Modern Classic SLRs Series :
Nikon MF-23 & MF-24 250 exposures Bulk Film Back - Part III

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SETTING IMPRINTED DATA To Set Date and Time For both Data Imprint functions, Between Frames and In Frame, date and time can be set and displayed in the LCD. Once date and time are set for either function, you do not need to set them for the other function. (For example, if you set Year/Month/Day for Between-Frames Data Imprint, the Year/Month/Day, Month/Day/Year and Day/Month/Year displays are automatically adjusted for In-Frame Data Imprint.)

For practice, adjust date (Between Frames) and time (in Frame) to read January 26, 1989, 15:30~00.
1. Push FNC button to select Between-Frames Data Imprint function, then confirm function indicator appears.

2. Confirm display shows Year/Month/Day. Year and month indicators appear; if they do not push MOD button to change display.

Set the year: Push SEL button so the numerical indication for it to starts blinking and the edit mode for year is
Set month and day using the SEL button with adjust button to move on to month and day

6. Push SEL button once more to stop numerical indicator blinking.
7. Push FNC button to select In-Frame Data Imprint function, then confirm function indicator appears.

8. Confirm display shows Hour/Minute/Second

Time indicator colon and second indicator appears. If they do not, push MOD button to change display.

9. Set the hour. sh SEL button so the numerical indicator for starts blinking. Using adjust buttons, set the hour to 15.

Similarly, use SEL in conjunction with Adjust button to adjust hour and minutes. Push SEL once to stop.

To set frame count for data imprint Push FNC button to select In-Frame or Between Frames Data Imprint function. Next, push MOD button several times until LCID shows Frame Count display.

Set Sequence Number FNC button to select the In-Frame Data Imprint section. Push MOD button several times until the ) shows Sequence Number (UP). With this display showing, you can imprint any desired number and it automatically increase by one each time you depress the shutter.

Push SEL button once to access the two left-hand numerals, twice to access the middle numerals, and three times to access the right-hand numerals. To change numerals, push adjust buttons until the desired number appears. After adjusting numerals, push the SEL button again to complete setting.

* Sequence number will not increase it film has not been loaded in the camera and advanced to frame 1. ** Sequence number cannot be reset when the MF-24's rear cover is open.

Push the button to select the in-frame or between frame function. Next, push the MOD button until the LCD shows Fixed Number display. With eh display now showing, you can imprint any number form 000000-999999. This number do not increase when you release the shutter.

Push SEL button once to access the two left-hand numerals, twice to access the two middle numerals and three times to access the right-hand numerals. To change the numerals, push adjust buttons until desired number appears. For a blank display, set to - - (located between 99 and 00). To complete setting, push SEL button again. If you change batteries for multi-control section during shooting, the Fixed Number display will be reset to 000001.




Shutter Speed/Aperture Push FNC button to select Between-Frames Data
Imprint function. Push MOD button several times until shutter speed/aperture display appears in the LCD. With this display showing, you can imprint the same shutter speed and aperture set on the camera body.



* When camera's exposure meter is on, the shutter speed and aperture set on the F4/F4s body is always shown in the MF-24's LCD. (With camera's exposure mode at A or M, the aperture shown in the MF-24's LCD may differ from that displayed in the camera's aperture direct-readout window.) Shutter speed and aperture display cannot be adjusted on the MF-24.

* With camera's shutter speed at 'B', the M F-24's LCD shows 'bu Lb'. If lens is not set to the smallest aperture setting, the MF-24's LCD shows 'EE'; if a lens other than AF-Nikkor/Nikkor lens with a built-in CPU is used, the LCD shows

* Shutter speeds slower than one second are indicated by the " mark in the LCD.


IMPRINT LEVEL ADJUSTMENT

1. Push FINC button so display shows Imprint Level adjust indicator.

2. Push SEL button several times until imprint lever auto adjust indicator appears. l With color film, one of the imprint exposure levels -L, M, H1 or H2 will be automatically selected, depending on the film speed set on the camera.

Chart shows correspondence between imprint exposure levels and film speed.
* When film with ISO speed beyond the listed range is Used, data may be incorrectly imprinted. When using B&W film (ISO 100-400), manually set imprint exposure level to L. ** When using special techniques to increase decrease image density, you can manually adjust imprint exposure by using SEL button. For a start imprint, select a lower level film speed setting that the ISO speed on the chart, for a lighter imprint, select a higher level film speed setting. After adjusting imprint exposure level, make test shots. *** For the following films, set imprint exposure level manually as listed below. **** When using special film, make test shots. test shots.

