Πέμπτη, 6 Μαρτίου 2014

Pentax Pino 35, plastic, simple but good

I found this camera in the flea market. It is a simple snapshot all-plastic camera.

Needs no focusing, as long the subject is further than 1.5 meters. The lens has a focal length of 38mm and maximum aperture of f3.8. The shutter speed is fixed 1/125th.
There are markings on the lens, Clear sun, Cloudy sun Cloudy, - and a - again, I believe these correspond to f16, f11, f8, f5.6 and f3.8.

The camera needs two AA batteries to operate the flash. By pressing half way the shutter, if a red led turns on then flash is required. Then the lens shoud be positioned to a flash distance marked on the camera, bust, two persons, distant. This alters the aperture to accomodate the loss of light.

I put a film inside but the winding mechanism had a problem, too much advance, I ended up with 15 exposures instead of the usual 38.

I played a bit with the aperture settings, the pictures came out nice and sharp.



 






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