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This method is suitable for all kdak without strong contrasts: This is how kodsk read off the depth. The latter is a number corresponding to the amount of light required for correct exposure. This is easily observed by the small black dot near the rim of the button. Always remember to set the speed of the film in the camera a On the film indicator A black pointer will move in the window 6.

See page 25 for various applications of the exposure meter. You should by now be familiar with the most important operations and can take your first picture. Now push the trimmed film end into the slit until it Is just visible on the other side of the spool core. If you are using a exposure cassette, set to the index mark between No. The green numbers on the setting ring 3 show aperture settings far exposure times longer than 1 second, or exposure times at small apertures.

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 gives a depth of field from about 9. On-line camera manual library This is the full text and images from the manual. 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.


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.

To change the aperture, pull the light value setting lever 26 slightly outwards and move it to the required value on the aperture scale Point the camera at the subject, directing it slightly downwards. Neither the rapid-winding lever nor the release button will work further. The table right shows the suitable shutter speeds and the msnual setting of the synchronizing lever for the different types of flash.

When it has reached No. Set the distance in the same way as with the telephoto lens. Now close the camera back. If it does not move back, you did not pull it out far enough, so carry on to complete the transport movement.

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 Then let it shoot back into its original position.

The flash is fired on releasing the camera shutter. Whenever possible grip the camera with both hands. With this method the diffusing screen 5b must always be fitted over the cell of the exposure meter irrespective of whether the koda is open or closed. Reflected light readings are taken from the camera position towards the subject as described an p. So try a few positions to find which suits you best. You will find small circles on the focusing scales for the wide-angle lens at 10 feet and far the telephoto lens at 15 feet and at about 50 feet.

M and X are synchronizing settings for flash.

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. This indicates that the lighting conditions are not suitable tar the aperture or speed you intended to use. Always sure to set the distance on the correct focusing score when using the interchangeable lenses.


Kodak Retina IIIc

Hold the camera in the shooting position and look thorough the eyepiece 34 of the combined view and range finder. 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. This helps you to find the correct field of view and prevents faulty sighting. To do this turn the focusing knob until the appropriate distance on the telephoto scale is opposite T-index mark It outlines your picture area and is always plainly visible.

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

Kodak Retina IIIc user manual, free instruction manual

If the shutter is not tensioned, you cannot press the button. The three settings are adjusted by means of the green synchronizing lever In place of the standard lens removed, two alternative units can be inserted as required:. If you forget this setting, you may obtain incorrect light values and thus wrong manuak.

This will help me to continue to host kodakk site, buy new manuals, and pay their shipping costs. To rewind the exposed film depress the reversing button 37 in the base of the camera and half pull out the rewind knob 20 to get at it more easily.

Then turn the rewind knob in the direction of the arrow until the reversing button ceases to rotate. Butkus, 29 Lake Ave. A second window is provided for DIN speed numbers. And when you have found your ideal hold, stick to it! 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 korak.