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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 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.