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    Wife came home with an E.Bn (Color Super, something like that) with the 45mm f/1.9 lens. Seems like a decent camera, if I can figure out how the light meter works. The needle has no markings other than a center mark. Yashica Electro's have been my rangefinder of choice to this point but this camera seems very well built and the viewfinder is excellent. I'll put some Tri-x in it this weekend and see what happens.

    Mike
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    I have a Petri 2.8 color corrected with a green window. It is missing the leatherette from the back and the latch plate, and the wind-on lever does not click to a stop after wind-on, but the shutter works perfectly and the lens is excellent. Focus, shutter and aperture are slow moving when the camera is cold. All of this tells me the cam badly needs a CLA. The cam looks almost new inside; no light leaks. Anybody know who could do a CLA to take care of mechanical issues? I could re-skin it myself ...

    Here are a few shots made on Ferrania 400:










    I have put only one roll through it, but it asppears to be a keeper, especially if it can be put back into top-natch shape ...
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    Well, Camerapedia is wrong! The meter on the E.Bn model is coupled! Still works, too, although I don't yet know how well. Sweet! Does anyone have a suggestion for someone to send it to for a CLA at a reasonable price?

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    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming– “Wow! What a Ride!”

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    Correction on my post: the shutter, aperture and focus RINGS are slow moving; I reckon the original grease till is in there ...

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    I have a Petri Racer, really pretty camera, maybe a little fragile though. Also have a couple of Petri SLR's, they have a well deserved reputation for unreliability, but are interesting cameras none the less. No collection is complete without a Petri or two, and one of those Contarex look-a-like 7's would be nice if they weren't overpriced.
    I find their lenses quite good, especially on the rangefinders, not Nikon quality, but better than you would expect.

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    Petri follower

    Any Petri users still out there? New to APUG but I have a (9+) Petri 7s and a parts 7s, actually takes pics but the selenium is gone. I started taking pics at age 7 with a Brownie that my Great-Grandmother gave me and at 11 (1967) my Dad came home from his 3rd trip to Vietnam with a PX Petri 7s and kit. I learned to shoot manual 35mm with that dream machine. I had a Yahica TL Elecro X about 4 years back and sold it to a collecter. I took 24 shots with my Minolta SRT 201 (SLR) to teach my son how to go Analog and he likes the look of film and paper! So next weekend we are to shoot some with the Petri for more teaching and then we will have some film of his son (2 1/2) and then maybe in the future my son might pass on film knowledge.
    Just because you can, Does Not mean you should.

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    I carried a 7S around Calipornia in 1966-67, and got great shots with it. Still have the pix, but not the camera.

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    I still have and use my Petri E.Bn. rangefinder. Sweet little camera and makes lovely pictures on Tri-X.

    Mike
    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming– “Wow! What a Ride!”

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