Pentax 280-PDATE Digital Camera User Manual

Pentax 280-PDATE Digital Camera User Manual
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OUTLINE OF BASIC OPERATIONS
he film will automati- Push the main switch
Open the back cover Load the film and T
(see page 8). close the back cover cally advance to the button to switch on
(see page 9). first frame (see page power (see page 4).
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Frame your
and operate the zoom- (see page 12).
ing lever to compose
the shot (see page 6).
subject Focus on your subject Depress the shutter re-
lease button. In dark
conditions, the flash
will discharge auto-
matically (see page
13).
When the film is fin-
ished, the camera will
automatically rewind
it (see page 14).
Congratulations on your purchase of the Pen-
tax Zoom 280-P and welcome to the world of
Pentax zoom compact photography! Your
compact, light weight camera is a great com-
panion to preserve your favorite memories.
its built-in 28-80mm zoom lens gives you the
freedom to frame everything from breathtak-
ing landscapes to family portraits, even de-
tailed close-ups. The built-in auto flash helps
you capture subjects in dimly-lit places or
photograph indoor scenes with clarity and
brilliance. Also included are Programmed-
Image-Size tracking, interval shooting, pano-
ramic modes and a wireless remote control
feature. Since most of the operations - includ-
ing film loading, film speed setting, winding/
rewinding, focus and exposure control - are
automatic, you can take great pictures effort-
lessly. The DATE model makes it easy to
remember the dates when you took pictures.
e Please read this manual carefully before
operating the camera to take consistently
superior pictures.
e Pay special attention to the cautions and
notes in this Operating Manual. Pictures
and illustrations shown herein may differ
from the camera's actual appearance.
Icon indicators used in this manual
Operation direction So
Automatic operation Eu ф
Attention -
Lamp lighted E
Lamp blinking Ti
Correct O
Incorrect Xx
The names of the camera's working parts are
listed on the front and back flaps of this man-
ual. Keep the flaps unfolded for quick refer-
ence while reading the manual.
© Shutter release button
@ LCD panel
O Image button
@ Drive button
© Red-eye reduction flash
button
@ Diopter adjustment lever
O Mode button
O Autofocus window
O Light sensor window
O Self-timer lamp
O Built-in flash
O Viewfinder window
® Lens
@ Remote control receiver
(front)
© Strap lug
O Remote control
o Remote-control-release
lever
O Auxiliary rewind button
CAUTIONS
The electric circuitry inside the camera con-
tains high voltage working parts. Never at-
tempt to disassemble the camera.
Be careful not to drop or subject the cam-
era to strong vibrations, shock or pressure.
Do not apply force to the zoom lens; do not
place the camera with the lens facing
downward.
Never attempt to manually open the lens
cover: it will automatically open and close
as the main switch is turned on and off.
Make sure not to obstruct the autofocus
window, lens, light sensor window, or the
built-in flash with your fingers or hair.
Avoid leaving the camera for extended pe-
riods in places where temperature and
humidity are high such as in a car.
Dirt, mud, sand, moisture, toxic gas, water,
salt water, etc., penetrating the inside of
the camera may cause damage or render it
inoperable. Therefore, handle the camera
with great care.
Never use solvents such as paint thinner,
alcohol or benzine to clean the camera.
PRECAUTIONS FOR BATTERY
e The misuse of batteries can cause hazards
such as leakage, overheating, explosions,
etc. Batteries should be inserted with the
"+" and "-" sides facing correctly.
Do not mix battery brands, types or old bat-
teries with new ones as it will result in over-
heating or fire.
Never try to disassemble, short or recharge
the batteries. Also, do not dispose of the
batteries in a fire, as they may explode.
Battery performance may be temporarily
hindered in low temperatures, but will re-
cover in normal temperatures.
Keep spare batteries on hand for replace-
ment convenience when shooting out-
doors or while traveling.
Keep the batteries out of the reach of chil-
dren.
When the camera is in a bag, ensure the
main switch is off: otherwise, battery
power may be wasted if the shutter release
button is accidentally pushed.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
* Names of working parts ....................... Flaps
* Introduction Front foldout
* Outline of basic operations ..... Inside cover
* Cautions.............. einer eo ne reeraceos 1
PREPARATIONS BEFORE TAKING
PHOTOGRAPHS
1. Strap attachment..................... 0220. 000 3
2. Main switch and battery check ................... 4
3. How to hold the camera ............................... 5
4. Operating a 28 - 80mm zoom lens .............. 6
TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS
1. Usable film .................... ree nene nene renos 7
2. Film loading ......................—....eee eno 8
3. Viewfinder displays and shooting
ranges ..............e.iemnecen cane renen roer ene areneeerenco ree. 10
4. Green/red lamps 00 11
5. Ordinary photography ................................ 11
* Diopter adjustment ..................2....2..... 11
6. Taking pictures .............................eere ener 12
7. Unloading the film ....................... eri. 14
TAKING BETTER PHOTOGRAPHS
How to select modes
/Red-eye reduction flash mode ................ 15
Daylight-synchro shooting ............................ 18
Taking pictures at slow shutter
Speeds ......................eeeiin inner e nee eee eee 19
Bulb/Bulb-synchro shooting .......................... 20
Self-timer ShoOtiNO ee 22
Consecutive Shooting ass 23
Multi-exposure shooting ………………………….… 24
Interval shooting ……………….…….…… 25
Infinity-landscape shooting ........................... 27
Programmed-image-size tracking mode .... 28
Spot AF shooting .......................e....e.ene ene 29
Exposure compensation …………………….……. 31
Panoramic format picture ………….…………… 32
Using wireless remote control ..................... 34
Date model... 38
MAINTENANCE CONSIDERATIONS
Battery exhaustion warning ........................ 40
Installing/Replacing the batteries................. 41
Taking care of your camera ..............oooo......... 42
Troubleshooting .........................een reee 44
Specifications mese 46
Warranty policy. eres 48
LCD panel... mee eee reee 51
1. STRAP ATTACHMENT
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Fit the strap on the camera as illustrated. Use the
clamp's protrusion @ to depress the film auxil-
iary rewind button, and ADJUST button on the
DATE model. Use the clamp's protrusion © as a
screwdriver to open the battery chamber cover.
e To prevent the camera from swaying a lot while
walking, adjust the strap so the camera rides
above your waist.
2. MAIN SWITCH AND BATTERY CHECK
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Main switch
To switch on, push the main switch button. The
lens extends slightly to the wide-angle 28mm
setting and the LCD panel is on. To switch off,
push the main switch button again. When not in
use, ensure that the camera is switched off.
» Use two 3V lithium batteries, type DL123A or
CR123A. Do not remove the batteries before
they are exhausted, since they are used by the
date function on the DATE model to keep con-
stant track of time.
e The lens cover automatically opens and
closes when the main switch is on and off
Never attempt to open the lens cover manu-
Battery check
After you turn the main switch ON, the lens
slightly extends and the lens cover opens. You
are now ready to shoot. (See page 40 when the
battery exhaustion symbol ({__]) appears on
the LCD panel.)
* If the camera is on and left unused for over 3
minutes, the lens automatically retracts and
the power switches off to save battery power.
* If the main switch is turned on within 30 min-
utes of auto-power off, the previous setting
will automatically return.
