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For that, of course, you must have a film in the camera. In place of the standard lens removed, two alternative units can be inserted as required:. When it has reached No. Look through the finder eyepiece, sight the subject, and press the release button 7. This ring is part of the depth-of-field indicator and serves only to show the depth of field available. 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.
Far easy removal and safe storage we strongly recommend the special container designed for the standard lens. A second window is provided for DIN speed numbers.
This eliminates difficult calculations and gives you the correct light value. And when you have found your ideal hold, stick to it! Turn the meter setting ring 3thus moving a red pointer until the latter coincides with the black pointer of the exposure meter. 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 jodak.
Use the above address for rrtina check, M. To lack the lens securely and correctly in place, turn it clockwise as far as it will go, until the red dot is opposite the white dot on the bayonet ring. 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 Now you can really take your first picture.
See page 25 for various applications of the exposure meter.
The camera is now ready to shoot. To rewind the exposed film depress the reversing button 37 in the base of kocak camera and half pull out the rewind knob 20 to get at it more easily.
Kodak Retina IIIc
Hold the camera in the shooting position and look thorough the eyepiece 34 of the combined view and range finder. The aperture to be used can be Obtained from the so called guide numbers which are included with each package of flash bulbs.
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. Now push the trimmed film end into the slit until it Is just visible on the other side of the spool core. This is especially important with color shots, as you cannot easily trim a color transparency. These are the markings for the zone focus settings.
Provided you have no special type of picture in view, choose a medium-speed film of about 28 degrees BS.
This gives a depth of field from about 9. Before inserting the film, pull out the rewind knob 20 to its second stop.
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If you are using a exposure cassette, set to the index mark between No. Then turn rretina rewind knob in the direction of the arrow until the reversing button ceases to rotate. When not in use, the exposure meter incident light manuaal screen should be retained in the elastic strap which is provided in the cover of the ever ready case. Before exposing with the telephoto lens measure the distance] of the subject with the rangefinder of your RETINA, and read off the distance against the index 9 on the focusing scale Always let the direct light from the light source reach the screen.
If you use Pay Pal, use the link below. If the painter of the exposure meter does not move appreciably with the cover kodqk, open the cover 5 by gently pressing on the ribbed upper edge. It’ll make you feel better, won’t it? Divide this guide number by the distance; that gives you the aperture number to use.
Then draw the film across the film track and insert the cassette into the cassette chamber. To the right of the index another line with the figure 8 points to 8 feet.
This is easily observed by the small black dot near the rim of the button. Then let it shoot back into its original position. The illustrations show the position for horizontal and upright pictures. Neither the rapid-winding lever nor the release button will work further.
Do not, however, use the black ring 25a on the telephoto lens itself for setting the distances. Now close the camera back. The table right shows the suitable shutter speeds and the required setting of the synchronizing lever for the different types of flash.
If the shutter is not tensioned, you cannot press the button. Only then can you close the camera.
When you look correctly through the eyepiece of the finder, you will see a reflected line frame 34a. On-line camera manual library This is the full text and images from the manual.
Set the distance in the same way as with the telephoto lens. At the same time the rewind knob 20 should rotate against its arrow if the film is advancing properly. Always remember to set the speed of the film in the camera a On the film indicator V is the self-timer setting. They are, however, mainly intended as a guide; you can, of course, hold the camera in other ways, too. To do this turn the focusing knob until the appropriate distance on the manuap scale is opposite T-index mark 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.