Petri Color 35
Instruction Book

Petri Color 35

The Petri Color 35 is a most remarkable camera. With the lens retracted, it is small enough to be carried in a pocket. It shoots a full 35mm frame and a has a great lens. Because of a clever design, it can be completely held and controlled using only the right hand.

The Color 35D pictured above, with Mini-Flash and UV filter installed, was purchased a military exchange in U-Tapao, Thailand in 1971 for $31.00.

A comprehensive history of the Petri Color 35 is at

These pages are scans of the user's manual ("Instruction Book" as the cover says.)

Subject Page
Front Cover 1
Contents 2
A quick operating guide for using the Petri Color 35 4 - 5
Parts name 6 - 7
Major features of the Petri Color 35 8
How to insert battery and test it 9
How to open the camera back 10
Film wind lever / film counter 11
Extending and retracting the lens 12
The lens 13
Shutter Speed Wheel 14
Arpeture Wheel 15
Film speed (ASA ir DIN) setting 16 - 17
Exposure setting 18 - 19
Shooting against the light 20
Focusing the lens 21 - 22
Depth of field 22 - 23
Composing your picture 24
How to hold your Petri Color 35 25
Film Loading 26 - 27
Rewinding and unloading the film 28
Flash photography 29
Maintenance and care of your Petri Color 35 30
Accessories 31
Rear cover 32

Return to Home Page Updated 30 March, 2001 Maintained by Kent Walker