3. HOW TO HOLD THE CAMERA
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When shooting, hold the camera securely
with both hands. Keep the camera as still as
possible, and gently depress the shutter re-
lease button. (If too much force is applied, the
camera is likely to shake, and the picture will
be blurred.) Try to brace your elbows against
your body, or support yourself and the cam-
era against a stable, stationary object, such
as a wall.
When using the flash with the camera posi-
tioned vertically, hold the camera so that the
flash is above the lens.
Caution:
Do not hold the zoom lens because it moves
back and forth while in operation.
Note:
e Make sure not to obstruct the autofocus
window, lens, light sensor window or the
built-in flash with your fingers or hair.
4. OPERATING A 28-80mm ZOOM LENS
Move the zooming lever to the right ( § )
or the left ( 444) to zoom the lens to the
desired setting, release the zooming lever,
and then depress the shutter release but-
ton fully to take pictures.
Step Zoom and Continuous Zoom
Step Zoom: Moving the zooming lever
slightly zooms the lens to adjacent steps,
causing slight composition changes.
Continuous Zoom: Moving the lever fully
causes continuous lens zooming, which
drastically changes the composition.
* With the step zoom, the lens stops at
lens focal length of 28, 35, 42, 50, 60, 70,
and 80mm. To stop at the next step, re-
turn the zooming lever to its original po-
sition, and then slightly move it again.
* When you move the zooming lever or
the shutter release button is depressed
halfway down, the lens focal length is
displayed on the LCD panel.
When buying DX-coded films, ensure that
the package bears the “DX” mark.
Non-DX coded film cannot be used.
Use high-speed film with an ISO rating of
1000 or higher mainly for shooting indoors
or in dimly-lit conditions.
1. USABLE FILM
DX FILM Perforations Film cartridge
Film speed (ISO rating}
Automatic film speed setting
This camera is designed to use DX-coded
films with ISO ratings from 25 to 3200. When
any of these films are loaded, the proper film
speed is automatically set for the camera.
2. FILM LOADING (Ensure the power is off before inserting the film.)
1 Slide the back cover release lever down in Notes:
the direction of the arrow to open the back * Make sure not to touch the lens with your
cover as illustrated. fingers.
2 Place the film cartridge in the film chamber * Ensure the film is placed properly between
by fitting its flat side on top of the rewind the guide rails €.
shaft first and then slide the top end into e |f there is dirt on the film detection section
the camera. O, film cannot be wound properly.
3 Pull the film leader out far enough from the ©
cartridge to reach the take-up spool €.
Align the tip with the film leader end mark
x Slack NO! — Flat YES!
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*
After the back cover is closed, the film auto-
matically advances to the first frame.
Even if no film is loaded, the motor oper-
ates for a second or two after the back
cover is closed.
5 When ( / ) appears in the exposure counter
on the LCD panel, the film automatically
stops winding. The indication appears as
shown above. If ( { ) does not appear on the
LCD panel, it indicates that the film is not
properly loaded. If this occurs, reload the
film. If (E) blinks on the LCD panel, it
means the film is not properly loaded.
The exposure counter indication will re-
main on even if the main switch is turned
off.
Ensure the film is taut as illustrated on the previous page. Take up any slack in the film by
pushing it back into the cartridge.
. If the end of the film leader is extremely bent, straighten it or cut off the bent portion.
3. VIEWFINDER DISPLAYS AND SHOOTING RANGES
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First, switch on power by depressing the main switch but-
ton.
Ordinary photography
O Autofocus frame
Focus on the subject with this frame.
@ Close distance compensation frame
When the camera-to-subject distance is between 0.56m
(1.8ft) and 1m (3.3 ft), compose the scene within this
frame.
© Picture area
When taking a standard picture, compose the scene
within this frame.
Panoramic format picture
O Autofocus frame
Focus on the subject with this frame.
@ Panoramic format close distance compensation frame
When taking panoramic format pictures at a distance
approx. 0.56{1.8ft)-1m(3.3ft), compose the scene within
this frame.
O Picture area
When taking a panoramic format picture, compose the
scene within this frame.
When taking panoramic format pictures, sliding the pano-
rama mode selector lever switches the picture area to the
horizontal panoramic format frame.
Autofocus is referred to as “AF”.
Shooting range (effective camera-to-subject distance)
* The effective shooting range is from (infinity) to 0.56
meter (1.8ft).
e Subjects closer than 0.56 meter (1.8ft) cannot be focused
properly.
4. GREEN/RED LAMPS
o When you depress the
= = shutter release button
halfway down, the lamps
@ and/or @ light up or
blink as shown above.
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© Green lamp: When the subject is in focus, it will
light up to indicate that you can
take the picture; when the subject
is not in focus, it will blink, indicat-
ing that you cannot take the pic-
ture because the camera-to-subject
distance is too close.
® Red lamp: When the flash is ready to dis-
charge, it will light up. When the
flash is being charged, it will blink.
Notes:
.
If the subject is too close, the green lamp blinks.
Adjust the camera-to-subject distance so that the
green lamp lights continuously, then release the
shutter.
e If the subject is even closer, the green lamp may
light continuously.
5. ORDINARY PHOTOGRAPHY
When the power
is switched on,
the camera
automatically
selects the
Auto and
Single-Frame
Shooting modes and the exposure counter indica-
tion remains on as shown above. The built-in flash
will discharge automatically when the subject is
poorly illuminated or backlit.
When the LCD panel display is different from the
one shown above (which indicates the other
modes are set), switching power OFF and then
ON restores the Auto and Single-Frame Shooting
modes.
Diopter
adjustment
Aim the camera
toward a bright
subject. While
looking through
the viewfinder,
adjust the diopter
by moving the di-
opter adjustment
lever to the right
or the left so until
the AF frame ap-
pears clearest. 11
6. TAKING PICTURES Shooting distance: 0.56m (1.8ft) - > (infinity)
1 Composing the scene
After zooming the lens and composing your
scene, focus on the subject with the autofo-
cus frame in the center of the viewfinder.
* This camera uses multi-beam AF to focus
the lens on the subject. Even if the subject
is slightly off the AF frame, the subject will
easily be brought into focus.
* To focus on a particular spot in the AF
frame, select the AF spot mode.
* When the power is turned on, the multi-
, ,Peam AF mode is automatically set.
2 Checking the lamp indication
Depress the shutter release button halfway
down. When the subject is in focus, the green
lamp will light up. If the subject is closer than
0.56 meter (1.8ft), the green lamp will blink to
warn you. In this case, extend the camera-to-
subject distance until the green lamp is lit
continuously.
e When the red lamp lights up, it indicates
that the built-in flash will discharge. Ensure
that you are within the flash effective range
before shooting. (see page 13.)
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3 Shooting
Depress the shutter release button fully, and
the shutter will release. Then, the film auto-
matically advances to the next frame.
Notes:
e When the shutter is released, the self-timer
lamp momentarily lights up to indicate that
a picture has been taken.
e If you wish to focus on another subject, lift
your finger off the shutter release button
and depress the shutter release button
halfway down again.
es The shutter cannot be released while the
lens is zooming.
