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New Old Stock Beirette VS
Old 08-05-2019   #1
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New Old Stock Beirette VS

Came across a new in box Beirette VS, with the box dated October '71. Still had a warning slip about proper film loading tucked in the film chamber. Oddly, missing the flimsy plastic ever ready case these shipped with (perhaps swapped onto another camera in the 70s, and that's why this was was left untouched?).

Instruction sheet. Lens scale marked in feet. I don't know if these were sold in the U.S., so maybe intended for the U.K. market? (although by '71 I think England was using the metric system, so maybe they did sell these in the U.S.)

The only issue I'm having is the albada finder doesn't show the frame lines, except when held at a particular angle to a light source, dead on or backlit, no frame lines. A bit put off by that because I was hoping this would have a nice VF, so I could replace the Regula Picca I have (which has an excellent bright line finder, but the advance jams too often for me to trust it).

Can't wait to send a roll through it. Very compact, not quite Rollei 35, but about the same size as a Bolsey B2.
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