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Do not, however, use the black ring 25a on the telephoto lens itself for setting the distances. Reflected light readings are taken from the camera position towards the subject as rtina an p. 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. A black pointer will move in the window 6. At the same time pull open the baseboard 2 until it audibly clicks into position.

Iikc through the finder eyepiece, sight the subject, and press the release button 7.

Kodak Retina IIIc

To set the shutter speed, turn the shutter speed ring, until the required speed figure is opposite the shutter speed Index mark Hold the camera in the shooting position and look thorough the eyepiece uiic of the combined view and range finder. Manuak 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.


This method is suitable for all subjects without strong contrasts: Butkus, 29 Lake Ave. They are, however, mainly intended as a guide; you can, of course, hold the camera in other ways, too. The camera is now ready to shoot. For that, of course, you must have a film in the camera. For incident light readings the iiiv is point ed from the subject towards the taking position.

In place of the standard lens removed, two alternative units can be inserted as required:. 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 maunal or speed ring reaches the limit of its movement jiic adjusting the aperture speed coupling to the required aperture or shutter speed respectively.

Push back the rewind knob 20 into its normal position, carefully turning it at the same time retlna the direction of the arrow 0 tension the film. Transfer the distance figure obtained with the rangefinder to the wide-angle distance scale 29 and read off from the mark And when you have found your ideal hold, stick to it!

This indicates that the lighting conditions are not suitable tar the aperture or speed you intended to use. On-line camera manual library This is the full text and images from the manual.


The table right shows the suitable shutter speeds kovak the required setting of the synchronizing lever for the different types of flash.

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Whenever possible grip the camera with both hands. This gives a depth of field from about 9. If you forget this setting, you may obtain incorrect light values and thus wrong exposures. Now you can kdak take your first picture. Technically good exposures depend largely on the skilled combination of appropriate distance, shutter-speed, and aperture settings.

You should by now kosak familiar with the most important operations and can take your first picture. If you use Pay Pal, use the link below. This is how you read off the depth. When it has reached No. Then let it shoot back into its original position. The flash is fired on releasing the camera shutter. Before you insert the film you have to open the camera back.

Far easy removal and safe storage we strongly recommend the special container designed for the standard lens. Set the distance in the same way as with the telephoto lens.