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TEIOWNER'SMANUAL tF-MODED,EMPLOI MOTORDRIVEMD-90

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The Motor Drive MD-90 is designedfor fully integratedoperation with your Minolta (MAXXUM) 9000 autofocus SLR. High-speedversatilityis the key to its design: For con-

tinuous film advanceat up to 5 framesper second,high settingcan be selected.Medium and low settings can be used for respectiverates of 3 and 2 frames per second. When using focus-priority setting, focus is adjusted between each exposure and shutter is releasedonly when subjectin focusframe is sharp.Single-frameadvanceis possibleby using"S" setting. Availableseparately,either of two battery packscan be quickly attachedtothe MD-90:

the Battery Pack BP-90M usesAA-size batteries,while the Ni-Cd Battery PackNP-90M has

its own battery charger.Both

packsfeatureshutter-releasebuttons for more comfort when holding the cameravertically. Carefully read and follow all instructions in this manual, and keep it handy for future reference.This way you can take full advantageof the many advancedfeaturesbuilt into your Motor Drive MD-90.

rechargeablenickel-cadmiumbatteriesand is supplied with

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TABLEOFCONTENTS

Namesof parts

Power sources

Attaching and removing battery pack

Attaching and

removing MD-90 .

Loadingfilm

Settingframecounter.

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Focus-priorityoperation. . Manualadvance. Rewindingfilm. Multipleexposures Usingdedicatedflash.

Operation

Shutterrelease

Single-frameoperation.

 

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NAMESOF PARTS
NAMESOF PARTS
Contact pins Rewindcoupler Attaching screw N./t I t\:L-rA Selectordial Rewindbutton Monitor lamp Contactsfor
Contact pins
Rewindcoupler
Attaching screw
N./t
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Selectordial
Rewindbutton
Monitor lamp
Contactsfor 100-ExposureBackEB-90
Counter reset

Selector-dial release Counter-setdial

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Battery Pack contacts Power-inputsocket
Battery Pack contacts
Power-inputsocket

Battery-pack release

POWER SOURCES

Power for the Motor Drive MD-90 is suppliedby eitherof two detachablebattery packs.Availableare the Battery Pack BP- 90M and Ni-CdBatteryPackNP-90Mwhich can be purchasedseparately.The Battery Pack BP-90MusestwelveAA-sizealkaline- manganeseor carbon-zincbatteries.

The Ni-Cd Battery Pack NP-90Mfeatures a built-in rechargeablenickel-cadmiumbat- teries. The Minolta Ni-Cd Charger NC-90M is supplied with the Ni-Cd Battery Pack NP-90Mfor recharging. For complete information for usingeither battery pack refer to the instructions sup- plied with that unit.

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ATTACHINGAND REMOVINGBATTERYPACK
ATTACHINGAND REMOVINGBATTERYPACK
Either the Battery PackBP-90Mor Ni-Cd Battery Pack NP-90M attachesto the Motor DriveMD-90 in the sameway.
Either the Battery PackBP-90Mor Ni-Cd
Battery Pack NP-90M attachesto the Motor
DriveMD-90 in the sameway. Beforeattach-
ing or removingeither battery pack, set the
MD-90'sselectordial to its "OFF" position.
To attach: Move battery-pack releaseall the
way to the left and set selector dial at
"OFF" position. Align attaching pins on
battery pack with guide holes in baseof the
MD-90. Then, bring left sides"of battery

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pack and motor drive together, and press battery pack firmly onto motor drive.When battery pack
pack and motor drive together, and press
battery pack firmly onto motor drive.When
battery pack is attached correctly, battery-
pack
releasewill
snap back
to
its lock
position.
To remove: With selector dial at "OFF"
position, move battery-pack release as
indicated in diagram, and separatebattery
pack from motor drive. First pull out right
sideof battery pack,then left s!de.
ATTACHINGAND REMOVINGMD.gO The Motor Drive MD-90 can be attached or removedfrom the cameraat any time.

ATTACHINGAND REMOVINGMD.gO

The Motor Drive MD-90 can be attached or removedfrom the cameraat any time. lf film
The Motor Drive MD-90 can be attached
or removedfrom the cameraat any time. lf
film has not been advanced prior to attach-
ing motor drive, motor drive will auto-
matically advancefilm to next frame when
the selectordial.isset to one of its operating
posrtrons.
To attach:
1. With
selector dial at
"OFF"
position,
align motor drive'sguide pins and attaching
screwwith guide holes and tripod socketon
bottom of camera.
2. Turn grooved' ring'on'aita-ching screw
clockwiseuntil motor drive is secured.

