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The '''Belmira''' was an astounding camera, as astounding as the viewfinder cameras of the [[Belca]]-Werk in East-Germany. It had a big viewfinder with superimposed [[rangefinder]], and the rangefinder had an impressive [[rangefinder base|measurement base]] of 8 centimetres! The rangefinder was coupled to the lens' focusing ring and, for parallax correction, to the viewfinder. The lens was a typical 2.8/50mm [[Tessar]], the shutter a Vebor with speeds from 1 sec. up to 1/250 sec. The [[shutter]] has to be cocked with a sliding lever before each shot. After the takeover of Belca [[Welta]] continued to produce the camera model.
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The '''Belmira''' was an astounding camera, as astounding as the viewfinder cameras of the [[Belca]]-Werk in East-Germany.<br/> It has a big viewfinder with superimposed [[rangefinder]], and the rangefinder has an impressive [[rangefinder base|measurement base]] of 8 centimetres! The rangefinder is coupled to the lens' focusing ring and, for parallax correction, to the viewfinder.<br/> The lens is typically a 2.8/50mm [[Carl Zeiss Jena]] [[Tessar]] or a 2.9/50mm [[Meyer]] Trioplan.<br/>The leaf shutter is a Vebor with speeds from 1 sec. up to 1/250 sec. and B. The [[shutter]] has to be cocked with a sliding lever before each shot.  
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The  '''Belmira''' was introduced by Belca in 1953 but production did not start until 1956. In 1957 [[Welta]] took over the production of this camera.
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==Links==
 
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*[http://www.collection-appareils.fr/x/html/page_standard.php?id_appareil=10425 Belmira] at [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/general/html/francais.php Sylvain Halgand's  www.collection-appareils.fr]
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*[http://www.collection-appareils.fr/x/html/page_standard.php?id_appareil=10425 Belmira] at [http://www.collection-appareils.fr/general/html/francais.php Sylvain Halgand's  www.collection-appareils.fr] (in French)
  
 
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Latest revision as of 06:23, 7 March 2017


The Belmira was an astounding camera, as astounding as the viewfinder cameras of the Belca-Werk in East-Germany.
It has a big viewfinder with superimposed rangefinder, and the rangefinder has an impressive measurement base of 8 centimetres! The rangefinder is coupled to the lens' focusing ring and, for parallax correction, to the viewfinder.
The lens is typically a 2.8/50mm Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar or a 2.9/50mm Meyer Trioplan.
The leaf shutter is a Vebor with speeds from 1 sec. up to 1/250 sec. and B. The shutter has to be cocked with a sliding lever before each shot.

The Belmira was introduced by Belca in 1953 but production did not start until 1956. In 1957 Welta took over the production of this camera.



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