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The aperture to reina used can be Obtained from the so called guide numbers which are included with each package of flash bulbs. Point the camera at the subject, directing it slightly downwards. For incident light readings the camera is point ed from the subject towards the taking position.

If iici forget this setting, you may obtain incorrect light values and thus wrong exposures. This method is particularly suitable far determining the light value in against-the-light shots and snow subjects, as well as close-tips.

So try a few positions to find which suits you best. For that, of course, you must have a film in the camera. Technically good exposures depend largely on the skilled combination of appropriate distance, shutter-speed, and aperture settings.

Depth of field To permit instant readings of the depth of field for any aperture and mankal, a depth of field scale 15 is arranged symmetrically around the distance index 9. Provided you have no special type of picture in view, choose a medium-speed film of about 28 degrees BS. This method is suitable for all subjects without strong contrasts: If the shutter is not tensioned, you cannot press the button. Before you close the retins, remember to set the focusing scale 10 to inf. Use the above address for a check, M.

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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. Then draw the film across the film track and insert the cassette into the cassette chamber. The green numbers on the setting ring 3 show aperture settings far exposure times longer than 1 second, or exposure times at small apertures.

It outlines your picture area and is always plainly visible. Reflected light readings are taken from the camera position towards the subject as described an p. Check that the teeth of the transport sprocket 39 properly iuic the perforations at the rawer edge of the film, and that at kocak tow perforations at the upper edge overlap the film track see illustration. Ertina you are using a exposure cassette, set to the index mark between No.

Look through the finder eyepiece, sight the subject, and press the release button 7. When not in use, the exposure meter incident light diffusing screen should be retained in the elastic strap which is provided in the cover of the ever ready case. To the right of the index another line with the figure 8 points to 8 feet.

Kodak Retina IIIc

The three settings are adjusted by means of the green synchronizing lever 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.

Butkus, 29 Lake Ave. M and X are synchronizing settings for flash. This is especially important with color shots, as kdoak cannot easily trim a color transparency.

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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. When it has reached No. Turn the built-in take-up spool 40 by its serrated flange 40a until the slit in the core points upwards.

Before inserting the film, pull out the rewind knob 20 to its second stop. Now close the camera back. To set the shutter speed, turn the shutter speed ring, until the required speed figure is opposite the shutter speed Index mark Before you insert the film you have to open the camera back.

To do this turn the focusing knob until the appropriate distance on the telephoto scale nanual opposite T-index mark Divide this guide number by the distance; that gives you the aperture number to use. They are, however, mainly intended as a guide; you can, of course, hold the camera in other ways, too.

Neither the rapid-winding lever nor the release button will work further.

Only then can you close the camera. The flash is fired on releasing the camera shutter. These are the markings for the zone focus settings.

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.