder (x 98).
• Nearly 100% of the meter’s sensitivity is
concentrated on the 4mm-dia. area (approx. 1.5%
of entire frame) within the selected focus area of
the viewfinder. Use Spot Metering to base the
exposure on a very small area within the frame, such
as with backlit subjects or high-contrast scenes.
• When Spot Metering is selected, shifting the focus area also shifts Spot Metering to
the appropriate position. In Group Dynamic AF Mode (x 52), center focus area
within the group is activated. However, Spot Metering area stays at the center (does
not shift) as long as Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority (x 53) is
activated, when a non-CPU lens (x 39) is used or “Other screen” is selected in
Custom setting “b6: Screen comp.” (x 98) (meter’s sensitivity area becomes 6mmdia. [approx. 3.3% of entire frame]).
Filters that require filter factor
Effect of Matrix Metering may not be fully attained when a filter that requires filter
factor (x 169) is attached. In this case, Center-Weighted Metering is recommended.
CSM f3: Function of the FUNC button can be set to “Matrix metering”,
“Center-weighted” or “Spot metering”. When the FUNC button is pressed,
metering system can be temporarily switched to one designated (x 108).
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Detailed Operation
ˇ: Spot Metering
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Shooting in Each Exposure Mode
• ¡: Programmed Auto
The camera automatically controls exposure based on an exposure
combination in the program chart that provides a correct exposure
for any shooting situation. For more complex shooting, use Flexible
Program, exposure compensation (x 74) or exposure bracketing (x
75).
• Programmed Auto can only be selected when using a CPU lens.
1
Rotate the Main-Command Dial while
pressing the exposure mode MODE button
to select ¡.
2
Compose picture, focus and shoot.
Flexible Program
In Programmed Auto, by rotating the Main-Command
Dial you can change the combination of shutter speed
and aperture while maintaining correct exposure. With
this function, shooting in Programmed Auto is virtually
the same as shooting in Shutter-Priority Auto or
Aperture-Priority Auto. * appears in the top LCD panel
when the Flexible Program is used. To cancel the
Flexible Program, rotate the Main-Command Dial until
disappears, change the exposure mode, turn the
*power
switch off, change the setting in Custom
Setting “b1: EV step” (x 97), or perform Two-Button
Reset (x 147).
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When a CPU Nikkor lens other than G-type is not set to its minimum aperture
setting, ƒEE blinks in the top LCD panel and viewfinder and the shutter locks.
When the subject is too dark or bright, one of the following warning indications
will appear in the top and rear LCD panels (detailed and large displays) or
viewfinder:
• H1: Use ND filter.
• Lo: Use Speedlight.
Program chart
The program chart shows exposure control in Programmed Auto exposure
mode.
12
13
9
11
8
10
5
7
8
6
4
3
2
4
2
1"
0
2"
1
-1
-3
]
V
-4
[E
-2
—— With ISO 100 film, a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4 and a minimum
aperture of f/16 (e.g. AF 50mm f/1.4D):
EV range: EV 0-20
14
F1
15
F1.4
16
1
/3
16
F2
17
F2.8
19
18
Aperture F4F5.6
20
F8
21
F11
22
F16
F22
F32
30" 15" 8" 4"
15 30 60 125 250 500 1000 200040008000
Shutter speed
• There are limitations for minimum and maximum EV depending on the film speed.
• In Matrix Metering, any EV above 161/3 is maintained at EV 161/3 when using ISO
100 film.
CSM b1: Shutter speed/aperture value displayed in the top LCD panel, rear
LCD panel (in detailed or large display) and viewfinder can be set to change
in steps of 1/2 or one EV (x 97).
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Detailed Operation
When a non-CPU lens is attached, the exposure mode automatically switches to
Aperture-Priority Auto, ¡ blinks in the top LCD panel and £ appears in the
viewfinder. When the maximum aperture is specified in “Non-CPU lens data” (x
144), aperture value is displayed in the top LCD panel, rear LCD panel (in detailed
or large display) and viewfinder. In this case, aperture can be set to intermediate
values with the aperture ring but the display only shows changes in one EV steps.
When the maximum aperture is not specified, the aperture display shows the EV
step difference from the maximum aperture (i.e., ∂2: two steps from the
maximum aperture); set/confirm aperture with the lens aperture ring.
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Shooting in Each Exposure Mode—continued
• ™: Shutter-Priority Auto
Enables you to manually set your desired shutter speed (30-1/8000
sec., X); the camera automatically selects the proper aperture to
provide correct exposure. With high shutter speeds, you can freeze
the motion of a fast-moving subject; with slower speeds, you can
create a blurry, motion effect.
• Shutter-Priority Auto can only be selected with a CPU lens.
1
While pressing the exposure mode MODE
button, rotate the Main-Command Dial to
select ™.
2
Set the shutter speed (30-1/8000 sec., X) by
rotating the Main-Command Dial.
3
Compose picture, focus and shoot.
Changing from Manual to Shutter-Priority Auto
If you select a shutter speed of buLb in Manual exposure mode and then select
Shutter-Priority Auto without changing the shutter speed, the buLb indicator in the
shutter speed display will blink and the shutter cannot be released. Rotate the main
command dial to select a different shutter speed before shooting.
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Locking shutter speed
Detailed display
When a CPU Nikkor lens other than G-type is not set to its minimum aperture
setting, ƒEE blinks in the top LCD panel and viewfinder and the shutter locks.
When a non-CPU lens is attached, exposure mode automatically switches to
Aperture-Priority Auto. ™ blinks in the top LCD panel and £ appears in the
viewfinder. When the maximum aperture is specified in “Non-CPU lens data” (x
144), the aperture value is displayed in the top LCD panel, rear LCD panel (in
detailed or large display) and viewfinder. In this case, aperture can be set to an
intermediate value with the aperture ring but the display only shows changes in
one EV steps. When the maximum aperture is not specified, aperture display
shows the EV step difference from the maximum aperture (i.e., ∂2: two steps
from maximum aperture); set/confirm aperture with the lens aperture ring.
When the subject is too dark or too bright, one of the following warning
indications will appear in the top and rear LCD panels (detailed and large
displays) or viewfinder (electronic analog exposure display will also indicate the
amount of under- or overexposure):
• H1: Select higher shutter speed. If the warning indication does not disappear,
use an ND filter.
• Lo: Select a slower shutter speed. If the warning indication does not disappear,
use a Speedlight.
CSM b1: Shutter speed/aperture value displayed in the top LCD panel, rear
LCD panel (in detailed or large display) and viewfinder can be set to change
in steps of 1/2 or one EV (x 97).
CSM f4: Shutter speed can be set to be adjusted using the Sub-Command Dial
(x 109).
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Detailed Operation
To lock the shutter speed set in step 2, rotate the
Main-Command Dial while pressing the shutter
speed/aperture lock button so shutter speed lock
indication ¬ appears in the top LCD panel and
viewfinder. The shutter speed display is reversed in
the rear LCD panel (in detailed and large displays).
To release the lock, rotate the Main-Command Dial
while pressing the shutter speed/aperture lock
button so shutter speed lock indication ¬
disappears in the LCD panel and viewfinder.
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Shooting in Each Exposure Mode—continued
• £: Aperture-Priority Auto
Enables you to set the desired aperture (lens’ minimum to maximum)
manually. The camera automatically selects a shutter speed suitable
for correct exposure. By varying the aperture, and thus controlling
the depth of field, you can sharpen the background and foreground,
or blur the background. In flash photography, varying the aperture
changes the flash shooting distance (x 163).
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1
While pressing the exposure mode MODE
button, rotate the Main-Command Dial to
select £.
2
Set the aperture by rotating the SubCommand Dial.
3
Compose picture, focus and shoot.
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Locking aperture
Detailed display
When a CPU Nikkor lens other than G-type is not set to its minimum aperture
setting, ƒEE blinks in the top LCD panel and viewfinder and the shutter locks.
When the maximum aperture is specified in “Non-CPU lens data” (x 144),
aperture value is displayed in the top LCD panel, rear LCD panel (in detailed or
large display) and viewfinder. In this case, aperture can be set to an intermediate
value with the aperture ring but the display only shows changes in one EV steps.
When the maximum aperture is not specified, aperture display shows the EV step
difference from the maximum aperture (i.e., ∂2: two steps from maximum
aperture); set/confirm aperture with the lens aperture ring.
When the subject is too dark or too bright, one of the following warnings will
appear in the top and rear LCD panels (detailed and large displays) or viewfinder
(electronic analog exposure display will also indicate the amount of under- or
overexposure):
• H1: Select smaller aperture (larger f-number). If the warning indication does not
disappear, use an ND filter.
• Lo: Select larger aperture (smaller f-number). If the warning indication does not
disappear, use a Speedlight.
CSM b1: Shutter speed/aperture value displayed in the top LCD panel, rear
LCD panel (in detailed or large display) and viewfinder can be set to change
in steps of 1/2 or one EV (x 97).
CSM f4: When a lens other than G-type is attached, aperture can be set to be
adjusted using only the lens aperture ring (x 110). Also, aperture can be set
to be adjusted using the Main-Command Dial (x 109).
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Detailed Operation
To lock aperture set in step 2, rotate the SubCommand Dial while pressing the shutter
speed/aperture lock button so aperture lock
indication ¬ appears in the top LCD panel and
viewfinder. The aperture display is reversed in the
rear LCD panel (in detailed and large displays). To
release the lock, rotate the Sub-Command Dial
while pressing the shutter speed/aperture lock
button so aperture lock indication ¬ disappears in
the LCD panel and viewfinder. Aperture lock is also
released when the lens is detached.
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Shooting in Each Exposure Mode—continued
• ¢: Manual
Enables you to set both shutter speed (Bulb and 30-1/8,000 sec., X)
and aperture (lens’ minimum to maximum) manually. With electronic
analog exposure display in the top LCD panel or viewfinder, you can
produce various creative effects by adjusting the exposure. Long Time
Exposure (Bulb) can be set in Manual exposure mode.
1
While pressing the exposure mode MODE
button, rotate the Main-Command Dial to
select ¢, then compose picture.
2
Set the shutter speed and aperture and
confirm with the electronic analog exposure
display in the viewfinder.
• Set the shutter speed by rotating the MainCommand Dial and the aperture by rotating
the Sub-Command Dial. These functions can be
set independently.
• Long Time Exposure (Bulb) can be selected by
setting the shutter speed to buLb (x 80).
3
Compose picture, focus and shoot.
Locking shutter speed/aperture
Selected shutter speed and/or aperture can be locked. To lock shutter speed, see
“Locking shutter speed” x 67. To lock aperture, see “Locking aperture” x 69.
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Electronic analog exposure display
In 1/3 EV steps
Correct exposure
In 1/2 EV steps
Correct exposure
In one EV steps
Correct exposure
–2/3 EV
–1/2 EV
Under –3 EV
Over +3 EV
+1/2 EV
+1 EV
Lens aperture ring
When a CPU Nikkor lens other than G-type is not set to its minimum aperture
setting, ƒEE blinks in the top LCD panel and viewfinder and the shutter locks.
Non-CPU lens
When a non-CPU lens is attached and the maximum aperture is specified in “NonCPU lens data” (x 144), aperture value is displayed in the top LCD panel, rear LCD
panel (in detailed or large display) and viewfinder. In this case, aperture can be set to
an intermediate value with the aperture ring but the display only shows changes in
one EV steps. When the maximum aperture is not specified, aperture display shows
the step difference from the maximum aperture (i.e., ∂2: two steps from maximum
aperture); set/confirm aperture with the lens aperture ring.
Exposure factor with AF Micro-Nikkor lens
When an AF Micro-Nikkor lens is attached and you’re setting aperture using SubCommand Dial aided by an external exposure meter, you do not need to take the
exposure factor into consideration. Exposure compensation is required only when
setting aperture using the lens aperture ring.
CSM b1: Shutter speed/aperture value displayed in the top LCD panel, rear
LCD panel (in detailed or large display) and viewfinder can be set to change
in steps of 1/2 or one EV (x 97).
CSM b5: In Manual exposure mode, the slowest shutter speed can be
prolonged from 30 sec. to 30 min. (x 98).
CSM f4: When a lens other than G-type is attached, aperture can be set to be
adjusted using only the lens aperture ring (x 110). Also, shutter speed can be
set to be adjusted using the Sub-Command Dial and aperture with the MainCommand Dial (x 109).
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Detailed Operation
The following examples show electronic analog exposure display indications.
The electronic analog exposure display blinks when subject brightness is beyond the
camera’s exposure range.
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Auto Exposure Lock
To control the exposure of a specific area within a scene, measure
the exposure for the area with Spot or Center-Weighted Metering,
then press the AE/AF-L button to lock the exposure, and recompose
the picture. Set exposure to a mode other than Manual.
1
While pressing the metering system selector
lock release, rotate the metering system
selector to select Center-Weighted or Spot
Metering.
• Matrix Metering is not recommended since the
exposure cannot be properly locked.
2
Position focus area (in Spot metering) or
center of the frame (in Center-Weighted
metering) on subject and lightly press the
shutter release button, then press the
AE/AF-L button. Confirm focus indicator /
appears in the viewfinder.
• When the AE/AF-L button is pressed, AE-L
appears in the viewfinder.
3
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While pressing the AE/AF-L button,
recompose, focus and shoot.
• While the exposure is locked, the metering
system only changes when the AE/AF-L button
is released (not when the metering system
selector is adjusted).
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Locked exposure area in each metering system
Spot Metering
• In Single Area AF mode (x 52), Dynamic AF mode (x 52) or Manual focus (x
61) with CPU lens:
Exposure at the selected focus area
• In Group Dynamic AF mode (x 52) with CPU lens:
Exposure at the center focus area of the selected focus group
• In Dynamic AF mode with Closest-Subject Priority (x 53), with non-CPU lens is
used (x 39) or when “Other screen” is selected in Custom setting “b6: Screen
comp.” (x 98):
Exposure at the center focus area
Detailed Operation
Center-Weighted Metering
Exposure at 12mm-diameter circle at center
Available functions in Auto Exposure Lock with each exposure
mode
• ¡ (Programmed Auto): Flexible Program (x 64)
• ™ (Shutter-Priority Auto): Shutter speed adjustment
• £ (Aperture-Priority Auto): Aperture adjustment
In any of these three situations, controlled shutter speed and/or aperture will be
displayed.
Auto Exposure Lock in autofocus operation
• Focus Lock (x 58) is simultaneously activated. Confirm / in the viewfinder.
CSM c1: Auto Exposure Lock can be set to be activated by lightly pressing the
shutter release button (x 99).
CSM c2: Operation when the AE/AF-L button is pressed can be changed as
follows (x 99).
• Only exposure is locked.
• Exposure remains locked until shutter is released, exposure meter turns off or
AE/AF-L button is pressed again.
• Exposure remains locked until exposure meter is off or AE/AF-L button is pressed
again (pressing shutter release button does not release the lock).
• Only focus is locked.
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Exposure Compensation
To adjust exposure control, use the exposure compensation function.
This can be useful when the subject has pronounced contrast or when
bracketing exposure with color slide film (where the latitude for a
proper exposure is minimal). Use Center-Weighted or Spot Metering.
Exposure compensation can be performed in any exposure mode.
1
Set exposure compensation by rotating the
Main-Command Dial while pressing the =
button until the desired compensation value
appears (–5 EV to +5 EV in 1/3 EV steps).
• When the = button is pressed, the electronic
analog exposure display indicates the exposure
compensation value (and “0” of the indicator
blinks).
• When the exposure compensation is set, =
appears in the top LCD panel and viewfinder. The
compensation value is displayed in the top and
rear LCD panels (in detailed or large display).
• While the = button is pressed, { (if the
compensation is to the + side) or } (if the
compensation is to the – side) is displayed in the
viewfinder.
• To cancel exposure compensation, rotate the
Main-Command Dial while pressing the = button
to reset the compensation value to 0.0. This can
also be done by performing Two-Button Reset (x
147). (Turning the power switch off does not
cancel the exposure compensation function.)
–1.0 EV compensation
–1.0 EV compensation
(detailed display)
2
Compose picture, focus and shoot.
When exposure compensation is set while Speedlight is used, flash output level is
also compensated.
Normally, you should compensate exposure to the + side when the background is
brighter than your main subject, or to the – side when the background is darker.
CSM b2: Compensation value can be set to be changed in 1/2 or one EV steps
(x 97).
CSM b3: Exposure compensation can be set to be performed using the Mainor Sub-Command Dial without pressing the exposure compensation button
(x 97).
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Auto Exposure Bracketing
Auto Exposure Bracketing allows you to shoot at selected
compensated EV values (maximum of ±3 EV) shifting from the
automatically set proper exposure (or selected exposure in Manual
exposure mode) for a selected number of shots (maximum of 7) each
time the shutter is released. Auto Exposure Bracketing can be
performed in any exposure mode.
While pressing the Auto Exposure Bracketing
BKT button, rotate the Main-Command Dial
to set the number of shots and SubCommand Dial to set compensated EV value.
• While the BKT button is pressed, check the
number of shots and compensated EV values in
the rear LCD panel.
• When the selected number of shots is a value
other than “0”, z appears in the top LCD
panel and viewfinder. Electronic analog exposure
display indicates the Bracketing status. (In Manual
exposure mode, the Bracketing status is displayed
only in the top LCD panel.) The compensated EV
value and Bracketing indicator are displayed in
the rear LCD panel.
• See pages 76-77 for the combinations of the
number of shots and compensated EV value.
2
Compose picture, focus and shoot.
• Compensated shutter speed and aperture values are displayed during shooting.
Shutter speed and aperture in Programmed Auto, aperture in ShutterPriority Auto and shutter speed in Aperture-Priority Auto and Manual
exposure mode are shifted.
In any of the exposure modes, Flash Exposure Bracketing (in which the
TTL Auto Flash level of the lighted main subject is shifted) and Auto
Exposure Bracketing (in which the exposure of a background lighted by
ambient light is shifted) are performed simultaneously when a Speedlight
is used.
CSM e5: Bracketing can be set to perform only Auto Exposure Bracketing or
Flash Exposure Bracketing where both are normally performed simultaneously
(x 105).
CSM e6: In Manual exposure mode, shutter speed, aperture and flash output
level, or aperture and flash output level, or only flash output level can be set
to be shifted where normally shutter speed and flash output level are shifted
(x 106).
CSM e8: Auto Exposure Bracketing can be set to be turned on/off with the
Main-Command Dial, and the Sub-Command Dial can be used to select the
number of shots and compensated EV value (x 106).
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Detailed Operation
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Auto Exposure Bracketing—continued
• Combination of number of shots and compensated EV value
Compensated
EV value
Number
of shots
1/3 step
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Bracketing indicator
(top LCD panel)
Bracketing order
(default setting)
Indication in
“Preset select”*
7, – and
+ sides
0, –1.0, –0.7, –0.3,
+0.3, +0.7, +1.0
—
1/2 step
7, – and
+ sides
0, –1.5, –1.0, –0.5,
+0.5, +1.0, +1.5
—
2/3 step
7, – and
+ sides
0, –2.0, –1.3, –0.7,
+0.7, +1.3, +2.0
—
1 step
7, – and
+ sides
0, –3.0, –2.0, –1.0,
+1.0, +2.0, +3.0
—
1/3 step
5, – and
+ sides
0, –0.7, –0.3,
+0.3, +0.7
—
1/2 step
5, – and
+ sides
0, –1.0, –0.5,
+0.5, +1.0
—
2/3 step
5, – and
+ sides
0, –1.3, –0.7,
+0.7, +1.3
—
1 step
5, – and
+ sides
0, –2.0, –1.0,
+1.0, +2.0
—
1/3 step
3, – and
+ sides
0, –0.3, +0.3
1/2 step
3, – and
+ sides
0, –0.5, +0.5
2/3 step
3, – and
+ sides
0, –0.7, +0.7
1 step
3, – and
+ sides
0, –1.0, +1.0
1/3 step
2,
– side
0, –0.3
1/2 step
2,
– side
0, –0.5
2/3 step
2,
– side
0, –0.7
1 step
2,
– side
0, –1.0
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Compensated
EV value
Number
of shots
Bracketing indicator
(top LCD panel)
Bracketing order
(default setting)
1/3 step
2, + side
0, +0.3
1/2 step
2, + side
0, +0.5
2/3 step
2, + side
0, +0.7
1 step
2, + side
0, +1.0
1/3 step
3, – side
–0.3, –0.7, 0
1/2 step
3, – side
–1.0, –0.5, 0
2/3 step
3, – side
–1.3, –0.7, 0
1 step
3, – side
–2.0, –1.0, 0
1/3 step
3, + side
+0.3, 0, +0.7
1/2 step
3, + side
+0.5, 0, +1.0
2/3 step
3, + side
+0.7, 0, +1.3
1 step
3, + side
+1.0, 0, +2.0
Indication in
“Preset select”*
Detailed Operation
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* When the “Preset select” is set in “e8: Auto BKT selection”, (x 106) the
indication appears when selecting the combinations of compensated EV value and
the number of shots. In this setting, the combinations indicated with ¬ cannot be
selected.
• When the number of shots other than two is selected, shot of middle EV value is
taken first. The following shots are successively taken from negative to positive
value.
• Compensated EV value can be set regardless of the setting in Custom Setting “b1:
EV step” (x 97). Shutter speed and aperture indication may not correspond to
actual values during Bracketing depending on the setting in “b1: EV step”.
CSM e7: Bracketing order can be set to change from negative EV value to
positive EV value (x 106).
