Τετάρτη, 31 Μαρτίου 2010

PENTAX MX


Pentax MX
Maker: Pentax
Dates: 1976-1984
Variants: chrome, black, MX Data
Camera Type: 35mm SLR
Focusing: manual

Lens mount: Pentax K
Shutter: focal plane, horizontal, cloth
from 1s to 1/1000
Exposure meter: TTL, open aperture,
center weighted
Exposure modes: manual
ASA/ISO range: 25 to 1600 ISO
Finder screen: interchangeable, 8 types
Shoe: fixed hot shoe
X sync speed: 1/60
TTL Flash: no
Motor drive: external Winder MX (2i/s) or Motor MX (5i/s)
Battery: 2 x 1.5V
Weight: 495g w/o lens
Number produced: unknown

NIKON EM



Type of camera: 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR), aperture-priority automatic
Picture format: 35mm (24mm x 36mm frame size)
Lens mount: Nikon bayonet type
Lenses usable: Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8 as standard; other Series E lenses; most Nikkor lenses including AI-types. Non-AI lenses cannot be used.
Shutter: Electronically controlled, vertical-travel, metal focal-plane shutter; stepless speeds from 1 sec. to 1/1000 sec. when shutter operation mode selector is set to AUTO; 1/90 sec. mechanical shutter speed when set to M90; B setting also provided for long exposures.
Film winding lever provided; completed stroke of 144 degrees simultaneously advances film, cocks shutter, and operates frame counter ; choice of one continuous stroke or series of shorter strokes
Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level PentaPrism full-aperture viewing type with built-in TTL exposure meter; shutter speed scale and exposure needle visible inside; ready-light lights up when Speedlight SB-E, SB-15, or SB-16B is in use; center of scales's bracket indicates 1/90 sec.; finder coverage approx. 92 % of picture field; 0.86X magnification with 50mm lens set at infinity.
Focusing screen: Fixed-type Nikon "K" screen; comprises matte fresnel field with central split-image rangefinder spot surrounded by microprism ring and 12mm-dia. reference circle which denotes area of center-weighted metering
Reflex mirror: Instant-return, non-lockable type
Self-timer: Lever provided can be set for approx. 10-sec. exposure delay; setting cancellable before shutter release button is pressed.
Exposure measurement: TTL center-weighted exposure metering at full aperture; meter incorporates one silicon photodiode (SPD).
Metering range: EV 2 to EV 18 (i.e., f/2 at 1 sec. to f/16 at 1/1000 sec. at ASA/ISO 100 and with 50mm f/1.8 lens)
Exposure signal: "Beep-beep" warning sound activated when shutter release button is pressed to finger guard position if matching shutter speed for lens aperture set is below approx. 1/30 sec. or above 1/1000 sec.
Exposure compensation: + 2 EV when exposure compensation button is kept depressed as shutter release button is pressed
Meter power source: One 3V lithium battery or two 1.55V silver-oxide batteries
Meter ON/OFF switch: Meter switched on when shutter release button is pressed; stays switched on for several seconds after finger is lifted off button.
Battery power checker: LED lamp lights up to indicate sufficient power availability when power check button is pressed
Film speed range: ASA/ISO 25-1600
Frame counter: Shows number of frames exposed, automatically resets to "S" when camera back is opened; automatic operation starts from frame 1
Film rewind: Manual; film rewind crank rotated after film rewind button is depressed
Flash synchronization: Built-in ISO-type hot-shoe, automatic flash sync at 1/90 sec. with SB-E, SB-15, or SB-16B or any dedicated Nikon flash units; activates camera's ready-light when flash is ready; with SB-E, ready-light "blinks" to signal incorrect ASA/ISO aperture combination; M90 shutter mode-selector setting used with other electronic flash units, providing flash sync at 1/90 sec
Motor drive coupling: Electrical contact and coupler built-in for operation with Motor Drive MD-E
Camera back: Swings open when film rewind knob is pulled up; memo holder provided
Body finish: Black
Dimensions: 135mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 54mm(D)





































































