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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
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Introduction
• Thank you for purchasing the Nikon F65/F65D—a camera that is sure
to make photography a bigger part of your life.
Get to know your F65/F65D camera, and be sure to read this manual
thoroughly before using it. We recommend that you keep this manual
handy.
Main features of the F65/F65D:
• Exposure mode dial makes operation simple and intuitive, so great
pictures are a snap in every shooting situation.
• The big, high-visibility LCD lets you check camera settings at a
glance.
• With a AUTO and Vari-Program modes, you don’t have to be a
pro to take better pictures—just press the shutter release button.
• 3D Matrix Metering can read atmosphere as well as brightness and
contrast, for recording the scene in all its nuanced detail.
• Take trial shots
Take trial shots before shooting at important occasions like weddings
or graduations.
• Have Nikon spot-check your camera regularly
Nikon recommends that you have your camera serviced by an
authorised dealer or service centre at least once every two years.
• Using your camera correctly
The Nikon F65/F65D’s performance has been optimised for use with
Nikon brand accessories. Accessories made by other manufacturers
may not meet Nikon’s criteria for specifications, and nonconforming
accessories could damage the F65/F65D’s components. Nikon cannot
guarantee the F65/F65D’s performance when it is used with other than
Nikon brand accessories.
• Wide-coverage Five-Area Dynamic AF system keeps subjects in
clear focus and eliminates unintended blurring.
• The auto pop-up Speedlight, featuring Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash,
throws just the right light on a scene to make the shot look beautiful
and natural.
• Crisp, precise film advance and shutter release assure superb 2.5frame-per-second continuous shooting.
• The Nikon F65/F65D is so compact and lightweight, anyone can
handle it.
Supplied accessories
Body cap (P. 19)
Accessory shoe cover
Eyepiece cap DK-5 (P. 67)
* Remove this cover
when attaching an
optional Speedlight to
the accessory shoe.
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Contents
Introduction ......................................................................................................2-3
Nomenclature ...................................................................................................6-7
LCD Panel/Viewfinder Display..........................................................................8-9
Available Exposure Modes...........................................................................10-11
Start Shooting Immediately.......................................................................12-13
PREPARATION ..............................................................................15-24
1. Install Batteries and Check Battery Power ..............................................16-17
2. Mount Lens...............................................................................................18-19
3. Load Film..................................................................................................20-21
4. Set Date and Time (F65D only) ................................................................22-23
About Shutter Release Button...........................................................................24
BASIC OPERATION ......................................................................25-41
1. Set Focus Mode to AF .............................................................................26-27
2. Set Exposure Mode to a ........................................................................28-29
3. Hold Camera and Focus ..........................................................................30-31
4. Release Shutter ........................................................................................32-33
Using Built-In Speedlight .............................................................................34-35
Shooting with Vari-Program .........................................................................36-38
Imprinting Date/Time (F65D only) ......................................................................39
Self-Timer Operation ....................................................................................40-41
About Metering Systems and Exposure............................................................42
DETAILED OPERATION ...............................................................43-73
Focus Mode .................................................................................................44-45
Focus Area ...................................................................................................46-47
AF-Assist Illuminator ....................................................................................48-49
Focus Lock ........................................................................................................50
Shooting in Each Exposure Mode................................................................51-60
AUTO mode ...................................................................................................51
Auto-Multi Program/Flexible Program......................................................52-53
Shutter-Priority Auto .................................................................................54-55
Aperture-Priority Auto...............................................................................56-57
Manual ......................................................................................................58-60
Exposure Compensation ...................................................................................61
Auto Exposure Bracketing ...........................................................................62-63
Multiple Exposure.........................................................................................64-65
Film Rewind .......................................................................................................66
Dioptre Adjustment/Viewfinder Accessories .....................................................67
Depth-of-Field Preview ......................................................................................68
Remote Control Operation (optional) ...........................................................69-72
Available Mode Combinations...........................................................................73
About Depth of Field .........................................................................................74
FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY ............................................................. 75-86
Built-In Speedlight and TTL Flash Modes .........................................................76
Ready-Light/Accessory Shoe ............................................................................77
Flash Sync Mode Features ..........................................................................78-79
Using Built-In Speedlight .............................................................................80-83
Flash Shooting Distance Range ........................................................................84
Usable Lenses with Built-In Speedlight.............................................................85
Available Flash Sync Mode Combinations ........................................................86
MISCELLANEOUS ......................................................................87-113
Lens Compatibility........................................................................................88-90
Usable Optional Speedlights........................................................................91-93
Optional Accessories ...................................................................................94-95
Camera Care ................................................................................................96-97
Notes on Batteries .............................................................................................98
Troubleshooting ..........................................................................................99-101
Glossary....................................................................................................102-105
Specifications ...........................................................................................106-110
Index.........................................................................................................112-113
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Nomenclature
Focus mode selector (PP. 44-45)
Lens release button
(P. 19)
Flash lock-release (P. 80)/
Flash sync mode button
(P. 78)
Depth-of-field preview button (P. 68)
Viewfinder eyepiece
Remote control sensor
(P. 69)
Focus area (P. 46)/
AF-Assist Illuminator
cancel button (P. 49)
Exposure mode dial
(P. 10)
Rubber eyecup (P. 67)
Command Dial
Power switch (P. 16)
Shutter release
button (P. 17/24)
Camera strap
eyelet
Dioptre adjustment lever (P. 67)
Camera back lock
release lever (P. 20)
Film confirmation
window (P. 21)
Camera strap
eyelet
Aperture (P. 59)/
Exposure
Compensation button
(P. 61)/Film rewind
button (P. 66)
Self-timer/Remote control
button (P. 40/69)
Data Back (F65D only)
(P. 22/39)
Battery chamber
cover lock lever
(P. 16)
Tripod socket
* Illustration shown is the F65D. The camera back of the F65 differs from the F65D.
• F65D only: Data imprint LCD/buttons
LCD panel (P. 8)
Auto Exposure Bracketing (P. 62)/
Multiple Exposure (P. 64)/
Film rewind button (P. 66)
Accessory shoe (P. 77)
Self-timer (P. 40)/
AF-Assist Illuminator (P. 48)/
Red-Eye Reduction lamp
(P. 79)
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1. Date/time display LCD
2. : Year indicator
3. MODE button: Push to select one of five
available displays.
4. SELECT button: Push to select date/time
to be adjusted.
5. M: Month indicator
6.
: Data imprint indicator: Blinks
approx. 2 sec. when data is imprinted.
7. ADJUST button: Push to adjust
date/time.
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LCD Panel/Viewfinder Display
• LCD panel
• Viewfinder display
Remote control (P. 69)
Self-timer (P. 40)
Focus area (focus brackets) (P. 30/46)
Shutter speed
Aperture
Exposure
Compensation
(P. 61)
Multiple
Exposure (P. 64)
Battery power
(P. 17)
AUTO
SLOW
REAR
Frame counter (P. 21)/
Exposure Compensation
value (P. 61)
Flash sync mode (P. 78/80)
Focus area (P. 46)
12mm-dia. reference circle for CentreWeighted Metering area (P. 58)
Auto Exposure Bracketing (P. 62)
* The illustrations are fully labelled for your reference.
NOTE: About LCD
Focus indicator (P. 31)
Exposure Compensation
(P. 61)
The LCD panel and viewfinder displays tend to turn darker at high temperatures
and have slower response time at low temperatures. In either case, when the
temperature returns to normal, the displays also return to normal.
Focus area (P. 46)
Shutter speed
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Flash ready-light (P. 77)/
Flash recommended
indication (P. 76/80)
Electronic analog exposure
(P. 59)/Exposure Compensation
value display (P. 61)
Aperture
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Available Exposure Modes
The exposure mode dial of the Nikon F65/F65D can be divided into two
sections. One is the user-controlled exposure mode with Auto-Multi
Program, Shutter-Priority Auto, Aperture-Priority Auto or Manual exposure
modes, where the photographer can determine various exposure factors.
The other section is point-and-shoot exposure mode in which the camera
automatically controls various exposure settings.
• User-controlled exposure mode
P: Auto-Multi Program (P. 52)
Camera controls shutter speed and
aperture automatically. Other settings, such
as Flexible Program (page 53) or Exposure
Compensation (page 61) are possible.
S: Shutter-Priority Auto (P. 54)
You set desired shutter speed, and the
camera selects the correct aperture. Freeze
the motion of a moving subject or blur the
subject.
• Point-and-shoot exposure mode
a: AUTO mode (P. 28, 51)
Camera automatically controls all the
exposure settings. Suitable for taking
pictures right away.
s: Portrait mode (P. 37)
Use this mode to take portraits. The
background is blurred to accentuate your
main subject.
d: Landscape mode (P. 37)
Use this mode to take pictures of distant
scenes. The overall landscape will be
sharply focused.
f: Close-Up mode (P. 37)
Use this mode to take up-close pictures of
subjects such as flowers or insects.
A: Aperture-Priority Auto (P. 56)
You set the desired aperture, and the
camera selects the correct shutter speed.
Lets you determine depth of the in-focus
area.
g: Sports Continuous mode (P. 38)
M: Manual (P. 58)
h: Night Scene mode (P. 38)
Use this mode for subjects with an evening
or night background.
Shutter speed and aperture are set
manually. Suitable for taking photographs
with unique effects.
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Use this mode to freeze the motion of fastmoving subjects. Continuous shooting is
also possible with this mode.
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Start Shooting Immediately
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Open the battery chamber and install batteries while the
camera’s power is off (page 16).
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Set the exposure mode dial to a (AUTO mode) (page 28).
2
Attach the lens and turn the power switch on (page 18).
6
Hold the camera properly, compose frame and focus by
lightly pressing the shutter release button (page 30).
3
Open the camera back and install the film (page 20).
7
Confirm focus indicator / appears without blinking and
slowly depress the shutter release button (page 32).
4
Set the focus mode selector to AF (autofocus) (page 26).
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Film starts to rewind automatically when it reaches the end
of the roll (page 33).
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• With CPU Nikkor lens other than G-type, set the lens aperture to its
minimum and lock.
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PREPARATION
This section introduces the various
operations necessary before you start
shooting.
• Install batteries and check battery
power
• Mount lens
• Load film
• Set date and time (F65D only)
• About shutter release button
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Install Batteries and Check Battery Power
Use two CR2-type 3V lithium batteries. (For other power sources, see
page 94.)
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N appears: Sufficient battery power.
M appears: Batteries are nearing exhaustion.
Have a fresh set ready. (Viewfinder
indications turn off when you release
your finger from shutter release
button after taking the picture.)
M blinks: Batteries are exhausted. Replace
batteries. (Shutter locks.)
• Shutter speed and aperture indications in the LCD
panel automatically turn off 5 sec. after the power
switch is turned on and the camera remains
unused. (All indications in the viewfinder turn off.)
Turn the power switch off and open the
battery chamber cover by sliding the
battery chamber cover lock lever toward
indicated direction.
• When replacing batteries, be sure to turn the power
switch off and replace both batteries at the same
time. Always use fresh batteries of the same brand.
NOTE: Storing batteries
Keep the batteries out of children’s reach. If swallowed, contact a doctor
immediately. (For “Notes on Batteries”, see page 98.)
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Insert batteries with the ´ and ‰ ends
positioned as marked inside the battery
chamber, then firmly close the battery
chamber cover.
Turn the power switch on and confirm
battery power with the N indication.
4
Lightly press the shutter release button
to activate the exposure meter.
• Lightly pressing the shutter release button
reactivates the exposure meter and indications in
the LCD panel and viewfinder for approx. 5 sec.
See page 24 about the shutter release button.
• Incorrect positioning of ´ and ‰ poles may
damage the camera.
LCD panel when the power switch is off
When the power switch is turned off with batteries
installed, the frame counter display remains on in the
LCD panel.
Check points
• We recommend that you take spare batteries with you, especially when
travelling.
• For the number of film rolls that can be shot with fresh batteries, see page 110.
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Mount Lens
With G-type Nikkor lens
Position lens in the camera’s bayonet mount so that the
mounting indexes on lens and camera body are aligned,
then twist lens counterclockwise until it locks into place.
(Be sure not to touch the lens release button.)
Turn the power switch off and mount the lens to the camera body.
CPU contacts of CPU
Nikkor lens
Å CPU Nikkor lens
other than G-type
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Check the lens type.
ÅCPU Nikkor lenses other than G-type (Illustration
is D-type Nikkor lens), with aperture ring
ÍG-type Nikkor lens, without aperture ring
G-type Nikkor lens
The G-type Nikkor lens has no aperture ring; aperture should be selected from
camera body. Unlike other CPU Nikkor lenses, aperture does not need to be set
to minimum.
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Turn the power switch off and mount the
lens to the camera body.
With CPU Nikkor lens with aperture ring (other
than G-type)
Position lens in the camera’s bayonet mount so that
the mounting indexes on lens and camera body are
aligned, then twist lens counterclockwise until it
locks into place. (Be sure not to touch the lens
release button.) And then, set the lens aperture to
its minimum and lock.
• When the lens is not set to its minimum aperture
setting and the power switch is turned on, ƒEE
blinks in the LCD panel and viewfinder and the
shutter cannot be released.
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Í G-type Nikkor lens
Detaching the lens.
• Push and hold the lens release button, then turn the
lens clockwise to detach the lens.
When camera is left unattended without lens
When you leave the camera unattended without a
lens attached, be sure to attach the supplied
body cap (page 3), or optional body cap BF-1A.
(BF-1 body cap cannot be used.)
NOTE: Non-CPU Nikkor lens
When a non-CPU Nikkor lens is attached and the power switch is turned on,
ƒ-- blinks in the LCD panel and viewfinder, and the shutter cannot be released
(except in Manual exposure mode). See page 90 for a non-CPU lens.
Check points
• Use a D- or G-type AF Nikkor lens to utilise all of this camera’s functions. (See
page 88 for Lens Compatibility.)
• Make sure to turn the power switch off when attaching/detaching the lens.
• Avoid direct sunlight when attaching/detaching the lens.
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Load Film
Turn the power switch on and load DX-coded film. With DX-coded film,
film speed will be set automatically (ISO 25-5000). Closing the camera
back after loading film automatically advances the film to the first frame.
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3
• When 1 appears on the LCD panel, the film has
advanced to the first frame.
• When E appears in the LCD panel or Err and E in
the LCD panel and Err in viewfinder blink, film is
not properly installed. Open the camera back again
and reload film by aligning the film leader to the red
index mark.
• Frame number display remains when the power
switch is off.
Turn the power switch on, open the
camera back by sliding the camera back
lock release lever and load film.
• Film cartridge can be loaded smoothly if inserted
from the bottom.
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Pull film leader across to red index mark.
• Make sure to align the film leader to the red index
mark; if the film leader is not properly aligned to the
index mark (short of or beyond the mark), film may
not be loaded properly.
• Hold the film cartridge and ensure film is properly
positioned with no slack.
Gently close the camera back until the
camera back snaps closed. Film
automatically advances to the first frame.
DX-coded film
With DX-coded film, film speed will be set
automatically between ISO 25 to ISO 5000.
Film speed is set to ISO 100 with non-DXcoded film.
DX-coded film
ISO
(film speed)
DX mark
Check points
NOTE: Loading/removing film
Shutter curtains are very thin. Do not touch the shutter
curtains with your finger or the film leader.
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• Avoid direct sunlight when changing film outdoors.
• You can check the number of available exposures on the film roll and film
speed through the film confirmation window.
• Infrared films cannot be used with this camera since an infrared sensor is used
for the detection of the film frame position.
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Set Date and Time (F65D only)
This camera allows you to imprint Year/Month/Day, Day/Hour/Minute (24hour clock), Month/Day/Year or Day/Month/Year on your picture in any
exposure mode. (For imprinting date/time, see page 39.)
