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MB-22 External Power Regulator for Nikon F4/F4s

The Nikon MC-22 is consisted of a bottom portion (MB-22B) and a grip portion (MB-21B). Although it looks similar in form and size with an equivalent MB-21 unit, but it is powered by an external power supply.. It allows the Nikon F4/F4s to advance the film automatically at an approx. 5.7 frames (fps) per second (with a minimum shutter speed of 1/125 sec or faster). It can be locked to prevent inadvertent shutter triggering which is provided at the bottom section of the hand grip. The secondary shutter release button (this feature is similar to MB-21) permits convenient vertical shooting when the F4 is held vertically. A remote terminal is also provided. The MB-22 weighs approx. 250g (8.8oz).

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Note the difference between the MB-21 and MB-22 highlighted in Green and Blue rectangles, also the rear section of the various power sources between NiCd and AA-cells is concealed in the MB-22 (Yellow Box). The MB-22 is powered by an external constant-current power supply, consists of a grip, in common with the MB-21, and a main unit. The External Power Cord MC-11 plugs into the external power terminal of the MB-22.

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Specification for External Power Regulator MB-22

Usable camera(s): Nikon F4/F4s
Power source: AC/DC converter MA -4 or other power source (DC 9V-20V; 2A or higher) on the market

External Power Source Terminal: Two terminals (Same type as MD-4's for F 3 ; BUT different from the terminal of MD for F and MD-2/MD -3 for F2). Connecting cord MC-11 is also usable. This terminal replaces the vertical shutter release button.

Remote terminal
: Located at the front side (Remote cord MC-12A, Connecting cord MC- 17, Terminal Shutter Release MR -3 and other older type cords are also usable. )
Vertical Shot: Shutter release button is provided at the bottom of the grip. (Power SW and Prerelease SW also available.

Electric terminals on grip: Five terminals
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b. Power terminal negative.gif
c. Prerelease signal
d. Release signal
e. Battery type distinction

Tripod screw: Located at the same position as that on camera body (10mm to the film advance side and 10.5mm to the front side from the center)
Mounting on body (F 4): Decide the position with two pins (on MB - 22B) and fix MB-22 using tripod tripod screw.
Shooting speed: 5.7 frame per second (when DC 15V is supplied)
Dimensions: Approx. 168.5mm x 138.5mm x 76.5mm (with F4 camera body)
Weight (without batteries): Approx. 255g
External Power Cord MC-11: It is used to connect the MD4 converter into the external power terminal of the MB-22.

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AC/DC Converter Power Supply MA-4: Especially recommended when using the F4s for extended studio use. It supplies constant 15V DC current to MB-22. Requires MC-11 Power Connecting Cord.

We have covered the Basic Nikon F4 body (bottom left) with MB-20, the Nikon F4s (center) with MB-21 Power Pack, the Power Regulator MB-22 and there is also an interesting Nikon Power Pack which takes a few Multi-Power sources such as AA batteries, NiCd, External Power Pack and even powers the Nikon 250 exp. Bulk Film Multi-Control Functions camera Back ...this is the MB-23 or Nikon F4e when used in conjunction with a Basic Nikon F4 camera body.
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Recommended links to understand more technical details related to the Nikkor F-mount and production Serial Number:
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