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Auto Exposure Bracketing—continued
• Canceling Auto Exposure Bracketing
• To cancel Bracketing, while pressing the BKT button rotate the Main-Command Dial
so the number of shots becomes “0” (the compensated EV value previously
selected will remain). Or, rotate the Main-Command Dial and select “OFF” when
the “Preset value select” is selected in “e8: Auto BKT selection” (the number of
shots and compensated EV values previously selected will remain).
• Bracketing is also canceled when Two-Button Reset (x 147) is performed, selecting
another Custom Bank (x 91), Custom Reset is performed (x 92) or setting is
changed in Custom Setting “b1: EV step” or “b2: Exp. comp. EV” (x 97).
Auto Exposure Bracketing and other functions
• If the exposure compensation function (x 74) is also set, Bracketing will be
combined with the exposure compensation values. It is useful to perform Bracketing
with a compensated value of over +3 EV or under –3 EV.
• With film advance mode in CL (continuous low-speed), CH (continuous highspeed) or Cs (continuous silent-low-speed), fully depress and hold the shutter
release button until the set number of shots has been taken and film advance stops
automatically. If “Bracketing burst” is selected in the Custom Setting menu “f3
FUNC Button”, Auto Exposure Bracketing will be performed repeatedly even after
the selected number of shots has been reached as long as the shutter release
button is kept pressed while the FUNC. button is pressed (x 108).
• In S (single frame) film advance mode, if “Bracketing burst” is selected in the
Custom Setting menu “f3 FUNC Button”, Bracketing is performed until the set
number of shots has been taken as long as the shutter release button is kept
depressed while the FUNC. button is pressed, and film advance stops automatically
(x 108).
• If the Self-Timer (x 82) is also set, Bracketing is performed one frame at a time
(until the selected number of shots has been reached).
If the end of the film roll is reached during Bracketing
The remaining shots can be taken after new film has been loaded. Also, if you turn
the power switch off during Bracketing, the remaining shots can be taken after the
power is turned back on.
Shutter speed is not shifted under the conditions noted below. If “Aperture”,
“Speed/Aperture” or “Flash” is selected in Custom Setting menu “e6 M mode
bkting”, Auto Exposure Bracketing (in which aperture or TTL Auto flash level is
shifted) can be performed (x 106).
• “On” is selected in Custom Setting menu “b5 Extend Shtr. Spd” (x 98) and
shutter speed slower than 40 sec. is set.
• Shutter speed is set to X in Manual exposure mode.
• Shutter speed is set to Bulb when using a Speedlight.
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Bracketing indicator during shooting
• As each shot is taken, the indicator for each compensated EV value disappears.
See examples below.
Status of
Bracketing
1/3 EV steps, 3 shots, – and +
Rear LCD
Top LCD panel
panel
2/3 EV steps, 3 shots, –
Rear LCD
Top LCD panel
panel
Setting done
1st shot taken
3rd shot taken
Approx. 0.5 sec.
after the 3rd shot
Bracketing indicator in exposure compensation
• Bracketing indication is shifted according to the exposure compensation value.
However, if the maximum compensation value exceeds the indicator’s scale, # or
% appears.
Compensation value
1/3 EV steps
3 shots, – and +
2/3 EV steps
3 shots, –
No compensation
+1.0
+2.7
–3.0
–4.0
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Detailed Operation
2nd shot taken
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Long Time Exposure
This function is useful for shooting nighttime scenes such as stars,
which require an extended exposure of more than 30 sec. The shutter
remains open as long as the shutter release button is kept fully
depressed. (Use of a tripod is recommended.)
1
While pressing the exposure mode button
MODE, rotate the Main-Command Dial to
select ¢ (Manual exposure).
• Use the LCD illuminator (x 81) to view the
LCD panel in the dark.
2
Rotate the Main-Command Dial to select
buLb and rotate the Sub-Command Dial to
set the aperture.
• If buLb is selected in Manual exposure mode
and the exposure mode is changed to ShutterPriority Auto, buLb blinks and the shutter
locks.
• Continuous exposure of approx. 5 hours is
possible with 3V lithium batteries. Note that
when shooting at low temperatures,
continuous exposure time is reduced.
3
Compose picture, focus and shoot.
• The shutter remains open as long as the shutter release button is kept fully
depressed.
• Use of the optional remote cord MC-20 or MC-30 (x 171) reduces camera
shake.
Power source
Use of a fresh set of batteries is recommended to avoid power shortage during long
time exposure. Also, optional Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40 (x 166) enables
prolonged long time exposure.
CSM b5: In Manual exposure mode, the slowest shutter speed can be changed
from 30 sec. to 30 min. (x 98).
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Diopter Adjustment/LCD Illuminator
• Diopter adjustment
The finder diopter enables near- or far-sighted photographers to
adjust the eyepiece diopter to suit their vision.
Pull up the diopter adjustment knob and rotate
while looking through the viewfinder until the
focus brackets in the viewfinder appear sharp.
• The adjustable range of the finder diopter is –2m–1
to +1m–1. Five optional eyepiece correction lenses
DK-17C provide a viewfinder diopter range of
–3m–1 to +2m–1 (x 167).
Detailed Operation
Using the diopter adjustment knob
Since the diopter adjustment knob is located next to the viewfinder, take care to
avoid injuring your eye while rotating the knob.
Attaching eyepiece correction lenses
Before attaching an eyepiece correction lens (optional;
x 167), remove the viewfinder eyepiece DK-17.
1. Close the eyepiece shutter and unlock 1.
2. Detach the supplied eyepiece from the camera body
by rotating it counterclockwise 2.
3. Attach the eyepiece correction lens by firmly screwing
it in clockwise.
4. Open the eyepiece shutter and lock.
• LCD illuminator
Displays in the top and rear LCD panels can be confirmed in the dark
with the LCD illuminator.
Rotate the power switch to Œ. The exposure
meter turns on and the LCD panel is illuminated
in green.
• When the power switch is released, it returns to the
“on” position, but illumination remains on as long
as the exposure meter is on. Illumination turns off
after shutter release.
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Self-Timer Operation
The self-timer allows you to put yourself in the picture, or if you
want to avoid touching the camera to avoid shake just before
exposure. Use a tripod or place the camera on a stable surface before
using the self-timer.
1
While pressing the film advance mode
selector lock release, set the film advance
mode selector to V.
2
Compose picture, focus and fully depress
the shutter release button.
• Do not stand in front of the lens when setting the
self-timer in autofocus mode.
• Once the self-timer is activated, the shutter will
release in 10 seconds (default setting). The self-timer
indicator LED will blink for 8 sec., then stop blinking
2 sec. before the shutter is released.
• Self-timer shooting cannot be performed when the
camera’s shutter cannot be released (i.e. when
subject cannot be brought into focus with autofocus
in Single Servo AF).
• To cancel the self-timer, set the film advance mode
selector to a position other than V.
• When buLb is selected in Manual exposure mode,
shutter speed is controlled to approx. 1/10 sec.
Close the viewfinder eyepiece shutter
To ensure correct exposure in exposure modes other than
manual, close the viewfinder eyepiece shutter after
focusing. This will prevent light entering via the
viewfinder from interfering with the autoexposure
operation.
CSM c5: The time delay of the self-timer can also be set to 2, 5, or 20 sec.
(x 100).
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Depth-of-Field Preview/Film Plane Indicator
• Depth-of-field preview
• Pressing the depth-of-field button stops the lens
down to the aperture controlled in Programmed
Auto or Shutter-Priority Auto exposure mode, and
down to the aperture selected in Aperture-Priority
Auto or Manual exposure mode. By looking through
the viewfinder, the approximate depth of field (x
164) with the given aperture can be confirmed.
• Modeling flash is also fired with optional Speedlight
SB-800 and SB-600 (x 151). To cancel modeling
flash, turn the Speedlight off or select “Off” in the
Custom Setting “e4: Modeling flash” (x 105).
• Exposure is locked (x 72) simultaneously before
stopping the lens down with CPU lens. Correct
exposure will be obtained by releasing the shutter
with the depth-of-field button pressed.
• Film plane indicator
The film plane indicator shows the position of the film plane inside
the camera body.
• The film plane indicator shows the standard line of
the shooting distance and indicates the position of
the film plane inside the camera body. Use this
indicator when measuring actual camera-to-subject
distance, e.g. in close-up photography.
• The exact distance from the lens mounting flange to
the film plane is 46.5mm.
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Detailed Operation
Depress the depth-of-field preview button to
confirm the depth of field through the
viewfinder.
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Mirror Up Photography
Mirror up photography is ideal for situations in which camera shake
is likely. Press the shutter release button once to raise mirror, and
press again to take the photograph.
3
1
While pressing the film advance mode
selector lock release, set the film advance
mode selector to M-UP (mirror up).
2
Compose picture, focus and press the
shutter release button to raise the mirror.
• In AF operation, exposure and focus are locked
just before the mirror is raised, and framing
cannot be confirmed in the viewfinder while
the mirror is raised.
Press the shutter release button again to release the shutter. The mirror
returns to original position.
• Canceling mirror up mode
• Set the film advance mode selector to a position other than M-UP after releasing
the shutter. (Mirror up mode is canceled by the same operation while the mirror is
up; however, shutter is released automatically and film advances by one frame.)
• In the following situations, the shutter is automatically released and film advances
by one frame but mirror up mode is not canceled:
• Approx. 30 sec. after mirror is raised
• Camera power is turned off
Cautions in mirror up photography
• Do not leave the camera in M-UP mode under sunlight, especially when using a
large-diameter lens. The shutter curtain could be burned.
• When the R1 button is pressed while mirror is up, the shutter is released, Err
blinks in the top LCD panel and viewfinder, and ERR is displayed in the rear LCD
panel. Depress the shutter release button to turn off these warnings (film advances
by one frame but the frame counter remains unchanged).
Use of a Remote Cord MC-20 or MC-30 reduces camera shake even more in
mirror up photography (x 171).
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Changing Focusing Screens
In addition to the supplied B-type BriteView screen, other optional
interchangeable focusing screens (type U, E, M, J, A and L, x 168)
are available for the F6.
1
Turn the power switch off, remove the lens
from the camera body and pull the focusing
screen release latch outward using the
supplied tweezers.
• The holder will spring open when the focusing
screen release latch is pulled outward.
2
Detailed Operation
1
1
2
2
Remove the screen by grasping the small
tab with the tweezers, and set the
replacement screen in place.
• Make sure the screen is set properly.
3
Using the tweezers, push the front edge of
the holder upward until it clicks into place.
• Be sure not to touch the reflex mirror or the
surfaces of the focusing screens.
• Always use F6 focusing screens (focusing
screens for other cameras cannot be used).
Focusing screen compensation
No compensation is required with type B or E focusing screens or in Matrix metering.
With screens other than type B or E, the EV level of the focusing screen may require
compensation depending upon the focusing screen, lens, or teleconverter attached.
To compensate EV level, set “Other screen” in Custom Setting “b6 Screen comp.”
(x 98). (For the appropriate compensation value, see the instruction manual of the
focusing screen.)
• For focusing screens other than B- or E-type, “Other screen” must be set even
when the compensation value is “0”.
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Self-Diagnostic Shutter System
The F6 is equipped with a self-diagnostic shutter that automatically
controls the shutter speed for each release of the shutter.
The self-diagnostic shutter automatically detects inaccuracies in performance
and readjusts the shutter speed for greater accuracy in subsequent shooting.
Also, if a malfunction is detected or the shutter curtain fails to operate, Err
blinks in the top LCD panel and in the viewfinder.
• The above warnings are displayed when any malfunction is detected. Fully depress
the shutter release button once. If Err in the top LCD panel and viewfinder stops
blinking, the malfunction is corrected. If Err continues blinking, turn the power off
and take the camera to an authorized Nikon dealer or service center for repair.
• The picture at the frame where the warning appeared may not have been taken
properly.
• In rare cases, the warning may not appear when the shutter malfunctions.
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Menu Guide
Details on each menu are described in this section.
• Custom Setting menu (x 90-110)
• Create a combination of functions that are
different from the initial factory settings.
Menu Guide
• Setup menu (x 111-124)
• Settings such as recording shooting data or
date (x 35) are in setup menu.
• Shooting menu (x 125-143)
• Imprint shooting data, multiple exposure
and interval timer settings are selected in
shooting menu.
• Non-CPU lens (x 144-146)
• Focal length and maximum aperture of nonCPU lens are set in lens data.
• Language (x 34)
• Set language displayed in the rear LCD
panel.
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Operation in Menu (all menus)
Press P or { on the multi-selector to change the highlighted
selection and > (or center) to make settings or selections in the
menu display.
• Setting menu (Example: Custom Setting menu, a3: Group dynamic AF)
1
Turn the Power switch on and press the MENU button to display the
menu.
• Unlock the multi-selector if it is locked.
2
Display desired menu.
• Press P/{ on the multi-selector to select the desired menu and press > so the
menu display appears.
3
Display desired item.
• Press P/{ to select your desired item and > to display details of the item
(sub-menu).
4
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Display the desired function.
• Press P/{ to select your desired function from the sub-menu and > to
display settings of the function.
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• Further sub-menus are available in the “a5: Focus area illum” and “f4:
Command dials”.
5
Set the function.
• Press P/{ to select the desired setting and > to set and return to the menu
display selected in step 3.
6
Complete the procedure.
• Press < button to backtrack display by display, or press MENU button twice to
return to the Shooting data display.
1
2
1
3
3
2
4
1
2
1:Level of layer [
]
The number of horizontal lines at the top of the
menu indicates the level of layer. The deeper the
layer you are, the greater the number of lines
displayed.
2:Submenu [>]
“>” to the right of an option indicates that a
submenu is available for that option.
3:Setting other than default [ ]
“ ” to the left of an option indicates that the
selected option is a setting other than default.
4:Setting
The selected option setting is displayed at the
bottom. If a submenu is available for the selected
option, “Sub-menu” is displayed.
4
1
2
4
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Menu display
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Custom Setting Menu
This feature allows you to create a combination of functions that
differ from the initial factory settings.
• Custom Setting options
• Sub-menus are available for all options in groups a to f.
Custom setting option
C: Bank select
R: Reset CSM
a: Autofocus
a1 AF-C priority
a2 AF-S priority
a3 Grp. dyn. AF
a4 AF activation
a5 Area illum.
a6 Area select
a7 Vert. AF-ON
a8 M/A mode
b: Metering/Exp.
b1 EV step
b2 Exp. comp. EV
b3 Exp. comp.
b4 Center weight
b5 Shutter spd.
b6 Screen comp.
c: Timers/Lock
c1 AE Lock
c2 AE-L/AF-L
c3 AF-ON/AE-L
c4 Auto mtr-off
c5 Self-timer
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x
91
92
94
94
94
95
95
96
96
96
97
97
97
98
98
98
99
99
100
100
100
Custom setting option
d: Shoot/Display
d1 Film loading
d2 Film rewind
d3 Film leader
d4 Last frame
d5 MB-40 CH fps
d6 DX warning
d7 Rear panel
d8 Imprint den.
d9 MB-40 Battery
e: BKT/Flash
e1 Sync speed
e2 Slowest speed
e3 AA flash mode
e4 Modeling
e5 Auto BKT set
e6 M mode bkting
e7 Bkting order
e8 Bkting select
f: Controls
f1 Center button
f2 Selector
f3 FUNC. button
f4 Command dials
f5 Buttons/dials
x
101
101
101
102
102
102
103
103
103
104
104
105
105
105
106
106
106
107
107
108
109
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• Details on Custom Setting options
(default setting in bold type)
C: Bank select
Combinations of functions set in groups a-f can be stored in “bank” A, B, C
or D, and a six-letter/number can be designated for each bank.
Options:
A: Select bank A
B: Select bank B
C: Select bank C
D: Select bank D
• Select your desired Custom Setting bank from A-D and press > to display
“Rename”. If you do not wish to rename, press > to set. To name the bank, see
the following.
• Press P/{ on the multi-selector to highlight “00000A”
and > to highlight the first digit.
• Press P/{ to select the desired letter/number.
• Press > to highlight the second to sixth digits and P/{ to
select the desired letter/number for each.
• Press > after selecting the sixth letter/number to set. The
display returns to the Custom Setting menu.
Changing the setting for an option in a particular bank (A to D) does not
affect the setting for that option in other banks.
If any setting in selected Custom bank (A to D) has been
changed from the original factory setting, Custom Setting
indication is displayed in the rear LCD panel. Example:
(Custom bank A)
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Menu Guide
• Renaming bank
Six letters (A to Z and a blank) and/or numbers (0 to 9) can be assigned to
each Custom Setting bank.
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Custom Setting Menu—continued
R: Reset CSM
In Reset CSM, all options can be reset to their initial factory settings. Only
the settings in your selected Custom Setting bank (A to D) will be reset.
Options:
No: Reset is not executed
Yes: Reset is executed
• Select desired Custom Setting bank from A-D and press > on the multi-selector to
display the confirmation window.
• Select “Yes” and press > to execute reset.
• Default settings of each option
Custom setting option
a: Autofocus
a1 AF-C priority
a2 AF-S priority
a3 Grp.dyn. AF
a4 AF activation
a5 Area illum.
Manual focus
Continuous
When selected
a6 Area select
a7 Vert. AF-ON
a8 M/A mode
b: Metering/Exp.
b1 EV step
b2 Exp. comp. EV
b3 Exp. comp.
b4 Center weight
b5 Shutter Spd.
b6 Screen comp.
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Default setting
Release + fps
Focus priority
Pattern 1 Center
Release/AF-ON
On
On
0.2 s
No wrap
AF-ON
Autofocus off
1/3 step
1/3 step
[+/–] & CMD Dial
ø 12mm
Off
B or E (off)
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Custom setting option
c: Timers/Lock
c1 AE Lock
c2 AE-L/AF-L
c3 AF-ON/AE-L
c4 Auto mtr-off
c5 Self-timer
d: Shoot/Display
d1 Film loading
d2 Film rewind
d3 Film leader
d4 Last frame
d5 MB-40 CH fps
d6 DX warning
d7 Rear panel
d8 Imprint den.
d9 MB-40 Battery
e: BKT/Flash
e1 Sync speed
e2 Slowest speed
e3 AA flash mode
e4 Modeling
e5 Auto BKT set
e6 M mode bkting
e7 Bkting order
e8 Bkting select
f: Controls
f1 Center button
f2 Selector
f3 FUNC. button
f4 Command dials
Rotation
Assignment
Aperture
Menus
f5 Buttons/dials
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Default setting
AE-L/AF-L button
AE/AF lock
Default
8s
10 s
Close back
Auto
Rewind leader in
End of film
8 fps
After film load
Normal
0
Alkaline (AA)
1/250
1/60
Off
On
AE & flash
Speed
MTR>Under>Over
Manual select
Menu Guide
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No action
FV Lock
Normal
Off
Sub-command dial
Off
Default
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Custom Setting Menu—continued
a1: AF-C priority
x 48
The default setting for Continuous Servo AF is release priority. However, film
advance speed can be set to decrease as much as possible to ensure a
correct focus. (Useful in situations such as using focus tracking under dark
conditions.) Also, it can be changed to focus priority, in which the shutter can
be released only when the subject is in focus
Options:
Release + fps: Shutter is released when the shutter release
button is pressed
Release + focus: Shutter is released when the shutter release
button is pressed but film advance rate drops to ensure
a correct focus
Focus priority: Shutter cannot be released unless subject is
in-focus
a2: AF-S priority
x 48
The default setting for Single Servo AF is focus priority. However, it can be
changed to release priority.
Options:
Focus priority: Shutter cannot be released unless subject is
in-focus
Release priority: Shutter is released when the shutter release
button is pressed
a3: Group dynamic AF
x 52
The pattern of the groups in Group Dynamic AF Mode can be changed.
Options:
Pattern 1 Center: Center-Subject Priority in Pattern 1
Pattern 1 Closest: Closest-Subject Priority in Pattern 1
Pattern 2 Center: Center-Subject Priority in Pattern 2
Pattern 2 Closest: Closest-Subject Priority in Pattern 2
• For the pattern of the groups of focus areas in Group
Dynamic AF Mode, see page 53.
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a4: AF activation
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x 28, 49
Autofocus operation is activated by lightly pressing the shutter release
button at the default setting. However, it can be set to be started only by
pressing the AF start button.
Options:
Release/AF-ON: Autofocus initiated by lightly pressing the
shutter release button or AF start button
AF-ON only: Autofocus initiated only by pressing the AF start
button
a5: Area illum.
x 50
In manual focus or continuous shooting, you can cancel the red highlighting
of the selected focus area. Also, you can change the duration of the red focus
area display to 0.2 sec. or 1 sec.
Menu Guide
Options:
Manual focus: Select On/Off for focus area illumination in
Manual focus
Continuous: Select On/Off for focus area illumination in
continuous shooting
When selected: Select the duration of illumination
a5-1: Manual focus
Options:
On: Selected focus area illuminated in Manual focus
Off: Selected focus area not illuminated in Manual focus
a5-2: Continuous mode
Options:
On: Selected focus area illuminated in continuous shooting
Off: Selected focus area not illuminated in continuous
shooting
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Custom Setting Menu—continued
a5-3: When selected
Options:
0.2 s: Selected focus area (by multi-selector) is illuminated for
0.2 sec.
1 s: Selected focus area (by multi-selector) is illuminated for 1
sec. In autofocus operation, selected focus area continues
to blink.
a6: Area select
x 50
The focus area can be set to be changed continuously in the same direction
by pressing the same position on the multi-selector. This option enables you
to switch the focus area to the opposite direction without having to press
the opposite position on the multi-selector.