Automatic Flash Emission
When taking pictures in low light or in a backlit situ-
ation, the flash will automatically discharge. When
the shutter release button is depressed halfway
down in low light, the red lamp will light up, indicat-
ing the flash is ready to discharge. If the red lamp
blinks, this indicates that the built-in flash is being
charged and the shutter cannot be released. There-
fore, ensure that the red lamp lights continuously
before taking pictures.
Red-eye
Shooting portraits with the flash may resuit in “red-
eye”, (the red dot in your subject's eye). This cam-
era includes a red-eye reduction flash function,
which suppresses the red-eye phenomenon by us-
ing pre-flash. See page 17 for details.
Flash effective ranges {Nega-color film used)
Lens SO! 100 «|. 200 |: 400 0
Wide-angle
28mm 0.56-5.0m | 0.56-7.0m | 0.56-10.0m
4446)
Telephoto
80mm 0.56-2.7m 0.56-3.8m | 0.56-5.4m
(6)
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(Remove the film from the camera in the shade or use your body
7. UNLOADING FILM to shade the camera.)
Rewinding the film
After you have exposed the last frame of the roll, the
lens retracts and the film rewinds automatically.
Then, the motor stops, and ( 1 EN ) blinks as shown
to indicate that the film has been rewound. To un-
load the film, open the back cover. Remove the car-
tridge by pulling the top first.
* A 24-exposure roll of film takes about 20 seconds
to be rewound.
®* During rewinding, the exposure counter counts
frame numbers in reverse.
* The entire roll of fiim including the film leader is
always rewound into the cartridge to prevent any
part of the film being exposed to light.
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Rewinding a film in mid-roll
If you wish to unload a film before exposing all the
frames, push the auxiliary rewind button with the
clamp's protrusion. The lens retracts automatically
and film rewinding starts.
Notes:
* The shutter may be released a frame or two even
after the specified number of frames have been
used up as indicated by the number of shots
shown on the film canister. If this occurs, these
frames may not be developed.
* Never open the back cover until the whole film
roll is rewound.
HOW TO S C O =
TAKING BETTER PHOTOGRAPHS TION FLASH MODE | MODES/RED-EVE REDUC-
To select various exposure modes, depress the mode button O.
Slow-Shutter
Auto Daylight-Sync speed (Flash-OFF) Bulb —
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Auto (Red-eye Daylight-Sync
reduction flash (Red-eye reduc- OOOO)
mode) tion flash mode}
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Depressing the red-eye reduction flash button @ in the Auto or Daylight-Sync mode alternates the normal
mode (indicated by black line) with the red-eye reduction flash mode (indicated by red line).
Depress buttons O and/or O in succession to set the required modes. To switch to the next mode from the
Bulb, Bulb-synchro, Interval shooting mode, depress the button O or 6, then promptly depress it again
while the exposure counter indication is blank. For normal use, set the Auto and Single-Frame modes.
e When the power is switched on, the Auto and Single-Frame-Shooting modes which are selected for normal
use are automatically set.
To select the desired shooting modes, depress the drive button O.
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Single-Frame Self-Timer Consecutive Multi-Exposure Interval Shoot-
Shooting Shooting Shooting Shooting ing |
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* In the Slow-Shutter speed
mode, if the red-eye reduc-
tion flash mode button (5)
@ is depressed, the desired
mode is set as shown at
right.
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Slow-shutter
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Slow-speed
synchro
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chro (Red-eye
reduction flash
mode)
Slow-speed-syn-
* In the Bulb mode, if the red-
eye reduction flash button
(5) € is depressed, the de-
sired flash mode is set as
shown at right.
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Bulb-synchro
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B
Bulb-Synchro
(Red-eye reduc-
tion flash mode)
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* In the Slow-Shutter Speed, Slow-Speed-Synchro, Bulb or Bulb-Synchro mode, if the mode button
O is depressed, the exposure mode changes as shown in the normal mode (indicated by black line).
* In the Slow-Speed-Synchro and red-eye reduction flash modes or the Bulb-Synchro and red-eye
reduction flash modes, if the mode button @ is depressed, the exposure mode changes as in the
red-eye reduction flash mode (indicated by red line).
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To set the desired focusing modes, depress the Image button @.
Г” — >| A |—>| [&] | —|SPOTAF
Multi-beam Infinity-land- Programmed- Spot AF
AF scape shooting image-size
mode tracking mode
* In the infinity-landscape shooting mode, the multi-beam AF mode will automatically return
after the picture is taken.
* When the power is switched from OFF to ON, the multi-beam ÀF mode will automatically
return.
* Holding down the Image button for two seconds sets the exposure compensation mode (See
page 31.).
Red-eye reduction flash function
To reduce the red-eye phenomenon in the picture, depress the red-eye reduction flash button
($) @. With this mode, the flash discharges two consecutive times, reducing the possibilities
of the red-eye effect significantly. To cancel the mode, depress the red-eye reduction button
again.
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DAYLIGHT-SYNCHRO SHOOTING
Depress the
mode button
until the ($)
appears on the
LCD panel. The
flash will dis-
charge both in
dark and bright conditions. When the portrait
is taken even if the subject is not in a backlit
situation, the front of the subject may be cast
in shadow. In such a case, use the Daylight-
Synchro Shooting mode (Flash-ON mode)
within the flash-effective range to take pic-
tures. This will ensure that a picture is well
exposed without any shadow. When you
wish to discharge the flash, use this mode. In
this mode, the flash will be discharged.
Notes:
* Ensure that the red lamp on the right-hand
side of the viewfinder eyepiece lights up
when the shutter release button is de-
pressed halfway down before shooting. A
red lamp blinking indicates that the flash is
being charged.
* Ensure you're within the flash effective |
range even when you use the built-in flash : :
as a fill-in flash in daytime. With Daylight-Sync
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Slow Shutter
Speed (Flash-
OFF)
Depress the
mode button
until the (B®)
symbol appears on the LCD panel. In this
mode, the flash does not discharge, and a
picture is taken at a slow shutter speed up to
approx. 1/5 second. Use it in places where
flash photography is prohibited, such as in
theaters and museums. Furthermore, this
mode is also useful for a natural existing light
effect in photography.
Note:
e When shooting in darkness, the shutter
speed gets slower, and camera shake is
likely to blur your picture. Use of a tripod is
recommended.
Slow-Speed-
Synchro
Shooting
(Flash-ON)
Depress the red-
eye reduction
flash mode button in the slow-shutter-speed
mode to set a slow-speed-sync mode until
the (E) 4) symbol appears on the LCD panel.
It is possible to photograph subjects and
background in a balanced way (as shown in
the photo) by using the built-in flash to prop-
erly expose the foreground subject and a
slow-shutter-speed to expose the low light
background.
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BULB, BULB-SYNCHRO SHOOTING
Bulb mode
(ФВ)
Depress the
mode button
until © В)
appears on the
LCD panel. The
shutter remains open up to 10 minutes as
long as the shutter release button is held
down. This mode is useful for long exposures
required for shooting fireworks and night
scenes, for instance. When using this mode,
the camera should be mounted on a tripod so
that the camera will be steady.
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Bulb-synchro
mode (3 B)
If the red-eye
reduction flash
button ( 5) is
depressed in
the Bulb mode, ($ B) appears on the LCD
panel and the Bulb-synchro mode is set. This
lets you use the flash in addition to the Bulb
mode, so you can take a portrait photograph
with a night scene in the background, for ex-
ample.