• Changing battery for imprinting
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• Adjusting date and time (Example: year 2001, January 15)
1
• Use a pointed object to remove the battery.
Push MODE button to select one of the
date or time displays. Push SELECT
button so section to be corrected starts
blinking.
• Date cannot be set in Day/Hour/Minute display. To
set date, select Year/Month/Day, Month/Day/Year or
Day/Month/Year.
• Set the time in Day/Hour/Minute display.
2
Open camera back, remove the battery
chamber cover for imprinting and then
remove the used battery.
PREPARATION
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Insert a new CR2025 3V lithium battery
with ´ side facing up. Attach the battery
chamber cover.
Push ADJUST button to change the
blinking numbers and after correction,
push SELECT button until the numbers
stop blinking.
• Each time you push the ADJUST button, year section
moves up from 98 to 49 (back to 98 after 49).
• To change the numerical indication rapidly, hold the
ADJUST button down for more than 1 sec.
• Push SELECT button until the date/time display
stops blinking. When the imprint indicator —
appears in the data imprint LCD panel, the setting
is complete.
NOTE: Storing batteries
Keep the batteries out of children’s reach. If swallowed, contact a doctor
immediately. (For “Notes on Batteries”, see page 98.)
NOTE: Battery requirements for imprinting
Imprinting of date/time requires one CR2025 3V lithium battery separate from the
batteries required for the camera body. Battery life is approx. 3 years. When the
imprinting on the photo appears faded and/or the display of the data imprint on
the LCD becomes faint or disappears, this indicates low battery power. Replace
the battery (making sure to set correct date/time after changing battery).
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About Shutter Release Button
Lightly pressing the shutter release button and holding it halfway down
activates the camera’s exposure meter and pressing it all the way down
releases the shutter.
1
Before
pressing
Lightly
pressing
2
Lightly
pressing
Lightly press the shutter release button.
• When the focus mode selector is set to AF
(autofocus), camera starts to focus on the subject
when the shutter release button is lightly pressed
(page 30).
• Lightly pressing the shutter release button
activates the indications in the LCD panel and
viewfinder (for approx. 5 sec. from removal of
finger). (See page 17 for the exposure meter.)
Fully depress the shutter release button.
• Fully depressing the shutter release button
releases shutter and film automatically advances to
the next frame.
Fully
depressing
NOTE: Camera shake
Pressing the shutter release button abruptly can result in picture blur. Make sure
to press the shutter release button slowly.
BASIC OPERATION
This section features the settings for most
common picture-taking situations using
AUTO mode (a) to enable easy operation
even for the inexperienced beginner.
Shooting modes/functions explained in this section
are as follows:
Lens attached
D-type AF Nikkor
Focus mode
AF (autofocus)
Focus area
Dynamic AF Mode with
Closest-Subject Priority*
Exposure metering
system
Six-segment 3D Matrix
Metering*
Exposure mode
AUTO mode (a)
Flash sync mode
Front-Curtain Sync (fi)*
* Automatically set when AUTO mode is selected.
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Set Focus Mode to AF
Set focus mode to AF (autofocus). (See page 44 for details.)
Turn the power switch on and set the
focus mode selector to AF (autofocus).
• Make sure to turn the focus mode selector until it
clicks into position.
• To focus, lightly press the shutter release button
(page 24).
• Situations where autofocus may not work as expected
Autofocus may not work as expected in the following situations. In
such situations, focus manually using the clear matte field (page 45) or
focus on a different subject located at the same distance, use focus
lock (page 50) then recompose.
Low-contrast scenes
For example, where the subject is wearing clothing
the same colour as a wall or other background.
NOTE: AF focus mode
Do not rotate the lens focusing ring manually when the focus mode selector is
set to AF.
Dynamic AF Mode with Closest-Subject Priority
Dynamic AF Mode with Closest-Subject
Priority automatically focuses on the subject
located closest to any of five focus areas (page
46). If the subject moves from the selected
focus area before focus is achieved, camera
automatically focuses on the subject
determining the data from the other focus
areas. When the exposure mode is set to a
(AUTO mode, page 51) or to any Vari-Program
(page 36) (except f Close-Up mode), the
F65/F65D automatically selects Dynamic AF
Mode with Closest-Subject Priority for easy
operation, making it unnecessary to switch the
focus area.
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Scenes with subjects within the focus
brackets located at different distances from
the camera
For example, when photographing an animal in a
cage or a person in a forest.
Patterned subject or scene
For example, building windows.
Scenes with pronounced differences in
brightness within the focus brackets
For example, when the sun is in the background
and the main subject is in shadow.
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Set Exposure Mode to a
When the exposure mode is set to
all the exposure settings.
a, the camera automatically controls
Symbol
The easiest exposure mode for general shooting. Camera controls
shutter speed and aperture automatically depending on the subject’s
brightness—allowing you to freely take pictures, concentrating only
on the shutter release opportunity.
Portrait mode P. 37
Use this mode to take portraits. The background is blurred to
accentuate your main subject.
Landscape mode
P. 37
Use this mode to take pictures of distant scenes. The overall
landscape will be sharply focused.
Close-Up mode
P. 37
Use this mode to take up-close pictures of subjects such as flowers
or insects. Your close-ups will be taken with an artistically blurred
background.
g
Sports Continuous
mode
P. 38
Use this mode to take sports pictures. Using a fast shutter speed, it
freezes the motion of fast-moving subjects to create exciting action
photos. Continuous shooting is possible with this mode.
h
Night Scene mode
P. 38
Use this mode for subjects with an evening or night background. This
mode captures all lighting in the scene, including the foreground
subject which is illuminated by the flash, and the background. When
flash is cancelled, a natural-looking night scene or twilight scene can
be captured.
P
Auto-Multi Program
P. 52
Camera controls shutter speed and aperture automatically, while
allowing you to make other settings, such as Flexible Program (page
53) or Exposure Compensation (page 61).
S
Shutter-Priority Auto
P. 54
You set desired shutter speed, and the camera selects the correct
aperture. Freeze the motion of a moving subject using a fast shutter
speed or blur the subject using a slower speed.
A
Aperture-Priority Auto
P. 56
You set the desired aperture, and the camera selects the correct
shutter speed. Lets you determine depth of the in-focus area, so you
can choose whether near or far subjects are in sharp focus, or
whether foreground or background is to be blurred.
M
Manual P. 58
Shutter speed and aperture are set manually. Suitable for situations
where it is difficult to attain the desired effect using other exposure
modes. Long Time exposure is possible with this exposure mode.
a (AUTO mode).
Matrix Metering (page 42)
The Matrix Meter employed in the F65/F65D uses
a six-segment sensor to achieve superior
metering results even in extremely complex
lighting conditions. The microcomputer analyses
data including scene brightness and contrast—
and subject distance when you use a D- or Gtype Nikkor lens (the 3D Matrix Meter is
performed)—and makes the calculations
necessary to assure correct exposure. This camera automatically selects Matrix
Metering in all exposure modes except Manual exposure mode (page 58).
s
d
Vari-Program
• When the shutter release button is lightly pressed,
shutter speed and aperture are indicated in the
LCD panel and viewfinder.
• When the exposure mode is set to a (AUTO
mode), Matrix Metering is automatically selected.
• Check if the AF Area mode is set to Dynamic AF
Mode with Closest-Subject Priority. See page 46
for details.
Characteristics/Shooting situations
AUTO mode P. 51
a
Set exposure mode to
Exposure mode
f
• About exposure mode
Four exposure modes besides a (AUTO mode) and five Vari-Program
modes are available with this camera. Utilising the characteristics of each
exposure mode, effective results can be achieved with various types of
subjects or shooting situations. And the five Vari-Program modes enable
you to easily choose proper exposure controls by simply selecting the
desired mode for various shooting situations.
See each reference page for operating instructions and details.
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Hold Camera and Focus
• When shutter release button is lightly
pressed, the camera focuses automatically
and focus indicator appears or blinks as
follows.
/ appears: Subject is in focus.
Lightly pressing the shutter release button automatically focuses the
camera on the subject and when the subject is in focus, causes / to
appear in the viewfinder.
1
blinks: Unable to focus using
autofocus.
• With dark subjects, the camera’s AF-Assist
Illuminator (page 48) is automatically
activated to guide autofocus. See page 44
for details on focusing.
/
Hold the camera properly.
• Keep your elbow propped against your
body for support.
• Stand with one foot forward a half step and
keep your upper body still.
• Grasp the camera handgrip with your right
hand and use your left hand to cradle the
camera (or lens).
NOTE: Composing frame
This camera’s viewfinder frame shows approximately 89% of the image actually
exposed on the film frame. Therefore, the actual exposed frame is somewhat
larger than the image you see through the viewfinder. Note that the edges of a
negative film are partially cropped by most labs.
NOTE: Camera shake
Camera shake is likely to occur when the camera is not held steady or with slow
shutter speed. The Speedlight automatically fires in dark conditions (where slow
shutter speed is required) in a or Vari-Program with this camera but always
remember to hold the camera correctly.
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Compose frame, centre focus
brackets on your subject, and
focus by lightly pressing the
shutter release button.
• Compose frame so that the subject to be
focused is located closest at any of five
focus areas and lightly press the shutter
release button. When the Dynamic AF
Mode with Closest-Subject Priority (page
26, 46) is set, camera automatically
maintains focus on the subject located
closest to any of five focus areas.
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Built-in Speedlight
When the subject is dark or backlit (except in d or
g) and the shutter release button is lightly pressed,
the built-in Speedlight automatically pops up in a
(AUTO mode) or Vari-Program (s, d, f, g, h). See
page 76 for details.
Check points
• Dioptre adjustment (page 67) enables you to see more clearly through the
viewfinder.
• To take a picture of a subject outside the focus area, shift the focus area (page
46) or use focus lock (page 50).
• In situations where autofocus may not work as expected, see page 27.
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Release Shutter
3
Confirm that / (in-focus indicator) appears in the viewfinder, then slowly,
fully depress the shutter release button. With a moving subject,
Continuous Servo AF (page 44) activates and camera continuously
focuses on the subject.
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• The frame counter counts down until rewind is
complete.
• Pictures taken on frames beyond the indicated
number of the exposures for the film roll may be
discarded in the process of developing.
Confirm indications in the
viewfinder while lightly pressing
the shutter release button.
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• When the subject is dark or backlit and
shutter release button is lightly pressed, the
built-in Speedlight automatically pops up
and starts charging (pages 34, 76).
2
Confirm that focus indicator /
appears and slowly depress the
shutter release button.
Film starts to rewind automatically when
film reaches the end of the roll.
Confirm that film is completely rewound,
then remove film cartridge.
• Film is completely rewound when the frame counter
shows blinking E in the LCD panel. (E appears
without blinking when the exposure meter is off.)
Make sure the film is completely rewound (E is
blinking in the LCD panel), open the camera back
away from sunlight and remove the film cartridge
by tilting it to one side.
Check points
• If any other warning indications appear, see page 99.
• For mid-roll rewind, see page 66.
• After the shutter is released, the film
automatically advances to the next frame
and the next shot can be taken.
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Using Built-In Speedlight
1
When the subject is dark or backlit and
the shutter release button is lightly
pressed, the built-in Speedlight
automatically pops up and starts
charging.
• When the Speedlight is ready to fire, fi appears
without blinking in the viewfinder (when the
camera’s meter is on).
• When you want to take a picture without the flash,
close the Speedlight until it clicks shut while lightly
pressing the shutter release button. (When the flash
is cancelled in this manner, as long as the shutter
release button is kept lightly pressed, flash is
cancelled for subsequent shots. When you remove
your finger from the shutter release button and
shutter release button is lightly pressed again, the
built-in Speedlight pops up again and flash starts
charging.)
• To cancel the flash for subsequent shots, select the
Flash Cancel mode (page 79).
• When the subject is backlit in d or g mode,
built-in Speedlight does not fire automatically.
Confirm fi in viewfinder, then
compose, focus and take the
picture with flash by fully
depressing the shutter release
button.
• The shutter cannot be released unless fi
appears without blinking in the viewfinder.
• fi blinks in the viewfinder approx. 3 sec.
after full flash output. If this happens,
underexposure may have occurred. Check
the flash shooting distance range (page 84)
and shoot again.
• With dark subjects, the camera’s AF-Assist
Illuminator is automatically activated to
guide autofocus. See page 48 for details.
Built-in Speedlight and Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash
• The built-in Speedlight offers an angle of coverage of 28mm lens with a guide
number of 12 (ISO 100, m). When a wide-angle lens of less than 28mm focal
length is used in flash photography using the built-in Speedlight, the flash may
not reach the peripheral area and may result in a dark picture.
• Using CPU Nikkor lenses such as a D- or G-type Nikkor lens enables use of
Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash. Analysing the brightness and contrast level
derived from Matrix Metering, the Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash ensures proper
exposure of the main subject and background, while providing adequate flash
output to create natural-looking flash photography. See page 76 for details.
Check points
NOTE: Continuous use of built-in Speedlight
After continuous use of the built-in Speedlight, it may stop firing to protect the
firing tube. Wait for a while before using the Speedlight again.
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• Be sure to remove (or store) the lens hood before flash shooting.
• Some lenses have limitations using the built-in Speedlight and may cause
vignetting (a shadow may appear within the frame) (page 85).
• Normal Front-Curtain Sync flash mode is introduced in this section. Various
flash sync modes are also available. For details, see page 78.
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BASIC OPERATION
2
When the subject is dark or backlit (except in d or g) and the shutter
release button is lightly pressed, the built-in Speedlight automatically
pops up in a (AUTO mode) or Vari-Program (s, d, f, g, h). Fully
depress the shutter release button to take pictures with the Speedlight.
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Shooting with Vari-Program
1
2
Use this mode whenever you are taking pictures
of people. It creates a blurred background to
accentuate your main subject.
Set the exposure mode dial to the
desired Vari-Program, then lightly
press the shutter release button.
• 85mm to 200mm telephoto lenses with large
maximum apertures are recommended.
• Distancing the main subject and the background
emphasises the effect.
• Centre the focus brackets on your subject
(where you want the focus) and lightly press
the shutter release button. The camera
focuses automatically and focus indicator
appears or blinks as follows.
/ appears: Subject is in focus.
/ blinks: Unable to focus using
autofocus.
d: Landscape mode
Confirm that focus indicator /
appears and slowly depress the
shutter release button.
• Shutter speed and aperture are
automatically determined to suit the
selected Vari-Program and are displayed in
the LCD panel and viewfinder.
• When the subject is dark or backlit, the
built-in Speedlight automatically pops up
and fires.
• When the subject is backlit in g Sports
Continuous or d Landscape mode, the
Speedlight does not fire automatically.
NOTE: Vari-Program
Flexible Program (page 53), Auto Exposure Bracketing (page 62) and Multiple
Exposure (page 64) cannot be performed in Vari-Program. When using the flash
in Vari-Program, the Flash Sync modes (page 78) automatically change
according to each mode selected.
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s: Portrait mode
Use this mode whenever you’re taking a picture of
a distant scene. The overall picture, whether the
subject is near or far, is sharply focused.
BASIC OPERATION
Vari-Program gives you the option to choose from Portrait, Landscape,
Close-Up, Sports Continuous or Night Scene mode—designed for
specific picture-taking situations and photographic images.
• A wide-angle lens is suited to capturing a wide
view of the landscape.
• In some shooting situations, slow shutter speed
is selected. To avoid camera shake, use a tripod.
• Use of the Speedlight is not recommended for
only landscape shots. To cancel flash, set the
flash sync mode to Flash Cancel fl (page 79)
or close the built-in Speedlight while lightly
pressing the shutter release button.
f: Close-Up mode
Use this mode when you are taking pictures up
close. It creates a blurred background to
accentuate your main subject. Useful in taking
close-ups of subjects such as flowers or insects.