DATA IMPRINTING

1.a Push PRN button and confirm Data Imprint function indicator (PRINT) appears in the LCD. PRINT does not appear if batteries are exhausted-, imprint is impossible.

b. To imprint data in continuous shooting, set the camera's film advance mode selector to CL. At CH mode. imprinted data may be blurred.

c. To imprint data in Interval Timer operation with two or more shots to be taken for one shooting, set the film advance mode selector to CL. At S mode, imprinted data may be blurred.



2. Select desired display using FNC and MOD buttons. Releasing the shutter while PRINT is showing causes data selected in Between-Frames and/or In-Frame Data Imprint function to be imprinted, even when the function indicator does not appear and data is displayed for other functions. If data imprint is not necessary, set to no-imprint display.

3. Depress shutter release button on the MF-24 or camera body to take the picture and imprint data. Data will be imprinted in the lower right-hand corner of the picture or between frames, as selected.


Note: Imprinted data may be difficult to read against the following backgrounds: a. White or bright colors b. Reddish colors C. Finely detailed subjects, such as grass or leaves When shooting multiple exposures, imprint data only on the first exposure. (After the first exposure, push PRN button to cancel imprinting on the remaining exposures)


INTERVAL TIMER FUNCTION

The Interval Timer function lets you take a specified number of shots at specified intervals for a selected number of shootings. The maximum interval that can be set between shootings is 99 hours 59 minutes and 59 seconds, and up to 99999 exposures can be taken at one shooting. (Because the limit of bulk film rolls is 250 frames, however, the film may have to be changed before you can complete the shooting.) The maximum number of shooting intervals at one setting is 99999. Data imprinting is possible during Interval Timer operation. * When changing film, be sure to make six blank exposures before you set (or reset) the Interval Timer.



To imprint data during Interval Timer operation: Select the desired display using FNC and MOD buttons, then push PRN button so the Data Imprint set indicator appears. Releasing the shutter while PRINT is showing causes data selected in Between-Frames and/or In-Frame Data Imprint function to be imprinted, even when the function indicator does not appear and data is displayed for Interval Timer function. To take two or more shots for one shooting, set the film advance mode selector to CL. At S mode, imprinted data may be blurred.



1. Push FNC button so Interval Timer Indicator appears In the LCD. START (Start Time) and INT (interval Time) also appear.



2. Set start time. Using SEL and adjust buttons, set display to desired time using the same method described for Setting date and time. To start the first shooting immediately after setting Interval Timer, adjust the left indication (Day) to - - (located between 31 and 1).



3. Set interval time. With " - -" or the numerical indicator for 'minute' of Start Time blinking, push SEL button to set the Interval Time. To complete setting time, push SEL button while numerical indicator for 'second' is blinking.



4. Set number of shots per shooting and number of shootings. Push MOD button. The left numerical indicator indicates frames per shooting- the right numerical indicator shows the number of shootings. Push the SEL button so the left indication starts blinking, then push adjust buttons until desired number appears.



Next, push SEL button so the right numerals start blinking, then push adjust buttons until the desired number appears. To complete number setting, push the SEL button once more.

5. Push SIR button to complete Interval Timer setting. interval Timer set indicator appears. If S/R button is pushed when the Interval Time is set at 00: 00: 00, the set indicator and 00 i 00: 00 with bla~nk twice, set indicator will disappear and the alarm will sound (if set).



* To confirm imprinted data, push the MOD button to change the display. To change or cancel imprinted data, push the FINIC button to select the Data Imprint function. * The start time, interval time, number of shots per shootings and number of shootings cannot be imprinted, even when displayed in the LCD.

6. Push S/S button to start Interval Timer operation. Interval Timer set indicator blinks to show Interval Timer function is active.

 
The first shooting will be taken at set time and date, or immediately if you set date to - -. With each shooting, the number of shootings indicated decreases by one. When all shootings set have been taken, Interval Timer operation stops.

The Interval Timer set indicator stops blinking, indicator for number of shooting shows 00000 and numerical indicator for start time resets to - -.

