Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1992/07/10

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To: leica-users
Subject: Petri RF cameras
From: (Mark Eastman)
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 92 14:29:19 PDT

I recently bought a "Petri" camera at a garage sale. (no, there's no 
fungus growing in it :^)

The camera is Japanese, relatively well made and appears to be modeled 
after an M3. It has a 45mm f2.8 lens, lever advance, and an iris shutter
+ flash sync.

I took it apart and cleaned the viewfinder and what lens elements I could
get to and it makes wonderful snapshots (although distant shots suffer) 
As much as I cleaned the viewfinder it has this greenish cast that is a
killer on the eye after a while, I've noticed the same effect on the
Nikon S rangefinder. 

I've seen two more of these cameras at a flea market that are newer, and
have much improved viewfinders.

Does anyone know anything about Petri Cameras?


Mark Eastman