Instructions for use for BELLALUXA No. 4440
The BELLALUXA is a simple and easy-to-operate Roll Film Camera, taking 16 exposures 4x4 cm on 120 film, with built-in flash unit for miniature flash bulbs with a 15 V Mikrodyn anode battery.
To take snaps the BELLALUXA should be held firmly with both hands, and as closely to the eye as possible. Everything which is seen through the viewfinder will appear on the picture, and to be sure even a little more. Press the shutter release gently, and without jerking, downwards to full extent: the picture is taken. It is now impossible to press the Shutter Release a second time, until the film has been wound on to the next number. By the side of the viewfinder is a small signal window, if a red signal appears, the film must be wound on to the next frame before another picture can be taken.
|The following combinations of light value numbers are possible:
Stop 8 with 1/50 = light value 12
Stop 8 with 1/100 = light value 13
Stop 16 with 1/50 = light value 14
Stop 16 with Vioo = light value 15.
For normal snaps in sunlight, 1/100 sec, exposure time should always be used as far as at all possible in order to reduce the risk of camera shake. When using flash, however, 1/50 second (red figure = flash) must always be used. When set on "B" the shutter will remain open as long as the shutter release button is kept pressed down. In this case, the use of a cable release is ad-viseable and the camera should be mounted on a tripod. This type of exposure is used only in special cases, for indoor or night photography.
Generally speaking, whenever there is insufficient light, the convenient built-in Flash Unit should be used and this offers the special advantage of being always ready to intensify the light for daylight exposures. In order to get the built-in Flash ready for use. a 15 volt battery must first be fitted. To do this, press down the retaining spring and lift out vertically to abow not set on edge the flash unit by gripping it on both sides of the grey reflector lid. When fitting the battery, particular care should be taken that the " + " contact is situated as indicated. When fitting the flash device back into the Camera, if should be pressed down first in front, as far as the groove, then at the back, until it audibly snaps behind the retaining spring. The reflector lid is opened by lifting it by its front grip. The two reflector wings will thereby open up automatically. The angle of reflection measures 60°.
When releasing the Camera Shutter, the flash is automatically fired. To eject the burnt-out lamps, press the ejector button down. ATTENTION! the burnt-out lamps are hot! The flash device is closed by folding in the two reflector
wings and folding the reflector lid forward at the same
time, until it clicks into position.