Nikon Lite Touch / AF600

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by perkeleellinen, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. perkeleellinen

    perkeleellinen Member

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    Hello All,

    I found a Nikon AF600 in a charity shop for £6 (the battery cost me more) and it seems like a nice shooter, especially the 28mm lens. I read that the DX coding only registers up to 1000ASA.

    My question is, if I load a roll of Neopan 1600 or even Delta 3200 will the camera read it as 1000ASA or assume no DX code and set 100ASA?

    Thanks!
     
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    The AF600 is kind of strange. According to the manual, 3200 ISO will set to 1000, but 1600 will set to 400.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. That would work well for Delta 3200 then but not so well for Neopan 1600.
     
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    I just bought another of these cameras and this one came with the manual. Now I know that it doesn't read 800 speed film either, great, I'm halfway through a roll of 800 in the other one I've got. To make matters worse, it's rated it at 1000ASA rather than 400ASA. Grrr.

    However, it seems a simple job to get it to read Neo1600 as 1000ASA, just one black panel to scratch off.