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They are, however, mainly intended as a kovak you can, of course, hold the camera in other ways, too. M and X are synchronizing settings for flash. The illustrations show the position for horizontal and upright pictures. Divide this guide number by the distance; that gives you the aperture number to use.

Whenever possible grip the camera with both hands.

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To tension the shutter, pull out the rapid-winding lever 36 in one movement as for as it will go. Reflected light readings are taken from the camera position towards the subject as described an p. This ring is part of the depth-of-field indicator and serves only to show the depth of field available. To rewind the exposed film depress the reversing button 37 in the base of the rretina and half pull out the rewind knob 20 to get at it more easily.

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Then draw the film across the film track and insert the cassette into the cassette chamber. Only then can you close the camera. Butkus, 29 Lake Ave. The film counter always indicates the number of shots still available. Now work the rapid-winding lever and press the film release button 8.

Now push the trimmed film end into the slit until it Is just visible on the other side of the spool core. Even when you 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 coupling to the required aperture or shutter speed respectively.


Provided you have no special type of picture in view, choose a medium-speed film of about 28 degrees BS. Neither the rapid-winding lever nor the release button will work further. This method is particularly suitable far determining the light value in against-the-light shots and snow subjects, as well as close-tips.

If you forget this setting, you may obtain incorrect light values and thus wrong exposures. Before you insert the film you have to open the camera back.

The three settings are adjusted by means of the green synchronizing lever 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. When you iii correctly through the eyepiece of the finder, you will see a reflected line frame 34a.

Technically good exposures depend largely on the skilled combination of appropriate distance, shutter-speed, and aperture settings. Then turn the camera towards you and transfer the measured value to the focusing scale for the telephoto lens 25 marked in white figures on block.

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iioc 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. The aperture to be used can be Obtained from the so called guide numbers which are included with each package of flash bulbs. You should by now be familiar with the most important operations and can take your first picture.

Depth of field To permit instant readings of the depth of field for any aperture and distance, a depth of field scale 15 is arranged symmetrically around the distance index 9. Push back the rewind knob 20 into its normal position, carefully turning it at the same time in the direction of the arrow 0 tension the film.

This retona how you read off the depth. Retia black pointer will move in the window 6. To set the shutter speed, turn the shutter speed ring, until the modak speed figure is opposite the shutter speed Index mark V is the self-timer setting.


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Then let it shoot back into its kosak position. Now you can really take your first picture. Then turn the rewind knob in the direction of the arrow until the reversing button ceases to rotate.

Simultaneously press in the two buttons 11 at each side of the lens panel 16 ; koeak baseboard 2 will then tetina fold up even with a filter screwed into the lens. So try a few positions to find which suits you best. You will find small circles on the focusing scales for the wide-angle lens at 10 feet and far the telephoto lens at 15 feet and at about 50 feet. And when you have found your ideal hold, stick to it!

Point the camera at the subject, directing it slightly downwards. At the same time the rewind knob 20 should rotate against its arrow if the film is advancing properly.

This gives a depth of field from about 9. Hold the camera in the shooting position and look thorough the eyepiece 34 of the combined view and range finder. The green numbers on the setting ring 3 show aperture settings far exposure times longer than 1 second, or exposure times at small apertures.

This indicates that the lighting conditions are not suitable tar the aperture or speed you intended to use. The camera is now ready to shoot. It’ll make you feel better, won’t it? Set the distance in the same way as with the telephoto lens. The table right shows the suitable shutter speeds and the required setting of the synchronizing lever for the different types of flash. This eliminates difficult calculations and gives you the correct light value.

Before inserting the lens place it in position over the mount so that the red dot 18 on the lens rim is exactly opposite the red dot on the bayonet ring