Vintage Carl Zeiss Werra 1 film camera

The Werra is a series of 35mm viewfinder or rangefinder cameras manufactured by the Carl Zeiss Jena factory which was primarily a lens-making plant. The Werra is named after a small German river.

The cameras offer a high degree of control with a minimum number of levers, knobs or rings. In their simplest incarnations, the Werras featured only a shutter release button on the top plate. With its streamlined styling, one could call the Werras a design camera. Nearly all other controls were incorporated into the lens barrel.

Twist that lens ! The most unique feature of the Werra is the covered ring around the lens barrel. Twisting the ring cocks the shutter and advances the film in one motion.

This one is a Werra 1 olive green version viewfinder camera with a 2.8/50mm lens. Lens cap/hood is missing on this.

Camera is in good vintage condition and working well mechanically. Lens is in great condition and shutter fires on all speeds.

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