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HELP!! NIKON EM battery type, etc...

Martin Jiang , Jul 20, 1998; 08:18 p.m.

Hi Folks,

Just got NIKON EM from ebay bidding, and I dont know what kind of battery it use, all I see in the battery compartment is either a 3V or 2 1.5V battery but there's no type whatsoever. can anyone tell me what it use? also where to get those battery? ( I hope it 's not discontinued..)

Some other question regarding some button usage because I dont have a manual,

1)What's function of the tiny blue button just above the lense release button?

2)What's the function of the tiny blue button just by the film advance level?

3)What's the sliver tiny button in the base plate do?

4)Does EM's ASA/ISO setting dial click on each ISO setting, mine seems tight and no click, could it be bad?

If anyone has some spec or manual about this little camera, can you share?

Thanks

Martin

Responses

odd ea , Jul 20, 1998; 08:38 p.m.

Don't know about battery type, EM's not here right now, but:

1) Tiny button above lens release button is a backlight compensation switch. Hold it in while taking the picture and you will get +2 EV from the metered value.

2) This tiny button is the battery check button. Push it in and the LED should glow brightly indicating a good battery.

3) Tiny silver button (this is beginning to sound like an Infocom adventure game!) in base plate disengages the film from the wind-on sprocket. Click it in when you rewind the film or else you'll rip up the film by the sprocket holes! This also provides pseudo-multiexposure capability; push it in, wind the film advance and take another shot to double expose.

4) ISO setting does not click on mine either. This is quite convenient, as you can thus smoothly add/subtract exposure from the metered value by adjusting the film speed dial. (Remember to reset it when you are done, though). This allows very quick and convenient bracketing of exposures!

A great, albeit simple, camera. I've had mine for several months as a second body to an F90X and have enjoyed it a lot.

Eugene Herbstreit , Jul 20, 1998; 09:00 p.m.

The Nikon EM takes 2 MS76 Silver Oxide batteries. MS76 is Duracell's number. For an instruction manual try Nikon at 1-800-NIKONUS. If they can't furnish one go to >www.craigcamera.com<.

khai diep , Aug 21, 1998; 04:39 a.m.

Both 3v and 2-1.5v will work well and last the same with this camera. Where I live in Southern Cali., 1.5v is just $.99 each while 3v is $5. You can also find 1.5v made by Energizer besides Duracel

khai diep , Aug 21, 1998; 04:41 a.m.

ISA setting: you just pull the reel up and turn it

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