Options:
No wrap: Focus area does not change continuously in the
same direction
Wrap: Focus area changes continuously in the same
direction
a7: Vert. AF-ON
x 166
The function of the AF start button for vertical shooting on Multi Power
Battery Pack MB-40 (optional) can be changed to assume the function of the
AE/AF-L button.
Options:
AF-ON: Operate as AF start button
AE/AF-L: Operate as AE/AF-L button
• Setting in Custom Setting “c2: AE-L/AF-L” (x 99)
becomes effective when “AE/AF-L” is selected.
a8: M/A mode
x 61
If the AF-S lens you are using supports autofocus with manual priority (M/A),
you can choose to allow autofocus operation in Manual focus.
Options:
Autofocus off: Manual focus selected
AF-C autofocus: Autofocus possible in Continuous Servo AF
AF-S autofocus: Autofocus possible in Single Servo AF
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b1: EV step
x 64, 66, 68, 70
At the default setting, shutter speed and aperture are indicated in 1/3 EV
steps. However, this can be changed to 1/2 or 1 EV steps.
Options:
1/3 step: Indicated/selected in 1/3 EV steps
1/2 step: Indicated/selected in 1/2 EV steps
1 step: Indicated/selected in 1 EV steps
b2: Exp. comp. EV
x 74
At the default setting, exposure compensation is set in 1/3 EV steps.
However, this can be changed to 1/2 or 1 EV steps.
b3: Exposure comp.
x 74
Exposure compensation is set using the Main-Command Dial and the =
button by default. However, it can be set to be selected using only the SubCommand Dial in Programmed Auto and Shutter-Priority Auto, or using only
the Main-Command Dial in Aperture-Priority Auto exposure mode.
Options:
[+/–] & CMD Dial: Exposure compensation selected with
Command Dial while pressing the = button
CMD Dial only: Exposure compensation selected only with
Command Dial
• If “CMD Dial only” is selected in Manual exposure mode, electronic analog displays
in the top LCD panel and viewfinder appear and “0” of the display blinks. In
Manual exposure mode, exposure compensation cannot be selected only with the
Command Dial even if ”CMD Dial only“ is selected.
• If “Change Main/Sub” is selected in “f4: Command dials” (x 109), the operation
of the Main- and Sub-Command Dials switch (except in Programmed Auto
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exposure mode).
Menu Guide
Options:
1/3 step: Selected in 1/3 EV steps
1/2 step: Selected in 1/2 EV steps
1 step: Selected in 1 EV steps
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Custom Setting Menu—continued
b4: Center weight
x 63
Area of meter’s sensitivity (concentration of 75%) in Center-Weighted
Metering can be changed. Also, the sensitivity can be set to average in the
entire frame.
Options:
ø 8mm: 8mm dia. Center-Weighted Metering circle
ø 12mm: 12mm dia. Center-Weighted Metering circle
ø 15mm: 15mm dia. Center-Weighted Metering circle
ø 20mm: 20mm dia. Center-Weighted Metering circle
Average: Average of entire viewfinder
b5: Extend Shtr. Spd
x 70
At the default setting, shutter speed in Manual exposure mode can be
selected as slow as 30 sec. This can be extended down to 30 min.
Options:
Off: Not extended
On: Extended
• With “On” selected, the following shutter speeds over 30 sec. can be selected with
the Main-Command Dial.
40 sec., 50 sec., 1 min., 1.5 min., 2 min., 3 min., 4 min., 5 min., 6 min., 8 min.,
10 min., 13 min., 15 min., 20 min., 25 min., 30 min.
• When these shutter speeds are selected, shutter speed is not compensated in
Auto Exposure Bracketing and electronic analog display turns off.
b6: Screen comp.
x 85, 168
Exposure value must be compensated depending on focusing screen, lens or
teleconverter used.
Options:
B or E (off): No compensation
Other screen: Compensation
• See the next page for setting compensation value.
• For focusing screen other than B- or E-type, “Other screen” must be set even when
the required compensation value is “0”.
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• Setting compensation value
Exposure can be compensated up to ±2 EV in 1/2 steps (see the instruction
manual of the focusing screen for the required compensation value).
• Press > on the multi-selector after selecting “Other
screen”. Display for setting compensation value appears.
• Press P/{ to select compensation value and > to set.
c1: AE Lock
x 72
At the default setting, exposure is locked when AE/AF-L button is pressed.
Exposure can also be set to be locked by pressing the shutter release button.
c2: AE-L/AF-L
x 58, 72
At the default setting, pressing the AE/AF-L button locks both exposure and
focus. This can be changed as following.
Options:
AE/AF lock: Both exposure and focus are locked
AE lock only: Only exposure is locked
AE-L hold/reset: Exposure remains locked until shutter is
released, exposure meter is off or AE/AF-L button is
pressed again
AE lock hold: Exposure remains locked until exposure meter
is off or AE/AF-L button is pressed again (pressing
shutter release button does not release the lock)
AF lock only: Only focus is locked
99
Menu Guide
Options:
AE-L/AF-L button: Exposure locked with AE/AF-L button
only
+ Release button: Exposure locked with either AE/AF-L
button or shutter release button
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Custom Setting Menu—continued
c3: AF-ON/AE-L
x 49, 58, 72
Functions of the AF start and AE/AF-L buttons can be changed as following.
Options:
Default: Functions remain unchanged
Switch function: Exchange each functions
Both AF-ON: Autofocus activated with AE/AF-L button
(function of AF start button unchanged)
Both AE-L: Exposure/focus locked with AF start button
(function of AE/AF-L button unchanged)
• Setting in “c2: AE-L/AF-L” (x 99) is also active in this
option. For example, if “Both AE-L” is selected and “AF
lock only” is set in “c2: AE-L/AF-L”, only focus is locked by
pressing either AE/AF-L or AF start button.
c4: Auto meter-off
x 18
After the shutter release button is pressed, the camera’s exposure meter
remains on for approx. 8 sec. (if no other operation is performed). This
duration can be changed to 4, 15 or 30 sec.
Options:
4s
8s
15 s
30 s
• Note that with longer auto meter-off duration, batteries are exhausted faster and
usable number of film roll per battery decreases.
c5: Self-timer
x 82
At the default setting, the shutter is released 10 sec. after the shutter release
button is fully depressed. This duration can be changed to 2, 5 or 20 sec.
Options:
2s
5s
10 s
20 s
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d1: Film loading
x 22
At the default setting, closing the camera back advances the loaded film to
the first frame. However, this can be changed to start when the shutter
release button is pressed.
Options:
Close back: Film is advanced to the first frame when
camera back is closed
Press rel button: Film is advanced to the first frame when
shutter release button is pressed
d2: Film rewind
x 46
Film starts to rewind automatically at the end of the roll. However, it can be
set so it does not rewind automatically at the end of the film roll.
d3: Film leader
x 32, 46
Film leader can be set to remain outside the film cartridge when it is
rewound.
Options:
Rewind leader in: Film leader is rewound all the way
Leave leader out: Film leader remains outside the film
cartridge when film is rewound
When Film leader is set to Leave leader out
• Do not release the shutter when film with film leader left outside the cartridge is
loaded. Doing so can damage the shutter curtain.
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Options:
Auto: Film starts to rewind at the end of film roll
Manual: Film does not start to rewind film at the end of film
roll. Press film rewind buttons to start film rewind.
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Custom Setting Menu—continued
d4: Last frame
x 32
At the default setting, film starts to rewind automatically at the end of film
roll. However, this can be changed to start after frame 36 or 35. (Useful in
saving the film negative in 6 strips of 6-frame or 7 strips of 5-frame.)
Options:
End of film: Film starts to rewind at the end of film roll
Frame 36: Film starts to rewind after frame 36
Frame 35: Film starts to rewind after frame 35
• Film advance stops at frame 36 or 35 when “d2; film rewind” (x 101) is set to
“Manual”.
d5: MB-40 CH fps
x 45, 166
With the Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40 (optional) attached, the maximum
film advance speed in CH (continuous high-speed) is 8 fps. However, this can
be changed to 7 fps or 6 fps.
Options:
8 fps: Maximum film advance speed of 8 fps
7 fps: Maximum film advance speed of 7 fps
6 fps: Maximum film advance speed of 6 fps
d6: DX warning
x 23
When film sensitivity is set to s and non-DX-coded film is loaded, a
warning appears when film is advanced to the first frame. However this can
be changed so the warning appears when the power is turned on and
camera back is closed (without advancing the film to the first frame).
Options:
After film load: Non-DX film warning when film is
advanced to the first frame
Always visible: Non-DX film warning when the power is
turned on and camera back is closed (without advancing
the film to the first frame)
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d7: Rear panel
x 10
The display on the rear LCD panel can be changed (from normal) to detailed
display or large display.
Options:
Normal
Detailed
Large
d8: Imprint density
x 136
The darkness of data imprint can be adjusted in five levels.
Adjusting setting:
• Press > on the multi-selector after selecting “Imprint density”. Display for setting
appears.
• Press P/{ to select darkness and > to set.
d9: MB-40 Battery
x 19, 166
Specify battery type so the battery power indication is displayed correctly
when the Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40 (optional) is used.
Options:
Alkaline (AA): AA-type alkaline-manganese
NiMH (AA): AA-type Ni-MH
Lithium (AA): AA-type lithium
• No specification is needed when using optional Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4
(with optional Battery Chamber Cover BL-3).
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Options:
+2: Darker than +1
+1: Darker
0: Default
–1: Lighter
–2: Lighter than –1
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Custom Setting Menu—continued
e1: Flash sync speed
x 162
The top TTL flash sync speed can be changed (from 1/250 sec.) to any of the
following settings:
Options:
1/250: Top TTL flash sync speed of 1/250 sec.
1/250FP: Top TTL flash sync speed of 1/250 sec.; when
SB-800/SB-600 is attached and shutter speed is faster
than 1/250 sec., FP High-Speed Sync Flash is
automatically executed
1/200: Top TTL flash sync speed of 1/200 sec.
1/160: Top TTL flash sync speed of 1/160 sec.
1/125: Top TTL flash sync speed of 1/125 sec.
1/100: Top TTL flash sync speed of 1/100 sec.
1/80: Top TTL flash sync speed of 1/80 sec.
1/60: Top TTL flash sync speed of 1/60 sec.
• When “X” shutter speed is selected in Shutter-Priority Auto or Manual exposure
mode, the shutter speed is automatically set to the speed set in “Flash sync speed”.
• See page 153 for details on FP High-Speed Sync Flash.
• Setting flash sync speed:
• Press > on the multi-selector after selecting “Sync speed”. Display for setting flash
sync speed appears.
• Press P/{ to select flash sync speed and > to set.
e2: Slowest speed
x 162
Slowest TTL flash sync speed in Programmed Auto or Aperture-Priority Auto
exposure mode can be changed (from 1/60 sec.) to any of the following
settings:
Options:
1/60: 1/60 sec.
1”: 1 sec.
1/30: 1/30 sec.
2”: 2 sec.
1/15: 1/15 sec.
4”: 4 sec.
1/8: 1/8 sec.
8”: 8 sec.
1/4: 1/4 sec.
15”: 15 sec.
1/2: 1/2 sec.
30”: 30 sec.
• The Slowest TTL flash sync speed is automatically set to 30 sec. in Slow Sync mode
(x 158).
• Setting shutter speed
• Press > on the multi-selector after selecting “Slowest speed”. Display for setting
shutter speed appears.
• Press P/{ to select shutter speed and > to set.
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e3: AA flash mode
x 155
When non-TTL Auto flash mode is used with the SB-80DX or SB-28DX, Auto
Aperture flash is not performed. However, this can be changed.
Options:
Off: Non-TTL Auto flash without Auto Aperture flash (Set
aperture on the Speedlight)
On: Non-TTL Auto flash with Auto Aperture flash
• With the SB-800, setting on the Speedlight overrides the setting in “e3: AA flash
mode”.
e4: Modeling flash
x 151
On the SB-800/SB-600, the modeling flash fires when the depth-of-field
preview button on the camera is pressed. However, this can be changed.
e5: Auto BKT set
x 75
At the default setting, both Auto Exposure Bracketing and Flash Exposure
Bracketing are active. However, this can be changed so that only Auto
Exposure Bracketing or Flash Exposure Bracketing is active.
Options:
AE & flash: Auto Exposure Bracketing and Flash Exposure
Bracketing are active
AE only: Only Auto Exposure Bracketing is active
Flash only: Only Flash Exposure Bracketing is active
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Menu Guide
Options:
On: Modeling flash fired and depth-of-field preview
Off: Depth-of-field preview only
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Custom Setting Menu—continued
e6: M mode bkting
x 75
At the default setting, shutter speed and flash output level are bracketed in
Manual exposure mode. However, this can be changed to vary aperture,
shutter speed and aperture or flash output level only.
Options:
Speed: Shutter speed and flash output level* are varied
Speed/ : Shutter speed, aperture and flash output level*
Aperture are varied
Aperture: Aperture and flash output level* are varied
Flash: Flash output level is varied
• When “AE only” is selected in “e5: Auto BKT set” (x 105), flash output level is
not varied.
e7: Bkting order
x 75
This option controls the order in which bracketing is performed.
Options:
MTR>Under>Over: Bracketing performed in order shown
on pages 76-77
Under>MTR>Over: Bracketing proceeds in order from lowest
to highest value
e8: Auto BKT select
x 75
At the default setting, the Main-Command Dial is used to select the number
of shots, and the Sub-Command Dial is used to select compensated EV value.
However, these dials can be set to control Bracketing as described below.
Options:
Manual select: Select number of shots using MainCommand Dial and compensated EV value using SubCommand Dial
Preset select: Turn Bracketing on/off using Main-Command
Dial and select set of Bracketing combinations using
Sub-Command Dial
• See pages 76-77 for the set of Bracketing combinations that can be selected.
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f1: Center button
Page 107
x 50, 88
Pressing the center of the multi-selector selects the center focus area or
focus-area group (Group Dynamic AF). However its operation can be
changed to any of the following settings:
Options:
Center AF area: Pressing the center of the multi-selector
selects the center focus area or center focus-area group
(Group Dynamic AF)
Illum. AF area: Pressing center of multi-selector illuminates
active focus area or focus-area group in viewfinder
No action: Pressing center of multi-selector has no effect
when camera is in shooting mode
f2: Multi selector
x 18, 28
Options:
No action: Multi-selector does not activate exposure meters
or initiate autofocus.
Activate meter: Pressing multi-selector activates exposure
meter
Initiate AF: Pressing multi-selector initiates autofocus (except
in Manual focus)
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Menu Guide
The multi-selector can be used to activate the exposure meters or initiate
autofocus, as described below
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Custom Setting Menu—continued
f3: FUNC. button
x6
At the default setting, pressing the FUNC. button activated FV Lock (x
151). However, this can be changed to any of the following settings:
Options:
FV Lock: If SB-800/SB-600 is attached, flash value locks
when FUNC. button is pressed
FV Lock/Lens data: If SB-800/SB-600 is attached and on,
flash value locks when FUNC. button is pressed;
otherwise, focal length and maximum aperture
combination of non-CPU lens (lens number) can be set
with FUNC. button
1step spd/aptr: Shutter speed/aperture can be changed in 1
EV steps by rotating Main-/Sub-Command Dial
regardless of the setting in the Custom Setting “b1: EV
step”
As AE-L/AF-L: FUNC. button performs same function as
AE/AF-L button
Flash off: To temporarily disable flash, press shutter release
button while FUNC. button is pressed
Bracketing burst: While FUNC. button is pressed, all shots in
Auto Exposure or Flash Exposure Bracketing will be
taken each time shutter release button is pressed in
single-frame shooting mode; in continuous shooting
mode, camera will repeat bracketing burst while shutter
release button is held down
Matrix metering: Matrix Metering is active while FUNC.
button is pressed
Center-weighted: Center-Weighted Metering is active while
FUNC. button is pressed
Spot metering: Spot Metering is active while FUNC. button is
pressed
• “Lens data” cannot be selected alone; “FV Lock” is also selected.
• When “As AE-L/AF-L” is selected, function selected in “c2: AE-L/AF-L” (x 99) is
performed.
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f4: Command dials
x 12
This option controls the operation of the Main- and Sub-Command Dials.
Options:
Rotation: Controls direction of command dials
Assignment: Exchange the functions of the Main- and SubCommand Dials
Aperture: Set aperture with the lens’ aperture ring only with
non-G-type lens
Menus: Perform menu operations with command dials in
addition to the multi-selector
Menu Guide
• When options in the “Command dials” are changed, operation with Command
Dials on the optional Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40 (x 166) and aperture
setting are affected.
f4-1: Rotate direction
Options:
Normal: Normal command dial rotation
Reverse: Reverse rotation of command dials
f4-2: Change Main/Sub
Options:
Off: Main-Command Dial controls shutter speed, SubCommand Dial controls aperture
On: Main-Command Dial controls aperture, Sub-Command
Dial controls shutter speed
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Custom Setting Menu—continued
f4-3: Aperture setting
Options:
Sub-command dial: Aperture can only be adjusted using the
Sub-Command Dial
Aperture ring: Aperture can only be adjusted using the lens’
aperture ring when a non-G-type CPU lens is attached
• In Programmed Auto or Shutter-Priority Auto exposure modes, aperture cannot be
set with the lens aperture ring even when “Aperture ring” option is selected.
f4-4: Menus status
Options:
Off: Perform menu operations with multi-selector
On: Perform menu operations with multi-selector and
command dials
• When “On” is selected, the Main-Command Dial operates as P/{ on the multiselector and the Sub-Command Dial operates as </>.
f5: Buttons & dials
x 12
Normally, changes to settings that involve both a command dial and a
button are made by rotating the command dial while the button is held
down. If desired, this can be changed so that the buttons do not have to be
held down for 20 sec. while the command dial is rotated. (Press the button
again or lightly press the shutter release button to cancel the hold.)
Options:
Default: Changes to settings made by rotating command
dial while button is held down
Hold: Settings can be changed by rotating command dial
even after button is released
• If “30 s” is selected in “Auto mtr-off”, duration of “hold” becomes approximately
30 sec. (x 100).
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Setup Menu
• Details on setup menu options
(default setting in bold type)
Shooting data
x 112
These settings are for storing shooting data. For details, see pages 112-124
“Recording shooting data”.
Options:
Data stored: Turns storing of shooting data on/off or selects
shooting data mode
Delete: Deletes all shooting data
Memory full: Select operation when camera’s memory is full
(overwrite shooting data without warning or warning is
displayed and shutter is locked without overwriting)
Film number: Sets ID number and film number
Date
x 35
Set date for “recording shooting data” (x 112) and “imprinting shooting
data” (x 126). For details on “setting date/time”, see pages 35-36.
Date format
Menu Guide
• Set year, month, day, hour and minute.
x 35
Set display order of data in rear LCD panel and in imprinting date (x 126).
Options:
Y/M/D: Date is displayed/imprinted in order of
year/month/day
M/D/Y: Date is displayed/imprinted in order of
month/day/year
D/M/Y: Date is displayed/imprinted in order of
day/month/year
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Setup Menu
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[Recording Shooting Data]
Shooting data such as shutter speed, aperture or lens’ focal length
can be recorded in the camera, displayed in the rear LCD panel, or
copied onto a CompactFlash™ card using the optional Data Reader
MV-1 for use on a personal computer.
• Recording mode and recording data
Two data recording modes—basic, in which 13 items of data can be
recorded, and detailed, which enables recording of 21 items—are available.
Recorded data
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
!p
!q
Film sensitivity
Film number
ID number
Frame count
number
Shutter speed
Aperture
Selected focal length
Lens focal length
Maximum aperture
Metering system
Exposure mode
Recording mode
Basic Detailed
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
Recorded data
!w Flash sync mode
!e Exposure
compensation value
!r EV difference in
Manual
!t Flash exposure
compensation value
!y Speedlight
!u Multiple exposure
!i Auto Exposure lock
!o VR
@p Date
@q Time
• 1 to 3: Film data
• 4 to @q: Frame data
• See page 113 for details on each data item.
• See page 116 for setting shooting data recording.
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Recording mode
Basic Detailed
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R
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• Recording data items
1 Film sensitivity:
Film sensitivity of the loaded film when first shot is taken is recorded.
• With DX-coded film (when s is set), automatically set film sensitivity is recorded.
When film sensitivity is manually set, the selected film sensitivity is recorded.
2 Film number:
Film number (four-digit number) set at “SET-UP menu: Setting film number” (x 121)
is recorded.
• Film number is recorded when a film roll is loaded and first shot is taken. One is
added to the film number when a new film is loaded and first shot is taken.
• “0001” will be recorded after film number “9999” is reached.
3 ID number (data recording only):
ID number (three-digit number) set at “Resetting ID number or film number” (x
121) is recorded.
• The ID number becomes the folder name when recording shooting data on a
memory card using the Data Reader MV-1 (x 166).
5 Shutter speed:
Shutter speed displayed in top and rear (in detailed and large displays) LCD panel and
viewfinder when shots are taken is recorded.
6 Aperture:
Aperture displayed in top and rear (in detailed and large displays) LCD panels and
viewfinder when shots are taken is recorded.
7 Selected focal length:
Selected focal length (zoom position) when shots are taken is recorded.
• Zoom position is recorded with a zoom lens and lens focal length is recorded with
non-zoom lens.
8 Lens focal length:
Focal length of the attached lens when shots are taken is recorded.
