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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]
*[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)
[[Category:German 35mm rangefinder]]
[[Category:German 35mm rangefinder]]

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.