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To remove: 1. With selector dial at "OFF" position, turn grooved ring counterclockwise until of
To remove:
1. With
selector dial at
"OFF"
position,
turn
grooved ring
counterclockwise until
of
camera's tripod
socket.
attaching screw is out
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2. Separatemotor drive from camera.Make
sure guide pins in motor drive are drawn
straightout of guideholesin camera.
NOTE o Always set selectordial to "OFF" before attachingor removingmotor drive. Before attaching motor drive,
NOTE
o Always set selectordial to "OFF" before
attachingor removingmotor drive.
Before attaching motor drive, make sure
that nothing is lodgedin betweenthe camera
and motor drive, such as the camera's
carrying strap. Also make sure that the
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locating
holes
and couplers are f ree of
foreign matter.
o To assure proper connection, wipe
electrical contacts on camera and motor
drivewith a cleandry cloth.

LOADINGFILM

Set the MD-90's selectordial to "OFF"

Framecounter

and slide counter reset to set the MD-90's After advancingfilm to first frame,frame

frame counter to "S" (start) position. Open counter will be set to "36". When usingrolls the camera'sback coverand load film. After of film with lessthan 36 exposures,frame

threadingfilm into take take-upspool, make sure sprocket teeth engageholes in lower

edgeof film leader.Presscamera'soperating and "12" for 12-exposurerolls.

button and manually advancefilm one frame

to take up slack in film, then closecamera

back.

for 2O-exposurerolls,

counter should be set to "24" for 24-

exposure rolls, "20"

Set the MD-90's selectordial to H, M, or

L setting and hold down

the

camera's

operating button. The motor drive will

' advance film to the first frame and stop

automatically. - lf desired,film can be advancedmanually

 

to

the first frame. Just set the selectordial

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to

"OFF" position, releasethe shutter, and

operatethe film-advancelever.

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NOTE o The MD-90 frame counter is a count- down-type which shows the remaining number
NOTE
o The MD-90 frame counter is a count-
down-type which shows the remaining
number of exposureson the roll. Since the
camera'sframe counter showsactualnumber
0
of exposurestaken, the numberson the two
frame counterswill not match.
LRewtruo
To set frame counter, press in and turn
counter-set dial clockwise. Dial can be
turned in only one direction.lf you passthe
o lf motor drive stops before last exposure
on roll, check whether counter is set cor-
rectly. lf not, set selectordial to "OFF",
and resetcounter for remainingnumber of
exposureson roll.
number
desired, slide counter reset to set
counter to "S", then start again.Be sure to
set counter for actual number of exposures
on roll. Otherwise,film perforationsmay be
torn at end of roll.
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Focus-Prioritysetting - F.P. Single-frams6ivsnss- $
Focus-Prioritysetting -
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OFF The Motor Drive MD-90 can be set for single-frameadvance at "S" tinuous film advanceat
OFF
The Motor
Drive MD-90 can be set for
single-frameadvance at "S"
tinuous film advanceat "H",
setting, con-
"M",
or "L"
setting, or for focus-priority shutter release
at "F.P." setting. Explanations of each
settingaregivenon the following pages.

To set film-advance: While pressing selector-dial release, rotate dial to align white index with settingindication.Release must be pressed whenever you want to changefrom one settingto apother.

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tntnff;tif.,t*fi,o,or

releasesshutter. This button does not have a

DriveMD-eoattached,

touch-sensitive switch, thus continuous auto-

focusing is not possible.

accidental

conserve battery power, shutter-release button can be locked by slidingthe release

lock downward so that the red dot appears. o Remote Cord RC-10005 or 1000L:

Attaches to remote-control terminal on camera body. Operation is the same as for battery pack's shutter-releasebutton.

shuttercan be releasedin any of three ways:

o Camera'soperatingbutton: Meter activa- tion, continuous autofocusing with focus

hold, and shutter releaseare all the sameas for manualfilm advance.

o Battery

To

prevent

exposures and

pack's

shutter-release button:

Used with either motor-driven or manual

f iIm advance.fof moro fomTo f, wrrOt'FiolUing the camera vertically. Slight pressure

switches on

partway down focusesthe lensand activates

focus hold. Pressing all the way down

camera's meter. Pressing

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Single-frameadvance Rotate selector dial

MD-90 for single-framefilm advance.

