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Printed in Japan
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Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon ME-1 stereo microphone for cameras with microphone jacks
(for information on whether your camera can be
used with an external microphone, see the camera
manual). The ME-1 is not equipped with a battery or
on/off switch: power is supplied from the camera.
Before use, read the warnings and other information
in this manual and in the documentation provided
with the camera.
Notices for Customers in the U.S.A.
Federal Communicati,ns·commission (FCC) Radio Frequency
Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class 8 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 generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular instatlation. If this equipment does cause harmfuf 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:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television
technician for help.
Modifications
.T~e FCC req_
u:iresthe user~e;: f1ptifi·eg..th:at_ any_changes. -or
-m:odifications made to thi·s device-that are not. ex.pressly
approved by NTkon Corporati:on··may void the userls authority to operate the equipment .·
Interface Cables
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Use ·the interface cables .· sold or provided by Nikon for
your equipment Using otherihterfac;e cables may exceed
the Hmits·of Class BPart lS ofthe,':FCC:rules. ·
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Notiu for customers in the:State·of catifomia: ·
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WARNING: Handling the cord em thiS product may eXPose
you to lead,· a chemical known·· to ·the State of California
to cause ·blrth defects'or otherreprod··uctlveh:arm. Wash
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This Class B digitai apparatus compiles ·with Canadian
ICES-003.
SafetY- Precautions
To ensure proper operation, read this manual thoroughly before using this product. After reading, be
sure to keep it where it will be read by all those who
use the product.
it WARNINGS
• Do not attempt to disassemble or modify. Touching the product's internal parts could result in injury. In the event of malfunction, take the product
to the point of purchase or a Nikon-authorized
service center for inspection.
• Should you notice heat, smoke, or an unusual smell
coming from the equipment, cease use immediately and take the product to the point of purchase
or a Nikon-authorized service center for inspection.
Continued operation could result in injury.
• Keep dry. Failure to observe this precaution could
result in fire or electric shock.
• Do not use electronic equipment in the presence
of flammable gas, as this could result in explosion
or fire.
• Do not handle with wet hands. Failure to observe
this precaution could cause electric shock.
• Keep out of reach of children. Failure to observe
this precaution could result in injury.
• Do not leave in areas exposed to high temperatures, such as in an enclosed automobile or direct
sunlight. Heat may adversely affect the device's
internal parts, causing fire.
Precautions for Use
• Keep the ME-l in the supplied case when not in
use.
• Do not use at temperatures below 0 °(/32 oF or
above 40 °(/1 04 oF Failure to observe this precaution could cause product malfunction.
• Do not drop the ME-1 or subject it to strong shocks
or vibration. Failure to observe this precaution could
damage the product or cause it to malfunction.
• Do not place under heavy objects or subject to
heavy loads. Failure to observe these precautions
could cause damage or malfunction.
• Do not pick up the camera by the ME-1 alone.
• Do not pull or tug the cable or microphone, as this
could disconnect or snap the cable.
• The device may malfunction if used in the vicinity
of radio transmitters or other devices that produce
strong static charges or magnetic fields.
• If the ME-1 will not be used for an extended period,
store it in a cool, dry location to prevent mold and
rust. Do not store in direct sunlight or with naphthalene or camphor mothballs.
• Remove the cable from the cable stop before adjusting the angle of the ME-1 .
• Before adjusting the angle of the ME-1, loosen the
lock screw and then gently reposition the microphone. Do not use force. Failure to observe this
precaution could damage the device.
• The ME-1 may pick up sounds made by the camera
or lens during recording.
• The ME-1 may pick up sounds caused by repositioning the microphone during recording.
• If the wind screen is wet, dry it thoroughly before
placing it in storage.
• The wind screen may stain clothing or other objects when damp.
• The built-in flash for some cameras may not fire
when the ME-1 is mounted on the accessory shoe.
If this occurs, remove the ME-1 before using the
built-in flash.
PrinciP-al Features
The ME-1 features vibration reduction to reduce vibration noise during autofocus, and a low-cut filter
that reduces wind noise and other low-frequency
nOISe.
Parts of the ME-1
CD Low-cut filter switch
®Horizontal guide
®Lock screw
®Cable stop
@Tripod socket
®Mounting foot
(]) Lock ring
®Wind screen
The Low-Cut Filter Switch
Select FLAT for normal use, L-CUT to reduce wind
noise and other low-frequency noise. Note that
noise may be recorded if the switch is operated
during recording.
Using the ME-1
1 Attach the wind screen by placing the groove
in the screen over the projection on the microphone (Figure 1-a).
