Early on a Thursday morning, Albuquerque's Old Town was mostly deserted, with just me and my Finetta to appreciate the morning light.
I shot a roll of Fomapan 100 which I processed in HC-110, dilution B.
These shots were mostly at f16 and 1/100. The shutter release on the Finetta is a little rough, so it is important to pay attention to keeping the camera as steady as possible during exposure to get the most from the Finetar lens.
There is no auto-reset on the Finetta film counter. Before you load your film you need to turn the Advance knob to set the counter a couple stops ahead of the number one. That is best done by pulling up and twisting the knob to hold it in the rewind position, making it easy to turn as needed to reach the starting point.
The viewfinder is small on the Finetta, but seems bright enough. The framing seems pretty accurate, and I did not encounter any problem with parallax in the close shots. The frame spacing on rolls through the Finetta are a little variable from start to finish because the advance spindle seems to turn through an identical arc on each winding. I did, however, get the full 24 frames from the roll with no over-laps.
I believe my Finetta dates from about 1950. The company made several earlier and later models, and the last one was quite sophisticated with a motor wind, interchangeable lenses and a focal plane shutter. While mine is a lot more basic in its feature set, it is still a very serviceable compact camera.