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This gives a depth of field from about 9. However, you may come across subjects where you just haven’t the time to work out the ideal setting or to use the rangefinder if you don’t want to miss the picture as in sports and action shots, children at play, etc. This helps you to find the correct field of view and prevents faulty sighting. Before inserting the film, pull out the rewind knob 20 to its second stop. It’ll make you feel better, won’t it? For incident light readings the camera is point ed from the subject towards the taking position.

If you forget this setting, you may obtain incorrect light values and thus wrong exposures.

Kodak Retina IIIc user manual, free instruction manual

Before you close the camera, retuna to set the focusing scale 10 to inf. To lack the lens securely and correctly in place, turn it clockwise as far as it will go, until the red dot is opposite the white dot on the bayonet ring.

Now close the camera back. Then draw the film across the film track and insert the cassette into the cassette chamber. Now work the rapid-winding lever and press the film release button 8.

Kodak Retina IIIc

With this method the manuap screen 5b must always be fitted over the cell of the exposure meter irrespective of whether the cover is open or closed. Point the camera at the subject, directing it slightly downwards.


The green numbers on the setting ring 3 show aperture settings far exposure times longer than 1 second, or exposure times at small apertures. See page 25 for various applications of the exposure meter. 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 its movement when adjusting the aperture speed coupling to the required aperture or shutter speed respectively.

Before inserting the lens place it in position over the mount so that the red dot 18 on the lens rim is ,anual opposite the red dot on the retiba ring Always let the direct light from the light source reach the screen.

Far easy removal and safe storage we strongly recommend the kkodak container designed for the standard lens.

Kodak Retina IIIc instruction manual, user manual, PDF manual, free manuals

A second window is provided for DIN speed numbers. If the painter of the exposure meter does not move appreciably with reitna cover closed, open the cover 5 by gently pressing on the ribbed upper edge. Neither the rapid-winding lever nor the release button will work further. Technically good exposures depend largely on the skilled combination of appropriate distance, shutter-speed, and aperture settings.

The aperture to be used can be Obtained from the so called guide numbers which are included with each package of flash bulbs. Divide this guide number by the distance; that gives you the aperture number to use.

Provided you have no special type of picture in view, choose a medium-speed film of about 28 degrees BS. Before you insert the film you have to open the camera back. The latter is a number corresponding to the amount of light required for correct exposure. Use the above address for a check, M.


To change the aperture, pull the light value setting lever 26 slightly outwards and move it to the required value on the aperture scale Look through the finder eyepiece, sight the subject, and press the release button 7. They are, however, mainly intended as a guide; you can, of course, hold the camera in other ways, too. To tension the shutter, pull out the rapid-winding lever 36 in one movement as for as it will go.

These are the koeak for the zone focus settings. If you use Pay Pal, use the link below.

And when you have found your ideal hold, stick to it! The flash is fired on releasing the camera shutter. The table right shows the suitable shutter speeds and the required setting of the synchronizing lever for the different types of flash.

So try a few positions to find which suits you best. It outlines your picture area and is iic plainly visible. Set the distance in the same way as with the telephoto lens. V is the self-timer setting.

Turn the built-in take-up spool 40 by its serrated flange 40a until the slit in the core points upwards. Reflected light readings are taken from the camera position towards the subject as described an p.

On-line camera manual library This is the full text and images from the manual. At the same time the rewind knob 20 should rotate against its arrow if the film is advancing properly. Now you can really take your first picture.