Petri 2.8 Color Corrected super
The Petri 2.8 Color Corrected Super was manufactured by the
Kuribayashi Camera Industry Inc. of Japan for a 3-year period between
1958-61, total production exceeding 1,200,000.
The Petri is sleek, well balanced, and easy to hold. The aperture,
shutter speed & focusing knob are all in the same area of the lens for
easy adjusting. It has a standard aperture of f/2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22 &
a shutter speed of B, 1sec, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 1/500th.
The camera is basically a range finder, you do not look through the lens
and focus but rather judge the distance and move it to the correct
distance on the camera.
The camera comes with a stylish metal lens cap.
On several occasions I had to reshoot since I forgot to take off the lens cap.
I did notice that the shutter speed lagged a little on the slower
speeds so I made sure to use faster shutter speeds of 250 and 500.
The camera did not have a camera strap so I cheated and stole a nice
black leather strap off another camera. The leather strap looks real
nice on the camera, I plan on keeping the strap on the camera since it
looks like it belongs on the camera.
A manual of the camera I found online along with a vast assortment of old camera manuals.
I plan to post a few images from the week of shooting but I need a
week or two to process the film and scan … Say tuned.