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Petri 7s - Boxed and in Mint Condition

Petri 7s - Boxed and in Mint Condition


THE PETRI 7S - Rangefinder Camera - Boxed and in Mint Condition.


A cult classic and excellent Rangefinder Camera. 

Released by Japanese camera maker Petri in 1962 and produced until 1973, the Petri 7s is a 35 mm fixed-lens rangefinder camera that was an improved version of the Petri 7 introduced a year before. An advanced camera during its time, it has an around-the-lens (ATL) selenium cell light meter that can read light values of 7 - 17. The Petri 7 was also equipped with an additional match-needle display visible both in the viewfinder and on the top plate, a coupled rangefinder, and an improved film advance lever and frame counter. The 7s came with either a 45 mm f/1.8 or f/2.8 lens, which can accept 52 mm screw-in filters.


Technical Specs


Shutter Speeds - bulb, 1 second to 1/500th of a second

Aperture - f/2.8 to f/16

Meter Type - Circle Eye System, fully coupled, Selenium Cell

Shutter - mechanical, Petri MVE leaf shutter

ASA - 10 to 400

Lens - Petri 45mm amber coated, f/2.8, 52mm filter ring

Flash Option - cold shoe with PC socket (on lens barrel), X or M sync

Batteries - No batteries needed

Film Type - 35mm

Other Notable Features - self timer, threaded shutter button, parallax correction marks, meter in viewfinder and on top of the camera

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