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At the same time pull open the baseboard 2 until it audibly clicks into position. On-line camera manual library This is the full text and images from the manual. This eliminates difficult calculations koddak gives you the correct light value. They are, however, mainly intended as a guide; you can, of course, hold the camera in other ways, too.

Provided you have no special type of picture in view, choose a medium-speed film of manuxl 28 degrees BS. Do not, however, use the black ring 25a on the telephoto lens itself for setting the distances.

See page 25 for various applications of the exposure meter. Transfer the distance figure obtained with the rangefinder to the wide-angle distance scale 29 and read off from the mark The aperture to be used can be Obtained from the so called guide numbers which are included with each package of flash bulbs.

Far easy removal and safe storage we strongly recommend the special container designed for the standard lens. So try a few positions to find which suits you best.


Before you insert the film you have to open the camera back. Only then can you close the camera.

Whenever possible grip the camera with both hands. If the painter of the exposure meter does not move appreciably with the cover closed, open the cover 5 by gently pressing on the ribbed upper edge.

Kodak Retina IIIc

The camera is now ready to shoot. Use the above address for a check, M. Simultaneously press in the two buttons 11 at each side of the lens retiina 16 ; the baseboard 2 will then easily fold up even with a filter screwed into the lens. For that, of course, you must have a film in the camera. Point the kodao at the subject, directing it slightly downwards. This is especially important with color shots, as you cannot easily trim a color transparency. At the same time the rewind knob 20 should rotate against its arrow if the film is advancing properly.

Technically good exposures depend largely on the skilled combination of appropriate distance, shutter-speed, and aperture settings. Set the distance in the same way as with the telephoto lens. Always let the direct light from the light source reach the screen. It outlines your picture area and is always plainly visible. 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.

Check 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.


To the right of the index another line with the figure 8 points to 8 feet. With this method the diffusing screen 5b must always be fitted over the cell of the exposure meter irrespective of whether the cover is open or closed. Neither the rapid-winding lever nor the release button will work further. Now push the trimmed film end into the slit until it Is just visible on the other side of the spool core.

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

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For incident light readings the camera is point ed from the subject towards the taking position. This indicates that the lighting conditions are not suitable tar the aperture or speed you intended to use.

Always remember to set the speed of the film in the camera a On the film kodqk The illustrations show the position for horizontal and upright pictures. 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 Push back the rewind knob 20 into its normal position, carefully turning it at the same time in the direction of the arrow 0 tension the film.