Halina Paulette Electric

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The Halina Paulette Electric was a viewfinder camera with an uncoupled selenium meter, made by Haking in Hong Kong, introduced in 1965. The meter scale on the top plate reads in EV numbers, which are transferred to an EV-number window on the lens barrel, linked to the aperture and speed rings.

It was also sold by Dixons as the Prinz Mastermatic III, and as the Brenner Electric. The Halina Paulette was similar but without the meter.

The replacement model was the Halina Paulette EE II.

Specifications

  • Type: Viewfinder camera.
  • Film: 35mm
  • Lens: 1:2.8 / 45mm Halinar Anastigmat.
  • Distance focusing (not coupled to viewfinder) from 3 feet to infinity.
  • Shutter speed: 1/30-1/250s, plus B. (Flash X-synch at any speed)
  • Aperture: f/2.8-16
  • Film speed selection: manual, ASA/ISO 25-400.
  • Metering: selenium meter, with EV (7-17) shown by needle on top of camera body. Correct exposure is found by turning the shutter speed and/or aperture ring until the value appears in the EV scale index window on the lens barrel.
  • Tripod socket.
  • Originally supplied with Halina hard case.

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