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For Nikon Users

Sun Jan 26, 2003 4:13 am

Hi to all!!!

I own an N60/ F60, at Nikon website there is a little brochure where you can get the camera specifications; it is said that in the LCD panel you can see shutter speed, aperture, ... and FILM SPEED; by no means i can see film speed in the LCD panel, how can you see it? how do you know the camera once you load the film detects correctly the film speed?

Thank You all!
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RE: For Nikon Users

Sun Jan 26, 2003 11:49 am

I can't help you directly on the F60, but I can tell you that on the F90x there is a button labelled ISO on the left side top. When you press this button, the right side display now shows ISO/ASA where it would normally show exposure information. You just turn the dial to set and adjust the ASA. This is ONLY possible while the ISO button is pressed.

As to DXing the film, there are pins in the spool side of the camera which "read" the film cassette and adjust the ASA automatically, UNLESS you manually overide the ASA setting as noted above. If you just press the ISO button, the display shows the ASA the camera has automatically detected.

Hope this helps. If all else fails, read the instruction book.

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RE: For Nikon Users

Sun Jan 26, 2003 6:25 pm

The F60/N60 uses DX coding only, and will not allow manual filmspeed setting (that's only possible from the F80/N80 up).

Settings are correct as long as there is correct DX coding information on the film canister, you'll just have to trust the film manufacturer on that.
I've never had an incorrect setting, and with 99% of current cameras relying on DX coding it's unlikely you'll run into it unless you go wind your own film or go out in the bush in 3rd world countries where film may be unreliable (I've heard stories of people buying film out in the jungle that turned out to be exposed film rolled into fresh cartridges).
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