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Small but Powerful! My Werra 1 first test
Old 12-16-2016   #1
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Small but Powerful! My Werra 1 first test

Yes, it's nice, small and basic: no frills, just the aperture, speeds and focus rings.... plus one to cock the shutter/advance the film.
But the lens is a Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar.... so images came out great!

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i love the look of these cameras.
and great shots
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I've sold a number of these through the shop where I work, including one of the green versions. Never actually used one but I find them attractive love the unique wind-on.

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That's the most minimal of the minimalist camera styles I've ever seen. It makes the Leicas look cluttered. And yes, my experience of Tessars is that they are good.
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I was tempted a few months ago with a Werra - the one with the rangefinder. It was for 50 but I passed on it as the lens unit seemed a bit wobbly. Nothing that couldn't be fixed I suppose.
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It makes the Leicas look cluttered.
it all depends on the point of view.
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There is something wonderful about manual control and simplicity. I loved my Bessa L & CV 25/4 Snap-Shot.

Right now I'm saving my pennies for a Fuji GS645W. Big enough negatives I can use my flatbed and push myself back into a darkroom.

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I have a Werra 1 and a Werra 3, both excellent pieces of the 1960's photo design of the former DDR, and the Carl Zeiss Jena Tessars, well, little left to be said.
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