• Lens’ focal length at widest angle and at most telephoto (zoom range) are recorded
with a zoom lens.
9 Maximum aperture:
Maximum aperture of the attached lens when shots are taken is recorded.
• Lens’ maximum aperture lens at widest angle and most telephoto settings are
recorded.
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Menu Guide
4 Frame count number:
Frame count number displayed in top LCD panel and viewfinder when shots are
taken is recorded.
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Setup Menu [Recording Shooting Data]—continued
!p Metering system:
Exposure metering system selected when shots are taken is recorded.
!q Exposure mode:
Exposure mode selected when shots are taken is recorded.
!w Flash sync mode:
Flash sync mode selected (x 157) when shots are taken is recorded.
• Even when Speedlight is not used, flash sync mode displayed in the rear LCD panel
is recorded.
!e Exposure compensation value:
Exposure compensation value (x 74) set when shots are taken is recorded in 1/6 EV
steps.
• “0” is recorded when no exposure compensation is set.
• In Auto Exposure Bracketing (x 75), Bracketing EV value is added to the
compensation value. See “Recorded/imprinted exposure compensation/flash
exposure compensation value” on page 148 for details.
!r EV difference in Manual (recording only):
Difference between the correct exposure measured by the camera and exposure
value controlled by the camera or selected exposure (under- or overexposure) is
recorded in 1/6 EV steps.
!t Flash exposure compensation value:
Flash exposure compensation value set when shots are taken is recorded. (See the
instruction manual of the Speedlight for details on flash exposure compensation.)
• “0” is recorded when no flash exposure compensation is set.
• When exposure compensation (x 74) or Flash Exposure Bracketing (x 75) is
performed in flash photography, flash output level is also compensated and
recorded as flash exposure compensation value even when no flash exposure
compensation is set. See “Recorded/imprinted exposure compensation/flash
exposure compensation value” on page 148 for details.
!y Speedlight:
Speedlight settings are recorded. Following five items are recorded.
a: Flash mode (TTL)
Whether flash mode is TTL (i-TTL) or not is recorded.
• Flash mode is recorded as TTL when flash mode is set to i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash,
Standard i-TTL Flash, Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash with TTL Multi Sensor or
Standard TTL Flash (x 150, 154)
• Flash mode is recorded as not TTL when no flash is used
b: Speedlight in use/not in use
Whether Speedlight is fired or not when shots are taken is recorded.
• Only Speedlight equipped with TTL flash capability (x 159, 160) is recorded.
• Even when Speedlight is attached, Speedlight is recorded as “not used” if it is
turned off.
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c: Advanced Wireless Lighting (recording only)
Whether Advanced Wireless Lighting (x 151) is used or not when shots are taken is
recorded.
d: Auto FP High-Speed Sync (recording only)
Whether Auto FP High-Speed Sync is used or not when shots are taken is recorded.
• Auto FP High-Speed Sync is recorded as used when FP High-Speed Sync (x 153) is
executed with a Speedlight not compatible with the Creative Lighting System.
e: FV Lock
Whether FV Lock (x 151) is used or not when shots are taken is recorded.
!u Multiple exposure:
Whether or not multi exposure (x 138) is executed when shots are taken is
recorded.
!i Auto Exposure Lock:
Whether or not Auto Exposure Lock (x 72) is activated when shots are taken is
recorded.
!o VR (recording only):
When VR Nikkor lens (x 38) is attached, whether or not VR (Vibration Reduction)
function is used when shots are taken is recorded.
• VR is recorded as not used when a lens not compatible with VR function is
attached.
@p Date:
Date when shots are taken is recorded in year/month/day, month/day/year or
day/month/year.
@q Time:
Time when shots are taken is recorded in hour/minute.
Recording only data
• The items with “recording only” title, the data is not displayed when shooting data
appears on rear LCD panel (x 122) but the data is recorded in the camera’s
memory and can be copied onto a memory card (x 124) using optional Data
Reader MV-1 (x 166).
Aperture and focal length
• “6 Aperture”, “7 Selected focal length”8 Lens focal length” and “9 Maximum
aperture” are recorded only with CPU lens.
• With non-CPU lens, if the lens data is set in “Specifying lens data” (x 144), set
data is recorded (difference of EV steps from the maximum aperture is recorded if
no maximum aperture is set; blank is recorded for maximum aperture and focal
length if no lens data is specified).
• Effective aperture is recorded when Teleconverter is attached (only with CPU lens).
However, the focal length is not recorded correctly when AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E
II is used with AF-S 300mm f/2.8D ED or AF-S 400mm f/2.8D ED (focal length is
recorded correctly with AF-S 300mm f/2.8D II ED or AF-S 400mm f/2.8D II ED).
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Setup Menu [Recording Shooting Data]—continued
• Setting shooting data recording
Turn the power switch on when film is not loaded and press the MENU
button to display menu.
1
• Unload the film before setting shooting data. Shooting data cannot be set when
the film is loaded.
• The shooting data recording cannot be set when shooting data is stored in camera’s
memory. Delete shooting data before setting. (See “Deleting shooting data” on
page 118.)
2
Display Shooting data menu in SET-UP menu.
• Press P/{ on multi-selector to
select “SET-UP” menu and press
> so the SET-UP menu is
displayed.
3
Select Store settings in the Shooting data menu.
• Press P/{ to select “Data
stored” and > to set.
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• Press P/{ to select “Shooting
data” menu and > so the
Shooting data menu is
displayed.
• Press P/{ to select “Basic” or
“Detailed” and > to set. The
display returns to Shooting data
menu.
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Complete the procedure.
• Press < to backtrack display by display, or press MENU button twice to return
to the Shooting data display.
Make sure to set date/time (x 35) before setting the shooting data
recording.
Sample of shooting data displays
• When displaying shooting data in the rear LCD panel (x 122), film data and frame
data are displayed separately.
• Following data are not displayed but recorded (x 124):
• ID number
• Flash sync mode
• EV difference in Manual
• Advanced Lighting System and Auto FP High-Speed Sync in Speedlight
• VR
Film data
Frame data
(basic recording mode)
Frame data
(detailed recording mode)
Data is recorded at first exposure in multiple exposure (x 138).
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Menu Guide
Recording capacity (number of 36-frame film rolls)
• In Basic recording mode: approx. 57 rolls
• In Detailed recording mode: approx. 31 rolls
• Select operation when camera’s memory is full (overwrite shooting data without
warning or warning is displayed and shutter is locked without overwriting) in
“Shooting data menu: Stop data rec.” in SET-UP menu, x 119.
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Setup Menu [Recording Shooting Data]—continued
• Deleting shooting data
Turn the power switch on when no film loaded, press the MENU button
to display menu and then display Shooting data menu in the SET-UP
menu.
1
• See steps 1 and 2 on page 116 to display the Shooting data menu.
• Unload the film before deleting shooting data. Shooting data cannot be
deleted when the film is loaded.
2
Select Delete all data.
• Press P/{ on multi-selector to
select “Delete” and > to set.
3
• Press > to select “Delete all data”.
Confirm “Deleting all data” then
press > again to delete all the data.
(Press < to abort deleting data and
return to Shooting data menu.)
• After all the data is deleted, the
display returns to Shooting data
menu.
Complete the procedure.
• Press < to backtrack display by display, or press MENU button twice to return
to the Shooting data display.
When shooting data is copied onto a CF Memory card
When shooting data is copied onto a CompactFlash™ card using the optional Data
Reader MV-1 (x 166), data stored in the camera’s memory is automatically deleted.
(When film is loaded, shooting data of the loaded film is not copied and remains in
the camera’s memory.)
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• Memory full setting
Select operation when the number of film rolls that can be recorded in the
camera’s memory (x 117) has been exceeded (overwrite shooting data without
warning or warning is displayed and shutter is locked without overwriting).
1
Turn the power switch on while film is not loaded. Press the MENU
button to display menu and select Shooting data menu in the SET-UP
menu.
• See steps 1 and 2 on page 116 to display Shooting data menu.
• Unload the film before setting. Memory full setting cannot be selected when
the film is loaded.
• “Memory full” cannot be set when any shooting data is stored in the camera’s
memory. Delete all shooting data (x 118) before setting.
Select Memory full setting.
• Press P/{ on multi-selector to
select “Memory full” and > to set.
3
• Press P/{ to select “Overwrite
data” or “Stop data rec.” and > to
set. The Shooting data menu
reappears.
Complete the procedure.
• Press < to backtrack display by display, or press MENU button twice to return
to the Shooting data display.
Memory full options
When the number of film rolls that can be recorded in the camera’s memory has
been exceeded:
Overwrite data (default setting)
• The oldest data is overwritten by new data
• No warning indication
Stop data rec.
• The shutter locks and data recording stops
• Warning indication displayed
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Setup Menu [Recording Shooting Data]—continued
Warning indications for memory full setting
When “Stop data rec.” is set at the memory full setting and you reach the
maximum number of film rolls that can be recorded in camera’s memory (x 117),
illustrated warning indications appear and the shutter locks (indications disappear
when exposure meter is off). Take one of the following measures:
• Turn the power switch off once and on again. The shutter lock is released and
pictures can be taken but no shooting data is recorded.
• Delete all shooting data (x 118). The shutter lock is released and pictures can be
taken, and new shooting data is recorded.
• The shutter lock is released and pictures can be taken when shooting data is
copied onto a CompactFlash™ card using optional Data Reader MV-1 (x 166).
Data in the camera’s memory is deleted and new shooting data will be recorded.
(When film is loaded, shooting data of the loaded film is not copied and remains
in the camera’s memory.)
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• Resetting ID number or film number
Turn the power switch on when no film loaded, press the MENU button
to display menu and then display Shooting data menu in the SET-UP
menu.
1
• See steps 1 and 2 on page 116 to display the Shooting data menu.
• Unload the film before resetting ID number or film number. The ID number
and film number cannot be reset when the film is loaded.
• The ID number and film number cannot be set when shooting data is stored in
camera’s memory. Delete shooting data before setting (x 118).
2
Select Film number in the Shooting data menu.
• Press P/{ on multi-selector to select “Film number” and press >.
Select ID number and film number.
Menu Guide
3
• Three-digit number at left is the ID
number.
• Press P/{ to select highlighted first
digit and > to set.
• Press P/{ to select numbers for
each digit.
• Press > after setting the last digit.
First number at right is highlighted.
4
• Four-digit number at right is the
film number.
• Press P/{ to select highlighted first
digit and > to set.
• Press P/{ to select numbers for
each digit.
• Press > after setting the last digit to
set ID number and film number. The
display returns to Shooting data
menu.
Complete the procedure.
• Press < to backtrack display by display, or press MENU button twice to return
to the Shooting data display.
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Setup Menu [Recording Shooting Data]—continued
Displaying shooting data
Turn the power switch on and press the INFO button to display film
data.
1
• Film data is displayed beginning with the most recent information.
2
Press the multi-selector to select film for which you want to display the
frame data.
• Press P/{ to select film and > to display the frame data of the film.
• Frame data is displayed beginning with the most recent information. Press <
to return to film data and > again to display most recently displayed frame
data.
• Number of data displayed differs with the data recording mode.
3
Press the multi-selector to select frame data to be displayed.
• Press P/{ to select frame data to be displayed.
• Press </> to return to the film data display.
• Press < to backtrack display by display, or press INFO button to return to the
Shooting data display.
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Details on shooting data display
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6
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6
13
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7
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18
11
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a
8
10
20
20
Basic display
Display item
2 Film number
4 Frame count number
5 Shutter speed
6 Aperture
7 Selected focal length
8 Lens focal length
9 Maximum aperture
!p Metering system
!q Exposure mode
4
5
5
7
17
21
9
Detailed display
Example
0009
3rd frame
1/250 sec.
f/5.6
80mm
24-120mm
f/3.5-5.6
Matrix
Manual
Display item
!e Exposure compensation
value
!t Flash exposure
compensation value
a Flash mode (TTL)
b Speedlight used/
not used
e FV Lock
!u Multiple exposure
!i Auto Exposure lock
@p Date
@q Time
Example
+0.3
–0.6
TTL auto flash
used
used
executed
used
2005, July 25
21:09
• Displays other than numbers indicate:
!p:
(Matrix metering),
(Center-Weighted metering),
(Spot metering)
!q: P (Programmed Auto), S (Shutter-Priority Auto). A (Aperture-Priority Auto), M
(Manual)
a: TTL (TTL [i-TTL] mode used), no display (flash mode other than TTL used)
b: fi (Speedlight used), no display (Speedlight not used)
e: FV-L (FV Lock used), no display (FV Lock not used)
!u:
(multiple exposure), no display (normal [single] exposure)
!i: AE-L (Auto Exposure lock), no display (Auto Exposure lock not used)
• @p Date is displayed in the order set at Setup menu, “Date display” (x 36).
• For details on recording data items, see pages 113 to 115.
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Setup Menu [Recording Shooting Data]—continued
Copying shooting data to CompactFlash™ memory card
Data can be copied onto a CF memory card using optional Data Reader
MV-1 (x 166). Copied data can then be transferred to a personal computer
for further manipulation. For details, see the Data Reader MV-1 instruction
manual.
• Data is copied onto a CF card in CSV (Comma Separated Value) format and can be
used in software such as Microsoft® Excel.
• Optional PC Card Adapter EC-AD1 or a CF Data Reader is required to transfer data
to a personal computer.
Example: application of shooting data
• Table of shooting data created using Microsoft® Excel.
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Shooting Menu
Setting data imprint, multiple exposure and interval timer.
• Details on shooting menu options
Data imprint
x 126
Shooting data can be imprinted within or between the frames or on frame
number 0. For details, see page 126-137 “imprinting shooting data”.
Options:
In frame: Data is imprinted within the frame
Between frames: Data is imprinted between frames
Frame 0: Data is imprinted at frame number 0
Mult. exposure
x 138
Set number of shots in multiple exposure. For details, see page 138-139
“multiple exposure”.
Interval timer
x 140
Controls various interval timer settings. For details, see page 140-143
“interval timer”.
• Set start day/time, interval, repeating time and the number
of shots per operation.
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• Select and set the number of shots (2-10) in multiple
exposure.
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Shooting Menu [Imprinting Shooting Data]
Shooting data can be imprinted within or between the frames or on
one frame before the first frame (frame number 0).
• Imprinting data in-frame
Date, date and time, a number of your choice, the frame count number or a
sequential number can be imprinted in-frame.
• Imprinted data
Date:
The year/month/day (month/day/year or day/month/year) of shooting is imprinted.
• If you change the display order to month/day/year or day/month/year in “Date” in
SET UP menu (x 36), the date is imprinted in that order.
Date and time:
Day/hour/minute of the shooting is imprinted.
User Index No.:
Designated six-digit number is imprinted.
• The same user index number can be imprinted between frames (x 130)
Frame count number:
The frame counter number indicated in the top LCD panel and viewfinder during
shooting is imprinted.
Sequential number:
A sequential six-digit number beginning from the number selected by the user (x
129) is imprinted when each shot is taken. The number is increased by one for each
frame following the first frame. This is useful in confirming the total number of
frames.
• The number returns to “00 00 00” after “99 99 99”.
• The sequential number can also be imprinted between frames (x 130). The
number continues to increase as long as the in-frame or between frames imprint is
selected. The number does not change if the sequential number is not selected.
• The sequential number does not change when film is not loaded or when film is
advanced to the first frame after loading.
• The sequential number does not reset when the camera back is opened for film
change.
• In multiple exposure mode (x 138), the number only increases once, at the first
exposure.
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Position of imprinted data and example
Imprinted data
Date*
Date and time
User Index No.
Frame count
Sequential No.
Imprint example
’05007025
’25015 : 3 0
’03012002
’FC000028
’00001023
• The data is imprinted in the bottom-right corner of the frame as illustrated.
• The imprinted image may be difficult to read against bright colors such as white or
reddish hues.
• The imprint example above shows the date and time (2005, July 25, 15:30); a fixed
number (31202); a frame count number (28); and a sequential number (123).
* If you change the display order in “Date” in the SET UP menu (x 35) to
month/day/year, “7 25 ’05” is imprinted. If you change the display order to
day/month/year, “25 7 ’05” is imprinted.
Menu Guide
For notes on imprinting shooting data, see page 136.
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Shooting Menu [Imprinting Shooting Data]—continued
• Setting imprinting data in-frame
Turn the power switch on and press the MENU button to display menu.
1
2
Display Data imprint menu in SHOOTING MENU.
• Press P/{ on the multi-selector
to select “SHOOTING MENU”
and press > to display the
SHOOTING MENU.
3
• Press P/{ to select “Data
imprint” and > so the Data
imprint menu is displayed.
Select In-frame imprint in the Data imprint menu.
• Press P/{ to select “In frame” and > to set.
4
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Select data to be imprinted.
• Press P/{ to select “Date”, “Day and time”, “User Index No.”, “Frame
count” or “Sequential No.” and > to set.
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• The display returns to the data imprint menu when date, day/hour/minute or frame
count number is selected.
• The number setting display appears when user index number or sequential number
is selected.
• When a user index number is selected
• Press P/{ to set highlighted first digit.
• Press > to select the second to sixth digit, then
P/{ to set each.
• The display returns to the imprint menu when > is
pressed after setting the sixth digit.
• “00 00 00” is imprinted when no number is
selected.
• When a sequential number is selected:
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• Press P/{ to set highlighted first digit.
• Press > to select the second to sixth digit, then
P/{ to set each.
• The display returns to imprint menu when > is
pressed after setting the sixth digit.
• With each successive shot, the number increases
by one, and that number is imprinted.
• “00 00 00” is imprinted when no number is
selected.
Complete the operation.
• Press < to backtrack display by display or press the MENU button twice to
return to the shooting data display.
•
is displayed in the rear LCD panel when in-frame imprint is set, and
displayed when both in-frame imprint and imprint between frames are set.
is
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Shooting Menu [Imprinting Shooting Data]—continued
• Imprinting data between frames
In addition to the date, date and time, user index number, frame count
number or sequential number, which can also be imprinted in-frame,
additional detailed shooting data can be imprinted between frames.
• Imprinted data
Date, date and time, user index number, frame count number or sequential
number:
See the in-frame imprinted data on page 126 for details.
Shutter speed:
The shutter speed displayed in the top and rear LCD panels (in detailed and large
display) and viewfinder when pictures are taken is imprinted.
Aperture:
The aperture displayed in top and rear LCD panels (in detailed and large display) and
viewfinder when pictures are taken is imprinted.
• When a non-CPU lens is attached and the lens’ maximum aperture is not specified
in “specifying lens data” (x 144), the number of EV steps from maximum
aperture (with the P mark) is imprinted.
Exposure mode:
Location of imprinted “•” indicates the exposure mode.
• Programmed Auto: no indication
• Shutter-Priority Auto: indication at the shutter speed
• Aperture-Priority Auto: indication at the aperture
• Manual: indications at both shutter speed and aperture
Exposure compensation value:
Selected exposure compensation value (x 74) is imprinted in Programmed Auto,
Shutter-Priority Auto and Aperture-Priority Auto. In Manual exposure mode, under or
over EV value from the correct exposure is imprinted (within ±9.7, if the value
exceeds, –9.7 or +9.7 is imprinted).
• “0.0” is imprinted if no exposure compensation is set.
• “--” is imprinted in multiple exposure (x 138).
• In Auto Exposure Bracketing (x 75), added compensation value of the Bracketing
is imprinted. See “Recorded/imprinted exposure compensation/flash exposure
compensation value” on page 148 for details.
Flash exposure compensation (fi=):
Flash exposure compensation value set in flash shooting is imprinted. (See the
instruction manual of the Speedlight for the flash exposure compensaiton.)
• If no flash exposure compensation is set, “0.0” is imprinted.
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• When exposure compensation (x 74) or Auto Exposure Bracketing (x 75) is
performed in flash photography, flash output level is also compensated and
recorded as flash exposure compensation value even when no flash exposure
compensation is set. See “Recorded/imprinted exposure compensation/flash
exposure compensation value” on page 148 for details.
• No data is imprinted if attached Speedlight is turned off.
Metering system:
The exposure metering system (x 62) in use when pictures are taken is imprinted.
Focal length:
Selected focal length (lens’ zoom position) when pictures are taken is imprinted.
• Zoom position is imprinted with a zoom lens. The lens’ focal length is imprinted
with a non-zoom lens.
• With non-CPU lens, if the lens data is set in “Specifying lens data” (x 144), set
data is imprinted (no data is imprinted when lens data is not specified).
• Effective aperture is imprinted when Teleconverter is attached (only with CPU lens).
However, the focal length is not imprinted correctly when AF-S Teleconverter TC17E II is used with AF-S 300mm f/2.8D ED or AF-S 400mm f/2.8D ED (focal length
is imprinted correctly with AF-S 300mm f/2.8D II ED or AF-S 400mm f/2.8D II ED).
imprinted shooting data
• Following combinations of shooting data can be imprinted.
Imprinted item
+Date
+Date and time
+Use Index No.
Frame count
Sequential No.
fi=+metering mode
fi=+focal length
fi=+time
Date
Date and time
Use Index No.
Imprinted data
Shutter speed, aperture, exposure mode, exposure compensation value, date
Shutter speed, aperture, exposure mode, exposure compensation value, date and time
Shutter speed, aperture, exposure mode, exposure compensation value, user index number
Shutter speed, aperture, exposure mode, exposure compensation value, frame count number
Shutter speed, aperture, exposure mode, exposure compensation value, sequential number
Shutter speed, aperture, exposure mode, exposure compensation value, flash exposure
compensation value, metering system
Shutter speed, aperture, exposure mode, exposure compensation value, flash exposure
compensation value, focal length
Shutter speed, aperture, exposure mode, exposure compensation value, flash exposure
compensation value, time
Date
Day/hour/minute
User index number
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Time:
Time of shooting is imprinted.
