CARE AND STORAGE
- Always keep the camera in its case with the lens capped when not in use, or with a body cap on when a lens is not attached.
- No part of the camera should be forced at any time.
- Never subject your camera to shock, high heat, high humidity, water, or harmful chemicals. Be particularly careful not to leave it in the glove compartment or other places in motor vehicles where it may be subjected to high temperatures.
- Never lubricate any part of the camera body or lens.
- Never touch the shutter curtain or the front inside parts of the body or clean them with compressed air. Doing so may impair their alignment and movement.
- External camera surfaces and lens barrel -- bur not glass surfaces -- can be cleaned by wiping with a dry or silicone-treated cloth.
- Never touch lens or eyepiece surfaces with your fingers. Whisk away loose matter with a blower brush. To remove stubborn spots, use a sheet of photographic lens tissue. If necessary, tissue may be moistened with one drop of lens-cleaning fluid. Never drop fluid directly on glass surfaces.
- It is recommended to have your camera cleaned once a year at an authorized Minolta service facility.
- When storing camera for more than two weeks, remove the batteries and keep it in a cool, dry place away from dust or chemicals, preferably in an airtight container with a drying agent such as silica gel.
- The operating range for the LCDs is from -20 to +50 degrees Celsius (15 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit). At temperatures outside this range, response time and contrast will change, making displays difficult to read. At very high temperatures, display will temporarily turn black. In either case, display should return to normal after a short period of time.
- The LCDs should last approximately ten years. When replacement is needed, contact your nearest authorized Minolta service facility.
- Before using flashes, or other accessoires made by other companies than Minolta, attach them to the camera and make sure they function properly by taking test photographs.
Save camera box and shipping material. When shipping your camera, carefully repack it in the box, insure adequately, and use a reliable delivery servíce.
Before shipping your camera for repairs, contact your nearest authorized Minolta service facility.