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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 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.

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.