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The Petri Color 35 is a small 35mm, leaf-shutter viewfinder camera with a unique design, released by Petri in 1968. All its settings are to be done by operating the three little round dials, one for focusing near the viewfinder, and the others on top for setting speed and aperture. It also has a unique collapsible film rewind knurl, near its side-located hot shoe. With bulb mode and 1/15 to 1/250 sec. the choice of shutter speeds is not too bad, and selectable aperture values are from f2.8 to f22. The camera has a built-in coupled CdS meter (needs a PX675 battery) with a match-needle instrument that's visible in the finder.
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- The Japanese Historical Camera. 日本の歴史的カメラ (Nihon no rekishiteki kamera). 2nd ed. Tokyo: JCII Camera Museum, 2004. P. 144. Included for its display of distance and exposure in the viewfinder.
- Kamera Rebyū: Kurashikku Kamera Senka (カメラレビュー クラシックカメラ専科) / Camera Review: All about Historical Cameras no.35, November 1995. Nihon no kamera 50nen (日本のカメラ50年, special issue on 50 years of Japanese cameras).
- click on image and read Alf Sigaro's lovely description
- Petri Color 35 instruction book, provided by Kent Walker
- "Petri's masterpiece: The Color 35 Family", at Cameraquest
- Petri Color 35, at Photoethnography.com
- Small APS and full-frame 35mm cameras, the Petri Color 35 among them, at the Sub Club
- Daniel Iggers praises his Petri Color 35E, at Photo.net forums
- Photos taken with a Petri Color 35
- "Le Petri Color 35: Un véritable bijou" and Petri Color 35E, at Lionel's 35mm-compact.com
- on www.collection-appareils.fr by Sylvain Halgand