A simple, easy to use 35mm film snap shooter camera from the 'swinging 60's. It is a model V (all metal, one of the best before cheap plastic parts were introduced) was made in about 1968 made by the east German Beier company (who started making cameras in 1923). It is quite a pretty little camera and quite usable today ... ideal to take on a summer outing with your vintage picnic basket.
As well as being pretty AND practical it has some interesting features which will either thrill or frustrate you. Loading and unloading film is a bit more ritualistic what the 'hinge on one side catch on the other' types of camera. In this one the whole back comes off courtesy of a 'secret' concealed catch. Closing it up can only be done is you pay attention to a special marker on the back (not shown in the photos here as it is a secret). The film pressure plate is not on the back plate but swings down on a hinge. The film frame counter is ... different but really works well.
Personally I am open to diversity in all things including (maybe even especially) cameras. If you are not of this mind set there are probably better choices for you. The camera is not fully film tested as there is no need for me to put expensive film through it as it can be seen to work. Shutter, Aperture, Focus, Wind and Rewind etc. are all obvious. Light leaks are almost impossible given the tight construction.
The only fault I could find is that B sometimes sticks open and that should ease with use. I have tested it with 'blank' film as the only way to activate the shutter tension is to either put film in it or fool the camera into thinking it has film. I am including a 'blank' film as shown in the photos just so you can practice all the loading, shooting and unloading rituals (as I did).
Shutter speeds are B, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125. Apertures are f2.9 - f22 stepless. Focus is marked as 2ft - infinity
I have added a lovely Agfalux petal flashgun to the package. Its not working ... at least I think not but I don't have any bulbs for it (they are scarce) nor the standard 21v battery. It is not unimaginable that it could either be 'fixed' or converted to incorporate a small LED unit. I will leave that to the new owner.
There are original cases for both the camera and the flashgun.
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