Ciro 35
Posted 8-10-'03

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1. OPEN THE CAMERA
On the bottom of the camera you will find a latch marked "Open" and "Lock." 4.butkus.org

Turn the latch counter clockwise to "Open" position.



2. REMOVE CAMERA BACK
Hold camera in left hand, as shown. 

With the fingers and thumb of the right hand gripping the bottom edge, slide out the camera back.



3. INSERT FILM
Insert film cassette in the film compartment. Make sure fork on end of winding shaft engages cross member in spool. 4.butkus.org

When film is drawn out the film perforations should engage sprockets.


4. THREAD FILM 
Thread the end of the film into slot in the take-up spool. 

Push sufficient film. through so that it will lock securely in position when the spool is turned.


5. START FILM
Push down film release button and turn "Wind" knob until both sprockets engage the film as shown. 

If necessary, push button dawn the second time, and turn until film is secure on take-up spool.



6. REPLACE CAMERA BACK
Place the camera back in position as shown. Make sure edges are in the run ways and that the spring on inside of back clears the film. 

Push the back into position and lock.



7. ADVANCE FILM
To bring film into position for the first picture: 

1. Turn "Wind" knob until it stops. 

2. Push down film release button and turn "Wind" knob until it stops again. 

3. Push down release and "Wind" once more.



8. SET EXPOSURE COUNTER
Set exposure counter dial by rotating it until the first notch following "0" is opposite the index mark. 

Thereafter the counter will, automatically turn with the "wind" knob, to show the number of the next picture.



9. SET LENS APERTURE
On the bottom edge of the shutter is on indicator which controls the size of the lens opening. 

Study the exposure guide on page 8, and set indicator for the desired speed.4.butkus.org

 

10. SET SHUTTER SPEEDS
On the top edge of the shutter there's an indicator and numbers which straw the various shutter speeds ("T" stands for Time, "B" for Bulb exposure). 

Study Exposure Guide on page 8, and set indicator for proper shutter speed.



11. FOCUS THE CAMERA
 Holding the camera about 2 or 3 inches from the eye, sight the subject through the small window. 

Move the focusing lever up or down until the split-image merges.


12. FOCUS CAMERA
When the image you see through the small window is split as shown above the lens is out of focus. 

Adjust the focusing lever until the two sections of the image form on unbroken outline.4.butkus.org



13. FOR HORIZONTAL PICTURES 
Use Range Finder as in Steps 11 and 12. 

Hold camera horizontally as shown.



14. FOR VERTICAL PICTURES
Use Range Finder as in Steps 11 and 12. 

Hold camera vertically as shown.

Models R and S are equipped with Alphux self-cocking shutters and you have only to flip the shutter release to take a picture.4.butkus.org

 Model T is equipped with Rapax set-and-release type shutter and there is a Set lever which must be pushed up before snapping the release lever.



15. REWIND FILM
After all exposures are made rewind the | film into the original cartridge. First lift the "Wind" knob and turn slightly until it stays up. 

Turn the "Rewind" knob in the direction of the arrow. Film is all rewound when the counter dial stops turning.


16. REMOVE FILM

 

To remove the film cartridge from the camera, just reverse the loading procedure. 

When replacing camera back, always place it half-way up on camera to engage the edges properly.

 



17. USE TRIPOD SOCKET

On the bottom of the camera is a threaded tripod socket. 

For time and bulb exposures, a tripod or other solid support is necessary to prevent blurred pictures.

 


18. USE CABLE RELEASE

The cable release screws into the shutter and is recommended for use when camera is on a tripod. 

Use the regular shutter trip when the camera is hand held.4.butkus.org

 

Ciro Cameras use 'Wollensak Lenses exclusively. These lenses are of the highest quality and are coated for maximum efficiency..
It is important that they be kept free from dust and dirt. Clean gently with lens tissue; avoid touching the glass with your fingers.

19. ATTACH THE FLASH
The accessory clip on the top of the camera accommodates the flash gun. 

Slip it on or take it off in a jiffy as shown.

20. TAKE FLASH PICTURES
Goad flash pictures are easy. With the loaded gun in position on camera, snap just as you would for regular pictures.

FOR SUPER-ACCURATE FOCUSING

On all photographic work requiring extreme accuracy, it is advisable to follow the attached chart closely. Under ordinary circumstances simply use the indicator on camera.

DEPTH OF FIELD TABLE FOR 2" FOCUS LENSES (50.8 mm.)
MINIATURE CAMERAS CIRCLE OF CONFUSION 1/500 INCH.


 


Illustration below shows one of the five famous Ciroflex models, made by the makers of Ciro 35.