I don't know english grammatic as well as I wish. And I cannot translate user
manuals well. But if you something misunderstand in your Almaz - please, ask me
through e-mail, I send answer on your question and put answer here. Almaz,
basically, worked as other mechanical SLR-camera.
Don't cocking the selftimer BEFORE shutter is cocked! It may be cause
malfunction of shutter(not fatal, but workshop service is needed).
Q: Button on back of camera(left of viewfinder, pos.29, picture 1) - what the
A: It's lever for release focusing screen after prism is removed. Camera must be
accuracy overturned and button must be pressed. Of cource, in small high of soft
material(like cotton, velvet, e.t.c.).
Q: Button nearly metal ring with film speed value(pos.13, picture 2) - destination?
A: Pressing (and holding) that button you can change film speed value(Almaz-103
- memories pirposes only, Almaz-102,101,104 - for TTL-lightmeter scheme).
Q: Which battery used in Almaz-102?
A: Battery type PX28(6Volt), can be used 4xLR44 battery. Polarity of inserting
signed under battery cover - hard to search, but present - "+" sign(I see only
which, maybe exsist other type of marking sign).