After a long research and wait, I finally got the Makina 670. It’s a big camera compare to my other 135 cameras. Heavy, boxy, not ergonomics at all. But deadly attractive.
I started operating this camera without any instructions and previous experience. It took me half an hour to retract back the lens bellows. Next time I shall read the camera manual first. I copied some tricks from kenrockwell.com
How to Open and Close the Camera
1.) Press the red button on the front of the camera.
2.) Pull the lens straight out till it clicks.
1.) Set the focus knob (the ring around the shutter button on the top right of the camera) to infinity. That’s indicated by the sideways figure “8″ symbol. This make the lens contract just a little bit.
2.) Now press the front button and gently collapse the lens into the camera. It should lock in with a click.
Just make sure only to set full-stop speeds on the shutter.
Never change shutter speeds too rapidly because all sorts of gizmos inside are moving around as you change the speeds. Avoid really stupid things like only charging the shutter halfway and then adjusting it, but otherwise, it’s like all modern shutters that may be adjusted charged or uncharged.
The aperture is also just like a mechanical view camera shutter: the diaphragm adjusts anytime you twiddle the ring. You also may set any intermediate (half, third, quarter, sixth, etc.) stop you like, unlike with the shutter.
I quickly finished a test roll. The result was excellent. The color, bokeh are nice. However, 9 out of 10 photos were not focused correctly. Not sure what the issue is. I will take it to the camera store next day to have someone check it for me.