More on Photography. Nikon 1 J1

More on Photography. Nikon 1 J1

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More on Photography

Self-Timer and Remote Control Modes

The self-timer and optional ML-L3 remote control (

0 158) can be

used to reduce camera shake or for self-portraits. The following options are available:

Off

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10 s

5 s

2 s

Self-timer and remote control off. The shutter is released when the camera shutter-release button is pressed.

The shutter is released 2, 5, or 10 seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.

Choose

2 s

to reduce camera shake,

5 s

or

10 s

for self-portraits.

Delayed remote

The shutter is released 2 s after the shutter-release button on the optional ML-L3 remote control is pressed.

Quick-response remote

The shutter is released when the shutter-release button on the optional ML-L3 remote control is pressed.

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Before Using the Remote Control

Before using the remote control for the first time, remove the clear plastic battery-insulator sheet.

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Mount the camera on a tripod.

Mount the camera on a tripod or place the camera on a stable, level surface.

2 Display self-timer options.

Press 4 ( E ) to display self-timer options.

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3 Select the desired option.

Use the multi selector to highlight the desired option and press J .

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4 Frame the photograph and shoot.

Self-timer mode

: Press the shutterrelease button halfway to focus, and then press the button the rest of the way down. The self-timer lamp will start to blink and a beep will begin to sound. Two seconds before the photo is taken, the lamp will stop blinking and the beeping will become more rapid.

Remote control mode

: Aim the ML-L3 at the infrared receiver on the camera

(

0 2) and press the ML-L3 shutter-

release button (stand at a distance of

5 m/16 ft or less). In delayed remote mode, the self-timer lamp will light for about two seconds before the shutter is released. In quickresponse remote mode, the self-timer lamp will flash after the shutter has been released.

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Note that the timer may not start or a photograph may not be taken if the camera is unable to focus or in other situations in which the shutter can not be released. Turning the camera off cancels self-timer and remote control modes. Remote control modes are cancelled automatically if no operations are performed for about five minutes after the mode is selected in Step 3.

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Movie Mode

In self-timer mode, start and stop the timer by pressing the movierecord button instead of the shutter-release button. In remote control mode, the ML-L3 shutter-release button functions as the movie-record button.

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Using the Built-in Flash

Slide the flash pop-up control to raise the flash before shooting. Shooting will be interrupted if the flash is raised while the self-timer or delayed-remote timer is counting down.

In remote control mode, the flash starts charging while the camera is waiting for the signal from the remote. The camera will only respond to the shutter-release button on the remote control when the flash is

charged. If red-eye reduction ( 0 58) is used in quick-response remote

mode, the shutter will be released about one second after the red-eye reduction lamp lights. In delayed remote mode, there will be about a two second delay after the shutter-release button on the remote control is pressed; the red-eye reduction lamp will then light for about one second before the shutter is released.

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Tripod Mounting Spacer

Use an optional TA-N100 tripod mounting spacer to prevent larger lenses coming into contact with the tripod head when the camera is

mounted on a tripod ( 0 159).

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See Also

For information on choosing how long the camera will wait for a signal

from the remote, see page 152. See page 151 for information on con-

trolling the beeps that sound when the self-timer or remote control is used.

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Exposure Compensation

Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker.

Choose from values between –3 EV (underexposure) and +3 EV

(overexposure) in increments of

1

/

3

EV. In general, positive values make the image brighter while negative values make it darker.

Exposure compensation is not available in h

Scene auto selector

and

M Manual

exposure modes.

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–1 EV No exposure compensation

1 Display exposure compensation options.

Press 2 ( E ) to display exposure compensation options.

+1 EV

2

Select a value.

Use the multi selector to highlight the desired value and press

J

.

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Normal exposure can be restored by setting exposure compensation to ±0. Exposure compensation is not reset when the camera is turned off.

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Exposure Compensation

Exposure compensation is most effective when used with centerweighted or spot metering (

0 117).

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The Built-in Flash

When used with the built-in flash, exposure compensation affects both background exposure and flash level.

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The Built-in Flash

To use the flash, raise it by sliding the flash pop-up control and then choose a flash mode as described on the following page. Charging begins when the flash is raised; once charging is complete, a flashready indicator (

I

) will be displayed when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

Flash pop-up control

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N

N

Y

N Y p

Red-eye reduction + slow sync

Np

Nr

Nq

Fill flash

Red-eye reduction

Fill flash + slow sync

Rear curtain + slow sync

Rear-curtain sync

The flash fires with every photograph taken. Use when the subject is poorly lit or with back-lit subjects to “fill in” (illuminate) shadows.

The red-eye reduction lamp lights before the flash fires, reducing “red-eye” caused by light reflecting from your subject's retinas.

Combines red-eye reduction with slow shutter speeds to capture background details at night or under low light. Use for portraits taken against a backdrop of night scenery.

Combines fill flash with slow shutter speeds to capture details of poorly-lit backgrounds.

Combines rear-curtain sync (see below) with slow shutter speeds to capture poorly-lit background details.

While in other modes the flash fires as the shutter opens, in rear-curtain sync the flash fires just before the shutter closes, creating streams of light that appear to follow moving light sources.

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Choosing a Flash Mode

1 Display the flash mode options.

Press the multi selector down to display a list of flash modes. The modes available depend on the exposure mode (

0

103).

h

N

Fill flash

N Y

Red-eye reduction

S, M

N

Fill flash

N Y

Red-eye reduction

Nq

Rear-curtain sync

N

P, A

N

Fill flash

N Y

Red-eye reduction

Y p

Red-eye reduction + slow sync

Np

Slow sync

Nr

Rear curtain + slow sync

2 Select a flash mode.

Use the multi selector to highlight a flash mode (

0

58) and press

J

to select.

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Lowering the Built-in Flash

To save power when the flash is not in use, press it gently downward until the latch clicks into place.

Do not use force.

Failure to observe this precaution could result in product malfunction.

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Using the Built-in Flash

The built-in flash can be used in still image mode only. If the flash is fired multiple times in quick succession, the flash and shutter may be temporarily disabled to protect the flash. Shooting can be resumed after a brief pause.

Objects close to the camera may be overexposed in photographs taken with the flash at high ISO sensitivities.

To avoid vignetting, remove lens hoods and shoot at ranges of at least

0.6 m (2 ft). Some lenses may cause vignetting at greater distances or obstruct the red-eye reduction lamp, interfering with red-eye reduction; for more information, visit a Nikon website. The following illustrations show the effect of vignetting caused by shadows cast by the lens when the built-in flash is used.

Shadow Shadow

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See Also

For information on adjusting the flash level, see “Flash Compensation”

( 0 146).

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Shutter Speed

Shutter speed is restricted to the following ranges when a flash is used:

Exposure mode

h

Scene auto selector (

f

)

S Shutter-priority auto

Shutter speed

1

/

60

–1 s

1

/

60

–30 s

M Manual

Other

1

/

60

–30 s, Bulb

1

/

60

s

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Aperture, Sensitivity, and Flash Range

Flash range varies with sensitivity (ISO equivalency) and aperture. With the standard zoom lens at maximum aperture and ISO sensitivity set to

ISO 100 to 3200, the range is approximately 0.6 m–5.0 m (2 ft–16 ft) when the lens is zoomed all the way out, 0.6 m–3.0 m (2 ft–9.8 ft) at maximum zoom.

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