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Shooting Menu [Imprinting Shooting Data]—continued
Position of imprinted data and example
Aperture
Shutter speed
Selected data imprinted at
this position.
Exposure compensation value
• Data is imprinted at the left side of the frame as illustrated.
• The example shows: shutter speed (1/125 sec.); aperture (f/5.6); in Aperture-Priority
Auto exposure mode*1; exposure compensation (+1.3); and date*2 (2005, July
25th.).
1* “125 ƒ5.6” in Programmed Auto, “•125 ƒ5.6” in Shutter-Priority Auto, “125
•
ƒ5.6” in Aperture-Priority Auto and “•125 •ƒ5.6” in Manual is imprinted.
2* “7 25 ’05” is imprinted when month/day year is selected, and “25 7 ’05” is
imprinted when day/month/year is selected in “Date display” in SET-UP menu
(x 36).
• When data other than date is selected, the following data is imprinted (sample).
Imprinted data
Imprint example
Date and time (+ Date and time)
25015 : 3 0
User Index No. (+ User Index No.)
03012002
Frame count
FC000028
Sequential No.
00001023
fi= + metering mode*3
^2.0 C∑
fi= + focal length
^2.0 3 00
fi= + time
^2.0 15 : 3 0
• The imprint example above shows: the date and time (25th, 15:30); fixed number
(31202); frame count number (28); sequential number (123); flash exposure
compensation fi= (–2.0); metering system (Center-Weighted); focal length
(300mm).
3* “AµP” in Matrix metering or “SP” in Spot metering is imprinted.
For notes on imprinting shooting data, see page 136.
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• Setting imprint data between frames
Turn the power switch on, press the MENU button to display menu, then
display the Data imprint menu in SHOOTING MENU.
1
2
• For details on how to display Data imprint menu, see steps 1 and 2 on page
128.
Select Between frames imprint in the Data imprint menu.
• Press P/{ on the multi-selector to select “Between frames” and press > to
set.
Select data to be imprinted.
• Press P/{ to select “+ Date”, “+ Date and time”, “+ User Index No.”,
“Frame count”, “Sequential No.”, “fi= + metering mode”, “fi= + focal
length”, or “fi= + time” and > to set.
• When “+ Date”, “+ Date and time”, “Frame count”, “fi= + metering mode”,
“fi= + focal length”, or “fi= + time” is set, the display returns to the Data
imprint menu.
• When “+ User Index No.” or “Sequential No.” is set, the display for editing
numbers appears. To edit the number, see step 4 on page 128.
4
Complete the operation.
• Press < to backtrack display by display or press MENU
button twice to return to the shooting data display.
•
is displayed in the rear LCD panel when between
frames imprint is set, and
is displayed when both
in-frame imprint and between frames imprint are set.
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Shooting Menu [Imprinting Shooting Data]—continued
• Imprinting data on frame number 0
When film is loaded, film is advanced three frames before stopping; data is
imprinted on frame number 0 (the frame before the first frame), then the
film is advanced to the first frame. ID number, film number and the date of
film loading can be imprinted between frames, and the date and film number
can be imprinted on frame number 0.
• Imprinted data
ID number (camera ID):
ID number set in “Recording shooting data” (x 121) is imprinted.
Film number:
Film number set in “Recording shooting data” (x 121) is imprinted.
Date:
The year/month/day (month/day/year or day/month/year) of film loading is imprinted.
• If you change the display order to month/day/year or day/month/year in “Date” in
the SET-UP menu (x 36), date is imprinted in that order.
Position of imprinted data and example
Between frames:
ID number
Film number
Date
• Data is imprinted at the left side of frame number 0 as illustrated above.
In-frame:
Imprinted data
Imprint example
Date in-frame*
’05007025
Film number in-frame
00000009
• The data is imprinted at the bottom-right corner of frame number 0 as illustrated
above.
• The imprint example above shows: the ID number (123); film number (0009); and
date (2005, July 25th).
* If you change the display order to month/day/year in “Date” in the SET-UP menu
(x 124), “7 25 ’05” is imprinted. If you change it to day/month/year, “25 7
’05” is imprinted.
For notes on imprinting shooting data, see page 136.
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• Setting imprint data for frame number 0
Turn the power switch on, press the MENU button to display menu, then
display the Data imprint menu in SHOOTING MENU.
1
2
• To display the Data imprint menu, see steps 1 and 2 in on page 128.
Select Data in frame 0 imprint from the Data imprint menu.
• Press P/{ on the multi-selector to select “Data in Frame 0” and press > to set.
Select data to be imprinted.
Menu Guide
3
• Press P/{ to select “Between frames”, “Date in frame” or “Film No. In
frame” and > to set. The display returns to the data imprint menu.
4
Complete the operation.
• Press < to backtrack display by display or press MENU button twice to return
to the shooting data display.
Notes on imprinting data on frame number 0
• Data is imprinted when the film is loaded. Even if no pictures are taken before film
is unloaded, data is imprinted on the film.
• If the film is pulled out too far when loading film, frame number 0 is exposed and
imprinted data may be unreadable.
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Shooting Menu [Imprinting Shooting Data]—continued
Notes on imprinting data
Darkness of imprinted data
• Darkness of the imprinted data is automatically adjusted by the camera depending
upon the sensitivity of the loaded film. However, imprinted data may appear darker
or lighter depending on the type of film used even with the same film sensitivity
since data is imprinted from the reverse side of the film. So make trial shots to
check the darkness of the imprinted data and if it is not adequate, adjust the
darkness in Custom Setting “d8: Imprint density” (x 103).
• Set the imprint density to +1 or +2 with a film such as Kodachrome 64,
Kodachrome 200 or Fujichrome Velvia, that has low sensitivity from the reverse
side.
Special purpose film
• Data cannot be imprinted on low-sensitivity films such as infrared film or reprocopy
film.
Make sure to set the date/time before setting imprinted data (x 35).
Data imprint in multiple exposure
• In multiple exposure mode (x 138), data is imprinted at first exposure.
• Imprinted data may become difficult to read when many backgrounds or subjects
are exposed in multiple exposure.
Using in-frame imprint in combination with between-frame imprint
• Some data cannot be imprinted when both in-frame and between-frame imprint
are selected. If you cannot select your desired data or imprint is not possible,
change the data imprint setting.
When in-frame imprint is selected beforehand:
• When in-frame imprint is set to date, date and time, user index number, frame
count number or sequential number, the same data is imprinted between frames
and different data cannot be selected. However, “+Date” for date, “+Date and
time” for date and time and “+User Index No.” for user index number can be
set.
When between-frame imprint is selected beforehand:
• When between-frame imprint is set to date, date and time, user index number,
frame count number or sequential number, the same data is imprinted in-frame
and different data cannot be selected.
• When “fi= + metering system”, “fi= + focal length” or “fi= + time” is
selected for between-frame imprint, data cannot be imprinted in-frame.
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Film advance speed in data imprint shooting
• When imprinted data other than date, date and time or user index number is
selected, film advance speed tends to slow down even at normal temperatures if CL
(continuous low-speed) or CH (continuous high-speed) film advance mode is
selected.
• To prevent the slowdown of the film advance speed, select either date, date and
time or user index number only, or cancel data imprint.
• Film advance speed depends on film sensitivity, temperature and imprint density
(selected in Custom Setting “d8: Imprint density, x 103); it slows down when
low-sensitivity film is loaded, at low temperatures and darker imprint density is
selected.
• Even when the date, date and time or user index number only is selected for
imprinting data, film advance speed slows down if the film sensitivity is slower than
ISO 160 or imprint density is set to “+2” in CH (continuous high-speed) shooting.
Processing film with between-frame imprint
• Film may be cut in film processing, including your imprint data (or even the photo
image itself). To avoid this, make sure to have the entire film roll processed in one
piece.
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Imprinting data at low temperatures
• Liquid crystal is used for imprinting data to the film. Because liquid crystal tends to
become slower at low temperatures, note the following when imprinting data
under 0°C or 32°F:
In-frame and between-frame imprint
• Release the shutter more than 2 sec. after power is turned on (or exposure
meter is on) and before the exposure meter turns off. If the shutter is released
before 2 sec., data may not be imprinted correctly.
• Wait for more than 2 sec. before taking next shot. Otherwise, the data for a
given frame may be imprinted twice at the same location (or mistakenly printed
to a second frame).
0-frame imprint
• Load film (advance the film to the first frame) more than 2 sec. after power is
turned on (or exposure meter is on) and before the exposure meter turns off. If
the film is advanced to the first frame before 2 sec., data may not be imprinted
correctly.
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Shooting Menu [Multiple Exposure]
Multiple exposure consists of two or more exposures of one or more
subjects in the same frame. Multiple exposure can be performed in
any of the available exposure modes.
1
Turn the power switch on and press the MENU button so the Menu
display appears on the rear LCD.
2
Select Multiple exposure display in the SHOOTING MENU.
• Press P/{ on the multi-selector
to select “SHOOTING MENU”
and press > so the SHOOTING
MENU display appears.
3
Select number of exposures.
• Press P/{ to select your desired
number of exposures from 2 to
10, then press > to set.
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• Press P/{ to select “Mult.
exposure” and press > so the
Multiple exposure display
appears.
• When the multiple exposure is
set, Z appears in the viewfinder
and Z and the number of
exposures in the rear LCD panel.
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Compose picture, confirm focus indicator / and shoot.
• If the film advance mode is set to S (single frame), the first shot will be taken
when the shutter release button is fully depressed. The film does not advance
but the Multiple exposure indication in the viewfinder blinks. Multiple
exposures can then be taken from the second shutter release. After the
selected number of exposures has been taken, the film automatically advances
to the next frame.
• If film advance mode is set to CL (continuous low-speed), CH (continuous highspeed) or Cs (continuous silent-low-speed), selected numbers of exposures will
be taken continuously as long as you keep the shutter release button fully
depressed. The film then automatically advances to the next frame and
multiple exposure is canceled.
• The film does not advance and the frame counter does not increase during
multiple exposure operation.
• Canceling multiple exposure
• Set the number of exposures to “0” at step 3, or perform Two-Button Reset (x
147). The film will advance to the next frame when the next shot is taken; film is
not advanced if no shot is taken.
• Multiple exposure is canceled when film is rewound after setting or during multiple
exposure. Multiple exposure is also canceled if the shutter release button is
depressed after pressing the R1 button (the shutter curtain will not open and film
will advance to the next frame).
Exposure compensation according to number of exposures
Depending on the number of exposures taken in multiple exposure, exposure
compensation may be necessary since more than one image is exposed in the same frame.
• Standard compensation value:
Number of exposures
Compensation value
Two
–1.0 EV
Three
–1.5 EV
Four
–2.0 EV
Eight or Nine
–3.0 EV
• Test shooting is recommended since the actual compensation required varies
according to the shooting situation.
• If the background is completely dark and subjects do not overlap, no compensation
is required for each shot.
In some cases, frames may shift slightly in multiple exposure. In particular, at the
beginning and near the end of a film roll, film advance/rewind becomes unstable
so multiple exposure is not recommended.
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Shooting Menu [Interval Timer Photography]
The F6 is equipped to take photographs automatically at preset
intervals.
• Available options and range
Option
Start time/day
Range
Day
- -, 1-31
Hour
00-23
Minute
00-59
Interval
Hour
00-99
Minute
00-59
Second
00-59
Repeating time
1-99
Number of shots in one operation
1-36
• When the start day is set to “- -”, interval timer starts immediately after setting is
complete (minute and second cannot be set).
• Start day can be set to a day during the current one-month period.
Example: If day 6 is set on January 7th, interval timer starts on February 6th.
If day 7, 15:00, is set on January 7th, 16:00, interval timer starts on
February 7th, 15:00.
• Example of interval timer photograph
• Start day/time: Day 17, 16:00
• Interval: 1 hour 30 minutes 00 second
• Repeating time: five
• Number of shots in one operation: 3 frames
Start day/time: 17th, 16:00
Setting time
1’30’’
16:00
Interval: 1 hour 30 minutes
1’30’’
17:30
1’30’’
19:00
3 shots taken 3 shots taken 3 shots taken
1’30’’
20:30
22:00
3 shots taken 3 shots taken
Camera operation
Start
140
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
execution execution execution execution execution
End
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• Setting interval timer
1
Turn the power switch on and press the MENU button so MENU is
displayed in the rear LCD panel.
• Make sure to set date and time (x 35) before setting the interval timer.
Select Interval timer display in the SHOOTING MENU.
• Press P/{ on the multi-selector
to select “SHOOTING MENU”
and press > so the SHOOTING
MENU appears.
3
• Press P/{ to select “Interval
timer” and press > to set. Start
time/Interval display is shown
and the current time appears at
the bottom.
Menu Guide
2
Set start day/time and interval.
• Press P/{ to select the
highlighted start day and press
> to set.
• Press P/{ to select highlighted
minute/second and the > to set.
• Press P/{ to select the highlighted
hour interval and press > to set.
• Press P/{ to select the highlighted
minute/second and > to set. Press
> to display repeating time and the
number of shots in one operation.
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Shooting Menu [Interval Timer Photography]—continued
4
Set repeating time and number of shots per operation.
• Press P/{ to select the
highlighted repeating time and
press > to set.
5
Start interval timer.
• Press P/{ to select “Start On”
and press > to start interval
timer.
• Selecting “Start Off” does not
start interval timer and display
returns to the SHOOTING
MENU.
6
• Press P/{ to select the highlighted
number of shots per operation and
press > to set.
• Setting is complete and interval
timer starts.“Timer active.” appears
and the start day/time, (next
shooting), repeating time and
number of shots in one operation
are displayed in the rear LCD panel.
Shots are taken.
• Timer starts to count down 10 sec. before the first shot. The indicated number
of shots counts down as each shot is taken. When one set of shots has been
taken, the start time for the next shots and the remaining number of repeating
time are displayed. The operation is repeated as many times as specified and
interval timer is canceled when the entire operation is complete.
• Interval timer is canceled when the power is turned off, Two-Button reset (x
147) is performed or the interval timer setting is changed during interval timer
operation.
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Camera status/control during interval timer operation
• When the set interval is relatively long, the camera’s exposure meter turns off.
Camera’s meter turns on 30 sec. before shots are taken. In autofocus operation,
autofocus is activated 2 sec. before shots are taken.
• Rear LCD panel display changes to shooting data and camera’s settings can be
confirmed by pressing the INFO button.
• Normal shooting can be performed during interval timer photography. The interval
timer remains active and the selected repeating time and number of shots per
operation do not change.
• A set of shots will be canceled when focus cannot be achieved in Single Servo AF.
However, the next (and successive) set of shots will be taken.
• Interval timer is canceled when the film is rewound during the interval timer.
• An interval can be set regardless of the set/controlled shutter speed. When the start
time before the interval timer photography is reached during normal shooting, the
current set of shots will be canceled but next (and successive) set of shots will be taken.
• When the shutter speed is set to buLb, the shutter speed is automatically
controlled to 1/10 sec.
Imprinting data in interval timer photography
• Set the interval time to 2 sec. or longer when data imprint (x 126, 130) is
simultaneously set at temperature below 0°C (32°F). Also, data may not be imprinted
properly when Bracketing (x 75) is simultaneously set at low temperatures.
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Combining interval timer with other functions
• In mirror up mode (x 84), each exposure starts approx. 0.4 sec. after the mirror is
up.
• When two or more shots are selected for one operation in single frame shooting or
mirror up mode, film advance mode automatically changes to CL (continuous lowspeed).
• When combined with Auto Exposure Bracketing (x 75), the number of shots in
one operation is automatically set to the number of shots selected in Bracketing.
When Auto Exposure Bracketing is set during interval timer operation, the number
of shots in one operation changes to the number of shots in Bracketing. (Number
of shots returns to the number set in interval timer when Bracketing is canceled.)
• Interval timer can be used together with multiple exposure mode (x 138).
For example, if the number of multiple exposure shots is set to three and the
number of shots in one in interval timer operation is set to two, two multiple
exposure shots will be taken in first set of shots (film is not advanced). The third
shot will be taken as the first shot of the next set of shots. The film is then
advanced, multiple exposure is canceled and the second shot is taken. Normal
interval timer photography is executed thereafter.
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Non-CPU Lens
By specifying lens data (lens focal length and maximum aperture),
you can gain access to a variety of CPU lens functions when using a
non-CPU lens.
Available functions
• If the focal length of the lens is known:
Automatic power zoom can be used with attached Speedlight
• When the maximum aperture of the lens is known:
The aperture value is displayed in the top LCD panel and viewfinder .
Auto Aperture flash can be used with attached Speedlights (x 155).
• Specifying both the focal length and maximum aperture of the lens:
Enables Color Matrix Metering (x 62).
Functions for improved accuracy
• Specifying both the focal length and maximum aperture of the lens improves
accuracy in: Center-Weighted and Spot Metering (x 63), i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash*
(x 150), Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash* (x 154).
* Set the metering system other than Spot.
Available focal length and aperture
• Focal lengths:
6, 8, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 24, 25, 28, 35, 43, 45, 50, 55, 58, 70, 80, 85, 86, 100,
105, 135, 180, 200, 300, 360, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1400, 1600,
2000, 2400, 2800, 3200, and 4000mm
• Apertures:
f/1.2, 1.4, 1.8, 2, 2.5, 2.8, 3.3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.6, 6.3, 7.1, 8, 9.5, 11, 13,15, 16,
19, 22
Available non-CPU lens
• Non-CPU lens data can be specified with AI Nikkor lenses. Non-AI lens does not
function accurately even when the lens data are specified. To use non-AI lens, select
a lens number in which no focus length and maximum aperture are specified.
Available focal lengths and apertures
• If the corresponding focal length is not listed, choose the closest value greater than
the actual focal length of the lens. If you are using a Speedlight in this condition,
adjust the zoom head position manually.
Zooming with zoom lenses
• Lens data are not adjusted when non-CPU lenses are zoomed in or out. After
changing the zoom position, select new values for the lens focal length and
maximum aperture.
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1
Turn the power switch on and press the MENU button so the Menu
display appears on the rear LCD.
2
Select the Non-CPU lens data display.
• Press P/{ on the multi-selector to select “Non-CPU lens data” and press >
so the Non-CPU lens data display appears.
• Up to 10 lens data can be set. Press P/{ to select number (0-9) and press
INFO button so the Edit lens data display appears. (Press > without pressing
INFO button to set lens number and return to the Menu display.)
3
Specify non-CPU lens data.
• Press P/{ to set focal length.
Press > to highlight “Max.
aperture”.
4
• Press P/{ to set maximum
aperture. Press > to enter the lens
data to selected lens number and
return to the Menu display.
Complete the operation.
• Press < to backtrack display by display or press MENU
button twice to return to the shooting data display.
• With lens number 1, the selected lens number is displayed
as “L-1” in the rear LCD panel. No number is displayed
when a CPU lens is attached and when either focal length
or maximum aperture is not specified with non-CPU lens.
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• Specifying lens data
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Non-CPU Lens—continued
• Selecting lens number with button and dial operation
Lens number (combination of focal length and maximum aperture)
set at the “Specifying lens data” can be selected using the FUNC
button and Main-Command Dial (without menu operation).
1
Set “FV Lock” and “Lens data” in the “f3 FUNC. Button” (x 108).
• Select “FV Lock” and “Lens data” in the “f3FUNC. Button referring to
“Operation in Menu” on page 88.
• “Lens data” cannot be selected alone; “FV Lock” is also selected.
2
Press the FUNC. button and rotate the Main-Command Dial to select
lens number (0-9).
• The lens data display appears when the FUNC. button is pressed. Check the
focal length and maximum aperture and select your desired lens number.
• With lens number 1, the selected lens number is displayed as “L-1” in the rear
LCD panel. No number is displayed when a CPU lens is attached and when
either focal length or maximum aperture is not specified with non-CPU lens.
• If an SB-800 or 600 Speedlight is mounted on the camera, turn the Speedlight
off before pressing the FUNC. button (since the FV Lock [x 151] has priority
over the Lens data).
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Two-Button Reset
Two-Button Reset allows you to instantly reset specified settings to
their original default settings.
Press and hold down the MENU and INFO buttons for more than two
seconds. “Reset completed.” is displayed in the rear LCD panel.
• Two-Button Reset is complete when normal shooting data is displayed after “Reset
completed.” on the rear LCD panel.
Flash sync mode
Exposure compensation
Auto Exposure Bracketing
Auto Exposure lock
Shutter speed lock
Aperture lock
Data imprint
Multiple exposure
Interval timer
Default
Programmed Auto
Off
Center (center group in
Group Dynamic AF)
Front-Curtain sync
Off
Off*1
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off*2
Menu Guide
Option
Exposure mode
Flexible program
Focus area
*1 Settings reset to default; compensated EV value: 1/3 step, number of shots: 0. If
“Preset select” is set in Custom Setting “e8: Auto BKT select”, compensated EV
value: 1/3 step, number of shots: three, and off will set.
*2 Settings reset to default; start time: --, interval: 1 sec., repeating time: 1,
number of shots in one operation: 1
Options set in each Custom Setting menu, setup menu, lens data and
language remain unchanged.