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Bulb-Timer mode
When shooting in the Bulb or Bulb-Synchro
mode, a shutter speed of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 90 sec., 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
8, 10 minutes can be set. (Example: 15=1 sec,
2M=2 minutes)
To set the desired shutter speed in the Bulb or
Bulb-Synchro mode, first select the Bulb or
Bulb-Synchro mode. Then, while depressing
the mode button and while the symbol ( B )
is blinking on the LCD panel, move the zoom-
ing lever. Holding the zooming lever will ad-
vance the digit continuously.
Moving the zooming lever to (#) advances
the digit up to the 10 min. setting.
Moving the zooming lever to (444) counts
the digit down to the 1 sec. setting.
e When the timer setting is blank in the Bulb-
Timer mode, it indicates that the camera is
in the Bulb mode.
e To switch the exposure mode from the
Bulb { B) or the Bulb Synchro mode ($ B)
to the next, depress the mode button twice
in quick succession.
« To cancel the Bulb-Timer mode before the
shutter is released completely, depress the
main switch. In this instance, the power is
not switched off.
« Consecutive shooting mode does not work
in the Bulb mode: use the Bulb-Timer mode
if you wish to take consecutive pictures in
the Bulb mode.
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SELF-TIMER PHOTOGRAPHY
Self-Timer
Use the self-
timer if you
wish to get in
the picture. Use
of a tripod is
recommended. Depress the drive button until
the (©) appears on the LCD panel.
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Focus on the subjects first by depressing the
shutter release button halfway down, and
then depress the shutter release button fully,
The shutter will be released in about 10 sec-
onds.
When the Self-Timer is working, the Self-
Timer symbol (©) blinks on the LCD panel,
and the Self-Timer lamp lights up. The lamp
starts blinking 3 seconds before the shutter is
released, letting you know when to smile.
CONSECUTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
Notes on the self-timer shooting
« To cancel the self-timer at any time after it's
Depress the
drive button
been activated, push the main switch. In until the 4)
this instance, the power will not be turned symbol appears
off. on the LCD
When you want to use the flash with the
self-timer, ensure that the red lamp is lit
indicating the flash has been charged be-
fore operating the self-timer.
if the batteries are exhausted, the self-timer
operation may not be completed once
started. In this case, replace the batteries.
When the Bulb mode is used in combina-
tion with the self-timer, a shutter speed of
approx. 1/2 sec. is automatically selected.
panel. While the
shutter release button is held down, a frame
is shot every 1.6 sec. The camera focuses on
the subjects frame by frame in this mode, so
make sure to keep the autofocus frame on the
subject.
When using flash in this mode, consecutive
shooting is possible only after the flash is
charged (the red lamp is lit) following each
exposure.
Consecutive shooting mode does not work
in the Bulb mode: use the Bulb-Timer mode
if you wish to take consecutive pictures in
the Bulb mode.
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MULTI-EXPOSURE SHOOTING
Procedure
1. Depress the drive button until the symbol
(QI) appears on the LCD panel.
2. Depress the shutter release button to shoot
an initial exposure. The film will not ad-
vance, the frame counter indication and
(Oh) blinks on the LCD panel to indicate
that you are in the Multi-exposure mode.
The normal Single-Frame Exposure mode
will be restored after the picture is taken.
3. Recompose the frame, and depress the
shutter release button to shoot the second
exposure. After the second shot, the film
Multi-Exposure mode will disengage the film wit be advanced and the Single-Frame
advance, letting you superimpose images on Shooting mode will be restored.
a single frame for fantastic illusions. Your
. ve. Le , Notes:
imagination can produce striking creative ef- * To expose two or more, depress the drive
fects. button until the (@) remains lit after step 2
above, and then depress the shutter re-
lease button.
AUTO / —
* The date will be exposed in step 3 above on
the DATE model.
* Repeated multiple exposures tend to over-
expose a frame, so it is recommended that
- you expose a frame just twice or 3 times at
most.
* When using Multi-Exposure mode, you
24 usually get the best results with dimly-lit
backgrounds, such as night scenes.
INTERVAL SHOOTING
Depress the
Drive button
until the (INT) >
indication
appears on the
| LCD panel. This
mode lets you capture the subject at intervals
of 10 sec. to 60 minutes, making it ideal to
record a sequence of events over a period of
time - the blossoming of a flower, for in-
stance. Once you set this mode, it automati-
cally takes pictures for you unattended. It is
ideal for observational photography of ani-
mals, insects or plants, etc. The selectable
shooting intervals are 10, 20, 30, 40, 50; 60
seconds and 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60
minutes.
(example: 10S=10 sec., 60M=60 min.)
How to set the shooting interval
To select the shooting interval, move the
zooming lever while depressing the drive
button until the required interval time ap-
pears on the LCD panel. The preset interval
time is 60 sec. Moving the zooming lever fully
to the right or the left will bring on continuous
digit advance.
Holding the zooming lever at (8) advances
the digit up to the 60 min. setting.
Holding the zooming lever at (84 §) counts
the digit down to the 10 sec. setting.
After the selection, depress the shutter re-
lease button; the first frame will be exposed 3
seconds later. Then, the rest of the film will
be automatically exposed according to the
interval time selected.
* When in the Interval Shooting mode, the
interval shooting symbol mark (INT) blinks
on the LCD panel and the remaining time of
the interval is also displayed.
* To cancel the Interval Shooting mode after
it has been activated, depress the main
switch. In this instance, the power is not
switched off.
* The exposure counter indication appears
on the LCD panel when the shutter release
button is depressed halfway down.
* The focal length is displayed on the LCD
panel when the zooming lever is moved to
the right or the left.
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Notes on interval Shooting
The minimum shooting interval time varies
depending on the exposure made to be set as
shown on the table below. If you set the inter-
val time less than the ones as shown on the
table, the picture will not be taken as you
desire.
Exposure mode Minimum shooting
interval
Auto or Daylight- | 20 sec. or more
Synchro Shooting
© Slow-speed shutter | 10 sec. or more
© Bulb shooting Exposure time plus
4 sec. or more
@ Bulb-synch shoot- | Exposure time plus
ing 10 sec. or more
* Use of a tripod is recommended for best
results.
* The focus will be locked at the first frame,
and the self-timer lamp starts blinking 3
seconds before the shutter is released.
* To switch to other modes from the Interval
Shooting mode, depress the drive button
two consecutive times in quick succes-
sion.
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N
When you wish to take a sharp picture of a
distant landscape or a distant subject through
a window, the infinity-landscape mode al-
lows you to capture distant scenery with clar-
ity.
Depress the Image button and the (ah) sym-
bol appears on the LCD panel.
* The green lamp will light up when the shut-
ter release button is depressed halfway
down in this mode.
* After the picture is taken by fully depress-
ing the shutter release button, this mode is
canceled.
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Programmed-Image-Size Tracking Mode
In this mode, the camera will automatically
zoom the lens to always capture the subject
at the waist-up size regardless of the distance
to the subject (within the constraints of the
focal length range). This mode allows you to
take a picture of a child coming towards or
going away from you with the same image
size.
1. Depress the Image button so that the ([g] )
appears on the LCD panel.
