KONICA Freedom Zoom 90 EX User manual

KONICA Freedom Zoom 90 EX User manual | Manualzz
Congratulations on your purchase of the Minolta
Riva/Freedom Zoom 90EX. This manual pro-
vides you with short explanations of each func-
tion, plus all the information you'll need to un-
derstand and operate this camera properly. To
begin taking pictures in the easiest way possible,
read Getting Started. Later, when you're ready
to learn how to use the camera's other buttons
and functions and improve your pictures, move
along to Advanced Operation.
В your camera is a ‘Quartz Data Back model,
| “its data r must be set before you u begin taking |
Names of Parts... o.oo. 2
Viewfinder oe 4
Data Panel citi, 5
Getting Started
Inserting the Battery .................... 6
Low-Battery Symbol ............—.em_.. 7
Loading the Film... 8
Basic Operation .......….….…......…..….... 10
FilmRewind............... ea 13
Advanced Operation
Auto Stand-by Zoom (ASZ)............. 14
Focus Hold ,.......... ee. .exerererta 15
Taking Close-Up Pictures .............. 16
Flash Modes
Selecting Flash Mode ............... 17
Taking Flash Pictures ................ 18
Pre-Flash ooo 2. ee 20
Flash Cancel ............2.meerre 21
Landscape Photography and Portraits at
Landscape/Night-Portrait Button .... 22
Landscape Photography ............. 23
Night-Portrait Photography .......... 24
Using Different Operating Modes
Operating-Mode Button ............. 25
Continuous-Drive Made ............. 26
Self-Timer Photography ............. 27
Double-Exposure Mode.............. 28
Remote-Control Mode ...........—.... 29
For Owners of the Quartz Data Back Model ... 30
Care and Storage .......….….......... 34
Technical Details... annees» 36
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. Zoom button
. Shutter-release button
. Pre-flash button
. Flash-mode button
. Operating-mode button
. Landscape/night-portrait button
. Data panel
. Autoexposure meter-cell window*
. Viewfinder window”
. Flash
. Autofocus windows*
. Lens*
. Self-timer/remote-control lamp
. Strap eyelet
. Eyepiece sensor*
27 26
Viewfinder eyepiece”
Focus lamp
Flash lamp
ASZ button
Manual-rewind button
Power button
Pressure plate”
Back cover
Film window
DX contacts”
Battery cover
Tripod socket
Back-cover release
* Do not touch
& Focus frame
Camera focuses within this frame.
@ Close-framing guides
When using tele zoom positions 60mm -
90mm and camera-to-subject distances less
than 1.4m, the picture should be composed
within this frame.
© Focus lamp: Activated when shutter-release
button is pressed partway down.
Glowing: Focus and exposure settings are
Blinking: Subject is too close.
& Flash lamp: Activated by the eyepiece sensor
and when shutter-release button is pressed
partway down.
Off: Flash is not needed.
Glowing: Flash will fire with next picture.
Blinking slowly: Camera-shake warning.
Blinking quickly: Flash is charging.
Blinking at varying intervals: Pre-flash will fire.
5 Auto- switchover flash
Æ Manual fill-flash
Low- battery symbol
Frame counter
Mode pointers
Film-transport signals
Film-cartridge mark
© Pre-flash indicator
Your camera uses à 6-voit lithium
battery (CR-P2 or DL223A) that
supplies power for all camera
B Open the battery cover by sliding the bat-
tery-cover lock.
Pd Insert the battery with the +/- end first,
then snap the cover closed.
Low-Battery Symbol
If the blinking low-battery symbol appears in the
data panel with the other indicators, you can still
use the camera, but the battery will have to be
replaced soon.
if the blinking low battery symbol appears alone,
you cannot use the camera until you replace the
Auto Power Off
To save power, your camera automatically turns
itself off if not operated for more than three
You should only use DX-coded],
35mm film with 150 ratings 25 to
E Open the back cover by sliding the back-
cover release down.
#1 Place the film cartridge, bottom first, into
the film chamber as shown.
El Lay the film flat between the guide rails and
extend the film to the “FILM TIP” mark.
elf the film extends too far, gently push the
excess back into the cartridge.
e Snap the back cover closed.
The film automatically advances to the first
frame and 1 appears in the data panel.
