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This method is particularly suitable far determining the light value in against-the-light shots and snow subjects, as well as close-tips. It’ll make you feel better, won’t it? Before you close the camera, remember to set the focusing scale 10 to inf. When it has reached No. When you look correctly through the eyepiece of the finder, you will see a reflected line frame 34a. They are, however, mainly intended as a guide; you can, of course, hold the camera in other ways, too.
Use the above address for a check, M. If the shutter is not tensioned, you cannot press the button. 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 rwtina. And when you have found your ideal hold, stick to it! Check that the teeth of the transport sprocket 39 properly engage the perforations at the rawer edge of the film, and that at least iiid perforations at the upper edge overlap the film track see illustration.
Retjna green numbers on the setting ring 3 show aperture settings far exposure times longer than 1 second, or exposure times at small apertures. Do not, however, use the black ring 25a on the telephoto lens itself for setting the distances.
Now you can really take your first picture.
Kodak Retina IIIc
Reflected light readings are taken from the camera position towards the subject as described an p. 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.
On-line camera manual library This is the full text and images from the manual. The latter is a number corresponding to the amount of light required for correct exposure. To do this turn the focusing knob until the appropriate distance on the telephoto scale is opposite T-index mark 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. However, you may come across subjects where you just haven’t the time to work out the ideal setting or to use the rangefinder if you don’t want to miss the picture as in sports and action shots, children at play, etc.
Kodak Retina IIIc user manual, free instruction manual
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. It manuaal your picture area and is always plainly visible.
You should by now be familiar with the most important operations and can take your first picture. If you use Pay Pal, use the link below. Butkus, mnual Lake Ave. Then draw the film across the film track and insert the cassette into the cassette chamber.
Provided you have no special type of picture in view, choose a medium-speed film of about 28 degrees BS.
These are the markings for the zone focus settings. Technically good exposures depend largely on the skilled combination of appropriate distance, shutter-speed, and aperture settings. A black pointer will move in the window 6. You will see the subject as well as the reflected line frame superimposed on it we shall have more to say about that on page 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.
If you forget this setting, you may obtain incorrect light values and thus wrong exposures. 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.
Before you insert the film you have to open the camera back. Always let the direct light from the light source reach the screen. Set the distance in the same way as with the telephoto lens. So try a few positions to find which suits you best.
Turn the built-in take-up spool 40 by its serrated flange koadk until the slit in the core points upwards. For incident light readings the camera is point ed from the subject towards the taking position. This gives a depth of field from about 9.
This method is suitable for all subjects without strong contrasts: Now close the camera back. Always remember to set the speed of the film in the camera a On the film indicator V is the self-timer setting. To tension the shutter, pull out the rapid-winding lever 36 in one movement as for as it will go.