• Effect is maximised at minimum focusing
distance of the lens in use. When using a zoom
lens, use telephoto zoom position.
• For more professional uses, Micro-Nikkor lenses
are recommended.
• In some shooting situations, slow shutter speed
is selected. To avoid camera shake, use a tripod.
• Dynamic AF Mode and centre focus area are
automatically selected (page 46).
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Shooting with Vari-Program—continued
g:
Sports Continuous mode
Use this mode to freeze action. It uses a fast
shutter speed suitable for stop-action
photography. In Sports Continuous mode,
Continuous Servo AF (page 44) is automatically
activated and the camera continues to focus on
the subject without Focus lock (page 50). Also,
the shutter is released repeatedly as long as the
shutter release button is fully depressed.
Imprinting Date/Time (F65D only)
You can imprint the following date information on your picture:
Year/Month/Day, Day/Hour/Minute, Month/Day/Year or Day/Month/Year.
See page 22 to set date and time.
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• Each time you push the MODE button the display
changes as follows:
• 80mm to 300mm telephoto lenses are
recommended.
• Use of ISO 400 or faster film speed is
recommended.
• A tripod is recommended when using a
telephoto lens to avoid camera shake.
• Continuous shooting is not possible when the
built-in Speedlight is in up position.
Year/Month/Day
Day/Hour/Minute
Day/Month/Year
No imprint
Month/Day/Year
• The data displayed on the data imprint LCD will be
imprinted on the picture. Select -- -- -- (no imprint) to
cancel data imprint. Compatible film speeds for data
imprinting are ISO32-3200.
h: Night Scene mode
Use this mode for subjects with an evening or
night background. Night Scene mode captures all
the lighting in the scene, including the foreground
subject and background. When the flash is
cancelled, it allows you to capture the beauty of
nighttime or twilight scenes.
• Use of ISO 400 or faster film speed is
recommended.
• To avoid camera shake, use a tripod.
• To cancel flash, set the flash sync mode to Flash
Cancel fl (page 79) or close the built-in
Speedlight while lightly pressing the shutter
release button.
Push MODE button to select available
imprinting displays.
(Example: year 2001, January 15, 15:30)
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Compose picture, focus and fully
depress the shutter release button to
take a picture with the imprinted
date/time.
• Data imprint indicator — blinks for approx. two to
three sec. immediately after the shutter is released
(when film is loaded).
Imprinted date/time
The illustration at right indicates the position of the
imprinted date/time on the film. It may be difficult to
read against bright colours such as white or reddish
hues.
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Self-Timer Operation
1
Press v (self-timer) button and confirm
that V appears on the LCD panel.
(Or, rotate the Command Dial while pressing the v
button until V appears on the LCD panel.)
The display changes as follows:
No display
(cancel)
Two-sec. delay
release for
remote control
Immediate
release for
remote control
Check points
• Use a tripod or place the camera on a stable surface before using the selftimer.
• To shoot in an exposure mode other than Manual, cover the eyepiece with the
supplied eyepiece cap DK-5 (page 3) or with your hand before pressing the
shutter release button to prevent interference from stray light and achieve
correct exposure.
• Do not stand in front of the lens when setting the self-timer in autofocus
mode.
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2
Compose picture, focus by lightly
pressing the shutter release button and
fully depress the shutter release button.
• Self-timer shooting cannot be performed unless the
camera’s shutter can be released (i.e. when subject
cannot be brought into focus with autofocus).
• Once the self-timer is activated, the shutter will
release in 10 seconds. The self-timer lamp will blink
for 8 sec. and then illuminate for 2 sec. before the
shutter is released. When Red-Eye Reduction (page
79) is set, self-timer activates and the selftimer/red-eye reduction lamp lights for 1 sec.
before the shutter releases at the same output level
as the normal Red-Eye Reduction function.
• To cancel the self-timer, either turn the power
switch off, press the v button until V and B
(remote control) disappear in the LCD panel, or
rotate the Command Dial while pressing the v
button until V and B disappear in the LCD panel.
• To cancel the self-timer during self-timer operation,
turn the power switch off or press the v button
again.
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BASIC OPERATION
You can use the self-timer when you want to be in the photograph.
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About Metering Systems and Exposure
Metering systems and exposure are important factors for taking
pictures. Knowing the characteristics of each factor helps you
widen your photographic expression.
•Metering Systems
As the proper combination of shutter speed and aperture for correct
exposure is determined according to subject brightness and film
sensitivity, measuring subject brightness is very important.
In general, brightness inside the viewfinder is not uniform. The F65/F65D
provides two metering systems: Matrix Metering (page 28) and CentreWeighted Metering (page 58). With Matrix Metering, data on scene
brightness is detected by the six-segment Matrix sensor. With CentreWeighted Metering, most of the meter’s sensitivity is concentrated on
the 12mm-diameter centre circle in the viewfinder. With the F65/F65D,
Matrix Metering is automatically selected when the exposure mode is
set to other than Manual and Centre-Weighted Metering is selected with
Manual exposure mode.
Using D- or G-type Nikkor lenses, the F65/F65D camera performs 3D
Matrix Metering by adding distance information to determine correct
exposure.
•Exposure
Light from the subject passes through the lens and exposes the film.
Light reaching the film is controlled by the shutter speed and aperture.
The proper combination of shutter speed and aperture for subject
brightness and film sensitivity results in the correct exposure.
The F65/F65D’s AUTO mode (page 51), Auto-Multi Program (page 52) and
Vari-Program (page 36) automatically control shutter speed and aperture.
In Shutter-Priority Auto exposure mode (page 54), you can manually set
shutter speed and the camera automatically sets the proper aperture. In
Aperture-Priority Auto exposure mode (page 56), you can manually set
aperture and the camera automatically sets the proper shutter speed. In
Manual exposure mode (page 58), you manually set both shutter speed
and aperture.
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DETAILED
OPERATION
This section features detailed
descriptions of camera functions and
advanced operations.
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Focus mode
Focus area
AF-Assist Illuminator
Focus lock
Shooting in each exposure mode
Exposure Compensation
Auto Exposure Bracketing
Multiple Exposure
Film rewind
Dioptre adjustment/Viewfinder accessories
Depth-of-field preview
Remote control operation (optional)
Available mode combinations
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Focus Mode
• Autofocus
• With the focus mode selector set to AF, lightly pressing
the shutter release button automatically focuses the
camera on the subject at the focus area (page 46) and
causes / to appear in the viewfinder.
• Auto-Servo AF
Camera automatically chooses Single Servo AF or Continuous Servo AF operation
according to the subject status, i.e. stationary or moving (including directional
information).
• Single Servo AF
The shutter can be released when the focus indicator / appears in the viewfinder.
Once focused on a subject, keeping the shutter release button lightly pressed
locks focus (Focus Lock, page 50). However, if the subject starts moving, Focus
Lock is deactivated, and the focus mode automatically switches to Continuous
Servo AF.
• Continuous Servo AF
Continuous Servo AF is automatically activated when the subject is moving. The
shutter can be released when the focus indicator / appears in the viewfinder;
however, focus is not locked and the camera continues to focus on the subject
until shutter release. With a moving subject, Focus Tracking (page 104) is
activated and the camera continuously focuses on the subject. Also, F65/F65D
will continue to focus firmly on a main subject with Lock-On™.
• When g Sports Continuous mode is selected, Continuous Servo AF is
automatically activated and the camera continuously focuses on the subject.
• Manual focus
• Set the focus mode selector to M. Look through the
viewfinder and rotate the lens focusing ring until the
image appears sharp on the clear matte field in the
viewfinder. The shutter can be released whether or not
the subject is in focus and regardless of the focus
indicator status.
• Use Manual focus in situations where autofocus may not
work as expected (page 27) or lens other than AF Nikkor
(page 89) is attached.
• When using a lens with the A-M select function, set the
switch/ring to M to focus manually. If M/A (autofocus
with manual priority) is available with your lens, Manual
focus is possible either with the switch/ring set to M or
M/A. See the instruction manual of your lens for details.
Manual focus using Electronic Rangefinder
Set the focus mode selector to M. The focus can be confirmed with /
indication in the viewfinder. The Electronic Rangefinder works with most Nikkor
lenses (including AF Nikkors when operated manually) having a maximum
aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
Lightly press the shutter release button and while the meter is on, rotate the
lens focusing ring until / appears in the viewfinder. The shutter can be released
anytime. The Electronic Rangefinder can be activated with any of five focus
brackets selected as the focus area (page 46).
About Lock-On™
Lock-On™ Autofocus keeps focus firmly on a main subject even if some other
object momentarily blocks it in the viewfinder.
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DETAILED OPERATION
Two focus modes, autofocus using the Auto-Servo AF (Single Servo AF
and Continuous Servo AF) and Manual focus, are available with this
camera.
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Focus Area
Set the focus mode selector to AF
(autofocus) and rotate the Command Dial
while pressing the focus area button to
select focus area.
• Rotating the Command Dial while pressing the focus
area button changes the display as follows:
Dynamic AF Mode with
Dynamic AF Mode
Closest-Subject Priority
• When focus mode is set to Manual
Single Area Mode is automatically selected when the focus mode
selector is set to M (manual, page 45).
Set the focus mode selector to M (manual)
and rotate the Command Dial while pressing
the focus area button to select focus area.
• Single Area Mode
Focus is obtained only at the selected focus area when
using the manual focus with Electronic Rangefinder
(page 45).
• Rotating the Command Dial while pressing the focus
area button changes the display as follows:
DETAILED OPERATION
This camera’s five focus areas cover a wide frame area, and you can
select among them, depending on the subject’s position in the frame or
your desired composition. When the focus mode is set to AF (autofocus,
page 44), you can select either Dynamic AF Mode with Closest-Subject
Priority, where the camera automatically selects the focus area, or
Dynamic AF Mode, where you select the desired focus area.
• Confirm selected focus area in the LCD panel and
viewfinder.
• Confirm selected focus area in the LCD panel and
viewfinder.
• Dynamic AF Mode with Closest-Subject Priority
Dynamic AF Mode with Closest-Subject Priority automatically maintains focus on
the subject located closest to any of five focus areas and focus is locked once it
is achieved. If the subject moves from the selected focus area before focus lock,
the camera automatically focuses on the subject determining the data from the
other focus areas. When a AUTO mode or Vari-Program (except f Close-Up
mode) is selected, Dynamic AF Mode with Closest-Subject Priority is
automatically selected.
• Dynamic AF Mode
Focus is obtained at the selected focus area and focusing is locked (as long as
the shutter release button is lightly pressed) once it is achieved. If the subject
moves from the selected focus area before focus lock, the camera automatically
focuses on the subject determining the data from the other focus areas. When f
Close-Up mode is selected, Dynamic AF Mode and centre focus area are
automatically selected.
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AF-Assist Illuminator
Approx. 0.5-3m
• AF-Assist Illuminator automatically turns on in the
following situations:
Focus mode is autofocus, AF Nikkor lens is used,
subject is dark and centre focus area is selected or
Dynamic AF Mode with Closest-Subject Priority is
activated.
• AF-Assist Illuminator does not turn on in d Landscape
mode or g Sports Continuous mode.
• Focal length of the usable AF Nikkor lens is 24-200mm
and the distance range of the AF-Assist Illuminator is
approx. 0.5-3m. Autofocus using the camera’s AF-Assist
Illuminator cannot be performed due to vignetting with
some lenses at a shooting distance less than 1m (page
49).
• When the optional Speedlight SB-80DX, SB-50DX,
SB-28/28DX, SB-27, SB-26, SB-25 or SB-24 is attached
and the conditions for the AF-Assist Illumination are
met, the AF-Assist Illuminator of the optional Speedlight
automatically turns on. With other optional Speedlights,
the camera’s Illuminator turns on (page 92).
NOTE: Continuous use of the AF-Assist Illuminator
When the AF-Assist Illuminator is used continuously, illumination is limited
temporarily to protect the firing tube. The illumination restarts after a few
moments. Also, when the AF-Assist Illuminator is used repeatedly in a short
period of time, be careful not to touch the AF-Assist Illuminator lamp because it
may become hot.
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Cancelling AF-Assist Illuminator
AF-Assist Illuminator automatically turns on in
the conditions mentioned on the previous
page. To cancel AF-Assist Illuminator (i.e.,
when the subject feels the illumination is too
bright), lightly press the shutter release button
while pressing the AF-Assist Illuminator cancel
button. However, the correct focus may not be
achieved without AF-Assist Illuminator.
• Lenses incompatible with AF-Assist Illuminator
Autofocus using the camera’s AF-Assist Illuminator cannot be performed
due to vignetting with the following lenses.
DETAILED OPERATION
When the subject is dark and the shutter release button is pressed lightly,
the camera’s AF-Assist Illuminator automatically turns on and enables
autofocus operation in a dark environment.
NOTE: Lenses incompatible with AF-Assist Illuminator
• Lens with autofocus using the camera’s AF-Assist Illuminator cannot be
performed due to vignetting at a shooting distance less than 1m.
AF Micro 200mm f/4 IF-ED
AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8 IF-ED
AF 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ED
AF 20-35mm f/2.8 IF
AF 24-85mm f/2.8-4
AF 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 IF
AF Micro 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6 ED
• Lens with autofocus using the camera’s AF-Assist Illuminator cannot be
performed due to vignetting at a shooting distance less than 1.5m.
AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8 IF-ED at 70mm (usable at approx. 1m or longer at
wideangle)
• Lens with autofocus using the camera’s AF-Assist Illuminator cannot be
performed due to vignetting.
AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8 IF-ED
AF 80-200mm f/2.8 ED
AF VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ED
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Focus Lock
Shooting in Each Exposure Mode
Focus lock is useful in autofocus shooting when you want to capture a
subject that’s framed outside of the F65/F65D’s five focus areas, and in
situations where autofocus may not work as expected (page 27).
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a: AUTO mode
The simplest exposure mode with this
camera. The camera automatically controls
exposure. When the subject is dark or
backlit, the built-in Speedlight automatically
pops up to fire. Recommended for beginner
SLR camera users.
Position the focus area on the
subject and lightly press the
shutter release button. (For example,
• a (AUTO mode) can only be used with a CPU
Nikkor lens such as D- or G-type Nikkor (page 88).
when centre focus is selected.)
• / appears when the subject is in focus and
the focus is locked as long as the shutter
release button is kept lightly pressed.
• Focus lock cannot be used in g Sports
Continuous mode.
• Focus is not locked with a moving subject.
To lock focus on a stationary subject which
has been moving, remove your finger from
the shutter release button and lightly press
the shutter release button again.
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Set the exposure mode dial to
a.
• With exposure mode set to a, other modes are
set as follows:
AF Area Mode:
Dynamic AF Mode with ClosestSubject Priority (page 46)
Metering system: Matrix (page 28)
Flash sync mode: Front-Curtain sync (Normal
Sync) (page 78)
Check point
2
Confirm focus indicator /,
compose while lightly pressing the
shutter release button and shoot.
• After you have locked focus, do not change
the camera-to-subject distance. If you keep
the shutter release button lightly pressed
after releasing the shutter, the shutter can
be released repeatedly with the same
focusing.
In a, Flexible Program, Exposure Compensation, Auto Exposure Bracketing,
Multiple Exposure, Slow Sync flash, Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync flash
and Rear-Curtain Sync flash cannot be used.
NOTE: Minimum aperture with CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type)
Always set the aperture ring of a CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type) to its
minimum (largest f-number). When the lens is not set to its minimum aperture
setting, ƒEE blinks in the LCD panel and viewfinder, and the shutter locks.