CANON EX EE

Type 35mm focal-plane shutter SLR camera
Picture Size 24 x 36 mm
Normal Lens Canon EX 50mm f/1.8 (3 elements in 2 groups in body's rear lens)
Lens Mount Dedicated screw mount (EX mount for interchangeable front lens element)
Shutter Two-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains. X, B, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 sec. Built-in self-timer.
Flash Sync FP- and X-sync automatic-switching sync contacts with German socket.
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism. Microprism rangefinder at center of fresnel matte screen. Condenser lens for an aerial-image finder. 0.9x magnification (EX 50mm), 92% vertical coverage, 94% horizontal coverage. Exposure meter needle, aperture scale, and low-light warning symbol provided.
Exposure
Control
CdS cell for TTL stopped-down shutter speed-priority AE and centerweighted averaging metering at center. Manual correction of maximum aperture setting. Metering range at ISO 100 with EX 50mm f/1.8 lens: EV 4.75 - 17. Film speed range from ISO 25 to 800.
Film Loading &
Advance
Auto loading after camera back is closed. Advances with camera-top lever's 174 stroke (partial strokes enabled). Ready position at 21.
Frame Counter Counts up. Resets automatically when camera back is opened.
Film Rewind Camera-top crank
Power Source One 1.3 V HD mercury cell
Dimensions &
Weight
143 x 92 x 84 mm, 900 g (with EX 50mm f/1.8)

Δευτέρα, 22 Μαρτίου 2010

PENTAX MX


Pentax MX
Maker: Pentax
Dates: 1976-1984
Variants: chrome, black, MX Data
Camera Type: 35mm SLR
Focusing: manual

Lens mount: Pentax K
Shutter: focal plane, horizontal, cloth
from 1s to 1/1000
Exposure meter: TTL, open aperture,
center weighted
Exposure modes: manual
ASA/ISO range: 25 to 1600 ISO
Finder screen: interchangeable, 8 types
Shoe: fixed hot shoe
X sync speed: 1/60
TTL Flash: no
Motor drive: external Winder MX (2i/s) or Motor MX (5i/s)
Battery: 2 x 1.5V
Weight: 495g w/o lens
Number produced: unknown

TARON UNIQUE

Taron Unique
c1961. Made in Japan. Taromar f1:2.8 45mm lens. Citizen 1-300 B shutter with self timer.

