Petri 7S

Petri 7S<br />
Type: Coupled range finder.<br />
Lens: Petri 45mm F1.8 or F2.8 - F16<br />
Shutter: 1 - 1/500th & B<br />
ASA: 10 - 400<br />
Manufactured: 1962 - 1973<br />
Petri 7S II: 1973 - 1976<br />
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I don’t think anyone would say that the Petri 7S is in the same league as the Canonet GIII but in reality it has many of the same abilities including the ability to be used in fully manual mode without the need of a battery. For me there is also 1 plus. I find the simple light meter on top of the camera convenient and easier to use than the “through the viewfinder” meter of the GIII & Canonet 28. If you are just thinking about giving film photography a try for the first time you could do a lot worse than buy a Petri 7S especially as they can be had in working order for around 20 dollars!<br />
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I liked my F2.8 version of the camera (below) so much I splashed out another 20 bucks on the F1.8 version (above). Sometime soon here I'll give them a side by side test.
Petri 7S
TypeRangefinder
Manufactured1962 - 1973
BatterySelenium Cell
Fully MechanicalYes
ShutterB +1s - 1/500
LensPetri 45mm F1.8 or F2.8 - F16
ISO25 - 400
Fully ManualYes
Aperture PriorityYes
Shutter PriorityNo
Fully AutoYes
NotesI don’t think anyone would say that the Petri 7S is in the same league as the Canonet GIII but in reality it has many of the same abilities including the ability to be used in fully manual mode without the need of a battery. For me there is also 1 plus. I find the simple light meter on top of the camera convenient and easier to use than the “through the viewfinder” meter of the GIII & Canonet 28. If you are just thinking about giving film photography a try for the first time you could do a lot worse than buy a Petri 7S especially as they can be had in working order for around 20 dollars! I liked my F2.8 version of the camera so much I splashed out another 20 bucks on the F1.8 version. Sometime soon here I'll give them a side by side test.

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