Martin Siegel

Martin Siegel

Posted on 01/30/2014


Photo taken on January 30, 2014



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camera
rangefinder
Olympus
Petri
Helios
44M-4
E-PL1
Auto Rapid 28


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Petri Auto Rapid 28

Petri Auto Rapid 28
The brother of the Petri Racer. It uses Agfa Rapid Cassettes.
Despite the "Auto" in the name it is a fully manual camera with CdS meter and coupled rangefinder. The CdS cell is placed above the lens but within the area covered by a filter so metering with filters is possible without adjusting exposure times.
Photo made with a Helios 44M-4 lens on an Olympus E-PL1.

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RobbeK
RobbeK
I like those Petri cameras -- I have one with an electric eye ! (the 7S : selenium cel , but also around the lens beneath the filters ) - probably the same lens (excellent stuff).
grtjs

Rob (they say they went bankrupt by not adding the gadgets like the others did )
I hope it doesn't read that Agfa "T-bone" to get the DIN value of the film ?
3 years ago.
Martin Siegel has replied to RobbeK
Hoi Rob,
I also have a 7S II with selenium cell around the lens.
Of course it reads the T-Bone - I think that's why it it'S called automatic. But the values are only transmitted to the meter needle in view finder not on the shutter - you have to set shutter speed and aperture manually.
It's missing the battery cover anyway so I can't use the meter right now. One of the previous owners obviousely tried a repair and now the cable from the battery compartment produces a short on the body, I need to do some isolation and find a battery cover. Until then I can use it like a fully manual camera.
I think the main problem was that Petri did not have a good SLR when rangefinders were out of fashion.
3 years ago.
RobbeK
RobbeK
Ah, ok , Martin .... my hope not ;. was related with the fact not be able to find to correct cassettes -- but as it is uncoupled , no problem.
On my Agfa it "is" coupled and only coupled --- ;-c
I read the 7S was a cult camera for a while -- you have the 2.8 or the 2.0 lens ???
grtjs
Rob
3 years ago.
Martin Siegel has replied to RobbeK
Hoi Rob,

if there is two versions of a camera you can be almost 100% sure that I have the cheaper one. So my 7S II has the 2,8 lens.

Beste groeten
Martin
3 years ago.
Martin Siegel
Martin Siegel
Merci de l'etoile, Martine!
4 months ago.