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    Clueless!!! Nikon MF-29 Data-Back for the F100

    Can anyone help! I've just got hold of a mint condition MF-29 Data-Back for My F100, but it didn't come with any Instruction guide! much appreciated if anyone can help, Any scans would be terrific!!

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    The only thing I could find on the Nikon site is that it prints the time or the dd-mm on the film.
    It will need a battery and be connected to the camera: special contact or flash socket.
    What type of battery should have been mentioned somewhere on the back.

    Hopefully this helps,
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    Cheers Peter,

    But what I really what I would like know is "does it print on the frame it's self or between frames!" does it do anything else other than print! how to set the T/D/Y?

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    You will have to look at the film-side of the back wheither it prints on the neg or slide or inbetween the neg's/slides.
    My Olympus data-back it printed on the neg/slide, and that's all it did, it had an on/off switch, lucky me.

    If you have D, send me a picture of both sides of the back. so I can have a look at it.

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    That back and sorry to say it, was a waste of money from you.
    Look at this, contrary to the MF-28 of the F5 (this one does print the data between frames), the MF-29, prints it at the first blank frame post-loading (selectable vía CSM #18) and keep doing so (on frame) unless you turn the back OFF.

    Isn't this ridiculous?


    Sorry, I had both cameras and I think that MF-29 doesn't make any sense.



    Cheers



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    Thanks André

    I've been playing around with it now for a while,
    and if I'm right I have Only the basic choice of Year/Month/Day, Month/Day/Year, Day/Hour/Minute - or No Imprint?
    and these I have to Switch on and off manually, and there is no programable modes?

    Thanks

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    Yes Russ, unfortunately yes, and on frame, not between frames.

    The data style is set on the back I think (as I said above, I had the MF-28 for the F5, my F100 was with regular back), together with that CSM #18 on camera.



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    Bummer :rolleyes:

    many thanks all

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    While this feature of printing within the frame may be a drawback to fine art and portrait photographers, there were real reasons why this type of imprinting was created, primarily in the police and investigative fields, where a date code on each and every frame would help in further legal trials, when photos were presented as evidence. In addition, photos of insurance loss, accident documentation, etc.

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    Maybe Nikon didn't want to cut into F5 sales too much... I got the feeling that the F100 was designed to be more of a shooter's camera, with as much high-tech as necessary but not completely loaded compared to the F5.



 

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