UNLOADING EXPOSED FILM
- To rewind the film, depress the rewind button on the base of the camera. The button should remain depressed when you remove your finger. (If, however, it returns to its locked position, rewind the film for approximately 2 revolutions while depressing the button. Then actuate the film advance lever one full stroke without depressing the button and depress it again. This should lock button in the depressed position.)
- Lift the rewind crank and turn it clockwise. This will rewind the film into the magazine. When you feel a slight resistance, you have rewound nearly all· the film and it has disengaged from the take-up spool. After one or two more turns you can assume al I the film has been rewound into the magazine.
- Now, pull the back cover release knob out to open the camera back and remove the film magazine.
The film rewind release button will automatically return to its original position as the film advance lever is activated.
Lenses can be changed even when the film has been advanced and the shutter locked. To remove the mounted lens, push the lens release button down and rotate the lens counterclockwise until it stops. It can now be lifted out.
To mount a lens, insert it into the bayonet socket by lining up the red dot on the lens barrel with the red dot on the camera body. Now, turn the lens clockwise until it stops with a “click.”
• Touch nothing inside the bayonet mount while lens is removed.
• If. the lens is left removed, replace it with a body cap to prevent dust from collecting on the mirror and shutter mechanisms.
USING INTERCHANGEABLE ROKKOR LENSES OTHER THAN MC LENSES
When using Rokkor Lenses designed for the Minolta SR-1, SR-3 or SR-7, which do not have a meter coupling pin, you must use the “stop-down measurement system” to set exposure.
With this system the indicator needle moves when the lens diaphragm is opened or closed and the follow-up (circle-tipped) needle is activated by the shutter-speed dial.
Auto Rokkor Lenses
1) Advance the film.
2) Press the diaphragm stop-down button (it will remain depressed).
3) Set the shutter speed.
4) Turn the diaphragm ring until the two needles are aligned. (The diaphragm can be set first.)
5) Press the diaphragm stop-down button again.
6) Focus and shoot.
- The diaphragm stop-down button will not operate if the film advance lever has not been advanced completely.
- When the diaphragm stop-down button is pressed the second time. the diaphragm reopens to maximum aperture.
- When the shutter is released, the diaphragm automaticaly closes down to the preset aperture and reopens.
Manual preset Rokkor Lenses
1 ) Set the shutter speed.
2) Set the maxim aperture of the lens, then close down until the two needles are aligned.
3) Release the shutter.
- It is not necessary to use the diaphragm stop-down button, with manual preset lenses.
- Compose and focus your picture before making your exposure setting.
- If you focus or compose your picture after making your exposure setting, and you do this by opening the lens to maximum aperture, be sure to close it down again to the proper point before you shoot.
The indicator needle moves when the aperture is adjusted.
The follow-up needle moves when the shutter speed is adjusted.