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Useful manual, good scan, worth the pay if you find the unit difficult to operate.
Exactly as described, the full user-manual (145 pages). Perfect.
To obtain correct focus.
Manual exposure adjustment is recommended in the following situations: â¢ When shooting using reverse lighting or when the background is too bright. â¢ When shooting on a reflective natural background such as at the beach or when skiing. â¢ When the background is overly dark or the subject light. â while pressing down the Lock Button t located on the switch. Open the LCD monitor fully or pull out the viewfinder fully.
1 If you are using the viewfinder, you should already
have made the necessary viewfinder adjustments ( pg. 8). â while pressing down the Lock Button t located on the switch, then press FOCUS & ( pgs. 40 and 41). The manual focus indicator appears.
2 Set the Power Switch y to â
3 To focus on a farther subject, rotate the MENU/
1 Set the Power Switch y to â
VOLUME wheel $ towards â+â. â â q appears and blinks. To focus on a nearer subject, rotate the MENU/ VOLUME wheel $ towards âââ. â â q appears and blinks.
2 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel $ in. The Menu
3 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel $ to select
â (EXPOSURE)â, then press it.
4 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel $ in. Focus
adjustment is complete. To reset to Auto Focus, press FOCUS & twice or set the Power Switch y to â â. If FOCUS & is pressed once, the camcorder will enter the focus adjustment mode again.
4 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel $ to select
âMANUALâ, then press it. The Menu Screen disappears. The exposure control indicator appears.
5 Rotate the MENU/VOLUME wheel $ towards â+â to
brighten the image, or towards âââ to darken the image. (maximum Â±6)
â Be sure to focus the lens in the maximum telephoto position when you use the Manual Focus mode. If you focus in on a subject in the wide-angle position, sharply focused images cannot be obtained when zoomed up because the depth-of-field is reduced at longer focal lengths. â When the focus level cannot be adjusted any further or closer, â â or â â will blink.
6 Press the MENU/VOLUME wheel $ in. Exposure
adjustment is complete. To Return To Automatic Exposure Control . . . ..... select âAUTOâ in step 4. Or, set the Power Switch y to â â. To Brighten The Subject Quickly . . . ..... press BACKLIGHT 0. 4 is displayed and the subject is brightened. If pressed again, 4 disappears and the brightness returns to the previous level. â¢ +3 exposure has the same effect as the BACKLIGHT Button 0. â¢ Using BACKLIGHT 0 may cause the light around the subject to become too bright and the subject to become white. â¢ Backlight compensations is also available when the Power Switch y is set to â â.
Focus detection zone
While focusing on a further subject While focusing on a nearer subject
You cannot use the manual exposure control at the same time with backlight, spotlight ( pg. 16) compensation and âSNOWâ ( pg. 16).
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