2. Depress the shutter release button halfway
down to focus on the subject.
* When the subject is in focus, the camera
will automatically zoom the lens, keeping
the composition at the same image size.
* This mode is effective within a distance
approx. 1-2.7m.
* With this mode, the multi-beam AF mode is
automatically set.
* Moving the zooming lever cancels the
mode.
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— SPOT AF SHOOTING |
Select the AF spot mode to focus on a particu-
lar spot in the frame.
Switch to Spot AF mode
Depress the Image button so that the (SPOT AF)
appears on the LCD panel indicating that you
are in the spot AF mode.
Focus on the subject
Focus on the subject with the Spot AF frame
(2) in the center of the viewfinder.
e When the main subject is out of the AF
frame in the center of the viewfinder when
composing your picture, use the focus-lock
technique. (See page 30.)
e The lamp indications and picture-taking
procedure are similar as explained for
multi-beam AF.
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FOCUS-LOCK SHOOTING
1 Focus on the subject with the AF frame
(3). When the shutter release button is de-
pressed halfway down, the green lamp on
the right-hand side of the viewfinder lights
up and the exposure and focus are tempo-
rarily locked.
30
2 While depressing the shutter release but-
ton halfway down, reaim the camera or
recompose the picture, then release the
shutter.
Notes:
* You can release focus-lock simply by lifting
your finger off the shutter release button.
* The focus lock function does not work in
the Consecutive Shooting mode.
Hard-to-autofocus subjects
Like many other autofocus cameras, the
camera's autofocus system is highly pre-
cise, but not perfect. Some subjects may not
be focused as you wish. In such a case, use
the focus-lock technique on a subject near
the actual one and equidistant from the
lens. Subjects which may fool the system
include:
1. Black objects like hair, which don't reflect
much light (and therefore don't reflect in-
frared autofocus beams).
2. Wire netting, latticework, iron exercise-
bars, etc.
3. Flickering light sources such as neon
signs, fluorescent lamps, TV images, sun-
light coming through trees, etc. and sub-
jects illuminated by these light sources.
4. Glossy and reflective surfaces like glass,
mirrors, car bodies, etc.
5. Fast-moving objects, like trains or auto-
mobiles in motion.
6. Water jets, water surface, smoke, flame,
fireworks, etc., which have no distinct or
consistent form, or a subject in mist.
‘Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation is an adjustment to
brighten or darken the whole picture when
shot in high-contrast lighting conditions. Use
the "+" side for situations with bright back-
grounds or the “—” side for situations where
the central subject is too brightly lit from the
front. Exposure compensation is possible in
the range from +3EV to —3EV in 0.5EV step.
This compensation can be used in combina-
tion with the various exposure settings.
+ Once the exposure compensation is set,
the compensated value will be stored in
memory until the film is replaced. To can-
cel exposure correction, reset the corrected
value to +0.
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Setting the exposure compensation
Hold down the Image button for about 2 seconds to
make the exposure compensation mark { Ed), (1)
and (29%) blink. While holding down the image but-
ton, move the zooming lever to the right or the left
until the desired compensation value appears. Hold-
ing the zooming lever fully to the right or the left will
advance the digit continuously. After the compensa-
tion value has been entered, the compensation
mark (87) or (A) appears on the LCD panel even if
the lever is released, indicating that the exposure
compensation is activated.
* Exposure compensation does not work in the
Bulb or Bulb-Synch mode.
* To confirm the compensation value, hold down
aoe Image button for approx. 2 seconds.
TAKING PANORAMIC FORMAT
PICTURE
e
e E
MEAT e
©
You can switch between the panoramic for-
mat and standard format picture taking mode
in the middle of the roll by just moving the
panorama mode selector lever. The pano-
ramic format picture allows horizontally posi-
tioned dynamic pictures to be taken (13 x
36mm on film).
1 Switching to the panoramic format
picture
Slide the panorama mode selector lever in
the direction of the arrow to set the pano-
ramic format mode.
* When the format is switched to panorama,
the viewfinder switches to the horizontal
panoramic format frame.
2 Taking a panoramic format picture
Compose the scene within the panoramic format
frame, and then fully depress the shutter release
button to take a panoramic format picture.
NOTES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF PANORAMIC
FORMAT PICTURES
e When developing the film, ¡f you have taken only
panoramic format pictures on the film, tell the
clerk at the processing lab to develop the film
with only the panoramic format. if there are both
panoramic and standard format photographs on
the film, ask the clerk to develop the film with
both standard and panoramic format.
On the DATE model, the date and time will not
appear on the panoramic format pictures.
The development of panoramic format pictures is
a more time-consuming and expensive process
than for standard pictures.
Please consult the processing lab for more de-
tails.
Panoramic format processing facilities differ de-
pending on the area and requirements. Your local
film processor or camera dealers will advise you
on all the options available to you.
With panoramic format pictures, only the middle
area of the frame is exposed. The number of ex-
posures available in the panoramic format is
equivalent to that of the standard size.
When the panoramic format picture is printed
with a standard size format, the black areas may
appear on the top and bottom of the picture.
When taking panoramic format pictures at a dis-
tance closer than 1m, keep in mind that as when
taking standard pictures the picture area will shift
slightly downwards. Make sure to compose the
scene within the panoramic format close distance
compensation frame.
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USING THE WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL
This camera is equipped with a Wireless Remote
Control, allowing you to adjust the focal length in
steps of 28, 50, 80mm and trip the shutter at a dis-
tance.
Use a tripod when shooting with the Wireless
Remote Control.
When the Remote Control is used to take pic-
tures, either shooting mode of the Auto and
Single-Frame, Self-Timer or Muiti-Exposure
mode can be used in combination with any of the
exposure modes and auto focus modes.
Attach the Remote Control to the camera when
not in use.
Use the Remote Control to take pictures in the
Bulb mode to avoid camera shake. While holding
the Remote Control's shutter release button, the
shutter remains open. When the Remote Control
Projector is not aimed at the camera's Remote
Control Receiver or you lift your finger off the
Remote Control's shutter release button, the
shutter is closed.
Removing the Wireless Remote Control
Slide out the Wireless Remote Control in the direc-
tion of the arrow while holding down the Remote
Control's release lever. After it is removed, the
( E) symbol appears on the LCD panel to indicate
that it can now be used.
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Name of parts
Zooming button
Shutter release button
AY
Remote сн М
Projector
Blinking Lamp
After the Wireless Remote Control is re-
moved, the self-timer lamp on the front of the
camera blinks slowly, indicating that you can
take pictures with the aid of a Remote Con-
trol.
When the camera is turned on and left un-
used for more than 10 minutes with the Re-
mote Control removed, the camera automati-
cally switches itself off to save battery power.
Push the main switch on the camera again to
turn it on.
Selecting the Shooting Mode
Set the Single-Frame, Self-Timer or Multi-
Exposure mode by depressing the drive but-
ton.
Single-Frame Shooting mode: you can take a
picture without any delay by depressing the
shutter release button located on the Wire-
less Remote Control.