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"S"

to

set the

For

continous autofocusing, touch

the

releasethe

camera's operating button. To

shutter, press the operating button all the

way down. After exposure,motor drive will advancefilm one frame and recock shutter for the next exposure.During film advance, the greenmonitor lamP glows.

Continuous film advance

For continuous film advance, rotate

"M",

these settings,motor drive recocksshutter

and advancesfilm continuously as long as

operating button

exposures,focus is not

locked at the position used for the f irst

exposurein the series.During film advance, th greenmonitor laniP glows.

sefector dial to "H",

of " L" setting.At

is held down. Between

adjusted. Focus is

At

shutter

speeds below

11250 sec.,

f ilm-advance speed is automatically- de-

creasedto allow sufficient time for correct exposure. Maximum film-advance speeds arer 5 f rames p.er second , (fps) at "H"

setting, 3fps at "M"

2fps at "L"

(medium) setting,and

(low) setting. For shooting at

5fps, use of the Ni-Cd Battery Pack NP-90M

is required.

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Focus-priority setting Rotate selectordial to "F.P." setting for focus-priority shutter release with con- tinuousfilm advance. To shoot autofocused sequences,press

operating button

keepingsubjectcenteredin the focus frame.

all the way

down

while

As long as operating button is pressed,

camerawill adjust focus for each exposure,

then releaseshutter. Film

tinuouswith a maximum film-advancespeed of up to 4fps. Actual speedwill vary accord- ing to focus adjustment required for each shot and shutter speed in use. During film advance,the greenmonitor lamp glows.

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Manual advance With the Motor Drive MD-90 attached and its selector dial at "OFF" position, shutter can be releasedand film advanced manually as described in camera owner's manual. To reducethe camera'sweight and facilitate handling, it is best to removethe motor drivewhen it is not beingused.

NOTE

o To prevent accidental exposures, keep Motor Drive MD-90's selectordial at "AFF"

position when motor drive is not beingused.

o When using motor advance lever should

againstthe camerabody.

drive, camera'sfilm-

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Film advancestops automaticallywhen the MD-90's freme counter shows "O" or at the end of the
Film advancestops automaticallywhen
the MD-90's freme counter shows "O" or at
the end of the roll. The red monitor lamp
will glow indicating that film should be
rewound.
To rewind film: With selectordial at any
position except "OFF" , slide and hold
counter reset to left and press rewind
button. With fresh batteriesloaded,rewind-
ing a 36-exposureroll takesabout 7 seconds'
When rewinding is complete, motor stops
automaticallyand film leader.remainsout.
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Manual rewinding is not possiblewhen the motoi'drive'is itticfied. When you want

to rewind film selectordial to

drive from camera.Rewindfilm asexplained in cameraowner'smanual.

manually, set the MD-90's "OFF", then detach motor

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NOTE

o Excesstension on Tifm,weak batteries,or incorrect setting of the MD-90's f rame counter may cause f ilm advance to stop before the end of the roll; the red monitor lamp will glow. lf this happens,move selec- tor dial to "OFF". Then check frame-

counter setting and battery condition. -Set

selector dial to one of

tiohs. lf lamp remaini on and film does not

advance,switch motor drive to "OFF" and advancefilm manually.

o At

turn

"OFF"

could damagethe film.

its operating posi-

the end of the roll, never repeatedly selector dial back and forth between

and

an .operating, position. This

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MULTIPLEEXPOSURES

When using the Motor Drive MD-90 for 2. Any number of expogurescan be made -b'|

repeating step 1.

making rnultiple:eipixures,the motor drive recocksthe shutter after exposureaslong as

multiple-exposurebutton is pressed. release finger from multiple-exposure To make multiple exposures: button, then releaseshutter. After exposure,

1. While pressingcamera'smultiple-exposure the MD-90 will recock shutter and advance

button, release shutter. After exposure, film to the next frame.

shutter will be recocked, and film will remainstationary

on a single frame

However, before making the final exposure,

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3.

MD-90's frame coirntdrl Slide counter reset, then turn counter-setdial to number equal

to remaining number of exposureson roll. For example, if a 36-exposureroll is loaded and camera'sframe counter shows"20", this indicatesthat there are17 exposuresremain- ing on the roll. Set MD-90's frame counter to " 17".

