TIPS ON CAMERA CARE Camera care is common sense care. Treat your F3 High-Eyepoint camera as you would treat other valuable precision instruments. Even though the F3 High-Eyepoint camera is built to take many years of hard use, it may be damaged by shock, heat, water, or misuse. Following are some tips to help you keep your camera in good condition. 1. Keep the lens clean. Keep the lens surfaces free of fingerprints and dust as much as possible. Remove dust with a blower brush or lens tissue. Never use cloth or ordinary tissue. If smudges or fingerprints persist, use lens tissue moistened sparingly with alcohol or lens cleaner. Caution: Use of a spray-gun type blower to clean the lens may cause possible damage to the glass (especially when ED glass is used for the front lens element) by suddenly lowering the temperature on the lens surface. To avoid damage, hold the glower upright, keep its nozzle more than 30cm away from the lens surface and move the nozzle around so that the stream of air is not concentrated in one spot. 2. Clean the inside of the camera. Brush out the inside of the camera periodically using a soft brush. Do not exert pressure on the shuter curtains as this may damage them. Also keep the mirror free from fingerprints and dust. 3. Keep the camera away from water. Avoid excessive moisture. When using the camera near water, guard against splashes, especially sallwater spray. 4.Do not expose the camera to high temperatures. Keep the camera away from places where the temperature is apt to be high, such as on the beach under direct sunlight or in the trunk of a car. 5. Store the camera properly. Store the camera in a carrying case to protect it from dust. Avoid storing the camera in excessively hot, cold, or damp places. Always attach a body cap to the camera body and a front and rear lens cap to the lens when storing them to prevent dust from getting inside the body or on the lens surfaces. To keep your F3 High-Eyepoint in top working order, it is recommended that you trip the shutter and operate the film advance lever a few times each month with or without film loaded in the camera. Remove the batteries before storing the camera for an extended period of time. 6. Never attempt to disassemble or repair the camera yourself. These delicate procedures should be left to an authorized repairman. * Credit: Shiro Malaysia, local distributor for Nikon Optical Products for providing this info, some parts of the manual was modified slighly to suit the PDF format. The headquater of Nikon Corporation has a section detailing how to request for their Instruction Manual of various optical products, the URL is here: http://www.nikon.co.jp/main/eng/faq-impe.htm Information in this site was merely created for your quick reference. We strongly suggest you write to Nikon corporation for actual copy of the official manual. The tradenames of "Nikon" and the logo is a registered trademark of Nikon Corporation, Japan.