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At Last a Petri Color 35
Old 07-27-2014   #1
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At Last a Petri Color 35

After years of trying I now own a nice Petri Color 35
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Old 07-27-2014   #2
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Congrats and enjoy.
I had one decades ago.
It was brilliantly sharp.

The leather pouch,lined simply luxury,
compared to the Rollei 35 plastic cheapie..
make sure the focus turning thing is correctly set.
mine went out towards the end of my usage..
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needless to say very I am very happy indeed
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Congrats and enjoy.
I had one decades ago.
It was brilliantly sharp.

The leather pouch,lined simply luxury,
compared to the Rollei 35 plastic cheapie..
make sure the focus turning thing is correctly set.
mine went out towards the end of my usage..
many thanks for the reply, I have wanted one of these for years but they have always gone for silly money, so I am happy to grab this one, I will check the focus and let you know how I get on
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Old 09-21-2014   #5
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Just picked up a pair of Petri Color 35 cameras- one in chrome and one in black. Condition is sort of an unknown- I'm waiting for them to arrive in the mail. Should be fun to try out

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yep, used to have one, nice little simple and sweet cameras!
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Let's see some shots from the little fellas.
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http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...petri+color+35

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Black!

Talk about Silly Money.....

I sold a nice black one 4 years ago for $420. Then there is the D model which has a top shutter speed of 1/300th and a D relief on the black plastic next to the viewfinder on the front. Sold that one for $375 to a fellow in Seattle. Said he had been looking for a Loooong time for the D model.

I just picked up Petri 35 color for $40. Needs the top removed and the information display portion of the viewfinder (the scale focus plate) repositioned. Meter works.
Otherwise a nice example... very serious little rangefinder. It's interesting to go to CameraQuest (thanks Steve) and read the comments on the Petri 35 Color.

"THE CAMERA THAT ROLLEI SHOULD HAVE BUILT"

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I had one for a few years, then sold it here. It's cute and tiny, but not superior to the Canon, Oly, etc. of the day.
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Had one back in the 70's when they first came out. Sadly never got to see how long it would last. A drop onto concrete crunched and jammed it. A few years ago I thought about a replacement but yikes, the prices were insane. Now my go to compact in 35mm is an Olympus Pen, the early one lug Sanko Shoji produced one.
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Great camera. I had two. Both developed shutter/transport problems.

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i think it will be fun to try the little Petri out... I will be curious to compare it with my Vivitar 35es and the Minolta Himatic 7s (the big one).

Question: How well does the exposure/light meter work? It's a needle in the viewfinder, right?
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The Petri Color 35 is a neat little camera. It's fun to use and can make very good images.
Unfortunately both I have owned became unusable due to shutter/transport problems.

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I'm thoroughly enjoying mine which I've had almost a year now.
I like the size and quickness of operation and the picture quality is
superb! Not quite Rollei like but enjoyable none the less.
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My pair of Petris arrived yesterday. Neat little cameras! The chrome one cleaned up nicely and the black one has a bit of brassing. They have some minor problems, but nothing too serious- mostly they need exercise from years of no use. Great deal for $85 for both

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My pair of Petris arrived yesterday. Neat little cameras! The chrome one cleaned up nicely and the black one has a bit of brassing. They have some minor problems, but nothing too serious- mostly they need exercise from years of no use. Great deal for $85 for both
the black one looks
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Let's see some shots from the little fellas.
hi Paul was going to give it a good test run this week and then l broke my wrist
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Just picked up a pair of Petri Color 35 cameras- one in chrome and one in black. Condition is sort of an unknown- I'm waiting for them to arrive in the mail. Should be fun to try out
black, very stealth like
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I really like the Petri Color 35 I've been carrying the black body with me daily and I'm on my second roll with it- hopefully it is working properly! After I finish roll number two- I will get them processed.

The chrome one is not working- the shutter is hanging up. Should be an easy fix- sometimes you can get it to work if you exercise the shutter- fire it off 30-40 times and it works. If you let it sit for too long it stops working again...
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Just got the first couple of rolls processed- performed very well- scale focus and depth of field work fine. I'm happy with the results and the camera is quite usable and compact
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nice results. This is a camera I've wanted to try for a long time. I keep hoping to find one in a charity store. I did manage to find a 7s in very good condition - yet to put a roll through it.
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I was skeptical about the lack of a rangefinder but the in-finder focus scale soon won me over.
It's so much easier to use than the rangefinder patch on most compacts.

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The Black Petri has become my go-to daily shooter....my Canon rangefinder and my Mamiya 35 rangefinders are both out of commission

The Petri continues to surprise me and as I shoot it more, I have more success!

The chrome camera is on the shelf, the shutter needs to be cleaned to work consistently and the framelines are a bit loose.
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Still shooting...will post more soon

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OK! three more...







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Mostly everyone like the Petri 35 because it is so easy to use and takes respectable photos especially in B&W but color is good too.
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More awesome-ness from the last few months... find one of these cameras and start taking pictures....







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Here's more Petri goodness from the first part of 2016...this camera never lets me down! I pretty much only put Agfa 200 in it and the results are predictable and nice









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More goodness from the little Petri







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I most enjoyed scrolling through your photos. It's good to see you are still using this gem & have not retired it to the shelf. Hope to see more soon.
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Thanks! It's just too good not to use it once in a while. It's a great travel camera...whether it's a back-up to bigger cameras or if I just don't want to carry a bag, a meter, extra lenses. etc.
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Great shots Cassel! I just picked one up for $20(!) the other week. I got a few keepers but lots of blurry shots haha. Any tips on scale focusing? Looks like you've got your technique down
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Is it a scale focusing camera? I can't remember. I have two of them I should remember.

I should sell one, don't need two, and clearly I'm not using either often enough (can't remember how they focus )
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Yes - Scale focus
The viewfinder has the little icons and feet distances laid out with a needle that moves as you focus.
The wheel has to turn to the right quite a bit from the collapsed position - then you just have to be more accurate with your guess at larger apertures- Haven't missed shots to soft focus...
But - I mostly shoot day light shots and only use Agfa 200 color: makes everything more predictable for me
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The Color 35's in-finder focusing scale is far easier to use than
the typical dim rangefinder patch in its compact contemporaries.

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