НОО blinks in the data panel, the film was
incorrectly loaded. Open the back cover
and re-load the film.
4 Press the orange power ‘button t to turn 1 the
camera on.
1 Hold the camera steady and make sure your
fingers are not covering the flash. If you are
taking a vertically-framed picture, keep the
flash on top.
| Center the focus frame on your subject.
| Zoom the lens by pressing the right side of
the zoom button to move towards telephoto
and the left side for wide.
The focal length appears in the data panel
while the zoom button is pressed, and is re-
placed by the frame counter afterwards.
Press the shutter-release button partway
down so that the focus lamp glows and then
all-the-way down to take the picture.
The film automatically advances to the next
After you take the last picture on the roll of film,
the camera automatically begins rewind and the
frame counter counts down to O.
When O appears in the data panel and the film-
cartridge mark blinks, open the back cover and
remove the film.
Manual Rewind
If you don't want to take the whole roll of
pictures, you can rewind the film manually,
| _ — 1. Press the manual-
| | fiim-rewind button
— using a pen or similar
When O and the blinking film-cartridge
and take out the film.
H O doesnt appear in the data panel after the
motor stops running, check the battery level, you
may have to change the battery.
и à Oly ASZ sets a zoom position the
ef У | moment you look through the
Nd viewfinder,
Press the ASZ button
to select or cancel
ASZ. When it is
selected, “ASZ”
appears in the data
e After ASZ is activated, you can change the
zoom position by pressing the zoom button.
9 When the subject distance is greater than 8m
(26ft.), zoom will be set to telephoto (90mm).
A sensor located above the viewfinder eyepiece
activates zoom when it detects something closer
than approximately 6 to 8 cm (2-3/8 to 3-1/8
\ Hold focus on your subject
Е E when you dont want it in he
NL ) } center of the picture.
Bl Center the focus frame on your subject,
then press and hold the shutter-release button
partway down so the focus lamp glows. If
your subject is behind glass, use focus hold on
something of equal distance from the camera.
El Without lifting your finger, recompose the
frame and press the shutter-release button ali-
the-way down to take the picture.
Make sure that you are at least 0.75m {2.5ft.)
from your subject at zoom positions of 38mm
to 55mm and 0.90m (3.0ft.) at 60mm to
90mm. The focus lamp blinks when you are
too close to the subject, however, if you are
closer than 0.4m (1.3ft), the focus lamp will
glow, but the picture will not be in focus.
Closeups with Tele Zoom (60mm to 90mm)
When you are using tele zoom positions from
60mm to 90mm and your subject is closer
than 1.4m (4.6ft.), compose the picture with-
in the close-framing guides.
Pressing the flash-
mode button succes-
sively changes the
flash modes in the
order shown below.
Flash Mode When ta Lise
Auto-Switchover In all situations,
Flash (see p.18) except those listed
Manual Fill-Flash When there are
(see p.18) shadows on your
subject's face
Flash Cancel With twilight
(see p.21) scenes and inside
The indicator of the selected flash mode appears
in the data panel.
Auto-Switchover Flash( *)
When the camera is turned on, auto-switchover
flash is initially set. The camera automatically
fires the flash when the overall light level is low
or the subject is backlit.
Manual Fill-Flash { %)
Use manual fill-flash to "Hll-in™ the
shadows on your subjects face,
In this mode, the flash will fire everytime a pic-
ture is taken, regardless of the lighting condi-
Points to Hemember When Taking Flash
1. Flash Lamp
If the flash lamp is blinking rapidly, the flash is
charging. Wait until it glows steadily before
taking the picture. This indicates that the flash
is charged and will fire with the next shutter
release. Charging takes approximately 4 sec-
&. Flash Range
Make sure your camera-to-subject distance is
within the flash range.
Flash Range
| ISO 100 ISO 400
0.75m to 6.Om 0.75m to 12.0m
25ft to 197ft) | (2.5 ft. to 39.4 ft.)
0.90m to 3.3m 0.90m to 6.6m
(3 ft. to 10.8 ft.) (3 ft. to 21.7 ft)
whe Reduce red-eye by using pre-
Press the pre-flash
button so that $
appears in the data
panel. When the
flash is charged, the
flash tamp will blink at
varying intervals indi-
cating it is o.k. to take
the picture.
Warn the people you are photographing that
the flash will fire a small burst before the
picture is taken.
