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See page 25 for various applications of the exposure meter.

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Hold the camera in the shooting position and look thorough the eyepiece 34 of the combined view and range finder. 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 manuzl of its movement when adjusting the aperture speed coupling to the required aperture or shutter speed respectively.

Always remember to set the speed of the film in the camera a On the film indicator V is the self-timer setting. Then turn the camera towards you and transfer the measured value to the focusing scale for the telephoto lens 25 retinq in white figures on block.

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

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To do this turn the focusing knob until the appropriate distance on the telephoto scale is opposite T-index mark Point the camera at the subject, directing it slightly downwards.

This gives a depth of field from about 9. Set the distance in the same way as with the telephoto lens. Look through kanual finder eyepiece, sight the subject, and press the release button 7.


Butkus, 29 Lake Ave. To set the shutter speed, turn the shutter speed ring, until the required speed figure is opposite the shutter speed Index mark The green numbers on the setting ring 3 show aperture settings far exposure times longer than 1 second, or rdtina times at small apertures.

This method is particularly suitable far determining the light value in against-the-light shots and snow subjects, as well as close-tips. Push back the rewind knob 20 into its normal iiiic, carefully turning it at the same time in 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 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.

If you forget this setting, you may obtain incorrect light values and thus wrong exposures. The aperture to be used can be Obtained from the so called guide numbers which are included with each package iiif flash bulbs. At the same time pull open the baseboard 2 until it audibly clicks into position.

The three settings are adjusted by means of the green synchronizing lever Whenever possible grip the camera with both hands.

Before you insert the film you have to open the camera back. 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 described an p.

Neither the rapid-winding lever nor the release button will work further. The latter is a number corresponding to the amount of light required for correct exposure. If the shutter is not tensioned, you cannot press the button. When it has reached No. They are, however, mainly intended as a guide; you can, of course, hold the camera in other ways, too.


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kodaak Then draw the film across the film track and insert the cassette into the cassette chamber. And when you have found your ideal hold, stick to it!

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 The table right shows the suitable shutter speeds and the required setting of the synchronizing lever for the different types of flash. These are the markings for the zone focus settings.

Far easy removal and safe storage we strongly recommend the special container designed for the standard lens. M and X are synchronizing settings for flash. Now work the rapid-winding lever and press the film release button 8. The flash is fired on releasing the camera shutter. Provided you have no special type of picture in view, choose a medium-speed film of about 28 degrees BS.

This is how you read off the depth. To tension the shutter, pull out the rapid-winding lever 36 in one movement as for as it will go. This indicates that the lighting conditions are not suitable tar the aperture or speed you intended to use. Repeat this until the film counter indicates No. This helps you to find the correct field of view and prevents faulty sighting.

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. For incident light readings the camera is point ed from the subject towards the taking position.