• Custom Settings for the current Custom Settings bank can be restored to default
values by selecting “Yes” for Custom Setting R (Menu Reset) (x 92).
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Recorded/imprinted exposure compensation/
flash exposure compensation value
Recorded (x 114) or imprinted (x 130) exposure compensation value and
flash exposure compensation value are as follows depending on the
combination of executed operations.
A: Value set in exposure compensation (on camera)
B: Value set in flash exposure compensation (on Speedlight)
C: Value set in Auto Exposure Bracketing (on camera)
SB compensation: Flash exposure compensation
AE Bracketing: Auto Exposure Bracketing
SB Bracketing: Flash Exposure Bracketing
Exposure
Flash exposure
compensation value*1 compensation value*2
No compensation
0*3
0*3
Exposure compensation
A
A
B
SB compensation
0*3
AE/SB Bracketing
C
C
AE Bracketing
C
0*3
SB Bracketing
0*3
C
Exposure compensation + SB compensation
A
A+B
Exposure compensation + AE/SB Bracketing
A+C
A+C
Exposure compensation + AE Bracketing
A+C
A
Exposure compensation + SB Bracketing
A
A+C
Exposure compensation + SB compensation + AE/SB Bracketing
A+C
A+B+C
A+C
A+B
Exposure compensation + SB compensation + AE Bracketing
Exposure compensation + SB compensation + SB Bracketing
A
A+B+C
Combination of compensation
• When Custom Setting “e6: M mode bkting” (x 106) is set to “Flash” in Manual exposure
mode and Auto Exposure Bracketing (x 75) is performed, recorded/imprinted exposure
compensation/flash exposure compensation are as follows.
Exposure
Flash exposure
compensation value*1 compensation value*2
AE/SB Bracketing
0*3
C
0*3
AE Bracketing
0*3
SB Bracketing
0*3
C
Exposure compensation + AE/SB Bracketing
A
A+C
Exposure compensation + AE Bracketing
A
A
Exposure compensation + SB Bracketing
A
A+C
Exposure compensation + SB compensation + AE/SB Bracketing
A
A+B+C
Exposure compensation + SB compensation + AE Bracketing
A
A+B
Exposure compensation + SB compensation + SB Bracketing
A
A+B+C
Combination of compensation
*1 When the exposure compensation value is imprinted in Manual exposure mode, over or under
EV value from the correct exposure is imprinted.
*2 When Speedlight power is off, “0” is recorded but no data is imprinted.
*3 “0.0” is imprinted (instead of “0”).
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Flash Photography
Flash Photography
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featuring the Nikon Creative Lighting System
(CLS), the F6 supports a full range of
available options.
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Creative Lighting System
The F6 supports flash photography when an optional Speedlight is
mounted on the camera’s accessory shoe. A flash can be used not
only when natural lighting is inadequate, but also to fill in shadows,
illuminate backlit subjects, and even to add a catchlight to the eyes
of a portrait subject.
The Creative Lighting System
When used with an SB-800 or SB-600 Speedlight (available separately), the
F6 supports the full range of options available with the Nikon Creative
Lighting System (CLS), including i-TTL flash control, FV Lock, Auto FP HighSpeed Sync, and AF-assist illumination for multi-area autofocus. When used
with multiple SB-800/SB-600 flash units, the F6 also supports Advanced
Wireless Lighting.
• i-TTL Flash Control
When used with the F6 and set to TTL, the SB-800/SB-600 automatically uses
one of the following types of i-TTL flash control:
i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash
The Speedlight emits a series of nearly invisible preflashes (monitor preflashes)
immediately before the main flash. Preflashes reflected from objects in all areas of the
frame are picked up by the five-segment TTL flash control sensor or 1,005-pixel RGB
sensor and are analyzed in combination with information from the Matrix Metering
system to adjust flash output for natural balance between the main subject and
ambient background lighting. When a type G or D lens is used, distance information
is included when calculating flash output. Precision of calculation can be increased
for non-CPU lenses by providing lens data (focal length and maximum aperture; x
144). Select a metering system on the F6 other than Spot Metering. (With Spot
Metering, the Flash mode automatically switches to Standard TTL flash.)
Standard TTL Flash
Flash output is adjusted to ensure the main subject is correctly exposed; background
brightness is not taken into account. Recommended for shots in which the main
subject is emphasized at the expense of background details, or when exposure
compensation is used. Standard TTL flash is activated automatically when Spot
metering is selected.
Monitor Preflash will not normally operate in Standard TTL flash; it does, however,
operate in Auto FP High-Speed Sync or FV Lock (Standard i-TTL flash).
Flash may not fire when the background is extremely bright.
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• Advanced Wireless Lighting
Multiple SB-800/SB-600 flash units can be used to eliminate shadows for a
natural lighting effect or to light other areas of the frame, away from the
main subject.
Supported flash modes include i-TTL flash control, AA (Auto Aperture) and manual
operation. A master Speedlight, mounted on the camera or connected using an
SC-29 TTL Remote Cord, can control up to three groups (A, B, C) of remotely
positioned Speedlights using wireless operation. The master Speedlight must be a
Nikon SB-800, while remote units can include SB-800/SB-600. Using multiple
Speedlights enables creative lighting; it is possible to turn off the illumination from
the master Speedlight and enable it to control all of the remote units, or you can
allow the main Speedlight to add to the lighting arrangement. See Speedlight
instruction manual for details.
Modeling flash
SB-800/SB-600 Speedlights emit a modeling flash when the camera depth-offield preview button is pressed. This feature can be used with Advanced Wireless
Lighting to preview the total lighting effect achieved with multiple flash units.
Modeling flash can be turned off using Custom Setting “e4: Modeling flash” (x
105).
• FV Lock
This ensures that flash output is appropriate to the subject even when the subject is
not positioned in the center of the frame. Flash output is adjusted automatically for
any changes in sensitivity (ISO equivalency), aperture, and Speedlight zoom head
position. FV Lock is available with i-TTL and Auto Aperture flash control, Advanced
Wireless Lighting, and Auto FP High-Speed Sync. For using FV Lock, see the next
page.
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This feature is used to lock flash output, allowing photographs to be
recomposed without changing the flash level.
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Creative Lighting System—continued
• To use FV Lock:
1
2
Select “FV Lock” or “FV Lock/Lens data” for Custom Setting “f3: FUNC.
button” (x 108).
Mount an SB-800/SB-600 Speedlight on the camera accessory shoe, then
turn the Speedlight on and set the flash mode to TTL or AA (SB-800
only) (for details, see the Speedlight’s instruction manual).
• Non-TTL Auto flash can be set with a master Speedlight that features
Advanced Wireless Lighting.
3
Position the subject in the center of the frame and lightly press the
shutter-release button to focus.
4
5
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Press the FUNC. button.
• The Speedlight will emit a monitor preflash to
determine the appropriate flash level.
• Flash output will be locked at this level and FV
Lock icons
will appear in the viewfinder.
Recompose and fully depress the shutter-release button to shoot.
• If desired, additional pictures can be taken without releasing FV Lock.
• To release FV Lock, press the FUNC. button and confirm that the FV Lock icons
are no longer displayed in the viewfinder. FV Lock is also released when:
• Exposure meter is off
• Film rewind is performed
• Lens is detached
• Speedlight is turned off
• Flash mode other than i-TTL is selected
• Flash zoom position is changed
• Modeling flash is set on Speedlight
• Metering system is changed (except between Matrix and Center-Weighted
metering)
• Option other than “FV Lock” or “FV Lock, Lens data” is selected in “f3:
FUNC. button” in Custom Setting.
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Exposure area in FV Lock
Shooting situation
Flash mode
Exposure area
i-TTL mode
6mm-dia. at center
Exposure area
measured by the
Speedlight
Entire frame
Exposure area
measured by the
Speedlight
Single Speedlight
Auto Aperture flash
Multiple flash
with Advanced
Wireless Lighting
i-TTL mode
Auto Aperture flash
Non-TTL Auto flash
(Master Speedlight)
• Auto FP High-Speed Sync
Auto FP High-Speed Sync is activated automatically at shutter speeds faster
than 1/250 sec., allowing auto flash control at all shutter speeds up to and
including 1/8,000 sec. As a result, the flash can be used without concern for
maximum sync speed, even in daylight shots taken at maximum aperture.
To use Auto FP High-Speed Sync, choose “1/250 (FP auto)” for Custom Setting “e1:
Flash sync speed” (x 104). Auto FP High-Speed Sync supports Advanced Wireless
Lighting. With a single Speedlight, i-TTL flash control, Auto Aperture flash, DistancePriority manual, and manual flash mode are available. In multiple flash, you can
choose from i-TTL flash control, Auto Aperture flash, Non-TTL Auto flash, and manual
flash mode.
The SB-800/SB-600 features AF-assist illuminator linked to the F6 focus
areas, allowing autofocus to be used even at night, regardless of the
subject’s position in the frame.
AF-assist illuminator can be used in all AF Area modes, including Single Area AF,
Dynamic AF, Group Dynamic AF, and Dynamic AF with Closest-Subject Priority. If the
subject is poorly lit, the AF-assist illuminator will light automatically when Single
Servo AF is used in combination with a 24-105mm AF Nikkor lens (if a lens wider
than 35mm is used, the illuminator may not light if the focus area at the left or right
edge of the frame are selected).
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Non-CLS supporting Speedlight
• Available flash mode with non-CLS supporting Speedlight
When a Nikon Speedlight other than SB-800/SB-600 is attached and set to
TTL mode, the following TTL Auto Flash modes are available depending on
the type of lens used.
Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash/3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash
(Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash with TTL Multi Sensor)
Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash with TTL Multi Sensor can be performed with a
combination of F6 camera, CPU lens and Nikon TTL AF Speedlight. In this flash mode,
just after you press the shutter release button and before the shutter is activated, the
Speedlight with Monitor Preflash function (SB-80DX, SB-50DX, SB-28/28DX, SB-27,
SB-26 and SB-25) will fire a series of imperceptible preflashes that are detected by
the F6’s five-segment TTL Multi Sensor, then analyzed for brightness and contrast.
Furthermore, when a D- or G-type AF Nikkor lens is attached, it integrates Distance
Information from the lens with other exposure control information, automatically
compensating the flash output level so that flash output and ambient light are
balanced (3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash).
With Speedlights that do not have the Monitor Preflash feature, or with a non-G/Dtype lens or a non-CPU lens with non-CPU lens data specified, Multi-Sensor Balanced
Fill-Flash (without data from the Monitor Preflash and Distance Information) is
performed. Select a metering system on the F6 other than Spot Metering. (With Spot
Metering, the Flash mode automatically switches to Standard TTL flash.)
Standard TTL Flash
Can be set on SB-80DX, SB-50DX, SB-28/28DX, SB-27, SB-26, SB-25 or SB-24
Speedlight. With other Speedlights, Standard TTL Flash is set automatically when the
camera is set to Manual exposure mode. In Standard TTL Flash, flash output is
adjusted to ensure the main subject is correctly exposed; background brightness is
not taken into account. Recommended for shots in which the main subject is
emphasized at the expense of background details, or when exposure compensation is
used. Standard TTL flash is activated automatically when Spot metering is selected.
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Non-TTL flash modes
In addition to TTL, flash modes such as Non-TTL Auto flash and manual flash
are available. Flash mode availability depends on the type of Speedlight used;
for details, see the instruction manual of the Speedlight.
• Auto Aperture Flash (AA)
The Speedlight’s built-in sensor measures the flash illumination reflected from the
subject and controls flash output in combination with data automatically transmitted
from the camera and lens to the Speedlight, including ISO sensitivity and exposure
compensation values, and lens’ aperture and focal length.
• With the SB-80DX or SB-28DX, set Custom Setting “e3: AA flash mode” to “On”
(x 105). With the SB-800, the Speedlight setting overrides the Custom Setting.
• Non-TTL Auto flash (A)
The Speedlight’s built-in sensor measures flash illumination reflected from the subject,
automatically controlling the Speedlight’s light output to provide correct exposure. This
enables you to make exposure compensation (x 74) easily by varying the aperture
set on the camera or lens.
• With the SB-80DX or SB-28DX, set Custom Setting “e3: AA flash mode” to “Off”
(x 105). With the SB-800, the Speedlight setting overrides the Custom Setting.
• Aperture must be set manually on the Speedlight.
• Manual flash (M)
In Manual flash photography, you select the aperture and flash output level. This
allows you to control the exposure and flash shooting distance when shooting subjects
where the correct exposure is difficult to obtain in TTL or Non-TTL Auto flash mode.
The flash output level can be set from M1/1 (full output) to M1/128 to suit your
creative preferences. (Usable flash output level depends on the Speedlight.)
• Repeating flash (RPT)
In Repeating flash operation, the Speedlight fires repeatedly during a single exposure,
creating stroboscopic multi-exposure effects. This feature is useful when shooting fastmoving subjects.
• Manually set the flash output level, frequency (Hz), and number of repeating flashes
per frame.
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• Distance-Priority Manual flash (GN)
In this flash operation, the Speedlight controls the light output automatically based on
the shooting distance, aperture value and ISO sensitivity. Enter the shooting distance
and you can take pictures having the same exposure even when shooting at different
apertures.
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Accessory shoe/Sync terminal/Ready-light
• Accessory shoe
• An optional Speedlight such as the SB-800, SB-600, SB-80DX, SB-50DX, SB-30,
SB-29s/29, SB-28/28DX, SB-27, SB-26, SB-25, SB-24, SB-23 or SB-22s can be
attached directly to the accessory shoe of the F6 without a cord. This accessory
shoe is equipped with a safety lock that prevents accidental drop when a
Speedlight having a safety-lock pin (SB-800, SB-600, SB-80DX, SB-30, SB-29s/29,
SB-28/28DX, SB-27, SB-26, SB-25 or SB-22s) is attached.
• Sync terminal
• To use a Speedlight that requires a sync cord, attach one end of the sync cord to
the sync terminal.
When performing rear-curtain sync with a Speedlight such as SB-800, SB-600,
SB-80DX, SB-50DX, SB-28/28DX, SB-27, SB-26, SB-25 or SB-24 attached to the F6’s
accessory shoe, do not attach a additional Speedlight via the sync terminal.
• Ready-light
• When using a Speedlight such as the SB-800, SB-600, SB-80DX, SB-50DX, SB-30,
SB-29s/29, SB-28/28DX, SB-27, SB-26, SB-25, SB-24, SB-23 or SB-22s, the readylight fi lights up when the Speedlight is fully charged and ready to fire.
• If the ready-light blinks approx. 3 sec. after full flash output (when the Speedlight is
set to TTL, Auto Aperture flash or Non-TTL Auto flash mode), underexposure may
have occurred. Check the focus distance, aperture or flash shooting distance range
and shoot again.
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Flash sync mode
• Setting flash sync mode
Set flash sync mode by rotating the Main-Command Dial while pressing the
flash sync mode button.
∞
Front-Curtain Sync
¤
‹
Slow Sync*1
⁄
Red-Eye Reduction with
Slow Sync*3, *4
Rear-Curtain Sync*2
›
Red-Eye Reduction*3
Flash Photography
*1 Front-Curtain Sync is selected automatically in Shutter-Priority Auto or Manual
exposure mode
*2 Slow Sync is set simultaneously in Programmed Auto or Aperture-Priority Auto
exposure mode. Rear-Curtain Sync with Slow Sync is indicated as below in the
rear LCD panel.
Normal display
*3 Flash sync mode indication is reversed if attached Speedlight is not compatible
with Red-Eye Reduction mode.
*4 Red-Eye Reduction is selected automatically in Shutter-Priority Auto or Manual
exposure mode
Studio flash system
• Rear-Curtain Sync cannot be used with a studio flash system since the correct
synchronization cannot be obtained.
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Flash sync mode—continued
∞: Front-Curtain Sync
Set the flash sync mode to Front-Curtain Sync for normal flash photography.
(With the SB-26, SB-25 or SB-24, set the Speedlight’s sync mode selector to
NORMAL.)
¤: Slow Sync
In most Programmed Auto or Aperture-Priority Auto exposure mode flash
photography shooting situations, the camera’s shutter speed is automatically set
to 1/60 to 1/250 sec. (1/60-1/8,000 sec. in Auto FP High-Speed Sync). However,
for shooting nighttime scenes, Slow Sync uses a slower shutter speed (down to
30 sec.) to bring out background details using all of the available light.
‹: Rear-Curtain Sync
The Speedlight fires at the end of the exposure, turning available light into a
stream of light that follows the flash-illuminated moving subject. (With the
SB-26, 25 or 24, set the Speedlight’s sync mode selector to REAR.) When RearCurtain Sync is set in Programmed Auto or Aperture-Priority Auto exposure
mode, Slow Sync is set automatically.
›: Red-Eye Reduction
The Monitor Preflash or Red-Eye Reduction lamp lights before the flash fires in
order to reduce the red-eye effect in photos of people or animals. (With SB-800,
SB-600, SB-80DX, SB-28/28DX, SB-27, SB-26 or SB-25 only.)
⁄: Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync
Red-Eye Reduction and Slow Sync mode are set simultaneously (the SB-800,
SB-600, SB-80DX, SB-28/28DX, SB-27, SB-26 or SB-25). Set the exposure mode
to Programmed Auto or Aperture-Priority Auto.
Flash Sync Modes
• When Red-Eye Reduction or Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync is selected, the
Monitor Preflash or Red-Eye Reduction lamp lights before the flash fires. Do not
move the camera or allow the subject to move until the shutter is released. (RedEye Reduction is not recommended in shooting situations where shutter release is
your top priority.)
• With Slow Sync and Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, keep the camera steady to
prevent picture blur since the shutter speed is slow. Use of a tripod is
recommended.
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Usable optional Speedlights
Usable optional Speedlights
The following optional Speedlights are compatible with the F6.
In the lens row, 1, 2 and 3 indicate:
1:G- or D-type Nikkor (except DX- or IX-Nikkor)
2:An AF Nikkor lens other than G/D-type or a non-CPU lens with “Non-CPU
lens data” specified (x 144)
3:Non-CPU lens
• Speedlights compatible with the Creative Lighting System
Lens
Mode
i-TTL Balanced
Fill-Flash*2.
Standard TTL*3
Auto Aperture flash
Non-TTL Auto flash
Distance-Priority manual
Manual
Auto FP High-Speed
Sync
FV Lock
Wide-Area AF-Assist
Illuminator
Repeating flash
Rear-Curtain Sync
Red-Eye Reduction
*1
*2
*3
*4
SB-800
(Attached
to camera)
SB-800
(As remote
unit)*1
SB-600
(Attached
to camera)
SB-600
(As remote
unit)*1
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In Advanced Wireless Lighting.
Set metering system other than Spot metering.
Standard TTL flash is activated automatically when Spot metering is selected.
Available only with an AF lens.
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Usable optional Speedlights—continued
• Speedlights that are compatible with F6 for flash operation other
than the Creative Lighting System
TTL
Speedlight
Lens
3D MultiSensor
Balanced
Fill-Flash
SB-80DX,
SB-28/28DX
SB-50DX
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SB-26*3
SB-25
SB-24
SB-29s/29*4,
SB-23,
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SB-21B
SB-30, SB-22s,
SB-22, SB-20, ÅÍÎ
SB-16B, SB-15
SB-11*5,
SB-14*5,
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SB-140*5,*6
MultiSensor
Balanced
Fill-Flash
A
Standard Non-TTL
TTL*1
Auto*2
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Manual
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FP HighRearSpeed Repeating Curtain Red-Eye
Sync
Flash
Sync Reduction
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*1 Standard TTL flash is activated automatically when Spot metering is selected.
Setting exposure to Manual automatically changes the flash mode to Standard TTL
with Speedlights other than SB-80DX, 50DX, 28/28DX, 27, 26, 25 and 24 that are
equipped with TTL Auto Flash.
*2 Auto Aperture flash is available with SB-80DX/28DX and lenses 1 or 2. Set
Custom Setting “e3: AA flash mode” (x 105) to “On”.
*3 Shutter speed is automatically controlled to slower than 1/200 sec. when the
Wireless Slave Flash selector is set to D.
*4 With the SB-29s/29 and SB-21B, autofocus can be used only when an AF MicroNikkor (60mm, 105mm, 200mm and 70-180mm) is attached.
*5 TTL auto flash is possible with TTL Remote Cord SC-23.
In A or M flash mode, attach SU-2 to SC-13 with SB-11 and SB-14 or attach SU-3
to SC-13 with SB-140.
SC-11 or SC-15 can also be used; however, the ready-light does not appear in the
viewfinder and the shutter speed does not change automatically.
*6 Ultraviolet and infrared photography can be performed only when SB-140 is set to
M.
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Flash units made by manufacturers other than Nikon
Use only Nikon Speedlights. Other units may damage the camera’s electrical circuit
due to incompatible voltage requirements (not compatible with 250V or higher),
electric contact alignment or switch phase.
Notes on using the optional Speedlight
ISO film speed
Maximum available aperture
25
2.8
50
3.3
100
4
200
4.8
400
5.6
800
6.7
1000
7.1
* When film speed increases by one step, the maximum available aperture is stopped
down by 1/2 f/stop. If you are using a lens with a maximum aperture smaller than
that listed above, the automatically controlled aperture range is from the lens’
maximum to minimum aperture.
• When flash exposure compensation is set, = appears in the viewfinder without the
compensation value.
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• See your Speedlight manual for details.
• If the camera groups are defined in the Speedlight manual under CLS, see that
section for camera groups compatible with CLS.
