Petri 7s

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The Petri 7s is a standard 35 mm film camera. It features a focusing system: fully coupled rangefinder 2.65ft- infinity. Lens: 45mm f/2.8 (4 elements in 3 groups), coated, 52mm filter thread mount; 45mm f/1.8 (6 elements), coated, 52mm filter thread mount. Shutter: Petri MVE leaf (in-lens) shutter. Shutter speeds:* 1 - 1/500 + B + self-timer. Metering System: Around the lens (ATL) selenium manual metering cell. Aperture: f/2.8-16; f/1.8-16. "Cold" flash shoe; PC external flash connection. Flash type selector:* M - X. Film Transport:* Single-Stroke (180 degrees) rapid transport lever.

  • Included: Battery + 400 Film
  • Film Type: 35mm Film
  • Condition: Used 
  • Released: 1962
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan 


Petri assembled the Petri 7s in 1962 as an upgrade from the Petri 7 released in 1961. The Petri 7 & 7s both have an around-the-lens selenium cell light meter; however, the Petris 7s has an updated film advance lever, frame counter, and a second match-needle display on the top plate(the original model has the meter display only in the viewfinder). Production ended in 1973, and the Petri 7s II superseded the 7s in 1974. In 1963, Malcolm Browne won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting and the World Press Photo of the Year for the photograph he took of Thich Quang Duc, using the Petri 7s camera. Thich Quang Duc was a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk. He immolated himself as a protest against Buddhists' persecution by the South Vietnamese government. One of the world's most iconic and shocking images depicts the serene monk sitting lotus style as flames fully engulfed him.

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