Self-Timer Shooting mode: the shutter will
be released in 3 seconds if the shutter is re-
leased with the Remote Control; If the shutter
is released by the camera's release button,
pictures will be taken in the ordinary Self-
Timer Shooting mode. |
Multi-Exposure mode: Multi-Exposure is pos-
sible using the Remote Control: the first pic-
ture is taken by fully depressing the Remote
Control's shutter release button; the second
picture is taken with the three-second delay
by setting the self-timer mode on the camera
with the drive button.
* When using the Wireless Remote Control,
first remove it from the camera, and then
set the desired shooting mode on the cam-
era. Otherwise, only the Auto and Single-
Frame shooting modes wil! be set. 35
Compose the scene
Compose the scene and frame the subject
with the AF frame. When the shutter release
button is depressed halfway down, the green
lamp lights up and the focus is locked. Even if
you lift your finger off the shutter release
button, the focus will remain locked for 10
minutes and the green lamp will blink slowly.
* Focus cannot be locked with the Remote
Control's shutter release button.
* If you wish to focus on another subject af-
ter the focus is locked, use the focus-lock
technique again to focus on the subject.
You cannot change the currently selected
mode with the mode, drive, red-eye reduc-
tion flash and Image buttons as long as the
focus is locked.
* Focus lock is unlocked when the Remote
Control is attached to the camera.
* When the focus is not locked, the subject
framed in the AF frame will be in focus
when the Remote Control's shutter release
button is depressed.
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Taking Pictures
Aim the Remote Control Projector towards the
Remote Control Receiver on the camera, and then
depress the Remote Control's shutter release button
fully to release the shutter.
* If the Self-Timer mode is set on the camera, the
Self-Timer lamp blinks for 3 seconds quickly and
then the shutter is released.
Operating Distance of the Wireless
Remote Control
From the camera's front: within approx. 5m right
from the front of the camera
From the camera's rear: within approx. 0.7m right
from the center of the back
e Remote Control may not work in a backlit situ-
ation. In this case, use the camera's shutter re-
lease button in the Self-Timer mode to take pic-
tures.
Zooming using the Remote Control
When the Remote Control Projector is aimed
towards the camera's Remote Control Re-
ceiver, each time you depress the Zooming
button located on the Remote Control, the
lens zooms and stops at steps of 80, 50, and
28mm focal length settings continuously.
* When using the Remote Control to zoom
the lens, frame the subject through the
viewfinder, assuming the setting of the
zoom lens is 80mm telephoto setting. Oth-
erwise, the subject will be out of the picture
area.
* You may zoom the lens in and out to
change the picture area with the Remote
Control while the focus is being locked.
Attaching the Remote Control
Attach the Remote Control to the camera af-
ter use. Slide the Remote Control until it locks
in place with a click.
Battery life on the Remote Control
About 30,000 commands can be issued using
the Remote Control with a battery installed.
Have exhausted battery replaced at your local
Pentax Service center if the battery is ex-
hausted (service is chargeable).
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DATE MODEL
If you have purchased the DATE model, read
this section.
The DATE model records dates up to the year
2019 on pictures.
© Mode button
@ Select button
@® Adjust button
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Switching the Mode
At each press of the Mode
button @ with your fingernail,
the mode on the LCD panel
switches as shown in the chart.
Notes:
=== ” indicates no data will be
imprinted.
» “М” оп the LCD panel indi-
cates “Month”.
e Use the strap tool's pin-
shaped protrusion to depress
the Select and Adjust but-
tons.
* The date in the picture above is
simulated.
С
1
+
orrecting the date
. Depress the Select button @ to make a dif-
ferent category of digits on the LCD panel
you want to change blink.
. Depress the Adjust button @ to change
digits of the specified category you chose
with the Select button @. Digits increase
by one each time you depress the Adjust
button €. Holding down the button will
advance digits continuously.
The blinking “:” allows precise fine-tuning
of the internal clock to the beginning of a
specified minute. To do so, depress the
Select button @ to make the “:” blink, and
then depress the Adjust button € in sync
with a time signal.
‚After the data has been adjusted, depress
the Select button. The bar mark (-) appears
on the LCD panel, indicating that data im-
printing choices are possible.
If you release the shutter while the blinking
data is being corrected, the data cannot be
imprinted.
Numerica! indication
Year= 87-19 (1987-2019)
Month= 1-12
Day= 1-31
Time= 0-23
Minute= 00-59
OPERATIONAL PRECAUTIONS
The data on the LCD panel is imprinted on
each frame you expose.
*
*
“Year-Month-Day” and “Day-Hour-Min-
ute” cannot be imprinted at the same time.
As you release the shutter, the bar (-) mark
on the display blinks for a few seconds,
indicating the data has been imprinted.
If there is a white or yellow object in the
corner of the picture where the data is im-
printed, the data may be difficult to read.
When composing your photographs, try to
avoid brightly-colored subjects in that cor-
ner.
The date and time will not appear on the
panoramic format pictures.
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BATTERY EXHAUSTION WARNING
When the batteries are nearly exhausted, the
battery symbol (C7) appears on the LCD
panel to warn you. Replace the batteries as
soon as possible. When (CJ) starts blinking,
no operations can be performed.
Battery life (using 24-exposure film
rolls): Approx. 30 rolls
Ordinary picture taking mode, 50% of shoot-
ing using flash
(using the CR123A batteries and under Pen-
tax testing conditions)
(The CR123A battery was used under Pentax
testing conditions. Actual battery life/per-
formance may vary drastically depending on
usage of Auto-Focus, Power Zoom and Flash
and external conditions such as temperature
and freshness of the batteries.)
40
Notes on replacing the batteries:
* Ensure that there is no film loaded. Switch
off power before replacing the batteries.
* |f the batteries are replaced with a film al-
ready loaded, the camera enters the start-
ing mode. It will assume the film has just
been loaded and will advance several
frames. The (/) will appear on the LCD
panel.
» If the batteries are replaced at the end of
the film roll, the camera may not detect the
film, and the frame counter indication may
not appear on the LCD panel. Follow the
procedure for rewinding the film in mid-roll
to rewind the film, and remove the film.
The batteries are used by both the camera
body and the date function on the DATE
model to keep constant track of time. After
the batteries are replaced, correct the time
and date. (see page 39.)
e When the camera is in a carrying bag, en-
sure the main switch is off: otherwise, bat-
tery power may be wasted if the shutter
release button is accidentally pushed.
se two 3V lithium batteries (CR-123A or
Ensure that the power is off before replacing
the batteries.
1 Open the battery chamber cover by rotat-
ing the cover lock to the left with the strap
clamp's protrusion.
2 Insert two lithium batteries with the plus/
minus sides matching the indications in
the battery compartment,
3 Make sure that the groove of the battery
chamber lock is aligned with the (()) mark.
While pressing the cover, rotate the cover
lock to the left to secure it in place.
* |f the batteries are correctly loaded, the
zoom lens moves slightly and the motor
operates for a few seconds.
Caution:
Replace all batteries at the same time. Do not
mix battery brands, types or old batteries
with new ones as it may cause explosion or
overheating.
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TAKING CARE OF YOUR CAMERA
Your Pentax camera is a sophisticated, high-
precision, and reliable mechanism. Handle it
with care.
* Be careful not to subject it to strong vibra-
tions, shock or pressure. Use a cushion to
protect the camera when carrying it in a
motorcycle, car, boat, etc.
