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If you forget this setting, you may obtain incorrect light values and thus wrong exposures. At the same time pull open the baseboard 2 until it audibly clicks into position. Even when retiina have set the exposure in this way, you can use the aperture-speed coupling to adjust either the aperture or the speed at will by turning the ring It may also happen that the aperture lever or speed ring reaches the limit of its movement when adjusting the aperture speed manial to the required aperture or shutter speed respectively.

The green numbers on the setting ring 3 show aperture settings far exposure times longer than 1 second, or exposure times at small apertures. To change the aperture, pull the light value setting lever 26 slightly outwards and move it to the required value on the aperture scale On-line camera manual library This is the full text and images from the manual. The latter is a number retnia to the amount of light required for correct exposure.

The flash is fired on releasing the camera shutter. To the right of the index another line with the figure 8 points to 8 feet. When it has reached No.

This helps you to find the correct field of view and prevents faulty sighting.

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Now you can really take your first picture. Before you insert the film you have to open the camera back.

The aperture to be used can be Obtained from the so called guide numbers which are included with each package of flash bulbs. See page 25 for various applications of the exposure meter. A black pointer will move in the window 6. It outlines your picture area and is always plainly visible. Simultaneously press in the two buttons 11 at each side of the lens panel 16 ; the baseboard 2 will then easily fold up even with a filter screwed into the lens.


Look through the finder eyepiece, sight the subject, and press the release button 7. Turn the meter setting ring 3thus moving a red pointer until the latter coincides with the black pointer of the exposure meter.

This is how you read off the depth. This indicates that the lighting conditions are not suitable tar the aperture or speed you intended to use. This method is particularly suitable far determining the light value in against-the-light shots and snow subjects, as well as close-tips. With this method the diffusing screen 5b must always be fitted over the cell of the exposure meter irrespective of whether the cover is open or closed.

The three settings are adjusted by means of the green synchronizing lever Far easy removal and safe storage we strongly recommend the special container designed for the standard lens.

Then draw the film across the film track and insert the cassette into the cassette chamber. Check that the teeth of the transport sprocket 39 properly engage the perforations at the rawer edge of the film, and that at least tow perforations at the upper edge overlap the film track see illustration.

The illustrations show the position for horizontal and upright pictures. These are the markings for the zone focus settings. If the painter of the exposure meter does not move appreciably with the cover closed, open the cover 5 by gently pressing on the ribbed upper edge.

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This is especially important with color shots, as you cannot easily trim a color transparency. Provided you have no special type of picture in view, choose a medium-speed film of about 28 degrees BS. Before inserting the film, pull out the rewind knob 20 to its second stop. Before you close the camera, remember to set the focusing scale 10 to inf. This will help me to continue to host this site, buy new manuals, and pay their shipping costs.


This eliminates difficult calculations and gives you the correct light value. This is rerina observed by the small black dot near the rim of the button. Always let the direct light from the light source reach the screen. V is the self-timer setting. If it does not move back, you did not pull it out far enough, so carry on to complete the maanual movement. Turn the built-in take-up spool 40 by its serrated flange 40a until jodak slit in the core points upwards.

Then turn the camera towards you and transfer kodaak measured value to the focusing scale for the telephoto lens 25 marked in white figures on block.

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They are, however, mainly intended as a guide; you can, of course, hold the camera in other ways, too. Transfer the distance figure obtained with the rangefinder to the wide-angle distance scale 29 and read off from the mark Whenever possible grip the camera with both hands.

Grip the rewind knob with two fingers and turn the inner serrated ring with the thumb of the other hand until the triangular index mark paints to the type of the film loaded in the camera.

To set the shutter speed, turn the shutter speed ring, until the required speed figure is opposite the shutter speed Index mark To rewind the exposed film depress the reversing button 37 in the base of the camera and half pull out the rewind knob 20 to get at it more easily.

Do not let direct light, sky light, or strong artificial light strike the honeycomb cell of the exposure meter as you may otherwise obtain too high readings, leading-to underexposure. Technically good exposures depend largely on the skilled combination of appropriate distance, shutter-speed, and aperture settings.