The Regula Sprint models were 35mm viewfinder cameras made at Bad Liebenzell in the Black Forest by King KG, c.19621. These were introduced and sold along side the Regula Sprinty
series of cameras, and the differences between the two are mainly
cosmetic. The main difference is the design of the front plate, on the
Sprint it’s one piece solid aluminium surrounding both the lens and
viewfinder with more attractive styling. The first model Sprinty’s had a
separate lens surround and viewfinder surround made from brass and
plastic respectively. The focus rings are also of a better design with a
more solid feel and nicer to use, the Isco one in particular wasn’t
used on Sprinty models until several years later with the Sprinty C 300.
The Sprint and Sprintic were perhaps sold as a more upmarket version of the Sprinty or Sprinty B.
Later model Sprintys incorporated all the features of the Sprint models
suggesting it was phased out as the technology became cheaper to use in
the Sprinty making the higher end models redundant.
It has a front focusing lens, with a weather symbol-marked aperture ring, which also controls the shutter speed.
- Flash sync: X & M via PC sockets
- Shutter: Rectamat, programmed speeds
- 1/60th at f/2.8 or f/4
- 1/125th at f/4, f/5.6 or f/8
- 1/250th at f/8, f/11 or f/16
This is the same as the Sprint but with an uncoupled Bewi selenium
light meter but into the top of the camera. There is a camera called the
Sprintic C but this appears to be based on the Sprinty BC 300 rather than the Sprintic styling.