2
Compose picture, confirm focus
indicator / and shoot.
• When the subject is dark or backlit, the built-in
Speedlight automatically pops up and fires (page 34).
• See page 99 if any warning indication appears in
the LCD panel or viewfinder.
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Shooting in Each Exposure Mode—continued
P: Auto-Multi Program
2
The camera automatically controls exposure
to achieve correct exposure in any shooting
situation. For more complex shooting, use
Flexible Program (page 53), Exposure
Compensation (page 61) or Auto Exposure
Bracketing (page 62).
• When the subject is too dark or too bright, one of
the following warning indications will appear in the
viewfinder and LCD panel.
• HI: Use ND filter.
• Lo: Use Speedlight.
• If the subject is too dark or backlit, the flash
recommended indication fi blinks in the viewfinder
when you lightly press the shutter release button.
Use the Speedlight (page 80/92).
• P (Auto-Multi Program) can only be used with a
CPU Nikkor lens such as D- or G-type Nikkor
(page 88).
Set the exposure mode dial to P.
NOTE: Minimum aperture with CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type)
Always set the aperture ring of a CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type) to its
minimum (largest f-number). When the lens is not set to its minimum aperture
setting, ƒEE blinks in the LCD panel and viewfinder, and the shutter locks.
Flexible Program
By rotating Command Dial in Auto-Multi
Program, you can change the combination of
shutter speed and aperture while maintaining
correct exposure. With this function, you can
shoot in Auto-Multi Program as though
shooting in Shutter-Priority Auto or AperturePriority Auto. To cancel the Flexible Program,
either change the exposure mode, turn off the power switch, or use the built-in
Speedlight (page 80).
DETAILED OPERATION
1
Compose picture, confirm focus
indicator / and shoot.
Difference between a (AUTO mode) and P (Auto-Multi Program)
Although exposure controls are the same, with Auto-Multi Program, you can
select functions such as Flexible Program (page 53), Exposure Compensation
(page 61), Auto Exposure Bracketing (page 62), Multiple Exposure (page 64),
Slow Sync (page 78) or Rear-Curtain Sync (page 78) flash for more flexible
shooting. In Auto-Multi Program, however, the built-in Speedlight does not pop
up automatically.
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S: Shutter-Priority Auto
Enables you to manually set the desired
shutter speed (30-1/2000 sec.); the camera
automatically selects the proper aperture to
provide correct exposure. With high shutter
speeds, you can freeze the motion of a fastmoving subject; with slower speeds, you
Fast shutter speed 1/500 sec. can create a motion effect.
• S (Shutter-Priority Auto) can only be used with a
CPU Nikkor lens such as D- or G-type Nikkor
(page 88).
Set the shutter speed (30-1/2000 sec.)
with the Command Dial.
3
Compose picture, confirm focus
indicator / and shoot.
• When the subject is too dark or too bright, one of
the following warning indications will appear in the
viewfinder and LCD panel. (Over or underexposure
value is indicated with the electronic analog
exposure display in the viewfinder.)
• HI: Select higher shutter speed. If the warning
indication still remains on, use an ND filter.
• Lo: Select slower shutter speed. If the warning
indication still remains on, use the
Speedlight.
• If the subject is too dark or backlit, the flash
recommended indication fi blinks in the viewfinder
when you lightly press the shutter release button.
Use the Speedlight (page 80/92).
Slow shutter speed 1/30 sec.
1
2
Set the exposure mode dial to S.
Check point
NOTE: Minimum aperture with CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type)
Always set the aperture ring of a CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type) to its
minimum (largest f-number). When the lens is not set to its minimum aperture
setting, ƒEE blinks in the LCD panel and viewfinder, and the shutter locks.
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• If -- (Long Time exposure) is selected in Manual exposure mode and the
exposure mode is changed to Shutter-Priority Auto without cancelling --, -blinks and the shutter locks. To shoot in Shutter-Priority Auto exposure mode,
select shutter speed other than -- by rotating the Command Dial.
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Shooting in Each Exposure Mode—continued
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A: Aperture-Priority Auto
Small aperture f/22
Enables you to set the desired aperture
(lens' minimum to maximum) manually. The
camera automatically selects a shutter
speed suitable for correct exposure. By
varying the aperture, and thus controlling the
depth of field (page 74), you can sharpen
the background and foreground, or blur the
background. In flash photography, varying
the aperture changes the flash shooting
distance (page 84).
• A (Aperture-Priority Auto) can only be used with
a CPU Nikkor lens such as D- or G-type Nikkor
(page 88).
Large aperture f/2.8
1
Set the exposure mode dial to A.
2
Set the aperture (lens' minimum to
maximum) by rotating the Command Dial.
3
Compose picture, confirm focus
indicator / and shoot.
• When the subject is too dark or too bright, one of
the following warning indications will appear in the
viewfinder and LCD panel. (Over or underexposure
value is indicated with the electronic analog
exposure display in the viewfinder.)
• HI: Select smaller aperture (larger f-number). If
the warning indication remains on, use an
ND filter.
• Lo: Select larger aperture (smaller f-number). If
the warning indication remains on, use the
Speedlight.
• If the subject is too dark or backlit, the flash
recommended indication fi blinks in the viewfinder
when you lightly press the shutter release button.
Use the Speedlight (page 80/92).
NOTE: Minimum aperture with CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type)
Always set the aperture ring of a CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type) to its
minimum (largest f-number). When the lens is not set to its minimum aperture
setting, ƒEE blinks in the LCD panel and viewfinder, and the shutter locks.
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Shooting in Each Exposure Mode—continued
Enables you to set both shutter speed (30
sec. - 1/2000 sec.) and aperture (lens'
minimum to maximum) manually. With
electronic analog exposure display in the
viewfinder, you can produce various creative
effects by adjusting the exposure. Long
Time exposure (Time) can be set in Manual
exposure mode.
2
• Set the shutter speed (-- and 30-1/2000 sec.) by
rotating the Command Dial and aperture (minimum
to maximum) by rotating the Command Dial while
pressing the Q aperture button.
• The electronic analog display in the viewfinder
indicates the difference between the selected
exposure (shutter speed and aperture) and the
correct exposure. The electronic analog exposure
display blinks when the subject brightness is
beyond the camera’s exposure range. (Electronic
analog exposure display is not available with Long
Time exposure.)
The following examples show electronic analog
exposure display indications:
• Non-CPU lenses (page 90) can only be used in
Manual exposure mode.
1
Set the exposure mode dial to M.
• Metering system automatically switches to CentreWeighted from Matrix in Manual exposure mode.
• When a non-CPU Nikkor lens is attached, ƒ-appears in the LCD panel and viewfinder.
Set/confirm aperture with the lens aperture ring.
Camera’s exposure meter cannot be used. See
page 90 for details.
Centre-Weighted Metering
Centre-Weighted Metering places special emphasis on
brightness within the 12mm-diameter circle in the
viewfinder and is thus useful for basing exposure on a
specific area of the scene.
Set the shutter speed and aperture while
checking the electronic analog exposure
display in the viewfinder.
Correct exposure
DETAILED OPERATION
M: Manual
–1/2 EV
Over +2 EV
3
Compose picture, focus and shoot.
• If the subject is too dark or backlit, the flash
recommended indication fi blinks in the viewfinder
when you lightly press the shutter release button.
Use the Speedlight (page 80/92).
• The Exposure Compensation cannot be set in
Manual exposure mode.
NOTE: Minimum aperture with CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type)
Always set the aperture ring of a CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type) to its
minimum (largest f-number). When the lens is not set to its minimum aperture
setting, ƒEE blinks in the LCD panel and viewfinder, and the shutter locks.
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Shooting in Each Exposure Mode—continued
Long Time (Time) Exposure
Rotate the Command dial to set the shutter speed indication to -- (next after
30 sec.) to set Long Time (Time) exposure. Depressing the shutter release
button once opens the shutter and the self-timer lamp flickers slightly once
every 2 sec. during Long Time (Time) exposure. -- and other indications such
as aperture are displayed in the LCD panel, but all the indications turn off in the
viewfinder. Lightly press the shutter release button again to close the shutter.
This function is useful for shooting nighttime scenes or stars. Camera shake can
be reduced by using the Self-Timer (page 40), Remote Control (page 69) and
tripod. Continuous exposure is possible for approx. 4 hours with a fresh set of
batteries. Note that continuous exposure time is reduced when shooting in low
temperatures, and Auto Exposure Bracketing (page 62) cannot be performed
during Long Time (Time) exposure.
Exposure Compensation
To modify exposure control (i.e. from the ISO standard), use the Exposure
Compensation function. This can be useful when intentionally achieving
under or overexposure to obtain a specific photographic effect.
1
Set Exposure Compensation by rotating
the Command Dial while pressing the ∆
button until the desired compensation
value appears (–2 EV to +2 EV in 1/2
steps).
• When the Exposure Compensation is set, =
appears in the LCD panel and viewfinder. The
compensation value can be checked by pressing
the ∆ button. The electronic analog exposure
display also appears as illustrated in the viewfinder
when the ∆ button is pressed.
• Normally, you should compensate exposure to the
+ side when the background is brighter than your
main subject, or to the – side when the background
is darker.
Electronic analog
exposure display
–0.5 EV compensation
+2 EV compensation
Exposure mode with Exposure Compensation
Exposure Compensation can be set in P (Auto-Multi Program), S (ShutterPriority Auto), A (Aperture-Priority Auto) and Vari-Program. Once the Exposure
Compensation is set in each P, S or A exposure mode, compensation remains
in that exposure mode. Changing the exposure mode to M, a AUTO or VariProgram temporarily cancels the compensation. Exposure Compensation set in
Vari-Program is cancelled when exposure mode is changed. The Exposure
Compensation cannot be set in a AUTO or M exposure mode.
2
Compose picture, confirm focus
indicator / and shoot.
• To cancel Exposure Compensation, rotate the
Command Dial while pressing the ∆ button to reset
the compensation value to 0.0. In Vari-Program,
changing the exposure mode also cancels the
Exposure Compensation. (Turning the power switch
off does not cancel the Exposure Compensation.)
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Auto Exposure Bracketing
1
Rotate the Command Dial while pressing
the Auto Exposure Bracketing ¸ button
to set desired bracketing value (within ±2
EV without combining exposure compensation). The display changes as follows:
No display
(cancel)
(Multiple Exposure)
• When the bracketing value is set (and while the
exposure meter is on), z appears and = blinks in
the LCD panel, and = and electronic analog
exposure display blink in the viewfinder. Bracketing
value can be confirmed by pressing the ¸ button.
• Shutter speed and aperture in Auto-Multi Program,
aperture in Shutter-Priority Auto and shutter speed
in Aperture-Priority Auto and Manual exposure
mode are bracketed.
• In any of the exposure modes, Flash Exposure
Bracketing and Auto Exposure Bracketing are
simultaneously performed when a Speedlight is
used.
0.5
1.0
1.5
2.0
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Electronic analog
exposure display
Compose picture, confirm focus
indicator / and shoot.
• Each time the shutter release button is depressed,
correct EV, under EV, and over EV exposure are
performed in that order while the blinking electronic
analog exposure display shows the correct, under,
then overexposure. Compensated shutter speed
and aperture values are displayed during shooting.
• If the Exposure Compensation function (page 61) is
also set, bracketing will be combined with the
Exposure Compensation values. It is useful to
perform Bracketing with a compensated value of
over +2 EV or under –2 EV.
• If the end of the film roll is reached during
bracketing, the remaining shots can be taken after
new film has been loaded. Also, if you turn the
power switch off during bracketing, the remaining
shots can be taken after the power is turned back
on.
Electronic analog
exposure display
First shot
(correct EV)
Second shot
(under EV)
Third shot
(over EV)
3
Auto Exposure Bracketing is completed
and automatically cancelled when the
third shot is taken.
• = and z in the LCD panel and = and the
electronic analog exposure display in the viewfinder
disappear when the bracketing is completed.
• To cancel the bracketing, rotate the Command Dial
while pressing the ¸ button so the display
disappears from the LCD panel. Bracketing is not
cancelled by turning the power switch off.
Check points
• Compensated EV value and bracketing order
Compensated EV value
2
Bracketing order
0,
0,
0,
0,
–0.5,
–1.0,
–1.5,
–2.0,
+0.5
+1.0
+1.5
+2.0
• Auto Exposure Bracketing cannot be performed in a (AUTO mode) and VariProgram.
• Auto Exposure Bracketing and Multiple Exposure (page 64) cannot be set
simultaneously.
• Auto Exposure Bracketing and Long Time exposure (page 60) cannot be set
simultaneously.
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DETAILED OPERATION
Auto Exposure Bracketing allows you to shoot in selected compensated
EV values (maximum of ±2 EV) shifting from the automatically set proper
exposure (or selected exposure in Manual exposure mode) for three shots
each time the shutter is released. For example, this is useful in selecting
one shot out of several shots with bracketed exposures after processing
the film, when the subject has pronounced contrast in shooting with
colour slide film and where the latitude of the proper exposure is minimal.
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Multiple Exposure
1
3
• The first shot is taken and Z and frame counter
blink in the LCD panel when the shutter release
button is fully depressed. The frame counter in the
LCD panel does not count up and the film does not
advance and multiple exposures can be taken from
the second shutter release. The multiple exposure
is cancelled, film advances and Z disappears from
the LCD panel when the second shot is taken.
• To take more than two shots on the same frame,
rotate the Command Dial while pressing the ¸
button again after first shot is taken by depressing
the shutter release button and while Z is blinking
so Z appears without blinking. Repeat this
operation as many times as you wish to continue
taking pictures on the same frame.
• To cancel multiple exposure, rotate the Command
Dial while pressing the ¸ button so the display
disappears from the LCD panel. Film is advanced
and frame counter counts up when the multiple
exposure is cancelled before or during multiple
exposure operation.
Rotate the Command Dial while pressing
the multiple exposure ¸ button so Z
appears in the LCD panel. The display
changes as follows:
No display
(cancel)
Multiple Exposure
• Z appears in the LCD panel when the Multiple
Exposure is set.
2
Rotate the Command Dial while pressing
the ∆ button to set the necessary
Exposure Compensation.
• Test shooting is recommended since the
compensation actually required varies depending
on the shooting situation.
• When the background is completely dark and
subjects do not overlap, no compensation is
necessary for each shot.
• In some cases, frames may shift slightly in multiple
exposure. In particular, film advance becomes
unstable at the beginning and near the end of a film
roll so multiple exposure is not recommended.
Standard compensation value in multiple exposure
Number of exposures Compensation value
Two
–1.0 EV
Three
–1.5 EV
Four
–2.0 EV
Eight or nine
–3.0 EV
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Compose picture, confirm focus
indicator / and shoot.
Check points
• Multiple Exposure cannot be performed in the a (AUTO mode) or VariProgram.
• Multiple Exposure and Auto Exposure Bracketing (page 62) cannot be set
simultaneously.
Exposure Compensation is
necessary depending on the
number of exposures in multiple
exposure since more than one
image is exposed in the same
frame.
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DETAILED OPERATION
Multiple Exposure consists of two or more exposures of one or more
subjects in the same frame.
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Film Rewind
This section explains mid-roll rewind and what to do if the film does not
rewind.
Dioptre Adjustment/Viewfinder Accessories
The F65/F65D enables near- or far-sighted photographers to adjust the
eyepiece dioptre to suit their vision. Viewfinder accessories such as an
eyepiece cap or eyepiece correction lens can also be attached.
Mid-roll rewind
Dioptre adjustment
• Remove the rubber eyecup and slide the dioptre
adjustment lever while looking through the viewfinder
until the focus brackets or other displays in the
viewfinder appear sharp. Attach the rubber eyecup
again after adjustment.
