F-601 Film Speed emergency!
I use an N6006 for my photography class at school. Our current assignment is a roll of infrared film, for which the film speed must be set to 400. Normally I just let the DX reader take care of it, but all it keeps saying is "ERR" so I'm assuming that's not working. Does anyone know how to manually override the DX reader to fix the ISO? I can't find it in the manual or anywhere on the internet. Any advice would be appreciated.
#1. "RE: F-601 Film Speed emergency!" | In response to Reply # 0Kilted_F3_nut Nikonian since 29th Jun 2004Sun 07-Sep-08 06:58 PM
First, you may want to post this in the AF SLR forum. The F4/F5/F6 forum is for the pro F-series AF bodies, not the consumer-grade N-series and F-xxx bodies.
Anyway, there should be a button that says "ISO" on it, most likely on the left side of the camera as you look down at the top cover. Probably is next to the strap lug. Depress that, and spin the command dial to ISO 400, while holding down the button.
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#3. "RE: F-601 Film Speed emergency!" | In response to Reply # 2amateurphotog Registered since 22nd Aug 2007Fri 12-Sep-08 05:58 PM
September 12, 2008
Look for a button, knob, or lever on your camera that says ISO, (or if this is really an older body) look for the letters ASA. Depending on which direction you turn that knob, or what ever you use to set film speed, you may see the letters DX in the LCD of your camera. I would recommend leaving the DX function on at all times, so that way when you change rolls and switch from say 400 speed Kodak to 800 speed Fuji, you don't have to worry about resetting the film speed each time, when you load the new roll it is done automatically when the DX function is activated. Before you load your next roll of film, gently wipe off the black and silver checkerboard DX pattern on the film cartridge, and take a soft clean cloth, and or brush, and gently clean off the DX contacts that are in the film chamber compartment on your camera before loading the film. That may solve your problem.
If you are shooting black and white infrared, from Kodak, remember to load and unload that film in complete darkness. I hope that my comments have helped you.