|Early version Akarelle, shown with shoe mount rangefinder|
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The AkArelle is a 35mm viewfinder camera with interchangeable lenses, made by Apparate & Kamerabau in Germany between 1954 and 1957. It was possibly developed from the AkArette II, adding a winding lever.
Starting from 1960 till 1962 Apparate & Kamerabau produced other types under the name Akarelle. At least one of these was re-labeled under the name Optina for sales in Canada.
|Late version Akarelle No-name re-labeled as Optina|
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