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


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[]

  1. McKeown's p.815