* Use a blower and lens brush to remove
dust accumulated on the lens or viewfin-
der.
* Do not store the camera in a closet with
mothballs or in a case where chemicals are
handled. Store it in a place with good air
circulation to prevent the fungus growth.
* Avoid leaving the camera for extended pe-
riods in places where temperature and
humidity are high, such as in a car.
» Condensation on the interior or the exterior
of the camera may be extremely harmful to
the camera mechanism as it may cause
rust. Furthermore, if the camera is taken
from warm temperature to a subfreezing
one or vice versa, the formation of icelets
may cause damage. In such a case, put the
camera into a case or plastic bag so that
any changes in temperature will be as
gradual as possible. After the temperature
difference is minimized, take it out of the
49229:
* The temperature range at which this cam-
era functions properly is 50%C to -10%C
(122% to 14°F).
Electrical problems may often be caused
by water, dirt or dust at points of electrical
contact. Also check for battery leakage,
traces of dirt or grease, or corrosion due to
salinity or gas. If you cannot correct the
problem, have your camera inspected at a
Pentax service center. Repairs of this na-
ture are not covered under the terms of the
warranty and charges may be assessed.
Do not apply force to the zoom lens. Never
place the zoom lens with the front side fac-
ing downward.
Regular size color prints may cut off what
appears on the extreme edges of the film
frame. Compose your picture with a mar-
gin of safety at the edges.
To maintain optimum performance, it is
recommended that the camera be in-
spected every one or two years. If the cam-
era has not been used for an extended pe-
riod, or is being prepared for an important
photographic session, it is recommended
that you have the camera inspected or test
shoot with it.
Repairs made necessary due to usage of
this product in an industrial application
may not be covered under the terms of the
Pentax warranty.
Red-eye phenomenon in flash shooting
When a picture is taken using a flash, a sub-
ject's eyes may appear red in the print. This
phenomenon is caused by the reflection of
the electronic flash in the retina. It can be
reduced when the surroundings of the sub-
ject are brightened, or shooting distance is
shortened with the lens set at the wide-angle
position or by employing the red-eye reduc-
tion flash feature.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
What appears troublesome may be easily remedied. Here are some problems that may occur
and their remedies.
Symptoms Causes and Remedies
1. The shutter cannot be released. * |s the main switch turned off ? If so, turn it on. (See page 4.)
Are the batteries exhausted ? Replace them or insert new bat-
teries if they are exhausted. (See page 40.)
* Is { J B&) blinking on the LCD panel ? If so, the film has been
used up. Insert a new roll. (See page 14.)
e Are you depressing the zooming lever ? If so, release the
zooming lever, then shoot. (See page 13.)
2. My printed pictures don't look | e Did you position the autofocus frame on your subject ? (See
very clear. page 12.)
* Did you obstruct the autofocus window with your fingers or
hair when you depressed the shutter release button ? (See
page 5.)
e Was the subject too near ? Shoot in the range of 0.56 meters
(1.8 ft) to (infinity) (See page 10.).
3. Zoom lens retracted automatically | » Did you leave the camera unused for over 3 minutes after the
(the power is turned off main switch was turned on ? The power is automatically
automatically). switched off if the camera is left unused for over 3 minutes.
(See page 4.)
e Was the Remote Control removed from the camera ? When the
camera is on and left unused for more than 10 minutes with
the Remote Control removed, the camera automatically
switches itself off to save battery power. Push the main switch
again to turn it on (See page 35).
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Symptoms Causes and Remedies
Hn
. The Remote Control does not op- | * The operable distance of the Remote Control is approx. 5m
erate. from the front and approx. 0.7m from the back of the camera.
(See page 36.)
e The Remote Control may not operate in a backlit situation.
(See page 36.)
5. The flash discharges, though it is
not dark.
The flash discharges automatically in a backlit situation. (See
page 13.)
6. The (H) or (Ly mark is displayed | e If either mark disappears when the zoom lever is moved, the
on the LCD panel. camera is ready for use. The camera may be defective if either
mark appears often.
7. On the DATE model, the data does
not appear on the picture.
If the picture is taken in the panoramic format, the data is im-
printed on the film but is not printed on the picture.
The correct camera-to-subject distances when shooting using flash with films other than 1SO 100, 200 or
400 are indicated in the table below.
Lens ISO © EA ww UI МОЮ поте
28mm (444) | 0.56-2.5т 0.56-3.5m 1.4(*)-16m 1.7(*)-20m 2.5(*)-28m
80mm (4) 0.56-1.3m 0.56-1.9m 0.65-8.4m 0.8(*)-11.6m 1.1(*)-15m
* With high speed film overexposure may occu
r at close range due to the film's high speed.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Type: 35mm fully automatic leaf-shutter camera
with built-in zoom lens and auto flash
Film: Auto film speed setting with 35mm perforated
DX-coded film with ISO rating from 25 to 3200 (1
EV step). Non-DX coded films are automatically
set to ISO25.
Print size: 24x36mm format (13x36 in panoramic
format)
Film loading: Auto film loading. Closing the back
cover will automatically wind the film to first ex-
posure
Film winding: Auto film-winding: Two auto film-
winding modes; single frame mode and con-
secutive mode (approx. 1.6 sec./frame).
Film rewinding: Auto start at the end of roll. Auto
stop upon completion of rewinding. Rewinding
time: approx 20 sec. with 24-exposure film. Re-
winding in mid-roll provided.
Frame number: Automatic readout of successive
frame numbers in ascending order when shoot-
ing, and descending order when rewinding.
Lens: Pentax power zoom 28-80mm f/3.5-8.0 10 ele-
ments in 8 groups, Angle of view: 75°-30.5°
Focusing system: Pentax infrared active autofocus-
ing with focus lock (Switchable to Spot AF
mode) Range: 0.56m (1.8 ft) - infinity (Maximum
magnification approx. 1/6X), Infinity-landscape
mode (focus is fixed to infinity)
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Zooming: 2 modes: continuous and step zoom
Shutter: Programmed AE electronic shutter with
speeds approx. 1/400 sec.-1/5sec. Buib:1/2sec.-
10 min., Bulb-Timer: 1 sec.-10 min., Electromag-
netic release
Self-timer: Electronic red lamp indication. Approx.
10-sec. delay with LED indication. Cancellation
after activation is possible.
Viewfinder: Actual image zoom viewfinder: 82%
field-of-view ratio, Magnification: approx. 0.34X
(28mm WIDE)-0.87X(80mm TELE), Diopter:-3-
+1D, AF frame, Picture frame, Close distance
compensation frame, Panoramic format picture
area, Panoramic format close distance compen-
sation frame, Green lamp lighting on the right
hand side of the viewfinder: in-focus signal,
Green lamp blinking: close-distance warning,
Red lamp lighting on the right hand side of the
viewfinder: Flash-ready status, Red lamp blink-
ing: Flash being charged
Exposure control: Programmed auto-exposure con-
trol. Range: EV8.6-17 at 28mm WIDE, EV11.8-17
at 80mm TELE in Auto or Daylight-Synchro
mode (ISO 100), EV6.1-17 at 28mm WIDE, EV8.4-
17 at 80mm TELE in SLow-Shutter-Speed or In-
terval Shooting mode, Automatic exposure
compensation in a backlit situation
Multi-exposure: Multiple exposure function pro-
vided
Programmed-image-size tracking: Captures the
subject always at the waist-up image size (range
1.0-2.7m)
Exposure compensation: +/- 3EV (0.5EV step)
Exposure-meter switch: The exposure meter 1s
turned on by half depression of the shutter re-
lease button
Flash: Built-in zoom flash with red-eye reduction
mode, Automatic flash emission in low-lumi-
nance or a backlit situation, Flash-ON=Daylight-
Synchro/Slow-Shutter-Speed Synchro {up to 1/5
sec.), Flash-OFF=Flash override, Bulb-Syn-
chro=1/2sec.-10 min.