Δευτέρα, 15 Μαρτίου 2010

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NIKON F 501

Type of Camera Integral-motor autofocus 35mm single lens reflex.
Picture Format 24 x 36mm [standard 35mm (135) film format]
Lens Mount Nikon F mount
Lens More than 70 Nikkor and Series E lenses available.
Focus Modes Dual autofocus modes (Single servo and Continuous servo) focus assist and manual focusing.
Autofocus Detection System TTL phase detection system using 96 CCD's.
Autofocus Detection Range Approx. EV 4 to EV 17 using lenses f:2.8 or faster; EV 5 to EV 18 using lenses f:4.5 or faster but slower than f:2.8.
Autofocus Lock Single Servo AF - Possible once focus LED is lit and shutter release remains slightly depressed; Continuous Servo AF - focus detection continues as long as shutter release remains partially depressed.
Focus Assist Available in manual focus mode with an AF Nikkor, Nikkor or Series E lens with a maximum aperture of f:4.5 or faster
Exposure Metering Light intensity feedback measurement (for P DUAL, P HI and A), TTL full aperture centerweighted measurement (for manual exposure) employs one silicone photo diode (SPD).
Exposure Meter Switch Activated by setting film advance mode selector at S or C and lightly pressing shutter release button, remains on for approx. 8 sec. after releasing shutter release button.
Metering Range (at ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens) EV 1 to EV19
Exposure Modes Three Program (dual, normal and high speed) auto exposure modes, Auto, Aperture-Priority Auto and Manual
Programmed Auto Exposure Control Choose from 3 modes. Camera sets both shutter speed and lens aperture automatically.
Aperture-Priority Auto Exposure Control Shutter speed automatically selected to match manually set aperture
Manual Exposure Control Both aperture and shutter speed are set manually
Shutter Electromagnetically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter Release Electromagnetic.
Shutter Speeds Stepless from 1/2000 to 1 sec. in P DUAL, P, P HI and A auto exposure modes. Lithium niobate oscillator-controlled speeds from 1/2000 to 1 sec on manual; electromagnetically controlled Bulb setting is provided
Viewfinder Fixed eyelevel pentaprism high-eyepoint type; 0.85X magnification with 50mm lens set at infinity; approx. 92% frame coverage
Eyepiece cover Model DK-5 prevents stray light from entering eyepiece
Focusing Screen Nikon type B clear matte with central focus brackets, 12 mm circle denotes center weighted metering area; changeable with type E or J focusing screens.
Viewfinder Information Focus indicator LEDs include focus not possible warning, in-focus indication, focus-to-right and focus-to-left arrows; exposure indicator LEDs include shutter speed LEDs, over and under-exposure warning LED's; ready light comes on when Nikon dedicated flash is used.
P DUAL, P and P HI modes LED shows shutter speed selected by camera; top warning light blinks for overexposure, bottom warning LED indicates underexposure, top and bottom LEDs blink to indicate proper exposure.
A mode LED shows shutter speed automatically selected by camera, top or bottom warning LEDs blink to inducate over or under - exposure.
Manual mode Non-blinking LED shows shutter speed set on dial, blinking LED shows shutter speed for correct exposure; 2 blinking LEDs show intermediate shutter speed; no LED in B.
Auto Exposure Lock Operates in P DUAL, P, P HI, and A modes, holding button in locks exposure.
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV compensation (in 1/3 increments) possible with compensation dial; when film speed ring is set at DX with ISO 5000 DX coded film, exposure compensation is possible from - 1 1/3 to +2; with film speed ring set to ISO 1600, -1 to +2 is possible; at ISO 3200 only + compensation is possible; at ISO 25, -2 to +1 is possible; at ISO 12, only - compensation is possible.
Film Speed Range ISO 25 to 5000 for DX-coded film; ISO 12 to 3200 can be manually set for non-DX coded film.
Film Speed Setting At DX position, automatically set to ISO speed of DX-coded film used; manual setting possible
Film Loading Film automatically advances to first frame when shutter release button is depressed once
Film Advance In single-frame mode, film automatically advances one frame when shutter is released; in continuous shooting mode, shots are taken as long as shutter release button is depressed; shooting speed is approx. 1.7 fps to approx. 2.5 fps depending on focus mode in use.
Remote Film Rewind Use optional MC-12A.
Audible Warning Alarm With switch on, beeps; (1) when non-DX coded film is used with film speed dial set at DX;(2) when DX contacts require cleaning; (3) for under and over-exposure and possible picture blur in auto exposure modes; (4) at end of film roll; (5) during self timer operation.
Red indicator Lamp Blinks; (1) when non-DX coded film is used with film speed dial set at DX;(2) when DX contacts require cleaning; (3) for under and over-exposure and possible picture blur in auto exposure modes; (4) when shutter is released.
Frame Counter Additive type; counts back while film is being rewound
Self-timer Electronically controlled 10 sec. delay; blinking LED and beep sound indicates self-timer operation; cancellable
Reflex Mirror Automatic, instant-return type
Camera Back Hinged back with film cartridge confirmation and film advance indicator; changeable with Data Back MF-19.
Accessory Shoe Standard ISO-type hot-shoe contact; ready-light contact, TTL flash contact, monitor contact
Flash Synchronization Up to 1/125 sec. with electronic flash; with Nikon dedicated flash unit; automatically set to 1/125 when camera is set to P DUAL, P, P HI, A or in manual at speeds 1/125 or higher; at slower speeds in manual fires at speed set.
Flash Ready Light Lights up when Nikon dedicated flash is ready
Autofocus Flash Photography Possible only with Nikon SB-20.
Power Source Four 1.5V AAA batteries; with Nikon AA battery holder MB-3, four 1.5V AA batteries can be used.
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 5.8 x 3.8 x 2.1 in.
Weight (without batteries) Approx. 21.3 oz.





MINOLTA X 500

Electronically controlled stepless shutter speeds from 1/1000 to 4 seconds for aperture priority mode, and 1/1000 to 1 second plus “B” for metered manual mode.
Touch-switch meter activation without having to depress the shutter release.

Very bright acute-matte viewfinder screen with details of selected aperture, camera mode (“M” or “A”) and camera recommended/selected shutter speed. In manual mode the user set shutter speed is indicated by a blinking LED. Viewfinder shows 95% of film frame area, at a huge 0.9x magnification. A range of interchangeable screens was available (see here).
Automatic exposure lock button.
Remote shutter release that will accept both electronic and manual shutter releases.
Audible slow speed alert when required shutter speed will be 1/30 second or less (can be disabled).
Silicon photocell TTL centre weighted meter, measured at full aperture for normal display, then at taking aperture for automatic exposure calculation, with a second meter for measuring off the film during TTL flash operation. Automatic exposure range EV1 to EV18.
ISO 12 to 3200 film speed range.
Horizontal traverse silk shutter, enabling maximum sync speed of 1/60 sec.
Plastic body construction, encased in light metal.
Can be used with the Auto Winder G for motor driven sequences of up to 2 frames per second, or with the Motor Drive 1 for exposure sequences at up to an amazing 3.5 frames per second.
Depth of field preview button.
Plastic shutter blind attached to strap for tripod use (won't mess up your metering).
PC connection for studio flash use.
Film “safe-load” indicator.
Audible and visible self timer (LED). Audible alert can be disengaged.