In need of Manuals

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by andrea_augello, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. I just picked up a bunch of cameras at an estate sale and can't seem to find
    manuals anywhere...ok...that's not true. I can't find free manuals online for
    them. I know of sites like Orphan, KY, etc, but they don't have any of the ones
    that I need. If anybody out there can help, I would hugely appreciate it, as I
    am a lowly school teacher who's been under a wage freeze for the past 30 months
    and spent every cent of her "play money" on this box of cameras...

    The manuals I need are.....

    Agfa Optima Parat
    Canon IIf
    Canon Vt
    Ihagee Kine Exakta
    Ikonta 522/24
    Kodak Petite
    Kodak Retina Ia
    Praktica (that's all it says on it)
    Reflekta II
    Ricoh Five One Nine
    Rollei c35
    Voigtlander Vito Automatic B
    Voigtlander Vito B
    Voigtlander Vitoret 11 EL
    Voigtlander Perkeo 1
    Minolta 16 MG-S


  3. The "classic camera repair forum" website has lots of mnuals available for free down load. At the bottom of their free list there is a link to even more. Also if you google (amera model) manual you may find more.
  4. Thanks for the link to butkus

    I can't seem to get to the repair forum, can you post a link. Thanks
  5. Here's the classic camera repair forum:
  6. Hi, Andrea That's quite a nice collection of stuff you've won yourself. Being married to a school teacher myself, I can sympathise over the wages aspect .........

    Regarding the manuals, although I have quite a varied collection the only one I can be of help with would be for the Ihagee Kine Exakta 11, which is the post-war version of the original Kine Exakta. (There really isn't a great deal of difference between the two of 'em, to be honest.) However, I must warn you that it's only two pages and consequently not a great help in unfathoming what must be one of the most complex 35mm cameras ever made. Not surprisingly, there were many after-market publishers who made a decent living printing far more detailed books on these early Exaktas. Eventually, Ihagee saw the light and started to supply comprehensive Owner's Manuals for the Varex VX11a/Varex 11a onwards.

    However, I have the scans of those paltry two pages of the Exakta 11's IB on file, so if you'd like them sent, just email me at
  7. How lazy can some people be? All you have to do is type 'classic camera repair forum' into google, it will be one of the top matches.
  8. Really not necessary to get snotty...just couldn't find it through the search in here.
    Thanks for your generous assistance, though.

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