When you press the shutter-release button all-
the-way down, first, the pre-flash burst fires,
then the self-timer/remote-control lamp blinks
until the main flash fires with the shutter re-
Dont use flash for bwilight scenes
and distant subjects.
Flash should be canceled when you are photo-
graphing subjects like sunsets or city skylines at
night which do not include people. When your
subjects are far away, landscape mode should
also be selected (see p.23). If the scene includes
people that you want to photograph, use night-
partrait mode (see p.24) When the flash is
canceled, shutter speeds are slower and
sometimes the flash lamp will blink slowly, so to
avoid blurry pictures, use a tripod.
Each time the land-
button is pressed, the
modes change suc-
cessively as shown in
the table below.
Mode When to Use
When phota-
graphing distant
subjects through
a window
When your sub-
Night ject is placed in
Portralt front of a night
e The mode pointer appears in the data panel
next to the mark of the selected mode. If no
mode is selected, it does not appear.
e These modes can be used at the same time as
the operating modes.
If you're photographing clistant
subjects through a window, ise
landscape mode to set focus at
Press the landscape/night-portrait button
until the mode pointer appears next to the
landscape mark. If you are taking pictures at
mght, select flash canceland use a tripod.
After you press the shutter-release button all-
the-way down to take the picture, landscape
mode is automatically canceled.
When you're posing someone in
front of à night scene, use night-
portrait mode.
Press the landscape/night-portrait button
until the mode pointer appears next to the
night-portrait mark. Auto-switchover flash is
automatically selected. If a bright object is near
the camera, the flash may not fire and the flash
lamp will not blink to indicate so. Therefore, in
“Cases such as this, select manual fill-flash.
In this mode, shutter speeds are slow; please
use a tripod and warn your subjects to remain
After you press the shutter-release button all-
the-way down to take the picture, night-portrait
mode is canceled.
Each time the operat-
ing-mode button 15
pressed, the meodes
change successively
as shown in the table
Operating Mode | When to Use
+ Continuous | With action photo-
Drive graphy for
| sequence shots
+ Self-Timer To include yourself
© in group pictures
+ | Two-Shot To include yourself
oo | Self-Timer in group pictures
oft VI and have a n extra
surprise shot
Double For superimposing |
Exposure two pictures
Remote For releasing the
Control shutter by remote
e The mode pointer appears in the data panel
next to the mark of the selected mode. If no
mode is selected, it does not appear.
% These modes can be used at the same time as
landscape and night-portrait modes.
When you're photograph-
ing moving subjects, take
à sequence of shots.
mode pointer appears in the data panel above
the continuous-drive mark.
When you're ready to take pictures, press
the shutter-release button all-the-way down
and hold. The shutter will continue to release
as long as the shutter-release button is held
down. When taking flash pictures, the shutter
will release after the flash has charged.
This mode remains selected until the camera is
turned off.
inclucie yourself in the picture
with self-timer.
4 Set up the picture.
Press the operating-mode button until the
mode pointer appears in the data panel above
the self-timer or two-shot self-timer mark.
When you're ready to take the picture,
press the shutter-release button all-the-way
® The mode pointer and the red self-timer lamp
blink to show that self-timer is operating.
There is a 10 sec. delay for the first picture and a
4 sec. delay for the second in the two-shot
Both self-timer modes are canceled after the
selected number of pictures are taken. To stop
self-timer operation before the picture is taken,
turn off the camera.
Supenmpose wo images
with double exposure.
| Press the operating- -mode button until the
mode pointer appears in the data panel above
the double-exposure mark.
Pd Press the shutter-release button all-the-way
down to take the first picture.
® The mode pointer and film-transport mark
blink to show that one picture has been taken. If
the camera is turned off at this time, these will
continue blinking when it is turned on again.
Recompose your picture and take the sec-
ond shot.
After this, double-exposure mode is canceled.
if you have a QD back model, select "No im-
printing” (see p.31).
For best results, use a dark background.
Optional accessory IR Remote Control RC-2 is
required for the use of remote-control mode.
Please refer to the remote control's manual for
operating instructions.