• The adjustable range of the finder dioptre is –1.5m-1 to
+0.8m-1. Nine optional eyepiece correction lenses
provide a viewfinder dioptre range of –5 to +3m-1 (page
94).
DETAILED OPERATION
• To rewind film at mid-roll, press the two film rewind
buttons „ simultaneously for approx. 1 sec.
• o––, o– and then o appear in the LCD panel during film
rewind and the frame counter counts backwards until
rewind is complete.
• Film is completely rewound when a blinking E shows in
the frame counter. (E appears without blinking when the
exposure meter is off.) Make sure E is blinking, open the
camera back and remove the film cartridge.
NOTE: Using the dioptre adjustment lever
If film does not start to rewind or film rewind
stops at mid-roll
• When battery power is very low, or at low temperatures,
film may not start rewinding or film rewind may stop at
mid-roll, and o–– and frame number will blink in the
LCD panel. In this case, turn the power switch off,
change batteries, then turn the power switch on and
press the two film rewind buttons „ simultaneously
for approx. 1 sec. to rewind film again.
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Since the dioptre adjustment lever is located next to the viewfinder, be careful
not to poke yourself in the eye with your finger or fingernail while sliding the
lever.
Attaching viewfinder accessories
• To attach an eyepiece cap or eyepiece correction lens,
remove the rubber eyecup and slide down the eyepiece
cap or eyepiece correction lens.
• To reattach the rubber eyecup after removing eyepiece
cap or eyepiece correction lens, make sure the
“K DK-16” stamp is at the bottom.
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Depth-of-Field Preview
Electronic preview function is available with this camera. Depress the
depth-of-field preview button to confirm the depth of field through the
viewfinder (see page 74).
• Pressing the depth-of-field button stops the lens down
to the aperture controlled in a (AUTO mode), VariProgram, Auto-Multi Program or Shutter-Priority Auto
exposure mode, and down to the aperture selected in
Aperture-Priority Auto or Manual exposure mode. By
looking through the viewfinder, the approximate depth of
field with the given aperture can be confirmed.
Remote Control Operation (optional)
Use the optional remote control to release the camera’s shutter from a
distance. As with self-timer operation, the remote control can also be
used when you want to be in the photograph. You can also use the
remote control instead of a cable release to reduce camera shake.
1
Press the v remote control button a
number of times so B (immediate release)
or * (two-sec. delay release) appears in
the LCD panel. (Or, rotate the Command
Dial while pressing the v remote control
button.) The display changes as follows:
Self-timer
No display
(cancel)
• You can choose to release the shutter either
immediately after (B) or two sec. after (*) the
shutter release button on the remote control unit is
pressed.
• Once remote control operation is set, the camera
remains ready to receive a signal from the remote
control unit for 60 sec. If no signal is sent for 60
sec., the remote control mode is cancelled and B or
* disappears from the LCD panel.
• The remote control cannot be operated unless the
camera’s shutter can be released (i.e. when subject
is not in focus with autofocus).
• After the shutter is released, the camera remains
ready to receive another signal from the remote
control unit for 60 sec.
NOTE: Before using remote control
When using the remote control for the first time, make sure to pull out the
insulation sheet placed on the battery inside the remote control unit that is set
when purchased.
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Remote Control Operation (optional)—continued
Approx. 5m
Point the remote control unit toward the
camera and press the shutter release
button.
• When immediate release is selected, the self-timer
lamp lights after shutter release (except when the
Speedlight is used). When Red-Eye Reduction
(page 79) is also set, the self-timer lamp lights at
the same output level as the normal Red-Eye
Reduction before the shutter releases and the flash
fires when the shutter is released.
• The shutter is released after the self-timer lamp
lights for approx. 2 sec. in two sec. delay mode.
When Red-Eye Reduction (page 79) is also set, the
self-timer lamp lights at the same output level as
the normal Red-Eye Reduction after the self-timer
lamp lights for approx. 2 sec. and the flash fires
when the shutter is released.
• To cancel the remote control operation, press the
v button again or rotate the Command Dial while
pressing the v button so * or B disappears from
the LCD panel. Or, turn the power switch off.
Focusing in remote control operation
Check points
• Use a tripod or place the camera on a stable surface before using the remote
control.
• When you are taking pictures but not looking through the viewfinder, cover the
eyepiece with the supplied eyepiece cap DK-5 (page 3) or with your hand
before pressing the shutter release button to prevent interference from stray
light and achieve correct exposure.
• The shooting distance for remote control operation is within 5m directly in
front of the camera. To shoot beyond the shooting distance of the remote
control, use the self-timer (page 40). Remote control operation cannot be
performed when the camera has extreme backlighting. Change the camera
position in this case.
• If the shutter cannot be released with the remote control, change the battery
inside the remote control unit (page 72). (The life of the battery inside the
remote control unit is approx. 5 years.)
• Use one 3V CR2025 lithium battery in the remote control unit.
Long Time (Time) exposure with remote control
When the camera is set to Long Time (Time) exposure (page 60), pressing the
remote control’s shutter release button opens the camera’s shutter and pressing
the shutter release button again closes the shutter. This function is useful for
shooting nighttime scenes or stars. (Use of a tripod is recommended.) Self-timer
lamp flickers slightly once every 2 sec. during Time exposure.
Two methods to shoot with autofocus with remote control:
1. Autofocus activated by signal from remote control:
Shutter is released when (or two sec. after) the subject is in focus. However,
when focus cannot be achieved, it remains in standby mode.
2. Autofocus activated by lightly pressing shutter release button on the camera
body before remote control operation:
Lightly press the shutter release button on the camera body while the remote
control is standing by to achieve focus. Once focus is achieved, focus is
locked (even though the finger is removed from the shutter release button).
Shutter is released when (or two sec. after) the shutter release signal is
received from the remote control unit.
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Remote Control Operation (optional)—continued
• Changing battery inside the remote control unit
1
2
While keeping the battery holder release
lever pressed as the arrow on the remote
control unit indicates to release the lock,
pull out the battery holder from the
remote control unit.
The following chart lists available modes when a CPU Nikkor lens such as
D- or G-type lens is attached.
Exposure
mode
a
s
d
f
g
h
P
S
A
M
AF-Assist
Illuminator
R
R
—
R
—
R
R
R
R
R
Flexible
Program
—
—
—
—
—
—
R
—
—
—
Exposure
mode
Metering
system
Film advance
mode
a
s
d
f
g
h
P
S
A
M
Matrix
Matrix
Matrix
Matrix
Matrix
Matrix
Matrix
Matrix
Matrix
Centre-Weighted
Single frame
Single frame
Single frame
Single frame
Continuous*
Single frame
Single frame
Single frame
Single frame
Single frame
Remove the used battery.
3
Insert a new CR2025 3V lithium battery
with ´ side facing up.
4
Insert the battery holder until it clicks
shut.
NOTE: Storing batteries
Keep batteries out of children’s reach. If swallowed, contact a doctor
immediately. (For “Notes on Batteries”, see page 98.)
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Available Mode Combinations
Exposure
compensation
—
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
—
Auto Exposure
Bracketing
—
—
—
—
—
—
R
R
R
R
Multiple
exposure
—
—
—
—
—
—
R
R
R
R
Focus mode
AF
Å
®
®
®
R
®
®
®
®
®
®
Í
R
R
R
® (Centre)
R
R
R
R
R
R
MF
Î
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
DETAILED OPERATION
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Dynamic AF Mode with Closest-Subject Priority
Dynamic AF Mode
Single Area Mode
Available
Automatically set when the exposure mode is selected. (Other mode also
selectable.)
—: Unavailable
* Single frame with use of built-in Speedlight.
Å:
Í:
Î:
R:
®:
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About Depth of F ield
Basics of the relationship between focus and depth of field are
explained in this section.
•Depth of field
When focusing, depth of field should be considered. Depth of field is the
zone of sharpest focus in front of and behind the subject on which the
lens is focused. It varies according to shooting distance, focal length and,
above all, aperture. Smaller apertures (larger f-numbers) will produce a
deeper depth of field where the background and foreground become
sharper; larger apertures (smaller f-numbers) will produce a shallower
depth of field where the background becomes blurred. Similarly, shorter
shooting distance or longer focal length will produce a shallower depth of
field, and longer shooting distance or shorter focal length will produce a
deeper depth of field. Note that depth of field tends to be shallower in
front of and deeper behind the subject in focus.
Small aperture f/22
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This section introduces various aspects
of flash photography using the built-in
Speedlight.
• Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash, Standard
TTL Flash
• Ready-light, accessory shoe
• Flash sync mode
• Built-in Speedlight
• Flash shooting distance range
• Usable lenses with built-in Speedlight
Large aperture f/2.8
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FLASH
PHOTOGRAPHY
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Built-In Speedlight and TTL Flash Modes
• Built-in Speedlight and TTL Flash modes
This camera is equipped with a built-in Speedlight that provides an angle
of coverage for a 28mm lens with a guide number of 12 (ISO 100, m).
When the subject is dark or backlit (except in d or g), in a (AUTO
mode) or Vari-Program, the built-in Speedlight automatically pops up.
When the shutter is released, the flash fires to create natural-looking flash
photography utilising Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash.
In P (Auto-Multi Program), S (Shutter-Priority Auto), A (Aperture-Priority
Auto) or M (Manual) exposure mode, when the subject is dark or backlit,
flash recommended indication fi blinks in the viewfinder, and the
Speedlight pops up when the Speedlight lock-release button is pressed
and the Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash is possible. (In Manual exposure
mode, Standard TTL Flash is selected.) In addition to shooting in dim
light, the flash can be used in daylight to reduce shadows on the main
subject or to put catchlights in your subject’s eyes.
Five flash sync modes—Front-Curtain Sync (Normal Sync), Slow Sync,
Rear-Curtain Sync, Red-Eye Reduction and Red-Eye Reduction with
Slow Sync—are available with this camera.
• See below for the TTL Flash modes, page 80 for using the built-in Speedlight and
page 78 for the flash sync modes.
Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash
Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash is automatically set in
a, Vari-Program, P, S or A exposure mode. In
this flash mode, a well-balanced exposure of the
main subject (subject in focus) and the
background is achieved—based on the brightness
sensed by the Matrix Metering.
Ready-Light/Accessory Shoe
• Ready-light
• When using the built-in Speedlight or an
optional Speedlight such as the SB-80DX,
SB-50DX, SB-30, SB-28/28DX, SB-27, SB-23 or
SB-22s, the ready-light fi appears in the
viewfinder when the Speedlight is fully charged
and ready to fire.
• If the ready-light blinks approx. 3 sec. after full
flash output, underexposure may have occurred
(when using built-in Speedlight or optional
Speedlight set to TTL or non-TTL Auto Flash
mode). Check the focus distance, aperture or
flash shooting distance range and shoot again.
• Accessory shoe
• An optional Speedlight, i.e. SB-80DX, SB-50DX,
SB-30, SB-28/28DX, SB-27, SB-23 or SB-22s
can be attached directly to the accessory shoe
of the F65/F65D without a cord. This accessory
shoe is equipped with a safety lock which
prevents accidental drop when a Speedlight with
a safety-lock pin (SB-80DX, SB-30, SB-28/28DX,
SB-27, SB-26, SB-25 or SB-22s) is attached.
Standard TTL Flash
Standard TTL Flash is automatically selected
when the exposure mode is set to M. In Standard
TTL Flash, the main subject is correctly exposed
but background exposure is not considered.
Standard TTL Flash is useful when you want to
highlight the main subject.
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Flash Sync Mode Features
Set the flash sync mode by
rotating the Command Dial
while pressing the flash sync
mode button ±.
∞: Front-Curtain Sync (Normal Sync)
Set the flash sync mode to Front-Curtain Sync for normal
flash photography. The camera’s shutter speed is
automatically set between 1/90 to 1/60 sec. for flash
photography in a (AUTO mode) or s (Portrait mode),
1/90 to 1/15 sec. in d (Landscape mode), and to 1/90
sec. in Auto-Multi Program, Aperture-Priority Auto, f
(Close-Up mode) or g (Sports Continuous mode). (With optional Speedlight
SB-26, SB-25 and SB-24, set the Speedlight’s sync mode selector to NORMAL.)
¤: Slow Sync
Slow Sync can be used in h Night Scene mode, AutoMulti Program or Aperture-Priority Auto exposure mode.
Normally, the camera’s shutter speed is automatically set
to 1/90 sec. for flash photography. However, for shooting
nighttime scenes, Slow Sync uses a slower shutter speed
(down to maximum of 30 sec., 1 sec. in h Night Scene
mode) to bring out background details using all of the available light.
‹: Rear-Curtain Sync
Rear-Curtain Sync can be used in Auto-Multi Program,
Shutter-Priority Auto, Aperture-Priority Auto or Manual
exposure mode. Normally, the Speedlight fires at the end
of the exposure, turning available light into a stream of
light that follows the flash-illuminated moving subject.
When Rear-Curtain Sync is set in Auto-Multi Program or
Aperture-Priority Auto exposure mode, Slow Sync is
automatically set. (With an optional Speedlight SB-26, 25 and 24, set the
Speedlight’s sync mode selector to REAR.)
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›: Red-Eye Reduction
The Red-Eye Reduction lamp lights for approx. 1 sec.
before the flash fires in order to reduce the red-eye effect
in photos of people or animals. Red-Eye Reduction can
be used in a AUTO mode, Vari-Program (except for h
Night Scene), Auto-Multi Program, Shutter-Priority Auto,
Aperture-Priority Auto or Manual exposure mode. (With
optional Speedlight SB-80DX, SB-28/28DX, SB-27 and SB-26, the Red-Eye
Reduction lamp of the Speedlight lights.)
⁄: Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync
Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync can be used in h Night Scene mode, AutoMulti Program or Aperture-Priority Auto exposure mode. Red-Eye Reduction and
Slow Sync mode are simultaneously set. (With optional Speedlight SB-80DX, SB-28/
28DX, SB-27 and SB-26, the Red-Eye Reduction lamp of the Speedlight lights.)
fl: Flash Cancel
Flash Cancel can only be selected in a (AUTO mode) or Vari-Program. Set Flash
Cancel when you want to cancel the flash and have the photograph exposed only
with the natural light. Flash Cancel cannot be set when the built-in Speedlight is in
the up position. Set the Flash Cancel before lightly pressing the shutter release
button. (The built-in Speedlight is cancelled but when optional Speedlights are
attached, flash is not cancelled.)
To cancel Flash Cancel, turn the power switch off or select another exposure mode.
NOTE: Flash Sync Modes
• In Front-Curtain Sync, shutter speed shifts automatically to 1/90 sec. when the
shutter speed is set to faster than 1/90 sec. in Shutter-Priority Auto or Manual
exposure mode.
• When Red-Eye Reduction or Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync is selected,
the Red-Eye Reduction lamp lights for approx. 1 sec. before the flash fires. Do
not move the camera or let the subject move until the shutter is released.
(Red-Eye Reduction is not recommended in shooting situations where shutter
release is your top priority.)
• With some lenses, light from the Red-Eye Reduction lamp may not reach the
subject’s eyes. In some cases, the red-eye effect may not be sufficiently
reduced due to the location of subject.
• With Slow Sync and Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, keep the camera
steady to prevent picture blur since the shutter speed is slow. Use of a tripod
is recommended.
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Speedlight
Five flash sync modes are available with the F65/F65D.
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Using Built-In Speedlight
• In Auto-Multi Program, Shutter-Priority Auto,
Aperture-Priority Auto or Manual exposure mode,
selected flash sync mode remains once it is set. To
change the flash sync mode, rotate the Command
Dial while pressing the ± button to select another
flash sync mode.