Flash effective range: 0.566-5.0m (28mm WIDE), 0.56-
2.7m(80mm TELE), {ISO100 film used)
Flash recycling time: Approx. 3 sec. under Pentax
testing conditions
interval shooting: Electronically controlled, started
by depressing the shutter release button (inter-
val time: 10 sec. - 60 min.)
Remote control: Infrared wireless remote control,
Step zooming at TELE (80mm), 50mm,
WIDE(28mm), Effective range: 5m from the front
when projected from the camera's front; 0.7m
from the back when projected from the rear,
Self-timer mode (3-second delay) can be set on
the camera.
Power source for remote control: One lithium bat-
tery CR1620 treplaced by the Pentax Service fa-
cility)
Size & weight for remote control:
21(W)x44.5(H)x8.5(D), 0.8"x1.8"x0.3", 7g (0.2 oz.)
Power source: Two 3V lithium batteries (CR-123A or
DL-123A)
Battery life: Approx. 30 rolls of 24 exposure film
when 50% of shooting uses flash (under Pentax
testing conditions)
Battery exhaustion warning: (4) appears on the
LCD panel, Shutter is locked when the (LJ) is
blinking
Data mechanism: Crystal quartz controlled; LCD
with digital clock, auto calendar
Imprinting mode: “Year, Month and Day”, “Day,
Hour and Minute” or blank
Size & weight:
143(W)x81.5(H)x61.5(D) {5.6"x3.2"x2.4")
400 grams, {14.0 oz.){without battery)
DATE model:
143(W)x81.5(H)x63.5(D)mm(5.6"x3.2"x2.5”)
410 grams (14.5 oz.) without battery.
SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT
ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTIFICATION OR ANY OBLI-
GATION ON THE PART OF THE MANUFACTURER.
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WARRANTY POLICY
All Pentax cameras purchased through au-
thorized bona fide photographic distribution
channels are guaranteed against defects of
material or workmanship for a period of
twelve months from date of purchase. Serv-
ice will be rendered, and defective parts will
be replaced without cost to you within that
period, provided the equipment does not
show evidence of impact, sand or liquid dam-
age, mishandling, tampering, battery or
chemical corrosion, operation contrary to
operating instructions, or modification by an
unauthorized repair shop. The manufacturer
or its authorized representatives shall not be
liable for any repair or alterations except
those made with its written consent and shall
not be liable for damages from delay or loss
of use or from other indirect or consequential
damages of any kind, whether caused by de-
fective material or workmanship or other-
wise; and it is expressly agreed that the liabii-
ity of the manufacturer or its representatives
under all guarantees or warranties, whether
expressed or implied, is strictly limited to the
replacement of parts as hereinbefore pro-
vided. No refunds will be made on repairs
performed by non-authorized Pentax service
facilities.
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Procedure During 12-month Warranty Period
Any Pentax which proves defective during
the 12-month warranty period should be re.
turned to the dealer from whom you pur-
chased the equipment or to the manufac-
turer. If there is no representative of the
manufacturer in your country, send the
equipment to the manufacturer, with postage
prepaid. In this case, it will take a consider-
able length of time before the equipment can
be returned to you owing to the complicated
customs procedures required. If the equip-
ment is covered by warranty, repairs will be
made and parts replaced free of charge, and
the equipment will be returned to you upon
completion of servicing. If the equipment is
not covered by warranty, regular charges of
the manufacturer or of its representatives will
apply. Shipping charges are to be borne by
the owner. If your Pentax was purchased out-
side of the country where you wish to have it
serviced during the warranty period, regular
handling and servicing fees may be charged
by the manufacturer's representatives in that
country. Notwithstanding this, your Pentax
returned to the manufacturer will be serviced
free of charge according to this procedure
and warranty policy.
In any case, however, shipping charges and
customs clearance fees are to be borne by the
sender. To prove the date of your purchase
when required, please keep the receipts or
bills covering the purchase of your equip-
ment for at least a year. Before sending your
equipment for servicing, please make sure
that you are sending it to the manufacturer's
authorized representatives or their approved
repair shops, unless you are sending it di-
rectly to the manufacturer. Always obtain a
quotation for the service charge, and only af-
ter you accept the quoted service charge, in-
struct the service station to proceed with the
servicing.
The warranty policy does not apply to Pentax
products purchased in the U.S.A., UK. or
Canada. The local warranty policies available
from Pentax distributors in those countries
supersede this warranty policy.
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NAME OF WORKING PARTS
/
O Back cover release lever
@ Panorama mode selector
lever
@ Viewfinder eyepiece
@ AF (Green) lamp
@ Flash (Red) lamp
@ Main switch
6 Remote control receiver
(rear)
6 Zooming lever
@ Film information window
6 Tripod socket
€ Back cover
€ Battery chamber cover
9 Battery chamber cover
lock
LCD PANEL
All indications will not actually appear simultaneously as shown. O Flash-OFF mode
O Flash (Auto) mode
O 9 $ 9 @© Red-eye Reduction Flash
mode
AUT O Exposure Counter/Focal
Length
Bulb-Timer/Interval-Timer
© Minute
@ Millimeter (focal length)
@ Spot AF mode
fs O Infinity-Landscape mode
O Shutter Release button
O Programmed-Image-Size
Tracking mode
| O Zooming lever
| ® Battery Exhaustion Warning
O Interval Shooting mode
e © Second
® Multi-Exposure Shooting
зо . mode
LCD (Liquid-crystal display) O EX (Film Counter)
+ When the LCD is exposed to high tempera- ® Consecutive Shootin
- g mode
tures over about 60°C, it may blacken, but Q Self-Timer mode
when the temperature normalizes, It will O Remote Control mode
return to normal. € Exposure Compensation
« The LCD may also slow down in response @ Bulb mode
to lower temperatures, but this is a normal @ Slow Shutter Speed mode
characteristic of an LCD. @ Flash-ON mode
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Asahi Optical Co., Ltd. 11-1, Nagata-cho 1-chome. Chiyoda-ku. Tokyo 100. JAPAN
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Pentax U.K. Limited. Pentax House, South Hill Avenue, South Harrow, Middlesex HA2 OLT, UK.
Pentax France Z I. Argenteuil, 12, rue Ambroise Croizat. 95100 Argenteuil, FRANCE
Pentax Benelux (for Netherlands) Spinveld 25, 4815 HR Breda, NETHERLANDS
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Pentax Corporation 35 Inverness Drive East, Englewood, Colorado 80112, U S.A.
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Copyright C Asahi Optical Co., Ltd. 1992
58721 ENG 03 9301 Printed in Japan
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