the bulb when the shutter blades are wide open. This synchronization occurs when using flash bulbs at 1/25th of a second; with strobe light synchronization occurs at all speeds.

FILM TYPE INDICATOR
This convenient reminder tells you if you have film in the camera and what kind. Turn to type being used by pressing on serrated circle and turn with thumb.

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AUTOMATIC FILM COUNTER
This dial sets itself automatically on zero after loading the camera. Red line moves out to indicate number of exposures made.

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REWIND KNOB RELEASE
Rewind knob release is located on bottom of camera. To release rewind knob, press release toward camera back, rewind knob will pop up.

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REWIND KNOB
The unique design of the knob in the REALIST "45" allows it to be depressed out of your way into bottom of camera. Knob is used to wind film back into magazine and to open camera back.

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REWIND RELEASE BUTTON
The button is used to disengage the wind gears. Press this button in while rewinding film back into film magazine.

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SOME BASIC INFORMATION ON HOW TO TAKE IT!
Your REALIST "45" is amazingly simple to operate. However, there are a few bask principles of stereo picture-taking that you may want to know more about before using the REALIST "45" or after you have gained a little experience.

The following pages give you this general information.

HOLDING THE CAMERA*

The correct way to hold the REALIST "45" is the most comfortable for you - a position that allows you to operate all the controls easily. Cup corners of camera in palm of hands. Fingers automatically fall into a position which makes it easy to operate all controls yet allows you to hold the camera securely when taking pictures. The location of viewfinder eyepieces makes it easy to steady the camera against your forehead when taking pictures. Most cameras are designed so the camera must be rocked across the nose causing blurs due to camera movement. If you hold your camera correctly, you can easily operate all controls; sight through view-finder, transport the film and take your picture.

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      *Since the lenses of the camera correspond to your eyes, the REALIST is always held in a horizontal position.

SETTING THE LENS OPENINGS
The iris of the lens regulates the size of the opening admitting light into the camera. To set, rotate the outer ring of the left lens to the required setting. Since the openings of the two lenses are mechanically coupled this will automatically set both of them identically. Consider the lens openings as the iris openings in your eyes. As the light becomes brighter the lenses should be closed proportionately. These lens openings are called f stops. If the lens opening ring is set at f:3.5 the maximum amount of light will enter your camera. If set at f:16 the minimum amount of light will be admitted.

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