The Pentacon Six System
by TRA

Naming of Parts


Here are detailed pictures of the Pentacon Six.  I have labelled the parts that need to be operated by the user.
 
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1  Metering prism battery cover
2  Film advance lever
3  Shutter release
4  Shutter release lock
5  Lens retaining ring
6  Delayed action (self-timer) tensioning lever
7  Flash connection socket
8  Metering prism
9  Strap lug
10 Lens
11 Lens aperture stop-down lever
12 Flash cable locking ring

 
9  Strap lug
13 Back opening catch
14 Spool retaining knob

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15 Metering prism on/off switch
16 Viewfinder shutter knob
17 Shutter speed setting dial
18 Metering prism release buttons

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19 Viewfinder
20 Mirror pre-release socket

 
17 Shutter speed setting dial
18 Metering prism release buttons
21 Film type reminder dial
22 Shutter speed index mark
23 Metering prism switch on position
24 External metering needle window

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2  Film advance lever
20 Mirror pre-release socket
25 Middle meter adjustment dial (with shutter speeds)
26 Film sensitivity setting index (for camera with standard focussing screen)
27 Outer meter adjustment dial (with lens apertures)
28 Film sensitivity setting index (for camera with fresnel or Rollei focussing screen)
29 Inner meter adjustment dial (with film sensitivity settings)
30 Meter mode index point
31 Film speed reminder dial

 
7  Flash connection socket
12 Flash cable locking ring
14 Spool retaining knob

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5  Lens retaining ring
32 Tripod socket
13 Back opening catch

 

14 Spool retaining knob
32 Film feed chamber
33 Film retaining spring

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34 Film loading index point
35 Film advance control spindle
36 Film take-up chamber & spool
37 Springs to press the film against the film advance control spindle
38 Film pressure plate
39 Foam light-proofing material

13 Back opening catch
 


 
17 Shutter speed setting dial
29  Inner meter adjustment dial (with film sensitivity settings)
41 Lens aperture control ring
42 Lens focussing ring
43 Index point for aperture and focus settings with normal film

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44 Index point for aperture and focus settings for use with Infra-Red film
45 Depth-of-field scale
46 Aperture values
27 Outer meter adjustment dial (with lens apertures)
25 Middle meter adjustment dial (with shutter speeds)
40 Frame counter
30 Meter mode index point
47 Film advance de-blocking lever (beneath film advance lever)

 

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47 Film advance de-blocking lever (beneath film advance lever)
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48 Lens aperture stop-down lever

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