- Raise the back cover open release knob (which also incorporates the film rewind knob) until some resistance is felt. With a slight additional pull, the back cover will automatically “pop” open.
2. Insert the film leader into a slot in the film take-up spool as shown.
3. Place the film magazine into the film chamber and push the back cover release knob all the way down. (When inserting the film magazine, its projecting center drum must be placed in a downward position.)
4. Operate the film advance lever in several “short” strokes until the film has begun to wind firmly around the take-up drum and both sides of the film perforations are securely engaged with the teeth of the sprocket gear. If the film advance lever locks during this procedure, press the shutter release button and then continue.
5. Close the camera back once you are certain that the film is winding securely on the take-up spool and engaged with on both sprockets.
Rotate the film rewind crank gently in the direction of the arrow to make sure that the film is flat against the pressure plate.
6. Advance the film and press the shutter release button. Repeat this action until the number “1” appears at the arrow mark in the frame counter window.
- The frame counter indicates the number of pictures taken from 1 to 36.
- The film advance lever has a total “throw” of 170° ; of this distance, the first 20° have no effect on the film but are intended to provide a “free play” range through which the lever may be “offset” from the body for rapid shooting.
- When the camera back is opened, the counter automatically resets itself to the start (S) position.
Setting ASA number (film speed)
Lift and rotate the shutter speed dial until the figure (6 to 6400) which corresponds with the ASA rating of your film is visible in the ASA window.
On the ASA dial the following figures are printed: 6 • 10 • 16 • 25 .. ·50 .. 100 .. 200 .. 400 .. 800 .. 1600 .. 3200 .• 6400.
The dots(·) denote ASA 8, 12,20,32,40,64, 80, 125, 160, 250, 320,500,640, 1000, 1300, 2000, 2600 4000 and 5200, respective
ASA/DIN conversion scale
When converting a DIN speed to the corresponding ASA speed or to remember a film speed, use this conversion scale. Turn the knob of the dial and set the film speed to the white pointer marked with ASA. In the case of ASA 100 film, for example, set the film speed as shown in the picture.
(The inner graduations are for the DIN).