The Petri Color 35 is a most remarkable camera. With the lens retracted, it is small enough to be carried in a pocket. It shoots a full 35mm frame and a has a great lens. Because of a clever design, it can be completely held and controlled using only the right hand.
The Color 35D pictured above, with Mini-Flash and UV filter installed, was purchased a military exchange in U-Tapao, Thailand in 1971 for $31.00.
A comprehensive history of the Petri Color 35 is at www.cameraquest.com.
These pages are scans of the user's manual ("Instruction Book" as the cover says.)
|A quick operating guide for using the Petri Color 35||4 - 5|
|Parts name||6 - 7|
|Major features of the Petri Color 35||8|
|How to insert battery and test it||9|
|How to open the camera back||10|
|Film wind lever / film counter||11|
|Extending and retracting the lens||12|
|Shutter Speed Wheel||14|
|Film speed (ASA ir DIN) setting||16 - 17|
|Exposure setting||18 - 19|
|Shooting against the light||20|
|Focusing the lens||21 - 22|
|Depth of field||22 - 23|
|Composing your picture||24|
|How to hold your Petri Color 35||25|
|Film Loading||26 - 27|
|Rewinding and unloading the film||28|
|Maintenance and care of your Petri Color 35||30|
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