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Film Loading; How To Hold Your Camera - Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic Operating Manual

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How to hold your camera

In horizontal
In vertical
position
A. Hold
the
camera
firmly
with
your
your camera tightly to your fore·
left hand,
and draw
your arm
head with your left hand,
close to your body.
draw
your body.
As a general rule, your camera should
be held more firmly by the left hand
which does not release the shutter.
If you hold your camera with the
right hand-the
hand which releases
the shutter - it may cause camera
movement.
Very
often,
pictures
8
In vertical
position
position
B.
Hold
your camera tightly to your fore-
head with your left hand, raise
and
your right
arm and draw your
your
right
arm
close to
left arm to your body.
which are not sharp are due to move-
ment of the camera.
When you focus
with the camera held horizontally
(Position A), hold the lens barrel as
illustrated
in photograph.
camera on your left hand thumb and
little finger.
Turn the distance scale
ring
with
your thumb and index
finger.
When holding the camera
vertically,
some people release the·
shutter with the thumb (Position B),
while others release it with the in-
dex finger (Position C).
is more desirable for fast focusing
and shooting.
With the Honeywell
Pentax, whether
held vertically
horizontally,
you see your subject
image through the taking lens, ena-
bling you to compose, focus and shoot
with a minimum of time and effort.
C.
Hold
Film type reminder
Put the
Use the film type dial to show what
Position C
type of film is in your camera.
ply turn the dial so that the type of
film in the camera is opposite the •
or
mark.
era is loaded, turn the film rewind
knob clockwise.
the camera is not loaded.
Avoid direct sunlight when loading your
film.
1
Open the back by pulling out the re-
wind knob until back cover snaps open.
2
Place the film cassette into the cas-
sette chamber, and push back the re-
wind knob.
and crease across one or two perfora-
tions back from the end of the leader.
Insert the creased portion into slot
of the take-up spool.
3
Advance the film by alternately turn-
ing the rapid wind lever and releasing
the shutter until both sprockets have
properly engaged the film perforations.
Close the back by pressing it firmly.
4
If the film is properly loaded, the re-
wind knob will turn counter-clockwise
when you advance the film by turn-
ing the rapid wind lever_
dial
er ring of the shutter speed dial and
rotate it until the ASA number of
Sim-
your film is opposite the red index
mark.
Be sure to set your film speed on
To check whether the cam-
the shutter speed dial because the
dial is connected to the exposure
If it turns freely,
meter system_

Film loading

Draw out the film leader
Setting
ASA film speed
The
ASA
film
speed rating of all
35mm
films
is
given in the data
sheet packed with
each roll of film.
The
higher
the
ASA number, the
more sensitive the
film. Lift the out-
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