Konica Minolta Vectis 100 BF User Manual (en)

Minolta Co., Ltd.
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Advantages of the Advanced Photo System
Easier to load…
Advanced Photo System cameras use the new IX240 type film. This new
film features drop-in-loading to make loading your camera simple, the first
time, every time. Indicators on the cassette tell you and your camera if the
film is unexposed, partially exposed, exposed, or processed.
This mark on the bottom of your camera certifies that this camera meets
the requirements of the EU (European Union) concerning interference
causing equipment regulations. CE stands for Conformité Européenne
(European Conformity).
1. Meter window*
2. Shutter-release button
3. Format switch
4. Viewfinder window*
5. Self-timer/Red-eye reduction lamp
6. Self-timer button
7. Lens*
8. Lens-cover/Main switch
9. AF windows*
10. Flash*
* Do not touch
Read and understand all warnings and cautions before using
this product.
To receive the best possible prints, take your
film to a photolab displaying the Certified
Advanced Photo System logo. Photofinishers
displaying this logo have been certified
according to Advanced Photo System
New print formats…
Classic C print, wider H print, and panorama P print formats are
available with Advanced Photo System cameras.
Thank you for purchasing this Minolta camera. Your camera is an
easy to operate lens shutter camera from Minolta’s line of
Advanced Photo System™ cameras. 
This manual is designed to help you understand the operation of
your camera and its functions. Please familiarize yourself with
the names of the controls and their locations on the camera, then
read this manual thoroughly.
Camera Type: 
IX240 Lens shutter camera
24mm f/4.5
Focusing Range:
0.8m - 
(2.6 ft. - 
Film Speed Setting: Automatic setting for ISO100, 200/400
Metering Range (ISO 200):
EV6 - EV16
Flash Range (ISO 200):
0.8 - 5.6m (2.6 - 18.2 ft.)
CR2 (3V) lithium battery x 1
Battery performance: Approx. 12 rolls with a CR2 lithium cell (based on 
Minolta’s standard test method, using 25 exposure 
film with flash on for 50% of the exposures).
Magnification 0.64X
Dimensions WxHxD: 110 x 63.5 x 39mm  
(4.4 x  2.5 x 1.5 in.)
155g (5.5 oz.)
Specifications are based on the latest information available at the time of
printing and are subject to change without notice.
• This camera will only load film with the Unexposed 
mark current.
• DEP, Double Exposure Prevention, prevents the camera from   
accepting exposed film.
• This camera is designed for use for -5°C to 40°C (23°F to 104°F).
• Never leave your camera where it may be subjected to extreme 
temperatures such as the glove compartment of a car.
• At colder temperatures, the data panel response time will be slow; at
higher temperatures, the display will temporarily darken, but will restore
when the temperature normalizes.
• Never subject your camera to extreme humidity.
• To prevent condensation from forming, place the camera in a sealed
plastic bag when bringing it from the cold exterior to a warm building.
Allow it to come to room temperature before removing it from the bag.
• When photographing in cold weather, we recommend that you keep the
camera and spare batteries inside your coat to keep them warm when
you are not shooting. Cold batteries will regain some of their charge
when they warm up.
• This camera is not waterproof, dust-proof, or sand-proof; take care
when using it at the beach or near water. Costly or irreparable damage
may occur.
Batteries may become hot or explode due to improper use.
• Use only the batteries specified in this instruction manual.
• Do not install the batteries with the polarity (+/–) reversed.
• Do not subject batteries to fire or high temperatures.
• Do not attempt to recharge, short, or disassemble.
• Tape over lithium battery before disposal. Follow local codes for
battery disposal.
Use caution, accidents may occur when using this product
near young children.
Keep batteries or things that could be swallowed away from
young children. Contact a doctor immediately if an object is
Immediately remove the batteries and discontinue use if...
• the camera is dropped or subjected to an impact in which the 
interior is exposed.
• the product emits a strange smell, heat, or smoke.
Do not disassemble. Electric shock may occur if a high volt-
age circuit inside the camera is touched. Take your camera
to a Minolta Service Facility when repairs are required.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation. Changes or modifications not approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. This equipment has been tested
and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is 
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-
Causing Equipment Regulations.
11. Mode button
12. Manual-rewind button
13. Flash-ready lamp
14. Viewfinder*
15. Data panel
16. Battery-chamber release
17. Battery-chamber door
18. Tripod socket
19. Film-chamber door
20. Film-chamber release
21. Flash mode indicators
22. Frame counter
23. Continuous drive indicator
24. Film-transport indicators
25. Battery-condition indicator
New processing…
In addition to returning your prints in the format you selected,
certified photofinishers will return your Advanced Photo System film
in its original cassette with an index print. To order reprints, simply
choose the images you want from the index print. No more
searching through negatives to find the right frame.
Advanced Photo System™ is a trademark of the five system
developing companies.
VEI, Visual Exposure Indicators