User manual NIKON N55
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Detailed instructions for use are in the User's Guide.
[. . . ] Nikon N 55
• Thank you for purchasing the Nikon N55-a camera that is sure to make photography a bigger part of your life. Get to know your N55 camera, and be sure to read this manual thoroughly before using it. We recommend that you keep this manual handy.
Body cap (P. 19)
Accessory shoe cover • Remove this cover when attaching an optional Speedlight to the accessory shoe.
Eyepiece cap DK-5 (P. [. . . ] 1
Set the exposure mode dial to M .
• Metering system automatically switches to Center Partial from Matrix in Manual exposure mode . • When a non-CPU Nikkor lens is attached, F- appears in the LCD panel and viewfinder. See page 90 for details.
Center Partial Metering
Center Partial Metering places special emphasis on brightness around three focus areas in the center of the viewfinder and is thus useful for basing exposure on the center area of the scene.
NOTE: CPU Nikkor lenses other than G -type
Always set the aperture ring of a CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type) to its minimum E (largest f-number). When the lens is not set to its minimum aperture setting, F E blinks in the LCD panel and viewfinder, and the shutter locks.
Set the shutter speed and aperture while checking the electronic analog exposure display in the viewfinder.
• Set the shutter speed (- - [Time] and 30-1/2000 sec. ) by rotating the Command Dial and aperture (minimum to maximum) by rotating the Command Dial while pressing the @ aperture button . • The electronic analog display in the viewfinder indicates the difference between the selected exposure (shutter speed and aperture) and the correct exposure. The electronic analog exposure display blinks when the subject brightness is beyond the camera's exposure range. (Electronic analog exposure display is not available with Long Time exposure. ) The following examples show electronic analog exposure display indications:
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Over 1 EV +1/2 EV Correct exposure -1/2 EV Under-1 EV
Compose picture, focus and shoot .
• If the subject is too dark or backlit, the flash recommended indication ~ blinks in the viewfinder when you lightly press the shutter release button. Use the Speedlight (page 80/91).
Long Time Exposure
• Long Time (Time) exposure of more than 30 sec.
When the exposure mode dial is set to M (Manual), set the shutter speed indication to - - (next after 30 sec. ) to set Long Time (Time) exposure. Depress the shutter release button once to open the shutter, then press the shutter release button again to close the shutter. This function is useful for shooting nighttime scenes or stars.
In Long Time exposure, camera shake can be reduced by using the Self-Timer (page 42) and tripod .
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Set the exposure mode dial to M and rotate the Command Dial to set the shutter speed indication to
Rotate the Command Dial while pressing the @ aperture button to set the aperture.
Compose picture, focus and shoot.
• Depressing the shutter release button once opens the shutter and the self-timer lamp flickers slightly during Long Time (Time) exposure. • - - and other indications such as aperture are displayed in the LCD panel, but all the indications turn off in the viewfinder. Note that continuous exposure time is reduced when shooting in low temperatures. • Auto Exposure Bracketing (page 66) cannot be performed during Long Time (Time) exposure.
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This section features descriptions of operations using this camera's advanced functions.
• Exposure Compensation • Auto Exposure Bracketing • Multiple Exposure
To modify exposure control (i. e. This can be useful when intentionally achieving under· or overexposure to obtain a specific photographic effect. • Exposure Compensation can be set in P, S, A and Vari-Program.
Compensate to the + side to brighten, and the - side to darken overall picture to obtain specific photographic effect.
Set Exposure Compensation by rotating the Command Dial while pressing the ® button until the desired compensation value appears (-2 EV to +2 EV in 1/2 steps).
• When the Exposure Compensation is set, ~ appears in the LCD panel and viewfinder. • The compensation value can be checked by pressing the @ button. The electronic analog exposure display also appears as illustrated in the viewfinder when the @ button is pressed.
Electronic analog exposure display
+0. 5 EV compensation
-D. 5 EV compensation
Over +1. 0 EV compensation
Under -1. 0 EV compensation
NOTE: Setting Exposure Compensation
Normally, you should compensate exposure to the + side when the background is brighter than your main subject, or to the - side when the background is darker.
Compose picture, confirm focus indicator. and shoot.
• To cancel Exposure Compensation, rotate the Command Dial while pressing the ~ button to reset the compensation value to a. a. In VariProgram, changing the exposure mode also cancels the Exposure Compensation. (Turning the power switch off does not cancel the Exposure Compensation. )
• The Exposure Compensation cannot be set in 8 or M exposure mode. [. . . ] Front-Curtain Sync The flash fires an instant after the front curtain of a focal plane shutter has completed its travel across the film plane. This is the way the N55 operates with the flash sync mode at Normal Sync. Guide number The guide number indicates the power of a flash in relation to ISO film speed. The guide number of the built-in Speed light of the N55 is 12 (ISO 100, m). [. . . ]
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