Product code: SH-21-037073
Just returned from a shutter service, camera was stripped and cleaned.
The first of the breed, and so particularly collectible. This camera was produced to the design of Walter Zapp by Valsts Electro-Techniska Fabrika (VEF), in Riga, Latvia, from 1938 until 1945. The stainless steel body holds up well to heavy use which is why several have survived this long. The push-pull, fold-up design makes the camera tiny and adds protection to the lens. Other parts are chrome plated on brass, such as the dials. A fully mechanical camera, the shutter is operated by an internal clockwork that allows exposure times between 1/2 and 1/1000 sec to be selected with the speed dial. Longer exposure times are possible by opening the shutter manually. The high-precision lens allows focussing from 20 cm to infinity. At close range, the viewfinder is moved in tandem with the focussing dial, in order to eliminate parallax errors. Above the viewfinder, at the front of the camera, is the so-called filter bar, that allows a yellow filter to be moved in front of the lens. A yellow filter was generally used to improve contrast when using black & white film. Camera Type: Sub-Miniature Film Size: 8 x 11mm Lens: 15mm f/3.5 AF: n/a Film Rewind: n/a Flash: External Power Source: n/a Dimensions (mm): 80 x 27 x 16 Weight (g): 130