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At the same time the rewind knob 20 should rotate against its arrow if the film is advancing properly. If the shutter is not tensioned, you cannot press the button.

The flash is fired on releasing the camera shutter. Divide this guide number by the distance; that gives you the aperture number to use. V is the self-timer setting.

Turn the meter setting ring 3thus moving a red pointer until the latter coincides with the black pointer of the exposure meter.

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. 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 kiic 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. 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. A second window is provided for DIN speed numbers. 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 ijic the bayonet ring To set the shutter speed, turn the shutter speed ring, until the required speed figure is opposite the shutter speed Index mark This eliminates difficult calculations and gives you the correct light value.


To change the aperture, pull the light value setting lever 26 slightly outwards and move it to the required value on the aperture scale So try a few positions to find which suits you best. Now work the rapid-winding lever and press the film release button 8. Then draw the film across the film track and insert the cassette into the cassette chamber. 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 However, you may come across subjects where you just haven’t the time to work out the ideal setting or to use manuao rangefinder if you don’t want to miss the picture as in sports and action iiif, children at play, etc.

It outlines your picture area and is always plainly visible.

The three settings are adjusted by means of the green synchronizing lever The camera is now ready to shoot. This method is suitable for all subjects without strong contrasts: Turn the built-in take-up spool 40 by its serrated flange 40a until the slit in the core points upwards.

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Whenever possible grip the camera with detina hands. The table right shows the suitable shutter kodsk and the required setting of the synchronizing lever for the different types of flash. 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. The latter is a number corresponding to the amount of light required for correct exposure.

This ring is part of the depth-of-field indicator and serves only to show koodak depth of field available. Neither the rapid-winding lever nor the release button will work further. Repeat this until the film counter indicates No. Reflected light readings are taken from the camera position towards the subject as described an p.


Kodak Retina IIIc

When it has reached No. Technically good exposures depend largely on the skilled combination of appropriate distance, shutter-speed, and aperture settings. Now close the camera back. This helps you to find the correct field of view and prevents faulty sighting. Now you can really take your first picture.

It’ll make you feel better, won’t it? To the right of the index another line with the figure 8 points to 8 feet.

M and X are synchronizing settings for flash. This is especially important with color shots, as you cannot easily trim a color transparency. Always sure to set the distance on the correct focusing score when using the interchangeable lenses. 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. They are, however, mainly intended as a guide; you can, of course, hold the camera in other ways, too.

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.

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The film counter always indicates the number of shots still available. 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.

This will help me mmanual continue to host this site, buy new manuals, and pay their shipping costs. Always remember to set the speed of the film in the camera a On the film indicator For that, of course, you must have a film in the camera.

You should by now be familiar with the most important operations and can take your first picture.