• In a (AUTO mode) or Vari-Program, turning the
power switch off or selecting another exposure
mode cancels the selected flash sync mode and
returns to its initial setting (table on page 86).
• In a (AUTO mode) or Auto-Multi Program
exposure mode, the camera automatically controls
maximum available aperture according to the film
speed. See page 93.
• Continuous shooting cannot be used in flash
shooting even when g (Sports Continuous mode)
is selected.
1
In P, S, A or M
exposure mode
In
In Auto-Multi Program, Shutter-Priority
Auto, Aperture-Priority Auto or Manual
exposure mode, release the built-in
Speedlight by pressing the ± flash lockrelease button.
• When the subject is dark or backlit and shutter
release button is lightly pressed, the flash
recommended indication fi blinks in the viewfinder
in Auto-Multi Program, Shutter-Priority Auto,
Aperture-Priority Auto or Manual exposure mode.
• In a (AUTO mode) or Vari-Program, when the
subject is dark or backlit (except in d or g) and
the shutter release button is lightly pressed, AUTO
fi appears in the LCD panel and the built-in
Speedlight automatically pops up.
• When the Speedlight is ready to fire, fi appears
without blinking in the viewfinder (when the
camera’s meter is on).
• Press the Speedlight down gently until it clicks into
place to retract it.
a or Vari-Program
2
Set the flash sync mode by rotating the
Command Dial while pressing the ± flash
sync button.
• Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash is selected in exposure
modes other than Manual, and Standard TTL
Flash is selected for Manual exposure mode. See
page 76 for details.
• See the table on pages 83 and 86 for shutter speed
and aperture, available sync mode in each
exposure mode.
Rotating the Command Dial while pressing the
follows.
In a or Vari-Program (except h):
AUTO
In
*
AUTO
± button changes the display as
* fl does not appear when the built-in Speedlight
is up.
h (Night Scene mode):
AUTO
SLOW
*
AUTO
SLOW
* fl does not appear when the built-in Speedlight
is up.
In Auto-Multi Program or Aperture-Priority Auto exposure mode:
*
SLOW
SLOW
REAR
* ‚ is displayed when
you release your finger
from the ± button.
In Shutter-Priority Auto or Manual exposure mode:
REAR
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Speedlight
This section explains how to use the built-in Speedlight set to desired
flash sync mode when a D- or G-type AF Nikkor lens is attached.
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Using Built-In Speedlight—continued
3
Confirm fi appears in the viewfinder,
make sure the subject is within the flash
shooting distance range and shoot.
a
s
d
f
g
h
P
S
A
M
Available aperture Page
51
Automatically set to 1/90-1/60 sec.
37
Automatically set to 1/90-1/15 sec.
Automatically set to 1/90 sec.
37
Automatically set
37
38
Automatically set to 1/90-1 sec.
38
Automatically set to 1/90 sec.*1
52
1/90-30
sec.*2
54
Automatically set to 1/90 sec.*1
1/90-30
sec.*2,
-- (Time)
Desired setting*3
56
58
*1 Shutter speed is prolonged up to 30 sec. with Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync and Red-Eye
Reduction with Slow Sync.
*2 Shutter speed shifts automatically to 1/90 sec. when the shutter speed is set to faster than
1/90 sec. and the built-in Speedlight pops up (or attached optional Speedlight is turned on).
In this case, 90 appears in the viewfinder and the selected shutter speed display blinks in the
LCD panel.
*3 Flash shooting distance range depends on the ISO speed of the film in use and aperture
setting. In Aperture-Priority Auto or Manual exposure mode, set the aperture according to
the flash shooting distance range table on page 84.
Speedlight
• The shutter cannot be released unless fi appears
without blinking in the viewfinder.
• fi in the viewfinder blinks approx. 3 sec. after full
flash output. This may indicate underexposure has
occurred. Check the focus distance, aperture or
flash shooting distance range and shoot again.
• When the subject is dark, the AF-Assist Illuminator
automatically turns on to guide autofocus. See
page 48 for details.
• With VR Nikkor lenses, the vibration reduction
function when shutter release button is lightly
pressed does not operate while the flash is
charging.
Exposure mode Available shutter speed
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Flash Shooting Distance Range
Flash shooting distance for the built-in Speedlight changes according to
the film speed in use and aperture setting.
ISO film speed
25
50
100
200
400
800
Guide number
6
—
—
1.4
2
2.8
4
5.6
8
8.5
—
1.4
2
2.8
4
5.6
8
11
12
1.4
2
2.8
4
5.6
8
11
16
17
2
2.8
4
5.6
8
11
16
22
24
2.8
4
5.6
8
11
16
22
32
34
4
5.6
8
11
16
22
32
—
Aperture value
Flash shooting
distance range
2-8.5m
1.4-6m
1-4.2m
0.7-3m
0.6-2.1m
0.6-1.5m
0.6-1.1m
0.6-0.8m
• The maximum flash shooting distance can also be calculated by dividing the
guide number by the selected aperture value.
Example: When f/2.8 is selected with ISO 100 film using the camera’s built-in
Speedlight, the maximum flash shooting distance will be:
12/2.8 = approx. 4.2m
Usable Lenses with Built-In Speedlight
28mm to 200mm non-zoom CPU Nikkor lenses, AF 300mm f/4 ED and
AF-S 300mm f/4 ED lenses can be used with the built-in Speedlight.
AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8 ED, AF 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ED, AF 20-35mm f/2.8
zoom lenses cannot be used with the built-in Speedlight. Other zoom
lenses can be used; however, refer to the table below for the zoom lenses
with some limitations in usable focal length or shooting distance.
NOTE: Using built-in Speedlight
• Make sure to remove the lens hood.
• The built-in Speedlight cannot be used with zoom lenses set to Macro in
wideangle.
• At short shooting distances, we recommend using an optional Speedlight to
reduce vignetting.
• With color print film, vignetting is reduced since the edges of the frame are
cropped out in film processing.
Lens
AF 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5
AF 24-85mm f/2.8-4
Limitations*
35mm or longer focal length
50mm or longer focal length; and at 50mm, 1m or longer shooting distance;
at 70-85mm, 0.7m or longer shooting distance
AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED 28mm or longer focal length; and at 28mm, at 1m or longer shooting distance
AF 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 35mm or longer focal length; and at 35mm, at 3m or longer shooting
distance; at 50mm, 1m or longer shooting distance; at 70mm, 0.7m or longer
shooting distance
AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8 ED 70mm focal length and at 1.5m or longer shooting distance
AF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5
At 28mm, at 1m or longer shooting distance
AF 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G At 28mm, at 1m or longer shooting distance
AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6
At 28mm, at 1.8m or longer shooting distance
AF 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5
35mm or longer focal length; and at 35mm, at 2m or longer shooting distance
AF 28-100mm f/3.5-5.6G 35mm or longer focal length; and at 35mm, at 1m or longer shooting distance
AF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 At 28mm, at 1.8m or longer shooting distance
AF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 50mm or longer focal length
AF 35-70mm f/2.8
50mm or longer focal length
AF Micro 70-180mm
At 70mm, at 1.7m or longer shooting distance; at 85mm, 1.3m or longer
f/4.5-5.6 ED
shooting distance; at 105-135mm, at 0.8m or longer shooting distance
AF 80-200mm f/2.8 ED
At 80mm, 3m or longer shooting distance
AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8 ED 105mm or longer focal length
* With colour slide film.
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Available Flash Sync Mode Combinations
The following chart lists available flash sync modes when a CPU Nikkor
lens such as D- or G-type lens is attached.
Exposure mode
TTL Auto Flash
Front-Curtain Sync
Red-Eye Reduction
a
s
d
f
g
h
P
S
A
M
Å
Å
Å
Å
Å
Å
Å
Å
Å
Í
®
®
®
®
®
—
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
—
R
R
R
R
Red-Eye Reduction
with Slow Sync
—
—
—
—
—
R
R
—
R
—
Exposure mode
Slow Sync
Rear-Curtain Sync
Flash Cancel
a
s
d
f
g
h
P
S
A
M
—
—
—
—
—
®
R
—
R
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
R
R
R
R
R*
R*
R*
R*
R*
R*
—
—
—
—
Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash
Standard TTL flash
Available
Automatically set when the exposure mode is selected. (Other flash sync mode
also selectable.)
—: Unavailable
* Selectable when built-in Speedlight is retracted.
Å:
Í:
R:
®:
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MISCELLANEOUS
This section explains miscellaneous
information.
• Lens compatibility
• Usable optional Speedlights
• Optional accessories
• Camera care
• Notes on batteries
• Troubleshooting
• Glossary
• Specifications
• Index
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Lens Compatibility
Types of CPU lenses and other usable lenses/accessories
Mode
G-type Nikkor lens
G-type Nikkor and other CPU Nikkor lens
• The G-type Nikkor lens has no aperture ring; aperture should be selected from
camera body. Unlike other CPU Nikkor lenses, aperture does not need to be
set to minimum (largest f-number) (page 18).
• CPU Nikkor lenses other than G-type Nikkor lens have an aperture ring. Set
the lens aperture to its minimum and lock. When the lens is not set to its
minimum aperture setting and the power switch is turned on, ƒEE blinks in the
LCD panel and viewfinder and the shutter cannot be released (page 18).
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CPU Nikkor*2
D-type Nikkor lens
Non-CPU Nikkor*9
CPU contacts of CPU
Nikkor lens
Lens/accessories
D-type AF Nikkor*3,
G-type AF Nikkor,
AF-S, AF-I Nikkor
PC Micro-Nikkor
85mm f/2.8D*4
AF-S/AF-I Teleconverter*6
Non-D/G-type AF Nikkor
(except AF Nikkor for
F3AF)
AI-P Nikkor
AI-S or AI type Nikkor,
Series-E, AI-modified Nikkor
Medical-Nikkor
120mm f/4
Reflex-Nikkor
PC-Nikkor
AI-S or AI type
Teleconverters
Bellows Focusing
Attachment PB-6*12
Auto Extension Rings
(PK-11A, PK-12,
PK-13 and PN-11)
Focus mode
Exposure mode
Metering system
Manual with
Any mode
Matrix
Autofocus electronic Manual other than M
Centre3D 661
rangefinder
M
segment segment Weighted*
R
R
R
R
R
R
—
R
—
R*5
R
—
R
—
—
R
R*7
R*7
R
R
R
R
—
R
R
R
R
R
R
—
R
R
—
R*8
R
R
R
—
R
R
—
R*8
R
—
R*10
—
—
—
—
R
R
—
R*11
—
—
—
—
—
—
R*5
R
R
—
—
R*10
R*10
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
R*7
R
—
R*10
—
—
—
—
R*7
R
—
R*10
—
—
—
—
R*7
R
—
R*10
—
—
—
*1 Metering system automatically switches to Centre-Weighted Metering when the exposure mode is set to
Manual.
*2 IX-Nikkor lenses cannot be attached.
*3 This camera is compatible with the Vibration Reduction function of the VR Nikkor lens.
*4 The camera’s exposure metering and flash control system do not work properly when shifting and/or tilting the
lens, or when using an aperture other than the maximum aperture.
*5 Without shifting and/or tilting the lens.
*6 Compatible with AF-S and AF-I Nikkor except AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED, AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
and AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED.
*7 With maximum effective aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
*8 With maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
*9 Some lenses/accessories cannot be attached. (See page 90.)
*10 With exposure mode set to Manual. The exposure meter cannot be used.
*11 With exposure mode set to Manual and shutter speed set to 1/90 sec. or slower, the exposure meter cannot be
used.
*12 Attach the PB-6 vertically. (PB-6 can be set to horizontal position after attaching.)
• AS-15 must be attached in combination with Medical-Nikkor 200mm f/5.6 for the lens to fire the flash.
• Reprocopy Outfit PF-4 can be attached in combination with Camera Holder PA-4.
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Use a CPU Nikkor lens (except IX-Nikkor) with this camera. D- or G-type
AF lenses give you access to all available functions.
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Lens Compatibility—continued
When a non-CPU lens is attached
Set exposure mode to Manual with a non-CPU lens.
(When other modes are selected, shutter cannot be
released.) The camera’s exposure meter cannot be
used and the aperture cannot be set using the
Command Dial when using non-CPU lenses. ƒ-appears in place of the aperture indication in the LCD
panel and viewfinder; set/confirm aperture using the
lens aperture ring.
CAUTION: Nikkor lenses/accessories that cannot be attached to the F65/F65D
The following Nikkor lenses/accessories cannot be attached to the F65/F65D
(otherwise camera body or lens may be damaged):
• TC-16A Teleconverter
• Non-AI lenses
• 400mm f/4.5, 600mm f/5.6, 800mm f/8 and 1200mm f/11 with Focusing Unit
AU-1
• Fisheye 6mm f/5.6, 7.5mm f/5.6, 8mm f/8 and OP 10mm f/5.6
• Old type 21mm f/4
• K1, K2 Ring, Auto Extension Ring PK-1, PK-11, Auto Ring BR-2, BR-4
• ED 180-600mm f/8 (No. 174041-174180)
• ED 360-1200mm f/11 (No. 174031-174127)
• 200-600mm f/9.5 (No. 280001-300490)
• 80mm f/2.8, 200mm f/3.5 and TC-16 Teleconverter for F3AF
• PC 28mm f/4 (No. 180900 or smaller)
• PC 35mm f/2.8 (No. 851001-906200)
• Old type PC 35mm f/3.5
• Old type Reflex 1000mm f/6.3
• Reflex 1000mm f/11 (No. 142361-143000)
• Reflex 2000mm f/11 (No. 200111-200310)
Usable Optional Speedlights
Usable optional Speedlights and available flash modes are listed in the
following table. Available modes are listed assuming a CPU lens is
attached.
Flash mode
Speedlight
Matrix
Non-TTL
Balanced Auto
flash
Fill-Flash*1
SB-80DX, SB-28,
SB-28DX
R
R
Manual
Repeating
Flash
RearCurtain
Sync*2
Red-Eye
Reduction*2
R
R
R
R
SB-27
R
R
R
—
R
R
SB-26*3
R
R
R
R
R
R
SB-25, SB-24
R
R
R
R
R
R
SB-50DX, SB-23,
SB-29s/29*4, SB-21B*4
R
—
R
—
R
R
SB-30, SB-22s,
SB-22, SB-20,
SB-16B, SB-15
R
R
R
—
R
R
SB-11*5, SB-14*5,
SB-140*5
R
R
R
—
R
R
*1 Selecting Manual exposure mode automatically changes the Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash mode to Standard TTL Flash
(page 76).
*2 Can be set from camera.
*3 Wireless Slave Flash can be performed. Shutter speed is automatically controlled to 1/60 sec. (or 1/60 sec. or
slower in S or M exposure mode) with the Wireless Slave Flash selector set to D and camera’s flash sync mode
set to Front-Curtain Sync or Red-Eye Reduction.
*4 With the SB-29s/29 and SB-21B, autofocus can only be used when an AF Micro-Nikkor (60mm, 105mm,
200mm and 70-180mm) is attached.
*5 TTL Auto Flash is possible with TTL Remote Cord SC-23.
In A or M flash mode, attach SU-2 to SC-13 with SB-11 and SB-14, or attach SU-3 to SC-13, SC-11 or SC-15 to
AS-15 with SB-140.
Ultraviolet photography can be performed only when SB-140 is set to M. (Infrared photography cannot be
performed.)
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NOTE: Flash attachments made by manufacturers other than Nikon
Use only Nikon Speedlights. Other units may damage the camera’s electrical
circuit due to incompatible voltage requirements (not compatible with 250V or
higher), electric contact alignment or switch phase. When flash attachments
made by manufacturers other than Nikon are attached, the built-in Speedlight
may not pop up all the way (with power switch of the Speedlight on or off).
