|Carl Zeiss Jena, Werra 1e, 35mm viewfinder camera, c1965|
The first Werra of 1954 was an exercise in minimalist styling to produce a striking looking camera. To achieve this, the wind on and shutter cocking mechanism were arranged as a ring around the outside of the lens barrel. By the time the last versions were produced around 1965 the purity had been compromised a little to include and accessory shoe, stripy plastic window and a softening of the corners and overall styling. When stored the camera has a screw on cover that can be reversed to double as a lens shade. The separate screw on disc was an optional extra apparently, so worry not if yours doesn't have one.
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Shutter, Prestor RVS - speeds, B, 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60, 125, 250 and 750th
Lens, Tessar No. 8073099, 50mm f/2.8
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