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Scale Focus 35's Though not rangefinders, scale focus 35's are 1st cousins. This forum includes such popular gems as the Rollei 35's, Petri 35's, and the Olympus XA-4.

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Old 05-08-2019   #41
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Bitfeng, that pinhole shot is wonderful. Great composition!
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Old 05-08-2019   #42
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My main issue with the Color 35 is that it takes more trouble to collapse the lens than with a Rollei 35, along with more potential mechanical wear doing the collapse, than with a Rollei 35. This, for a travel or pocket camera that might be collapsed frequently.

I had to take the top off of mine, to re-attach the 45 degree mirror (which has also been loose in 2 other Petri models that I have). I was surprised at the relatively light weight of the focus / lens collapse gearing, given what it's being asked to do, possibly regularly.

If anyone needs to get the top off, here's the quick rundown: Remove the rewind crank, and a collar that becomes visible on the rewind post. Remove the focus wheel. Set the shutter to 1/250, and aperture to f22, just so you'll remember, for re-assembly. Remove the screw on the right-hand side of the top cover. The cover then lifts free, with the shutter and aperture control wheels staying attached to the cover. 3 things to watch: the battery check button will probably fall away from the cover; if the camera is inverted, the shutter release post will fall out; I also had a super-thin brass bushing washer fall free, which I'm pretty sure came from the focus post, which is how I put it back together.
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Thank you Steve. That boy in the picture is my son
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Old 05-08-2019   #44
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I own one for many years and could never get over the distance scale that's only visible in the finder...

Fun to fiddle, but really takes time to shoot with.
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Old 05-10-2019   #45
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This was with the fungus lens:


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I have a black Petri Color 35 with fungus on lens, so the images are soft. Then I removed the lens groups and made it a pinhole camera. I used a needle to make a ~0.25mm hole on a piece of tin foil. Then the tin foil was taped to a 18mm washer, with some tape on the washer's edge. The washer was then inserted into the barrel from the front side. I still can use the shutter. Nice little setup.
Below the first picture shows the pinhole, and the second picture was taken with the pinhole - probably ~30 second exposure.

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HU: there is one listed for auction on eBay that ends today.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F163739218312

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