When the built-in Speedlight is automatically fired in a AUTO mode or VariProgram, vignetting or uneven illumination may result.
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Usable Optional Speedlights—continued
• Notes on using optional Speedlights
• See your Speedlight manual for details. If the camera groups are defined in the
manual of the Speedlight with TTL Auto Flash, see the section for camera group II.
• Flash sync speed is 1/90 sec. or slower when using an optional Speedlight.
• Available film speeds for TTL Auto Flash are ISO 25 to ISO 800.
• When Red-Eye Reduction or Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync is set on a
camera attached with the Speedlight with AF-Assist Illuminator, the Red-Eye
Reduction lamp of the Speedlight lights up. With other Speedlights without AFAssist Illuminator, the Red-Eye Reduction lamp of the camera body lights up.
• When optional Speedlight with AF-Assist Illuminator, SB-80DX, 50DX, 28/28DX,
27, 26, 25 or 24, is attached, the AF-Assist Illuminator of the optional Speedlight
emits light when the focus mode is set to AF, an AF Nikkor lens is attached, the
subject is dark and centre focus area is selected or Dynamic AF Mode with
Closest-Subject Priority is activated. With other optional Speedlights, the AFAssist Illuminator on the camera emits light.
• With SK-6 and SB-24 attached, the AF-Assist Illuminators of the camera body
and the Speedlight do not emit light.
• In P or a exposure mode, the camera automatically controls the maximum
available aperture as follows in relation to the film speed:
ISO film speed
Maximum Built-in Speedlight
available
Optional Speedlight
aperture
25
50
100
200
400
800
2
2.4
2.8
3.3
4
4.8
2.8
3.3
4
4.8
5.6
6.7
* When film speed increases by one step, the maximum available aperture is
stopped down by 1/2 f/stop. If you are using a lens with a maximum aperture
smaller than that listed above, the automatically controlled aperture range is
from the lens’ maximum to minimum aperture.
• Use the optional Accessory Shoe Adaptor AS-15 to use the sync terminal.
• Set the exposure mode to Aperture-Priority Auto or Manual to take flash pictures
with non-TTL flash mode.
• With the SB-26, 25 or 24, even if Front-Curtain Sync is set on the camera body,
the Speedlight performs Rear-Curtain Sync when Rear-Curtain Sync is set on the
Speedlight in P, S, A or M exposure mode (camera setting is overridden). In a or
Vari-Program (except h), Speedlight performs Front-Curtain Sync even if RearCurtain Sync is set on Speedlight (Speedlight setting is overridden).
• With the SB-26, 25 or 24, when Slow Sync is set on the camera body in h, RearCurtain Sync is performed if Rear-Curtain Sync is set on the Speedlight.
• ƒEE in the LCD panel and ƒEE and fi in the viewfinder blink and the shutter
cannot be released when the exposure mode is set to P, a or Vari-Program and
the attached optional Speedlight is not set to TTL Auto Flash. Set the Speedlight
flash mode to TTL, or set the camera’s exposure mode to ™, £ or ¢.
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• With the SB-26, 25 or 24, when Red-Eye Reduction or Red-Eye Reduction with
Slow Sync is set on the camera body, Speedlight performs Red-Eye Reduction or
Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync even if Rear-Curtain Sync is set on the
Speedlight.
NOTE: When optional Speedlight is attached
Turn on the optional Speedlight power switch or set the built-in Speedlight to
Flash Cancel mode so the built-in Speedlight won’t pop up automatically when
an optional Speedlight is attached. When the built-in Speedlight automatically
pops up in a AUTO mode or Vari-Program, vignetting or uneven illumination
may result since the Speedlight may not pop up all the way.
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Optional Accessories
Battery Pack MB-17
• With Battery Pack MB-17, four 1.5V AA-type alkaline-manganese, lithium, NiCd
or Ni-MH batteries can be used to power the F65/F65D. When AA-type lithium
batteries are used, the usable number of film rolls increases and stable
performance is maintained at low temperatures. (Film advance speed in g
Sports Continuous mode remains the same [as that of batteries installed only in
the camera body] with the MB-17.)
Remote Control Unit ML-L3
• Remote control releases the camera’s shutter from a distance. As with self-timer
operation, the remote control can also be used when you want to be in the
photograph. You can also use the remote control instead of a cable release to
reduce camera shake.
Eyepiece correction lenses
• Eyepiece correction lenses enable near- or far-sighted photographers to adjust
the eyepiece dioptre to suit their vision, and can be attached easily by inserting
onto the viewfinder eyepiece. Nine optional eyepiece correction lenses provide
viewfinder dioptre settings of –5, –4, –3, –2, 0, +0.5, +1, +2 and +3m–1 (combined
dioptre with setting on camera body). We recommend that you actually look
through the viewfinder with various correction lenses attached before making a
purchase, since viewfinder dioptre differs from one person to another. Use the
optional eyepiece correction lens when you need eyepiece correction over –1.5 to
+0.8m–1 that can be adjusted using the F65/F65D’s dioptre adjustment lever.
The rubber eyecup cannot be used together with the eyepiece correction lenses.
Lenses
• A wide variety of AF lenses — 14mm to 600mm wideangle, telephoto, zoom,
Micro or DC (Defocus image Control) — is available for the F65/F65D.
Filters
• Use circular-polarising filter C-PL instead of polarising filter Polar. The linear
polarising filter cannot be used with the F65/F65D.
• Use NC filter when using the filter to protect the lens.
• Moiré may occur when shooting a subject against bright light or if a bright light
source is in the frame. In this case, remove the filter before shooting.
Speedlight SB-28/SB-27
• Speedlight SB-28/SB-27 normally uses four AA-type alkaline-manganese
batteries with a guide number of 36 (SB-28) and 30 (SB-27) (manual flash, 35mm
zoom-head position, ISO 100, m, 20°C). Optional external power source SD-7
and SD-8A or Power Bracket SK-6 (SB-28 only) can also be used.
• Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash, which enables natural-looking overall exposures and a
better balance between ambient light and the fill-flash is compatible with the
SB-28/SB-27. Also, the AF-Assist Illuminator enables autofocus operation in a
dark environment.
• Automatic power zoom continuously changes the zoom-head position according
to the lens' focal length. Also, a variety of flashes, including Slow Sync, RearCurtain Sync, non-TTL Auto Flash or manual flash is compatible with the SB-28/
SB-27. With the SB-28, Repeating Flash is also available.
Wireless Slave Flash Controller SU-4
• TTL multi-flash, where a Speedlight to which Wireless Slave Flash Controller SU-4
is attached is fired simultaneously with the built-in Speedlight or optional
Speedlight attached to the F65/F65D, can also be used. Both Diffuser SG-1 and
SG-2 can be used.
Soft case (CF-61)
• Camera case CF-61 is available for this camera. The camera body fits inside the
case with AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D IF or smaller lens attached.
Neckstraps/Handstrap AH-4
• Braid-type AN-4B (black) and AN-4Y (yellow), wide braid-type
AN-6Y (yellow) and AN-6W (burgundy) neckstraps are available.
• Handstrap AH-4 helps you hold the camera firmly and easily, and shoot in quickmotion.
• Nikon filters can be divided into three types: screw-in, drop-in and rearinterchange. With the F65/F65D, the filter factor need not be considered except
for the R60 filter. Compensate exposure +1 EV when using the R60.
Note that when special filters available from manufacturers other than Nikon are
used, autofocus or the electronic rangefinder may not operate properly.
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A variety of optional accessories, including power source and Speedlight
is available for the F65/F65D.
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Camera Care
• Cleaning camera body
Use a blower brush to remove dirt and dust from the camera body and clean it
with a soft, clean cloth. After using the camera near seawater, wipe the camera
body with a soft, clean cloth slightly moistened with pure water to remove salt,
and then dry it with a dry cloth. NEVER use organic solvents like thinner or
benzene. They may damage the camera.
• Cleaning mirror and lens
Use a blower brush to remove dirt and dust from the mirror or lens. To remove
fingerprints or smudges from the lens’ surface, use a soft, clean cotton cloth or
lens tissue moistened with ethanol (alcohol) or lens cleaner.
• Do not subject the camera or lens to strong vibration or shock
Do not drop the camera body and lens or hit them against a hard surface as this
may damage their precision mechanism.
• Remove the batteries and store the camera with a desiccant
If you do not intend to use the camera for a long time, remove the batteries to
protect the camera from battery leakage.
• In a humid environment, store the camera inside a plastic bag with a desiccant
to keep out dust, moisture and salt. Note, however, that storing leather cases in
vinyl bags may cause the leather to deteriorate. Keep the batteries in a cool, dry
place away from heat or humidity.
• Change the desiccant occasionally since it does not absorb moisture effectively
after a while.
• Leaving the camera unused for a long period of time may cause mold to grow
and result in malfunction. Turn the power on and release the shutter a few times
once per month.
• To maintain the built-in Speedlight in peak condition, fire it a few times every
month. This will enable you to use the flash for many years.
• Do not touch the shutter curtains
The shutter is made of very thin curtains. Do not hold, poke, or blow strongly with
a blower brush. Doing so may scratch, deform or tear the shutter curtains.
• Avoid strong electric or magnetic fields
The camera may not function properly in strong electric or magnetic fields such
as near a transmitter tower. Avoid using the camera in such locations.
• Store the camera in a cool, dry place
Store the camera in a cool, dry place to prevent mold and mildew.
Keep it away from naphthalene or camphor (moth repellent), electrical appliances
that generate magnetic fields or an excessively hot place such as inside a vehicle
during the summer or near a heater.
• Avoid extreme temperature change
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An extreme temperature change can cause condensation inside the camera body.
When taking the camera to a very hot place from a very cold place or vice versa,
place it inside an airtight container such as a plastic bag and leave it inside a
while to expose the camera gradually to the temperature change.
• Avoid water or moisture
Keep the camera away from water or moisture. When using the camera near
water, guard against splashes, especially salt water spray.
Nikon cannot be held responsible for any malfunction resulting from the use of
the camera other than as specified in this manual.
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Notes on Batteries
Keep batteries out of children’s
reach.
WARNING
Do not leave
If someone accidentally swallows batteries,
call a doctor immediately.
Troubleshooting
• Turn the camera power off when changing batteries
Turn the camera power off before changing batteries and insert the batteries with
´ and ‰ ends positioned correctly.
• Stains on the battery poles may cause lack of contact. Wipe the batteries well
with a dry cloth before installing.
• Use fresh batteries at low temperatures
Battery power diminishes at extremely low temperatures and the camera may not
function properly with old batteries. Use a fresh set of batteries at low
temperatures, keep spare batteries warm, and use them alternately.
• Film advance speed lowers and number of usable film rolls becomes less at low
temperatures. However, battery power may recover when the temperature
returns to normal.
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ƒEE blinks
ƒEE blinks
• CPU Nikkor lens other • Set lens to minimum
than G-type is not set to aperture.
its minimum aperture.
18
ƒEE blinks
ƒEE and fi
blink
• Attached Speedlight is • Set the Speedlight
not set at TTL Auto
flash mode to TTL, or
Flash in a, Variset the camera’s
exposure mode to S,
Program or P mode.
A or M.
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M appears
—
• Batteries are nearing
exhaustion.
• Have fresh ones ready.
17
M blinks
—
• Batteries are just about • Turn the power off and
replace batteries with
exhausted.
new ones.
17
o–– and
frame counter
blink
—
• Batteries are
exhausted during film
rewind.
• Replace batteries with
new ones or recharge
batteries and turn the
power on again, then
press two „ film
rewind buttons
simultaneously for
more than 1 sec. to
start film rewind again.
If this warning appears
frequently, contact
authorised Nikon dealer
or service centre.
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ƒ-- blinks
ƒ-- blinks
• Attach CPU lens
• Non-CPU lens is
(except IX-Nikkor).
attached or lens is not
With a non-CPU lens,
attached.
set the exposure mode
to M and set the
aperture with lens’
aperture ring.
19,
88,
89,
90
E appears
—
• Film is not correctly
installed.
• Reload film.
21
Err and E blink
Err blinks
• Film is not correctly
advanced.
• Reload film.
21
• Do not throw batteries into a fire or short circuit batteries
Do not throw batteries into a fire. Do not short, disassemble, heat or charge
batteries.
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Remedy
Viewfinder
• Use two CR2-type 3V lithium batteries
Use two CR2-type 3V lithium batteries.
• Change the batteries well before the end of their life and prepare spare batteries
before important photographic occasions.
Cause
LCD panel
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Troubleshooting—continued
Viewfinder
E blinks when
exposure meter
is turned on
E blinks when • Film remains in the
exposure meter camera after film
rewind is complete.
is turned on
—
/ blinks
HI appears
HI appears
Lo appears
—
100
Lo appears
• Autofocus is not
possible.
Remedy
Page
LCD panel
Viewfinder
Cause
• Remove the film
cartridge.
33
-- blinks
-- blinks
• Shutter speed is set to
-- (Time) in S mode.
• Focus manually.
45
Shutter speed
indication blinks
90 appears
• Shutter speed faster
than sync speed is
selected in S or M
mode.
• Simply release the
shutter to take a flash
picture. (Shutter speed
automatically shifts to
1/90 sec.)
—
fi blinks
• Subject is too dark
and flash is
recommended in P,
S, A or M mode.
• Use Speedlight.
—
fi blinks
for 3 sec.
after flash
• Flash has fired at full
output and
underexposure may
have occurred.
• Shoot again after
77, 84
confirming focus
distance, aperture or
flash shooting distance
range.
Err blinks
Err blinks
• Malfunction detected.
• Release shutter again.
If the warning
indication remains, or
this warning appears
frequently, contact
authorised Nikon dealer
or service centre.
• Overexposure warning • In a, Vari-Program or P 51-57
(subject is too bright).
mode, use ND filter.
55
• In S mode, select faster
shutter speed.
• In A mode, select smaller 57
aperture (larger fnumber).
(If the warning indication
remains after performing
above remedies in S or A
mode, use ND filter as
well.)
• Underexposure
53
• In P mode, use flash.
warning (subject is too • In a or Vari-Program,
51, 36
dark).
cancel the Flash Cancel
and use flash.
• In S mode, select slower
55
shutter speed.
• In A mode, select larger
57
aperture (smaller fnumber).
(If the warning indication
remains after performing
above remedies in S or A
mode, use flash as well.)
Electronic • Subject brightness is
analog exposure beyond camera’s
exposure range.
display blinks
• When the subject is bright,
use ND filter and when the
subject is dark, use flash.
The electronic analog
exposure display remains
blinking when the
Speedlight is used.
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Remedy
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• Cancel the -- by
54, 60
selecting 30 sec. or
faster shutter speed, or
select M mode to
perform Long Time
Exposure.
• Auto Exposure
• Select shutter speed
60, 63
Bracketing is set during
other than -- to cancel
Long Time exposure
Long Time exposure, or
cancel Auto Exposure
Bracketing
80,
83
53, 55,
57, 59,
76, 80
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Cause
LCD panel
In certain cases, due to static electricity, the F65/F65D’s microcomputer may
turn the camera off, even with fresh, properly installed batteries. For the same
reason, the film may not advance properly. In each of these cases, to resume
operation, simply turn the power off, then turn it on again. Or, remove and
reinstall the batteries.
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Glossary
EV
Exposure Value: A number representing the available combinations of shutter
speeds and apertures that give the same exposure effect under conditions of
similar scene brightness and ISO.
At ISO 100, the combination of a one-second shutter speed and an aperture of
f/1.4 is defined as EV1.
The camera can be used only within the EV range of the exposure meter. For
example, with the F65/F65D, the exposure metering range is from EV1 to EV20 for
3D Matrix Metering and Centre-Weighted Metering, at ISO 100 with an f/1.4 lens.
