|Camera industry in Dresden|
|Balda | Certo | Eho-Altissa | Ernemann | Feinmess | Heyde | Hüttig | ICA | Ihagee | Kochmann | Kerman | KW | Eugen Loeber | Ludwig | Mentor | Mimosa | Pentacon | Richter | Werner | Wünsche | Zeiss Ikon | Zeh|
|Camera distributors in Dresden|
|Camera industry in Freital|
|Beier | Pouva | Thowe | Welta|
Feinmess is a German optical company based in Dresden. It was founded by Gustav Heyde in 1872 under his own name, and made optical and mechanical precision devices.
| Heyde's Aktino-Photometer, several variants (see Actinometry)|
image by Simon Spaans (Image rights)
It became nationalized by the East German state in 1949. Then it was named VEB Feinmess.
The company still exists today, no longer a "VEB". As Feinmess Dresden GmbH it makes various measuring instruments, positioning systems and optical devices.
The Gustav Heyde GmbH made the HEYDE Photo-Telemeter, an accessory rangefinder with a wide measuring range, and lightmeters as shown on the right.
Only two Feinmess camera lenses are known: the 105/4.5 Bonotar and the 105/6.3 Bonar, both made to help equipping the user-friendly Belfoca folding camera series of Belca with approriate lenses. Designer of the Bonotar was Claus Lieberwirth. It was also used for Beirax cameras of Beier.