|Beirette vsn, as they were sold in the seventies.|
image by René Maly (Image rights)
The Beirette vsn, a simple 35mm camera made in the DDR (former Eastern Germany), introduced in 1977.
This version has a Meritar 45mm f/2.8 lens and a Priomat-S shutter with 4 speeds. The lens is manually focused by a distance scale, and 4 weather symbols tell the user which aperture to choose.
It is mainly made of plastic and aluminium, with some metal parts. They were sold with an eveready case, a wristband and a user manual. The camera in the picture has a factory control sticker on the box, indicating it left the factory in June 1979.
|The Beirette vsn 2 is almost equal, except some more|
parts in plastic, the same in black, introduced in 1988
image by Marcus Rowland (Image rights)