Exposure bracketing
Shooting the same subject a number of times at a range of different exposures to
attain proper exposure. Three shots with metered EV, under EV, and over EV
exposure are performed in that order with the F65/F65D.
Automatic exposure bracketing is performed with varied shutter speeds and/or
apertures.
Exposure Compensation
In a situation such as when your subject is strongly backlit, exposure
compensation enables you to intentionally compensate the standard exposure
value measured by the camera to create a desired effect. exposure compensation
of –2 EV to +2 EV in 1/2 steps is available with the F65/F65D.
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Flash shooting distance range
The distance range over which a flash can effectively provide light. Flash shooting
distance range is controlled by the amount of flash output available. Each
automatic Speedlight’s flash output varies from maximum duration to minimum
duration. Close-up subjects will require lower (to minimum) output, while more
distant subjects will require more light up to the maximum output.
The flash shooting distance range varies with the aperture, film speed, etc.
Flash synchronisation
Timing of the flash so it coincides with release of the camera’s shutter. There are
two types of synchronisation: Front-Curtain Sync, which fires the flash at the start
of the exposure, and Rear-Curtain Sync, which fires the flash at the end of the
exposure.
Flash sync speed
Shutter speed at which the entire film frame is exposed when the flash is fired in
flash shooting. The F65/F65D’s flash sync speed is 1/90 sec. or slower.
Flexible Program
Flexible Program function temporarily shifts an automatically selected shutter
speed/aperture combination while maintaining correct exposure. That is, the
desired shutter speed or aperture can be selected in Auto-Multi Program.
f-number
The f-number represents the aperture value and is calculated from lens’ focal
length divided by the effective aperture opening. The standard numbers for
calibration are 1, 1.4, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22, 32, etc.
The smallest f-number is called maximum aperture and the largest f-number is
called minimum aperture. Lenses with large maximum apertures (smaller fnumbers) are ‘fast’ lenses that allow photographers to use faster shutter speeds in
dim light. Lenses with smaller maximum apertures (larger f-numbers) allow the use
of lower shutter speeds for available light but are also lighter and smaller than
faster lenses.
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CPU
Central Processing Unit. The electronic component that controls an electronic
product’s functions.
AF Nikkor (including D- and G-type AF Nikkor) and AI-P-Nikkor lenses have built-in
CPUs.
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Focus Tracking
Enables the camera to analyse the speed of a moving subject according to the
focus data detected, and to obtain correct focus by anticipating the subject’s
position—at the exact moment of exposure.
Lock-On™ Autofocus keeps focus firmly on a main subject during Focus Tracking
even if some other object momentarily blocks it in the viewfinder.
Front-Curtain Sync
The flash fires an instant after the front curtain of a focal plane shutter has
completed its travel across the film plane. This is the way the F65/F65D operates
with the flash sync mode at Normal Sync. (See “Rear-Curtain Sync”.)
Guide number
The guide number indicates the power of a flash in relation to ISO film speed.
Guide numbers are quoted in either meters or feet. Guide numbers are used to
calculate the f/stop for correct exposure as follows:
guide number
f/stop = ———————————
flash-to-subject distance
Using a selected aperture, we can calculate the required flash-to-subject distance
with the formula:
guide number
flash-to-subject distance = ———————
f/stop
Useful for determining the maximum flash-to-subject distance for flash
photography.
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ISO film speed
The international standard for representing film sensitivity. The higher the number,
the greater the sensitivity, and vice versa. A film speed of ISO 200 is twice as
sensitive as ISO 100, and half that of ISO 400 film.
Rear-Curtain Sync
Flash fires an instant before the second (rear) curtain of the focal plane shutter
begins to move. When slow shutter speeds are used, this feature can create a blur
effect from the ambient light, i.e., flowing-light patterns following a moving subject
with subject movement frozen at the end of the light flow. (See “Front-Curtain
Sync”.)
Slow Sync
A flash technique for using the flash at a slow shutter speed. Flash shooting in dim
light or at night at a fast shutter speed often results in a flash-illuminated subject
against a dark background. Using a slower shutter speed with the flash brings out
the background details in the picture. Use of a slow shutter speed with RearCurtain Sync is particularly effective for illustrating the movement of a stream of
light.
The F65/F65D’s Slow Sync mode extends the automatically controlled shutter
speed range down to 30 sec. (in Auto-Multi Program, Aperture-Priority Auto) or 1
sec. (in h Night Scene mode).
Vignetting
Progressively diminished illumination on the film from the centre to the corners.
There are two kinds of vignetting—natural vignetting caused by the lens, and
vignetting that is caused by improper use of accessories such as a lens hood or
filter.
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Focal length
The distance from the principal point to the focal point. In 35mm-format cameras,
lenses with a focal length of approx. 50mm are called normal or standard lenses.
Lenses with a focal length less than approx. 35mm are called wideangle lenses,
and lenses with a focal length more than approx. 85mm are called telephoto
lenses. Lenses which allow the user to continuously vary the focal length without
changing focus are called zoom lenses.
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Specifications
Integral-motor autofocus 35mm single-lens reflex with electronically
controlled focal-plane shutter and built-in Speedlight
Exposure modes
a: AUTO mode
Vari-Program (s: Portrait, d: Landscape, f: Close-Up,
g: Sports Continuous, h: Night Scene mode)
¡: Auto-Multi Program (Flexible Program possible)
™: Shutter-Priority Auto
£: Aperture-Priority Auto
¢: Manual
Autofocus
TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM900 autofocus module with
AF-Assist Illuminator (approx. 0.5m-3m)
• Detection range: EV –1 to EV 19 (ISO 100, at normal temperature)
Lens servo
AF: Auto-Servo AF: camera automatically chooses Single Servo AF or
Continuous Servo AF operation according to the subject status, i.e.
stationary or moving (including directional information).
• Single Servo AF (focus is locked when the subject is in-focus)
• Continuous Servo AF (camera continues to focus on a moving
subject) Focus Tracking with Lock-On™ automatically activated
by subject’s status
M: Manual focus
Picture format
24 x 36mm (standard 35mm film format)
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF coupling, AF contacts)
Focus area
One of five focus areas can be selected
Lens
Nikkor and Nikon lenses having Nikon F mount*
* With limitations; see chart on page 89.
Focus Area mode
Viewfinder
Fixed eye-level penta-Dach-mirror type, built-in dioptre adjustment
(–1.5 to +0.8m–1)
• Dynamic AF Mode with Closest-Subject Priority
• Dynamic AF Mode
• Single Area with M focus mode
Metering system
Eyepoint
17mm (at –1.0m–1)
Focusing screen
B-type Clear Matte Screen V with focus brackets
Viewfinder frame
coverage
Approx. 89%
TTL full-aperture exposure metering system
Three metering systems selectable (limitations with lens used)
• 3D six-segment Matrix Metering: with D- or G-type AF Nikkor
• Six-segment Matrix Metering: with AF Nikkor other than D- or Gtype (except AF Nikkor for F3AF and IX-Nikkor), AI-P Nikkor
• Centre-Weighted Metering: automatically selected with Manual
exposure mode
Finder magnification
Approx. 0.68-0.60x with 50mm lens set to infinity (at –1.5 to +0.8m–1)
Metering range
Viewfinder
information
Focus indications, focus area, shutter speed, aperture, electronic
analog exposure display/Exposure Compensation value display,
Exposure Compensation, flash ready-light/flash recommended/full
flash output
Five sets of focus area (brackets)/12mmø reference circle for CentreWeighted metering
3D Matrix Metering:
EV 1-20
Centre-Weighted Metering: EV 1-20
(at normal temperature, ISO 100, f/1.4 lens)
Exposure meter coupling CPU
Reflex mirror
Automatic, instant-return type
Auto Exposure
Bracketing
Lens aperture
Instant-return type, with depth-of-field preview button
Bracketing range: ±2 EV; number of shots: three; bracketing
steps: 0.5, 1, 1.5 or 2 EV (except in a or Vari-Program)
Film speed setting
• Automatically set to ISO film speed of DX-coded film in use (manual
not selectable)
• Film speed range: DX: ISO 25-5000, automatically set to ISO 100
with non-DX-coded film
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Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensated in ±2 EV range, in 1/2 steps (except in M or
a)
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Shutter
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds
• In a, s, d, f, g, h, P, A: Automatically set between 30 and
1/2000 sec.
• In S: 30 to 1/2000 sec. (in 1/2 steps)
• In M: 30 to 1/2000 sec. (in 1/2 steps), Time
Sync contact
X-contact only; flash synchronisation up to 1/90 sec.
Built-in Speedlight
• In a, s, d, f, g, h Automatically activated
• In P, S, A, M: Activated by pressing flash lock-release button
Guide number: 12 (at ISO 100, m); flash coverage: 28mm or longer
lens; film speed range: ISO 25 to ISO 800
Flash control
Flash sync mode
Controlled by TTL Sensor
• Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash: built-in Speedlight or optional
Speedlight and CPU Nikkor lens (except in Manual exposure mode)
• Standard TTL: in Manual exposure mode
• Film speed range in TTL auto flash: ISO 25 to 800
Front-Curtain Sync (normal sync), Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync,
Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Flash
Cancel
Depth-of-field
preview button
Stop-down lens aperture by pressing depth-of-field button;
electronically controlled
Film loading
Film automatically advances to first frame when camera back is
closed (shutter and reflection mirror not activated)
Film advance
• Automatic advance with built-in motor
• Continuous shooting possible in g Sports Continuous mode
(built-in Speedlight cannot be used)
• Film advance speed: approx. 2.5 fps (fresh batteries)
Film rewind
• Automatic rewind with built-in motor
• Rewind speed with fresh batteries: approx. 16 sec. with 36exposure film, approx. 13 sec. with 24-exposure film
Multiple Exposure
Selectable in P, S, A, M
LCD panel information
Shutter speed, aperture, Exposure Compensation, Exposure
Compensation value, Auto Exposure Bracketing, Multiple Exposure,
flash sync mode, focus area, battery power, frame counter, self-timer,
remote control
Date/time imprint
function
(F65D only)
Built-in clock: 24-hour type with timing accuracy within ±90 seconds
a month; leap year adjustment until December 31, 2049
Usable film: ISO 32 to 3200 DX-coded film
Display mode: Year/Month/Day, Day/Hour/Minute, No Imprint,
Month/Day/Year and Day/Month/Year
Power source: one 3V CR2025 lithium battery, battery life; approx.
three years (depending upon use of data imprint function and other
operating conditions)
Ready-light
• Flash fully charged: ready-light lights
• Full output warning: ready-light blinks
Flash recommended
indication
Blinks when the subject is dark or backlit and Speedlight is
recommended in P, S, A and M
Accessory shoe
Standard ISO-type hot-shoe contact (sync contact, ready-light
contact, TTL Auto Flash contact, monitor contact, GND), safety lock
provided
Camera back
Hinged back with film confirmation window
F65D: data imprint LCD panel/buttons
Self-timer
Electronically controlled; timer duration: 10 sec.
Power source
Remote control
(optional)
Infrared, activated by pressing the shutter release button; immediate
release mode and 2-sec. delay mode; operating distance: approx. 5m
directly in front of the camera; battery: one 3V CR2025 lithium
battery; battery life: approx. 5 years (may differ with usage amount or
other operating conditions); dimensions: approx. 60 x 28 x 7mm (W x
H x D); weight: approx. 10g including battery
Two 3V CR2 lithium batteries; optional Battery Pack MB-17 is also
available (for four AA-type alkaline-manganese, lithium, NiCd or NiMH batteries)
Power switch
Power ON and OFF position
Exposure meter
Auto meter shut-off 5 sec. after power turned on if no operations are
performed; activated by lightly pressing shutter release button after
power is turned on
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Specifications—continued
Battery power
confirmation
Usable number of 36exposure (24exposure) film rolls
per set of two fresh
3V lithium batteries
In LCD panel, with exposure meter on
• N for sufficient power
• M indicates batteries are nearing exhaustion
• Blinking M indicates batteries are just about exhausted
At 20°C
At –10°C
Without flash
Approx. 50 (75)
Approx. 25 (37)
With flash and AF-Assist
Illuminator for half of all
exposures
Approx. 10 (15)
Approx. 7 (10)
Autofocus operation using an AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D lens, covering
the full range from infinity (∞) to the closest distance and back to infinity (∞)
before each shot, with a shutter speed of 1/90 sec. or faster.
Tripod socket
1/4 (ISO1222)
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
F65:
F65D:
Approx. 139.5 x 92.5 x 65.5mm
Approx. 139.5 x 92.5 x 68mm
Weight
(without batteries)
F65:
F65D:
Approx. 395g
Approx. 400g
Optional exclusive
accessories
Battery Pack MB-17, Soft case CF-61, Remote control unit ML-L3
All specifications apply when fresh batteries are used at normal temperature (20°C).
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Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.
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Index
A
E
M
S
AF-Assist Illuminator
...............31, 35, 48-49, 73, 82, 92-93
Exposure Compensation .....61, 73 , 102
Manual exposure mode
...........................10, 29, 58-60, 73, 86
Self-timer .......................................40-41
Manual focus.................................27, 45
Shutter-Priority Auto exposure mode
...........................10, 29, 54-55, 73, 86
Manual focus with electronic
rangefinder ......................................45
Single Area Mode..........................47, 73
F
Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash
......................................35, 76, 86, 91
Single Servo AF...................................44
Film advance mode.............................73
Matrix Metering .............................28, 42
Slow Sync flash ..............78, 86, 92, 105
Auto-Multi Program
...........................10, 29, 52-53, 73, 86
Flash Cancel..................................34, 79
Maximum aperture ........................56, 58
Standard TTL flash........................76, 86
Auto-Servo AF.....................................44
Flash shooting distance range....84, 103
Metering system .........28, 42, 58, 73, 89
Sync shutter speed .............................83
Flash sync mode ...............78-79, 81, 86
Minimum aperture..............18, 52-58, 88
C
Flexible Program ...................53, 73, 103
Multiple Exposure ....................64-65, 73
Centre-Weighted Metering........9, 42, 58
Focus brackets (area) ......8, 9, 30, 46-47
Continuous shooting .....................38, 73
Focus Lock....................................27, 50
R
Continuous Servo AF ..........................44
Focus mode.................26, 44-45, 73, 89
Ready-light....................9, 34, 77, 80, 82
V
CPU Nikkor lens ......................18, 88-89
Focus Tracking ............................44, 104
Rear-Curtain Sync.....78, 86, 91, 92, 105
Vari-Program..........11, 29, 36-38, 73, 86
Front-Curtain Sync..........35, 78, 86, 104
Red-Eye Reduction
..........................41, 70, 79, 86, 91, 92
Vignetting ..............................49, 85, 105
Depth of field.................................56, 74
G
Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync
.............................................79, 86, 92
Dioptre adjustment..............................67
G-type Nikkor lens ........................18, 88
Distance information .....................28, 42
Guide number .................35, 76, 84, 104
Exposure mode
....10-11, 28-29, 51-60, 73, 83, 86, 89
Auto Exposure Bracketing.......62-63, 73
Autofocus ......................................26, 44
AUTO mode ..........11, 29, 51, 52, 73, 86
D
D-type Nikkor lens ........................18, 88
DX-coded film .....................................21
L
Dynamic AF Mode.........................46, 73
Long Time exposure (Time)...........60, 71
Single-frame shooting .........................73
T
3D 6-Segment Matrix Metering ....28, 42
Remote control operation ..............69-72
MISCELLANEOUS
Aperture-Priority Auto exposure mode
...........................10, 29, 56-57, 73, 86
Exposure meter .............................17, 24
Dynamic AF Mode with Closest
Subject Priority....................26, 46, 73
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