• If the camera groups are defined in the non-CLS supporting Speedlight manual
under TTL auto flash, see that section for camera group I.
• With the SB-26, 25 or 24, flash sync mode set on the Speedlight overrides the
setting on the camera body. However with the SB-26, Red-Eye Reduction or RedEye Reduction with Slow Sync setting on the camera overrides Speedlight setting.
• The flash sync speed is 1/250 sec. or slower when using an optional Speedlight.
(With Medical-Nikkor 120mm f/4, set the shutter speed to 1/125 sec. or slower.)
• Available film speeds for TTL auto flash are ISO 25 to ISO 1000.
• For Speedlights not compatible with the Wide-Area AF-Assist Illuminator, the AFAssist Illuminator does not emit light under the following conditions:
• Center focus area is not selected in Single Area AF or Dynamic AF mode.
• A group of focus areas that does not include the center focus area is selected in
Group Dynamic AF mode
• In Programmed Auto exposure mode, the camera automatically controls the
maximum available aperture in relation to the film speed as follows:
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Using Speedlight
Operations described in this section apply when the SB-800 or SB-600
Speedlight is used with a D- or G-type Nikkor in i-TTL Balanced FillFlash.
1
2
Attach the Speedlight and set the metering system.
• Set a metering system other than Spot metering.
Set the exposure mode and confirm shutter speed and aperture.
• When using Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync or Slow Sync, set the exposure
mode to Programmed Auto or Aperture-Priority Auto.
• Available shutter speeds and apertures in each exposure mode
Exposure mode
Programmed Auto
Shutter-Priority Auto
Aperture-Priority Auto
Manual
Available shutter speed
Automatically set
(1/250-1/60 sec.)*1
1/250-30 sec.*2
Automatically set
(1/250-1/60 sec.)*1
1/250-30 sec.*2, Bulb
Available aperture
Automatically set
x
64
66
Desired setting*3
68
70
*1 Shutter speed can be prolonged up to 30 sec. in Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync or
Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync. In Auto FP High-Speed Sync, shutter speed is
controlled at up to 1/8000 sec.
*2 In Auto FP High-Speed Sync, shutter speed is controlled at up to 1/8000 sec.
*3 Flash shooting distance range depends on the ISO speed of the film in use and
aperture setting. In Aperture-Priority Auto or Manual exposure mode, set the
aperture according to the flash shooting distance range table provided with the
Speedlight.
• The camera determines background exposure from the selected shutter speed so
over- or underexposure indication tends to appear more frequently in ShutterPriority Auto and Aperture-Priority Auto exposure modes. To bring out the
background exposure, set the shutter speed so the electronic analog display
indicates a correct exposure in Shutter-Priority Auto or Manual exposure mode.
Select Slow Sync in Programmed Auto or Aperture-Priority exposure mode.
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3
4
Set the flash sync mode.
5
Check the display in the LCD panel.
6
Compose picture, focus and confirm the indication in the viewfinder.
Set TTL-BL.
• Set the power switch of the Speedlight to ON and set the flash mode to
TTL auto flash.
• Confirm that the indicator
(SB-800) or
(SB-600) for i-TTL
Balanced Fill-Flash appears in the LCD panel. If this indication does not
appear in the LCD panel, press the MODE button until it appears.
• Lightly press the shutter release button and confirm the in-focus / indicator
and ready-light indicator fi appears in the viewfinder.
Confirm the flash shooting distance range and shoot.
• If the ready-light blinks approx. 3 sec. after full flash output, underexposure
may have occurred. Check the focus distance, aperture or flash shooting
distance range and shoot again.
• When using a Speedlight, make sure to read its instruction manual as well.
Flash Photography
7
CSM e1: Auto FP High-Speed Sync can be set, or 1/60 to 1/250 sec. can be
selected as the fastest limit for the sync shutter speed (x 104).
CSM e2: 30 to 1/60 sec. can be selected as the slowest limit for the sync
shutter speed in Programmed Auto or Aperture-Priority Auto (x 104).
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About Depth of Field
The section provides a basic explanation of the relationship
between focus and depth of field.
• Depth of field
When focusing, depth of field should always be considered. Depth of field
is the area of your photo that is most sharply in focus in front of and
behind the subject in which the lens is focused. Depth of field varies
according to shooting distance, focal length and, above all, aperture.
Smaller apertures (represented by larger f-numbers) will produce a deeper
depth of field where the background and foreground remain sharp; larger
apertures (represented by smaller f-numbers) will produce a shallower
depth of field where the background becomes blurred. Similarly, a shorter
shooting distance or a longer focal length will produce a shallower depth
of field, and a longer shooting distance or a shorter focal length will
produce a deeper depth of field. Note that depth of field tends to be
shallower in front of the subject in focus and deeper behind it.
Large aperture f/2.8
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Small aperture f/32
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Miscellaneous
This section explains miscellaneous
information such as optional accessories,
camera care, notes on batteries,
specifications or index.
Miscellaneous
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Optional Accessories
Power sources, Speedlights and various other optional accessories are
available for the F6.
• Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40
• With Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40, eight 1.5V AA-type alkaline-manganese,
Ni-MH or lithium batteries, or one optional Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4 (with
optional Battery Chamber Cover BL-3) can be used to power the F6. Film advance
speed increases up to 8 fps in continuous high-speed film advance mode. Multi
Power Battery Pack MB-40 improves camera holding in the vertical position, and
the pack is equipped with an extra shutter release button, the Main- and SubCommand Dial, AF start button and multi- selector for vertical shooting.
• Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4
• Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4 is designed for use with Multi Power Battery
Pack MB-40. Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4 can be recharged and calibrated
using Quick Charger MH-21. Use optional Battery Chamber Cover BL-3 for inserting
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4 into Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40.
• Quick Charger MH-21
• Quick Charger MH-21 fully recharges a discharged Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EN-EL4 in approx. 100 minutes. Use with AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz.
• Data Reader MV-1
• Transfers shooting data stored in the F6 (x 112) to a CompactFlash™ memory
card (supplied with the MV-1). Data then can be transferred from the memory card
to a personal computer.
* Transferring data to a PC requires additional equipment such as PC Card Adapter
EC-AD1, commercial PC card adapter for memory cards, or memory card reader.
• Antifog Finder Eyepiece DK-14/DK-17A
• Antifog Finder Eyepiece DK-14/DK-17A provides a clear viewfinder image and
eliminates the problem of finder eyepiece fogging in low temperatures or high
humidity. The eyepiece lock is available with the DK-17A.
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• Eyepiece correction lens/Eyepiece correction lens DK-17C
• Enables near- or far-sighted photographers to adjust the eyepiece diopter to suit
their vision, and can be attached easily by screwing it onto the viewfinder eyepiece.
Five optional eyepiece correction lenses provide viewfinder diopter settings of –3,
–2, 0, +1 and +2m–1. We recommend that you actually look through the viewfinder
with various correction lenses attached before making a purchase, since viewfinder
diopter differs from one person to another. Use the optional eyepiece correction
lens when you need eyepiece correction over –2 to +1m–1 that can be adjusted
using the F6’s diopter adjustment knob. When using an eyepiece correction lens,
set the diopter adjustment of the F6 to –1m–1. The eyepiece lock is available with
the DK-17C.
• Rubber Eyecup DK-19
• Rubber Eyecup DK-19 can be attached to the viewfinder eyepiece to enable you to
see through the viewfinder more clearly while preventing your eyes from becoming
tired. The eyepiece lock of the DK-17 (supplied), DK-17A or DK-17C is available
with the DK-19.
• Right-Angle Viewing Attachment DR-5
• Right-Angle Viewing Attachment DR-5 provides an upright and unreversed image
with right-angle viewing. The DR-5 allows you to set the reproduction ratio to
either 1:1 or 2:1*. An adapter ring is required when attaching to the F6.
* Vignetting occurs around the peripheral area with a reproduction ratio of 2:1.
• Eyepiece Magnifier DG-2/Eyepiece Adapter DK-7
• Eyepiece Magnifier DG-2 provides 2X magnification of the central portion of the
finder image with Eyepiece Adapter DK-7. Eyesight adjustment provided. Useful for
critical focusing in close-up photography.
• Soft case CF-64
• Camera case CF-64 (for AF-S VR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED or smaller lens
attached) is available for this camera.
• Available neckstraps: leather-type AN-1 (black), braid-type AN-4B (black), and
AN-4Y (yellow); wide braid-type neckstrap AN-6Y (yellow), and AN-6W (burgundy).
• Handstrap AH-4 helps you to hold the camera firmly and comfortably and shoot in
rapid-motion.
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• Neckstraps/Handstrap AH-4
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Optional Accessories—continued
• Focusing Screens
B
Supplied with the F6 camera. Fine-ground matte field with focus
brackets. Good for general photography.
U
Matte/Fresnel field with 12mm-dia. reference circle and focus
brackets. Suitable with telephoto lenses longer than 200mm.
Center-Weighted or Spot metering is recommended.
E
Etched horizontal and vertical lines added to B-type screen make
the E-type screen suitable for copying and architectural
photography. Especially for use with PC-Nikkor lens.
M
Fine-ground matte field with 5mm-dia. clear spot and cross hair for
use in parallax focusing on aerial images, plus millimeter scales for
calculating magnification of individual objects or for measuring
objects. Brilliant image in dim light. Suitable for close-ups,
photomicrography and other high-magnification applications.
J
Matte/Fresnel field with central 5mm-dia. microprism focusing spot
and 12mm-dia. reference circle. Good for general photography.
A
Matte/Fresnel field with 5mm-dia. BriteView split-image
rangefinder. Rapid, accurate focusing for subjects with both
straight lines and ill-defined contours. Suitable for general
photography.
L
Same as Type A but with BriteView split-image rangefinder line at
a 45° angle. Rapid, accurate focusing for subjects with both
straight lines and ill-defined contours. Suitable for general
photography.
Type M focusing screen
• Exposure measurement is not possible with type M screen.
When using type M screen, it is recommended to set “Off” in the Custom Setting
“a5-1: Manual focus” in “a5: Focus area illum” (x 95) due to the optical
characteristic of the type M screen.
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• Filters
• Nikon filters can be divided into three types: screw-in, rear-interchange and slip-in.
With the F6, the filter factor need not be considered except when using the R60,
which requires exposure compensation to +1 EV.
Note that when special filters available from manufacturers other than Nikon are
used, autofocus or the electronic rangefinder may not operate properly.
• Use circular-polarizing filter C-PL or C-PLII instead of polarizing filter Polar. The
polarizing filter cannot be used with the F6.
• Use L37C or NC filter when using the filter to protect the lens.
• Moiré may occur when shooting a subject against bright light or if a bright light
source is in the frame. In this case, remove the filter before shooting.
• Effect of Matrix metering may not be obtained with filters that require
compensation other than 1; use of Center-Weighted metering is recommended. For
details, see the instruction manual of the filter.
( ) = f/stop compensation
Type
Designation
Screw-in attachment size (mm)
Rear-interchange Slip-in (mm)
Daylight Tungsten light 39 46 52 58 62 67 72 77 82 95 122 Bayonet 39
Neutral
Black & white Skylight
and color
Ultraviolet
1
L 1BC
1
R
R
R
R
R
L 37C
1
R
R
R
R R R R R
R
L 39
1
R
R R
R
R
1.7 (2/3)
1.2 (1/3) R
2 (1)
1.4 (1/2) R
Orange
O 56
3.5 (15/6)
2 (1)
R
R
R
R R
R
Red
R 60
8 (3)
5 (21/3)
R
R
R
R R
R
Medium Y 48
Deep
Soft
1
R
R
R R
Soft 2
1
R
R
R
ND 8xS
Amber
Color
Blue
R
Soft 1
Circular-polarizing C-PL
Special
photography Circular-polarizing II C-PLII
(black & white
ND 2xS
and color)
Neutral density ND 4xS
R
2-4 (1-2)
R R R R R R
2 (1)
R
4 (2)
R
8 (3)
R
Light
A2
1.2 (1/3)
R
Deep
A 12
2 (1)
R
Light
B2
1.2 (1/3)
R
Medium B 8
1.6 (2/3)
R
Deep
2.2 (11/6)
R
B 12
52
R R R R R R R
Y 52
Yellow
Black & white
NC
R
R
R R
R
R
R
R R
R
R
R
R
R
Miscellaneous
Film
Filter factor
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Optional Accessories—continued
• Speedlight SB-800
This high-performance Speedlight has a Guide Number of 38/125
(m/ft., 35mm zoom head position, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F) and
supports i-TTL, TTL, auto aperture (AA), non-TTL auto (A), manual,
and repeating flash control. Flash sync mode, including slow and
rear-curtain sync, can be set from the camera. When used with the
F6, the SB-800 supports Auto FP High-Speed Sync for sync speeds
faster than 1/250 sec. (repeating flash mode excluded), FV Lock for
recomposing photos without changing flash level, and Advanced
Wireless Lighting with support for i-TTL, auto aperture, manual, and
repeating flash control. The built-in AF-assist illuminator can be
used with all of the F6’s 11 focus areas. For bounce-flash or closeup photography, the flash head can be rotated through 90° above and 7° below the
horizontal, 180° left, and 90° right, while soft lighting can be achieved with the
supplied SW-10H bounce adapter. Auto power zoom (24–105mm) ensures that
illumination is adjusted in accord with the lens focal length. The built-in wide panel
can be used for illuminating angles of 14mm and 17mm. An illuminator is included
to assist in adjusting settings in the dark. The SB-800 accepts four AA batteries (five
AA batteries when powered by the supplied SD-800 battery pack) or SD-6, SD-7, or
SD-8A power sources (available separately). Custom settings are available for finetuning all aspects of flash operation.
• Speedlight SB-600
This high-performance Speedlight has a Guide Number of 30/98
(m/ft., 35mm zoom head position, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F) and
supports i-TTL, TTL, manual, and repeating flash control. When
used with the F6, the SB-600 supports Auto FP High-Speed Sync for
sync speeds faster than 1/250 sec. (repeating flash mode excluded),
FV Lock for recomposing photos without changing flash level, and
Advanced Wireless Lighting with support for i-TTL, auto aperture,
manual, and repeating flash control. Auto power zoom (24–85mm)
ensures that illumination is adjusted in accord with the lens focal
length. The built-in wide panel can be used for illuminating angles
of 14mm. An illuminator is included to assist in adjusting settings in
the dark. The SB-600 accepts four AA batteries or SD-6, SD-7, or SD-8A power
sources (available separately).
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• Accessories connected to 10-pin remote terminal
• By attaching the following accessories to the 10-pin
remote terminal of the F6, you can perform operations
such as remote shooting or automatic shooting.
• When the 10-pin remote terminal is not in use, make sure
to cover it with the supplied cap. Exposure to dirt or
contact with foreign objects may result in a malfunction.
• To connect an accessory to the 10-pin terminal, align the indexes, insert the plug,
then turn the lock screw as shown.
• The cap of the 10-pin terminal can be removed smoothly if you first remove the cap
on the sync terminal.
Accessory
Usage
Length
Enables the shutter to be released remotely reducing
camera shake. Long-Time Exposure and Time mode are
available, and a beeping sound can be set to repeat
each second for the duration of the exposure.
Approx. 80cm
(2.6 ft.)
Extension Cord
MC-21
Extension cord for MC-20, MC-22, MC-23, MC-25 or
MC-30.
Approx. 3m
(9.8 ft.)
Remote Cord MC-22
Remote cord with blue, yellow and black terminals to
connect to a shutter triggering device. Remote control
operation via sound or signal is available.
Approx. 1m
(3.3 ft.)
Connects two F6 cameras for simultaneous operation
Approx. 40cm
(1.3 ft.)
Adapter Cord
MC-25
Adapter cord to connect a remote accessory for 2-pin
remote terminal such as Radio Control Set MW-2,
Intervalometer MT-2 or Modulite Remote Control Set
ML-2 to F6.
Approx. 20cm
(0.7 ft.)
Remote Cord MC-30
Useful for releasing shutter remotely to reduce camera
shake. Also, shutter can be locked in Long Time
Exposure (Bulb).
Approx. 80cm
(2.6 ft.)
Modulite Remote
Control Set ML-2
Enables remote control up to 100m (328 ft.) via an
infrared pulse-modulated ray. Multiple ML-2s can be
used to enable more distant remote control. (Adapter
Cord MC-25 is required.)
—
Modulite Remote
Control Set ML-3
Enables remote control up to 8m (26.2 ft.) via an
infrared ray. Auto triggering, where the shutter is
released when the subject enters the area directly
between the transmitter and the receiver, is available.
—
Connecting Cord
MC-23
Miscellaneous
Remote Cord MC-20
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Camera Care
NEVER use organic solvents such
as thinner or benzene near the F6.
WARNING
Do not use
Doing so could cause a fire or health
hazard, and damage the camera.
• Cleaning camera body
Use a blower brush to remove dirt and dust from the camera body and clean it with
a soft, clean cloth. After using the camera near seawater, wipe the camera body
with a soft, clean cloth slightly moistened with pure water to remove salt, and then
dry it with a dry cloth.
• Cleaning mirror and lens
Use a blower brush to remove dirt and dust from the mirror or lens. To remove
fingerprints or smudges from the lens’ surface, use a soft, clean cotton cloth or lens
tissue moistened with ethanol (alcohol) or lens cleaner.
• Do not subject the camera or lens to strong vibration or shock
Do not drop the camera body and lens or allow them to impact against a hard
surface as this may damage their precision mechanisms.
• Do not touch the shutter curtains
The shutter is made of very thin curtains. Do not hold, poke, or blow strongly with
a blower brush. Doing so may scratch, deform or tear the shutter curtains.
• Avoid strong electric or magnetic fields
The camera may not function properly in strong electric or magnetic fields, such as
near a transmitter tower. Avoid using the camera in such locations.
• Store the camera in a cool, dry place
Store the camera in a cool, dry place to prevent mold and mildew.
Keep it away from naphthalene or camphor (moth repellent), electrical appliances
that generate magnetic fields, or excessive heat such as inside a vehicle during the
summer or near a heater.
• Avoid extreme temperature change
Extreme temperature change can cause condensation inside the camera body.
When taking the camera to a very hot place from a very cold place, or vice versa,
place it inside an airtight container such as a plastic bag and leave it inside the bag
for a while to expose the camera gradually to the temperature change.
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• Remove the batteries and store the camera with a desiccant
Miscellaneous
If you do not intend to use the camera for a long time, remove the batteries to
protect the camera from battery leakage.
• In a humid environment, store the camera inside a plastic bag with a desiccant to
keep out dust, moisture and salt. Note, however, that storing leather cases in vinyl
bags may cause the leather to deteriorate. Keep the batteries in a cool, dry place
away from heat or humidity.
• Change the desiccant occasionally since it does not absorb moisture effectively for
long periods.
• Leaving the camera unused for a long period of time may cause mold to grow
and result in malfunction. Turn the power on and release the shutter a few times
once per month.
Nikon cannot be held responsible for any malfunction resulting from the use of
the camera other than as specified in this manual.
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Notes on Batteries
Keep batteries out of reach of
children.
WARNING
Do not leave
If someone accidentally swallows a
battery, call a doctor immediately.
• Use two lithium batteries
With Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40, eight 1.5V alkaline-manganese, lithium,
Ni-MH, or one Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4 can be used to power the F6.
• Change the batteries well before the end of their life and prepare spare batteries
before important photographic occasions.
• Turn the camera power off when changing batteries
Turn the camera power off before changing batteries and insert the batteries with +
and – ends positioned correctly.
• Stains on the battery poles may cause lack of contact. Wipe the batteries well
with a dry cloth before installing.
• Use fresh batteries at low temperatures
Battery power diminishes at extremely low temperatures and the camera may not
function properly with old batteries. Use a fresh set of batteries at low
temperatures, and alternate them with spare batteries that you keep warm.
• At low temperatures, film advance speed decreases and the usable number of film
rolls is reduced. However, battery power may recover when the temperature
returns to normal.
• Do not throw batteries into a fire or short-circuit batteries
Do not throw batteries into a fire. Also, do not short-circuit, disassemble, heat or
charge non-rechargeable batteries.
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Troubleshooting
Top LCD panel
Viewfinder Rear LCD panel
Cause
ƒEE blinks
ƒEE blinks
FEE appears
M appears
M appears
—
• Batteries are nearing exhaustion.
M blinks
M blinks
—
• Batteries are just about
exhausted.
—
—
∂ appears
∂ appears
Err and E
blink
Err and E
blink
Err blinks
Err blinks
E blinks
E blinks
End blinks
End blinks
o–– and
frame counter
blink
—
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• CPU Nikkor lens (other than Gtype) is not set to its minimum
aperture.
CLOCK HAS BEEN • Built-in clock has been reset.
RESET.
Set time and
date.
∂ appears
• EV step difference from the lens’
maximum aperture is displayed.
Non-CPU lens with maximum
aperture not specified is
attached.
FILM LOAD ERROR • Film does not correctly advance.
DX ERR
• Film speed is set to DX and nonDX-coded film is loaded.
REWIND COMPLETED • Film remains in the camera after
film rewind is complete.
END OF FILM
• The end of the film roll has been
reached.
o–– and
• Batteries are exhausted during
frame counter REWINDING...
film rewind.
blink
? blinks
—
• Autofocus is not possible.
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Remedy
Page
• Set lens to minimum aperture.
20
• Have fresh ones ready.
18
• Turn the power off and replace batteries with new ones.
18
• Set date and time in “Date” setup menu.
