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March 21, 2013 / Gregory Williams

Petri Flex V w/ 55mm Petri C.C. lens


What is weird is that the case does not even need stitches. The original leather and stitching are both fine.


Note the shutter release above the self-timer lever on the front of the camera, and the cold shoe mounted above the film rewind knob. It has a screw in bolt for easy removal.


The location of the shutter release actually feels more natural and steady than the top mounted release on most SLR cameras. The cold shoe seems like it will be annoying, and easy to lose when removing the film.



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  1. christine / Jan 21 2014 1:25 am

    hi i have just inherited one of these cameras and i was wondering if you could give me some advice about :
    a, how to tell the film is finnidhed.
    b, unloading the film,
    c. best place t get it developed.

    thanks. i have used an slr camera before. but i had a very thorough run through with a tutor of the ins and outs of how to work it.

    • Gregory Williams / Jan 21 2014 2:20 am

      Sure. I’ll do my best.

      A. First, check the exposure counter on the left, most rolls finish at 24 or 36 exposures. Once you have an idea of how many exposures are left try to operate the film advance lever on the right. If you can, the roll isn’t finished. Take pictures until the advance lever stops.
      b. Once you’ve taken the last shot, depress the button on the bottom of the camera. Pull up the winder lever on the right and roll the film back into the canister until you no longer feel any tension on the lever and “hear” the roll of film freely spinning inside the canister.
      c. I use two places for processing. The local drug store that still processes film (most do but many send it back to the their “hub” store which takes up to a week) or send it off via the internet. I use the which costs about $15 per roll depending on options. There are many labs out there though, use google to find one that you like best.

      Hope that helps and thanks for the question!

    • Gregory Williams / Jan 21 2014 2:24 am

      I failed to add that to release the door after you’ve rewound the film, pull the lever on the bottom left side of the body. 🙂

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