The data back enables you to record the date, in
a choice of three year/month/day formats, or
time (day/hour/ minute) directly onto the film. It
features a quartz clock and automatic calendar
through the year 2019, and automatically con-
trols the imprint exposure according to the cam-
era's film-speed setting. With the camera held
horizontally, the data is recorded onto the lower
right portion of the picture; in the vertical format,
imprinting occurs on the lower left portion of the
Names of Parts
@ ADJUST button
Mode Selection
Use the MODE button to change the data display
as shown,
Time imprining No imprntina
Zaheer format
Dati imprinting
Setting Data
UN Use the SELECT button to move between
different parts of the displayed data.
e With the date displayed, pressing the SELECT
button in succession causes the settings for
year, month, and then day to blink.
8 In time mode, pressing the SELECT button
successively causes the hour, minute, and then
2 Press the ADJUST button to change the
blinking display.
® In time mode, pressing the ADJUST button
while the colon is blinking synchronizes the
seconds counter to 00.
Data Imprinting
Press the MODE button to select the desired
data type, then take the picture.
Following exposure, the print indicator blinks in
the data panel for approximately two seconds to
confirm imprinting.
® The imprinted data may be difficult to read if
the subject area over which it is superimposed is
bright or non-uniform.
® Legibility of the imprinted data may vary
somewhat with film type,
Care and Storage
This unit is designed for use between 40 and
0°C (104 and 32°F). At temperatures above or
below this range, LCD and imprinted date may
become difficult to read. Even higher temper-
atures may cause the LCD to temporarily
e If the lens becomes dirty, clean it gently with a
lens brush. If necessary, moisten a sheet of lens
tissue with one drop of lens- cleaning fluid and
gently wipe the lens. Never touch the lens
surface with your fingers.
® Never use alcohol or chemical solvents on the
camera body. If it is dirty, wipe it gently with a
soft, clean, dry cloth.
e Never subject the camera to shock, high heat,
or humidity. Be particularly careful not to leave
it in the glove compartment or other places in
motor vehicles where it may be subjected to
high temperatures.
® Entry of sand, salt, or other grit may cause
costly or irreparable damage to the camera. Use
extra care when taking pictures at the beach.
® This camera is designed for use between -10
and 40°C (14 to 104°F).
e Using the camera at very low temperatures
impairs its performance. In cold weather, carry
the camera inside your coat to keep it warm. Do
not transfer the camera directly from an ex-
tremely cold to warm area, since condensation
may form inside and prevent normal operation.
® Do not let the camera get wet. Water seepage
could result in costly or irreparable damage to
internal parts.
® When not in use, keep the camera in a cool:
dry place away from dust and chemicals. For
extended storage we recommend that you place
the camera in an airtight container with a drying
agent such as silica gel.
® This camera contains high-voltage circuits.
Do not attempt to disassemble or repair it your-
® If you have questions about your camera,
contact your local camera dealer. For more in-
formation write to the Minolta distributor or
subsidiary in your area {addresses listed at the
back of this manual).
® To assure prompt service, please contact an
authorized Minolta Service Center before ship-
ping your camera for repairs.
Lens: 35-90mm 1/3.5-7.7 power zoom lens;
À elements in À groups, max. magnification:
1/10X (for subjects at 0.9m with 90mm lens)
Metering Range: 38mm: EV4 and EVE to
EV17;, 90mm: EV6 and EV8 to EV17; in flash-
cancel and night-portrait modes, shutter speed
is set up to 1 sec.
Battery Performance: Approximately 22 rolls
(based on Minolta's standard test method using
24 exposure film with flash 50% of exposures)
Magnification: 38mm: 0.45x; 90mm: 0.95x
Image Area: 85% coverage (for subject at
Dimensions: 149.5(W) x 76.5(H) x 60.5mm (D)
(5-7/8 x 3 x 2-3/8 in.)
Weight: 345g (12-1/80z.)
OD model: 350g (12-3/B80z.)
Specifications are based on the latest infor-
mation available at the time of printing and are
subject to change without notice.
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B
limits for radio noise emissions from digital ap-
paratus as set out in the Radio Interference Regu-
lations of the Canadian Department of Commu-
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
| conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation, Changes or modi-
fications not approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to
operate the equipment. This equipment has been
tested and found to comply with the limits for a
| Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment gen-
erates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful inter-
ference to radio communications. However, there
Is no guarantee that interference will not occur ina
particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
e Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
e Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
e Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is con-
e Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV
technician for help.
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