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Old 09-13-2011   #1
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Penti manual

I have a Pent II half frame camera but have been unable to find a manual for it. Help!!!
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Old 09-13-2011   #2
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you don't need a manual,
you need two empty Rapid Cassettes,
a dark bag,
a pair of scissors,
a roll of 35mm film...
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Thanks for your info - I have all that. I just wondered if there was anything else needed to get decent pictures from this camera.
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Thanks for your info - I have all that. I just wondered if there was anything else needed to get decent pictures from this camera.
...the one thing you need is to actually use it...
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Old 09-16-2011   #5
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the following link has some results (by me)
you might like to have a look
http://www.alivenotdead.com/postmoni...e-1126314.html

at the lowest bottom is a "failure" from my first trial:
i rolled in a film strap too long (a whole 36 exposures!)
so the frames jammed into each other.
but you may consider this "accidental effect"
that's the joy of using odd-ball cameras
so never mind the instruction, be brave and just shot shot shot.
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Old 09-17-2011   #6
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It's a great little camera. A few tests here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joaofre...th/4818396689/
You can make a "rapid-like" cassete from an old standard film cassette
http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/t...at/Rapid02.jpg
Just shorten it about 2 mm, cover the top and bottom and cut the protruding part of the spool.
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It's a great little camera. A few tests here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joaofre...th/4818396689/
You can make a "rapid-like" cassete from an old standard film cassette
http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/t...at/Rapid02.jpg
Just shorten it about 2 mm, cover the top and bottom and cut the protruding part of the spool.
your test shots are stunning!
i have to dig out mine and give it more trials.
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your test shots are stunning!
i have to dig out mine and give it more trials.
Thank you !
Using this little camera is a real pleasure. On the other hand, scanning the negatives is a truel pain. I use a CanoScan8800F and it does not "read" the frames correctly, some suffer serious amputations; I try to overcome this by replacing the film strips in the film tray in different positions and scanning them by trial and error, but it takes longer than scanning a conventional 35 mm film strip. Maybe a different software (or, better, an enlarger !) will solve this issue...
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