Regula Sprinty BC is a 35mm film viewfinder camera made by King and produced between 1963-65 in different versions. [1] Regula Sprinty is a large series of viewfinders. Introduced 1962 and continued until 1971 with many models.

See also the article King Regula Sprinty

Specifications[edit | edit source]

King Regula Sprinty BC 01.jpg
King Regula Sprinty BC 02.jpg

images by Süleyman Demir

  • Lens: Isco-Göttingen Color Gotar 45mm f/2.8 (in the photos); there are various lenses on the camera like Color Rexar 45mm f/2.8
    • Aperture: f/2.8-f/16,
    • Separate setting: for flash, on B mode, via the speed-aperture ring, dial is underside of the ring
    • Focus range: 1m - inf.
  • Focusing: front element zone focusing, ring, distance and DOF scales on the lens
  • Shutter: King Rectamat, programmed shutter/diaphragm, speeds: 1/30-1/250 +B
  • Aperture and Shutter setting: by a ring on the lens-shutter barrel, according to Exposure Values speed and aperture set together, dial on front of the ring, markings: eg. 250/11-16, 125/11-8-5.6 etc.
  • B setting: activated by a minute switch on the back of the camera, you can separately adjust the aperture size in this mode for flash
  • Cocking lever: also winds the film, rapid advance, right back side of the top plate
  • Shutter release: on middle-right side of the top plate, w/ cable release screw
  • Frame counter: on the bottom plate, advance type, auto-resets when the back cover opens
  • Viewfinder: bright frame lines and parallax correction marks for close distance, quite large
  • Exposure meter: Selenium cell lightmeter, uncoupled
    • Film speed range: ASA 50-400
    • Setting: via a complex match the needle window and dial on the right of the top plate, flat against the top metal surface
  • Re-wind lever: folding crank type, left of the top plate
  • Re-wind release button: on the bottom plate
  • Hot-shoe: there are X and M symbols on it, flash sync. via the shutter-aperture ring's seperate aperture numbers, a flash symbol with them
  • Flash PC socket: none
  • Self timer: none
  • Back cover: hinged, opens by a minute switch on the left side of the camera
  • Tripod socket: 1/4"
  • Body: anodised aluminium and plastic, Weight: 353g
  • Engravings on the back of the top plate: Made in Western Germany
  • Serial no. in the back cover

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. McKeown's p.815

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