About Two-Lens Reflex Cameras
Because we can’t speak english
I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence,
but I would like you to understand
About twin-lens reflex cameras
We will write about the names and features of each
part as clearly as possible.
I will explain using the cameras sell by our company Vintage Shop Japan Inc.
Hachiyo Opt Alpenflex OrientⅡ
The name of each part is shown in the image
＜ Front view ＞
Viewfinder lenses ➡ Lenses for seeing what you want to photograph (the subject)
Shooting lens ➡ Is a lens used to take a picture of the object (subject) to be photographed
Shutter charge lever ➡ A lever used to manually set the shutter when using the shutter
Aperture lever ➡ Lever used to set the aperture
Shutter lever ➡ lever used to take a picture
＜ Right side＞
Film winding knob ➡ is used to feed the film for each shot. Also used for film mounting
Focus knob ➡ is used to focus the camera
＜ Left rear＞
Focus loupe ➡ Is used to magnify the object you are photographing (the subject)
Focus Hood ➡ Is used as a hood that can be opened to look at the object you want to photograph
Film guide shaft knob ➡ Knob used when installing film
Red window ➡ A window to check the number of sheets of film when taking a picture
Film chamber lid ➡ Is the part that opens and closes when installing and removing film
Film chamber lid stopper ➡ locks the film chamber lid
As I mentioned last time.
There are two lenses.
The upper lens is used to look at the subject to be photographed, and
The lower lens is used to capture the subject.
Unlike an SLR camera, the viewfinder is on top.
Therefore, when shooting, the viewfinder is viewed from above.
The subject is mirrored, so the object you want to capture appears to be
the opposite of what you want to capture.
The film used is 120 (Brownie) film.
The above has been written in as simple and easy-to-understand
terms as possible.
It has more controls than an SLR camera, but
but the camera has a vintage look and feel that makes it an enjoyable
camera to take time to shoot with.
I will make a column in the future if there are any additions
to this information.
In addition to the products mentioned above, we also sell
vintage cameras and lenses.
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Writer Takashi Okumura