35
• Specify maximum aperture of the non-CPU lens. Aperture will be
displayed.
• Reload film.
• Load DX-coded film or set the film speed manually.
• Remove the film cartridge.
40, 144
22
23, 44
32
• Rewind film by pressing the two film rewind buttons „ or by rotating
the film rewind crank.
46, 47
• Rewind film again by pressing the two film rewind buttons „ after
reloading flesh set of batteries or by rotating the film rewind crank.
46, 47
• Focus manually.
61
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Miscellaneous
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Troubleshooting—continued
Top LCD panel
Viewfinder Rear LCD panel
Cause
H1 appears
H1 appears
HI appears
• Overexposure may have occurred.
Lo appears
Lo appears
Lo appears
• Underexposure may have
occurred.
Electronic
analog
display blinks
Electronic
analog exposure
display blinks
—
buLb blinks
buLb blinks
buLb appears
• Shutter speed is set to buLb in S
mode.
P or S
blinks
A appears
—
• Non-CPU lens is attached, or no
lens is attached in P or S mode.
25o appears
25o appears
250 appears
• Shutter speed faster than 1/250
sec. (the highest sync speed) is
selected in S or M mode.
—
fi blinks for
3 sec. after
flash
—
• Flash has fired at full output and
an underexposure may have
occurred.
Err blinks
Err blinks
ERR appears
FuL blinks
FuL blinks
—
—
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• Subject brightness is beyond
camera’s exposure range.
• Malfunction detected.
OUT OF MEMORY • F6’s memory has reached its data
CANNOT RECORD storage limit.
SHOOTING DATA.
TURN CAMERA OFF.
∞ highlighted • Red-Eye Reduction or Red-Eye
Reduction with Slow Sync is set
when a Speedlight without RedEye Reduction function is attached.
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Remedy
Page
• In P mode, use ND filter.
• In S mode, select a faster shutter speed.
• In A mode, select a smaller aperture (larger f-number).
(If the warning indication remains after performing the above remedies in
S or A mode, use an ND filter as well.)
65
67
69
• In P mode, use flash.
• In S mode, select a slower shutter speed.
• In A mode, select a larger aperture (smaller f-number).
(If the warning indication remains after performing the above remedies in
S or A mode, use flash as well.)
65
67
69
• When the subject is bright, use an ND filter; when the subject is dark, use 67, 69,
flash.
71
• Cancel buLb by selecting a shutter speed of 30 sec. or faster, or select M 66, 70
mode to perform Long Time Exposure.
65, 67,
68, 70
• Release the shutter as is to take a flash picture. (Shutter speed
automatically shifts to 1/250 sec.)
• With SB-800/SB-600, perform Auto FP High-Speed Sync by setting
Custom Setting “e1: Flash sync speed” to “1/250 (FP auto)”.
104
• Shoot again after confirming focus distance, aperture or flash shooting
distance range.
156,
163
• Release shutter again. If the warning indication remains, or this warning
appears frequently, contact an authorized Nikon dealer or service center.
—
• Turn the power switch off once and on again. Warning indication
disappears and additional data will not be recorded until the data in the
memory is erased.
120
• Use a Speedlight equipped with Red-Eye Reduction function.
159,
160
162
179
Miscellaneous
• If non-CPU lens is attached, set the exposure mode to A or M.
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• Microcomputer of the camera
In certain cases, due to static electricity or poorly loaded batteries, the F6’s
microcomputer may turn the camera off, even with fresh, properly installed batteries.
For the same reason, the film may not advance properly. In each of these cases, to
resume operation, simply turn the power off, then turn it on again. Or, remove and
reinstall the batteries.
• About the LCD
The LCD panel and viewfinder displays tend to turn darker at high temperatures and
experience slower response at low temperatures. In either case, when the
temperature returns to normal, the displays also return to normal.
• LCD illuminator panel
The LCD illuminator panel wears out with time and the brightness of the LCD
illumination becomes weaker. This is not a malfunction. Contact an authorized Nikon
dealer or service center to replace the LCD illuminator panel with a new one.
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Specifications
Integral-motor autofocus 35mm single-lens reflex with
electronically controlled focal-plane shutter
Exposure modes ¡: Programmed Auto (Flexible Program possible)
™: Shutter-Priority Auto
£: Aperture-Priority Auto
¢: Manual
Picture format
24 x 36mm (standard 35mm film format)
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling, AF contacts)
Lens
• G- or D-type AF Nikkor (except for DX- and IX-Nikkor): All
functions possible
• PC Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D: All functions except
autofocus and exposure modes other than Manual possible
without shifting and/or tilting the lens
• AF Nikkor other than G/D-type (except AF Nikkor for F3AF):
All functions except 3D Color Matrix Metering possible
• AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D Matrix Metering and
autofocus possible
• Non-CPU: Usable in Aperture-Priority Auto or Manual
exposure mode, electronic rangefinder usable with lens
having a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster, Color Matrix
Metering, aperture value display, etc. usable with the lens
data specified (with AI lens)
• TC-16A: Autofocus possible with lens having a maximum
aperture of f/3.5 or faster (electronic rangefinder not usable)
except with some lens
• Non-AI lens: Can be attached with modification (stop-down
measurement)
Viewfinder
Fixed eye-level pentaprism, built-in diopter adjustment (–2.0 to
+1m–1), eyepiece shutter, eyepiece DK-17, eyepiece lock available
Eyepoint
18mm (at –1.0m–1)
Focusing screen
B-type BriteView clear Matte screen II, interchangeable with
six optional focusing screens
Viewfinder frame Approx. 100%
coverage
Finder magnification Approx. 0.74x with 50mm lens set to infinity and –1.0m–1
Viewfinder
Focus indications, metering system, AE lock, FV lock, exposure
information
mode, shutter speed lock, sync speed, shutter speed, aperture
step, aperture lock, aperture, multiple exposure, battery level,
frame counter/exposure compensation value, electronic
analog exposure display, exposure compensation, bracketing,
ready-light, 11 sets of focus brackets (area)
Reflex mirror
Automatic, instant-return type
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Type of camera
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Specifications—continued
Lens aperture
Autofocus
Instant-return type, with depth-of-field preview button
TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM2000 autofocus
module
• Detection range: EV –1 to EV 19 (ISO 100, at normal
temperature)
Lens servo
• Single Servo AF (S), Continuous Servo AF (C), Manual
focus (M)
• Focus Tracking automatically activated in Single Servo AF (S)
or Continuous Servo AF (C)
Focus area
One or group out of 11 focus areas can be selected
AF Area mode
• Single Area AF
• Dynamic AF
• Group Dynamic AF
• Dynamic AF Mode with Closest-Subject Priority
Focus lock
Focus is locked by pressing AE/AF-L button or lightly pressing
shutter release button in Single Servo AF
Metering system TTL full-aperture exposure metering system
• 3D Color Matrix Metering: With G- or D-type lens (except
for DX- or IX-Nikkor)
• Color Matrix Metering: With AF Nikkor lens other than G- or
D-type (except AF Nikkor for F3AF), AI-P lens, non-CPU lens
with lens data specified
• Center-Weighted Metering: Approx. 75% of the meter’s
sensitivity concentrated on the 12mm dia. circle
• Spot Metering: 4mm dia. circle (approx. 1.5% of entire
frame); shifts according to focus area selected
Metering range
3D Color Matrix Metering: EV 0-20
Center-Weighted Metering: EV 0-20
Spot Metering:
EV 2-20
(at normal temperature, ISO 100, 50mm f/1.4 lens)
Exposure meter coupling CPU and AI combined, meter coupling lever can be modified
Exposure compensation Exposure compensated in ±5 EV range, in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 steps
Auto Exposure Lock Detected exposure value locked by pressing AE/AF-L button
Auto Exposure
Number of shots: 2-7; compensation steps: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1
Bracketing
EV steps
Film speed setting • DX or manual selectable (manual setting has priority over
DX detected film speed)
• Film speed range:
DX: ISO25-5000, Manual: ISO 6-6400 in 1/3 steps
Shutter
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Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter (with
built-in shutter monitor)
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Shutter speeds
Sync contact
Flash control
Flash sync mode
Ready-light
Accessory shoe
Sync terminal
Creative Lighting
System
Self-timer
Depth-of-field
preview button
Mirror up
Film loading
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• In ¡, £: 30 to 1/8000 sec.
• In ™: 30 to 1/8000 sec. (in 1/3 steps), X (1/250 sec.)
• In ¢: 30 to 1/8000 sec. (in 1/3 steps), Bulb, X (1/250 sec.)
* Shutter speed can be prolonged to 30 min. in M mode
X-contact only; flash synchronization up to 1/250 sec. (up to
1/8000 sec. possible in Auto FP High-Speed Sync)
TTL flash control by combined five-segment TTL multi sensor
with single-component IC and 1,005-pixel AE sensor
• i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with SB-800, 600
• Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash with TTL Multi Sensor: 3D
Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash compatible with SB-80DX,
SB-50DX, SB-28/28DX, SB-27, SB-26, SB-25 and D/G-type
Nikkor lens; Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash with a
Speedlight without Monitor Pre-Flash and CPU lens other
than D/G-type or non-CPU lens
• Standard TTL: With Spot Metering
• Film speed range in TTL auto flash: ISO 25-1000
Front-Curtain Sync (normal sync), Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye
Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync
Lights up when flash fully charged with Speedlights SB-800,
SB-600, SB-80DX, SB-50DX, SB-30, SB-29s/29, SB-28/28DX,
SB-27, SB-26, SB-23, etc.; blinks (3 sec. after flash) for full
output warning
ISO518 hot-shoe contact digital data communication (sync
contact, ready-light contact, TTL auto flash contact, monitor
contact, GND), safety lock provided
ISO519 terminal, lock screw provided
Advanced Wireless Lighting, Auto FP High-Speed Sync,
Modeling flash, FV Lock and AF-Assist for Multi-Area AF
available with Speedlights SB-800, SB-600
Electronically controlled; timer duration: 10 sec.
Stop-down lens aperture by pressing depth-of-field button
Possible via film advance mode selector
Film automatically advances to first frame when camera back
is closed
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Specifications—continued
Film advance
• Automatic advance with built-in motor
• Film advance speed (with Continuous Servo AF (C), Manual
exposure mode, shutter speed of 1/250 sec. or faster, 36exposure film, CR123A-type lithium batteries [AA-type
alkaline-manganese or Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4 in
Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40])
S: One-frame advance
CL: Continuous low-speed shooting
Approx. 2 fps [Approx. 4 fps]
CH: Continuous high-speed shooting
Approx. 5.5 fps [Approx. 8 fps]
Cs: Continuous silent-low-speed shooting
Approx. 1 fps [Approx. 2 fps]
Film rewind
• Automatic rewind with built-in motor (activate by pressing
two film rewind buttons), manual film rewind with film
rewind crank is also possible
• Rewind speed with 36-exposure film: C: approx. 7 sec.,
Cs: approx. 12 sec.
Multiple exposure Activate via shooting menu
Interval timer
Activate via shooting menu
Top LCD panel
Shutter speed lock, sync speed, shutter speed, aperture stop,
information
aperture lock, aperture, Auto Exposure Bracketing, exposure
(built-in illuminator) mode, flexible program, exposure compensation, electronic
analog exposure display, battery power, exposure compensation
value, Auto Exposure Bracketing status, frame counter
Rear LCD panel
• Shooting display (normal, detailed, large display)
information
• Shooting data display (film data, frame data)
(built-in illuminator) • Menu display (Custom Setting menu, set up menu, shooting
menu, Non-CPU lens, language)
Data imprint
Activate via shooting menu
• In-frame imprint, between-frame imprint, 0-frame imprint
• Film speed range: DX: ISO 50-3200
Internal clock
Built-in clock; 24-hour type; leap year adjustment until 2099
Camera back
Hinged back; film confirmation window, AF area mode
selector, multi-selector, MENU button, film speed (ISO) button,
flash sync mode button, INFO button, rear LCD panel, built-in
data imprint unit
Shooting data
Recordable number of film roll (36-exposures): Approx. 57
rolls in basic shooting data (13 items), Approx. 31 rolls in
detailed shooting data (21 items)
10-pin remote
Equipped
terminal
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Power source
Power switch
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Battery holder MS-41 provided (two 3V lithium batteries);
optional Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40 and AA-type battery
holder MS-40 available (for eight alkaline-manganese, lithium
or Ni-MH batteries, or one Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4
with optional Battery Chamber Cover BL-3); built-in backup
battery for internal clock
Power ON, OFF and LCD panel illuminator on position
Exposure meter
Auto meter shut-off 8 sec. after power turned on if no
operations are performed; activated by lightly pressing shutter
release button or pressing AF start button after power is
turned on
Battery power
confirmation
N for sufficient power; ˜ indicates batteries has began
exhaustion; M indicates low battery power; blinking M
indicates batteries are j exhausted; no indication/symbol
appears when batteries are completely exhausted or
improperly installed
Usable number of
36-exposure film
rolls per set of
fresh batteries
The usable number of film roll is tested under following conditions by
Nikon
Test 1
Camera setting: Using an AF-S VR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens,
Vibration Reduction function on, in Continuous Servo AF with film
advance mode at S and shutter speed of 1/250 sec.
Autofocus operation: After lightly pressing the shutter release button for
8 sec., autofocus operation covers the full range from infinity (∞) to the
closest distance and back to infinity (∞) before each shot. After the
exposure meter automatically turns off, the same operation follows for
the next shot.
At 20°C/68°F
At –10°C/14°F
Approx. 15
Approx. 6
Approx. 10
Approx. 1
Approx. 30
Approx. 45
Approx. 30
Approx. 35
Approx. 35
Approx. 25
Miscellaneous
Temperature
Battery
3V lithium
AA-type alkaline-manganese
(with MB-40)
AA-type Ni-MH (with MB-40)
AA-type lithium (with MB-40)
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4
(with MB-40)
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Specifications—continued
Usable number of
36-exposure film
rolls per set of
fresh batteries
Duration (in
hours) of Long
Time (Bulb)
exposure
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Test 2
Camera setting: Using an AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens,
Vibration Reduction function on, in Continuous Servo AF with film
advance mode at CH and shutter speed of 1/250 sec.
Autofocus operation: After lightly pressing the shutter release button for
3 sec., autofocus operation covers the full range from infinity (∞) to the
closest distance and back to infinity (∞) three times before each shot.
The same operation follows for the next shot.
Temperature
Battery
3V lithium
AA-type alkaline-manganese
(with MB-40)
AA-type Ni-MH (with MB-40)
AA-type lithium (with MB-40)
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4
(with MB-40)
At 20°C/68°F
At –10°C/14°F
Approx. 35
Approx. 15
Approx. 55
Approx.4
Approx. 55
Approx. 95
Approx. 50
Approx. 70
Approx. 65
Approx. 50
Temperature
Battery
3V lithium
AA-type alkaline-manganese
(with MB-40)
AA-type Ni-MH (with MB-40)
AA-type lithium (with MB-40)
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4
(with MB-40)
At 20°C/68°F
At –10°C/14°F
Approx. 5
Approx. 3
Approx. 6
Approx. 1.5
Approx. 5
Approx. 8.5
Approx. 4
Approx. 7
Approx. 7
Approx. 6
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Tripod socket
1/4 (ISO1222)
Custom Setting
41 Custom Setting menus are available (x 90)
Two-Button Reset Pressing the MENU and INFO buttons simultaneously and
holding them for more than 2 sec. resets various settings to
their original default settings (with some exceptions)
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Approx. 157 x 119 x 78.5mm (6.2 x 4.7 x 3.1 in.)
Weight
Approx. 975g (34.4 oz.)
(without batteries)
Optional exclusive Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
accessories
EN-EL4, Battery Chamber Cover BL-3, Quick Charger MH-21,
Data Reader MV-1, six types of focusing screens, Antifog
Finder Eyepiece DK-17A, Eyepiece Correction Lens DK-17C,
Soft case CF-64
Usable number of film rolls and duration of long time (Bulb) exposure were tested
using the following batteries. Usable number of film rolls and duration of long time
(Bulb) exposure may vary depending on shooting conditions.
• 3V lithium: CR123A, Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd.
• AA-type alkaline-manganese: LR6, Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd.
• AA-type Ni-MH: HR-3UB (2300mAh), Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
• AA-type lithium: FR6, Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
All specifications apply when fresh 3V lithium (CR123A-type) batteries are used at
normal temperature (20˚C/68°F).
Trademark Information
• CompactFlash™ is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation.
• Microsoft®, Microsoft® Excel and Windows® are registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• Other products and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies.
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Miscellaneous
Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
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Index
A
Advanced Wireless Lighting....................................................................................151
AF Area Mode..........................................................................................................52
AF-Assist for Multi-Area AF ....................................................................................153
AF-Assist Illuminator...............................................................................................161
Aperture-Priority Auto exposure mode .....................................................................68
Auto Exposure Bracketing ........................................................................................75
Auto Exposure Lock..................................................................................................72
Autofocus ....................................................................................................24, 48, 60
Auto FP High-Speed Sync .......................................................................................153
Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash with TTL Multi Sensor...............................................154
C
Center-Weighted Metering.......................................................................................63
Color Matrix Metering........................................................................................38, 62
Command lock...................................................................................................67, 69
Continuous high-speed shooting (CH) ......................................................................45
Continuous low-speed shooting (CL) ........................................................................45
Continuous Servo AF (AF-C) .....................................................................................48
Continuous shooting................................................................................................45
Continuous silent-low-speed shooting (Cs)...............................................................45
CPU Nikkor lens .................................................................................................20, 38
Creative Lighting System (CLS) ...............................................................................150
Custom Setting ........................................................................................................90
D
Date/time, setting.....................................................................................................35
Date display order ....................................................................................................36
Depth of field.........................................................................................................164
Diopter adjustment ..................................................................................................81
Distance information..........................................................................26, 62, 150, 154
D-type Nikkor lens..............................................................................................20, 38
DX-coded film ..........................................................................................................23
Dynamic AF Mode....................................................................................................52
Dynamic AF Mode with Closest-Subject Priority........................................................53
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E
Exposure Compensation ...........................................................................................74
Exposure meter ........................................................................................................18
Exposure mode .............................................................................................26, 64-71
EV value ...................................................................................................................65
F
Film advance mode ............................................................................................22, 45
Flash Exposure Bracketing ........................................................................................75
Flash shooting distance range ................................................................................163
Flash sync mode.............................................................................................157, 158
Flexible Program .......................................................................................................64
Focal length, specifying ..........................................................................................144
Focus area......................................................................................................9, 28, 50
Focus brackets ...............................................................................................9, 28, 50
Focusing screens.....................................................................................................168
Focus Lock ...............................................................................................................58
Focus mode ...........................................................................................24, 38, 48, 61
Focus Tracking....................................................................................................31, 48
Front-Curtain Sync..................................................................................................158
FV Lock ..........................................................................................................151, 152
G
Group Dynamic AF Mode .........................................................................................52
G-type Nikkor lens .............................................................................................20, 38
I
L
Language .................................................................................................................34
LCD illuminator ........................................................................................................81
Lens data ...............................................................................................................144
Long Time exposure (Bulb) .................................................................................70, 80
189
Miscellaneous
Imprinting data between frames ............................................................................130
Imprinting data in-frame ........................................................................................126
Imprinting data on frame number 0 ......................................................................134
Imprinting shooting data ........................................................................................126
Interval timer..........................................................................................................140
i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash ..................................................................................150, 159
i-TTL flash control...................................................................................................150
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Index—continued
M
Manual exposure mode............................................................................................70
Manual flash ..........................................................................................................155
Manual focus ...........................................................................................................61
Manual focus with electronic rangefinder...........................................................38, 61
Matrix Metering .......................................................................................................62
Maximum aperture.............................................................................................68, 70
Maximum aperture, specifying ...............................................................................144
Metering system.......................................................................................................62
Minimum aperture .......................................................................................20, 68, 70
Mirror up (M-UP) photography..................................................................................84
Modeling flash .......................................................................................................151
Monitor preflash ....................................................................................150, 152, 154
Multiple Exposure...................................................................................................138
Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash......................................................................154, 160
N
Non-AI lens ..............................................................................................................41
Non-CPU lens.............................................................................................39, 40, 144
Non-TTL Auto flash (A)...........................................................................................155
P
Program chart ..........................................................................................................65
Programmed Auto....................................................................................................64
R
Rear-Curtain Sync...................................................................................................158
Ready-light .............................................................................................................156
Recording shooting data ........................................................................................112
Red-Eye Reduction .................................................................................................158
Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync .........................................................................158
Remote control.......................................................................................................171
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S
Self-diagnostic shutter..............................................................................................86
Self-timer .................................................................................................................82
Setup menu ...........................................................................................................111
Shooting menu ......................................................................................................125
Shutter-Priority Auto exposure mode ........................................................................66
Single Area AF Mode................................................................................................52
Single-frame shooting ..............................................................................................45
Single Servo AF (AF-S) ..............................................................................................48
Slow Sync flash ......................................................................................................158
Spot Metering ..........................................................................................................63
Standard i-TTL flash................................................................................................150
Standard TTL flash..........................................................................................150, 154
Sync shutter speed .................................................................................104, 153, 161
T
1,005-pixel RGB sensor ............................................................................................62
3D Color Matrix Metering ..................................................................................38, 62
3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash ................................................................154, 160
TTL auto flash ................................................................................................154, 160
Two-Button Reset ...................................................................................................147
V
Miscellaneous
Viewfinder frame coverage.......................................................................................29
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whole or in part (except for brief quotation in
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