2 Slide the mounting foot into the camera accessory shoe (Figure 1-b) and tighten the lock ring
(Figure 1-c). Note that vibration reduction may
cause the microphone to wobble if it is shaken
while attached to the camera.
3 Turn the camera off and
insert the ME-l stereo
mini-pin plug (cp 3.5 mm) into the camera external microphone jack (Figure 1-d).
4 Place the cable in the cable stop (Figure 1-e).
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SP-ecifications
Type
Number of channels
Directionality
Frequency response
Sensitivity
Signal-to-noise ratio
Low-cut filter
Power supply
Plug
Back-electret condenser microphone
2 (stereo)
Unidirectional
70-16,000 Hz
-42 dB (0 dB== 1V/Pa,l kHz)
60 dB or more
Controlled by low-cut fi Iter switch
Supplied by camera (1-10 V)
Gold-plated, L-shaped stereo mini-pin pi ug
(<p 3.5 mm)
Length of cable
Approx. 300 mm/11.8 in.
Dimensions
Approx. 38 X 79 X 87 mm/1 .5 X 3.1 X 3.4
(W X HX D)
in. (ME-l only, excluding cable and projections); 38 x 79 x 100 mm/1.5 x 3.1 x
3.9 in. (including wind screen but excluding
cable and projections)
Weight
Approx. 92 g/3.3 oz. (ME-l only); 93 g/3.3
oz. (including wind screen)
Operating temperature 0- 40 °(/32- 104 oF
Supplied accessories Wind screen, Soft case
• Unless stated otherwise, all figures are for an ambient
temperature of 20 oC/68 °F.
• Specifications are independent of any device to which
the microphone may be connected.
• Improvements to this product may result in unannounced
changes to specifications and external appearance.
NIKON DIGITAL IMAGING LIMITED WARRANTY
THIS IS YOUR NIKON INC. ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY (VALID IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES,
ALASKA, HAWAII AND THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS). YOU MUST PRESENT THIS FORM TOGETHER WITH
PROOF OF PURCHASE AND PROOF OF PURCHASE DATE (BILL OF SALE) TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE.
This Nikon Digital Imaging Product is warranted by Nikon Inc. to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for one (1) year from the date of purchase .
During this period if this product is found to be defective in material or workmanship, Nikon Inc. or one of its
authorized service facilities will at its option, either repair or replace this Product without charge, subject to
the following conditions, limitations and exclusions:
1. This warranty extends to the original consumer purchaser only and is not assignable or transferable.
2. This warranty shall not apply to any Product which has been subjected to misuse, abuse, negligence,
alteration or accident, or has had its serial number altered or removed.
3 . This warranty does not apply to any defects or damage directly or indirectly caused by or resulting from
the use of unauthorized replacement parts and/or service performed by unauthorized personnel.
4. This warranty does not apply to any batteries.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
THAT IF THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES IS INEFFECTIVE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE DURATION OF
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING BY OPERATION OF LAW SHALL BE LIMITED TO ONE (1) YEAR FROM THE DATE
OF PURCHASE OR SUCH LONGER PERIOD AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL NIKON INC. BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
DIRECT, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS
WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER CLAIM REGARDING THIS PRODUCT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS OF
NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR BREACH OF CONTRACT.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW (A) LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS OR (B) THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR
EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU . THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY HAVE
OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
In order to obtain performance of the warranty obligations, the original consumer purchaser must return this warranty form
and this Nikon Digital Imaging Product together with proof of purchase and proof of purchase date (bill of sale) either in
person or addressed to the appropriate Service Department of Nikon for your product.
For digital cameras and their accessories needing repair service, kindly send your equipment to either:
East Coast
West Coast
Nikon Inc.
Attn: Service Department
1300 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, New York 11747-3064
Nikon Inc.
Attn : Service Department
841 Apollo Street
El Segundo, California 90245 -4721
For scanners and their accessories needing repair service, kindly send your equipment to :
Nikon Inc.
Attn: Service Department
1300 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, New York 11747-3064
In returning this Product for repair or replacement under this warranty, the original consumer purchaser must prepay all
postage, shipping transportation, insurance and delivery costs, and the Product must be delivered in either its original carton
or a similar package affording an equal degree of protection . Nikon Inc. will not be responsible for any loss or damage
incurred in connection with the return of this Product.
THIS WARRANTY FORM MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED OR COPIED AND WILL BE VALID ONLY WITH AUTHENTIC PRODUCTS
SOLD BY NIKON INC .
Printed in Japan
TT7E05(11) 6YE10013-05
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