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This eliminates difficult calculations and gives you the correct light value. Look through the finder eyepiece, sight the subject, and press the release button 7. Now you can really take your first picture. The table right shows the suitable shutter speeds and the required setting of the synchronizing lever for the different types of flash. Always let the direct light from the light source reach the screen. You will find small circles on the focusing scales kovak the wide-angle lens at 10 feet and far the telephoto lens at 15 feet and at about 50 feet.
Do not, however, use the black ring 25a on the telephoto lens itself for setting the distances. This ring is part of the depth-of-field indicator and serves only to show the depth of field available.
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See page 25 for various applications of the exposure meter. To do this iici the oodak knob manhal the appropriate distance on the telephoto scale is opposite T-index mark This method is suitable for all subjects without strong contrasts: This is how you read off the depth.
Then turn the rewind knob in the direction of the arrow until the reversing button ceases to rotate. You should by now be familiar with the most important operations and can take your first picture. At the same time pull open the baseboard 2 until it audibly clicks into position. Hold the camera in the shooting position and look thorough the eyepiece 34 of the combined view and range finder. If you forget this setting, you may obtain incorrect light values and thus wrong exposures.
Neither the rapid-winding lever retna the release button will work further. 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. Push back the rewind knob kofak into its normal position, carefully turning it at the same time in the direction of the arrow 0 tension the film.
A second window is provided for DIN speed numbers. V is the self-timer setting.
Kodak Retina IIIc
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 These are the markings for the zone focus settings.
This indicates that the lighting conditions are not suitable tar the aperture or speed you intended to use. Turn the built-in take-up spool 40 by its serrated flange 40a until the slit in the core points upwards.
Divide this guide number by the distance; that gives you the aperture number to use. However, you may come across subjects where you just haven’t the time to work out the ideal setting or to manuall the rangefinder if you don’t want to miss the picture as in sports and action shots, children at play, etc. Butkus, 29 Lake Ave. The aperture to be used can be Obtained from the so called guide numbers which are included with each package of flash bulbs.
The illustrations show the position for horizontal and upright pictures. If it does not move back, you did not pull it out far enough, so carry on to complete the transport movement.
When it has reached No. Repeat this until the film counter indicates No. To the right of the index another line with the figure 8 points to 8 feet. Before you insert the film you have to open the camera back. Only then can you close the camera. The flash is fired on releasing the camera shutter. The green numbers on the setting ring 3 show aperture settings far exposure times longer than 1 second, or exposure times at small apertures. For incident light readings the camera is point ed from the subject towards the taking position.
Far easy removal and safe storage we strongly recommend the special container designed for the standard lens.
For that, of course, you must have kodai film in the camera. It’ll make you feel better, won’t it? To tension the shutter, pull out the rapid-winding lever 36 in one movement as for as it will go.