After

film

has been advanced, reset the

NOTE

o When using con{inuousidvance (H, M, L, or F.P.) settings,film advancemay be too fast for you to releasemultiple-exposure button before the final exposure. lf this happens,releasethe multiple-exposurebut- ton, set the MD-90's selector dial to "S", and attach the camera'slens cap. Then, set camera to 1/4000 sec. at fl22 and make a blank exposure.After exposure,motor drive will advancefilm to next frame.

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USINGDEDICATEDFLASH

For flash photo-graphywith the Motor DriveMD-90,Mincilta'sProgram (MAXXUM) Flash 4000AF and 2800AF units can be used. X-sync settingsand viewfinder indica- tions arethe sameaswhen usingmanualfilm advance.

For

single-frameadvance (MD-90's."S"

flash can be

selected,and the flash'sAF illuminatorwill be activatedwhen focus-aisistillumination is

required. r

setting), any

power level on

Flashsequences For shootlng Ttaih'seQuencbswith

con-

tinuous film advance,focus is held at posi- tion used for the first exposurein the series. When the flash is mounted on the camera and Ni-Cd batteries are used, 2fps f lash sequencesare possible. Set flash unit to its lowest power setting, that is, "MD" (motor drive) setting on the 40O0AF, "Lo" setting on the 2800AF. Set motor drive to "L" settingto synchro- nize f ilm advanceand flash recycling.

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Useof Control Grip CG-1000 By mountinQ thd flash on the Control Grip CG-1000 and using Ni-Cd batteries, flash recycling time can be reduced for shootingat 5 framesper second.

Set flash unit to its lowestpower setting,

that is, "MD" 40004F, "Lo" setting on the

Set motor drive to "H" settingto synchro-

nizefilm advanceand flash recycling.

(motor drive) setting on the

28004F.

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obtain shortestrecyclingtimes.

o Before releasing shutter, check that

subject is within flash rangefor power level

selected. lf

move closerto the subject.

. Flash recycling times are based on Minolta's standard test method at ISO 100.

For further information, refer to the appro- priate owner'smanuals.

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

Type: Detachable motor drive unit for automatic film adrlail'6eand rewind with the Minolta (MAXXUM) 9000 camera Function: Operatescamera'sfilm advance/ shutter cocking mechanism; controlled by

6-positionselectordial

Drive motor: Single micromotor for both film advanceand rewind Power sources: Available separately,either Battery Pack BP-90M whi'ch uses12 AA-size alkaline-manganeseor carbon-zincbatteries

Ni-Cd Battery Pack NP-90M which has

is

supplied with Ni-Cd Charger NC-90M for recharging;for maximum film-advancespeed of Sfps,fully chargedNP-90M must be used. ; Film advance:Film-advancerateselectedby rotating selectordial to one of five operating

or

built-in

nickel-cadmium batteries and

positions:"H" (high) settingfor continuous

film-advanceat up t6'5fps; "M" (medium) for up to 3fps, or "L" (low) for up to 2fps;

"S" (single) settingfor single-frameadvance:

"F.P."

ous film advancewith focus-priority shutter release;manual film advance possible when selectordial is at "OFF" position. Usable exposure modes: All exposuremodes can be used; 11250 sec. shutter speed re- quired for maximum film-advancespeed;at slower shutter speeds,film-advance speed decreasesto allow time for correctexposure. Frame counter: Countdown type shows remainingnumber.of exposureson roll;film advance stops automatically whenever counter shows"0".

(focus-priority) setting for continu-

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CAREANDSTORAGE

Film rewinding: Automatic with manual o Motor Drive MD-90 can be cleaned by activation;rewind rriotorstopsautomatically wiping with a dry of silicone-treatedcloth. after film is rewound; film leader remains Do not allow alcohol or other chemicalsto

out.

Film-cartridge winding capacity: Approxi- o Remove batteries when motoi drive will

mate number of successive36-exposurerolls

touch its surface.

not be usedfor more than two weeks.

per set or charge (based on Minolta's stand-

arO test method at 2O"C (68"f): NP-90M,

35 rolls; BP-90M, 50

manganese,40 rollswith iarbon-zinc Other features: .'Tension switch stops film

advanceat end of roll; greenmonitor lamp signals film advance; red monitor lamp signalsfilm advanceis stopped.

Sizeandweight:.1.44x 30 x 55mm (5-11l16

x 1-3116x 2-3116in.); 330s (10-5/8 oz.)

without batterypack

rolls with.alkaline-

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ed place. Do not store

high temperatures,high humidity, dust or

dirt.

Store motor drive in a cool, well ventilat-

in places subjectto