7. Push S/R button to cancel Interval Timer set. interval Timer set indicator disappears.
To stop Interval Timer operation Push S/S button. Interval Timer set indicator stops blinking and start time resets to - -. If shutter has not been released by that time, Start Time will not reset. To restart, push S/S button again.


To cancel Interval Timer set during Interval Timer operation, push S/S button, then push SIR button.

With frames per shooting set at COQ00, interval Timer operation cannot begin. With camera's shutter speed at '13' or 'You cannot set Interval Timer function. Setting the camera to 'B' or 'T' automatically cancels Interval Timer settings.
 


Be sure to set the total number of shootings so it does not exceed the number of frames remaining on the film in the MF-24. If film reaches end of roll during shooting, push S/S button to stop the Interval timer. While pushing the camera's R1 lock button, pull out the R1 film rewind lever, then push the MF-24's film take-up button to wind the entire roll of film onto the take-up cassette. After loading a new film and making blank exposures, push SIR button to resume operation.
During Interval Timer operation, the camera's meter turns on only when activated by the MF-24, and turns off 16 seconds after each shooting to save battery power.
To ensure correct measurement by camera's exposure meter, use the eyepiece shutter to prevent stray light from entering the viewfinder.
During intervals you can take additional pictures in ,~ie ordinary way simply by depressing the shutter ., release button.
When using a Nikon Speedlight with a standby ,witch, Speedlight charging begins 30 seconds between)(e the shooting time set in Interval Timer operation. 11 the interval time is shorter than 30 seconds, the Speedlights standby switch does not function well.
With the camera body set for single servo autofocus 11 Interval Timer operation, shutter will not release if 1()(-using takes more than 8 seconds.
Make sure the total exposure time, which depends )n number of frames, shutter speed, etc., does not ,.)(lend beyond the interval time; if it does, the camera will perform the shooting, then move on to ~1(! next programmed shooting time (skipping one hooting).

Using MF-24 as a timer By setting the start time at any desired and setting the interval time to 24: 00: 00, you can shoot at the same time every day.

EXPOSURE DELAY FUNCTION

This function lets you set the amount of time before the next exposure and number of shots. To imprint data during Exposure Delay operation: Select desired display using FNC and MOD buttons, then push PRN button so Data Imprint set indicator appears. Releasing the shutter while PRINT is showing causes data selected in Between-Frames and/or In Frame Data Imprint function to be imprinted, even when the function indicator does not appear and data is displayed for Exposure Delay function.



1. Push FNC button. Exposure Delay function indicator appears with 'DELAY'. * Confirm film is loaded before setting Exposure Delay.
2. Set number of frames. Push SEL button so numerical indication for frames begins to blink, then push adjust buttons -until desired number appears.

3. Set delay time. Using SEL and adjust buttons, set display to desired time using the same method described for setting date and time

4. Push S/R button to complete Exposure Delay setting. Exposure Delay set indicator appears. To confirm imprinted data, push MOD button to change display, To change or cancel imprinted data, push FNC button to select Data Imprint function. Remaining time and number of frames cannot be imprinted, even when displayed in the LCD.

5. Push S/S button to start Exposure Delay operation. Exposure Delay set indicator blinks and the remaining time is counted down, second by second. When all shots are taken, the Exposure Delay set indicator stops blinking.


To stop counting before exposure: Push S/S button. Counting stops and Exposure Delay set indicator stops blinking. To restart counting, push S/S button again.



When using an AF Nikkor lens with the camera's focus mode selector at single servo autofocus, if focusing takes more than approx. 8 sec., the camera will cancel that shooting. With the camera body set for any automatic exposure mode (PH, P, S or A), use the eyepiece cover to prevent stray light from entering the viewfinder.
With remaining time set to 00: 00: 00, if you push the S/S button, the Exposure Delay set indicator and 00-00:00 blink twice and the alarm sounds (If set).
Be sure to set the number of frames so it does not exceed the number of frames remaining on the film in the MF-24. If film reaches end of roll during shooting, push S/S button to stop operation. While pushing the camera's R1 lock button, pull the R1 film rewind lever, then push the MF-24's film take-up button to wind the entire roll of film onto the take-up cassette. Opening the rear cover to change film automatically cancels Exposure Delay setting. After loading a new film and making blank exposures, push S/R button to resume operation. The number of frames will be set to the previously set number.

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